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University Center over winter break. Two more lounges were built at the back of Luter
Residence Hall, each attached to a basement wing. At the end of the spring semester,
sororities were assured they would all get lounge space by fall 1994, although only
one would be on the Quad. In addition, three of the black Greek organizations, which
had shared a small lounge in Kitchen House, were given separate lounges. An unusu-
ally large number of students—247 men and 348 women—participated in rush dur-
ing the spring semester, perhaps because there had been no fall rush.
Gamma Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity had its charter revoked by the
Student Life Committee in December. The charter was reinstated during February,
but the fraternity was placed on strict probation and had to give up its lounge and
housing block.
The Princeton Review Student Access Guide: The Best 286 Colleges ranked Wake
Forest 92 overall out of 100, 92 on quality of life, and 93 on academics, based on more
than one hundred randomly selected student responses to seventy multiple choice
questions. The only weak areas reported were the homogeneous student body and
gay discrimination.
The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues Awareness Group (GALBA) sponsored its
first Gay Pride Rally in Carswell Hall on November 8. The event featured speeches by
Tanya Domi from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, senior J.
Ken Stuckey, and sophomore Chris Cooper, who helped organize the event.
The Alliance for Racial and Cultural Harmony (ARCH) evolved from the Stu-
dent Government’s race relations committee and became a separate organization.
The Resident Student Association and Division of Student Life sponsored a
series of AIDS awareness activities titled “A Time to Act.” Among them, the AIDS
memorial quilt was displayed.
The most visible student leaders on campus were Jill Weiskoff, Student Govern-
ment President; Michael Peil, Editor-in-Chief of the Old Gold and Black; Rebecca
Gentry, President of the Student Union; D. Brent Williamson, Editor of The Howler;
and Todd Turner, the student representative on the Board of Trustees.
WAKE Radio began broadcasting a spoof on modern-day soap operas called
“Desire under the Mags.” Created by freshman Craig Joseph, it aired on Monday
nights from midnight to 1 a.m. The sixteen actors and a sound technician introduced
the campus to such characters as The Tramp, The Hero, The Villain, The Lover, and
the Long-Lost Daughter. The plot revolved around the actions and interactions of
two families: the Reynolds clan, who were filthy rich, and the Benson family, who
were not even on the social registrar.
In shenanigans at Davis House, three chickens were found in a shower at 7:30
a.m. in mid-October and taken to a nearby farm. On Friday, February 17, students
flushed fifty toilets at once to see what would happen: a water main exploded, and
many of their rooms flooded three to four inches deep. Physical Facilities responded
to the incident and fixed the pipe, but because it was a Friday, students affected by
what they described as the “Flood of ‘94” had to endure the consequences for the
weekend or move to unoccupied faculty apartments until Residence Life and Hous-
ing could clean up the mess on Monday.
On a serious note, juniors Phil Archer and Joy Goodwin revived the Philomathe-
sian Society for students who, according to Archer, were interested in expressing
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