WFU TO ANNOUNCE EXTRAORDINARY GIFT FROM FOUNDATION
Wake Forest will announce the largest commitment it has ever received from a foundation at a press conference in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium tomorrow, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. One extraordinary feature of the gift makes it the first of its kind for the university and the benefactor. Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. and the benefactor’s president, along with students and faculty who have benefited from similar gifts, will be available for interviews immediately following the press conference.
EXPERT ON N.C. POLITICS AVAILABLE FOR ELECTION COMMENT
Jack Fleer, professor of politics at Wake Forest, is an expert on North Carolina politics. Author of the book, “North Carolina Government and Politics,” he can provide commentary on the state contests as well as the presidential election. He is teaching a class titled, “Political Parties and Elections,” this fall. To arrange an interview, contact the News Service.
HOW WILL NEXT WEEK’S ELECTION SHAPE THE SUPREME COURT?
Katy Harriger, associate professor of politics at Wake Forest, can comment on the Supreme Court and the importance of the court appointments likely to be made during the tenure of the next president. To arrange an interview, contact the News Service.
UNDECIDED VOTERS KEY TO ELECTION OUTCOME
With the presidential election so close, the race will likely come down to the battle fought on the ground in trying to mobilize voters, said Andrew Rich, assistant professor of politics. “It’s the ground efforts to get voters out to the polls in key states that could determine the election.” He says it’s unlikely that candidate positions on any single issue will help them make up their minds at this point. “They’re probably assessing the personalities and leadership potential of the candidates.” To schedule an interview, call the News Service.
‘SCHINDLER’S LIST’ SURVIVOR TO SHARE ‘REAL-LIFE’ STORY
Zev Kedem, one of 1,100 Jews whose life was saved by Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler, will share his story of survival, camaraderie and courage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public. Kedem is a documentary filmmaker who consulted on and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film, “Schindler’s List.”
BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS TO GIVE DEMO
Bang on a Can All-Stars-part classical ensemble, part rock band, part jazz band-will present “A Conversation and Demo” at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M103. The new music pioneers have been featured on CNN, MTV and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The group is scheduled to perform as part of the Secrest Artists Series at 8 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Wait Chapel.
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