A colleague of mine shared some pretty big news from campus today. President Hatch has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. I will confess I did not know the particulars of this organization, but it is described as follows: “One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts and education.”
Even more impressive is the cohort that he is joining: “Members of the 2014 class include winners of the Nobel Prize; the Wolf Prize; the Pulitzer Prize; National Medal of the Arts; MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellowships; and Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony Awards.”
This is a great honor for Dr. Hatch and by extension for Wake Forest. There is a story on the Wake Forest web site about this if you want the full details. Congratulations to Dr. Hatch!