Georgia University System Board Rejects Building Name Changes

Georgia University System Board Rejects Building Name Changes


The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (USG) rejected recommendations from an advisory panel to change the names of 75 of its buildings due to ties to “racism” and “white supremacy.”

“The purpose of history is to instruct,” the Board of Regents said Monday in a statement announcing its intention to reject the recommendations of the Naming Advisory Group after reviewing its report.

“History can teach us important lessons, lessons that if understood and applied make Georgia and its people stronger,” the statement continued. “The board, therefore, will not pursue name changes on USG buildings and colleges as recommended by the advisory group’s report.”

The board said it is “grateful to Albany State University President Marion Fedrick and the members

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