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Princeton University to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from school
Robertson Hall, home to Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Robertson Hall, home to Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Credit: Zane R. / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Princeton University's board of trustees announced on Saturday that they would remove Woodrow Wilson's name from Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs. Wilson served as the U.S. president from 1913 to 1921 and is known for his involvement in the resegregation of multiple agencies of the U.S. government.

"We believe that Wilson's racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school whose scholars, students, and alumni must be firmly committed to combatting the scourge of racism in all its forms," read the statement by the board.