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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Westminster College will keep its name.
After months of deliberation about changing the name to Westminster University, the school's president announced the name would NOT change during Saturday's commencement there.
The announcement by Michael Bassis came as a welcome surprise to graduates. The proposed name change had been met with opposition from many current and past students.
Bassis says keeping the college name fits with the school. He says the term indicates an intensely personal, student-centered learning environment -- some of the most valued traits of the school he says.
The school had considered the name change to emphasize that besides being a small liberal arts college, it also has many graduate and professional programs.
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