Kenny’s remarks were live streamed on the Student Council Facebook page.
Fairfax and Herring both won 53 percent of the vote for their respective elections.
Fairfax and Herring beat out Republicans Jill Vogel and John Adams.
Though other Confederate statues in Charlottesville have a similar history, they have not received the same amount of attention.
The panel was a part of the Commission’s larger conference called “Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, & The Built Landscape Symposium.”
The University’s cornerstone, located in Pavilion VII, was laid on Oct. 6, 1817.
After a federal injunction ruling in his favor, Jason Kessler and his lawyers have dropped a lawsuit against the City of Charlottesville.