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Project Pumpkin: Carrying on tradition

More than 450 student volunteers welcomed children from nearly 25 local agencies to campus Wednesday afternoon for Project Pumpkin, Wake Forest’s annual student-run Halloween festival.

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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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Wake Forest “Hits the Bricks” for cancer

A Wake Forest tradition, Hit the Bricks is an eight-hour relay race along the brick pathways of Hearn Plaza in honor of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest alumnus and Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at age 26.

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Homecoming for Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host and author, returned this fall to her alma mater as a professor in the politics and international affairs department. In an interview with Wake Forest Magazine, she reflects on her student experience at Wake Forest and why she loves teaching.

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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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A way to save the Amazon?

A solution to reverse Amazon rainforest deforestation is being explored by Wake Forest researchers by creating a new and more effective version of biochar made from native bamboos. Biochar is a kind of fertilizer made by smoldering agricultural plant waste in a specially designed, zero-oxygen kiln.

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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.

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Motor mouth: Dentist on wheels

Health and exercise science major Sara Creighton (’05) wanted to be a dentist since middle school. This summer, she sold her brick-and-mortar office to take her practice on the road in a custom-designed, souped-up trailer housing San Francisco’s first mobile dental office.

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#MyTopCollege is Wake Forest University

From educating the whole person to Pro Humanitate to studying abroad, Wake Foresters have been sharing their black and gold spirit across social media to show that #MyTopCollege is Wake Forest University.

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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.