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Posted on 08.08.07
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  • Posted on 08.08.07

Proponents of a plan to change the name of the University of Missouri-Columbia to, simply, "University of Missouri" argue that dropping the regional reference could help the school stress its statewide mission and "clear up confusion about the institution’s prominence." The university system’s Curators could make a decision as soon as next month.

While they’re at it, they should take a moment to consider removing the punctuation mark that currently separates a fine school from its proud region at the University of Missouri-St. Louis — and replace the hyphen with a real preposition.

"University of Missouri at St. Louis" just sounds better to me.