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Picture-perfect pomp and circumstance

May 16, 2016  |   Commencement, Events, Faculty, President, Provost, Recognition, Speakers, Top Stories

A crowd of almost 13,000 gathered Monday on Hearn Plaza to celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 1,900 graduates in Wake Forest University’s Class of 2016.

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WFU Commencement: Media arrangements

May 12, 2016  |   Commencement, Events

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Traffic detours planned during WFU Commencement

May 12, 2016  |   Commencement, Events

Wake Forest University will be closed to through traffic for its commencement ceremony Monday, May 16, from 5:30 a.m. until the ceremony ends around noon.

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Story Ideas: Commencement 2016

May 2, 2016  |   Commencement, Events, Speakers

Commencement story ideas include both expert commentary and student examples for how to find a job in 2025, what grads are looking for in their employers, and the growing internship to full-time job trend — plus local students and trash to treasure sustainability angles.

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Looking back at 2015

December 21, 2015  |   Admissions, Campus Life, Commencement, Events, President, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Wake Forest had a newsworthy 2015, from big dollar research grants, new dean appointments and heartwarming campus traditions that continue to show that Pro Humanitate is more than a motto, it’s a way of being.

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Colbert: ‘Give yourself extra credit’

May 18, 2015  |   Admissions, Alumni, Campus Life, Commencement, Top Stories, Uncategorized

For senior Margaret Mulkerrin, comedian and late night television host Stephen Colbert offered the perfect advice for the Class of 2015. “Do yourself a favor: Be an easy grader. Score yourself on a curve. Give yourself extra credit.”

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Graduation trifecta for parents of triplets

May 14, 2015  |   Commencement, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

What happens when triplets graduate from three different universities in three different states on three consecutive days? For Wake Forest parents John Marbach and Sherry Pressler, this weekend is going to be one wild ride.

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A new Commencement tradition

May 4, 2015  |   Commencement, Top Stories

For more than 40 years, the raising of the Commencement stage and a tent cover on the Quad have been a treasured part of graduation. This year, the University has updated and refined the experience for graduates and their guests.

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Comedian Stephen Colbert to deliver WFU’s 2015 commencement address

March 3, 2015  |   Commencement, Events, Top Stories

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver WFU’s commencement address on May 18. Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University will deliver the baccalaureate speech.

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‘Show what you are made of’

May 19, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Commencement, Events, President, Speakers, Student, Top Stories

It was the commencement ceremony the entire country was watching. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addresses the Class of 2014 and members of more than 30 media organizations less than a week after losing the top job at the nation’s most distinguished newspaper.

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