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There are 13 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jul 29, 2010, titled Patrick signs law that allows FSC to be university - Sentinel & Ent.... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Gov. Deval Patrick signed a new law Wednesday that will allow the state's six public colleges -- including Fitchburg State College -- to change their name to university, creating a new state university system parallel to the University of Massachusetts.

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Smoke Screen

Princeton, MA

#1 Jul 29, 2010
How stupid to think having "Fitchburg University" on your resume will mean anything other than having Fitchburg State College. Last time I checked employers cared about how good a job you can do for them...not whether the name of your school got changed. Do you think you'll be fooling H.R. Reps?
AAA

Orange, MA

#2 Jul 29, 2010
Great, I get to be the first to say it.
I went to good'ol FU
Richard

Boston, MA

#3 Jul 29, 2010
Why not just make it part of UMASS...which is well known now?

I think UMASS Fitchburg sounds much better than Fitchburg State University and they could save costs sharing programs, staff etc.

But that may be too easy.....
Just Sayin

Leominster, MA

#4 Jul 29, 2010
Richard wrote:
Why not just make it part of UMASS...which is well known now?
I think UMASS Fitchburg sounds much better than Fitchburg State University and they could save costs sharing programs, staff etc.
But that may be too easy.....
I love that idea! Just sayin'
Namegame

Andover, MA

#5 Jul 29, 2010
Antonucci said he has no plans to pursue doctoral level degrees offered at most universities, but might look to change the names of some departments like nursing and education to give them stand-alone recognition, such as "School of Nursing."

610 CMR 2.04 DEFINITIONS FROM BOARD OF HIGHE EDUCATION.
A university must meet the requirements of a four-year or senior college, must provide graduate programs in two or more professional fields, and must provide programs leading to the doctoral degree in two or more fields of study. A university must clearly identify graduate studies as a distinct element within its organization, and must provide the additional faculty, facilities, and resources necessary to support sound graduate programs.

So they dumb down the definition of university which will allow the "College" presidents to get higher salaries for their cronies because they work at a "University"
If you put lipstick on a pig it is still a pig.
Two Wongs Make A

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Jul 29, 2010
Now if they could only change the name the city. How about, New Holyoke?
Mike fom Leominster

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Jul 29, 2010
Two Wongs Make A wrote:
Now if they could only change the name the city. How about, New Holyoke?
I like "Ocean Park."
Here we go again

United States

#8 Jul 29, 2010
Namegame wrote:
Antonucci said he has no plans to pursue doctoral level degrees offered at most universities, but might look to change the names of some departments like nursing and education to give them stand-alone recognition, such as "School of Nursing."
610 CMR 2.04 DEFINITIONS FROM BOARD OF HIGHE EDUCATION.
A university must meet the requirements of a four-year or senior college, must provide graduate programs in two or more professional fields, and must provide programs leading to the doctoral degree in two or more fields of study. A university must clearly identify graduate studies as a distinct element within its organization, and must provide the additional faculty, facilities, and resources necessary to support sound graduate programs.
So they dumb down the definition of university which will allow the "College" presidents to get higher salaries for their cronies because they work at a "University"
If you put lipstick on a pig it is still a pig.
I believe they can get around this by entering into agreements with institutions that offer doctoral degrees as long as credits earned can be applied to the degree program of the partner school.
too easy

Leominster, MA

#9 Jul 29, 2010
With any luck tuitions will go up and the city will get enough $$ to turn some street lights on.
tazz4040

Worcester, MA

#10 Jul 29, 2010
so now good ole gov Cadillac devalue can go to a real university and learn how to be a tool 101
mong

Clinton, MA

#11 Jul 29, 2010
Two Wongs Make A wrote:
Now if they could only change the name the city. How about, New Holyoke?
How about "Sh!thole"?
Markymark

Fitchburg, MA

#13 Jul 29, 2010
Can previous Graduates request 'new' diplomas that reflect the 'new' name. And can 'old' Graduates use the new name on resumes?
Suzi

Pelham, NH

#14 Jul 29, 2010
Now people you must understand it all in the name. That's what it is all about. A university sounds much more important than a college and you can probably charge more. After all we in NH are thrilled that we were able to change the name of Franklin Pierce College to Franklin Pierce University. Doesn't "FPU" sound better then "FPC".

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