Sunday, September 26, 2010

Black Studies Professor At Creighton University Passes

Ashton W. Welch
Ashton W. Welch, an associate professor of history and longtime director of Creighton University's black-studies program, died unexpectedly in his sleep on August 14. He was 68; the cause of death was not specified.
Among the things left in his office were syllabus notes for the three courses he was going to teach this fall. "We all felt Ashton was the heart and soul of the department," 
said Elizabeth R. Elliot-Meisel, chair of history. Mr. Welch began teaching at the Jesuit university in 1971 and led its black-studies program, an interdepartmental effort that he helped found in 1975, until his death.
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Anonymous said...

Condivido pienamente il suo punto di vista. Si tratta di qualcosa di diverso e l'idea di mantenere.
E 'vero! Ritengo che questa sia un'ottima idea. Sono d'accordo con te.

Anonymous said...

Black Studies is a phony major, designed for people who can't cut it in a real academic discipline.

Anonymous said...

How about American Studies?