University of Oregon Spends $23,400 to Rename Buildings amid Concerns of Racism

The public University of Oregon spent $23,000 on research before deciding whether to change the name of several buildings on campus, which students claim have racist histories.

A black student group at the University of Oregon demanded that campus buildings be renamed after uncovering that several of the buildings are named after men with controversial histories.

Dunn Hall, a prominent building on campus, is set to be renamed after the students uncovered that the building’s namesake was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Despite the concerns of the students, it’s unclear why administrators poured such a significant amount of funds into research on the decision.

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