University launches Thrive initiative for wellbeing

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Campus Life, Events, News | 0 comments

In April 2013, university officials came together for the first time to seriously discuss a holistic approach toward addressing wellness among members of the university community. On Sept. 5, the results of these meetings will come to fruition when the Thrive initiative launches.

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State legislature ends tax program for filmmakers

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The North Carolina state legislature did not renew tax incentives for in-state film and telvision productions. This decision will cause people working in the North Carolina film industry to hold out hope for a last-minute extension to the tax credit program or they will likely have to take their productions outside of the state.

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Deacon Profile: Thomas Bartenstein

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Academics, News | 0 comments

A native of Lexington, Va., senior Thomas Bartenstein began his undergraduate career at Wake Forest intent on studying chemistry. During one of his first science classes at the university he met Ulrich Bierbach, a professor in the chemistry department. He eventually began doing research with Bierbach revolving around cancer curing drugs.

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North Carolina passes coal ash regulations

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On Wednesday, Aug. 20, North Carolina lawmakers reached a compromise and passed a bill in response to the coal ash spill that occurred in February 2014. Millions of gallons of wastewater spilled from a Duke Energy power plant into the Dan River starting on Feb. 2, including 39,000 gallons of coal ash.

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Construction begins on athletic center

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Athletics, Campus Life, Featured, News | 0 comments

The university’s Reynolda Campus has experienced a radical transformation in the past five years. Now, the Sutton Center and McCreary Field House will join the ranks of new buildings on campus.

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Federal court ruling upends N.C.’s gay marriage ban

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Featured, News, Politics | 0 comments

With their ruling on July 28 striking down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has thrown North Carolina’s prohibition of gay marriage into turmoil. By upholding a lower court’s verdict today in a 2-1 ruling, the three judges from the 4th Circuit — which has jurisdiction over N.C. — upheld the ruling that the state’s provision barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, immediately setting off a legal battle here.

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