IU biology staff want building named for noted Black teacher

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — More than 100 unit members with Indiana University’s biology section are calling for a section gathering erstwhile named aft a 19th period IU president who supported eugenics to beryllium renamed aft a noted Black module member.

A petition signed by 144 members of the Bloomington campus’ biology section urges schoolhouse enactment to rename the Biology Building successful grant of James Holland, an award-winning teacher and endocrinologist who died successful 1998.

The gathering was formerly known arsenic Jordan Hall, getting its sanction from David Starr Jordan.

The precocious IU president was a proponent of eugenics, the signifier of controlled selective breeding of humans often carried retired done forced sterilization.

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