Wednesday, June 29, 2005

What a long, strange trip it's been...

After months of controversy, a terribly embarrassing one week change to "Gold", and a two-stage voting process, Marquette shall remain the "Golden Eagles" (until the PC police decide animals are no longer appropriate mascots either).
JS Online: Golden Eagles, it shall be.
That was the sentiment of eligible Marquette University voters who decided in a two-stage voting process that Golden Eagles should be the nickname of the school's athletic teams, after all.

The university made the official announcement this morning, ending weeks of controversy and criticism for the way the school's Board of Trustees handled the nickname issue.

According to Marquette, 23,097 participated in the second and final round of voting, a fraction of the more than 100,000 alumni, students, employees, faculty and donors who were eligible to vote. Of that amount, 12,562 or 54% voted for Golden Eagles, and 10,535 or 46% voted for Hilltoppers.