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.
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.
Mike Griggs (’15) has been working with theatre professor Cindy Gendrich to hone his skills as a dramaturg. While a little unusual that Griggs auditioned and was cast for smaller roles in the play, “These Shining Lives,” it was important to him to gain professional experience researching, developing and acting in a play.
When anthropologist Ellen Miller discovered a fossil for a new species with large, signature lips, it gave her great “satisfaction” to name the creature after Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger.
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.
Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.
Sophomore Hannah Martin and Patricia Dos Santos, an associate professor of chemistry, are tackling the problem of how to target harmful bacteria while sparing beneficial bacteria that make it possible for humans to live healthy lives.
Thanks to the largest fundraising year in University history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has raised more than $402 million of the $600 million Reynolda Campus goal, making it possible for students like Sarah Millsaps (’16) to say “yes” to Wake 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.
Molly Dutmers is one of 14 students reporting from Europe with Wake Forest’s first journalism class abroad. She is also Wake Forest’s third recipient of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s student fellowship. Her travels will take her to France, Italy and Malta to report on why church attendance is at an all-time low.