WFDD wins prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded 88.5 WFDD a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation for its Community Conversation on Mental Health. This comes after the station received three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Large Market Radio in Region 8, which encompasses Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Murrow Awards, among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news, are presented to news organizations that demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.

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Gathering for Bingrui (Zachary) Zhang

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

The Wake Forest University Office of the Chaplain will host an informal gathering space to remember, share stories, and support one another following the death of Bingrui (Zachary) Zhang. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to gather in the Chaplain’s Lounge (Reynolda Hall Room 10) at 2 p.m. this afternoon June 20, 2018.

President Hatch announced his death in a message emailed to students, faculty and staff yesterday.

Faculty books: May 2018

Coates, David. (Politics & International Affairs). Flawed Capitalism: The Anglo-American Condition and Its Resolution (Building Progressive Alternatives series). Agenda Publishing. May 2018.

Curtis, Michael Kent, J. Wilson Parker, William G. Ross, Davison M Douglas, & Paul Finkelman. (Law). Constitutional Law in Context, 4th ed. Carolina Academic Press. March 2018.

Hall, Mark A., David Orentlicher, Mary Anne Bobinski, Nicholas Bagley, & I. Glenn Cohen. (Law). Health Care Law and Ethics, 9th ed. (Aspen Casebook series). Wolters Kluwer. February 2018.

Hogan, Sarah. (English). Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition. Stanford University Press. May 2018.

Lee, Wei-chin. (Politics & International Affairs). Taiwan’s Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges (Politics and Development of Contemporary China series). Palgrave Macmillan. May 2018.

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Bingrui (Zachary) Zhang

President Hatch emailed this announcement to students, faculty and staff on June 19:

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am deeply saddened to inform you that Bingrui (Zachary) Zhang, a rising junior biophysics major from Beijing, China, has died. He was found unresponsive at an off-campus apartment today after a friend reported him missing to Wake Forest University Police.

We extend our sincere condolences to his family, as well as students, faculty and staff who knew him. Zachary was recently selected to serve as a President’s Aide.

Our campus community has faced a series of heartbreaking losses in recent months. Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff who are struggling or just want to talk.

The University Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273 and the Office of the Chaplain may be contacted at 336-758-5210. International students may also contact the Office of Global Programs and Studies at 336-758-5938. Undergraduate students who find it challenging to meet academic obligations should contact the Office of Academic Advising at 336-758-3320. The Employee Assistance Program is available to faculty and staff at 336-716-5493. We encourage anyone having a difficult time to seek support.

The University will share information on services for Zachary when that information is available. In the meantime, let us lean on and support one another during this difficult loss for our entire campus community.


Nathan O. Hatch

WFU student entrepreneurs are choosing Winston-Salem for startups

Last year, Wake Forest University joined leaders from five other local colleges and universities in pledging to incentivize entrepreneurship among their students and keep the best and brightest young business minds in Winston-Salem.

Inmar’s chairman and CEO David Mounts envisioned this collaborative program and announced its launch during a press conference at the inaugural meeting of Venture Café Winston-Salem in May 2017.

At Wake Forest, the Center for Entrepreneurship is at the forefront of fulfilling this commitment. The University has awarded more than $75,000 in cash and in-kind services to startups during the 2017-18 academic year. Student entrepreneurs with a high potential for success have access to local industry experts with technical, legal and business know-how.

The Venture Café Winston-Salem, Winston Starts and the Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce, in addition to committed individual business and community leaders, are inspiring college entrepreneurs to launch and build their businesses in Winston-Salem.

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