Skip to comments.Washington and Lee (VA) faculty vote to change the university's name
Posted on 07/07/2020 1:18:23 PM PDT by Perseverando
Washington and Lee University faculty passed a motion to remove Robert E. Lee from the name of the small liberal arts college in Lexington.
The motion the first time for W&L faculty to make such a recommendation will be sent to the board of trustees.
W&L President Will Dudley called a special meeting to discuss the motion at the request of the faculty affairs committee. More than 260 faculty members attended the virtual meeting late Monday afternoon and 79% of them voted for the motion.
The universitys name rests with its board of trustees, and there are no current plans to change it, said university spokeswoman Drewry Sackett.
The school was named for George Washington, an early benefactor, and Lee, the former Confederate general and president of the university who is buried in the chapel at the heart of campus. Washington and Lee University is the schools fifth name since 1749.
The three permanent Black faculty members at W&Ls law school called for the removal of both Washingtons and Lees names from the schools name, according to a letter sent to Dudley.
It is worth exploring why the faculty has decided to make a collective statement on Lee and why the faculty has not included a demand to drop Washington in their petition, according to the letter written by Brandon Hasbrouck, an alum and associate professor of law. It is no longer acceptable, profitable or convenient to be associated with Lee but it is for Washington.
An amendment was proposed to include the removal of Washingtons name, but that motion failed.
Faculty members also discussed the importance of having wider discussions about the overall campus climate, said Zoila Ponce de Leon, an assistant professor of politics.
A name change is a symbolic gesture, but
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The new name ? Yup. Kapernick & Floyd University.
If you’re gonna go full Burn Loot Murder/ISIS/Auntie-FA history purge, go full right-through-the-effing-wall retard.
The same town where blocks away, the lunatic bitch that runs the Red Hen exists.
I haven’t heard any movement on getting rid of the name Yale.
‘The three permanent Black faculty members at W&Ls law school called for the removal of both Washingtons and Lees names from the schools name’
guess they’ll just call the school ‘ampersand...’
>>A name change is a symbolic gesture, but what we really need to invest our energy in is changing our behavior as faculty and students, Ponce de Leon said. The members of our community who come from diverse backgrounds dont feel comfortable because of how we treat people it isnt just the name.
‘Ponce de Leon’?? A “professor” named after a mass murdering slave owner who slaughtered native americans and waged biological warfare against them? When is this professor going to change xer name?
Watch, the next thing they’ll want is for the Lee burials to be moved.
And I hope, in kind, parents change their decisions as to where to send their kids to college.
Let the “black lives matter” parents support the universities they choose to send their kids to.
Go with Washington and Douglas.At least Fredrick Douglas was a patriot.
I would hope the alums who donate make their views known, loud and clear.
I think Marx & Malcolm (X) has a nice ring to it.
Sad commentary on ignorance of General Lees life. After the war, he dedicated himself to education and preservation of the union. He could have gathered former Rebels and refought the war through guerillas but he chose peace instead. They took his land to make Arlington Cemetery. I never hear anyone say that veterans shouldnt be buried there because slaves might have walked those fields.
> An amendment was proposed to include the removal of Washingtons name, but that motion failed. <
Failed for now. If I live long enough, Im sure Ill see Washingtons name gone, and Lees body gone. Because doing that would be the Stalinist thing to do.
Why didn't the faculty just vote to close the university?
Why didn't they resign?
Seems to me they want something for nothing. Why not put their money where their mouths are?
Lenin and Stalin University. It will come complete with appropriate statues.
I say just remove the 3 anti American black faculty.
Yeah. What patriotic family would send their kids to an indoctrination camp and spend good money on a future loser.
An 8-foot-tall (2.4 m) statue of George Washington, carved by Matthew Kahle and known as Old George, was placed atop Washington Hall on the historic Colonnade in 1844 in memory of Washington's gift. The current statue is made of bronze; the original wooden statue was restored and now resides in the university's library."
Well, thanks for nothing, George. I guess these statues will be the next to go.
So why did they work there in the first place?
Trayvon & Floyd?
Sharpton & Farrahkhan?
I’m sure they can come up with some nice monikers which will be politically correct.
Lenin, Stalin & Marx
Mao and Che and Fidel and Friends????
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