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Media report for May 23 - June 19, 2020

July 29, 2020   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for May 23 – June 19, 2020 is now available online.

Protests spread beyond big cities, from Raleigh to Santa Rosa

June 2, 2020   |  The Wall Street Journal

The rage and despair sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody has spread far beyond Minneapolis, to communities of all sizes. People took to the streets over the weekend—peacefully and violently—in many small and midsize cities that have seldom, if ever, seen large protests over police brutality. “The nation has erupted,” said Kami Chavis, director of the criminal justice program at Wake Forest University School of Law, who called the outcry more intense than past protests. “What feels different to me about this time is that there’s so much solidarity across communities.”

It’s not too late to get a virtual internship

May 27, 2020   |  The New York Times

“What we have been telling students is that this is not a time to be picky or overly choosy,” said Andy Chan, vice president, innovation and career development at Wake Forest. “This is a time to get experience.” He urges students to work closely with their colleges’ career centers to keep track of new postings, polish their resumes and practice virtual interviews. “We have a team of people who are contacting alumni, as well as searching the job boards and finding jobs that are hard for students to locate. Over these last few months we have found a thousand more jobs than a student could find on their own and are putting them in front of students.”

Judge rules case against three men in Ahmaud Arbery death can proceed

June 4, 2020   |  The Hill

“Investigators will be looking at evidence that suggests Ahmaud Arbery was killed because of his race, and a racial slur during or after the crime would be considered evidence of that,” Kami Chavis, law professor and director of the criminal justice program at Wake Forest told CBS News.

Small and midsize cities see protests against police brutality

June 2, 2020   |  The Wall Street Journal

“The nation has erupted,” said Kami Chavis, director of the criminal justice program at Wake Forest School of Law, who called the outcry more intense than past protests. “What feels different to me about this time is that there’s so much solidarity across communities.”

Media report for May 3-22, 2020

May 27, 2020   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for May 3-22, 2020 is now available online.

The HyFlex option for instruction if campuses open this fall

May 13, 2020   |  Inside Higher Ed

Betsy Barre, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Wake Forest, said she saw professors and institutions embracing hybrid-flexible models as if they could just put a camera in the classroom and let far-flung students listen in — “kind of a 1990s distance learning,” she said. “It may be a convenient fix to ensure social distancing, but I’m worried it’s popular because it allows schools to say they’re offering face-to-face courses without having to change much to stay safe,” she said. She stressed the importance of differentiating between the sort of “blended synchronous” approach many professors used to conduct their classes via Zoom this spring, versus the fully developed online and face-to-face pathways.

Waiting for the tsunami: The mediated narrative of COVID-19 in India

May 12, 2020   |  Forbes

Ananda Mitra, professor of communication at Wake Forest, wrote about the troubling way in which certain segments of media choose to represent the impact of COVID-19 on different parts of the World. “The use of language, images, and the representation continues to reproduce narratives that display certain countries from the orientalist perspective,” said Mitra. Western media outlets have continued an “orientalist refrain of unpreparedness and backwardness” when predicting COVID-19 outcomes in India, though rates of infection in the country have remained low.

Nathan O. Hatch: What I told Vice President Mike Pence

May 17, 2020   |  Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch joined a recent conversation with US Vice President Mike Pence and 13 other college and university presidents across the country to discuss what it will take to reopen campuses in the fall. “What will it take to reopen our institutions of higher learning? The same principles that will allow us to reopen our communities, re-energize our economy and keep ourselves and our neighbors safe: adapting to our changing circumstances and adopting recommended practices to keep one another healthy,” Hatch wrote in a guest column for the Winston-Salem Journal. “And so the people of Winston-Salem will ‘wear a mask, love your neighbor, protect yourself, and stop COVID-19.’ We all are part of the solution. When we offer what we have — an idea, a quieted manufacturing operation, a monetary donation, an hour or two delivering masks to neighbors — we slowly become whole.”

Why time feels so weird right now

May 7, 2020   |  Vox

“What we call internal time, or subjective time, is very complex. There’s no such thing as one internal clock that we then compare to an external clock. Our brains are these really complex ad hoc systems that are doing a lot of functions at the same time. They’re constantly integrating information and coordinating action,” said Adrian Bardon, professor of philosophy at Wake Forest. “What we call our internal clock is actually a whole bunch of internal clocks…There’s a lot of stuff going on all at the same time that all have to do with our internal sense of the passage of time. And with all that complexity, it’s no wonder that sometimes our sense of the passage of time can get weird, under weird circumstances, when we’re in a weird mood.”

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