Wake Forest graduate James M. O’Connell has been named a Rhodes Scholar. O’Connell, who is from Tampa, Fla., graduated summa cum laude in May 2013 with a bachelor of arts in politics and international affairs. He plans to complete a masters in public policy.
U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 23rd among 281 national universities — the highest ever ranking for the University. The guide also ranked Wake Forest 11th on its “Strong Commitment to Teaching” list.
Law professor Tanya Marsh recently testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the impact of Dodd-Frank. Her testimony was based on a report she co-authored with Joseph Norman (’12), her former student who is now an attorney in Charlotte, N.C.
Wake Forest has been at the forefront of transforming the traditional, outdated concept of “career services” into a holistic, four-year approach to personal and career development. Now Andy Chan, the vice president for personal and career development, is building upon the success of our students to help colleges and universities nationwide do the same.
Alec Christian, a junior from Salem, Conn., who studies organic chemistry, was recently awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Christian was selected as one of 271 math, science and engineering students from around the country to receive the award for the 2013-2014 school year.
Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.
Named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the University is one of 28 schools in North Carolina to be recognized for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results.
The University is named to The Princeton Review’s 2013 “Best Value Colleges” list, announced today.
In the midst of talking black history with singer Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou breaks out singing a hymn a cappella. That teaching moment for Angelou, the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest, is one of many during her third annual Black History Month program, “Telling Our Stories,” airing on public radio in February.
To better understand virtue and vice and how to define good character, The Character Project at Wake Forest has granted nearly $1 million in research funding to theologians and philosophers from around the world.