Wake Forest University http://wunc.org en Maya Angelou: 'She Taught Us That We Are Each Wonderfully Made, Intricately Woven' http://wunc.org/post/maya-angelou-she-taught-us-we-are-each-wonderfully-made-intricately-woven <p></p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:34:15 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 36898 at http://wunc.org Maya Angelou: 'She Taught Us That We Are Each Wonderfully Made, Intricately Woven' A Teacher Who Could Write: Maya Angelou At Wake Forest University http://wunc.org/post/teacher-who-could-write-maya-angelou-wake-forest-university <p>Maya Angelou lived in a rambling yellow house just down the road from Wake Forest’s campus. A few hours after she passed away inside, people drove by slowly. Some pointed out the window. Everyone was keeping a respectable distance.</p><p>Angelou was renowned for many things, including hosting large parties in the house. Most Aprils, Angelou even held a class here.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 08:11:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 36335 at http://wunc.org A Teacher Who Could Write: Maya Angelou At Wake Forest University Abramson To Wake Forest Grads: 'Show What You're Made Of' http://wunc.org/post/abramson-wake-forest-grads-show-what-youre-made When Wake Forest University officials invited Jill Abramson to deliver this year's commencement speech, they probably didn't realize they'd be in the midst of one of the biggest media controversies of the year.<p>Abramson's comments to the university's graduating class Monday morning were her first <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">since being ousted as </a><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">New York Times</a></ Mon, 19 May 2014 19:04:34 +0000 Juana Summers 35770 at http://wunc.org Abramson To Wake Forest Grads: 'Show What You're Made Of' Fired 'New York Times' Editor: 'Losing A Job You Love Hurts' http://wunc.org/post/fired-new-york-times-editor-losing-job-you-love-hurts Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of <em>The New York Times</em>, addressed her <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">sudden and controversial firing</a> during a commencement address at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Monday.<p>"Sure, losing a job you love hurts," she admitted. "But the work I revered, journalism that holds powerful institutions and people accountable, is what makes our democracy so resilient. Mon, 19 May 2014 14:43:00 +0000 editor 35747 at http://wunc.org Fired 'New York Times' Editor: 'Losing A Job You Love Hurts' Boeing Considers Bringing Jobs To Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/boeing-considers-bringing-jobs-greensboro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This segment live from the Triad Stage in Greensboro.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:27:50 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27581 at http://wunc.org Boeing Considers Bringing Jobs To Greensboro VIDEO: Gwen Ifill Delivers Address To Wake Forest Graduates http://wunc.org/post/video-gwen-ifill-delivers-address-wake-forest-graduates <p>About 1,000 undergraduates and 600 graduate students received degrees at Wake Forest University's commencement exercises today.&nbsp; The school's Class of 2013 includes <a href="http://news.wfu.edu/2013/05/14/eleven-chosen-as-fulbright-scholars/">11 recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship</a>.&nbsp; Those students will be taking on post-graduate work ranging from researching regenerative medicine in Sweden to teaching Vietnamese children.&nbsp;</p><p>PBS journalist Gwen Ifill&nbsp; delivered the commencement address and urged the graduates to keep several promises.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:31:59 +0000 Gurnal Scott 15685 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Gwen Ifill Delivers Address To Wake Forest Graduates Philosophers And Theologians Study Character http://wunc.org/post/philosophers-and-theologians-study-character <p>Wake Forest University has entered the next phase of its research project studying morality and character. The school previously called on psychologists to perform behavioral studies. Philosophy Professor Christian Miller says that empirical data is the foundation for the character research. Now, philosophers and theologians will look at the issue.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 6225 at http://wunc.org Online Options Growing For College Students http://wunc.org/post/online-options-growing-college-students <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Some of the country’s premier universities are partnering to form an innovative online classroom program.<br><br>A student at Duke or Wake Forest or UNC-Chapel Hill has a dizzying array of classes to choose from on campus. But some of those classes might not be exactly what they want or need, or the classes may not be offered when they need them.&nbsp; A new partnership called Semester Online aims to change that. The idea is to teach certain classes online, creating an even larger pool of courses for students not only at Duke, Carolina, and Wake, but also at Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and a dozen other elite universities.&nbsp; Duke Provost Peter Lang says it will be a great opportunity for students.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 5441 at http://wunc.org Wake Forest Debate http://wunc.org/post/wake-forest-debate <p>Many voters are looking forward to the Presidential debates this election year, but competitive debaters might say that the civil discourse of our times has given up on formal argumentation. True debate depends on a certain openness and on the possibility that minds can change on the strength of a well-crafted argument. <a href="http://www.wfu.edu/" target="_blank">Wake Forest University</a> has an award-winning debate team and their members are already preparing for the upcoming season. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:47:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3920 at http://wunc.org Duke Leads ACC Grad Rates http://wunc.org/post/duke-leads-acc-grad-rates <p>Duke is leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in a statistic not frequently reported in the sports pages. The Blue Devils topped the league in the percentage of student-athletes who graduated in 6 years.</p><p>97 percent of the student-athletes who came to Duke in 2004 graduated by 2010. That ties Boston College for the best rate in the ACC. The NCAA graduation rate does not take into account student-athletes who leave school in good academic standing.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7308 at http://wunc.org