Regents Decry Calls to Rename Minnesota University Buildings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota's yearlong debate over whether to rename buildings with ties to administrators who promoted racist policies has
reached a standoff as several Board of Regents members push back against the efforts.
Reports say some regents are criticizing the recommendations of a task force to scrub Coffman Union, Nicholson Hall, Middlebrook Hall and Coffey Hall of their namesakes.
A task force in February called for the buildings to be renamed because of the four former administrator's involvement in upholding segregation and surveilling minority students on campus. But several regents are now questioning whether the administrators had acted on their own volition.
Regent Michael Hsu says the task force intentionally omitted historical evidence that weighs favorably for the figures. Hsu says the report isn't credible.