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Old 08-29-2016, 12:59 PM
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I say we change her profession to "Professional Embarrassment"....

Herky the Hawk’s grimace too ‘aggressive’ for fragile students, Iowa professor says

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A University of Iowa professor is asking the athletics department to make the university’s mascot, Herky the Hawk, display friendlier facial expressions, arguing that his angry grimace is traumatizing students.

“I believe incoming students should be met with welcoming, nurturing, calm, accepting and happy messages,” Resmiye Oral, a clinical professor of pediatrics, wrote Tuesday in an email to athletic department officials, obtained by the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

“And our campus community is doing a great job in that regard when it comes to words. However, Herky’s angry, to say the least, faces conveying an invitation to aggressivity and even violence are not compatible with the verbal messages that we try to convey to and instill in our students and campus community,” she argued.

Ms. Oral told the Press-Citizen that she has been concerned for some time about Herky the Hawk’s lack of emotional diversity. Her email to the athletics department was included in a message she sent Tuesday morning to her fellow members of the UI Faculty Senate.
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Maybe Herky can be changed into a happy tree.



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Herky the Hawk’s grimace too ‘aggressive’ for fragile students, Iowa professor says
Oh yes from the Eastern, more liberal side of the state.

U of I students, and the university are well know for their liberal idea's. It takes the rest of the entire state to disagree with, and counter them.

It's been going on for a very long time at U of I.. They have a new president/CEO the board of Regents approved, but now they want him gone as he doesn't support the liberal agenda of the proff's who teach there.

I guess they have zero tolerance. Funny how liberals have to be with other liberals. They simply wish to excude any other view point. BTW what does this have to do with educating young students.

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Default Re: Herky the Hawk’s grimace too ‘aggressive’ for fragile students, Iowa professor sa

In all my years, the understanding of what a mascot is, and represents, is not to make nice and fluffy.

Sports mascots usually do reflect the slightly aggressive position of a team's name.

Next up, Wussy football/basketball/soccer, with team names and mascots as such:

Warm Fuzzies, Mascot-Labrador retriever puppy
Sweaty Teddies, mascot-a goat kid

You get the drift.....
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