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an emphasis on leadership, ethics, and civic responsibility through such
programs as LEAD and LEAD II;
a respect for the past in making treks back to the old campus in 1984 and
1992, as well as providing financial support for the Calvin Jones House, the
birthplace of Wake Forest;
new opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research and more
support for faculty to engage in research;
a unifying annual focus on themes such as art, religious life, dialogue, medi-
cine and honor;
increased focus on service, including the building of two Habitat for Human-
ity houses on campus in 1992 and 1995 and the start of service trips abroad
during break periods, e.g., City of Joy, the Tie that Binds, and HOPE;
the continued vigilance to field athletic teams that had academic integrity;
the supporting of traditions such as “rolling the Quad” and the Moravian
“love feast,” while creating new traditions, such as “Hit the Bricks,” “Lighting
of the Quad,” “Wake and Shake,” “Project Pumpkin” and “Shag on the Mag”;
two nationally televised presidential debates in 1988 and 2000;
the winning of four national NCAA titles—three in field hockey, one in men’s
golf—plus an individual NCAA women’s tennis title by Bea Bielik and numer-
ous individual and team ACC championships in baseball, men’s and women’s
soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s basketball, and women’s tennis;
an expansion of intramural and club sports, e.g., ice hockey, rugby, ultimate
Frisbee, as well as improvements to athletic fields and facilities;
the awarding of nine Rhodes scholarships to Richard Chapman (1986),
Maria Merritt (1987), E. Scott Pretorius (1988), Robert Esther (1991), Caro-
lyn Frantz (1994), Charlotte Opal (1997), Jennifer Bumgarner (1998), Jen-
nifer Harris (2004), and Rebecca Cook (2005) and numerous Goldwater,
Truman, Beinecke, Luce, and Fulbright scholarships;
the establishment of centers such as math and teaching, and the expansion
of the learning assistance center;
the colonization of women’s societies into chapters of national sororities;
an increase in lounge space for women’s sororities;
the first official celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day by the University;
significant growth in faculty and staff salaries and Human Resources benefits;
a dramatic increase in the endowment to more than $800 million by the end
of 2005;
the growth and strengthening of student applications for admission;
the expansion of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library and a dedication to library
services throughout the University, including digitalization of the library
catalogue and important papers;
the opening of Graylyn as a profit-making, high-end conference center;
the establishment of the faculty teacher-scholar model;
the creation of dozens of new endowed faculty chairs and of hundreds of new
student scholarships, such as the Poteat and Stamey;
the national and international success of academic teams in mathematics,
physics, and debate;
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