Mr. Deacon goes to Washington
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In December of 2014, then-assistant Vice President for University Events Jennifer Richwine moved to Washington, D.C. to begin the nearly three-year process of establishing Wake Forest’s physical presence in the nation’s capital.

October 19, 2017
Foreign students face uphill battle for visas
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Michael Crespi, the director of market readiness and employment at Wake Forest, flipped through a binder compiled of various graphs that show an international student’s process of transitioning from a student to an employment visa. The U.S. government has implemented a lottery system which grants employment visas, known as H1-Bs, on a yearly basis. However, […]

October 19, 2017
App State professor explains the challenges of trans medicine
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While medical practice has undergone substantial reform since the mid-twentieth century, stef shuster, an assistant professor of sociology at Appalachian State University, argues that the medical treatment of gender identity has in many cases failed to progress beyond its pathologizing treatment as a psychologic abnormality.

September 21, 2017
UndocuDeacs organize in defense of DACA
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On Sept. 5, the White House moved to end an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows individuals brought into the U.S. without documentation as children to live, attend school and work without fear of deportation.

September 14, 2017
Across-the-aisle panelists discuss Charlottesville
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As one of the first events in its yearlong “Rethinking Community” effort in which the campus is encouraged to explore what it means to live in a diverse and polarized world, the university held a panel entitled “The Case of Charlottesville: Why Charlottesville and What it Means for the Rest of Us” in Wait Chapel […]

September 14, 2017
Teach-ins facilitated campus discussions on Charlottesville
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The Pro Humanitate Institute partnered with the Humanities Institute to offer “teach-in” sessions facilitating focused discussions in response to the events surrounding the white nationalist and alt-right rally in Charlottesville last month on Sept. 5 and 6.

September 7, 2017
UNC students call for removal of Confederate statue
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In the weeks since a white-nationalist rally protesting the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee turned deadly, debates about the presence of Confederate symbols and monuments in public spaces have been revived.

September 1, 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
HB2 threatens future of schools in ACC
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On Tuesday, April 11, four North Carolina lawmakers proposed legislation that could potentially have major negative implications for the Atlantic Coast Conference. If House Bill 728 passes, any university funded by the state of North Carolina would be required to pull out of any league that openly boycotts the state.

April 20, 2017
Concerns arise over funding of Eudaimonia Institute
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After an investigation into the large donation of funding towards the development of a new institute on campus, the Faculty Senate overwhelmingly passed a motion on March 15 that called on the university’s administration to reject funding from the Charles G. Koch foundation.

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
Former Secretary sparks conversation
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Former Secretary of Education John King, Jr., a career educator who served during the final year of the Obama Administration, spoke about the future of public education on Feb. 24 at Wake Forest.

March 2, 2017
WFU commemorates Angelou’s legacy
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On Friday, Feb. 17, the ceremonial ribbon was snipped, inaugurating the newest residence hall on campus named after the late poet, author, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

February 24, 2017