PC Police Lose Battle over Renaming UConn’s Calhoun College

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8490692214_e96a4d1d36_b_john-calhounFrom the Campus Reform:

Yale University is refusing to replace pro-slavery Senator John Calhoun (D-S.C.) as the namesake of Calhoun College, but is dropping the title of “master” to avoid unintentionally evoking associations with slavery and oppression.

University President Peter Salovey announced both decisions Wednesday in an email to the campus community, in which he also revealed that two new residential colleges will be named after Benjamin Franklin and Anna Pauline Murray, the latter a Yale alumna who became a well-known feminist and civil rights activist.

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