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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

Obama resubmits humanities nominees

By Jacqueline Trescott

Since the Senate in the last Congress didn't confirmed a number of President Obama's nominations to the National Council on the Humanities, the White House has resubmitted the names.

However Allison Blakely, a professor at Boston University who taught at Howard University for 30 years, was confirmed Dec. 21. The council is the advisory panel for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Now waiting for deliberations or a vote are : Albert J. Beveridge III, a Washington lawyer who is the founding partner of the Beveridge & Diamond firm. Beveridge is the general counsel to the American Historical Association. Other nominees are: Constance M. Carroll, chancellor of San Diego Community College District; Cathy N. Davidson, professor of English at Duke University; Paula Barker Duffy, former director of the University of Chicago Press; and Martha Wagner Weinberg, a former professor of political science at MIT.

If approved, they would serve until 2016.

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 6, 2011; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, appointments, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  Cathy N. Davidson, Constance M. Carroll, National Endowment for the Humanities, albert j. beveridge III  
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