Stanford scholar suspended from serving as Tree mascot

The person who serves because the Stanford Tree mascot has been suspended after unfurling a banner that learn “Stanford hates fun” through the Cardinal’s soccer sport towards Arizona State on Oct. 22.

It was first introduced by the Stanford Tree’s Twitter account on Sunday night.

A Stanford athletic division spokesperson confirmed the suspension, stating, “The students comprising the executive committee of the LSJUMB have suspended the Tree mascot due to a violation of the band’s policies and processes.”

A person who beforehand served because the Tree will take over mascot duties through the suspension.

It is unclear how lengthy the suspension will final. Messages to these affiliated with the Tree and the marching band weren’t instantly returned.

The banner was showcased throughout halftime of the soccer sport with assist from the Arizona State Solar Devils mascot and, in response to the Stanford Each day — Stanford’s college newspaper — got here in response to the notion amongst college students that the college is suppressing “social opportunities” on campus.

The Stanford Tree and the marching band each have histories of suspensions. In 2016, the band was suspended for causes that included hazing, sexual harassment and alcohol abuse. In 2006, two college students who served because the Tree mascot had been suspended: one after getting ejected for dancing in an undesignated space throughout a NCAA girls’s basketball match sport; the opposite after her blood alcohol stage measured 0.157 throughout a males’s basketball sport towards Cal.