Wake in the News

A time to heal, a time to build

October 21, 2020   |  Brookings Institution

“We have shared the hope that although differences on church-state matters will inevitably persist (our nation, after all, has been arguing about some of these questions since the beginning of the republic), those differences can be narrowed, principled compromises can be forged, and the work of lifting up the least among us can be carried out and celebrated across our lines of division,” said Melissa Rogers, Wake Forest School of Divinity professor.

Student leaders are expanding early voting on campuses nationwide

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.”

Just how dishonest are most students

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.

Media report for Sept. 18 - Oct. 16, 2020

October 22, 2020   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Sept. 18 – Oct. 16, 2020 is now available online.

We need to do more research on honesty

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.

Experts reveal why some people aren't taking COVID-19 seriously

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.

During coronavirus, every day is take your daughter to work day

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.”

Wake Forest in the News (Oct. 2020 publication)

October 16, 2020   |  WFU News and Communications

Media report for Aug. 29 - Sept. 18, 2020

October 1, 2020   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Aug. 29 – Sept. 18, 2020 is now available online.

Confusion over eviction ban led to selective enforcement

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.”

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