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Utah Institutions Move Away From 'Dixie,' But Locals Split

Some institutions in southern Utah are moving away from the name Dixie because of its ties to the confederacy. The hospital will have a new name in 2021 and the university could be next, if the state Legislature passes a bill to do so. But KUER reports there are also efforts within the community to keep the name around, and they’re hoping legislators will listen to them. They say removing Dixie feels like it's leaving behind community heritage. While university officials have recognized the importance of the name to local residents, they cite survey results that show the negative impact the name has on students and out-of-state recruiting.