Since the very beginning of his (interim) tenure, Deantini has closed his charming emails to the Columbia College student body with an egregious perversion of our fair fight song’s title. Though the Band may disagree, the title and refrain of our fight song is “Roar, Lion, Roar.” Deantini, however, has continued to sign correspondence with “Roar, Lions, Roar,” leaving Bwog and many of our fair commenters wondering: Where did all the extra lions come from?
The first time this happened, it was understandable. Deantini had just unexpectedly underwent promotion to the position of Dean; these early email-blunders were almost endearing. But as the mistakes continued, we wondered whether Deantini even knew his own school’s fight song. We can now report the truth.
We’ve received confirmation that Deantini does in fact know the proper lyrics of the fight song and was deliberately tweaking them in his email signature—apparently, the “lions” in his signature are meant to refer to all the students, alums, and other members of the Columbia community that receive the correspondence.
And so, we conclude our investigation into DeantiniFightSongGate. Much like Deantini’s own nickname, this incident demonstrates not the ignorance of the College’s dean, but rather an attempt to build community. Delivery of any Pulitzers for our scrutiny of Deantini’s rogue endeavor should be directed to the our office (the Westside aisle with copious cheese samples).
Roar Lions Roar,
Prides and plurals via Wikimedia Commons