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Editorial: History can come back to bite us, one way or another


February 7, 2017

University of Oregon President Robert Schill last week announced a decision that the name of University of Oregon founder Matthew Deady will remain on the oldest building on campus.

Wise move.

Concerns about the “politically correct” biases prevalent on university campuses are not new, but the situation is real and attempts to rectify perceived wrongs often lead to other oversteps or outright stifling of freedom of speech or thought – or attempts to erase the memories of those found wanting.

This happened down the road in Eugene. But all of us have a stake in activities at one...

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