Inside Higher Ed

All Work and No Play? No More: “We could all use a friendly game of Ping-Pong to de-stress once in a while, especially when we’re juggling three or four classes, a part-time job, extracurricular activities and media stimulation,” writes Inside Higher Ed reporter Allie Grasgreen.

Her story focuses on ways that Wake Forest is working to educate the “whole person” — not just the mind, but the body and spirt as well — by introducing fun and spontaneous ways for students to relax and enjoy community and fellowship.

“We really are aiming to not transform their lives with a capital T, but in a very unobtrusive way introduce elements [on campus] that aren’t announced, aren’t planned, aren’t programmed, aren’t another thing they have to do,” said Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh.

“We worry about binge drinking and mindless partying and the whole ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality,” Kersh said — not just of Wake Forest, but of colleges generally. “It feels as if our responsibility to these students does not stop at the classroom door, and so this notion of educating the whole person feels pretty necessary.”

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Category: Student Life