Seven months ago Chancellor Coombe emailed students and staff at the University of Denver that, "Boone would not become the official mascot at the University of Denver on the grounds that it was divisive and a not a unifying influence on campus."
The Chancellor never bothered to notify our alumni of his decision and two more alums sent letters to the Clarion this week asking for Boone's return to campus. One of the letters suggested "alums withhold donations to DU" until the matter is resolved.
This is the fifth straight week that the Clarion has featured Boone coverage or letters. Props to the newspaper, students and alumni that are keeping this issue alive.
Some might recall that the Chancellor also suggested that, "We hold a community-wide discussion of what it means to be a Pioneer, for today and the future, and I ask that the history and traditions committee and our student and alumni organizations take up this question with a view to building community and clarifying our identity."
I think we can comfortably say that 95% of alumni who are aware of the Boone situation want the mascot back at DU. No one can doubt that Boone has unified our alumni.