It most certainly is about honoring Simkins. They generally don't name dorms or parks after criminals.
And based on Simkins' boastful quote -- from which we may justifiably conclude that he took part in lynchings....
So I ask again: is that the sort of guy you want to honor?
within a week of flying all their flags at half staff for Bobby Byrd no doubt
Of course, then the next in line is the worst, by process of elimination, and the criteria for elimination become progressively less until capricious dislike is sufficient.
If the man was honored by having a campus building named after him, either it was for something beneficial and non-nefarious, or the entire institution should be held to account for having so honored him.
"...So I ask again: is that the sort of guy you want to honor?..."Lighten up, Francis. In his day, he was not doing anything abnormal or exceptional. He was not a criminal by the standards of his day. We cannot judge people in the past by the standards of today. To do so is lame-o.