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Published: Saturday, Feb. 16 2013 5:20 p.m. MST

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no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Those coming to Saint George always inquire as to why "Dixie" exists in this location.
Apparently, the long explanations will continue.

Sugar City, ID

When Ricks College was renamed Brigham Young University-Idaho, there was some local opposition. Those opposed to dropping "Ricks" used the same emotional but illogical arguments as those who now still prefer "Dixie". I know a man, a graduate of BYU-I, who applied for admission to graduate school at a prestigious, high ranking university. The competition for acceptance was high. He was accepted not only because he had an excellent academic record, but because his degree came from "Brigham Young University-Idaho." He never would have been accepted if his degree had come from "Ricks University." I fear that emotions and sentiment have outweighed good sense and concern for the future graduates of "Dixie State University." Calling it "Dixie State University" is doing a disservice to all the future graduates of that school.

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