4:15 pm August 7, 2012, by Maureen Downey
I understand that the rechristening of a new merged public university has to be done with sensitivity and care as not to offend.
Apparently, it also has to be done with a map.
Judging by the new names — two of which were formally announced today – it seems geography was the chief inspiration in naming the four institutions resulting from the consolidation of eight colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia. The names were the product of committees, which also may explain the safety of the choices.
• South Georgia State College for the consolidated institutions of South Georgia College (Douglas) and Waycross College.
• Georgia Regents University for the consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University.
• University of North Georgia for the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega and Gainesville State College.
• Middle Georgia State College for the consolidation of Middle Georgia College in Cochran and Macon State College.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog
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