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Standing ovation for WFU’s ‘Hamilton’ admissions question

August 12, 2016  |   Admissions, National, Student, Top Stories

Broadway fans aren’t the only ones lining up for ‘Hamilton.’ Wake Forest is receiving applause for a new short-answer question, based on the popular Broadway show, that appears on its undergraduate admissions application.

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Wake Forest wins second ACC Debate Championship

April 18, 2016  |   Events, National, Recognition, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest debaters bring home ACC Debate Championship for second year.

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Rue appears before congressional committee

September 10, 2015  |   Campus Life, Faculty, National, Recognition, Staff, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue was one of four panelists who testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce Training about “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses” on Sept. 10.

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A celebration of rising joy

June 7, 2014  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Events, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, National, Speakers, Top Stories

The Wake Forest University community and guests from around the world gathered Saturday, June 7, at the invitation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate the beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Wake Forest’s Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Dr. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86.

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Blue-footed boobies’ survival threatened

April 21, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Faculty, International, National, Online, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Blue-footed boobies are on the decline in the Galápagos. A new study shows a low-sardine diet could be the reason behind the 50 percent drop in population.

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Melissa Harris-Perry to join faculty

April 11, 2014  |   Alumni, Campus Life, Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, International, National, Online, Pro Humanitate, Recognition, Scholars and Scientists, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity, Working Together

MSNBC television host, political thought leader and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.

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Diving into biodiversity

March 26, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Faculty, International, Mentoring, National, Online, Pro Humanitate, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Working Together

Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location. Students taking an Ecology and Conservation of Coral Reefs class spent their spring break exploring the Atoll’s startling array of biodiversity.

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From bench to bedside

March 24, 2014  |   Campus Life, Life on Campus, National, Online, Personal and Career Development, Pro Humanitate, Research, Scholars and Scientists, School of Business, Schools, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Top Stories, Working Together

Move over, pink. The fight against breast cancer now wears Old Gold and Black as a team of graduate students from Wake Forest Schools of Business, Law and Medicine work together to take a promising, but underfunded, cancer therapy to market.

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Painting robot lends surgeons a hand

February 3, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Arts & Culture, Humanities, Mentoring, National, Online, Pro Humanitate, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot. Timothy Lee (’16) built a robotic painting arm that could one day lend doctors a hand in practicing complex, robot-assisted surgeries without having to step foot in an operating room.

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O’Connell named Rhodes Scholar

November 24, 2013  |   Alumni, For Alumni, For Parents, National, Recognition, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest graduate James M. O’Connell has been named a Rhodes Scholar. O’Connell, who is from Tampa, Fla., graduated summa cum laude in May 2013 with a bachelor of arts in politics and international affairs. He plans to complete a masters in public policy.

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