Aycock Hall Restored to Original Name, East Residence Hall

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Duke University is restoring Aycock Hall on East Campus to its original name, East Residence Hall. In a letter sent Monday evening to student leaders who had recommended and advocated for the change over the past several years, President Brodhead said the legacy of former North Carolina Gov. Charles B. Aycock, for whom the building was named by Trinity College in 1912, included great advances in education but is also "inextricably associated with the disenfranchisement of black voters." The change, approved by Duke's Board of Trustees, is effective immediately. A display will be placed in the lobby of the 113 year-old residence hall, explaining the history of its name.