ALBERTA, Canada --- Administrators at Canadian University College waited for students to leave for Christmas break to announce that the school was abandoning its long-held status as "Most Confusingly-Named School in Adventism."
"We held on as long as we could," said CUC Spokesperson, Tanner Huffman. "It pains us to give up a title that we have held for so long but the downside of confusing employers, accrediting bodies and potential students by our 'university college' status finally outweighed the comedy value of keeping the title."
CUC is to be renamed Burman University in recognition of Charles and Leona Burman, the husband and wife team that founded the institution in 1907. In a prepared statement CUC Administrators said that they hoped the simplified 'university' status would add legitimacy to the institution as a degree-granting institution. The administration admitted that "nobody actually knows what a 'university college' even is."
As news spread of the name change, students and alumni began to share their thoughts on the transition. Although some expressed a sense of shock and abandonment over the loss of the school's former name, many others expressed relief. "I can't believe it has taken this long to make us sound like a real school," said Dwight Spangler, BA '07. "Where was this wisdom when I was trying to get into grad school?"