Last week I sent the rest of the online petitions to the FSU committee, making a total of 55 petitions furnished so far. I also pointed out that the vast majority of petitioners said that BK Roberts name on the law school made them less likely to make a financial contribution to the school.
I also drafted some language for an FSU policy on building naming and furnished that to the committee as well:
Buildings and statues are a high honor and should be reserved for those of exemplary character who also have made a significant contribution to FSU or society in general. Exemplary character should include consideration of whether the person has complied with the university’s policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected group status. Discrimination may be viewed retrospectively and may include things like support for segregation or slavery, even though legal or widely accepted during the person’s era.
The committee has set it's next meeting for Monday March 19 at 3pm.