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Promoting Diversity in Education Presentation - CORRECTED INFORMATION

Posted February 4, 2016

The February 4th issue of this Digest contained errors and omissions in Mark Lamont Hill's background and about the time and location of the presentation he will make at Quinnipiac University. A man of many accomplishments and achievements, Mr. Hill’s biography in brief follows -- along with the correct time and location for the event.Marc Lamont Hill is a social justice activist and organizer, a distinguished professor of African-American studies at Morehouse College, the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. He is a founding board member of My5th, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He also is a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union. Hill works closely with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy. Over the past few years, he has actively worked on campaigns to end the death penalty and to release numerous political prisoners.An award-winning journalist, Hill is the former host of the nationally syndicated television show, "Our World with Black Enterprise," and the inaugural host of "Huff Post Live," as well as a former political contributor to Fox News Channel. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. In 2011, Ebony Magazine named him one of America's 100 most influential black leaders. Mr. Hill’s full bio is available on his website.Mr. Hill will speak on "Promoting Diversity in Education" on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.