New York College Alters Sign Bearing Trump Ally’s Name - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

New York College Alters Sign Bearing Trump Ally’s Name

by Associated Press

ALLEGANY, N.Y. — A New York college has altered the sign at a student apartment building bearing the name of a major benefactor and Donald Trump supporter who insulted President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

The sign outside the building on the St. Bonaventure University campus had read “Paladino House.” Carl Paladino is a Buffalo developer and 1968 St. Bonaventure graduate who has donated more than $1 million to the school and served on its board of trustees.

The Olean Times-Herald reports the college recently changed the sign to “Belesario and Sara Paladino House,” the names of Paladino’s parents. College officials say the building was originally dedicated to the parents in 2000.

A student petition sought the removal of the Paladino name from the building.

In December, Carl Paladino insulted the Obamas in an article printed in a Buffalo alternative newspaper.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Diversity Officers Grapple with Efforts to Professionalize Role Concerns about the legitimacy of the institutional chief diversity officer (CDO) have frequently prompted conversations about the need to professionalize the role. As recently as this year, organizations like the National Association of Diversity Off...
Doubts About Diversity I am skeptical that any of us embraces “diversity” as much as we might believe. We claim to be multicultural, but our conception has limits. These lines become apparent in any dispute involving vaguely liberal norms on the one hand, and a truly di...
Federally Funded Programs Are Not Enough to Diversify the STEM Workforce The Government Accountability Office (GOA) reported that of the 13 federal agencies surveyed that administer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs, there were 163 STEM programs funded in fiscal year 2016 that wer...
Trump’s Art of the Deal: Merge Education and Labor Departments? The White House publicly released a report called Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century on Thursday, June 21. First among the 32 organizational reform priorities proposed by President Donald Trump is merging the departments of educat...
Semantic Tags: