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Wake Forest Launches African American Studies Program
Wake Forest University will offer both a major and minor in African American Studies. Propelled by faculty and led by a prestigious scholar on race, Wake Forest’s African American Studies program received an enormous boost with an anonymous $1 million gift.
February 21, 2021
Dr. Susan Wente Appointed First Woman President of Wake Forest University
Dr. Susan R. Wente, Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will be Wake Forest University’s president, effective July 1, 2021, according to Vanderbilt officials.
February 1, 2021
Kami Chavis, a Towering Law Professor, Appointed Vice Provost at Wake Forest University
Kami Chavis, associate provost and law professor at Wake Forest University, has been appointed vice provost for three years, continuing her three-year stay in the provost’s office.
December 2, 2020
University of Kentucky Names Ja’Mahl McDaniel as Director of Martin Luther King Center
Ja’Mahl McDaniel was named the director of the University of Kentucky (UK) Martin Luther King Center. McDaniel, who had been serving as interim director, returned to his alma mater in 2018 to be the associate director of the center. Prior to his roles at UK, McDaniel worked as program coordinator for the Intercultural Center at […]
August 26, 2020
Wake Forest U Law Dean Apologizes After Professor Quotes N-Word From Court Case
The dean of Wake Forest University School of Law recently apologized to students after a professor quoted the n-word from a court case while teaching a constitutional law class, reported The College Fix. Dean Jane Aiken said the professor, Michael Curtis, used “the most offensive word in the American language — the n-word.” Curtis was […]
April 1, 2020
You Can’t Compromise With Racism: College Leaders Must Address Our Ugly Racial Past
Institutional leaders must move beyond rehearsed rhetoric and seek to forcefully tackle their institutions’ problematic racial histories of exclusion and exploitation of people of color. This process requires identifying and addressing current policies, practices, and symbols that make campus environments openly hostile, unwelcoming, and disempowering for students of color. Such action is necessary to create equitable environments that affirm, welcome, and support all students.
March 10, 2020
Wake Forest U Apologizes for its Past Involvement in Slavery
During the school’s Founders Day ceremonies, the president of Wake Forest University publicly apologized for the institution’s past involvement in slavery, reported The Associated Press. “It is important and overdue that, on behalf of Wake Forest University, I unequivocally apologize for participating in and benefiting from the institution of slavery,” president Nathan Hatch said. “I […]
February 21, 2020
Wake Forest Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Integrating Residence Halls
Wake Forest University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of integrating its women’s residence halls this weekend. To memorialize the anniversary, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and Deborah Graves McFarlane, the first two African-American women to live on campus, will speak openly about their experiences of living in the residence halls. Alongside them, Awilda Neal, Linda Holiday and […]
January 30, 2020
Wake Forest Supporting First-Generation Students Via Magnolia Scholars Program
With the rise in tuition costs, Wake Forest University looked to develop an opportunity for all students to be able to attend the institution without the financial burden. The establishment of the Magnolia Scholars program created an opportunity for first-generation students to receive financial aid, mentorship and college transition assistance.
January 15, 2020
Wake Forest University Confronts Slavery Past Through New Project
Over the past three years, Wake Forest University has focused on uncovering their connection and history with slavery through several initiatives.In addition to joining the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) consortium, Wake Forest launched the Slavery, Race and Memory project last spring. The project consists of a lecture series and offers professors course enhancement grants.
January 6, 2020
Juilliard Liberal Arts Faculty Write Letter of Support for Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
Several members of the Liberal Arts Faculty at The Juilliard School have written a letter of support for Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry after a recent public conflict between her and Wake Forest University. On Jan. 21, Harris-Perry, the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest, criticized the institution’s role during slavery and its current unfair labor practices […]
February 5, 2019
Harris-Perry Draws Support in Beef with Wake Forest
The relationship between Wake Forest University and prominent Black political science professor Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, which appeared strained following remarks she made at a public Dr. Martin Luther King commemoration, appears to be deteriorating even as colleagues come to the academic’s defense.
January 25, 2019
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