EWING, N. J. – The College of New Jersey has changed the name of a building in the middle of make its namesake had racial segregationist tendencies.
The board of directors on Wednesday changed Paul Loser Hall to Trenton Hall. President R. Barbara Gitenstein says the new name reflects the school ‘ s long history with the city.
The college is located in Ewing, just outside Trenton.
Loser was a former school superintendent in Trenton. His family had donated $1 million to the college in 1987 and $5 million in 2006.
A group of students in November questioned with his name on a building after they discovered that he was a witness, in 1944, a lawsuit that black students “were better separated from the whites.”