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Wake Forest in the News (Aug. 16-22)

Wake Forest students return to campus
By Walt Unks | Winston-Salem Journal
The Winston-Salem Journal featured Wake Forest’s move-in day on the front page of the newspaper’s print edition and in an online photo gallery on Friday, Aug. 20. The University welcomed more than 1,400 first-year students and their families as they moved into their residence halls on Wed. and Thurs., Aug. 18 and 19. Sophomores moved in on Friday, Aug. 20, with juniors and seniors returning to campus over the weekend. Check out our Move-in Day and First Day of Classes videos –8/19/2021

WXII, WGHP and Spectrum News also covered move-in day.

Outdoor festival in downtown Winston-Salem to celebrate IdeasCityWS
By Kim McGrath | news.wfu.edu
An outdoor festival marking the culmination of a year of creative collaborations between Wake Forest University, New York City’s New Museum and local community partners will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Bailey Park from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Winston-Salem. A highlight of the event will be the Marketplace of Ideas – an “outdoor living room” with interactive exhibits from two dozen local creative organizations representing progressive contributions in art, tech, design and culture. – 8/16/2021

Diet, exercise in older adults with knee OA pay off in long term
By Steve Cimino | Medscape
“These data imply that clinicians who treat people with knee osteoarthritis have a variety of nonpharmacologic options that preserve clinically important effects 3.5 years after the treatments end,” wrote lead author Stephen P. Messier, PhD, professor and director of the J.B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory at Wake Forest University. – 8/19/2021

Why did an Afghan government the US built up for decades collapse in days?
By Stephen Loiaconi | WSYX-TV
“When U.S. forces started leaving this spring, the last stable leg to the Afghan government collapsed and all parties, from government officials in Kabul to soldiers in the field and local leaders, essentially went their own way,” said Will Walldorf, a professor at Wake Forest and author of “To Shape Our World For Good: Master Narratives and Forceful Regime Change in United States Foreign Policy.” – 8/16/2021

These 10 law schools are the choosiest
By Debra Cassens Weiss | ABA Journal
Wake Forest University School of Law made this list of most selective law schools. The average acceptance rate last fall, among 193 ranked law schools, was 44%. The average acceptance rate for students who began in the fall of 2020 at the 10 choosiest law schools was much lower—an average of only 14.5%. – 8/16/2021

Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist unveil combined brand
Charlotte Business Journal
Wake Forest Baptist Health is now Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, representing the strategic combination that will bring a four-year medical school to Charlotte. The new brand will roll out in central and western North Carolina first through advertising and followed by signage at locations over the next year, said Denise Potter, chief communications, marketing and media officer at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. – 8/18/2021