66 The History of Wake Forest
the Student Legislature passed a bill in the spring semester condemning the “harass-
ment of homosexuals.” Student Government also sponsored an informal discus-
sion of other campus concerns for students, faculty, and staff called “The President
Answers” from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays in the main lounge of Reynolda Hall.
Overall, the President and students got along well.
The Student Union (which had formerly been the College Union) sponsored
two competitions: the College Bowl and qualifying tournaments in ping pong, pool,
backgammon, bridge, chess, bowling, and the board game Othello. Winners went on
to regional competitions. In the spring of 1987, the Wake Alternative Break began.
Instead of going home or to the beach, students spent their spring break helping oth-
ers less fortunate than themselves.
Before spring came, fifteen inches of snow fell on January 23, 1987. Maintain-
ing its long-standing policy, classes at the University were not officially cancelled
(however, some did not meet). Only one-quarter of food service workers reported,
and the Snack Bar and Magnolia Room were closed. Students took trays from “the
Pit,” the main dining hall in Reynolda Hall, for sledding, and Chuck Hess, the Food
Services Director, became concerned that there were not enough trays for use by
patrons.
Facilities, Finances, and Alumni
Adequate space, traffic, and beautification were the top three physical campus con-
cerns of 1986–1987. Student space was especially scarce, and in a January 28 memo
Computerized registration eliminated congestion in Reynolda Hall like this
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