Herbert's signature makes Dixie State University official

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  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Feb. 17, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    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.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Feb. 17, 2013 2:37 p.m.

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