The proposed new mascot for the University of Illinois, the Belted Kingfisher, was endorsed in a landslide vote Sept. 21.

U of I Academic Senate endorses new mascot

September 28, 2020

The University of Illinois Academic Senate is urging school officials to adopt a new official mascot, passing a resolution endorsing the Belted Kingfisher -- a blue and orange bird native to Illinois -- 105-2 on September 21. After Monday’s vote, U of I spokeswoman Robin Kaler said there was “no process in place to choose a new mascot.” But...

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