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Ron Stallworth, police officer who inspired ‘BlacKkKlansman’, to speak at Wake Forest Feb. 7

February 1, 2019  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department whose memoir inspired Spike Lee’s blockbuster film BlacKkKlansman, will deliver the Black History Month keynote address at Wake Forest University.

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‘Hamilton’ star Renée Elise Goldsberry to visit Wake Forest

January 11, 2019  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Renée Elise Goldsberry, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” will speak and perform at Wake Forest University on Friday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

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WFU, Winston-Salem State celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 10, 2019  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) are partnering again this year to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events during the holiday weekend. The celebration marks the longest running partnership between Wake Forest and WSSU.

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Award-winning broadcaster and author Krista Tippett to speak at WFU

November 1, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author Krista Tippett will visit Wake Forest for a conversation with University President Nathan O. Hatch as part of the Voices of Our Time series.

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Writer, photographer and photo critic Teju Cole to speak at WFU

October 5, 2018  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Writer and photographer Teju Cole, photography critic of the New York Times Magazine, will speak at Wake Forest as part of the University’s Voices of Our Time series.

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Dava Newman, former NASA deputy administrator, to visit WFU

September 17, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Student, Top Stories

Dava Newman, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the first female engineer to serve as NASA Deputy Administrator, will visit Wake Forest University Sept. 24 and 25.

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Tarana Burke, ‘me too.’ Movement founder, to speak at WFU Sept. 25

September 6, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement and social justice activist, will speak at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

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WFU remembers connections to Sen. John McCain

August 25, 2018  |   Speakers, Top Stories

Sen. John McCain impressed a timeless and personal theme upon Wake Forest University’s Class of 2002 when he delivered the commencement address: “It is courage that counts.”

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Wake Forest University Commencement: Media arrangements

May 15, 2018  |   Commencement, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Members of the media are invited to attend Wake Forest University’s commencement ceremony Monday, May 21. Carla Harris, vice chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, will deliver the commencement address to nearly 1,900 graduates.

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Carla Harris to deliver 2018 Commencement address at WFU

April 30, 2018  |   Commencement, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Carla Harris, vice chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 21.

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