Education: Change of Address

It would have been a big day for any college. It was even more of an occasion for a college without a classroom or dormitory in sight. Baptist Harry Truman was there (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). So were President Gordon Gray of the University of North Carolina and thousands of other notables who had come to "Reynolda," just outside of Winston-Salem, for the ceremony. At the ripe old age of 117, Baptist Wake Forest College (enrollment: 1703) was breaking ground on its brand new campus—110 miles from its old one near Raleigh, N.C.

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