Seventeen students gathered for a conversation about mass incarceration with civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander before she presented a public lecture to more than 1,000 people in Wait Chapel.
A closer look at who’s behind bars
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.
Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour” will deliver Wake Forest’s 2013 commencement address on Monday, May 20. Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will speak at Baccalaureate.
A successful second TEDxWakeForestU turns an experiment into a spring semester tradition. What did attendees think of this year’s event? Read their ideas captured through social media.
The School of Divinity’s innovative Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative will prepare religious leaders to guide congregations and religious communities in addressing food issues such as hunger, obesity and food justice.
Nearly one-third of the world’s Muslims live as minorities in 149 countries, facing diverse, complex challenges as they attempt to maintain their Islamic identity. Two professors have brought together a group of international scholars to explore why the issues confronting them are so important in today’s world.
With its strategic plan, Wake Forest charted its path to staying comparable to its best peers, but keeping its priorities and culture distinct. In his annual State of the University speech, President Nathan Hatch outlined Wake Forest’s progress along that path.
Service is the key to rekindling the American Dream, Time magazine columnist and bestselling author Joe Klein said in his Oct. 10 speech in Wait Chapel. He also shared stories from more than 40 years as a journalist covering politics and wars.
With just six weeks until the presidential election, it is rare to find political leaders from both sides of the aisle making joint appearances unless there is an organized debate – especially in a swing state such as North Carolina. But Wake Forest hosted Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles as part of its Voices of Our Time series.
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her own MSNBC show and a 1994 Wake Forest graduate, encouraged students to ask, “What difference does that make?” in her address “Only Youthful Folly Can Make Democracy Real” on Sept. 10 in Wait Chapel.