This summer, Student Government made progress on their list of issues to cover, including the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue, a topic that President Xavier Rotnofsky and Vice President Rohit Mandalapu were vocal about when they ran for SG.
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.
Following the outrage surrounding the removal of the Confederate flag from State Capital grounds in Charleston, South Carolina, the conversation of removing the Jefferson Davis statue on campus has started again.
Over the course of their campaign to lead Student Government, Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu had several joking goals, including renaming the West Mall the South Mall, reducing the hours the Perry-Castañeda library is open and bringing a Chili’s Grill & Bar to campus, just to name a few.