Robert Lipsyte to Continue Visits to Wake Forest
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There was no reason for journalist Robert Lipsyte to be at the first sporting event he covered. In 1964, little-known fighter Cassius Clay, now known as Muhammad Ali, was facing off against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. It was assumed that Clay would be knocked out in the first round. Clay was an underdog, and so […]

February 15, 2018
Old-Growth Forests Face a Worldwide Decline
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On Feb. 7, Bob Browne, a biology professor at Wake Forest, delivered a presentation regarding his recent research conducted at Oxford University. In the third installment of the ZSR Library Lecture Series, Browne — the recipient of the Nathan and Julie Hatch Research Grant for Academic Excellence — explored his studies of England’s ancient forests […]

February 15, 2018
WFU Press Relocates to Reynolda Road
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Wake Forest University Press, Wake Forest’s faculty-run publisher of Irish literature and poetry, has moved to a new location on Reynolda Road over the past summer. Professor Jefferson Holdridge of the Department of English is the current head of WFU Press. Under his leadership, the Press has seen significant growth. For most of its time […]

February 15, 2018
Week of Sleep Illuminates the Issue of Sleep Deprivation on Campus
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It causes higher stress levels, decreased academic performance, decreased memory and a weakened immune system. It increases risk for mental health issues, automobile accidents, cancer and weight gain … and it affects 70 percent of college students, specifically those at high-ranked universities such as Wake Forest. Sleep deprivation is an issue that most students struggle […]

February 15, 2018
Seniors Bid Farewell to Wake Forest in Colloquium
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Dating back to the reopening of Wake Forest’s doors in 1868 following the end of the Civil War, the Senior Colloquium is a tried-and-true tradition. It is a celebration of student oratory excellence and scholastic competition, in which 35 of Wake Forest’s seniors are nominated to write an essay on a critique of culture or […]

February 8, 2018
Lost in Translation Dance Group Bridges International Gaps
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International enrollment at Wake Forest is particularly dominated by students of Asian descent. Last fall, 8 in every 10 international students were of Asian descent. Moreover, Asian international students have grown to become seven percent of the university’s undergraduate population. Wake Forest admission trends suggest international enrollment, particularly of Asian students, will continue to rise. […]

February 8, 2018
Professor McFall Lectures on Sports Economics
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Todd McFall, a Wake Forest economics professor and sports economist, discussed his research on the governance of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as part of the ZSR Library Lecture Series on Jan. 31. His lecture emphasized the particular governing decisions made by the NCAA and how it organizes its revenue-generating competition and tournaments. McFall […]

February 8, 2018
Black History Month Committee Plans Events
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Nearly every day this month, students will have the chance to celebrate Black History Month by attending one of more than 50 events coordinated and hosted by the Black History Month Committee through the Intercultural Center.

February 8, 2018
Wake Will Campaign Reaches its $800 Million Mark
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Earlier this month, the Wake Will fundraising campaign reached a new landmark of $800 million. By the end of 2017, Wake Forest raised this amount in donations, gifts and commitments to the continued success of the university. This fundraising initiative formally began in 2013 with a speech by President Nathan Hatch at the annual Homecoming […]

February 8, 2018
Senior Reflects on Working with Refugees in Italy
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The most recent installment of the ZSR Library Lecture Series featured senior Rose O’Brien, a Politics and International Affairs major from Winston-Salem. In addition to being a Carswell Scholar and a Richter Scholarship recipient, O’Brien was awarded the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. “Building the Dream Award” for her dedicated involvement with refugees. According to […]

February 2, 2018
Divinity Students Created an Angel Fund for Campus Employees
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It was during a quick study break at Zick’s during finals week when Gregory Drumwright, a third-year Divinity student, came to a harsh realization. While talking with the Zick’s employees, Drumwright learned that they did not share the same excitement students had for the upcoming winter break. This was because many service employees on Wake […]

February 2, 2018
The History Department Began a Fund for Summer Internships
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The Department of History is launching a pilot grant program that will provide financial support for history majors pursuing internships over the summer. The idea behind the program is to connect intellectual work in the classroom with career and vocational development. Jake Ruddiman, an associate professor of history and a member of the department’s Professional […]

February 2, 2018
University and Students Battle Collegiate Suicide
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An uncomfortable silence lay about a warm, carpeted Wake Forest conference room, as a growing body of men took their seats at a circle of tables. Some carried in stacks of chairs, after a standing crowd began to build at the door, chattering quietly.

February 2, 2018
Robert Lipsyte Discusses the Intersection of Sports and Politics
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On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the renowned sports journalist and author Robert Lipsyte visited Wake Forest to deliver a talk entitled “2018: A Collision of Politics, Sports, and Journalism.” The talk was sponsored by the Departments of Politics and International Affairs, Communications and Education, as well as the Journalism and Documentary Film Programs, with additional support […]

February 2, 2018
Wake Forest Will Turn 184 Years Old in February
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Wake Forest University will be celebrating its 184th birthday next week, after it was founded in Wake Forest, NC on Feb. 3, 1834. This birthday also marks the milestone 180 years since Wake Forest College was renamed and 40 years since then-President Jimmy Carter made his National Security Address in Wait Chapel. 

January 25, 2018
Winston-Salem Universities Join to Celebrate MLK
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Georgetown sociology professor and author Michael Eric Dyson’s voice reverberated through Wait Chapel on Jan. 22 during the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration co-sponsored by Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU.) The event brought nearly 2,000 local faculty, students and families to hear keynote speaker Dyson discuss the powerful moments […]

January 25, 2018
Marchers Rally for Women at the Ballot Box
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Teeming with familiar pink hats, posters demanding equality, waves of marchers, loud chants and prominent speakers, downtown Winston-Salem resembled dozens of other American cities as the 2018 Women’s March commenced on Jan. 20. A year after the historic women’s marches that followed the inauguration of Donald Trump, the March in Winston-Salem looked similar to other […]

January 25, 2018
First Day of Classes Cancelled for Snow Day
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Having a full day of classes get cancelled is a rarity in college. Due to a winter storm on Jan. 17, the first day of the new semester was a snow day for Wake Forest students. Early morning classes were cancelled for the rest of the week. 

January 25, 2018
Suspects Identified in Investigation of Shooting
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Heather Hartel, Julia Haines and Lillian Johnson contributed to the reporting of this article.   Already this year, 11 school shootings have occurred, meaning nearly one every other day. Among those 11 shootings was the one that occurred on Wake Forest’s campus in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 25, 2018
Campus Responds to Verbal Racism Incident
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“I’m hammered again tonight. It’s two o’clock. I just called my black RA a f—ing n—–.” This is what former freshman Kara Nelson said in a video that she posted to her private Instagram account on the night of Thursday, Jan. 18. The next evening, at 11:13 p.m., a recording of Nelson’s video was posted […]

January 25, 2018
Freshman Admits to Using Racial Slur in Online Video
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Late in the evening of Friday, Jan. 19, campus bias-reporting systems were notified of a video on social media that had begun to quickly circulate around the Wake Forest community. In the video, freshman Kara Nelson admitted to being drunk and to calling her resident adviser a racial slur. The original video had been posted […]

January 21, 2018
Winston-Salem State University Student Killed on Wake Forest Campus
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Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, Najee Ali Baker, a 21-year-old Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) student, was shot during an altercation on the Wake Forest University campus. Baker had been attending a party at The Barn, a space on campus used to host events. Baker was quickly transported to the hospital; however, he was […]

January 21, 2018
Students met with City Council Members on Discussing Community Issues
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Last November, members of the Winston-Salem City Council and Wake Forest students and faculty convened in Farrell Hall. Over dinner, students connected with the members of their City Council and discussed critical issues currently facing the Winston-Salem community and the implications these issues have for Wake Forest.

January 18, 2018
North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unfair
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A federal court ruled North Carolina’s electoral map unconstitutional on Jan. 9 because Republicans had drawn the map seeking a partisan advantage. The court’s opinion stated that the Republican-dominated state legislature had been motivated by “invidious partisan intent” and committed three constitutional violations. As a result, North Carolina will be forced to redraw the boundaries […]

January 18, 2018