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WFU faculty finds technology to help blind student see math clearly

Despite losing her vision three years ago, Kathryn Webster entered Wake Forest last fall with the goal of pursuing a dual degree in mathematics and business. Faculty and staff found a novel suite of technologies to help her see math clearly.

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WFU President joins Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research.

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Wake Forest addresses campus climate issues

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More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Wake Forest, universities across the country are making headlines related to race and identity. At a time when Wake Forest has a more diverse study body than ever, the campus community is addressing these challenges together.

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Law school launches Criminal Justice Program

Source: Wake Forest School of Law

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The new program provides opportunities for law students interested in criminal justice careers to research law enforcement through scholarly engagement, real world experiences and alumni mentoring.

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Ted Gellar-Goad and the secret of the Sphinx

Source: Wake Forest Magazine

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Don’t gasp when you hear that Ted Gellar-Goad teaches naked. The young Latin scholar is always appropriately clothed in suit and tie. It’s his teaching style that bares all in a classroom stripped of laptops and other electronic devices, leaving students and teacher exposed to face-to-face learning.

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Wake Forest “Hits the Bricks” for cancer

A University tradition raises money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund

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A Wake Forest tradition, Hit the Bricks is an eight-hour relay race along the brick pathways of Hearn Plaza in honor of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest alumnus and Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at age 26.

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