Fox News personality, Geraldo Rivera, announced over Twitter Sunday that he has resigned from his position at Yale University. Rivera cited that he is tired of the university's politically correct stances, including Yale's most recent decision to rename one of its buildings:
After a public outcry, Yale recently decided to change the name of Calhoun College, named after Vice President John C. Calhoun, to honor Yale alum, Grace Murray Hopper, a computer scientist and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.
Students and alum were upset about Calhoun's support of slavery and white supremacist background, Yale News reports.
Rivera continued to air his frustration with Yale's “politically correct” decision:
Last April, Yale President Peter Salovey refused to bow down to escalating pressure and decided not to change the building's name, according to the Yale News article:
“At that time, as now, I was committed to confronting, not erasing, our history. I was concerned about inviting a series of name changes that would obscure Yale’s past," said Salovey.
"The principles establish a strong presumption against renaming buildings, ensure respect for our past, and enable thoughtful review of any future requests for change.”
But President Salovey changed his mind February 11, the day the announcement was made. Rivera clearly made his thoughts known about the matter in this tweet:
Yale University has not issued an official statement on the Rivera development as of the time of this writing.