Controversy Over Changing Name of Dixie State
- Public President's Religious Appeal
- Diamonds in the Rough
- New Presidents or Provosts: Bridgewater College, Dixie State College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, North Carolina State U., Southeastern Louisiana U., Washington County CC
- New Programs: Physical Therapy, Culinary Science, Public Policy, Humanitarian Engineering, Jewish Studies
- Age change for Mormon missionaries means financial and cultural changes for Utah institutions
Dixie State College, in Utah, is considering changing its name to reflect its status as a university and is also considering an end to the "Dixie" part of its name at the same time, the Associated Press reported. The name reflects the identity of a group of 19th-century Mormon settlers from the South who wanted to turn Utah into a cotton-growing region. Advocates of a name change say that Dixie has associations with the slave-owning or segregated South, while defenders of the name say that it reflects Utah history and doesn't prevent the college from promoting equity and diversity.