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President Nathan Hatch announces retirement

President Nathan Hatch announces retirement

Elizabeth Maline, Online Managing Editor October 15, 2020

Wake Forest is a very different university than it was 15 years ago, and that is in no small part thanks to President Nathan Hatch.  In July of 2005, Hatch left his positions as Provost and professor...

University sees drop in coronavirus cases

University sees drop in coronavirus cases

Elizabeth Maline, Online Managing Editor October 8, 2020

On Oct. 6, the university reached the halfway point of the fall semester with the coronavirus largely under control. Despite the encouraging figures, the fate of the second half of the semester is still...

President fails to sympathize with nation

President fails to sympathize with nation

Elizabeth Maline October 8, 2020

As news traveled that President Donald Trump was being hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, there was hope among Americans that he would finally change his tune and start to take this virus seriously....

KRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: REHNQUIST KRT PHOTO BY GEORGE BRIDGES/KRT (September 7) WASHINGTON, DC -- The Associate Justices of the Supreme Court leave funeral services of Chief Justice William Rehnquist at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, September 7, 2005. At left, front to back are, Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, John Paul Stevens and Clarence Thomas. At right, front to back, are David Souter, Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Stephen Breyer. (gsb) 2005

Fraught precedent poses SCOTUS qualms

Elizabeth Maline September 24, 2020

Four years ago, it was determined that a process many Americans assumed was immune from partisan games, appointing justices to the Supreme Court, is no longer apolitical.  It had always been the...

In memoriam: Brian Colson

In memoriam: Brian Colson

Elizabeth Maline September 17, 2020

Brian Colson, a beloved member of the Parking & Transportation Services staff, passed away shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. According to WXII News, police responded to a call that there...

Professor reflects on power of protests

Professor reflects on power of protests

Elizabeth Maline September 10, 2020

This summer, Americans watched in awe of the events that unfolded following the death of George Floyd, which prompted a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter Movement. Protesters gathered in large numbers,...

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American ideals fail pandemic response

Elizabeth Maline September 3, 2020

February was the last full month of relative normalcy in America. President Donald Trump was acquitted after grueling impeachment hearings. There were long delays with the Iowa caucus, marking an uncertain...

Deacon Profile: Jacob Thomas

Deacon Profile: Jacob Thomas

Elizabeth Maline September 3, 2020

Jacob Thomas is a junior and lifelong native of Greensboro, N.C. At Wake Forest University, he majors in biochemistry and molecular biology. Jacob is also the president of the Black Student Alliance (BSA)...

FDOC reflects bleak socially-distant reality on campus

FDOC reflects bleak socially-distant reality on campus

Elizabeth Maline August 27, 2020

It’s 3:15 p.m. on the first day of classes, affectionately known as FDOC. On a typical FDOC in the fall, students rush out of the doors of Greene and Tribble halls, flooding the quad and Benson courtyard...

Being in College Without Being Broke

Being in College Without Being Broke

Elizabeth Maline August 14, 2020

Money, money, money. Yes, it’s a great ABBA song, but it’s also something students have to learn to manage as they begin their freshman year.  For the first time, many of you will make your own choices...

University Lays Off UCC Counselor Despite Calls for Increased Staffing

University Lays Off UCC Counselor Despite Calls for Increased Staffing

Elizabeth Maline July 15, 2020

Despite the fact that students have advocated for an increase in the number of University Counseling Center (UCC) counselors, the university made the decision on June 30 to lay off a counselor. The announcement...

University Unveils Preliminary Reopening Plans for Fall 2020

University Unveils Preliminary Reopening Plans for Fall 2020

Elizabeth Maline June 22, 2020

On June 12, President Nathan Hatch sent an email to the Wake Forest community outlining a loose plan for returning to campus for the upcoming fall semester. The University will announce its full plans...

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