West College and the atrium of Robertson Hall are the first two campus locations to be considered by the University’s new Committee on Naming, created “to recognize individuals who would bring a more diverse presence to the campus.” History professor Angela Creager, who chairs the committee, said the group welcomes suggestions for names from alumni and may create a website for submissions. (Suggestions can be sent to PAW, which will forward them to the committee.)
West College, built in 1836, is “the most prominent and central building on campus that is not currently named to honor an individual, family, or group,” said President Eisgruber ’83. Robertson Hall is the home of the Woodrow Wilson School.
The naming committee is one of several initiatives resulting from the report of the University’s Wilson Legacy Review Committee.
A group co-chaired by Woodrow Wilson School Dean Cecilia Rouse and University Architect Ron McCoy *80 will address a recommendation by the Wilson Legacy Committee to install a permanent marker “that educates the campus community and others about both the positive and negative dimensions of Wilson’s legacy.”
In addition, the Campus Iconography Committee will select locations inside and outside campus buildings where newly commissioned artwork could “reflect and connect with the campus community’s diversity.”