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HERO GIRL Malala: Don't Name School After Me Asif Hassan/AFP, via Getty

Malala: Don’t Name School After Me

Malala Yousafzai, who survived after being shot in the head by the Taliban in October for advocating girls' education, has already run into problems with her fans. In November, a Pakistani provincial government changed the name of its Government Girls Degree College to Government Malala Yousafzai Girls Degree College. But students soon began protesting, fearing that being linked with such a controversial figure put their lives in danger. Yousafzai called the government on Monday to request that students' wishes for another name change be heeded and was told that those in charge would "consider" her wishes. In the meantime, the school has been closed in the wake of student protests.

December 22, 2012 8:35 AM