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Colbert: ‘Give yourself extra credit’

Comedian delivers timely punch lines and practical advice

For senior Margaret Mulkerrin, comedian and late night television host Stephen Colbert offered the perfect advice for the Class of 2015. “Do yourself a favor: Be an easy grader. Score yourself on a curve. Give yourself extra credit.”

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Graduation trifecta for parents of triplets

The Marbach triplets at age three (From L-R: John, Melanie and Megan)

What happens when triplets graduate from three different universities in three different states on three consecutive days? For Wake Forest parents John Marbach and Sherry Pressler, this weekend is going to be one wild ride.

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Finding the golden nuggets in big data

School of Business offers new Summer Business Analytics Program


Teaching students how to manage and analyze data is at the core of a new five-week immersive experience at the School of Business. The Summer Business Analytics Program is designed for rising college juniors, seniors or recent graduates with a strong background in math.

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Good wears black

Across the country, Wake Foresters worked together to fight childhood hunger


On May 9, Wake Foresters from across the country worked together to fight childhood hunger on Pro Humanitate Day.

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Nine named Fulbright scholars

Rob Musci ('12) credits his health and exercise science professors and his studies in Venice for putting him on the path to a Fulbright.

Studying in Venice and conducting research with health and exercise science professors Peter Brubaker and Anthony Marsh set Robert Musci (’12) on a course toward winning a Fulbright research grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. He was among nine seniors and recent graduates to receive grants.

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The biology behind mental health


In an unusual first-year seminar, students learn that, just as there’s a physical science behind the healing of broken bones, the correction of blood sugar levels and the repairing of blocked arteries. There’s also a physical science to improving mental health.

Filed under Faculty, Research, Teacher-Scholar

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