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As protests have swept across university campuses calling on higher education institutions to break ties with Israel over the war in Gaza, one tactic that protesters used to raise awareness of the war’s devastating human cost has been renaming campus buildings.

Derek Alderman, professor of geography, joined Reuben and CindyAnn Rose-Redwood from the University of Victoria to research naming policies at 620 liberal arts colleges and universities and discuss how the renaming of campus buildings reflects attitudes and values. Read more about their findings at The Conversation.

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