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Dixie State University Gets a Controversial Name Change

Utah Legislature votes for change to Utah Tech University

(Newser) - Update: Dixie State University will likely soon be called Utah Tech University. The Republican-controlled state legislature in Utah voted to change the name Wednesday, despite local outcry from those who insisted the regional importance of the word "Dixie" is separate from the word's association with slavery, the AP...

Facebook May Not Be Facebook Much Longer

Per Verge report, Zuckerberg may announce name change next week for parent company

(Newser) - If Facebook was trying to spin attention away from its recent woes by stirring up talk of its planned "metaverse" on Monday, Tuesday brought more of the same. This time, the whispers emerge from the Verge , which late last night cited a source claiming that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will...

Storied Ski Resort Makes 'a Big, Big Statement'

Squaw Valley, host of 1960 Olympics, changes name to Palisades Tahoe

(Newser) - The largest ski resort at California's Lake Tahoe will no longer be known as Squaw Valley. The Olympic Valley resort cast off its 72-year-old name on Monday, unveiling its new moniker, Palisades Tahoe. The resort, a host site for the 1960 Winter Olympics, had announced an upcoming name change...

Diddy Is No More: 'Welcome to the Love Era'
Sean Combs Officially
Changes Name

Sean Combs Officially Changes Name

Producer will apparently go by his new middle name, 'Love'

(Newser) - The man formerly known as Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, and Diddy should now be called "Love." The rapper and producer, whose birth name is Sean John Combs, has officially changed his name once again, this time swapping his middle name for "Love." The 51-year-old posted...

San Francisco's Board of Ed Nixes Controversial Plan

44 schools won't be renamed, at least not until the city's kids get back to full-time in-person learning

(Newser) - A plan to rename dozens of schools in San Francisco has fallen by the wayside. After a debate that stretched for years, the city's Board of Education voted in January to yank the names of famous figures who had ties to racism, oppression, or slavery off of 44 schools—...

Taiwan Asks People to Stop Changing Names to 'Salmon'

Dozens of people have altered their monikers to take advantage of restaurant's sushi promotion

(Newser) - A restaurant chain promotion has led to what local media is calling "salmon chaos" in Taiwan, where people are now changing their names to get free or discounted sushi. The Central News Agency reports that the two-day offering from Sushiro entitles anyone whose name includes the Chinese characters for...

It's Name Change Time for Aunt Jemima
Here's Aunt Jemima's
New Name
in case you missed it

Here's Aunt Jemima's New Name

Products will be sold under the name Pearl Milling Company starting in June

(Newser) - As promised , Quaker Oats is changing the name of its Aunt Jemima brand. Starting in June, the name and logo featuring a smiling Black woman—long criticized as racially insensitive—will no longer appear on products. Instead, they will be sold under the name Pearl Milling Company, CNN reports....

SF Supervisors Want to Rename Zuckerberg Hospital

They accuse Facebook of 'endangering public health' with COVID misinformation

(Newser) - A $75 million donation to a hospital wasn't enough to earn Mark Zuckerberg a like from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The board voted 10-1 this week to condemn the naming of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after the Facebook founder, Business Insider reports. The hospital's full...

Grimes Reveals New Name, Unusual Bonding With Her Baby

She goes by a single letter now

(Newser) - Forget about Baby Einstein—when Grimes chills with her infant son, they watch Apocalypse Now. "He's into radical art," the Canadian musician tells the New York Times . "Like, he just actually is, and I don't think it's problematic to engage with them on that...

Big Brand on Packaging Change: 'The Time Is Right'

Mars Inc. rice brand, now to be called 'Ben's Original,' is losing Uncle Ben

(Newser) - Following in the steps of Aunt Jemima and Land O'Lakes , another major brand is about to experience an overhaul. This time around, it's Uncle Ben's rice, which is getting a new name and dropping the picture that has long appeared on the product's packaging. The updated...

New Boeing Plane Name May Be Subtle PR Move

737 Max is called 737-8 in new announcement from Boeing, but it's not clear if that's an official rebrand

(Newser) - Boeing announced an order Wednesday from Polish airline Enter Air for up to four 737-8 airplanes, with the airline's general director asserting he's "convinced it will be the best aircraft in the world for many years to come." For those curious what this new jet is...

Trump Doubles Down on Base Renaming With New Threat

'I will Veto' $740B annual defense bill if Elizabeth Warren-proposed amendment is included

(Newser) - An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act regarding the renaming of US military bases paying tribute to Confederate leaders has already been approved in a voice vote by the Senate's Armed Services Committee. But President Trump has just made clear he doesn't intend to let it get...

Activist Confronts School Board Member, Goes Viral

Gary Chambers wasn't having it when Connie Bernard defended school named for Robert E. Lee

(Newser) - An activist who showed up at a Louisiana school board meeting has gone viral after he confronted one board member who defended keeping the name of a school named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and seemed to be shopping online during the Thursday meeting, per ABC News . "I...

WaPo to Redskins Owner: 'Change the Name. NOW'

Editorial board says if Dan Snyder won't do it, the NFL should

(Newser) - The Washington Post editorial board is calling on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change his football club's name. Under the headline "Change the Name of the Washington NFL Team. Now," the newspaper says in an editorial posted online Friday that if Snyder won’t switch the...

After 130 Years, Aunt Jemima Is Getting an Overhaul

Aunt Jemima brand is changing logo, name to 'make progress toward racial equality'

(Newser) - For decades, supermarket shoppers have seen bottles of maple syrup represented by log cabins, matrons with aprons, and one especially controversial brand that's now getting an overhaul. Per NBC News , Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, announced Wednesday it will completely change both the logo and name of its...

After a Year, KC Voters Rescind MLK Honor

Majority of voters want The Paseo back in Kansas City

(Newser) - Both sides say they're fighting to retain history. Now, the day after a contentious election, the side that fought for the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. has lost that battle. The AP reports Kansas City voted "overwhelmingly"—almost 70% of the vote, per unofficial late-night returns...

Their Community's Name Is for a KKK Member. They Voted to Keep It

'Stapleton' sticks following referendum vote in Denver

(Newser) - A Denver neighborhood named for a former Ku Klux Klan member is sticking by its moniker. About a third of property owners in Stapleton—named for former Denver Mayor Benjamin Stapleton—voted in a referendum, with 65% in favor of keeping the name, reports CNN . Liz Stalnaker of community group...

Starbucks Used to Have a Much Longer Name

Why company dumped Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spices, and why other brands changed their names

(Newser) - In a world where our texting shorthand includes "BRB," "LOL," and "K," is it any surprise that we now have brands calling themselves WW, RH, and KFC? USA Today reports on eight companies that have truncated or otherwise modified their original monikers, for various...

Schools Get Creative in Changing Dicey Names

Don't like Robert E. Lee? Save money and make it stand for a different Lee altogether

(Newser) - It's not a revelation that schools around the country are rethinking their names if they were named after Robert E. Lee or other Confederate figures. But as the Wall Street Journal points out, the logistics of a name change can be tough on a school's budget—so school...

Kanye West Has Changed His Name
Kanye West Has
Changed His Name

Kanye West Has Changed His Name

Meet 'Ye'

(Newser) - Kanye West has changed his name at age 41, and rather than adding a "Kardashian" to his moniker, the rapper has selected two letters from his name to go by and is dropping the rest. "The being formally (sic) known as Kanye West," he tweeted Saturday night,...

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