Winter 2008

A supplement to Wake Forest Magazine

Student and professor in a labA plan for Wake Forest’s future
President Nathan O. Hatch and Provost Jill Tiefenthaler explain how the University’s new strategic plan will build a “collegiate university” by increasing faculty-student interaction, ensuring access to students from all backgrounds, expanding interdisciplinary opportunities, and creating stronger connections between the college and graduate and professional schools. Read the strategic plan summary »

Nathan Hatch‘Why I Believe in Wake Forest’
President Nathan O. Hatch describes his vision for Wake Forest as a collegiate university: “I am convinced that Wake Forest can claim a very special, even extraordinary place in American higher education.” Read, listen or watch his address.

New business dean finds his calling
Steve Reinemund, the dean of Wake Forest’s newly integrated schools of business, brings redoubtable credentials and compassion to his self-stated pursuit of helping students find their own calling in life.

Students in the libraryCalling all post-graduate scholarship recipients
At least 100 Wake Forest students and alumni have won prestigious post-graduate scholarships, such as the Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships, but the exact number is unknown. If you earned a national or international transportable post-graduate scholarship during or after college, check this list to make sure that you’ve been included.

Election ’08 faculty commentaries
History professor Anthony Parent writes about what the “Fourth of November” means to African-Americans now that Barack Obama has been elected president, while his colleague Simone Caron looks at similarities between Obama and FDR and JFK. Other faculty members give their expectations of what economic, health care and immigration policies the new president will pursue, and what type of judges he will nominate to the Supreme Court.

‘Disturbing the Peace: Wake Forest and the Arts’
Read the Opening Convocation remarks by David Lubin, the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art. The arts push us out of our comfort zone, “gently in some instances, violently in others,” he said. “It draws us out of ourselves, out of our small-minded self-absorption, and makes us see, hear, feel — and understand — the world anew.”

Strengthening the father-daughter bond
In her newest book, “Between Fathers & Daughters: Enriching and Rebuilding your Adult Relationship,” Professor of Education Linda Nielsen argues that it’s never too late to strengthen the father-daughter bond.

Taking a new look at domestic violence
Angela HatteryProfessor of Sociology Angela Hattery takes a new look at domestic violence — what she calls intimate partner violence — and why it is so intertwined with unemployment, crime and other social problems.

Magazine cover
ON THE COVER: Wake Forest’s Strategic Plan [PDF]