Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall


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Clemson's board of trustee chairman David Wilkins released a statement on Wednesday about changing the name of an iconic building on campus - Tillman Hall.

"The board does not intend to change the name of the buildings on campus, including Tillman Hall," Wilkins wrote in a statement.

This is one day after Clemson's faculty senate voted to ask administrators to change the name of the building.

Here is Wilkins' full statement:

The Clemson University Board of Trustees is committed to diversity and will continue to be so. While we respect the many differing opinions of our graduates, our students, our faculty and staff regarding this matter, the Clemson University Board does not intend to change the names of buildings on campus, including Tillman Hall. We believe that other, more meaningful, initiatives should be implemented that will have more of an impact on the diversity of our campus than this symbolic gesture.

Every great institution is built by imperfect craftsmen. Stone by stone they add to the foundation so that over many, many generations, we get a variety of stones. And so it is with Clemson. Some of our historical stones are rough and even unpleasant to look at. But they are ours and denying them as part of our history does not make them any less so. For that reason, we will not change the name of our historical buildings. Part of knowledge is to know and understand history so you learn from it. Clemson is a strong, diverse university in which all of us can be proud. That is today and tomorrow's reality and that is where all our energy is focused.

To that end, the Board recognizes there is more work to be done. President Clements has recently outlined a number of new diversity initiatives that will make meaningful progress towards our goals.

We are proud of Clemson's national reputation and leadership in increasing opportunities for minority students on our campus and elsewhere through programs such as Emerging Scholars and Call Me Mister. We are committed to increasing the number of minority students on our campus, increasing diversity among our faculty and staff, and providing an environment that is supportive of everyone.

It is time to put this issue behind us and move on. We need to look to the future, not to the past, and the future is bright for Clemson University.

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Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
TigerNet News
I like it. I like it a lot.***
joeyb®
BRAVO!!! Very well written.
RunJumpCatch
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
willy1505
It was originally called "The Main Hall" until a bunch of
The Electric Aunt Jemima
Good.***
PGTiger
Great response***
CTiger423®
Good statement.***
AThomas®
I bet the battle isn't over. Outside aggitators
NortherTiger
Re: I bet the battle isn't over. Outside aggitators
edewerth
like a cicada, thirteen years silent, then a post***
tiger_swimmer®
Re: I bet the battle isn't over. Outside aggitators
PcPetey®
Re: I bet the battle isn't over. Outside aggitators
tiger james
Activists? Please, these people are nothing more than
tigerfan22334®
+1 for "professional victims"...***
SOLOS®
No, it's prety much over. For the same reason these weasels
Lowcountry_Tiger
This one is already more visible
NortherTiger
Clemson said eff off. End of story. Same as Chik-fil-A which
Lowcountry_Tiger
Chicfila did back down, they stopped their anti-LGBT....
tigerking79®
Wrong. ChikfilA NEVER gave money, the owner did which
Lowcountry_Tiger
"because the left can win on the real issues most people..
tigerking79®
Calling me names won't change the facts. I read Alinsky's
Lowcountry_Tiger
Yep. That is why the country is going to pot faster than you
Spud
Re: Yep. That is why the country is going to pot faster than you
bulabugs6
Not can, but "can't" !!!! Typo, but you knew that!!***
Lowcountry_Tiger
Wait in the Old Testament traditional marriage was polygamy
tigerking79®
Is your goal to fight for every progressive cause
NortherTiger
your comment should be directed at low country tiger...
tigerking79®
Today's Christianity is not based on the Old Testament.***
Spud
Bingo***
Smack Daddy
Already knew modern Christianity wasn't based on the Bible***
tigerking79®
lol what? Christianity IS based on the Bible. The Bible has
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: Wait in the Old Testament traditional marriage was polygamy
allorangeallthetime52®
You do know Chicfila backed off it's anti-LGBT money giving***
tigerking79®
You do know some liberal idiot threatened Chic-fil-a
Spud
Re: No, it's prety much over. For the same reason these weasels
clemson32
Wow! Whole lot wrong in that post. ..........
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: Wow! Whole lot wrong in that post. ..........
jeancooper®
Outside agitators? Like Tiger fans who didn't go to Clemson?
BlackFriar
Re: Outside agitators? Like Tiger fans who didn't go to Clemson?
clemtiger117®
Plenty? Fail. Such ideas are stupid and typical PC that
Lowcountry_Tiger
Dude, the Cold War ended back in 89-90....
tigerking79®
So progressivs in America aren't commies? yes, right. I've
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: So progressivs in America aren't commies? yes, right. I've
bulabugs6
Re: So progressivs in America aren't commies? yes, right. I've
DUFFER®
Exactly. They use the term "progressive" to sound
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: Plenty? Fail. Such ideas are stupid and typical PC that
DUFFER®
Re: Outside agitators? Like Tiger fans who didn't go to Clemson?
74paws
It's not outside aggitators, it's Clemson students and...
tigerking79®
Outside intersts helping commie faculty organize students***
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: It's not outside aggitators, it's Clemson students and...
clemtiger117®
It is never over until liberals get their way, then
truetiger1998
When you emphatically say NO its over. It's those that try
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: I bet the battle isn't over. Outside aggitators
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: I bet the battle isn't over. Outside aggitators
AustinTiger
Imagine a birth in the NC playoffs....
Starman57®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
acumbie
Re: Campus Update: Beautifully crafted statement****
BigTiger73
Yes I agree -- nicely worded and hats off to the board***
nick0104®
Excellent response***
josephg®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
SouthernTiger09
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footballmanager
some of my stones are unpleasant to look at too***
ninetytwotiger®
Liberals are the bane of this country's existence.***
PioneerG
They are pretty scary looking.***
CUTiger1989®
Re: Liberals are the bane of this country's existence.***
strack
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
Orange Lightning
SO GLAD!!!! I loved this part of the response:
clemsonsuzi®
Re: SO GLAD!!!! I loved this part of the response:
sanwt
Changing a name of a building isn't changing or rewriting...
tigerking79®
Another reason to be proud of being a Clemson Tiger.
Completely Solid Orange®
Hey Protesters.....Nothing to See Here....Move Along***
morbidtiger®
Why is this posted on this site?
TJ1
The Amphitheatre is the catch-all
NortherTiger
It's the Amphitheatre ..........
va72tiger
Re: Why is this posted on this site?
CUAtTheFinishLine®
Never seen a non-sports related post provided by Tony Crumpton.
TJ1
You must not come around much
CUAtTheFinishLine®
Re: You must not come around much
TJ1
Re: You must not come around much
clemtiger117®
Re: You must not come around much
TJ1
lol dicey? Is it your board? It sure ain't the gubment. Don'
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: lol dicey? Is it your board? It sure ain't the gubment. Don'
TJ1
Re: Never seen a non-sports related post provided by Tony Crumpton.
CUAtTheFinishLine®
Re: Never seen a non-sports related post provided by Tony Crumpton.
TJ1
Wrong. It's a Clemson site with an emphasis on sports.***
Lowcountry_Tiger
Point. Agree 100%. You beat me to it.***
Lowcountry_Tiger
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
Illnoistiger
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
robbensdale®
How about a compromise
dwilson
How many lynch mobs was George Washington a member...
tigerking79®
He was involved in a war crime involving the execution of
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: How many lynch mobs was George Washington a member...
DUFFER®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
tigersam59®
actually it was originally called The Main Building***
tigerking79®
Tillman Hall was originally called the Main Building so from
tigerking79®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
jeancooper®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
TJ1
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
jeancooper®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
carjack007®
AnyONE seen the Reverands yet (Jackson & Abernathy& Wright) ?!
lightbulbbill®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
TJ1
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
DUFFER®
Well said; Leave our school alone!
El Tigre 1
You do know it is Clemson students and faculty...
tigerking79®
More evidence the "artillery" is out to fight this further
NortherTiger
Oh the outrage, people organizing for a cause....
tigerking79®
My postings have nothing to do with "rights"
NortherTiger
The name will eventually change, so get used to it***
tigerking79®
I don't have a horse in the race
NortherTiger
Re: The name will eventually change, so get used to it***
jeancooper®
Re: The name will eventually change, so get used to it***
Clemsonfan1851®
Re: The name will eventually change, so get used to it***
Clemsonfan1851®
Re: The name will eventually change, so get used to it***
DUFFER®
Actually if we had a true dmocracy, 1 person 1 vote on all
Lowcountry_Tiger
Do I not have the liberty to be outraged at idiots who want
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Oh the outrage, people organizing for a cause....
DUFFER®
Way to go BOT!!
mcdowecu
Well thought
Tigers84a®
Why don't we change the name ?
JGT®
Re: Why don't we change the name ?
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Why don't we change the name ?
AustinTiger
Re: Why don't we change the name ?
TJ1
Good...
tiger6
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
Rmhcraft
Correct decision for the right reasons. Good Chair of BOT.***
CUTIGR69®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
AustinTiger
POINT to the BOT. Well written response IMO..........
celtic_tiger®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
reynolds357
embarrassing hogwash of a statement***
Clemson81to85
Re: embarrassing hogwash of a statement***
clemtiger117®
You really believe the crap you spew, don't you?
CTiger423®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
Dugatiger®
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
Orange and Purple
Chick-fil-A
Paws4Effect
Seems like dumb timing. The issue had calmed down
1portroyalty
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
grover173
TERMINATE the "faculty senate"***
wyletigr
Wow, I totally missed the bus on this one...
greene
Re: Campus Update: Clemson's BOT releases statement on renaming Tillman Hall
Jamey
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tiger james
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