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Media Report for March 3-16, 2018

March 19, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for March 3-16, 2018 is now available online.

No end in sight for campus free speech battles

March 8, 2018   |  Inside Higher Ed

Conversations about how best to handle free expression at colleges and universities dominated the annual meeting of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education conference. Controversial speakers can “flame out” or fade from view, said Penny Rue, a panelist and the vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University. Rue became the Board Chair of NASPA, the leading association for student affairs professionals this month.

US Sen. Richard Burr's papers to be housed at Wake Forest

March 13, 2018   |  Associated Press

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr will leave his official congressional papers, photos and other documents with his alma mater. The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and Wake Forest University administrators announced Monday at a ceremony their agreement to house his documents at the Winston-Salem school, where he graduated in 1978.

The AP story ran on the national wire and was picked up in news outlets across North Carolina and around the country.

On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

March 3, 2018   |  Associated Press

Walmart, Kroger, L.L. Bean and Dick’s Sporting Goods announced they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21. Dick’s also banned the sale of assault-style rifles, a step Walmart took in 2015. Roger Beahm, a professor of marketing at Wake Forest University School of Business, said smaller retailers will probably capitalize on the situation by selling the weapons the major chains will no longer handle.

Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods sued by 20-year-old over new gun restrictions

March 6, 2018   |  Newsweek

A 20-year-old man from Oregon has filed two lawsuits against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart for age discrimination after the two companies changed their gun policies to stop anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing a rifle. The new gun policy changes come from the aftermath of the school shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in February. David Yamane, who teaches sociology at Wake Forest, said that Walmart’s and other stores’ new gun policies won’t immediately cause change. “There isn’t any kind of simple fix that will bring on consequences,” Yamane said.

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