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Top 10 Wake Forest news stories of 2013

The announcement that Gwen Ifill would be delivering Wake Forest’s 2013 Commencement address was the No. 10 most-viewed story of the year. Find out what other nine stories were hits .

Seniors Erin Hellmann and Logan Healy-Tuke, student co-founders of The Ashley Explorers Saturday Academy.

Student Storytellers: Saturdays with math and jicama

Erin Hellmann (’14) and Logan Healy-Tuke (’14) founded The Ashley Explorers Saturday Academy to strengthen the reading and math skills of elementary students in Winston-Salem.


Goodbye fall semester

“Wake the Library” is a week-long tradition that helps students cope with the long hours spent writing papers and studying for finals.

Wake Forest sophomore Yinger "Eagle" Jin ('16) demonstrates his wave-powered electric generator in the pool in Reynolds Gym. The system harnesses the wave action as it compresses air inside the tube, which turns a small turbine that generates electricity.

Pool Power

Sophomore Yinger ‘Eagle’ Jin has come up with a way to turn waves in the Reynolds gym pool into electricity. The mathematical formulas he developed could one day be used to help calculate the amount of electricity that could be produced through wave energy off the North Carolina coast.

Students, faculty, staff, alums and friends of the University gathered to celebrate the 49th annual Lovefeast.

Lovefeast: A unifying tradition

Christmas decorations, music, and the smell of sweet coffee filled Wait Chapel as more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, alums and friends of the University gathered to celebrate the 49th annual Lovefeast.

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Clawson named head football coach

Dave Clawson today was named as the 32nd head football coach in Wake Forest history. Clawson, the head coach at Bowling Green State for the past five seasons, led the Falcons to the 2013 Mid-American Conference championship on Friday with a 47-27 win over No. 16 Northern Illinois.


Imagining the next ‘big idea’

James Beshara (’08), CEO and co-founder of Crowdtilt, a social group-funding platform, came to campus to meet with student innovators and shared ideas with faculty on how to prepare students to launch start-ups after graduation.

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A legacy of peace

Wake Forest students, alumni, faculty and staff remember Nelson Mandela, an icon of freedom who embodied the spirit of Pro Humanitate, and reflect upon his influence on their own lives.

Wake Forest School of Business students

Students fight hunger for children

Students at the School of Business turned an assignment about food insecurity and hunger in Forsyth County into a competition that raised $20,000 to feed school children over the holiday break. They presented a check to Forsyth Backpack, a nonprofit agency founded by School of Law professor Barbara Lentz.


Life in prehistoric rural communities

Carrying shovels, screens and other equipment, 12 students trekked across a tobacco field along the Yadkin River to reach an archaeological site where they began finding artifacts more than 500 years old.