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Yale to change name of college tied to 19th century slavery defender

NEW HAVEN: Yale University will change the name of its Calhoun College after protesters said the Ivy League school should drop the honor it gave to an alumnus who was a prominent advocate of U.S. slavery, the university said on Saturday. The college is named for John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina native who served as U.S. vice president under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. He graduated from Yale College in 1804. Yale said it will rename Calhoun College for Grace Murray Hopper, an alumnus who received a PhD in…