Editorial

Naming fuss

Monday, February 9, 2004

The Boonville Daily News

There is a political game taking place in Jefferson City with legislation that is proposed to change the name of Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University. ...

State Sen. Ken Jacob of Columbia has fought the name change of the Springfield university fearing it might diminish the prestige and funding of the University of Missouri system.

That's asinine. We don't see what the fuss is all about. ...

Sen. Jacob offered a proposal that would link the name change to a measure that would authorize $190 million in construction bonds for the University of Missouri campuses. This is the type of politics that makes most people sick.

If the University of Missouri can justify the construction bonds, they should be approved on their own merit. Don't hold the name change over their head.

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