Augusta still being snubbed

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Upon reading The Augusta Chronicle on March 3, I saw a couple of articles that make note of Georgia Regents University. What happened to the agreement to market Georgia Regents University Augusta – GRUA?

I have one family member who is a graduate of Augusta College and two family members who are graduates of Augusta State University. I was a supporter of “Save The A,” a publicly funded program that did not cost the taxpayers a dime – unlike GRU President Ricardo Azziz’s $45,000 survey purportedly seeking public input on a name change for the combined Augusta State University and the Medical College of Georgia.

If the position of GRUA president were an elected position to be voted upon by the local community, his time here may be rather limited. One would believe that a president of such an institution would want to provide camaraderie among the local community. There may be a hidden agenda to all this madness.

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Riverman1 03/06/13 - 07:02 am
Another Dishonest Move

It appears Azziz has made another dishonest move by not honoring the agreement to use GRU-Augusta. The uniforms of the sports teams could have used it and still be known as Augusta.

There's a bigger question. Are we a democracy or not? Shouldn't the will of the people be followed through our elected Governor who appoints the Board of Regents? How is it possible to justify this type of leadership that goes against the will of the people and demonstrates deception and outright dishonesty?

smartasugarsugar 03/06/13 - 08:44 am
you can't change your past

Renaming an institution like mcg is simply wrong. If i was a grad from there I'd be peeved. What do you tell employers or patients when they ask for credentials? I went to a school that is out of business now, are you ready for for surgery? Its not just a name its part of history. As for attacking Azziz, its not completely fair to assume he did this all his own. mcg has a board of members that approved this as did asu.

seenitB4 03/06/13 - 09:45 am
Human tornado

Well now we know what that feels like!!

thauch12 03/06/13 - 10:59 am
Spoiled Children

At this point, the Augusta contingion is starting to sound like a bunch of spoiled kids crying because they didn't get their way (cue the thumbs downs). Face it, the new state-funded university is named Georgia Regents University, an admittedly not so great name but considering the options they had (in a state where the names University of Georgia and Georgia State University are already taken), a phyrric compromise that will eventually be accepted by the community regardless of what naysayers will say.

The Medical College of Georgia still exists and that is where the future physicians still go to school. I get the "outrage" but there's no need to perpetuate misinformation to further agendas.

Fiat_Lux 03/06/13 - 06:21 pm
And here's the latest from Ricardo the Magnificent Merger Master

This comment was cut and pasted to the article on Azziz's sort of taking responsibility for the photo PR gaff.

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