Princeton Weekly Bulletin   January 9, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 13   search   prev   next

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Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black professor
Dobkin keeps pace with faculty interests

Campus supports Dillard reopening, other Katrina relief efforts
Dillard president, Detroit pastor to speak at King Day celebration
Curriculum offers employees opportunities for professional and personal growth
Staff members graduate from skill-building program
Early admission offered to 599 students

Former ambassador to Israel and Egypt appointed visiting professor
Edmund King, scholar of Spanish literature, dies at age 91
Faculty promotions, appointments, resignations
People, spotlight

Calendar of events
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Dillard president, Detroit pastor to speak at King Day celebration

The University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include: remarks by Marvalene Hughes, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, who will be recognized for her leadership; an address by the Rev. Charles G. Adams of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit; musical selections by the Princeton University Jazztet; and the presentation of awards to essay, poster and video contest winners from area schools.

Photo of: Marvalene Hughes

Dillard University President Marvalene Hughes

In addition, the University will present the MLK Day Journey Award, recognizing a member of the Princeton faculty, staff or student body who best represents King’s continued journey. The event will be Webcast live at <>.

Hughes was appointed as Dillard’s ninth president on July 1 — two months before the historically black institution was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Katrina. In September, Princeton and Brown universities formed a partnership to help Dillard restore operations, designating personnel to assist in vital areas such as physical planning, facilities, libraries, academic offerings, campus life, human resources, computing and development. The school is planning to resume classes this month at a downtown hotel and various campuses around New Orleans.

Photo of: Charles G. Adams

Rev. Charles G. Adams of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church

Adams, a renowned pastor, activist and leader in faith-based economic development, has been cited by Ebony Magazine as one of America’s 15 greatest black preachers and among Ebony’s top 100 influential black Americans. He has spoken around the world, including before the United Nations on South African apartheid and the World Council of Churches on the rioting in Los Angeles following the verdict in the Rodney King case. He has served as president of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, the largest branch in the country.

This year’s contests for area school children were intended to emphasize the power of the vote. This past Aug. 6 marked the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which has been called the single most effective civil rights legislation enacted by Congress. Students in grades 7 through 12 were invited to submit original essays or video presentations expressing their feelings about the power of the vote. Fourth- through sixth-graders were invited to create posters depicting or symbolizing this fundamental component of democracy.

Many of the posters will be displayed during the program. The winning posters and excerpts from the essays will be posted on the University’s King Day Web site at <>.

The event is convened by the University’s Martin Luther King Day Committee and is coordinated by the Office of Communications.