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Proposed Construction Removes Heritage Trees

Proposed Construction Removes Heritage Trees

Lauren Berryman

February 13, 2020

Maggie Burns also contributed to the reporting for this article. The university's campus is adorned with hundreds of trees — magnolias, ornamental cherries, oaks — leading to an apt nickname: “The Forest.”  These trees perform a multitude of ecosystem services, which help keep "The Forest" gr...

Those Shoes Are Made For More Than Walking

Those Shoes Are Made For More Than Walking

Meira Clark

February 13, 2020

Whether your shoe size is a seven or a 12, the size of your footprint on the environment is much larger than you might think. According to a ScienceDirect study, anywhere from 18 to 41 kilograms of carbon is released into the atmosphere in order to make a single pair of shoes. That is equivalent to...

Club Raises Awareness Of Ocean And Marine Conservation

Club Raises Awareness Of Ocean And Marine Conservation

Caroline Walker

April 28, 2019

Recently, Wake Forest’s Ocean and Marine Conservation Club (OMCC) has gained traction across campus through marine-related events and fundraisers, like movie screenings and reusable straw sales. The club’s primary aims are to provide the Wake Forest community with information about conservation and the modern is...

Women In STEM Work Toward Gender Equality

Women In STEM Work Toward Gender Equality

Kiley Price

April 25, 2019

When the #MeToo movement formally started in early 2006, it focused on sexual harassment and assault among women around the globe, but it also opened a door for working professionals from all different backgrounds, disciplines and educational levels to express their dissatisfaction with the climate of gender in...

Scientists Capture First Picture Of Black Hole

Scientists Capture First Picture Of Black Hole

Caroline Walker

April 18, 2019

Recently, scientists captured the first image of a supermassive black hole, marking the successful culmination of a global scientific project referred to as the Event Horizon Telescope. This has far-reaching implications for the scientific world, especially in the field of astronomy.  Read More ...

CRISPR Technology Grows Despite Concerns

CRISPR Technology Grows Despite Concerns

Emma Rickard

April 11, 2019

Genetics has been a rapidly advancing field since 2003, when the Human Genome Project was completed. It has grown into one of the most well-funded and well-researched areas of science in recent years due to its widespread application in the fields of medicine, agriculture, environmental conservation and...

“Sawstainability” In Action At Wake Forest

Benny Bagnell

April 11, 2019

Wake Forest, by the very nature of its name, has a certain arboreal identity. Trees are becoming more of a revered commodity both within and beyond Wake Forest’s ivied walls, so finding innovative ways to maximize the value of tree-based products on campus is increasingly important. Read More &raq...

Students Celebrate Earth Week On Campus

Students Celebrate Earth Week On Campus

Caroline Walker

April 4, 2019

This year's Earth Week celebration, which is themed “Food for Thought,” will center on an environmental justice approach to the issues of food access and insecurity. The Office of Sustainability partnered with 13 different student organizations and campus offices to organize the nearly 15 different...

Environmental Major To Be Proposed

Environmental Major To Be Proposed

Cameron Munley

March 28, 2019

In the spring of 2020, a new environmental and sustainability major could potentially be released. The proposed major must go through an official administrative process in order to go into effect. Read More »...

Ph.D. Student Presents Research On Ribosomes

Ph.D. Student Presents Research On Ribosomes

Stephanie Bilodeau

March 28, 2019

Jason Gagliano, a current Ph.D. candidate at Wake Forest, described his research to approximately 25 students and faculty in Winston on March 25. Gagliano has a background in biophysics and has previously conducted research with the Wake Forest Department of Physics. Read More »...

Why Does Vacationing Make You Sick?

Why Does Vacationing Make You Sick?

Kiley Price

March 21, 2019

It is the first week back from spring break and many students are sporting bronzed tans, souvenir t-shirts from foreign countries and, unfortunately, a nasty illness. As fun as traveling is, it can also have a range of negative impacts on the body. If you are one of the students holed up in your bed...

Epigenetics Research Sheds Light On Genome

Epigenetics Research Sheds Light On Genome

Stephanie Bilodeau

March 21, 2019

Shiv Grewal of the National Cancer Institute spoke to approximately 40 students and faculty about “Heterochromatin inheritance and epigenetic control of the genome” in this week’s Frontiers in Biology seminar on March 18 in Winston. Grewal is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and much...

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