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Media Advisory: Memorial service arrangements for Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. Due to limited seating capacity, the family has decided to have a closed service for family and friends only. Wake Forest University will livestream the service for the public at go.wfu.edu/angeloumemorial. The family will […]

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Mourning the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou

Today members of the Wake Forest University community mourn the loss of beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and professor Dr. Maya Angelou.

Media Advisory: Charles Iacovou named Wake Forest University School of Business Dean

Charles Iacovou will become the next Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business, effective July 1. Since joining the School of Business’ leadership team in 2007, Iacovou has served in a number of senior administrative roles, including Director of the Full-time MBA Program, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Senior Associate Dean […]

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Charles Iacovou named Dean of Business

Charles Iacovou will become the next Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business, effective July 1.

Media Advisory: WFU pledges to increase Study Abroad participation

Wake Forest University has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. The initiative is also focusing on increasing the diversity of the students who study abroad, ensuring quality and removing barriers to participation. […]

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‘Show what you are made of’

It was the commencement ceremony the entire country was watching. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addresses the Class of 2014 and members of more than 30 media organizations less than a week after losing the top job at the nation’s most distinguished newspaper.

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Finishing strong

It was on a two-week summer road trip with her mom that Elizabeth Jay (’14) entered the gates of Wake Forest for the first time. Like so many, as soon as they stepped onto campus, they realized Wake Forest was the perfect school for Elizabeth. “In a rare mother-daughter moment, we completely agreed,” commented the […]

Media Advisory: Jill Abramson confirmed to deliver Wake Forest University Commencement address

Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, has confirmed that she will deliver the Commencement address at Wake Forest University on Monday, May 19. A Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators provided input on the speaker selection process. On Thursday, Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch re-affirmed the […]

Media Advisory: Traffic detours planned during Wake Forest commencement

Wake Forest University will be closed to through traffic for its commencement ceremony Monday, May 19, from 5:30 a.m. until the ceremony ends around noon. Commencement parking passes and commencement tickets are required to enter campus and attend the event. Passes and tickets are reserved for graduates and their guests. Those without commencement parking passes will not be allowed […]

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Abramson to speak at Commencement

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver the Commencement address on Monday, May 19. Melissa Rogers, special assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the Baccalaureate speaker.