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Princeton Pulls Wilson Name From Building

Princeton Pulls Wilson Name From Building
This 1924 file photo shows Woodrow Wilson. Princeton University on Saturday, June 27, 2020, has announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name. (AP Photo)

Saturday, 27 June 2020 05:24 PM

Princeton will remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from its prestigious public policy school and a residential college. “Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time,” Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton’s president, wrote Saturday.

The governor of Mississippi -- the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem -- said Saturday he would immediately sign any bill to remove the symbol.

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Princeton will remove President Woodrow Wilson's name from its prestigious public policy school and a residential college. "Wilson's racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time," Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton's president, wrote...
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