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Marianne Magjuka, Gracie Harrington, Sonia Kuguru, Nick Bennett, Chizoba Ukairo and Javar Jones (left to right) represented Wake Forest at the inaugural PULSE Institute.

Learning to listen deeply

Students attend retreat to support inclusiveness on campus

A delegation of Wake Forest students participated in the inaugural PULSE Institute — a new college retreat program designed to explore identity, leadership and inclusion. Wake Forest was one of 14 colleges and universities to participate.

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Faculty Fellows, transitioning WFU18 to college life

Residents of South Hall at an event hosted by their Faculty Fellows: Barbara Lentz, Tanya Marsh, Susan Rupp and Hu Womack.

Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.

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Wake Forest goes Hollywood

Scenes for ‘The Longest Ride’ filmed on Reynolda Campus


Crews with 20th Century Fox spent the day Monday on Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus filming scenes for an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel, “The Longest Ride,” to be released this spring.

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Pictures worth a thousand words

A Q&A with award-winning University Photographer Ken Bennett


In his 18th year of documenting life at Wake Forest, award-winning University Photographer Ken Bennett has a unique, but long-term perspective of the University.

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Beating bad bacteria

Wake Forest sophomore receives prestigious award to study dangerous bacteria

Wake Forest sophomore Hannah Martin ('17) works with chemistry professor Patricia Dos Santos in her lab in Salem Hall.

Sophomore Hannah Martin and Patricia Dos Santos, an associate professor of chemistry, are tackling the problem of how to target harmful bacteria while sparing beneficial bacteria that make it possible for humans to live healthy lives.

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Looking back at 2013-2014

Featuring 'new' news from the academic year


Wake Foresters had a knockout year. From celebrating world-class rankings to achievements in the classroom, across campus and abroad, the University continues to inspire and impact the world.

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