Soon there will be signs at every entrance to Augusta: Welcome to the home of Georgia Meaningless University. Since the powers-that-be want a three-word name, this certainly fits.
The current proposal is to combine Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University under the name “Georgia Regents University” – which is GRU-some and totally self-serving.
A letter sent to ASU, addressed to the office of the president regarding the name change, has yet to be answered more than two months on, and the envelope wasn’t returned as “addressee unknown.”
Let’s think back to the idea of GHSU President Ricardo Azziz (pronounced “I seize”) to close a portion of Laney-Walker Boulevard. Thankfully that has not happened. Also on his watch has been the large amount of money spent to change campus signs to GHSU.
Here’s my idea: Augusta Med/Arts University.