“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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