Calhoun College


Calhoun College is a residential college of Yale University.

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

Yale University's Residential College System by YaleCampus


It was opened in 1933 as one of the original eight undergraduate residential colleges endowed by Edward Harkness.

A residential college is an organisational pattern for a division of a university that places academic activity in a community setting of students and faculty, usually at a residence and with shared meals, the college having a degree of autonomy and a federated relationship with the overall university.

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The building was designed by John Russell Pope.

John Russell Pope was an American architect whose firm is widely known for designing of the National Archives and Records Administration building, the Jefferson Memorial and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, all in Washington, DC.


In 2017 it was renamed Grace Hopper College in honor of Grace Murray Hopper.

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral.


The college is named for US Vice President John C. Calhoun, an 1804 graduate of Yale College and advocate of slaveholding and state's rights.

The Vice President of the United States is a constitutional officer in the legislative branch of the Federal government as President of the Senate under Article One, Section Three, Paragraph Four of the United States Constitution.

John Caldwell Calhoun was a southern politician from South Carolina during the Antebellum Period of United States history.


Since the 1960s, Calhoun's white supremacist beliefs and pro-slavery leadership have prompted calls to rename the college or remove its tributes to Calhoun.


In 2016, the Yale Corporation chose to retain Calhoun as the college's namesake, but on February 11, 2017, following a report by a new Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, Yale president Peter Salovey announced that this decision was reversed, and the name of the college would be changed to honor Grace Hopper.

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