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In an altogether ooky ceremony, President Sheldon Hackney will proclaim today "Charles Addams Day," and make a speech about ghoulish cartoonist Addams' bond with the University today on College Green. Addams, whose cartoons featuring the monstrous family ran in The New Yorker and inspired the television series of the same name, attended the University's School of Fine Arts from September 1930 to December 1931. Despite rumors that the now-deceased Addams based the Addams Family mansion on the University campus' Victorian architechture -- College Hall or the now-demolished Blanchard Hall -- Hackney himself once referred to the relationship between Addams' art and life as "tenuous." Trudy Kunehnern, who works in the president's office, said that Hackney was happy to comply with the "Charles Addams Day" ceremony. "We are very proud of Charles Addams," said Kunehnern. And officials said November 22 will remain Charles Addams Day in years to come. Penn Film and Video member Rachel Greene said members will distribute posters and stickers from the new film after the ceremony.

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