Thursday, September 28, 2006

College Names I Don't Understand

I recently discovered a very humorous blog entitled Confessions of a Community College Dean, "[i]n which a veteran of cultural studies seminars in the 1990's moves into academic administration and finds himself a married suburban father of two. Foucault, plus lawn care."

His most recent post, "College Names I Don't Understand," includes, among others, the following college names: California University of Pennsylvania; Miami University (in Ohio); Washington University (in St. Louis); Hobart and William Smith (huh? shouldn't Hobart get his first name in there, too?); Bowling Green; and Community College of Vermont (huh? isn't Vermont a state?).

Pretty funny.

To this list I would add Transylvania University (why is this in Kentucky?) and Texas Woman's University (does only one woman attend this school)?
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