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WFU welcomes the Class of 2021

August 9, 2017  |   Admissions, Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories

More than 1,350 first-year students will move into Wake Forest residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 23. This class was admitted from an applicant pool of more than 13,000. Seventy-seven percent of the class of 2021 were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

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Schooling Google? WFU among universities creating a culture to support women, minorities in STEM

August 8, 2017  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?

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WFU researchers studying effects of watching videos of police violence on young black people

July 14, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Staff, Top Stories

Viral video footage showing the deaths of black people following encounters with police have sparked outrage, protests and media attention across the country in recent years. Now researchers affiliated with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University are seeking young black adults for a research study investigating the impact of watching these high-profile videos of police violence.

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Oakes named Chief Diversity Officer at UNLV

July 6, 2017  |   Staff, Top Stories, University Announcement

Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Provost Barbee Oakes will become Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on Sept. 1.

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Anna Julia Cooper Center launches Freedom School for local children

June 22, 2017  |   Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Students can lose two months of reading skills in the summer and spend up to six weeks in the fall relearning what they lost. The new Freedom School program at Wake Forest University aims to keep children’s reading skills sharp all summer.

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