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@gujackbulldog/Instagram | A Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) graduate wrote a letter to Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia advocating for the discontinuation of Jack the Bulldog, the university’s live animal mascot, citing safety concerns at athletic events and health concerns specific to his breed.

Graduate Urges University to End Live Mascot Tradition

By Song Lim, Special to The Hoya April 18, 2024

A Georgetown University Law Center graduate wrote a letter to Georgetown President John J. DeGioia (CAS ’79, GRD ’95) advocating for the discontinuation of Jack the Bulldog, the university’s live...

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National Museum Launches Jack the Bulldog Bobbleheads

By Anna Lim and Caleigh Keating January 25, 2024

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled new, limited edition Jack the Bulldog 2024 bobbleheads, available for presale beginning Jan. 19.  The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame...

Year in Review: Top stories from 2023 at Georgetown University

Year in Review: Top stories from 2023 at Georgetown University

By Michelle Vassilev and Caroline Rareshide December 31, 2023

It was a year of change on the hilltop.  Pressure to reassess admission processes, a series of administrative hires, a search for a new mascot and a turnover in the basketball program’s leadership...

Welcome Back, Jack: GU Announces New Mascot

Welcome Back, Jack: GU Announces New Mascot

By Jack Willis and Lauren Doherty November 30, 2023

A new Jack the Bulldog will join the campus community in the Spring 2024 semester, Georgetown University announced in a Nov. 30 press release. Born July 28, 2023 weighing thirty pounds, the new Jack...

Mondays with Melanie: On Jack the Bulldog, Football and James DeMonaco

Mondays with Melanie: On Jack the Bulldog, Football and James DeMonaco

By Melanie Elliott October 2, 2023

Join us every Monday for a wrap-up of the week’s hottest stories! For this week’s “Mondays With Melanie” podcast, we begin with Lauren Doherty (CAS ’26) and Jack Willis’ (SFS ’26) article...

Questions Remain After Jack the Bulldog’s Cause of Death Revealed

Questions Remain After Jack the Bulldog’s Cause of Death Revealed

By Lauren Doherty September 28, 2023

Separated by the distance of summer, Georgetown University students were suddenly united in grief over the loss of Jack the Bulldog, who passed away unexpectedly nearly three months ago. His death received...

DeGioia Speaks About Admissions Future, Legacy Admissions and Search for New Jack the Bulldog

DeGioia Speaks About Admissions Future, Legacy Admissions and Search for New Jack the Bulldog

By Caitlin McLean September 15, 2023

Georgetown University President John DeGioia (CAS ’79, GRD ’95) sat down with The Hoya to discuss the future of admissions following the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action, updates about...

Search for New Georgetown Mascot Continues Following Death of Jack the Bulldog

Search for New Georgetown Mascot Continues Following Death of Jack the Bulldog

By Anya Markovitz September 1, 2023

The search for Georgetown University’s new mascot continues following the passing of mascot Jack the Bulldog on July 10.  Georgetown is currently in the process of finding the next Jack, but...

Beloved Campus Mascot Jack the Bulldog Dies After Brief Illness

Beloved Campus Mascot Jack the Bulldog Dies After Brief Illness

By Evie Steele July 13, 2023

Jack the Bulldog, Georgetown University’s beloved mascot, died July 10 after a brief illness.  Jack — full name IROC Casagrande John F. Carroll — served as the university’s mascot since...

YICHU HUANG FOR THE HOYA | The new Jack the Bulldog statue, inspired by Jack Sr., was revealed outside HFSC on Sept. 24

New Statue Outside HFSC Honors Jack the Bulldog Mascot

By Maddie Berry October 11, 2019

The first Jack the Bulldog statue was installed outside the Healey Family Student Center on Sept. 24, commemorating the legacy of Georgetown University’s bulldog mascots. While the university has...

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New Jack the Bulldog Puppy Begins Mascot Duties

By Riley Rogerson August 29, 2019

Jack, a 6-month-old bulldog puppy, arrived to campus as the new Georgetown University mascot to succeed the current retiring Jack the Bulldog on July 24. The new Jack will gradually absorb the former’s...

10 Things Hoyas Should Be Thankful For

10 Things Hoyas Should Be Thankful For

By Emily Anthony and Emily Anthony November 21, 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HOYAS! Can you believe it? Midterms are (finally) over and Christmas is literally WEEKS away! Before I get too far ahead and offend all those people who "love" Thanksgiving, let's jump...

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