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1991–1992; 75 percent of the 904 students accepted scored between 1150 and 1350 on
the SAT, and 69 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Incom-
ing students represented forty states and six foreign countries; 51 percent were men,
and 49 percent women. A historic high of more than 200 students studied abroad.
Ninety-four men and eighty-four women received bids from fraternities, societies,
and sororities during fall rush; in the spring semester, 329 students pledged (172 men
and 157 women).
President Hearn wrote Franklin D. Robinson Jr. of Charlotte on July 27 that
since 1987, Wake Forest had “dedicated itself to having an enrollment of 10 percent
of its students from nonmajority cultures.” While this goal was not realized at the
start of the academic year, the plan did increase minority enrollment, and the Office
of Minority Affairs expanded its programming to accommodate the needs of Asian
American, Native American, and Hispanic students. It also moved from Benson 317
to Benson 346.
Five high-profile student leaders for the year were Jay Woodruff, Editor-in-Chief
of the Old Gold and Black; Zeke Creech, Student Government President; Steve Bras-
kamp, President of the Student Union; Brent Williamson, Editor-in-Chief of The
Howler; and sophomore Todd Turner, who was appointed to a one-year term as the
student representative to the Board of Trustees.
Substance-free housing was offered for the second year in a row. More than 300
entering students took advantage of it on all four floors of Johnson, two floors of
Bostwick, and two suites for men in Taylor Residence Halls. In the previous year’s trial
run, only forty-five students lived substance-free on one floor of Johnson, accord-
ing to Dennis Gregory, Director of Residence Life and Housing. These students were
given the option to continue living substance-free for a second year, but this time in
Piccolo Residence Hall.
The Student Life Committee changed the Student Alcoholic Beverage Policy
to allow students and their guests, if at least twenty-one years old, to drink beer or
unfortified wines in suites and hallway lounges in residence halls. The change was
made because members of Greek organizations, who leased lounges, had the free-
dom to drink alcohol there. On February 5, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution
instructing Residence Life and Housing to reconfigure space in residence halls to
provide all Greek organizations with a lounge. While the 848 Greek women had 1,500
square feet, or 11 percent, of the total lounge space, the 751 men had 12,000 square
feet, or 88.9 percent. Director Gregory stated that at least ten new lounge areas for
women would be needed to rectify the disparity.
The security shuttle was restored in early October. Students wishing to use it
simply called 5911 for pick-up. This system was more efficient than the previous
year’s dispatch, which traced a half-hour route across campus. As before, the shuttle
ran in the evenings only, when risk of an assault was felt to be greatest.
ARA food services assumed control of the Sundry Shop, which allowed
students to use their meal cards to purchase items. In conjunction, ARA added
Dunkin’ Donuts to the Food Court and cafeteria, replacing Krispy Kreme prod-
ucts, and students bought more donuts. Apart from ARA, Camel City Dry Clean-
ing opened a store next to the barber shop in the basement of Taylor House and
offered a 25 percent discount to anyone affiliated with Wake Forest. Alas, the dry