Georgia University System Votes To Keep Names Of Controversial Figures

Georgia University System Votes To Keep Names Of Controversial Figures


The Board of Regents of Georgia’s public university system voted unanimously not to rename any of the 75 buildings named after controversial figures in history.

“The intent of the advisory group was to better understand the names that mark our buildings and colleges, recognizing there would likely be a number of individuals who engaged in behaviors or held beliefs that do not reflect or represent our values today,” the Board of Regents wrote in a statement announcing the decision, noting that the University System of Georgia includes some 3,800 named buildings and colleges. “Understanding the history of names fulfills a knowledge mission that has guided USG for the past 90 years.”

“The purpose of history is to instruct. History can teach us important lessons, lessons that if

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