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By Jeff Victor
Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange 

New UW slogan draws criticism from faculty

 

July 10, 2018



LARAMIE — A planned marketing campaign for the University of Wyoming is taking heat from some inside the university who have called it sexist, racist and counterproductive to the goal of recruiting more out-of-state students.

“The world needs more cowboys,” the campaign claims, evoking images of stereotypical western icons in the minds of some faculty and misrepresenting UW’s research and educational goals, associate professor Christine Porter said.

“I care most about our university having a slogan that makes all people feel welcome here,” she said. “That’s what I care most...



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