As DCist points out this morning, SEU has lost their accreditation, and has cancelled their Fall Term and will not be accepting new students. With a graduation rate at around 14% (and that’s within six years!), it’s not exactly surprising that their accreditation was pulled. My question though is, should the Metro rename Waterfront-SEU to just Waterfront if SEU is closed? I’d say yes, but that can’t be a cheap operation.
Whenever an organization requests that WMATA put its name on a station, it also has to pay for the run of signs and posters that have to be redone all across the system. If they’ve shut down, how are they going to pay to have their name taken off?
I remember reading that the “Penn Quarter” station change cost over $200,000 for signage and maps. I’m betting to make any changes, wmata will have their hands out saying “And how will you be paying?”
i wish we just had more simple unchanging names for stations.