We’ll admit it—we love spotting Jack the Bulldog riding around campus in a golf cart with his buddy, Fr. Christopher Steck. For a short time this week, however, it looked like Jack lost his cart privileges.
“Bad news for Jack: he’s going to have to use his paws to get around campus. No more use of the Jesuit golf cart,” Steck wrote in a Twitter message last Saturday.
The Jesuit Community decided to “limit use of its golf carts to Jesuits” after one cart set on fire while students used it. Steck told us in an email that the incident, which occurred “a couple of months ago,” raised liability concerns that led to the stricter policy.
The facilities manager of the Jesuit Community, Gilberto Munoz, did not respond to repeated requests for comment about the incident.
Although Steck didn’t observe the fire, he wrote, “I don’t think it was anything dramatic and no one was hurt.”
Georgetown, it seems, is a hotbed for flaming golf carts. In a photo we found tucked into the deep, dark recesses of the internet, it appears that a golf cart inferno broke out next to Leo’s in 2004.
And what about Jack? Earlier today, Steck announced that the Athletic Department will provide a “Jackmobile,” so long as Steck finds a way to fund it. Our nightmare is officially over—Jack can go return to his lazy, pampered existence.