this announcement on the Marquette website:continue at Marquette Warrior
Residence Hall Association to hold annual tree lighting ceremony
The Residence Hall Association will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony, “Igniting Hope,” on Monday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. in Westowne Square. The ceremony will include speakers, performances and the tree lighting. A reception, including musical performances, crafts and snacks, will follow from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms.
Let’s see: a tree with lights, being lighted in late November. What is it? Obviously a Christmas tree.
And what is missing from the above news blurb? The word “Christmas.”
Maybe somewhere else is an announcement calling this a “Christmas tree,” but the only other one we could find for this event omits “Christmas” also.
What about previous years? It seems the similar event for 2015 also omits “Christmas.” Sorry we missed blogging about that.
But every year before that seems to happily include the word “Christmas.” For example, the same event for 2014 uses “Christmas tree” and “Christmas season.” Here is another announcement for the 2014 event.
Well... I did find that President Lovell did post a Christmas message last year, so it could be this is more of an indicator of the diseased culture of the faculty than an overt policy to remove the adjective Christmas.
Update: See Casandra's comment below with the full message.