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Media Advisory: WFU students receive Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellowships

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – April 18, 2016) – The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting has selected Sarah Fahmy and Amanda Ulrich as Wake Forest’s 2016 Pulitzer Fellows. They are the University’s fifth and sixth fellowship recipients. Fahmy, a rising senior majoring in politics and international affairs with minors in film studies and anthropology, will be traveling to Honolulu, […]


Eboo Patel to deliver 2016 Commencement address

Eboo Patel, a leading voice for interfaith cooperation and the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will deliver Wake Forest’s commencement address on Monday, May 16.

Media Advisory: College Humor’s Ricky Van Veen to Speak at WFU

On Thursday, April 21, Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor, a popular comedy brand/website, and the video sharing site, Vimeo, will participate in a discussion on entrepreneurship with Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh at 5:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall. Van Veen, a 2003 graduate, will receive Wake Forest University’s “Excellence in […]

Media Advisory: Tropical birds develop ‘superfast’ wing muscles for mating, not flying

Release courtesy of the journal eLife. (Cambridge, UK – Tuesday, April 12, 2016) – Studies in a group of tropical birds have revealed one of the fastest limb muscles on record for any animal with a backbone. The muscle, which can move the wing at more than twice the speeds required for flying, has evolved in […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University faculty adopt resolution against HB2

This afternoon, faculty in the undergraduate College at Wake Forest University voted to adopt the following resolution relating to House Bill 2 (HB2): “The faculty of Wake Forest College at Wake Forest University oppose North Carolina House Bill 2, enacted on March 23, 2016, which is contrary to our University-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest organizations provide personalized desks for local elementary students

Wake Forest University students will gather on Poteat Field Tuesday, April 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to paint 50 desks for local elementary school children as part of an annual service project called Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.).

Wake Forest junior Angela Harper works in the organic electronics lab in Olin Hall.  Harper is working on organic thin film transistors, with the goal of increasing efficiency and lowering the cost of computer technology.

Physics students win prestigious awards

Undergraduate and graduate students working in Oana Jurchescu’s physics research lab earn a Goldwater Scholarship and the Materials Research Society’s Gold award.


Hustle and humility

Hustle and humility are’s guiding principles Charles Best told students, teachers and community members gathered in Broyhill Auditorium on April 5. As the nonprofit’s CEO, he embraces both of these qualities as a leader.


WFU alumni fight childhood hunger

Hundreds of Wake Forest alumni across the country will work to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in 30 cities from Boston to Los Angeles on Pro Humanitate Day April 9.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest Alumni Fight Childhood Hunger

Hundreds of Wake Forest University alumni across the country will work to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in 30 cities from Boston to Los Angeles on Pro Humanitate Day April 9.