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Paperless debate

November 1, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Life on Campus, National, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest’s nationally competitive debate team moved from paper evidence files to digital this year, allowing it to become the first top-tier debate team in the country to go “open source” and share all its evidence and arguments online.


Scientists grow miniature liver

November 1, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories

Researchers at Wake Forest’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine have grown a miniature liver using human cells. Although it is too small to work for a human, the hope is to grow larger livers or to use them for testing.


Examining historical Muslim societies

November 1, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories

A new book by Assistant Professor of History Charles L. Wilkins offers a historical perspective that shows Muslim societies as complex and not solely focused on warmaking.


Mixing it up

November 1, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College, Working Together

Junior Brandon Turner’s research integrates multiple fields and comes under the mentoring eye of Jacque Fetrow, dean of the college. He received the 2010-2011 American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors.


Project Pumpkin magic

October 29, 2010  |   Community, For Alumni, For Parents, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Students turned Hearn Plaza into Hogwarts for this year’s Harry Potter-themed Project Pumpkin. The 22nd annual Halloween Festival brought more than 1,100 Winston-Salem area children from local agencies and organizations to campus for an afternoon of scary and not-so-scary fun.


Black feminist: Progress being made

October 28, 2010  |   Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Top Stories

Barbara Smith, an activist against sexism and racism, told an audience on campus that the American public is more aware of the importance of diversity. She also cautioned that there is work to be done for black feminists.


Horror movie history

October 28, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, Top Stories

Associate Professor of Communication Mary Dalton shares her insights into why horror movies are popular and makes recommendations for Halloween viewing.


A top value among private schools

October 28, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, National, Top Stories

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has ranked Wake Forest University 21st on its 2010 list of the best values in private universities.


The power of forgiveness

October 27, 2010  |   International, Speakers, Top Stories

Deo Gashagaza, the executive director of Prison Fellowship Rwanda, spoke to students about the Rwandan genocide and the power of what has been called “radical forgiveness.”


Law student argues in appeals court

October 27, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, School of Law, Student, Top Stories

Megan Curran, a third-year law student, had a chance to argue before the N.C. Court of Appeals when judges heard arguments in two cases at Worrell Professional Center, the home of the School of Law.

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