22 The History of Wake Forest
it was postponed due to technical difficulties. The musi-
cal score Visions and Dreams was written and directed
by Jim Dodding, an extraordinary British director whose
deep and abiding relationship with the University was
based on friendships with Provost Ed Wilson and such
theatre faculty as Harold Tedford and Donald Wolfe, as
well as the artistic freedom and openness to his creative
talents the University afforded him. The cast included
the voices of faculty and students from both the old and
new campus, with Ed Wilson, the common link, narrat-
ing. Admission for faculty and staff, who were given first
priority, was $3.00 per person. Everyone else was charged
$5.00. At each presentation, there were approximately
one thousand seats on risers; one night during orientation was reserved for first-
year students, and another for returning upper classes.
Ed Wilson has described this event in detail in volume 5 of The History of Wake
Forest, so it will not be reiterated here. As Wilson points out, no effort was spared to
highlight the events and people that built Wake Forest. In tandem, Emily Herring
Wilson published Pro Humanitate: The Sesquicentennial Story, a pamphlet relating
the stories of prominent Wake Forest personalities who made a difference at the Uni-
versity and in society.
The end of the first full year of the Hearn administration was also a moment
for assessment. On the surface, everything seemed to be working well. In a letter to
Katharine R. Pawson, Secretary and Treasurer of the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
in New York City, Hearn wrote:
This year 3,209 students are
enrolled in the undergraduate
college. 1,816 of them are out-
of-state students, and of that
total approximately 33 percent
receive some form of finan-
cial aid. We have begun con-
struction of a new dormitory,
built primarily to relieve some
crowded housing, and expect
our total number of students to
increase by approximately 64.
Our tuition for the current year
is $5,550, and room and board
plans average about $2,300.
On the national level he penned:
This year Money Magazine
cited a Wake Forest education
The Sesquicentennial Sound and Light Show in
front of Wait Chapel
Jim Dodding
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