Three de­serve Hol­land credit

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Fred Hyn­d­man is more than de­serv­ing of credit for many ini­tia­tives over the year but I sug­gest that the nam­ing of Hol­land Col­lege is not one of them.

The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment of the day de­ter­mined that the new univer­sity would be named The Univer­sity of Prince Ed­ward Is­land but left the nam­ing of the in­tended col­lege to the Col­lege Plan­ning Com­mit­tee.

There was a public in­vi­ta­tion to pro­pose a name for the new in­sti­tu­tion and three in­di­vid­u­als, quite in­de­pen­dently, pro­posed the name ‘Hol­land.’ The three were my good friend and col­league pro­vin­cial li­brar­ian Dorothy Cullen, a young man from Summerside whose name es­capes me and my­self.

I have a pho­to­graph of pres­i­dent-des­ig­nate Glen­den­ning con­grat­u­lat­ing the three win­ners.

It was, in­deed, an ap­pro­pri­ate name. Doug Boylan, Char­lot­te­town

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