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Media report for July 25 - Aug. 28, 2020

September 8, 2020   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for July 25 – Aug. 28, 2020 is now available online.

Wake Forest students return to campus and hope they can stay

August 21, 2020   |  News & Record

Student move-in went smoothly this week, said Matthew Clifford, the university’s dean of residence life and housing. About 1,400 new first-year students had checked in by Thursday. Another 2,350 upperclass students who are living in campus housing are scheduled to move in by Monday. For both new and returning students, move-in was an entirely redesigned experience…Miles Middleton, the Student Government Association president, said he feels for the freshmen. It’ll be important for returning students to follow the rules, be good role models for freshmen and make the new students feel comfortable, the senior said. Wake Forest, he said, is a small and connected place with a strong community and a good plan for dealing with COVID-19. That’ll help.

Will the penny survive coronavirus? Some hope not

July 29, 2020   |  The New York Times

Robert Whaples, an economics professor at Wake Forest, said his research, which examined data from a chain of convenience stores, showed that customers ended up breaking even over time because prices were rounded down as much as up, considering people buy multiple items and when accounting for tax. “Right now, with the coin shortage, is a good opportunity to seize the issue,” he said, arguing that pennies should be eliminated from circulation.

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