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University officials respond to student investigation

University officials respond to student investigation
January 28, 2016

This week, university officials addressed questions raised by an Old Gold & Black investigation into claims of racial bias in Wake Forest’s University Police Department. The investigation found a...

Educators endorse test-optional proposal

Educators endorse test-optional proposal
January 28, 2016

On Jan. 20, approximately 80 educators from universities across the U.S. endorsed the “Making Caring Common” project which advocates for changes in the universities’ admissions practices. This project,...

Student awarded national scholarship

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January 28, 2016

As the second semester of the year begins, seniors at Wake Forest University are starting to finalize their plans for after graduation. Students have a variety of different plans — some of which include...

Safety concerns lead to hoverboard ban

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January 28, 2016

On Jan. 6, an email was sent to Wake Forest students to notify them that hoverboards — self-balancing, double-wheeled, electronic skateboards that have become incredibly popular around the world within...

Stats show racial gap in student arrests

Graphic by Buck Hinman and Chris Caswell/ Old Gold & Black
January 21, 2016

Senior Debbie Marke just wanted to go home. After a bad experience at a party one night during her freshman year, Marke, who is black, decided to walk back to her residence hall, trying to fight the tears...

Deacon Profile: Katy Lack

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January 21, 2016

Katy Lack is an assistant teaching professor in the biology and neuroscience departments at Wake Forest. The neuroscience department is a relatively new program that is quickly developing.   Lack received...

Student Health hopes to curb alcohol consumption

Graphic by Julia Haines/Old Gold & Black
January 21, 2016

The fall semester of 2015 showed an increase in the number of patients treated by Wake Forest EMS due to alcohol consumption related incidents, according to data released by Student Health Services. While...

Social Norm Alcohol Campaign launched

Social Norm Alcohol Campaign launched
January 21, 2016

Wake Forest University’s Office of Wellbeing works to provide students with prevention support and partnerships in order to maintain a safe, healthy environment. This past fall, the Office of Wellbeing...

Shabazz sisters visit campus on MLK Day

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January 21, 2016

On Jan. 18, Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University held the 16th annual collaboration to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy. During the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Wait Chapel...

Looking ahead while commemorating the past

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January 14, 2016

“Consider, for instance, the enormous proportions our little print may assume … thus we place ourselves before a public which is not, we hope, too critical, a public  from whose hands we have every...

Deacon Profile: Jessica Richard

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January 14, 2016

Jessica Richard is an associate professor of English who specializes in 18th century British fiction. Within the English department, she is the director of undergraduate studies — meaning she oversees...

WFBMC accepts CTSI research grant

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January 14, 2016

The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently awarded Brian Lally, radiation oncologist...

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