| the history of wake forest
The School of Law was also the recipient of favorable actions by
the Board of Trustees. An earlier $200,000 loan to the School from
the University’s endowment was forgiven, and another two million
dollars in endowment was transferred from the College to the law
school, with the understanding that it would be returned to the Col-
lege when the law school’s endowment reached six million dollars.
Tuition was also to be increased over a five-year period to a level
four hundred dollars higher than in the College, and the Trustees
agreed to consider a University-supported special campaign to im-
prove law school endowment and also to study whether some of
the undesignated gifts received by the “University” might be as-
signed to the law school rather than always to the College. Other
recent improvements at the law school were noted: five new full-
time teachers had been added to the faculty, and a federal grant of
$44,000 had been received for a clinical education program.
The faculty of the College voted to approve the reinstatement
of academic minors for junior and senior undergraduates. Minors
would not be required, but from now on students would have four
options in planning their academic programs: a single major, as
before; a joint major; a double major; or a major and a minor. In
the spring, during the pre-registration period, about eighty juniors
signed up for a minor.
Following a report by Professor of Mathematics Marcellus
Waddill, the Trustees endorsed a recommendation that immediate
efforts be made “to upgrade significantly the undergraduate com-
puting program and facilities at the University in order to provide
the opportunity for every undergraduate student to acquire com-
puter literacy and for some students to acquire computing fluency.”
The administration was authorized to seek funds to make such a
program possible: an indication of the growing importance of the
computer in undergraduate education.
The future of Graylyn was the subject of the year’s most heated
controversy. Many students, already disappointed that there was not
more coeducational housing on the Reynolda campus, argued that
Graylyn should be used in such a way as to provide attractive hous-
ing alternatives for undergraduate students, and the College faculty
unanimously approved a resolution suggesting that Graylyn become an
educational and residential facility designed for academic programs,
with an emphasis on foreign languages and international studies.2
At the end of the
fall semester the
French House pro-
gram in the Bernard
Cottage on the
Graylyn estate
was terminated.
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