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“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.”   Frantz Fanon

            Most of you would have read my paper, “Recruiting Persons of Color to Academic Deanships at Wellesley College,” that was circulated yesterday by the Agenda Committee.  I do not intend to read this paper…

Recruiting Persons of Color to Academic Deanships at Wellesley College

             Last Thursday (April 30, 2015) as is customary, Andy Shennan, provost and dean of the college, announced the appointment of yet another dean of academic affairs of the college.  Her name is Ann Velenchik….

Je ne suis pas Charlie

 Surrounded by the immensity of people who occupied every inch of space around Place de la République in Paris, France, on Sunday last (January 11) one could not imagine the amount of people who had turned out in solidarity with…

What Should Patrick Manning Do?

On March 11, 1895, after serving thirty-two years as an unofficial member of the Legislative Council (during that period the Legislative Council consisted of official and unofficial members), the Hon. Louis de Verteuil submitted his resignation to Sir Frederick Napier…

Take de Money and Run

It was one of those riveting moments when a picture is worth more than a thousand words.  Here they were, four young black boys, sitting forlorn, with their luggage around them looking as if their lives had come to an end.  All their yearnings seemed to have been dashed, caught up as they were,…