186 The History of Wake Forest
their artistic, philosophical, and
political concerns through enjoy-
able and enlightening activities. The
society hosted a film series featur-
ing works of Charlie Chaplain and
Woody Allen, among others, and
weekly meetings where professors
would read and speak on various
concerns. Ed Wilson (English), who
belonged to the Philomathesians on
the old campus, served as the faculty
Sophomores Stacey Leaman
and Lori Honeycutt organized a
chapter of Amnesty International
on campus. The group sponsored
letter-writing campaigns and pro-
grams to promote human rights,
especially for those imprisoned for
their political beliefs.
The Environmentally Con-
cerned Organization of Students (ECOS) started its fifth year with a variety of
activities, such as letter-writing campaigns, field trips to recycling plants, and an
environment-education program for fifth graders. On campus, ECOS worked to
make students more aware of environmental concerns. Founded in 1989 to improve
recycling, the group’s faculty sponsor was Robert Browne (Biology).
In concert with ECOS, Student Government’s recycling committee, chaired by
Tanya Burgos, announced in January that recycling facilities, previously available
only on the South Campus, had been expanded to the North Campus. Taylor, Davis,
Poteat, and Kitchin Houses were now equipped with sixty-five-gallon bins for glass,
plastic, and paper products. To accelerate campus recycling, Jerome McDaniel from
the Physical Plant was named the new recycling coordinator in January. He worked
with faculty, administration, and staff to implement and expand the recycling effort
at Wake Forest. In a related environmentally friendly act, the live Benson Center
Christmas tree was planted on Davis Field by Grounds Superintendent Jim Coffey
and his staff.
The Critic, now billing itself as “an independent journal at Wake Forest,” rather
than “an independent journal of Wake Forest,” lost two editors in the first semester:
junior Wayne Tarrant resigned on October 14, and junior Emily Cummins resigned
on November 3. Senior J. Drew Squires became Editor, but after he graduated, the
next appointed Editors, Craig Kidd and Geoffrey Michael, resigned before the end of
the school year because of what they described as caustic and extreme methods used
by those who controlled the paper, such as personal attacks on administrators and
faculty they did not like.
The Worrell House in London was robbed during the fall semester while stu-
dents were on midterm break. The perpetrators held captive two women who had
Phil Archer and Joy Goodwin
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