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was the Seattle sculptor, Robert Maki, who had the assignment, as
part of his residency, to create a public work of art for the campus.
President Scales was honored in being chosen by President Jimmy
Carter to serve as one of five United States commissioners to attend
a world-wide UNESCO conference. For two periods of time in the
fall of 1978 (from October 22 to November 3 and, later, from Novem-
ber 15 to November 30) he was a special adviser at a conference in
Paris on freedom of the press. Subsequently, he was appointed, to-
gether with twenty-four people from other nations, to a three-year
term on UNESCO’s executive committee. During his occasional
absences from the campus on these assignments, I served as Act-
ing President.
Everyone at Wake Forest knew that talks about the University
and the “Baptists” were continuing. Soon the word “covenant” be-
came the centerpiece of discussions, and the implications of that word
would begin to suggest new possibilities for conversations and,
maybe, for change and progress.
Students at a pre-school retreat at Camp Hanes
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