Tag: Yale University

Yale Renames Calhoun College Over Ties to Slavery and White Supremacy

Yale University announced over the weekend it will rename its Calhoun College due to its namesake having ties to slave ownership and white supremacy. This reverses Yale President Peter Salovey’s previous announcement that the name would remain, despite student protests calling for a change. Calhoun College was named after John…

Harvard Law to Scrap Seal with Connection to Slavery

By Sheryl Estrada The official Harvard University Law School seal. The Harvard Corporation, one of the university’s governing boards, has agreed to retire the Harvard University Law School’s (HLS) existing seal that has ties to a family of slave owners. President Drew Faust and William F. Lee, a senior fellow…

Yale Students: Remove Slavery Advocate's Name

By Sheryl Estrada From the Web page of the petition created by Yale Divinity School students Heaven Berhane, Nicole Tinson and Nathan Empsall. Yale University’s residential building named in honor of John C. Calhoun has causedstudents to question the moral fiber of the university. Calhoun, a member of the Yale…

Black Lives Matter Student Protests Around the U.S.

By Sheryl Estrada The student protests at the University of Missouri and resignation of former President Timothy Wolfe on Nov. 9 have sparked similar protests at college campuses around the country. Many students say the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew nationally following the protests of the fatal shooting of…

Black Alum Named Interim Pres. of Mizzou

By Sheryl Estrada Michael A. Middleton Michael A. Middleton, a long-time familiar face on the University of Missouri campus, was appointed the interim president of the entire university system. The decision was announced at a press conference on Thursday. Former president, Timothy M. Wolfe, resigned on Monday morning following growing…

Yale Students March Same Day Mizzou Pres. Resigns

Hours after the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe on Monday morning due to the mismanagement of racial issues on the school’s campuses, thousands of students at Yale University joined together for what they called a “March of Resilience” against racial insensitivity. Two recent race-related incidents on campus…