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    Hello,

    Is the following use of 'status quo' correct? I know that 'status quo' means 'the existing state of affairs'.

    Status quo of <name of eductional institution (which shall remain nameless ;) ) >

    Under this section is listed the number of teaching staff and so on.

    I have never seen it used like this. I have only seen it used in newspapers and books like this -
    The Supreme Court on Sunday directed the National University (NU) authorities to maintain status quo on termination of 821 employees and fresh recruitment to the university until further order.


    Thank you

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    Default Re: 'status quo'

    The term is primarily used when change is being discussed. I would not use it as your example, to list the current status of an organization.

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    Default Re: 'status quo'

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The term is primarily used when change is being discussed. I would not use it as your example, to list the current status of an organization.
    @SoothingDave, thank you

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