The Davis statue is not the only relic on campus that has ties to the Confederacy or racist incidents. There are several monuments, buildings and relics on campus with connections to controversial history.
“Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936,” a traveling exhibition created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be at the University of Texas Stark Center until the end of January in advance of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The outdoor lap pool and spa at the Gregory Gym Aquatics Complex will close July 15 for replastering, but swimmers won’t be hung out to dry, as the other outdoor facilities will remain open and Rec Sports will extend hours at its indoor natatorium.
At a public forum Tuesday, students, alumni, staff and Austinites weighed in on a discussion surrounding the statues on the Main Mall, particularly the statue of Jefferson Davis, and most speakers said the statue must be removed.
Over drinking, drugs and an increase of criminal activity downtown at popular nightlife destinations, such as Sixth Street, has caused police patrolling those areas to use more force, according to a detective with the Austin Police Department.