[Ads-l] who

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 14 19:57:00 EST 2022


Oops.  Going through my mailer in the wrong direction, I was responding to
one of Fred's notes without having read the other. Nevermind.

On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 7:10 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> >
> > "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."
> >
> > JL
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
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