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Evening the odds

Despite losing her vision three years ago, Kathryn Webster entered Wake Forest last fall with the goal of pursuing a dual degree in mathematics and business. Faculty and staff found a novel suite of technologies to help her see math clearly.

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Building community

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Wake Forest, universities across the country are making headlines related to race and identity. At a time when Wake Forest has a more diverse study body than ever, the campus community is addressing these challenges together.

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Wake Forest “Hits the Bricks” for cancer

A Wake Forest tradition, Hit the Bricks is an eight-hour relay race along the brick pathways of Hearn Plaza in honor of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest alumnus and Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at age 26.

Students Cecilia Rambarat and Julian Gilyard conduct an experiment together.

New eyes on science

Four undergraduate students and their computer science professor, Sam Cho, were recognized for their fresh perspectives on developments in the field of molecular dynamics computer simulations — the subject of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Wake Forest’s World Cultural Festival

You might not expect to be able to see a dance performance in West Africa, stop in China for a snack, and then finish up the evening in Italy for a quick game of bocce ball. But thanks to the World Cultural Festival, it is all possible.

David Hughes works on software for Intel's Connected Wheelchair Project.

Internship on the world’s stage

David Hughes (’15), a computer science major, spent the past five months working on Intel’s Connected Wheelchair Project, which was unveiled at Intel’s annual development conference held mid-September in San Francisco. The Connected Wheelchair Project received international attention as a result of an endorsement from world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

Campus Kitchen executive board members and volunteers prepare meals for local residents in its new space in Kitchin Residence Hall.

A new home for Campus Kitchen

On Friday, Sept. 19, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University will hold a grand opening for its new home in the heart of campus. Officially opening its doors in 2006, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest has continued to grow every year since.

As "These Shining Lives" dramaturg, Mike Griggs spent months researching the time period to provide an accurate representation of the 20s and 30s. Left to right: Alyssa Gera as Charlotte, Johanna Beach as Catherine, Natalie Brashear as Frances and Hayley Greenstreet as Pearl.

Play shines light on Radium Girls’ history

Mike Griggs (’15) has been working with theatre professor Cindy Gendrich to hone his skills as a dramaturg. While a little unusual that Griggs auditioned and was cast for smaller roles in the play, “These Shining Lives,” it was important to him to gain professional experience researching, developing and acting in a play.

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Seeking higher ground

The School of Divinity’s convocation address was given by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, which was the inaugural event of the Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series that honors the late George McLeod “Mac” Bryan, Sr., who was a professor of religion for 37 years.

Junior John Marbach and senior Nikolai Hlebowitsh chat about their experiences in the tech industry in Zick's pizza joint on campus.

An investment in wellbeing

John Marbach found that accepting a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant to skip college and start a business took an unexpected toll on his wellbeing. He returned to Wake Forest with a deep appreciation for the University’s efforts to double down on transforming wellbeing for the entire campus community.