Univ. of Georgia system to review names of buildings

Univ. of Georgia system to review names of buildings
(Source: University System of Georgia)

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP/WTOC) — Georgia’s public university system announced it will review the names of all the buildings and colleges on its campuses weeks after a column in a college newspaper advocated for changing the name of one school.

The announcement on Wednesday says an advisory group will make a report to the University system’s board after the review about any recommended changes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the announcement comes after a guest column in the University of Georgia’s student newspaper called for the journalism school to change its name. The school is named after Henry Grady, a journalist and editor who campaigned against equality for freed slaves.

Members of the advisory group include:

  • President Marion Fedrick, Albany State University; Group Chairwoman
  • Michael Patrick, Marketing and Strategic Growth, Chick-fil-A
  • The Honorable Herbert Phipps, Retired, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Neal J. Quirk, attorney; Executive Vice-Chairman, University of Georgia Foundation
  • Dr. Sally Wallace, Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

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