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Dixie State U. Considers New Name of ‘Utah Polytechnic State University’

Dixie State U. Considers New Name of ‘Utah Polytechnic State University’

“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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Because only evil racists would want to be associated with Dixie Cups.

First, why was it named that? Utah was not a state during the War Between The States.

Second, you want a name that acronymizes to UPS U? At least they left the ‘S’ in there so it isn’t “U? P U?”

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to GWB. | June 29, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Better than the Sam Houston Institute of Technology, or the Farmers University of Central Kansas.

khadlock9697 | June 29, 2021 at 6:10 pm

Today, DSU’s recommending panel voted to send the name “Utah Tech University, Dixie Campus” to the Utah State Board of Education. (The ludicrous UPS name was very likely a red herring disseminated to make the eventual recommendation not look quite so awful. That, plus committee members playing the victim hand to the hilt in recent days – and today as well – suggests they were playing the hyper-offended St. George community big time. The committee clearly knew whom to offend and whom not to offend.) Names come and go, and they’re either good or bad. In this case, the whole, months-long ordeal was directly in response to the BLM tsunami of last summer and the apparent desire that those in charge have – as do all academics – to be seen as woke (and hopefully more woke than the last guy). The Board of Ed will likely rubber stamp the new name and that’ll be that. Another notch in the BLM/Woke belt. The long march continues…

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