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Wake Washington faculty director named

Program to launch in 2017

Katy Harriger, professor and chair of politics and international affairs, has been named faculty director of Wake Forest University’s Wake Washington program, which will combine academic and internship experiences in the nation’s capital.

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Deacs claim ACC title in dramatic fashion

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Wake Forest freshman Dennis Uspensky's victory in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 6 singles lifted the seventh-ranked Demon Deacon men's tennis team to its first-ever ACC Tournament title.

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Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation

International research center led by Wake Forest University experts  


Nearly $10 million in support – the largest grant ever received by the University – will help establish an international research center led by faculty experts in the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES).

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WFU recognizes ace entrepreneurs

Ricky Van Veen ('03) receives 2016 Excellence in Entrepreneurship award


On April 21, the University honored this year's outstanding entrepreneurs. Ricky Van Veen, who founded during his freshman year at Wake Forest, received the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. A faculty member and six students were also recognized.

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Conference on women and girls of color

Photo in this image courtesy of A Long Walk Home/Scheherazade Tillet

On April 29 and 30 the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest will host a national gathering focused on advancing justice for women and girls of color, bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

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Juniors win Truman, Beinecke Scholarships

Rudasill wins a Truman Scholarship; Sexton wins a Beinecke Scholarship.

WFU juniors have won two of the most prestigious scholarships for graduate study in the country: the Truman Scholarship and the Beinecke Scholarship.

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