Yale Plans to Drop Calhoun's Name from College
After a rash of protests, Yale’s president announced that the university will change the name of Calhoun residential college. It commemorates Yale valedictorian John C. Calhoun, a famed 19th century white supremacist and 7th vice president of the United States, and will be renamed for Grace Murray Hopper. Hopper graduated with a master’s and doctorate from Yale, acted as a Navy rear admiral, and was a trailblazer in computer science. Students reacted with joy to the long overdue change. Despite their delight, students hope that Yale will continue to move beyond symbolism to address more pressing issues on campus. “This is definitely a victory, but we’re not done fighting,” one student said, “It’s our job to keep pushing Yale in the right direction.”
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