school of arts and sciences

South Hall Renamed for Bernard Harleston

Tufts will rededicate one of its undergraduate residential halls this fall to honor a former professor and dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences who was an early champion of access to higher education for students of color.

South Hall, completed in 1991, will be renamed in honor of Bernard W. Harleston, H98, a psychologist who was the first African American hired to a tenure-track position at Tufts and the first African American president of the City College of New York. He is a trustee emeritus of Tufts, having served on the board from 2002 to 2007.