Mary Hui ’17
Wilson College Loses a Wilson Image

A large photo mural of Woodrow Wilson 1879 was removed from the Wilcox dining hall April 30, addressing a piece of unfinished business in the campus debate over Wilson’s legacy. The mural was removed after Professor Eduardo Cadava, head of Wilson College, accepted the recommendation of a student advisory committee that concluded: “Replacing the mural with something to honor Wilson College’s past, present, and future in student activism and dissent says that student voices, too, matter, and that this college — our home — truly is ours.” Cadava said the image was “unduly celebratory” and not in keeping with the spirit of Wilson College’s founders, and that the University community “owes the Black Justice League a felt debt for providing us with the occasion to reflect in a considered way about the issues that they raised.”