The Essence of Wake Forest

The Daily Deac is traveling this week for New Student Receptions, so we’re featuring some of the Best of Wake Forest on the web.

Any Wake Forest ‘best of’ list has to include one of the most beloved Wake Foresters of all time, Dr. Edwin G. Wilson (’43), Provost Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of English.  He had for decades been THE professor to have for literature, specifically his classes on British Romantic Poets and Blake, Yeats, and Thomas.

A few years ago, Dr. Wilson talked about “The Essence of Wake Forest” in a short film.  It is accessible via this web site.   For those of you who have the time and space to watch the video, please do that.  Dr. Wilson has one of the best speaking voices in Wake Forest history.  A gentle, soothing, drawl.  If you aren’t in a place where you can watch and listen, his speech is on the web page.

20030122F_ed_wilson5003I hope by the end of your reading or watching of Dr. Wilson, you’ll always think about the words ‘friendliness’ and ‘honor’ in a new light.

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An unrelated program note:  Student Union is set to make the Family Weekend registration page live on Tuesday, July 15th at 10 am Eastern.  Be sure to visit the site early to register.  Events can and do sell out, particularly some of the football and tailgate options!

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