Sunday, March 18, 2007

SJSU name change a 'bad idea'

Even Scott Herhold agrees, changing San Jose State University's name to San Jose State University - California State University is a "bad idea."

This is a bad idea. It's close to a very bad idea, an 8 out of 10 on the badness meter.
There's simply no persuasive reason for changing a name that has served the university very well for most of a century. In fact, it dilutes the school's identity.
Herhold even says that the idea that changing the name will be good for downtown San Jose is "preposterous." He is right. Hopefully students will agree when they go to vote this week.

1 comment:

A.Venegas said...

I agree. Any potential benefit from being closer to the CSU trademark dwindles significantly when you think of the cost and time commitment changing everything would take.

Not worth it. Bad idea, all around.