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Stories Tagged: Kerry M. King (’85)

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The Thing He Carried

With little fanfare, Andy Heck (’70, P ’98) takes the two aging rolls of butcher paper out of a plastic grocery bag and begins unrolling them on the kitchen countertop at his home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. “The scroll,” as he calls the two rolls of paper, is the bridge between those different parts […]

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Maya Angelou

  Angelou first came to Wake Forest in 1973 when she spoke (and sang) to a standing-room only crowd in DeTamble Auditorium during the University’s first Black Awareness Week. The reaction of students, black and white, left her “dumbfounded,” she later wrote in Ebony magazine. “I had pulled no punches, and softened no points, yet […]

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From cable to classroom: Melissa Harris-Perry (’94) returns to her alma mater

Meet the MHP you don’t see on her cable-news show.

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Harold Hayes: ‘Smiling through the apocalypse’

Tom Hayes (’79) explores the magical world of his father, famed Esquire editor Harold Hayes (’48).

Mustafa Abdullah ('10) with the Rev. Jesse Jackson in Ferguson, Missouri. All photos courtesy of Mustafa Abdullah.

On the ground in Ferguson

Mustafa Abdullah (’10), a program associate with the ACLU of Missouri, was in Ferguson, Missouri, following Michael Brown’s death.

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A magical day

Alumni pass on the Wake Forest experience to their children.

Walker Nolan ('65), center, between Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn) and Sen. Sam Ervin (D-NC) at the Watergate Committee hearings.

Alumni remember the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation

Three alumni investigated the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation.

Cassie Freund and a rhinoceros beetle in Borneo.

Saving the orangutans

Cassie Freund (’10) uses her biology degree to save wild orangutans in Borneo.

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Motor mouth: Dentist on wheels

Dentist Sara Creighton (’05) hits the streets of San Francisco in a souped-up mobile dental office.

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Friend, Foe, Fuel

Wayne Silver, Professor of Biology When you say something tastes good, you really mean it “flavors” good. The brain puts together information from taste and olfactory (smell) receptors, along with information about texture and temperature (mouth feel), to produce flavor. Taste receptors only sense things that are salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (Japanese for […]