Hi everyone, I’m Rhett Jr.! You’ve probably seen me around before, on BUA visitor stickers or maybe on a tote bag or t-shirt at the BU Bookstore. But from today on out, get ready to see a whole lot more of me at One University Road!
I was designed especially for BUA by Artists for Humanity, an organization based in South Boston whose mission is to “bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.” Pretty great, right? Starting in the next several months, you’ll begin to see me on buttons, magnets, sweatshirts, mugs, Admission material — maybe even the BUA website. I’ll probably even make an appearance in one of Dr. Betof’s PowerPoint presentations. I guess you could say I’m the unofficial mascot of BUA.
Like the Rhett you’re used to seeing around BU, I’m a Boston Terrier. But unlike my older cousin I’m a puppy, and therefore more adorable. And my accessory of choice is a pair of horn-rimmed glasses, not a spike collar. Here’s an analogy for you: Rhett Jr.:Rhett::BUA:Boston University. In other words – I’m a part of Boston University, but a little bit my own thing, too.
I’m really excited to be here, and I hope you’re happy to have a new pup in town!