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Prof. Emeritus Howard M. Solomon wins the 2011 Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Catalyst for Change Award

Tufts Prof. Emeritus Howard Solomon did a lot of work incorporating gender and sexuality into the Tufts curriculum. He and and the late Prof. Gerald R. Gill combined to forge a much more welcoming and diverse climate at Tufts.

Howard Solomon commuted to Tufts from Maine from the late 1980s until his retirement in 2004. He became engaged in LGBT, Jewish and African-American struggles for civil rights, equality and standing throughout his career, but took up the challenge most forcefully in Maine.

Thursday Oct. 20th he received the Catalyst for Change Award from the University of Southern Maine's Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine. His connection to Tufts figured strongly in both the award ceremony and the press coverage. Selma Botman, the President of University of Southern Maine and a Fares Center Board Member, led the ceremony.

His citizenship, service, teaching, healing and scholarship around social justice for all communities in Maine has been deeply impressive. His career and public service makes the case for diversity as our richness and strength, and does so passionately and powerfully.

Read about the Catalyst for Change Award >

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