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Picture-perfect pomp and circumstance

May 16, 2016  |   Commencement, Events, Faculty, President, Provost, Recognition, Speakers, Top Stories

A crowd of almost 13,000 gathered Monday on Hearn Plaza to celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 1,900 graduates in Wake Forest University’s Class of 2016.


Story Ideas: Commencement 2016

May 2, 2016  |   Commencement, Events, Speakers

Commencement story ideas include both expert commentary and student examples for how to find a job in 2025, what grads are looking for in their employers, and the growing internship to full-time job trend — plus local students and trash to treasure sustainability angles.


Hustle and humility

April 7, 2016  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Hustle and humility are DonorsChoose.org’s guiding principles Charles Best told students, teachers and community members gathered in Broyhill Auditorium on April 5. As the nonprofit’s CEO, he embraces both of these qualities as a leader.


Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose.org, to speak at WFU

March 25, 2016  |   Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Top Stories

In honor of Best’s participation in The Leadership Project, the University will host a philanthropic flash mob to support #BestSchoolDay movement.


Thinking differently about aging

March 17, 2016  |   Speakers, Top Stories

By 2060, one in four, or 98 million Americans, will be over 65. Slowing the biological process of aging could be a game changer for both the older population and the younger generation set to take care of them.

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