Wake Forest Media Report July 12-18




The managers of the innovation district, the tenants explain how the district cultivates innovation, collaboration
By Trajan Warren | Triad Business Journal
Five academic institutions are represented at Innovation Quarter: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Downtown, Winston-Salem State University, Forsyth Technical Community College and Center for Design Innovation. “The diversity you achieve through education, through training, through socialization is such a powerful element in terms of creating innovation, opportunities and entrepreneurship,” said Graydon Pleasants, Head of Real Estate Development at Innovation Quarter. – 07/13/2021


Older singles have found a new way to team up: live apart
By Francine Russo | The New York Times
Wake Forest counseling professor Allison Forti noted that some women may have cultural and social expectations to serve as caregivers. “I think it’s important for women to know that it’s okay not to want to be a caregiver and still be valuable as women in society,” she said. Full-time caregiving “has a great physical and emotional impact on someone.” – 07/16/2021

All eyes are on vaccination rates at colleges requiring COVID injections
By Elizabeth Redden | Inside higher education
Wake Forest University has been included in this roundup of colleges requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus this fall. In a message to students on Wednesday, the university warned that the school will begin removing students from enrolled classes and assigned accommodations if they do not submit proof of vaccination or an exemption request by August 1. . re-register for the same courses and receive the same housing assignment once removed, ”the message read. – 07/16/2021

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9 out of 10 cases end in plea transactions. North Carolina Attorney Duke Law Wants To Know How
By the Virginia Bridges | Yahoo News
Law professor Ronald Wright said the plea tracking system will show whether prosecutors are keeping their campaign promises and help journalists and researchers better report and assess what is happening in court. – 07/15/2021

NC takes action on carbon cap, multi-state pollution effort
By Gary Robertson | Associated press (Raleigh)
The multistate initiative “is an option available to the state to help achieve the goals the governor has set for himself,” Commission Chairman Stan Meiburg said at the meeting. “I would like… for the state to make as much progress in reducing carbon emissions as it practically can, as quickly as possible.” Meiburg is director of the Master of Arts in Sustainability program at Wake Forest. – 07/13/2021

How to track illegal mining with open data
“If mining continually pours mercury directly into rivers and lakes or is released into the air, and it rains and goes back into the rivers, then you start to have a problem,” said Luis E. Fernandez, executive director of the Wake Forest Amazon Scientific Innovation Center (CINCIA) – a research initiative that examines the impacts of artisanal gold mining, mercury contamination and deforestation on natural ecosystems and humans from the Peruvian Amazon. – 07/14/2021

The science of forest biomass: conflicting studies map the controversy
By Justin Catanoso | Mongabay
Justin Catanoso, regular Mongabay contributor and journalism professor, addresses a major political and environmental conflict that escalates as the forest industry and governments promote forest biomass – cutting down trees, turning them into pellets of wood and burning them to generate electricity. – 12/7/2021


Editorial: COVID vaccination shows concern and attention to our communities. Do it now
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Private institutions, such as Wake Forest and Duke, have sent a clear message to their students and faculty. Vaccines are essential for those returning for the new school year. It is not for administrators to flex their bureaucratic muscles or impose an ideological diktat. They are directly and deeply concerned about the health and safety of their communities. – 07/19/2021

Analysis: illegal gold mining in Peru set to continue
By Ben Heubl | Engineering and Technology Magazine (E&T)
Areas of rainforest that are cut down for illegal gold mining are a key component in stabilizing the global carbon balance, said Luis E Fernandez, executive director of the Amazon Science Innovation Center at Wake Forest University. (CINCIA), a research initiative examining the impacts of artisanal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon. – 07/16/2021

The movement for the right to advice is gaining ground
By Shelby R. King | Shelterforce
“Many landlords engage in serial eviction proceedings… with the aim of collecting rent, controlling behavior and awarding costs to the tenant, which increases their monthly rent amount up to 180. $, ”Said law professor Emily Benfer. “We often see cases of tenants facing eviction just because they reported unsanitary, unsafe and unsafe living environments.” Shelterforce covers community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization. – 07/16/2021


Art, Allegory and Community Response ”opens at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Daily ArtJournal
The Journey of Life: Art, Allegory and Community Response opened July 16 to Wake Forest members, first responders and faculty, staff and students, along with Weekend of Gratitude, and will open July 20 to the public at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The exhibition runs until December 12. – 7/17/2021

Evictions continue in Winston-Salem as national moratorium comes to an end
By Nicole Zelniker | Triad City Beat
Housing activist and Winston-Salem State University sociology professor Dan Rose, who authored a study on evictions with Wake Forest co-author and law professor Emily Benfer, saw this unfold in the courtroom day in and day out. – 07/15/2021

NC economic experts: it’s time to act on the climate
By Bill Blancato | Winston Salem’s Journal
Three Wake Forest economists joined more than 40 professors from colleges and universities across our state in calling on the North Carolina congressional delegation to support policies to slow climate change, including meeting the goals of reduction of emissions. –07/11/2021


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