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A current look into Wake Forest’s past

December 19, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, School of Divinity, Student, Top Stories

During a November bus trip to Wake Forest University’s original campus, Professor Derek Hicks took 21 students to a nondescript cemetery where many of the tombstones had carvings but no names. He wanted his African American Religious Experience class to visit the cemetery because of its ties to a chapel where enslaved people who helped build the original campus once worshipped.

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Wake Forest’s Magnolia Scholars program celebrates 10th anniversary

November 8, 2019  |   Admissions, Community, Community in Progress, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

On Nov. 8, Magnolia Scholars at Wake Forest University gathered at Tribble Hall to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of a prestigious program that provides scholarships, academic support, study abroad opportunities and counseling for 120 first-generation students.

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Wake Forest to celebrate indigenous people

November 1, 2019  |   Community, Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories

Representatives from the North Carolina Tribal Nations will be on hand as Wake Forest University unveils a plaque honoring the land on which the University now resides and the original campus.

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Understanding Wake Forest’s history with slavery

October 11, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Top Stories

Over the past few years, Wake Forest University has been committed to acknowledging and understanding the role slavery played in its past. In 2016, Wake began taking a deep dive into its history, and in 2017 it joined Universities Studying Slavery (USS), a consortium of colleges and universities that are examining the role slavery played on their campuses.

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

October 8, 2019  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Community in Progress, 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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Author and philosopher Anthony Appiah to speak at WFU

October 3, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Anthony Appiah, an internationally renowned philosopher and novelist, will speak at Wake Forest through the Eudaimonia Institute’s third Noesis Lecture Series. Appiah’s lecture is sponsored in conjunction with the President’s Office as part of the University’s Voices of Our Time series.

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Former Louisiana Lt. Gov. and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to speak at Wake Forest

September 10, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Former Louisiana Lt. Gov. and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak at Wake Forest as part of the University’s Voices of Our Time series.

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WFU connects diverse students with the employers who need them

September 5, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Personal and Career Development, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Employers and colleges have parallel challenges. Employers want to bring diverse candidates into their organizations. Colleges want to help these students get there. But, of the nearly 17 million undergraduate college students nationwide, 80% bypass their school’s career centers for advice on networking and finding jobs.

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Corey Walker to deliver inaugural Slavery, Race and Memory Project lecture on Sept. 4

August 30, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Corey D. B. Walker, a visiting professor of leadership studies and the humanities at the University of Richmond and a former dean at Winston-Salem State University, will deliver the inaugural address for Wake Forest University’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project Lecture Series.

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Wake Forest’s engineering program builds upon a culture of inclusivity

June 18, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

As its first group of engineering students declared their major this year, Wake Forest University achieved something that few, if any, programs have anywhere – a student body that more accurately represents the U.S. population.

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