U Of Oregon Considers De-Naming Buildings

Aug 22, 2016

College campuses are filled with buildings named for pillars of the community in times past.  And as times change, so do attitudes about the people once considered pillars. 

Deady Hall at the University of Oregon.
Credit Gary Halvorsen/Oregon State Archives

Matthew Deady and Frederick Dunn were important people in the history of the University of Oregon; both have buildings named for them.  Both also held views of non-white people not considered appropriate in our time. 

UO President Michael Schill wants input on removing one or both names from the buildings. 

Historians David Alan Johnson and Marsha Weisiger were among the authors of a report researching Dunn and Deady; they visit with a summary of their findings.