Executive Council Resolution Regarding School of Education and Human Development Name

"Whereas it has come to our attention that a memorandum from some members of the Curry Foundation Board was submitted to the Board of Visitors requesting that the name Curry be retained.

Whereas a letter signed by a majority of the Curry School of Education and Human Development faculty was also submitted to the Board of Visitors raising two concerns about this memorandum as follows:

  1. Disregard for Process: The letter and memorandum demonstrates disregard for the extensive decision-making process and does not respect the viewpoints of many stakeholders who submitted feedback through the formal process.
  2. Disregard for the Current Context and Recommendations from the Racial Equity Task Force: The current context is not the time to advocate for the name of a slaveholder to remain a part of the name of a School of Education and Human Development. Furthermore, the University’s Racial Equity Task Force has recommended the removal of all symbols honoring the confederacy or eugenicists.

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate endorses the Curry Faculty statement, and likewise calls for the removal of the name Curry from the School."

Feature Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020