UNLV Won’t Rename or Rebrand Their Rebel Mascot

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Political correctness loses this battle, for now:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Len Jessup said Monday that the school will not be abandoning its “Rebels” nickname, though he did endorse updating the mascot.

In a statement posted on the school’s website, Jessup announced that he had arrived at the decision after reviewing a report compiled by Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Rainier Spencer—which found overwhelming student support for both the nickname and mascot— in response to concerns that the name might be considered offensive.