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Unauthorized College Name Change in New Mexico?

April 6, 2015

The Board of Regents of Northern New Mexico College voted in January to change the institution's name to Northern New Mexico University. The move didn't attract much attention at the time, but has become controversial, The New Mexican reported. Some say that only the Legislature has the authority to make such a name change. Others are questioning why a name change was needed, given that the institution does not offer graduate degrees.



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