I just want to cast my vote in support of the renaming of Wilson College and the School of Public and International Affairs. I have long felt the arguments for it were justified. As I get older, I less and less believe in the “great man” myth anyway. I think “greatness” is generally thrust upon most leaders and so many truly great human beings go unrecognized. When I was young, I was motivated by and needed heroes. But more and more it felt like a kind of dependency. Now I believe we should all be our own heroes and have the courage to continually question and refine our thinking and above all, tune in to our hearts.
In Response to: Princeton Renames Wilson School and Residential College, Citing Former President’s Racism