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Life at the Forest

Wake Foresters inspire and uphold campus traditions new and old. Throughout the academic year, students serve, lead and share fellowship in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.


Gold is the new green

Wake Forest Chemist Amanda Jones is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Career Award. Jones will use the $390,000 in award funding to study powerful and environmentally friendly gold catalysts for use in the pharmaceutical industry.


Reporting from abroad

Molly Dutmers is one of 14 students reporting from Europe with Wake Forest’s first journalism class abroad. She is also Wake Forest’s third recipient of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s student fellowship. Her travels will take her to France, Italy and Malta to report on why church attendance is at an all-time low.

Media Advisory: ‘A Glimpse of Africa: Five Cultures from the Continent’

Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) has opened a new long-term exhibit entitled “A Glimpse of Africa: Five Cultures from the Continent,” which explores the remarkable cultural diversity found in Africa. The selected artifacts, ranging from ceramics to textiles, offer an in-depth examination of five African cultures: Bamileke of Cameroon; Baule of Cote d’Ivoire; […]


Tomorrow’s tomatoes look to the past

The key to developing drought-resistant tomatoes may be hidden in the genes of their ancestors. Rising junior Kathleen DiNapoli is on a hunt to find it.

Media Advisory: Wake Forest raises the bar of creative excellence

Wake Forest University is raising the bar of creative excellence for colleges and universities around the world. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), one of the largest international associations of education institutions with more than 3,600 member colleges and universities, awarded Wake Forest’s Creative Communications team three gold medal awards during its 2014 […]

Media Advisory: WFU names new dean of students and associate vice president for Campus Life

Adam Goldstein has been named Wake Forest University’s dean of students and associate vice president for campus life. Goldstein, who currently serves as associate dean of students at Florida State University, will assume his duties onJuly 1. Goldstein will oversee judicial affairs, student engagement and leadership, diversity education, student union and Benson University Center. He […]

Media Advisory: WFU’s Million-Dollar Day

On Tuesday, June 10, Wake Forest University raised more than $1 million for the Wake Forest Fund in a 24-hour fundraising blitz. The initial challenge was to raise $500,000 and attract participation from 2,000 donors. A group of generous donors offered a matching donation of half a million dollars if either goal was met. Wake […]


A celebration of rising joy

The Wake Forest University community and guests from around the world gathered Saturday, June 7, at the invitation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate the beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Wake Forest’s Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Dr. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86.


Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

A private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou will be livestreamed from Wait Chapel on June 7. Five of her former students reflect on their time together in the classroom and share the transformative lessons they learned.