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As COVID-19 cases fall following a large spike, university officials plan to loosen restrictions in a transition to Yellow operating status. Prevalence of the virus is estimated to be 0.5% as of Feb. 28.

University will transition to Yellow

Jack Bradley, Contributing Writer March 4, 2021

Almost two weeks after the University’s initial transition from “Dark Orange” operating status, and almost one week after Governor Cooper lifted North Carolina’s 10 p.m. curfew, the university...

Results from tests conducted on Feb. 15 and 16 were delayed for days, according to several students. Some students had been COVID-positive for several days before being informed by BioReference and Wake Forest.

Wake Forest mishandled hundreds of COVID-19 tests

Elizabeth Maline, Senior Writer March 4, 2021

Amidst the whirlwind of COVID-19 news over the past few weeks, many students waited days on end for results from their random asymptomatic COVID-19 tests administered by the university. After coronavirus...

Deacon Profile: Charles Iacovou

Deacon Profile: Charles Iacovou

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Dr. Charles Iacovou was recently named the Vice Provost of Wake Forest’s Charlotte programs and the Dean of the School of Professional Studies. He previously served as the Dean of the Business School....

Wake Forest has told student workers they may receive the vaccine.

Student workers become vaccine eligible

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

While the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for frontline Group 3 workers was not meant to begin until March 10, North Carolina is well ahead of schedule. On March 3, it was announced that all Group 3...

Signs around campus on norms surrounding masculinity are a core part of the campaign.

Women’s Center shines light on masculinity

Abby Bermeo, Contributing Writer March 4, 2021

The Women’s Center has created a new initiative aiming to promote healthy concepts of masculinity. The campaign, officially called the Mindful Masculinity Campaign, was introduced to campus by the Women’s...

The off-campus Chi Psi fraternity house where the floor collapsed last weekend was deemed “unsafe for habitation.” The party resulted in no arrests and no serious physical injuries.

Floor caves in during off-campus party

Aine Pierre, News Editor March 4, 2021

There was no fire burning on the dance floor, but there was a gaping hole when the Winston-Salem police and fire departments arrived on the scene of an off-campus party involving Wake Forest students on...

Police Beat

Police Beat

March 4, 2021

COVID-19 Violations/Underage Consumption • Offender was in violation of the COVID-19 guest policy in Polo Hall. The report was filed on Feb. 23 at 11:31 p.m. • Police responded to a noise complaint...

The center will award grants to faith organizations, create materials and conduct trainings.

Divinity school to house anti-HIV center

Julia Ochsenhirt, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2021

The Wake Forest School of Divinity has earned a $5 million grant from Gilead Sciences to house a new center that will fight the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in Southern faith communities. The center is...

While the university's official messaging on the COVID-19 surge emphasized that student organizations  were not at fault, administrators privately told Greek Organizations their members were the source of spread.

Understanding the spread: COVID-19 and Greek life

Olivia Field, Senior Writer February 25, 2021

On Feb. 4 at 1:47 p.m., university administrators sent an email to the campus community with a warning: if cases continued to grow at the exponential rate of more than 150 in 48 hours, Wake Forest would...

Students leave signs outside of the office of President Nathan O. Hatch to protest perceived poor communication from campus administration on coronavirus-related policies.

Students demand better communication

Avery Gehring, Contributing Writer February 25, 2021

Almost two weeks after the student-organized protest on Feb. 13, residential advisers (RAs) and other students continue to seek more transparent communication from Wake Forest’s administration. Though...

Deacon Profile: Elefteria Euripides

Deacon Profile: Elefteria Euripides

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Elefteria Euripides is a freshman from Charlotte, N.C. who plans to major in communications and minor in entrepreneurship. On Feb. 16, Euripides was a part of a nationally-broadcast forum with Mark Cuban,...

Student Government Report from February 25th

Student Government Report from February 25th

Jessica Schmidt, SG Beat Reporter February 25, 2021

I. Executive Reports President Miles Middleton reported on his meeting with Provost Kersh this past week regarding university actions to prevent another surge in COVID-19 cases. Secretary Caroline Walker...

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