Dean Gillespie Defends Liberal Arts Education
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“Finance, football and fraternities, not philosophy and physics,” have become the pillars of the modern American university, according to a 2017 Hedgehog Review article cited by junior Drew Finley as he introduced Dean of the College Michele Gillespie for her public talk entitled “What is a Liberal Arts Education, and What is its Value?” on […]

April 12, 2018
Garden Party Honors Maya Angelou’s Legacy
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Wake Forest and the greater community of Winston-Salem joined together for the first annual Maya Angelou Garden Party on April 8. It was an afternoon of spoken word poetry, music, games and fellowship to celebrate what would have been the late poet, actress, author and longtime professor’s 90th birthday. The event was student-led by the […]

April 12, 2018
University Pledges Support of Paris Agreement
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As a signatory of We Are Still In, a climate coalition of American businesses, states, cities and universities dedicated to working toward the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, Wake Forest is continuing its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions. “In signing it, we’re saying we want to be responsible actors to preserve our […]

April 12, 2018
Bike Sharing Provides Alternative Transportation
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Everyone has those days when they just don’t feel like walking to class on the other side of campus. Some students drive their cars and park closer, but what effect might this have on the environment? These were some of the thoughts of Alyshah Aziz, a Wake Forest alum. “I kind of found [driving] to […]

April 12, 2018
Communication Conference Brings Student Scholars
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This year marked 35 years of the biennial Wake Forest Universtiy Argumentation Conference, which elicits scholars, students and other individuals that have a genuine interest in the progress of communication and scholarship in argumentation. On Friday, April 6, scholars in the field of communication traveled to the Wake Forest campus from around the world to […]

April 12, 2018
Circulating Email Raises Safety Concerns on Campus
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Becky Swig also contributed to this article.  An anonymous email sent to some Wake Forest students titled “you are not safe here” issued certain demands regarding campus life. A blog post with the same message was also made public, and the full message can be found here. The email and blog post circulated among students on […]

April 9, 2018
Deacon Profile: Matthew Dantism
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When the new pool opened in the Reynolds Gymnasium in late March, Matthew Dantism joined the Campus Recreation staff to direct and schedule use of the pool and aquatics classes and activities. In the days since the opening of the pool, Dantism said that it has already had high traffic. He added that he plans […]

April 5, 2018
Provost Kersh Addresses Faculty
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On the evening of Monday, April 2, Pugh Auditorium was filled almost to capacity with anticipatory chatter. The excited noise, however, was not from students talking with their peers; instead the room was filled with professors, faculty and staff all catching up and sharing news among various departments. The occasion was Provost Rogan Kersh’s Annual […]

April 5, 2018
Stars Can’t Shine with Light Pollution
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The Reynolda Campus has many reasons that make a walk at night a wonderful experience. It is filled with magnificent magnolias, flowers spread around open grass areas and a Georgian architecture which bridges the buildings across time. Yet, one major element is now missing: stars.

April 5, 2018
Literary Salon Promotes Culture of Creative Writing
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National Poetry Month started out with a bang in Tribble Hall, where the monthly literary salon was held in Ammons Lounge on Tuesday, April 3, to celebrate student poets and the winners of the Wake Up to Poetry Contest.

April 5, 2018
Transportation System Eyes a Green Future
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Make a slight right onto University Parkway. Your estimated arrival time is in 12 minutes. Left onto Eighth Street. Right onto Patterson Avenue. Left onto Fourth Street. Left onto Vine Street. You have arrived at your destination.

April 5, 2018
Students Seek Lessons on Sustainability
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Wake Forest students work hard to live by the school’s motto, “Pro Humanitate.” Still, more education on the environment might be the push needed to help them live up to the motto on a sustainable level.

April 5, 2018
Janet Mock Discusses Two Memoirs during “Know Her Truths”
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On March 22 and 23, the Anna Julia Cooper Center hosted the second biannual Know Her Truths Conference. The conference was centered around raising awareness about the plight of women and girls of color, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community, and featured a discussion with activist Janet Mock.

March 29, 2018
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Celebrates All Participants
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More than 50 Wake Forest students and members of the community joined each other in the Magnolia Room Sunday, March 25 for the fourth annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk, an event hosted by the Best Buddies chapter of Wake Forest University that celebrates inclusion of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This year’s event […]

March 29, 2018
Deacon Profile: Spencer Schiller
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Since the beginning of this school year, senior Spencer Schiller has led Wake Forest’s Student Government as president. In his administration, Schiller has initiated several changes to the Wake Forest community. Some of these initiatives include the Deacon Disaster Relief Fund and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Now that a new executive board has been […]

March 29, 2018
Students Participate in the March for Our Lives
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Olivia Field also contributed to this article.  At the March for Our Lives in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, March 24, Corpening Plaza was filled with the sounds of a Bob Dylan song written in 1964 in the depths of the Vietnam War:

March 29, 2018
Wake ‘N Shake Continues Fundraising Growth
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Special musicians, Dance-Dance Revolution, featured speakers, a mock body combat class, inflatables, minute-to-win-it games and, of course, dancing filled the Sutton Center on Saturday, March 24 as over 1,400 students participated in the 13th annual Wake ‘N Shake.

March 29, 2018
Reynolda House Hosts Lecturer Charles Wilkins
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In tandem with the newest exhibition at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, History Professor Charles Wilkins gave a lecture entitled  “Saints, Soap, and Second Thoughts: Palestine in the Era of Frederic Edwin Church.” With an active audience and new perspective, Wilkins worked to contextualize the paintings of Frederic Church within the time period of […]

March 22, 2018