Proposal calls to honor Mandela at Cal with renaming of Sproul Plaza

There are 1 comment on the KTVU Oakland story from Dec 11, 2013, titled Proposal calls to honor Mandela at Cal with renaming of Sproul Plaza. In it, KTVU Oakland reports that:

A new proposal is beginning to circulate UC Berkeley that would forever link the University with late South African President Nelson Mandela.

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John Rigney

San Francisco, CA

#1 Dec 11, 2013
As much as I really do admire Mr. Mandela, I'm not big on re-naming things that already have names.
I don't want to name SFO after Harvey Milk, I don't want to name The Bay Bridge after Willie Brown, I didn't want to name Army Street in San Francisco, after Cesar Chavez.
Politicians seem to think re-naming s**t is part of their job description. I think they have far more pressing things on the "to-do" lists.
Hopefully, we can persuade them to stop this foolishness...but Fool is as Fool does.

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