116 The History of Wake Forest
the storm passed, student orga-
nizations collected canned goods
and money for victims of its ear-
Tim Bell, a senior business
major, was found guilty of lying
by the Honor Council in Decem-
ber in an open trial that drew a
great deal of media attention.
The Council concluded that Bell
did not tell his professors, John
Litcher and Steve Ewing, where
he was, despite his promise to
do so. He was on a university-
sponsored trip to Beijing when
Tiananmen Square erupted in
June. In an editorial, the Old
Gold and Black took the Honor
Council to task for violating
Bell’s rights. Later, the guilty
finding was dropped.
The University changed
its policy of randomly check-
ing student IDs in the gym after
a black third-year law student,
John McLemore, refused to show
a security guard his photo identification and was arrested and removed from
Reynolds gym. McLemore said the guard’s actions were discriminatory, and Leon
Corbett, University Legal Counsel, agreed, although he determined the bias was not
intentional. Following the incident, security guards were required to receive addi-
tional training in procedures and racial sensitivity. In addition, all student IDs were
checked at the door instead of randomly after arrival.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
received a campus charter as a student organization. The initial membership was
approximately fifty, and Stephanie Spellers was elected President.
The Student Union brought to campus performances by Jay Leno, a Backstage
History of Saturday Night Live with Doug Hill, hypnotist Tom DeLuca, comedian
Rondell Sheridan, and the Indigo Girls. It was awarded the first National Excellence
in Programming Award by the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA),
according to Mark Hall, the group’s advisor, and Mary Beil, Student Union Director.
More than one hundred students and faculty rallied in front of Wait Chapel at
10 p.m. on February 12 to celebrate the release of Nelson Mandela, the seventy-one-
year-old anti-apartheid leader of South Africa. The group sang, listened to speakers,
and shouted slogans. Another act of joy and altruism occurred when ten students
spent Spring Break building houses in Coahoma, Mississippi, as part of a Habitat for
Humanity college challenge.
The 1989 men’s soccer team won the ACC