Around the industry: Yale forms committee to tackle racial issues

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  • Connecticut: Yale University President Peter Salovey has created a committee to set guidelines for how the university should change the names of buildings, such as those that honor racist figures. The creation of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming comes amid protests to change the name of Yale's Calhoun College. The group comprises six faculty members, three alumni, and two students (Zamudio-Suaréz, Chronicle of Higher Education, 8/9). 
  • Georgia: University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Wednesday that he will step down after five years in his position. His last day in office will be Dec. 31 (Davis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/10).
  • Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin System (UW) is requesting a $42.5 million funding increase for new initiatives in its biennial budget request. The system is also requesting nearly $455 million for capital projects, primarily related to upgrading existing buildings, as well as funding a new mechanical engineering building on the UW-Plateville campus (Beckett, Wisconsin Radio Network, 8/9).


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