[Ads-l] who

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 14 19:09:52 EST 2022


Yale operates an undergraduate residential college system, and each
college has a name. As a graduate student, I was never part of this
system. I stayed in the Hall of Graduate Studies, initially; next, I
moved off campus.

The name of Calhoun College was changed to Grace Murray Hopper
College. Hopper was a pioneering computer scientist who received her
mathematics doctorate from Yale. John C. Calhoun was a slavery
advocate, and he has been, in a sense, cancelled by Yale. A change in
the name of the university itself is unlikely, for now. Yale has
developed "Principles on Renaming" that are discussed in the following
article:

Website: Yale News
Article: Yale changes Calhoun College’s name to honor Grace Murray Hopper
Date: February 11, 2017

https://news.yale.edu/2017/02/11/yale-change-calhoun-college-s-name-honor-grace-murray-hopper-0

On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 4:38 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 'Which.'  Cf. OED 11c (applied to personified or semi-personified objects,
> like ships and lifelike statues).
>
> Quora.com
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> "How come the left hasn't cancelled Yale University, who was named after
> Elihu Yale? He was president of Fort St George, and was responsible for
> overseeing its slave trade."
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> JL
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