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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.

Carol Cramer carries the mace as she leads the procession in to Wait Chapel for Founders' Day Convocation.

180 years: Celebrating Founders’ Day

On Feb. 20, the Wake Forest community gathered together in Wait Chapel to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the founding of the University at Founders’ Day Convocation. The annual event recognizes student leaders and honors faculty for teaching, research and service.

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WFU once again a ‘Best Value’

Wake Forest is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. The 2014 list, which features 150 schools in all — 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities—was announced today.

Dean Blake Morant

Morant’s law: students first

Dean Blake Morant recently received two prestigious national appointments, but Wake Forest law students and alumni say that his passion for mentoring students and fostering personal relationships are what distinguish him as an exceptional leader.

Jim O'Connell

O’Connell named Rhodes Scholar

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.

Professor Jed Macosko and his students

U.S. News ranks Wake Forest in top 25 national universities

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.

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Eleven chosen as Fulbright scholars

From researching regenerative medicine in Sweden to teaching in Vietnam, 11 Wake Forest students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to go abroad during the 2013-1014 academic year.

Richard Burr and Jane Cage

Distinguished alumni reflect Wake Forest spirit

A senator, a humanitarian and a banker received the University’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of their extraordinary service to Wake Forest, their field, humanity or society. Richard Burr (’78), Jane Cage (’78) and Graham Denton Jr. (’67) were honored. Read their individual stories and watch tribute videos.

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Chemistry major named Goldwater Scholar

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.

(Left to right) Sophomore Joe LeDuc and senior Ian Miller accept the Fourth Place National Ranking Award for the Wake Forest Debate team.

Stand-out season for WFU debate

For the first time in the history of Wake Forest debate, three teams made the sweet 16 out of 78 teams in the National Debate Tournament — signalling the start of another successful chapter in a long history of winning debaters.