Princeton keeps Woodrow Wilson’s name despite protests


Princeton University has announced that its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will continue to bear the name of the 28th president, despite protests by student activists seeking to rename the school because of Wilson's record on racial issues, writes David Wright for CNN.

In a press release, Princeton's board of trustees called for “an expanded and more vigorous commitment to diversity and inclusion at Princeton” – but stopped short of renaming the school.

“The trustees accepted the committee's recommendation that the school of public and international affairs and the undergraduate residential college that bear Wilson's name should continue to do so,” they wrote of the former president who had once served as Princeton's president. “But that the university also must be 'honest and forthcoming about its history' and transparent 'in recognising 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’.”
Full report on the CNN site

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