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Fellowships offer research opportunities

January 21, 2009  |   Graduate School, Research

Senior Britt Turner worked with Associate Professor of Chemistry Christa Colyer to gain valuable lab experience through the Wake Forest Research Fellowship Program. Applications for this summer’s fellowships are due no later than March 17.

A Letter to Dr. King

January 21, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Dear Dr. King: It is with joy that I write to you on this very historic and momentous day for all of America. I am certain you would have loved to have witnessed this day, for it brings hope to America and fruition to your dream shared with us in August of 1963. With today’s […]

“On Appropriate Acts of Remembrance”

January 21, 2009  |   Uncategorized

According to sociologists, our identities are formed, in part, by the memories created and transmitted by society. Termed “collective memory,” it has two facets — memory content and memory packaging. Memory content is simply what is being remembered; memory’s packaging are the ways memory is narrated, how events are plotted. Sociologists, such as Eviatar Zerubavel, argue […]

Down Payment on the Dream: A Cautionary Warning

January 21, 2009  |   Uncategorized

“Don’t tell me / I tell you / Me and my people just about due / I’ve been there so I know / They keep saying ‘go slow’.” — Nina Simone, “Mississippi Goddamn” Nina Simone in Concert, Phillips Records, Carnegie Hall, 1964 “We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the […]

One day we’ll say, “So What?”

January 21, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Today we sit here having never fully expected this day to happen. Despite our political differences, we are full of excitement because today we witnessed progress that is possible only in this place we call America. Though we are full of joy, it would be irresponsible of us as Americans and as world citizens not […]

Barack Obama: Yes, We Can Dream

January 21, 2009  |   Uncategorized

We have heard it in the news. We have read it in magazines. And we all have, I am sure, thought it ourselves: the election of Barack Obama to the office of President of the United States represents a fundamental change in inter-race relations in the U.S. And on this day, as we remember the […]

Faculty, students discuss Obama

January 21, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Faculty and students discussed the historical significance of the inauguration of Barack Obama during a program in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Jan. 20. Library director Lynn Sutton opened the discussion on “The Dream Realized? What Barack Obama’s Election Means to America”. Speakers included seniors Fred Parent, Jermyn Davis and Matt Triplett; professors Rhon Manigault and James Bryant; and and Wanda K. Brown, associate director of the ZSR Library.

New cancer center, pediatric ER planned

January 21, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has announced plans to expand the Comprehensive Cancer Center and to build a pediatric emergency department.

Top-ranked Deacons ready for Hokies

January 20, 2009  |   Athletics

Wake Forest, 16-0, is the top-ranked men’s basketball team in the country according to the Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. It is the first time since 2004-05 the Deacons have been in the No. 1 spot. They take on Virginia Tech Wednesday night.

WFU Researcher: Tasers are safe

January 20, 2009  |   Uncategorized

An emergency medicine researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has just published the results of a three year study on the use of Tasers by law-enforcement officers.

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