266 The History of Wake Forest
the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
presented him with the Rodney H. Adams Award “in recognition of outstanding
contributions to professional development and research activities in the fields of
endowment and investment management.”
In February, the Trustees set tuition at $20,450 for the 1998–1999 academic year
for all undergraduates except seniors, the first time tuition had exceeded $20,000.
Seniors had their tuition set at $17,150 because they were not included in the Plan
for the Class of 2000.
Summing Up the Year
The Year of Religion in American Life was filled with blockbuster events: Rabbi Harold
Kushner, Bill Moyer, Tony Campolo, and a host of other religious and spiritual men
and women graced large and small Wake Forest events as Frederick Buechner’s classic
The Sacred Journey was required reading for students, faculty, and administrators.
A shake-up in the senior administration saw Provost Dave Brown leave that
office to begin a new tech adventure in partnership with IBM. He would become
Vice President and Dean of a joint initiative to promote technology in academia, the
International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning (ICCEL). Instead of search-
ing for a new provost immediately, the President brought back Ed Wilson to oversee
the academic part of the office and promoted Sam Gladding to administer the aca-
demic support areas of the Provost’s Office, such as Admissions, Financial Aid, and
the Registrar’s Office.
Construction continued—a new information systems building near Worrell
Professional Center and an 80,000-square-foot classroom building on the Magnolia
Court between Carswell and Calloway Halls. To avoid the electrical problems of past
years, an electrical substation was built just off campus. Bridger Field House was
rebuilt, and many other structures on or near campus, such as Graylyn Pool, received
facelifts or significant improvements. Amid all of the changes on the Reynolda Cam-
pus, the Bowman Gray School of Medicine was renamed the Wake Forest University
School of Medicine to clarify its connection to the University. Its campus would now
be called the Bowman Gray Campus. Its clinicians achieved new recognition in a
number of specialties.
At the College, the judicial system was reformed yet again. A teaching and learn-
ing center was set up to serve faculty. A sorority and a fraternity shut down, but Greek
life remained popular, and students, faculty, and administrators continued to excel.
The baseball team won the ACC Tournament for the first time in twenty-one years.
Even with tuition going over $20,000, students were excited about the new technol-
ogy initiatives, first-year seminars, study and service at home and abroad. Harmony
and anticipation dominated the landscape, as problematic areas were acknowledged
and addressed.
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