On Tuesday, the University of Cincinnati board of trustees voted unanimously to take down the name of Marge Schott from the school's baseball stadium, effective immediately.
In a resolution, the board says it's accepting the recommendation of University President Neville Pinto to remove Schott's name from the baseball stadium as well as a space in the school's archives library.
This month, in the wake of nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, former UC baseball player Jordan Ramey started a petition drive to change the stadium's name.
Nathan Moore, who plays on the university's baseball team and has been an outspoken supporter of the petition drive, praised the board's action.
This month, in response to the petition drive, the Schott Foundation released the following statement.