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Universities take a harder look at whether M.B.A. programs are worth it

November 7, 2017   |  The Wall Street Journal

Business schools are facing a tough business problem. While graduate schools of management can make money for the institutions that house them, their M.B.A. programs sometimes bring in little more than prestige. With Wisconsin School of Business debating the future of its core business degree, administrators now wonder whether more schools will follow the University of Iowa, Wake Forest University and others in ending their M.B.A. programs.

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Media Report for Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2017

November 7, 2017   |  wfu_news_&_communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2017 is now available online.

Starting a career center

October 31, 2017   |  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Cited by administrators at Carleton College and others as an exemplar, Wake Forest University’s Office of Career and Professional Development began in earnest in 2009, when the University’s president, Nathan O. Hatch, created a vice presidency to make career training for undergraduates a top priority.
In this article, Andy Chan, vice president for personal and career development, offers pointers for colleges looking to start comprehensive, campus-wide career programs.

Highlight these factors in global university applications

October 31, 2017   |  U.S. News & World Report

Experts say prospective international students should present a strong application to global universities to demonstrate their international perspective and preparation to study in another country. Martha Allman, dean of admissions at Wake Forest, says the school values international applicants “who seek and appreciate experiences beyond their own comfort zone and community.”

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.

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