TUIU is now Trident University International?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by 4Q, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The rumors are true. Here is a leaked photo of their mascot

  2. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    Why Trident? No reason other than a name that kept TUI as an acronym. What is University International? Nothing that make sense right? They had it in Touro. And since many still preferred Touro instead of TUI, they thought that folks prefer Touro because of the University International in the name. So to tap into that "past glory" as well as maintain TUI, a word that starts with a T; and they settled with Trident University International. The name is bad. Period.
  3. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    It's not a rumour. It is infact their new name which becomes official on the January 24, 2011. I received the notification letter from them too. It reads in part...

    As you have heard, we are working hard to rename our University, giving meaning once again to T.U.I. We also want to make sure that our new University name aligns with the academic excellence and compassionate student support for which we are known. As you may have already heard, we’ve just launched our new website and have much more news to share with you in this New Year.

    As an existing student or member of the alumni you are such an important part of the T.U.I. family that your feedback and input is essential as we continue to build a great University. Based on feedback we have already received from you during this process, we are pleased to announce to you in advance of the public announcement, our new university name. As of January 24th, TUI University will officially become:

    Trident University International
    The Story Behind the Name
    Academic Excellence Compassionate Student Support Unparalleled Access
    Now, here's the line that I like. "If you haven’t already done so, registration for the Winter session has been extended one week until Monday, January 24. Enroll now at or call 1 (800) 509-7853."
  4. Hokiephile

    Hokiephile New Member

    So are they going to give you the option of getting new diplomas? If so, would you (alums here) take it?
  5. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Maybe Trident University International is hoping to partner with Colgate University.
  6. Andy Borchers

    Andy Borchers New Member

    There is a growing trend for university presidents to come out of industry. Hence, they may not have a PhD. Some have MBAs, others JDs.

    The key person to lead the academic operation is the Provost. That individual certainly needs a doctoral degree.

    Regards - Andy

  7. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    This school changes names more than the average rapper.
  8. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    First, I'd like to know why it is "University International," which, for whatever reason I can not explain, sounds to me like a diploma mill, instead of "International University," which kind of has a ring to it.

    Secondly... Trident?... Trident?!?!

    It's almost as if they want to get people talking about them, but don't care just what people say. "Say, hey what's this Trident University... uh... International... thing I keep hearing about?" "Trident? OMGROFLOL!"

    I predict, however, that we will all get used to the name very quickly and maybe even come to appreciate it :yup:

    In fact, when I put the ":tounge-in-cheek:" aside for a moment, it must be pretty cool to get a degree from a school whose name is derived from a midieval weapon!

    Then again, if I put the ":tounge-in-cheek:" back on, the trident also happens to be the weapon of choice for countless video game bosses, including and especially Gannon from the Legend of Zelda series.
  9. angelgurl_9

    angelgurl_9 New Member

    If we are going Legend of Zelda with this, I vote they change the name to Triforce University International.
  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

  11. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    I just saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now for the rest of my life if I ever make a comment about TUI I will post this pic....................
  12. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

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  13. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Do you know how to tri-force?
  14. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Let me see
    Triathlon University...yeah....:)
  15. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I never thought I would say this but...TUI University just got a whole lot better sounding!
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't think Trident University is a great name, but I do think it's better than TUI University. I'm not sure why they seem so hellbent on keeping the TUI acronym, but to do that I'd probably have chosen an historical figure or place name or something non-goofy like that.

  17. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    My resume would read as one of the following:

    • Trident UniversityInternational

    • Trident University*

    • Trident University I.

    • Trident UnIversity

  18. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Having lived in the UK for many years the trident was considered a symbol of leadership - for example the penny carried an image of Britannia holding a trident for many years, as did the Daily Expess newspaper and the occasional postage stamp.
    Pictures of Coins of the UK - The Penny (4)
  19. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    That may be the case, but when I think of "trident" I think of the gum or this:


    Neither of which screams "prestige". o_O
  20. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Yeah...I think I will just list it as:
    MS-ITM / MBA - Touro University International

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