Public comment period on building names underway until Dec. 14

The Marshall University Presidential Committee to Examine Building Names is accepting online comments from university students, faculty and staff through Friday, Dec. 14.

To submit comments, please log in to your myMU account and click on the "Building Names Survey" link on the right side of the page. The link will take you to the online form.

President Gilbert formed the committee in April in response to a student’s inquiry about the 1937 naming of Jenkins Hall for a Confederate Civil War general.

The president appointed 12 members to the committee, representing students, faculty, staff and the Board of Governors. He charged the group with examining the names of all buildings on the Huntington campus to determine if contextualization or additional action is needed.

Last week, the committee held a public meeting to discuss its charge and process, and to receive comments from student organizations and others.

The committee, which is chaired by Board of Governors Secretary Christie Kinsey, will be preparing a report and recommendations for Gilbert to share with the full board at its regular meeting on Feb. 28, 2019.

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