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Anna Julia Cooper Center launches Freedom School for local children

June 22, 2017  |   Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Students can lose two months of reading skills in the summer and spend up to six weeks in the fall relearning what they lost. The new Freedom School program at Wake Forest University aims to keep children’s reading skills sharp all summer.


Wake Forest Class of 2017 set to make history

May 15, 2017  |   Commencement, Top Stories

During his commencement speech at Wake Forest, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham told the class of 2017 to reflect on the past, but also challenged them to “make history.”


Wake Forest pledges support for entrepreneurship in Winston-Salem

May 5, 2017  |   Admissions, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories

In an unprecedented and historic demonstration of solidarity, Wake Forest joined leaders from five other Winston-Salem-based colleges and universities — each pledging to incentivize entrepreneurship among their students and alumni through a series of programs based on their areas of focus and unique visions.


Chemistry professor receives NSF CAREER Award for $500K

May 1, 2017  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Recognition, Research, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Chemistry professor Michael Gross has been named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award winner. The CAREER Award from the NSF Directorate for Engineering provides $500,000 over five years.


WFU student receives Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship

April 27, 2017  |   Faculty, Recognition, Student, Top Stories

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has selected Lila Franco as Wake Forest’s 2017 Pulitzer Fellow.

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