By MRCTV, Special for USDR
Georgia Tech is looking to change its 107-year-old fight song because the word “cheer” allegedly does “not reflect the significant achievements of women.”
This initiative has the support of the Deans of the College of Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, College of Computing, Scheller College of Business, and Ivan Allen College. According to the petition launched on the Georgia Tech website, the move to change the fight song is motivated by an effort to “modernize the language that describes women’s roles in the Georgia Tech community.”
The petition states the Georgia Tech theme song, “The Ramblin’ Wreck,” was first published in 1908, “at a time when women were not allowed to vote and could not attend Georgia Tech as students.”
The new lyrics would change the word “cheer” to the apparently more inclusive “join.”
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