City-named schools abound

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Of the 2,300-plus four-year colleges and universities in the United States, approximately 40 are named for the cities in which they are located.

Examples include Amherst, Auburn, Boston, Bryn Mawr, Clemson, Columbia, Davidson, Georgetown, Ithaca, Oberlin, Princeton, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Swarthmore, Syracuse, Temple, Wellesley and Villanova.

In addition to including the name of the city in which the institutions are located, the following include “university” in their names: Akron, Albany, Buffalo, Baltimore, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Mobile, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Scranton, St. Augustine, Tulsa, Urbana and Utica.

Neither of my lists contains all of the schools named for the cities in which they are located. However, having the city’s name and/or “university” associated with that city’s name has done little to limit the focus, reputation or enrollment of each institution.

Therefore, it is neither provincial nor shortsighted to consider naming the combined universities in Augusta “University of Augusta” or retaining the current name of Augusta State University.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/05/12 - 10:56 pm
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Exactly

Thank you, Ms. Fletcher for a well-researched and a well-reasoned letter. We need to storm the bulwarks and continue pressing on to banish the "regents" name to purgatory!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/05/12 - 10:58 pm
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I Think I Read

I could be wrong, but I think that Toledo University contains a well-respected medical school.

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Riverman1 09/06/12 - 05:08 am
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"On March 31, 2006, Ohio

"On March 31, 2006, Ohio Governor Bob Taft signed House Bill 478, which merged the University of Toledo with what was then known as the Medical University of Ohio (MUO), effective July 1, 2006."

The medical school is now called The College of Medicine. That's how you should do it.

Butterbean
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Butterbean 09/06/12 - 05:40 pm
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You are EXACTLY right,

You are EXACTLY right, Riverman1.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/06/12 - 10:25 pm
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Toledo

Welcome to the forum, Butterbean. I hope you keep posting.

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