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Building community

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Wake Forest, universities across the country are making headlines related to race and identity. At a time when Wake Forest has a more diverse study body than ever, the campus community is addressing these challenges together.

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Law school launches Criminal Justice Program

The new program provides opportunities for law students interested in criminal justice careers to research law enforcement through scholarly engagement, real world experiences and alumni mentoring.

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Wake Forest’s World Cultural Festival

You might not expect to be able to see a dance performance in West Africa, stop in China for a snack, and then finish up the evening in Italy for a quick game of bocce ball. But thanks to the World Cultural Festival, it is all possible.

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Recognized for addressing stress

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2015 guidebook, which hits newsstands this week, highlights Wake Forest’s leadership in the national trend of promoting students’ social and emotional wellbeing. The story shows how schools like WFU tackle stress to provide a better environment for students.

Professor Ron Neal  explores connections between hip hop and religion.

What can religion teach us about Jay-Z?

Students in professor Ron Neal’s religion class explore the connections between hip hop and the stories we’ve all grown up with as Americans — the idea of the self-made man, the achievement of the American dream and the belief that hard work will lead to the good life.

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Wake Forest launches ‘Thrive’

Today’s campus-wide introduction of “Thrive,” the University’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing, features fun activities to get people thinking and talking about serious topics such as financial planning, work satisfaction, intellectual engagement, emotional health and spirituality.

Junior John Marbach and senior Nikolai Hlebowitsh chat about their experiences in the tech industry in Zick's pizza joint on campus.

An investment in wellbeing

John Marbach found that accepting a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant to skip college and start a business took an unexpected toll on his wellbeing. He returned to Wake Forest with a deep appreciation for the University’s efforts to double down on transforming wellbeing for the entire campus community.

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A dynamic hub for wellbeing

On Sept. 5, Wake Forest will break ground on The Sutton Center, a two-story addition to Reynolds Gym that marks the first of three planned phases to transform the historic building into a dynamic hub for campus-wide wellbeing.

Mapped: Fall 2014 enrollment by state, N.C. county

Every fall, first-year Wake Forest students make their way across county lines, state borders and even oceans to begin their experience with “Mother, So Dear.” More than 1,250 first-year students from 43 states and around the world will call Wake Forest home. Use these maps to see the geographic diversity of the incoming first-year class. […]

Marianne Magjuka, Gracie Harrington, Sonia Kuguru, Nick Bennett, Chizoba Ukairo and Javar Jones (left to right) represented Wake Forest at the inaugural PULSE Institute.

Learning to listen deeply

A delegation of Wake Forest students participated in the inaugural PULSE Institute — a new college retreat program designed to explore identity, leadership and inclusion. Wake Forest was one of 14 colleges and universities to participate.