Debate over renaming "Douglas Hall"


March, 2010 Letter to Eastern Illinois University Naming Committee proposing name change for Douglas Hall:


Addendum to Proposal (December 2010):


Eastern Illinois Faculty Senate Resolution, November 2010:



Coverage in Inside Higher Ed:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/11/16/douglas


Journal Gazette and Times Courier story, December 10, 2010 at:
http://jg-tc.com/news/article_e96728f8-040c-11e0-af76-001cc4c002e0.html

Allen Guelzo, Chair of the Gettysburg Institute, seconding the call for a name change of Douglas Hall:
http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/2010/11/the_douglas_debateno_lincoln_t.html

The text of a lecture given at EIU's Doudna Center on Stephen Douglas and revisionist histories of the Civil War:
http://castle.eiu.edu/~english/faculty/Winger.pdf

Two op-eds in the student paper at EIU:
Professor Mark Voss-Hubbard (Department of History) arguing against what he thinks of as presentist erasures of the past,
http://media.www.dennews.com/media/storage/paper309/news/2010/11/16/Opinions/Column.Selecting.Heroes.And.Villains.Distorts.History-3959247.shtml

A response by Professor Chris Hanlon:
http://media.www.dennews.com/media/storage/paper309/news/2010/11/17/Opinions/Column.Taking.History.Seriously.Is.Important-3959727.shtml

An editorial by the campus paper declaring itself in opposition to a name change:
http://media.www.dennews.com/media/storage/paper309/news/2010/11/17/Opinions/Staff.Editorial.Douglas.Hall.More.Than.Just.A.Name-3959726.shtml

An editorial in Charleston, IL's local paper declaring opposition to a name change:
http://jg-tc.com/news/opinion/article_68cba108-07f7-11e0-baec-001cc4c002e0.html

A response by Professor Chris Hanlon:
http://jg-tc.com/news/opinion/article_918249dc-0bd8-11e0-8f77-001cc4c002e0.html