UNLV Removes 'Hey Reb' Statue, Mascot Under Review

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A statue of UNLV's confederate-themed mascot was removed from in front of the school's Richard Tam Alumni Center on its campus in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday.

According to a letter from university President Marta Meana sent to the students and the UNLV community Tuesday night, she had conversations with the donor of the "Hey Reb" statue and came to a mutual agreement to remove the statue and return it.  Nevada Current journalist Michael Lyle captured video of the statue being removed.

Meana says she's had discussions in the past few months about how best the campus can move forward given recent events in the nation. She says those talks include the future of the university mascot, but gave no specifics on actions or timeline.

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