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Monday, June 14, 2021

Washington & Lee University Board Votes 22-6 To Keep Lee’s Name (Faculty Had Voted 188-51 To Remove It)

Following up on my previous posts (links below):  New York Times, Board of Washington and Lee University Votes to Keep Lee’s Name:

W&L University LogoWashington and Lee University, the private liberal arts school in Virginia, will not change its name after a monthslong review over whether to remove its reference to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the school announced on Friday.

The school’s board of trustees voted 22-6 on Friday in favor of keeping its current name, which developed as an acknowledgment of a donation given by George Washington in the 18th century and Lee’s tenure as school president after the Civil War. The vote came after a nearly yearlong review of the school’s name and the symbols connected to its history and campus surroundings in Lexington, Va.

Press Release, The Future of Washington and Lee University

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/06/washington-lee-university-board-votes-22-6-to-keep-lees-name-faculty-had-voted-188-51-to-remove-it.html

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