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Washington and Lee University to Decide on Potential Name Change in June

Washington and Lee University announced last week that it will decide on whether it will change its name in June, WSLS reported.

Washington And Lee University E1620663863950This decision comes after a debate that started late last year regarding the school’s name. Some argued that changing its name would improve campus diversity and create a welcoming environment.

The school has had several name changes in its almost 300 years of existence.

The private liberal arts university said it has received more than 14,000 survey responses, thousands of letters and many conversations with focus groups.


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