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Making international study a priority

Wake Forest University ranks third among doctoral U.S. colleges and universities in the percentage of students studying abroad, according to the Open Doors report recently published by the Institute of International Education.

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More than scores

Each fall, high school seniors nationwide begin the college application process, and many worry their SAT/ACT test scores will overshadow their academic achievements and talents. With Wake’s test-optional policy, students like Natalie Casimir know that they’re not just a number.

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What can I do with an English major?

Wake Forest helps students answer questions about the connections between major and career — giving them confidence as they meet with potential employers and learn how to talk about what talents and skills they bring to the workplace.

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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.

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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.

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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.