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equipment in all of the residence halls was completed. Sprinklers were also installed.
The final stage of work was scheduled for the summer of 2000.
On May 16, the University donated more than 580 sets of furniture from Kitchin,
Efird, Huffman, Palmer, and Piccolo residence halls to the Hurricane Floyd relief effort
in eastern North Carolina, and about 250 more that the University had in storage
were donated a few days later. Wake Forest employees, volunteers from area churches,
businesses, and the Baptist Men of North Carolina moved the donated furniture.
The Wachovia Bank branch on campus shortened its hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., causing displeasure among students, staff, and faculty. The bank
justified its new hours, stating that 70 percent of its business occurred between 10
a.m. and 2 p.m.
Pan Geos Granary, a ubiquitous Mexican eatery that served healthy food, took
the place of Taco Bell in the Benson Food Court when Taco Bell sales declined.
Because of the emphasis on fresh food, it was open only from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The chains that had surrounded the Quad for over a decade were removed on
the recommendation of the Capital Planning Committee. Former head groundskee-
per Melvin Layton had them put up in an effort to preserve the grass.
From fall 1998 to spring 1999, Parking Management issued 18,321 parking tickets.
During summer 1999, a parking lot near Polo Residence Hall was paved, and utilities
were moved to prepare for construction of a new building for basketball practice and
athletics education behind the Athletic Center. At a speak-out in Pugh Auditorium
on April 5, John Anderson, Vice President for Finance and Administration, said that
plans were being prepared for a day-care center in the meadow area north of Reyn-
olda Village and for a parking deck on the lot behind the Scales Fine Arts Center.
The day-care center would have space for about 150 children; the parking lot 250
spaces. Each was projected to cost $4.5 million. One, but not both, of these projects
would be submitted to the Trustees at their October 2000 meeting. Anderson said
that contrary to popular belief, faculty and staff parking was in shorter supply than
Wake Forest became one of the first institutions in North Carolina to imple-
ment the American Heart Association’s Public Access to Defibrillation program.
Staff members and students were trained to use automated external defibrillator
machines specifically designed for nonmedical personnel with only a few hours
A $150,000 grant from the Starr Foundation benefited the Wake Forest Research
Fellowship program, which enables students to join faculty mentors as junior
partners in scholarly research projects. Juniors and seniors selected for the pro-
gram received $2,000. A $228,305 grant from the Charles E. Culpepper Foundation
supported a three-year summer program allowing faculty to create and to use new
ways of teaching with technology. WFDD received a grant from the Winston-Salem
Foundation that allowed the station to fund a new cultural program, “Live from
Studio A.” Hosted by Kimberly Daggey, the show featured local musicians, and the
station acquired a restored 1923 Steinway piano for live performances.
The Henry Luce Foundation awarded $255,356 to fund four Clare Booth Luce
Scholarships for outstanding undergraduate women in science, mathematics, or