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Students on the New Orleans Interfaith trip work on a house with the St. Bernard Project.

Springing into action

One hundred and forty students traveled across the country during spring break to engage in community service and reflect on social justice as part of Wake Alternative Break.

Media Advisory: WFU fights cancer with 12-hr dance marathon

1,300 students will participate in Wake Forest University’s tenth annual Wake N’ Shake, a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, on Saturday, March 21 from noon to midnight in Reynolds Gym. Participants hope to raise $200,000 to fight cancer this year. Activities at the marathon include competitions, games and student […]

Media Advisory: BCBSNC seed grants support health, wellness research across Wake Forest’s campus

Wake Forest University’s associate provost of research has announced the faculty recipients of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) seed grants to support research on health and wellbeing. “The research being supported with these grants has sustainability potential and will have a great impact on many people’s lives,” said Bruce King, associate […]

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Law alumni sworn in to U.S. Supreme Court bar

For 20 years, Wake Forest Law alumni have been sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. The most recent group of 23 bar admittees included a father and his daughter as well as six members of The Rose Council.

Media Advisory: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson to Speak at WFU

Who and What: Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice will speak at Wake Forest as part of the University’s Voices of Our Time speaker series. Robinson served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the […]

James Otteson, executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and teaching professor, explores the moral role of business with his undergraduate students in Farrell Hall.

Why business?

Students in Jim Otteson’s class develop a framework for understanding an individual’s purpose, a firm’s purpose and an industry’s purpose in supporting a humane and just society.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University joins ‘The Campaign to Change Direction’

Wake Forest University is taking part in “The Campaign to Change Direction,” a national initiative to create a new story in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness. As part of the collective effort led by Give an Hour, Wake Forest University joined 50 other campaign partners in this effort with its pledge to […]

Student groups present their projects during the final round of the Deac Tank competition. Nia Evans, Diana Halloran, Lauren Formica, Sarah Hoyle, and McKenzie Ziegler shared their idea for The Incubator: A Social Justice Lounge.

Swimming in the DEAC Tank

With a five-minute time limit, $1,500 on the line and four judges ready to ask tough questions, junior Tai Hensley and her team entered the Deac Tank to pitch their proposal.

Media Advisory: Stephen Colbert to deliver 2015 commencement address at WFU

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 18, 2015. Stephen Colbert is a best-selling author, writer, comedian, former presidential candidate and television personality. He is most widely known as the host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s acclaimed series, “The Colbert Report,” […]

Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest's Commencement address on May 18, 2015. Jonathan L. Walton will be the Baccalaureate speaker.

Comedian Stephen Colbert to deliver WFU’s 2015 commencement address

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver WFU’s commencement address on May 18. Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University will deliver the baccalaureate speech.