Utah university removes Reid's name from center

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Updated: 8/29 1:09 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledges he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from a center on campus, but insists politics had nothing to do with his decision to do so.

The Nevada Democrat's name was removed from the school's Outdoor Engagement Center in Cedar City, Utah, last week.

Wyatt said Friday the school's 2011 naming of the center for the alumnus generated no donations to the center and created confusion about the center's purpose because nobody associated Reid with the outdoors.

The center caters to students seeking outdoor careers.

Reid issued a statement Friday saying there was no agreement to have him raise funds for the center and he's "not going to raise money to have (his) name placed on anything."


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Localyoocal - 8/29/2014 1:19 PM
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Now we need to get his name off the Senate roll call list. He's done major damage to Nevada and this country.

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