Sunday, February 27, 2005

Governor Dummer No Longer

Governor Dummer, an esteemed boarding school in Newberry, MA. is going to change its name by removing the word Dummer. The name change is due, in large part, to jokes which are often told, playing on the word Dummer/dumber. The school was named for a Massachusetts governor, William Dummer, who donated the land upon which the school was built. Being the traditionalist that I am, this name change is upsetting to me, and I hope that an alma mater of mine never does anything like this.