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2009 November

Students serve Thanksgiving meals to needy

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Wake Forest students have made and delivered about 220 Thanksgiving dinners to people in need in the community during Turkeypalooza, an annual project of Campus Kitchen, a year-round effort to feed the hungry.

Ed Wilson (’43) reads ‘To Autumn’

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Happy Thanksgiving: Enjoy the beauty of the Wake Forest campus in all its fall splendor, as Professor Emeritus of English Ed Wilson (‘43) reads “To Autumn,” by John Keats, in a multimedia show.

Technology + language = unfriend

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The Facebook term “unfriend” is the 2009 Word of the Year. Ananda Mitra, professor and chair of the Department of Communication, discusses how technology influences language and social interaction.

JFK’s ‘relics’ still fascinate

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Forty-six years after his assassination, items related to President John F. Kennedy still fascinate the public. Kennedy “was kind of a saint and these are his relics,” author and Professor of Art David Lubin says in USA Today.

Examining masculinity and mass murder

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With most violent crimes committed by men, it’s time to consider “masculinity as one part of the explanation” and not simply attribute violent behavior to job stress or marital conflict, writes Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Andrew Smiler.

Top 10 admissions questions

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With high school students in the thick of the college application process, Director of Admissions Martha Allman (’82, MBA ‘92) offers her top ten list of the most frequently asked admissions questions.

WF family comes to aid of flood victim

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As Helen Jugovic (JD ’06) contemplated rebuilding her life after a flood destroyed her apartment, she never dreamed that three years after graduating, classmates and faculty from Wake Forest would be among the first to reach out to help her.

‘Wake Wash’ liberates students from laundry

It started as a classroom assignment: start your own business with $40 and run it for three days. The result was Wake Wash, launched by three seniors, which has lasted far more than three days and has liberated fellow students from late-night laundry room duty.

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Men’s soccer ready for NCAA tourney

After winning the ACC regular season championship, the third-ranked men’s soccer team has earned the third overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and a first-round bye; the Deacons will face either Charlotte or UNC-Wilmington Sunday at Spry Stadium.

Governor visits Atala’s lab

Gov. Bev Perdue visited Dr. Anthony Atala and the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and announced plans to brand North Carolina as “the state of innovation.”