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How to Lose Half of Your Senior Spring Without Losing Your Mind

How to Lose Half of Your Senior Spring Without Losing Your Mind

Natalie Alms

April 28, 2020

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Or, does it?  For the past 10 years, Associate Professor of Psychology Eranda Jayawickreme has studied the question of whether going through adversity can actually result in what those in counseling and clinical psychology call “post-traumatic growth....

What This Semester Means for the Future of Online Learning

What This Semester Means for the Future of Online Learning

Christian Green

April 28, 2020

For the past several weeks, students and professors have been forced into a position they did not sign up for — remote learning.  Lectures have become Zoom calls, discussions are waged in online forums and the university — recognizing that these classes are neither the classes that professors h...

IFC Launches Fund to Support COVID-19 Response

IFC Launches Fund to Support COVID-19 Response

Caroline Walker

April 28, 2020

Demonstrating the spirit of Pro Humanitate in the midst of a pandemic, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) established the Greeks Answering the Call of Pro Humanitate Fund to collect donations for COVID-19 response from members of the university’s Greek community.   The idea for the fund began when sopho...

Head Basketball Coach Danny Manning Ousted

Mar 1, 2016; Durham, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons head coach Danny Manning gives instructions to his players in their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Odjakjian

April 28, 2020

Danny Manning’s six years as head coach of the Wake Forest Men’s Basketball team came to an end on Saturday, 45 days after Wake Forest lost to Pittsburgh in the opening round of the ACC tournament.  "After a comprehensive review of the men's basketball program, and with the support of Presi...

COVID-19 Financial Fallout Leads to Sweeping University Budget Changes

COVID-19 Financial Fallout Leads to Sweeping University Budget Changes

Natalie Alms

April 28, 2020

On April 8, university administrators sent an email to faculty and staff announcing a series of budgetary changes in response to the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19.  “Emerging fiscal realities now call for decisions that enable us to carry out our mission within new financial constraints,...

Sociology Professor Discusses Concerns Surrounding 2020 Census

Sociology Professor Discusses Concerns Surrounding 2020 Census

Cecile Paquette

April 28, 2020

Catherine Harnois is a sociology professor whose research focuses on gender and other social inequalities. She was recently quoted in a New York Times article titled“The Census Needs to Count Women. The Pandemic Makes That Harder,” in which Harnois provided insight into women’s potential underrepresentation in the U.S. Census. Harnois’ expertise s...

Hannah Scanlon named 2020 Barry S. Goldwater Scholar

Wake Forest students show the results of their research projects during Undergraduate Research Day in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Friday, September 28, 2018.  Hannah Scanlon talks about music volunteering in Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.

Robin Rodriguez

April 28, 2020

Hannah Scanlon is a junior majoring in applied mathematics. She has a passion for her research and for her extracurriculars, which led to her most recent award. Scanlon was named a 2020 Barry S. Goldwater Scholar, a program created in 1986 to serve as a “living memorial” of Senator Barry Goldwater, ...

National Recreation Movement Emphasizes Physical Wellbeing During Pandemic

National Recreation Movement Emphasizes Physical Wellbeing During Pandemic

Jessica Mark

April 28, 2020

Although students are socially distanced, they can continue to improve personal physical wellbeing. In fact, now is a time to prioritize health, wellness and fitness more than ever before. With initiatives like the Spring 2020 National Recreation Movement and Campus Recreation’s virtual group fitness...

From Wuhan to Winston-Salem – Experiencing a Pandemic Twice

Cheng Zhuo (’20) — “When I [used to] introduced myself to people, they paid attention to my name. Now, all they hear is that I am from Wuhan.”

Christian Green

April 24, 2020

I first met Cheng Zhuo in 2015. His name appeared when the university housing portal informed me that he was to be my first-year roommate in the basement of Johnson. As we shared the basic details of our lives during our first days of messaging, I asked Cheng where he was from. He responded with the ...

A Discussion with School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton

A Discussion with School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton

Jessica Mark

April 24, 2020

Jonathan Walton is the dean of the Wake Forest School of Divinity. He is also the presidential chair of religion and society and the dean of Wait Chapel.  As an advocate for social justice and civil rights, Walton shares insightful and impactful messages with the university community. On April 2, he rele...

Office of Sustainability Engages Community in Virtual Earth Day Celebration

Office of Sustainability Engages Community in Virtual Earth Day Celebration

Melissa Cooney

April 24, 2020

Although students are unable to celebrate Earth Day in person as usual this year, the Office of Sustainability has worked hard to provide engaging virtual content to unite the university community in the spirit of appreciation for our planet during Earth Month.  The Office of Sustainability always c...

Student Creates Replica of Wake Forest Campus on Minecraft

Student Creates Replica of Wake Forest Campus on Minecraft

Caroline Walker

April 22, 2020

Having some extra free time on his hands thanks to remote learning and social distancing, Freshman Declan Sander has rediscovered his passion for building worlds on Minecraft. Recently, he built a virtual Minecraft replica of buildings on Wake Forest’s campus, which will be included in ZSR’s Spe...

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