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Welcoming students to campus with health and safety a top priority

August 17, 2020  |   Top Stories

Wake Forest will welcome students this week from Aug. 17-24. Along with the anticipation of a new academic year and meeting friends and faculty, face coverings and social distancing will be part of the experience of college life.

Lucy D’Agostino McGowan

The power of professors: Peer learning communities advance the art of teaching during a pandemic

August 4, 2020  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

For four weeks this summer, biostatistics professor Lucy D’Agostino McGowan gathered virtually with a group of other Wake Forest University professors to read the latest research on teaching online, learn how to use digital tools to increase student engagement and debate best practices for inclusive instruction.

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Wake Forest students assisting with University’s implementation of new Title IX regulations

July 30, 2020  |   Student, Top Stories

About two dozen Wake Forest students are playing a pivotal role in the University’s implementation of new Title IX regulations that are mandated by the U.S. Department of Education and take effect Aug. 14.

Job loss brings mental health challenges along with economic

July 28, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

While the economic effects of nationwide job loss can be measured, the mental health effects are more difficult to quantify. Wake Forest counseling professor Seth Hayden, who studies the connection between career and mental health says a change in work status causes stress and anxiety that is difficult to navigate even in the best of economic times.

WFU Face to Face Speaker Forum schedule change

July 20, 2020  |   Top Stories

The Face to Face Speaker Forum with Yo-Yo Ma originally scheduled for Oct. 14, has been rescheduled for May 1, 2021. Programming originally scheduled for September and October has been rescheduled in consideration of the health and wellbeing of speakers and attendees due to the pandemic.

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WFU professor studying challenges families faced with remote learning

July 16, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

With the start of fall classes just weeks away, a Wake Forest University professor is examining challenges families faced with remote learning.

Census taker

Women may not be counted accurately during Census, professor says

July 15, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses and schools to close and people to shelter in place, forcing millions to file for unemployment and delivering a huge blow to the U.S. economy.

The cupola of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library glows in the pre-dawn light, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Wake Forest joins fight to combat federal restrictions against international students

July 10, 2020  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

In response to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) guidelines released this week, Wake Forest University has joined an amicus brief, prepared by the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration and Higher Education, backing a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against federal restrictions that threaten the education and wellbeing of international students. 

Wake Forest President announces major elements of plan to reopen for Fall 2020

June 30, 2020  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

In a message sent to the Wake Forest campus community today, President Nathan Hatch announced the major elements of the University’s plans to reopen for Fall 2020.

Rebecca Gill

Do virtual meetings level the playing field for diverse voices?

June 24, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Do virtual meetings level the playing field? Not usually. Communications professor Rebecca Gill says moving online does not solve the problems of bias and discrimination that are often part of the in-person working world.

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