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Media Advisory: WFU Names Michele Gillespie Dean of the College

Wake Forest University has appointed Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History Michele Gillespie as Dean of the College, with academic oversight for the undergraduate school of arts and sciences. Gillespie will begin serving as dean July 1. Gillespie joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1999. She was named Kahle Family Professor of History in 2003 […]


Michele Gillespie named Dean of the College

Wake Forest University has appointed Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History Michele Gillespie as Dean of the College. She will begin serving as dean July 1.


Students ring in 10th anniversary of Wake ‘N Shake

For the 10th anniversary of Wake ’N Shake, a 12-hour dance marathon to benefit the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, more than 1,300 students representing student organizations, sports teams, theatre groups and Greek life, teamed up to fight cancer and raised $164,157 and counting.

Media Advisory: WFU to Host a Conversation with Hoda Kotb

Who and What: Wake Forest University is hosting a conversation with “Today Show” co-host Hoda Kotb. The Emmy-Award winning television anchor will offer an inspirational and often funny look at her life and career. When and Where: Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University Sponsorshp: The event is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Student Union and […]

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 […]


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.