UNLV President Len Jessup stated Monday that he supports both the use of the Rebel nickname and the Hey Reb mascot, and believes the majority of students do as well.
Students recently protested the Rebels nickname and mascot saying they were symbolic of racism.
Jessup cited an analysis that was done on the history of the Rebels, and said he thinks it is in integral part of UNLV’s identity.
Dr. Ranier Spencer, the university's chief diversity officer, was the person who conducted that analysis, and tells KNPR what he found.
Dr. Ranier Spencer, chief diversity officer, UNLV
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