Over the past few weeks Loyola has been busy preparing its campus for the new name. Old signs have been brought down and replaced with shiny new ones. A grand convocation is also planned for today with two honorary degrees being awarded. Fireworks will cap off the night.
Not everyone is fine and dandy with this new name. Over the past year many students, staff, and especially Loyola alumni have voiced their opinion in opposition to the designation change. Many feel that this isn't the best decision, while others feel it's a waste of money during tough economic times (a name change can cost millions of dollars), and even others think the university is losing its tradition and commitment to the small liberal arts values, all in the name of rankings and business.
Whatever the case may be Loyola College in Maryland is out and Loyola University Maryland is in.