New Jersey university removes Woodrow Wilson's name from building

Monmouth University has removed the name of former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson from one of its most prominent buildings, citing efforts to increase diversity and inclusiveness.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2020, 10:46 AM

Updated 1,398 days ago

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Monmouth University has removed the name of former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson from one of its most prominent buildings, citing efforts to increase diversity and inclusiveness.
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The university’s board of trustees says the former Wilson Hall would be known as the “Great Hall at Shadow Lawn.”
Four years ago, the university rejected a name change, but vowed steps to ensure “a comprehensive and balanced understanding” of Wilson's legacy. Wilson, governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and then the 28 U.S. president from 1913 to 1921, supported segregation, barred Black students from Princeton and spoke approvingly of the Ku Klux Klan.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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