Monday, February 28, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry Leaving Princeton to Lead Race Center at Tulane

Melissa Harris-Perry Leaving Princeton to Lead Race Center at Tulane: New Orleans — On the day that Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry resigned from Princeton University, she took to her Twitter account to let the whole world know.

“Today I submitted my resignation to Princeton effective July 1,” she wrote. “I’m joining the faculty of Tulane this fall!”

It’s no surprise that Harris-Perry, one of the nation’s most visible Black intellectuals, would Tweet about her new job. For the past few years, she has used social networking outlets — Twitter, blogs, Facebook — and television punditry to bring her lectures and message to an audience that extends far beyond the -privileged circle of the Princeton campus.

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