In my 36 years at Wake Forest, three items have regularly been on the faculty’s agenda for things the administration could do to improve its lot: bringing salaries up to the level of the universities to which we compare ourselves; developing a regular sabbatical program so that all tenured faculty can have regular leaves; and […]
Early last year, my older son, Ethan, then a sophomore at Wake Forest University, announced to my wife Laurie and me that he planned to spend fall semester of 2017 in Copenhagen. Yes, Copenhagen.
It is time for us to align our institutional values with our behavior and traditions.
We all know that press releases from Wake Forest are the equivalent of Trumpian “Fake News,” which is to say they are full of sleights of hand that grossly distort the basic truths underlying the manner in which campus life is organized these days. Nevertheless, as someone who has taught here for 36 years, I […]