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Old Gold & Black

'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

A Wake Forest University Police vehicle is parked outside of Truist Field.

Campus police undergoes accreditation process

Addison Berry, Staff Writer June 25, 2022

On June 4, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) began the on-site portion of Wake Forest University Police Department’s accreditation process. University...

The Womens Center logo, which features a tree with golden leaves.

Wake Forest names new Women’s Center director

Addison Berry, Contributing Writer June 21, 2022

Wake Forest University has hired Shelley Sizemore as the new director of the Women’s Center. Sizemore is a “double Deac” who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Wake Forest. She...

A photo with a superimposed rainbow background. #LGBTQ@WFU and, on the next line, The WFU LGBTQ+ Center, are written over the image.

LGBTQ+ Center announces staffing changes

Addison Berry, Contributing Writer June 21, 2022

The founding director of the LGBTQ+ Center, Dr. AJ Mazaris, is leaving Wake Forest after 11 years of serving in the position. The announcement follows a year of shakeup in the LGBTQ+ Center. In February,...

Coronavirus and DNA, virus mutation. New variant and strain of SARS CoV 2. Microscopic view. 3D rendering

Wake Forest announces COVID-19 policies for Fall 2022

Emily Toro and Christa Dutton June 17, 2022

In an email addressed to the Wake Forest community on June 3, the university announced its COVID-19 protocols moving forward into the Fall 2022 semester, many of which remain the same.  For the entire...

Korean War veteran James Brown (center) stands with his legal team, 2022 WFU Law graduates William Crotty (left) and Ashley Willard (right).

With help from WFU law students, a Korean War soldier will finally receive his purple heart

Addison Berry, Contributing Writer June 2, 2022

Through the advocacy of the Wake Forest School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic, Korean War soldier and Leland, NC resident James Brown had his racially-motivated dishonorable discharge set aside last month...

The Student Activity Space (now called the Barn) was the site of the 2018 shooting that killed Najee Ali Baker.

Appeals court affirms dismissal of Barn lawsuit

Emily Toro, News Editor May 27, 2022

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit against Wake Forest University on May 23, according to court documents. The lawsuit was filed by the...

President Susan Wente stands in the presidents office.

President Susan Wente reflects on her first year in office

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor May 19, 2022

May 16 marked the end of Dr. Susan Wente’s first year in office as president of Wake Forest. The 2021-2022 Academic Year was a time of great change for the university, as it shed COVID-19 restrictions,...

The Class of 2022, newly-graduated, throw their caps in the air.

The Class of 2022 graduates

Connor McNeely, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2022

After a college experience featuring COVID-19, a fertilizer fire, a hotly-contested presidential election and more, the class of 2022 received their degrees on Monday, May 16.   The commencement...

Van Jones delivers his commencement address to the Class of 2022.

Van Jones speaks to challenges, opportunities facing the Class of 2022 in exclusive interview

Connor McNeely and Cooper Sullivan May 17, 2022

On Monday morning, the Old Gold & Black sat down with 2022 commencement speaker Van Jones for an exclusive interview. Jones is a CNN host, Emmy award-winning producer and author of three New York Times...

Students wrote messages in chalk on Hearn Plaza supporting abortion rights.

Students react to the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor May 10, 2022

On Monday, May 2, POLITICO released a draft majority opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overrule Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992), two...

The speak out focused on the often invisible labor done by Black students, faculty and staff on Wake Forests campus.

At speak out, students call attention to invisible labor

Maryam Khanum, Opinion Editor April 30, 2022

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, students, faculty and administrators attended a speak out in Tribble Courtyard addressing the unrecognized labor of the Black community on campus.  Organized by a group...

Robin Paul, daughter of Nathaniel Jones, and District Attorney Jim O’Neill speak to reporters after a three-judge panel denies the innocence claims of four of the “Winston-Salem Five”

Citing lack of evidence, judges decline to overturn ‘Winston-Salem Five’ convictions

Cooper Sullivan, Multimedia Managing Editor April 29, 2022

A three-judge panel unanimously upheld the convictions of four Winston-Salem men involved in the 2002 murder of Nathaniel Jones Thursday afternoon.  After eight days of evidence presentation, Superior...

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