|(above) Metro State's name change debate is questioned by the Denver Post's Editorial staff|
by Denver Post Editorial Board
We're glad to see a pause in the quest to rename Metropolitan State College of Denver the reprieve coming out of concern that the proposed new name would cause confusion with another institution.
During the year-long delay, we hope officials at Metro can better explain to the public and state lawmakers why a name change is necessary.
And they'll need to resolve legitimate concerns raised by the University of Denver that the proposed new name — Denver State University — would step on DU's franchise.
Furthermore, we're still concerned that one of the underlying motivations for the name change, which requires legislative approval, involves mission creep [read entire article].