Terrier in tartan will represent CMU

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A fierce Scottish terrier inside a shield will be the new symbol of Carnegie Mellon University.

The university released the image of its first official mascot today during its football game against Washington and Lee University.

CMU formed a Mascot Identity Task Force to choose the mascot in November of 2006 and picked the Scottish terrier wearing a plaid scarf after a series of surveys and a town meeting.

In one survey, nearly 78 percent of 2,370 students polled voted for the Scottish terrier. In another survey, about 25 percent of alumni said that they already thought that the terrier was the official mascot.

Andrew Carnegie, founder of Carnegie Mellon, owned a Scottish terrier.


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