October 15, 2015
The Media, a student-run digital media group, launched in September with a ceremony in Reynolda Hall’s Magnolia Room featuring Provost Rogan Kersh (’86) and Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson (’43). The Media will be working with members of campus to create digital content with a focus on using iTunesU as an academic distribution channel. The Media plans to add to the global branding of Wake Forest.
Kersh’s remarks focused on the entrepreneurial spirit of the group’s founder, sophomore William Wang, and Kersh also presented badges to the student leaders. Wilson’s remarks focused on the teacher-student relationship through history at Wake Forest, saying: “Normally students learn from teachers at Wake Forest. However, as teachers, we should also learn from them.”
Senior Addison McLamb outlined the goals of the group, and Wang spoke about the hybrid of student creativity and institutional vision from Wake Forest faculty and staff.
“With incredible support from all over the campus, we are hungry to do more in the future,” Wang said. “Our job is to ensure that Wake Forest University thrives in a mobile- and cloud-first world.”