WFU in the news: July 3-9, 2023

Selected news clips courtesy of the Wake Forest News & Communications team


Hope is a virtue, not a feeling. And it’s practical, too.
By E.J. Dionne | Washington Post Opinions
In this opinion piece, E.J. Dionne refers to leadership and character scholar Michael Lamb’s book, “A Commonwealth of Hope,” as a fascinating revisionist view of the political thought of St. Augustine. “Lamb highlights the high cost of despair in politics, which he argues ‘can license apathy or fatalism, encouraging citizens to withdraw from politics rather than stretch toward difficult political goods,’” writes Dionne. – 7/09/2023


What can Augustine of Hippo’s philosophy teach us about hope?
By Michael Lamb | aeon
“Today, much social criticism rightly offers rigorous analyses of political systems and structures to diagnose, deconstruct and disrupt domination. The virtue of hope depends on such criticism to register and resist presumption. Yet this criticism can breed cynicism and despair if it does not also empower audiences to address the problems it diagnoses,” writes professor Michael Lamb, executive director of the University’s Program for Leadership and Character. – 6/26/2023

Black Harvard and Princeton students graduate at higher rates than classmates overall
By Shaun R. Harper | Forbes
Harvard and Princeton aren’t the only institutions that have achieved similar results. At Cal Tech, 100% of Black students graduated in the most recent cohort for which data are available. The University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Case Western Reserve University, and Wake Forest University are other highly-selective private schools from which Black students have graduated at rates higher or comparable to peers from other racial groups. – 7/03/2023

Best College Towns In North Carolina
By Diptarka Ghosh | WorldAtlas
The county seat of Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, located in the northwestern Piedmont region, is the state’s fifth-most populous city. Winston-Salem is home to six higher learning institutions: Carolina Christian College, Carolina University, Forsyth Technical Community College, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, University of North Carolina School of Arts, and Salem College. – 7/09/2023


Is it legal to sell human remains?
By Tanya D. Marsh |
“There is actually very little federal law regarding the dead,” writes law professor Tanya Marsh. “The most significant is the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule, which requires funeral homes to provide certain disclosures to consumers. Instead, the vast majority of law respecting the dead is state law, which varies significantly.” – 7/03/2023

Many NC universities seek approval for students to use college IDs when voting
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
Students at Wake Forest University are joining dozens of other colleges and universities across the state waiting to find out this month if their student IDs will be valid for voting in the 2023 and 2024 elections. The North Carolina State Board of Elections will decide by the end of July. – 7/05/2023

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