Rutgers is named for a slave owner, but school’s first Black president says the name will stay

Jonathan Holloway, who last week became the first Black president in Rutgers University’s 254 year history, said he has no plans to change the school’s name, which honors a man who owned slaves.But he did use his first press conference, which took place indoors on the school’s New Brunswick campus Monday, to say he hopes to increase diversity among faculty and have conversations about race and inclusion on campus as the nation grapples with racism and police brutality.“We are not going to change the name of the university,” Holloway said, after speaking about plans keep the school mostly remot...


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