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Media Report for Sept. 15-21, 2018

September 24, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Sept. 15-21, 2018 is now available online.

World War One: The cultural front

September 15, 2018   |  BBC

Wake Forest’s David Lubin, art professor and author of “Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War,” participated in the BBC Radio series World War One: The Cultural Front. Lubin’s interview focused on the 1919 painting, “Gassed,” by John Singer Sargent. Sargent refused to be an official war artist until his favorite niece was killed in 1918 by a shell fired by long-range German cannons.

Here's what the closing of Family Dollar's headquarters means across Charlotte

September 18, 2018   |  The Charlotte Observer

The pending closure of Family Dollar’s headquarters in Matthews, a company started by the Levine Family and now owned by Dollar Tree, could have effects that ripple throughout the Charlotte community for years to come. “In the short run, at the customer level, you’re not going to see very much change,” said Roger Beahm, an executive director of the Wake Forest School of Business Center for Retail Innovation. “The (merged) company will still attempt to create differences at the consumer level between the brands and particularly the prices that they see in Dollar Tree relative to Family Dollar,” Beahm said.

Gail O'Day, former WFU Divinity school dean, dies at age 63

September 22, 2018   |  Winston-Salem Journal

Gail R. O’Day, former dean of the Wake Forest School of Divinity and a New Testament professor, died Saturday. “Gail O’Day was deeply committed to both scholarship and academic integrity,” WFU President Nathan Hatch said. “She had an unwavering dedication to students and proved to be a deft and able leader of faculty. I am grateful for all the ways that she was responsible for growing our School of Divinity in both stature and scope.”

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