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The Late Maya Angelou Honored by the U.S. Postal Service

Maya Angelou, the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, who died last spring, was honored with the issue of a Forever Stamp bearing her portrait.

Melissa Harris-Perry to Lead the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University

Professor Harris-Perry, who hosts a weekend news show on the MSNBC cable channel, joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2014 as the holder of the Presidential Endowed Chair in the department of politics and international affairs.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Positions

The four Black scholars in new teaching positions are Samory Kpotufe at Princeton University, Nadine Finigan-Carr at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, Kami Chavis Simmons at Wake Forest University's School of Law, and Charlotte Braithwaite at MIT.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Claudia Donald at the University of Massachusetts, Damon R. Wade at Grambling State, LLJuna Weir at Alcorn State, Malika Roman Isler at Wake Forest, Clayton A. Gibson at Alabama A&M, and Steven E. Hairston at St. Augustine's University.

The Next Dean of the George Washington University School of Law

For the past seven years, Professor Blake D. Morant has been dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also, he is the president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

Maya Angelou, author, poet, dancer, actress, civil rights activist, and the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, has died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86 years old.

Five African Americans Appointed to Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The appointees are E. Anne Christo-Baker at Purdue, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Daniel Harris at Texas A&M, Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, and Craig Bailey at the University of Cincinnati.

Wake Forest University to Offer Graduate Opportunities in Business for Ron Brown Scholars

Under the agreement, one Ron Brown Scholar will receive a full tuition scholarship and a $10,000 stipend to enroll in the 10-month master in management program at Wake Forest.

Blake Morant to Lead the American Association of Law Schools

The dean of the law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will serve one-year as president-elect and then become president of the organization in 2015.

A Trio of Black Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Melody Howard-Clark joins the faculty at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Fred Walumbwa moves from Arizona State University to Florida International University and Derek S. Hicks was appointed assistant professor at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Wake Forest University Celebrates 50 Years of Racial Integration

In 1962, Ed Reynolds from Ghana became the first Black student to enroll as a full-time student at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He returned to the university this past weekend to relate his experiences to current students.

African American Student at Wake Forest University Wins a Rhodes Scholarship

Brandon Turner is the 12th student at Wake Forest in the past 25 years to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Mercy Eyadiel was appointed executive director for employment development in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North...

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