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'Thief' makes debut at orientation

Although the opening paragraph of Ethan Canin's "The Palace Thief," reads "This is a story without surprises," the short story provided enough material for over an hour of discussion during...


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Freshmen attended a speech by novelist Maya Angelou Sunday in the Chapel. Angelou, the Reynolds professor of American studies at Wake Forest University, speaks annually to freshmen..


Old honor code sees last hurrah

Although the scene outside freshman convocation Thursday much resembled those of past years, the Class of 2006's signing of the Honor Code on the Chapel Quadrangle had a hint of irony this year.


Keohane greets freshman class

In her convocation address to the Class of 2006, President Nan Keohane called on two unique metaphors to stress the importance of character and diversity.