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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.

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Taking a break to build communities

This past week, more than 100 Wake Forest students spent their spring break hard at work in the spirit of Pro Humanitate in cities across the country. In the past five years, Wake Alternative Break (WAB) has doubled the number of service trips it offers.

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Basketball and books

Talking about sports on Thursday afternoons is helping a group of high school students become better readers. Education professor Alan Brown and graduate student Jordan Daniels (’14) started a sports and literacy group for students at Southwest Guilford High School.

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3D model measures coal ash spill

With a 3D model created using aerial images from an unmanned aircraft, Wake Forest researchers have received widespread national media attention by providing a new look at the extent of coal ash contaminants recently leaked into a North Carolina river.

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Making wishes come true

When 6-year-old Ava Elsner arrived on campus Saturday afternoon, students dressed as Cinderella and Snow White greeted her and placed a sparkling crown on her head. Students sponsored a Make-A-Wish trip for Ava, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy.

Happy Chinese New Year

A different animal represents each year in the Chinese zodiac calendar, and 2014 is the year of the horse. Wake Forest hosted a Chinese New Year celebration at The Barn for students, faculty, staff and the Winston-Salem community.

'Building the Dream' award winner Gracie Harrington.

Voices for justice

Junior Gracie Harrington and campus life leaders Marianne Magjuka, Shelley Sizemore and Matt Williams, have been named Wake Forest University’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners.

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Dining by design

For coffee, lunch, dinner or a late-night study session, North Dining Hall is the newest gathering place on campus. The two-story, 21,000 square-foot dining facility opened this week.