Wake Forest in the news: April 25 to May 1 | SehndeWeb

The university organizes the commemoration of slaves
By Kim McGrath | Wake Forest News

Members of the Wake Forest community gathered on the steps of Wait Chapel to commemorate the slaves who worked or were sold for the benefit of the institution that would become Wake Forest University. During the event, professors, students and elders read aloud the names of these enslaved people. Sixty-two bells rang from Wait Chapel for the 61 names read and one for those whose names remain unknown. – 04/27/2022

Researchers studied when and why the NYT changes headlines
By Oscar Garcia | Citizens’ newspaper
The Wake Forest researchers, drawing on data from Ground News’ Blindspotter tool, concluded that The New York Times is better at changing headlines on stories that elicit strongly partisan reactions. Economics professors Koleman S. Strumpf and Tin Cheuk Leung found no ideological reason for the journal’s online headline revisions, attributing them to the Times’ desire to attract regular viewers. – 04/26/2022

College presidents hold inaugurations delayed by pandemic
By David Steele | Inside Higher Education
“I think grand openings and facilities are part of a university’s culture in terms of shared governance,” said President Susan Wente. “This is where a president’s values ​​and priorities are shared in a meaningful way and with a significant number of people. There are very few things that bring together all these people, all these stakeholders, and it is important to convey to them the vision and the values ​​that you share with them. It was very special for me. I felt the warmth and welcome of the Wake Forest community. – 04/27/2022

How to think about masking on planes, trains and buses right now
By Rachel Miller | Voice
“They are a minimum requirement necessary to keep our society functioning and to allow people to travel by automobile,” said biostatistician Lucy D’Agostino McGowan. “And then there are things that you can layer on that will contribute to your individual risk – both in terms of safety and the safety of the people around you.” It would help everyone if people thought about Covid-19 measures the same way and treated masks as something worthwhile, even if no one is forcing you to. – 04/22/2022

US turns screw on Solomon Islands to counter China
By Phelim Kine | Policy
“There is a national aspect to this story… where the Leader of the Opposition and the incumbent leader are playing the China card so that they can get attention and investment to come to them from elsewhere,” said politics professor Lina Benabdalla. – 04/28/2022

The four-day work week has arrived
Economics professor Robert Whaples joined the Smarter Solutions podcast hosted by Entrepreneur magazine editor Jason Feifer to discuss the four-day workweek. – 04/28/2022

The doctor who tries to bring back surprise billing
By Bob Herman | STAT
“It’s an extreme legal position that really has no support in current law,” said Mark Hall, director of the health law and policy program at Wake Forest. “Indeed, the argument is: ‘The government can’t tell me how to run my business.’ Well, sorry, but the government can. – 04/27/2022

Walmart and Harris Teeter lead Raleigh’s grocery wars, but Wegmans rises
The Triangle’s growing population has made it one of the most competitive food markets in the country, Roger Beahm, director of Retail Learning Labs at Wake Forest University, told Axios. “Wegmans had a very good performance, especially when you divide its dollar sales by the number of stores. They are the second largest retailer by store, just behind Costco. – 04/25/2022

Nurturing Future Talent for Climate Action: Resetting Character Building in Higher Education Institutions
BusinessToday Malaysia
The Oxford Global Leadership Initiative, Wake Forest University’s Leadership and Character Program and the Oxford Character Project are some recent initiatives that have set the tone for character education. – 04/29/2022

How are you reacting to findings of racism in the Minneapolis Police Department?
MPR News
Law professor Kami Chavis participated in this discussion of reactions to the two-year investigation launched in June 2020 after the murder of George Floyd and led by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Panelists also discussed possible next steps. – 04/29/2022

Students attend ‘Accounting for the Future’ event at Wake Forest University
By Sean McCabe | accounting today
Undergraduate students from across the country recently participated in Wake Forest University’s inaugural Accounting for the Future program, presented by the University’s School of Business and sponsored by Deloitte. – 04/27/2022

Mary Tribble delves into an ancestor’s story and finds clues to the modern South
By Tommy Tomlinson | WFAE-FM (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Mary Tribble, Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies at Wake Forest, is interviewed about her new book. While writing Pious Ambitions, Tribble learned a lot about his great-great-great-great-grandmother, Sally Wait, — some good, some bad. And she also found a lot of parallels between the South of nearly 200 years ago and the South of today. What she found was both a window and a mirror. – 04/27/2022

Universities adopt iGrad for student financial planning
By Brandon Paykamian | Government technology
The tool was also recently adopted by Wake Forest University, Central Michigan University and Porterville College in California, among others this year. – 04/28/2022

Binding cities
By Andrew Kliewer, Brianna Rauenzahn, Blair Bean Robertson | thegreview.org
In an article in the American Journal of Public Health, Mark Hall, Lilli Mann-Jackson, and Scott Rhodes of Wake Forest University discuss how state-level preemption of local health sanctuary policies immigration can have an impact on public health within communities. – 30/04/2022

Former Forsyth prosecutor slams Innocence Commission process
By John Hinton | Winston-Salem Diary
The three-judge panel’s decision was not surprising, law professor Ronald Wright said. “A denial of innocence is the most common outcome of the three-judge panels that are convened as part of the Innocence Commission process.” – 04/29/2022

An old tobacco factory appears as the poster of the attractiveness of the infrastructures of the Triad
By Richard Craver | Winston-Salem Diary
The non-profit Whitaker Park Development Authority was created by Winston-Salem Business Inc., the Winston-Salem Alliance and Wake Forest University for the sole purpose of shocking a heartbeat on the Whitaker Park campus after Reynolds American Inc. pledged in 2015 to donate the 1.7 million square feet of space. – 5/01/2022

Sophomore Natasha Heisenberg Wins Pulitzer Center Fellowship
By Cheryl V. Walker | Wake Forest News
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting awarded a scholarship to Natasha Heisenberg, a sophomore at Wake Forest University. The $3,000 prize will support reporting on the environmental impact of whaling in the Faroe Islands, an autonomous region off the coast of Denmark. “Whaling takes place in the summer and has been part of Faroese culture for over a thousand years,” Heisenberg wrote in his program application. – 04/27/2022

Two WFU seniors received NSF scholarships for higher education
By Kim McGrath | Wake Forest News
Wake Forest seniors Maya Dalton and Joe McCalmon have received National Science Foundation postgraduate research grants. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship supports outstanding graduate students in STEM by providing three years of financial support to those pursuing research-oriented studies. – 04/28/2022

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