50 The History of Wake Forest
to Dean Thomas E. Mullen, the Dana Faculty Fellows would teach in the depart-
ments of computer science, chemistry, Romance languages, and history. Likewise,
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the University $300,000 to develop
fresh combinations of teaching and learning to strengthen academic programs at
the University.
Nevertheless, undergraduate tuition was set to increase 10 percent for 1986–
1987. Hearn met with students to explain the steep rise, noting that less than 60 per-
cent of their educational costs came from tuition. The costs of salaries, maintenance,
and replacements had been deferred in years past, so “part of the increase is simply
delayed reaction to past inflation.”
The Hawthorne Campus was also experiencing a successful financial campaign.
In an April 24 letter to J. Tylee Wilson, CEO of RJR Nabisco, President Hearn wrote:
“I want to thank you for your company’s decision to contribute $4.5 million to the
Equation for Progress campaign at Bowman Gray. This is not only the largest gift
you have ever made, it is also the largest the medical school has ever received.” As a
Reynolds Scholars First row: David Everman (’89), Lisa Knott (’89), Donna
Bowman (’88), David Dixon (’87), Mike Davis (’87); second row: Rogan Kersh (’86),
Jeannette Johnson (’88), Janice Telfer (’88), John David Fugate (’89)
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