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| the history of wake forest
Survival: Not Man Apart” and was devoted to discussions about
the environment: the first major effort at Wake Forest to consider
concerns raised in the 1960’s by pioneers like Rachel Carson in her
book Silent Spring. The main speakers were consumer advocate
Ralph Nader, environmentalist Rene Dubos, sociologist Daniel Bell,
and California Senator John Tunney. The Experimental College
went into its fourth year with courses on autosuggestion, macramé,
and “amateur wine-making.” And the Covenant House enrolled
ten students, one from Winston-Salem State University and the
other nine from Wake Forest, in its living and learning experiment
in downtown Winston-Salem. During this year the resident faculty
adviser was Instructor in History Lorraine Van Meter.
One disquieting fact about campus life that came out of an Old
Gold and Black survey revealed that, in accord with their contem-
poraries on other campuses, a third of Wake Forest students had
smoked marijuana and that thirteen per cent smoked it regularly.
Also, 6.4 percent had tried LSD. It was obvious from these findings
that Wake Forest was in no way immune from the kind of experi-
mentation with drugs that was taking place across America.
Bianca Artom Ambassador to Italy Graham Martin
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