Symposium examines legacy of blacks in higher education

A symposium exploring the legacy of African Americans in higher education is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Friend Center.

The event, titled "A Legacy of Learning: Blacks in Higher Education," is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity in the Graduate School and the Black Graduate Student Caucus in honor of Black History Month.

The event will feature three speakers: William Cox, president and co-founder of the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education; Hugh Price, former president of the National Urban League and current visiting lecturer in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Linda Coles-Kauffman, executive producer and host of New Jersey Network's "Another View" television show.

The symposium also will include presentations and a poster session highlighting research by graduate students on issues pertaining to the black community as well as a panel discussion on the recent earthquake in Haiti and humanitarian responses.

Anyone interested in attending must register online. For more information, e-mail