An open conversation

President Peter Salovey and Dean Jonathan Holloway, at the August 29, 2015, freshman assembly, urged the Yale community to engage in a campus-wide discussion of the name of Calhoun College, in light of John C. Calhoun’s strident views in support of slavery. To read the text of both speeches, learn about related events and resources, and provide responses, click here.

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President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway spoke to alumni delegates about free speech and diversity.

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February 3, 2016
President Peter Salovey announced the membership of the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion on Feb. 3 in a campus-wide email. The creation of the task force,...
February 2, 2016
Rashad Robinson spent a lot of time with his grandfather as a child and often accompanied him to the voting booth. Sitting on his grandfather’s shoulders, he would read the...
February 2, 2016
Members of the Yale community shared their opinions and ideas about the renaming of Calhoun College and the naming of the two new residential colleges during four listening...

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