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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.”

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

Wake the Vote

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.

Media Advisory: WFU Super Bowl Experts Available

Wake Forest University has experts available to discuss economics, advertising and “coach talk” in advance of Super Bowl 50. Who wins, who loses?: “When a local team does well, like the Carolina Panthers has done this season, there are certain types of businesses that see upticks in demand,” says sports economist Todd McFall, “however, spending […]

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

New study: Engaging young adults in politics

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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Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corporation, to deliver TEDx talk

From cyber security to human trafficking to food safety to Sandy Hook, Wake Forest’s 5th annual TEDxWakeForestU speakers will address various safety and security issues on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Wait Chapel.

Junior psychology major Chizoba Ukairo and Nate French, director of Wake Forest's Magnolia Scholars program for first-generation students have been named MLK "Building the Dream" award winners.

Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Building the Dream’ award winners named for 2016

Junior psychology major Chizoba Ukairo and Director of Wake Forest’s Magnolia Scholars Program Nate French have been named Wake Forest University’s 2016 Martin Luther King “Building the Dream” award winners.

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Old Gold & Black turns 100

Wake Forest University’s award-winning student newspaper, the Old Gold & Black (OGB), is celebrating 100 years of publication. A “critical complement to journalism education,” it has been the training ground for some of the country’s most esteemed journalists.

The former Davis House now houses the Pro Humanitate Institute and the Anna Julia Cooper Center.

New moves transcend boundaries

From the Brookstown area to Innovation Quarter, Wake Forest is making a series of moves that aim to expand the University’s engagement with the surrounding community in addition to its geographic footprint.

Media Advisory: WFU expert: ‘David Bowie was a lifeline’ for LGBTQ community

Wake Forest University LGBTQ Center Director Angela Mazaris is available to talk about David Bowie’s powerful impact on a generation of LGBTQ identified people. She said: “For a generation of queer and genderqueer youth, and really, for kids everywhere who were just ‘different,’ David Bowie was a lifeline. He gave us the tools to reimagine ourselves […]

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Wake Forest senior among Schwarzman Scholars inaugural class to study in China

Wake Forest University senior Addison S. McLamb is one of the 111 Schwarzman Scholars selected for the inaugural master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.