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A few thoughts on academics from an adviser

UPDATED JUNE 20TH: the Daily Deac below was written days ago, before we got the tragic news of the death of Zachary Zhang (see news release here). Please join me in offering your thoughts and prayers to Zachary’s family, friends, and loved ones. 

Today I am on a plane home from a New Student Reception, so this is a pre-post.

For our P’22 families, you should know that every new student at Wake Forest is issued an academic adviser to help them learn how to navigate course requirements and understand how to proceed with course selection for the first two years before they declare a major.  Normally academic advisers are faculty members, but sometimes they are Wake Forest staff members; often the staff academic advisers are also Wake Forest alumni.  New students also have a student adviser, an upperclass peer. Advising groups of 10 first year students, the academic adviser, and the student adviser do a lot of activities together the first few days on campus. Read more

Comparison is the thief of joy

Two of my very favorite people on campus (and you know who you are!) turned me on to the quote by Theodore Roosevelt, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

Let me repeat it for emphasis. Big and ...

Categories: advisingcampus life

Why a Masters in Management can give your student a competitive edge

Happy Valentines Day, Deac families!  I am sending you lots and lots of love from campus 🙂

Because I am just getting back from a road trip, I am relying on a couple of guest posts in the ...

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Funday Monday

Pretty sure I am not the only one who woke up late this morning. My hometown team of the Eagles won lastnight, and I am really glad the game is over, because my P’92 in a Phili suburb was going ...

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Black and Gold Friday

Happy Black and Gold Friday – and a hot one here, high 70s. Definitely strangely warm weather for November.

One of our faculty members, Professor Barry Trachtenberg of the History department, is ...


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