A simple appealment to grammar solves this problem, more specifically, etymology, morphology and genitival syntax.
Let us strip this proper noun to its bare appellatives without grammatical relation and with submerged determinatives: University (Province) Louisiana (City) Lafayette.
What does the appellative noun of circumscribed space, 'university,' mean? From the Medieval Latin (12th-13th century) "universitas, universitatis," meaning "a community of churchly scholars who were not cut off by excommunication, since no "badness, baseness, or malice" or "abhorrence of spiritual goods" are found in their character. The whole body or aggregated persons constituted the university; it is an abstract collective singular noun.
What does 'province' mean? It is a stipulated constitutional territory under a judicial-administrative governor. The term is of Latin-Roman origin, modeled on the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian and Greek territorial districts by the ancient Romans. Louis XIV in the 17th century used this constitutional principle for the newly acquired "Louisiana territory" from Spain.
What does 'Louisiana' mean? This territory we call home was the Imperial lands of the Bourbon kings of France named for Louis XIV the Great. The suffix -iana is of Latin origin denoting constitutional citizenship, modeled on the Roman 'constitutio Antoniniana' of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (nicknamed, Caracalla) in his edit of A.D. 212 [See Ulpian, Digesta 1.5.17] which conferred universal Roman citizenship on all people living within the Roman Empire.
The term 'city' merits no comment.
Lafayette, however, does. As a city name, it is a locative noun or noun of local extension to denote a locality in general, and level surface in particular (think of a map here).
Since our great university houses international, national and local men and women of renown, the locative appellative "at Lafayette" misleads, distorts and falsifies the true character of our university.
How? There are two "university" templates: the modern German system, and the ancient English-French system. Our university conforms to the French model, or its par excellence, the University of Paris, called Paris before the rise of the modern state of France. Here growth and development is internal within the conscribed space of the university land-mass.
Perforcely, to use two territorial determinatives "of Louisiana at Lafayette," one wider in scope (Louisiana) and the other narrower in scope is simple grammatical illiteracy.
The university scholars can contact their state Senator to redress this grammatical blunder quietly in the Senate chambers of Louisiana. Our great scholars have never forgotten their Isaian dittographic dictum: "The effect of righteousness (judicial sense for one who obeys the laws of the land) is quietness and confidence."
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 17, 2013:
In the end, edge to Tulane, but the 12th man could be the deciding factor.
Says ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert, “Obviously, they are not responsible enough to have the privilege of selling alcohol. This blatant disregard of the law will not be tolerated.”
Louisiana's Department of Education isn't properly monitoring the state's voucher program to make sure students are placed in private schools that demonstrate student achievement and success, according to an audit released Monday.
Five members of the Lafayette Parish School Board are facing potential fines of as much as $1,400 for excessive absences from board meetings in 2013.
Acadiana (14-1) broke the state championship record for points and rushing yards, rolling up 670 yards. Photo by Buddy Delahoussaye
The artist who chronicled Cajun life and later found fame with his enigmatic “Blue Dog” images died Saturday in Houston after a long battle with cancer.
Screaming Eagles break record for most points scored. Photo by Buddy Delahoussaye
The agency previously had said the program raked in more than the $200 million used to balance the budget, but hadn't given a final tally of what was collected and what still was available for spending.
The board is scheduled to vote Friday on proposals from Alleva to make 150 different changes to prices for tickets and parking across university sports events.
It took a unanimous vote of the Youngsville Council to compel the mayor to pay some $7,500 in bills to a few vendors used by the city’s PD.
America is lost, says state Sen. Elbert Guillory, and that’s the reason he’ll be running for Lieutenant Gov. come 2015.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
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