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Why you should buy stock in the companies that lobby the most

November 13, 2017   |  Forbes

Those that lobby most intensively tend to have better-performing stocks, according to research. “Portfolios of firms with the highest lobbying intensities significantly outperform their benchmarks in the three years following portfolio formation,” states a 2014 paper titled “Corporate Lobbying and Firm Performance” by Hui Chen, David Parsley and Ya-Wen Yang, of the University of Zurich, Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest University.

Media Report for Nov. 11-17, 2017

November 21, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 11-17, 2017 is now available online.

Media Report for Nov. 4-10, 2017

November 14, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 4-10, 2017 is now available online.

What exercise regimen is best for healthy weight loss in seniors?

November 7, 2017   |  U.S. News & World Report

Older folks who performed resistance training while dieting were able to lose fat but still preserve most of their lean muscle mass, compared with those who walked for exercise, researchers report. “Our findings show if your treatment goal is to maximize fat loss and minimize lean mass loss, then the resistance training is probably the way to go,” said Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest and lead author of the study appearing in the November issue of the journal Obesity.

Boston College plans to build $150M science facility and offer new engineering major

November 7, 2017   |  the_associated_press

The private Jesuit school, better known for its philosophy and economics programs, unveiled plans Friday for a $150 million science facility that will bring a new engineering major to campus. The shift follows in the steps of other private schools that have pursued aggressive expansions into science and research fields, which can add prestige — and a source of revenue — for universities.

North Carolina’s Wake Forest University also introduced a new engineering program this year, blending a science curriculum with the private school’s liberal arts tradition.

The story ran on the national wire and appeared in several outlets. 

John Medica helped Apple and Dell recover from design fiascos

November 7, 2017   |  The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal ran a tribute to Wake Forest trustee and tech visionary John Medica, who died Oct. 13. As computers shrank into laptops and notebooks in the late 1980s and early 1990s, some of the top makers of desktop machines stumbled in their efforts to adapt. Two of them, Apple Computer Inc. and Dell Inc., called on John Medica, a boisterous electrical engineer, to help them get back on track.

Universities take a harder look at whether M.B.A. programs are worth it

November 7, 2017   |  The Wall Street Journal

Business schools are facing a tough business problem. While graduate schools of management can make money for the institutions that house them, their M.B.A. programs sometimes bring in little more than prestige. With Wisconsin School of Business debating the future of its core business degree, administrators now wonder whether more schools will follow the University of Iowa, Wake Forest University and others in ending their M.B.A. programs.

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Media Report for Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2017

November 7, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2017 is now available online.

Starting a career center

October 31, 2017   |  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Cited by administrators at Carleton College and others as an exemplar, Wake Forest University’s Office of Career and Professional Development began in earnest in 2009, when the University’s president, Nathan O. Hatch, created a vice presidency to make career training for undergraduates a top priority.
In this article, Andy Chan, vice president for personal and career development, offers pointers for colleges looking to start comprehensive, campus-wide career programs.

Highlight these factors in global university applications

October 31, 2017   |  U.S. News & World Report

Experts say prospective international students should present a strong application to global universities to demonstrate their international perspective and preparation to study in another country. Martha Allman, dean of admissions at Wake Forest, says the school values international applicants “who seek and appreciate experiences beyond their own comfort zone and community.”

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