Here is the Washington Post’s article on the announcement (First out of the gate). It is followed by that of the New York Times
The website Best Colleges joins the growing list of those that are paying attention to what is about to happen—or not happen—in Lexington this month.
As we approach the Board of Trustees decisions, the timing and substance of which is unknown to any of us, the Alumni Board hopes that alumni will consider joining us to embrace these aspirational principles:
Lee’s name is a barrier to other major objectives the trustees have established: to increase numbers of minority students and members of the faculty, to make admissions to the university “need blind,” and to improve the total atmosphere of the college to emphasize honor, civility, and service.
The Board of Trustees meets to determine the future of the University this week. This is a reminded of what is at stake.
A much more balanced view of the debate, giving Not Unmindful as much or more column space the those on the other side.
Opponents say name change to W&L for Washington and Lee University unsatisfactory to all. WDBJ7.…
Confederate history is family history, history as eulogy, in which loyalty takes precedence over truth.
CastING alumni as anti-change pitted against students and faculty.