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lunch features, including
a soup and salad bar, veg-
etables, and three entrée
Wake Forest donated
twelve computers and
printers, paper, and ink
cartridges to Cisco Sys-
tems’ Networking Acad-
emy at Kabul University. It
donated to similar technol-
ogy support programs in
Ghana and Central Amer-
ica and gave away or sold
at reduced rates computers and equipment to various other groups, including the
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system.
Continuous daily shuttle service for all students, faculty, and staff began on
the Reynolda Campus during spring semester 2004. The University Police shuttle
expanded its operations to run every forty minutes, with the exception of seventy-
minute breaks from 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 6:10 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Night shuttle service continued to operate from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.,
seven days a week. Chief Regina Lawson said the new daily service was a joint effort
between University Police and Student Government.
The endowment was valued at $725 million at the end of the 2002–2003 aca-
demic year. After two years of losses, it posted a 3.2 percent gain. In April, the Board
of Trustees approved a total budget of $812 million for the 2004–2005 fiscal year
beginning July 1. It included $563 million for Wake Forest Health Sciences and
$249 million for the Reynolda Campus. Full-time undergraduate tuition increased
6.5 percent from $26,490 to $28,210 for 2004–2005.
The Presidential Scholarships program celebrated its fifteenth year. Former
Board of Trustees Chair Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. (’48), who died March 18, 2003,
left $750,000 to the study-abroad fund he had established in his name in 1996.
Martha Mason (’60), author of Breath, was awarded the University’s Pro
Humanitate Award on September 5.
Summing Up the Year
The year began with a shock: President Hearn was stricken with brain cancer and
had to delegate his duties to Provost Bill Gordon for almost six months. When he
returned to work on April 19, he soon realized he could not stay on. He announced
his retirement for July 1, 2005, and committees formed to begin the search for the
The sixth theme year reflected one of President Hearn’s long-term priorities:
Fostering Dialogue: Civil Discourse in an Academic Community. Speakers and
events were hosted to prompt discourse on immediate concerns, such as administra-
tor/student relationships, and controversial subjects, such as sexuality and race.