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Yale Officials Urge Discussion On Name Of Calhoun College

Yale Officials Urge Discussion On Name Of Calhoun College

NEW HAVEN - Yale University's leaders on Saturday urged a campus conversation about whether to change the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and senator from South Carolina who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Debate over the name began this summer with a petition circulated after nine black worshippers were slain in a Charleston, South Carolina, church. The petition said the Calhoun name, in place since the 1930s, represents "an indifference to centuries of pain and suffering among the black population." President Peter Salovey and Dean Jonathan Holloway said in a letter to alumni that weren't taking...

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