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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:43 am 
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The Journal has an article on the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Anthropology. There will be several events over the next few months celebrating this milestone, with a temporary exhibit focusing on the history of the Museum which started out as the Museum of Man in a location in Reynolda Village in 1963. It would be terrific to develop this asset further with a new home, perhaps downtown :dontknow:


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The second largest gift to the University for the funding of scholarships by individuals in the amount of $6.5 million was announced yesterday by Dr. Hatch. It is being provided by Dr. Steven and Becky Scott, who live in Boca Raton, Fla. This couple was instrumental in establishing the Magnolia Scholars program, which is a program that is geared toward students who are the first in their families to attend college. This new gift will expand this program. More outstanding news for the Demon Deacons :rockon:

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/ar ... f6878.html


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:32 am 
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This seems to me to be somewhat of a overreaction to some on campus incidents. Two of which involving one victim seems a little suspect :thinking: with the Babcock Resid. student getting robbed twice, the second time in his room where his weed was also stolen :huh:

Restricting access to campus that early just re-enforces a perception of isolation and disengagement with the greater community.


http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/ar ... f6878.html


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The Triad Business Journal reports that Brad Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and his wife, Carole, have given $1 million to the Wake Forest School of Law to be used for endowed scholarships and to establish a career and professional development center.

Wilson graduated from the law school, has served on the school's board of visitors and has chaired the law school's capital campaign committee. The Wilsons' son, Alex, received his degree from Wake Forest University in 2008. "We support Wake Forest University and the School of Law because of our strong belief in their approach to educating the whole person and preparing students to give back to the world," Brad Wilson said. "We are grateful for what Wake Forest has meant to our family."

The gift will establish the Brad and Carole Wilson Career and Professional Development Center within the law school's Worrell Professional Center. The new center will provide space for mentoring and employer recruitment visits, and provide a central point for the development of professional and leadership skills. Wilson, a 1978 graduate of the Wake Forest School of law, has headed the state's largest health insurer since 2010.


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According to the WSJ, Follett Higher Education Group announced on Monday that it will operate Wake Forest University’s bookstores beginning on June 28. Follett will operate Wake Forest’s University Stores, including the University Bookstore, the Deacon Shop and the Hanes Mall Deacon Shop location. “Follett’s partnership will bring new services and products to the Wake Forest University stores,” said John Wise, Assistant Vice President of Hospitality Services for Wake Forest University. “We’re confident that the company’s commitment to keeping our university stores on the leading edge of course materials fulfillment and providing access to more affordable options will benefit our students, fans and community.”

Benefits will include a larger inventory of course materials, and new types of clothing, gifts and accessories for fans and alumni, according to Follett. Follett will also operate the university’s online stores at www.wakeforest.bkstr.com. Students will have access to discount textbook rentals and digital content through Follett. The university reviewed several store management options before selecting Follett, which is based in River Grove, Ill.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:28 am 
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I still wish WFU had gone with Barnes & Noble several years ago with B&N building a store in the Southeast Gateway although now with the downturn in bricks & mortar bookstores it probably would have been closed - maybe not.


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The Southeast Gateway B&N was being pitched for Salem College/WSSU/UNCSA, which I would think would have been still viable. The B&N out on the Blvd seems pretty busy, but their inventory seems to be diminished. They definitely have more square footage in that store that what they need.


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The Southeast Gateway B&N was being pitched for Salem College/WSSU/UNCSA...
But, it also was (had) to include WFU signing on with B&N or no deal and WFU would not and so no deal.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:10 am 
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yadkinv wrote:
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The Southeast Gateway B&N was being pitched for Salem College/WSSU/UNCSA...
But, it also was (had) to include WFU signing on with B&N or no deal and WFU would not and so no deal.


Well, that's truly too bad. I hate that B&N put such a stupid stipulation on that location. :tdown: What moron would expect students to frequent a store 2-3 miles from their campus :huh: Sounds like the scenario of the local airport that is sited next to two of the three cities expected to claim it as their own, and those two throws shade on the outlier because of the perceived lack of enthusiasm on the state of things, aerodynamically speaking. :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:46 pm 
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From a WFU press release:

Wake Forest University raised more than $500,000 for the Wake Forest Fund on Tuesday, shattering goals in its first-ever 24-hour fundraising blitz, called #Wake500. The fundraising amount was made possible by more than 1,800 donors – 1,300 more than the school’s initial goal of 500 donors, and the most ever in a single day in the school’s history, the university announced. The money raised will support key university priorities such as student aid, faculty development, emerging programs for students, library and technology resources, and facilities renovations through the annual fund. Wake Forest’s Office of University Advancement engaged donors with a nontraditional fundraising campaign, making use of social media, with the Twitter hashtag #wake500, and a Facebook album of real donors sharing personal, “I give because …” stories. The campaign also included a website (http://giving.wfu.edu/) that featured an animated video that used an unconventional presentation that included zombies and hot dogs.

The initial challenge was to raise $100,000 from 500 donors. An alumnus had agreed to give a matching donation of $100,000, while another alumnus pledged $25,000 for donor participation. Wake Forest surpassed both of these goals by midday Tuesday, and another $25,000 gift was given once the total participation levels reached 1,000 donors.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:43 am 
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What moron would expect students to frequent a store 2-3 miles from their campus :huh:
Actually, it wasn't that, B&N just wanted the concession for the bookstore on the WFU Campus as part of the deal, but WFU said no thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:46 am 
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B&N collectively had the business of 3 colleges and still couldn't make the numbers work :| ? They either didn't try very hard or they appear not to have been that serious to begin with.


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It's a moot point. The future of college bookstores is online.


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Wake Forest University is the 23rd best university in the United States (US News list)! I think Wake was also ranked the 16th best private university? I'm surprised no one posted on this. It may have something to do with the TBJ article not having Wake Forest in the title and deciding to talk about how Elon and HPU did on the best small regional colleges list. Having a school ranked with Berkeley, MIT, Georgetown, Duke, Harvard, Northwestern, Yale, etc., is actually far more impressive and worthy of the headline, with Elon and HPU having only one or two sentences at the bottom.

Look at the title of the article and notice Wake Forest is given only two sentences for being one of the nation's elite universities: http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2 ... ore-1.html :huh: :roll:

A better news link: http://news.wfu.edu/2013/09/10/u-s-news ... versities/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:06 am 
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While it is true that the #23 ranking is Wake's best ever, I think the reason you're not seeing overenthusiastic jubilation is that we expect Wake to do this well. WFU has done so well that it is practically a given that the university should be ranked at the top of the list.

Now let's hypothetically suppose that Wake's ranking dropped significantly. While that is highly unlikely to happen, it would be news that is more headline worthy than reporting something that can almost be taken for granted.


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