Yale University to Name New College after Pauli Murray '76


Yale University has announced that one of the university’s two new undergraduate residential colleges, slated to open in 2017, will be named for the exemplary American leader, Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray. Murray received her doctorate in law from Yale in 1965. At age 63, inspired by her connections with other women in The Episcopal Church, she enrolled at The General Theological Seminary, and received her M.Div. with the Class of 1976. Murray, noted for her achievements in law and religion, and for her leadership in civil rights and the advancement of women, became the first African-American woman ordained as an Episcopal priest and, after her death in 1985, was named to the saints' calendar of The Episcopal Church in Holy Women, Holy Men in 2012.