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tions in art and music, with particular emphasis on Renaissance
Italian art, British art and music, and Irish literature. These areas
were significant because of the University’s houses in Venice and
London and because of the recognition increasingly being given to
Wake Forest’s Irish poetry series. Another department in the Col-
lege—religion—was the recipient of a $75,000
grant from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, to be
used for a special project on “Religion and the
Social Crisis.”
The University Library celebrated its cen-
tennial on November 18, 1979. The number of
volumes in the collection had now reached
745,000, with an additional 275,000 in micro-
fiche, and more than nine thousand periodicals
were being subscribed to. Records of the Asso-
ciation of Southeastern Research Libraries indi-
cated that Wake Forest was spending more per
student for library materials than any other of
the twenty-six libraries in the Association. On
the occasion of the Library’s centennial, Wake
Forest was honored by the presence of Secre-
tary of State Edmund Muskie, former United
States Senator from Maine.
Federal regulations about campus buildings and programs,
more numerous than ever, required increased alertness and con-
cern. In the fall of 1979 the University provided the first on-cam-
pus housing to be made available for a paraplegic student. She was
Karen Spicer, a graduate student in speech communication and
theatre arts, and she was assigned a room in the New Dormitory: a
former study lounge which was converted for her use by the provi-
sion of a special desk and shelf, accessible restroom facilities, and
added space to ease her moving around. At the same time a more
encompassing project was announced which would cause ramps
with railings to be built in Reynolda Hall, Winston Hall, the New
Dormitory, Johnson and Bostwick Halls, the Library, the Law
School, and several other buildings.
A study committee appointed by President Scales made a care-
ful and detailed report on what actions Wake Forest had taken in
order to comply with the much discussed and interpreted “Title IX”.
Gerald Johnson
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