CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University is considering whether to change the names of four campus buildings that some students believe are named for racists.

The Gazette-Times reports ( the buildings are Avery Lodge, Benton Hall, Gill Coliseum and the Arnold Dining Center.

President Ed Ray said Wednesday that a committee will do a historical review of the buildings and their namesakes while also listening to what the community has to say.

The university has scheduled a series of six public meetings in September and October.

Ray said he will announce a decision on the name changes Nov. 27 — right after Thanksgiving weekend.

Information from: Gazette-Times,

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