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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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Fifty-two concert choir members, across multiple majors and years, gave four performances during the department of music’s eight-day tour of Ireland over spring break.

Stretching about 25 miles long and located about 50 miles off the coast of Belize, Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location.

Diving into biodiversity

Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location. Students taking an Ecology and Conservation of Coral Reefs class spent their spring break exploring the Atoll’s startling array of biodiversity.

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.


Student Storyteller: A ticket to Prague

One theatre class led Johanna Beach (’15) on an amazing journey to Prague. Now assistant director of “Embers and Stars,” she is sharing the story of Petr Ginz, who was a young teen during the Holocaust.

Bailey Goodwin

Student Storyteller: A Stroke of Service

Junior Bailey Godwin reflects upon her semester abroad in New Zealand and Cambodia, where she combined her passion for neuroscience research and her dedication to Pro Humanitate.

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A legacy of peace

Wake Forest students, alumni, faculty and staff remember Nelson Mandela, an icon of freedom who embodied the spirit of Pro Humanitate, and reflect upon his influence on their own lives.

A dancer at the World Cultural Festival

Dancing to the world beat

Wearing silk saris and carrying parasols, Sonalee’s New Generation Dance Company brought “Bollywood” dance styles to campus during Wake Forest’s fifth annual World Cultural Festival. Watch video of the event.

Map of Azerbaijan

Student Storyteller: energy and diplomacy

This summer, junior Alex Buchholz lived in Azerbaijan and studied the relationship of energy and political outcomes in Central Asia. His research focused on the political ‘game’ newly independent states, Russia, and the United States have played over the control of oil and gas reserves.

Jacqueline Sutherland

Writing and producing your undergrad experience

When Jacqueline Sutherland, a senior political science major and incoming Student Government president, moved to Washington, D.C. this summer to intern for the Fox News weekend program, “America’s News Headquarters,” she never imagined her Wake Forest study abroad experience would translate into a national news story idea and so much more.