U of Iowa Professor Worried That the School’s Hawk Mascot Is Too Scary for Students to Handle

A professor at the University of Iowa is concerned that the school’s hawk mascot, Herky, looks angry — and its appearance could be contributing to a culture of violence, depression, and even “suicide.”

Iowa Hawkeye mascot "Herky" seen here participating in Rape Culture Day events.

Iowa Hawkeye mascot “Herky” seen here participating in Rape Culture Day events.

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