I'm just asking. I mean, after all, it was Catholic Spaniards who relieved the Inca of all of their Gold in the 16th century, as well as decimating the Inca population. Surely that weak association between a Catholic university and gold would seem to be more insensitive than a culturally neutral word like Warriors.Lots of other reaction at that site. Combine this with some knowledge from south of the Cheddar Curtain, and perhaps the yet-to-be-named mascot ought to be a porcupine.
Meanwhile, the assessment of the obvious continues at Marquette. Here's Marquette Warrior (who did weigh in on Gold) on administrative follies persisting in the face of logic.
Perhaps, pace University Diaries, academicians have reasons other than their failure to sell the Crolyist Vision to be miserable. Mascots may come, and mascots may go, but the expense-preference behavior goes on forever.
How course based assessment could still be alive in the face both of fierce faculty opposition and the explicit directions of the North Central is a mystery.
Why anybody would want an assessment of dozens of individual courses when the (say) social science part of the assessment could be done as part of a broader process applying to all students is another mystery.