Alumni Pan Possible Loyola (Maryland) Name Change

A possible name change at Loyola College in Baltimore (to Loyola University) has rattled alumni enough to leap to action, the Greyhound reports.

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A possible name change at Loyola College in Baltimore (to Loyola University) has rattled alumni enough to leap to action, the Greyhound reports. So far, the protest has been confined to digital venues—online petitions, a Facebook group, and mass E-mails to the president and alumni relations—and criticizes the school's "reductionist approach to a marketing problem" that "shows no respect for the history of the school," according to one alumnus.

The name change is part of the school's strategic plan to establish the college as the leading Catholic university in the country, a plan that could all be finalized by October 2008. Of course, the name "Loyola University" already is claimed by schools in Chicago and New Orleans.