Friday, September 26, 2008

The Hippo Is Almost Certainly Going Away

According to the poll on MyGW, 69% of students think that "Absolutely!" the hippo should be kept as the unofficial GW mascot, while 13% think George is better as the only mascot and 18% of respondents were freshmen.

Since GW likes to do the exact opposite of what students want (think: J Street reform, CVS at 2000 Penn) we can expect the hippo statue by Lisner Auditorium to be gone by next week.

If the hippo was never in any real danger, NOW IT IS.

3 comments:

A CR Insider said...

James,

Why don't you transfer? When you have the university coming out saying it's not going and The Hatchet admitting it didn't fully investigate the story before going to print, why don't you believe them?

Transfer- it's good for us all.

James said...

The whole point of this little post was to demonstrate that while in the past the university typically ignores students' opinions, this is one situation in which students were heard and the school responded appropriately. For that, I applaud them.

It wasn't intended to be overtly negative, and I'm sorry it came across that way. I'll do better next time.

It might be too late to transfer, but I did move off campus. ;) Does that make you feel better?

Anonymous said...

Yes, like the transfer idea! Sick of all your negativity.