College Formerly Known As Calhoun Renamed for Grace Hopper

Today, the Yale corporation announced that the name of Calhoun College will be changed to honor instead the legacy of Grace Murray Hopper ‘30 M.A, ‘34 Ph.D. The decision was made yesterday during the Corporation’s scheduled February meeting. The perception of Calhoun’s historical legacy as one that promoted slavery as a “positive good” was a…

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Change the Name: Calhoun College a New Haven Issue

by Marina Tinone photos for Down Magazine by Matthew Thekkethala On Friday, October 28, the Coalition to Change the Name— a collective of over 40 sponsoring New Haven and Yale-based organizations—protested the name of Calhoun College. While previous protests had not received much coverage, the numerous speakers and cross community solidarity at this protest garnered…

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A Letter from the Change The Name Coalition

HAND DELIVERED October 28, 2016 Peter Salovey President Yale University Woodbridge Hall 105 Wall St New Haven, CT Dear President Salovey: We are writing to you in regard to your decision to retain the name of Calhoun College. The Change the Name Coalition includes community leaders, student groups, faith based leaders and non-profit organizations that…

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