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WFU to host panel discussion: ‘The Case of Charlottesville’

August 31, 2017  |   Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

The Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University will host a panel discussion on race, politics and the South called “The Case of Charlottesville: Why Charlottesville Happened and What It Means for the Rest of Us” on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in Wait Chapel.


WFU speaker: Black-Jewish relations more important than ever

August 30, 2017  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

When neo-Nazis and white supremacists recently marched alongside each other in Charlottesville, Va., it shone a national spotlight on the shared history of racial oppression of African Americans and Jews in the U.S.


WFU to host candlelight vigil for Charlottesville Aug. 28

August 28, 2017  |   Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Tonight, following the first day of classes, Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff will gather for a candlelight vigil to acknowledge and reflect on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.


Schooling Google? WFU among universities creating a culture to support women, minorities in STEM

August 8, 2017  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?


Women’s March co-chairs to deliver Black History Month keynote

February 6, 2017  |   Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University will feature the three national co-chairs of the recent Women’s March in Washington, D.C., as the keynote event for the University’s Black History Month activities.


Author and social justice scholar Monique Morris to speak at WFU

January 26, 2017  |   Events, Valuing Diversity

Author and social justice scholar Monique Morris will deliver the 2017 Anna Julia Cooper lecture at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center. Morris’ research intersects race, gender, education, and justice to explore the ways in which black communities, and other communities of color, are uniquely affected by social policies.


Gender diversity in STEM: ‘Let’s change the world together’

January 24, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Universities across the U.S. have developed programs to attract women and under-represented minorities to the STEM disciplines. So why aren’t more of these students declaring a major in science, technology, engineering and math – and seeing it through to a career in research or academia? At Wake Forest University, students, faculty and administrators are tackling that question through formal research, departmental evaluations and innovative outreach.


Former Olympian John Carlos to address sports, race and gender

October 12, 2016  |   Events, Faculty, Speakers, Student, Valuing Diversity

Former Olympian, professional football player, and activist John Carlos will join The Nation’s sports editor Dave Zirin and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry for a conversation about the politics of sports, race and gender at the Olympics, and athlete activism as a tool for social change. The event, “Power, Protest, and Patriotism: A Conversation on Race & Gender at the Olympics,” will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Wake the Vote Election Hub, located at 2599 Reynolda Rd.


First Lesson at Wake Forest: Building Community

August 30, 2016  |   Campus Life, Community, Events, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

With its most diverse student body ever, the University has increased opportunities this year for incoming students – from 45 states and 24 countries – to cross cultural, political, racial and social boundaries.

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LGBTQ Center Director available to comment on new legislation drafted to walk back portions of HB2

June 28, 2016  |   Staff, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University LGBTQ Center Director Angela Mazaris is available to comment on new legislation drafted by leadership in the N.C. House of Representatives seeking to walk back portions of House Bill 2.

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