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University President: Report and Lord History

university president: The report dated August 2019 cites a letter from George Ramsay, or Lord Dalhousie, in which he describes black people as idle and pre-disposed for slavery, according to National Observer. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing Scottish-born Ramsay founded the school in 1818 and was lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia from 1816 to 1820. The Report on Lord Dalhousie's History on Slavery and Race, released to the university community Thursday, was compiled by a panel of experts established by the university president in 2016 to report on the founder's insidious legacy. In a statement, interim university president Teri Balser, joined by the chairpeople of the university senate and board of governors, apologized on behalf of the school to the People of African Descent in our community. Further, we acknowledge our dual responsibility to address the legacies of anti-Black racism and slavery, while continuing to stand against anti-Black racism today. ; The report's recommendations included an apology to the African Nova Scotian community, recruitment of black faculty and staff, financial aid for black students and the expansion of black studies programs, but the nine-member panel of scholars decided against recommending a name change. They said they regret Ramsay's actions and views and the consequences and impact they have had in our collective history as a university, as a province, and as a region. ( As reported in the news.