Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Washington and Lee renames buildings; orders portraits of Lee, Washington in military attire replaced

Via Ryan "Seriously if some whiny liberal hipster wants to gripe about a building being named after "George Washington" and "Robert E. Lee" then he might find somewhere else to attend college other than Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia."

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Washington and Lee University has decided to make changes to the names of some campus buildings after concerns from students and faculty.

On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees announced that it will rename Robinson Hall as Chavis Hall, in honor of John Chavis, the first African-American to receive a college education in the United States.

He graduated from Washington Academy, the predecessor of W&L, in 1799. Also, Lee-Jackson House will be renamed Simpson Hall in honor of Pamela Hemenway Simpson, who served as an associate dean of the college and helped move to a co-ed environment in the 1980s.

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