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Jay Bilas: Time to reform the NCAA

October 7, 2010  |   Alumni, Athletics, For Alumni, For Parents, President, Top Stories

Jay Bilas, a former Duke basketball star and current television analyst, told a Wake Forest audience that college athletics’ governing body, the NCAA, needs to be reformed. Bilas was speaking as part of the “Voices of our Time” series.

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Wake Forest to receive $10 million gift

October 7, 2010  |   Alumni, For Alumni, For Parents, Graduate School, Top Stories, University Announcement

Mike and Mary Farrell, parents of Michael Edward Farrell, a 2010 Wake Forest graduate, have pledged to give $10 million to Wake Forest toward the construction of a new building for the Schools of Business.

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Peace Haven

October 6, 2010  |   Alumni, Community, For Alumni, Sustainability, Top Stories

Buck Cochran (’82) found his calling — and his own inner peace — in a community where sustainability is about more than farming.

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Alumna recognized for charity work

October 5, 2010  |   Alumni, For Alumni, International, Student, Top Stories

Janelle Summerville (’10) turned her trip to Kenya into the inspiration behind last year’s Wake Up! events to raise money for Kenya Kids Can!, a program which provides meals for Kenyan children.

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Student art project tackles racism

October 5, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

The “Transforming Race Art Exhibition,” a joint effort between the Winston-Salem Human Relations Department and Wake Forest’s art department, opens with a public reception today at the START Gallery in Reynolda Village.

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Guitar series proves popular

October 4, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

The Wake Forest Guitar Series is back for a second season, which will begin on Sunday, Oct. 10. Pat Dixon, who teaches guitar at Wake Forest, focuses on bringing national talent to campus.

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A war of words

October 4, 2010  |   Alumni, For Alumni, International, Top Stories

Matt Gallagher (’05) planned to use Wake Forest’s ROTC program as a step toward being a military lawyer. Instead, 9/11 spurred him into combat, and he turned his online journal into the book, “Kaboom.”

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Brazil nut harvesting

October 4, 2010  |   International, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories, Wake Forest College, Working Together

Two Wake Forest seniors, Cate Berenato and Katherine Sinacore, spent four weeks in Peru this summer helping to determine which programs are best at helping sustain Brazil nut harvesters, their families and the rainforest.

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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.

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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.

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