Name MUW for Eudora Welty

If ever a decision was this easy, life would be so much simpler. We're talking about the move to change the name of the Mississippi University for Women.

Several names have been suggested, including Reneau University or Waverly University. Another name mentioned is Welty University, after the late and world renowned Mississippi author, Eudora Welty. This one is a no-brainer.

Eudora Welty brought esteem and praise to her home state for decades, and her writing is respected across the globe. Eudora Welty is Mississippi. To name a state university in her honor is proper and deserving. We don't need a committee to study the issue and we don't need an ad agency to vet different names. The choice is simple. Change the name of MUW to Eudora Welty University. It's the right thing to do.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager

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