Yale Keeps Protested Dorm Name

Though protests called for the renaming of a dorm hall honoring historic slavery proponent John C. Calhoun, Yale will keep the name unchanged, with officials explaining that it helps students confront disturbing aspects of American history. What do you think?

“They’re right. How can we learn from the sins of the past if we stop holding them in the highest esteem?”

Margot Billings • Archive Duster


“Yale seems to underestimate its students’ propensity for nicknaming.”

Robby Moore • Advocacy Activist

“When I was at Yale, people just weren’t so uptight about honoring slavery’s fiercest advocate.”

Grant Mueller • Flannel Designer