Loyola renames Flannery O'Connor Hall after Thea

07/28/2020 10:44 am

Exemplifying "recent equity and inclusion efforts," Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore has announced the renaming of campus residence Flannery O'Connor Hall in honor of Sister Thea Bowman.

According to an article published in the university's publication, The Greyhound, "This renaming comes after recent recognition of Flannery O'Connor, a 20th century Catholic American writer, and the racism present in some of her work." 

The university's president, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., says, "The building names we use at Loyola should declare to our students — and entire community — what sort of values we esteem and hope to instill in our graduates ... A residence hall must be a home and a haven for those who live there, and its name should reflect Loyola's Jesuit values." 

To read the full article, visit thegreyhound.org.

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