To the Yale Community,
A number of you have recently voiced concerns about the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming. We are committed to ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for every student at Yale.
With that in mind, today we are announcing the formation of the Committee to Establish Principles on the Renaming of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming. This new body will have the role of providing a more culturally sensitive name for the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming,
This new body will fall under the aegis of the Committee to Establish Principles on Principles, which itself is under the ambit of the Committee on Principles for the Establishment of Committees. The CEPP is committed to determining what principles the Administration will use in establishing committees, while the CPEC determines what committees may be established to institute such principles.
This committee has been modeled on other campus mainstays such as the Yale Endowment Management Management Committee (YEMMC), which manages the hedge fund managers who manage the Yale Endowment, and the Committee on the Freedom of Expression of the Committee on the Freedom of Expression at Yale (CFECFEY), which has the stated goal of determining how much freedom of expression the Committee on the Freedom of Expression at Yale is allowed in expressing its views.
The national watchdog group Quis custodiet ipsos custodes qui custodes custodiet (QCIQCC), or “Who watches the watcher that watches the watchmen?” has already hailed the move as “cementing Yale’s place as a dynamic beacon of efficiency and transparency in these days of bureaucratic ossification.”
Full transparency is one of the committee’s most important goals and, to this end, students and faculty are invited to the next meeting of the CPEC, where the Committee is expected to vote on the motion, “This Committee shall vote on motions.”f
President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology