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Brittney Cooper Lectures on Race and Feminism

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Natalie Alms

February 22, 2018

Author and black feminist Brittney Cooper gave her lecture, “Respectability. Ratchetness. Rage.” on Feb. 13 in Carswell to approximately 60 students and community members. She is an associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is also a prolific...

TEDxWakeForestU sparks “Out of the Box” Thinking

TEDxWakeForestU sparks

Jonathon Trattner

February 22, 2018

This past Saturday, Feb. 17, students, faculty, and staff from Wake Forest University — along with community members from the Winston-Salem area — gathered together to listen to speakers from all over the world share their expertise at TEDxWakeForestU. From the start, the atmosphere brimmed with...

Volume of RA Applicants is Gradually Declining

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Kellie Shanaghan

February 22, 2018

Everyone recalls when they moved into their first college dorm, officially known as Residence Halls, at Wake Forest. A bundle of excited nerves knot in your stomach while waiting in the line of cars inching towards south campus. As you finally arrive and step into the North Carolina humidity, a flurry...

How Performing Arts Played a Role in Civil Rights

How Performing Arts Played a Role in Civil Rights

Kiana Pourteymour

February 15, 2018

Paige McGinley delivered a lecture titled “The Sociodramatic Experiment” in the Scales Fine Arts Center’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery on Feb. 13. McGinley is an Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and received the Eroll Hill Award and John W. F...

“Up to Us” Movement Raises Awareness about National Debt

Michael Blevin

February 15, 2018

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, along with Net Impact and the Clinton Global Initiative University, have sponsored the “Up to Us” college competition at Wake Forest this semester. “Up to Us” is a rapidly growing, nonpartisan movement of young people who are passionate about raising awareness of the...

Robert Lipsyte to Continue Visits to Wake Forest

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Lillian Johnson

February 15, 2018

There was no reason for journalist Robert Lipsyte to be at the first sporting event he covered. In 1964, little-known fighter Cassius Clay, now known as Muhammad Ali, was facing off against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. It was assumed that Clay would be knocked out in the first round. Clay was ...

Old-Growth Forests Face a Worldwide Decline

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Jack Portman

February 15, 2018

On Feb. 7, Bob Browne, a biology professor at Wake Forest, delivered a presentation regarding his recent research conducted at Oxford University. In the third installment of the ZSR Library Lecture Series, Browne — the recipient of the Nathan and Julie Hatch Research Grant for Academic Excellence — exp...

WFU Press Relocates to Reynolda Road

WFU Press

Connor Murphy

February 15, 2018

Wake Forest University Press, Wake Forest’s faculty-run publisher of Irish literature and poetry, has moved to a new location on Reynolda Road over the past summer. Professor Jefferson Holdridge of the Department of English is the current head of WFU Press. Under his leadership, the Press has seen ...

Week of Sleep Illuminates the Issue of Sleep Deprivation on Campus

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Julia Haines

February 15, 2018

It causes higher stress levels, decreased academic performance, decreased memory and a weakened immune system. It increases risk for mental health issues, automobile accidents, cancer and weight gain … and it affects 70 percent of college students, specifically those at high-ranked universities su...

Seniors Bid Farewell to Wake Forest in Colloquium

Seniors Bid Farewell to Wake Forest in Colloquium

Caleb Woody

February 8, 2018

Dating back to the reopening of Wake Forest’s doors in 1868 following the end of the Civil War, the Senior Colloquium is a tried-and-true tradition. It is a celebration of student oratory excellence and scholastic competition, in which 35 of Wake Forest’s seniors are nominated to write an essay on a...

Lost in Translation Dance Group Bridges International Gaps

Lost in Translation Dance Group Bridges International Gaps

Anna Conte

February 8, 2018

International enrollment at Wake Forest is particularly dominated by students of Asian descent. Last fall, 8 in every 10 international students were of Asian descent. Moreover, Asian international students have grown to become seven percent of the university’s undergraduate population. Wake Forest admiss...

Professor McFall Lectures on Sports Economics

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Amanda Wilcox

February 8, 2018

Todd McFall, a Wake Forest economics professor and sports economist, discussed his research on the governance of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as part of the ZSR Library Lecture Series on Jan. 31. His lecture emphasized the particular governing decisions made by the NCAA and how it org...

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