Wake in the News

Classes start at Wake Downtown in Innovation Quarter

January 17, 2017   |  Winston-Salem Journal

Classes started Jan. 10 at Wake Downtown in Innovation Quarter. Classes are a mix of science courses, labs, and liberal arts courses such as historic preservation, community engagement and a first-year seminar exploring the analytical methods of Sherlock Holmes.

“When we look back at the major milestones in Wake Forest University’s history, I think this will rise to the top,” Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch said. “Our intent is to create opportunity and prepare our students to thrive in an unpredictable and dynamic world.”

How colleges can teach students to be good citizens

January 17, 2017   |  Chronicle of Higher Education

Wake Forest politics professor Katy Harriger and her research partners Jill McMillan and Christy Buchanan, found that students exposed to civic learning as undergraduates were, 10 years later, more willing to engage in political life and to converse with people they disagree with.

Six things to help you in balancing work and life in 2017

January 17, 2017   |  Fox News

Business professor Julie Wayne writes about work-life balance: “Balance is generally thought of as a noun, or a state that is achieved and maintained by dividing one’s time equally between work and non-work. But it’s difficult, if not impossible, to equally divide one’s time across roles, and as soon as you think you have balance, it’s usually gone before you can even enjoy it.”

Mine inspection rule inches forward despite industry opposition

January 17, 2017   |  Bloomberg BNA

A proposed rule to tighten mine safety inched forward Jan. 11, setting the stage for its release before the Obama administration leaves office—an outcome that once seemed unlikely. Assuming the changes are only minor, the mine safety agency still has plenty of time to release a final rule before President Barack Obama leaves office on Jan. 20, said Wake Forest law professor Sidney Shapiro.

Media Report for Jan. 7-13, 2017

January 17, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Jan. 7-13, 2017 is now available online.

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