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R&B star Brian McKnight is not new president at Oakwood University

"Apparently the satire brushed a little too close to reality when buzz began that R&B star Brian McKnight had been hired as the new president of Oakwood University in Huntsville.

That buzz got started when a story purporting to be a press release announced that McKnight, a former student at Oakwood, had been hired to replace Leslie Pollard at the Seventh-day Adventist school.

The story appeared on the website barelyadventist.com - which describes itself as an "Adventist satire and humor" website.

A quote from McKnight in the pseudo-report: "Although we have always been known for strong academics, I am looking forward to building on Oakwood's legacy as the launching pad for just about every Adventist celebrity worth mentioning."

The fake story was posted on the website on Feb. 18. The next day, Oakwood addressed it on its official Facebook page"








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