Chapter Five: 1987–1988 81
lectured on the roots of rock and roll; a Beatlemania show; and the Chinese Magic
“Brazilian Printmakers” was the opening exhibit in the University gallery.
It was composed of forty-six lithographs brought to the United States by David
Faber (Art).
Campus and Student Life
Gloria Cabada (’88) won the Brockriede Top Speaker Trophy at the forty-second
annual National Debate Tournament held from March 23–25 at Weber State Uni-
versity in Ogden, Utah. Cabada became only the second woman in forty-two years to
win the honor, beating out 148 competitors as the nation’s top college debater. At the
end of the season, the overall squad was ranked ninth nationally, up from fortieth the
previous year. Alan Coverstone, Ted Tyson, Judd Kimball, and Gloria Cabada were
coached by Ross Smith and Director of Debate Allan Louden.
Some of the major student leaders for the year were John Jackman, Editor-in-
Chief of The Howler; Will Knetch, Student Government President; Leane Doggett,
President of the Student Union; and Joni L James, Editor of the Old Gold and Black.
The second annual Presidents’ Leadership Conference was held at Camp Caraway.
Hosted by President Hearn and Student Government President Will Knetch, it
focused on group relationships and self-government at Wake Forest.
As a result of a Management Committee suggestion to the Admissions Office, the
Harbinger Corps was initiated at the beginning of the year to make student recruit-
ment more standardized. It was composed of students who volunteered to show visi-
tors around the campus, a task previously performed by members of the Alpha Phi
Pirates of Penzance
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