Black Student Task Force

University of Oregon

UPDATE: The Board of Trustees announced Friday it will schedule a special meeting to consider the request in the coming weeks.

A member of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees Thursday urged the board to change the name of Deady Hall. Deady was a pro-slavery delegate to the Oregon Constitution and a founder of the U of O.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

On Saturday, supporters celebrated the opening of the University of Oregon’s Black Cultural Center. But one of the former Black Student Task Force members said the university should still do more.

Angela Kellner / KLCC

The University of Oregon broke ground Friday on a new Black Cultural Center. It’s the result of protests by black students on campus three years ago.

University of Oregon

Last month black students at the University of Oregon met with President Schill to discuss challenges African-Americans face on campus. After that meeting, the Black Student Task Force published a list of demands addressed to UO’s administration.