your name is desire
Oh, wait, this is about universities. Okay fine. It is about universities.
[Damn. Desire was so working for me.]
You are the University of the South
[Okay the South works for me I have fond memories of Madame Slotsky.]
While you are somewhat small and even removed from the fray, you claim to speak for a large number of people. This representative effort has backfired in recent years [no kidding, the freaking strike has been so problematic] as the group you try to speak for suffers a diminished reputation. [Did I mention the strike?] Nonetheless you are an excellent writer and have been writing just about your entire life. [I actually am go read something good where I meant it and was not just goofing off blogging.] If you were a named streetcar you would go by Desire.
[See, desire was in there.]