March 2013 | Office of the Provost

Diversity and Inclusion Symposium held

On March 19, Wake Forest University and the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners brought together higher education leaders, industry executives, and national experts to discuss how to prepare students today to be employees in a diverse and global workforce.

A featured event of Wake Forest’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary of racial integration, the symposium provided an opportunity to build relationships across disciplines, share research, and hear “best practices” and policy-oriented issues related to transforming institutions of higher education.

More details from the event to come.

WAB Civil Rights Tour heads home

On March 9, 26 students and 7 faculty and staff members met at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C. to kick-off their Civil Rights Bus Tour part of Wake Alternative Breaks.  For one week, this group traveled throughout the southern United States completing meaningful service projects and meeting distinguished guest speakers while deep-diving into learning about racism, socioeconomic disparities and how the Civil Rights Movement serves as a catalyst for evolving social movements today, including LGBT communities and immigrant populations.

The group stopped in Montgomery, AL, Selma, Al, Birmingham, AL, Oxford, MS, and Memphis, TN.

Read stories and see pictures from their trip on their tumblr page.