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Women’s March co-chairs to deliver Black History Month keynote

February 6, 2017  |   Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University will feature the three national co-chairs of the recent Women’s March in Washington, D.C., as the keynote event for the University’s Black History Month activities.

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Author and social justice scholar Monique Morris to speak at WFU

January 26, 2017  |   Events, Valuing Diversity

Author and social justice scholar Monique Morris will deliver the 2017 Anna Julia Cooper lecture at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center. Morris’ research intersects race, gender, education, and justice to explore the ways in which black communities, and other communities of color, are uniquely affected by social policies.

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Gender diversity in STEM: ‘Let’s change the world together’

January 24, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Universities across the U.S. have developed programs to attract women and under-represented minorities to the STEM disciplines. So why aren’t more of these students declaring a major in science, technology, engineering and math – and seeing it through to a career in research or academia? At Wake Forest University, students, faculty and administrators are tackling that question through formal research, departmental evaluations and innovative outreach.

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Former Olympian John Carlos to address sports, race and gender

October 12, 2016  |   Events, Faculty, Speakers, Student, Valuing Diversity

Former Olympian, professional football player, and activist John Carlos will join The Nation’s sports editor Dave Zirin and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry for a conversation about the politics of sports, race and gender at the Olympics, and athlete activism as a tool for social change. The event, “Power, Protest, and Patriotism: A Conversation on Race & Gender at the Olympics,” will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Wake the Vote Election Hub, located at 2599 Reynolda Rd.

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First Lesson at Wake Forest: Building Community

August 30, 2016  |   Campus Life, Community, Events, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

With its most diverse student body ever, the University has increased opportunities this year for incoming students – from 45 states and 24 countries – to cross cultural, political, racial and social boundaries.

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