Renaming the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Wilson College was, I think, a mistake. Wilson was a great man, who made great contributions to Princeton, New Jersey, the nation, and the world. His views and actions on race were deplorable, and for these he is justly criticized. But so were those of Jefferson. This fault does not negate their virtues and achievements, and for these they are properly honored.
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