130 The History of Wake Forest
Campus crisis protocols were drafted, and a Crisis Response Team composed
of John Anderson, Sandra Boyette, Dave Brown, Leon Corbett, Reid Morgan, Bob
Prince, and Ken Zick was set up in September 1990. Julie Cole, Director of Research
and Sponsored Programs, published a new research magazine, Horizons, in October
1990.
The Women’s Network held its first meeting on March 27. According to Helen
Etters, one of its founders, it aimed to help secretaries, administrative assistants, and
other female staff members get to know and support each other and to socialize from
time to time. It had about seventy members.
Finally, in the area of recognition, President Hearn received the Tree of Life
Award from the Jewish National Fund on October 16. The humanitarian award rec-
ognized his outstanding community involvement, dedication to American–Israeli
friendship, and devotion to peace and security. The President also received an hon-
orary degree from Tokai University. Furthermore, he was featured in the cover article
of the October 1990 “Southerners” section in Southern Living. The magazine, pub-
lished in Birmingham, Alabama, noted Hearn’s success and personality.
Athletics
Don Schoonmaker (’60, Political Science) made a motion in February that was
approved by the undergraduate faculty without dissent: “That this faculty commend
President Hearn for his reform efforts within the National Collegiate Athletic Asso-
ciation (NCAA) and that we encourage him to persist in those reform efforts at
home as well as in the national arena.” As a part of his role on the Knight Foundation
Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Hearn had advocated for Proposition 48,
which stipulated that student-athletes must meet minimum high school grades and
standardized test scores in order to participate in college sports.
While supporting higher academic standards for student-athletes and winning
the praise of the faculty for it, Hearn did not support measures to enlarge the ACC.
In a July 23 letter to its commissioner, Eugene F. Corrigan, he stated: “I hope that our
conference will be cautious about the question of expansion.” Schools under discus-
sion as possible future members were Florida State, the University of Miami, Rutgers,
and West Virginia. In a memo to ACC Presidents and Chancellors on July 25, the Pres-
ident wrote, “I hope television will not lead us into decisions which, on the merits, we
would not otherwise make.” Nonetheless, in September, the ACC invited Florida State
to become its ninth member in the first change since Georgia Tech joined in 1979.
The Athletics Department rolled out a new Demon Deacon logo because a com-
mittee had found that the old logo scared many preschoolers. The new logo was
immediately and intensely criticized by students and alumni, and within a year, the
old Demon Deacon reappeared as the official logo of the University. Larry Gallo
assumed the role of Associate Athletic Director. He had been Assistant Athletic
Director for Facilities and Assistant Baseball Coach.
The football team went 3–8 with victories over Army, Vanderbilt, and Appala-
chian State. Head Coach Bill Dooley earned his 150th win during the season. All-ACC
honors went to John Henry Mills and Anthony Williams.
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