74 THE HISTORY OF WAKE FOREST COLLEGE
compromise in the quality of education at Wake Forest during the
transition period, and he called it "challenging and thrilling" to be
involved in the development of Wake Forest University-an altered
status which he saw as "inescapably implicit in the removal and
Enlargement Program."
Throughout his address Dr. Tribble laid repeated emphasis on the
necessity to preserve the historic dedication of Wake Forest to
Christian principles. The Wake Forest he foresaw would have "a
Christian university program, including all the areas of learning that
are essential to culture at its best, and some schools or departments
devoted to scholarly specialization and a graduate school of first
rank." The graduate program, he said, should measure up "to the
highest academic standards, and the degrees awarded should merit the
recognition given to such degrees awarded by the strongest
universities in our country."
With his inauguration behind him, Dr. Tribble went to work on the
task for which he had been employed: raising the money to build the
new campus which Wake Forest would occupy in Winston-Salem. He
had his work cut out for him, because the Enlargement Program had
stalled and was making no headway at all.
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