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New African American Studies Program supported by $1M gift

January 26, 2021  |   Faculty, Philanthropy, Top Stories

As Wake Forest prepares to launch its African American Studies Program this fall, an anonymous donor has made a $1 million gift to support the new academic initiative.


IdeasCityWS to lead discussion on ‘Scale’ and helping ideas grow

January 21, 2021  |   Community, Events, Top Stories

IdeasCityWS will host “Scale,” a Beta Bonfire discussion on scaling a business and the process of helping ideas grow, on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. Registration free.


Facts and Fake News: How to tell the difference

January 20, 2021  |   Staff, Top Stories

The pandemic and political polarization have made distinguishing reliable information from misinformation an increasingly difficult challenge. Two Wake Forest University librarians, Rosalind Tedford and Hu Womack, are experts on how mis/disinformation is used and consumed and how it impacts the world.


Biden gave WFU commencement address in 2009

January 20, 2021  |   Commencement, Speakers, Top Stories

Twelve years ago, Joe Biden was the first sitting Vice President to give Wake Forest University’s commencement address. Biden spoke to the class of 2009 on May 18 on Hearn Plaza.


Wake Forest partners with area universities for MLK Read-In

January 15, 2021  |   Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest students will join Winston-Salem State University and UNC School of the Arts students to participate virtually in this year’s MLK Read-In on Saturday, Jan. 23. WSSU and Wake Forest’s long-time annual partnership featuring a keynote speaker and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will not be held this year, but will return in 2022. Each institution will recognize faculty, staff and student members through their “Building the Dream” Award in March.


Wake Forest news stories: Highlights from 2020

December 21, 2020  |   Top Stories

Check out the top Wake Forest news stories for 2020 selected by the University news team. Visit for full coverage of the year.


A timely assignment: Wake students complete COVID-19 class project

December 9, 2020  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

As the total number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. exceeds 15 million and cases surge to record levels in places around the world, understanding the pandemic and its ongoing impact remains critically important.


WFU announces plans for new School of Professional Studies led by Business School Dean

December 3, 2020  |   School of Business, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University’s Board of Trustees has approved plans to establish a School of Professional Studies in Charlotte. Pending completion of a full market analysis and business plan, the proposed school will house innovative degree and non-degree programs, including certificates and other credentials, for working professionals. Wake Forest University president Nathan O. Hatch has tapped Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Business, to establish the new school, Wake Forest’s first since establishing the School of Divinity, which began offering classes in 1999.


Wake Forest to hold virtual Lovefeast Celebration Dec. 6

December 2, 2020  |   Community, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will hold this year’s Lovefeast ceremony virtually on Dec. 6, beginning with a prelude at 5:45 p.m. with a service to follow.


Want a stronger team? Shine a light on employees who go unnoticed

December 1, 2020  |   Staff, Top Stories

A virtual IdeasCityWS panel discussion on Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. will take a closer look at “From the Ground Up” through the lens of workforce development. The event is free and open to the public.

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