2 black professors get names on halls
FAYETTEVILLE — Two halls within the Northwest Quad residences are being renamed for the university’s first two black professors.
Gordon Morgan Hall, formerly the “B” residence hall, is being named after a former sociology professor who joined UA in 1969. Morgan wrote a book published in 1990, The Edge of Campus: A Journal of the Black Experience at the University of Arkansas, in which he described himself as the school’s first black faculty member.
Margaret Clark Hall, formerly hall “C,” is named after a former French language instructor who became an assistant professor of secondary education in 1972. Clark’s honors from UA include the Silas Hunt Legacy Award and an Outstanding Faculty award.
Clark and Morgan have each been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council.
The UA System board of trustees approved the name changes on Jan. 31. Other halls in the Northwest Quad had previously been named after former Chancellor Willard Gatewood and a former president of the university, Arthur Harding.