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were awarded in different categories. Lambda Chi Alpha won the fraternity divi-
sion; Pi Beta Phi won the sorority division; and the open division was split between
the Volunteer Service Corps, which completed the most laps, and the “Bostwick
Babies,” who raised the most money. Over $5,000 was raised. University bookstore
manager Buz Moser provided all the prizes for the winners, worth $8,000.
Senior business major Nick Gray and computer science graduate student Ryan
Farley created BuddyGopher, which enabled instant-messenger users to read the
away-messages of everyone on their buddy list simultaneously. Before BuddyGopher,
instant-message systems required users to click on each person in their address book,
or buddy list, to read their away-message.
Jennifer Harris, a political science and economics major, was named a Rhodes
Scholar, the eighth Wake Forest student to receive the prestigious scholarship since
1985. She announced plans to study international relations at Oxford University. She
was also one of seventy-six students to receive a Truman Scholarship and was named
to the second of USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Teams.
Anjali Garg, a rising senior and a Presidential Scholar in debate, was also named
a 2004 Truman Scholar, the thirteenth Wake Forest student in seventeen years to
receive this award to support careers in public service.
Rosita Najmi was one of twenty students selected to the first of USA Today’s
2004 All-USA College Academic Teams, honoring outstanding intellectual achieve-
ment and leadership. The announcement was made February 12. Najmi was an eco-
nomics major and co-founded Project Bokonon, which provided medical supplies to
hospitals in Benin, West Africa. In fall 2003, she was named one of Glamour maga-
zine’s top ten college women of the year and received $1,500, a trip to New York City,
and opportunities to meet with important female professionals.
Senior Lee Norris starred as Mouth McFadden in the television series One Tree
Hill, which premiered on the WB network on September 23. A special viewing was held
in Annenberg Auditorium on that night. Norris had previously starred in the television
series Boy Meets World. Senior Jim Fitzpatrick, an analytical finance major, battled wits
with two other college students on Jeopardy’s College Championship on November 13.
Margaret Elizabeth “Meg” Hudson died on November 21 after a long battle with
pulmonary hypertension. She was twenty-one years old.
In Greek life, two Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) houses were razed to make way for
a new, 6,500-square-foot house that cost $260,000. DKE alumni raised most of the
money and took care of building permits.
The student life committee voted on October 9 to allow Kappa Alpha to colo-
nize at the University according to a plan and schedule submitted by the fraternity’s
national representatives. The committee’s resolution stipulated that Kappa Alpha
would not be chartered on campus until August 2004. The Tau chapter of Kappa
Alpha had lost its charter at Wake Forest in 2001.
The Zeta Lamba chapter of Chi Omega returned their charter to the soror-
ity’s national organization in early September rather than live with social proba-
tion restrictions. After several weeks, the sorority voted to return to campus, and the
chapter was reorganized and reinstated. The national Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
presented its Grand High Alpha award, its highest honor, to Wake Forest’s Theta Tau
chapter to commemorate its community service, campus involvement, and academic