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Media Report for April 8-14, 2017

April 17, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for April 8-14, 2017 is now available online.

WFU jobs data show strong employment

April 10, 2017   |  Winston-Salem Journal

Data collected by the WFU Office of Personal and Career Development show that 98 percent of the Wake Forest undergraduate class of 2016 are either employed or in graduate school. First Destination data — information collected on students up to six months after graduation — show that while more than a third of Wake Forest graduates remain in North Carolina to contribute their talents to our state, graduates also land jobs nationwide and worldwide.

Bill would weaken neighbors' ability to be compensated in hog farm lawsuits

April 10, 2017   |  News & Observer

Professors Sid Shapiro and Vanessa Zboreak co-authored this op-ed about House Bill 467, which they say would prevent hundreds of rural landowners from recovering more than token damages in nuisance claims, even if a court were to decide that the corporations responsible for factory farming have committed just such a nuisance.

Meet the high school students who took down their principal

April 10, 2017   |  Inside Edition

Student journalists in Kansas are being celebrated across the country for uncovering the truth about their new principal, who said she received graduate degrees from Corllins University. According to department of education, Corllins is not an accredited university and there are numerous complaints by people online that have called it a scam. A photo on their website showing a huge commencement ceremony is actually from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

CNN, Washington Post, Winston-Salem Journal and many other outlets covered this story.

2017's best & worst states for millennials

April 10, 2017   |  WalletHub

Amy Willard, assistant director career education and coaching in Wake Forest’s Office of Personal and Career Development, is featured in this story offering her expertise on the financial habits and behaviors of millennials. “They are a different consumer than other generations, thus they have a powerful influence on how companies create and advertise their products.”

Media Report for April 1-7, 2017

April 10, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for April 1-7, 2017 is now available online.

Porter Byrum, who gave Wake Forest University more than $50 million, dies at 96

April 3, 2017   |  Charlotte Observer

Porter Byrum, who died March 27 at 96, always said he wanted his money to go to students. It did, with scholarships going to hundreds of students at Wake Forest, to which he gave more than $50 million. The son of a Baptist preacher, Byrum and three brothers had all been able to attend Wake Forest tuition-free. He regarded that education as the turning point of his life.

“Wake Forest has lost a loyal friend in Porter Byrum,” President Nathan Hatch said in a statement. “His generosity demonstrates his belief that perseverance can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, that education equals opportunity, and that helping others is the key to a meaningful and well-lived life.”

Stories also ran in the News & Record, the Winston-Salem Journal, and the Charlotte Business Journal.

North Carolina's bathroom bill repeal fails LGBTQ community

April 3, 2017   |  Fortune

In a commentary piece for Fortune, Director of Wake Forest’s LGBTQ Center Angela Mazaris wrote: “HB2 has never been about safety; it’s about civil rights. North Carolina has already paid a huge economic price for HB2. However, the greatest cost of this bill has been to the lives of our state’s most vulnerable citizens—LGBTQ North Carolinians.”

2017's best & worst states for doctors

April 3, 2017   |  WalletHub

Professor Chris Coughlin was featured as an expert under the section, “Ask the Experts: The Future of the Medical Profession,” in this WalletHub article.  Professor Coughlin responded to the following question: “What are the biggest issues facing doctors today?”

Wake Forest to pay tribute to Arnold Palmer during Masters

April 3, 2017   |  Golf.com

Arnold Palmer’s former university plans to honor its most famous alumnus during Masters week. During Wake Forest’s annual “Arnold Palmer Day,” fans of the King will gather at the campus’s quad center to toast the legendary life of Palmer with his signature drink.

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