160 The History of Wake Forest
began. The Babcock Graduate School of Management was ranked among the top fifty
graduate schools of business in the nation.
Thirty new faculty members began teaching at the University in the fall, and
in the spring former Governor Jim Martin became an adjunct professor, addressing
Political Science and History classes during his twenty days of teaching each semester.
Kate Daniels joined the English faculty as poet-in-residence.
Rhoda Channing, Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, announced three
new technological services to help what she described as a “generation of MTV stu-
dents” enhance their learning. The new Microcomputer Lab featured ten Macintosh
LC II computers with color monitors; the Information Technology Service offered
graphics production and other multimedia services used in instruction, research, and
presentations; and the Media Center had videocassette recorders and monitors avail-
able for viewing videotapes related to academic assignments. All three services were
located on the second floor of the Wilson Wing.
Dudley Shapere, Reynolds Professor of the Philosophy and History of Science,
gave three lectures on “Links in the Understanding of Nature: Two Recent Discover-
ies.” He spoke to the University community on the origin of the universe and the
development of life. The lectures were closely followed and reported in the Old Gold
and Black.
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program celebrated its fifth anni-
versary on September 24 with a reception and dinner. MALS classes were first offered
in the summer of 1987. The program had twelve alumni, and 423 students were cur-
rently enrolled.
The Academic Planning Committee passed a proposal to allow a double minor
beginning in the 1993–1994 academic year. Approximately 30 percent of the student
body had a major and a minor, fewer than 10 percent had a double major, and about
60 percent had one major. Associate Dean of the College Billy Hamilton expressed
the concern of many faculty that the double minor would lock students into a pattern
of choosing courses purely to meet requirements. They would specialize rather than
explore new areas.
Katy Harriger (Political Science) testified before the Senate Subcommittee
on Oversight of Government Management, deliberating the reauthorization of the
Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Specifically, she was asked to discuss the appoint-
ment of an independent counsel to investigate alleged criminal activity of the
federal government. Her book, Independent
Justice (1991), was the only comprehensive,
in-depth review of the role of the indepen-
dent counsel.
In addition, Harriger and Jack Fleer
(Political Science) offered a unique summer
course, “Leadership in a Democratic Society.”
It included two days at the Center for Cre-
ative Leadership in Greensboro, a one-day
outdoor challenge course, two weeks of men-
toring with community leaders, and living in
a theme house. Katy Harriger
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