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WFU announces plans for new School of Professional Studies led by Business School Dean

December 3, 2020  |   School of Business, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University’s Board of Trustees has approved plans to establish a School of Professional Studies in Charlotte. Pending completion of a full market analysis and business plan, the proposed school will house innovative degree and non-degree programs, including certificates and other credentials, for working professionals. Wake Forest University president Nathan O. Hatch has tapped Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Business, to establish the new school, Wake Forest’s first since establishing the School of Divinity, which began offering classes in 1999.


Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health combine, create next-generation academic health system

October 9, 2020  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories, University Announcement

A new era of health care was ushered in today as Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, officially joined together as a single enterprise, Atrium Health. Both health systems are renowned for their clinical expertise and the school of medicine is nationally recognized for its medical education programs and research. With the strategic combination now complete, the collective vision to transform medical education, expand patient-centered research and innovation, and define the next generation of clinical excellence becomes a reality.


Wake Forest ranked among top national universities by U.S. News

September 14, 2020  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 28th overall among 389 national universities. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 25 consecutive years.


Wake Forest joins fight to combat federal restrictions against international students

July 10, 2020  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

In response to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) guidelines released this week, Wake Forest University has joined an amicus brief, prepared by the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration and Higher Education, backing a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against federal restrictions that threaten the education and wellbeing of international students. 


Wake Forest President announces major elements of plan to reopen for Fall 2020

June 30, 2020  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

In a message sent to the Wake Forest campus community today, President Nathan Hatch announced the major elements of the University’s plans to reopen for Fall 2020.


Update from Wake Forest President on plans for fall 2020

June 12, 2020  |   For Parents, Top Stories, University Announcement

Significant planning and preparation remains before details are finalized, but Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch announced today to the Wake Forest community plans for on-campus undergraduate courses to begin on August 26 and run through Nov. 24.


WFU Face to Face Speaker Forum schedule change

May 19, 2020  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest’s Face to Face Forum with Former Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), originally scheduled for September 1, has been rescheduled for March 18, 2021.


Eight Wake Forest students and alumni awarded Fulbright Scholarships

May 15, 2020  |   Scholars, Top Stories, University Announcement

Eight Wake Forest students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to teach English and conduct research during the 2020-2021 academic year.  


WFU to celebrate conferring of degrees for Class of 2020

May 13, 2020  |   Commencement, Events, Top Stories, University Announcement

On Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. (EST), Wake Forest University will hold a Conferring of Degrees ceremony for the Class of 2020.


WFU to Continue Remote Learning through Spring Semester

March 30, 2020  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

In a message sent to the Wake Forest University community today, President Nathan O. Hatch shared that the University will not resume in-person classes this spring. The University’s traditional Commencement ceremony this May has been postponed.

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