322 The History of Wake Forest
Facilities, Finances, and Alumni
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine ranked Wake Forest the nineteenth most-wired insti-
tution in a survey of U.S. universities and research schools. At the same time, the
University began moving toward a wireless environment, installing the hardware to
enable wireless access in 140 spots on campus, including residence halls, lounges, the
library, and certain popular outdoor areas.
In October, Wake Forest was honored with the 2000 Educause Award for Excel-
lence in Campus Networking. The annual award recognized the University’s use of
strategic, integrated, and innovative network technology.
On July 13, President Hearn asked Vice President Wilson to chair a task force
to draw up “explicit guidelines on the reservation of space on the Reynolda Cam-
pus.” He informed Wilson that Vice President Anderson was to head another task
force to make recommendations “on appropriate rationale and charges in renting
these spaces.” One area that was not on any administrator’s list was a parking deck
that the Trustees had not approved because of the $5.5 million cost.
The master plan for Reynolda Campus development received its first update in a
decade. It focused on minimizing the impact of automobiles and incorporated many
of the landscape recommendations prepared by a consultant in 1998, including nar-
rowing the perimeter road into a “village lane,” eliminating on-street parking, widen-
ing pedestrian walkways, and converting Gulley Drive between Tribble Hall and the
South Campus residence halls to a two-way thoroughfare with specialty paving and
no on-street parking. In February, an extensive physical survey of the campus was
part of a long-term project to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to
academic, social, and recreational activities.
The Wait Chapel bell tower was named in memory of Annie Pearl Shore Davis,
mother of the late Thomas H. Davis, Egbert L. Davis Jr., and Pauline Davis Perry, who
gave major gifts to support the Divinity School. In October, two students, Stephen
Herman and Ty Webb, were walking back from a Chi Rho practice when they spotted
a deer in Wait Chapel. Although exhausted and bleeding from the mouth, the deer
eventually found its way out.
Beginning on May 14, the University moved furniture out of residence halls and
into tractor-trailer trucks to support the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s
ongoing relief effort in response to Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The University donated
four hundred bunk beds and desks and 230 dressers to the effort. Local companies
loaned the trucks and drivers. It was the second year Wake Forest had made such a
large donation, according to Michael Logan, who facilitated the project. In the previ-
ous spring, the University had given more than seven hundred sets of furniture that
included beds, dressers, mirrors, hutches, desks, and chairs. Twenty tractor-trailer
trucks were needed to move them to eastern North Carolina.
Work on the Student Athlete Enhancement Center was on schedule with occu-
pancy anticipated for the fall. Groundbreaking for an addition to the back of Cal-
loway Hall was scheduled for February 2002. BB&T Corporation made a $500,000
commitment to support the construction, which would bring all of the Calloway
School’s offices and classrooms under one roof.
Shuttle service between the Bowman Gray and Reynolda Campuses was offered
on a trial basis in the 2000–2001 academic year.