It’s now Harleston Hall
September 29, 2016
Renamed dormitory honors pioneer in access to and diversity in higher education
In 1956, Bernard W. Harleston, H98, was the first African-American to be hired as a tenure-track professor in Arts and Sciences at Tufts. He would go onto become one of the college’s most beloved teachers and later serve as its dean.
The Tufts community, along with Harleston’s family and friends, gathered on the Medford/Somerville campus on Sept. 23 to honor his contributions to Tufts and to higher education by officially renaming the South Hall dormitory Harleston Hall.