Let's not go Russian into this

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Looking at the letters abbreviating our new university – “GRU” – I had bells ring in my head. I read Tom Clancy novels, and have run across references to GRU many times. GRU is Russian military intelligence and ranks right up there with the KGB.

I realize that Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azizz and the University System Board of Regents are not well-enough-read to realize GRU is not what an American university wants for initials, but I would have thought someone would have caught this obvious blunder.

C. Thomas Rezner

Augusta

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 08/14/12 - 01:32 am
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I find nothing wrong with a coincidental
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English abbreviation shared by Russian military intelligence. What bothers me is knowing all too well what a sorry lot the Regents themselves actually are.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 08/14/12 - 05:43 am
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Georgia Regents University
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Georgia Regents University School of Medicine= GRUSOM(e)

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/14/12 - 09:02 am
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Can you imagine a Non Augustan......
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someone without our cultural upbringing, by chance looking at the AC online over the last months or years. Silently pondering, "is that all those folks in Augusta have to talk about?" Naming a university? Then they drill down to a parking garage built on land without a title search. Then they drill down and find a story about an X Rated book store that sues the city and wins. This list could go on forever. For all of the crime, collapsing infrastructure and lack of leadership, Augusta has found its niche. Never in the recorded history of man has so much energy and money been applied to choosing a name.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 08/14/12 - 10:15 am
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Acronyms are becomming so

Acronyms are becomming so widely used, bumping into a previously used one is bound to happen sooner or later. NRA is a good example of one they won't change. National Recovery Act of the Great Depression, and the National Rifle Association.

mikesaul
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mikesaul 08/14/12 - 11:40 am
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And let's not forget the

And let's not forget the hoopla over the WWF! :)

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