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Africana studies Professor Marc Lamont Hill leaves Morehouse College to join the Temple University faculty.

He will serve as Klein College’s first Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities and Solutions, as well as teach in the university’s urban education department. Temple trustee and alumnus Steve Charles bestowed a $2 million endowment to the chair, according to a statement from Temple.

“I couldn’t be more excited about my return to Temple University,” said Hill, a Philadelphia native who is a frequent commentator on CNN and MSNBC.

He added: “This chair will give me the opportunity to link academic inquiry and rigorous journalism to actual problem solving, something insufficiently done in the academy and mainstream media.”

Hill is a Temple alumnus whom Ebony magazine named one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders in 2011.

SOURCE: Temple University

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