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29 June 2020 - Princeton University to take off Woodrow Wilson's name from school

Publié par Louise Bailly le 29/06/2020

Princeton University to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from public policy school and residential college

Jay Croft (CNN, 27/06/2020)

Princeton University will remove the name of President Woodrow Wilson from its school of public policy and a residential college, the school said in a statement Saturday.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted Friday to rename the policy school the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the statement says. The college formerly named for him will be known as "First College" in recognition of its "status as the first of the residential colleges that now play an essential role in the residential life of all Princeton undergraduates," according to the statement.

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Princeton To Remove Woodrow Wilson's Name From Public Policy School

Jason Slotkin (NPR, 27/06/2020)

Princeton University will remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school over "racist thinking and policies" the former president had championed, the university says.

The university's Board of Trustees approved the name change on Friday. In a letter, trustees said long-standing questions over Wilson's history of supporting segregationist policies were "made more urgent" by the recent high-profile killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

Trustees noted that Wilson infamously segregated the nation's civil service after decades of racial integration. That legacy, trustees concluded, was not befitting a school geared toward public service.

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Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From School

Bryan Pietsch (The New York Times, 27/06/2020)

Princeton University will remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from its public policy school and one of its residential colleges, the university’s president said on Saturday — a move that comes four years after it decided to keep the name over the objections of student protests.

The university’s board of trustees found that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms,” Princeton’s president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, said in a statement.

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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from school over racist history

Edward Helmore (The Guardian, 27/06/2020)

Ivy league Princeton University has announced it will remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from the institution’s School of Public and International Affairs due to his history of racism.

In a statement released Saturday, the university president, Christopher Eisgruber, said the decision came after a “thorough, deliberative process”, five years after a group of student activists occupied his office in protest against the faculty’s dedication to the controversial 28th president.

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