2 Articles Needed for Name Change Commission

Me and 49or bust are trying to find 2 articles that would really help the Name Change Commission.

First Article:
In a news article, the UNC Board of Governors was quoted saying that if the University voted and approved a name change, the BOG would be fine with it. This is a loose quote but, “we don’t care what they call themselves, as long as they agree on it.”

Second Article(s):
Anything on NCSU’s fight against changing their name to UNC-Raleigh.

I found info about it on [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_North_Carolina_State_University#Expansion:_1945.E2.80.93present]Wikipedia[/URL], but it isn’t correctly cited.

[B]If you value the future of our great university, you will search far and wide for these![/B]

[QUOTE=Hooner49;377931]Me and 49or bust are trying to find 2 articles that would really help the Name Change Commission.

First Article:
In a news article, the UNC Board of Governors was quoted saying that if the University voted and approved a name change, the BOG would be fine with it. This is a loose quote but, “we don’t care what they call themselves, as long as they agree on it.”

Second Article(s):
Anything on NCSU’s fight against changing their name to UNC-Raleigh.

I found info about it on [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_North_Carolina_State_University#Expansion:_1945.E2.80.93present]Wikipedia[/URL], but it isn’t correctly cited.

[B]If you value the future of our great university, you will search far and wide for these![/B][/QUOTE]

The first article was in NinerOnline and Erskine Bowles (UNC system Prez) said it. Give me a sec and I’ll see if I can find it …

Here ya go: http://www.nineronline.com/2.5290/1.545240

It’s all the way at the bottom.

[QUOTE]Chancellor Dubois feels that the UNC brand name brings considerable equity to UNC Charlotte in terms of a national market of higher education and plays a particularly vital role in the recruitment of faculty and students.

Dubois’ position was echoed by UNC System President Erskine Bowles, who said however that it’s not his decision to make.

“I see this as an issue that is [B]totally up to the campus[/B],” said UNC System President Erskine Bowles. “I do think there is great value in the UNC brand but that is simply a personal opinion.”[/QUOTE]

Also saw[B][URL=http://www.nineronline.com/2.5315/1.548256] this article[/URL][/B] from nineronline from November 2003 when I did their archive search:

[QUOTE]Woodward made clear he is not opposed to the idea of changing the University’s name. When students or organizations talk to him about this issue, he understands the reasoning because it is an idea motivated by the sense of pride of the University.

“If I look at all we should be working on in the political arena: the law school issues, the fact that we are adding Ph.D. programs here very quickly, the fact that we are trying to grow the research capacity of the University and the campus so that we can serve more students and we are trying to build the students support space on campus,” said Woodward. “Those things are in the front of my agenda now, and I would not think it is wise at this particular time for me as a chancellor to undertake another effort in the political arena.”

This is not the first time the University’s name change has been an issue.

In 2000, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity started a petition to change the name to University of Charlotte.

The Student Body President at the time, Mark Lombardi, wrote a resolution supporting the measure. Last year, an alum started an online petition[/QUOTE]

Here ya go: [URL]http://www.nineronline.com/2.5290/1.545240[/URL]

It’s all the way at the bottom.


I swear there’s another article where they say something like, “the BOG doesn’t care what their name is. As long as they agree on it.” I wanna say it was in the Big O but I could be wrong for sure. I’ve always regretted not saving the article or bookmarking it or something.

[QUOTE]During the 1960’s as State College grew in size and prestige, the faculty, students and alumni sought to change the name to “North Carolina State University.” The Consolidated University was in favor of “the University of North Carolina at Raleigh.” Students, faculty and alumni of State protested that this would make State look like a mere branch of the institution at Chapel Hill. In 1963, the state legislative officially decreed that State College be called “North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh,” clearly a name made up by a committee. Friends of State were not happy. They kept pressure on the legislature until finally, in 1965, the name was changed again to “North Carolina State University at Raleigh.”[/QUOTE]

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~njrose/Special/DeptHistory/1957-1967.html

‘Convention ignores the “at Raleigh” part of the name’ … just as convention should ignore the ‘North Carolina at’ in our name :smile:

The NC State example is GOLDEN.

There should also be a section as to why the NC School of Arts name change to UNC School of Arts is a completely separate set of circumstances than ours.