Colbert delivers thoughtful address, with many laughs mixed in

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Events, Featured, News, Speakers | 0 comments

Legendary comedian and incoming Late Show host Stephen Colbert delivered a humorous, heartfelt and thought provoking address to the graduating class of 2015 on May 18.

In his speech, Colbert — who seemed to leave behind the conservative pundit persona he depicted on his Comedy Central hit The Colbert Report for nine years — discussed Wake Forest’s culture and history as well as his own career in a speech that has since generated national headlines.

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Gender gap found in majors

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Academics, Featured, News | 0 comments

There are a number of studies analyzing a “gender gap” in areas ranging from the number of female CEOs to the number of fathers who do housework to the degrees earned by male or female college students. At Wake Forest, senior Corynn Kolberg analyzed a potential gender gap in college majors, comparing the number of male versus female students within different departments across campus. She found that for many majors, a visible gender gap did, in fact, exist.

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Sen. Burr discusses national security, 2016 elections

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Featured, News, Politics | 0 comments

After sweeping victories in the midterm elections in November, Republicans padded their majority in the House of Representatives and seized control of the Senate for the first time since the 2006 elections. When the new Congress was sworn in on Jan. 3, Sen. Richard Burr (’78), North Carolina’s senior senator, became the new chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Deacon Profile: Michele Gillespie

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Administration, News | 0 comments

Gillespie received her undergraduate degree from Rice University. She went on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D from Princeton University. She joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1999, after teaching at Agnes Scott College for six years. In 2003, she was named the Kahle Family Professor of History and then served as the associate provost for academic initiatives from 2007 to 2010.

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Fraternity-sponsored event prompts debate

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Campus Life, News | 1 comment

In April 2015, Sigma Chi fraternity held its annual week-long Derby Days philanthropy event, including a day of field events, a concert and the Airbands dance competition between sororities. Airbands is the most well-known event of the week, and sororities work for around a month to choreograph and practice their dances.

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Awareness of sexual assault increases

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Campus Life, News | 1 comment

Though April is the official month for sexual assault awareness, many student activists have united over the course of the year to fight sexual assault and raise awareness across campus. Due to the efforts of many students, the 2014-2015 year has seen a noticeable improvement in campus discussion on sexual assault.

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