Update on the Process on School of Journalism Name Change

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October 9, 2018

The proposal to change the name of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media has cleared all administrative steps required on our campus to change the name of an academic program. The faculty in the school voted to approve a request made by Dr. Ed Meek to remove his name from the school. The proposal was subsequently approved by the Undergraduate Council, the Graduate Council, and the Council of Academic Administrators. Shortly thereafter, I submitted the proposal to the IHL Board for expedited consideration at its October meeting.

Jeffrey S. Vitter

Chancellor

UPDATES:

Read the statement from Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter outlining the process to consider a name change on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Read a response to a statement issued by Ed Meek on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Click here to read a letter sent to the UM community from Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter on Friday, Sept. 21.

Read the message sent from UM leadership about posts made by a UM donor on Thursday, Sept. 20.