School of Business Launches New Partnership with UNCSA
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A colorful campus filled with painters, dancers, actors and actresses, murals and a Fighting Pickle mascot, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) marks a refreshing contrast with other universities in the Triad area. A leading co-educational arts conservatory, UNCSA offers high school, undergraduate and graduate degrees in majors from filmmaking to music, […]

February 22, 2018
Brittney Cooper Lectures on Race and Feminism
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Author and black feminist Brittney Cooper gave her lecture, “Respectability. Ratchetness. Rage.” on Feb. 13 in Carswell to approximately 60 students and community members. She is an associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is also a prolific author, a co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective Blog and […]

February 22, 2018
Deacon Profile: Forest Richardson
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Senior Forest Richardson has always been interested in handwriting, but after buying her first set of watercolors two years ago, she has practiced the art of calligraphy. While she enjoys making special pieces  for friends, she has also grown her work into a business and donates the proceeds to a different charity each month. When […]

February 22, 2018
TEDxWakeForestU sparks “Out of the Box” Thinking
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This past Saturday, Feb. 17, students, faculty, and staff from Wake Forest University — along with community members from the Winston-Salem area — gathered together to listen to speakers from all over the world share their expertise at TEDxWakeForestU. From the start, the atmosphere brimmed with anticipation and excitement as Arthur Willson, the event’s Lead […]

February 22, 2018
Volume of RA Applicants is Gradually Declining
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Everyone recalls when they moved into their first college dorm, officially known as Residence Halls, at Wake Forest. A bundle of excited nerves knot in your stomach while waiting in the line of cars inching towards south campus. As you finally arrive and step into the North Carolina humidity, a flurry of thoughts rush by; […]

February 22, 2018
Deacon Profile: Savarni Sanka
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Through the Student Association for the Advancement of Refugees (SAFAR), freshman Savarni Sanka has established a loving, supportive and mutually beneficial relationship with a Syrian refugee family as a “friendship partner.” She emphasized the lessons that she and her friendship partners have learned from each other and the importance of language learning and cross-cultural connection.

February 15, 2018
How Performing Arts Played a Role in Civil Rights
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Paige McGinley delivered a lecture titled “The Sociodramatic Experiment” in the Scales Fine Arts Center’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery on Feb. 13. McGinley is an Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and received the Eroll Hill Award and John W. Frick book prize for her book, “Staging the […]

February 15, 2018
“Up to Us” Movement Raises Awareness about National Debt
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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, along with Net Impact and the Clinton Global Initiative University, have sponsored the “Up to Us” college competition at Wake Forest this semester. “Up to Us” is a rapidly growing, nonpartisan movement of young people who are passionate about raising awareness of the national debt.

February 15, 2018
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
Deacon Profile: Liz Orr
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Liz Orr is the Coordinator for Catholic Programming out of the Office of the Chaplain. She is originally from outside of Boston, where she earned her Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She has led many Interfaith Wake Alternative Break (WAB) trips in her time at Wake, […]

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
Margot Lee Shetterly shares the story of “Hidden Figures”
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Wait Chapel neared its maximal occupancy on Feb. 5, a testament to the power of storytelling and the influence of the past on the present. Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, […]

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
Deacon Profile: Cameron Steitz
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Senior Cameron Steitz is the Program Director for the Social Justice Incubator (SJI), a space operating through the Pro Humanitate Institute in which students engage and organize around issues of social justice.

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