Princeton Will Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name on School and Dorm

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The school of public affairs at Princeton University, as well as an undergraduate residential college, will continue to bear Woodrow Wilson’s name, the university’s Board of Trustees announced in a statement on Monday.

But the university “must be ‘honest and forthcoming about its history,’” says the statement, quoting from a report on the issue, “and transparent ‘in recognizing Wilson’s failings and shortcomings as well as the visions and achievements that led to the naming of the school and the college in the first place.’”

A committee of trustees has met nine times since December and made recommendations for an “expanded and more vigorous commitment to diversity and inclusion at Princeton,” the statement says.

Read entire article at The Chronicle of Higher Education

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