Texas A&M's student newspaper The Battalion reports that the search for the school's next mascot is ongoing, with no definite timetable for a coronation selection. Despite initial concerns that school officials would not take the search for Reveille VIII seriously enough, those fears have been quelled:
The 16-person committee made several recommendations on the type of dog that would best serve A&M. It suggested that the next mascot be, among other things, outgoing, comfortable with loud noises and large crowds, have a "Collie-like" appearance and be approximately 1 1/2 years old or older.
No word yet whether the 4,600-person committee dispatched to change a light bulb at the Langford Architectural Building had succeeded in rotating the structure a full six revolutions around the replacement bulb.