EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The University of Oregon's president has called for the renaming of a dormitory on campus that is named after a former faculty member who was the leader of the Eugene chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Register-Guard reports President Michael Schill announced his decision to remove Frederic Dunn's name from the building in a Thursday memo. But he's holding off stripping UO founder Matthew Deady's name from another building on campus.
The memo says Deady, who was president of the board of regents in the late 1800s, held "views that were racist and proslavery," but he later denounced the Confederacy and joined the Union.
Schill says he's accepting public comment on the renaming of Deady Hall.
The matter was brought forward by the UO Black Student Task Force.