A University of Oregon naming committee sought a new name for Dunn Hall to President Michael Schill.

A University of Oregon naming committee sought a new name for Dunn Hall to President Michael Schill.

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Unthank Hall it is, on the University of Oregon campus.

The UO Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to approve naming a dormitory in honor of DeNorval Unthank, Jr. The name of the first black man to graduate with an architecture degree from the UO will be on a building previously named after the late UO professor Frederick Dunn, whose membership in the Ku Klux Klan tainted his past.

The 14-0 vote by the board ended months of discussion by a selection committee and university leaders about a new name for the four-story building. The UO stripped Dunn’s name from Dunn Hall in September following a request by the Black Student Task Force in fall 2015 that the university rename buildings whose namesakes had racism in their histories.

The wing of the Hamilton Housing Complex had been named after Dunn, a UO classics professor in the early 1900s and an “exalted cyclops” in the KKK.

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