Volume 13, Number 3 September 23, 2005

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Convo moose still on the loose


Having decreed that the old moose head that has watched over events in Convocation Hall since 1921 would not be re-hung in its traditional spot over the door, U of S President Peter MacKinnon now faces the task of finding the moose a new home.

Since the story of the 'homeless' moose was covered by the local media and in the Sept. 9 issue of On Campus News, MacKinnon's office has received a handful of proposals offering various homes on campus. The only one made public so far is a petition organized by the Chemistry Department to relocate the head in Thorvaldson 271, the historic 'airplane room'.

MacKinnon said he has been surprised, “but not unpleasantly surprised”, by the interest shown in the fate of the moose head but “a decision has to be made and it's appropriate for me to make it.”

“It's intriguing in a positive way that there have been so many expressions of interest,” he said, adding the groups that have made proposals will be contacted soon. “We will identify an appropriate place for the moose, and I'd like to have this resolved fairly soon, if possible.”

Until then, the moose, which was a gift to the U of S from Dr. T.A. Patrick in Yorkton, will continue to rest comfortably atop cabinets in the University Archives.

For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca

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