December 27, 2008
CAN THEY BRING HIM BACK IF IT'S REVEALED HE WAS ON THE DOWN LOW WITH DAVY CROCKETT?:
Denver axes mascot 'Boone' in diversity drive (Valerie Richardson, December 27, 2008, Washington Times)
Many universities have come under pressure to reject their American Indian mascots, but in what may be a first, the University of Denver has ditched a non-Indian mascot on the grounds he wasn't sufficiently diverse.
A university committee gave the final axing in October to "Denver Boone," better known as Boone, a portly, chubby-cheeked cartoon character in a coonskin cap who represented the University of Denver Pioneers from 1968 to 1998.
"The old Boone figure is one that does not reflect the broad diversity of the DU community and is not an image that many of today's women, persons of color, international students and faculty and others can easily relate to as defining the pioneering spirit," Chancellor Robert Coombe said.
Now they're going to be known as the Raging RuPaul's. Posted by Orrin Judd at December 27, 2008 7:34 AM