On Tuesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the Wake Forest community will walk around Hearn Plaza barefoot for One Day Without Shoes —a student-organized event to raise awareness and funds for the charity, Be Like Brit. Be Like Brit was founded by the parents of Britney Gengel, a college student who was killed in Haiti during [...]
April 11th, 2013 | Media Advisory
For the first time in the history of Wake Forest debate, three teams made the sweet 16 out of 78 teams in the National Debate Tournament — signalling the start of another successful chapter in a long history of winning debaters.
Media Advisory: Wake Forest president joins national LEAP Employer-Educator Compact to show economic value of a broad 21st century liberal education
April 10th, 2013 | Media Advisory
Wake Forest University announced today its participation in a new national initiative called the LEAP Employer-Educator Compact. Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch has signed the Compact, which was developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and by employers working with AAC&U. AAC&U is a national organization of colleges and universities of [...]
Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.
Dr. Steven and Becky Scott have committed $6.5 million to further the education of first generation college students through Wake Forest’s Magnolia Scholars program, benefiting students who are the first in their families to attend college. It is the second largest commitment to scholarships by individuals in Wake Forest’s history.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale (’15), a sophomore biology major. Hale has been studying the relationship between brain structure and cognitive function in honeybees since his freshman year.
Student groups came together to showcase the “Big Tent,” encouraging their peers to think about diversity and identity through art. The project was part of the University’s year-long Faces of Courage celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of integration.
Winston-Salem has become a hot spot for North Carolina’s thriving film industry. And from a student-run film festival to a graduate program in documentary film to an undergraduate film studies program, Wake Forest is part of the “action.”
As Congress considers comprehensive immigration reform, new research by sociologist Hana Brown shows language used in the immigration debates can be as important as the legislation. Junior Le ‘Ron Byrd works with Brown on the next phases of her research.
This year’s Wake ‘N Shake event, a student-run 12-hour dance marathon to benefit the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive, raised a record $125,722.57. More than 1,300 students, faculty and staff “danced for a difference” in memory of someone they have loved who has been affected by cancer.