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.

The Yale College Dean’s Challenge on Social Innovation aims to encourage broader participation by Yale College students as social innovators.

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