Princeton University removes Woodrow Wilson’s name from school

first_imgPrinceton University said Saturday it was removing the name of president Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school and a residential college, calling the former US leader a racist.The Ivy League school’s board of trustees “concluded that Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms,” university President Christopher Eisgruber said in a statement.Wilson served two terms as US president, from 1913 to 1921. He was the founding father of the League of Nations, a forerunner of the United Nations, and embodied the end of American isolationism. But the 28th US president also supported racist policies, notably allowing segregation in federal agencies even after they had been racially integrated for decades.”He not only acquiesced in, but added to the persistent practice of racism in this country, a practice that continues to do harm today,” Eisgruber said.The New Jersey university will now be home to the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. A residential college named after Wilson will be known as First College.Since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American killed by a white police officer who knelt on his neck, the United States has been swept by civil unrest with protesters demanding the end of systemic racism. Businesses and institutions have been examining their roles in perpetuating injustice.The efforts are even gaining ground in highly conservatives places like Mississippi, where lawmakers on Saturday took procedural steps to redesign the southern state’s flag, which prominently features a Confederate emblem.Governor Tate Reeves has said he will sign any bill passed by lawmakers to change the banner.Topics :last_img read more

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Sally Caswell: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay

first_imgNZ Herald 22 January 2019 COMMENT: We must beware of extreme ideological positions in our cannabis discussion. In particular it would be good to acknowledge the “war on drugs” is not a particularly relevant concept. In fact we are moving towards decriminalisation of cannabis use in New Zealand due to police discretionary practices.Ministry of Justice figures for 2017/18 show three people were imprisoned for cannabis possession and it is very likely they had an extensive conviction history — legalising cannabis possession will not reduce incarceration. But this is not to argue against an informed debate on cannabis in New Zealand, including the possibility of legalisation.Cannabis use does not inevitably result in harm for the individual user, nor is it risk-free. Looking at the emerging evidence from the United States where several states have legalised cannabis, often allowing profit-making industries to take control, it is very likely that if we follow suit, thereby increasing availability and normalising use, we will experience more harm.A recent review of US data has drawn attention to increases in cannabis potency, prenatal and unintentional childhood exposure and, in adults, an increase in cannabis use, fatal vehicle crashes, cannabis-related emergency room visits, and cannabis use disorder (which includes dependence and harms such as social and interpersonal problems and neglect of major roles in order to use).About one in five lifetime users met criteria for cannabis use disorder.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12193750last_img read more

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B’ville girls roll to first sectional Class A title since 2013

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls lacrosse The two regular-season meetings were stark contrasts, B’ville barely holding on 11-10 in the first game April 23 in Camillus, but then dominating against WG 15-7 in the rematch May 9 at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.Not only that, but the Wildcats had to go to the wire to hold off CBA in its sectional semifinal at Auburn’s Holland Stadium after the Bees blew out Rome Free Academy.Sprinting out of the gate, B’ville scored three times in 65 seconds in the opening minutes, with Jenna Pastore, Olivia Muscolino and Sophia Cavallaro finding the net in that order.  When Hannah Johnson made it 4-0, WG had to use a timeout before the game was six minutes old. Even if it was long anticipated and expected from a side that has spent most of the spring securely perched atop the state rankings, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team still reveled in ending a six-year wait for a Section III Class A championship.What’s more, it was another emphatic, complete performance from the Bees that secured the sectional title as it defeated West Genesee 16-6 Tuesday in the sectional title game at SUNY-Cortland.B’ville netted the game’s first six goals and never let the Wildcats get closer than five the rest of the way, prevailing in this long-time rivalry for the third time this spring.center_img Any time the Wildcats possessed the ball, it ran into Emme Foote, Maddie Czyz, Sydney Smith and the rest of B’ville’s active, aggressive back line, who forced turnovers and bad shots at a regular rate.Not until the 13:48 mark of the game did WG get on the board with Emily Stratton’s free-position goal, only after the Bees had built a 6-0 margin. And Cavallaro added her third goal in the last minute of the half to reestablish that earlier cushion as B’ville was up 8-2 in the break.Any time the Wildcats threatened to make it interesting, as when Halen Saroney scored in the opening minute of the second half, B’ville answered it, due to Cavallaro’s fourth and fifth goals less than a minute apart.All told, Cavallaro had five goals and two assists, with Muscolino notching a three-goal hat trick and Emma Gebhardt adding consecutive goals in the second half to match the two put up by Johnson and Pastore, Katie Pascale adding two goals and two assists.On Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fayetteville-Manlius, B’ville faces Ithaca (whom it beat 12-9 on May 11) in the Class A regional final, looking for a win to return to SUNY-Cortland for the June 7-8 state final four.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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