'Prez' Talks Up a Breeze

March 1977
Time;3/21/1977, Vol. 109 Issue 12, p102
The article offers information on Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones' experiences as the president of Grambling State University in Louisiana. Jones, who graduated with a degree in science from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was first assigned to teach biology, chemistry and physics, establish a football team, and act as a registrar in the 25-year-old school for black teachers. Jones' first arrival in the university which was just made of small wooden buildings lighted by oil lamps is discussed. It also cites the student's boarding fees and the teachers' salaries.


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