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Archive for March, 2009

We’re officially listening to you.

Since the end of February, we have received loads of feedback regarding what our new mascot should be. Up until now, all of that feedback has been unofficial. Here’s where things change a little: by taking our new mascot survey, you are officially submitting your idea to the mascot committee for review. Unlike previous feedback [...]

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Lars and Oz

After learning about the mascot search, two William & Mary alums sent some valuable advice to the committee. Here’s a summary of recommendations that Lars Thorn and Oz Parvaiz included in a recent email message to Athletic Director Terry Driscoll and Interim VP for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler: 1.  Build Community Consensus:  In addition to [...]

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113 years of mascot history

Do you like 17-foot alligators?  Do you have a copy of the 1924 Colonial Echo? W&M has a long and interesting history of mascots, nicknames, and who knew that way back our colors were orange and white? Thanks to the folks in University Relations for sharing this history of William & Mary mascots and nicknames. – [...]

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Just pick one already!

The mascot search officially began on February 27th. It is now March 16 and a slew of comments along the lines of “What’s taking so long?” and “What’s the big deal?” have come our way. A lot of people are under the impression that selecting a mascot should be straight forward and easy. The royals, [...]

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Ebirt is truly emeritus.

A few of you have commented about Colonel Ebirt. Actually, he’s pleased with his retirement status – in fact, he’s speaking up on his own blog. Ebirt has no plans to return. Read Ebirt’s blog and you’ll be convinced that he too is ready for a new William & Mary mascot. – Susan T. Evans P.S. [...]

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A mascot unlike any other

Many suggestions have come in for the new William & Mary mascot from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and members of the Williamsburg community. While the suggestions have all been interesting and well-thought out, there are certain ideas we cannot consider for the new William & Mary mascot. As many of you already know, we are [...]

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W&M Mascot Search in the news

We’re doing our best to the keep the Mascot Search media page up-to-date. Check out the news: W&M Mascot in the media – Susan T. Evans

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We want your advice. The Mascot Committee needs to settle on guidelines and requirements for submitting a mascot idea. Here is the first draft – did we forget anything? The proposed mascot can •    be represented in a costume that a person can walk around in •    be animal, vegetable, mineral, or ? •    be [...]

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We’re searching for a new mascot, but our nickname won’t change. We are the Tribe. Think the Tribe nickname will limit our options? Never fear – there are many examples of great nicknames paired with dissimilar mascots: The UNC  mascot is a Ram and their nickname is the Tarheels. The University of Miami mascot is [...]

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