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98% of 2015 WFU grads employed or in grad school, new data show

New First Destination data collected by the Office of Personal and Career Development show that 98 percent of the Wake Forest undergraduate class of 2015 are either employed or in graduate school.

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WFU research inspires Super Bowl ads


Pantene, the world’s leading hair care brand, announced today that Wake Forest University Professor Linda Nielsen’s research on father-daughter relationships inspired its Super Bowl ads.

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Big data, big news: M.S. in Business Analytics


A new Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program in the Wake Forest University School of Business is designed to educate professionals in the high-demand field of business analytics and will welcome its first class in July 2016.

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Wake Forest receives $650,000 Mellon Foundation grant


A $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to Wake Forest University in support of “engaged humanities."

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Wake the Vote

Students travel to early voting states to work with presidential campaigns

Students in the Wake the Vote program discuss the Iowa caucuses in a seminar class taught by Melissa Harris-Perry.

When 22 Wake Forest University students travel to the Iowa caucuses to work with presidential campaigns, they will embark upon a yearlong journey that combines classroom and real-world political experience through a program called Wake the Vote.

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New study: Engaging young adults in politics

Teaching students how to talk about controversial issues is key

Students in Katy Harriger's senior seminar class engage in a discussion about education policy.

At a time when polarization drives many Americans away from politics and voter turnout among 18 to 29-year-olds hovers around 20 percent, a Wake Forest University study shows that learning to talk about controversial issues while in college can inspire young adults to be more engaged citizens even 10 years later.

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