Fun Fact: When trying to think of broader name for their newly established School of Public Relations, the 1947 Boston University Board of Trustees were stumped. All they they knew was that they really liked the three letters “C,” “O,” and “M.” After failing to arrive at a consensus, they eventually ditched the idea and went with “Boston University College of Communication.” The acronym however, stuck.
After spending INNUMERABLE hours in Mugar doing research, I was able to dig up some of the original contenders. Here they are below:
College of Optional Math
Classes with One Male
Carefully Ornamented Macbooks
Competing for Opportunities and Money
Critical-thinking Overwhelms Me
Compulsively Over-watches Mad Men
CS6 Only, Mom!
Cameras, Overacting, Microphones (oh my!)
Copywriting: Objectively better than Marketing
Care for Overhyped 80’s coming of age Movies?
Continues to Overthink Major
Concise, Objective, and Missing punctuation
Caffeine Over Maintaining sleep
Contemplates the Oscars’ Motives
Convinced OITNB is Magic
Canonize Our Dear Mindy Kaling
(Just to clarify: these are all jokes or hyperbolic observations based off my limited experience as a student in the School of Communication. “COM” is short for “Communication,” obviously)