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Tufts Dormitory Renamed for Trailblazing Advocate for Inclusion, Diversity and Access in Higher Education

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (September 23, 2016)—Tufts University dedicated one of its undergraduate residence halls today in honor of Bernard W. Harleston,  a pioneering former professor, dean and trustee who championed inclusion, diversity and access throughout an influential and accomplished career in higher education.

Harleston, a psychologist, was the first African-American hired to a tenure-track position at Tufts, where he helped launch the first program to recruit African-American students and students from under-resourced schools. He is a Tufts trustee emeritus.