Vox Pupuli, mascot edition: J.J. to be a stay-at-home dog
Fear not, Georgetown students! According to the Georgetown website, the administration likes having an adorable dog mascot around as much as you do—it’s still a “cherished tradition” that will continue, just not this time around.
It’s been decided that the Georgetown campus and sports games would be a little too exciting for little J.J.: “Recognizing that the lifestyle of a mascot is exciting and hectic, involving many people, thousands of screaming fans, and regular appearances at events both on and off-campus, we wanted to ensure that our puppy would be happy with this unique lifestyle,” the University said. Unfortunately, after 15 months of careful examination by staff, professional trainers and a breeder, it was determined that this wasn’t the life for J.J. He will move to a family home off-campus.
It is still unclear as to how or when the tradition will continue, however. Fr. Christopher Steck, who has cared for both Jack and J.J., released a statement that said, “I have not been told what exactly this means for the mascot tradition.
“My hope is that the university moves quickly to establish a transparent and collaborative process for determining the next steps, one that welcomes the various voices of the entire Georgetown community,” he said. “I am grateful for my time with Jack and JJ.”
Photo: Fr. Christopher Steck