Princeton Keeps Wilson School Name (For Now)


I suppose I can (very grudgingly) see keeping the name on the WW School. It is presumed to be a locus of discussion, debate, lively exchange of ideas of all sorts, a place for thinking about stuff. The character of the School can transcend the narrowness of the man in his historical moment.

It does seem a bit much, though, to ask a “woke” student to reside in a building named for the old supremacist. I’d say agitate to change the name of Wilson College and any other buildings. He doesn’t have to have his name all over the campus.

After all, Harvard had a president named Hoar, but there will never be a residential House named for him.

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