Not Unmindful in the News

Since our founding at the beginning of June, Not Unmindful has been starting to receive a lot of attention in the press. If you want to see how we are being presented as a calm, hopeful voice for change, this is a good place to start.

Check back frequently, as this list is likely to grow over the coming weeks and months until we achieve our first goal. Removing the University’s association with Robert E. Lee.

Debate continues over future of Washington and Lee’s name
January 28, 2021
Not Unmindful’s own Betsy Green joins the NBC affiliate in Roanoke to discuss the date around the name, noting, rightly, that the name has changed many times

Washington and Lee faculty vote to change the university’s name
July 6, 2020
“We feel like we’re going to end up on the wrong side of this as an institution and that it will harm us,” said Jim Casey, an economics professor and W&L graduate who organized the initial meeting.” Be sure to watch the video

Students and faculty ask Washington and Lee to change its name
The Washington Post
July 2, 2020
In another sign of mounting pressure on Washington and Lee University leaders, the group representing the student body has asked the school to be renamed.

As colleges grapple with racist legacies, a monument at Ole Miss will finally go
The Washington Post
June 19, 2020
As protests over race continue, colleges across the country are taking action, removing statues and renaming buildings — or facing demands from students and others to make changes.

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