Oregon State gathering input on possible renaming of buildings

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University and Corvallis community members came together on campus to talk about race and reconciliation.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the discussions, which took place Monday, are part of a process to evaluate the names of four buildings on the Corvallis campus, whose namesakes may have held racist views, and determine if the buildings should be renamed.

The gathering, which was made up of students, faculty and staff, alumni and other residents, was the second of two general engagement sessions. The first took place Thursday.

The university next will hold four meetings, one for each of the building names being reconsidered. During those gatherings, the work group will present reports on the history of each building and its namesake. Participants will discuss whether the building should be renamed.