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Deacon Profile: AJ Mazaris

Photo courtesy of AJ Mazaris
November 12, 2020

AJ Mazaris is the Founding Director of Wake Forest’s LGBTQ Center and the Assistant Vice President for Equitable Policy within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). They also teach in the Department...

University prepares for COVID-19 vaccine

As the semester comes to a close, the university is offering voluntary asymptomatic testing
November 12, 2020

Following biopharmaceutical company Pfizer’s announcement of a 90% effective vaccine on Nov. 9, the focus around the country has been slowly shifting to distribution efforts for when the potential COVID-19...

Core curriculum change stalls

The university plans to implement seven new areas of knowledge (Photo courtesy of the Committee on Academic Planning)
The university is planning new course requirements that focus on diversity and inclusion efforts
November 12, 2020

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests this summer, the university’s academic curriculum was primed for an overhaul reflecting the need for greater awareness of social injustices and systemic racism.  However,...

Police Beat

Police Beat
Police report for the week of Nov. 5
November 12, 2020

COVID-19 Violation/Underage Consumption • Offender was found intoxicated on Wake Forest Rd. at the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center and was transported to the WFBMC. The report was filed at 4:32 p.m....

Campus Kitchen tackles food insecurity

Over 600 meal items will be prepped by Campus Kitchen (Will Zimmerman/Old Gold & Black)
Amid high food insecurity zones in Winston-Salem, campus kitchen seeks to serve local families
November 12, 2020

Turkeypalooza — the student-run organization’s largest annual event — will kick off this Sunday and coincides with Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, so there’s a lot to do. “We’re...

Results of the first-ever Old Gold & Black election poll

Results of the first-ever Old Gold & Black election poll
The poll captured how students felt about four critical races just days before Election Day
November 5, 2020

For the first time in its 104-year history, the Old Gold & Black conducted an election poll, surveying Wake Forest students about their opinions regarding four races. The poll exposed several key themes...

Groups counsel students post-Election Day

Bradley Burroughs, Assistant Director of Leadership and Character in Religious Life, talks to students at Starling Hall on Wednesday (Cate Pitterle/Old Gold & Black)
As election results remain ambiguous, campus organizations turn to counseling and support
November 5, 2020

On Wednesday afternoon, as the world held its breath for the results of the American presidential election, a group of students, faculty and fellows gathered in front of Starling Hall to grapple with the...

Election results remain unknown amid tight race

The presidential race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden continues to be contested as key battleground states like Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada have thousands of uncounted ballots remaining (Brendan Smialowski and Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Both candidates remain in the presidential race as the last ballots are counted going into Thursday
November 5, 2020

Anxious. Scared. Great. Moderately Hopeful. Frightened. Pumped. Not great, not bad. Fine, but depends on results tomorrow.  These are the answers from Wake Forest students to a simple question...

Wake Forest maintains Orange status

A sign reminding students of the university’s Orange operating status hangs between the pillars of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library (Maddie Sayre/Old Gold & Black)
Cases have decreased, but the university remains cautious after Halloween weekend
November 5, 2020

 On Monday, the university announced that it would remain in Orange status for the next 10 days. As of Wednesday morning, few cases have been reported since the surge we saw last week, with only 35...

Sustaining democracy: a poll worker’s experience

Cooney worked as a judge at the 203 precinct in Winston-Salem during the election (Melisa Cooney/Old Gold & Black)
Staff writer Melissa Cooney shares her experience working as a poll worker in a pivotal election year
November 5, 2020

I spent most of the fall feeling frustrated, knowing that I had the privilege of voting, but not knowing how much of an impact I would actually make. There’s something so powerless about the election....

Police Beat

Police Beat
November 5, 2020

COVID-19 Violation/Underage Consumption • Three students were found eating dinner in the hallway of the Hawthorne Inn — one of Wake Forest's quarantine hotels. The report was filed at 8:41 a.m....

Looking ahead to academics in the spring

The university did not give department chairs any modality requirements for spring (Katie Fox/Old Gold & Black)
Department chairs and students look toward course registration for the spring semester as the fall semester draws to a close
November 5, 2020

As the fall semester winds to a close, the Wake Forest community begins to turn its eyes toward spring. As of now, the current plan for the spring semester is to begin on Jan. 23, when new students...

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