154 The History of Wake Forest
Plain white “courtesy cups” for water were free, but if students used any of the 8-, 12-,
16-, 20-, or 32-ounce cups for water, they were charged five or ten cents.
On August 26, a campus-wide program to recycle white office paper began. It
complemented the campus-wide aluminum can recycling program already in place.
Cardboard boxes, marked with a recycling logo and the word “paper” were placed at
various locations in each administrative building in close proximity to major work
areas. The program was expanded on November 19 to collect newspapers, with sites
in residence halls, Student and Faculty Apartments, and the Babcock School of Man-
agement. President Hearn reported in a letter to Lauren Davis of Winston-Salem on
September 4 that Wake Forest spent $4,000–$5,000 each year on recycling. “Students
at Wake Forest voted approximately three years ago to stop using Styrofoam cups, so
you will not find this material in our facilities.”
In an illustrated book, The Campus as a Work of Art, Thomas A. Gaines featured
Wake Forest as one of the most beautiful colleges in the nation. Gaines described
the campus as “a successful meld of hills, hollies and magnolias. Its plan takes into
account the eye’s need for spatial diversity by placing differently-scaled quads at
various levels.” Brian Eckert, Director of Media Relations, attributed the University’s
beauty to strict adherence to many architectural principles. Apart from the Athletic
Center and Palmer and Piccolo residence halls, the campus maintained a central axis,
from the historic R. J. Reynolds building in downtown Winston-Salem to Wait Cha-
pel with Pilot Mountain directly behind it.
The Wake Forest Area Property Owners Association was formed in September.
Julian Burroughs Jr. (Speech Communication) was its chair. As one of his first acts, he
sent a letter to President Hearn on September 19 informing him that seventy-two out
of one hundred homes adjoining the campus were association members: “New traffic
arrangements and easement created a sense of urgency among property owners and
prompted the formation of the Association.”
President Hearn wrote a memo on August 27 thanking Physical Facilities staff
for assisting students and their families arriving for the opening of school. A desire to
retrieve some historical artifacts from the old campus was brought up shortly after-
wards. In a September 20 memo, Bob Spinks (Development) told the President that
the arch stone had been lost, and the college seals in the floor of the rotunda of the
administration building and on the front of the seminary chapel could not be removed.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art reopened to the public on April 1
after fifteen months of renovations, many of which, such as new security and climate
control systems, were behind the walls.
The Bowman Gray School of Medicine broke ground on April 4 for the Center
for Research on Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention. Effective July 1,
1992, the telephone exchange prefix for the School of Medicine and Baptist Hospital
Medical Center changed from 748 to 716.
In their April meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a 6 percent increase in
the Reynolda Campus budget for 1992–1993 to a total of $103.4 million. It was the
smallest increase in fourteen years. The total University budget was $321.2 million. To
keep it low, the board placed a freeze on all administrative and student service units.
The trustees also raised tuition 11.1 percent to $12,000 for the next academic
year. Significant increases in student financial aid and faculty salaries were the