Confederate flag panel: Racism still plagues U.S.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Campus Life, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

In what is sure to be one of this year’s landmark events, the panel “The Flag: Navigating Southern Identity, Race and Symbolism” set a new tone around campus climate, privilege and racism at Wake Forest. The panel took place Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Wait Chapel. The doors opened at 5:30 and the panel began at 6:00. With nearly 200 students electronically signed up, Wait Chapel filled to roughly 1000 attendees, leaving nothing but standing room on the chapel floor.

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Bias Report system draws conflicting student response

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One year after the university launched its bias reporting system, some students still harbor reservations about its effectiveness in addressing discrimination among students. While some have praised it as a valuable tool, others have claimed it is an insufficient solution to a problem that has received a heightened level of attention and discussion over the last year that may also lead to mischief and abuse.

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Police Beat: Sept. 3

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Each week, we partner with the Wake Forest Police Department to bring you the Police Beat – a brief overview of crimes, misdemeanors and safety hazards from the previous week.

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Deacon Profile: Emily Claire Mackey

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Emily Claire Mackey is a sophomore from Little Rock, Ark. who juggles her academics amongst her passion for sustainability. Mackey not only serves as the Campus Garden intern for the Wake Forest’s of Office Sustainability, but is also employed by No Bad Apple — an online grocery store that helps brings food from local farmers and restaurants to students and staff on-campus.

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University reaffirms “Yes Means Yes”

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Administration, Crime, News | 0 comments

The definition of consent has always been central to discussions of sexual assault. At the heart of every sexual assault case is the question of whether the accuser consented to the actions of the accused. Traditionally, the victim in a sexual assault case has had to prove that he or she said “no,” that he or she actively refused the advances of the aggressor. This is difficult to prove: as a result, according to the Department of Justice, only between eight and 37 percent of rapes ever lead to prosecution, and only three to 18 percent end in a conviction.

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Medical Amnesty subject to misconception

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Administration, Campus Life, News | 0 comments

Besides extensive opportunity for academic pursuits, few aspects of student life are as universally associated with campus culture in the United States as binge drinking and underage drinking. The normalization of this kind of drinking, however, can lead to serious emergencies that call for immediate medical attention. One of the largest barriers that would prevent students from seeking help in these emergencies is the fear of repercussions…

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