Protest on Plan to Rename NYU Engineering School

October 12, 2015

Students at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering are protesting plans to rename the institution in honor of the donors of a $100 million gift, The Wall Street Journal reported. Students say that they weren't consulted and don't like the idea that their institution's history is being ignored. The former Polytechnic Institute merged into New York University, resulting in the current name.

A Change.org petition states: "During the past 161 academic years as an established university, the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has undergone five significant changes to its reputable name. We, the student body and faculty, protest the changing of the university's name for any reason." NYU officials have indicated that they are sticking with plans to change the name.

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