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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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Anna Julia Cooper Center to host national Know Her Truths conference

March 19, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

The Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University will host the second bi-annual Know Her Truths national conference addressing the lives of women and girls of color. Know Her Truths 2018 will take place March 22 and 23 in Farrell Hall on the Wake Forest campus.

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‘The Broken Box’ to be the focus of TEDxWakeForestU

February 2, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will host TEDxWakeForestU, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

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‘Hidden Figures’ author Margot Shetterly to speak at Wake Forest

January 9, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” will speak at Wake Forest University on Monday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

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MLK Day: Michael Eric Dyson to speak at Wake Forest University

January 5, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

On Monday, Jan. 22, Michael Eric Dyson will present the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

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U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse to speak at Wake Forest on Dec. 4

November 28, 2017  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) will speak at Wake Forest University’s Broyhill Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.

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Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus to speak at Wake Forest

November 9, 2017  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Top Stories

Muhammad Yunus, an economist who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for founding the global microfinance movement, will discuss his life’s work and his vision for “A World of Zero Poverty” at Wake Forest University on Dec. 6.

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