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was terminated and settled officially on February 6, when the University gave the
Arts Council a check for $145,000.
In a letter of March 12 to Mrs. Gordon (Connie) Gray of Washington, D.C.,
Hearn reported on the first month of operation of the Graylyn Conference Center.
Wake Forest was the primary user, and he mentioned a gala May 5 tea dance at
which the many contributors to Graylyn, especially the Gray family, would be recog-
nized and honored. The official dedication of Graylyn Conference Center was held
on May 5. The $6 million project was not part of the Sesquicentennial Campaign.
Another important dedication occurred earlier on October 14, when the Coy
C. Carpenter Library on the Bowman Gray campus was dedicated. Carpenter was
primarily responsible for the Medical School’s move to Winston-Salem and its
development into a major teaching center.
On the Reynolda campus, the Office of Residence Life reinstated room inspec-
tions, known as “facilities assessments,” in fall 1983. They took place in late November
and early April. The head resident of each dorm recorded maintenance needs and
generated initial work orders for problems, such as room repairs. High-resistance
appliances, including hotplates, toasters, toaster ovens, popcorn poppers, and immer-
sion-type hotpots, were removed if found during the assessments, and their owners
were fined $25 and given low priority for future housing.
In new construction, the Board of Trustees announced in early March that a
$3 million coeducational residence hall would be built to house 226 students, mostly
women. Construction was to begin in May and be completed by August 1985. At the
Graylyn International Conference Center