Arthur D. Jewell, ca. 1930
In a letter dated June 9, 1932, Arthur Doles Jewell '32, SM '34 wrote to The Crisis, noting his recent graduation from MIT. Jewell earned his Bachelors in what was then General Engineering (Course IXb) at the Institute, where he would also earn his Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Course II) in 1934. In October of 1954, Jewell became the first black administrator appointed to Eastern High School, a formerly all-white high school in Washington, D.C. He had also served as principal at various other high schools, as professor of electrical engineering at Howard University, and as Systems Analyst Project Leader for Ordnance for The United States Marine Corp's Supply Activity in Philadelphia, PA.