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Northwestern Administration: Make “Americone Dream” the University’s Official Ice Cream

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Northwestern Administration: Make “Americone Dream” the University’s Official Ice Cream

In 2007, Northwestern alumnus Stephen Colbert partnered with Ben & Jerry’s to create his own flavor of ice cream – Americone Dream. As Colbert’s popularity has grown, so has the popularity of his ice cream; according to Ben & Jerry’s, it was one of their top ten best sellers in 2014. With Colbert entering the national spotlight after taking over the reins of the Late Show just a few short weeks ago, the time is ripe for his alma mater to formally endorse Americone Dream as the Official Ice Cream of Northwestern University.

Northwestern students and faculty love Ben & Jerry’s. You can get their delicious ice cream at Norris, the Northwestern Student Center; Fran’s and Lisa’s, two of the cafés on campus; and at the CVS right down the street, in downtown Evanston – but taste alone isn’t why brand is so popular. Ben and Jerry’s is known for “incorporating wholesome, natural ingredients and promoting business practices that respect the Earth and the Environment,” while at the same time “initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life locally, nationally and internationally.” These are values that many Northwestern students and faculty share, which helps to make the brand so beloved here.

In addition to supporting a beloved brand’s positive mission, each purchase of Americone Dream helps Colbert on his quest to “save the world,” in his own words. Proceeds from each scoop and pint go to the Stephen Colbert Americone Dream fund, supporting “wide range of causes close to Colbert’s heart, such as food and medical assistance for disadvantaged children, aid for veterans and their families, and environmental causes.”

By adopting Americone Dream as the University’s Official Ice Cream, Northwestern would be supporting a company that sets the standard for environmental stewardship, humane treatment of employees, and many other important causes. On top of that, the University can support one of its most famous alumni in his quest to make the better place – and isn’t that what the University is all about? Helping each other, helping our communities, helping our planet, and working towards a better future, together.

That's something Northwestern University stands for. That's something Ben and Jerry’s stands for. That's something Stephen Colbert stands for. Why not team up and work towards it, together?

If you believe that Northwestern University should adopt Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream as its Official Ice Cream Flavor, please show your support and sign this petition.


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