Around the industry: University to re-name law school—again—to avoid awkward acronym

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  • Arizona: Twenty lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature have asked University of Arizona (UA) President Ann Weaver Hart to resign over her involvement with DeVry University. Hart is on Devry's Board of Directors, a position that legislators argue taints UA's name and distracts from her presidential responsibilities (Fernandes, "The Ticker," Chronicle of Higher Education, 4/5).  
  • California: University of California, Irvine plans to create an electronic sports program in fall 2016. Leaders are constructing a space in the student center to support that program, including a competition stage, an arena with high-end gaming computers, and a studio that will allow for live, online broadcasts. In addition, students on the team will be eligible for academic scholarships (Botelho, University Business, 4/4).
  • Virginia: George Mason University has tweaked the name of its law school honoring the deceased U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over an unintended acronym. The Antonin Scalia School of Law will be changed to the Antonin Scalia Law School if approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (Chappell, "The Two-Way," NPR, 4/6). 

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