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Priceless opportunities: $400M and counting

July 14, 2014  |   Admissions, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Will

Thanks to the largest fundraising year in University history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has raised more than $402 million of the $600 million Reynolda Campus goal, making it possible for students like Sarah Millsaps (’16) to say “yes” to Wake Forest.


Arts and humanities at Wake Forest

July 7, 2014  |   Admissions, Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Top Stories

Arts and humanities offer opportunities to learn about life through a variety of lenses. A new interdisciplinary program and a class where theatre students help train counseling students are just two examples of how Wake Forest combines imagination and insight.


A celebration of rising joy

June 7, 2014  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Events, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, National, Speakers, Top Stories

The Wake Forest University community and guests from around the world gathered Saturday, June 7, at the invitation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate the beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Wake Forest’s Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Dr. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86.


Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

June 2, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Alumni, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Teacher-Scholar, University Announcement

A private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou will be livestreamed from Wait Chapel on June 7. Five of her former students reflect on their time together in the classroom and share the transformative lessons they learned.


Finishing strong

May 16, 2014  |   Alumni, Commencement, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

It was on a two-week summer road trip with her mom that Elizabeth Jay (’14) entered the gates of Wake Forest for the first time. Like so many, as soon as they stepped onto campus, they realized Wake Forest was the perfect school for Elizabeth. […]


Disease-seeking molecules

April 29, 2014  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Students Taking the Lead, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Working Together

A new compound created by Wake Forest chemists could help scientists probe the secrets behind deadly forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The research is featured in the current edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


Melissa Harris-Perry to join faculty

April 11, 2014  |   Alumni, Campus Life, Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, International, National, Online, Pro Humanitate, Recognition, Scholars and Scientists, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity, Working Together

MSNBC television host, political thought leader and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.


Building a personal leadership style

March 28, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Campus Life, Campus Life Highlights, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Mentoring, Speakers, Top Stories

Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy told a standing-room-only crowd that leading people works best when you stay true to yourself — which was sometimes a challenge for the soft-spoken man who made his career in the NFL.


Study affirms test-optional policy for admissions

February 22, 2014  |   Admissions, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

This week, National Public Radio’s Eric Westervelt broke the story of an unprecedented study challenging the value of standardized tests in the admissions process. Dean of Admissions Martha Allman talks about the findings and what they mean for Wake Forest. Read the Q&A.


180 years: Celebrating Founders’ Day

February 21, 2014  |   Events, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, Staff, Top Stories

On Feb. 20, the Wake Forest community gathered together in Wait Chapel to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the founding of the University at Founders’ Day Convocation. The annual event recognizes student leaders and honors faculty for teaching, research and service.

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