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‘From the Ground Up’ put WFU facilities staff center stage

October 8, 2019  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Events, Staff, Top Stories

Housekeeping staff, arborists, turf crew members, locksmiths and carpenters were among the nearly 70 participants performing on Hearn Plaza in the original dance piece “From the Ground Up.” Performances were held on Oct. 3, 4 and 5.

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Wake Forest hosts Freedom School

June 24, 2019  |   Alumni, Community, Student, Top Stories

This summer, Wake Forest University’s education department will host Freedom School, a program for elementary school students aimed at strengthening children’s reading skills and closing achievement gaps.

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Seven WFU Fulbright Scholars named

May 10, 2019  |   Alumni, Recognition, Student, Top Stories

Six members of Wake Forest University’s Class of 2019 and one member of the Class of 2018 have been awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2019-20 academic year.

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WFU awards and recognitions briefs

May 3, 2019  |   Alumni, Faculty, Recognition, Top Stories

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.

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Reckoning with racism

February 8, 2019  |   Alumni, President, Pro Humanitate, Provost, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

This week, college and university administrators across the country have been combing through old yearbooks as public officials have come under fire for racist imagery and offensive photos in back issues.

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WFU remembers President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018  |   Alumni, Top Stories

The first of Bush’s two appearances at Wake Forest came in 1984 during a Presidential campaign visit for Ronald Reagan. Four years later, Bush returned to campus for the first 1988 Presidential Debate with then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis – an event that symbolically marked the completion of Wake Forest’s evolution from a regional to a national university.

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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr donates Congressional papers to Wake Forest

March 12, 2018  |   Alumni, Top Stories, University Announcement

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (‘78) announced today he will donate his Congressional papers to Wake Forest University.

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Recent WFU grad awarded top national physics prize

October 24, 2017  |   Admissions, Alumni, Recognition, Top Stories

The American Physical Society awarded Angela Harper the 2017 LeRoy Apker Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, and provides encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment.

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Wake Washington Center: New hub for D.C. Deacs

October 10, 2017  |   Admissions, Alumni, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

In the morning, Wake Forest University sophomore Jay Sherrill rides the D.C. metro to Capitol Hill to work on trade policy briefs for a subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. In the evening, he shares his first-hand experience with classmates in his “U.S. Policymaking in the 21st Century” class at the University’s new Wake Washington Center.

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Porter Byrum makes final $70+ million gift to Wake Forest University

October 2, 2017  |   Alumni, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

In a concluding act of extraordinary generosity that will make college more affordable and accessible for generations of students, Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42) has donated more than $70 million to Wake Forest University for scholarships.

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