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."
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.
Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, the Coast Guard has moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase, allowing BP to end its "active" efforts in the area.
Legislators still must leave their guns at the door of the Louisiana Capitol.
Sen. Fred Mills may have an "R" behind his name, but his actions in the Louisiana Legislature transcend the established boundaries of his party.
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law Tuesday.
The Louisiana Senate sided with Gov. Bobby Jindal and the oil industry Tuesday, agreeing to void a lawsuit that a south Louisiana flood board filed against more than 90 oil and gas companies for coastal damage.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.