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School Notes: Yale College
March/April 2020

Former Yale College dean named president of Rutgers

Jonathan Holloway ’95PhD, who served as dean of Yale College from 2014 to 2017, was named the 21st president of Rutgers University on January 21. Before becoming the dean of Yale College, Holloway served as head of Grace Hopper College, chair of the Council of Heads of College, director of undergraduate studies, and chair of the Department of African American Studies. In 2009, he received the William Clyde DeVane Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College. He was named the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies in 2015.

Stiles head concludes term

Head of Ezra Stiles College Steve Pitti announced in November, after serving as Stiles’s head for over 11 years, that he would conclude his term in June 2020 but continue his teaching, research, and other administrative duties as member of the faculty. In addition to being a professor of history and of American studies, Pitti is the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration. The center, together with similar centers at Brown University, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University, received a $4 million grant in January from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a series of programs that center on questions of race in humanities teaching and scholarship.

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