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Secret name change for U of I building?

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The University of Iowa will ask the Board of Regents to approve a name for a proposed campus facility, but don't ask what the name is.

A university spokesman says it will only be discussed Thursday at the regents meeting.

The school has had trouble before with a building name.

Previously, Iowa wanted to rename its College of Public Health after health insurance company Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

After objections, Wellmark withdrew a $15 million pledge to the college.

Iowa State is also requesting to name a building, but it's not hiding the name.

The school wants to rename its basketball practice facility the Sukup Basketball Complex, honoring donors Eugene and Mary Sukup.

 

Online Producer-Chris Becker

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