The name of Drexels flagship university has been a hot topic of debate.
The university has changed its name multiple times, including for political reasons, and its board of trustees has pushed for its new name to be changed.
The school is currently working on a name for a new campus in Atlanta, and it recently approved a plan to rename its main campus, the Drexell Campus.
A decision on the name was made after the school board of directors voted to accept a proposal from the Georgia Association of Universities, which had sought to change the name.
The association wants the name to reflect Drexeland’s heritage and diversity, and has also called for a name change for the school’s headquarters.
The board of trustee’s vote Tuesday also approved the name change proposal.
Drexelle was created in 1912 by its namesake, John Drexler, a Pennsylvania pioneer in medicine who pioneered the study of yeast.
The name “Drexel” comes from the university’s Greek name, meaning “gold” or “golden.”
Its “d” stands for “diamond.”