Wake in the News

More colleges than ever have test-optional admissions policies - and that's a good thing

January 11, 2018   |  The Chicago Tribune

Joseph Soares, Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University, writes that at it is a myth that standardized scores predict college performance better than high school grades. “At Wake Forest, we’ve never had academically stronger students with as much racial, ethnic and economic diversity from across America since 2009, when we went test-optional. As reported in The New York Times, the average high school GPA of our incoming freshmen increased after we stopped using standardized test scores as a factor.”

See also: The Conversation and THV11

Cliven Bundy case: How big a problem is prosecutorial misconduct?

January 11, 2018   |  The Christian Science Monitor

“It’s important that we have protections for prosecutors [from spurious misconduct claims] to be able to do their jobs effectively, without fear of a chilling effect on their performance,” said Kami Chavis, director of the Criminal Justice Program at the Wake Forest University School of Law, and a former US attorney.

Writing a to-do list will help you sleep better

January 15, 2018   |  New York Post

Instead of counting sheep, spend five minutes jotting down what you need to take care of tomorrow – and you may fall asleep 10 minutes faster…. A 2011 Wake Forest University study co-authored by psychology professor E.J. Masicampo, found that people who wrote tasks down also completed them more effectively than those who went into the activity cold.

What Japan can teach us about the future of nationalism

January 8, 2018   |  The Washington Post

This is an op-ed article discussing lessons for the future of nationalism, co-authored by Wake Forest history professor Robert Hellyer.

Media Report for Jan. 6-15, 2018

January 17, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Jan. 6-15, 2018 is now available online.

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