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Led by Deacs Decide, WFU students to begin marching to the polls today

October 15, 2020  |   Student, Top Stories

With the Presidential Election three weeks away, Deacs Decide fellows hope their hard work over the past month translates into heavy voter turnout.


“Border-Ball” uses baseball to build connections

October 14, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

A virtual exhibition of artist and professor Joel Tauber’s 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S.-Mexico border will open on Oct. 17 with ArtCenter DTLA in Los Angeles, California, launching the online premiere of the “Border-Ball” documentary.


Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch intends to step down in June

October 13, 2020  |   Top Stories

After leading Wake Forest University for 15 years, President Nathan O. Hatch announced today he intends to step down at the end of the current academic year.


Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health combine, create next-generation academic health system

October 9, 2020  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories, University Announcement

A new era of health care was ushered in today as Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, officially joined together as a single enterprise, Atrium Health. Both health systems are renowned for their clinical expertise and the school of medicine is nationally recognized for its medical education programs and research. With the strategic combination now complete, the collective vision to transform medical education, expand patient-centered research and innovation, and define the next generation of clinical excellence becomes a reality.


Audio productions launch Wake Forest Theatre’s fall season

October 9, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Wake Forest Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods was canceled this fall, but director Cindy Gendrich kept relationships – a major theme of the play – front and center by offering audio productions that can be enjoyed anywhere there is internet.


WFU awarded $700K+ to advance new model for engineering education

October 8, 2020  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

If crisis is the mother of invention, the need for socially conscious engineers whose work is guided by strong ethical values and practices has never been more evident than in the fight against COVID-19.


Wake Forest hires new Title IX director

October 2, 2020  |   Staff, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has hired Aishah Casseus as its new Title IX Director, effective Oct. 1. Casseus previously worked at Winston-Salem State University and at Florida State University.


Wake Forest and the New Museum present ‘IdeasCity Winston-Salem’

October 1, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

Wake Forest University, New Museum’s NEW INC in New York City, and more than a dozen local businesses and organizations, are engaging in a unique year-long partnership called “IdeasCity Winston-Salem.”


Wake Forest to hold virtual ‘Hit the Bricks’ Sept. 28-Oct. 1

September 28, 2020  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

No matter who you are or where you live, chances are good cancer has touched your life in some way. Today through Oct. 1,Wake Forest University will hold its annual ‘Hit the Bricks’ cancer research fundraiser in honor of Brian Piccolo.


Webinar to highlight student-curated exhibition on Black portraiture

September 25, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Community in Progress, Events, Humanities, Top Stories

“Representation Matters: Art, Space and Racial Restitution,” a webinar co-sponsored by Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project and Wake the Arts, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panel will be moderated by humanities professor Corey D. B. Walker and feature conversations around the works. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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