Update, 5:13 pm: More details from Robin Morey, vice president for Planning and Facilities Management: “The seal is being repaired due to normal ‘wear and tear’ and age. There was no specific event that caused damage to the mosaic tiles or grout. The process requires several coats of grout to make the necessary repairs. We anticipate the repairs to be complete mid next week.”
Update, 4:27 pm: According to an email from University Spokeswoman Stacy Kerr, “The mozaic tiles were popping due to movement in the entrance platform. They are being repaired.”
Original Post: Earlier today, Voice Sports Editor Chris Almeida alerted Vox that Georgetown’s seal appears to have been painted over with some sort of plaster. The blue tiles still show through in some spots and you can still make out the seal’s oval underneath the paint. Vox isn’t sure why the subject of our banner image was concealed in this way, but it doesn’t make sense ahead of this weekend’s homecoming festivities.
Vox has put in several emails to University officials and will update this post when we find out more.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post had the headline “Georgetown seal inexplicably painted over ahead of homecoming.”