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development, healthcare access, organizational development, immigrant rights, and
voter rights and education. Steve Boyd (Religion) was active in the project.
Senior Rebecca E. Cook, a Carswell Scholar and biology major, who had worked
to improve healthcare for premature babies in Kenya, was named a Rhodes Scholar.
The daughter of missionaries serving in Kenya, Cook was the ninth Wake Forest stu-
dent to be named a Rhodes Scholar since 1986. She was also Co-Founder and Co-
President of the Wake Forest Student Global AIDS Campaign. In Winston-Salem, she
was involved with CHANGE (Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empower-
ment) and named to the second team in USA Today’s annual All-USA College Aca-
demic Team program for 2005.
Martha Napier, a sophomore presidential scholar, organized a project called
“Illitics: Illustrate Your Politics.” It gave students a chance to express their political
beliefs and reactions to the upcoming 2004 presidential election. She set up an out-
door collage on the Magnolia Court on November 1, the day before Election Day, on
which students could write their thoughts about the election, hang articles or other
print-matter from the Internet, or express their political views in any other way that
could be attached to the wall. Students were encouraged to bring their own materials,
but Napier provided red, white, blue, and black paint, newspapers, and magazines.
Three Wake Forest women appeared in the October Girls of the ACC issue of
Playboy, which the magazine presented for the first time since 1998. Erika Harris, a
sophomore, returned home in November to compete in the Miss Illinois competi-
tion and represent her home state in the Miss USA Pageant.
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