Emerald poll: Students and faculty voted on renaming Dunn and Deady Hall

The results are in.

The Emerald asked students and faculty to vote on changing the names of Dunn and Deady Hall, which are named after a member of the Ku Klux Klan and a pro-slavery politician who supported excluding black people from the state.

Ninety one votes later, 57 percent voted ‘Yes’ and 43 percent voted ‘No.’

UO President Michael Schill asked campus community for their opinions on the renaming of Deady and Dunn Hall via an email August 9. The forum is open until 5 p.m. August 24.

The consideration came in after a student group, the Black Student Task Force, gave UO administrations a list of 13 demands in fall 2015. The BSTF stated that Matthew Deady’s and Frederick Dunn’s racist histories as the reason for renaming these halls.

Earlier this month, three assigned historians – David Allan Johnson, Quintard Taylor and Marsha Weisiger – submitted their findings on Deady and Dunn to President Schill’s office, which confirmed many of the criteria the BTSF stated in its demand list.

Schill said in the email the administration will announce next steps after consideration, which includes the possibility of taking a renaming proposal for one or both buildings to the UO Board of Trustees.

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Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen

Crime and Court senior reporter, specializing in sorting through non-interactive spreadsheet. Formerly reporting on ASUO, Housing and Construction.

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