Vigorous efforts by some George Mason University faculty and students to derail plans to name the law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have failed.
A message Wednesday from university President Ángel Cabrera informed the campus community that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has affirmed the decision to name the law school in honor of Scalia and the decision “requires no further approval and is therefore final. The new name will take effect on July 1.”
“I acknowledge and respect the many opinions that have been expressed about this decision both in favor and in opposition. The wide range of points of view shouldn’t be surprising to anyone familiar with George Mason University, our diversity, and our commitment to free and open dialogue,” Cabrera wrote in the email, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.