Friday, March 15, 2013

Westword Covers Coombe's Mascot Email

(above) Westword covers the Boone Mascot Saga
From: Westword
by Patrica Calhoun

The Chancellor "is supporting the efforts of students who came to him and asked to study having a mascot," reports spokeswoman Kim DeVigil. "I applaud the students for their initiative and desire to truly show their commitment to build on inclusive excellence-- even in the way they celebrate their school spirit."

This isn't DU's only study of past conflicts. DeVigil reports that the university has begun to meet with leaders to discuss founder John Evans's role in the Sand Creek Massacre, "to do something together that would be significant, positive and healing for everyone." The school was founded in 1864, the same year that Colonel John Chivington, a colleague of then-Territorial Governor Evans, killed at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho camped at Sand Creek. Northwestern University, which was co-founded by Evans before he moved West, has already undertaken a similar study [read entire article].

2 comments:

dggoddard said...

DU's PR machine is kicking things up a notch.

Interesting that John Evans will now be thrown under the bus.

How long has Chancellor Coombe and the administration known about and covered up Evan's role in Sand Creek Massacre?

Vegas Under/Over Line: 20 years.

timt89 said...

Time to move Wombly Observatory fom Mt. Evans (14,264') to Mt. Democrat (14,148,).