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Media Report for May 4-10, 2019

May 14, 2019   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for May 4-10, 2019 is now available online.

10 med schools that often admit liberal arts majors

May 8, 2019   |  Yahoo! Finance

One common misconception about becoming a doctor is the idea that you must major in science during college to qualify for medical school. However, experts say that as long as aspiring physicians fulfill all of the medical school admissions requirements at every school where they apply, their college major does not matter. Nevertheless, premed students with liberal arts majors may worry about whether they will fit in at their dream schools given that the majority of students at top med schools earned their bachelor’s degrees in a hard science discipline such as biology or physics. Wake Forest is included in this list of 10 institutions in the U.S. News Best Medical Schools rankings where humanities and social sciences majors were best represented among incoming students in fall 2018.

Miss USA works on behalf of prisoners

May 5, 2019   |  CNN

Receiving three degrees from two universities, Cheslie Kryst is a 28-year-old attorney with a mission to help reform America’s justice system. Hailing from North Carolina, Kryst practices civil litigation for a law firm and has a passion for helping prisoners who may have been sentenced unjustly get reduced punishments – free of charge. Kryst, who is licensed to practice in two states, earned both her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University.

Jonathan L. Walton named Dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity

May 9, 2019   |  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wake Forest has appointed Jonathan L. Walton as Dean of the School of Divinity, effective July 1. Walton is currently at Harvard, where he serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the University’s Memorial Church. He is also Professor of Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School. “Wake Forest University’s motto, Pro Humanitate (For Humanity), captures my commitment to theological education. Research and teaching are not simply ‘academic exercises’ for me. The pursuit of knowledge is a sacred task insofar as we are called to better the lives of others, particularly the most vulnerable. I am excited to serve a Divinity School with such a clear intellectual vision, concrete vocational mission, and demonstrated commitment to diversity.”

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