The Chronicle of Higher Education

This HBCU President Joined a Covid-19 Vaccine Trial. His Call for More Volunteers Stirred Outrage.

September 22, 2020

Earlier this month, Kimbrough, the president of Dillard University, and C. Reynold Verret, the president of Xavier University of Louisiana, issued a public letter announcing that they were participating in a Covid-19 vaccine trial. Kimbrough and Verret, both leaders of private, historically Black universities in New Orleans, encouraged their students, faculty, staff, and alumni to consider participating in the same trial or others like it.

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