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“We Cannot Forget”

February 25, 2020  |   Community in Progress, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

At 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, about 225 people gathered at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem for a vigil commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Winston-Salem sit-in. Organized by Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State universities, the event featured remarks by Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch and Winston-Salem State Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, a keynote address by WFU Dean of the School of Divinity Jonathan L. Walton and music by The WSSU Singing Rams.

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Honoring ‘Strength, Resolve and Legacy’

February 6, 2020  |   Admissions, Alumni, Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

When they moved into a women’s residence hall in 1969, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and Deborah Graves McFarlane simply wanted to obtain a good education and weren’t thinking about making history as the first African American women to come to Wake Forest as resident students. But they did.

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Wake Forest University to celebrate, honor first African American women to integrate residence halls

January 29, 2020  |   Alumni, Community in Progress, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

On Feb. 1, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and four other African American women will talk candidly about their experiences at Wake Forest in the early 1970s. The 9 a.m. panel discussion in Brendle Recital Hall commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the integration of women’s residence halls at Wake Forest.

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WFU and WSSU honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special events

January 10, 2020  |   Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) are partnering again this year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events during the holiday weekend. The collaboration on the keynote speaker is in its 20th year, marking the longest-running partnership between Wake Forest and WSSU.

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Wake Forest’s engineering program builds upon a culture of inclusivity

June 18, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

As its first group of engineering students declared their major this year, Wake Forest University achieved something that few, if any, programs have anywhere – a student body that more accurately represents the U.S. population.

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Reckoning with racism

February 8, 2019  |   Alumni, President, Pro Humanitate, Provost, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

This week, college and university administrators across the country have been combing through old yearbooks as public officials have come under fire for racist imagery and offensive photos in back issues.

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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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Forty-foot art project to reflect diversity & inclusion at WFU

August 14, 2018  |   Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Community, Media Advisory, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff will participate in a UNITY project to create an interactive public art project celebrating uniqueness and strengthening ties to one another.

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Villalba named VP for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer

May 10, 2018  |   Staff, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University has appointed José Villalba as vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

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Wake Forest to host ‘Human Library’

March 16, 2018  |   Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University and the C.G. O’Kelly Library at Winston Salem State University are teaming up to lead a “Human Library” event on Friday, March 23, from 3-6 p.m.

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