Finalists For The College Of William And Mary's New Mascot Announced | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Finalists For The College Of William And Mary's New Mascot Announced

Play associated audio

By Bill Redlin

There are five finalists for the College of William and Mary's new mascot. The finalists were announced on Tuesday. They are a griffin, king and queen, phoenix, pug and wren. Drawings of each are on the website, along with a survey asking for feedback. The deadline for the survey is January 7th.

The school says it received more than 800 mascot suggestions. For decades, the school's athletic teams were known as the Indians. William and Mary changed that to Tribe during the 1980's.

In 2006, the NCAA ruled the college could keep the Tribe nickname, but that its feathered logo was demeaning to Native Americans and had to go. Even with a new mascot, the William and Mary teams will continue to be called The Tribe.


Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.
WAMU 88.5

Food Packaging & Pricing

Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.

WAMU 88.5

Environmental Outlook: The Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

A look at the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.


Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.