Will Lawrence Bobo and Marcyliena Morgan Return to Harvard?

In 2004 Lawrence Summers, who was then president of Harvard University, decided to overrule the African and African-American studies department’s unanimous decision to award tenure to Harvard’s African-American scholar, Professor Marcyliena Morgan. In denying tenure to Morgan, Summers triggered the departure of Professor Morgan and her husband, the esteemed black sociologist Lawrence Bobo, to Stanford University.

Now reliable sources at Harvard University have informed JBHE that interim president of Harvard Derek Bok has approved the appointment of Marcyliena Morgan to a tenured position at Harvard. This will enable Harvard to actively recruit Morgan and Bobo to return to Cambridge.