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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:39 PM

Geraldo Rivera quits Yale position over college name change

Source: Associated Press

Geraldo Rivera quits Yale position over college name change

Feb. 12, 2017 5:52 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera says he resigned from a voluntary position at Yale University after the school decided to change the name of a residential college that honors a slavery supporter.

Rivera said Sunday on Twitter that he resigned as an associate fellow of Calhoun College. He said the position was an honor "but intolerant insistence on political correctness is lame."

Calhoun College was named after 19th century alumnus and former Vice President John C. Calhoun, an ardent supporter of slavery. After years of debate, Yale announced Saturday it is renaming the college after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.

Yale said in a statement Sunday that it respected Rivera's decision, but said its choice to rename the college was based on principle, not political correctness.


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4db418241ede459e88e562ddd0ae008e/geraldo-rivera-quits-yale-position-over-college-name-change

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:44 PM

1. He really picked that issue to quit over? n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:45 PM

2. So long, Jerry. n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:46 PM

3. quitting over wording is enforcing everything they claim to hate about political correctness.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:56 PM

4. Something tells me that if Horendo Revolver had been Black...

...he'd be singing a different tune.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:17 PM

5. Anything for a headline, even a mini-headline n/t

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