Old Gold & Black

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...

Of the students surveyed, none rated their mental health above a seven on a scale of one to ten. Seventy-eight percent of students cited isolation and quarantine as major sources of stress.

Students struggle with mental health

Aine Pierre, News Editor February 25, 2021

After two weeks of modified Orange status, rising COVID-19 case numbers and a near-constant cycle of rumors, miscommunication and anger, mental health on campus seems to be in a precarious spot, according...

University lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions

University lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions

Cate Pitterle, News Editor February 18, 2021

In a message sent to students late Thursday night, Wake Forest announced that many of the COVID-19 restrictions implemented on Feb. 5 in response to spiking cases will be lifted over the weekend. All...

University honors Black History Month despite COVID-19 restrictions

University honors Black History Month despite COVID-19 restrictions

Lily Klett, Contributing Writer February 11, 2021

Despite a campus-wide COVID-19 spike and the increased restrictions that have the Wake Forest community will come together to celebrate Black History Month — though it will look different. Events...

Facilities crews finish campus-wide construction

Facilities crews finish campus-wide construction

Cooper Sullivan, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Students were greeted with scaffolding, dumpsters and rolls of caution tape when they returned to campus for the spring semester. The most notable of these construction projects surrounded almost the entirety...

Taken from https://ourwayforward.wfu.edu/covid-19-dashboard/, this dashboard shows known, verified tests through the University’s testing of asymptomatic students

University in process of acquiring more hotel rooms

Aine Pierre and Isabella Mason February 9, 2021

Wake Forest is finalizing an agreement with two local hotels to provide additional space for students isolating with COVID-19, according to multiple university officials. The two hotels cannot be named...

University dispels rumors of COVID status change

University dispels rumors of COVID status change

Alexandra Karlinchak, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2021

University administrators and student government leaders scrambled Sunday afternoon to quell a rumor that the school would be transitioning to Red status in the coming week. An email regarding Wake...

University moves to modified Orange level restriction as cases mount

University moves to modified Orange level restriction as cases mount

Aine Pierre and Cate Pitterle February 6, 2021

As the number of campus COVID-19 cases reached 229 on Friday, several new restrictions were put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus. These new constraints include closing large buildings like...

New restrictions could take effect Friday, including those on dining and study spaces as the university attempts to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

Virus spike means more restrictions

Cate Pitterle, News Editor February 4, 2021

After almost two weeks on campus, Wake Forest has recorded just under 100 COVID-19 cases among students and faculty, worrying administration. The university plans to enact more restrictions after discussing...

Students can play table tennis, air hockey and other games in the Recreation Room.

Students enjoy new recreation spaces

Evan Daane, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

With this semester’s introduction of two new COVID-19 safe socialization spaces, there are now new and exciting options for students looking to relax and unwind. Due to the university’s opening in...

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