Cornell renaming Goldwin Smith Professorships

December 15, 2020

The Cornell Jewish Studies Program applauds the December 10 decision by the Board of Trustees to rename the Goldwin Smith Professorships: “Although he was an eminent Oxford and Cornell scholar and played a critical role in the university’s early development, Smith (1823-1910) authored many bigoted essays that put forth anti-Semitic, anti-feminist, anti-suffrage and anti-coeducation views that are antithetical to the inclusive community and lived values Cornell is rightfully proud of, and continually strives for, today.”

Read the full statement.

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