Keylor in Newsweek: Princeton Keeps Wilson’s Name


William Keylor, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, discussed the decision by Princeton University to continue using Woodrow Wilson’s name on school buildings.

Keylor was quoted in an April 4, 2016 article in Newsweek entitled “Princeton to Keep Woodrow Wilson Name Despite Protests.

From the text of the article:

“I thought it was the right decision,” says William Keylor, a professor at Boston University and an expert on Wilson. He says though he has previously criticized Wilson’s “racist policies…we have to acknowledge the important roles he played domestically in the U.S. and also in terms of his foreign policy.”

You can read the entire article here.

Keylor served four consecutive terms as Chairman of the Department of History at Boston University (1988-2000) and has been Director of the International History Institute since 1999. At Boston University, he has received the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Methodist Scholar-Teacher Award. Learn more about him here.