Wake in the News

3 generations of athlete activists all in 1 place

October 31, 2017   |  The Nation

Three generations of activist athletes take the stage at Wake Forest University for a powerful conversation as part of the Rethinking Community conference. Edge of Sports host Dave Zirin interviewed 1968 Olympic legend John Carlos, former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Media Report for Oct. 21-27, 2017

October 31, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Oct. 21-27, 2017 is now available online.

At the intersection of race, sports and politics

October 24, 2017   |  WFMY

Race, politics and sports: it has been a controversial mix lately – and one that took center stage Friday at Wake Forest University. The three on the moderated panel were Olympian John Carlos, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Ibtihaj Muhammad. Carlos raised his fist in solidarity with the civil rights movement at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City after winning bronze. In 1996, Abdul-Rauf, an NBA player, refused to stand during the anthem – then, when he did, he kept his eyes closed and looked down.

This panel was held as part of a multi-day conference – Rethinking Community – to explore what it means to live in a diverse society.

The Rethinking Conference was also covered by the Winston-Salem Journal, WXII, WGHP, the Greensboro News & Record and Spectrum News.

States have already tried Trump's health-care order. It went badly.

October 24, 2017   |  Washington Post

Wake Forest law professor and national health-care expert Mark Hall said the president’s executive order  to reform the United States healthcare system “costs the government more, it costs lower-income people a lot more, it drives up insurance rates, and it drives health insurers from the market.”

What's killing business schools?

October 24, 2017   |  Fortune

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the University of Wisconsin is in the process of reviewing its graduate business degree programs, a process that may result in the discontinuation of its two-year full-time MBA program. The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business announced in August that it would end its full-time MBA program. In recent years, Wake Forest University, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Virginia Tech, and Simmons College (the country’s only all-female business school) have shuttered their traditional two-year programs.

Looking beyond marches: The feminist movement in 2017

October 24, 2017   |  WUNC

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Wake Forest Women’s Center director Paige Meltzer to examine where the feminist movement is today. This conversation was recorded on Oct. 11 in front of a live audience at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill as part of a yearlong celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Carolina Women’s Center.

Media Report for Oct. 14-20, 2017

October 24, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Oct. 14-20, 2017 is now available online.

Wake in Washington

October 17, 2017   |  News & Record

This fall, the university opened what it’s calling the Wake Washington Center. It’s a 4,300-square foot space at One Dupont Circle. The center is the home of Wake Washington, a new semester-long internship and study-away program for Wake Forest students. The program is geared to students who want experience in D.C. things like politics, policy, nonprofits or museums. …The university also hopes to use its new Wake Washington Center for alumni gatherings and admissions and networking events.

Studying abroad...in D.C.

October 17, 2017   |  Politico

Wake Forest is the latest university setting up shop in Washington, launching a study abroad-like program for undergraduate students to learn to navigate a city that can seem pretty foreign for students in Winston-Salem, N.C., and elsewhere. “Finding that job and understanding how to network and navigate this city is obviously very different than a lot of other cities in the United States,” Jennifer Richwine, the executive director of the “Wake Washington” program, told Morning Education. The university is opening a new facility at One Dupont Circle this week, though students have been studying here since August.

Amid Evangelical decline, growing split between young Christians and church elders

October 17, 2017   |  The Christian Science Monitor

For a variety of reasons, fewer and fewer Americans now have a grasp of the fundamentals of orthodox, biblical teachings. Bill Leonard, professor of Baptist studies at Wake Forest University, weighs in on the shift that has begun to affect the nation’s most vibrant religious groups.

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