The College of the Holy Cross is getting rid of the Crusader as its mascot and its logo.
The announcement comes 39 days after the school announced it would keep Crusader as its nickname, after a trustees meeting called to consider ditching it.
“But our work was not done,” said Father Philip Boroughs, president of Holy Cross, in an email message to students, faculty, and alumni Wednesday. “At the same time, the Board tasked our administration with assessing all visual representations of the Crusader, to ensure they align with our definition of what it means to be a Holy Cross Crusader. That definition is based on a contemporary understanding of the term, which suggests a noble effort to support a cause, to right a wrong or to make a difference.”