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Rim), the Rock ‘n’ Roll Band Teams (The Mangoes, Captain and His Midnights, Lance
and the Romantics, and Dave Clark 8), and the World Affairs Teams (Hazardous Waste,
The Plowshares, Infectious Disease, and Oliver North and the Fifth Amendment).
The Artists Series received a financial boost as Marion Secrest endowed it in honor of
her late husband Willis, who practiced dentistry in Winston-Salem from 1925–1965.
The renamed Secrest Artists Series of Wake Forest University brought in pianist
Philippe Biaconi; guitarist Christopher Parkening; violinist Elmar Oliviera; the Czech
Philharmonic; and the King’s Singers, an a cappella ensemble named after King’s
College, Cambridge, where the group came together.
The University Theatre produced performances of Jerome Lawrence and Robert
Edwin Lee’s Inherit the Wind, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, Ugo Betti’s
The Queen and the Rebels, and William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Campus and Student Life
In 1986–1987, students were generally content and did well academically. Accord-
ing to the Registrar’s Office, the most popular major was business, with more than
110 students, followed by economics and biology. Classical languages, Greek and
Latin, had the fewest majors. Maria Merritt, a Reynolds Scholar and biology major
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