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Ohio State), 1977–1981; and Lieutenant Colonel Matthew P. Mur-
ray, Jr. (B.A., Florida State; M.A., Middlebury), 1981–.
Another academic program to which I have briefly alluded
elsewhere—notably in my references to Chemistry’s Paul Gross,
the coordinator of the Program, and to History’s James Barefield,
a frequent participant in the Program—was the Interdisciplinary
Honors Program, started in 1961 and continued thereafter with
increasing strength and appeal. It attracted some of the College’s
most gifted students; after meeting the various requirements of the
Program, they were graduated with “Honors in the Arts and Sci-
ences.” Courses were typically wide-ranging in content and in ap-
proach: “Man and the Irrational,” for example, and “The Scientific
Outlook” and “Romanticism” and “The Ideal Society” and “The
Tragic View,” to name a few. Classes met in a room in Tribble Hall
reserved for the purpose, enrolled fifteen or fewer students, and
were conducted as seminars.
The extra-curricular life of the University, varied and rich, has
been sampled throughout these pages, especially when in some
significant way it touched upon the central themes of the History.
I have taken note of the achievements of Wake Forest students in
intercollegiate competitions (in athletics and in debate), of contri-
butions regularly made to campus life by the College Union and
by the University Theatre, and of honors and awards won by indi-
Jim Barefield and Al Kenion in an Honors class, probably on “The Comic View”
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