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George Washington U. Building Named for Francis Scott Key Faces Possible Name Change

George Washington U. Building Named for Francis Scott Key Faces Possible Name Change

“has received a request to rename Francis Scott Key Hall and it will consider whether to scrap the moniker at some point in the future”

The amazing thing about this story is that George Washington University apparently maintains a “Name Change Request Registry.”

The school accepts and tracks requests for building names to be changed.

The College Fix reports:

GWU’s Francis Scott Key Hall may face name change

Among a list of building names George Washington University has collected for study and review is Francis Scott Key Hall.

Key is the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

But the private, Washington D.C.-based university has received a request to rename Francis Scott Key Hall and it will consider whether to scrap the moniker at some point in the future, according to its Name Change Request Registry.

University officials did not respond to repeated requests from The College Fix over the last week asking about the nature of the complaint or complaints against Francis Scott Key Hall and whether students or faculty asked for it to be reviewed.

Complaints have also been made against Fulbright Hall, Madison Hall, Monroe Hall of Government, the Churchill Center and the William P. Barr Dean’s Suite, the university’s Name Change Request Registry website states.

“At this time, the Colonials Moniker is under consideration,” the website states. “When a final decision is issued, the university will consider other requests on the Name Change Request Registry.”

Late last month, George Washington University officials announced they will strip the name of Cloyd Heck Marvin, its longest serving president, from a central campus building after the renaming committee determined Marvin was too racist to keep his name on it.

As for Francis Scott Key Hall, it was dedicated in 1940. Today it hosts co-ed apartment-style housing for first-year students.

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Comments

Dolce Far Niente | July 14, 2021 at 10:24 am

Bullies are compelled to bully; its not as though they really need the college’s lunch money.

They simply enjoy the feeling of forcing others to do their bidding; cancel culture provides the safe space in which to do their bullying.

how long before they start naming their buildings after their socialist heroes:
Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Guevara, Castro, ad inf.
besides which: there isn’t enough space on the page

    artichoke in reply to paracelsus. | July 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

    BLM has tweeted “Rest in Power” for Fidel Castro. The commies are coming out of the closet. Let’s hope they’ve misjudged the timing.

It shouldn’t be that surprising the college has a register for name requests. Aside from the current barrage of stupidity (which probably requires a large spreadsheet in itself), there’s always requests to change names – that aren’t necessarily some snowflake cancelling. There are still people providing endowments and large contributions and making history today, and someone somewhere thinks Jim Bob Big Bucks or Big Inventor Guy or Famous Alumni Dudette should get something named for them.

    artichoke in reply to GWB. | July 16, 2021 at 10:32 am

    and they should, especially if the naming was a condition of the gift. And they shouldn’t get it renamed if they fall out of political favor, either.

Next, I expect the university will change its name to Booker T. Washington University.

    artichoke in reply to OldProf2. | July 16, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Booker T. was on the right side of the racial war. I wouldn’t mind that. But we’re more likely to get quasi-commies like DuBois.

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