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Washington & Lee Professors Vote to Remove 'Lee' from School Name

Washington & Lee Professors Vote to Remove 'Lee' from School Name

The faculty of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, voted on Monday to remove the name of Robert E. Lee from the university’s name.

During a faculty meeting on Monday, 79 percent of faculty voted in favor of a change to the university’s name.

According to a report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the faculty at Washington & Lee University voted on Monday to remove “Lee” from the university’s name.

Zoila Ponce de Leon, an assistant professor at the university, argued that the name change would be a small step towards making students from “diverse backgrounds” more “comfortable” on campus.

“A name change is a symbolic gesture, but what we really need to invest our energy in is changing our behavior as faculty and students,” Ponce de Leon.

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