Fed Hall renaming gets some obscene suggestions

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Fed Hall renaming gets some obscene suggestions

Last month, UW food services asked students and staff to help them rename Fed Hall via their website. UW grad, Michael Overmeyer has obtained the complete, unedited list of responses after filing a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) request. 

The survey received 247 responses. Of that, 45 per cent were “Fed Hall” and another six per cent were “Federation Hall,” the original name for the building built in 1984.

Fed Hall was originally built as a student nightclub, entirely with student funds. Students paid a termly fee of $7.50 for the building, which remained under managing control of Feds until 2012 when the university chose not to renew Feds’ lease.

Eighteen of the name-change responses included obscenities like, “Fuck Food Services,” there were also several suggestions for “titty hall.” 32 of the responses are potentially serious answers including “Hadfield Hall” and “Warrior Hall.”

In my opinion, in keeping with the shocking audacity with which the administration requested this name change, the only viable option I see is Bud Walker Hall, in honour of the man who has served the administration with a passion since 1971,Overmeyer said, referencing the former associate provost and current special advisor to the provost.

Walker was one of the signers of the original memo to Feds announcing they would not be renewing the Fed Hall lease. The memo was sent a year before the lease ended and sparked debate and protest amongst students. 

UW Food Services director, Lee Elkas did not respond to Imprints request for comment. 

Below is the complete, unedited list of suggestions UW Food Services received.

Name Suggestion

Reason For Suggestion

Group

Adolf Hitler Memorial Hall

N/A

N/A

All Your Base Belong To Us

The unviersity *took* Fed Hall from the Feds/students by not renewing the lease. A true misue of power!!

Alumni

Alumni Centre

Reflects the new purpose while respecting the students that helped fund it

Staff

Bud Walker Students Don’t Matter Hall

N/A

Staff/Student

Bud Walker Takeover Building

This is obvious.

N/A

Built by Students, Stolen by UW

N/A

N/A

Centre For Disease Control

N/A

Faculty/Student

Christopher Ing Hall

An inspiration to many; proud alumnus of Uwaterloo; dedicated to teaching excellence

Student

Columbia center for catering and conference services 

Columbia lake, catering and conference services sharing a space together

Staff

D.L. Johnston Hall (nickname DLJ or DJ Hall)

Honouring UW’s fabulous former President and now Governor General of CANADA!

Staff

dickbutt

N/A

Staff/Faculty/Alumni

Discovery District

Brand for a wider avenue of activities, meeting spaces for professional and university activity.

Alumni

Domestic violence is really, really, really funny Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hal 

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

Why change the history of it? Also students paid for the construction of it and chose that name.

Staff/Student/Alumni

Fed Hall

Keep the original name. It’s part of history, and acknowledges the building’s unique roots.

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

FED HALL

Keep it the same. Why take away the name too? You already took the Hall itself from the students WHO PAID FOR IT!!

Student

Fed Hall

Because there’s no good reason to change it. Fed Hall is fine.

Alumni

Fed Hall

Why are we even thinking of replacing something that is established and functional with something merely equivalent? Bad idea.

Student/Alumni

Fed Hall

if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Alumni

Fed Hall

Because the historical significance of the building deserves to be retained, even though the purpose has changed. Stop hiding.

Alumni

Fed Hall

It was built by the Federation of Students.

Student/Alumni

Fed Hall

You don’t have the right to rename it.

Student

Fed Hall

Students paid for this building, jerks. Reconsidering doing my masters at Waterloo.

Alumni

Fed Hall

Nice ring to it, no?

Student

Fed Hall

Because

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

It’s a part of Waterloo’s history, why change it?

Student

Fed Hall

Students paid for the building in the 1980s. It needs to stay that name for a reminder of history.

Staff/Student 

Fed Hall

Aaaand it should *still* belong to the students.

Alumni

Fed Hall

keep it the same 

Alumni

Fed Hall

Why change it? 

Staff/Alumni

Fed Hall

Because removing this building’s cornerstone plaque was already enough of an attempt to revise the building history.

Staff

Fed Hall

Because it’s a great name that focuses on student involvement.

Alumni

Fed Hall

Stop stealing from students.

Student

Fed Hall

Keep the name as is.

Student

Fed Hall

I do not want the facility to be renamed.

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

N/A

Faculty/Student

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

Fed Hall

Why change it? 

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

Why bother to change?

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

perfectly good name

Student

Fed Hall

I don’t think the name should change.

Student

Fed Hall

At least let them have the name.

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

No reason to change it. 

Alumni

Fed Hall

That’s what it’s called. The students paid for it through Feds

Alumni

Fed Hall

That’s what it’s called. The students paid for it through Feds

Alumni

Fed Hall

Why the change?

N/A

Fed Hall

No change is necessary. UW should keep the buildings that make up it’s identity.

Alumni

Fed Hall

Because that’s what the building should be called.

N/A

Fed Hall

It’s the same

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

Why change it? 

N/A

Fed Hall

Keep it.

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

Students paid for it. It should have never ended up on Food Services’ hands. It was a broken promise.

Student

Fed Hall

I am a traditionalist. 

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

That’s it’s name.

N/A

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

????

Student

Fed Hall

Reminder of the building’s stolen status.

Student/Alumni

Fed Hall

That is its name.

Student/Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

The current name is fine. The building was paid for by the students prior to being taken over, this reflects that.

Student

Fed Hall

Why change it? I miss Fed Hall. It was a great venue.

Student

Fed Hall

Don’t fix what ain’t broke.

Alumni

Fed Hall

Because it’s called Fed Hall.

Student

Fed Hall

Why change it?

Alumni

Fed Hall

reason for changing the name? fuck uw food

Alumni

Fed Hall

History

Alumni

Fed Hall

We built it, you assholes.

Student/Alumni

Fed Hall

Doesn’t need to change.

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

Fed Hall

It doesn’t need to be changed.

Alumni

Fed Hall

It’s a good name and I really dislike UW food services

Student

Fed Hall

It doesn’t need a new name. Feds built it, the name should stay. 

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Staff/Faculty/Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

Fed Hall

Nostalgia

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

Fed Hall

They built it.

Student

Fed Hall

No reason to change the name.

Student

Fed Hall

Shouldn’t have happened

Student

Fed Hall

What’s wrong with the old name?

Student/Alumni

Fed Hall

No need to change..

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

We built it, it should at least keep its name after the university stole it from the students

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

N/A

Fed Hall

UW Food Services sucks

Alumni

Fed Hall

We built it.

Student

Fed Hall

It’s good as it is.

Student

Fed Hall

Keep the name as is.

Alumni

Fed Hall

The building was build and paid for by the undergraduate student society FEDS, and the university unfairly and unjustly took it

Staff/Student

Fed Hall

Familiarity

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

Fed Hall

That’s what it is known as, signage is already made so it’s eco friendly to keep the name

Alumni

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

Fed Hall

Student’s built it.

Student

Fed Hall

Everyone will know the new name immediately.

Student

Fed Hall

FEDS paid for it.

Student

Fed Hall

Why change it?

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

Student

Fed Hall

We built it, assholes.

Student

Fed Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fed Hall

Because we students paid for the building and THAT was called fed hall

Alumni

Fed Hall

Why not keep it the same?

Student

FED HALL

It’s perfect the way it is!

N/A

Fed Hall

Why fix it if ain’t broke

Student

Fed Hall

Should keep the original name.

Student

Fed Hall

The building was paid for by FEDS (undergraduates). The name should not change.

Student

Fed Hall

The Federation of Students made that building possible. It should be left as a tribute and sign of respect.

Alumni

Fed Hall

Recognize that it was a student led and funded effort to build the faculity, and that keeping the name is the respectful thing.

Alumni

fed hall

we don’t need a new freaking name

Student

Fed Hall

Changing the name is silly. We built it.

Student

Fed Hall

It was built by the students. To change the name would be to attempt to obscure that fact.

Alumni

Fed Hall Meeting and Banquet Centre

Keep Fed Hall in the name Students paid $7.50 a term for over 25 years.

Staff

Federation Hall

That was the name of the building when it was built, and that’s the name it should continue to have.

Staff/Alumni

Federation Hall

There’s nothing wrong with it.

Student

Federation Hall

Student money built the building. It’s incredibly offensive that you would change it.

Student

Federation Hall

People who paid for it should get to name it.

Alumni

Federation Hall

They paid for it.

N/A

Federation Hall

They paid for it.

N/A

Federation Hall

I don’t want the name to change.

Student

Federation Hall

Please respect the history of campus, and honour the fact that students built the building.

Alumni

Federation Hall

N/A

Alumni

Federation Hall

The building belongs to feds

Student

Federation Hall

The building was built with student funds, hence the name Fed(eration) Hall – comes from the Federation of Students.

Student

Federation Hall

The Hall was originally built and funded by the Federation of Students and should have name that continues to reflect this.

Student

Federation Hall

historical

Alumni

Federation Hall

They paid for it.

Student

Federation Hall

Paid for by the FEDS

Student

Federation Hall

Because that is what it should be called.

Student

Feed Us Food Hall

because the past tense of feed is fed lol geddit

Student

Festival Hall, Laurel Hall, Columbia Hall

University Related

Staff

Fuck Food Services

Because you fucking stole Fed Hall from us, you assholes.

N/A

Fuck Students Hall

N/A

Alumni

Fuck You Emporium

N/A

Staff

FUCK YOU YOU GODDAMN ADMIN CUNTS, YOU STOLE OUR BUILDING AND RENAMED IT Hall

N/A

Staff/Student

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Staff/Alumni

fuck-food-services hall

N/A

Staff/Alumni

FuckTheStudents Hall

Because you stole the ~$1 million building from the student body and gave us nothing.

Alumni

Gangsta’s Paradise

for all my dead homies

Student

Give Fed Hall Back to Students like You Originall Promised

You took Fed Hall from students after promising that it would not be taken away. Great work!

Student/Alumni

Give Fed Hall Back to Students like You Originall Promised

Because you broke your promise to let Fed Hall stay student-owned and student-run

Student

Give FED Hall back to the students

Unfair seizure of the building.

Alumni

Grand Hall

After the Grand River. And because it will be a “grand” place to have events…we have “great halls” in the residences..step up

Staff

Hadfield Hall

Because Chris Hadfield is a honourable and distinguished luminary.

Staff/Student

Hall 226

226 Rolls off the tonuge. Not naming it after any faculty or person or group gives the implication the space is for everyone.

Student

Hall of Bigass Titties

I like it.

Alumni

Hall of Helen

N//A

Student

Hed Fall

N/A

Student

Hed Fall

Seems like Feds want to take over everything. Why not rename it to another “Feds” name?

Student

Hed Fall

N/A

Student

Hed Fall

Represents the unified interest of the school’s future.

Student

Hitler did nothing wrong

N/A

N/A

Hitler did nothing wrong

N/A

Faculty 

Hospitality Hall

UW Catering / Conferences blend into one unit – “Hospitality Services”

Staff

I Pushed Your Wife In Front of the Subway and I Made Your Kid Get AIDS So You Could Watch It Die Hall

N/A

N/A

Innovation Hall

The university is all about innovation

Staff

Johnston Centre

To Honour David Johnston our past President and present Governor General.

Staff

Johnston Hall

Former president, big supporter of catering, UW Catering did his daughters weddings

Staff

Kevin Markle Hall

Inspiring professor.

Staff

Kim Jong Il Memorial Hall

North Koreas is best Korea

N/A

Kim Jong Il Memorial Hall

North Koreas is best Korea

Staff/Faculty/Student/Alumni

Laurel Creek Centre for Events

Rebranding UW Catering to Laurel Creek Catering

Staff

le edgy hall

N/A

Alumni

Lion’s Den

Food services strives to provide top quality product and events; the name ‘lion’s den’ promotes the idea of maintable royalty

Staff/Student

Low Wage Lair

N/A

Staff/Faculty

McFuckbud

N/A

N/A

Meet the Tool Hall

N/A

N/A

merp express

N/A

Alumni

No Students Allowed

N/A

Staff/Alumni

North Campus Hall

Easy to remember, it was a hall and same reason there is a SCH.

Student

North Student Hall

At least the smallest portion focus of a university should be towards its students, rather than increasing staff potential. 

Student

Not Fed Hall

Nostalgia

Alumni

Peewee’s Playhouse

Do it.

Staff/Student

Pho Phuk Yuu Hall

N/A

Student

Poopoo palace

N/A

N/A

Quidni Hall

Quidni = Why not in Latin. The name conjures Emmerson’s quote, & captures the essence of UW and academia.

Staff/Student/Alumni

Really guys? Keep it Fed Hall.

Shame on you.

Alumni

Red Keep

Long live the king.

Student

Rigid Hall

N/A

N/A

SDMH (Students Don’t Matter Here / Hall)

N/A

Staff/Student

Sneaky Dealings Hall

N/A

Staff

Stephen Colbert Hall

N/A

N/A

Stolen

Give us more student space.

Student

Stolen From Students 

N/A

Alumni

Stolen From Students Hall

The means of obtaining the hall, which was built and paid for by students for student use, and not that of Food Services.

Alumni

Stolen From Students Hall

Expropriated from FEDs

Staff

Stolen Property Hall

The building was paid for by students and taken without compensation. 

Student/Alumni

Student Hall

While I realize you don’t want to continue to support Feds’ association with it, this building was still paid for by STUDENTS.

Staff

Student Money Hall

Paid for with student money, stolen by university admin dishonesty

Alumni

Student Success Office & Services Hall

Isn’t that why the Universited decided to take it from the Federation of Students?

Alumni

Student’s Hall/Warrior’s Hall

Because it was paid for by students and it’s only fitting it’s named after them

Student

Sugarcube Corner

The building is on the corner of the academic area of the campus and is a building that will be used by partly Food Services.

N/A

Swag Palace

Pretty sick name

Student

Take from the Federation of Students Hall

The building was paid for by students. Also, that Tatham Centre isn’t named on behalf of the co-op fee increase.

Alumni

Temple of Broken Dreams

It represents my broken dreams.

Student

The building formerly known as Fed Hall

N/A

Student

The Dojo

N/A

N/A

The Goose & The Gander

duh

Staff/Student

The Great Hall

N/A

N/A

The ThugLyfe Temple

a place the homies can sell weed and hoes

Student

Theft Hall

Because you stole the building from students.

Staff/Faculty/Student/Alumni

Titty Hall

N/A

Faculty

Titty Hall

N/A

Faculty

Titty Hall

N/A

Faculty

Titty Hall

N/A

Faculty

Titty Hall

N/A

Faculty

Tojo’s Doho

Shows multicultrualism. 

Student

True North

I’d like to see some more patriotism on campus.

Student

True North

I’d like to see some more patriotism on campus.True because it’s for students by students and north because it’s north campus

Student

U-Dubs Centre

N/A

Student

Unity Hall

We are all united on this campus and we should celebrate the binds which hold all us together including broder community

Staff

University Grand Hall

Big/beautiful/glamour

Staff

University Inn

N/A

Student

University of Waterloo Convention Center (UWCC)

Simple, professional, all-encompassing

Student

UW Centre for Events

This will be the premium facility on the main UW campus

Staff

UW Food HQ

N/A

N/A

Veritas

School motto.

Student

Wallet Ripper

I like Wallet Ripper, since that’s what I think Feds like to do.

N/A

Warrior Hall

We are here to educate and take care of our students.

Staff

Warrior Hall

Shows unity with students and alumni and pride in Uwaterloo

Staff/Alumni

Warrior Hall

The Warrior name would be inclusive on all campus and maintain a feeling of a students-welcome space

Staff/Alumni

Waterloo Event Centre

It will be a multi-use venue, mainly for various faculty & dept functions. As such, it needs a strong professional name

Staff

Waterloo Orgy House

N/A

Staff

Watjestic Hall

(Wat) – stands for Waterloo (jestic) – stands for Majestic

Staff

We Stole It Hall

N/A

Student

We wanted it so we took it

N/A

N/A

WPIRG

WPIRG desperately needs space on campus that UW legally must provide. Great PR for UW to show they care about students..

Alumni