Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, has been embroiled in a controversy over the name of Calhoun College, a set of residential buildings and dining hall on the Yale campus. The college was named in 1932 after South Carolina politician John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), a Yale alumnus, orator, and Vice President under Andrew Jackson.
Calhoun was also a proponent and fierce defender of slavery. Yale college students circulated an online petition to get Yale to change the name of the student housing building. Read more