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The time for change is now. We continue to support change at the University.


Where We Stand

We’ve made significant progress

We achieved success on three out of four of our requests. The Board committed $225 Million to fund many of those initiatives we pushed for, including need-blind admissions, internships, and experiences designed to foster inclusion and plug students into campus from the outset. The Board also committed to expand representation of women and people of color. Most importantly, for symbolism, Lee will be excised from the University chapel, and portraits will no longer appear on diplomas.

There’s still work to do

The Board of Trustees has decided wrongly in our opinion. We feel that this is just kicking the can down the road. The name will have to change sooner than they think, or the University will wither. We’ve shown the numbers, and we will continue to provide the necessary data to hold their feet to the fire. We will continue to publish the data as we continue to delve and analyze. We can also continue to press them on our requests.


We’re Not Done

Calling on the University to catch up with history.

We Are not Unmindful

Contact Us

Since its inception in Spring 2020, Not Unmindful has grown, sometimes exponentially, but always steadily. And we managed to bend the boards ear and succeeding on most of our requests.

If you are interested in joining us or adding your name to ours, you can can read our requests to the board or sign our letter to continue to remind the board of the right thing to do.

Contact Not Unmindful


    We Are Not Unmindful of the Future

    We are a group of alumni, students, and faculty of all stripes and ages who are concerned about the negative impact that Robert E. Lee’s name is having on the reputation of our beloved university as we believe it acts as an impediment to other necessary structural changes that will improve equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University. Renaming is the most crucial step the university needs to take to be mindful of the future.

    We are a very diverse group from various backgrounds, brackets, and beliefs united in our deep concern for the University’s future. We have members who are alumni from the 70s. We have members who witnessed the beginning of co-education at the university in the 80s—which was as bold a move then as the change we champion now.

    We have members from the 90s and 2000s, which saw some of the school’s most meaningful diversity and inclusion efforts. But most importantly, we have current students—the university’s future donor base—who have already joined this movement and are among its most enthusiastic supporters.


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