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were now available. The principal speaker was Richard C. Maxwell,
president of the Association of American Law Schools.
The Trustees also approved an initial concept for the renovation
of Reynolda Village and authorized a $120,000 addition to the
third story of the Babcock building, to be used by the Department
of Mathematics for offices, classrooms, and a reading room. Jack
Ferner, in his second year as Acting Dean, was named Dean of the
Babcock School.
Occasionally there were reminders of continuing hostilities on
the campus toward the Nixon administration and the waging of the
war in Vietnam. In September a group of protesters demonstrated
at an open rally in the courthouse square in downtown Winston-
Salem where Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew was the featured speaker.
Again, on January 19, the day on which Nixon was inaugurated for
a second term, about twenty students gathered, again downtown,
to protest against Nixon’s “usurpation of political power.” A pre-
election poll at Wake Forest, however, had shown that Nixon had
sixty-seven per cent support from the student body, as opposed to
twenty-three per cent for Democratic candidate George McGovern;
ten per cent were “undecided.”
A few days after the inauguration—on January 23, 1973—Nixon
announced that the United States had “concluded an agreement to
end the war and bring peace with honor in Vietnam and Southeast
Students sliding in the mud as they celebrate a basketball victory over UNC
(see page 128)
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