How Dirty Money from Madras Benefitted Yale

Its benefactor and namesake, Elihu Yale, made a fortune from slave trading and plundering of Indian resources

Whoever wrote this epitaph must have been acutely aware that someday Elihu Yale will come under severe scrutiny.

Over the last few years, there has been fierce debate about whether Yale, a leading Ivy League School, should rename to detach itself from its…