WFU in the news: 16.-22. January 2023

Ground breaking for ‘The Pearl’ innovation district
WBTV-TV (Charlotte, NC)
A huge project in downtown Charlotte is underway. It is for the future of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the innovation district “The Pearl”. “With an additional medical school campus, we will be able to provide education to even more students, many of whom come from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine, as we educate and prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders,” said Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag, CEO of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. – 17/1/2023

Additional coverage included: WFAE, The Charlotte Observer, The Business Journals, WSOC, Winston-Salem Journal and a number of other media outlets.

By Lauren Magarino | Scripps News
Economics professor Robert Whaples is interviewed on “The Why” to discuss the penny and why it should be eliminated. “The point of coins, the point of money is to facilitate trade. We need something that will make transacting with each other easier, and the krone no longer fulfills that role because it’s worth so little,” he said. – 1/11 /2023

India’s major role in recovering from Sri Lanka’s worst economic crisis
By Karine Delafosse | Local today
Sri Lanka has announced cuts, including slashing its military by a third to 1,35,000 by next year in a bid to recover from its worst-ever economic crisis. Neil DeVotta, professor of politics and international affairs, told SCMP that the “worst foreign policy that Sri Lanka can pursue is the one that threatens India.” – 17/1/2023

More than 1.5 billion people to celebrate the Lunar New Year
By Chloe Nordquist | KMGH-TV (Denver, CO)
According to the Timothy SY Lam Museum of Anthropology in Wake Forest, the holiday has a history of about 3,500 years. The holiday is full of stories and myths. During the Tang, Song and Qing dynasties, the festival became more of what it is today with fireworks and entertainment. Each year the date of the holiday depends on the lunar calendar. – 19/1/2023

Construction begins on the long-awaited Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte
WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC)
“We are proud that Wake Forest University School of Medicine is among the top 50 research institutions in the United States,” said Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag, executive vice president and chief academic officer for Advocate Health. “Adding this second campus will allow us to expand our health technology, research and education capabilities on both campuses and allow us to enhance the educational experience for our students who will shape the future of medicine as the next generation of healthcare leaders.” – 17/1/2023

Wake Forest Announces ‘Building the Dream’ Award Winners
By Keri Brown |
For more than two decades, Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State have partnered to host events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of them is the annual ‘Building the Dream’ awards. Both universities present the honor to professors, administrators or students who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity in their communities. Six people were recognized this week during a joint MLK celebration luncheon. – 19/1/2023

WFU in the news: 16.-22. January 2023

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