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Jack Sr., Former Mascot, Dies

John S. Carroll, better known as Jack the Bulldog Sr., died yesterday, the university announced this morning on social media. He was 12 years old. “We’ll miss Jack Sr. and the joy he brought to Hoyas for more than a decade,” the university wrote in a Facebook post. Jack Sr.[Read More…]

by June 3, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Off the Hilltop and out of the spotlight, former university live bulldog mascot Jack Jr. has matured into a well-adjusted 2-year-old, flourishing in a private home environment in the Washington, D.C. area.

Post-Dismissal, JJ Thrives in New Home

Since his ignominious August 2013 dismissal from the position of live bulldog mascot, Jack Jr. has made a smooth transition into a private home in the Washington, D.C. area, while still maintaining his joie de vivre. The university chose to remove the year-old puppy, who served as the university’s sixth[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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John B. Carroll, who replaced J.J. in the fall, lives on 36th Street.

The Year in Brief

The past year saw everything from a new mascot to a multitude of snow days. Take a look at some of the biggest headlines on campus:   Georgetown University Student Association While this year’s Georgetown University Student Association pushed through policy changes and programming overhauls, it also had its tense moments,[Read More…]

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The senior Jack the Bulldog enjoys a plush retirement, replete with languid campus strolls and audiences with adoring students.

Quiet Life of a Retired Mascot

As the puppy John B. Carroll, now known as Jack, captures the collective heart of campus, his predecessor is enjoying his twilight years in retirement — far from the madding crowd of Verizon Center. John S. Carroll, who, like all of Georgetown’s mascots, enjoyed the appellation “Jack” in his heyday,[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
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Jack, formally known as John B. Carroll, is settling into life on campus, though he has yet to cheer on the Hoyas at Verizon Center.

New Mascot Out of Limelight

Since arriving on campus in October, new mascot Jack, formally known as John B. Carroll, has quietly settled in with his caretaker and six dog-walkers on the Jack Crew. As he adjusts to his duties on campus, however, he remains absent from his predecessors’ stage on the court at Verizon[Read More…]

by January 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Sheehan, First Mascot, Dies at 54

Patrick Sheehan (CAS ’81) embodied Hoya spirit. As Georgetown’s first costumed mascot, he entertained crowds at basketball games during his four years on campus as a human-sized Jack the Bulldog. Sheehan, 54, died in a car crash Saturday when the town car he was riding in was hit by an[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
2013 Grad New Bulldog Caretaker

2013 Grad New Bulldog Caretaker

The Bulldog Advisory Committee chose Communications Specialist in the Office of Communications Mc-Kenzie Stough (COL ’13) as the next mascot caretaker Tuesday. After graduating last year, Stough continued her relationship with Georgetown as an employee and decided to apply for the caretaker position. “I know they’re looking, clearly, for someone[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Jack Crew Cut to 6 Members

Jack Crew Cut to 6 Members

When Georgetown’s new mascot John B. Carroll arrives on campus today, he will have only six handlers, down from approximately 20 Jack Crew members who cared for the former mascot-in-training, Jack Jr. “We’ve agreed to cut down the Jack Crew because it is unhealthy for the dog to have so many[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
New Bulldog to Arrive Next Week

New Bulldog to Arrive Next Week

Georgetown’s next Jack the Bulldog will arrive on campus early next week, bringing with him some changes to the university’s system of mascot care. The Jack Crew, the group that assists Fr. ChristopherSteck, S.J., with the mascot, will be cut from 20 to four or five members. “We’ve agreed to cut[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
GU Tightens the Leash on Mascot Care

GU Tightens the Leash on Mascot Care

Although university administrators assured students and alumni that the mascot tradition would continue after the departure of mascot-in-training Jack Jr. this summer, one aspect of the next bulldog’s role on campus will be different: his caretaker. Fr. Christopher Steck, S.J., will not care for the new mascot, despite doing so for last[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News