2 black pro­fes­sors get names on halls

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS -

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.

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