Area Studies

Asante will again chair Temple’s African-American studies department

“I accepted the position and told her I wanted to move the department to the vanguard position in the African-American studies field that it used to be in the ’80s and ’90s,” he said.

In recent weeks, students held protests supporting the faculty’s right to choose a chair.

Soufas placed the department in “receivership” last year after former chair Nathaniel Norment retired in July 2012 and named as acting chair Jayne Drake, vice dean of academic affairs.

via Asante will again chair Temple’s African-American studies department.

 

Need To Know 2/15/2013: Banned in Arizona

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A years-long dispute in Tucson over a Mexican-American studies program has tensions high.

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