September 2, 2020 | USA Today
“Because COVID-19 might not make it on to a lot of death certificates, a better way to count deaths is to look at how many more people have died each month than is typical,” said statistics professor Lucy D’Agostino McGowan. “Several organizations have been doing this, including the CDC and the Economist. These data suggest that we have seen more than 200,000 excess deaths so far this year, far more than show up in the COVID-19 numbers.”
September 18, 2020 | Inside Higher Ed
Tim Wilkinson, associate dean for student engagement, said the university required student organization leaders to undergo training on the university’s rules for in-person events, which for example limit group size to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Wake Forest, which reports 73 confirmed COVID cases over the past 14 days, is also making tents reservable for student groups.
September 8, 2020 | WFU News and Communications
The Wake Forest News Media Report for July 25 – Aug. 28, 2020 is now available online.
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.
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.
July 31, 2020 | CNBC
If you’re facing eviction during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re definitely not alone. Still, there might be rules in place to help keep you in your home. For example, many courts have moved to remote hearings during the public health crisis. But some courts require that both parties agree to a virtual hearing, and if they don’t, the case won’t be scheduled until the hearings move back to the courtroom, said Emily Benfer, an eviction expert and a visiting professor of law at Wake Forest.
August 4, 2020 | Marketplace
Consistently competitive sports programs are vital to collegiate economics, said Todd McFall, sports economist and professor at Wake Forest. Every time Wake Forest makes it into the NCAA basketball tournament, it is a recruitment ad campaign for the school. “That doesn’t show up in the accounting budget. It shows up in the demand to go to the school. It shows up in terms of the size of the tuition that they’re able to charge. It shows up in all sorts of revenues that are not tied directly to the athletic program.”
July 29, 2020 | WFU News and Communications
The Wake Forest News Media Report for June 20 – July 24, 2020 is now available online.
June 21, 2020 | Forbes
According to Linda Nielsen, professor of adolescent and educational psychology at Wake Forest, daughters who had strong relationships with their fathers growing up (no matter their economic or educational background, race or religion) get better grades, go on to make more money, and are more emotionally resilient as adults than peers who did not.
June 29, 2020 | NBC News
At the height of the pandemic, 42 states and the District of Columbia had statewide moratoriums on evictions in place, covering millions of renters, but presently, a little more than a dozen states have some kind of eviction protections in place, law professor Emily Benfer, said. “So now, less than half the country is covered by an eviction moratorium that isn’t federal in nature. And as the unemployment insurance expires at the end of July, along with the majority of the remaining eviction moratoriums, we can expect to see a severe eviction crisis in the United States.”
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