“It’s looking like the new proposed name of Utah Polytechnic State University for Dixie State University won’t stick.”
Why is Dixie State changing its name? Yale isn’t changing its name, and Elihu Yale was involved in the slave trade.
KSL News reports:
Utah Polytechnic State University? Maybe not. Proposed Dixie State name change in question
It’s looking like the new proposed name of Utah Polytechnic State University for Dixie State University won’t stick.
In a statement released Friday, the school’s Board of Trustees said it may consider alternative names. The move comes amid strong community feedback on the proposed change.
“The Trustees have been receiving community feedback on the Name Recommendation Committee’s recommendation of Utah Polytechnic State University, and based on what they have learned, will likely look at alternative names to consider,” the statement reads.
The Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, June 29, at noon to vote on a potential new name.
After the vote, the Utah Board of Higher Education will vote on the trustees’ suggestion. Then, it would go to the Utah State Legislature.
Online petition against Utah Polytechnic State
Student Jordan Kirby recently launched an online petition a day after the committee’s vote, hoping to catch the attention of the committee or the board of trustees. His petition received significant traction almost immediately.
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