- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Officials at Georgia Regents University say they’ll revise entrance signs that were recently installed on campus to include the word “Augusta” in them.

University spokesman, David Brond, told the Augusta Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1aPcs8Z ) that officials made the decision following backlash from community members who were upset that the school diverted from its plan to include the city’s name in its signage.

Georgia Regents University was created when Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences University were merged. After officials chose Georgia Regents University as the name for the newly consolidated school, some area residents protested that dropping Augusta from the title was an insult to the city and to Augusta State University.

GRU officials have said they decided to drop “Augusta” from the signs to try eliminating confusion.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , https://www.augustachronicle.com

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