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My worst moment: Anika Noni Rose and the audition that didn't go as planned

Because real life sometimes feels like the stone age, the presidents of most universities are male. But on the BET drama "The Quad," back for a second season, the person in charge is none other than Anika Noni Rose's Dr. Eva Fletcher, whose outward calm often belies an inner frustration with any number of roadblocks and problems that come with the job.

The show is set on the campus of a historically black university and Rose herself is an alum of an HBCU herself, having attended Florida A&M. Occasionally that background comes in handy: "I was a student; I wasn't faculty - but having had that experience, there are things I remember as a student that I can put forth and share with the writers so that we have a feeling of honesty. If something is happening that doesn't necessarily make sense, I might

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