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Readers remember former Dean of Women Lu Leake for her friendship and leadership.
Flashback Friday: Eighteen classmates from the Class of ’54 enjoyed a mini-reunion on the Old Campus. The group ate lunch at Shorty’s so that women in the class, who were not allowed there when they were students, could finally say that they ate at Shorty’s. They also toured the Wake Forest Historical Museum, the Calvin Jones House and the Old Campus, led by museum director Ed Morris (P '04). Bill Hedrick (’54, MD ’57) and his wife, Merrie, hosted the class for dinner at their house.
Playwright and director Marc Palmieri ('94) brings his newest play, "The Groundling" -- fresh from its New York premiere -- to campus for a special reading by the cast of "Love's Labor's Lost."
"The question will come up every season of your life: What can I do right here, right now, because I love humanity?” Carter Via ('83) has answered that question by bringing hope to children in Kenya.
What are the secret ingredients to culinary revelry? The answer's simple, says Ashton Keefe ('09), chef and cookbook author. A little lemon, a little salt, and you're good to go.
Are you a fan of "Downton Abbey" or "Sesame Street?" Susan White Frazier ('89), third from left, is director of custom market research at PBS; she wants to know what you're watching — and why.
The family of the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Reynolds Professor of American Studies, is honored that the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate her life and work with a Forever stamp debuting April 7.
"It's second nature for me to be able to relate to young people," says former Deacon basketball No. 51 Stan King ('94). For the last 18 years he's been mentoring youth at the Madison Square Boys' & Girls' Club in Brooklyn.
Jan Hensley ('64) is donating his extensive book collection — including many first editions and autographed copies — of North Carolina authors to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library's Special Collections and Archives.
Speaking of recognition from our peers, Wake Forest Magazine has won Awards of Excellence for feature writing and print/digital publications.
Flashback Friday: Wake Forest students have been going to Thruway Shopping Center since the campus moved to Winston-Salem. In 1957, students gathered at Thruway to dance and protest the Baptist State Convention's dancing ban. Do you remember Sam's Gourmet, Town Steak House and Biltmore Dairy? https://northcarolinaroom.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/in-the-beginning-there-was-thruway/
Flashback Friday, 1965: Long before there was a Starbucks in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, a coffee shop opened 50 years ago on the library's top floor, adjacent to what was then the home of the Wake Forest theatre. "The coffee shop is a boon to students who like coffee and don't have cars," the 1965 Howler said. Share your memories of what was once the hottest spot on campus.
Jame Anderson ('93), exhibit design architect for National Gallery of Art, has successfully fused her artistic passions. Story by Amber Burton ('15).
Janice Collins ('86) mastered a fierce hook shot with the help of her aunt and a straw basket hanging from a barn. Today the former Wake Forest Sports standout is an award-winning journalist and professor who is about to be inducted into the 2015 class of Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Legends.
While on her 144th training mile in preparation for the New York Marathon, Tracey Abbott ('97) founded Culture Relay. Today the nonprofit connects girls globally through fitness and service. Story by Amber Burton ('15) on page 78 of the print and digital editions.
Nathan O. Hatch takes his place in one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the world.