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New Havener Of The Year

by Paul Bass | Dec 23, 2016 1:50 pm | Comments (40)

Paul Bass Photo At first, Uncle Milton thought Corey Menafee was a “dumbass” for losing his steady Yale dining hall job by smashing a small stained-glass window depicting slaves picking cotton.

He had no idea Menafee was about to become a celebrity. Or that one unpremeditated action would reverse the decision of a $25 billion-endowed university and lead some of its leading minds to devise an intellectual framework to help campuses across the country tackle racial controversy.

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