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Yale University is more than just a place to study or to work. It is a place that brings people together—students, alumni, faculty, staff, and local residentsand binds them in a community committed to the shared pursuit of knowledge. As the university's 23rd president, Peter Salovey works with all members of this community to build a more accessible, more innovative, more unified, and ever more excellent Yale.

An Open Conversation on the Name of Calhoun College

At the August 29, 2015, Freshman Assembly, President Peter Salovey and Dean Jonathan Holloway initiated a Yale community-wide discussion about the name of Calhoun College—and the roles that naming and narrative play on our campus—in light of this summer’s massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the subsequent debate about the Confederate battle flag, and John C. Calhoun’s unremitting defense of slavery and white supremacy. To read the text of both addresses, learn about related events and resources, and contribute your perspective, click here.