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A message from President Rochon concluding the Ithaca College mascot search | 3 Comments |
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A message from President Rochon concluding the Ithaca College mascot search Comment from dturkon on 06/22/2011
The squirrel would have been terrific, but I would have accepted any of the three and suspect most people feel the same. We really do have to give people credit. If they don't get their way most will accept that a decision was made based on feedback that's representative of a large contingent and get past it quickly. Ithaca College seems never to get anything done because so few at the top are willing to make decisions that they think might alienate some faction or contingent. How much time, money, energy and good will went into this project and nothing came of it.... Nothing. Will this affect how people respond to future surveys, contests and so on.
A message from President Rochon concluding the Ithaca College mascot search Comment from pfeeney1 on 06/22/2011
I disagree. Although it is unfortunate that after all this effort, we have not
decided a mascot, it makes me content to know that our administration would
not go ahead with a decision that is not agreed upon by most of the student
body. If a large minority didn't want a mascot at all, and say we divided the
number of students who wanted a mascot by thirds, it's pretty evident that
most of the student body would be very disappointed. Those who didn't want
a mascot got a mascot, and those who wanted a certain mascot got a
different one. I believe President Rochon's decision is an extremely smart one,
because as far as I saw it, and as he saw it, the mascot search only divided the
campus. I believe he deserves credit, especially because it takes a certain
amount of fortitude to turn down all the work that has been accomplished for
the betterment of the school.