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A model education

Cecilia Silva (’74) builds a thriving school in her native Argentina based on what she learned at her alma mater.

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Pete Daniel (’61) shapes Southern history

Author Pete Daniel (’61, MA ’62) chronicles the South’s transformation.

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Nikolai Vitti (’00): Race to the top

Nikolai Vitti (’00, MAEd ’01) is on a mission to transform one of the largest school districts in the country.

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Hale/Orser Fund honors associate deans’ commitment to students

A new fund honors Toby A. Hale (’65, P ’03), Paul N. Orser (’69, P ’01) and their dedication to students.

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Celebrating a milestone: Professor Emeritus Herman Preseren turns 100

Family, friends and the Demon Deacon celebrate retired professor Herman Preseren’s 100th birthday.

Toby Hale has mentored countless students over the last 40 years.

Godspeed, Dean Toby A. Hale

When Dean Toby A. Hale retires this summer, Wake Forest will lose a significant piece of its heart and soul.


Alumnus leads student to ‘Wake’ and ‘Forest’

Probably no one’s journey to Wake Forest was longer than Somali native Yasin Ali’s, but he had Jordan Adam (’04) pointing the way.


Remembering Walter Harrelson

Walter J. Harrelson, who laid the foundation for Wake Forest’s divinity school in the mid-1990s, has died.


A Literary Tradition

They worked well past midnight on that April night in 1968; it was 2 a.m. when the three editors gathered up the copy and layout pages and climbed into the Blue Goose for the drive to the bus station on Marshall Street. The Goose was a ’59 Chevy Biscayne, painted Wise potato chip-blue because Henry […]


Seriously Funny

How should I describe Jim Barefield, who has shaped so many of his students into the writers we have become? One has to begin with the voice, I think: his distinctive low warble, with its long, drawn-out vowels. He sounds surprisingly like Winnie the Pooh, if Winnie the Pooh were from Birmingham, Ala. It is […]