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of The Howler again and Jeff Dimock was President of the Student Union. Mike
McKinley was Editor-in-Chief of the Old Gold and Black, which won first place for
overall excellence and in the “Special Sections” division in the North Carolina Inter-
collegiate Press Association Contest.
On September 17, the bells of Wait Chapel rang for 203 seconds to celebrate the
203rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence as part of a national
celebration called Bells across America.
A campus-wide recycling program for aluminum, plastic, and glass was put in
place in late October. Recycling bins were placed in groups of three in two locations
on each floor of each residence hall and in the Benson University Center, Reynolda
Hall, and classroom buildings.
At the Homecoming football game with Army, ROTC cadets and other students
collected books to send to men and women participating in Operation Desert Shield
in Saudi Arabia, launched on August 7, 1990. Doug Bland, Director of Academic
Counseling in the Athletic Department, suggested the idea upon learning that the
troops had very little reading material.
A student candlelight vigil for peace, led by senior Rosalind Tedford and junior
Scott Stubbs, was held on the Quad in front of Reynolda Hall on Tuesday night,
January 22. More than one hundred students participated, although some who
thought the event was an antiwar protest interrupted briefly. The vigils continued on
Tuesday nights until February 26, when Saddam Hussein accepted the United Nations
peace resolutions. In addition, during Operation Desert Storm, a banner was hung
in Benson University Center with
the names of seventy-seven men and
women connected to Wake Forest as
friends or family members serving in
Hannah Britton, President of
Students Against Apartheid (SAA),
spent the summer living with host
families in South Africa and travel-
ing around the country for a first-
hand look. Alton Pollard (Religion)
also spent the summer in South
Africa. In February, the SAA held a
campus-wide boycott of PepsiCo,
including a one-day boycott of the
Pizza Hut in the Benson University
Center, as a protest against Pepsi’s
continued ties with South Africa.
The University observed its first
official Martin Luther King Jr. holi-
day on Monday, January 21, 1991.
Ernie Wade, Director of Minor-
ity Affairs, chaired the Celebra-
tion Committee. In a candlelight
Recycling was started by students at Wake
Forest in the fall of 1990