Worst university name

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by emmzee, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. FJD

    FJD Member

    Yes! As an Indiana University (Bloomington) grad in PA, I've had way too many conversations like this:
    Them: "Where did you go to school?
    Me: "Indiana."
    Them: "Oh, IUP?"
    Me: "No, the real one."

    I'm sure it's a good school, but I'm annoyed w/ the confusion its name causes me. One of their colors is red, too.
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    By the way, there's also a Wyoming, Pennsylvania. I sometimes wonder why they never got their own university.
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Whoa, I love it!

  5. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

  6. jhp

    jhp Member

    And... college. Thats University of Maryland University College. Is it a college or a university? Are we sure twice mentioning that it is a university, makes it so?
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    "University college" was a phrase for a professional studies unit that's long since fallen out of general use. But because of the confusion, I've long said they should rename UMUC to be "Maryland State University".
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From CNET site (2009):

    "JS/RefC-Gen Category * Viruses and Spyware Type * Trojan Affected operating systems - Windows
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    I went ahead, forewarned and no problem encountered. I'm impressed by the list of partners. Looks like some heavyweights, well-known universities, NGO's etc. really want this school to succeed. It appears to have Government approval.

    And I like the name, too! Rwenzori Mountains are quite properly known as Mountains of the Moon. Accurate and picturesque all at once. Nice job!

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  9. Omar 42 Army

    Omar 42 Army New Member

    University of the people
  10. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    What's wrong with that?
  11. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    And what about University of Denver University College?
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  12. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I am still wondering why they don't drop the INTERNATIONAL from the name? Since the founding school Touro University International by Touro University; I understand it was to differentiate from Touro College in New York and other places. However, since it was sold and renamed to TUI (Touro University International) University; then it changed to Trident University International. Why are not Trident University or the University of Cypress since it is in Cypress, California?
  13. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member


    Necromanced this thread to introduce the "Lovely Professional University". The name seems quite strange, however, it seems to be a perfectly legitimate institution in India: https://www.lpu.in/

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    The PM of Dominica has an honorary doctorate from LPU. He took a lot of ribbing from it from opposition supporters, but there are a lot of universities with names that sound odd to Western ears but not at all strange to their actual target markets.
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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes. It is legit, as you say. And proud of its re ecord on the rights of women students in India.
    We discussed it elswhere and I believe Dr. John Bear said "well, at least they didn't call it SEXY Professional University!
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  16. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Aren't the that University of Essex and the University of Sussex sexy enough? :D
  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Essex = East Saxons
    Sussex = West Saxons

    When not cutting off heads with a seax (their weapon of choice, from where they got their name) I guess the Saxons were a mean, mead-swilling sex-obsessed bunch. My DNA says I'm a direct descendant of them, pretty near as Southern English as it's possible to get.

    Doesn't surprise me or those who know me a bit.
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  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Sorry = Sussex = South Saxons Wessex = West Saxons.
  19. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    My question is why there's an Essex, a Middlesex, a Wessex, and a Sussex, but not a Nussex.
  20. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No North Saxons to speak of. Danelaw - full of Danes.

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