Thursday, September 28, 2006

College Names I Don't Understand

California University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Miami University (in Ohio)

Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis (a backslash?)

Washington University (in St. Louis)

University of Phoenix (anywhere except Phoenix)

East Carolina University (there's no such state as East Carolina)

Slippery Rock

Practical Bible College

Beaver College (finally changed to Arcadia)

SUNYIT (admittedly, the entire SUNY system has lousy names, but that's especially ugly)

Hobart and William Smith (Huh? Shouldn't Hobart get his first name in there, too?)

Hamburger University (don't get me started)

Northwestern University (in Illinois. Illinois?)

Sewanee: The University of the South (pick one)

Bowling Green

Community College of Vermont (huh? Isn't Vermont a state?)

Community College of Rhode Island (ditto)

Do you have a good one?