Yale students decided to commemorate Freshman move-in weekend by holding what they thought would be a massive, spectacular protest designed to persuade the administration to change the name of Calhoun College.
Several members of Unidad Latina en Acción showed up to pressure the administration to “CHANGE THE NAME.”
The freshmen were unmoved.
Determined to convince the students that Calhoun College was a triggering name for minority students on campus—because Yale grad and former Vice President John C. Calhoun owned slaves and was an advocate for the Southern agrarian lifestyle—protesters then took to “changing” the name themselves.
They first tried "Hitler.”
Then "Osama bin Laden."