Monmouth Will Keep Woodrow Wilson Name on Building

June 27, 2016

Monmouth University announced Friday that it is keeping the Woodrow Wilson name on the main administration building at the private New Jersey institution. The university examined the issue following a much publicized debate at Princeton University over an academic unit and a building honoring Wilson. Princeton is keeping the name, and Monmouth is following a similar approach. While the name will remain intact, "steps [will] be taken to ensure a comprehensive and balanced understanding of Wilson’s legacy." Critics of honors for Wilson have noted his racist actions as president and in other positions.

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