When the university decided to change its name to the University of Louisville, it was a tough decision to make, especially given the university’s reputation as a place where academics and the arts thrive.
The university’s motto, “Live for the People,” has been one of its hallmarks since 1878.
But the university has struggled to attract students since the recession, and the name change may have been the only way the university could keep the name it’s known for.
“We wanted to stay true to the city and the culture,” said Kevin Anderson, the university president and president of the Louisville Board of Regents.
The name change came with a major price tag.
The new name was also unpopular with some Louisvilleians, especially those who grew up on the university campus.
For many students, the new name “was not a part of the conversation,” said Lourdes Martinez, a professor at the University at Buffalo who has been studying the university for more than 40 years.
“They were angry.
They were hurt.
They felt the name was not authentic.
It was not an expression of their community.”
In 2018, a new university was opened in the same building as the one the university is currently named after, and a new mascot was created.
The city has also seen some changes, too.
For example, Louisville’s downtown skyline now features the names of buildings and businesses that were demolished decades ago, including the former Louisville Post-Dispatch building.
The building has also been named for the founder of the city, Frank Marshall Davis, and former mayor, Sam Hopkins.
It is now called the Jefferson Memorial and is home to the university.
“The Jefferson Memorial has been a part the fabric of Louisville and the city for generations,” said Anderson, who is also a former city councilman.
“If you want to change something, you have to come up with something new.”
The city also plans to rename the historic City Hall and a portion of the Jefferson Monument.
But that’s not the only change.
Louisville is in the midst of a “renewal” and “re-design” process.
The council is expected to vote on a plan to rebrand the city in the next few months, and plans for the city’s downtown area and the University’s main campus are still in flux.
Some of the changes are expected to happen in phases.
The Jefferson Memorial is scheduled to be redesigned, and will likely be redone with a new name.
The City Hall will also be redesigned and will be renamed.
The University of Kentucky is expected a “reconciliation” to become more inclusive, and it will be rebranded as “The University of the Year.”
The plan also calls for the University to rename its downtown campus and rename the former downtown “the College Place.”
The university will also begin a process of revamping the cityscape of downtown Louisville, and Anderson said the city will be updated on a regular basis to identify new projects.
“Our goal is to make Louisville a vibrant and beautiful place,” he said.
“To do that, we have to look at a whole lot of things.”
In 2017, the city of Louisville also approved a $30 million renovation of the campus of the University that will include new buildings, a basketball arena, and other improvements.
The renovation will cost $2.5 billion and will begin in 2019.
A second campus is also planned, with an estimated cost of $40 million.
But this second project will not be completed until 2022.
In 2018 the city voted to remove some of the name changes the university was making.
Instead, it plans to move forward with plans to change the name of the university and rename it “the University of Technology.”