It's safe to say that UH-Downtown will remain UH-Downtown for at least two more years, since there's no time to get a name change bill through the Lege at this point. The Chron takes a look at how the attempt to change it this year went down the tubes.
One possibility, Houston Metropolitan University, was rejected by faculty as too cheesy. Another, University of South Texas, prompted a letter warning of possible trademark infringement from South Texas College of Law President James Alfini.
Now, it's back to the drawing board. The school is soliciting proposals from companies to suggest new names.