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SAC meeting on Sept. 24 to include President Susan R. Wente and more

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The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will be held Friday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Topics and speakers include:


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President Wente visits Wake Forest classes

Wente visits Wake Downtown engineering class.

On Sept. 3, Wake Forest President Susan R. Wente took a seat in the EGR 211 Materials and Mechanics class at Wake Downtown to learn about the electronic conductivity of metals and semiconductors and get a student’s view of the academic experience at Wake Forest.

It is one of several classes Wente has visited so far this semester.  She plans to join a divinity school class in the next few weeks and looks forward to additional classroom and lab visits later this year.

“One of the foremost attractions of Wake Forest for me was the commitment to academic excellence that the faculty embrace and students seek,” Wente said. “Discovery and exploration of knowledge is at the heart of the University, and I am so pleased to see how Wake Forest delivers on those elements of the academic mission.” Read more

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United Against Sexual Assault

Last week, Wake Forest President Susan R. Wente sent a message to the campus community sharing her commitment to preventing sexual assault on campus and providing care to survivors. Since this meeting, she has met with student leaders and heard from faculty who have shared their concerns about student conduct and Title IX processes. Read more

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Julia Jackson-Newsom named senior advisor for planning and partnerships

Julia Jackson-Newsom has been named Senior Advisor for Planning and Partnerships in the Office of the President. Jackson-Newsom comes to Wake Forest from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she has served as the associate chancellor for strategy and policy in the chancellor’s office for the past six years. Headshot of Julia Jackson-Newsom, Senior Advisor for Planning and Partnerships in the Office of the President

A Wake Forest alumna, Jackson-Newsom double-majored in psychology and religion. She earned a master’s and PhD in human development and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University.

“Julia brings extensive strategic planning experience and has proven her exceptional skills in analyzing data, setting metrics and leading important initiatives,” said Wake Forest President Susan R. Wente. “She will be a valued partner as Wake Forest moves forward.” Read more

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Update to On-Campus Mask Policy and Fall Semester

Dear Wake Forest community,

As the first day of classes for the majority of campus nears, we write to share both our enthusiasm for the start of this semester and a few important updates to our COVID-19 response. We will be fully in-person and operating all aspects of the University with the trademark dedication to our mission. The adjustments we will share below reflect our commitment to that end and to ensuring a successful start to the year.

As a residential community founded on the teacher-scholar model, we thrive on meaningful connection with one another animated by close collaboration among students, faculty and staff — collaboration that is at its best when it is in person. Our high vaccination rate among faculty, staff and students is the most important step for returning to and maintaining normal operations during the fall semester. While our position is strong, the most recent information regarding transmission of the Delta variant requires some temporary modifications.

Indoor masks to begin the semester

We will start the semester with all of us, regardless of vaccination status, wearing a mask indoors, with exceptions that are defined below. We anticipate this will be a temporary measure to allow for a smooth transition back to the classroom and campus environment. We will evaluate this decision weekly and make adjustments accordingly. Beginning Monday, August 16, masks are required indoors except while actively eating and drinking and with the following exceptions: Read more

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