FREDRICK MARCH RENAME?

UW-OSHKOSH IS CONSIDERING CHANGING THE NAME OF ITS CAMPUS THEATER BUILDING. THE FREDRICK MARCH THEATER COULD HAVE A NEW NAME IN THE NEAR FUTURE AFTER UW-MADISON ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE COVERING SIGNS ON THEIR CAMPUS ASSOCIATED WITH FREDRICK MARCH—AS HE AND ANOTHER U-W ALUMNI BELONGED TO A GROUP ASSOCIATED WITH THE KU KLUX KLAN. UW-MADISON WILL BE COVERING THE SIGN OF THE FREDRICK MARCH PLAY CIRCLE AS WELL AS THE PORTER BUTTS GALLERY. UW-OSHKOSH CHANCELLOR LEAVITT RELEASED THIS STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE DECISION:

WE APPRECIATE THE UW-MADISON STUDY GROUP’S REPORT AND TAKE ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS VERY SERIOUSLY. ITS RECOMMENDATIONS INDICATE THE COMPLEXITY OF THE ISSUES AND THE VALUE AND NECESSITY OF INCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH ITS CAMPUS AND ALUMNI COMMUNITIES.

AT UW OSHKOSH, WE HAVE BEGUN CONSULTING WITH UNIVERSITY LEADERS AND SCHOLARS. WE INTEND TO ENGAGE IN A CAMPUS CONVERSATION AND PROCESS AROUND THE NAMING OF OUR FREDRICH MARCH THEATRE. WE ARE ALSO REVIEWING UW SYSTEM AND BOARD OF REGENTS NAMING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

UW-MADISON SAYS A DECISION ON WHETHER TO REMOVE THE NAMES FROM THE CAMPUS COMPLETELY WILL BE MADE IN DECEMBER.

 

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