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Brown University Kills ‘Columbus Day’ for ‘Fall Weekend’

Brown University Kills ‘Columbus Day’ for ‘Fall Weekend’
April 08, 2009

The faculty of the Ivy League university voted at a meeting Tuesday to establish a new academic and administrative holiday in October called “Fall Weekend” that coincides with Columbus Day, but that doesn’t bear the name of the explorer.

Hundreds of Brown students had asked the Providence, R.I. school to stop observing Columbus Day, saying Christopher Columbus’s violent treatment of Native Americans he encountered was inconsistent with Brown’s values.

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