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TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you like the Maryland Avenue name change?

Friday, September 10, 2010 | 1:17 p.m. CDT; updated 11:11 a.m. CDT, Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Columbia City Council unanimously approved changing the name of Maryland Avenue to Tiger Avenue on Tuesday night.

The name change will be paid for by MU, meaning the university will pay for the new street sign. According to a Missourian report, MU officials haven't ruled out leaving Maryland Avenue signs up, allowing the Tiger Avenue signs to join them on a dually named, but singularly addressed street. 

The name change was heralded as a gesture of school spirit, but is now being called tacky on Twitter by some students and residents.

There has been no comment from the governor or state legislature of Maryland regarding the ousting of the Chesapeake state from the maps of Columbia.

Do you like changing the name of Maryland Avenue to Tiger Avenue?


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Carlos Sanchez September 10, 2010 | 3:42 p.m.

How long will it before these new signs are stolen? Anybody wanna take bets?

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Ellis Smith September 10, 2010 | 4:10 p.m.

First, Carlos, we need to establish some uniform measurement of time.

Would you prefer nanoseconds or picoseconds?

As for Schultz's comment about Saint Ann and MU, it's entirely possible she did show up, couldn't locate the Mining Engineering Department (because there isn't one), and left in frustration. One Mining Engineering Department at this multi-campus university is as much as we need.

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Carlos Sanchez September 10, 2010 | 5:40 p.m.

@Ellis Smith take your pick on the amount of time it will take my friend but judging by the life of the other signs it wont be long...lol.

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