Chapter Twenty: 2002–2003 349
some way during the 2002–2003 academic year in honor of the victims. After an
interfaith worship service in Wait Chapel, a candlelight vigil circled the quad.
Academics
U.S. News & World Report ranked Wake Forest twenty-fifth in the national research
university category, up one place from the year before, and thirty-first among “Great
Schools at Great Prices.” It noted that 63 percent of Wake Forest classes had fewer
than twenty students, and 93 percent of first-year students return for their sopho-
more year. It also ranked the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy twenty-
fifth among the country’s top undergraduate business programs.
At the beginning of the academic year, the University officially offered thirty-
four majors to approximately 3,900 undergraduates. Thirty-nine new faculty
members joined the Reynolda Campus: thirty-two in the College of Arts and Sci-
ences, one in the Calloway School, four in the Divinity School, and two in the
School of Law. George Graham, the incoming A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy,
arrived in the spring semester. The Board of Trustees approved a plan to split
the counseling program off from the Education Department as a new Counseling
Department.
According to a new agreement, Wake Forest students wishing to study in Japan
could do so on the Kansai Gandai campus. The program was directed by Jay Ford
(Religion). Previously, Wake Forest students had studied as a cohort with a faculty
advisor at Tokai University (1991–2001). At Kansai Gandai, they could choose among
many more classes and participate in campus life much more fully.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recognized Wake Forest as one of
four 2002 Truman Scholarship Honor Institutions. The award recognized Wake For-
est for sustained success in helping outstanding students win Truman Scholarships
and pursue careers in public service. Eleven students had received Truman Scholar-
ships since 1977.
Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro (Physics) was awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant
from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of nitric oxide in sickle cell
blood. Governor Easley appointed Mark Welker (Chemistry) to a four-year term on
the North Carolina State Board of Science and Technology.
In Psychology, Mark Leary published research showing that social approval
and disapproval affect virtually all people’s feelings about themselves, even those
who adamantly claim they are not affected. William Fleeson was awarded the 2002
Theoretical Innovation Prize by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
He presented his findings—that acting extroverted can make people happier—to the
University community on March 19 in a lecture titled, “Moving Personality Forward:
Integrating the Process and the Structure Approaches.”
Charles Kimball (Religion) published When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning
Signs (HarperOne), that sought to make sense of the evil perpetrated in the name of
religion, such as the 9/11 attacks. Publishers Weekly named it one of the best fifteen
books on religion in 2003. Brad R. Braxton (Divinity) published No Longer Slaves:
Galatians and African American Experience (Liturgical Press), which interpreted the
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