Amendment One faces serious legal hurdle

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Featured, News, Politics | 1 comment

n recent months, state constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage have fallen like dominos, struck down by federal judges in states ranging from Texas, Utah, Michigan and Virginia among others. Next month, three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit — which covers Virginia, West Virginia and both Carolinas — will meet to determine the fate of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Prominent alumna to join university faculty

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Academics, Featured, News | 3 comments

MSNBC television host and renowned political analyst Melissa Harris-Perry will join the faculty of the politics and international affairs department this summer. Harris-Perry, who graduated from the university in 1994 with a B.A. in English, comes to Wake Forest from Tulane University, where she has served as a professor of political science since 2011.

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Deacon Profile: Brook Davis

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Faculty & Staff, News | 0 comments

Since first stepping onto the Wake Forest campus as a seventh grader, Brook Davis has always considered herself a Demon Deacon. After graduating from the university with a double major in theatre and psychology (‘90), she earned her Master of Fine Arts in acting from Virginia Commonwealth University (‘93) and then a Ph.D in theatre history, theory and criticism from the University of Maryland, College Park (‘97).

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Law professor to argue case at Supreme Court

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Faculty & Staff, News | 1 comment

On April 23, Wake Forest University Law School Professor John Korzen will face the ultimate test of any attorney, he will make an oral argument before the nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Korzen is representing the plaintiffs in the appeal of CTS Corporation v. Waldburger.

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Alumna reflects, considers future in politics

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in News, Politics | 0 comments

For alumna Alex Sink (’70), politics was always an interest but never a career path. Instead, she focused on her career in banking. But politics has undoubtedly dominated Sink’s life for much of the past decade, as she has found herself at the forefront of some of Florida’s most important elections over the last eight years.

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Students give back to the community

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Events, Multimedia, News, Slideshows | 0 comments

Soccer, superheroes and a bouncy house. Kids, college students, and paint. Lots and lots of paint. D.E.S.K., Discover Education through Student Knowledge, seized the lower quad on April 16, as nearly 55 Old Town Elementary School students, their parents and their Wake Forest partners collaborated to paint desks and raise money for school supplies.

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