music and farewell
possibilities of a new computer-based academic environment?
Would it become possible for the administration and the student
body to reach a friendly agreement about rules for dormitory visi-
tation? And, would the Covenant with the Baptists truly survive
the pressures of a society in which church and academe were so
often in ideological conflict? Challenges like these would await
action after 1983.
Meanwhile, in preparation for that future, part of the third floor
of Reynolda Hall was developed as a computer center, to be open
twenty-four hours a day. Twelve terminals were available, and a
Prime 750 computer was installed which could store 3000 kilobytes
of material in its main storage and 600 megabytes on disk drive.
Also, seven terminals and a printer were placed in Room 313 of the
Library, to be ready for use during regular Library hours. Within a
short time the number of faculty and student computer accounts
had expanded to 1100.
The second annual Tocqueville Forum—this time on “Politics
and the Arts”—brought to Wake Forest a series of speakers repre-
senting, as before, different and sometimes provocatively conflicting
points of view: Benjamin Barber from Rutgers University; William
Barrett, former editor of Partisan Review; Werner Dannhauser from
Cornell University; Arthur Danto from Yale University; Karsten
Harries, also from Yale; and Hilton Kramer, founding editor of
The New Criterion.
An interdisciplinary pro-
gram in Women’s Studies was
announced, to be available, as
a minor, beginning with the
1983–1984 academic year.
Teachers would be drawn from
the humanities and the social
sciences, and topics would in-
clude “methods and goals of
women’s studies, feminist crit-
ical theory, and the place of
women in culture and society.”
In January C.C. Hope Jr.
of Charlotte, chairman of the
Board of Trustees, announced