Study shows bias in faculty ratings

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Academics, Featured, News | 0 comments

Biased, kooky, brilliant, passive-aggressive. All adjectives used by students to describe various Wake Forest professors on the rating site Wake Ratings. Every department has some professors heralded as the best at Wake Forest and some to avoid at all costs. This past winter, Benjamin Schmidt. a history professor at Northeastern University, questioned whether some of these adjectives were used to describe either male or female professors more frequently.

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Obama’s Student Aid Bill of Rights considers loans

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Featured, News, Politics | 2 comments

Last month, President Barack Obama unveiled the Student Aid Bill of Rights to help students obtain affordable, quality education. While the proposal is not yet definite, the initiatives outlined could greatly help students that will or have accumulated loan debt. At Wake Forest, the Wake Will campaign will be the university’s way of assisting its own students with loans. It will also help ensure that university students have the rights to which they are entitled.

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Deacon Profile: Lauren Friezo

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Campus Life, News | 0 comments

A young American woman once sat in a quaint restaurant in Rome, pen and paper in hand, and thought to herself, “What am I really going to say about a bowl of pasta?” Lauren Friezo was bewitched by the vibrant city and its culinary delights, but it was not enough to write a compelling story. Thankfully, writer’s block was no strange concept for Friezo.

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Alumnus discusses career in North Carolina politics

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in News, Politics | 2 comments

Sen. Richard Burr, a graduate of the class of 1978, has spent the last 20 years representing North Carolina in Congress, first representing the fifth district in the House of Representatives and now as the state’s senior senator. Since arriving in Washington in 1995, he has been at the heart of some of the most important political debates in recent history and, as of January, chairs the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Aramark shifts to increase local produce

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Campus Life, News | 0 comments

Recycling. Turning the faucet off when your brush your teeth. Shorter showers. All small ways to promote a better environmental conscience in our day-to-day lives. But a Pit swipe? Surprisingly, yes. This year, Aramark and the University Dining Commission have collaborated with the Office of Sustainability in an initiative to rethink the college eating experience through a more sustainable dining model and a new push for homegrown local produce.

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Campus unites to address suicide and mental health

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Campus Life, Events, Featured, News | 1 comment

Actor Josh Rivedal wrote his first theatre piece as a 15-character, one-man depiction of his life, culminating with his father’s suicide. However, when he began to struggle with suicidal thoughts himself, the piece became more personal than he’d ever anticipated. Rivedal now uses what he learned from his struggle, and his newfound perspective on the play he wrote, to talk about youth suicide prevention across the country.

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