Wednesday Newsday

I am out of the office today, so this is a pre-post.

We had some phenomenal news over the weekend, and that is that we have a new Rhodes Scholar: “Philosophy major and refugee advocate Alice Hauser has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at England’s Oxford University beginning in the fall of 2023. 

She was among 32 Americans chosen by the Rhodes Trust who were selected on Nov. 12 from among 840 candidates endorsed by 244 different colleges. Hauser, from Kennebunk, Maine, plans to pursue a Master in Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and a Master of Philosophy in Law, with the ultimate goal of promoting justice for populations in need.

‘It is unbelievably humbling to receive such an immense honor and investment in my future. I am so grateful to everyone who has helped me follow my passions,’ said Hauser.” Congratulations to Alice! You can read her full story here

In other congratulatory news, for the 12th consecutive season, Wake Forest men’s soccer has earned a bid to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Deacs will host a first round matchup on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Deacs!

Thanksgiving is coming up next week, and while many (most?) of our students will go home, not all will. Campus remains open, but there will be shifts in hours of operation. Students staying on campus for Thanksgiving should make note of dining hours of operation, shuttles, etc. It will be important for students to plan ahead for meals on Thursday, as dining locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so that our associates may spend time with their families.

While the Weekly Message for First Year Families normally is geared towards our P’26s, this week’s message could apply to all parent/family years. It is about the Dos and Don’ts of Thanksgiving break, and how to maximize harmony and minimize conflict now that you have your student home for a few days. And oOur ’26 students received this week’s Letters So Dear on Monday of this week.

That’s all the news I had to catch you up on, Deac families – other than to remind that Pitsgiving is tomorrow!!! As they say, Gobble til you Wobble!

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