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Law school governance procedures were also revised to redefine areas of responsibil-
ity shared by the faculty and the administration. The plan and the process to achieve
a regionally recognized School of Law were radical in the best sense of the word.
They were in harmony with the ambitions and strategies of the undergraduate college
and the institution as a whole.
Apart from the Law School, the Babcock Graduate School of Management was
accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB).
President Hearn sent a congratulatory memo to faculty and staff shortly after the offi-
cial letter arrived on April 22. Outside of accreditation, the Babcock Foundation gave
the Babcock School $500,000, which the school used to create Babcock fellow schol-
arships and to endow an international travel fund. In addition, the Winston-Salem
Foundation awarded the Graduate School a $21,600 grant “to establish a masters of
arts in liberal studies program.” Throughout the year, the undergraduate faculty dis-
cussed whether the pass/fail option was working properly; specifically, were students
who took the option working as hard as those taking the class for a letter grade? No
unified decision was reached.
The Tocqueville Forum featured speakers such as George Ball, Paul Warnke,
Vladimir Bukovsky, and Edward Luttwak. Although not household names, these
scholars were stimulating and lived up to the Tocqueville goal of bringing fine schol-
ars to American campuses. Forum Director Robert Utley and Assistant Director
Patricia Gray were praised by the Old Gold and Black and by faculty.
On the University level, the Experimental College resurfaced. It offered eight short,
noncredit courses in such areas as ceramics, photography, sign language, and cardio-
pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The main objective was for students to have fun.
On a departmental level, on May 9 the Department of Political Science named
its new seminar room (A302 Tribble Hall) in honor of Professor C.H. Richards, who
was its first chair and had taught at Wake Forest for thirty-three years. Similarly,
the Department of Religion gave a banquet in honor of the ninety-second birthday
(July 23, 1984) of Professor Owen F. Herring (’13, MA ’14) and named the depart-
ment’s seminar room on the third floor of Wingate Hall for him.
On an individual level, Deborah Best (’70, MA ’72) was one of five psychologists,
thirty-five years old or younger, chosen by U.S. psychology department chairs to pres-
ent a paper at the 23rd International Congress of Psychology in Acapulco, Mexico,
in September 1984. She had shown herself prepared to present original, unpublished
work of high quality. Best’s research focused on sex stereotyping in various cultures.
Deborah Fanelli (Art) received a $5,000 visual artists fellowship from the National
Endowment for the Arts. Other grant recipients for the year were Richard T. Williams
(’68, Physics) for $25,230 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Richard
D. Carmichael (’64; Mathematics) for $29,692 from the National Science Foundation;
David J. Johns (Mathematics) for $8,850 from the National Science Foundation; Rob-
ert L. Utley Jr. (’71, Humanities) for $41,630 from the Smith Richardson Foundation;
and Claire H. Hammond (Economics) for $17,924 from the Department of Housing
and Urban Development. Hammond also won a national award, the Irving Fisher