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Media Report for July 8-21, 2017

July 27, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for July 8-21, 2017 is now available online.

Beyond the classroom: Course looks at city's past, universities' role in future

July 10, 2017   |  Winston-Salem Journal

Undergraduates in Winston-Salem broke new ground this year with a course on common ground — specifically on how universities engage with the communities that surround them. Rogan Kersh of Wake Forest University and Corey Walker of Winston-Salem State University recently turned their shared interest in the topic into a class at Wake Downtown in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

Allegations of 'fake news' stretch beyond politics

July 10, 2017   |  Washington Post

Companies are launching efforts to root out phony news, engaging in a kind of technological arms race. The problem is potentially more dangerous for retail investors who are attempting to make investment decisions on their own, said Ajay Patel, a finance professor at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

The story also appeared in several outlets, including the Denver Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Worcester Telegram.

Do free speech and inclusivity clash?

July 10, 2017   |  Inside Higher Ed

Administrators find themselves caught between upholding the First Amendment and responding to hate speech that can be offensive, said a panel of officials discussing the issue at the opening session of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest, said part of the problem is that students come to campus with “shockingly little understanding” of the history and importance of free-speech protections.

It's very difficult to convict officers in police shootings, experts say

July 10, 2017   |  NBC News

“We need to look at implicit racial bias as an issue not just for officers [involved in on-duty shootings] but for jurors, too,” said Kami Chavis, the director of a criminal justice program at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Media Report for June 17 - July 7, 2017

July 10, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for June 17 – July 7, 2017 is now available online.

Wake Forest News (July 2017 publication)

July 1, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

View selected media highlights (April – June 2017) from Wake Forest University’s Office of Communications and External Relations.

Wake Forest's D.C. program is taking over space in Dupont Circle

June 19, 2017   |  Washington Business Journal

Wake Forest University’s Washington internship program will launch in the fall out of 1 Dupont Circle NW. The WAKE Washington program, which will host its first semester this fall, has started repairs on the fourth floor of the Dupont Circle building.The 4,300-square-foot space, known as the WAKE Washington Center, will become a “D.C. hub,” according to David Taylor, assistant dean for the Global Study Away program at Wake Forest.

The program will lease the space from the American Council on Education, which owns the building, and will be the first university tenants, said Jennifer Richwine, executive director of the WAKE Washington Center. Beyond the undergraduate internship program, the center will also host alumni and networking events.

You're getting a master's in what?

June 19, 2017   |  The Wall Street Journal

To court a generation of M.B.A. skeptics, business schools are creating narrowly tailored degree programs designed to help young professionals hone their skills for specific industries and job functions.

“Students want a deeper expertise in specific business disciplines if they’re pursuing a graduate degree,” said Charles Iacovou, dean of the business school at Wake Forest University, which discontinued its traditional two-year M.B.A. program in 2014 and concentrated its resources around the school’s part-time M.B.A. offerings and its three specialized master’s programs.

Weaving Connections: A NewsArts student documentary

June 19, 2017   |  Pulitzer Center

“Weaving Connections” represents a blending of RJ Reynolds High School students’ short films into one documentary that presents the research and process explored by the students in a program led by artist-educator Diana Green and co-facilitator Stan Wright, an MFA candidate in the documentary filmmaking program at Wake Forest University.

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