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U-M Alumna named president at Spelman

Alumna Beverly Daniel Tatum has been named the ninth president of Spelman College, a private, liberal arts, historically Black college for women located in Atlanta, Ga. Tatum earned her master's ('76) and doctoral ('84) degrees in psychology from U-M. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's in religious studies from Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. Tatum is the former acting president of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., where she also served as a member of the faculty since 1989. Prior to joining Mount Holyoke, she was a member of the faculty at Westfield State College and a lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a nationally recognized authority on issues surrounding race in America, including the study of the impact of race on family life, racial identity in teens and race in the classroom. Tatum is the author of the critically acclaimed book, "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race."

Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

The Office of the Provost is soliciting nominations for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. Named in honor of Johnson, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, the award was established in 1996 to recognize faculty whose service contributes to the development of a more culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Five awards are made annually and include a $5,000 stipend. Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty on the Ann Arbor campus. The nomination deadline is March 17.

For more information, call (734) 615-1634 or e-mail

Todd Mundt Show to end in June

Michigan Radio announced Feb. 28 that Todd Mundt is ending production of his daily radio program, "The Todd Mundt Show," in June to assume new responsibilities at the University's public television station—WFUM-TV in Flint. Mundt will serve as a host of Michigan Television documentaries and interview programs and appear in station pledge drives. Michigan Radio can be heard on WUOM 91.7 in Ann Arbor/Detroit, WVGR 104.1 in Grand Rapids and WFUM 91.1 in Flint, or on the Web at

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