It's the nation's oldest independent boarding school, founded before the Revolutionary War in 1763 by acting Massachusetts governor William Dummer, who donated the land it was built on.
After 242 years, trustees decided that to be a "Dummer graduate" wasn't worth being the butt of the invariable jokes.
I'm reminded of the demise of venerable Beaver College of Glenside, Pennsylvania in 2000, the result of similar unhappiness by its students and graduates.
It's now called Arcadia University.
"A rose by any other name...."