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Media Advisory: WFU hosts Lavender Graduation for LGBTQ students and allies April 27

What and When: Wake Forest University will honor graduating LGBTQ students and allies at its third annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. “Lavender Graduation is a time to celebrate our LGBTQ and ally students who have contributed to the rich diversity of our campus culture,” said Angela Mazaris, founding director […]

Media Advisory: WFU students receive Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellowships

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – April 18, 2016) – The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting has selected Sarah Fahmy and Amanda Ulrich as Wake Forest’s 2016 Pulitzer Fellows. They are the University’s fifth and sixth fellowship recipients. Fahmy, a rising senior majoring in politics and international affairs with minors in film studies and anthropology, will be traveling to Honolulu, […]

Media Advisory: College Humor’s Ricky Van Veen to Speak at WFU

On Thursday, April 21, Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor, a popular comedy brand/website, and the video sharing site, Vimeo, will participate in a discussion on entrepreneurship with Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh at 5:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall. Van Veen, a 2003 graduate, will receive Wake Forest University’s “Excellence in […]

Media Advisory: Tropical birds develop ‘superfast’ wing muscles for mating, not flying

Release courtesy of the journal eLife. (Cambridge, UK – Tuesday, April 12, 2016) – Studies in a group of tropical birds have revealed one of the fastest limb muscles on record for any animal with a backbone. The muscle, which can move the wing at more than twice the speeds required for flying, has evolved in […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University faculty adopt resolution against HB2

This afternoon, faculty in the undergraduate College at Wake Forest University voted to adopt the following resolution relating to House Bill 2 (HB2): “The faculty of Wake Forest College at Wake Forest University oppose North Carolina House Bill 2, enacted on March 23, 2016, which is contrary to our University-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest organizations provide personalized desks for local elementary students

Wake Forest University students will gather on Poteat Field Tuesday, April 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to paint 50 desks for local elementary school children as part of an annual service project called Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.).

Media Advisory: Wake Forest Alumni Fight Childhood Hunger

Hundreds of Wake Forest University alumni across the country will work to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in 30 cities from Boston to Los Angeles on Pro Humanitate Day April 9.

Media Advisory: Words Awake 2 Celebrates Wake Forest Writers and Writing

More than 40 alumni who are novelists, biographers, journalists, screenwriters, poets and hip-hop artists return to Wake Forest University this month to share their experience as professional writers during a two-day Words Awake celebration of writers and writing taking place April 8-9.

Media Advisory: WFU Statement on Recent NC Legislation

“Wake Forest University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion remains unwavering and our non-discrimination statement includes protection for gender identity and sexual orientation. The new law does not apply to private institutions and will not impact Wake Forest’s employment practices, educational programs or campus activities in any way. Wake Forest underscores its commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all members of the University community as well as visitors to our campus.”

Media Advisory: WFU LGBTQ Center Hosts Moment of Solidarity Today at 12:20 p.m.

The LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University will host a short moment of solidarity today in light of yesterday’s passage of House Bill 2.