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John Marbach - Why I Came Back

Why I Came Back

PayPal co-founder and Facebook investor Peter Thiel created the highly competitive two-year fellowships, according to his foundation, to encourage fellows to “pursue innovative scientific and technical projects, learn entrepreneurship and begin to build the technology companies of tomorrow.” The fellowship made news in part for encouraging teens to skip college or drop out. Marbach left […]


A Presidential Capstone

At a weekend marked by receptions and scholarly discussions, on Oct. 11, 2014, President Nathan O. Hatch walked across the stage of Sanders Theatre in Memorial Hall at Harvard University and signed the Book of Members, formally becoming a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Known as the American Academy and based […]

Jenny Moore ('95)

Out of This Art World

Follow me to El Cosmico. You can’t miss this campground with its Christmas lights, refurbished vintage trailers, Sioux-style tepees and safari tents worthy of the Serengeti. It sits on the outskirts of funky Marfa, Texas, and unless you are driving with your eyes closed and your spirit on empty, you can’t miss much of anything […]


Friend, Foe, Fuel

Wayne Silver, Professor of Biology When you say something tastes good, you really mean it “flavors” good. The brain puts together information from taste and olfactory (smell) receptors, along with information about texture and temperature (mouth feel), to produce flavor. Taste receptors only sense things that are salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (Japanese for […]

Quick Bites

  GIMME AN ARNOLD PALMER! Hot day? Here’s a cool antidote: “Mr. Palmer (’51, LL.D. ’70) had been privately brewing a mixture of lemonade and iced tea in his home for many years. In the late 1960s, in a bar in Palm Springs, California, Mr. Palmer ordered a mixture of lemonade and iced tea, and […]

Artful Friendship

An Artful Friendship

In a narrow room over the garage, paint palettes and easels await two Wake Forest fraternity brothers. Some weeks the two fellows never make it up the wooden stairs past the Christmas wreaths stored on the wall. They sit on the couch in the living room to watch sports on the big-screen television, or they […]


Alumni gifts honor faculty as ‘the linchpin’

To recruit and retain outstanding faculty who embody Wake Forest’s teacher-scholar ideal, three alumni have committed $3 million to fund Presidential Chairs, the highest award the University can bestow on a faculty member. The announcement occurred at a Magnolia Room luncheon on Oct. 25. Bobby Burchfield (’76), a former vice chair of the board of […]

Oh,Those Lilting Banshees! Where Are They (Funny) Now?

Inside Spring 2014: Vol. 61 No. 2

The Spring 2014 issue will be in mailboxes soon. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside!

Taylor Field ('76, P '08)
Pastor, East 7th Baptist Church
New York City

Portraits of Pro Humanitate

Taylor Field (’76, P ’08) NEW YORK CITY Pastor of East 7th Baptist Church, also known as Graffiti Church His cause: Through his church he provides food, clothing, after-school programs, legal services and addiction-recovery programs to the poor, homeless and addicted. Graffiti Church serves 10,000 people a year. “Wake Forest gave me opportunities to ‘first […]

Allison Orr ('93)
Founder and Artistic Director
Forklift Danceworks
Austin, TX

Portraits of Pro Humanitate-2

Allison Orr (’93) Austin, TX Founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks Her cause: Besides staging renowned dance performances, she began two special outreach programs: Leaps and Bounds, which partners with four schools to bring creative dance to children from low-income families, and Body Shift, offering improvisational dance classes to adults with and without disabilities. […]