As the weather slowly becomes colder and more ‘Rochester-like’, the RIT tiger statue still remains without its sweater…
Luckily, Stevie Hegge, who is responsible for hand-knitting the sweater, is willing to make another.
“If there is significant interest I would be willing to either repair the original sweater (assuming we can find it) or make a reproduction for future use,” says Stevie.
Stevie Hegge puts the finishing touches on the original sweater in preparation for its debut Friday, Oct. 6 for Brick City Homecoming. (Photo courtesy of CIAS student Eric Kerby)
While a new sweater is looking like a stronger possibility, the search for the original has not yet been called off.
“Campus Safety contacted me and asked me to bring in pictures so they could keep an eye out for the sweater, says Stevie. “I’m not sure how actively they are looking for it, but they told me to get the news around that they’re looking for leads.”
In his response to the numerous questions regarding the sweater, posted on Ask President Simone, President Simone, who appreciated the display of RIT spirit, suggested that the sweater simply be returned to the lost and found, located in the SAU.
Please continue to offer feedback about ways to help ‘dress up’ our tiger statue for special occasions.