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UW Chancellor: Lincoln statue will stay on “expropriated” land

“As the leader of UW–Madison, I believe that Abraham Lincoln’s legacy… should be both celebrated and critiqued,” Blank said in her statement. As an example, Blank argued that while the University relied on “money from land expropriated from Native Americans,” the Lincoln-era land-grant Universities–like UW–have increased access to upward social mobility.