Surprising pushback on the PC re-naming of historical buildings at U of MN

Sparta Report | 3/11/2019 | Bruno Strozek
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Here’s something completely unexpected:

Descendants of some late University of Minnesota leaders involved in a debate about renaming campus buildings are going on the offensive, saying the process excluded their voices and unfairly maligned their relatives.

Friday - University - Regents - Concerns - Rebukes

On Friday, several university regents echoed those concerns with sharply worded rebukes of the process so far. A majority on the board wants to see more research before its members make a decision about renaming Coffman Memorial Union and three other buildings, said its chairman, David McMillan.

Last week, President Eric Kaler tentatively recommended that the university’s governing board strip the names of the former administrators from campus buildings because they backed policies that segregated student housing or targeted Jews at the U. His proposal seconded the recommendations of a university task force’s 125-page report as well as calls by student leaders to rename Coffman.

Kaler - Step - Families - U - Leaders

Kaler said a key next step would be hearing from families of the former U leaders,...
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