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John H. Clayton at his 93rd birthday party.

Black and gold tradition

Family of John Clayton (’42) celebrates his legacy by creating a scholarship to benefit alumni children.

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Harold Hayes: ‘Smiling through the apocalypse’

Tom Hayes (’79) explores the magical world of his father, famed Esquire editor Harold Hayes (’48).

The Boodle Inn, constructed by students of Wake Forest College in 1947.

The house the Boodlers built

In 1947 industrious students came up with a solution to the Old Campus housing shortage — they built the Boodle Inn.

Walker Nolan ('65), center, between Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn) and Sen. Sam Ervin (D-NC) at the Watergate Committee hearings.

Alumni remember the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation

Three alumni investigated the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation.

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‘The rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air’

Before he was “Mr. Wake Forest,” Ed Wilson (’43) was Ensign Wilson, serving aboard a destroyer escort in World War II.

Author Bob Sitton ('59)

Film critic Iris Barry a ‘Lady in the Dark’

Drawing on letters, memorabilia and historical documentaries, author Bob Sitton (’59) reconstructs the life and work of pioneering film critic Iris Barry.

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Finding a piece of history

Archivists discover a long-lost piece of Wake Forest history.

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Audrey Bridger (’52): Sweet memories

Audrey Bridger (’52) shares treasured keepsakes from her student days, 60 years ago.

101 Things We Love About Wake Forest: No. 54 - Secrest Artists Series

No. 51 – No. 75

 THE … SNIFF … MOVIE You’ll need a hankie along with your popcorn while watching “Brian’s Song,” a legendary 1971 film about the inspirational friendship between athletes Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers that has become a Wake Forest tradition. Piccolo (James Caan) was a Deacon running back who led the nation in rushing and scoring […]

Abbe Brooks: 'I don't know where the last four years have gone.'

For two generations of Deacons, a journey along parallel paths

At the mention of Commencement, Abbe Brooks’ (’13) eyes became misty — a prelude to the tears one fights back at the prospect of leaving behind someone, or some place, so dear.