Finally made it to a Reunion Weekend at my alma mater, Loyola University of the South in New Orleans. In addition to all the fine new buildings, there is a new student “mascot.” Iggy is a life-size statue of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. Loyola is a Jesuit university.
I’m told the students enjoy clambering on top of the monument base and hugging Iggy. He wasn’t a tall man by modern standards. They also love to dress him up in T-shirts and other garb, or drape him in purple, green, and gold beads at Mardi Gras.