Reading and reflecting this summer

Moments of reflection often come to me through reading. Though many might view me as shaped solely by my scientific training, I have always been drawn to poetry. Recently, I enjoyed an early summer morning in the company of the late Dr. Ed Wilson, by […]

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A Toast to the Class of 2024

Over the course of my more than 30 years in academia, the highlight of May for me has always been university commencement exercises. Seeing graduates cross the stage on Hearn Plaza and in Wait Chapel and receiving their degrees or their graduate hoods reminds me […]

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Making time for moments of connection

In my role as President, no two days of the week are the same. Each day is like a puzzle, made up of unique pieces that include meetings; campus events; travel to meet with fellow leaders, alumni or parents; committee convenings … the list goes […]

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‘Love Every Day:’ Remembering Dr. Ed Wilson

During the relative quiet of spring break last week, many Wake Forest community members across the country and around the world reflected on the life and legacy of a wise and caring man, Dr. Edwin G. Wilson, professor of English and provost emeritus. Dr. […]

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