Richard Davenport wrote: ↑Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:57 pmNothing more official than the board of trustees. They have the ability to change it.StillGregHog wrote: ↑Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:56 pmI realize this is beating a dead horse. But really? Google "University of Arkansas." Go to the "official web site", NO reference to "University of Arkansas, Fayetteville" that I can find. Not one. Just "University of Arkansas." Yes, for the system web site they do need to note that it is in "Fayetteville" not the school in Little Rock or Fort Smith, etc.
I get that this wasn't your idea or Clay's, or DD's, etc. But to see you defend this STUPID policy is shocking and, well, disappointing. They don't use the same policy for ASU by the way, even though there are several "Arkansas State University's" other than the one in Jonesboro (even under the ASU System's web site, they list in under "Arkansas State University" both the school in Jonesboro and "ASU-Paragould" and of course there are other ASU's as well, Beebe, Newport, Mountain Home to name the ones off the top of my head.
By the way, Coach Anderson's name is NOT "Mike Anderson" it is "Michael Andre Anderson." So I guess the ADG's policy would require, on first use in a story, that name, right? Frank Broyles name was NOT "Frank Broyles" but "John Franklin Broyles." If you are going to get all "legalistic" about it, lets do it right.
So is it "Michael Anderson" from now on? Or does he have to go to court to change, nothing more official than a birth certificate!
I would not be complaining (well not much and would have dropped it long ago) if they treated ASU the same way. They don't. That tells us what this is all about.