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speaking, entrepreneur-
ship, community service,
and leadership. Later, as
the Presidential Scholar-
ships, these awards would
be offered only to incom-
ing first-year students.
The Saguiv A. Hadari
Research Award, in mem-
ory of a former assistant
professor of political sci-
ence who died of cancer
in June 1988, was estab-
lished in November. The
leave that accompanied it
was given annually to a junior faculty member in a tenure-track position.
Carl Harris (Classical Languages) was the recipient of the first award for Excel-
lence in Advising. Anne Boyle (English) received the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence
in Teaching. Gillian R. Overing (English) and Huw M.L. Davies (Chemistry) received
the Award for Excellence in Research. J. Howell Smith (History) received the Omi-
cron Delta Kappa Award for Contribution to Student Life. The Medallion of Merit,
the University’s highest award for distinguished service, was presented to Harold M.
Barrow, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education.
The Public Accounting Report, a biweekly newsletter, ranked the Calloway School
of Business and Accountancy twentieth in the nation on the basis of a poll of depart-
ment chairs and faculty members.
The 1989–1990 budget increased undergraduate faculty salaries by an aver-
age of 7.5 percent. The University Senate held a faculty forum on the University’s
future.
Administration and Staff
In April, the Board of Trustees approved a change in the criteria for selecting its
members: “The board approves the opening of membership to any and all persons
committed to the historical Christian character, Baptist heritage, and North Carolina
roots of Wake Forest University.” This change opened board membership to any
qualified individual, regardless of religious denomination or place of residence.
Michael McKinley, an assistant news editor of the Old Gold and Black, wrote an
article in the October 13 issue that stated: “If the Hearn administration had to be
described in one word, the word would be ‘enhancement.’” He noted that “during
Hearn’s tenure, average SATs have risen and the number of applicants has increased
by more than 43 percent” Furthermore, “six months after graduation, 97 percent of
all students are either starting a job or in graduate school.” The cost of tuition had
risen from $5,050 in 1983 to $7,950 in 1988–1989, an increase of 57 percent in just
six years. The number of out-of-state students had surpassed the number of North
Carolinians for years, and in 1988–1989, 7.5 percent of the first-year class was black,
“Bones” McKinney
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