Over the past month, the Wake Forest community has been engaged in an intense discourse over race relations on campus. On Aug. 28, students gathered on Manchester Plaza in order to hold a rally and candlelight vigil in honor of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man whose death at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. sparked a national debate on racism.
This week, the university added a definition of bias on the reportbias.wfu.edu website. A sidebar on the website now defines bias as, “A bias incident is an act or behavior motivated by the offender’s bias against facets of another’s identity.
You know Village Tavern and Monkee’s, but there are many other shops and restaurants to explore around Reynolda Village. Check out BohoBlu, Toad Hall, Black Mountain Chocolate, The Local Store, Silo, Crown and Cork, and the Gourmet Olive Branch.
There’s something decidedly unsavory about things once they get very popular. Remember the summer of 2013? That was a strange time for humanity overall, mostly because of two things that everyone decided to collectively obsess over — cronuts (the croissant-donut hybrid that caused mass hysteria in New York City) and “Blurred Lines.”
This school year the university launched a new online system to report acts of bias on campus. Senior administrators, the Division of Campus Life and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion developed the Bias Incident Response Team, which in turn developed and implemented the online Bias Incident Response System.
As Yik Yak approaches its one year anniversary this November, the app is celebrating its presence at over 500 differnt colleges. Many use the app to share funny thoughts with others or make jokes tailored to their specific communities.
In case you missed it, the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR season is about to finish up with the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. With the biennial Ryder Cup following soon after, though, it’s important to keep tabs on our American representatives.