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Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin arrives to speak at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Danny McAuliffeNovember 26, 2018

The new leader of the Florida Senate wants to afford more freedom to state universities wishing to rename buildings previously designated by the state Legislature. Senate President Bill Galvano, after assuming the chamber’s top spot last week, told reporters that he supports “a framework for universities to do their naming and having flexibility, instead of having […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 5, 2017

As Florida State University begins its look at its historical “campus names and markers, including statues,” former university president Sandy D’Alemberte isn’t convinced that the contentious statue of school founder Francis Eppes needs to come down. “I’ve heard from several people who criticize Eppes and I think some of what they’re saying is right, but that doesn’t lead […]

Jim RosicaAugust 17, 2017

Ed. Note — This story, originally published Wednesday, was updated Thursday night. Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum has called for the removal of a Confederate monument in front of the Historic Capitol. “In the wake of Charlottesville, people all around the country are grappling with how we deal with our nation’s history […]

Brendan FarringtonJune 22, 2016

Either the African-American woman who founded what’s now Bethune-Cookman University, the founder of Publix supermarkets or the woman credited with saving the Everglades will replace a Confederate general’s statue that represents Florida in the U.S. Capitol. The three Floridians were selected Wednesday by a committee that reviewed 130 recommendations made by the public. The Legislature […]

Jim RosicaJune 18, 2016

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of what is now Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, is the top public choice to replace a statue of a Confederate army general in the U.S. Capitol. The Department of State, which includes the Great Floridians Program, released the list of public recommendations Saturday after a public records request from FloridaPolitics.com. […]


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