Recently (TIME, Jan. 12) Trinity College of Durham, N. C., decided to change its name to Trinity College, Duke Universitya change signifying the acceptance of $40,000,000 preferred by James Buchanan Duke, tobacco man.
But the case of Trinity College is by no means unusual. Many U. S. colleges have changed their names:
Colby was once Waterville, was before that the Maine Literary and Theological Institution.
Trinity (Connecticut) was once Washington.
Columbia was once King's.
Colgate was once Madison.
Georgia was once Franklin.
Pittsburgh was once Western University of Pennsylvania.
George Washington was once Columbian.
Princeton was once College of New Jersey.
Cincinnati was once McMicken.
Bucknell was once The...