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The date range is June 1, 2018 to September 5, 2018


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Colleges across the U.S. are working to promote conversation and connection among students, parents and alumni to combat incivility and polarization. Wake Forest is leading the way with its Call to Conversation program. The University is using an intimate approach: Dinner parties for 10 to 16 people at a time. After pilot sessions with parents and alumni in 45 cities over the past year, it is aiming to get 1,000 undergraduates and another 2,000 parents and alumni to the dinner table this school year. A committee of faculty and staff is planning a September rollout to campus.

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged: Generating Learning, Remaking Community” through June 2022. “This grant will give us exciting new ways to extend our teaching and scholarship and engage in real-world problem-solving, preserve the rich history of Winston-Salem, and align our research with topics relevant to community partners,” said Dean of the College Michele Gillespie.

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NBA basketball All-star and former Wake Forest University guard, Chris Paul, is donating $2.5 million to support the Demon Deacons basketball program. The donation is Wake Forest’s largest donation by a former Wake Forest basketball player and the largest by any alumnus under the age of 35.

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U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 27th overall among 311 national universities and 13th for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 23 consecutive years. Wake Forest also ranked: 13th on the “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” list, 24th on the “Best Values” list and 40th among national universities on the “High School Counselors’ Top Picks” list.

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The New York Times invited Linda Nielsen, Wake Forest professor of adolescent and educational psychology, to write about the research on father-daughter relationships and the controversial new memoir by the daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Nielsen said, “Forgiving her father is a gift a daughter gives, not just to her father, but to herself. In choosing not to allow her bitterness about his failings as a father to consume her, a daughter is choosing not to deprive herself of whatever pleasure she can still derive from their relationship. She does not deny the past.”

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Research shows that by protecting a certain quantity and type of tree, North America’s largest extant woodpecker can survive in urban areas. “Their presence, and their ability to drill into a tree, supports the nesting behavior of lots of other species,” said Wake Forest biologist Matthew Fuxjager.

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Senator John McCain addressed the Wake Forest University graduating class of 2002 in his commencement address calling on students to work for the public good. Elliot Berke, a Wake Forest alumnus and president of the Republican National Lawyers Association said McCain was “always a force of nature” who was both charming and pointed.

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New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, is warning banks not to do business with the National Rifle Association gun group. David Yamane, Wake Forest University sociology professor who studies gun culture says that more than anything, this will exacerbate the already polarized gun discussion. “Most political officials don’t talk about putting lobbying groups or non-profit organizations out of business through the legal system…that’s the more jarring aspect of this, and won’t do anything to move us forward in terms of our discussion about guns.”

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Grief is a difficult emotion to process, and everyone grieves differently. “Speaking out loud to a loved one who has passed – whether at a grave site or out loud at home – is helpful for many people processing grief,” said Alison Forti, assistant professor in the department of counseling at Wake Forest.

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About 60 percent of executives and hiring managers think that most college graduates are prepared to succeed in entry-level positions. But only a third of executives, and a quarter of hiring managers, believe graduates have the skills and knowledge to advance or be promoted. Colleges alone can’t prepare students for their second job, said Andy Chan, vice president for innovation and career development at Wake Forest. Employers, he said, “have some role in that, too.”

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N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, the NAACP and Clean Air Carolina have challenged a total of four Republican proposed state constitutional amendments set to appear on N.C. ballots this year. Instead of seeking removal of the proposals based on the content of amendments, they have challenged the vague language on the ballot. “The people are seen as the ultimate interpreters of state constitutions in a way judges are hesitant to challenge…state courts have generally set a very high bar for challengers seeking removal of amendments from the ballot,” said John Dinan, a Wake Forest politics professor and state Constitution expert.

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For those who are overweight or obese with knee osteoarthritis, losing 20 percent of their body weight can result in a 25 percent reduction in pain, according to a study published in the medical journal Arthritis Care and Research. Researchers at Wake Forest University, led by Health and Exercise Science Professor Stephen Messier, analyzed data from a previous trial that included 240 overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis and pain. “The importance of our study is that a weight loss of 20 percent or greater—double the previous standard—results in better clinical outcomes, and is achievable without surgical or pharmacologic intervention,” Messier said.

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The National Association of Colleges and Employers awarded Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch the 2018 Career Services Excellence Award. The award is given to a college or university president from an accredited institution of higher education who supports the establishment of, and demonstrates forward-thinking leadership in career services education.

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The national conversation about what is appropriate behavior in the workplace began with the #MeToo movement shining a lot on sexual misconduct by bosses. Intertwined with that behavior are reports of workplace bullying, including yelling and belittling of co-workers. Business professor Sherry Moss said these environments lead to “a whole set of negative consequences for employees,” and they encourage the bullied “to become bullies themselves.”

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced revisions to rules that govern the disposal of coal ash at storage sites across the country. This has been a big issue in North Carolina, especially since the Dan River spill in 2014.  WFDD’s Keri Brown spoke with Wake Forest University professor Stan Meiburg about the changes. The former acting deputy administrator for the EPA breaks down what the new rules will do, and what impact if any they will have on North Carolina.

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News of the latest headquarters move broke early Monday as VF, the state’s fifth largest publicly traded corporation, announced it will move out west after being in Greensboro since 1998. “I think the news took people by surprise, that’s for sure,” said Roger Beahm, a branding expert who is a professor of marketing and the WestRock executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

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Don Jodrey, visiting professor of practice at Wake Forest University School of Law, writes about the next steps for Everglades restoration. The intergovernmental restoration effort is the world’s largest infrastructure project that will, when complete, bring economic and environmental benefits for a vast region that ranks 13th in the nation in population and economic output.

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Tanya Marsh, a law professor at Wake Forest University who specializes in funeral and cemetery law and runs the podcast Death, et seq, said US law around human remains is vague because they don’t quite fit into the two categories—people or property—that define our legal system.

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Wake Forest University Law School is accepting GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores for law school admissions for the first time this year. They anticipate an increase in diversity and widening of the applicant pool in response.

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. plans to buy a majority stake in Philadelphia’s Insomnia Cookies. Insomnia, known for its late-night cookie delivery services, has 135 stores nationwide, typically near college campuses. The access to home-delivery expertise may prove to be more pivotal to Krispy Kreme than the Insomnia revenue source, said Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University School of Business. “Home delivery is one of the most important capabilities and consumer-benefits retail food and grocery is striving for today,” Beahm said.

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The former top executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will become Wake Forest University’s executive in residence Aug. 1. Retired BCBSNC president and CEO Brad Wilson will work with the School of Business and the School of Law. Wilson is a 1978 graduate of the law school and has served on its board of visitors.

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Margaret Taylor, an expert on immigration at Wake Forest University School of Law, said because immigrants had a legal right to seek asylum, they were rarely prosecuted if they came into the country illegally. But now, everything is chaotic, Taylor said. The executive order doesn’t really solve anything, and it appears the federal government has no clear way of reuniting parents with their children.

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“We’ll be back to where we were before where people with pre-existing conditions will be stuck in their insurance, and therefore their jobs,” said Mark Hall, the director of health law and policy program at Wake Forest University, in response to an Affordable Care Act lawsuit.

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Wake Forest’s Department of Engineering is celebrating a prestigious milestone with an unprecedented invitation to join the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) at the conclusion of its first academic year.  KEEN is an elite national partnership of 36 universities with the shared mission to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset. Wake Forest is the first KEEN partner institution in North Carolina.

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Wake Forest University welcomed over 1,400 new students from around the country and around the world. Student-athletes and others in the Wake Forest community helped freshman move into their residence halls on Wednesday.

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When students return this semester, they’ll have access to a completely renovated Reynolds Gym after a $60 million makeover that wrapped up this spring. The project, which was carried out in three phases, was funded by gifts to the Wake Will Lead campaign. The overriding goal, officials say, was to transform the historic facility into a comprehensive space for well-being.

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A 40-foot art project at Wake Forest created an interactive way of reflecting diversity and inclusion on campus. The idea is simple, yet impactful: Participants tie colorful yarn threads to any of the 32 posts that they identify with, for example “I’m a parent. I speak English as a second language. I identify as LGBTQ.” More than 27,000 yards of yarn was used to complete the project.

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The school districts, colleges and universities that call Forsyth County home are seeing effects from the recent growth in downtown Winston-Salem in their programs and their workforces. “Renewing this city and this region has been a powerful force bringing many together in shared commitment and friendship,” said Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch. “We are glad to call Winston-Salem home.”

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Prominent Greensboro attorney Jim Williams, whose service to Wake Forest University earned him the title “life trustee,” died Sept. 3, 2018 at 78.

“Jim Williams embodied the spirit of Wake Forest as well as anyone I know,” said Nathan Hatch, the University’s president. “His service to his family, his alma mater and his community has been exemplary in every respect, and we are grateful for his many contributions.”

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The US Ambassador to Germany succeeded in deporting a 95 year old Nazi camp guard to Germany after years of legal navigation.“It has to be done, I think not only for the Jewish community but for humanity as a whole,” said Barry Trachtenberg, author of “The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance” and director of Jewish studies at Wake Forest University, “because we still live in an age where genocide occurs… No one should ever feel they can get away with such actions, even after generations.”

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Professor of Journalism Justin Catanoso writes about the conservation challenges in Peru. “President Martin Vizcarra faces the daunting task of weighing the value of the long-term, global benefit of an intact Amazon against the short-term gain of mining, extraction and logging — both legal and illegal.”  Miles Silman, professor of biology at Wake Forest, has been studying diversity in the forests of Peru for twenty-five years and has begun to see the effects of loosening enforcement of conversation laws. He says of illegal mining and logging that “ten years ago, there was enforcement in the buffer zones…it helped, but no longer.”

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Twelve Russian agents have been charged with hacking into the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In a 20-minute interview, Wake Forest politics professor Katy Harriger discussed the latest developments in the Mueller investigation and provided historical context.  She said, “I think it’s a big deal for showing us where Mueller is going with this investigation.”

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“An internship is a great way to put a career ‘on the list’ or to ‘take it off the list,’” said Patrick Sullivan, interim director of Wake Forest University’s Office of Personal and Career Development. Finding out what you don’t like is just as important as determining what you do like, and can help you get onto the right path.

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In 2009, Wake Forest University decided to make submission of standardized test scores optional, telling students that they’d rather know what they did over four years than over four hours on a Saturday. This decision made WFU the first top-30 national university to go test-optional. They now make a personal interview an important part of the admissions decision. Hundreds of other schools followed, and now there are 1,000 schools in the nation that eliminated standardized testing as a requirement as of January 2018.

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Kiley Price, a Wake Forest University senior, received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C. to study the role of Thai Buddhist monks in environmental protection. She has been speaking to experts in anthropology, Asian studies, and climate change both in America and abroad about the monks’ ritual ordination of trees to discourage deforestation.

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Wake Forest University’s computer science department has been accepted to the Student Cluster Competition at the SC18 Supercomputing Conference Nov. 11-16 in Dallas. Wake Forest will compete against teams from around the world.

 

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Wake Forest University lets first-year students pick from this list of 45 books that starts with Wiley Cash’s “The Last Ballad” (I recommend it) and ends with Angela Duckworth’s “Grit.” There’s fiction, non-fiction and memoir as well as a few classical picks (Benjamin Franklin, Jane Austen, Sophocles). There’s something for everyone here.

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According to Betsy Brown and a group of young artists, future businesses and services can also grow from seeds of thought. That idea is illustrated by a mural in the stairwell of the old GMAC building. She recruited artists from local schools to foster collaboration and inspire the building’s occupants. Taylor Clark, a senior at Wake Forest University, is interning at one of the fourth floor start-ups.  An avocational artist, Clark volunteered to help with the painting. “It brings in art and entrepreneurship and illustrates what Winston Starts does.”

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Earlier this month, 16 U.S. Senators sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo raising concerns about Chinese lending tied to global infrastructure development. Lina Benabdallah, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest, told VOA the letter captures the growing concern about China’s infrastructure strategy, called the Belt and Road Initiative. “I don’t think it’s as much about these recipient countries as it is about this power play between the U.S. and China over this global dominance kind of narrative.”

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A new study that examined the Hong Kong subway system found distinct bacterial “fingerprints” in each line during the morning — distinctions that blurred over the course of the afternoon. Regina Cordy, a professor and microbiologist at Wake Forest University who has studied the microbiome of the Boston subway says the next step is “looking at how these microbes might really be transmitted to humans.”

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In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study of older adults with obesity who were cutting calories, an intervention that incorporated resistance training, aerobic training, or neither did not prevent bone loss associated with active weight loss. The study’s results suggested that resistance training may help minimize long-term hip bone loss, however. “If minimizing bone loss during active weight loss proves necessary to offset long-term skeletal fragility, then our results suggest that resistance exercise may need to be coupled with other intervention strategies to maximize skeletal benefit,” said lead author Kristen Beavers, of Wake Forest University.

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While comments about professors’ appearance and grading get a lot of the buzz, most of the material that students post on RateMyProfessors is simply descriptive, said Elizabeth Barre, executive director of the Teaching and Learning Collaborative at Wake Forest University. Colleges could provide some of the basic information students are clearly seeking, she said, just by posting syllabi online and doing a better job of advertising courses.

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A recent study at Wake Forest University looked into the antecedents of BS. Psychology Professor John Petrocelli and team ran a series of experiments that examined the idea of a person having i) too little, ii) adequate, or iii) too much topic knowledge, and the extent to which they bullshitted.

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Studies reveal people perform better when they write down a list of what they need to accomplish. Psychology professor E.J. Masicampo from Wake Forest showed “while tasks we haven’t done distract us, just making a plan to get them done can free us from this anxiety.”

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The July issue of the magazine featured little-known facts about local colleges and universities. Wake Forest was the first major private college in the South to integrate, was the first top-30 national university to make standardized tests optional and has it own brick color formula – called “Deacon Blend.”

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Wake Forest associate professor of filmmaking and video art featured a largely forgotten early 20th century Russian-Jewish commune in Aiken County in his multimedia exhibit “The Sharing Project.” Tauber stumbled upon an index of communes, including the Aiken County Happyville, while researching sharing in culture. He says, “I started to think about how there was a time in this country…when there were socialist experiments…I came across Happyville, and it really grabbed me.”

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Stephanie Poskin, director of facilities for support services and operations at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, is one woman who has broken down the gender barrier to leadership within the facilities and custodial management industry. This question and answer session with her discusses her success and her view on opportunities for women working as facilities service providers.

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Matt Colburn II, a talented senior running back on Wake Forest’s football team, writes and performs eclectic R&B-inspired music as his musical persona Jay Burn. Colburn who recently released the popular song “No Pressure” says “music is definitely a chance for me to get away and express myself in a different manner. Just like football, I can express myself physically…music is a way for me to do that mentally and emotionally.”

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Len Chappell, former basketball All-American and NBA All-Star died at the age of 77. Chappell led the Demon Deacons to two Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles and the school’s only Final Four trip in 1962. He was the school’s first consensus All-American. He also was named ACC player of the year in 1961 and 1962.

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Illegal mining is continuing to grow in Peru, leading to significant deforestation in one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the world. Although mining brings money to locals in the short-term, deforestation will hurt the region and the world in the longterm. Many are calling for the government to do more to prevent mining. Miles Silman, professor of conservation biology at Wake Forest said, “You need to have a policy against mining that reflects the reality of what is happening. This gives us a better landscape of what areas to attack, what areas should be priorities to restore.”

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The national conversation about what is appropriate behavior in the workplace began with the #MeToo movement shining a light on sexual misconduct by bosses. Intertwined with that behavior are reports of workplace bullying and abuse in general, including yelling and belittling of co-workers. Wake Forest University business professor Sherry Moss said these environments lead to “a whole set of negative consequences for employees,” and they encourage the bullied “to become bullies themselves.”

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With specialized business skills increasingly in demand in today’s global marketplace, how can future international management leaders position themselves for optimal career opportunities? As more and more international students ask themselves this question, one school has responded with an innovative solution: Wake Forest University School of Business and their new International Leaders sequential master’s degree experience.

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Working conditions in academic labs encourage abuse supervision. It is time to improve monitoring of and penalties for abuse, said Sherry Moss, professor in the Wake Forest School of Business.

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Prominent Greensboro attorney Jim Williams, whose service to Wake Forest University earned him the title “life trustee,” died Monday at 78. A first generation college student, he was a 1962 graduate of Wake Forest, where he was a standout tackle on the football team. “Jim Williams embodied the spirit of Wake Forest as well as anyone I know,” said Nathan Hatch, the University’s president. “I will always fondly remember a conversation soon after we met about how he saw his vocation as a lawyer as a moral enterprise. Indeed, his life demonstrated what it is to be a professional for the public good. His service to his family, his alma mater and his community has been exemplary in every respect, and we are grateful for his many contributions.”

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Dr. Nathan O. Hatch, President of Wake Forest University and Chair of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) and Dr. A. Hope Williams, President of NCICU, wrote a guest column regarding the significant role the state’s private, non-profit, higher education sector of 36 liberal arts, comprehensive, and research campuses play in helping North Carolina reach its goals.  Hatch and Williams wrote: “Our campuses work closely with state leaders, the business sector, and local governments in ways that are revitalizing North Carolina’s economy and offering citizens new opportunities. … The partnership between Wake Forest and Winston-Salem leading to the development of the Innovation Quarter exemplifies the historic relationships of private colleges and universities with their communities and the state. These relationships contribute immensely to the ability of the citizens of North Carolina to increase their educational attainment.”

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Spending on campaign ads in North Carolina for the 2018 midterm election is expected to ramp up in the final two months before November 6. “The state Supreme Court election and amendments will generate some ads, even if this is likely to fall well short of the amount of ads that were seen in recent midterm elections in 2010 and 2014 when there was a Senate race on the ballot,” said Wake Forest politics professor John Dinan.

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High school students may begin preparing for college admissions early on by exploring their interests in extra-curricular activities, taking challenging courses and building strong relationships with their teachers and mentors. It is generally recommended that students begin taking standardized tests like the SAT and ACT during their junior year. The Washington Posts points out, however, that many schools are moving towards test-optional applications, including top universities like Wake Forest, University of Chicago and George Washington University. Those schools consider a student’s full academic potential rather than test scores, which may not accurately represent student ability.

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Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University School of Business, said a neighborhood that’s ranked poorly in this study “could actually be ranked higher in another study (and vice versa) if some of the variables are eliminated, replaced or supplemented.”

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Wake Forest has instituted a clear bag policy for events at the BB&T Field and the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The policy will enhance security measures and ensure a safe environment for attendees.

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Chemists study the ways in which substances interact, combine and change. Wake Forest’s newly renovated Salem Hall is the perfect place for those activities to happen both in the lab and among faculty and students. With the completion of a 55,000 square foot, $21 million renovation, Salem Hall has had a total makeover. Labs are much bigger, with most being more than three times their original size. New portable furniture and equipment provide greater flexibility of space.

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When students return this semester, they’ll have access to a completely renovated Reynolds Gym after a $60 million makeover that wrapped up this spring. The project, which was carried out in three phases, was funded by gifts to the Wake Will Lead campaign.

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The Wake Forest News Media Report for Aug. 11-31, 2018 is now available online.

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A three-judge panel ruled that North Carolina’s congressional boundaries, which have been the subject of legal challenges in the last two years, are unconstitutional because of partisan gerrymandering.  Wake Forest University political science professor, John Dinan, said “the Supreme Court has generally been reluctant to allow federal courts to order major changes affecting elections once those elections are underway.”

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Christian Miller, A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University, was interviewed for the website, “Engaged Philosophy: Civic Engagement in Philosophy Classes,” about his work on the study of character.

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Wake Forest University was listed on Markets Insider as one of the 20 Colleges with Champion Debate Teams alongside Harvard University, Georgetown University and Yale.

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Simeon O. Ilesanmi, professor of religious studies at Wake Forest said Ebenezer Obadare’s latest book, “Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria,” combines “theoretical sophistication with an elegant analysis of a complex cultural phenomenon.”

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President Donald Trump traveled to North Carolina on Friday to raise campaign funds for Republican U.S. House candidates Mark Harris and Rep. Ted Bud, both of whom have raised less money for their campaigns than opposing Democrats in their competitive districts. John Dinan, Wake Forest University political science professor, said that “Trump’s stop in Charlotte to fundraise for their campaigns signals the GOP is interceding for Harris and Budd.”

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Bill Leonard, church historian and retired divinity dean at Wake Forest University, says that evangelical Christians, who overwhelmingly supported Trump in the 2016 presidential election and today, see Trump as a friend to the people of God even if they do not see him as a man of God.

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Brad Wilson, a 1978 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, has been named executive in residence with both WFU law school and its School of Business. He is the retired president and chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. He began his duties on Aug. 1.

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Fifty-six students representing 11 countries and seven U.S. states are participating in an intensive four-week exchange program at Wake Forest University. Participants ages 16 to 18 will explore ways to face the challenges of the 21st century together. The program, created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, began in 2006 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin — the American statesman and diplomat, whose career, interests and studies took him across the Atlantic Ocean, bringing about better understanding between Americans and Europeans.

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For questions about legal matters for older people, one of the most valuable resources for such information is Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic. The clinic is gearing up for a new group of law students to begin seeing clients in September. The clinic, which is part of the university’s School of Law, helps law students get practical experience under the supervision of an attorney by providing free legal services to the community.

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John Dinan, a political science professor at Wake Forest University, said scholars have found that “voters in presidential elections hold the president accountable for the health of the economy and will reward a president for good economic news. The evidence is less clear about whether voters put much weight on the performance of the economy when they vote in congressional elections or state legislative elections.”

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Add High Point University to the list of Triad universities that offer engineering. …Wake Forest University has about 130 undergraduates in its engineering program, which starts its second year Monday.

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Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University School of Business, said the spin-off could be advantageous for the jeans brands in becoming the sole focus on the new company.

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Chris Paul spoke about 10 topics, including the locker room and club house that will take his name, the current state of Wake Forest basketball and the Wake Forest Hall of Fame.

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A two-year $510,000 grant will allow Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State to continue taking part in an NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense concussion study NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense research on concussions begun in 2016.

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In 2008 Matthew Gfeller, a Reynolds High School student, died of a brain injury sustained while playing football. A decade later, his family continues to honor his life and to push for research into brain trauma and making football safer for all. Wake Forest University is a pioneer of much of that research.

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Porter Byrum, whose lifetime giving to Wake Forest totaled more than $120 million, has been recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of the most generous philanthropists in America. Byrum (JD ’42), an attorney, businessman and philanthropist from Charlotte, N.C., passed away on March 27, 2017.

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A new housing report graded nearly 11,000 neighborhoods nationwide. Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University School of Business, said a neighborhood that’s ranked poorly in this study “could actually be ranked higher in another study (and vice versa) if some of the variables are eliminated, replaced or supplemented. Studies like this do reinforce a sense of pride among neighborhoods that are highly ranked, and perhaps a sense of purpose to those that aren’t.”

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Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University School of Business, said Carolina Core could play a role in raising the Triad and Fayetteville’s identity nationally and globally.

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Governor Roy Cooper, the NAACP, and others are trying to prevent several amendments to the North Carolina constitution from going on the ballot this November. When asked about the likelihood of preventing the amendments from going to a vote Wake Forest political science professor John Dinan said, “I would say it is an uphill battle, but it wouldn’t shock me to see this go up to the NC Supreme Court.”

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Curators of the exhibit “Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible, and the Challenges of the Modern World,” at the Museum of the Bible in Washington indexed Billy Graham’s sermons dating back to the 1950s. “I love this, and I can’t believe they went to the trouble to do it,” said Bill Leonard, professor emeritus at Wake Forest School of Divinity. “Graham, in his sermons, moved from legalism to gospel, or from legalism to Jesus. He came to see that there were layers of humanity and gospel.”

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Young artists in Winston-Salem are writing down the things they’re afraid of, and in the process, making something beautiful. Wake Forest University hosted a summer artist called The Performing Arts Project. As a part of the program, student artists wrote their fears in chalk on a wall outside of Scales Fine Arts Center. They allowed the public to contribute to the wall before concluding the project by scrubbing the wall clean together.

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The Wake Forest News Media Report for July 28 – Aug. 10, 2018 is now available online.

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Olga Pierrakos and her family have lived in Winston-Salem for a little more than a year now, and she is the founding chair to Wake Forest University’s Department of Engineering, which is a part of Wake Downtown. In her time here, Pierrakos said she has asked residents what makes Winston-Salem unique, and the frequent response is that it is a city that reinvents itself.

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Female facility director Stephanie Poskin answers tough questions on perseverance and professional growth for women in the industry. Poskin, director of facilities for support services and operations at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, is one woman who has broken down this barrier to leadership within the industry. This question and answer session with her discusses her success and her view on opportunities for women working as facilities service providers.

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A new book from Oxford University Press, The Character Gap: How Good Are We?, by Wake Forest philosophy professor Christian Miller, is included in the Books, Scholarship Roundup. “We really are, in the author’s words, “a mixed bag”: not altogether terrible, but not so great, either.

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The HistoryMakers nonprofit honored Wake Forest University along with several individuals, including Wake Forest professor Melissa Harris-Perry, for their participation in the organization’s mission to record and preserve the personal histories of well-known and unsung African Americans.

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Historic elections were held in Zimbabwe in July, and voters were learning to navigate voting poll etiquette. Wake Forest political communication professor, Allan Louden agrees with other U.S. commentators that voter-line etiquette means talking politics is out.

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Investment by the city of Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University in the Innovation Quarter was a major inducement for Grubb Properties to develop housing across downtown. “We think that all the investment the city is making, all the investment Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter are making — we’re excited,” said Emily Ethridge, a spokesperson for Grubb Properties.

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Some fear one of North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendments could allow state legislators to bypass the governor’s future vetoes. Experts doubt that the loophole would allow the legislature to exploit such a small loophole. John Dinan, an expert on the N.C. Constitution at Wake Forest University says “I can’t imagine any situation where a court would do anything other than uphold a gubernatorial veto in such a case and at the very least declare the unrelated material void.”

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Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, North Carolina accepted an offer from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to move to Winston-Salem. Construction began in the early 1950s, and the campus opened in 1956. This article for the Winston-Salem Journal’s Progress Edition, featured historical photos of Reynolda Campus construction.

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Some Southern Baptists have called for change in the denomination partially due to a sharp decline in member numbers. Bill Leonard, professor emerita of Baptist studies and church history at Wake Forest University says “this predominately white denomination knows that it must reach out to Baptists of color, but if it takes Baptists of color’s concerns seriously, it is going to have to change in other ways, including politically.”

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Michele Gillespie, the dean of the college and history professor at Wake Forest University, said that the city made history in its transformation from manufacturing to high technology. “If innovation means using imagination and creativity to meet the challenges you’re presented, it’s no wonder the area once home to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco complex is now called the Innovation Quarter,” said Gillespie, the author of “Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South.” “Ever since the Moravians arrived in 1766, this part of the Piedmont has always been willing to embrace change, to adapt and to experiment with new approaches.”

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The Wake Forest News Media Report for July 7-27, 2018 is now available online.

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President Trump has announced his choice, Federal Appeals Court judge Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor John Dinan of Wake Forest University says even though Kavanaugh has been nominated by a Republican president, it does not necessarily mean he would side with the Republican point of view every time.

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Len Chappell an “unusual” former basketball player for Wake Forest University died last week at the age of 77. He led Wake Forest to its first two ACC Tournament championships in 1961 and ’62 and to the school’s only Final Four appearance in the second of those years. Former teammate Billy Packer recalls, “He was a very unusual player in the fact that he had incredible strength and a big, strong, natural body. There was no weight-lifting to him or anything like that, but then he had unbelievably soft hands, and he had excellent speed, straightaway speed,” Packer said.

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Imagine a sassy feline that lives forever — introducing OpenCat, a walking robotic cat that can be programmed to be as independent as its live counterparts. Creator Rongzhong Li started working on OpenCat as a hobby in 2016 while teaching computer science and robotics at Wake Forest University. He didn’t mean to make a robot cat — just something that was easily accessible. When he put two sensors around a camera, it looked like a feline, and he stuck with it, in part, because robot dogs have been done.

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The Irish Senate gave its support on Wednesday to a legislation prohibiting the import or sale of goods and services produced in occupied territories around the world, including Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law. “This bold action by Ireland sends an important message to Israel that its occupation of the West Bank and its explicit support for illegal settlements will not continue to go ignored by the international community,” said Barry Trachtenberg, Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish history at Wake Forest University.

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Henry Darwin is taking on the duties of deputy administrator at EPA. Stan Meiburg, former acting deputy EPA administrator and who now teaches at Wake Forest University considers Darwin a “solid choice” for the deputy job, given his state government experience.

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Last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amid multiple investigations of his mismanagement and misspending. His replacement as acting EPA Administrator is Andrew Wheeler, a longtime former lobbyist for the coal and energy industries. Stan Meiburg, former EPA deputy administrator and now Director of Graduate Studies in Sustainability at Wake Forest said: “The key words in his recusal are ‘particular matters.’ And that means an issue that may directly affect either someone who is a particular client of his, or in this case, a client of the firm.

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Wake Forest University will host its annual Women’s Football Camp next week. Women from across the Triad are invited to participate. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at BB&T Field.

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Critics condemned Israel’s new “nation-state” law saying it delivers a serious blow to the country because it puts Jewish identity ahead of the nation’s democratic principles while making Arab citizens “permanent foreigners.” Barry Trachtenberg, presidential chair of Jewish history at Wake Forest University, told Al Jazeera the law is reminiscent of how Jews were treated in the 20th century. “As a historian of European Jewry, I have to say that I find this announcement to be distressing in the extreme. It wasn’t that long ago that Jews were on the other side of such policies,” he said.

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The 14th Annual Conference of Macroeconomists from Liberal Arts Colleges will be held Aug. 7-8 at Wake Forest. At the conference, macroeconomists from liberal arts schools nationwide will gather to present their research to one another in an effort to promote high-quality research and collaboration. Sandeep Mazumder, an associate professor of economics and chairman of the WFU Department of Economics, is the conference’s lead organizer.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. expects to cover all 100 counties for the 2019 federal individual health-insurance exchange even as the Trump administration has again drastically cut marketing funding for the initiative. Mark Hall, a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University, said that CMS’ announcements “claiming that navigators account for only 1 percent of enrollment understates the role navigators and other enrollment assisters play.”

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Barry Trachtenberg, director of the Jewish studies program at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., distinguishes between anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic imagery. The latter term typically applies to modern incarnations of medieval anti-Jewish hatred. In the Middle Ages, Jews could convert to escape religious persecution and charges of killing Christ, but in the late 19th century, as religious differences waned, the new kind of anti-Semitism became a charge that Jews could not escape by converting. Mr. Trachtenberg, who calls himself an “intensely curious” traveler, laments the prevalence of anti-Jewish images in Europe’s tourist destinations.

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Andrew Wheeler won’t have much time to get his bearings as acting EPA administrator before his feet are held to the fire by Scott Pruitt’s critics. “He is now the place where the buck stops,” said Stan Meiburg, director of graduate programs in sustainability at Wake Forest University and former EPA acting deputy administrator from 2014 to 2017. “It will require him to be even more careful.”

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More amendments will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot than in any single election since the adoption of the 1971 N.C. Constitution. “When amendments are put on the ballot by the legislature, the voters have approved them by about 80 percent,” said John Dinan, professor of politics at Wake Forest University.

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The Wake Forest News Media Report for June 23 – July 6, 2018 is now available online.

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Wake Forest philosophy professor Christian B. Miller discusses his book, “The Character Gap,” for the Panpsycast Philosophy Podcast. Miller brings together contemporary psychology and moral philosophy.

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A group of 56 students representing 11 countries and seven U.S. states are participating in an intensive four-week exchange program at Wake Forest University. Participants ages 16 to 18 explore how to face the challenges of the 21st century together.

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Obese people with knee osteoarthritis are likely to gain significantly more benefits if they manage to lose up to 20% of their body weight, a study suggests. “Our previous work has shown that when combined with mild to moderate exercise, a 5% weight loss over 18 months reduces pain by 25% and improves function and mobility compared to a control group,” said lead study author and Wake Forest professor Stephen Messier.

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About 1,000 protesters took to the streets of downtown Winston-Salem to call for the reunification of migrant children with their parents and to denounce longstanding U.S. immigration policy.It was a national day of action against the Trump administration’s policy that’s resulted in children being separated from parents who entered the country illegally. Maria Cortez-Perez, an undocumented student at Wake Forest, shared her story with the immigration system.

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While countries such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have phased out their one-cent pieces, Harris Poll found that 55% of Americans are in favor of keeping the penny and 29% want to abolish it. Robert M. Whaples, Professor of Economics at Wake Forest, says rounding transactions to the nearest nickel instead of using pennies wouldn’t harm consumers or stores.

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Scientists have determined that the longer a moth’s hind wings and tails are, the better chances the insects have of surviving a bat attack. Aaron Corcoran, a biologist who studies bat echolocation at Wake Forest, commented on the research: “What surprises me most is that there appear to be many different ways to trick a bat’s echolocation system, and that a variety of moths appear to have converged on these strategies independently.”

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In a series of bat-moth skirmishes, scientists have shown how other moths create an acoustic illusion, with long wing-tails that fool bats into striking the wrong place. The finding helps explain why some moths have such showy tails, and it may also provide inspiration for drones of the future.

The authors have demonstrated a powerful approach for understanding the diversity of moth shapes, says Aaron Corcoran, an animal ecologist at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There appear to be many different ways to trick a bats echolocation system.

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By most measures, North Carolina already has one of America’s weakest governors. Now experts say a new ballot measure would take away even more power. John Dinan, a political scientist at Wake Forest, said North Carolina’s governor, who shares executive power with an independently elected Council of State, is one of the nation’s five weakest chief executives.

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Dozens of community members took part in a rally hosted by OneAmerica and Act Yakima on Saturday afternoon to put an end to the families that have been separated while crossing the border into the United States.

They all rallied outside of Congressman Dan Newhouse’s office asking him to fight for the families that have already been separated at the U.S. – Mexico border.

Dr. Ana-Maria Gonzalez Wahl is a professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina who attended the rally with her family. “I teach a lot on immigration and I felt the need to visit one of the detention centers in Denver while I was visiting family members,” said Dr. Gonzalez Wahl. “It’s time we speak up about everything that is happening.”

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“Toys R Us’ bankruptcy is a reminder that what we are going through right now in retail is not an evolution, but a real revolution,” said Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University School of Business.

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The owner and operator of Hanes Mall confirmed Thursday that Dave & Buster’s will open a 31,576-square-foot site on the lower level, near Sears and the carousel. “Because Dave & Buster’s is positioned around multiple features, it provides a unique destination option for consumers that might not normally be planning a trip to the mall,” said Roger Beahm, the executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

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Officials with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation spent two years listening to North Carolinians to determine how to best improve socioeconomic conditions, both statewide and locally. The foundation said it plans to ramp up collaborative efforts with Wake Forest University for the local community.

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North Carolina’s 2017 ACA enrollment is 549,158, fourth-highest in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Yet, there’s just one insurer in the market: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and it expects to lose money despite hiking premiums by 24 percent.

The final burden is that so many ACA enrollees in North Carolina — about 90 percent — qualify for federal subsidies, according to a study by Wake Forest University researcher Mark Hall. Most of them pay less than $75 a month out of their own pockets. Taxpayers cover the rest.

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“Halsey Street,” the novel Naima Coster began writing as a grad student at Fordham, was published in January to rave reviews. Kirkus called it ‘a quiet gut-punch of a debut,’ while the San Francisco Chronicle praised its ‘sharp and sophisticated moral sense.’ Now Coster is working on a follow-up while mentoring students of her own as a visiting professor at Wake Forest.

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History comes to life at the N.C. Transportation Museum during Salute the Troops: Military Through the Ages, June 30. A moving tribute comes from Wake Forest University’s “Imagination Project.” This interactive exhibit follows the tales of African American Vietnam Veterans from rural eastern North Carolina before, during, and after the war.

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The Wake Forest University’s School of Law offers an Elder Law Clinic which provides free legal services to eligible seniors in Forsyth and surrounding counties.

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In November, you’ll have the chance to vote on several constitutional amendments if they make it onto the ballot. Professor John Dinan of Wake Forest University says: “Some of the amendments would add to the rights that North Carolina citizens currently enjoy. That would be the victims rights amendments and the right to hunting and fishing, other of these amendments would seek to resolve disputes between the legislature and the governor over who has ultimate authority. And then at least one of these amendments would take a current policy, low income taxes, and would seek to lock that in and prevent future legislators from changing that.”

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Verger Capital Management, which oversees $1.7 billion for nonprofit investors, most notably Wake Forest University’s endowment, recently surveyed the 89 outside money managers it hires about their investment policies when it comes to environmental, social, and governance issues, or ESG. In its survey, it quizzed the firms about their internal policies on sexual harassment, bullying, and pay disparity. “Money managers who undervalue gender equity could risk missing out on value through diversity of talent, thought, and experience—which could ultimately impact performance,” Jim Dunn, Executive Officer, says.

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Danielle Parker-Moore is the executive director of the Freedom School program at the Anna Julia Cooper Center.  The educational program, hosted at Wake Forest, helps students from marginalized communities keep their reading skills up over the summer. “The main goal for me is to be able to have young people who can see themselves attending college, and actually matriculating and going to college,” she says.

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Weight loss is an effective treatment for overweight and obese people with knee osteoarthritis, according to researchers at Wake Forest University. The study titled “Intentional Weight Loss for Overweight and Obese Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: Is More Better?” was published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research on June 18. “Our new study indicates that for people who achieve a 10 percent weight loss and would like to continue losing more weight safely, they will see additional benefits in improved health-related quality of life, and reduced pain and improved function,” said lead author Stephen Messier of Wake Forest.

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Professional photographers from the University Photographers’ Association of America (UPAA) welcomed local paramedics, firefighters, police and emergency personnel to the Wake Forest campus. “This is an opportunity for Wake Forest and UPAA photographers to recognize and thank emergency personnel who are first to arrive on the scene and assist victims in the most challenging and stressful of situations,” said Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University photographer and vice president of the UPAA who  organized this year’s free portraits community service event.

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A gallery of photos depicting first responders and their families being photographed at Wake Forest University for the First Responder free photo event.

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Locations and times for early voting in Forsyth County await a final decision on legislation that would require all one-stop, early voting sites to be open if any site is open. Traditionally, both Forsyth County has opened one location at the Government Center at the start of early voting and then gradually expanded to additional sites around the county over the course of the 17-day period. Polo Park Recreation Center or alternately Reynolda Manor Library could serve Wake Forest University students instead of Old Town.

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Made-up commemorations are ways to drum up sales and brand awareness — and North Carolina companies are capitalizing on the trend, too. Promotional holidays are simply meant to create brand interest and generate sales. That’s something merchants have been doing for years and years, said Roger Beahm, an executive director of the Wake Forest School of Business Center for Retail Innovation. “What we’re seeing is a continuation of a long-standing trend that dates back well over a century,” Beahm said.

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The Wake Forest News Media Report for June 2-15, 2018 is now available online.

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In an essay on empathy, Wake Forest’s A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy Christian B. Miller wrote: “Most of us have some capacity to feel empathy, which can be strengthened over time.”

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New 3-D printing technology that allows electronics to be printed on your skin won’t make you a cyborg but it could help soldiers detect threats such as chemical weapons. U.S. National Institutes of Health awarded a $6.25 million grant to Rice University, the University of Maryland, and Wake Forest University to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues in 2017.

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BB&T Corp. is shifting away from putting the BB&T name over the company’s successful insurance subsidiary. “Experience has shown that in the long run if you can afford to support multiple brands — each which stands for something different — the latter is the better marketing strategy. No brand or banner can be all things to all people,” said Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest.

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The University of Chicago will no longer require ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students, sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes the first top-10 research university to join the test-optional movement. Test-optional since 2008, Wake Forest was included in news stories around the country about the University of Chicago decision.

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Although many fathers stay active and attached to their children even if they don’t live with them day-to-day, millions are essentially absentee dads – gone if not forgotten. Linda Nielsen, a Wake Forest University professor of adolescent and educational psychology, analyzed 60 studies over several decades and countries and concluded shared parenting is better for children than single parenting on almost every measure of well being.

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Cook Medical has signed a letter of intent with Whitaker Park Development Authority Inc. to buy a portion of an R.J. Reynolds building and transform it into a medical device manufacturing facility. The company settled on Whitaker Park, in part because of its location near Wake Forest University.

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Wake Forest University and professional photographers offered free family portraits to local first responders. The photographs were taken by the University Photographers’ Association of America.

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Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) has announced that she will step down as dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law at the end of the next academic year, effective June 30, 2019.

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Wake Forest University is featured on a list of most technologically advanced universities.

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U.S. News & World Report annually publishes a ranking of the best undergraduate accounting programs and places numerical ranks on 38 different schools. Wake Forest University is ranked 15th in the nation for the best undergraduate accounting program.

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Triad consumers may not benefit from same-day delivery services — at least at first — from having a 1-million-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in their back yard, economists and retail researchers say. Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest School of Business, said Amazon’s fulfillment center expansion strategy is necessary as retail stores, such as Walmart and Macy’s, are maintaining customer loyalty through enhancing their online shopping options.

 

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The Jeopardy category was called, “It’s Hyphenated” and clearly the answer was anything but clear for a contestant on the show. In a Daily Double on Jeopardy, the contestant stood while waiting to give an answer to, “The City is home to Hanesbrands, the Hanes Mall, and Wake Forest University.” The contestant was set back by $200 for the incorrect answer. WFMY interviewed alumnus and Wake Forest Development Officer Anthony Tang to gauge campus reaction.

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Phil Treagus the founder of “The Reading Lists” talks about books with Christian B. Miller, the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest and author of “The Character Gap.”

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John Petrocelli teaches psychology at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, and has published a study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology entitled “Antecedents of bullshitting”. The study tries to understand under what conditions people feel authorized or encouraged to say bullshit. As Petrocelli notes, other research has shown that saying bullshit is more socially accepted than lying. Perhaps because sometimes those who say bullshit do so to encourage the sense of belonging of a group around an idea. It does not matter if this idea is based on untrue facts.

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Dave & Buster’s appears set to open in Hanes Mall in spring 2019. “Because Dave & Buster’s is positioned around multiple features, it provides a unique destination option for consumers that might not normally be planning a trip to the mall,” said Roger Beahm, the executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

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The challenge for older adults who want to lose weight is that the body burns both fat and muscle when in a calorie-deficit situation. For every pound you lose, up to one-third of it may be muscle. According to the results of a study by researchers from Wake Forest University published last year, one possible answer is to pair a weight loss program with weight training. Researchers studied 249 adults, all in their 60s, all of them either overweight or obese.  The diet-and-walk group lost 4 pounds of muscle mass. The diet-only and the weight training group each lost about 2 pounds of muscle mass.

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The Wake Forest News Media Report for May 12-25, 2018 is now available online.

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Three Wake Forest University students, Kaya Borlase, Alexis Nickl and Doug Maier, all rising sophomores, have been selected from a group of national finalists for the Kemper Scholars Program. The program prepares students for professional leadership positions through experiential workplace learning that applies what they learn in their academic programs.

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NBC Nightly News took a look at some of the best moments from this year’s commencement ceremonies across the country and included a 2018 Wake Forest graduate walking across the stage and shaking hands with President Nathan Hatch.

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In the weekday “Best of the Web” column, the Wall Street Journal highlighted Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch’s commencement speech to 2018 graduates on conversation as a form of leadership.

“What I am calling for is the decency, humility and intellectual honesty to learn and acknowledge other points of view – and to treat with dignity those whom you think are wrong,” Hatch said.

 

 

 

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