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Sociology class uses 1950 Census to create work history family trees

May 6, 2022  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Student, Top Stories

When Wake Forest sophomore Gabi Overcast-Hawks searched the 1950 U.S. Census records, she found her grandfather’s handwritten name, along with his mother and father and seven brothers and sisters. Place of birth: Carroll County, Virginia. Occupation: farmer. She and the other students in Professor of Sociology Ana-Maria Gonzalez Wahl’s “Sociology of Work, Conflict and Change” class, used the demographic snapshots of people in their own family trees to better understand bigger picture societal trends.

WFU in the news: April 25-May 1

May 3, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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Two WFU seniors awarded NSF grants for graduate studies

April 28, 2022  |   Scholars, Top Stories

Wake Forest seniors Maya Dalton and Joe McCalmon have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. 

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Sophomore Natasha Heisenberg wins Pulitzer Center Fellowship

April 27, 2022  |   Top Stories

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has awarded a fellowship to Wake Forest University sophomore Natasha Heisenberg. The $3,000 award will support reporting on the environmental impact of whaling in the Faroe Islands, a self-governing region off the coast of Denmark.

University holds Commemoration of the Enslaved

April 27, 2022  |   Community, Community in Progress, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

Members of the Wake Forest community gathered at the steps of Wait Chapel this afternoon to commemorate the enslaved individuals who worked for or were sold to benefit the institution that would become Wake Forest University. 

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WFU in the news: April 18-24

April 27, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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WFU students abroad in Austria help support Ukrainian refugees

April 21, 2022  |   International, Top Stories

Students studying in Wake Forest’s Flow House are volunteering through the nonprofit “Train of Hope“ to help refugees from Ukraine. The activity is part of psychology professor Will Fleeson’s class on personality, change and immigration.

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Wake Debate sophomores win national championship

April 20, 2022  |   Top Stories

As he celebrated Wake Forest’s first-ever win in the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Championship sophomore competitor Dimarvin Puerto said Wake Debate’s strength comes from the community its coaches and teammates have created.“ He and Asya Taylor won the championship held April 8-13.

WFU in the news: April 11-17

April 19, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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Researchers win grant to create better drought-prediction tool

April 18, 2022  |   Top Stories

Aiming to increase the accuracy and timeliness of drought predictions in the United States, a team of environmental researchers at Wake Forest University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new method for predicting drought.

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