As you know from his post yesterday, because of John’s supreme negotiating skills and covert operations (aka walking to the library), the tiger got its sweater back!
Now that the mystery’s over and the sweater has been returned to its owner, what’s going to happen to it?
Well, even though the sweater has been safely recovered, it was so badly damaged while being cut off the tiger during Brick City Homecoming that it can’t be used again. Luckily, Stevie Hegge, who made the original, has agreed to knit a new, removable (via zippers, not scissors!) sweater.
As reported in the current issue of News & Events, the new orange and brown sweater will be placed on the tiger statue each Friday as part of Student Government’s ‘Spirit Friday’ initiative, which encourages members of the RIT community to show their spirit by wearing orange and brown.
A date for the new sweater’s unveiling has yet to be given, as the original sweater took Stevie about two months to knit. Keep an eye out for the new one, which hopefully arrives just in time for the heart of the winter weather.