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Divinity Students Created an Angel Fund for Campus Employees

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February 2, 2018

It was during a quick study break at Zick’s during finals week when Gregory Drumwright, a third-year Divinity student, came to a harsh realization. While talking with the Zick’s employees, Drumwright...

The History Department Began a Fund for Summer Internships

The History Department Began a Fund for Summer Internships
February 2, 2018

The Department of History is launching a pilot grant program that will provide financial support for history majors pursuing internships over the summer. The idea behind the program is to connect intellectual...

University and Students Battle Collegiate Suicide

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February 2, 2018

An uncomfortable silence lay about a warm, carpeted Wake Forest conference room, as a growing body of men took their seats at a circle of tables. Some carried in stacks of chairs, after a standing crowd...

Robert Lipsyte Discusses the Intersection of Sports and Politics

Robert Lipsyte Discusses the Intersection of Sports and Politics
February 2, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the renowned sports journalist and author Robert Lipsyte visited Wake Forest to deliver a talk entitled “2018: A Collision of Politics, Sports, and Journalism.” The talk was sponsored...

Wake Forest Will Turn 184 Years Old in February

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January 25, 2018

Wake Forest University will be celebrating its 184th birthday next week, after it was founded in Wake Forest, NC on Feb. 3, 1834. This birthday also marks the milestone 180 years since Wake Forest College...

Winston-Salem Universities Join to Celebrate MLK

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January 25, 2018

Georgetown sociology professor and author Michael Eric Dyson’s voice reverberated through Wait Chapel on Jan. 22 during the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration co-sponsored by Wake Forest...

Marchers Rally for Women at the Ballot Box

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January 25, 2018

Teeming with familiar pink hats, posters demanding equality, waves of marchers, loud chants and prominent speakers, downtown Winston-Salem resembled dozens of other American cities as the 2018 Women’s...

First Day of Classes Cancelled for Snow Day

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January 25, 2018

Having a full day of classes get cancelled is a rarity in college. Due to a winter storm on Jan. 17, the first day of the new semester was a snow day for Wake Forest students. Early morning classes were...

Suspects Identified in Investigation of Shooting

Red and White Balloons released at the vigil for Najee Ali Baker.
January 25, 2018

Heather Hartel, Julia Haines and Lillian Johnson contributed to the reporting of this article.   Already this year, 11 school shootings have occurred, meaning nearly one every other day. Among those...

Campus Responds to Verbal Racism Incident

Campus Responds to Verbal Racism Incident
January 25, 2018

“I’m hammered again tonight. It’s two o’clock. I just called my black RA a f---ing n-----.” This is what former freshman Kara Nelson said in a video that she posted to her private Instagram...

Freshman Admits to Using Racial Slur in Online Video

Freshman Admits to Using Racial Slur in Online Video
January 21, 2018

Late in the evening of Friday, Jan. 19, campus bias-reporting systems were notified of a video on social media that had begun to quickly circulate around the Wake Forest community. In the video, freshman...

Winston-Salem State University Student Killed on Wake Forest Campus

Najee Ali Baker. 
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January 21, 2018

Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, Najee Ali Baker, a 21-year-old Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) student, was shot during an altercation on the Wake Forest University campus. Baker had been attending...

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