October 23, 2020 | Forbes
“For the first time this election, a new One-Stop-Early Voting site was approved to serve students and our wider community,” said Wake Forest senior Izzy McMahon. “To encourage turnout, we are hosting a daily “March to the Polls,” where campus figureheads, organizations, and clubs walk students to the new polling site.”
November 12, 2020 | The New York Times
“Signing an honor code can, among other things, serve as a moral reminder….Honor codes won’t eliminate cheating. Deeply dishonest students will not be deterred. But fortunately, the research confirms what experience suggests: Most students are not deeply dishonest,” said Wake Forest professor of philosophy Christian Miller in an op-ed written for The New York Times.
October 22, 2020 | WFU News and Communications
The Wake Forest News Media Report for Sept. 18 – Oct. 16, 2020 is now available online.
September 20, 2020 | Scientific American
“From my perspective as a philosopher, honesty is stunningly neglected,” said Wake Forest philosophy professor Christian Miller, author of “The Character Gap: How Good Are We?” “Almost no work about honesty has been done in philosophy in the last 50 years. It’s been largely overlooked.” If we understand what motivates and fosters deception, however, we can better curb those things in ourselves.
September 28, 2020 | Business Insider
Experts have said that while there are a number of reasons people haven’t taken the threat of COVID-19 seriously. “The fundamental problem is that the issue is politicized,” Adrian Bardon, a philosophy professor at Wake Forest. Bardon said that when a particular fact threatens one’s preexisting perception it could also prompt someone to reject empirical evidence or expert guidance.
September 26, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal
When Jaylynn Alexander was home from boarding school this spring, it was hard for her to ignore her dad’s dedication to his work as a recruiter and diversity consultant. “It made me feel empowered,” she said of their time together before she moved last month to begin college at Wake Forest. “If my dad can run a whole business just from sitting in his chair. I think I can do it, too.”
October 16, 2020 | WFU News and Communications
October 1, 2020 | WFU News and Communications
The Wake Forest News Media Report for Aug. 29 – Sept. 18, 2020 is now available online.
September 2, 2020 | Associated Press
Emily Benfer, a law professor at Wake Forest and chair of the American Bar Association’s COVID-19 Task Force Committee on Eviction, praised the Trump administration’s action to halt evictions for most renters through the end of the year as a “tremendous intervention that promises to protect the health and safety of millions of renters.” But she also warned that it’s only a “half measure.” “Without rental assistance to cover the mounting debt, it only delays eviction and its devastating consequences.”
August 29, 2020 | CNBC
In a June survey by the National Housing Law Project, more than 90% of legal aid and civil rights attorneys said they’ve seen illegal evictions in their area. “Without compliance and enforcement mechanisms, a law’s purpose may go unrealized,” said Emily Benfer, an eviction expert and visiting professor of law at Wake Forest. “Congress failed to add a check for compliance with the CARES act. It fell to the courts.”
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