SEVERE WX : High Surf Warning View Alerts

Three buildings on OSU campus to be renamed

OSU officials announced that the names of three buildings on the Oregon State University campus will be renamed.

Posted: Nov 28, 2017 12:06 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2017 12:08 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Officials are Oregon State University announced that Avery Lodge, Benton Hall, and Benton Annex will be renamed.


“The names of all buildings and places play a very important role in our university,” Ray said. “They speak to the 149-year history of OSU, the university’s values and mission, and our efforts to create an inclusive community for all."

University President Ed Ray said Joseph Avery's efforts to advance slavery in the 1850s was inconsistent with Oregon State's values.

As for Benton Hall and Annex, Ray said the names were meant to honor the residents of Benton County. However, some people may conclude the buildings were meant to honor former US senator Thomas Benton who pushed for the removal of Native Americans from tribal lands and was not in favor of abolishing slavery.

The names of Arnold Dining Center and Gill Coliseum will not change.

“While not everyone will agree with the outcomes, I believe this process is proof that at OSU, we productively and positively take on tough issues and collaborate," said Ray.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 67333

Reported Deaths: 847
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah15386224
Washington922298
Marion8548131
Clackamas557477
Umatilla419048
Lane395337
Jackson349024
Malheur233539
Deschutes199814
Yamhill160416
Linn129619
Polk110615
Douglas84017
Jefferson78611
Benton7357
Union7203
Klamath7014
Morrow6307
Lincoln58813
Wasco48818
Josephine4544
Columbia4453
Coos3961
Hood River3721
Clatsop3420
Baker2663
Crook2016
Grant1271
Tillamook1130
Curry1122
Lake1090
Harney891
Wallowa703
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler30
Unassigned00
Eugene
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 38°
Corvallis
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Roseburg
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
North Bend
Broken Clouds
44° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 40°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events