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Media report for Nov. 16-22, 2019

November 26, 2019   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 16-22, 2019 is now available online.

No matter who wins in 2020, polarization of America is here to stay, say experts

November 18, 2019   |  MEAWW

MEA WorldWide spoke with experts in American politics, including politics professor John Dinan,, about the upcoming election and the country’s social climate. Dinan predicted no matter who wins the 2020 elections the president will find it challenging to pass legislation. “We are already seeing this challenge of governing at the current time, where there is little expectation that any significant legislation will pass Congress in 2019 or 2020 because the parties are so divided and also relatively evenly matched.”

Wake Forest volunteers preparing hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for food-insecure Triad residents

November 18, 2019   |  WXII

Wake Forest volunteers are making about 350 Thanksgiving dinners in Campus Kitchen that will be delivered over the next week to organizations that help with food insecurity in our local community. . “The longer that I’ve been involved in Campus Kitchen, the more I’ve learned about some of the issues about hunger, homelessness and nutrition, especially in Winston-Salem,” said Avery Thrush (‘20). “That has just made me more passionate about it.”

Two Triad colleges rank in top 10 for study abroad programs

November 19, 2019   |  Triad Business Journal

Wake Forest ranks fourth among the nation’s doctoral universities in the percentage of students who study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education. Nearly 75% of Wake Forest undergraduates received credit for study abroad in the 2017-2018 academic year, up from 73.5% in 2016-2017. Students spent anywhere from a few weeks to a summer to a full academic year studying in countries around the world.

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