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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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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.

Campus Kitchen executive board members and volunteers prepare meals for local residents in its new space in Kitchin Residence Hall.

A new home for Campus Kitchen

On Friday, Sept. 19, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University will hold a grand opening for its new home in the heart of campus. Officially opening its doors in 2006, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest has continued to grow every year since.

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Welcome to college (almost)

From lectures to team building to serving in the community, 51 students from 15 states get a taste of college life at LENS@Wake Forest, a three-week pre-college sustainability program.

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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.

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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.

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Meet the Class of 2014

Meet 14 graduates inspired by their experiences at Wake Forest to lead lives that matter.

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Desk decorating for kids

Students from across campus teamed up with 47 children from Old Town Elementary to paint desks designed for each individual child. Flowers and movie characters were popular decorations.

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Community & faith

Gail Bretan discusses Jewish life on campus, the importance of making connections with other people, and the inclusivity of the upcoming Passover Seder.

Photo credit: Charles Ommanney for MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry to join faculty

MSNBC television host, political thought leader and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.