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Just change the name and let the taxpayers get the credit

If You Ask Me

There was a time when public buildings at places like the University of Connecticut were named for people who had contributed something significant to the institution — and it didn’t have to be money.

The campus is dotted with aging buildings named for professors, who are always described as beloved; college presidents Albert Jorgensen and Homer Babbidge, who were around long enough to be remembered; and even the occasional politician like Ray Baldwin, the governor when Connecticut State College became the university in 1939.

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