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Wake Forest fundraising campaign tops $700M mark

July 27, 2017   |  Greensboro News & Record

Wake Forest University says its current fundraising campaign has reached the $700 million mark on the way to its billion-dollar goal. The university has raised $112 million in cash and pledges in the fiscal year that ended June 30. It’s the third time Wake Forest has collected more than $100 million in a year.

The Wake Will Lead campaign is raising money for student scholarships and financial aid, faculty recruitment and retention, and campus construction and renovation projects, among other things.

The story also ran in the Triad Business Journal.

Viral Black death: To Watch or not to watch

July 27, 2017   |  Vice

Sherri Williams, a communications scholar doing a research study with a team at Wake Forest University on the effects that viral killings have on black millennials, said “Respondents actually did say that when they do learn of another death or hashtag, they’ve mentioned this feeling of numbness that produces anger. Their anger comes from the fact they’re in the position to feel numb, and that goes along with the anger that comes with the fact that it happened again.”

What Melissa Harris-Perry learned from Maya Angelou about mentorship

July 27, 2017   |  The Atlantic

Harris-Perry, a politics professor at Wake Forest University and former TV-show host talks about creating a dynamic that combines empathy, vulnerability and fun.

How daughters can repair a damaged relationship with their divorced dad

July 27, 2017   |  Rawstory.com

In an article by Wake Forest education professor Linda Nielsen, she discusses misconceptions about divorced fathers, the obstacles they face and how to repair a damaged father/daughter relationship.

Media Report for July 8-21, 2017

July 27, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for July 8-21, 2017 is now available online.

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