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E-mails reveal U's cramming on names

Jun 09, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Intense deadline pressure, hurdles to tracking down records and skepticism about administrator support plagued a University of Minnesota faculty task force that weighed renaming four Twin Cities campus buildings, newly released documents suggest.

In April, a near-unanimous governing board rejected the task force's recommendations to strip the names of U administrators who did not integrate campus dorms in the 1930s and '40s. But the move hasn't brought closure in a contentious chapter at t...