Morehouse president starts freshman year in dorm

8/13/2018, 3:59 p.m.
The president of Morehouse College is tackling his freshman year in an unusual way.
Morehouse College has appointed Dr. David A. Thomas as its first non-alumnus president since 1967 to take over leadership, the appointment marks the 12th president of the highly esteemed all male college located in the Atlanta University Center. Morehouse College

The president of Morehouse College is tackling his freshman year in an unusual way.

David Thomas — the first leader in 50 years who isn’t an alumnus — moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to get a taste of what life is like for first-year students of the prestigious historically Black school in Atlanta. He’ll be staying at Graves Hall, the oldest building on campus that once housed the entire college. Although he won’t have a roommate, he’ll be sharing the floor with students.

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