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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.

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