Lots of News Today

Yesterday the U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges guide came out.  Key stats:

  • Wake Forest ranked 27th among 280 national universities.
  • Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 national universities for 20 years.
  • The Wake Forest School of Business undergraduate program was ranked 34th in the nation among the accredited business schools considered.
  • Wake Forest was also included in the following U.S. News rankings this year:
    • 10th among national universities for “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching”
    • 21st among national universities on the “Most Innovative Schools” list (This is a new this year)
    • 27th among national universities on the “High School Counselors’ Top Picks” list
    • 30th on “Great Schools, Great Prices” list

Full news story here.  We also got a second good mention in the Princeton Review as one of “50 Colleges that Create Futures”; story here.  Hopefully your students believe, as I did during my time (and still do) that Wake is an exceptional school.

Also in the news, Penny Rue, Vice President for Campus Life, was one of four panelists who testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce Training about “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses”(video; her testimony begins around the 29:00 minute mark). In addition to her role at Wake Forest, Rue serves as the Public Policy Division Chair of NASPA, the leading association for student affairs professionals.  You can read a story at the Wake Forest news site here.

Residence Life and Housing sent an important message to students about preventing mold in the residence halls.

And for those of you who love golf, today marks the birthday of one of our all time favorite Deacs, Arnold Palmer, who turns 86 today.  Happy birthday, Mr. Palmer!

— by Betsy Chapman

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