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I called this one over a month ago 
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BTW the name being tossed around is Missouri Tech (the same name I suggested)


Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:44 pm
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that's sad.


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I think I'd leave.


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i like the name umr. why does everyone feel they must change the name of their colleges?


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To be known outside the state.

Would go to a school with the name of

North Western Florida, or how about U of Florida- Tallahassee...But not knowing anything about a school Florida State has a more appealing name.

Or how about U of Georgia- Atlanta, instead of Georgia Tech.

Or U of Mass.- Cambridge Instead of MIT.

Just by adding the Tech into the name when you leave and you go into the real world and you leave MO, when you say UMR they may be like umm ok. You say MO tech it gives them a general idea what kind of school.

Also to be on the record I was a fan of UMR changing to MO state back in the day. Almost 90% of the State schools in other states we founded as the states school of mines, A&M or in general the engineering school in the state.


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To be known outside the state.

Would go to a school with the name of

North Western Florida, or how about U of Florida- Tallahassee...But not knowing anything about a school Florida State has a more appealing name.

Or how about U of Georgia- Atlanta, instead of Georgia Tech.

Or U of Mass.- Cambridge Instead of MIT.

Just by adding the Tech into the name when you leave and you go into the real world and you leave MO, when you say UMR they may be like umm ok. You say MO tech it gives them a general idea what kind of school.

Also to be on the record I was a fan of UMR changing to MO state back in the day. Almost 90% of the State schools in other states we founded as the states school of mines, A&M or in general the engineering school in the state.

There was a problem when Maryland-Baltimore County had a quizbowl team many years ago.

They hated it when people referred to Maryland meaning Maryland-College Park.

So for a few years people referred to UMCP and UMBC.

Actually sometimes it can work the other way. Clinch Valley College, meh. But University of Virginia at Wise, now that's impressive!


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