Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Following up on my earlier posts:
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington and Lee Faculty Vote to Change the University's Name:
Washington and Lee University faculty passed a motion to remove Robert E. Lee from the name of the small liberal arts college in Lexington.
The motion — the first time for W&L faculty to make such a recommendation — will be sent to the board of trustees.
W&L President Will Dudley called a special meeting to discuss the motion at the request of the faculty affairs committee. More than 260 faculty members attended the virtual meeting late Monday afternoon and 79% of them voted for the motion.
“The university’s name rests with its board of trustees, and there are no current plans to change it,” said university spokeswoman Drewry Sackett.