Princeton Will Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name On School Buildings

Apr 4, 2016 by

Princeton University’s board of trustees has decided that it will not remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from its School of Public and International Affairs and from a residential college, despite student protests over the former president’s segregationist views.

At the same time, the trustee committee weighing the issue said the university “needs to be honest and forthcoming about its history.” It adds: “This requires transparency in recognizing Wilson’s failings and shortcomings as well as the visions and achievements that led to the naming of the school and the college in the first place.”

As we reported last year, Princeton agreed to consider removing Wilson’s name from campus institutions after students mounted a 32-hour sit-in outside the university president’s office.

Source: Princeton Will Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name On School Buildings : The Two-Way : NPR

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