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Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by ballisticmousse
Why not ban sweatshirts then, bearing the logoof the "Yankies" on the ground that it might upset people from Alabama or South Carolina?
I'm offended by sweat.
Could you please stop using the term "sweatshirt".
In July 2001, upon attaining university status, Beaver College officially changed its name to Arcadia University. It was thought that a new name would emphasize the school's position as one of the top small institutions of higher learning on the East Coast, and would cement its change in designation from "college" to "university." The decision was also made in part to shed its association with the former commonly derided name. As then-president Bette Landman noted, "(The name) too often elicits ridicule in the form of derogatory remarks pertaining to the rodent, the TV show Leave It to Beaver and the vulgar reference to the female anatomy."
This decision resulted in Arcadia University being included as a question in the 20th anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit. The question, in the news category, was: What Pennsylvania institution changed its name to Arcadia University in 2001, after web filters began blocking its old moniker? During the subsequent years, memorabilia from the former name became very popular for Arcadia students to give as gifts.