Morehouse College, As Institution's New President Author: Franklin Hoke

Former National Science Foundation director Walter E. Massey, 57, became president of Morehouse College in Atlanta on August 12. Morehouse, founded in 1867, just after the Civil War, is a historically black, all-male, four-year liberal arts college of about 3,000 students. Well-known alumni include Martin Luther King, Jr. and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan.

massey GOING HOME: After years as a national science-policy figure, Walter E. Massey now wants to work at the "grass-roots level" at Morehouse College.

Massey, the college's ninth president and an alumnus of the school, is a physicist who has held a number of top academic and research administration posts in addition to heading NSF from 1991 to 1993. These include vice president for research at the University of Chicago from 1984 to 1991 and, just prior his return to Morehouse, provost and senior...

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