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Deacon Profile: Elizabeth Sarkel
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Elizabeth Sarkel, a junior biochemistry and molecular biology major from Columbus, Ohio, has been named a 2017 Barry S. Goldwater Scholar for excellence in science.

April 20, 2017
Professors speak out on House Bill 2
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On March 30, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 142 (HB142) in an effort to uphold his campaign promise to repeal House Bill 2 (HB2), a tremendously controversial piece of legislation that has drawn national attention over the last year.

April 20, 2017
Students discuss Muslim identities, women’s rights
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On Wednesday, April 5, Wake Forest’s chapter of Her Campus hosted the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) Studies Department’s S.P.E.A.K. (Student Presentations on Experiences, Art. and Knowledge) series in DeTamble Auditorium. This iteration of the series focused on Islam and Muslim feminist voices.

April 13, 2017
Annual symposium highlights student research
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Last Wednesday March 15, the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) Studies Department and School of Divinity hosted the Sixth Annual Student Research Symposium on Gender and Sexuality in the ZSR Library auditorium.

March 23, 2017
“Queer Icons” series celebrates community activists
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On Tuesday Feb. 28 Gabriel García Román, a queer, Mexican-American artist, discussed his latest series of multi-format works that mimic Catholic religious iconography in a conversation with Derek Hicks, professor of religion and culture in the School of Divinity.

March 16, 2017
Women’s March co-chairs discuss movement’s future
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On Thursday, Feb. 16, the university’s Black History Month keynote speakers and national co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington spoke in Wait Chapel.

February 24, 2017
Guest lecturer delivers Anna Julia Cooper address
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On Tuesday, Feb. 21, advocate, researcher and writer Dr. Monique Morris delivered the 2017 Anna Julia Cooper lecture in the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center.

February 24, 2017
Speak out on the quad challenges immigration policy
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Dozens of students, faculty and staff convened on Manchester Plaza on Friday, Feb. 10 for a speak out in response to recent events that have raised questions about the role of Islamophobia in federal policy-making and campus climate. According to attendees, the direct impetus for the speak out stemmed from an inflammatory article, “Europe’s Islam […]

February 16, 2017
New production provokes meaningful dialogue
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Collidescope 3.0: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America, Wake Forest University Theatre’s first production of the semester, premiered on Friday, Feb. 10.

February 16, 2017
Deacon Profile: Angela Harper
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On a typical day, you’re likely to find senior Angela Harper in one of her favorite environments — the physics lab. Lately though, she’s been gracing the pages of press releases.

February 10, 2017
Dialogue leaves attendees with mixed reviews
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The “Let’s Talk” dialogue intended to spark discussions between students of different ideologies but debatably fell short.

February 3, 2017
Safe Zones dive into the LGBTQ experience
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At noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, faculty, staff and students of all identities and orientations joined together as a community for the first Safe Zone Lunch and Learn event of the semester.

January 27, 2017
Wake Downtown unveil continues
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On Tuesday, Jan. 10 nearly 300 undergraduate students attended class in a repurposed manufacturing building once owned and operated by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

January 20, 2017
Seniors form Asian-American Identity Group
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The first year of college is anxiety-ridden for many students, but for some it is also characterized by feelings of non-belonging and isolation due to their racial or ethnic identity.

November 17, 2016
Speaker shares research on gender in Brazil
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Anna Julia Cooper Center Postdoctoral Fellow Jaira Harrington delivered a public lecture titled “Served and Protected: Brazilian Black Women and State Violence” on Monday afternoon as part of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloquium Series.

September 29, 2016
Student organization explores African culture
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In the spring of 2000, five black graduate divinity students founded Akoni: an organization that serves as a space for students of African ancestry to explore the social, religious and political needs of the black student community.

September 22, 2016
STEM classes allow students to branch out
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This semester marks the fourth year of the computer science department’s STEM Incubator program, which offers students with no computer science experience an opportunity to engage with unique topics in the department, such as robotics, 3D printing and bioinformatics.

September 15, 2016
Project Wake prompts important discussions
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On Aug. 28, more than 250 incoming students participated in Project Wake, an opportunity to engage in 90-minute discussions focused on a book they elected to read before matriculation.

September 8, 2016
WFU to offer gender – neutral housing option
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Following a three-year collaborative process between The Office of Campus Life, Residence Life and Housing and the LGBTQ Center, rising sophomores, juniors and seniors will be able to apply for gender neutral housing during the 2016-2017 academic year.

March 3, 2016