242 The History of Wake Forest
performers selected by the music faculty. University Professor Louis Goldstein per-
formed avant-garde piano works by contemporary composer John Cage in a con-
cert on November 5; on November 21, pianists Barbara Rowan and Francis Whang,
known as the Janus Duo, performed nineteenth-century, early twentieth-century, and
more contemporary music in Brendle Recital Hall.
The Klezmer Conservatory Band opened the Secrest Artists Series in October,
performing both traditional and contemporary Yiddish music. The series also fea-
tured performances by an a cappella ensemble, Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices,
featuring carols from various traditions; England’s Hanover Band with Nathalie
Stutzmann; and the Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble performed a two-hour dance recital in
Brendle auditorium on February 24.
Color prints by the Englishman who defined a genre, William Hogarth (1697–
1764), inaugurated the Year of the Arts in the Scales Fine Arts Center gallery. “Snip-
er’s Nest: Art that Has Lived with Lucy R. Lippard” opened in February. Representing
more than one hundred artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Eva Hess, Robert
Rauschenberg, Alex Katz, Nancy Spero, and Judy Chicago, the collection provided
a visual record of the New York art scene from the 1960s to the 1980s. Most of the
pieces were gifts to Lippard, a New York art critic and champion of women’s art, who
spoke at the opening.
Campus and Student Life
Nearly 950 freshmen moved into Collins, Bostwick, Johnson, Taylor, Kitchen,
Palmer, and Piccolo residence halls on Wednesday, August 20. They were chosen
from a record number of applicants, 6,782; forty-two freshmen were valedictori-
ans, and 70 percent were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.
They were from forty-one states and six foreign countries, and 9 percent were Afri-
can American. Student volunteers and Wake Forest employees helped them move
into their rooms, while tents with vendors selling milk crates, refrigerators, and other
college basics were set up between Bostwick and Johnson Halls. Approximately 140
first-year students and some upperclass students lived in the substance-free housing
available in Johnson Residence Hall; because of the upperclass students in Johnson,
about three dozen first-year women were housed in Kitchen Residence Hall. Alto-
gether, 2,992 out of 3,500 students lived on campus.
The Babcock School welcomed 111 new full-time MBA students, fifty-eight in
the executive program, forty-two in the evening program, and thirty-nine in the
Charlotte MBA program. The Law School welcomed 161 first-year students.
Upperclass students returned to campus to find a new computer help desk in
Reynolda Hall, new printers in every residence hall, and computer-savvy advisors
in first-year student halls. Prompted by student suggestions and survey results, the
new center expanded on the services offered the previous year in Z. Smith Reyn-
olds Library. Trained support consultants answered calls, and streamlined telephone
menu choices replaced voice messages and call-backs for service. For the first time,
quiet hours went into effect from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m on weekdays and 2 a.m. to 12 p.m.
on Saturdays and Sundays in the residence halls.