Top Stories Archive


Breaking racial barriers

October 3, 2010  |   Alumni, Athletics, For Alumni, Top Stories

More than 40 years ago, several black student-athletes helped break the color barrier on the ACC football fields, as well as lead Wake Forest to the school’s league championship.


Pan-Hellenic garden dedicated

October 1, 2010  |   For Alumni, Top Stories

A new garden pays tribute to nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities and their impact. It is a sign of the University’s “commitment to inclusion and diversity,” said President Nathan O. Hatch.


Humanities Institute established

October 1, 2010  |   Faculty, Humanities, President, Provost, Top Stories

Building on its liberal arts tradition, Wake Forest University has established the Wake Forest Humanities Institute to support innovative scholarship and collaboration in the humanities.


Teams ‘hit the bricks’ for cancer

September 30, 2010  |   Community, For Alumni, Life on Campus, Student, Top Stories

Sixty-five teams of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff competed in an all-day relay race around Hearn Plaza on Thursday to raise both money and awareness for the fight against cancer.


Chief Financial Officer to step down

September 30, 2010  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

Nancy Suttenfield, senior vice president and chief financial officer, announced today she will step down from her position at Wake Forest University effective October 13, 2010.


Former professor Bryan, human-rights champion, dies

September 29, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, Top Stories

G. McLeod Bryan, professor emeritus of religion known for championing racial justice and human rights, died Wednesday at the age of 90. His memorial service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel.


A natural leader

September 29, 2010  |   Student, Students Taking the Lead, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Student government president Natalie Halpern has a track record of leading people and getting projects accomplished in her time at Wake Forest.


Next generation diplomats

September 29, 2010  |   International, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest students Henderson Trefzger and Przemyslaw “Dalton” Wilczewski traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this summer for the Global Model United Nations conference.


New Wake Forest websites launch

September 29, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest has launched a redesigned website, including the home page, news sites and Inside WFU, a community-focused site targeted to faculty and staff. The rollout also features a new content-management system.


Wal-Mart CEO outlines growth plans

September 29, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, International, National, School of Business, Top Stories

Mike Duke, the president and CEO of Wal-Mart, described his company’s global growth strategy during the first presentation in the 2010-11 Leading Out Loud lecture series at the Schools of Business.

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