Controversial dorm name at UNC-Chapel Hill officially changed

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- A building which created controversy on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus has been scrubbed of its controversial name.

Carolina Hall signs are now up outside the former Saunders Hall.

The UNC Board of Trustees voted last week in a vote of 10 to 3 to rename the hall.

It was originally named after UNC alumnus and former North Carolina Secretary of State William Saunders.

Saunders was also a confederate soldier and founder of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina.

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