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Harvard University to change 180-year-old alma mater in the name of 'inclusion' and 'diversity

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Harvard University intends to change its alma mater for the sake of inclusivity. (Getty Images/Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

For more than 180 years, Harvard University has had as part of its alma mater a reference to the "Puritans" who founded America. Now, the university is scrubbing the religious mention in the name of "inclusion" and "diversity."

Danielle Allen, who serves as co-chair of the university's Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging, announced plans Wednesday to change the last line of the "Fair Harvard" alma mater, which currently reads, "Till the stock of the Puritans die."

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