Yale University admins push to replace 'freshman' with more 'inclusive' term
- Yale University may soon formally replace the term "freshman" with "first-year student" in an effort to "reflect the values" of the institution.
According to the The Yale Daily News, administrators are in favor of the more-inclusive alternative, though there is no clear timeline for when the official change will actually be made.
"I think there comes a time when you want to make sure that the way you're calling things reflects the values that you have," she elaborated, suggesting that if Yale "is serious about inclusivity and diversity," it must consider every idea, including unorthodox ideas.
"It's not written in stone that it has to be 'freshman'...we do have some agency in what we call things," she added, noting that several peer institutions including Dartmouth College, Cornell University, and Amherst College have already adopted gender-inclusive alternatives to the traditional designation.(Excerpt) Read more at: campusreform.org ...
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