Recognizing excellence

February 16, 2009  |   Faculty, Research

Professor of Physics Daniel Kim-Shapiro has been named the first Harbert Family Distinguished Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. The chair was established by Kathryn and Raymond Harbert of Birmingham, Ala., to recognize an especially accomplished faculty member whose work is of international renown and who is an outstanding teacher. The Harberts are former […]

Deacons run by Florida State, 86-63

February 15, 2009  |   Athletics

Seventh-ranked Wake Forest bounced back from several disappointing losses with a convincing 86-63 rout of No. 25 Florida State at the Joel Coliseum on Saturday.

The real Abraham Lincoln

February 12, 2009  |   Faculty, Research

On the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, a new book by Reynolds Professor Paul Escott offers some provocative arguments that challenge what we thought we knew about the 16th president. In “’What Shall We Do with the Negro?’: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America” (University of Virginia Press), Escott argues that Lincoln was a complex politician of his time, with often conflicting attitudes and policies toward black Americans, rather than the enlightened Great Emancipator.

Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederacy

February 12, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Paul Escott delivered this essay at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Feb. 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. He is the author of numerous books on the Civil War, Reconstruction and the South, including most recently, “‘What Shall We Do with the Negro?’: Lincoln, White Racism, and […]

Health care, politics and the stimulus bill

February 11, 2009  |   National

I just returned from the Academy Health “National Health Policy Summit.” It is a meeting held each year in Washington, D. C. to highlight the current trends in research, government and private industry concerning the broad issues of health care policy. It always involves speakers from the administration, so it was especially interesting in this […]

Deacon comeback falls short

February 10, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Wake Forest stormed back from 20 points down against N.C. State to pull within two late in the game, but the Wolfpack held on for the win, 82-76, Wednesday night in Raleigh.

Gergen: Major challenges await Obama

February 10, 2009  |   Uncategorized

The Obama administration’s biggest challenge this year is implementing the stimulus package to create jobs, get credit flowing and solve the mortgage crisis, political commentator David Gergen said Tuesday night in a speech in Wait Chapel.

Deacons take on Wolfpack

February 10, 2009  |   Athletics

Seventh-ranked Wake Forest meets in-state rival N.C. State for the first time this season Wednesday night in Raleigh.

Fighting religious intolerance

February 9, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Religion professor Lynn Neal and students in her class on religious intolerance have created a Web site to show the power of visual imagery to promote prejudice against religious groups.

Deacons get big win over Boston College

February 8, 2009  |   Athletics

Jeff Teague scored 27 points–mostly in the first half–and freshman Al-Farouq Aminu took over in the second half to score 26 for the game as No. 7 Wake Forest got back on track by routing Boston College 93-76 on Sunday.

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