UMSL Chancellor Joins Opposition to Columbia Campus Name Change

1 decade 2 years 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 20 2007 Sep 20, 2007 Thursday, September 20, 2007 1:31:37 PM CDT September 20, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - University of Missouri-St. Louis chancellor Thomas George has joined the opposition to a proposed name change for the system's Columbia campus. George initially said he did not object to the University of Missouri-Columbia proposal to drop the hyphen and city reference from its name to become simply the University of Missouri. That's the name by which the school was known from its formation in 1839 until the four-campus system's creation 124 years later. But George now says that pressure from university groups has pushed him to change his stance. The proposal has also generated concern among faculty and student groups at the St. Louis, Rolla and Kansas City campuses.

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