188 The History of Wake Forest
a heart attack, and the recommendations of the committee were delayed in being
presented to the College faculty. While no immediate action was taken on any of the
recommendations when they were presented to the faculty, many of the report’s pro-
posals were later adopted by the University, e.g., community service as a part of some
courses and expanded opportunities to engage in intellectual discussions.
Facilities, Finances, and Alumni
Facilities
Carswell Hall was renovated after the Law School moved to Worrell Center. The
departments of Economics, Sociology, Speech Communications and Theater Arts,
and East Asian Languages and Literature all moved in, as did the International Stud-
ies program. With the Department of Economics moving from the eighth level,
the Z. Smith Reynolds Library gained space for special collections and emeritus fac-
ulty offices. In its new home in Carswell, the Economics Department named a study
room the J. Van Wagstaff Reading Room in honor of its founder and longtime chair,
who retired in 1992 after twenty-eight years of teaching.
In another move, the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and
the School of Business and Accountancy spread out to fill Babcock Hall after the
Babcock Graduate School of Management moved into Worrell Professional Center.
BB&T made a $150,000 commitment to renovations. As part of the agreement, the
first floor of the building was designated the BB&T Level.
The two side-by-side courtrooms in Worrell Center were named for attorneys
Allen A. Bailey (JD ’50) of Charlotte and James R. Van Camp (JD ’65) of Southern
Pines. Both were founding members and former Presidents of the North Carolina
Academy of Trial Lawyers.
During winter break, the academic computing system was hacked. The perpetra-
tors, two college students and a high school student, were later caught. The winter
break allowed the first testing of a voicemail system to notify University personnel
and students of class cancellations.
A group portrait, “Women of Letters,” featuring the faces of thirty-two female
writers painted by Anne Kesler Shields, was loaned to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library
and displayed above the circulation desk. It featured two Wake Forest women: Isabel
Zuber, a Z. Smith Reynolds Library circulation librarian, and Emily Herring Wilson
(MA ’62).
Area Code 910 split off from 919 on November 14, requiring the University to
reprint stationary and other materials.
Finances
In financial matters, the C. C. Hope Chair of Banking and Law was endowed by gifts
of $300,000 from First Union National Bank and $50,000 from the North Carolina
Banker’s Association. Clifford H. Clarke (’62) made a $5 million pledge to Wake For-
est to expand its international study opportunities. The pledge put the Heritage and
Promise Campaign over its $150 million goal three years after it began.
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