Name geography irrelevant

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Unless a university’s name includes its geographic location, it certainly cannot aspire to high academic standing. With that logic, Harvard, Yale, Duke and others remain under a handicap because no one can know where they are.

To affirm its status, perhaps our local combined university should join Albany State University, Bluefield State University and others with a community name. One might imagine that a university’s merit would ultimately depend on the success of its faculty and students, rather than on its name, but who can tell?

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Riverman1 09/05/12 - 06:25 am
False Premise

Oh, goody, a false premise forming the basis of an illogical syllogism. Because some schools that are not ranked highly use community names, it does not follow that using community names has anything to do with the academic success of the school…either way. Successful examples of highly ranked schools using their community names would be Auburn, Miami and Syracuse.

On the other hand, not recognizing the historical significance and importance to the community of a school’s name demonstrates a premise that has a valid conclusion of a poor leader.

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