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The three name submissions last month for the combined university here reveals a risky proposition.

The Consolidation Working Group is telling the Board of Regents they want “The University of Augusta” (as the name for the combined Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University). It is clear the other names are an awkward and unlikely feign, so much so it may be by design.

Labeling a major university “Arts and Science” is exclusive. A cursory look at any other major university reveals “Arts and Sciences” is a designation fit for a department, not an institution. What about the College of Business, or the future possibility of a law or engineering school?

The other suggestion, Georgia Regents University, I believe speaks for itself.

I applaud the Board of Regents’ decision to consolidate the two universities. This was an unprecedented announcement of their commitment to Augusta and the future of Georgia’s health sciences. We can all agree this decision promises great opportunity far beyond our bumper stickers, new signs and diplomas.

However, the name change could and should be used as an opportunity to build architecture for growth in Georgia’s medical education that will meet our burgeoning population’s health needs. I personally hope the board will be bold and think outside of the names presented next week.

I will be candid and to the point: Although we have been told it is not possible, we want Augusta and we want Georgia in the name. It is time for Georgia to unabashedly adopt the Texas model and build a premiere web of synchronized institutions beginning in this city. Why not call it what it is? We are the University of Georgia Augusta (UGAA). There simply is no better option.

Walter Green

Augusta

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/06/12 - 05:21 am
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Of all suggestions, I find

Of all suggestions, I find this the poorest. We are not part of UGA. Every public university in the state is not part of UGA. Should we call Ga Tech, UGA-Atlanta? UGA-Statesboro? Nope. But this letter is a couple of days late in any case. It appears the regents are going to name the school after themselves. We're just lucky they didn't put their real names in the thing. Disgusting.

TaylorL
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TaylorL 08/06/12 - 10:52 am
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On a personal note...

I personally liked the name Georgia Arts and Sciences University because it really put a lot of confusing categories into one not confusing idea...And in some retrospec school of business would be considered an art...So, I totally prefer GASU rather than University of Augusta(UAA)

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HenryWalker3rd 08/06/12 - 11:09 am
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They DO NOT want "Augusta" in
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They DO NOT want "Augusta" in the name.....Why would they? This city right here.....

Arby
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Arby 08/06/12 - 06:15 pm
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@Riverman1, why does

@Riverman1, why does University of Georgia-Augusta upset you so much? Last time I drove past the gates of ASU the sign in front stated that it was, indeed, part of the University of Georgia system. Georgia Tech is not part of that system so calling them UGA-Atlanta would be absurd.

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Dhill26 08/06/12 - 06:37 pm
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Arby, the sign says that it's

Arby, the sign says that it's a part of the University System of Georgia, not that it's part of the Univeristy of Georgia System. All Georgia colleges and universities are a part of the University System including Tech

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/06/12 - 09:19 pm
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Dhill, thanks. It never

Dhill, thanks. It never ceases to amaze me the way people confuse the University System of Georgia.

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Dixieman 08/07/12 - 08:51 am
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Early morning grammar lessons

"The three name submissions last month for the combined university here reveals a risky proposition." Should be "reveal" to make subject agree with verb.
Second, "It is clear the other names are an awkward and unlikely feign, so much so it may be by design." "Feign" is a verb, not a noun. Did you mean "feint"?
Dixieman also wishes he had a can of paint and a brush to correct local store signs. "Liquor's" anyone?

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KSL 08/07/12 - 06:55 pm
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Great comment, Dixieman. I

Great comment, Dixieman. I get in a hurry and make mistakes. Sometimes I type like I would talk rather than how I would write. It appears that the knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling is dying.

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mgfam 08/08/12 - 05:37 am
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Why not? University of

Why not? University of California has ten campuses, and all of them share the name of "UC", whoever you are Cal or UC Davis. As one of the four research public universities in Georgia, the future UGAA should have this brand name. We should have UGA, UGAA, UGM, and more. Compared to other leading states in their areas, University of Georgia obviously lack of sensr to build brands. People know UC system, SUNY, UT system, and PSU, but our UG system is not prestigious as well.

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