Regents reject advisory panel recommendations on building name changes

33 buildings on UGA campus could have been renamed

The names of upwards of three dozen buildings on the University of Georgia campus are among those on campuses in the University System of Georgia that will not be changed by the Board of Regents. An advisory group had recommended changes to buildings whose names were considered by some to be racially or ethnically inappropriate or offensive.

The Regents made their decision after reviewing the report from the Naming Advisory Group that recommended changing the names of 75 buildings and colleges to ensure “no building included on the system’s campuses holds the name of someone who does not reflect the USG published standards.” 33 of those buildings are on the campus of the University of Georgia.

“The purpose of history is to instruct. History can teach us important lessons, lessons that if understood and applied make Georgia and its people stronger,” the Board of Regents said in a statement. “The board, therefore, will not pursue name changes on USG buildings and colleges as recommended.”

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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