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| the history of wake forest
On the home campus another “house” was designated for use in
an international cause. Bernard Cottage, a guest house on the Gray-
lyn estate, east of the main building, was assigned to the French fac-
ulty as a “Foyer Français,” a “French House” where eighteen students
could live, eat, study, and speak only French. Eva Rodtwitt, Lecturer
in Romance Languages, was named director, and on November 7
residents and guests gathered to celebrate the “Foyer,” to see—and
hear—a comic skit performed in French, and to listen to remarks by
Professor Germaine Brée and by Roland Husson, France’s Cultural
Attaché from the Embassy in Washington.
Inspired by their French colleagues, members of the Spanish fac-
ulty began to make plans for a Spanish house, “La Casa Española.”
It would be on the other side of the Graylyn mansion in a building
called the “Amos Cottage” and would open the following fall. The
University also announced that the manor house itself would be-
come available at the same time as a women’s residence hall; forty-
three students signed up to live there.
There was growing concern among members of the College fac-
ulty that the Z. Smith Reynolds Library was being seriously threat-
ened by a dramatic increase in the rate of inflation in prices of books
and periodicals and by the failure of the University to add to the
Library’s acquisitions budget in such a way as to compensate for
these rising costs. A subcommittee of the faculty’s academic plan-
ning committee, chaired by Associate Professor of Politics Jack
The new mainstage theatre in the Fine Arts Center
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