Princeton students protest in president's office for change

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PRINCETON, N.J. (WPVI) -- A group of about 30 black and white students at Princeton University is protesting inside the school president's office demanding changes for the social and academic experience of black students.

Princeton spokesman Martin Mbugua says the students talked Wednesday with President Christopher Eisgruber.

The protesters want the school to publicly acknowledge what they say is the racist legacy of former school president and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. They also want the school to rename the buildings and programs named for him.

The protest comes the same day that Princeton announced it was ending the "master" title for leaders of the residential colleges. Princeton says the faculty members will be known as "head of the college."

Eisgruber says that title better describes their roles and eliminates an antiquated term.