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to the University. The entrance now was known as Manchester Hall. The Magnolia
Court was renamed Manchester Plaza as well, although most students, faculty, and
staff continued to call it the Magnolia Court.
On January 10, President Hearn wrote Dick Dickson, President of Paradies
Shops in Atlanta, that it was “a continuing source of consternation here that your
operations at Piedmont Triad International Airport sell Duke and Carolina merchan-
dise, but Wake Forest materials, in our home airport, are not offered.” He asked that
a company representative contact Donald J. “Buz” Moser “to make arrangements to
have our products in our airport.” Dickson replied on January 16 that Wake Forest
merchandize would be sold at the airport forthwith.
President Hearn spoke and Chaplain Christman prayed at a dedication cere-
mony on September 20 as most Christian campus ministries moved into centralized
office space in Kitchin House. A few Christian groups, such as Campus Crusade and
Forest Fire, as well as the Jewish Student Organization and Islam Awareness, were not
housed in Kitchin. Harold “Hal” and Rita Roser gave $350,000 to endow a new fund
to support students in performing Christian service.
The Admissions and Welcome Center was named in memory of long-time Dean
of Admissions William G. Starling (’57), who died on June 18, 2001. Starling’s frater-
nity brother Bill Cobb (’58), his wife, Rhoda, and the Cobb Foundation made a gift to
rename the building to mark Starling’s retirement, planned for 2002. The dedication
was held during Homecoming weekend on October 26, and a portrait of Starling that
would be hung in the center was unveiled.
The endowment fell by $175 million (down 13.95 percent) during 2000–2001 for
an end-of-the-year total of $812,389,000. In a November 15 memo, President Hearn
Four Chairmen’s Bridge to Calloway Hall