Tuesday, April 22, 2008

King II

Apparently, this isn't the first time a local group of students has sought to honor MLK Jr. by renaming something after him. I've been reading SIUC's Days of Dissent: A Memoir of Student Protest, written by Allan H. Keith and privately published last year (picked up a copy at Rosetta Books before it closed) and found this brief paragraph on page 34:

In April (1969) the Student Senate reaffirmed its support for renaming the University Park residence hall complex for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Chancellor MacVicar rejected the proposal because he said SIUC's policy was that names must be for persons who had "made significant contributions to campus life".

Just goes to show, there are never any new ideas.

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I think Mill street should be renamed Dana Eikenberg Freeway...
 
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