Cornell renaming Goldwin Smith Professorships

Tue, 02/02/2021

Trevor Pinch has been appointed the Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Technology Studies. This new named chair follows a University-wide campaign by the Goldwin Smith Professors to have the name of their professorships changed. Although Smith (1823-1910) was an eminent Oxford and Cornell scholar and played a critical role in the university’s early development, he 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 article in the Cornell Chronicle