NJ college students discover their building is named after a racist and want it changed

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Everyone at TCNJ knows Loser Hall, the stately brick building with white columns where the admissions office is housed.

What many didn’t know was some of Paul Loser’s history: As superintendent from 1932 to 1955, Loser had supported segregated schools, arguing against integrating black and white middle school students.

“They immediately recognized the name, but as they started to find more and more evidence of Loser’s segregationist policies, they became quite upset about it and wanted to act,” said McGreevey, who led six students in an advanced history research seminar that studies 20th century Trenton.




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