Committee Recommendations

In 2016-17 the committee recommended that the former West College be renamed Morrison Hall in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Princeton faculty member Toni Morrison; that the name of former Princeton President Harold Dodds be relocated from the main auditorium in Robertson Hall to the atrium; and that the auditorium be renamed Arthur Lewis Auditorium in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Princeton faculty member Sir Arthur Lewis.

In 2017-18 the committee recommended to name a publicly accessible garden between Firestone Library and Nassau Street for Betsey Stockton and to name the easternmost arch in East Pyne Hall for James Collins Johnson.  They also recommended to the Trustees that a space be found on campus to honor influential landscape architect Beatrix Farrand.  The Board of Trustees accepted their recommendation and chose a courtyard among Henry, Foulke, Laughlin and 1901 halls. 

In 2018-2019 the committee recommended to name the roadway that enters the campus from Nassau Street between Firestone Library and the buildings of the Andlinger Center for the Humanities (Scheide Caldwell and Chancellor Green) for pioneering African American alumnus and longtime Princeton resident Robert J. Rivers Jr. He was among the first black undergraduates — as well as one of the first black students from the town of Princeton — admitted to the University.

In 2019-2020, the work of the committee was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In 2020-2021, the members of the CPUC Committee on Naming served on the trustee-level Ad Hoc Committee on Principles to Govern Renaming and Changes to Campus Iconography. The committee also considered potential names for 36 University Place and continued its work to develop a robust and diverse list of potential honorific namings for the future.