Vanderbilt Paid Confederate Group $1.2 Million to Remove Name from Memorial Hall

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That’s a lot of money for a name, isn’t it?

Vanderbilt is so incensed by the 83-year-old inscription on a campus building that it paid more than a million dollars to get rid of it.

Eleven years after it lost a court case to unilaterally rename “Confederate Memorial Hall” – so named because of a $50,000 donation from United Daughters of the Confederacy to a college that was later acquired by Vanderbilt – the university finally reached a resolution to get rid of the name.