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This collection features the arguments in favor of and against the renaming of Catt Hall on Iowa State's campus, which was named in honor of w…

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The recent initiative to rename Catt Hall has been overdue. The Iowa State community needs to be forward thinking and understand our campus is what we choose to do with it. Renaming Catt Hall is a great way to help better our campus climate, especially for people of color.

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I seek to address the issue of changing building names at Iowa State, an institution where I happily devoted nine years of my life as an associate professor in music, a relationship with the African American studies program as a teacher and as its program director for a few years during the protests.

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Please count me among those calling for Catt Hall to be renamed. I write this as an Iowa State alumna who was ignorant when this issue emerged during my undergraduate years, as a feminist media historian who has learned and listened since then and as a daughter whose mother is honored with a brick on the Plaza of Heroines.

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When it comes to the trifecta of pieces regarding my great-great-aunt Carrie in the June 25 Iowa State Daily, let me start with what I feel is the most egregious error. In the Iowa State Daily Editorial Board piece, it was stated “She was a major suffragist but didn’t fight for all women’s suffrage.” The ironic fact is the most often quoted line against her came from a book (not speeches given across the South) written to help pass a federal amendment that would provide African American …

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So, is this the Daily's case against Carrie Chapman Catt: 1) a guest column that quotes a selected part of a chapter from a book ("I had approximately 48 hours to prepare this piece before publication"), 2) a charge by the editorial staff that Catt did not fight for all women's suffrage and because the "battle to change Catt Hall's name" has haunted our campus for "over a century" and 3) the fact that we should "take a moment to recognize Black activists?"

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In a recent letter to the Iowa State community, President Wendy Wintersteen addressed the need to create a formal policy for renaming buildings and monuments. This comes after decades of protest around the naming of Catt Hall as well as the recent outrage over W.T. Hornaday's racist and harmful actions. The Iowa State Daily covers this here: "President Wendy Wintersteen calls actions of W.T. Hornaday 'indefensible, reprehensible and racist.'"

Of course, "8:46" alludes to the time that Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J.A Kueng had pressed their bodies on a Black man, who was handcuffed, put to the ground, calling out for his mother and slowly suffocated to death.His name is George Floyd.I just got done watching an 18-minute video by Candace Owens on YouTube. I was trying to avoid it for a while. I knew immediately I had to share my thoughts. In the video, she states that she does not support George Floyd because he sh…

We, the members of Iowa State University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council, are saddened at the current state of the nation. We are sending this letter to the Iowa State Daily because we feel that this message needs to be heard. We would first like to extend our deepest and most sincerest condolences to the loved ones of George Floyd (MN), Tony McDade (FL), Breonna Taylor (KY) and Ahmaud Arbery (GA). After adding these names to the growing list of other lives abruptly snatched by a system …

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