diploma Latin is some of the most depressing and long-winded legalese you can find. Hiding behind the lovely calligraphy are maddening syntax and appalling neologisms. How do you say the name of every college town in Latin? You shouldn’t have to.All this calls to mind the University of Wisconsin motto, numen lumen. That's a controversy of a different sort: numen is 'divinity', so you have this half-hidden reference to a diety for a public university, a famously secular one. (One version of the story on this is available here.)
But I don't mind this ceremonial use of Latin as much as Francese does. You have to think of it more like heavy metal umlauts or something.