Maine Public talks with Ferrini-Mundy about Little Hall name change

Maine Public interviewed University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy about the University of Maine System Board of Trustees’ vote to rename Little Hall. After students petitioned to remove Clarence Little’s name, Ferrini-Mundy formed a task force to study the issue. “This is not in any way meant to be a sanitization of the past. We acknowledge this piece of our past. It’s a piece of the history of the University of Maine,” Ferrini-Mundy said. “And history allows us, on looking back, to learn more about current times and learn more about ourselves. So we do have a plan for material to be posted in the hall, when it is renamed, to acknowledge what its name was, for that period.” The Bangor Daily News, WVII (Channel 7), the Portland Press Herald and Q106.5 FM also reported on the board’s vote. The Associated Press and Mainebiz reported on the name change. The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wilton Bulletin and shared the AP story. shared the Press Herald story.