Why not Georgia A&M?

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If “Georgia” has to be in Augusta’s merged university name for the Board of Regents to approve it – as they have demonstrated with other recent consolidated name changes – consider Georgia Arts and Medicine University.

Georgia A&M is very marketable, and it reflects what we have in terms of a consolidated university. Georgia Arts and Medicine University says it all. It should be a name that everyone would be proud of. It seems the regents will not approve Augusta University, as it is only regionally marketable.

Come on, folks – get on the bandwagon and promote Georgia A&M as the name for the two schools to come under. It might be the only realistic chance of not having the name sound like a bootleg Internet school. Ask yourself: Would you rather attend or be a graduate of Georgia Arts and Medicine (Georgia A&M), or Regents?

Tom Knight

Grovetown

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Shellman
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Shellman 08/12/12 - 11:47 pm
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This was my favorite
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I had two favorites and this was one of them.. the other was George Walton University or GWU

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/13/12 - 01:33 am
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False Premise

"It seems the regents will not approve Augusta University, as it is only regionally marketable."

That's a false premise. Don't make me list all the famous schools that use the name of the city where they are located. They started small, too. ASU is a relatively new four year college.

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Little Lamb 08/13/12 - 07:19 am
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A&M

We thought we put the stake in the heart of A&M early in the naming process. The term A&M is already established as meaning “Agricultural and Mechanical.” It would be stupid and fruitless to try and change its meaning to Arts and Medicine. Besides, using the arts and medicine name slights all the other disciplines that offer degrees at our local university — sciences, business, education, journalism, etc.

dwb619
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dwb619 08/13/12 - 02:52 pm
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A&M Agricultural and Mining

A&M
Agricultural and Mining

Staler172
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Staler172 08/17/12 - 10:47 am
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@LL

What about a business degree at Georgia Tech?

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