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Professor Ron Neal  explores connections between hip hop and religion.

What can religion teach us about Jay-Z?

Hip hop earns a spot in the nation’s top classrooms

Students in professor Ron Neal's religion class explore the connections between hip hop and the stories we've all grown up with as Americans — the idea of the self-made man, the achievement of the American dream and the belief that hard work will lead to the good life.

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Homecoming for Melissa Harris-Perry

Source: Wake Forest Magazine

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Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host and author, returned this fall to her alma mater as a professor in the politics and international affairs department. In an interview with Wake Forest Magazine, she reflects on her student experience at Wake Forest and why she loves teaching.

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A new home for Campus Kitchen

Celebrating its relocation to a lounge in the heart of campus

Campus Kitchen executive board members and volunteers prepare meals for local residents in its new space in Kitchin Residence Hall.

On Friday, Sept. 19, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University will hold a grand opening for its new home in the heart of campus. Officially opening its doors in 2006, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest has continued to grow every year since.

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Play shines light on Radium Girls’ history

Interest in history helps theater major hone skills as dramaturg

As "These Shining Lives" dramaturg, Mike Griggs spent months researching the time period to provide an accurate representation of the 20s and 30s. Left to right: Alyssa Gera as Charlotte, Johanna Beach as Catherine, Natalie Brashear as Frances and Hayley Greenstreet as Pearl.

Mike Griggs ('15) has been working with theatre professor Cindy Gendrich to hone his skills as a dramaturg. While a little unusual that Griggs auditioned and was cast for smaller roles in the play, "These Shining Lives," it was important to him to gain professional experience researching, developing and acting in a play.

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Fossil has lips like Jagger

Ellen Miller on Egyptian dig site.

When anthropologist Ellen Miller discovered a fossil for a new species with large, signature lips, it gave her great “satisfaction” to name the creature after Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger.

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U.S. News ranks WFU among top 30

University is recognized for small classes and value

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U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges guide ranked the University 27th among 280 national universities. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 19 consecutive years and has been ranked in the top 25 five times.

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