Handsome Dan XVII died last week in Rhode Island, most likely due to a heart attack. The English bulldog, whose name was Sherman, had spent nine years as Yale’s mascot, and met prominent figures including former presidents George H. W. Bush ’68 and Jimmy Carter. Chris Getman ’64, Sherman’s caretaker, said in a news release that the dog had experienced seizures earlier this summer but was taking medication and doing well. Plans to replace Sherman have not yet been announced.