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Morehouse named “Hottest Men’s College” in Newsweek magazine’s new ’25 Hottest Schools’ ranking

By Vickie G. Hampton

Besides the scorching heat wave gripping Atlanta, there is another reason why “Hotlanta” is an appropriate name for the city: Morehouse has been named “the hottest men’s college” in the nation by Newsweek magazine.

Newsweek's "25 Hottest Schools," a new ranking this year, appears in the newsmagazine's Aug. 27 issue and in the annual Newsweek-Kaplan College Guide (264 pages, $9.95). Morehouse is the only HBCU and the only institution of higher learning in Georgia to make the list.

The article cites the College’s legacy of producing black leaders, specifically mentioning Nobel laureate Martin Luther King Jr. ‘48, actor Samuel L. Jackson ‘72 and filmmaker Shelton “Spike” Lee ‘79.

It also highlights two recent campus developments: the $2-million donation from Goldman Sachs to endow a chair that will be held by the new director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection; and the Morehouse College Center for the Arts, a $20-million, 76,000-square-foot facility that will house the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center and the Music Education Building. Construction on the new facility will begin this fall.

Included with the article is a photo of a recent Morehouse commencement with a cutline that describes the College as “an exemplar of single-sex education.”

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