The people behind the place-names

When you walk around Southwestern's campus, you encounter people's names. Some names are there because they are being remembered for some contribution they made to the institution or something they were involved with in the history of the University. Some names are there because they (or a foundation named after them) helped pay for the place that bears their name. The entries in this theme work to find out more about the people behind the names.

The Mood Obelisk was constructed in the late 19th century, and serves as a reminder of Southwestern’s founder, Francis Asbury Mood. The monument does not occupy a significant place in current student collective memory, and as such, the ethical questions brought about by Mood’s complicated role in the university’s history and memory remain largely unresolved.
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