Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mascot Backlash.



It appears that SLU ,this past summer, went through a very similar crisis to what the nation is currently facing...Mascot Backlash...

"ST. LOUIS • Hours after first promoting the new St. Louis University Billiken mascot, President Fred Pestello took to Twitter defending its honor — sort of — against a barrage of backlash."
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"This is the first significant mascot change for SLU in about 20 years, unlike most institutions that update their mascot every eight years."
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"The unveiling was timed well as SLU’s men’s basketball team tips off its season Nov. 4 at Chaifetz Arena."
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“We feel particularly blessed because our mascot is so unique,” Pestello told the Post-Dispatch Tuesday. “(Students) pushed for a Billiken that was a little more contemporary. More aggressive looking, but still smiling and giving that knowing wink.”

Not really that unique...



SLU president finds humor in Internet backlash toward new mascot

Saint Louis University
"It is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the United States."

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