Metro State Puts Name Change On Hold

DENVER (AP) – Metropolitan State College in Denver will be keeping its name for a while longer.

The college trustees last month endorsed changing the school’s name to Denver State University, but voted Thursday to wait until next year. College officials say University of Denver officials have objected to the proposed switch.

The University of Denver is concerned the similar sounding name would encroach on the private school’s established identity. Chancellor Robert Coombe wrote to lawmakers to urge them not to pass a bill authorizing Metro State’s name change.

Metro State trustees are withdrawing plans to pursue the name change this legislative session, but say they’re still interested in pursuing it.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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