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with a keynote address delivered by former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate
George McGovern.
A team of Babcock MBA students claimed second place and the $1,000 prize in
the 1996 KPMG Peat Marwick/George Washington University MBA Case Competi-
tion. Members were Bethany Beatty of Tallahassee, Florida; Kristen Helms of Media,
Pennsylvania; Dave Lee of Parkersburg, West Virginia; and Nick McKoy of Nyack,
New York.
Andrew Frey (’97), Joseph Gagnon (’99), and Hunter Tart (’96) were one of 393
teams representing 235 colleges and universities in nine countries that participated in
February’s Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) Mathemati-
cal Contest in Modeling. They were singled out as one of four teams proposing an
outstanding solution to the problem of detecting a silent submarine. Their faculty
advisers were Edward F. Allen and Stephen B. Robinson, both Assistant Professors in
the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.
WAKE TV started taping and broadcasting the bi-monthly meetings of Student
Government legislation. At least one member of the group stated that he planned to
dress better for meetings.
The Student was renamed Three to Four Ounces after novelist Don DeLillo’s esti-
mate of the weight of the human soul, and it continued to publish poetry, prose, art,
and photography. An independently funded, student-run editorial magazine, The
Wake Forest Review, debuted in March. Its co-editors, Geoffrey Michael and Jen-
nifer Loughrey, said it was designed to spark debate about national and student con-
cerns, and articles in the first issue addressed social security, campus crime, and grade
inflation.
WILD (Winston-Salem into the Lives of Deacons) sent ninety students to sev-
enteen community sites to do volunteer work on a Saturday in late April. They par-
ticipated in planting flowers and trees and other beautification and library projects.
WILD was sponsored by the Volunteer Service Corps. In another area, a Japanese
Culture Society formed to heighten campus awareness of Japanese culture.
Beth Stroupe, a junior, received
three national awards for chemistry
research. One was for her project in the
laboratory of Bruce King (Chemistry)
on the potential pharmaceutical use of
nitrosothiols as a nitric oxide delivery
system to improve muscle contrac-
tion, immune response, and memory.
The second was the 1996 Undergradu-
ate Award for Excellence in Chemistry
from Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor
society for women in chemistry. She
also received one of only six travel
awards from the Organic Section of the
American Chemical Society granted
nationwide. In addition to her out-
standing achievements in chemistry,
The Student changed its name to Three to
Four Ounces
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