American University - Talon / Aucola Yearbook (Washington, DC)
- Class of 1977
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inericah Universi Yearbook for 1977 The American University Talon is published once a year for the undergraduate classes of this school. No part or picture of this book may be reproduced without permission from the Talon Yearbook. All material in this book reverts to the individual writer photographer artist. We would like to hear comments regarding our books. Address all correspondence to 328 Mary Gradon Center, American University, Washington, D.C. 20016. " ... Life is like this bottle of salad dressing. There are a lot of different things that make up the total flavor, and if you just taste the top, it ' s just plain oil. But, if you shake things up a bit, you can get a whole diversity of flavors interacting. And sometimes it ' s best to change salad dressings once in awhile . . . — Said by My Roommate After Dinner and One Bottle of Wine Commuting 3«0 ±00 1±00 JOOO 8:00 Library I Afternoon sports " Selected Quotes About SC " " Professors " Elections Visiting Washington Inauguration Bicentennial Swine flue shots " Why is it so damn cold? " " Interview with Sisco " 1977 Seven Events Lunch Soap operas, quad Food and Record Co-op Concerts Classes Club football Inauguration of Sisco Washington Star article Afternoon intro Music classes Dance and Film and TV Bookstore " Registration Blues " " What Am I Doing Here? " Art classes 1. " Working in Washington " [Getting going Busses Title page Morning intro Picture spread Waking up Contents page Parking Hello. Welcome to the 1977 Talon yearbook. We hope you will find inside this book more than the usual things that always seem to be in yearbooks. This year Talon set out to capture the flavor and feeling of life here at the American University in 1977. In life things don ' t fall into nice ordedy sections, and our yearbook doesn ' t either. To help find your way around the 1977 Taion we ' ve created a contents page that follows the hours of the day, just as the rest of the book does. To find a particular hour, simply thumb thro ugh the book until you see an hour marking that is the same color and in the same fX)sition as the hour marking on this page. It ' s actually easier to do than to explain. Try it. Out for Dinner Dinner in Dorm Basketball team WAMU sportscasters cheerleaders 1977 Seven Sports Speakers Entertainment Performing Arts Nighttime Intro Georgetown " Holidays " 1977 Seven Records Security " Night and Dorm " Honors Clubs 1977 Seven Arts College Living 1977 Seven Films Frats and Sororities 1977 Seven People Media CMC WAMU Talon, Eagle, American Mag Late Night Studying Night Becomes Dawn " Are Things Changing? " Seniors Senior List Senior Biography Advertisements Final Word Credits 6O0 TiOO 8«0 KMK) 12«0 WO o:6O0 The sun rises over the Methodist church across Nebraska Avenue to the East, over the Quad, and into the eyes of all the unlucky dorm-dwellers whose picture-windowed rooms catch the morning light. It might be dawning a cold winter day with the wind whining through the windows, prompting thoughts of skipping that 8:30 class. Or it could be the start of another summer sizzler in Washington; air pollution and humidity and the thoughts of packing up and finally heading home for the summer; maybe for the last time. . . . the work, the classes the wild times . . . As the years go by, those days and all the more temperate ones in between are regulated by the processes of college life. At American, time isn ' t measured by months or seasons, but rather by the demanding schedule of classes, exams, and semesters. Each day that passes is filled with all the events of that college chronometry: pulling an all-nighter around exam time in the dead of December, or relaxing on the Quad on a bright afternoon in May, laughing at tests gone by and saying goodbyes. Every semester is a new schedule, and just when it seems you ' ve figured out where you ' re supposed to be at what time, your MIRF comes in the mail to remind you that in another month you ' ll have to do it all over again. And sometimes it IS a lot of work. That course that looked like a sure " gut " in November turned out to have a twenty-page paper hidden in it, and all your mid-terms are on the same day, and God only knows when you ' ll get a chance to go to the grocery store . . . But that ' s what it ' s all about. Despite what some cynical students may say about American, the work, the classes, the wild times all add up to an interesting environment that will seldom be duplicated throughout the rest of a work and family-to-support and nine-to-five life. It ' s not to say that American is Utopia; it ' s just that it ' s not Hell either, and unlike both those mythical communities, it ' s up to each student to make the best of it. -«5 J «i, The alarm goes off and as I turn over, the DJ announces that it ' s 9;02. I slowly open one eye and my brain starts to function. My ears tell me that it is going to be a nice day because I don ' t hear any rain, and my nose feels that it ' s cold. Now comes the big question, should 1 get out of bed? I push my foot onto the cold floor and quickly throw it back u nder the warm covers. " It ' s too cold out there. " Well, maybe five more minutes and then I ' ll get up. Ah, good, my favorite song; Norman Connors ' " Starship " is playing. I ' ll get up right after this song. Well, I did want to hear that new Stevie Wonder song, just a few minutes longer. Oh no, did that guy " . . . Getting up in Winter is murder, but then, Spring and Fall aren ' t any easier . . . " say that it ' s 9:26? It ' s now or never. Let ' s see, I ' ve got Yamauchi for Intro, to Communications in less than a half hour. Then at 11:10, I ' ve got Said ' s International Politics. What should I do? I ' ve only cut Yamauchi ' s once and Said ' s twice, what ' s one more time? But that one more time could get me in trouble. 1 never liked Mondays. " Getting up in the Winter is murder, but then Spring and Fall aren ' t any easier. " — a common quote The door opens with a squeak. The Post is missing again. I ' ll have to hunt up a copy. I put on my ragged robe and my slippers and go to the elevator hoping that no one will see me. I don ' t look too great in the morning. There were a few newspapers left on a table near the desk. I grab one and go back to my room. I put the paper on my desk and get a towel and toiletries and trek the long distance to the bathroom. It is steamy and has the combined smell of different brands of soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream and toothpaste. There ' s always the lawnmower sound of a blow dryer in use, no matter what time it is. All the bathrooms have their quirks. In Leonard whenever a person flushes a toilet they have to yell " Look Out! " otherwise the person taking a shower runs the risk of scalding. In the divided bathrooms of Anderson one tries to figure out who ' s who behind the wall either by listening to the conversations, or by looking at their furry slippers. But home is where you hang your towel. But the worst thing of all is going back to your illegally parked car and finding out it isn ' t there . " One of my favorite nightmares concerns driving around A.U. ' s campus for hours, and every time I see a parking place, it ' s filled by the time I can maneuver over to it. " " See, I think the Traffic and Security people are just indulging in the American Capitalistic system. First, they give out more parking stickers than there are places to park, and the rest takes care of itself. Pretty nifty, I ' d say. " Anyone who has searched for parking across t he length and breadth of this campus understands the frustration and anger created by the experience. One can easily see what could drive a perfectly sane and moral individual into a life of crime and illegal parking. But the worst thing of all is going back to your illegally parked car and finding it isn ' t there. After all. who were you bothering? Just because you were blocking the Quad entrance, and you were only there a minute, and you just went to drop off an exam paper that was overdue . . . Sure. " The worst part about being towed is that you know you deserve it. I mean, LEGALLY, yeah, you were parked in a bad spot . . . On second thought, the worst thing is being forced to pay all those back tickets before you can get your car back . . . " Indoors or outdoors, activity on the campus is clearly visible by eight in the morning. The early classes are about to start. The Mary Graydon Snack Bar, a popular commuter hang-out, is filling up. The other dining areas are already bustling. Over in the dorms the rest of the students are astir; if not because of an early rising roommate, then because of the powerful knocking of a maid eager to assume her duties. 1 " J ■:»K»r, ' J »-i-ig!! yi—MJ WORKING IN WASHINGTON It ' s a hard fact that college is costing more and more these days. A year at American comes in at $6300 for just the necessities. Most students can ' t bear t o hit the parents for any more money, but there ' s too much to do in Washington to sit home weekends. So, a job is the only recourse. by Jo Williams and Robert Sugar " Do you know how much money I spent for books this semester? One hundred twenty bucks! My parents pay enough to this school, I feel I should help too. That ' s why I work. " It ' s a hard fact that college is costing more and more these days. A year at American comes in at $6300 for just the necessities. Most students can ' t bear to hit the parents for any more money, but there ' s too much to do in Washington to sit home weekends. So, a job is the only recourse. " There are lots of jobs available, " explained one junior. " The trouble is finding one that fits your class schedule. I started out thinking I ' d get a job that would give me experience for later on, but I realized in the end, you just have to be satisfied with making money. " Some students need a job just to stay in school, or else a strong sense of guilt motivates them to help their parents bear the burden of their own education. " My parents aren ' t rich and I can ' t stand the thought of them spending so much money on me. The first year I paid for books and expenses; the second year I payed for food also, and the last two years I ' ve paid for my rent too. My parents say they don ' t mind paying for everything, but I feel better doing it this way. " A senior commented, " Anyway, its a good experience, and with only 4 courses there ' s plenty of time to do it. " So American students are using one of the major advantages of Washington and becoming part of the economic give and take. Everybody figures you ' ve got to get a job eventually, so why not get a job? The jobs students take range from bartender at " Tramps " to museum guard at the National Gallery. Some students have been known to juggle two or three Continued overleaf The idea of internships, of combining practical worl experience with schoolwork, is one of the factors that brought me to American. " jobs while carrying a full academic load. This is, of course, strictly under-the-counter as, until recently, full time students were not supposed to be working more than twenty hours a week. According to the Career Development Center, more requests are received for clerical help than any other job, but baby-sitting and yardwork are close runner-ups. There are even requests for cat-sitters. One of the more exotic baby-sitting jobs fell to one senior, who spends his off hours tending the young son of the Washington Post editor. One former student, who now runs a magic shop in California, financed all four years at A.U. by plucking chickens. And the Career Development Center once got a request — which they fulfilled — for one student to don a chicken outfit and entice customers into one of the local fast-food emporiums! " A big advantage to working in D.C. while going to school is that it can give you practical experience that can mean as much by the time you graduate as your degree, " a recent American alumni said. " Getting a small accounting job can be invaluable to a business major. I ' ve known lots of people who got full-time work after graduation as a result of those part-time jobs. " Many business students are able to stay solvent with part time professional jobs as bookkeepers, accountants, and computer operators. Truck driving is one of the trendier jobs. And at the opposite end of the job scale, there are several students who serve as companions to the elderly. " See, I think college students are more willing to take on unusual limited-time jobs because they give you more flexibility. When you have exams coming up it really helps to be able to say, well, let ' s hang work for a week or two. " There are plenty of unusual jobs around, too. One A.U. student was hired by a firm from Atlanta, Georgia to look up documents and Xerox them at the Library of Congress. Paid well, too, and included an expense account for lunches on the Hill. Several students were hired this year as behavior observers on an unusual research project studying alcoholism in families. At $5-an-hour plus transportation, this was one of the better paying part-time jobs. A number of students were recruited by N.I.H. to participate in hypnosis and sleeper experiments. The best paying job for a student? Tutoring — at $5 to $8 an hour, these positions have kept many a student financially afloat. Besides all the part-time jobs A.U. students engage in during their four years on the campus, there are two other related activities that serve to crystallize career goals and perk up the pocketbook. These are the internship programs and the Cooperative Education program. " The idea of internships, of combining practical work experience with schoolwork, is one of the factors that brought me to American. " The internship programs here are the best in the area, without a doubt. Especially in communications, where you have a vicious employment circle. You can ' t get a job without prior experience, and you cant get experience without a job. Well, an internship really helps you out. " said one senior in the School of Communications. Internship requirements vary from department to department. Internships also vary in quality, depending upon a number of capricious factors . . . whether the internship supervisor is motivated by greed or the determination to provide his underling with a real learning experience . . . whether the intern wants to learn some basic skills necessary tor survival in the real world or whether he merely wants to get a " foot in the door " for a job after graduation. There are internships in communication — newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, film; in business administration; in SGPA and SIS; in the literature department . . . something for everyone. In communication, the requirements are stiff The honors intern must be an approved senior with good grades. But the benefits may be large. A midyear graduate this year, through some stroke of fortune, found herself interning in the precise field which interested her most — children ' s programming. She proved capable and talented at scripting and production, and now has a full-time job on a new children ' s TV show. The success stories in broadcasting are impressive but not consistent. Although interns are discouraged from having high job expectations, they are often hired for lower entry slots when they become available. In SGPA, interns are expected to find their own placements and may do so as early as their sophomore year. There are a wealth of availabilities for internships on Capitol Hill, and the government internships are one of the great drawing cards of our University when applicants seek the Washington Experience. " It sounds like a terrible cliche; but you go up to the Hill and you soon find out it " s not what you know, it ' s definitely who you know, the more the better. I worked for my congressman ' s election at home, so the first place I checked was with him. He wasn ' t much help, but by accident I met someone in his office who found me a job. Which is the second point. Sometimes it ' s just a question of being in the right place at the right time, " explained an SGPA major. Co-operative Education seems for many to be the wave of the future in higher education. A.U. ' s Co-op Ed program, started some three years ago, provides an opportunity to alternate classroom study with a job in the student ' s field which will offer practical experience along with some financial assistance. This year the placements were far-reaching. Some examples, in arts and humanities — music curriculum planner at a guitar shop, programmer at Folger Theatre; Communications — floor manager at WMAL-TV. photo journalism assistant at NIH; Natural Sciences — lab assistant at Walter Reed, chemistry trainee at FDA; Social Sciences — Environmental Assistant, Lightship Chesapeaker; CAJ — Montgomery County Detention Center Counselor; CTA — Computer Aide, HEW; SGPA — Program Assistant HUD, Legislative Liason, Greater Washington Labor Council; SBA — Staff Coordinator, The Greenery, retail and marketing intern. Woodward and Lothrop. And, of course, this is just a sampling. There is a tendency to think of education as something that occurs separately from the rest of life. At American you can hear students refer to the " outside world " as if some great wall surrounded campus with armed guards and barbed-wire holding escapees at bay near Kreeger Gate. The corollary of this is the same tendency which also prevents so many people in the working world from returning to school to take a few extra courses. They seem to feel as if their learning days should be over forever once fulltime work enters their lives. Programs like internships and cooperative education should make everyone realize that terms like " part-time " and " full-time " are just convenient words; education is something that begins the moment you are born and continues until your last breath, and maybe beyond. But, at least on a more temporal plane, for the American University student, a job can be the difference between enjoying college, and merely struggling through • " !• W " li ' t It ' s 8:00 a.m. and it ' s drizzling out. As usual, the N-2 Is late again. I ' ve got half an hour to make it to work. Christ, it ' s not that 1 mind work, but getting there is always an adventure. I wish the bus would get here. Now where did I hide my . . . First you get poked in the arm and kicked in the leg, and then the bus stops suddenly and four of you are on the floor , . . change? I feel the wrinkles inside my pocket. Oh, shit! I left it on my desk in my room. All I have is a dollar bill; well maybe someone else will have change. Here come some people. Great, two people and not one of them had any change. Maybe this character? Well, I guess ninety cents for a dollar is fair when you ' re desperate. Great, it ' s 8:10 and the bus is nowhere in sight, I ' m going to be late. You know, there is nothing greater than trying to find space on an already overcrowded bus and standing for a half hour. First you get poked in the arm and kicked in the leg, then the bus stops suddenly and four of you are on the floor. What a delightful way to travel downtown! Better yet, since it ' s raining out, the bus is going to smell like a wet wool factory. Well, it ' s 8:20 and I see the bus rolling up Massachusetts. It figures, the bus is filled to capacity. At least I know there ' s a seat on a bus somewhere; too bad it ' s not going where I ' m going. w The bookstore. Located beneath Anderson Hall, these catacombs of literary storage have a price tag attached to every book. It ' s not cheap, but it is convenient. At the beginning of the semester in fall »00 and spring the back room is mobbed with bookhunters looking for that Crucial text from which 6 chapters have already been assigned. More than likely it ' s there somewhere, but on which flat? ffi iii iHi or, How 1 Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My MIRF by Robert Sugar and Fran Atlas We wouldn ' t say that the following story is true, and that " . . . the names were changed to protect the Registrar, " but the events in the following story have all happened at one time or another; if s just that it didn ' t happen to one poor soul. Consider our hero a creation of the sense of frustration we all feel at one time or another when it ' s that time of the semester. Its a bright summer day in September, 1973 as Sandy Scfiwartz, lately from Stoneybrook, Long Island, but now of McDowell Hall, American University, walks up unfamiliar steps to the Ward Circle Building. The front door is locked, but inside Sandy can see a throng of people milling about large tables in the lobby. After a sign-language and lip-read discussion with someone on the other side of the door, Sandy realizes that the real entrance to Registration is one floor below. Now all she has to do is figure out how to get there. Clutched in her tanned hand is her class confirmation, it is, as is not unusual, completely screwed up. While battle-scarred veteran upperclassmen understand this trauma and accept it as part of the technological society, for Sandy it is her first, and surely not last. Insurmountable Task. While wandering aimlessly on the stone porch in front of Ward, Sandy spies a group of kindred souls waiting in a line that descends down steps on the side of the building. Putting all the resources of her superior New York State secondary education to work, she figures that line is just where she wants to be. So she goes and waits. And waits. " I don ' t understand this at all, " Sandy thinks, as she lights up a Winston, " There are 200 people in front of me and it ' s not even nine in the morning. They ' re just started and it ' s already mobbed. " Sandy relaxes and looks around the line. Now there are a good dozen people behind her, and of course the interminable line just up front. " Hey, don ' t I know you? " Sandy suddenly asks the person in front of her. He is a bit stunned, having mulled over the incomprehensible A.U. Course guide for the last half hour. " Huh? Oh, right. I saw you in the Meal Ticket line, right? " " Yeah, and in the I.D. photo line, too? " • " Right. Sharon, isn ' t it? " the sleepy-eyed person asks. " Sandy. And you ' re Fred. " Sandy smiles, feeling good about knowing someone among the long line of anonymous faces. " I guess you ' re going to change your schedule, huh? " Fred asks. " Uh, huh. I signed up for Honors English, Intermediate French, Intro to World Politics and Intro to Western Thought. " " So? That sounds good . . " Fred begins. " Yeah, But I got Reading for Illiterates, Boys Field Hockey, Archeology I, and Arabic which, believe me, I could do without. " Sandy and Fred stare blankly at one another for a moment, which is a Freshman way of saying " Yeah, I ' m lost too, so what ' s new? " but then the line actually moves and the two are so caught up in that joy they forget what they are talking about. " You know, Sandy. I think your schedule is worse than mine, " Fred says after a bit of slow shuffling that suffices for movement to people in long lines. " I got two courses, but the computer says I ' m closed out of the other two. What the hell does closed-out ' mean, anyway? " " I think that ' s when you haven ' t paid your bill yet. " One person up the line meekly volunteers, but since the line is made up of mostly dazed Freshpeople no one really seems to know. " I haven ' t even figured out if I ' m matriculating yet or what, " Fred says at last. " You look OK to me. " says Sandy. Finally, the line has moved up two flights of stairs and has deposited Sandy into the maw of the huge Registration machine. Signs divert her in all directions, people are running from place to place, and she doesn ' t know where to begin. " What am I doing here? " Sandy thinks, as she lights another smoke, her fourth this morning, which is unusual since she just picked up the habit from her roommate over orientation. Suddenly, Sandy realizes she ' s at the front of a line and two eyes are watching her. " Can I help you? " the eyes ask. " I . . I ' m not sure. I got all the wrong courses. " Sandy begins. " Oh, well, you want that line over there, " her helpful informant says and points to another stairwell clogged with people. " Jump in, honey, " Sandy thinks to herself, " It ' s got to get better. " The next three hours make Dante ' s trip to Hell seem like Spring Break — at least to Sandy, who doesn ' t even know what Spring Break is yet. She argues with a receptionist for a half hour, only to learn that her advisor is on sabbatical, and no one can sign her add-drop slips. But Sandy perseveres and after scurrying around campus with the many-layered tissue add-drop slips, she finally gets to deposit them at the Registrar ' s table. " I ' m really sorry, " Sandy says to the Aide, " It must ' ve been my fault. After all, the computer can ' t make mistakes. The bill came home just fine. " " Believe me, kid, " the Aide says, ' The computer ' s only human. " Later that day, Sandy walks wearily down the Dinner line at ARA, eyeing the entrees suspiciously. She looks up and sees Fred. " Oh, hi, Fred. How ' d it go? " Sandy asks. " Well, I ' ve finally figured out the system, " says Fred, " and it sucks. " " But let ' s face it, Sharon, we ' re only virgins once, thank God. " " That ' s ' Sandy, ' Fred. " Time passes, as it has a nasty habit of doing. For Sandy, things once-strange become familiar. She learns where " the pit " is, and finally figures out which building is Roper, which is Grey, and which is IVtcCabe, but she never does learn which department is in what building. But that ' s better than some students do. Classes are even kind of interesting, and Fred happens to be in her Honors class, which was a nice surprise. Soon, November rolls around, and big green-boardered MIRFS show up in mailboxes all over campus. Everywhere but Sandy ' s mailbox, it seems. So, realizing something is once again screwed, Sandy heads for Asbury and joins a long line waiting in the hall. But Sandy is used to lines now, and her trained ear has learned to pick out conversation up and down the line . . . " . . . How many times do I have to tell them, I ' m a fucking senior? Christ, I ' ve got to graduate this semester, and they say I ' m still a sophomore!! " " Cool down, Chris, look on the bright side, at least they ' ve got your major down right. I ' m a lit major and they still think I ' m in School of Nursing. " " Shit. " Chris declares suddenly. " . . . For the last four years the Registrar has been billing me for a course I never took. I mean, I signed up for a dumb thing back in ' 70, but I dropped it, and they ' ve been billing me for it every semester since then. Then I gotta go fix it up before they put a stop on my MIRF. It ' s ridiculous. " BBC ■■■ Well, Sandy realizes she has a tough battle ahead of her and spiritually girds her denim-clad loins for combat. She squares off and faces a secretary. " Okay, next. Yes. What can I do for you? " the secretary asks without looking up. " My MIRF. I didn ' t get it. I want it. " " Have you paid your bill? " A nod, " Have you still got the same address? " Another nod. " Have you had any trouble before? " A very vigorous nod. " Well, we ' ll see what we can do. You should have gotten it, you know. " the secretary apologizes. Sandy thinks to herself, " What do you think, I ate it? " but holds her tongue, because the secretary is so sweet and apologetic about the whole thing. So Sandy fills out a form and is able to pre-register with the masses. Up in her dorm room, fluffy-slippered feet " I haven ' t eve if I ' m matriculating yet, i wiiat ' Fred says at last. ,:YoulookOi,toine,: propped on her desk, Sandy pours over the course guide. She soon realizes what a choice of courses she has. I laybe a Liberal Studies course? They ' re new, but they sound interesting. Sandy can work it so she only has classes on Tuesdays and Fridays, but does she want to do that? She finally chooses her courses and carefully, very carefully, writes it all on her MIRF. In January, at home in Stoneybrook, Sandy receives a shock. Her confirmation of classes is in her hand, carbon over-leaf ripped off. She is incredulous. " Mom! " Sandy cries, " I got what I wanted! Pinch me and see if I ' m dreaming! " It ' s funny how it all slips away. Sandy ' s first roommate graduated in 1976, and as Sandy watched on at Constitution Hall she realized that next year it would be her turn. It was awful hard to think of yourself out of college, out in the world where you couldn ' t control your life for four months at a time by registering for certain courses. Sandy walked up the familiar steps of Anderson with her roommate for the last time, up to the room they shared for a year and a half since Sandy ' s first roommate threw her out of her room in McDowell when a certain guy started showing up regularly. The room was empty now, stark and simple. The dressers were back in the closets, the air-conditioning still wasn ' t working. But it had been home. Sandy and her roommate hug each other, teary-eyed, and promise to write. And they do. Finally, finally, the big year is here for Sandy. Not just an upperclassman, but a Senior. The year of Fun, of Taking It Easy. Sandy has figured her schedule out to the last detail, to the last class, and she is ready to go. But after two years of relative ease in procurring her classes, the Registrar ' s office has a whole slew of new forms. Gone are the green and white add-drop, replaced with a single all-purpose form. And the computer is programmed to be more accurate then ever. For everyone but Sandy Schwartz, that is. The computer swears up and down on a stack of punch-cards that Sandy only signed for three courses. Sandy knows that its not true, and calls long-distance from Long Island to complain. No problem, they say, just call Dean Collins and have him sign something. But hurry, they say, registration starts next week, and things will really be a mess. So Sandy calls Dean Collins. This is prime-time long distance to Washington, and although she ' s having a dandy conversation concerning Big Bird with the secretary ' s seven-year-old daughter, she really wants to talk to the Dean. Finally, Dean Collins Is on the line assuring Sandy that everything will be fine. Just come down a bit early and the whole thing will be straightened out. Sandy Schwartz, after 3 years of life at American is wise with experience. She comes down three days early with Fred. And to her surprise everything works out just fine. " Here it is, September 1976, " Sandy thinks, holding a note from Dean Collins tightly in her hand, " And I ' m finally headed down the right road. " " Hey, Fred, " Sandy says as they walk out of Ward Circle into the hot sunshine, " Remember when we met in line downstairs back in the beginning? " " Sure thing . . Sharon. " They both laugh because Fred managed to remember Sandy ' s name just about the same time the computer did. And Fred likes Sandy a lot more than the computer does. Registration is one of the necessary evils of college life. The larger the school, the bigger the madhouse at the beginning of the semester. But for those who withstand the baptism-of-fire right at the beginning, the maze of red tape and the intricate machinery of organization gradually reveal themselves. And then you have something to fight with when trouble comes. Fall semester went uneventfully for Sandy. By now everything was old hat for her as she sailed through the semester. But Spring semester, beginning cold and getting colder by the day, brought a final trauma. Or, rather, it didn ' t bring a graduate clearance to Sandy. Sandy knew that this could mean a final confrontation. She had visions of the climatic battle between.the forces of Good and Evil, with her on one side and the computer on the other side. But then, perhaps her thinking was influenced by " The Lord of the Rings " which she just happened to be reading. At any rate, on a cold Sunday night as the wind whistled outside and rattled the louvered windows in the dorm room, Sandy snuggled up with Fred and did a little " homework. " Then the phone rang abruptly. Actually, it rang the way it always did, circumstances just made it seem abrupt at that moment . . . " Hello? " Sandy said tersely. " Sandy, dear. It ' s Mother. " " Oh. " Said Sandy, quickly putting on some clothes; half-realizing how silly that was. " Sandy. I ' ve got your graduate clearance here. They sent it home. Shall 1 mail it to you? " " Oh, Mom! I ' ve been waiting and waiting for it! Thank goodness! Yes! Send it down. Special Delivery! " On a muggy day in May, 1977 Sandy Schwartz stood in the sunshine outside Constitution Hall in her cap and gown. Fred was on her right, dressed similarly in his graduation duds. Each held a diploma in their hands, a certificate attesting to the fact that despite everything somewhere and somehow they had taken thirty-two courses and finished them all. " Okay, now just one more, " Sandy ' s Dad urged as he adjusted the SX-70, and pressed the shutter. The little motor whizzed and a white card popped out. Sandy took it, and she and Fred watched their images slowly appear on the paper. must ve been my fault ' ys Sandy, " After all, the computer can ' t make mistakes. The bill came home Just fine. " WHAT AM I DOING HERE?! by Karin Ambre It ' s strange to recall people ' s reasons for coming to American. The one generalization that can be made is that however sturdy those reasons seemed to be in high school, they don ' t hold up quite as well after the first semester. As the Christmas shoppers fill the stores and the Salvation Army chimes ring in the decorated streets. American University students finish the fall semester. After the seeminly never-ending nights of pounding the typewriters and speed-reading the textbooks, all of the learned knowledge flows miraculously into the blue books. Students then pack up and go home. Their various modes may involve arguing over taxi cabs, finding out how many people and their belongings can fit into various cars, fighting for the window seat on a plane or waiting for a delayed Metroliner. Upon arrival, the freshman student knows that he has at least three-and-a-half weeks to seek out old high school friends and compare notes on schools. He also has to put up with parental queries and supervision, which after the first semester of freedom can be uncomfortably disconcerting. It involves adjusting to old familiar surroundings all over again. " Welcome home. How was school? " " I really liked it. Dad. No one looked down on me because I ' m a freshperson. The campus is nice and small, but there are enough students to make it the right size. I had some interesting classes and 1 like living in Washington. " " What are you majoring in? " " I ' m not sure yet. Either in biology or economics. Biology would probably be better for a career. " As the honeymoon newness of the first semester wears off, the American University student of the post- Watergate era finds that the big step of going to a university is not so big after all. After the shock of being " on your own " passes, the flow of new responsibilities and freedoms finally becomes a part of the everyday routine. " It ' s a camp. It ' s hard to study when other people are not studying. I thought that this university would have a more academic atmosphere. I came here because my high school counselor mentioned that American U, has a good school of government. So, far, I have found that the only advantage of going here is that 1 am close to the resources of Washington. " That kind of comment abounds among certain groups at American. There is a certain brand of cynacism that attacks American University students early and masquarades under the premise of " let ' s be realistic. " With so much condemnation of our university to be heard in classrooms, dorms and even in locker rooms, one student offers a direct challenge: " I cannot take the prevalent negative attitude. Anyone with that attitude is digging his own grave because the university is only as good as the student makes it. If he does not try to make it better — if he is not willing to accept the challenges of trying to improve A.U. by alerting his fellow students and the administration of its problems, then he might as well be getting his education somewhere else. " Another sees a change in the educational caliber. " I find that this school is toughening up its academic standards. I know for a fact that I am doing more work in two of my courses than students did in the same courses previously. " There is a definite difference in the courses as you get used to scheduling. T he first semester of my freshman year I had gut courses. I though that American University was an easy school. Then I found out that it wasn ' t easy. It is hard to get A ' s. They started toughening up the grades. I don ' t like the general requirements that are being added. I think that we should be free to pick our own courses. I like the Liberal Studies courses which are moderately difficult. " Besides the unique Liberal Studies courses, the change of administration on campus has given students and faculty alike new optimism. " I think A.U. has a lot of potential. I think Sisco will do a lot. Too bad this is my last year here, aheady I have seen improvements. " For freshpersons just entering American, the years ahead will yield subtly to change. Each year is a little different from the last. Despite whatever Sisco or the new mrmTiri im i ifii iPi Tm " I found out something when I got here. I had the delusion that I would be at a university with a lot of people who would be very studious. " administration will do for better or worse on the large scale, it is the sum total of all the small details of experience that adds up to some Eternal Truths. Take the truth about class rank. Everybody knows which is the best year in college, right? " Being a sophomore is a lot better than being a freshperson. You ' re still starting to get involved, but you know your way around. As a freshperson, I remember that I thought the sophomores were very smart but I realized now it was just because they had been here longer. " " junior year is definitely the best because you ' re really comfortable in school. You ' re already an upperclassman, but, you don ' t have to worry about what to do after graduation, yet. " " I ' m glad that I ' m a senior because I ' m graduating soon. I feel that I ' m ready to accept the challenges of life in the outside world. American U. is getting to be a protective shell. " Whatever students feel once they ' re here, it all begins back in high school, and the reasons for coming to A.U. are varied. Some come for what it has to offer. Whatever, the reasons for coming are not always the reasons for staying. " I came to A.U. because I wanted to stay in the D.C. area and I heard that A.U. has a good communications department. " " I came to American because 1 wanted to study about foreign affairs and maybe someday become a diplomat. " " When I was in high school, 1 went to a recruiter ' s fair. American U. had recruiters, but I didn ' t go because of them. I came because some of my friends did. " " Coming out of high school I wasn ' t sure what I wanted to do or be. I ended up going to a school in Jersey near my home: Rider College. I had friends who were going to A.U. so I decided to transfer at the second semester of my sophomore year because the social life at Rider wasn ' t too stimulating. " " I came to American University because of the area of New York that I come from, many people were going to A.U. and I heard that it was an easy school and that you could get pretty good grades without working too hard. Maybe that ' s true for them, but not for me. Besides having friends here, Washington is another city. Going to Boston is like going to school in New York City. American U. has a southern atmosphere. " Shades of square dances, hayrides, peanuts and chewing tobacco. Is the South rising at American University? Well, maybe it is. It ' s strange to recall people ' s reasons for coming here to American. The one generalization that can be made, is that however sturdy those reasons seemed to be in high school, they don ' t hold up quite as well after the first semester. The fact is. choosing a college is like choosing a car; you have to make shrewd compromises to get the best deal and in the end odds are what really sold you was a flashy style and luxury features instead of the real value. Some students who come to American may find their reasoning about this place a bit naive, but find other reasons to stay. Others transfer to other colleges, and of course, all over the country the same process is at work in other universities. Regardless, everyone has a first impression of The American University. What really stands out for one person may go unnoticed by another. " The first year I was here there was a screw up with the grades. I ' m still not on the computer list. The computer only knows how to bill me correctly. I found that most of the business courses are in the evening and the people that take them are men in business suits and you can ' t really strike up a freindship with them. " " I found out something when I got here. 1 had the delusion that I would be at a university with a lot of people who whould be very studious. It turned out that there was as many ugh people as there were studious people. In other words the situation was normal. " " It took time to adjust. I had a bad roommate. A good roommate can help you to adjust faster. Right from the beginning, it never seemed as if I was on a steady emotional course. I had ups and downs like an emotional barometer. Luckily I was able to get to know my professors right away. That was good because there was someone to talk with. " " I have noticed that I have grown up a lot since my freshman year. When you first come to A.U. you feel obligated to join all the clubs, now 1 do only what interests me. " " We went to the Tavern on the first night. I never saw so many people trying very hard to introduce themselves. I don ' t get along in crowds very well and I was nervous. " Once in a while I come out of class and feel that I have learned a lot. The information seeps in and I feel good. " Classes and semesters go by. Hopefully the student is exposed to different disciplines. Finally, it becomes time to pick a major; to say " this is it, this is what I ' m interested in doing. " How do students pick their majors? There are different factors to consider: bald chance being one of the foremost. " I have switched majors since coming here. During my first year it was English, then Design, and now it ' s Communications. I have had the opportunity to experience various curriculum and the chance to experiment. English and Design didn ' t have what I wanted. The Communications department has an accredited graduate program where you can get good technical background. " " I changed my major from art to psycology because I wanted to study something academic. I could have gone to an art school to study art, but I wanted a college education. " In the end, what you get out of a school is no more or less than what you put into it, and observations about American become a matter of opinion: " I feel that A.U. has a long way to go before it ' s going to be any good. I ' m transferring. " " My overall opinion is that American U. is over-priced and that we are under-educated. If the rest of this school were run like the registrar ' s office, then it would lose its accreditation. " " I have enjoyed my four years here. The professors have been very helpful. " The reasons students have for going to any school are as varied as the types of students who go. While not all their reasoning reflects the highest ideals of educational philosophy, every student ultimately contributes his thoughts, interests and energy to the college of his choice. It is the diversity of student goals, and maybe even the unique freedom of having no goal at all that creates the unique university life here. Despite the current cynicism, most students are satisfied with The American University, and that is why they study here — and learn. he study of a subject, the creation of a skill, not for the sake of a job, not for the sake of the all mighty dollar, but for the individual pleasure one receives from practicing that art; that is what the liberal studies mnrprtt is all about. jQOO " Ars gratia Artis " . Art for the sake of art is the ancient philosophy of the liberal studies in a university. The study of a subject, not for the sake of a job, not for the sake of the all mighty dollar, but for the individual pleasure one receives from practicing that art, that ' s what the liberal studies are. And the fine arts, dancing, drawing, musicianship are rigourous testim.ony to the people at American and their talent. American has a fine array of student artists. Their work can be seen on display in areas throughout the school; a photo exhibit in the library, a painting display in Mary Graydon, or the Spring Dance Concert. But for many of the artists, the final shows are just the icing on the cake; the real thrill is in the creation. ■ lln ■■ 1 1 I 1 Eiirv rflM Ru V n 1 ( I 1 i " t M j T 1 i 1 7k kS 1 1 P fc B I H i ' H Q i JH Hi 0i . yM . . . The greatest shame is that rc«iuirements have to be instituted to force stu- dents to participate in a wider range of courses in the first place Perhaps the most interesting aspect of attending a university is the diversity of curricula that can be found on one campus. At American, Nursing and Performing Arts exist literally side-by-side in McCabe Hall. The opportunity to mix and match courses is not unlike the case of a man in a delicatessen. You can be in the Communication department, slaving away at a hot typewriter in the third-floor MGC Newsroom, and still be able to take Dance II in Clendennen at 2:10. Or, a science major can get a taste of the Humanities in a Liberal Studies course. During this year, the University administration has followed a trend back to general university requirements for incoming students. Although it has raised cries of " restriction! " from some students, the greatest shame is that requirements have to be instituted to force students to participate in a wider range of courses in the first place. By mid-moming on weekdays the campus is alive with people lounging around Mary Graydon, going to classes, or doing the many things that need doing at school. But weekends are a different story. Even on the nicest days the Quad is nearly deserted; most people are sleeping-in late or taking their free time seriously by going somewhere else. The weekend is also the time to participate in the wide variety of intramural sports that are offered. And, during the fall, the A.U. football club is up-and-at-em on Saturday mornings, taking on opponents from other schools. Club football isn ' t as impressive as NCAA big-league ball, but that doesn ' t mean the players don ' t hit as hard or play as tough. College students being what they are, the game ' s the thing. iO 7 if »i ' ? t ' v - 1 . 3 ■ Sk «ni ■ Ip 7 T.V " " . ••■■■. . .. ' .V ' . i- i ' v Jf ■ ■• • • ' ■ " •; ■ ' i ' JT •-■•-• ft ' ■■■ 1 rMH IS 1 i 1 the best thing • i ' U tile whole day was .nat everyone thought it was just great . . . »?|:r; 5) «; The 21st of October was a brisk, windy day, and so cold that many people were wondering about the sanity of having Joseph Sisco ' s inauguration inside a big yellow-and red tent on the soccer field. But inside the tent, amid the crush of people and the clicking of Nikon cameras, all was comfortable and running on time. Joseph Sisco became the Tenth President of The American University at about eleven o ' clock when Provost Richard Berendzen slipped a large medallion around Dr. Sisco ' s head, signifying the transfer of office. An inauguration of a college president should be an Affair, and plans were made that would give American students and staff a much needed boost of the public ego. After the formal inauguration inside the tent, and a dignified processional in cap and gown, there was an open reception on the Quad, and in the evening jazz musician George Benson played to a happy crowd. And the best thing about the whole day was that everyone thought it was just great. " For one of the first times at this school, 1 really feel proud to be at American " " i thought this was going to be a real media event, and 1 was right. But, so what? It ' s great. 1 saw Henry Kissenger and Shidey Temple Black and Sargent Shriver. Those are the kind of visitors we need to lend this place some prestige. Who knows? Maybe things are changing after all. " Despite several small protests at the entrance to the tent, the overall feeling of the day was jovial and . . . hopeful. " I don ' t know, maybe I ' M just an optimist. But I think things can change at American. This is just the sort of thing that sets everyone thinking hard. And the food is pretty good and someone told me it was Macke. If that doesn ' t tell you something . . . " . . We inaugurate a fresh beginning. I cannot promise success. I can promise dedication. I can promise commitment. ' — Joseph Sisco 0iM Finally — Some Smiles at A.U. New President Is Determined to End the Days of Mediocrity ByNedScharff Washington Star Staff Writer On Christmas Day 1889 Bishop John Fletcher Hurst of Washington rented horse and carriage and set out with his lofty visiop of a Methodist " National University " in the Na- tion ' s Capital. After 10 wintry days of driving throughout the District, the bishop finally found the 90-acre site in Spring Valley where the pale and placid campus of American Univer- sity was to open — but not for anoth- er 25 years. Like many a modern- day college president, the bishop had some troubles raising the money he needed. When Joseph J. Sisco, former undersecretary of State for political affairs, is inaugurated Thursday as the university ' s 10th president, he will inherit problems known to Top Executives Lecture atA.U. : A-IS. ' Hurst: A dearth of benefactors, an abundance of plans and an obscure place in the American educational scene. WITH PRIVATE COLLEGES and universities everywhere struggling for donations and dwindling numbers of applicants, AU ' s future has seldom seemed murkier. Since 1971 alone, the size of the stu- dent body has dwindled by 1,000, and the average College Board scores of the freshman class have fallen from 519 to 462 in verbal and from 513 to 465 in math. The A.U. freshman class traditionally has scored lower on standardized tests than its counter- parts at Catholic, Georgetown and George Washington Universities. At the same time, the typical uildergraduate tuition at American has risen from $2,220 to $3,064, angering students and their parents who no longer feel confident that their children are getting their money ' s worth. Two years ago, announcement of an 11 percent hike in A.U. ' s tuition, room and board resulted in a full- fledged campus protest, with stu- dents sporting buttons that read: " We have had ENOUGH. " Yet Sisco ' s presence on campus since July 1 has instilled an aura of optimism that has rarely been part of things for the university ' s 13,000 full and part-time students. SISCO, 56, is talking about remak- ing the image of American Universi- ty — now known as " Camp A.U. " —Washington Star A.U. President Joseph J. Sisco (sit- ting) and Provost Richard Berendzen say they are committed to improving standards at the university. among some disparaging students — to a more rigorous institution that will be closely identified with the city of Washington. " We can ' t be Harvard-on-the- Potomac, obviously " Sisco said, a diplomat for 25 years who was Henry Kissinger ' s deputy negotiator in the Middle East. " But we can be unique in the District of Columbia, offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts that makes extensive use of the unique assets this city has to offer. " Sisco ' s Vision is nearly identical to that espoused by Hurst 83 years ago, but his approach seems different from any of his recent predecessors, and his optimism and energy clearly have had an effect on the university community-s sagging spirits. " Sisco ' s a very visible president, and that s unusual here, " said a sen- ior member of the liberal arts facul- ty, " But more than that, he ' s brought a whole new feeling to the campus this year. . . . " Students here have always been prone to put the place down. They ' ve never been convinced they were get- ting the education they ' d paid for, but there ' s been a strengthening of feeling, and the faculty, for once, seems confident about the future of the place. " " SO FAR, he ' s done only good things, " said student government President Alan Russo. " He ' s been visibly concerned with improving the quality of student life, tying it more closely with academics, and the stu- dent body here is a lot more conserv- ative than five or six years ago. His emphasison quality is welcomed. " The biggest question mark in A.- U. ' s future is its ability to survive, not for the next five years when the number of college-aged people in the population will remain relatively plentiful, but over the next decade or two, when the numbers of young adults will shrink rapidly. The university, still loosely affili- ated with the Methodist Church, is forced to balance its budget each year because of its by-laws. For that reason, A.U. never has been serious- ly in debt. But with an endowment of only $4 million, negligible for an institution of its size, the university must depend almost entirely upon student tuition and fees to pay for its $33 million annual budget. Unlike Georgetown and Catholic University, with their generous Catholic backing, Howard, with its heavy federal government support, or George Washington University, which has been selling its valuable downtown real estate to meet rising costs, A.U. has almost no real assets except its campus and what the stu- dents bring with them. FOR THE TIME BEING. A.U. ' s tuition and fees are roughly competi- tive with those at Georgetown, Cath- olic and GW, but it is no secret that Sisco will have to tap major new sources of funds in order to keep things that way, and if ever A.U. fails to hold prices at a competitive level, its days will almost certainly be numbered. Sisco insists he is not concerned with mere survival, saying that insti- tutions that think in such terms com- mit themselves to mediocrity, there- by sealing their own doom. What so many faculty and students See AMERICAN, B-4 AMERICAN Continued from B-1 at American seem to find refreshing about Sisco and Provost Richard Berendzen, the former dean of facul- ty at A.U. whom Sisco promoted to the No. 2 academic position, is their stated commitment to improving standards at the university, rather than permitting standards to slide further in hopes of attracting me- diocre students from well-to-do families — a practice that previous administrations at A.U. at least tolerated. Berendzen, 37, an M.I.T. astro- physicist, is a near-fanatic on the subject of reversing the inflation of grades at A.U. — a nationwide trend that has seriously weakend the repu- tations of many universities. He and Sisco also want to increase the course load on undergraduates, which they feel is far lighter than it was a decade ago. " I ' M MORE INTERESTED in nobility than survival, " said Berend- zen, " and I think we can fulfill at least part of the dream that led to A.U. being founded. . . . The only way we can get there is by having the best programs we can put for- ward, by reshaping our identity and being highly selective, though we should always include room for remedial social programs. " Grade inflation has been a national phenomenon, which some say was born during the Vietnam era when professors began giving higher marks to help students stay free of the draft. Berendzen claims that A.U. has reduced the incidence of As and Bs on undergraduate report cards from 80 percent to about 60 percent over the past two years. " That ' s not enough. The average grade used to be a C, " he said. " But it ' s a start. " Sisco and Berendzen seem to have won the applause of students and faculty not, so much for their long- range plans but for their attention to fine details this fall. One of Sisco ' s first moves this fall was to stream- line the registration process, always an irritating snarl of red-tape. He also made extensive tours of the dormitories, where he said he be- came convinced that students ' social lives were too much divorced from academics, so he began urging faculty and other administrators to spend spare hours around the dormi- tories conversing with students. SISCO ' S VISIBILITY on campus and his energetic manners evidently have allayed the suspicions of many A.U. staff last summer that he was coniing to A.U. simply to bide his time in hopes of getting a cabinet post — a possibility that, Sisco calls " out of the question. " The former diplomat said he always has wanted to move into the field of education, and claims that he came close to accepting the presi- dency of Hami lton College in Clinton, N.Y. in 1973 when the Yorrt Kippur War broke out, forcing him to stay at the State Department. Among the relatively strong pro- grams Sisco inherits at American are its schools of public affairs, busi- ness administration and law, as well as selected liberal arts programs. But the weaknesses are myriad. They include a disproportionate number of undergraduates who are enrolled in the school of communica- tions, now especially fashionable be- cause of the post-Watergate fascina- tion with journalism, and a faculty salary scale that is, according to Berendzen, " not as competitive as we ' d like. " Another problem Sisc inherits is symbolic. It is a generous stretch of green on the southwest corner of the campus where a $10 million library was planned more than a decade ago. SISCO ' S PREDECESSOR. George H. Willi ' ams, was appointed in 1968 and charged with raising the funds to get A.U. ' s construction program under way. In 1975, after having raised only about $3 million, Wil- .liams resigned. The badly needed li- brary remained unbuilt. Sisco has called construction of the library building one of his top prior- ities and has even discussed the possibility of floating bonds — an unusual move for a university — to get construction started. Sisco is aware that A.U. probably cannot hope to challenge the wealthi- er Georgetown for pre-eminence in the libera|l arts among Washington ' s private universities. He feels, how- ever, that none of the colleges here currently offers the combination of a rigorous liberal arts program and reputable professional training in public affairs, business and other fields that he envisions for American. He predicts it will take five years to repair the university ' s damaged public image and ten to " put it in stable shape. " Thursday ' s inauguration cere- mony will be a grandiose affair cost- ing $30,000, with honorary degrees going to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, W. Averell Harriman and Marian Anderson. Sisco feels the ceremony is an important invest- ment in the remaking of A.U. ' s image. " We feel it should be an occa- sion for American University to put its best foot forward, " he said. The surprising thing is that stu- dents and faculty seem to agree. De- spite the protest sparked by a tuition raise in 1975, the elaborate inaugura- tion plans, which according to a spokesman are being financed by anonymous contributions, have re- sulted in little more than an letter in the campus newspaper. The Eagle. Eagle editor Nathan Rosen, a sen- ior, thinks the reaction has been muted because of the favorable im- pression Sisco has made to date. " He hasn ' tbeen here that long, but he ' s made an impression as being dynamic and capable, " Rosen said. " At this point, of course, it ' s largely image, and it remains to be seen what he can do. " TheW shingtonStar Metro • Classified SECTION S SUNDAY, OCro tK 17, 1976 The afternoons often seem to fly by over the course of a semester. If you ' ve planned your schedule right.there are a few hours of peace after the morning classes. Time to fix some lunch to make up for the breakfast that you never seem to find time to make in the morning, time to check for mail, and mostly time to relax. Of course, Wednesdays are often a different story. It seems that the middle of the week contains all the once-a-week marathon classes, and on Wednesdays a leisurely morning often preceeds a long, sometimes interesting, sometimes dull class session. . . . The campus mood changes subtly after noon; people slow down, perhaps getting ready for a barrage of classes starting at 2:10 . . . The dining rooms of Mary Gradon are full of all types of people, studying, eating, conversing in a Babel of different languages. Sometimes the kiosk near the door will contain people selling jewelry or clothes, maybe even a bong or some pipes; other times the Socialist Alliance or the Labor Party will assail you with pamphlets and rhetoric. For professors, the afternoon is a space between classes, and a chance to visit with their students to discuss class work, or recommend a class for next semester. AU across campus; in all the offices and classrooms and dorms the day slows, and readys for more of the task of education. On weekends, and on those cold, wet days when the mere thought of venturing outside produces chills, the afternoon arrives to find the campus a ghost town; the Quad a sea of mist in which not even the flaming spire of Kay Spiritual can be seen. The squirrels wander uncaring across the empty grass in search of food, and occasionally a canopied, bundled figure will walk quickly along a path, thinking of the silence, and wondering at the change fo the Quad from the happy, noisy place of sunny days to this misty silence. Then the figure moves on. f td . . . Actually, it must be said, that for institutional food, American ' s Macke isn ' t all that bad . . . " It ' s quick, it ' s easy not having to make J your own meals, and it ' s one place you can meet people and be sociable. " The real question might be what kind of student chooses the Macke Meal Plan, otherwise known as Institutional Eating at its ' Worst. " It ' s the weirdest thing. Toward the end of the semester we get more and more starches. How many times can you have ' Beef Stroganoff Minus Beef? " Actually it must be said that for institutional food, American ' s Macke isn ' t all that bad, and that Macke is trying to meet student needs. For instance, this year there finally has been offered food service on weekends. " THAT was the biggest pain of all. Saturday it was ' fend for yourself, ' so you had to cook or spend money anyway. I knew one guy who lived off of ' Spaghetti-0 ' s " every weekend. He used to put the can right on the burner and cook it. When the label burned off, it was ready. Really bizarre. " And, of course, as anyone who has ventured away from the womb of Macke will tell you, the $400 board fee can be greatly reduced if you can take the time to " do it yourself. " Will Tony leave Kathy for Pat, a lover from the past? Will Pat ever tell Tony that Brian is his? Will Tara tell Philip that his uncle is his real father? The Soap Opera Obsession. Many unanswered questions keep habitual daytime drama addicts on. Will Ruth divorce Dr. Joe and marry David? Will David resume his surgical career or remain an orderly forever? Will Jill burst Frank ' s balloon by telling him the child is Seneca ' s? Will Jack, unaware of his impotence, accept the child his wife Mary is carrying? Will Rick marry Leslie, to giv e her child a name? Will Cathy return to Landview with the Riley ' s baby, which she kidnapped from the nursery? Will Tony ' s marriage last with Kathy ' s flight from reality? Will Tony leave Kathy for Pat, a lover from the past? Will Pat ever tell Tony that Brian is his? Will Tara tell Philip that his uncle is his real father? Will Chuck and the ex-prostitute Donna ever become more than friends? Will Jennifer ever tell Stewart that Lori is not his daughter? Will Stewart ever tell Jennifer he already knows? Will Brad ever trip over something and divulge the secret that he is blind? Will Leslie tell Brad that she is pregnant, to save their marriage? Will widowed, ex-nun, Jenny, give into Brad ' s romantic advances. Will Dr. Vemon succeed where his son fails? Will Peggy ever have a normal relationship with a man after she has been raped? Will Audrey and Steve ever make it to the altar before Tom Baldwin makes his appearance? Will Lori and Lance marry, despite his mothers disapproval? Will Joe Sisco ever find happiness at A.U.? Will the Provost be able to make the adjustments from being a Dean to an Administrator? Will the Class of 1977 ever find true happiness in this world? Stay tuned to find out these answers and more on . . . The Soap Obsession. . , , The major fact is that these student-run services are an asset to the American community . . . If one is to accept the premise that American is a little self-contained community, then practicality demands that two services be provided to the students. Well, three, actually, but the idea of a birth-control clinic is too touchy a subject to go into, so one is left to consider the other two vital necessities — food and music. " One of the best things about the Record Co-op is that when you get a bad album — something that happens quite a lot, too — you can take it back, and there ' s no hassle with transportation. " " The prices are pretty cheap. Especially the unmarked, Tive-Finger Discounts. ' " Although both co-ops are tucked away in tiny rooms with inadequate storage and display areas, the volunteer staffs do the best they can. " One day, one time, someone is going to come in here with one-too-many textbooks, and all the Cambell ' s soups and Delmonte peaches are going to rain down from the top shelf. " The major fact is that these student-run services are an asset to the American community, and while you still might have to venture to the " People ' s " in Spring Valley every now and then, at least the latest music is right here at low prices. " Sure, you can bitch about how small they are; it ' s not " A P " or " Waxie-Maxies, " but, hell, they ' re OURS. " " ... And, ultimately, running out of orange juice for a screwdriver on Saturday is one of the few real tragedies of college life ... " tiLl. A f ... for avid A.U. concert fans, only the Peter Frampton and Hall and Oates concerts of last Spring saved the year 1976 from disaster . . . For the students at American who compare the size of our concerts with those at other schools in much the same manner as pubescent boys compare the size of their burgeoning genitals, this was a rather impotent year. Because of some unusual manoevering on the part of the General Assembly last Spring semester, this year ' s Social Activities budget was lean. So were the con certs. Aztec-Two Step, otherwise known as two nice Jewish boys from New York, headlined the Fall concert, along with Elephant ' s Memory as the lead group. George Benson played to an enthusiastic Inauguration-for-Sisco Day audience under the big yellow-and red tent on the soccer field. Besides an abortive Toots and the Maytals concert that had to be held in cramped New Lecture Hall because of a scheduling error, that rounds-up the Pali concerts at American. By Spring Semester, the Social Activities budget was nearly depleted. Charges of mismangement were leveled at the Chairman of the Social Activities Committee, who quickly resigned. Due to valiant efforts of the General Assembly, money was scrounged up from other budgets, and a Spring Concert occurred. Although Foreigner, John Miles, Pousette-Dart Band, and Johnny ' s Dance-Band were secured hurriedly at a low cost, they nevertheless pleased the large warm-weather crowd. But to some fans, only top-name acts will do, and for some this Spring concert was a dismal failure. For those avid A.U. concert fans, only the Peter Frampton and Hall and Oates concerts of last Spring saved the year 1976 from disaster. The energy and vibrancy of those two performances lasted a good long while. Finally, the Orientation concert this year proved that if you have enough free frisbees to hand out to a rowdy Woods-Brown crowd on a summer day, even a local group like Face Dancer can be lots of fun. If ' JM I WM HI ■ fli fl H 1 . Just like the things they use on ' Star Trek. ' . . . " «00 As the weather turns to harsh grey days and biting winds rip through the corridor between the Learning Center and McKinley, it is hard to imagine the sunny days of Spring when the Quad is full with flying Frisbees and sunbathers. But you stick your hands in your coat pockets, hunch your shoulders, and trudge to class just the same, except that the five-minute walk to Watkins Art Building seems to take forever, what with the wind trying to make a kite out of your drawing pad . . . And if the usual dangers of frozen engine blocks and icy sidewalks aren ' t enough, this year the U.S. Government has added something exotic — Swine Hu. When the shots were given out free in the Donald Derby room, crowds of students and faculty queued up in the hallway. No one could decide what was worse, the " gun " or the flu. " Well, I thought it was pretty neat. The guns look just like the things they use on ' Star Trek. ' " WINTER SO DAMN COLD by Robert Sugar Some people never learn. Although classes officially began Monday, January 17, the dormitories were open all the previous week. But few people took advantage of the early opening to move in. So, Sunday night by about 7 p.m. the usual horde of dorm-dwellers descended upon American, having expended the last possible moments home or wherever. Down they came, from New York, New Jersey and points North, cars loaded to the sagging point with clothes, plants and stereos. With them came the cold. And the wind. inued overleaf », • ■%rf . :-r ' ' M iS ' There is nothing to compare with unloading a car in subzero weather compounded by a 30-mile-an-hour wind, then slipping and sliding on ice-encrusted sidewalk, realizing the carton in your shivering arms contains five hundred dollars worth of receiver. Finally, up the dorm steps and into the relative warmth of the lobby, cheeks flushed and fingers tingling, and the depressing thought of at least three more trips to go . . . The cold! This is Washington, remember? Temperate, average 42°-in-winter Washington. Why is it so cold? And why won ' t the snow go away? Unfortunately, this was the year Winter really came to stay. Not just at American University, but everywhere across the nation snow fell, temperatures reached new lows, and people shivered and wondered " why? " Scientists, not being naive enough to blame Concorde or the Communists, speculate that an abnormal mass of warm water in the Pacific altered the path of the frigid jet stream that controls our Winter weather, sending it in an unusually high arc up into the Artie then down, down smack in the middle of the United States. Weather patterns nationwide were upset. Places that normally get snow went dry; in Miami Beach people bundled up and were surprised to see . . . snow. In Alaska, where you would normally expect it to be cold, ice hockey players shuffled off slushy playing fields in disgust; Anchorage had it ' s warmest winter ever. Not even a Presidential Weather Forecast by Gerald Ford in November would bring snow on Vail, Colorado. In Florida, the citrus crop was almost half destroyed by frost, despite farmers futile efforts to save it. With drought in the Midwest and West, and freezing temperatures in the South, no one can predict what will happen to the nation ' s winter wheat or produce. But in January it was so cold nobody was thinking that far ahead. Everyone ' s mind was locked on the next gust of wind; the next icy step. In Washington, President Carter rushed through a Gas Crisis Bill that lifted price ceilings on gas sold out of state, in order to bring desperately needed supplies of natural gas to cities in the East and Midwest which had been forced by shortages to close factories and curtail service to all non-essential users. A blizzard in late January sent Ohio and upper New York State reeling under feet of snow and roaring winds. Hundreds were stranded in cars. and many, only a slight bit more lucky, marooned themselves in roadside hotels or public buildings. Around the Washington area, things were a bit better. Although Virginia was short on natural gas, and ordered retail stores hours cut back to 40 hours per week for a short period in February, most of the area just put up with a government requested thermostat temperature of 65° in the day and 55° at night. Attempts at the White House to conform to the chilly temperature settings caused the elaborate environmental controls to activate the air conditioning units, making matters worse. One Sunday in the middle of January, Washington residents had the unique opportunity of being able to stroll across the Potomac river into Virginia. One daring soul borrowed his girlfriend ' s car to attempt to drive across the Potomac without the benefit of Key Bridge. Despite the fact that the river was under 3 or 4 feet of ice, that ice was not strong enough to hold a car. Park police recovered the driver, but the car is lost until the spring thaw. The Chesapeake Bay Area of Maryland was declared a disaster area because the Bay itself was coated with ice. Only the largest freighters with their engines at full-tilt could break 55fe through the thick ice floe on the bay and reach the port of Baltimore. A spokesman for the port authority said that ships were getting through, but everything was way, way behind schedule. It ' s hard to talk about the beauty of the ice and snow when you had to drive on icy streets and slide to class buffeted by winds. But those students who returned early from semester break were treated to an unusual and startling sight. Warming temperatures brought an ice storm that ensuing strong winds froze into delicate crystalline ice that encased trees, cars and buildings with a layer of clear ice that sparkled in the sun. The coated trees, wires and sidewalks of campus turned familiar surroundings into a glittery sparkling dreamscape. On the other hand, the ice made it impossible to park in Asbury lot or around the radio station loop unless you were prepared to settle in for the duration. A thick layer of caked and compressed ice made it sheer folly to use the spaces; yet intrepid American souls tried and invariably became trapped. Only the good graces of warmly-clad passer-bys with a helping push could get entombed cars out. For some unlucky car owners, even that push wasn ' t enough, and only a tow truck could do the job. American University maintenance crews laid down enough sand to start a private beach, but it took warming weather to finally turn the thick, grey sheets of gritty ice into water. When the warm weather gradually returned to Washingt on, and the rest of the country finally relaxed shoulders hunched with cold, the millions upon millions of damages from layoffs, shortages and floods were finally added up. " Winter of 77 " became more than a season, it became synonymous with cold and hardship. lERVIEW WriH PRESIDENT SBCO On a wintry day in December, the Talon had the opportunity to visit with our new president. ]Ne want to share some of the conversation with you . . . You were an important person in the State Department; you held a very high position, and yet you decided to give that up and come to American. When did you first find out that you were under consideration? Well, at the end of last year. I was considering the question of whether I should return to the academic field, which is something I ' ve wanted to do, and had. in effect done 3 years ago when I accepted the Presidency of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. But back then, I decided to stay on, at the insistence of the President, to participate in all of the shuttle diplomacy of the last 3 years. Then, by the end of September of last year when we achieved the second agreement between Egypt and Israel I felt that the following year would be an appropriate time for me to leave the State Department because I felt that not much more could be done on the Middle East until a new administration took over. I was under consideration for the Presidency of several institutions in 1976. there were other opportunities to go as President, to other institutions; but I preferred The American University. I met with the Board in Feburary, and they gave indications at that time of the number of candidates that had been considered favorably, and obviously they went through their process of selection. But I chose American University really for two reasons. First, American University, with which I ' ve been familiar for over 25 years, is a good university. It has the core and capacity to be an outstanding university. There is the substance here in the student body, the faculty and the staff so that working together with leadership we can strengthen the institution and further enhance academic quality. The second reason is that I felt this university, being in the nation ' s capital, affords great opportunity to implement a fundamental and philosophical principle of education that I believe in: the complementary educational approach of experience in the classroom and experience in the city itself. I believe very deeply in the principle that I enunciated in my inaugural address of the " breadth of the liberal arts, " as well as education to provide the needed skills of the professional. I think we ' re doing a very good job of implementing this principle; students are getting a very good balance. You took over in mid-summer. July 1st. What did you think of the image of the University and what plans did you make to start changing that image? Well, the image of the university was that it was a good university. I believe this strongly. American has been a good university in serving the community. 1 hope we can reach out into the community even more in the future. The American University continues to be primarily tuition dependent. Our endowment is small in relation to the size of the university. We are a university which over the next decade will need to establish a more stable financial underpinning. I am confident regarding the future of The American University. In other words, you were saying, the university has a kind of " identity-crisis, " and that it has to find a stable source of income so it doesn ' t have to worry about where the next dollar is coming from. I believe we have a sense of direction, and I have confidence that progress can be made. Are you saying the direction of the school had been lost somewhere in the last administration? No. 1 am looking ahead not backward. You had a situation where for the period of one year there was an acting president. You had a good acting president in Dr. Cleary. He did an outstanding job. However, no acting president has the same power, responsibility and authority to exercise as does the President. 1 believe the Board of Trustees felt that it would be important at this point to get an individual in the presidency who would project outward and would bring The American University to the attention of a broader audience both locally and nationally. I believe we ' ve made some progress in this regard these past few months. When you said a bit earlier that you thought one of the reasons you decided to come here was that this was a time when we needed some strong leadership, do you mean that you thought that the leadership in the past few years had not led the school where it needed to go? What I refer to specifically here is in bringing in more money for the University. The fund raising was pitifully small. 1 have no judgment on what had gone on before. As 1 say, I ' m looking ahead. What I did find when I arrived was that the campus desired strong leadership — administratively and academically. 1 believe Provost Berendzen has done a terrific job. and in the effort he has full cooperation of the deans and faculty who are the heart of the university. They are the decisive factors, and I believe we have an excellent group here devoted to academic excellence. In my judgment, as the University strengthens itself academically, the job of amassing financial support and resources will become less difficult. It is going to be a difficult thing for all independent universities to finance themselves from private resources. This is going to be a tough job not only for The American University but for all the American Universities that exist in the country. And 1 think it ' s important that we strengthen our fabric to the degree that we must because I think we are a significant part of the whole independent and diverse educational system in this country. It will be a pity if students have to rely, in this country, exclusively either on the public sector or the community college or the few really top educational institutions such as Harvard and Chicago. The American Universities of the country in many respects are the heart of this diverse system of education. You mean the small independent colleges? That ' s right. Independent colleges and universities. And I believe in them very deeply. I ' m a Liberal Arts product myself. That ' s another thing I want to underscore. Another thing that attracted me to American University was that it is a large enough, yet a small enough University, where individual attention to the individual student still really counts. You can ' t give this " ... American University . . . has the core and capacity to he an outstanding university. There is substance here, in the student body, the faculty , and the staff . . . " kind of individual attention in a school that has a population of 30 and 40 and 50.000. This University has a student population of about 13,000. but it has really a core group on this campus of about 5.000. It ' s still small enough to develop an intimate university community, a community of study, of educational experience, of scholarship, of social interaction. I am interested in both students and faculty. In my first year I will have visited first-hand every unit on the campus. I have visited every school, and I have tried to spend as much time with students as my busy schedule allows. It ' s been an open administration. We have been accessible to all constituencies. I believe communication is important. I have also given speeches on campus and have been in the classroom frequently to speak on my field of specialization — foreign affairs. We have had to build a fresh team. We have a new Provost, a new Vice President for Development. We have drawn heavily also on a number of veterans who have long been main-stays of the campus. There has also been a reorganization of the administrative structure of the University to emphasize the close interaction between the academic and student life. Could you be more specific than that? We are trying to bring closer together the experience of the classroom and the broader experience on campus, primarily in the dorms. We ' ve had a number of meetings with students, with RD ' s and RA ' s. We have pursued a policy of accessibility. I have seen hundreds and hundreds of students and faculty. As I say. I also completed a direct visit of every principal unit on this campus to try to learn what is really going on substantively. I ' d like to help people become aware, both on campus and off-campus what the real opportunities and choices are. We ' re doing magnificient work in our departments, really quite outstandi ng. I happen to believe that we ' ve got the best business school in town. We have a good, unique law school. We ' re very strong in the field of public affairs and government, and we have a particularly good school of international services and international relations. I thought American was a good university, or I wouldn ' t have come. My hope is that we can make it a better one if everyone works together. What attempts have you made to improve communications with the faculty and the students? Well, the first thing we ' ve done is that we now have a regular, weekly Tuesday morning staff meeting that makes no distinctions between administration and deans. The Vice-presidents, the Provost and the deans meet with me every Tuesday morning. Secondly, there is a regular Council of deans meeting that the Provost conducts. Third, there are the regular legislative processes, meetings in the Senate, Student Confederation, etc. I have no hesitation in saying that we have established good contact and communication with all constituencies. I hope people on the campus feel that we have been accessible. I believe we have. We ' re in touch with administrators, we ' re in touch with faculty, we ' re in touch with students. Communication is good. I attach very considerable importance to that. Another important thing is for years the students and faculty have been pressing for participation in the Board of Trustees. One of the very first decisions I took was to make a positive recommendation to the Board of Trustees to provide for faculty and student resource participation in our work. And that is already being done, and it ' s working out very well. Faculty and students have made a positive contribution. Every year there are hassles about the budget . . . The budgetary process this year had some very unique features about it. As in the past, all constituencies have had a full opportunity to bring forth their views. There are also a couple of new features. One. for the first time we initiated an all-university discussion on the budget. We had a meeting on November 1, where, whether you were on a committee or not, whether you were on the Senate, anybody on this campus could come to that open meeting. They are stockholders of this university, and they could make their views known, and they did. We had a very good meeting. A second new feature is that each of the program directors met together in the room to justify their own programs in a meeting conducted by the Provost, where they confronted one another, which was a new wrinkle. So that I think the budgeting process this year provided for maxium participation. And for this I commend everyone for the manner in which they conducted themselves, and the spirit with which they faced some very difficult budgetary decisions, because we arrived at a budget of mutual sacrifice, which is very important. The financial pressures that universities face in the next years with diminishing enrollments are going to be immense. The question is, how are we going to be able to keep our costs down? The American University must not become a place where only the rich go to school. This is a very critical question. It concerns me and concerns many other presidents of independent universities, such as American. I have no quick and easy answer to the question. We have our own development plans. What do they consist of? One. to establish a closer rapport between the university and our alumni. Most of our alumni have graduated within the past 20 years and therefore have not reached the status in life of great affluence which they hopefully will achieve 10 or 15 years from now. So, the first year in the development office has focused on recapturing the location of our alumni. We ' re moving ahead now on the annual giving and sustaining funds. We are also getting fresh pledges for the library. We will begin construction of the library this year. Second, we have systematically approached fund raising in relationship to parents. Parents are also being asked to help. Third, we have a category called Friends of the University. We ' re directing our efforts there in order to garner additional support. We are making individual contacts with corporation leaders, with community leaders, with prospective major contributors. This is a very, very difficult and slow process. Continued on next page " . . . rd like to help people become aware, both on campus and off campus what the real opportunities and choices are. ]Ne ' re doing magnificent work in our departments . . . " We have put together the first Development committee of the Board of Trustees. The Board has not had this kind of committee before, and we have Mrs. Pollin, who heads up the committee. They ' re moving in two directions. One. we ' re planning on breaking ground for the library before the end of the academic year. Secondly. Mrs. Pollin, as the head of that committee, is focusing on direct contributions from friends of the board, and indirect contributions from friends of the board and utilizing the contracts of the board members to help reach others. Looking ahead, it is clear that it will be desirable to augment the board in time in order to be able to bring in more material resources. Since you brought up the library, I ' m sure a lot of people are interested in the new building. As we know, the library facilities are definitely sub-standard for the university. They are inadequate even though our librarian, within the confines of our very limited space, is doing a fine job. But it is inadequate. We ' ve heard stories that there is a danger of the university losing accreditation because of the lack of a decent library. False. I have no evidence of that whatsoever. However, the university was visited some years ago by the educational association and it did point to the inadequate library as something that we obviously needed to do something about, but not in terms of losing accreditation. However, that doesn ' t mean that there is any less sense of urgency as far as I ' m concerned on building this library. You ' re going to break ground by Spring? I have every hope this will be the case. k this the modular plan that we read about a while ago? This is a new plan. We ' re going to go ahead with the first part and when we get to the point when we can add the next segment, we will. We ' re further along than anybody thinks. The preceeding year had more than its fill of tragedy, both natural and man-made. Earthquake in Turkey, war in Lebanon, Rhodesia, Angola, and unrest in Egypt. The U.S. received a bicentennial gift on the 4th of July when plane-loads of Israeli commandos attacked Entebee Airport in Uganda in a successful mission to rescue hijacked passengers of a French 707 jet that had been commandeered by terrorists. The mission was a hold strike against the demands of terrorism, and proved Israel refused to knuckle-under to terrorist tactics. The terrorists were all killed, and all but 3 passengers returned to Israel saf e and sound. Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada received a critical embarrassment as his crack soldiers were killed and his Air Force of MIGs were destroyed by the Israelis. A warm March workday began 48 hours of terror for employees of the District Building, B ' nai B ' rith and members of the Isamil Shrine when Hanafi Moslem terrorists held those three buidlings under control for two days. The Hanafis claim the action was a reprisal for murders committed a number of years ago, and as a protest to the showing of a movie, " Mohammed-Messenger of God. " Police seemed helpless as Washington became a city under seige. After killing one man, and wounding others, the Hanafi threat to " let heads roil " seemed to be no bluff. But after hours of strenuous negotiations, the Hanafis agreed to release their hostages and give themselves up. For Washingtonians it was a chilling reminder that terrorism is not something that happens just to the other guy. in Lebanon, Civil War between Christina Democrats and Moslems finally ended after a nine-month conflict that left a shaky peace in the small country. Despite peace-keeping efforts by the Syrians, the battle raged on, destroying Christian and Moslem sections of the country and devastating the capital of Beirut. Americans were not only worried by inflation and 7.8 percent unemployment, but also by mysterious disease as well. In August, American Legionaires at a Philadelphia hotel for a convention became mysteriously ill and more than a dozen died from what doctors came to call Legionnaire ' s Disease. Even after the outbreak died down, scientists in the Communicable Disease Control Center, in Atlanta, Georgia worked to find the cause. At first, a type of nickel poisoning was thought to be the culprit, but the leading theory is that the disease was caused by bacteria carried by pigeons that roosted in the hotel. The Swine Flu was perhaps the biggest non-event of the year. After fearful warnings that a flu attack which fifty seven years earlier killed a half million people in the U.S. could perhaps re-emerge this year, President Ford authorized a national immunization program to innoculate people against the Swine Flu. In D.C. shots were given at The American University (see 1:00) as well as many other places. But after reported deaths of many elderly in reaction to the shots and several cases of a strange paralyzing disorder related to the immunizations, the program was halted with less than a quarter of the country immunized. As of March, despite the severe winter, no real outbreaks of Swine Flu had been reported. But off the coasts of the country another kind of epidemic seemed to be raging. During December and January, no less than five oil tankers ran into trouble off the East Coast in the waters of the Atlantic and down in the Gulf waters. One Liberian tanker, the Argo Merchant, spilled its cargo of 9 million gallons into the cold Atlantic when high seas and faulty navigation equipment caused the supertanker to run aground near New England. The Liberian and Panamanian tankers ship oil because those countries have very lenient safety precautions, and oil companies make better profits off their runs. But as recent events have shown; when these ships run aground and spill oil, everyone pays. This year saw the completion of one of the most spectacular media events of all time. The saga of Patty Hearst came to an end as she was released from prison in California and returned home to her parents. This was the final result of the story, despite a months-long trial which dragged on until a jury pronounced Hearst guilty and sentenced her to jail. Then, she was returned home, for security reasons, ending a saga of kidnapping, running, imprisonment and trials that have gone on for 3 years. But one event received little attention, which is surprising considering the attention Americans have traditionally given to events in the space program. Mariner IV landed softly on Mars, and broadcast color pictures of the barren Martian surface. A color malfunction made the soil look as red as we imagined Mars to be, and the sky a blue, but with the error corrected, we saw Mars to be more like the moon than the lush green of Earth. The preceding year has brought its share of unusual events at American too. An event of national interest, the murder of Orlando Letelier touched students and faculty at American. Letelier was a former Chilien ambassador and was in exile. He had taught at American for several years. In October Thomas Markin, a freshman, was killed on campus when he chased a Frisbee into the dark in the Anderson-Letts quad, and toppled down an air conditioning vent. Late in the semester a truck ran into Asbury building when the driver had a seizure, and near the semester break a car mysteriously jumped the road and ended up jammed on the rocks that are on the slope in front of Hughes. Finally, we hate to include the strange incident of the man with the toothbrush in Hughes, but news is news. CO LU CO by Robert Sugar Most students at AU paid careful aSeniion to this year ' s presidential elections. One student, a sophomore majoring in print-journalism, said that, " this year ' s elections were more interesting than previous elections because of the potential challenge between the two candidates. Gerald Ford was trying to be elected to the office for the first time and Jimmy Carter was trying to become the first Southern president in close to a century. Both struggles seemed more colorful to the spectator because the media covered most of the controversial issues. " Another aspect which proved of interest to students was the candidates themselves. A graduate student explained: 2i00 " In 1972, the battle was over before it had begun. McGovern had no chance. His promises and statements weren ' t deeply rooted, besides, he couldn ' t contest Nixon, who was then in a position to flaunt his authority. Those who voted for McGovem did so only because they didn ' t want Nixon and not because they were particularly thrilled with McGovem. " " This year it was different, " says one SGPA student. " Of course the two candidates couldn ' t satisfy everyone ' s preferences but for the first time, minorities, for example, had a candidate who seemed to represent them in some By October, the margins between the candidates was very close when the Playboy interview caused controversy . . . issues. " For some students, the political year began with the primaries. A Public Communications major said, " It surprised me when Jimmy Carter began to win in some of the big states. At first, I didn ' t know who he was, just like everybody else. Then by, say May or June, I began to think Carter had the nomination clinched. " An Anthropology student offered: " The primaries don ' t get me interested, but this year I began to look forward to the respective party conventions because the primaries showed there would be some interesting outcomes. " In July, the Democratic National Committee held its convention in New York City. Said one New Yorker: " The whole city was involved with the convention in one way or the other. There were posters and neon signs welcoming the delegates and there was campaign literature everywhere. Even in Chinatown. Of course, the prices of all goods went up . . . But everyone seemed to have a good time. I did. " A shjdent who went to the Republican Convention in August found it different from what she expected. " At the time of the nominations, everyone was emotional and even the long cheering that followed Ronald Reagan ' s speech was moving. Carter had a wide margin at the time but after President Ford was nominated, 1 felt he had a good chance of winning the election. " After the Republican Convention, Democratic National Committee Executive Director, Mark Siegel told his staff that everyone should prepare themselves for a tough fight ahead. One staff member didn ' t believe him. " 1 thought he was being too serious. Here we were basking in a wide margin, there was no question in my mind that Carter would win. The idea that the Republicans would overtake was inconceivable. 1 was wrong. " By October, the margins between the two candidates were very close and then the Playboy interview with Carter caused controversy. vc-ral students polled on-campus said ' : ' ?:£ media had blown the impact of ' s-.e Inteiview out of proportion. " Have you read the interview? What it amounts to is about two paragraphs which deal with personal comments. The rest of the article covers the issues that he went over all throughout his campaign. " The three televised debates were also highlights of the election year. Sol Levine, WAMU-AM ' s Sunday night talk show host, said he had watched the first debate and thought it was not as interesting as he had anticipated. " The format didn ' t allow for them to be really open, and the questions 1 thought were too mild. " Another student, who watched the three presidential debates and the " . . .1 liked the debates but I thought the average American probably didn ' t understand half the statistics which the candidates poured out . . . " vice-presidential debate, said: " 1 liked the debates although 1 thought the average American probably didn ' t understand half the statistics which the candidates poured out. In some cases, 1 thought Ford was too rehearsed and in other cases 1 thought Carter was not tough enough. Of all the debates, I liked the vice-presidential one the best. It was also the most favorable for the Democratic ticket. " On election night, many students went down to the celebrations held by the two parties in different hotels in D.C. The Republicans held their party in the Sheraton-Park Hotel and the Democrats held theirs in the Mayflower and the Statler-Hilton. In addition the College Democrats of the Consortium of Universities rented a suite of three rooms in the 6th floor of the Staffer and students crowded into the rooms to watch the election returns while sipping beer. " I was at the Statler when Jimmy Carter was projected the winner, " said Jon Krongard, a representative of the class of 1980 in the Student Confederation General Assembly. " I was thrilled. I really couldn ' t see Ford winning, although 1 was going to vote for him before the Republicans held their convention. I think Robert Dole (R-Kan) was the wrong choice for Ford ' s ticket. Maybe if Ford had chosen Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn) then he might have had a better chance. Because, really, his campaign was well put together and Ford proved himself on the road. " ™ ENTRANCE TO THE POLLS ! ■■ ■■■! Being a college student means having the ability to see Washington while everybody else is working. One of the unique pleasures of college life is that the schedules of most students are so flexible that there always seems to be time during the week for doing something you really want to do. This can mean going down town to help on a political campaign, or going shopping for some much-needed warm Winter clothing. And there is nothing like a touch of warm weather to bring people out in droves. During a brief but nonetheless pleasant spell at the end of February, the mid-afternoons were times to hang-out on campus, or to go to the National Zoo and walk around enjoying the sunshine. Being a college student means having the ability to see Washington while everybody else is working. fnrffif Jimmy Carter was lucky that January 20th was a sur ny day, Of course it was cold, but this wir ter it was always cold, But on this January day the sun seemed to be shining for the new President. Even before his election, Carter promised to be unconventional, and he surprised everyone by walking from the Capitol to the reviewing stands for the parade in Lafayette Pork. It is hard to tell just how the Carter Administration will work out. It is different, that is one thing for certain. But if things go as auspiciously as Inauguration Day, we con hope for good things in the future. photos by Ken Eisenberg - ' 4 r::- ' -iJ ' mrw -m ii i Although it happened over the summer, let ' s not forget that July 4th marked the 200th birthday of the United States. Despite the foot that most of us were just about saturated with buy-centenniol matters after two years of promotion, the Fourth of July 1976 was a moving and memorable day. In Washington one million people orowded onto the Moll to hear speeches and see fireworks when dusk fell. In New York, Toll Ships headed up the Hudson as people crowded the shores to catch a glimpse of the majestic sailing ships, The television networks covered the day by devoting coverage to bicentennial events across the country. There was truly a feeling of unity and harmony in this often divided land, and that feeling comes seldom. When it does, it should be remembered. Happy Birthday U.S.A. photos by David Paynter Charles Lucke -, ciasses wind down in the afternoon. Si people go home to relax or study, but some students head over across Massachusettes Avenue to Cassell Center, change into uniform and start practicing. American has a full contingent of athletics, from Lacrosse to Swimming, and if maybe we don ' t have the reputation of a Maryland U. or a U.C.L.A., the members of our teams are proud of their achievements. 3«0 There is also a complete schedule of intramural sports for those students interested in having a little exercise and a lot of fun. Co-ed basketball. Softball, volleyball, and even ping-pong are offered at various times during the year, and anyone can participate. Sports are an important part of college life, and while people at A.U. are not as active as spectators as some would like, they still like to compete and have a good time, which after all is the whole pxiint. Here are some of American ' s organized sports teams. They all took time to write a short piece telling about their seasons and their members . . . Baseball Team Under the leadership of Coach Dee Frady, the baseball team successfully completed its Fall season with an astounding 16-4 record and the championship of the University Baseball League. The upcoming Spring season will see the Eagles seeking a playoff berth in the East Coast Conference. A rugged 25 game schedule slated for the spring will have the Eagles playing teams from New York to Florida. Coach Frady is counting on another superb team effort. Their fine pitching staff was led by seniors Mark Smith, Terry Kirby, and Junior Tom La Grave. Smith led the U.B.L in strikeouts and the team in E.R.A. Catcher Tom Dellinger, last year ' s M.V.P., was very impressive in compiling a team high — 23 runs batted in and a .364 batting average. Instrumental in the winning season was John Denman, and Rookie sensation Tom Frye. Lou Klepec was named to the All-Star team for his clutch hitting as Designated Hitter. With sixteen players returning and a .265 team batting average, optimism runs high for the Eagle players as they look forward to the Spring season. Men ' s Tennis Team The men ' s tennis team ended their 1976 fall season with hopes for a more successful spring. The team gained necessary experience this fall and will hope to use it to their advantage in the extensive spring season which includes the East Coast Conference Championships in May. There are three seniors on this year ' s team — first singles player Peter Toland, captain Ed Komstein, and Don Dunsker. A Freshman, Wayne Feldman, was perhaps the most consistent player all fall, according to Coach Larry Nyce. Two sophomores, Andy Kom and Steve Ungar, reached the semi-finals of the D.C. Intercollegiate Fall Championships before losing to the eventual winners. Those players, along with Juniors, David Blake and Bob Rosen and Freshman Bob Kestenbaum hope to lead A.U. to a very successful spring season. Women ' s Tennis Team The Women ' s varsity tennis team compiled a 3-5 won -lost record during the fall season. The top singles player for A.U. was Captain Mary Griggs with a 4-4 record. The top doubles team was Monique Lyons and Natasha Gregory, also with a 4-4 record. ' Iplk Ik IT fi ' ' NJ ' Hct Sip 1 w — ■ 1 f • f 4 ■ 1 11 - i 1 -is ? ; ' %J»l- " .ifec!- - " ;; ... ' . ■yk : Baseball Team Row 1: Tom Dellinger, Tom Frye, Paul Prohoniak, John Denman, Mike Rodgers, Scott Fitzgerald. Row 2: Ray Murphy, Ron Smith, Mike D ' Onofrio, John Tomasello, Lou Kepec, Tom LaGrave, Terry Kirby, Mark Smith, Bob Maxwell, Robie Kimble, Coach Dee Frady. Missing: Pat Paolella. Men ' s Tennis Team Row 1: Ed Komstein, Bob Rosen, Don Dunsker, Peter Toland, David Blake. Row 2: Larry Nyce, Steve Ungar, Juan Miro, Andy Kom, Rob Kestenbaum, Wayne Feldman, Alan Mertz. Woman ' s Tennis Team Row 1: Julie Mogenis, Ellen Brafman, Alison Byrne, Natasha Gregory. Row 2: Larry Nyce, Jane Rollins, Monique Lyons, Jamie Mervis, Alan Mertz. Not pictured: Ginny Warner, Laura Kind, Mary Griggs. Woman ' s Field Hockey Team F.arly m November the women ' s field hockey team ended their winning season with a record of 5-3-1. This was attributed to hard practices every day since the end of August and experienced players returning from the previous year. The team acquired many new freshmen and by the end of the season were playing the type of hockey Coach Barbara Reimann had looked for all season. The team only loses two players this year. Erica Bartlett and Martha Schlenger, excellent backfield players whom A.U. will find hard to replace next year. Soccer Team Key injuries, a brutal schedule, and two inches of rain prevented a super season but the soccer squad did compile a 6-5-1 record which included a shutout, 1-0 wins over area rivals George Washington, Georgetown and Catholic. Games against nationally-ranked Temple, Loyola and Maryland accounted for three of the losses while La Salle topped the booters on a muddy Reeves Field in a game which cost the team midfieldejr, Jon Pasela and goalie Jack Cassell. Chuck Banknell led the scorers with eight goals and two assists. Defenders Ted Nussdorfer and Gam Anderson challenged for all-conference honors. The freshmen recruits were a bright spot in Coach Peter Mehlert ' s and the booter ' s season. Women ' s Basketball The AU Women ' s Basketball Team acquired a well-known figure in the Metropolitan area, Ms. Bessie Stockard, to take over the coaching duties of the winning Eaglettes. The team consisted of thirteen players, two of whom were recruits, thus signifying upcoming developments in women ' s sports. The women had a long hard season from November to March, of which three months were spent practicing and two months competing against twelve other strong teams. Hard work and determination made a winning season. Their games were split — half being played in Cassell Gym and the others, " away " at the competitor ' s schools. Practice starts this summer for the next season, as the AU Women ' s Basketball Team looks forward to a longer, more competitive season in 1978. Woman ' s Field Hockey Team Row 1: Jann Carson, Christina Kind, Sue Sachs, Heather Thomas, Erica Bartlett, Bert Schoen, Candace Thurman, Leslie Turner, Row 2: Antoinette Schulte, Shannon Swett, Maureen Koetz, Adele Cabot, Athena Argyropoulos, Martha Schlenger, Diane Hayes, Leslie Evans, Nancy Jorisch. Missing: Coach Barbara Reimann, Sandy Wolff. Soccer Team Row 1: Larry Miller, Coug Dugan, Chuck Banknell, Dave Janezek, Carl Cavalaro, Andy Days, Luis Calderon, Lenny Pilo, Dave Wells. Row 2: Brian Hoath, Jim Piedmont, John Pasela, Ted Nussdorfer, Tony Vecchione, Jack Cassell, Gam Anderson, Mark McDoughah, Scott Turner, Bill Engle. Missing: Peter Mehlert, coach and Rich Pierce, trainer. Women ' s Basketball Row 1: left to right: Laura Beth Kind, Debbie Bush, Athena Argyropoulos, Jann Carson, Kim Hall, Paula Zimmerman. Row 2: left to right: Coach Bessie Stockard, Carolyn Montgomery, Fran Pfau, Nancy Foulks, Wendy Allen, Adrienne Davis, Jill Kochendoefer, Leslie Evans, Eleni Lados, Heather Thomas, Chris Kind. AU Cross Country Team Center: Gary Cohen. Row 1: Steve Weinstein, Tim Olsen, Robert Puglisi. Row 2: Don Ford, Frank Carver, Mark Jaeckel. (not present — Clark Woods). - ,-.J ...restiing team is made up of seventeen young men from a total of seven states. These men not only pride themselves in their wrestling success but also in their academic achievements. Under the guidance of Coach Bob Karch, Asst Coach Ron Ferrara. and led by team co-captains Randy Bohlman and Phil Howe, the wrestling Eagles put together another winning season. The wrestling Eagles have made steady progress over the past six years and now have established themselves as a local wrestling power in the D.C. and Baltimore Metropolitan areas. The future for wrestling at American is bright as this year ' s starting line-up consisted of four freshmen, three sophomores, and only one junior and two seniors. Coach Bob Karch is hopeful that he can attract several outstanding lightweights to the campus next year to improve the team balance. In all, the members of the wrestling team gave some outstanding performances this year. The Women ' s Swim Team The 1977 women ' s swim team ' s season was highlighted by an influx of new talent. Antoinette Schulte, Candy Thurman, Alice Ann Wetzel (Freshmen), Susan Sachs, Joan Cashin and Ellen Moses (soph.) were all newcomers to this years team. Returning from previous seasons were Lynn Kimmel (Junior), Martha Schlenger and Laura Di Gangi (Seniors). These swimmers represented various levels of competitive experience. Ms. Reimann was able to mold this new team into a cohesive unit. Though it was a long, cold winter, the women ' s swim team enjoyed a very successful season. Women ' s Volleyball The women ' s varsity volleyball team underwent a season of re-building this year and succeeded beyond expectations. Personal development and team cohesiveness became the by-words as they spiked out a highly competitive schedule. Travelling to Newark, Delaware for their first taste of regional tournament play, the AU voUeyballers rose to the occassion as they had risen to the season and fought fiercely against the giants of the region. The team will long remember that tournament, and the season, as proving that long, hard hours of fundamental drilling do pay off handsomely. AU bids adieu to seniors Lisa Bernstein, Wendy Hake, and Grace On, as they graduate to enter careers and United States Volleyball Association play. AU Wrestling Team Front row: Glen Hackemer, Bob Berger, Brian Sulmonetti, Loren Danielson, Jack Mclntyre. Second row: Mark Rogers, Dennis Watson, Randy Bohlman, Rich Hirsh, Steve Starr, Andy Bizinkauskas. Back row: Asst. Coach Ron Ferrara, Larry Dorseh, Ed Jones, Phil Howe, Dan Dukes, Tony Townson, Kurt Bacci, Coach Bob Karch. The Women ' s Swim Team Front Row: Antoinette Schulte, Candy Thurman, Susan Sachs. Back Row (standing): Coach Barbara Reimann, Laural Kimmel, Alice Ann Wetzel, Laura Diangi, Martha Schlenger, Ellen Moses. Not pictured: Joan Cashin. Women ' s Volleyball Row 1: Yvonne Williams, Lisa Bernstein (co-capt), Lisa Dashnaw, Ann FJiiey, Marianne Knake. Row 2: Coach Bienstock, Martha Smith (manager), Brynn Berman, Grace On (co-capt), Mimi Gillart, Wendy " the snake " Hake, Lynn Knight (manager). The Rugby Club Rugby at A.U. started in 1969. Since that time the club has been known as the American Eagle Rugby Football Club and has represented the university on the field. Rugby is known throughout the world as a gentlemanly sport played by ruffians. The club record for the fall season was 6-4-1. Men ' s Swim Team It ' s amazing what you can do with a little off-season starvation and morning weight-training exercise. That regimen has been the key to success for the 1976-77 swimming team; to illustrate: Eric Yakuchev, Doug Dean and Bill Howarth share the records; Yakuchev in the 100 and 200 freestyle, Dean in the 200 breaststroke and Howarth in the 500, 100, and 1650 freestyles. The 400 medley relay team of Yakuchev, Dean, Howarth and Mike Kirks set a new school record leaving the 50-yard freestyle for the rest of the 17-man squad. Another addition to the team. Eagle diver Scott Woldman, bounces in the air, caught by the eye of new diving coach Ann Culver, whose expert instruction has Scott doing iy2 ' s, 2y2 ' s, and 2 ' s. The success of the team can be attributed to the development of a balanced team with emphasis on individual improvement through a lot of effort thanks to the help of Coach Joe Rogers. A winning dual-meet record is a reality with the Eagles taking 7 of 12. The D.C. area championships should be an AU romp and in the East Coast Conference championships, several individuals and two relays have chances of victory. The Eastem Championships and Nationals in March are also realistic goals for several members of the team who have already turned in qualifying times low enough to break into the lineup. Rugby Club Men ' s Swim Team Row 1: Elena Otero, Tom Ugast, Neal Goron, Neil Cohen, Ann Culver, Scott Woldman. Row 2: Coach Joe Rogers, Joe McHugh, Bob Stone, Bob Palermo, Doug Dean, James Bronson. Row 3: Doug Campbell, Mike Kirks; Bill Howarth, Eric Yakuchev, Geoffry Ambler. QUOTES ABOUT STUDENT OONFEDERATION . . . AND OTHER STORIES by Fran Atlas The Student Confederation at Annerioan University has been desoribed as Government in Action ' and Governnnent Inaotion, " The real truth about how we portioipote in the funotioning of the uni- versity lies sonnewhere in between those two at- titudes, We interviewed a nunnber of people in- volved in various levels of student governnnent as well OS those who are adnninistrators to students, We were going to tie everything together with a lot of onalytioal exposition, but deoided the peo- ple we interviewed oan speak for thennselves. So read on , , . " Student wise — the President of the Student Confederation and Chairman of the Media Committee are very influential. Presidents of the prime honoraries — Mortarboard and the others. The media editors have a type of a control. In the staff it ' s the Who ' s Who committee, University Honors Committee, Carmen Blanchard, Abdul Said; from University Senate, Dean McFeeter, Don Dedrick — the Business Manager of American University, Al Horrecks in Purchasing, Jack McKinely is the Vice President of Financing and Business, John Shevon from Personnel. Of course there ' s the Provost, who runs the university and Sisco who ' s an untried factor, and nobody knows which way he will go. But, students do have influence, the administration is aware of what they say. But it is possible to go over students heads because they don ' t fight for what they want. These are the people who are capable of and are presently running American University. " Jo Williams, Co-ordinator of Student Communication s " Divide the issues in half — non-academics are run by the administration and academics are run by students, faculty and administration. Student influence comes from our influence; our mobility; a student can kill a course by not taking it. Faculty determines what courses will be offered and administration tells how many courses can be offered. Essentially students decide what activities but they have nothing to do with the budget or allottment of money. " John Diamond, Director of Student Program Development. Students — through tuition. Indirectly they have a say, as well as directly — through the Senate, Student Confederation, different committees and university administration. " Alan Russo, S.C. President " Students do not have anything to do with the control of the school, except their voice. It is run by a group of people, those involved in the physical plan of American University, the academic or the Student Life. " Phil Henry, Director of Residential Life. " If the students organize themselves in a certain manner, they could hold the university in their pocketbooks. The University should be cognizant of the fact that the students run the school with their tuition. " Alan Russo, Student Confederation President " Combination of President, Provost, and deans of the schools. Students have little say in the running of the school. " Neil Young, S.C. Comptroller " Nobody in particular — several in specific areas. Administration — Sisco to the outside world. Academic — Sisco then Berendzen. Students — Student Confederation theoretically does but in practice there is no one or a few. " Josh Gottlieb, SUB Chairman Student Confederation Offices SC Publicity Department — Jodie Grossman Kennedy Political Union — Jodie Grossman Student Union Board — Josh Gottlieb AU Hotline — Wendy Born AU Record Co-Op — Alan Siskin AU Food Co-op — Billy Dichter OASATAU — Rodney Gray Jewish Student Association — Scott Brunner FORSA — Chandra Misra SUB Cinema — Judy Kessler Social Activities — Mike Swerdlick Dept. of Health and Welfare — David Eisner Big Buddy — Lynne Fetters D.C. Public Interest Research Group — Lisa Lawes SAC Nursing Home Project — Vicky Shera SC Bus — Pete Heimsath Social Action Council — Vicky Shera Interclub Council — Terri Engeisher The Jewish Pickle — David Siobodian The American Mag. — Paul Komarek The Talon — Robert Sugar Food Service Committee — Mark Williams 1976-77 General Assembly CAJ: Lesley Wolff CAS: Elizabeth Cressman, Gil Hazelwood, Michael Horing, Jeff Klein, Paul Laursen, Mark Shapiro, Nancy ' Suchoff. CPA: Pamela Parson SBA: Lynne Fetters, Paul Massaro SGPA: Randy Weiss, Steve Cohen SIS: Bennett Spetalnick SON: Gail Hadburg, Class of 1977: Sherill Morton, Ray Whitfield, Cami Harbeck. Class of 1978: Christina Kind, Ed McKenzie, Steve Weickert. 1979: James Maxstadt, Dorita Simmons, Charles Wheeler. 1980: Michel Wakeland, Jon Krongard, Paul Bach. Student Life: Carole Bubb Chaplain: Rev, McGee President: Alan Russo Vice President: Brad Smith Comptroller: Neil Young Secretary: Diana Downey SUB Chairman: Josh Gottlieb Parllmentarian: Chris Lehmann SC Executive Board Alan Russo Brad Smith Diana Dovi ney Neil Young Chris Lehmann Josh Gottlieb Student Union Board David Eisner Melissa Angerman Missy Toomin Scott Brunner Charlie Fradin Josh Gottlieb Stacey Spooner Barry Deutsch Can the Student Confederation Work? Potentially, it ' s an excellent instVument for the American University community, unfortunately ttie Student Confederation has no way of bringing in student opinion and Input into decisions " Steve Cohen, Member of the General Assembly " Student voices need to be heard, it ' s necessary for the Student Confederation or how else could we know what the students want, and tell the administration. Unfortunately it doesn ' t happen because there is no sense of solidarity amongst the students. Brad Smith, Student Confederation Vice President " People have problems with Student Confederation and then they resign. It ' s too bad, they get alienated and then frustrated and then they leave. " Brad Smith, Student Confederation Vice President " The Student Confederation has no power. The people who run it should know what they ' re talking about and they don ' t. The problem is the Student Confederation has no influence over the students. " Phil Henry, Director of Residential Life " Student Confederation was good in 1971. When it was established, we needed a place as an outlet for student input. There is no political activism now. It doesn ' t reach the students; perhaps It ' s the Student Confederation ' s problem or the student lack of concern They are attempting to make changes but the problem is that the students involved in the Student Confederation, know where they are going but I find it ' s a communication problem — faculty and students. Student Confederation and media, and Student Confederation and students. " Josh Gottlieb, SUB Chairman " It would be an effective group if used right. " Gail Hadburg, Member of the General Assembly " I don ' t think that the students realize the seriousness of dealing with that much money, too much money. They think It ' s a game of monopoly. We should place the money with the administration (and then distribute it with the help of students.) " A General Assembly Member What is the Problem sinnrTTT " Conflict with Student Development Center and Student Confederation. The General Assembly takes the attitude if the administration proposes, the Student Confederation must oppose. The Student Confederation has little if any value to the students, especially in its present form, they won ' t accept responsibility. I deal more closely in contact with students than any other office on campus (Student Life). The input from students could have been a source of information and affected many decisions. " John Diamond, Director of Student Program Development " Whatever the Student Confederation administration opposes. Faculty has education is for the sake of learning, not grades. The administration has the lack the school. The alums and trustees have and financial support of the university, give a sum picture of a lack of priorities. ' proposes, the to learn that for the sake of of foresight for a lack of caring Together, they Josh Gottlieb, SUB Chairman " The Student Confederation doesn ' t work along with administration, in order to have that happen, the Student Confederation and administration must give in. If the Student Confederation goes in with the right attitude then we can work together. They don ' t work together, but Sisco may rectify it — we need a president of the Student Confederation who won ' t get down on the administration, but who ' ll work along with the administration. It only needs one good president. " Neil Young, Student Confederation Comptroller " " I don ' t like peripheral involvement — It ' s either all or none — that ' s the problem of the General Assembly. The Presidents are all right to work with at least, they ' ve been well Informed on the important matters. " John Diamond Director of Student Program Development " Students have to learn to be assertive, not aggressive, the level of courtesy is the difference. ' John Diamond, Director of Student Program Development SGPA Undergraduate Council SIS Undergraduate Council SBA Undergraduate Council Residence Hall Association Seated L-R: Sam Morfia, Paul Massaro, Brad Greenbaum, Kathy Goodhue. Standing L-R: Mike Fleischauer, Mark Gershlak, Scott McMurray. ' •ii a BafPSisttifssiJi ' a iutJtwi. " One of American University ' s weaknesses is the lacl of a master plan of where we ' re going and how we ' re going to get there. Some people believe it is the student ' s attitudes. Don ' t listen to criticizing of the school, you have to think of what the person is basing it on and what he ' s comparing it to. Another problem is that the students think there is too much bureaucracy and that they couldn ' t cut through it. What they have to remember is that the school is not to serve one student but all of them. " Phil Henry, Director of Residential Life " The school should be concerned with academics, there is a whole lot of potential but we don ' t use it. Academic standards aren ' t quite what they should be. If we promoted academics we could see a better caliber of students. " Brad Smith, Student Confederation Vice President " Students attitudes are bad, but if we offered something better then they would care. Any university has the same problem, 13,000 students and 150 can make the reputation. " Neil Young, Student Confederation Comptroller " It is the administration ' s responsibility to respond to the students, but most of the staff does not help the students. " John Diamond, Director of Student Program Development " The presence of the new administration has been a great morale booster to the University community. Indeed, compared to years past, this has been a virtual honeymoon period between students and administration. This perhaps has camouflaged an inherent conflict between the two groups. In the years to come this conflict may reappear on many diverse issues. Thus, we must prepare for this by streamlining and reforming the present system of student government so that it more effectively represents the student needs and can deal better with these conflicts. " Chris Lehman, Student Confederation Parliamentarian " Things can get done on this campus and do get done — slowly and by conscientiousness, but it can be awfully frustrating. " Jo Williams, Co-ordinator of Student Communications " There is no student apathy on this campus, no ' hell with it ' attitude. The campus is a very heterogenious student body and therefore we shouldn ' t be able to unify them. There is no need to try to tie them together. We see that students are concerned with what goes on, we have many students who participate in many off-campus activities, which are not required for courses. " John Diamond, Director of Student Program Developme nt " The administration should be committed to getting an expansion program together. If this university should live through the 1980 ' s, its development will have to increase. " Alan Russo, Student Confederation President Kennedy Political Union Board Becky Price, Mike Wakeland, Diana Downey, Joel Bander, Shiela Quarterman, Rhonda Miller, Debra Sandel, David Chodesk, Daniel Logan, Jon Krongard, Richard Skobel, Reid Killen, Brad Minnick, Joe Wiley, Karen Grip, Bob Benko, Patti Preztunik, Todd S. Beyer, Marty Solt, Chris Wright, Director: Jodie Grossman. by Robert Sugar It would be a great injustice to shrug ofif the professors at American as just " teachers. " They are that, but also much more. Each is an individual with his or her own idiosyncrasies and interests. Perhaps the most lasting memories graduates will take with them from American will be of the re- lationships created between professor and student during the years of schooling. Here, then, are several of the faculty; their thoughts, comments, and criticisms. " On the whole, very few students take the advantage of getting to know their teachers better, which is a shame because that ' s one of the advantages of being at a smaller school . . . " S; ?- r Roberta Rubenstein Chairman, department of Literature I ' ve just returned from sabbatical. I feel a new vitality, but it ' s hard to say if it ' s the students or me. It ' s hard to make generalizations on how things are changing. Even though I ' m the chairperson of the department this year, my single most enjoyable time is in the classroom, teaching. It ' s hard to say why I like one course more than another, but I guess there are two variables involved. If 1 like what I ' m teaching and if the students respond to it then 1 really enjoy teaching. For instance, I ' ve been teaching a new course, " The Abnormal Point of View, " and we have a broad cross-section of students and that makes for exciting new sets of ideas. It ' s a combination of my excitement and student excitement that really makes a class good for me. But my perception of a class isn ' t necessarily the same as the students ' . It ' s like the situation of the conductor and first violinist during a concert. One may think things are going great, and the other might think it ' s a disaster . . . The quality of students has declined somewhat since I ' ve been teaching. Writing ability has declined, there ' s more reluctance to take on extra work for the sake of the course, and I think students have more difficulty going through the same amount of work. They ' re verbal as ever, but the writing isn ' t as good. I do notice that this year a higher percentage of students come to see me to talk about the books we read in class, but on the whole, very few students take the advantage of getting to know their teachers better, which is a shame because that ' s one of the advantages of being at a smaller school. As chairperson, I ' ve also become more concerned with student-faculty life, and that ' s one thing the new administration at American is trying to improve . . . The first year of a new administration is always uncertain; we will hear a lot of talk — but that ' s an essential part of redirection — and over the next few years ideas will become changes. Higher academic standards; getting back to the basic skills and giving the student a stronger sense of direction about what he should receive from the university are all important ideas to be applied. The new library is a symbol of the change that has to take place on this campus. It ' s premature to say that change is already happening, but the direction it ' s taking so far is closer attention to details, closer attention to dorm life, for instance. My feeling is that the administration is taking up courageously some of the hardest issues in education right now . . . We ' ve passed out of a certain era of university life, not just at American, but all across the nation. Over the last few years, because of radicalization of students, the faculty abdicated it ' s role towards students, but now I think students want some sort of authority. Grades are part of that. In the grander scheme of things grades probably don ' t matter, but as long as we live in a system where we ' re being evaluated all the time, we have to live with grades. Of course, political reality had a real effect on grade inflation. A teacher was reluctant to give a student a lower grade because of the effect it might have on that student ' s chances later on; the letter grade being too large a graduation. The institution of plusses and minuses will help professors who were hesitant before now. Dr. Richard H. Fox Chairman, department of Biology Assistant Professor, Microbiology " You get a lot of freshmen grown up on TV who think when you have a headache there is a hammer and anvil banging inside your head . . . " Dr. James Hindman Assistant Professor Performing Arts In the last two years the quahty of students has gone down a bit, but this year the class is improved. Students have become more academic, and more scholastic. There are more independent studies, more students visiting during office hours, and more people coming in looking for library sources. I attribute this to more stringency. The student ultimately wants to be challenged. As for the university, I like the smallness as opposed to a large state university. The physical plant is less than desirable. We could use a new building. 1 mean, I would like to see the ediface of Hurst Hall stay the same, but the inside could be gutted. But we do a pretty good job with what we have. A student coming out of here with a B.S. shouldn ' t feel ashamed if he has made full use of the facilities available on campus . . . Biology is very important. We encourage our students to take arts and humanities courses and the reverse should be true also. You get a lot of freshmen grown up on TV who think when you have a headache there is a hammer and anvil banging inside your head. Madison Avenue has caused young people to think of the inside of your body that way. Biology is important because there ' s nothing closer to a person than his own body. More importantly, every aspect of society has a dependence on Biology. Manufacturing, beer and wine, and even the Bible can be explained bacteriologically. In Exodus, when Moses turned the Nile blood red, well, that could have been a type of lichen that blossomed suddenly. And in the realm of politics, think of the effect that plaque and disease have in global relations, what with aid and all. Environmental pollution and cancer have an effect on our daily life and it is important to understand them. I ' m teaching the kind of courses I like teaching most, and 1 think students have been getting better; taking what they ' re doing more seriously. The big problem in Performing Arts is there are no facilities. The facilities are a joke. The fact that we have to fight with women ' s athletics for space is ridiculous. Another problem is that the faculty comes from so many different backgrounds that it ' s hard pulling it all together. For us to respect each other and do our own work is difficult . . . Performance classes are thought of as Mickey Mouse classes, I guess maybe because you don ' t have a lot of reading and the like; but performance classes actually require a lot more work than academic courses. The people with the worst attitudes aren ' t students outside the major but the new ones who come in with a lot of experience in high school. They have this attitude that they ' ve been all through it and there ' s nothing else to learn. Usually they have one approach to acting and performance, and that ' s it. Anything else is stupid, dangerous or unpatriotic. I like teaching Liberal Studies courses, too. Teaching majors gets to be a little incestuous after awhile, seeing the same faces year after year. I understand some members of the faculty hate Liberal Studies, but I love it . . . There ' s money here, right? The people who go here come from money. There ' s a sense, then, that obviously if they could have gotten in. these people would have gone to an ivy league school. That makes A.U. out to be a second-best school. So you see how money provides a different attitude about this school. But that attitude doesn ' t have to prevail. If things are changing for the better, it ' s the result of one man — Dick Berendzen. Berendzen gave the faculty permission to take themselves seriously again. The attitude had been — don ' t push the students, don ' t press requirements; now I think that ' s turning around. " The big problem in Performing Arts is that there are no facilities. The fact that we have to fight women ' s athletics for space is ridiculous . . . " David Brown Director of Washington Semester Program " The function of a university is to question; not to be part of the law of supply and demand. In fact, it ' s a shame people become so job-oriented . . . Today, students are much more conservative, and specific-goal oriented. They want to know what this education is going to do for them. In the past, there has been a bit more idealism, frankly. But A.U. students have not necessarily changed in fifteen years. When I was an undergraduate here, we heard the same comments about the so-called poor student quality. There is in any college a grass-is-greener syndrome. Here at A.U. the students have been so used to faculty and administrators bad-mouthing the place, that it has rubbed off on them. That was not always the case, though, and I think the new administration is creating a more positive image. It seems like they ' re a much more responsible and receptive group. They have a certain style, and they ' ll take the time to thank you for a good job. Sisco is not like past presidents. Nobody ever saw them. American University happens to be the most progressive university in D.C. in terms of serving the student by opening up the environment. A.U. internships give students real work experience. You know, Georgetown called me up and said they wanted help to start their own internship program. The great Georgetown! The oh yeah, oh wow, Georgetown. They don ' t take advantage of Washington anyway, nearly the way we do . . . We have a lot to look forward to. We ' re a relatively young school, and although reputation and tradition dies hard, it ' s all up to the example people set, and come to think of it, I haven ' t seen too many " Camp A.U. " shirts around this semester. The major worry I see is A.U. being co-opted too much by government and big business. Because we have such a small endowment we can get caught in a " grants game, " seeking government grants to set up programs for government workers in our Public Administration programs. That ' s not good. The university shouldn ' t be so job oriented. It ' s a place to think, question, provide alternatives and a channel for dissent. The function of a university is to question; not to be part of the law of supply and demand. In fact, it ' s a shame people become so job-oriented. People have become so goal-oriented. They pull for high grades and become so timid to take courses outside their major that it ' s a damn shame. Thomas Cannon Assistant Professor, Literature I ' ve been teaching for nine years; on one hand it ' s undeniable that basic skills are not as highly developed in incoming freshmen; but it also seems during this same period there has been a decrease of a certain kind of pressure to go to college. The point being is. that despite everything, new students are more eager to learn. In fact, it ' s a funny thing, the impression you have is how capable they are of learning something in a short period of time. And I would be tempted to say there is a movement back toward the liberal arts. If the humanities can survive at a school like this, that says well for humanities in general. And with the costs of college and the resulting economic pressure, it ' s a wonder as many students are interested in humanities as there are. Of course, skill courses are necessary, sure, but skill courses say " hurry up and learn. " Humanities are always asking you to slow down and learn something. It ' s a slow process that doesn ' t yield things in ways that are immediately apparent. Humanities puts people in a position to read a book which makes them wish they had read two hundred books; that makes people aware of the things they do not know; and that ' s what an education ought to be, making people aware of what they don ' t know . . . There ' s a tendency in college to say, " Well it ' s not really important what I ' m like now. when I ' m a lawyer for instance, or just when I ' m grown-up then I ' ll really be me. " But education ought to change people week by week, day by day. almost. A student ought to be able to say. " Am I thinking, right now. in a way different than I did two months ago? " Teachers ought to guide students by giving them ways of evaluating their own education and progress like that, and not just in terms of a degree. You do it by engaging the rationality of your students. For example, when you ask a student a question and he says. " I don ' t know " the tendency is to find someone who does know in order to prove you ' re teaching effectively. But to engage a student ' s rationality, you can learn something from them that way. It ' s the whole business of saying if the class " Skill courses are always saying ' Hurry up and learn. ' Humanities are always asking you to slow down and learn something ... " really works, notes should be taken on both sides of the desk . . . Thomas Wolfe has called this " the great selfish age " — everybody ' s a bloody solipsist; but I think there ' s a lot of evidence that people aren ' t just interested in " relevance. " It ' s just that a curriculum use to be defined in historical terms. The logic was that because something was important in the past, it was important now and the value was assumed. Students are not as willing to accept those values, so now if you teach someone like Chaucer you have to argue the validity of the man ' s work. You can ' t just assume Chaucer is relevant. Phillip Scribner Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies Assistant Professor, Philosophy when I first came here, students were very politically active; environmental issues, Vietnam and that whole thing. Then I think students sent through a period where they were demoralized by not being able to change the world. Now, students are returning to more traditional things. They ' re eager to do assignments and it ' s nice to see class attendance go up. I think it stems from an insecurity about jobs and all the significant effects of eight years of Republican administered economy. Of course, I ' d like to think it ' s all a spontaneous desire to learn . . . This is the most optimistic period of transition that I ' ve experienced at this university. Berendzen is bringing a lot of fresh ideas, is very active; there ' s a lot of hope for the new administration as a whole. Of course it ' s money that we need; and it ' s a big con-job trying to get money; that ' s what President Sisco is trying to do. If the President can do it then the university will survive. The future of A.U. is to be a high-quality program. That ' s the only way it can survive, and it has every chance to survive as an important institution. Right now. the best thing about the school with high tuition and all is that it really is independent in the end. We run on our own steam. Faculty and students have more power to determine the direction of the school then ever before in its history. What the students and faculty want usually happens. What I dislike most is the lack of faith everyone has in themselves and this institution. You can ' t approach anyone on campus without an attitude of self-contempt . . . The university has two functions that create a sense of tension. The first is teaching and the second is maintaining and developing the culture that the university is part of. At once the faculty is trying to look at the accumulated disciplines in a critical way while trying to make these disciplines accessible to students. And doing this is an important function; no other institution in society does it. Somebody has to record, comment; take a critical look at our culture. " This is the most optimistic period of transition that I ' ve experienced at this university . . . " " I don ' t consider myself a designer, just an art person, and the other disciplines are extremely important for understanding art. A real artist is a person with curiosity: the vehicle just happens to be visual . . . " Marjorie Hirano printmaker designer It ' s exciting to have a new president at the university, but that ' s someplace else. What ' s exciting is what ' s going on right here in this department. Every year is a new experience, and I ' m always changing too, but this year I just happen to have a terrific class. I like this department. We ' ve gotten new faculty members, and that ' s been a real help. I like the intimacy of the department and the kinds of students. We have really tough foundation courses, and if you get through those but go on and aren ' t determined to be an artist, you ' ve got to be kidding yourself. Because of that, the students who are here are eager to learn. Sometimes they ' re just like sponges; I throw out new concepts and they grab it up! What is important is that I ' m teaching students how to critique. When they learn that, they can be truly independent of me and go on by themselves. A lot of this is intuitive and students begin to verbalize it. I always have specific goals in mind, it seems to take off and happen that students comprehend these goals. So what happens, then, is a swing from discipline to free thought on the part of students when they begin to take concepts and understand and use them. As for grades, skilled artists know what ' s excellent . . . I don ' t consider myself a designer, just an art person, and the other disciplines are extremely important for understanding art. We all want to be educated. A real artist is a person with curiosity; the vehicle just happens to be visual. It ' s terrific fun to take yourself seriously push forward and go beyond and I think they really like that challenge; for they also accept the pain that is going to come along with it. 4 00 Not many students realize that in the basement of the Batelle-Tompkins Memorial Library is a plaque attached to some curious electric bookcases which reads that " This is the first unit of Elecompack electronic stacks installed in the United States of America 1969. " What is even more interesting is that on another machine there is another plaque which reads " This is the last unit of Elecompack electronic stacks installed in the United States of America 1970. " Not really, but, anything is possible with the A.U. library. There are too many books for its shelves and everything has been tried to create more space; finally there are plans to build a new structure. Construction will begin later in 1977. The anticipation and excitement is obvious. Students conducted a run-a-thon in which sponsors paid runners to run laps around the Quad for the library fund. There is also a telephone marathon which takes pledges from alumni every spring. Although the library at A.U. is not as modem as the facilities of the neighboring George Washington and Georgetown Universities, at least as part of the consortium our students can also use their libraries. And it won ' t be long before A.U. will have the newest library to call its own. 1 U IN r, UX M youR ' " The western horizon darkens as He steps into view. His face is set. He eyes the dying light like hard polished steel. He knows of the coming battle yet He knows no fear for He is THE COMMUTER. " He enters His Machine and It roars " to life, eager to do battle. He slips It into gear and Man and Machine move out into the cosmic fray. " He knows He shall arrive in time for it is written not Bug nor Valiant shall stand before His might. Yea verily, even Datsuns shall be as so much chaff in the wind for He is THE COMMUTER. " The Commuter ' s Bible never takes into account the twenty car backups at the Massachusetts Avenue exit or the impossibility of getting around Ward Circle in less than 20 minutes. But look on the bright side, you could have a 5;00 class, and instead of a Washington rush hour, you ' d have to do something really impossible — find parking! While commuters may choose to head home directly after classes end, others stick around awhile and relax. Of course, this is a more popular thing to do in spring than in the winter when the light is long gone by 5:00 p.m. But in the waning days of Spring Semester, and at the beginning of Fall Semester when the sun is warm and in the sky until six or so, it is not unusual to see people on the Quad, in ■v ' sGC, or just lying around with a Good ' iL ' mor and a friend. ' ■ ' I, ? K 6O0 " What do you want for dinner? " " I don ' t feel like cooking anything. Besides, all we got in there is Kraft macaroni and cheese. " " Well, where do you want to go? " " How about ' Roy ' s ' ? " " No! Anywhere but there. If there ' s one thing 1 can ' t take, it ' s ' HOWdee, pardner! ' from one of those prepubescent waitresses. ' Roy ' s ' is definitely for late-night last resorts. " " Well, dammit, you decide. 1 don ' t know when was the last time you chose a place . . . " " Well, 1 never can decide. " " How about ' Booeymonger, ' then, it ' s right up the road; we could get a ' Patty Hearst ' or something. " " Nahh. Too Califomia-chic for my taste. Besides, I want dinner, not a sandwich. I could get into a little ' Magic Pan ' action, though. " " Forget it. Who wants crepes? And " . . . If there ' s one thing I can ' t take, it ' s ' HOWdee, pardner! ' from one of those prepubscent waitresses , . . " anyway it ' s too expensive. " " All right. Let ' s look at it another way. What do you feel like? " " I don ' t know; " " Well, if you want hamburger, there ' s always ' The Hamlet. ' Or ' Hot Shoppes. ' " " Hey, I know! What about a deep-dish pizza from ' Armand ' s? " " Sounds good. But it takes a half hour. And they ' re not as good as they used to be. It seems like it;s all crust and no cheese these days. They ' ve gone downhill form when they opened, I think. " " You talked me out of it. Loo k, I ' m starved. Let ' s just go some place. " " Oh, all right. Let ' s go to ' Booeymonger then, but I ' ve got a class in. . . OH shit. . . ten minutes. You fool. " " Well, break out the peanut butter; I ' ll get the bread. . . " " . . .1 hate grocery shopping. My roommate always does it. He buys lima beans, and I hate lima beans. But I hate shopping even more . . . " " . . . Eating in a dorm is a little like being a private caterer. Every night you cart out your cooking stuff, make dinner, clean up, and then put it all away again. Nice and neat, but who wants to cater to themselves? " True, cooking in the dorms can be a hassle. But all it requires is the simple equipment on the opposite page, and you ' re in business. Well, maybe the contract to your room does say no cooking and no big refrigerators, but what ' s a lease for anyway? The simple fact is that a lot of people do it and a lot of people enjoy doing it. " The way I see it, is that you save a lot of money, you can eat when and what you want, and the experience is good for you. " " I hate grocery shopping. My roommate always does it. He buys lima beans, and I hate lima beans. But I hate shopping even more. " Even with portable dorm kitchens that tuck into a closet every night, you can still put together a feast. Just look. . ' ■• ' . ' ■■; rr ' " ? ' ' - ' " •r L 3 vN ? .- ' Men ' s Basketball Team Row 1: Herb Jamison, Mike Abner, Dante Fulton, Donald Kelly, Stan Lamb, Brad Greenberg, Don Slappy, Manager Andre Hawkins, Trainer Rich Pierce. Row 2: Assistant Coach Tom Davies. Assistant Coach Wilbut Thomas, Calvin Brown, Mike Alston, Howie Lassoff, Joe Mitchell, Cleo Wright, Ray Voelkel, Lenn Kearney, Carrol Holmes, Manager Adrian Bean, Assistant Trainer Pete Sauer, Assistant Coach Alan Srebnick, Head Coach Jim Lynam. Men ' s Basketball Team When you mention CB in 1976-77 it means citizen ' s band to most of the world, but it meant Calvin Brown to the fans of Eagle basketball. The 6-4 senior captain found a home in the AU record books finishing his four-year career as the fifth leading scorer in the university ' s history. Calvin saved his best for last as he averaged over 20 points per game in his final season. He also did a solid defensive job against some of the top players in the East. He finished as the team ' s second leading rebounder. Brown was the sparkplug, but the AU machine had many parts. One of the biggest plusses was the emergence of junior Howie Lassoff as an effective collegiate pivot man. He averaged over 11 7 00 points and eight rebounds per game and easily led the team in blocked shots with over 60. One of the most amazing statistics for the 6-9 Lassoff was his third-place finish in the team assist column. Sophomore transfer Don Slappy was an invaluable addition to the Eagle attack, setting a new single season assist record midway through the season and finishing with over 130 for the year. He also turned in one of the most consistent defensive jobs on the team. Slappy was joined in the back court by senior Dante Fulton who came to Coach Jim Lyman ' s team three years ago. Always one of the most physically talented players on the team, Fulton learned to control his speed and jumping ability and finished the season as the team ' s fifth leading scorer. Three players saw considerable action at the forward position opposite Brown. Fellow senior Cleo Wright got most of the starting nods and turned in several outstanding performances. Juniors Mike Alston and Donald Kelly and sophomore Ray Voelkel saw considerable action and all added experience and hustle to the young team. Senior Herb Jamison also performed admirably and Brad Greenberg was frequently called on to aid the team with his good shooting touch. Freshmen Mike Abner, Joe Mitchell and Stan Lamb will be important in AU wins in the upcoming years. There were many memorable moments during the year. The team visited Montreal, Canada, during the Christmas break and proved to be effective ambassadors as they demonstrated U.S. style basketball in a 102-59 win over Concordia University. The five graduating seniors from the 1976-77 team scored over 300 points in their careers and replacing that kind of offensive punch will be quite a task for Coach Lyman. But the team rebounded from a disappointing 1975-76 campaign and a fine young nucleus returns next season. The path ahead is bright. Center; ieanr: Row 1: Geriy Lyons, Melba Lucas, Marsha Lindsey, Cynthia Spence. Row 2: Linda Walden, Karen Daniels (Captain), Sydney Turner, Jennifer Scott, Mary McElrath. WAMU-AM Sports Broadcasters Row, left to right: Harry Hiat, Andy Pollin, Mike Stone, Joe Fowler, Steve Redisch, Randy Gleit, Brian Zemskey. AU Cheerleaders The 1976-1977 AU Cheerleaders had a wonderful season. There were a lot of new faces this year with the exception of Karen Daniels and Sydney Turner. The women cheered the AU Man ' s Basketball throughout the season and practiced long hours on their routines, practicing their jumps, splits, cartwheels, and cheers. Let ' s hear it for AU! Let ' s get fired up! Hustle Team Hustle! SP-IR-IT. ya got the spirit, so le ' t hear it! Let ' s go AU! WAMU-AM Sports Broadcasters WAMU ' s Sports Department expanded coverage of Eagle Basketball during the ' 76- ' 77 school year. For the first time in the station ' s twenty-five year existence, all games home and away were broadcast live on WAMU. Producer and play-by-play announcer, Joe Fowler, headed a staff of eight which " aired " more than fifty hours of Eagle Basketball. The Sports Department of WAMU also broadcast three special Eagle Basketball game this year, another first. The sports staff used the spring break as a workshop in Florida, covering major-league baseball. Campus sports were thorough ly covered during the school year. From swimming to wrestling, campus and national sports figures appeared on one of two weekly sports shows on WAMU, The Sports Magazine and Let ' s Talk about Sports. There were fourteen students in WAMU ' s Sports Department this year. Each year in sports has its winners and losers, its champions and its goats. In that respect, 1976-77 was no different than any other year. Each year in sports tends to have a uniqueness all its own, too. The stars of 1976-77 will stand out against the background of athletic history as have the stars of the past. This year ' s stars include two diminutive East- ern European gymnasts, Nadia Comaneci of Romania and Soviet Neili Kim, who stole the limelight and the hearts of millions at Montreal ' s Summer Olympic Games. Meanwhile, the U.S. Olympic basketball team rebounded off the 1972 debacle at Munich to sweep their way to another gold medal. Again, 345-pound Soviet weightlifter Vasily Alexyev re-asserted himself as the " world ' s strongest human, " while America ' s Bruce Jenner spent three grueling days winning perhaps the toughest individual event in Olympic history — the decathalon. And who can forget Sugar Ray Leonard, Charles Mooney, Michael Spinks, et al, slugging their way to five gold, one silver and one bronze medal in Olympic boxing competition? The winter games in Innsbruck, Austria, also in- troduced us to two young American heroes, Dorothy Hamill and Sheila Young. Dorothy glided and skated her way so ef- fortlessly toward a gold medal that her resulting professional stint with the Ice Capades appears anti-climatic. Sheila, however, came out even better, netting three medals, one of each color, in speed-skating. But back home, the story was somewhat differ- ent. As in the Olympics, many relative unknowns challenged for top positions, but as history has proven in the past, those who deserve to sit on top, usually wind up there. How many people ever heard of Alvan Adams or Paul Westphal until the Phoenix Suns stunned the defending NBA champion Golden State War- riors before falling to 13 — time title — winning Boston in six rugged games? And speaking of " have-nots, " when was the last time Major League Baseball saw teams from Philadelphia, New York and Kansas City in the same playoffs? Not recently. But despite valiant efforts from the Phillies, Yankees and Royals, the Cincinnatti Reds were not to be denied as they swept their way through the World Series for the second straight year. In hockey, the two-time Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers learned that winning three straight Cups is much tougher than two, as they were burned in four straight games by Montreal, who lost only once in 14 games while winning the Stanley Cup for the 22nd time. But NFL football was a different breed of ani- mal altogether, because for the first time in a long time, two perennial " chokers " won the right to see who would choke for the world champi- onship of football. On January 9, 1977, the Oak- land Raiders, who couldn ' t make it past Pittsburgh to the Super Bowl the past three years, finally won the right to beat the Minnesota Vikings, now three-time losers of the Super Bowl. 32-14. But the story of sports ' 76-77 goes much deeper than the Olympics and the " big four. " Honest Pleasure and Bolf Forbes ran neck-and- neck for horse racing ' s Triple Crown; Chrissie Evert won Wimbledon and Forest Hills, while Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors shared the major men ' s tennis titles; Jerry Pate won golf ' s U.S. Open and Johnny Rutherford won a rain- shortened Indy 500. But that only scratches the surface. These and other heroes of 1976-77 make to- day ' s sport world what it is. It ' s the zanyness of Mark Fidrych on the mound or the acrobatics of Dr. J. on the court; the smooth skating of Guy Lafleur or the steady hands of Fred Biletnikoff; the on-court antics of Hie Nastase or the out-of- court antics of Charley Finley. It ' s war, politics, business and entertainment, all wrapped up in one. by Michael Winters Frank Church Meir Kahane Ralph Abernathy During Freshman orientation Frank Church came to AU to speak about curbing the spread of Nuclear Weapons. Said Church " today we confront the worst peril in the unhappy history of man against the bomb. The lure of enormous profits becomes overriding, and consideration of arms control and environmental safety — even the spectre of nuclear war itself gives way. " Meir Kahane, leader of the Jewish Defense League, came to this campus strongly denouncing the leaders of American Jewish groups saying they were " timid, frightened, myopic dwarves who will be a disaster for the Jewish people. " Accusing them of being proponents of the " assimilation of Jews " and " running around with a melting pot instead of increasing Jewish consciousness, " Kahane called for a group to set up Jewish identity on campus. Ralph Abernathy, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, called for an end to the " passive despair " among people and said " the dream of equality and justice is still alive — there is still a casue for hope; the fog of fear is dispersing. " Said Abernathy " it is time to tell America to be America to all of its citizens. " Daniel Ellsberg Daniel Ellsberg spoke about his activities in anti-war protests and about Watergate claiming that the exposure of the Pentagon Papers helped to bring about activities to impeach Nixon. Ellsberg urged the questioning of activities of government leaders about denying the principles of democracy to the people saying " free speech, rights don ' t get you too far; but are worth dying for, " Lowell Weicker Shortly before the national elections, Lowell Weicker spoke on campus criticising both pxilitical parties and the Ford — Carter debates for not allowing other candidates to participate saying, " it ' s not a jack-ass or a dumbo that ' s running the government — it ' s a human being " and people have a right to see a competition of ideas. Stokely Carmichael The former Black Panther Party Prime Minister, Stokely Carmichael told his audience that there was a need for a new African nationalism saying " , , , we (black people) are a disorganized people and in order to be free we must become organized. " Carmichael urged Blacks to " ... know that your nationlism is towards Africa. You are not Americans, you are victims of America. " Said Carmichael " the environment for revolution is becoming more ripe in America every day. " William Westmoreland A Keynote speaker at AU ' s Speakers Weekend was General William Westmoreland, Commander of U.S. Forces and Army Chief of Staff during the Vietnam War, who spoke about the war and the protests against it. The outcome of the war, said Westmoreland, was due to " Americans who actively resisted over national policy " and " anti-war groups that encouraged the enemy to hang on. " William Marshall William Marshall as Frederick Douglass: " What to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? 1 answer, a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham . . . mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety and hypicrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation in the earth guilty of practices more shocking and more bloody than are the people of the United States at this very hour. " Eldridge Cleaver After eight years of self-imposed exile, Eldridge Cleaver returned to the United States emphasizing new ideals for Black Americans. In a turn-around from the last time he spoke here, Cleaver urged Blacks to accept that they are not returning to Africa and to realize that " the most important possession is your citizenship in this great organization called the United States. " Timothy Lcary Another keynote speaker during Speakers Weekend, Dr. Timothy Leary, who is often referred to as the high priest of the drug world, suggested " migration " into space to become immortal as a solution to Earth ' s problems, claiming it would be cheaper to live in worlds in space than on Earth. 8O0 Nicholas Von Hoffman Through laughter, Nicholas Von Hoffman, commentator for the Washington Post, criticized the political parties and the campaigning as " trivia. " " The parties don ' t have too many differences. Ford and Carter don ' t have too much to disagree about. " But he didn ' t stop with politicians; he also critized the media for not doing it ' s job in covering all the candidates. " The election consists exclusively of the media, and candidates interaction with reporters. " Bill Brock Senator (R-Tenn) Elie Wicsel Author Art Buchwald Humorist Columnist Mary Anne Krupsak Lt. Governor, N.Y. Richard Schweiker Senator (R-Penn) . . . evening entertainment is more than just speakers, or " M A S H " or " Saturday Night — Live! " on TV . . . Most students are lucky enough to do without a great many evening classes throughout their four years at American, But, sometimes it is just impossible to avoid one, and so for a semester one has to face the prospect of finishing up a nice dinner quickly in order to rush to Ward Circle Building for a class. What makes the situation worse is that special events like speakers or performances always seem to be scheduled to co-incide with your one night class. And there is a great variety of extra-curricular education and entertainment scheduled in the evenings. Kennedy Political Union programmed a varied speaker selection for this year, as can be seen by the examples on the opposite and preceding pages. Besides the KPU, Oasatau, RHA, and other clubs sponsored a number of speakers. In late February the S.C. and RHA sponsored a full weekend of speakers. Evening entertainment is more than just speakers, or " M A S H " or " Saturday Night — Live " on TV. The American University Department of Performing Arts produced a number of plays, as well as the annual Fall and Spring Dance Concerts. " Egad — What a Cad, " a campy melodrama, a bawdy irreverant version of " Lysistrata, " done as a dinner club show, and the Spring Production of " Ondine " , highlighted a year of student productions. The S.C. sponsored the touring production of " One Flew Over the Cukoo ' s Nest, " and Chi-Wara. the Black Cultural organization brought American " Ceremonies in Dark, Old Men " as well as a cultural revue called " Roads. " Other departments got in on the show, too. The Music department was continuously showing fine student talent, like the Jazz Band on the next page. This was also the year an attempt was made to breathe life into an old tradition — Homecoming. " Winter Weekend " was held at the end of January, and while not quite up to the Homecomings of UCLA or use, it was still a lot of fun. ■BHF 1 !■ Vi ' lK m ■ L - . H ly w ■ ImI ftm h: S i 1 oi 1 Im HP H H jL • A l k ' l .p ' ' T I .L , M K - ' I Ip ' ' ' " w v ' ' 4« " - . , g sU iJmSaK M B « r. w t . Night never settles onto the American University campus quietly. After a day ' s work in classes, students are still not quite ready to sleep, although admittedly quite a few are ready to go to bed. For the lucky ones who have their classwork under control, the evening is the time of day to unwind. And for the wretches with twenty-page papers or backed-up reaction papers, the night means a long uninterrupted stretch of work. ... In the dorms people study, listen to music, smoke marijuana, and generally feel comfortable . . . College living does not follow the schedule of the rest of society. It is a lifestyle which remains active until the small hours of morning. People who would never dream of calling a friend at the family home at 1:30 a.m. have no reservations on campus. And they ' re right, because their friends are most probably still awake. In the dorms people study, listen to music, smoke marijuana, and generally feel comfortable and protected in their communal environment. And in apartments, houses, and condominiums spread all over Washington and its ' suburbs, commuting students are settling into their own lifestyles. The campus is silent; the silence broken now and then by a yell or a whoop from rowdy partyers. Near the dorms a jumble of different music pours into the night from rooms at all parts of the building. " If the college experience is to be useful, it should be total. " Those words were written over 900 years ago, and although the application was different then, the meaning is still the same today. University life and life at American is more than just the sum of so many classes or credits. It is the total environment, the whole experience. If the experience is unsatisfactory, then it is up to the student to say so, and to take responsibility for his own education. Those are the type of thoughts to ponder as the night grows later and the campus world quiets, and the stars roll around the heavens. -»iirfiiita..v . 5 m M . =HIICW ] quicM 1 it takes rgetown, prov jht up in the se -iiaffic that ppuife, pt y Bridge and Ca I What used to be i Vow-houses and stre ' « fcecome a lucrative r lommunity where n iunter-culture,; Of " irs, .discos, a IIMI drive down Fo le heart of )u don ' t get y endless stream tracks h usual -chic me eekend ir fl Fbf sortie more-jMed of the Ameriqp University r-ttlHTIiiiilifi nnt rvrn 2. " Saturday night showing of " Pink Flamingoes " is enougPiiosede-joumep down to " G-town. " But despite its increasing gOllinmiiiialisni Qgo rgetow n remains an interesting auid unusual parfof iyersity social life. " i ., . . JOOO Despite the fact that college students traditionally keep late hours, it ' s not unusual to start studying at 10:00 and find that your mind starts wandering. You can be thinking about all sorts of things. Music on the stereo. The girl back home. The trip downtown earlier in the day. Next thing you know, the sun is shining through the window, the book ' s on the floor, and somewhere, somehow, another night has slipped away. All holidays have symbols. For Christmas it is a lighted tree or Santa Claus; Thanksgiving practically means turkey, and Passover is associated with matzah. But at American the major symbol for most important holidays is the suitcase. That ' s because whenever a holiday rolls around, many students pack up and head home to be with family and friends. by Robert Sugar 1 i »SV i : of course, that ' s just the way it is at college; consequently, it is the minor holidays that don ' t warrant a trip home that are the most fun at American. For instance, you would probably suppose that A.U. students would have gotten too old for Halloween, but then, you haven ' t seen the crowds of crazy people who dress-up outrageously and go Trick-or-Treating up and down Embassy Row during Halloween night. And you might think pumpkin-carving contests a bit passe; but there was one in Anderson, and the winning pumpkins and their creators made the front page of the October 30th Washington Star, as well as papers all over the country. Thanksgiving has to count as the first major exodus home, since the Jewish High Holidays come around so early in the semester that many students cant leave school, and attend services in Kay Spiritual or nearby synagogues. While the Thanksgiving break is only two days long, plus a weekend, most students manage to stretch it to more than a week by judicious cutting of classes. Continued on next page ■.-. iii the dorms reverberate like V ombs, and the quiet and loneliness ,1 jiv-crowded dorms is unnerving for tiioac iiiii around when the actual date of the holiday draws near. But people are thankful for their friends at American too. and before the Thanksgiving break it ' s not unusual for some of them to get together for an informal feast, just for fun. The break at the end of November is the last breather before the big end of semester push. But despite exams and term papers, people do get into the " Christmas Spirit " and decorate windows in the dorms and a few people even hang out lights. This year. President Sisco inaugurated a " Festival of Lights " on the Quad. The event failed to attract any large amount of people despite a speech by Sisco, the presence of Santa Claus, and the lighting of some trees near Kay Spiritual. The lights looked pretty nifty, actually. By Christmas Eve, however, the campus was long deserted. The dorms stood dark and silent, empty and still. Everyone was home, and no one was thinking about school. Spring Break isn ' t a real holiday, but for students at American, it counts as a big one. Students like to go to Florida and seek out the sun, which really hasn ' t migrated North quite yet. Valentine ' s Day is another example of a minor holiday that students at American enjoy celebrating. The Unclassifieds in the Eagle are crammed with obscurely-written Valentines, and unusual mysterious Valentines are taped to dorm doors by anonymous benefactors in the middle of night. Who says college students aren ' t sentimental? Spring Break isn ' t a real holiday, but for students at American it counts as a big one. Through insightful planning, the Spring Break not only misses Easter and Passover, but it also manages to miss Spring by a pretty good margin too. Ingeneous students often rectify this problem by searching out Spring in its Winter headquarters in Florida. When Easter and Passover finally do come, most students are too busy with exams and papers to go home. Of course, Passover is a traditional family holiday, and for those people who can ' t get home to their real family, a family of friends sitting down to a Seder just has to do. As unusual as it sounds, the results can be a memorable experience. The biggest holiday of all for college students occurs at American in the first week of May. Classes end for a long summer break. Some students will be returning in the Fall to repeat the cycle over again; others will not. Some will graduate and go on to find their own way in the r ' d. The holidays will still roll around, but it i ' seem quite the same. And it will always iichtly obscene that when Summer comes eat and sun, there is no Summer Break I semesters of work. VOTE FOR PUMPKIN OF YOUR CHOICE American University students (from left) Robert Sugar of Silver Spring, Md., Cindy Wllley of Cumberland, Md., and Phil Marone of Vineland, N.J.. display their version of the " great debate. " They won this years dormitory pumpkin carving contest with their pumpicin heads of Jimmy Carter and President Ford. yr IT ' S HEARTS AND Fluwci Linkers Same old rules, though ords c less. . .1 lo a topic on Tuesday Student name an means you too, Dan Cupid ' DEAR JO: FROM all of us at The Eagle, have the hest of all p..ssible Valentines Days CHERYL - HERE ' S VOIR Free Unk Good luck on the St Valentines Day Massacre What a way to spend Valentines Day ' • Linda LINDA--HA. HA May your massacre be better than mine And thanks for the free unk-il made my day ' Cher HAPPY VALENTINE ' S DAY to our RA ' - 207, 212, 209. 214 TO THE ALLIGATOR Man These past mon- ths have been great ' Happy Valentine ' s Day and Buffalo ' s Silv Thr. iting (you TO MY FUNNY-FACED Valentine You owe me a lobster Where is if Love, your R, BILL ■ THANK GOODNESS for coffee ' Will be Vale ' Lov. Lin irned how to make A. HLiGH: NOW that popcorn, what else can we make " SOITHERN WOMAN - WHERE are you ' ' Must be Cajun queen, soft spoken, and from at least SOO miles south of NY Capt ' n Crunch, 785-0066 (night I T 3 TOMORROW . HAPPY 21st birthday . YL HEY BIG BOY Bring bear and toothbrush for real gtxxl time SCIENCE RllSH PARTY (ACS) for those in- terested in chemistry and biochemistry Pre-meds welcome Beeghley 102.6 30 pm Bring iceskates for post-pany party THE MEN OF Glenbrook challenge those kids from Dickens Avenue to a Borgathon Contact the president of AFS for details If you dare to ' BANDS INTERESTED IN playing popular r Kk dancing music for a graduation dir i.-r dance, please contact David. 527-1864 BEHIND THE ELEVATORS excellent party nite in Tav. Cannot wait for the race. Love. Destructo FOR SALE: SANYO semi-aulomatic wash machine with spin dryer . J75. two lOspeed bikes - $60. one bike aulo rack - t5, one tirepump and two bike flags - J2 Call 460-1536 LLAMA LLAMA LLAMA! TYPING DONE PROFESSIONALLY and at reas inable rates on IBM Correcting Sclectric Call Linda at 363-2312 WATCH -COLLEEN. " WTOP ' S new hit comedy soon on the air Call 537-5964 for future cast details LONELY GIRLS? NOT when Evski and Balm are around Cheer up ' Call 537-3732 HIGH OLIAI.ITY IISDA No I meat now available in the Food Co-op Unbeatable prices. Come check it out 833. ving ; pm. 686-2027. xpens pm Sha JACQLI PORTH - GAIL DILLISTIN is trying lo reach you Please call Laura. 537-5796 A I ' NIOtE HAIKl ' to the one with the good parts Love you. Shar Rob RIDE NEEDED TO Duke University in Durham. NC on weekend of Feb 18 Will share expenses Contaa Mimi at 537-3528 VENTURESOME CALLING SHEPAHOY. Cum in please Rick Ha ha ha ha ha You guys are sure a bunch of looosers Over ALPHA SIGMA PHI is not just a fraternity, but an experience Find out why Come to the Open House. Saturday. Feb 12, 9 pm NATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL Bureau of fers inexpensive charters to Europe and the Caribbean For information, call Paul at 265- 3329 Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays TO MY BEST friend Janice - Happy 20th birth- day Always. Lon HHH - GIVE YOURSELF over to absolute pleasure I won ' t tell anyone Love always, MP BUZZ - CANN HEAR those bells DEAR TENEIL: ARENT we ever going to get our act together ' ' Love • The Captain MUD FACTOR: HERE ' S your Valentine. Makosa Man Love, the OB factor PETE: PLEASE EARN some $ so we can go lo Florida ' Happy one year ' Happy VD day! Love, M HIP - HAPPY VALENTINE ' S Day I heard all abo ' it you from Chuck ' - Me BABYCAKES - LIFE WOULDN ' T be worth living without you You ' re my most sensual Valentine I love you desperately Eternally yours, Qiert . G - TO A vei happy " present " together, and sharing of each holiday as It comes. Happiest of Valentine ' s Days Love. JOHN: I ' M LOOKING for a 6 ' 5-l 2 " Valen- tine Would you know of one? Your 5 ' 6 " Valen- tine. PEE WEE - HAPPY Valentine ' s Day I promise not lo hit you on the head anymore - maybe ' YOUR PIG IS pink; Your eyes are blue Happy Valentine ' s Day. Loveable I can ' t wail to see you TO HALF OUR wonderful fourth floor friends - Cathy. Colleen. Barb. Amy. Slow. Jaime. Shapiro. March. Mary. Joan - Happy Valentine ' s Day TO ALL OF my friends Thanks for a terrific binhday ' Happy Valentine ' s Day - Cheryl S. - 713 EDDIE B: WUV ya Cindy June AJ: AS TIME passes and we grow together as one. I love you more and more. Happy Valen- tine ' s Day Shar BONNIE . HAPPY HAPPY! Valentine ' s Day and four years, five months all at once. I love you RicR While the world of music is waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along and surplant Rock in the hearts and minds of American youth, the established artists have produced some good music for the year. No one can deny that this was the year Peter Frampton came into his own. Frampton Comes Alive has sold 10 million copies and Frampton was named Artist of the Year in a poll done by Rolling Stone Magazine. Frampton Comes Alive is an amazing live album; the crowd seems to be frothing in orgasmic frenzy through the whole set. Frampton ' s blend of mellow acoustic numbers and harder-edged rock has become highly popular, as anyone who saw Frampton here at American in Spring of 76 will attest. His slick, well programmed musical style comes across well on record and the success of the album as well as the singles " Show Me the Way " and " Do you Feel like I Do? " have inspired release of several other live albums, such as Wings across America and Seals and Crofts ' Sudan Village. While Frampton ' s album was a sleeper that grew in popularity, Stevie Wonder ' s long-awaited Songs in the Key of Life was platinum before it hit the stores. Delayed for more than 4 years by Wonder ' s contract hassles with Motown records, the actuality of the music on the album could hardly match the expectations for it. But there are some great cuts on " Songs " and it wasn ' t long before " Satin, " " Isn ' t She Beautiful " and many other cuts began getting air-play on DC 101 and other American U. favorite radio stations. Wonder has proven himself a mature lyricist and musician and with the exception of such excesses as " Black Man " and " Sir Duke, " Songs in the Key of Life continues in the Wonder tradition of creating music that attracts large Black and white audiences. The Asylum sound of mellow pop rock produced several outstanding albums in 1976. Linda Ronstadt ' s Hasten Down the Wind is her best effort yet. Introducing some new songwriters, the album is emotional and even depressing. But the musical quality of Peter Asher ' s production and the vibrancy of Ronstadt ' s voice make cuts like Ry Cooder ' s " The Tattler " and Jon Hall ' s " Give One Heart " exciting, and " Try Me Again " and " Someone to Lay Down Beside Me " are positively overwhelming. Hasten Down the Wind didn ' t impress on first listening, as Heart Like a Wheel did but it may prove to be the most beautiful and enduring Ronstadt album yet produced. Fellow Asylum artist Jackson Browne ' s The Pretender was delayed by production problems and the suicide of Browne ' s wife; the content of the songs reflect Browne ' s turmoil. The Pretender is Browne ' s most musical effort to date, thanks, no doubt, to Jan Landau ' s production. Outstanding cuts are " The Fuse " and " The Only Child " sparked by David Lindley ' s slide guitar. It took four albums, but the Eagles have finally realized the negative side of California life and the addition of Joe Walsh to replace Randy Meisner has added a hard edge to the Eagles previous efforts. Hotel California ' s theme may be too obvious in the title cut and the concluding " Last Resort, " but in-between is some dynamic rocking including " Life in the Fast Lane " and " Victim of Love. " I really liked " New Kid in Town ' the first 300 times I heard it on the radio . . . Rod Stewart has been making a comeback, and his Night on the Town has brought the man with the permanently cracked voice back into stardom. Besides producing two hit singles " Tonight ' s the Night, " a disgustingly obvious tune about sex, and Cat Stevens ' " First Cut is the Deepest, " Stewart has put together a consistent album full of music that just suits his particular image and style. In my opinion, Boz Scaggs ' Silk Degrees suffered from a disgusting ad campaign on TV, but his performance of " Lowdown " on NBC ' s Saturday Night-Live! helped the album immensely. Scaggs rock-disco style managed to convince a lot of non-disco maniacs of the virtue of that particular style of music, so much so, in fact, that Scaggs won a Grammy this year. Besides music from established groups, this year saw the intr oduction of several new groups. Boston had a mammouth hit in " More than a Feeling, " and as a studio-group, the band sounds fine. But live is another thing . . . Firefall is composed of relative unknowns who have been with L.A. groups for a while. " You are the Woman " and Steve Stills ' " It doesn ' t Matter " highlight this country-tinged album . . . Warren Zevon is a songwriter of decidely bizarre frame of mind, but the excellent production of Jackson Browne on his first album has produced a unique and interesting recording . . . Joan Armatrading has a most unusually husky, sensual voice, and the songs on the album are high quality stuff . . . Finally, Bob Seeger, not really a new name on the music scene, has created some high-energy rock and roll on " Night Moves " that far out-classes anything Aerosmith or Kiss have done recently. Finally, if I never hear a Barry IVIanilow tune or Olivia Newton-John again, it will be too soon. And why in the world did Bread get back together? Who really cares? CO cc o cc CO by Robert Sugar ' " 34 .|PSI ' An excerpt from tonight ' s S.U.B. Cinema . . . NIGHT AND DORM or TRANSPORT TO ANDERSON by Almost Lusting As I drive up to the gate of The American University, a self-supporting community of students, I see these students as they disperse into the Quad. Through the Mercedes symbol of my 1934 officers ' staff car 1 see Frisbees flying through the air. Everything seems to be in place, i talk to Commandant Crisco who briefs me about the way we have set-up " student life " here at The American University. " We let them select their own ' government ' called ' The Student Confederation. ' They have their own bookstore. Food Co-op, Record Co-op, movies, concerts, plays and a tavern. They think their life is normal. Of course we don ' t tell them about what is going on in the real worid. We even let them have their own " Security Force. " We let them sit behind desks and interrogate any newcomers. Keys are checked. We make it a policy to hassle every person walking into a dorm. A log is kept, they are even authorized to prosecute agitators. Within limits, of course. " When there is a bomb scare, students are required to line up in the soccer fields for special treatment. They are given numbers upon their arrival. This number is crucial for identification and MIRF forms. They must place this number on IMO their trunks when they use the trunk rooms. We allow them to keep a few posessions in the bunkers we call Anderson, Letts, McDowell, Hughes, and Leonard. " I had heard much of the way this operation had been set up, but this seemed too good to be true. " I understand there is a printing press on the third floor of MGC. " " Yes. They were using it to print ' The Eagle ' , a rag designed to tell these students of the ' real world ' , but this did not alter our plan to produce the ' Talon ' , a book to convince the world that they are being treated well. " The R.D. of bunker Anderson remarked that, " We give them Mackeland to keep them happy. Lots of junk food to satisfy their ever-lasting need for excess oils to adorn their complexions. The Macke officer reported that once, in a liberal experiment, he put health foods and yogurt in the machines. No one would touch them. They rotted. " Upon inspection I have found that it is suitable to let the Health Inspection people and the Media come to this " secure " well-fed community. Honor Societies Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Francis W. Bell Jodie Grossman Linda Belotti Frederick P. Biery Charlene D. Caid Jack C. CasscU Peter A. de Treville Patricia DiZebba Clark P. Dumont Kenneth J. Fanelli Brian A. Gamett Barbara Lee Gaylord Mark S. Goldman Daniel R. Goodman Josh Gottlieb Roy D. Heffley Maury J. Greenberg Alvin Augustus Jones Richard J. Joyce Marcia D. Klosner John S. Koczela Abraham Kochba Paul A. Komarek Ellen R. Littman Jennifer S. Lohrke Sheila G. Meeder Timothy Menowsky Roger D. Merletti SheriU P. Morton Colleen Patricia Mahoney Marilyn Naiman Michael D ' Onofrio Elected in their Junior Year to Who ' s Who: Kelly Brown Judy Huss Cathy Hagerty Chris Lehmann Blanche Hill David Lutz Clark Howard Mitche Mutneck Sigma Delta Chi President: Nathan B. Rosen Vice President: Timothy Menowsky Secretary-Treasurer: Patiida R. Foulk David M. Heffler Wendy-Lynn Lopata Frank Mahaney Joseph B. Espo Sheila G. Meeder Frands W. BeU Annalisa Christina Kraft Nedra Ebzabeth Logan Craig William Carter Nancy Ellen Gussow Leonard W. Kent Selma N. Sayon Maureen Sullivan Cheryl Lynn Segal Diane Liza Johnson Mary Anne Rubacky Dellaphine B. Rauch James N. Reyer Jean Rosen Alan Russo Mae Virginia Samford Brad Smith Margery Samuels Rob Sugar Eric J. Schoulda Pamela St John Bruce Jay Turkle Steve Wieckert Raymond Whitfield Joel Wolke Katharine Marie Zimmerman Nathan Rosen Keith Steiner Cathy Williams Richard Elliott Hopelain Donna Briley Glenn Herman 1. Zacharia Sally Ann Klusaritz Tony Canino Delia Isabel Soto Susan Kaye Yackee Sandra 1. Cannon Jane Boblett Alvin Augustus Jones Brian Gamett Mortar Board Fred Biery Carol Bolka Chariene Caid Leslie Fanwick Eileen Garry Barbara Gaylor John Gidez Cathy Hagerty Blanche HiU Sue Horton Judy Huss Paul Komarek Alpha Chi Sigma President: Alfred Hanner V-President: Michael Engler Corresponding Sec: Bruce Feinerman Secretary: Victor Kaulins Treasurer Steven Friedman Marda Klosner Chris Lehmann Jennifer Lohrke Martha Schlenger Janet Martin Sheila Meeder Sherrill Morton Marilyn Naiman Marda Nirenstein Beth Rauch Jean Rosen Laurent Ross Arnold Baneiii Dr. Tom Cantrell Dr. Fred Carson Richard Goodman Richard Granata Maury Greenberg Jo-Anne Jackson Jack Mclntyre Frank Millen Dr. Mathew Norton Women in Communication Linda Belotti Mary Laurezano Debbie Callen Vice-President: Ellen Kempner Marcee Levine Ann Fearey Joan Levine Anita Ford Emilie Litton Nancy Gussow Sheila Meeder Secretary: Lorie Nieman Sally Klusaritz Vivian Stahl Keith Steiner Cathy Williams Paula Zimmerman Advisors: Beth Sibolski Nancy Eddy Carmen Neuberger Liason: Jo Williams Charies O ' DeU Joseph Rothstein Dr. Leo Schubert Kent Shaffer Mark Swan Miche Thomas Andrew Welebir Karen Williams Jim Willis Hazel Robinson President Mary Ann Rubacky, Carol Volkman Campus advison Jo Williams ? Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre Medical Honor Society Joseph Rothstein Bruce Feinerman Maury Greenberg Patrida DiZebba Steven Friedman Eric Berman Pamela Roberts A ' Gen Katzman J ' • f n The types of extra-curricular organizations at American is as varied as the interests and affiliations of the student body. Student unions, cultural and political organizations, and hobby clubs flourish on campus, regulated by the Inter-Club Council. Of course, there is the usual. Chess Club, American Squares Square Dancing, and Ham Radio Club to name a few. But there is also the unusual. Hotline and Big Buddy are two programs for those interested in social work. Hotline runs a confidential telephone service to aid students and publishes pamphlets on important social problems. Big Buddy is a program that works with inner-city children, helping them with tutoring and recreation activities. For those with a definite political point-of-view, College Democrats and Republicans organize on campus, and were especially active this year politiking for Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, although the two groups never did meet to fight it out on the Quad. Cultur al groups are well represented on the American campus. Besides FORSA, a foreign student association, Oasatau and the Jewish Student Association represent, respectively, Black and Jewish cultural interests. Each publishes a paper which informs students of the unique cultural perspective of the organizations. The American University ' s ties to the Washington community are nowhere made more evident than by examination of the arts scene. A.U. students are on a steady diet of musical, theatrical, and artistic events provided by the many cultural institutions of the National Capital Area. Theatrical events that were especially well-attended by A.U. students included Equus, a psychological thriller set in the lecture hall of a medical school (the onstage-student population of which was composed of D.C. area college students, many from American University). Vanities played in Ford ' s Theater, a very affecting portrait of three women, picturing them as high school prom queens, frantic college coeds, and cynical (or at least disillusioned) adults. The All Night Strut, a nostalgic romp through the 1930 ' s and 40 ' s, provided some high-caliber tapdancing and much energetic singing. The operatic season peaked in mid-September, with the arrival of the companies of the Paris Opera and LaScala. There was backstage drama when Sir George Soiti fell ill, and Lorin Maazel was flown in from Cleveland, subsequently conducting a brilliant performance of Verdi ' s Othello with nary a moment of rehearsal. Soon after the visiting opera companies departed, the American Ballet Theater troupe arrived in town with productions of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Rite of Spring, as well as a new Mikhail Barishnikov version of The Nutcracker. During Spring Semester, the New York City Ballet and Jeffrey Ballet performed, with American Ballet Theater returning for three weeks of extra performances. The National Symphony Orchestra continued to show improvement under Antal Dorati ' s direction. It was Dorati ' s final season as Music Director; he began the year with programs of new music composed for the Bicentennial. Later programs included notable performances of the Ives Fourth Symphony (conducted by Michael Tillson Thomas), the Rachmaninoff Second Symphony (conducted by Guido Adjone-Marsan), and Handel ' s Messiah (conducted by Margaret Hillis in a performance assisted by the Oratorio Society Chorus). The Washington Performing Arts Society ' s series of visiting orchestral and solo performers brought to the D.C. area such ensemblies as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, London Philharmonic and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, as well as soloists Isaac Stern, Rudolph Serkin, and Emil Gilels. The Russian Imported Superstar of the Year was Lazar Berman, whose programs at the Kennedy Center drew large audiences. The Bicentennial brought with it a flood of new Gershwin recordings. Among them were: A premier stereo recording of the complete Porgy and Bess, and two performances of the Rhapsody in Blue featuring Gershwin himself at the piano. One of these is the original accoustic recording of the work, with Gershwin assisted by Paul Whiteman and his band. The other recording matches a player-piano roll, which Gershwin made, to a jazz-band accompaniment directed by Michael Tillson Thomas. Area museums continued the memorialization of the Bicentennial. At the Renwick Gallery, an American Design exhibit drew much attention, as did a showing of the work of Peter Max. The National Portrait Gallery completed reconstruction of its magnificent third-floor promenade; the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum attracted many A.U. tourists. At the Hirshhorn, a group of E.E. Cummings drawings was exhibited; the Freer Gallery displayed its collection of Whistler etchings. By far the best-attended of all museum exhibits was the collection of King Tut artifacts at the National Gallery, which attracted throngs of tourists to rooms full of gold and treasure from ancient Egypt. That ' s a quick overview of Washington ' s arts scene during 1976-77 — hardly all-inclusive, but indicative of the grand scale of D.C. ' s cultural life. CO UJ CO by Paul A. Komarek " In my opinion, thiere is only two things you need to get along in this school, and that ' s. One, lots of munchies for 12O0 pigging-out after a horrible study session, and. Two, a good stereo to provide background music while you ' re studying " The fact is, my first roommate and 1 couldn ' t stand each other. We finally realized — no lie — that he couldn ' t study with the stereo, and I couldn ' t study " . . .He couldn ' t study with the stereo, and I couldn ' t study without it = . . " without it. Now that he has his own apartment, we ' re best of friends. " " That ' s one thing I really miss about moving off-campus. It was great when we could all get together in a room at midnight or one or two and devour a bag of Rich ' n Chips cookies . . . " " I was always partial to Sara Lee fudge brownies. " - - ■ m This year hasn ' t seen a particular film emerge as a " landmark blockbuster. " This is probably good since none of us felt obligated to stampede like cattle to the nearest theater in a frantic attempt to view the current hit. The films about to be mentioned aren ' t really a list of the year ' s best films, nor are they the year ' s worst. Instead they are a collection of seven of the most talked-about films of the year. To start this collection of film I won ' t overlook the almost inevitable big Hollywood production. They ' re the ones that raise the question: " How can a film with a big budget, famous story, and tons of publicity fail? " That question is as old as the hills of Hollywood, but it is supported by King Kong. This film is like watching one of those children ' s puppet shows televised on Saturday mornings. They ' re fun, lively, and definitely entertaining. These same descriptions apply to King Kong. Surprisingly, this movie doesn ' t really try to horrify its audience. I suppose that a twenty million dollar budget makes the producers desperate for every viewer they can get. Though hardly a. great movie, this film will probably entertain many and make lots and lots of money. That ' s what its all about — or is it? Sometimes a money-maker is also a darn good movie. This is the case with All The President ' s Men. This film brought to the screen the story of Watergate as investigated by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. It was a guaranteed success with its best-selling subject and its all-star cast. Watergate must be the story of the decade and luckily this is a well done recreation of fact. Also Robert Bedford and Dustin Hoffman seem believable in their roles and they give sound performances. The film is perfect in the way it depicts the hectic, dog-eat-dog pace of newspaper life. This chance to visualize the non-historical Watergate is well done. Many recent movies have dealt with some aspect of demonism or horror. A good example of this is The Omen. This flick is in the same class with The Exorcist. The film scares the audience with the same sort of Man vs. Devil theme. Yet the film is an original, using lots of new shock effects and surprises. Audiences are horrified and entertained, which should make everyone involved very happy, especially with the chance for sequels in the works. Occasionally a film emerges which will last because the film ' s topic is ageless. In Small Change, director Francois Truffaut has managed to capture the spontaneity of children. This film presents humor which stems from children as they really are, rather than stemming from children as actors. The viewer sees children living in a sentimental world where many of the everyday problems of children are non-existant. Small Change seems to have created an adult ' s view of what a happy childhood is like. While Truffaut admirably achieved his goal, Barbra Streisand seems to have missed her target by quite a distance. In A Star is Born, Streisand staggers across the screen yelling " I ' ll kill you! I ' ll kill you! " If you ' re not a fan of Streisand you feel like screaming those words right back at her. Streisand seems intent on being larger than life with her face fading into the sunset and her image being frozen for the final frames. The story of a rock star ' s collapse (Kris Kristofferson), and another ' s rise (Streisand) could have made a great movie. Instead the film never really works with it ' s mostly mediocre songs and dull dialogue. A Star is Born always seems on the verge of getting better. Unfortunately it never does. Sometimes our lives seem dictated by television and now Network has been made about that aspect of the medium. Paddy Chayefsky has created a script that takes a scathing look into the lives of people associated with T.V. production. Faye Dunaway is good as the cold and powerful executive and the late Peter Finch as the newscaster is even better in his final role. This film shows that T.V. just could possibly reflect our times with harsh reality mixed with a ratings-oriented entertainment format. Network is a believable, vicious, and entertaining film. Plus the success-oriented criticism can be applied to many other things besides the television industry. The Front is like Network in the sense that it presents its serious subject without hurting the entertainment value. The Front details what it was like to be involved with the Red Scare of the 1950 ' s. Blacklisting ruined many careers and damaged the careers of many others. Zero Mostel plays a person who was blacklisted. His performance is so believable because he actually was blacklisted himself. Luckily his career revived, unlike the career of the character he portrays. Woody Allen gives a very good performance in a role which is both serious and amusing. Perhaps The Front is best in the way that it recreates the panic and hysteria experienced by many during the Red Scare. Good, bad, or indifferent, these films are some of the films which appeared in the year of Talon ' 77. CO by Martin G. Voipe . lplia iau Omega Houston Moore, President Randy Gleit, Vice-President Neal Lemer, Treasurer Alex Giovanniello, Historian Brothers: Bruce Balsam, Scott Crosby, Mark Grobman, Dave Hennig, Steve Kahn, Bill Karpf, Victor Kaulins, Ed Keating, Doug Lang, Bob Morrison, Brian Murphy. Steve Redisch, Roy Seransky, Mark Sobel, Mark Weinberg. Pledges: Dave Adler, Dean Conbee. Jeff Gordon, Jon Krongard, Rodger Fetrocelli, Lee Potter, Bob Singer. Alpha Epsilon Pi Curt Amel, Marshal Auron, Gary Barron, Bob Benko, Lawson Bryan, Lou Caggiano, John Cartafalsa, Bruce Feinerman, Steve Feller, Art Gasparik, Dave Heffler, Mike Kirks, Stu Kosh, Lou Leone, Keith Lewis, Ed Liang, Paul Massaro, Ed McKenzie, Scott McMurray, John Moriarty, Ed Nass, Lee Rawitz, Joe Rothstein, Paul Sanger, Jeff Sapper, Marc Schaefer, Rich Scheiner, Jon Seigel, Bruce Siegel, Rich Skobel, Kirk Sozman, James J. Speiser, Keith Sozman, James J. Speiser, Keith Steiner, Ron Susswein, Kurt Swartz, Bruce Taub, Marshal Valentine, Steve Wieckert, Chuck Wheeler, Neil Young, Harvey Leader, Scott Richter, Butch Stein, Nick Stein, Dave Woodhead. Chapter Supervision: Dennis Miller. Alpha Sigma Phi Charles Billone, Dana Robertson, Henry Lee Paul, Dave Conroe, Dean Fullerton, Al Calluso, Steve Kashishian, Jim Podolski, Keith McKenzie, Paul Williams, Andy Simmons, Peter Brewington, Chris Bickford, Rob Rathacker, Bill Longhi, Lamont Smith, Todd Byer. And Muffin the Mascot Who are the Greeks? No, not a group of people from Greece, they ' re the members of the fraternities and sororities at American University. American University houses five sororities and four fraternities with two additional fraternities and one sorority scheduled to come onto campus during spring semester. Greek life is on the rise, among the nine Greek organizations, 250 people are represented. Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma. Phi Sigma Sigma, Phi Mu and Delta Sigma Theta and the newest sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, make up the sororities. Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Sigma Kappa and the newest fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon make up the fraternities. Now that we ' ve met the fraternities and sororities, let ' s examine their role on campus. If we can go past the Fifties impression of the cliques, " hell-nights " and bon-fires, you can get a more realistic picture of the 1977 Greeks. Each sorority and fraternity has a national and or local philanthropy for which they raise money or work for. Cystic Fibrosis, Project Hope, Prevention for the Blind, Community Affairs are only some of the charities and organizations sororities and fraternities deal with. On a more local level there ' s St. Anne ' s Orphanage, Big Buddy Program, old age homes and McKinely School, these are done on an individual and group basis. School projects are always filled with Greek participants, students manning the telephones during the Phonathon, or helping out during Homecoming Weekend. For all of the bagel and donut sales, for all of the daffodil sales and car washes, there ' s probably a Greek behind the food, flowers or hose. Much of the money does not stay within the sorority or fraternity but rather it goes to a charity. Let ' s look into these groups, for what purpose are they here? The sororities and fraternities support the idea of " true friends. " Sorority and fraternity friends are people who have something in common which keeps people together throughout college and for many post-school days. These groups provide companionship, a group of friends to go drinking with, to pull pranks with, to go streaking with, all in the name of brotherhood or sisterhood. Not to make the sororities a nd fraternities too puritanical, some of their activities are still continued from the 1950 ' s. If there ' s a group of guys sliding down the tables in the tavern, each trying to sing a dirtier song than the last one, you can be sure it ' s an AEPi or a Phi Sig. You know one of the fraternities has had too much to drink, if you ' ve been waken from a sound sleep to obscene verses outside your door or window. There are still beer bashes but it ' s a special feeling when you ' re sharing the same fraternity or sorority. Sororities like to share the excitement of a sister becoming engaged and the fratemities like to kid the brother who gives up his pin. Some of these groups go back over 100 years, yet their drawing is still working, the idea of good friends attract many people to sororities and fratemities. How does one get into a fraternity or sorority? Simple, show an interest. During a period of time set aside during the beginning of the school year, there occurs a great phenomenon, it ' s called Rush. During this time, male and female students are invited to attend parties, where they get to meet the members of a particular sorority or fraternity, and the members get to meet them. After two parties in the fraternity rush and five in sorority rush, invitations are extended and those interested may join. Informal parties go on throughout the year for people who might be interested in joining. People are asked to join based on themselves, no fraternity or sorority pushes an image of any specific type. The only standards one has to meet, is that in certain sororities one must have a specific grade average to become a member. Academics are stressed in all sororities and fratemities. Many of the members even tutor those who need help. Once a person enters a sorority or a fraternity, he or she goes into a period called pledgeship. Pledgeship varies from group to group, but it does serve its purpose. It gives the person time to get to know about the members and their group, and time for the members to get to know that person. After the pledgeship is over, one becomes a full member with the same rights as any of the others. While sororities and fratemities still participate in social functions (mixers, formals, beer blasts), they stress that their members participate in other school related activities. Campus sports (girl ' s field hockey, street hockey, swimming team to name a few), Student Confederation, Big Buddy program, Eagle, Talon and others have the support of the Greeks. If you ' re interested enough to join a Greek organization and give your time to the group then you have an interest in your school. One of the lasting benefits of Greeks are the friendships one makes that will last for a lifetime because there will always be something in common between frat or sorority members. Sororities and fratemities are moving at American University. It seems to be a fair generalization that Greeks are better on campuses out away from cities where there is less social stimulation. But even at American in the middle of Washington, D.C. fratemities and sororities have something to offer. rni ;:r ■. ' Kappa BottoEs: Fhil Petrillo, Rick Maltz, Randy Burr, Kevin Riley, Russ Smith, John Carstens. 2nd: " Gam " Anderson, Frank Magnoli, Joe McDonald, John Gahan, Ted Wallach. 3rd: Paul Pendell, Gene Costa, Perry Frank, Joel Sach, Steve Gotlelf, Harry Zionts, Pete Detreville, Jack CasseU. 4th: Bob Wilbrahan, Ted Nussdorfer, Seth Levenson, Jeff Weinstein, Howie Harrow, Bill Boiler, Paul Kreider, John Coughlin. Top: Marc Shapiro, Peter Sauer, AUyn Widman. Missing: Gary Paer, Howie Brooks. Officers: Jack Cassell, President John Gahan, Vice-President John Carstens, Treasurer Russ Smith, Secretary Gam Anderson, Sentinel Peter Detreville. Pledgemaster Marc Shapiro, Social Chairman Kim Harkness, Moonlight Girl Alpha Kappa Alpha Cynthia Bardwell. Janell Byrd, Antonia Cofer, Sheri Deboe. Carmelia Dues. Anita Ford, Andrea Ford, Andrea Griffin, Diane Johnson, Marsha Lindsey, Melba Lucas, Geraldine Lyons, Paula Milboume, Baunita Miller, Melinda Puree, Pamela Roberts, Sydney Turner, Brenda Willmore, Jacqueline Wright, Carolyn Zeigler. ■ 7vH ■ IJU Ml w Si t ' J yfjif il W M J Mf B v W 1 m W m mjn m ' .v M WM Phi Mu Diane Perez, Lisa Shimberg, Diane Binder, Valyrie Laedlein, Jane Sears, Brenda Minor, Kathy Ward, Patty Cox, Kim Baker, Barb Gaylor, Audrey Galex, Kathleen LaMarre. Missing: Julie Heizer, Spanky Kratenstein, Nedra Logan, Stacy Spooner. Phi Sigma Sigma Nancy Buttitta, Linda Dunivan, Mary Ann Rhodes, Ilyse Gelfand, Renee Markl, Maria Chanin, Laurie Weiss, Melissa Angerman, Liz Cressman, Freddi Klinghoffer, Ann Polski, Pam Pourson, Elise Wolfe, Venant Vincent, Beth Milner, Gail Hadburg, Sondra Mayer. Delta Gamma Colleen Mahoney, Carol Abbot, Sue Sheeran, Wendy Lopata, Barb Weelan, Jean Rosen, Glenna Rodgers, Judy Ward, Lois Kent, Ruth Bass, Nancy Dimock, Nancy Liebowitz, Pam McCarthy, Menri Uckert, Lynne Fetters, Alina Tejera, Bonnie Feldgoise, Karen Huffmire, Anne Marie Mogro, Abbe Mittler, Leslie Fanwick, Sue Kelly. Missing: Sheila Meeder. Alpha Chi Omega Candace Hunt, Sharon Beckman, Leslie Derman, Karen Friedman, Randi Jacobson, Sharon Bergo, Debbie Regenbogen, Helen Boyles, Joy Hoppe, Toby Nan Handler, Leslie Wolff, Risa Moscowitz, Fran Atlas. la Thcta Trying to choose just seven personalities from the year of Talon 77 is not an easy task. Ask any one person for seven famous people, and they ' ll give you twenty. Ask two people for seven names and you get one hundred. Realizing that this method of choosing celebrities was too awkward in these times when it seems everyone has their Warholian 15 minutes of fame, I decided to try myself. The following are people who were in the news in the past year. Some will be in the news for years to come, others will disappear into our ranks of anonymity. With that in mind, I give you seven people with very little in common except that they all flittered across the national consciousness in the year of Talon 77. Chairman Mao: The Chairman and leader of one-fifth of the world ' s population is now dead. Mao Tse-tung has stopped making history and has become a part of it. He was the man who shaped much, if not all, of modern China. His words will live on in his ' little red books " and his image will undoubtedly be immortalized. Mao was one of the few people whose death was marked and felt internationally. His passing left a nation in political turmoil. Having no forceful successor meant that China would be split by factions. Although this turmoil wasn ' t the most violent of the year, the fact that China was involved made it an important one. Farah Fawcett-Majors: The girl with the million-dollar face (and body) became the new sensation of television. Her co-starring role in " Charlie ' s Angels " suddenly brought her into American households on a weekly basis. The show seems to rely on the glamour girl aspects of " the angels " but nobody is complaining. The media also saw her carefully posed, yet revealing, poster become the biggest seller in history. If anyone really emerged this year it was fabulous Farah. President Jimmy Carter: 1976 started with Jimmy Carter a relative unknown, it ended with his being President-elect. The months between saw Carter rising through the primaries, the polls and eventually triumphant on election night. Yet all wasn ' t easy for Carter. There were the tense moments typical to all campaigns, and there were self-created problems such as Carter ' s infamous " lust " interview in Playboy Magazine. While Carter had to share 1976 with another President, 1977 is all his. Indeed, the next four years will be his and they hopefully will be good ones. Any comments of Talon of ' 81 ? Barbara Walters: Farah Fawcett might have a " million-dollar face " but Barbara Walters has the million dollars. For the first time in history a television newsperson is getting paid one million dollars a year. Walters also became the first woman to hold an " anchor " position on a network ' s evening news program. To her credit, Walters has the skill and influence of a veteran newscaster which will add much to her new position. The only flaw is that no matter who Walters interviews, including presidents and prime ministers, they will invariably be paid less than she is. From one standpoint of success it seems that they should be interviewing her. President Ford: The only president not to be elected by the American people had to face them in a presidential election. Like Carter, Ford faced the rigors of the election campaigns. He also had to maintain the more important position of being the President. Although he was not the victor. Ford managed to exit with his dignity and the respect of the American peoples. Even the first words of President Carter ' s inaugural address were words of praise and thanks to the man who had brought dignity back to the American Presidency. Reverend Sun-Myung Moon: This man is one of the few religious leaders who appears to be gaining more followers. Reverend Sun Myung Moon has been speaking to vast assemblages of people throughout the nation, and in September he spoke on the grounds of the Washington Monument. His followers, aptly labelled " Moonies, " by the press, spent much of their time try ing to convert others and plastering the image of Reverend Moon on every available surface. Reverend Moon seems to be a questionable religious leader since he seems to draw people more by the staging of his appearances, which in D.C. consisted of an impressive fireworks display, rather than by his own personal attraction. Howard Huglies: The mystery man with all that money is no longer a mystery. His death revealed that many of the fantastic rumors about Hughes were not far from the truth. He died a wasted hypochondriac afraid of germs and people. His death brought about a furor of speculation as more and more wills emerged from numerous sources. His empire of money and investments has no single recipient and surely many will want a piece of the action. Anyone interested? UJ CO by Martin G. Voipe WAMU-AM J Directo Roy Heffley — Station Manager Timothy Menowsky — Program Director Fran Maren — Business Manager Bob J. Bradidch — Production Manager Steve Redisch — Operations Manager Frank BeL — Program Consuhant Rich Rothchild — Music Director Simon Applebaum — Public Affairs Director Ron Chadwell — Promotion Director Jog Fowier — Sports Director Brian Gamett — News Director Clark Dumont — News Director Stu Kasloff — Campus News Director Amy Landsman — PSA and Cam Steve Chamber — PSA Director Rick Fuentes — Record Librarian Staff: Matt Coates. Sean Hall, Alan Schneider, Delia Soto, Pete Heimsath. Pamela Neiwirth. Mark Byriey, Jon Feldman. Skip Coblyn, Debbie Fricka. Vernon Bowen, Dave Glazer. Dave Adler, Ed Cockrell. Herman Zacharia, Cindy Arnold, Mark Goldmaa Kyle Mickel. Nomian Bailey. Chris Patterson, Paul Komarek. Lanning Polaitty, Ben BobletL Seth Fiddle. Randy Shipper, Tom Fogle. Evelyn Exum, Mitchell Asch. Peter Tomaszewicz, Mark Grobman. Nancy Suchoff, Randy Gleitt Stewart Edwards. Sam Olens. Butch Stein, Jon Krongard. Mark Weinberg. Walter Johnson, Alvin Jones, Jaak Roosare, Lenny Kent, Sol Levine, Tom Michael, Alan Levine, Steven Donahue, Arthur Havier. Jan Edmonson, Jay Jackson. Ed Ross, Annibsa Kraft, Rosina Mason. Lee McKenna, Jim Cunan. Jon Bellet, John Vorperian, Kathryn Randall, Amy Lewis, Annamarie Calista, Mary Ball, David Shalom, Jeff Goldberg, Jeff Levine, David Zomow Hershel Hiat, Carol Freidman, Elaine Garfinkle, Jill Golden, Rodney Gray. Clara Griffin, Mlmi Mees, Randy Gleit Josh Lorry, Scott Cohn, Brian Zemsky, Doug Dean, Monique Lyons, Judy Hambelin, David Heffler, Dan Robinson. Selma Sayin. Susan Yackee, Joel Evans. Debra Wishik. Linda Rogers, Marybeth Petrasik. Rick Hopelan. Bemie Heinze. Bill Anderson. Mike Stone. Rob Cajne. Lee Rawitz. Andy Polin. Mike Barg, Bob Morrison. Gail Detong. By two in the morning, most of Mary Graydon Center is dark and silent. The Tavem is closed; classes have been over for hours. But up on the third floor there is still activity. For members of the student newspaper, the Eagle, it is the late hours that are reserved for the tedious work of getting a weekly paper on the stands every Friday morning. After all, during the day reporters are too busy going to classes. In the big workroom, editors are arguing about headlines and space over the clatter of typewriters, and down the hall in the Photo-Pool darkroom. Eagle photographers are hurridly printing photos as deadline draws near. Across the hall from the darkroom, a solitary figure works in the Talon offices. Surrounded by dozens of photos, green copy sheets and layout pads, the person works slowly but exactly on laying-out pages and fitting type. There is a yearbook deadline coming, too. There is only one way to get it done; that is to do it. So he does. The radio is playing " The Things We Do for Love " by 10 CC and the figure leans back in his chair and rubs his eyes. For him, the night is just beginning, and Confederation Media Commission Chairman. Fall — Mitch Mutnick Chairman, Spring — Cynthia Arnold Editor — The Eagle: Joseph B- Espo Editor — Amer. Mag.: Paul Komarek Editor — Talon: Rob Sugar Photo Pool Manager: Mark Kugler WAMU Manager: Roy D. Heffley Jr Media Reps. Cheryl Segal, Frank Bell, Ken Fanelli. Abby Bromberg. Annalisa Kraft SC Reps. Bnan Garnett. Walter Gholson At large Reps. Lon Woehrle, Clark Dumont. Butch Stein, Lawson Bryan, David Hearne. Jo Williams, More than one Talon editor has thrown down his scale-o-graph in disgust and vowed " never again " to the empty room . . . anyway, who needs to go to class tomorrow? Mechanicals are scattered around the American Magazine office. Type books, rubylith and zip-a-tone are spread all over, waiting for the art editor to return from his break and continue making his camera-ready copy. On this particular evening, however, the art editor never makes it back to the office. The mechanicals will have to wait for tomorrow. Meanwhile, across campus beside the radio tower in the WAMU studio, a jock is cueing a song and segueing over to mike to announce that the last song was by 10 CC, and that it was the last song the group cut before breaking up. Then the disc jockey cues up " Stairway to Heaven " and leans back in the control room, sipping Hawaiian Punch from a flip-top can and thinking about programming. Despite the tuition remissions and the prestige of editing a campus publication, the late hours take their toll on editors. More than one Talon editor has thrown down his scale-o-graph in disgust and vowed " never again " to the empty room. The Eagle editor cusses a blue streak at his Photo editor and wonders how a twice-every-three-week paper will work. When March rolls around, it is not surprising to find a whole new set of naive faces eager to assume Editor positions as the CMC chooses replacements for another year. The Confederation Media Commission is the forum for all the campus media. The CMC chooses new editors, approves 2«0 budgets and tries to arbitrate problems. While it meets in the daytime, its spirit is certainly with all its members who spend nights on their media jobs when they should be sleeping or studying. Only Jo Williams, trusty advisor to campus publications, realizes the full extent of work involved in doing the Eagle or the Talon. That ' s because the editors visit her frequently and tell her their horror stories. Jo wisely refrains from passing these on to prospective applicants. Talon Robert Sugar. Editor Lydia Sawon, Business Manager Craig Carter, Photography Editor Lynny Benlly. Office Manager People Who Helped a Lot: Abby Brombery Karin Ambre Fran Adas Mary Goodman Pete Heimsath David Paynter Leslie Spencer The Eagle Joseph B. Espo. Editor Cheryl Segal, Assistant Editor Philip Ban, Campus News Editor Stephen Proctor, Metro News Editor Lon A, Woehrie, Editoral Page Editor Brad Cohen, Photography Editor Kahn Alexis, Arts Editor Steve Winter, Sports Editor Mario R D1N120, Business Manager Andrea Plotkin, Accountant Delia Soto, Circulation Manager Don Eden, Advertising Manager Jo Williams, Advisor Senior Reporters: Athena ArgyropouJos, Randy Hill, Ken Jones, Mark A. Kugler, Vic Olscn. Andrew Pollack, Barry Rosen, Nathan B. Rosen, Brian Zemsky, StaS: John Alvord, Hennon Auyang, Vicki Baldassano, Elaine Bcntley, Richard Bernstein, Michael Einstein, Peter Brewington, Bernie Brown, Carol Cleveland, Edward W. Cockrell Jr , James Donahue, Jr., Carol Ann Dunn, Ken Eisenberg, Tom Rynn, John Franks, Chns Frenze, Deborah S Froeb, Ann Giovannucci, Judy Goldstein, Jay Handelman, Raymond Harbcrt, Pete Heimsath, Eli Kaplan, Jane Lomax, Richard Martino, Timothy Mcnowsky, Ken Papier, Roger Petrocelli, Kalhy A Randall, Dan Robinson, Linda Rodgcrs, Chuck Rothenbcrg, Victor A. Rotolo, ArOe Schcff, Julie Silverwood, Mark Soronson, Mike Stone, Stewart Straus, Lee Mark Tannenbaum, Debbie Wishik, Charlie Zehren. The American Magazine Don Pretzer. Ken Fanelli. Art Editor; Lynny Bentley, Office Manager; Leigh Armstrong, Sandi Grosso, Business Manager; Paul Komarek, Editor-in-Chief; Anne Connell. Not pictured: Josie Wheeler and Ken Jones (Photo Editors); Sue Uebenman, Maria Rebeck, Eric Browndorf, Andrea Douglas, and Jean Bradford ir . :j|1 is U " ' ii t -J " ' f . . . . The time is nnidnight,and you ' ve got 300 pages to read for tomorrow morning . . . " I can ' t study before twelve; 1 seem to get all my best work done at three A.M. " The time is midnight and you ' ve got 300 pages to read before your exam in Intro to Economics. What do you do, and where do you do it? Well, first of all, you take all your books out of the room to allow your roommate to sleep. Now . . . you ' re ready for an " All-nighter. " But, where to go? You have several choices open to you — the cold floor in front of your door, the livrary ' s all-night study room, the study rooms on your floor, or at certain hectic points in the semester, the Collier room. Each of these places offer varying degrees of comfort, from bare walls and hard chairs to " free coffee and doughnuts for the survivors. " One of the many advantages to late night studying is all the quiet one could ask for. At four in the morning, there are very few people wandering around the dorms and most of the stereos have been lowered or shut off. Equipped with a pot of coffee and a stack of Diet-Pepsis one can easily survive the night and the coming dawn, although by sunrise you may feel the sky has no right to look so goddamn chipper. As you crawl into bed to catch a few " Z ' s " before that 8:30 class, a real feeling of accomplishment comes over you. You ' ve spent the entire night up, the sun is shining through the shades, but you ' ve read your 300 pages. And that ' s what the fine art of cramming is all about. " I study all right late at night, but actually, that ' s the time I do some of my best sleeping . . . " 4«0 It ' s the late hours. The late, late hours. The hallway is quiet at last and the night sky is tiring, soon to ve way to another dawn. But you and your roommate are still up. In the dark, still talking ... " Shut UP. Do you know what time it is? And 1 have a 10:00 class in the morning. " But still you go on talking, a bit bleary-eyed, but awake. " You know, I don ' t think I ' ll ever give one cent to A.U. when they come asking for it once I get out of here . . " " Why not? " " Because, I feel like I ' ve gotten just what I ' ve paid for. No more; maybe a lot ' ss. Like the Career Center screwed up eir interview sheets again. I had to rush om work to sign up for Ernst and Ernst. I .ally yelled at the lady. I told her that if they ' d closed out the interview sheet I would have bitched plenty. " " Well, no place is perfect. And every place on this campus is understaffed. I " ... You know, I think wc get along pretty well, don ' t you? My brother and I shared a room for years and we never got along. " " I guess we ' re both pretty tolerant . . . " think I ' ll give money when they call, if with those stupid computer records they can keep track of me. I ' m pretty satisfied here. " " Maybe you are. But I ' M not. I think they do a lousy job. " " College is a great place when you don ' t have to go to classes. I mean, when else in your life are you going to have the chance to be with so many people you can get to know? " " Well, the classes arc all part of that too, you know. You meet most people by having them in your class. " " I guess that ' s true. But there is nothing like the period after exams when everybody is real loose. Then it ' s just party and relax. " " Tnie, but the relaxing ' s only fun because you ' ve worked so hard on the school work. I ' d go crazy if 1 just had to sit around. " " Damn, damn, damn. I ' ve got such a shitload of work to do this weekend. I ' m going to Georgetown library even if I have to camp out front Friday night to get a study spot on Saturday. These mid-terms are killing me. I thought last week I was all through, and now I ' ve got two more coming up ... " " GO TO SLEEP. " " I can ' t. I ' m hyper. You hungry? " You know, I think we get along pretty well, don ' t you? My brother and I shared a room for years and we never got " . . , If you get along with your roommate, then late nights can be full of intimate conversation and a lot of craziness . . . " Well, then why stay here? Why don ' t you transfer someplace else? GO to sleep good night. " " Sometimes you can get so giggly real late; it ' s like you ' re at a slumber party when you ' re 12 or something. Anyway, it ' s so absurd and things seem funny when they ' re really not that funny . . " If you get along with your roommate, then late nights can be full of intimate conversations and a lot of craziness. But, then again, the late nights seem to bring out the worst in people who aren ' t getting along. " Debbi, what did you think of Dennis? " " Dennis? Oh, was that the guy I saw you with at the record co-op? He ' s OK. " " You don ' t think he ' s cute? I think he ' s got a nice ass, anyway. " " I think you think every guy you like has a cute ass. Now go to sleep. " along. " " I guess we ' re both pretty tolerant. You know my limits and I know yours ... Actually, we ' re both pretty pig-headed, we just respect each other ' s peg-heads. " " Speak for your own head, piggy. " " No, really. You ' re pretty obstinate — c ' mon, admit it, you know you are . . " " Weill. . " " Well . . hell! Admit it . . . " " It ' s just that when I ' m right, I ' m certainly not going to back down ... " " Oh, come on. This is stupid; you ' ll never admit it, but then again, I guess neither will I . . . " " Boy, am I having a restless night. 1 feel terrible. 1 think I ' m getting sick . . . Phil, do you ever think about dying? You know, late at night when everything ii still, and quiet ... " " 1 just got my graduation clearance today in the mail. I guess it ' s not long now. " " It ' s going to be weird not having - anybody to talk to late at night . " I ' M going to miss you. " I I :-5 - ' ' -:M ' .4nr|| |r ' Finally. Finally, the campus settles down to real quiet. Here and there a few dorm lights shine as all-nighters work sluggishly towards dawn. Stark white street lamps glow brightly on campus, but nothing is moving. To the East, the orange glow of the city is reflected on low clouds, and the radio towers blink red. Then, slowly and almost imperceptibly the sky begins to lighten until the unnatural orange glow is overwhelmed by blue. The clouds are aflame and the poor souls who have studied throughout the night are rewarded with a quiet, spectacular sunrise. And the day begins again. THINGS CHANGING? 1 oalieve that this university has the core and capacity to be a great university . . . " Joseph Sisco. President " In the next couple of years we will be striving for greater intellectual commitment from students. We will do this by creating an atmosphere that is seriously stimulating for them. We ' re flying in the face of inflation, but we want to give students 25% more education than they are getting now . . . " Frank Turaj, Dean of CAS " Every year they talk about the same old crap. But tuition goes up and the alumni seem to disappear. But this year . . . this year could be something different. " American University Student ' ,H-. : . Hi- % ■■, " " WEL The Amer students are Please help us safe dr VL r r , V — Ik H 1 J ■ Iff W ' . • ' ■-■■ X V N ; 4 I 7. juk rMi ::ii:mii!t.. ■ . v S ' ' • r- JAibA . ■Zl [N[ SJI I S ; M ' Z c B }k. . DMEto m University ir greatest asset- )tect them through 3 practices. CAWf ' US SECURITY Everyo. IS a lot mor [to college life than classes, and som ipeople will insist after four years the have learned more outside of th classroom than inside. But no on lean deny that a varied and stron academic program is the backbon of any university. At The Americaj University we have such a progran] Every year students graduate an| students enroll and the curriculj changes as much as the students. A one can hope is that the studen| ke the greatest advantage of tha lich is offered to then, and wor ith the University to provide whc ey feel is lacking, ere, then, caught in this space c ne, 1977, are the Colleges and th Taduates ... Richard Berendzen University Provost Perhaps more than at any other time in the history of The American University, the graduating class this year has much of which to be proud. During the past four years, your University has demonstrably risen in national prestige and academic stand- ing. With rapidly increasing standards and notable new problems, The American University unquestionably is on the move. These changes and improvements have affected all sections of our institution, from freshman year to Ph.D. defense, from liberal arts to professional training, from entering student to senior pro- fessor, from administrative detail to curricular reform. Aside from direct benefit to current and future students, these changes bode well for alums, too. Graduates take with them two principal ac- quisitions from their alma mater: first, of course, an education; but second, an inescapable, life-long tie to the reputation of the institution. Hence the University ' s positive vector should be a vital concem to alums, for it directly influences the University ' s success and renown, thereby touching you directly. Our University faces severe, almost insuperable, problems: ex- tremely small endowment, lack of tax support, tuition depen- dence, rapidly rising costs, declining numbers of college-age youth, and so on. Nonetheless, The American University boldly and confidently moves ahead — by raising academic standards, beginning construction on a new University library, upgrading the quality of student life, revising the entire undergraduate curricu- lum, introducing new programs, revising or abolishing old ones. The Class of 1977 should be proud of its institution, both for what it has been and for what it will become. And as you ponder your undergraduate days, you should re- member the many excellent professors and programs you un- doubtedly encountered, combined with the extraordinary educa- tional resources of Washington. Unfortunately, however, not all of the offerings or experiences will have been outstanding; some might even have been mediocre. Similarly, not all the graduates will be outstanding; some might be just routine. But these unpro- found observations could be made about any university at any time. The salient point is that at this University at this time, much of worth and value was available. How much of it was embraced by a given student is an individual matter with an individual con- sequence, for the critical commodity the student invests here is not his money but something far more valuable — his time. How well and wisely that irretrievable gift is spent is individually deter- mined. But at American, the options have been available — di- rected study, individual projects, work-related experiences, on- campus classes, off-campus practica, extracurricular activities, student government, and direct participation in the University ' s governance. I genuinely hope that you took maximum advantage of these opportunities, because, if you did, you can be sure that you have obtained one of the finest educations available anywhere in the nation. 3LLEGEOF AND What we are really about is questions. But let me get to that in a slightly roundabout way. First of all, at AU, as at any university, the College of Arts and Sciences is the foundation, the underpinning. On that foundation the university builds its professional schools. Within our own house we also build professionalism, but at base we are about something that has to come ahead of that. One way to talk about the College of Arts and Sciences is to run through the mission of each of its departments from A to Z. But you can get that out of the catalog. A better way is to talk about questions, the questions which formulate themselves whenever you read the newspapers, or a book, or watch TV, or argue. What questions? Well, for example: Are politicians more or less honest now than they were in 1800, 1850, 1900? When is a fetus a human being? When is a human being dead? Should the plug be pulled? Can genetic engineering change the nature of man? Should it? Is there life in space? So what? What did Kari Marx really say? (Will the real Kad Marx please stand up?) Can we ask computers to solve moral problems? What kind? How? Why did DaVinci paint one way and Gauguin another? What is music? How can I know if I am sane or not? Why did Saul Bellow get the Nobel Prize? Why should you bother to read a poem? Why is the moving picture our great contemporary art form? How many Kinds of truth are there? Minds build themselves not so much around answers as around questions. All questions break themselves down into the areas of the arts and sciences. We call the component units " dis- ciplines " . That is appropriate because it takes a certain kind of ' ' scipline to think rigorously, thoroughly. At The American Uni- sity. more than ever before, and as much as any institution in Frank Turaj Dean, College of Arts and Sciences the land, we are committeed to influencing the next generation through the minds of this generation, through the questions we ask and the discipline we apply in exploring them. This is our challenge. We will meet it because we have the brains and the will. This is the right time. This is the right place. ARTS AND HUMANITIES ms x- ' mvix n Karin Ambre Literature Joanne P. Anthony Spanish-Latin American Studies Ellen Atlas B.A. Virginia Augustine B.A. Norma R. Board History Barbara Bodling Literature Carole Michele Boston Interdisciplinary Studies Jane Brobst Literature Abby E. Bromberg Design Carole Adele Bubb Music Steele D. Burrow German Studies James Keron Cassell American Studies Kym Cooper Fine Arts Michele Coppotell i B.A. Amelia R. Cosimano Interior Design £aiii Terri L. DeBoer French Secondary Education Judith D. Desi Interdisciplinary Studies Debra Deutsch Literature A. Hugh Douglas III History Henry A. Dubro Interdisciplinary Studies Donald A. Dunsker History Elizabeth Eder Design Carol Edwards Interdisciplinary Studies Jan Victoria Eisner Design Ken Fanelli American Studies Art History Amy Michlle Friedman Interdisciplinary Studies Cynthia Friedman Design Daria A. Gerard Design Steven A. Gothelf B.A. Brad Greenberg Interdisciplinary Studies Gregory Grenier Russian Thomas Groppel General Studies Marie Gruezke Music Education Wendy S. Hake History Connie Halbak Interdisciplinary Studies Sharon Camille Harbeck B.A. Jenny Harris Interior Design Design Sherry Hawk Linguistics Julie Heizer French Elizabeth Hess History Betsy Himmel Design Susan C. Horton Music Education Rose Hughes Design Marguerite Alison Kelly Fine Arts Jeffrey Klein History Lynda Sue Koppelman Art Education Barry James Langley History Debra Lemer Literature Merrianne Lessor Fine Arts Marcec Lynn Levinc Interdisciplinary Studies William Darryll Liggett B.A. Robin G. MacRae Spanish Alison M. Malpas Russian Neville Martin Communications Sherry G. Mayo Design Audrey Caren Mazur Design Steven McCarthy American Studies Dora Lynn Mufforletto English Merita Ann Mullen Spanish Douglas P. Murtland Interdisciplinary Studies Maureen C. Noonan Art Education Nancy Oliver French Secondary Education Beverly Parchen Fine Arts Skip Paul Fine Arts Music Joseph Peluso Literature Kim Perrella Design Annabel Peters Spanish Ellen Petkoff Fine Arts Eileen Potrock Interdisciplinary Studies Marlene Rimsky Fine Arts John J. Ritter History Jody Robin Performing Arts Madeleine K. Rudin Music Felice A. Sacher Jewish Studies Nanci Schallman Interdisciplinary Studies Lisa M. Shapiro American Studies Sociology Wendy Ann Simon Literature Julie Swanson American Studies Diana E. Terack Literature Constance J. Tevelson Design Mari Hildenbrand Thompson Performing Arts Secondary Education Milo A. Titone Performing Arts David A. Towt Design Bruce J. Turkle History Steven Ward Unglesbee Interdisciplinary Studies Lydia Van Ellcan History Martin G. Volpe Litera ture Nancy Wachtenheim Spanish Bonnie Lee Weston Music Education Barbara Wieland Art Education Sidney Wilf History Prevette Williams Art Education Leslie Winn History Robert Woo B.A. Jacqueline P. Wright B.A. Lillian Beth Ziller Literature SOCIAL SC Vincent Agresti Psychology Janet J. Alder Sociology Wendy Alderman Psychology CAJ Steven M. Apfelbaum Communications Francine Atlas Literature Education Sherry Babitz Elementary Education Lynn Bdaban Elementary Education Frank Bell Communications Lisa Bernstein Psychology Gino R. Bettaglio Economics Suzanne Boczek Elementary Education Kate Bonner Environmental Studies Wendy Smith Bom Psychology Elaine Boyd Socilogy Labor Relations Jill D. Brody Elementary Education Deborah Burch Communications Rene Michele Butler Communications Charlene Caid Psychology Sociology Angelique M. Calloway Elementary Education David Caplan Communications Jack C. Cassell Communications Visual Media Joseph Clemente Communications Marcia Connelly Psychology Stephanie Cooper Elementary Education Maria Elena Cortina Computer Science Ellen Curreri Psychology Brian Dobday Communications Barbara Dolgoff Psychology Karen Doninger Physical Education Jane Donnelly Sociology Dulcie Drazin Physical Education Clark P. Dumont Communications Barbara Dvorak Psychology Francesco Economides Elementary Education Darv ' Kevin Edwards Psychology Glenda Einbinder Education Donna Epstein Psychology Elementary Education Lorraine Evans Communications Broadcast Journalism Evelyn J. Exum Communications Broadcast Journalism Leslie B. Fanwick Elementary Education Jonathan Feldman Communications Visual Media JoAnne Fineberg Elementary Education Marcia S. Fishman Communications Visual Media Anita Louise Ford Communications Visual Media Deborah Forst Communications John A. Franks Communications Broadcast Journalism Susan Ann Furman Elementary Education Karen Gardner Psychology Sociolgoy Brian A. Garnett Communications Broadcast Journalism Tia Ceanacopoulos Elementary Education Diane Gillespie Elementary Education Peter Goffin Economics Political Science Lynn Goldberg Sociology Wendy Goldfinger Elementary Education Linda Goldreyer Elementary Education Gail J. Goldstien Elementary Education Danny Goodman Communications SBA Rebecca Goodman Sociology Jewish Studies Jackie Gordetsky Communications Susan Gordon Sociolgoy William J. Grassano Communications Lisa Green Elementary Education Howard Greenberg Psycholgoy Neil H. Greenberger Communications Print Journalism Kathleen Gregg Special Education Nancy Gussow Communications Foreign Languages Jan E. Halkett Economics Kathleen F. Hall Communications Mitchell Hall Communications Patricia D. Hall Communications Rachelle Harary Economics SGPA Nancy A. Harris Elementary Special Education Virginia Hart Psychology Sociology Robert V. Heffernan Communications David Heffler Communications Jane Lynn Herzog American Studies Sociology Laura Howard Elementary Education Lonnie Jean Howie Sociology Susan Isanuk Communications Visual Media Diane Liza Johnson Communications Lane Johnson Sociology Patrick W. Johnson Communications Toni Johnson Communications Kenneth L. Jones Communications Visual Media Kathryn Kauftnan Psychology Sociology Ellen Kempner Communications Charles M. King Sociology Kandice L. Klein Elementary Education Sally Klusaritz Communications Economics Kohomeh Glayds Koker Sociology David Kole Psychology Jill E. Korik Sociolgy Debbie Kratenstein Elementary Special Education Mary Laurenzano Communications Print Journalism Paul Laursen Communications Print Journalism Faith-Robin Lepow Sociology Linda S. Levi Communications Foreign Languages Joan Levine Communications Robin Levine Elementary Education James C. Lomax Communications Visual Media Wendy-Lynn Lopata Communications Karen E. Malone Communications Alice Ann Marsen Elementary Education Pamela Masciarella Psychology Sociology Michael W. Mason Psychology Sociology Richard Howard McClelland Sociolgoy Leonard McNair Physical Education Sheila Meeder Communications Economics Timothy Owen Menowsky Communications Broadcast Journalism Lynn E. Mitwol Psychology Sociology Mary J. Mols Communications Ray E. Morton Jr. Psychology James Mulvaney Communications Print Journalism Barbara A. Munford Anthropology Lorie Neiman Communications Vivian Nixon-Lewis Communications African History Sungjin Park Computer Science Randi Phillips Psychology Jeanette K. Fiantadosi Sociology Roger Piantadosi Communications Lawrence Pintak Communications Broadcast Journalism Randolph Polk Psychology Lance Potter Anthropology Jeffrey E. Ptak Psychology Charlotte Ramsey Communications Abby C. Raport Sociology Adrienne Eve Reiss Sociology Lisa Renshaw Psychology Frank Rivera Psychology Lola Roebuck Social Sciences Nathan B. Rosen Communications Economics Aileen Ross Psychology Evelyn Rothstein Public Communications Religion Daniel Roujansky Communications Jill Rubin Sociology Lori Rubin Sociology Margery L. Samuels Physical Education Paul Sanger Communications Visual Media Donna Satkin Elementary Special Education Jeff Saxon Communications Sandra Scharfman Education Gary Schimmerling Special Education Alan N. Schneider Communications Jacqueline D. Scott Communications Broadcast Journalism Mark L. Shapiro Sociology Moira Shea Economics SIS Carol Shilling Elementary Education Karolyn D. Shirley Sociology Eileen G. Simon Sociology Alan G. Siskin Communications Visual Media Bonita D. Slade Elementary Special Education Gary Small Public Communications Lister V. Smith Sociology Marcie Spector Communications Rata Sprogis Psychology CAJ Pam St. John Economics Linda Strauber Communications Karen Sussman Psychology Sociology Kyle Y. Swisher 111 Communications Robin Taub Education Dwight Wesley Thorn Communications Visual Media Ellen Thurm Elementary Special Education James A. Titcomb Sociology CAJ Marlene Ullnick Elementary Special Education David Uslan Communications Lianne Uyeda Psychology Carol Volkman Communications Psychology Afzal Sheikh Wasim Computer Science Leslie Wasserman Elementary Education Barbara J. Waters Elementary Education Social Sciences Robert Waxman Communications Psychology Wendi Weingarden Elementary Education Robyn F. Weis ' Education Simy Werbowsky Sociology Flora West Communications Print Journalism Chantal S. Whitfield Elementary Special Education Randall Williams Jr. Physical Education Francis X. Winnett Psychology Steve Winter Communications Print Journalism Judi Winthrop Communications Visual Media Susan Yackec Communications Broadcast Journalism Meridith Yancey Public Communication Donna Young Psychology Rhonda Young Elementary Special Education Alice I. Zendel Elementary Special Education Paula Denise Zimmerman Physical Education NATURAL SCIENCES Rafiq Ahmed Medical Technology Valynncia P. Brown Biology Seth Chalfin Biology Robert L. Copeland Jr. Biology James Dee Biology Environmental Studies Sharon Elliot Medical Technology Marguerite M. Engler R.N. Biology Mary B. Engler R.N. Biology Gary Garner Distributed Sciences Joel Goldwasser Biology Psychology Donald G. Gordon Chemistry Bill Goris Distributed Sciences Katherine S. Haffner Biology Joan Johnson Chemistry Joyce C. Jones Applied Mathematics Barry Allen Katzman Distributed Sciences Iris Fern Kristol Biology Environmental Studies Andrew Robert Lane Mathematics Jane V. Lawrence Biology Anthropology Amy Lee Biology Tina Lopez Microbiology Biology Brian Maas Natural Sciences Franklin Guiretz Millin Chemistry Biology Pamela Michele Roberts Biology Lori Saltzman Medical Technology Jerrie Lynn Shewbridge Biology Ronnie Spielvogel Medical Technology Judy Michelle Thomas Microbiology Sheldon H. Wexicr Chemistry Marie W. Winfrey Mathematics Literature AFB IIIS The College of Public Affairs (CPA) at The American University is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of public affairs in the nation. Since its creation in 1972 through a union of the Center for the Administration of Justice (CAJ), the Center for Technology and Administration (CTA), the School of Govern- ment and Public Administration (SGPA), and the School of Inter- national Service (SIS), the College has come to be looked upon as one of the leading institutions in the United States for public affairs education. In terms of enrollment CPA is the second largest teaching unit in the University; it has some 2,400 undergraduate students. In terms of degrees granted, the College awarded just over 1,000 degrees in 1976. Of this amount, some 600 were awarded at the undergraduate level. The College of Public Affairs is on the frontier of governmental education in the United States. It represents an attempt to pull together the several closely-related disciplines most important to public affairs and governmental administration. It seeks to give to its students a truly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary educa- tion; the kind of education that modem public service demands. The programs of the College are designed to capitalize on our Washington, D.C. location. As a single comprehensive College, CPA is able to exert a greater impact in the nation ' s capital than any of its four teaching units could by operating independently. Most important, however, the bringing together of public affairs disciplines in the College provides a stronger academic program and a more well-rounded education for our students. Oiling the past four years, CPA has become nationally recog- v; ;3 leader in the development of new programs in public i ' d ' -ication. This kind of national reputation does a great Morris V.H. Collins Dean of College of Public Affairs deal to enhance the prestige of the College and the value of its degrees. The basic philosophy of the College of Public Affairs is that each of the Schools and Centers can better achieve its maximum potential by being part of a comprehensive college than would be possible if it were separate and independent. The College seeks to function so that each of the units reciprocally supports the others. For this reason, the College stresses a decentralization of administration to each of the Schools and Centers and seeks to maximize the prestige and status of each of these teaching units. Each of the CPA units is looked upon as having a strong growth potential that will be a valuable asset for the future of The Ameri- can University. SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ADMINISTRATION Frederick B. Abbey Political Science Carol Abbott Urban Affairs Political Science Beverly Ader Political Science Sociology Wendy Akerman Political Science Hamoud Albusaid Political Science Suzanne B. Amerling Political Science Jewish Studies Eleanor Anderson Urban Affairs Gary Barron Political Science Robert F. Bayles Political Science Robert S. Berger Political Science CAJ Sharon L. Bergo Political Science Leslie Blumenthal Government Urban Affairs Claire Boccella Political Science M. William Boiler Political Science John Bouchard Political Science Janet K. Brickey Political Science Thedocia E. Brockington Political Science Beth Butler Political Science Alison Byrne Amenrican Government Charles Gill Callen III Political Science Economics Mary Brigid Campbell Political Science Bill Clark Political Science Economics Dorian Damoorgian Political Science Richard Deem Political Science Kevin Timothy DeMatteo Political Science Peter A. deTreville Political Science Alan Dickman Government Economics Rob Donald Political Science John R. Dunham III Political Science Robert E. Feldmeier Political Science Steve Fenstcr Political Science Douglas Paul Fischer Political Science Aubrey D. Flynt Political Science X. tJi Joe Gaffigan Political Science CAJ liyse Ladin Gelfand Political Science Marc Ring Gelman Political Science Steven Glickman Political Science Ronald E. Goldman Political Science Marci S. Gotsdiner Political Science Jodie Grossman Political Science CAJ Ellis Lee Gurak Political Science Catherine B. Hagerty Political Science Philip P. Hale Political Science Paul Harstad Political Science Susan Heller Urban Affairs CAJ Bruce D. Hersh Interdisciplinary Studies David W. Houghtaling Government Sociology Thomas R. Ingram Political Science Stephanie M. Jones Political Science Ralph E. Kerr Political Science History Steven Klappholz Political Science Urban Affairs Steven A. Knecht Political Science Irwin Kumer Political Science Laura Lautenschlager Political Science Jay Seth Levenson Political Science Urban Affairs Beth Ann Lipskin Political Science Anne Marie Magro Political Science Urban Affairs Frances McClelland Political Science CAJ Erma N. McWilliams Political Science David Merriman Political Science Economics Leslie Moore Political Science Marilyn Naiman Political Science Economics Maureen Nelson Government Yvonne M. Nissen Political Science Psychology Grace F. On Political Science Economics John M. Palatiello Political Science Patricia A. Palm Political Science M. Agnes Parker Political Science Robert M. Petrillo Political Science CAJ Ronald B. Peyton Political Science Patricia D. Ratcliff Political Science Barry S. Reiter Political Science James N. Reyer Political Science Jean Rosen Urban Affairs Sociology Alan Russo Political Science Stuart Rutchik Political Science Alan Samuels Political Science Urban Affairs Debra Amalie Sandel Political Science Economics Peter F. Sauer Political Science CAS Martha Jaye Schlenger Political Science Cynthia A. Schmidt Political Science Joanne E. Schratwieser Political Science John C. Sessler Political Science Economics Marc Soronson Political Science Keith Steiner Political Science Lawrence Alan Strick Political Science Psychology Raymond G. Sweeney Political Science Deborah Taylor Political Science Jacquelynn D. Taylor Government C. Anne Wall Government Economics Brad Warner Government Jeffrery L. Weinstein Political Science Raymond Whitfield Political Science Allen Widman Political Science Cathy L. Williams Political Science Harry Zionts Political Science SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Ibrahim H. Addou International Relations Lynne Allison International Studies Communication Oluseyi T. Bajulaiye International Studies Philip Barr International Relations Communication Carol Everette Barrick International Studies Sheila Deborah Beja International Studies Frederick P. Biery International Studies Economics Helen J. Boyles Russian Area Studies Inger Brown International Studies Denise Burka international Studies Albert J. Calluso Latin American Studies Economics Sandra J. Dumont International Studies Barbara Gaylord International Relations Economics John Paul Gidez International Studies Economics Michael Glenn International Affairs Public Administration Jonathan Gregory International Relations Dewita Hadi International Relations Nabil Helmy International Studies Mark C. Hickey International Studies Blanche Marie Hill Latin American Studies Spanish Steven M. Hyjek International Relations Cecilia Jurado International Studies Benjamin Michael Karpinski International Studies David Katzen International Relations Paul Komarek East Asian Studies David M. Krasson International Studies Economics Christopher G. Lehmann International Studies Cynthia Lindway Latin American Area Studies Janet Martin French West European Area Studies Brian Meadows International Studies Paul W. Meek Russian USSR Area Studies Roger D. Merletti Spanish Latin American Area Studies Kevin O ' Dell International Studies Jaqui Sue Porth International Studies Antonio A. Prado International Studies Donald Holmes Pretzer International Studies SGPA Allan Preziosi International Relations Paula Pugh Int. Rel. Latin American Studies Dana Robertson International Relations Frandee Roseblatt International Relations Joseph T. Samaha International Studies Margaret Mary Smyth International Studies Samnang Soeur International Studies Vivian R. Stahl International Studies Laurie Stevenson Latin American Studies Elaine Stolaroff International Studies Charles Traub IV International Studies Merri Uckert International Studies Phillip Whitworth International Reltaions Mary Jo Wheeler International Studies CENTER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Doug Balzer B.S. Pat Barrett B.S. Psychology John W. Blake B.S. Johnny L. Bonds B.S. Vernon P. Bowen B.S. Curtis Brown Jr. B.S. Thomas J. Chirichella B.S. Colleen T. Cotton B.S. Elyse S. Cotton B.S. Warner Calvin Crayton Jr. B.S. Linda J. Ehrenreich A. A. CAS Psychology Robert W. Flynn B.S. Thomas W. Fogle B.S. Joseph J.C. Gelard A. A. International Studies Kathryn Godley B.S. Alton Lee Haynes Jr. B.S. Wilson Higgins B.S. Criminal Justice Debra Amber Jacobson B.S. David Koczot B.S. Paul Kreider B.S. Criminal Justice Beatrice O. Lawal B.S. Jill Lewis B.S. Criminal Justice Larry Mayer B.S. Dellaphine Belanda Ranch B.S. Joan M. Seibert B.S. Jaclyn Senese B.S. Victoria Ann Shera B.S. Laurie L. Staples B.S. Andrew T. Sun B.S. Wendy Wanger B.S. Myra C. Weinstein B.S. Sociology Brenda Stelle Wilmore B.S. Usley D. Wolff B.S. James F. Young Jr. B.S. iM vS J ia Mi CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION Ahmad Al-Nazer B.S. Grace C. Chin B.S. Rosemary Ferguson B.S. HUSINESS ADMINKTRATK At the edge of the campus, near the WAMU Radio Tower and the Kreeger Music Building is the Hamilton Building, the home of the School of Business Administration. Most AU students aren ' t aware of the fact that of all the teaching units in our university, SEA has the largest student body of a homogeneous nature. CAS is larger, but it is an amalgam school with about 1,000 under- graduates and over 500 graduate students. In the twenty-one years since its founding, SBA has grown to be of sufficient stature that it attracts students from all over the United States as well as from many foreign countries. During the last several years, SBA enrollments have grown by over 35 percent, and in the last year its full-time faculty has grown to 45, an increase of 30 percent since May 1975. The School of Business Administration is made up of 5 de- partments, accounting, finance and economics, management sci- ences, marketing and international business and lastly, business law and real estate. SBA also contains the Center for Transporta- tion Studies and the Center for Studies of Private Enterprise. Beginning in September 1976, SBA began a major effort to develop education and training programs for management people in the Washington area who did not have the time or need for regular credit programs. Instead, a series of training conferences in accounting, auditing and management sciences have been conducted for middle and top management people with Washington-based organizations. This new development has grown very rapidly and represents a new and major educational, as well as tuition income, opportunity for SBA and TAU. During the past year, many exciting new events have taken place in the school. A revised MBA program was designed and " •:t into effect and a new undergraduate curriculum is being de- ' pci to go into effect in early 1978. Several innovative courses A tYC O - - Herbert E. Striner Dean of School of Business Administration were started, including one which has received national attention in the news media. During this past year, almost two dozen presi- dents or chairmen of the board of such companies as Bethlehem Steel, Chrysler Corporation, Monsanto, Western Electric, Equita- ble Life Insurance Company of America, Union Carbide, PPG, Sears Roebuck, Continental Can, Inland Steel, Westinghouse and others, have been guest lecturers each class night in the business course 10.553. The faculty member giving the course, Dr. Cad Madden, joined SBA as a professor in September after a long career with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Director of Research and Chief Economist. Dr. Madden is one of a number of new faculty who have added lustre to an already fine business faculty. This growing, high quality faculty is complemented by a stu- dent body which is also growing, both in numbers and quality. Taken together, the future of this professional school promises to be an impressive one, placing TAU among universities with nationally prominent schools of business. Lauren A. Abbott Computer Systems Nabil F. Abughazalah Business Administration Jane B. Assael Marketing Edward J. Bannister Marketing Cynthia Bardwell Marketing Alan Benjamin Finance Charles G. Billone Accounting Lisa Dale Bogatin Marketing Margery Boorstein Marketing Personnel Michael A. Bosco Accounting Seth Brauer Business Administration Ronald Brown Business Administration James Brunn Finance Cheryl Burrell Marketing Jeff Calderon Business Administration Joyce Yvonne Caldwell Business Administration Cheryl Denice Capers Accounting Alison C. Cooper Marketing Eugene Costa Accounting John Reed Curtis Marketing Finance Mario R. DiNizo Business Administration James DiProspero Finance Allan Domb Marketing Douglas Dooley Finance International Relations Terri Engelsher Accounting Razack Famuditimi Marketing Jeff Feibusch Business Administration Bernard Andrew Feinberg Accounting Robert Fillhaber Accounting Perry M. Frank Accounting Debbie Friedman Fianance Jose Ricardo Fuentes Personnel Management Janice M. Furr Accounting Donald Galvin Accounting CAJ A.A. Kirk Gellin Marketing Peter Gelwarg Accounting Paul Joseph Gilbride Computer Systems Felice Glassel Marketing Angela Glymph Accounting Sheila L. Goldstein Accounting Susan Isom Business Administration Kimberley Goodman Marketing William S. Goodman Marketing James Graessle Personal Finance Joani Greenwald Marketing Cynthia L. Gum Marketing Richard Hanfling Economics Marketing Kim E. Harkness Accounting Economics Howard Harrow Accounting Peter L. Hartwell Accounting Rita R. Higgins Personnel Management Charla T. Hines Business Administration Economics Robert J. Hoffman Finance Jeffrey D. Keller Marketing Mahmood Keshan! Personnel Management Andrea R. Kessler Marketing Jack Edward Kingston Marketing Robert Klein Marketing Jay Klitzner Finance CAJ A. A, Marcia Dee Klosner Accounting Jonanthan E. Korn Finance Edward Komstein Business Administration Scott Krane Marketing Accounting Danny Krieger Business Administration Yolande Y. Kuan Accounting Mark A. Kugler Urban Development Real Estate I. Richard Levin Marketing Mark Liebman Business Administration Sandra Ling Business Administration Vallapa Lueswasdi Marketing Deborah Susan Lurie Marketing Personnel David Malamed Accounting James F. Margolin Marketing Michael P. Martin Finance Myra A. Martin Personnel Management Phil Matrone Accounting Marilyn E. Matthews Housing Urban Development Phyllis Ann McEady Marketing Irwin Wayne Messer Finance Debbie Miller Marketing Laurence Miller Accounting Janice Mitchell Finance Marketing Sherill Patricia Morton Marketing Finance Jeffrey L. Niewhouse Accounting Thomas Christy Papageorge Marketing Hilda Perry Accounting Tossapom Phueksakom Accounting Joseph Prandoni Finance Marvin N. Raab Accounting Roxane Renee Ramey Accounting Donald Rappaport Business Economics Ken Rittner Accounting Scott Rosenthal Business Administration Joel Sachs Business Administration Jeffrey L. Sapper Business Administration Metin M. Savas Marketing Finance Richard G. Scheiner Accounting Susie A. Schonberger Personnel Management Bruce Siegel Accounting Andrew Shapanka Finance Carol I. Shelton Finance Kevin D.Slotten Finance Accounting Kirana Sophanoder Economics Stephen B. Sorg Real Estate Urban Development Debra Andrea Spence Accounting Michael Spira Accounting Steven Straussberg Marketing Jeffrey Taliaferro Accounting Andrew Tarshis Economics Marketing John Thain Accounting David Viertels Finance Andrew M. Wallentine Marketing Yvette Marcia Waters Personnel Mgt. Urban Development Ee Chong Wee Finance Personnel Management Michael Peter Weirobe Real Estate Jim West Accounting Russell Wild Business Economics JiiTimie C. Williams Business Administration Thomas Ernest Wilson Accounting Penny Wing Marketing Roger Poman Yau Business Administration Sui-Mee Yee Accounting Pam Zaharia Business Administration Patty Ellen Zeitz Marketing OF EDVOKnON The Division of Continuing Education ' s primary mission is to serve the educational needs of adults who seek professional or personal advancement through full-time or part-time study. Re- flecting The American University ' s commitment to the concept of lifelong learning, the Division offers adult students an ever ex- panding variety of program to meet their educational needs. These programs include course work for academic credit, non- credit informal seminars and workshops. Continuing Education Unit programs, certificate programs, and institutes and confer- ences. The programs are offered on the University campus, at the Extended Campus Centers throughout the Washington Met- ropolitan area, as well as regionally. The Centers are located at or near job sites and within the community. The Division of Continuing Education has as its major compo- nents the Extended Campus Office which brings The American University to locations in the metropolitan area, the Stride pro- gram whose participants combine selected courses with on-the- job training enabling them to advance to professional positions with their employing agencies, and an Academic Advisement unit whose full-time staff of academic advisers assist students and po- tential students in analyzing their goals, skills, aptitutes, and inter- ests for program or course selection. The College of Continuing Education, established in 1965, was reorganized this academic year. The reorganization recognizes the uniqueness of continuing education as a University-wise mission. The Division is the administrative unit providing supportive ser- vices to the entire American University community. The Division is the primary link between the non-degree student and the un- dergraduate and graduate programs they may wish to pursue ■h T the University. This year, there are approximately 7,500 Thomas A. Coffey Dean of College of Continuing Education non degree enrollments on campus and at the Extended Campus Centers. Many of the students so enrolled will later phase into degree or certificate programs in the schools and colleges of the University. The Division of Continuing Education offers its best wishes and congratulations to each one of you who is graduating from The American University this year and we look forward to a continu- ing educational association with you in the future. Joan G. Coleman BSGS Wendi Glickstein BSGS Shirley McLean BSGS Mary B. Moore BSGS Evelyn Maness Simmons BSGS Shari K. Singer BSGS SHINGIOV OFL ttV The American University Law School was first chartered by the Congress of the United States as the Washington College of Law in 1896. Its founders were two women, Miss Emma M. Gillett and Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey. From its beginning it has provided opportunity for women as well as men to pursue professional studies in law. Admission to the Law School is highly selective, with over six hundred students in full- and part-time programs of study from over 125 colleges and nearly every state. The course of study requires three full years, or the equivalent, at the end of which the J.D. degree is awarded. The School has an increasingly national student body. It seeks diversity. The program is designed to prepare graduates to be contemporary members of the learned profession of the law and to continue this learning throughout life. The Law School looks for potential leaders from all cultural backgrounds for preparation in dealing with recognized problems of the present and anticipated problems of the future. With a li- brary of over one hundred thousand volumes, the Law School is noted for its multifaceted curriculum, a highly accessible faculty, its clinical programs, and its law-related research institute. Firsthand glimpses of legal processes, their analysis, and the opportunity to work within these processes make the study of law in the nation ' s capital singularly rewarding. Whether listening to arguments of the nation ' s best lawyers before the Supreme Court or observing the process of decision within the committees of Congress, the administrative agencies of government, or intema- ' na! agencies, law students are immersed from the outset in ■rous critical analysis and in the practical arts of the proges- Gordon A. Christenson Dean of Washington College of Law been extremely active. Faculty pursue teaching, research and publications in their respective fields. Students concentrate partic- ularly on basic courses for understanding the legal process which will insure placement after graduation primarily in positions of leadership and influence, in private practice and administrative, policy and litigatory positions within the government. Nearly 80% of the recent classes have succeeded in finding good jobs across the spectrum of criminal and civil areas, as well as the legal pro- cess of the government, through large and small private firms, government agencies at all levels, and Congress; the remaining 20% find careers in business, in politics, in management gener- ally, and in other diverse fields. Faculty and student pride in this school of growing reputation is high. the last several years, the current 1976-77 academic 7 no exception, both the faculty and the students have WEBBH O ' ES SCHOOL OF NURSING The addition of a School of Nursing at The American Univer- sity was the outgrowth of collaboration between the University and Sibley Memorial Hospital. Discussions about the desirabilty of establishing the School lasted over a decade but it was not until the Hospital moved from North Capital Street to its present location near campus in 1961 that the program appeared feasi- ble. In 1965, as a result of much planning, the nursing school at Sibley Memorial Hospital was in the process of completing the last year of education for its three year diploma students. This same year the first freshman class with a Nursing major was ad- mitted to The American University. The new four year baccalau- reate program retained the name Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing, the name the school had since its origin in 1891. The name was a memorial to the first President of the Women ' s Home Missionary Society and the wife of the former United States President, Rutherford B. Hayes. An important factor in the establishment of the new nursing program at the University was the support of the Baltimore Con- ference of the United Methodist Church. Through an Urgent Needs Crusade, the members of the Conference provided an en- dowment fund. This had been essential to augment the annual operating expenses of the program. A sizeable amount was added to the endowment through the Smoot Fund, the donor being a graduate of the earlier School of Nursing conducted by Sibley Memorial Hosptial. The Baltimore Conference of United Methodist Women con- ues their support to the School through generous contribu- te the scholarship fund for students in the School. There is n Advisory Committee to the School which serves to main- relationship between the women in the Conference and the School of Nursing. The Alumnae Association of the earlier school has also pro- vided support to the baccalaureat program through provision of a endowment fund. The income from this was designated for li- brary acquisitions and teaching-learning aids, an extremely impor- tant adjunct to nursing education. The Class of 1977 is the largest class in the history of the School; has the largest number of transfer candidates; consists of members with varied educational backgrounds; has members who are single as well as those with families and has the first man to graduate from the School. The class is probably one of the most vocal in bringing their concerns to the faculty. Although each member will be remembered for her his individuality, we will always remember the class sponsored picnics held each spring at Battary-Kimbel Park — lots of food, fun and fellowship. Mary Ellen Behme B.S.N. Cate Bergesen B.S.N. Diane R. Blumenthal B.S.N. Carol Soderland Bolka B.S.N. Barbra Bragg B.S.N. Laura A. DiGangi B.S.N. Patricia DiZebba B.S.N. Ruth Galten B.S.N. David Greenberg B.S.N. Hedi Hirschman B.S.N. Kimberly Hoop B.S.N. Trudy Renae Kindler B.S.N. Patricia Kramer B.S.N. Cathy E. Michaels B.S.N. Patricia M. Pintauro B.S.N. Ruth Ellen Powell B.S.N. Karen Reed B.S.N. Denise Jo Sans B.S.N. Mary D. Withers B.S.N. Theresa Smith B.S.N. Brigitte Struelens B.S.N. Shelly I. Sussman B.S.N. SENIORS BACCALAUREATE DEGREES AWARDED AUGUST 1976 GRADUATES Since The American University has more than the 625 graduates pictured in the previous section, we have included a listing of all graduates for the 1977 year . The listing of May 1977 graduates is actually a listing of people with senior standing as of Spring semester, as this was the only listing available. Abemolhy. JuUanne Adams. Pamela AdepiO. Grace Adler, ABson Ahmad Al-Awadl, Mohammad Al-Nazar, Ahmad Alexis, Karin May Ampula, M. Anacreen, Lort Aoun. Henri Apple. Nancy Appleton. Richard Arias, Abclardo Amistrong, Terry Astlz. Elena Astrove. Laurie Badey, Jr. James Baqdlldan. Eric BaCer. Peter Banks, Henry BardweU. Laura Barriett Andre Barrett Mary Batdorf. David Baum. Jackie Bay. Steven Becker, Ariene BerKan, Jean Benge, Mary Benlamln. br. Charles Bishop, Donald Blackoum. Michael Blair. Clauda Blaker. James Blevlns, Marlon Bonds, Johnny Borg, Anqela Bortz. Rebecca Bcschuhze, Bernard Boyle. Keith Bramer, Rodney Brauh, Dorothy Brogen, Maurice BrowTV David Brown, James Burkett Barbra Cabrera Porras, Carlos Caldwell, Joyce Campbell, Stephen Carlson, Dianne Carpenter. George Carter, Benjamin Choh. Eric Christy. Stephen Cicconc, Maria Conant, Chrlsta ConneD, Margoret Cooney. Jr . George Crim, Susan Crystal Susan Cudjoc, James Cutnbcrpatch, Michael D ' Addarlo. Kalherlne Daly, Valeria Dann, Victoria De Moncada, Christine Dean, James Dennis. Lany Dennlson, Sharon DcLobbe. Paul Dl Flore. Alfred Dixon. Gary Dolsey, Veronica Dommermuth. Rita Donahoe. Michael Duncan. Unarlce Dwork. Deborah Englarid, Jr., Richard Esposito, GeautarK) Eidl. Wahcr Fag oni, Marguerite Fatson, Jr.. David Farrlrwlon, Jill Fendeu, Susan Flshman. Rosalie Foley, Scan Forberg, Karen Forrester. Ann Friedlandcr, Randce Friedman, Urula Getz. Richard Gonzalez, Gary Gravltte. Gale Graziano, Sr., Joseph Green, Robert Greenberg, Ronald Gregg. Gary Gilffin, UUle Grimes, Robert Griswold. Edith Grover, James Guarate, Lincoln Haga, Henry Haider, Alladean Halbkram, Andrew Halbrdch. Steven HaU, Betty Hall. Charles Hallett. Jr.. George Hanas, Suzanne Hariey, Mlchad Harris, Christopher Harrison, Evelyn Haynes, William Heath, Myma Hemby. Jr.. WUbam Here her. Hclmuth Hibbcnd. Elwood Hlckcy. Robert Homan, Carolyn Hoover Dlsa Homyak, Stephen Hott Jr. Charles Howie, Lonnle Hutsky, Eugene Jacobson, Alan Jacoby. Thomas Johnson, Betty Johnson, Gary Johnson, Scott Jones, Frances Jones, Ida Jones, Mary Jones. Jr., Bernard Kader, Victoria Kalos, Lauren Karonl, Jeffrey Katz, Judith Keller. Robin Kelly, Kathleen Kiddy. Robert Kinter, Thomas Klein, Frederick Knickcl. Todd Knight. Thcwnas Knox 0, William Kollmana Richard Kopclman. Shcni Kovach, Linda Kralger. Linda Krest, Gary Krug. John KunkowsW. Jan Lang D, Roger Lee. Cherie Lee, Mable Lefkowltz. Madeline Lengsfldd. Susan Lenkel, Laurie Lester, Mar e Levlne, Pamela Lewis, Hiirvey Llbermaa Debra Llss. Janet Lockhart, Jr.. Robert Logan. Kenneth Long, Michael Luddemanrv Margarete Lunn. Dou as Margar, Samuel Maged, Michael Maginnls. David Manoney. James Manuel, Douglas Mamey, Richard Massado . Wayne Maung Gyl, Justin Mayhue. Kichard McOeDan. Rebecca McQcllan, Stephen McKinney, Jr., Frederick McSherry. Jessica Mdl, Barry Merritt. Phyllis Mcth, Richard MUler, John Miller. Richard Mitchell. Afton Mitchell. II, Thomas Mithoefer. Robin Mc ka. Danuta Moore, Celcstlne Moore. Mary Morgan. Douglas Morgarv Lee Mosoy, Marietta Munonye, Nwankwo Nassirlzadeh, Mohamad Neal, Thomas Nebeker, Caramaria Newman Dl, Munay Nichols. April O ' Berry, Charles Oestreicher. Susan Olmcrt, Jr.. Robert Olmcs, Susan Ovcrocker, Thomas Parchen. Beverly Pascoe, Jr-, William Patterson. Michael Peari, Nancylce Peterson, Lee Petri e. Ronny Pctronchak. Jr , Raymorxl Petrossian, Vanik Petty, Alton Plotnick. Debra Poyntcr, Michal Price, WiUiam Quinn, Mark Ramscur, Dorothy Ratliff. Hughie Rawls, Dwight Regulski, Ronald Rdd, Gerald Reilly, Dennis Rice. Ruth Riddle, D. Robert Rigdon, Vivian Robblns. Andrew Robblns, Shelley Robertson, Mary Roseman. Margaret Rowc, Stephen Ruding. Phillip Sailer, Michael Salmeri, Beirbara Sampson, Jr.. Garland Sanloro, VlrKcnt Savwolr, Jr.. Edward Scanlon, Katherinc Schloss, Paul Schneider, Audrey Schneider. Leo Schotticr, Jr., Robert Schram, Amy Scott, Deborah Scott, Ruby Sedei. Frank Scdran, Terri Sharp, Greta Shojayi, Susan SiUah, Mohammed Silverman. Harlan Smith, Denlsc Snyder, Keith Somers, Christine Sparks, Leslie Spir garT , Andrew Sprecher, Richard Steuart. Elizabeth SNkas. Elaine Sunt up. Jeffrey Sutherlarwl, Carolyn Szafranskl. Patrlda Taxeras. William Thomas, Donna Thorn. Jr , Marvin Tinkelman, Joseph Towner, Lawrence Trapplo. Jr , EIHs Tulte Dl, James Turk, Gary Tyllianakls. Nicolas Urddo. Jean Valle de Perez. Veronica Vosburjh. Pamela Voss, Gary Waite. Donald WaUh. Carol WasNngton, Lygia Wear, Barbara Weber, Jay Weissenbach. Kari West, Jack Whelan, Matthew WhJteakcr. Deanra Woods. Murry Yengllng, Thomas Yocum. Heather Young, George Yudln, Stephanie Zocchi, Cheryl DECEMBER 1976 GRADUATES Abbey, Frederick Abedi. Guita Ademodi. Comfort Akail Ahmed Alberty, Betsy Alessandri. Linda Allison, Robert Amato. Frank Ambrose, Kalhy Andcrsort, James Anzda, Lisandre Bah, Rahamatoulay Bajulaiye, Olusevl Bande, Jorge Barrett Michael Bauer. James Bchrcsn, Stephen Belotti, Linda Berg Audrey Bemstcirv Steven Bisdorf, Warren Bladen, James Block. Deborah Bogaty, James Bolgcr, Richard Boldorv Donald Boles, Colleen Boggs, Robert Bonjo, Norbert Bowie. Edwin Boyd, Dennis Bradford, Albert Brandao, Miriam Brauer, Seth Breltenfeld, Cathy Brenncman, Bruce Blzzolara, Kim Browr , Curtis Browa Hollis Brown, John Brown. Sondra Brown. Stephen Bruno. Paula Burka, Denise Burnett, Tommy Burrell. Cheryl Burrow, Steele Butler, Beth Cabrera, Lionel Carey, Virginia Carison, Cari Carva)al, Rodrigo Cary, Thuiman Cassell. James Catalfamo, Dominick Caufield. Barbara Chrlstenson. Kenneth Churchboumc, Henry Clark, Mary Ck}se, Martha Collier, Philip Comeau, Robin Conelley. Brian Connor, John Cooper, Ida Cooper, Stephanie Corbett. Marjorie Corrigart, Francis Cosentino, Nicholas Cosmides, Marian Costa, Eugene Cotton, Colleen CrandaU, Alan Crane, Sharon Crayton, Warner Croce, John Crowthcr, Tonl Cunr ingham, Eugene Dalrv Mary Damron. Mary Daniels, Herman Davenport, Jack Decondni, David DelvlUe, Catherine Dennard, Sadie Desi. Judith Devlin. Martin Diamantis. Theophanis Diamond, Joanne Dichter, Lisa Dies. Andrea Dodge QI. Arthur Donato, Sandra Douglas Dl. Archibald Doyle, Jeanne Drumm, Charies Duerden. William Duffy, Stephen Dunn. Shirley Durham, Walter Dvorak, Barbara Eder, Elizabeth Egloff. Christina Einbinder, Glenda Elsneberg Lisa Emshoff, Nancy Enriquez. Ruben Enz. Clifford Evans. Rudolph Falson, Betty Fells, Gerald Fenstomocher, Albert Ferchak, Beverly Fcrgusorv Rose Fisher. Alvin Rtzpatrick, Thomas Ryna Robert Flynt, Aubrey Fo c, Thomas Foor, Thomas Ford. Anita Fravel. Dennis Retcher. Elizabeth Frazer. Charies Freeman, David Freeman, Thomas Furman. Susan Futransku. Phyllis Gainer, Mary Galanta, Marian Galin, Richard Gande, Vincent Garrin, Steven Garrison, Norman Garry. Eileen Garry. Eileen Gcntil, Patrida George, Lennis George. Melanic Gordon. Lewis Gosncll, William Green. Lisa Greenberg. Alan Grenier. Gregory Grubbs, John Guzley, Timothy Hake, Wendy Halal, Carol HamiU. Kathleen Hamilton, Martha Hamilton, Robert Hammond, Gwendolyn Hanna, OIlie Hanowell. Charies Hare. Lisa Harstad, Paul Harvey, Juliette Hayres, Alton Hdser, George Henly. Nancy Hersh. Bruce Hicks. Thomas Hartman. George HUl. Blanche Hlrsch, Edna Hlrsch, Linda Hodges, William Holcfer. Teddy Hohc. Dale Hohon. Douglas Hood, Ronald Hoover. Theodore Hopkins. David Houstoa Claude Houstoa Claude Howard Clark Hughes. Richard Hughes. Rose Hunt. Bertha Ice. John Jacobs. Donna Jacobson. Debra James, Pamela Jayson, Coyal Jonnson, Parick Jenkiris, Daniel Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Joan Jones. Anthony Jones. Paul Jose. Felipe Jose, Felipe Jubcrt. Joanne Kaplan, Karen Kaplan, Julie Kaueman. Kathryn Keshani, Mahmood King. Barry Klein, Kandicc Klein, Steven K nicely. Perry Kochba, Abraham Koczcla. John Koczot, David Kom, Jonathan Kosetzke, Eric Krd, Lconeird Kuan, Yolande Lamarchc. Judith Lancaster. Charles Landon. Leonard Lang, Louis Langston, William Lawton. Gregory Lee, Lovell Legge, David Lemooris. Eric Lennox, David Leroy. David Levi. Linda Levinc. Robin Lewis, Harry Lewis. Mellnda Lewison. Richard Liebman, Mark Uef, Ellen Lightowler, David Lind, Thomas Ling, Sandra Unthicum. Lillian Lopcr. Edwin MtfkW. Muitr Msnsfieid. iov-u; Markaics. Nkctos Marssn. ABce Martency, Robert Martin. Janet Martin. Myra Mason, Michael Matrisdano. David Matthias, Ariel Mayes. Dw.ngM McCall, Daniel McCall. Landen McDonald, Susan Mcenaney. John McGuire. Dickinson McGuirc. Joseph McKenney. Pr dlla McKenney. Ronald McLaughfia Peter McLean. Shiriey McNeaL John McPhcrson, Anna MeUa. Richard Mdtzer, Steven Menlman, David Miller, Edward Miyamoto. Pat Mnkande, Samuel Mockovidak, John Moore, John Morrsi. Anthony Munroe. Susan Narkunski, Hannah Navarro, Patricia Nccly, Janet NevGu, Michele Norment. Eleanor Nwabufo, Nnaemeka Nzegwu. Obura Oflaherty. Rourke Olsen. Tim Onstad Margaret Oriel. Chcirles Park. Sungjin Parks, James Pennington. Richard Perkins, Charles Phillips, Lisa Pipemj. Robert Pleasant, John PoUock, Daniel Potrock EUecn Potter. Lance Preziosi. Allan Pugsley, Charles " , Glenn Putn , Hilln QiDck CynlNa Raab, Phebe Ramsden. John Rapart. Abby Rappaport, Donald Reepine, Annette Reid Robert Renner, Douglas Rcnshaw, Lisa Retrbach, Donna Le Ribblett. Raymond Rinaldi, Rosemary Rotkel, Bonnie Rizzi, Leonard Robey, Wayne Rodriguez, Manuel RochcUe, Carl Roebuck Lola Rosner, Janet Ross. Laurent Rothstein, Evelyn Rouiar ky, Daniel Rubenslein, Paul Rubio. ArtuTO Sacks, Catherine Sadler. Alan Scimpogna. Dominic Sanders. Roger Sanford. Ann Sangchuntra. Adisom Schaf. Nicholas Schartman. Sandra Schlesinger, Debra Schmidt. Melody Schob, Nancy Scott. Ernestine Shelton, Carol Shelloa WUham Shepardson, Nancy Shepardson, La ' Sloan, Michael Smith, Donna Smith, Karen Sneed Lawon Snyder. Jan Sophanodon, Kirana Starke, Gary Steele, Robert Steinkolk, Theresa Stinnett. Marshall Straussberg, Steven Streeter, WUie Stuart, Antoinette Sullivan. Brenda Tamburello, Richard Taub, Robin Taylor, Jacquelynn Taylor, Larry Telber, Dora Tevelson, Constance Thomas. Judy Thompsoa Man Thrasher, Stephen Tnpp. Cynthia Tucker, Valentne Turner, Constance Vanburen. Heirvey Vandyke, David Voorhees. Raymond Vosburgh, Malcolm Walker, George Wallace, Jane Walsh, Edward Watson. Ricardo Webber, William Weinsteia Myra Wells, Michael Weymouth. Claire White, Dennis White, Donald Whitey. John Widawsk, Louis Widmer, Ralph Williams. Jimmie Wilson. Thomas Wimbush. John Wing. Penny Witkin. James Wolke, Joel Wolter, Linda Woolfenden, Robin Wrice, Frances Ziderdi. Ebrahim MAY 1977 GRADUATES CAS AcuH. Lysbeth Adams. Samuel Agresti, Vincent Ahlers, Michael Ahmed, Rafiq Alder, Janet Alderman. Wendy Alexander, William All. Jolie Ah, Paj Ahemus, Charles Ambre. Karin Andersoa Elizabeth Anthony. Joanne Arnold Cathenne Atlas , EUen Atlas, Frandne Augustine. Virgir ia Babitz, Sherry Bach. M2u1a Bader, Paul Bailey, Maria Balabaa Lynn Beildassano. Victoria Baltes, Adrienne Ban , John Banknell, Anthony Barbieri. James Barmack Faye Barnes, Joanne Banens. James Behrer, Stephen Bell. Frands Benedum, Nancy cienes. Alejandro Bensoa John Bernard Mtirianne Bemsteia Lisa Biggio, Charles Bindeman, James Biondolillo. Anthony Blizard Carol Block Deborah Bloom. Sheryl Board Norma Boczek Suzanne Bodling. Barbara Bonner, Kathleen Book Gal Bom. Wendy Smith Bostoa Carole Botti. Polly Boyd Elaine Boylaa Ann Bradford Jean . Robert , Robert Irobst Jane Irody. Jill nberg. Abby va Calvin va Edward vn. Rozsalind va Valynncia Bruske, Edward Bryant Andrew Bubb. CarcJe Buchanan. Elizabeth Buchanan, George Bunting. Nancy Burch. Deborah Busetti, Linda Bush, Nonnan Butler. Rene Buyck Susan Byrley, Charles Cady, Richard Cagnina. Joseph Caid Charlene Callaa Deborah Callanan, Leslie Campbell. Mary Campbell, Susan Cannoa Sandra Capestaiw. Gloria Cap aa David Carey. Richard Carpenter, Anson Carter. Lauren Caruso, Steven Cassell Jack Castle. Phillip Caufiad Barbara fia Seth ■ ifoenphol. Suphanika 5S, Gabriel Cofer, Antor a Cohen, Brad Cohen, Debra Cologne. Bland Connell, Ann Connelly, Mcirda Conner, Christina Contor, Susan Conyers. Deborah Cook, Bonnie Copeland Robert Coppotelli. Michele Cortina, Maria Cotchen. Donald Coughlin, John Covertoa Jill Creed Wmiam Curreri, Ellen Daniel, Helene Dainiels, Herman Darr. Kevin Davis, Nomia Dean. Douglas Debeal, Marshall Deboer. Terri Lyn Dee, James Dcegan, Maureen Delorenzo, John Dempsey, Justin Derrybeny. Brenda De; o,C)o Deutsch. Debra Deveaud Louis Devlia Daniel Dcwilde. Sally Dey. Janet Dickson. Alexandria Diserio, Lisa Dixoa Deborah Doherty. Jean Dolaa Jo Dolgoff, Barbara Doninger. Karen Donnelly, Jane Drcizin. Dulcie Driscoll. Justin Dubro, Henry Dumont. Clark Dunsker, Doneild Eblaa Mead Echeverria. Beatriz Economides, Frandsca Edrei. Dominique Einbinder. Glenda Eisner, Jan Elliot. Sharon Elliott, Cynthia Elliott. Wanda Ellis. Astiid Engjer, Marguerit Epstein. Donna Evans, Lorraine Ewell, John Exon, Linda Exum. Evelyn Faisoa Myra Fanelli, Kenneth Fanwick Lcsbe Farringtoa Sheri Fcafcy. Ann Feldman. Jonathan Feltoa Douglas Rchtner, George Finkel, Karen Fishman. Mcircia Fitzgerald Eugenia Foaest, James Fraize. Barbara Frands. Rosemarie Franks. John Frazier. Elizabeth Friedman, Cynthia Friedmaa Talia Fukumoto. Joy FusiUer. Vetallc Galadand, WakiU Gamble, Christopher Garda. Clara Garcia. Claudia Gardner. Karen Garnett, Bnan Geanacopoulo, Tia Gerard Daria Giere. Mary GiUe. Chantal Gillespie. Diane Gtovacchini. Diane Giuffra, Marianne Glaid Timothy Gluckstera Henry Goldberg. Lawrence Goldfinger, Wendy Goldreyer. Linda Goldstein, Gail Goldwasser, Joel Goodmaa Daniel Goodman. Rebecca Gordetsky. Jack Gordoa Donald Gordo a Susan Gordoa Yvette Gons, William Gothelf, Steven Graeff, Alan Graser. Karen Grassano. William Gray. Rodney Greenberg. Brad Greenberg. Howard Greenberg. Meryl Greenblatt. Haniet Gregory, Maura Griffin. Gary Griffing, Michael Grobman. Mark Gruezke, Marie Gum, Cynthia Gunther, Andrew Gupta, Madhumita Gupta, Rajiv Gussow, Nancy Gyi, Justin Haffner, Kalherine Halbak Constance HalketL Jan Hall. Kathleen Hall, Mitchell Hall. Patrida Halleck Charles Hanner. Alfred Harbeck Sharon Harris. Jenny Harris, Nancy Haais, William Hart. Virginia Hatcher, Elizabeth Hawk Sherry Heath, Daruel Heffernaa Robert Heitner. Sharon Heizer, Julie Henderson, Laura Henly. Nancy Herring. Robert Hersch, Steven HcT7og. Jane Heussner. Janet Heyer. Ingeburg Higgins, Bonnie Higgins, Virginia Himmel. Betsy Hintze, Norma Hirsh, Rebecca Hobbs, Elizabeth Hollis. Roy Holt. PaCnda Hood Debora Hoopwr. Charles Horton, Susan Howard. Laura HurJey. Louise Hunter. Seward ladarota, Paul Ingraham, Jcimes feanuk Susan Jamison, Herbert Jeffries. Carol Jenkins, Elizabeth Jimenez, Martha Johnsoa Christina Johnsoa Clauda Johnsoa Diane Johnsoa Janice Johnson. Joan Johnsoa Joyce Johnson. Kevin Johnsoa Lane Johnsoa Roy Jones. Alvin Jones. Bruce Jones. Jcyce Jones, Kenneth Jones, Linda Jones, Tyrone Judkir s, Henry Kaffenberger, David Kamhong, Claudia Kastner, Simmic Katz. William Katzman, Barry Kave, Jessica Kelley, Marguerite Kidd Regina King Thomas Kipps, Linda Kirchner, Betty Kleia Jeffrey Klusaritz, Sally Kolakowsk, Mark Kolf. David Koo, Za-Soon Koppelman, Lynda Korik Jill Kraft. Annalisa Kramer. Pamela Kratenstdn. Debra Kravitz, Kim Kirkorian, Karen Knstol, Ins Kunz. John Kursar. Robert Lane. Andrew Langford, Sharon Langley. Barry Laurents. Joann Laurenzeino, Mary Laursen, Paul Lawsoa Linda Lazaroff, Elaine Le, Anh Lederman. Norman Lee. Amy Lee, Anne Leikia Irene Leonard, Leslie Lepow, Faith Lessor, Merieinne Levinc, Joan Levine, Marcee Lewis, Linda Liggett William Linnert. Patrida Uttle. Elaine Loconsolo. Regina Lohrke. Jennifer Lomax, James Lopjata Wendy Loutoo. Susan Lowe, Judith Lyna Madeline Lyons. James Lyons, Pamela Maas. Bnan Macrae, Robin Macy, Patrida Maggi, Carla Mahan, Janice Mahaney, Jr , Frands Maher, Michael Mahoney. James Malkoc, Ayhan Malone, Karen Malpas, Abson Mana Noms Manriquez. RolarvJo Martin, Nancy Martin, Neville Masaarella. Pamela Massengill, William May. Ernest Mayo, Sherry Mazur, Audrey McCarthy, Steven McConnell, James McDade, Wanda McEachem, Phillip McEwan. Douglas McGinley. Cynthia McLaughlin, Joann McNair. Leonard Meeder, Sheila Menowsky, Timothy Merriam, Rosemary Merrill. Ruth Middletoa Quin Miley, Kelvin Miller, Bonrve Miller, Mary MQler, William Millin. Franklin Minnis, Wanda Mitchell, Floyd Mitwol, Lynn Mols, Mary Morand Richard Moravsky, Helen Morgan, Ebzabeth Morris, Carl Morton, Ray Moulder. James Moynagh, Michael Muffoletto, Dora Mullea Merita Mulvaney, James Munford, Barbara Munoz, Gonzalo Murtland Douglas Murville. Dean Musco, Lisa Myers, Elissa Newton. Stephanie Nino, Maria Nog G, Carol No .Ma Nussdorfer. Theodore Nutt, Dennis Nwankwo. Veronica Obnen, Dennis Oistad Rebecca Oliver, Nancy Ordover, Sarah Otero, Elena Palumbo, Joanne Parchen, Beverly Parcher, William Paul, Jr . Nonnan Peluso, Joseph Perez. Mae Peaella, Kim Peters, Annabel Peters, Fred Pettit Lynn Phillips, Randi Phomsouvanh, Toui Piantadosi, Jeanette Pickford, Judth Piper, Susan Pistell. David Pizcr, Todd Pooley, Carolyn Prager, Cathy Provencher. Denis Pujals, Humberto Purdue, Jerry Quintero, Hernando Ragan. Mary Ralstoa Mary Ranka Philip Reda, Mustapha Redmiles, Joseph Retb, Nancy Rdss, Adrienne Richardsoa Ronald Rimsky, Marie ne Ritter, John Rivera, Frandsco Roberts, Pamela Robin, Jody Robinson. William Rodgers, Janice Rodman, Richard Rodriguez, Angie Rolland Joan Rosen, Nathan Rosen, Steven Rosenthal, Howard Ross, Aileen Rotheberg, Martha Rothstein, Joseph Rudclim2in, Sarah Rudia Madeleine Rudlin, Kathryn Ryan, Jeanne Sacher, Felice Sachs. Jane Saddlemire, Marda Seilamat. Behnam Salitsky, Paul Ssiltzman, Lori Samuels, Jeremiah Samuels, Margery Sanborn, Steven Sanger, Paul Sarmiento, Anthony Satkin, Dorma Saym, Selma Scalera, John Scanlon. Wilbam Scarangello, Joan Schallman. Nancy Scharff, Kenneth Scheel. Lawrence Schimmcriing. Gary Schlesinger. Kathenne Schr ebolk. Mark Schultz, Martha Schuster, Helen , Adalee Scott Glova Scott Kalhy Seid Elizabeth Sequeira, Mary Sexon, Wray Shadid Pamela Shapiro, Lisa Shapiro, Mark Sheets. Henry Sfiilling, Carol Shiriey, Karolyn Sho , Julie Sickel, Joshu Siegel, Robert Sigurdsson, Monika Simon. Wendy Singletoa Debra Siska Alan Slade, Bonita Small. Gary Smith, Lister Sowanick Thomas Sparks, Larry Sped or, Marcie Spielvogel. Ronnie Spruce, Gwen Stange-Kroebel, Christians Stargatt. Linda Stan, Steve Sleege. Bruce Stephenson, Bonnie Stine. William St Joha Pamela Storch. Peter Stout, Linda Strauber, Linda Stroheker, Elisabeth SulUvan, Maureen Swanson, Julie Swauger. Amy Swisher, Kyle Szpak Robert Takemoto. Ruth Tatge. Barbara Taub. Michael Taylor. Donna Tchack Diana Tegegne. Getachew Tennant, Allen Thayer. Carol Thayer, Lesbe Thomas, Avril Thora Dwight Tiger. Marion Titcomb. James Titone, Milo Tomko, Angela Tonkinssn, Mary Towt. David Traa Oanh Treibull. Shiela Tucker, Pamela Turkle. Bruce Turney. Margaret UUnick Mariene Unglesbee, Steven Uslan. David Van Elkan, Lyda Vanmeer. James Villere. Mane Voigt, Donna Volkman, Carol Volpe, Martin Vosburgh, Ford Wachtenheim, Nancy Walker, William Wallick Robert Wanger, Wendy Wanen, Isabel Wasserman, Leslie Waxman. Robert Weingarden. Wend Wdss, David Weiss, Ronald Wesley. Bob West Flora Weston. Bonae Wexler, Sheldon Whitaker. Dons White, Jane Whitfield Chantal Wieland Barbara Wilbraham, Robert Wilf, Sidney Wilks, Jeffrey Willcy. Cynthia WiUiams, Karen Williams. Piertte WiUiams. Randall Wilsoa Martha Wilson. Steven Winfrey. Marie Winn, l.esbe Winnett, Francis Winti-r, Kir Wir , Ste Winlhrop, Judith Wittel. F ' redcnck Wnyht, Cleo Wnqht. Jacqiielln Yackee, Susan Yancey. Meredith Young, Amelia Young, Dariene Young, Donna Young, Enc Young. Rhonda Zendel. Alice Zervas. Chris Ziller, Lillian SON Behme, Maryellen Bt?rg ' sen, Cathenne Blumenlhal, Diane Bolka. Carol Bragg, Barbara Cahiil, Judith Digangi, Laura Dizebba. Patricia Fulton, Dorothy Galten. Ruth Glick. George Greenberg, David Halbnan, Nancy Hirschman, Hedi Hoop, Kimberly Kind, Laura Kindler, Trudy Knight. Mattie Kramer, Patricia Lmdgrcn, Ruth Masback, Amy Masaa. Melissa Michaels, Cathy Mitchell, Pamela Ordun. Joyce Pearson. Camilla Pintauro. Palncia Powell. Ruth Reed Karen Reilly. Patricia Robinson. Jem Rooney, Burdett Rosenblatt. Ann Ross. Stella Sans, Denise Smith, Theresa Struelens, Brigitte Sussman, Shelly Sutermeister. Jane Templeton, Mary Werbowsky. Simona Withers, Mary Wysong, Mary SBA Abott, Lauren Abughazalah. Nabil Ahmed Shapon Andrews, Sally Arsers. Samuel Assael, Jane Audibert. Dariene Ayers, Constance Bail, Kathr Balsam o, Gciry Bannister, Edward Bamngtinc, Samuel Beavers, Lawrence Benjamin. Alan Benjamin, Michael Berhaneselaissie. Ahayework Besley, Richard Billone, Charles Boas, Daniel Bogatin, Lisa Boldon, Donald Bolger. Timothy Boorstein. Margery Bosco, Michael Boucher, Donald Boyer, Mary Brunrv James Butz, Jodie Cadel, Susan Caideron. Jeff Caldwell, Joyce Calventi, Victor Capers, Cheryl Chamberlin, Donald Chambers, Alex Collis. Jane CorJey. Mary Beth Cook, Robert Coof)er. Alison Cordova, Gustavo Cotton, Marcy Couture, Linda Curtis, John Davidsoa James Davis, Larry Deblasio. Alfred Degrazia, John Dettloff, Tom Dicostanzo, Elina Dilorenzo, Peter Dir , Ma Diprospero, James Dogrul. DUek Dolinka. Carl Domb. Allan Donoian. Stephen Dooley, Douglas Donot, Mary Douglas, Michael Dungan. Greg Eackloff, Mark Engel, William Evans, Lanning abara, Nunez Faber. James Felbusch. Jeffrey Fel nbtrg, Bernard Flllhaber, Robert Frank. Perry Freeland, Brewster Friedman, Debra Fuentes. Jose Furr. Janice Galvin. Donald Gardner. Colleen Garnett, John Garrett, Gloria Gellin, Kirk Gel war g. Peter Gensel. Edward Glassel, Felice Goldstein. Sheila Goodman. Kimberley Goodman. Willi m Gosnell, Ronald Gottesman. Delia Graesslc. James Graf. John Grasso. Diane Greenwald, Joan Gnffith, Marcus Haile, Kebede Hall, Joseph Hanfling, Richard Hanshaw, Vernon Harkness, Kim Harrow, Howard Hartnett Jeffrey Hartwell. Peter Heffler, David Henriig, Gary Higgins, Rita Hill, Carl Hochman, Jeffrey Hoffman. Robert Homri, Joan Jebo, Steven Johnson, Arthur Kaplan. Jule Katz, Benjamin Keeler, Susan Keller, Jeffrey Kempf, Kenneth Kessler, Andrea Khan, Shahzada Kingston. Jack Kirby, Terry Klitzner, Jay KIOST , Maj Kornslein, Edward Kotler, David Krane, Scott Krutz, Charles Kuan, Yolande Kugler, Mark Kuhns, Michael Lane, John Laughcry. Larry Lawton, Gregory Levin, Ivan Levine. Robert Lewis, Fred Lidd, Gloria Lueswasdi, Vallapa Lurie. Deborah Maaiouf, Nasri Malamed, David Margolin, James Martin, Michael Maurer, Lisa McAvoy, William McKay, William Mcpherson, Hazel McWilliams, Ross Medina, Joann Meltoa David Meredith. Denise Messer, Irwin Michaels, Howard Miller, Debra Miller. Evelyn Miller, Laurence Mitchell, Janice Moore, Linda Morgan. Steven Moritz, Russell Morton. Peter Neely, Janet Newnouse, Jeffrey O ' ConncIl, Jerry O ' Sullivan. Terence Ozenick Philip Pacifid, Frederick Pailthorp. Thomas Palmer, Stephen Papgeorge. Thomas Pennacchia, Rina Peny, Hilda Petrie, Ronny Phillips, Kenneth Phipps, Charles Phueksakom, Tossapom Pisciotta, Valerie Poole, Michael Prandoni, Joseph Prindle. Ill, Fanand Quasebarth, Ronald Quintavell, Arline Raab, Marvin Redmond, Robert Rich, Andrea Rittner, Kenneth Robbins. Edmond Robinson, Donald Rodriguez, Reyes Rosenthal. Scott Sachs, Joel Salvador, Frank Sapper, Jeffrey Sardo, Erriie Savas, Metin Schaub. Liane Scheiner, Richard Schonbergcr. Susie Simrell, Patricia Slotten. Kevin Small. Ellyn Smith, Ronald Sorkln, H, Spence, Debra Spira. Michael Spreitzer, Jolin Taliaferro, Jeffrey Tars his. Andrew Thziln. John Trager. Diane Trevisan. Stephen Tsang, Nai Bun Vicrtels, David Vournas, Demetrios Warner, Bradley Waters, Yvette Wee, EE Cheong Weeks, Sharon Weinreb, Michael Wild Russell Williams, Thomas Wisotekey, Harry Wynnb, Gilbert Yau, Poman Yee, Dorothy Yee, Suimee Young, J Robert Zaharia. Pam Zelman, Helen SGPA Ader, Beverly Akerman, Wendy Albusaidi, Hamoud Amerling, Suzanne Anderson. Eleanor Apperson, Bernard Bachman, Rik Ball, Leisha Barnes, Davis Barron, Gary Bartlett. Erica Bayles, Robert Berger, Kathy Bcrger, Robert Bergo, Sharon Bickford, Mahlon Billes, Ann Blok, Barbara Blumenthal. Leslie Boccella, Claire Boiler, M William Bouchard. John Brown, Douqias Brown, Stepnen Bushnell. Marian Byrne. Alison CanuthcTS, Scott Chnste, Coleman Clark, William Conlin. James Connors, Mark Corthell. Kim Cott. Deborah Crammer, Timothy Damoor an, Dorian Davenport. Kathy Deem. Richard Dematteo, Kevin Detreville, Peter Dickman, Alan Donald, Robert Dufour, Gany Dunham. John Edgington. Eric Eisenbets, Marguerite Feinberg, Burton Feldmeier, Robert Feller, Stephen Fenster. Steven Fischer. Douglas Gaffigan, Joseph Gelrr . Mai Schu: Glickman, Steven Godwin. David Goldman, Ronald Gotsdiner, Marci Grant, Terry Grossman, Jodie Gurak, Ellis Hagerty. Catherine Hale, Philip Haugerud, James Heller, Susan Herold, Catherine Ingram, Thomas Isbell. Kenneth Jacobs. Randi Johnston, Lloyd Kerr, Ralph Khamis, Atik Klappholz, Steven Kraft, Randall Krassen, David Kumer, Irwin Lautenschlager, Laura Leibman, Mark Lenfestey, John Lieber, Marcia Lipskin, Beth Magro, Anne Melvin, Christopher Mendelson, Philip Moore, Leslie Mueller, Thomas Mutnick, Mitchell Naiman, Marilyn Nelson, Maureen 01ar i)i, Eric On, Grace Palatiello, John Palm, Patricia Pencak, Christopher Perlstein. Alan Peters, Forrest Petrillo, Robert Podolski. James Porter, Joanne Pratt. Jeffrey Reyer. James Ricfistein. Jonathan Rockwell, Joshua Rogers. Janice Rosen. Jean Ross, Cynthia Rothenberg. Charles Russo. 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Barbara Gefardi, Joseph Gidez, John Glenn, Michael Goodman, Mary Gordoa Michael Gregory, Jonathan Griggs, Mary Grip. Karen Hamilton. Linda Handley, Paul Hcilman. Michael H err era, Carios Hickey, Mark Hysek, Steven Irick. Geneva Jurado, Cecilia Katz, Richard Katzen. David Kilgore. Arthur Komarek Paul Lainc, David Lawrence, Christoph Lehmann, Christophg Lemieux, Michelle Leslie. William Long, William Lupinski. John Maclntyre. Annette Malinak. Mark Martin. Janet Masscn. David McKechnie. Lucy Meadows. Brian Meek. Paul Merletti, Roger Meyer, Nancy Miller, Cathenne Milner, Elizabeth Minkowski, Joann Moore, Henry Murphy, Clautia Murray, Kevin Nezammafi, Rezagholi Nkang. Joseph Nzeqwu. Obura Odell. Kevin Olsen, Tim Owens. Patricia Phillips, Pamela Porth, Jacquelyn Prado, Antonio Ptak John Pugh. Virginia Robertsoa Dana Rosenblatt, Frandee Russo, Barbara Rypinski, Arthur Selde, Lynda Senseney, Robert Shaffer, Monica Shaughnessy, Colleen Shea, Moira Sherman, Frank Silver, Theresa Smith, Bradley Smrz, Elena Stabler, Elizabeth Stahl. Vivian Stevenson, Laurie Taylor. Elizabeth Teague, Robert Teymourtash, Kamrar Traub. Charles Uckert, Mcrri Ward, Judith Whitworth, Phillip Young, Yasuko Zeigjer, Carolyn Zepatos, Thalia CPA Abbott. Carol Sabat, Leigh Schulze, Nancy Lindway. Cynthia Selsky, Bennett DCE Ahalt, Paula Buhler, Lynn Clark Lena Coplan. Harold Cowan. Ellyn Crane, William Dain, Mary Edwards, Marcia Gainer. Mary Hess, Jon Hunt, Donald Madison, Sandra Mahoney, Sherry Majka, Donald Manov. Susan Ann Merritt. Patricia Miltiadou, Dino Rhodes, Jr . James Rouse. Jonathan Santos. Edward Sessler. John Silver, Theodore Singer, Shciri Ward, Douglas CAJ Acosta, Jomarie AhrerK, Steven Amend Michael Arden. Thomas Balzer, Dou as Barrett, John Barrett, Patricia Bewish, Elbe Bisdorf. Warren Blake, John Bradford, Albert Bratsch, John Brewer, Gregory Brown. Cyntnia Brozen. Paul Burger, Glenn Charies. Francis Cherba, John Chiirichella, Thomas Clark David Coffelt, KeLy Collins, Charles Collins. Dean Collins, Diana Cook Kathy Cotton. Elyse Dailey, Eddie Disney, David Dixon, William Doncildson, Suzanne Duffey, Robert Duffy, Clifford Edwards, Steve Ennctt, Joseph Fickinger, John Rynn, Donald Geibel, Karen George. James Gigliotti. Frank Gilbertsoa Christian Green, Ronald Hagen. Robert Hall, Jack Higgins. Wilson Howard. Kenneth Jacobson, Debra Jenstrom, Katfilecn Jones, Carl Jones. Paul Karir shak John Kellam, Robert Koka, Wayne Kraus, Virginia Kreider. Paul Larkin. James Lease, Lowell Lesbe, Donald Udster. Gary Ueto, William Lilja, Nancy Malz, Alan Manning. William Maxey, Samuel Mayer. Lawrence McClelland Frances McComas, John Merranko, Andrew Millr, Ronald Miner, Ronald Novak Thomas Pardy, Amelda Peeic, James Petersen. Karen Pettemati. Jeffrey Pope, Henry Prickett, Steven Pulliam, Mark Randall, Don£iId Rassell, Stuart Rauch, Dellaphinc Reeves, Michael Schauf, Edward Schirf, John Seibert, Joan Shepherd David Shera. Victoria Smith, Edward Smith, James Sprogis, Ruta Staples, Laurie Strain. Scott Swank Bruce Tippett Elmer West. Walter White, Robert Williamson. Sharon Wilmore, Brenda Wise. Thomas Wolff, Lesley Wolz. Wilbam Wynnyk Alexander CTA Al Nazer. Ahmad Allen, Rosa Baker, William Barrett Carroll Belanger, Robert Cahiil. Martin Cain, Stephen Carter, Douglas Cavanaugh, Daniel Choiriiere, Jacques Cordes, Jcimes , Thomas Dun , Dei Fernandez, Barbara Gac, Maria Geisler. Ernesto Girt. John Greene, Lawrence Johnson, Michael Kenna, Margaret Lane, Peggy Larsoa Lorence Lewis, Mac Lindsey. David McDermott Raymond McEwea Robert McGraw. Stephen McPhee. Dean Monts. Charles Norris, John O ' Kelley. Adam Pritchard, Marcus Rivera, Jeunes Rowse, James RoyCToft, David Shergabs. Joseph Shore. Rita Smith, Marshall Steele, Robert Sukongkarata, Thaveesak Swisher, William Wilkes, Marilyn ULC Bander, Joel Bialek Debra Edwards. Carol Eickholz. Dianne Friedman. Amy Fultoa Ellen Glasser, M ichael Reed Daryl Schere. Gary Thomas, John OR BIOGRAPHIES Abbott, Carol: Delta Gamma 1-4, RHA 1-3; RA. 4; Swimming team 4. Adou, Ibrahim Hassan: A.U. staff — International Conference of Entomology, International Conference of Mentally Retarded Children. Agresti, Vince: CAS, Psychology. Alder, Janet J: CAS, Sociology, Yearbook, 2; Honorarium, 2. Bell, Frank: Interdisciplinary, Broadcast Production, WAMU 1-4, Program Consultant 4; Sigma Delta Chi 4; Campus Media Commission 4; Who ' s Who 4. Benjamin. Alan: BS BA SBA, finance; Ski Club 1,2; Dorm Council 1, Florida 2,3. Bergo, Sharon L: Political Science, School of Government; Alpha Chi Omega, treasurer 3-4. Bernstein, Lisa H.: Psychology; Varsity volleyball 2,3,4, co-captain 4; Big Buddy 4; Intramural voUeyball 1,3,4; T.A.U. 3,4. Brown, Curtis Jr.: CAJ; Transfer Tougaloo College. Brown, Inger Maria: International Studies, Pan Ethnon 3,4. Brown, Ronald: SBA, Accounting; Organizer and editor The Jewish Pickle; Rho Epsilon 3; Student Confcreration Judicial Court Justice 3. Brown, Valynncia P.: CAS, Biology; AU Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1,2,3; OASATAU 1-4; Alpha Epsilon Delta, prc-med honor society 4; Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity 4; Delta Sigma Theta 4. Allison. Lynne: SIS Communication Foreign Language; Phi Mu 1-4; Treasurer, 3; VP 4. Bettaglio. Gino Rolando: CAS. Economics; Transfer Catholic University of El Salvador Brunn. James R.: SBA, Finance; Varsity wrestling 1-4; 3035 Club. Ambre. Karin: Literature; WAMU News staff 1; Paraphysics-Parapsychology Club 1; Big Buddy 1; Yearbook staff writer, 4. Atlas, Ellen P: BA Sociology. Atlas. Francinc lee: Literature; Education; Alpha Chi Omega 2-4; Hillel 1-4; Executive Board; Talon 4; Literature Advisory Board 2; Greek Council 2-4. B Babitz. Sherry H: Elementary Education, Special Education. Balaban, Lynn Carol: Elementary Education. Bardwell, Cynthia: SBA, Marketing: Alpha Kappa Alpha; Marketing Club. Barr. Philip: Communications; SIS; Varsity Tennis 1,2; Reporter and Editor for Eagle 2,3; Intramural BasketbaU 1,2. Barrett. Patricia: CAJ; Women ' s Field Hockey, 2. Blake. John W.: College of Public Affairs, Administration of Justice; Social Action Council 2,3; Chairman of Academic Committee, CAJ Undergraduate Council 4. Blumenthal. Diane: School of Nursing; Co-president 4. Blumenthal. Leslie: BA SGPA, urban affairs government. Boccella. Claire M.: S.G.P A., Political Science. Bolka, Carol: School of Nursing; Mortar Board, selection chairman 4. Boiler. M. William: SGPA; Phi Sigma Kappa 2,3,4; College Republican Club 1,2,3,4,; Confederation Media Commission 1. Boorstein, Margery S.: SBA, Marketing and Personnel Bom, Wendy Smith: Psychology; Peer Counselor, AU Hotline 3; Student coordinator Hotline 4. Bubb, Carole Adele: CAS, Music; Carnegie-Mellon University 1-3; Mu Phi Epsilon 4. Burch, Deborah D.: CAS, Visual Communication. Burka. Denise: CPA SIS, International Studies; Hillel 1,2.3,4; French Club 1,2. Burrell, Cheryl Denise: SBA, Marketing; Chairman of Pubbc Affairs, Marketing Club 4. Burrow. Steele D.: Language and Foreign Studies, German; President Gemian Club 4; Delta Phi Alpha national Gemian honorary; Student Ade; Rank and tenure committee Department of Languages and Foreign Studies; Honors 3,4. Butler, Rene Michele: CAS; Mass Communications Byrne, Alison: SGPA, Government; American University Tennis Club 3,4. Caid. Charlene: Psychology Sociology; Who ' s Who 4; Mortar Board 4; University Senator 2. Barrick. Carol Everette: SIS; University Faculty Relations Committee 3; Undergraduate Studies Committee 4; University Seminar Weekend Committee 3; University Speakers Weekend. Chairperson 4; Pan Ethnon 3,4. Barron. Gary A: SGPA; Club Football 2; Alpha Epsilon Pi, Corresponding Secretary, Fundraising Chairman; Chaimian Greek Week 2; Commissioner of Student Affairs of SUB 2; Cooperative Education Program 3,4. Beja. Sheila Deborah: SIS; Diplomatic Pouch 1-3; Assistant Editor 1,2; College Republicans 1-4; Parlimentarian 1; Editor — The Pachydenn Press 2; Phi Mu 2-4; Secretary 3; Pan Ethnon 2,3; International Week 1975 2; RHA Orientations 1975, 76 3,4. Boston, Carole M.: Marketing Manager, AU Record Coop, 3. Boyles. Helen: SIS, Russian language and area; Panhellenic President 3; Alpha Chi Omega 3,4, social chairman 4. Bragg. Barbara: BS School of Nursing. Brobst. Jane L: CAS, Literature. Brody. Jill D.: Elementary Education and Early Childhood; Big Sister 2; SNEA 3. Bromberg. Abby E.: Design; Talon staff 4; Channel 5 internship 4; American Magazine staff 3; Media Commission 4. CaUen. Charles: SGPA. CAJ; CoUege Republicans 1-4; Pan Ethnon 1-4; co-founder, president Parapsychology Research Society 2,3,4; Thomas Jefferson Society 2,3,4; SLUMS, treasurer, SGPA, CAJ undergrad councils; Inter-Club council 2,3,4; AU Citizens Commission of Inquiry 3; SC Budget Committee 4. Calloway, Angelique: CAS; Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Dean ' s List 3. Calluso, Albert. J: Latin American Studies and Economics; Pan Ethnon 2,1; Alpha Sigma Phi, President 3, Vice-president 3, Treasurer 3; Chairman of Freshman Elections (SIS) 4; Secretary of SIS Undergraduate Cabinet 4. Campbell. Mary Brigid: SGPA; Pobtical Science; Big Buddy 3; Floor President 2. Dorm President 3. PIRG 1; RHA officer 3; Intramural Tennis 1. Worked on staff of congressman J. Stanton 1-4. Capers. Cheryl Denise: SBA; Accounting; Accounting Club Executive Committee 3; Accounting Club Tutor 3.4; OASATAU Financial Committee 2. DeMatteo. Kevin T.: SGPA; Political Science. Dickman, Alan: Pi Sigma Alpha; Student Advisor 3,4; Played Coffkchouse 2,3. DiGangi, Laura A.: SON; Nursing; Field Hockey 2; Swim Team 2-4; Chief Justice, Dorm Court 2-4; Sailing Club 3, Yearbook Staff 2. Organizations, PEACE program supervisor; Techniques of Learning 3. Eisner, Jan V.: Art, design; Riding Club 2,3,4; Swim team 2. Engler, Mary B.: Art. design; Riding Club 2,3,4; Swim team 2. Caplan. David Alexander CAS; Communications; President, Public Relations Student Society of America. Cassell. Jack Carlton: SOC; Visual Communications; Varsity Soccer 3,4; Phi Sigma 2-4; Treasurer 3, President 4; Inter Fraternity Council 3, Social Treasurer 4; Soccer Club 3,4, President 3,4. Chalfin, Scth: CAS; Biology; Karate Club, 1,2. Chirichella. Thomas J.: CAJ; Floor Judecial Representative to Dorm Court 1; Bowling Team 1-4; Vice President of A.U. Intercollegiate Bowling Team 3; Undergraduate Judge on A.U. Court of General Sessions 3; President of Intercollegiate Bowling Team 4; Pi Alpha Alpha. DiNizo. Mario R.: SBA; AccountingAdvertising Manager. Eagle; Accounting Club; Business Manager, Eagle; SBA Undergraduate Council, Vice President of Communications; S.C. Finance Committee. DiProspero, James: SBA; Financing. DiZebba, Patricia: SON; Alpha Epsilon Delta, SON Representative 3; D.C. Student Nurses Cancer Society 3; D.C. Student Nurses Association 2,3; A.U. Recruiter 4; SON Rank and Tenure Committee 4; Who ' s Who 4; Student Health Committee 4. Dobday, Brian: Visual Communication; 3rd year, Harlaxton College, Grantham, England. Engler, Mary B.: RN, CAS, biology, pre-med; chairman capping ceremony, social committee 1,2; booster club 1,2; yearbook 1, nursing association 1,2; co-curricular council 1,2; Young Republicans 1-4; Critical Care Nurses Association. Engler, Marguerite M.: RN, CAS, biology, pre-med; Booster Club 1,2; social committee 1,2; yearbook 1, nursing association 1,2, treasurer 2; co-cuDicular council 1,2; Yo Republications 1-4; Critical Nurses Assn. Engelsher. Terri Lynn: Interdisciplinary, International business; Pan Ethnon treasurer 2; Inter-club council, secretary treasurer 2, chairman 3,4; Big Buddy 2; Jewish Pickle, literary editor 4; American Cancer Society rep. 2; Hillel rep 2. Clark, William S.: SGPA; Political Science Economics; College Democrats 2,3; A.U. Representative to D.C. Federation, College Dem. Coleman. Joan G.: Social science Computer Science. Cooper, Alison Courtenay: SBA; Marketing. Cortina. Maria: Math; Computer Science; Women ' s Swim Team; Varsity Swim Team, Manager. Costa, Gene: SBA; Accounting Political Science; Phi Sigma Kappa, President, 1-4; A.U. Eagles Rugby Team 1-3; Intramurcd Sports 1-2; General Assembly Member 3. Domb. Allan: SBA, Marketing; Wrestling 1; Phelps 2,3,4; Florida Club 2,3. Karen Doninger: CAS. BS in Physical Education. Donnelly, Jane: Sociology, Student represetnative 4, Dooley, Douglas: SBA Finance and International Relations; Hurst R. Anderson Forensic Society 1-4; President 4, Vice president debate 3; SBA Undergraduate council 4, vice president academic affairs, educational policy committee; financial management association honor society 4. Douglas. Archibald Hugh III: CAS, history; LaCrosse 3; Rugby 2. Evans, Lorraine: Communications, broadcast journalism ; Radio drama club 2; entertainment reporter. Spirits Known and UnKnown 3; UHURU staff writer 3; UHURU managing editor, entertainment reporter 4; WOOK internship. Exum. Evelyn: " Spirits News Team, " WAMU-FM 1-4; OASATAU radio program, WAMU-AM, 1-4. Fanelli, Kenneth J.: American studies art history; The American Magazine, art design editor 4; A.U. Bicentennial committee 3; A.U. jazz band 2,3,4; American studies advisory committee 2,3; Media Commission 4; AU. Film Society 3; A.U. Georgetown symphonic band 1,2; " Who ' s Who " 4. Cotton, Colleen, Theresa: CAJ. Cotton, Elysc S.: CPA-CAJ; Worked with Division of Parole and Probation, Montgomery County. Dr€uin. Dulcie: BS Physical Education. Dubro, Henry A.: CAS Interdisciplinary, CLEG; Hillel 1-4; United Jewish Appeal 3,4; Chair-Person 4, JSA, executive committee 4. Fanwick, Leslie B.: Elementary education; Delta Gamma 2,3,4; social chairman, foundations chairman; B ' nai Brith Hillel 1,2,3, secretary; Orientation committee 3; Student National Education Association 2,3,4. Curreri, Ellen: CAS; Psychology; Psi Chi. Curtis, John R.: SBA; Finance; Club Football 1. D Dee, James: Biology; Environmental Studies; Journal Club 1; Academic Aide 2-4. Deem, Richard: SGPA, Ba pobtical science. Dunham, John Raymond III: SGPA, Political Science. Dunsker, Donald A: CAS History; Varsity tennis team 2,3,4; History Departmental Council 4; Personnel committee 4; University Council 4; Freshmen advisor 4. Edwards, Carol J.: CAS, Psychology of Feinberg, Bernard A.: Business administration, professional accounting BS BA; varsity tennis team 3,4. Feldman. Jonathan: Talon staff 1; WAMU 3; Record Co-op 3, assistant manager 4; communicationsA isual media. Fillhaber, Robert M.: BS BA professional accounting; University budget study committee 4; Accounting Club counseling committee 2,3,4; junior varsity basketball team 1; Inh-amural official 2,3. Fischer, Douglas: SGPA, CPA; Debating Club 1; College Republicans 1-4; D.C. College Republicans 1-4; Students Learning Urban Methods and Studies Club 3,4; Inter-Club Council 4; Ice Hockey Club mamager 1; Intramurals: bowling, basketball, football, tennis, Softball 1-4; Ballroom Dancing Club, 2; American Squares 2,3. Fogle. Thomas W.: CPA CAJ, Law and Society; Pan Ethnon 3. Frank. Perry M.: Phi Sigma Kappa, vice-president 3; Kanookie Club, vice-president 4. Friedman. Amy Michelle: University Learning Center; Interdisciplinary studies in family relations and counseling; Peer counseler AU. Hotline 3; Supervisor 4. Firedman. Cynthia: Art, graphic design; The American Magazine, assistant editor 3. Friedman. Debbie L.: Finance. Fuentes, Jose Ricardo: SBA, personnel management; WAMU-AM staff. Furman, Susan: Elementary education. Furr, Janice: Business administration, accounting; Accounting Club 2,3,4. Assembly 2,3; National Student Lobby 1-4; Phi Sigma Sigma 3,4, pledgemother, secretary. Gellin, Kirk: SBA, Marketing; basketball intramural 1-4; Big Buddy 3. Gelman. Marc Ring: SGPA, political science, Anderson floor president 3; intramural sports 2; Folklore fund business manager 3. Giddings. Jeannie: BS International studies economics; Pan Ethnon 1,2; New Century Singers 2,3,4; Semester in Bogota 4; Campus Crusade for Christ 3,4; Sailing Club 4; Economic policy semester 4; Lousy Lunches MGC 1-4. Gidez. John P.: SIS, International studies economics; Pan Ethnon 1; Bowling Club 1, Eagle staff 1; Kennedy Political Union 2; intramural sports 1-4; Mortar Board 4; Resident Advisor Gillespie. Diane: CAS, early childhood elementary special education. Glassel. Felice: SBA, marketing; Student Confederation, SBA rep 1,2; Club Football manager 1; Delta Gamma 1-4; Pan Ethnon 2,3; Marketing Club 3; Coordinator SBA Peer Counseling; 3,4; Undergraduate assistant 4; Planned Parenthood volunteer 3; Orientation 2,3; Hillel 1,2. Glymph. Angela: Business Administration, accounting; Accounting Club 2,3,4. intramurals 1-4; A,U. Street Hockey League 2,3,4; public relations staff; A.U, Club Football team, public relations staff 4. Gordon, Donald G.: CAS, Chemistry. Gothlef. Steven: CAS, environmental science General Assembly 2; Big Buddy 2,3; Rugby Club 2 Phi Sigma Kappa 1-4, president 4, pledgemaster 3 intramurals 1-4, football 2,3,4, volleyball 1-4. Greenberg. Brad: Interdisciplinary, BA Athletics, The Media and Society; varsity basketball 2,3,4; team captain 3,4. Greenwald. Joan: SBA, marketing; Ski Club. Gregg. Kathleen J.: CAS, elementary and special education. Gregory. Jonathan: SIS. Intemational Relations. Groppel. Thomas L.: Continuing Education, General Studies; senior transfer from Iowa State University. Grossman. Jodie: Pre-law political science administration of justice; President ' s tour guid association 4; College Democrat 1 ,2; Jewish Identity Project 1,2; Director of SCPD 3,4; Director of Communications, Student Confederation 3; Kennedy Political Union 1,2, director 3,4; " Who ' s Who " 4. Galvin. Donald: Business, BS BA accounting; AA administration of justice; intramurals 3; Student assistant, library 4. Gardner. Karen Ann: CAS, sociology psychology; internship D.C. Rape Crisis Center; Peer counselor A.U. Hotline 3.4; Undergraduate assistant sociology 4; Peer counselor A.U. Companion Program 4. Garnett. Brian Ambler: Communication, Broadcast journalism; News Director WAMU-AM 4; " Who ' s Who 4; SOC Personnel Committee 4; Dean ' s Advisory Committee 4; Media Commission 3,4; WAMU-AM staff 3; transfer American Intemational College; Dean ' s list 1-4. Garrott. John H. Jr.: SBA; transfer Mt. St. Mary ' s College; Delta Mu Delta business honor society 3. Geanacopoulos. Tia: Elementary education Gecardi, Joseph C: SIS; CAJ minor; club football 2. Gelfand, Ilyse Ladin: SGPA BA; College Democrats 1,2,3; Student Confederation 1,2,3, assistant to secretary 1,2, director of information 1,2, department of political affairs 1,2,3; General Goldfinger. Wendy: CAS, elementary education. Goldman. Ron: SGPA, political science. Goldreyer. Linda: Early childhood elementary special education. Goldstein. Gail: CAS, elementary and early childhood education. Goldwasser. Joel: CAS, BS biology psychology; Astronomy Club, founder and 1st president 2; Floor president 2; Student representative, psychology 3; Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 3; Inter Club Council, vice-chairman 3, Goodman. Danny: Communication Business Administration; varsity baseball, pitcher, letter winner 1; WAMU DJ and basketball play-by-play 1; Washington Bullet correspondent 2, vp McDowell Hall 2; Public Relations Student Society of America 3,4; Intramural sports 2,3,4; Undergraduate representation SOC Council 4; " Who ' s Who " 4. Goodman. Rebecca: BS Jewish studies; BA sociology. Goodman. William S.: BS BA marketing, SBA, Gruezke. Marie: CAS, Music education; Symphonic Winds ensemble 1,2; University Chorale 1-4; Mu Phi Epsilon 3,4, vice-president 4; Organist, Kay Spiritual Life Center 3,4; Campus Crusade for Christ 2,3,4. Gum. Cynthia: Business Administration, BS Marketing. Gurak. Ellis Lee: SGPA, political science; Dorm floor president 4; WAMU-FM foreign film critic 2,3,4; Intramural basketball and volleyball 2; Co-chairman Fred Harris for President committee 2; " Ubu Roi " 1. Gussow. Nancy: CAS, Communications, broadcast journalism French; Women in Communication 4; Sigma Delta Chi 4 H Hahn. Wendy Sue: CAS, history; Women ' s varsity volleyball 3,4; intramural volleyball, participant and official 4; library marathon 4; transfer Allegheny College. Hadi. Dewita: SIS. International Relations; Foreign student representative; League of Women Voters 4; Foreign Student Association. Haffner. Katherine S.: Biology. Hagerty. Cathy: CPA, SGPA. political science; Mortar Board president 4; teaching assistant 4; Student Union Board representative 1.2.3; Finance Committee 2.3; Who ' s Who 3,4; AEPi Sweetheart 3; Resident Advisor 3.4, Halbak. Connie: CAS. interdisciplinary CLEG; Letts Hall Dorm Council 3; Big Buddy, tutor 3; sub-chairman 4; Public Relations Society 3. secretary-treasurer 4. Hale. Phillip P.: SGPA. Political Science, Hall. Kathy: Communication, transfer student. Hall, Mitchell: Communications, visual media; WAMU 1; intramural basketball 2,3; Honors internship NBC radio, community affairs; Wamer Cable TV; First Annual A.U. Film Festival. Harbeck. Sharon Camille: American studies. American arts; senior class representative; Sailing Club, vice-president; A.U. Art Council, chairman. Harris, Jenny: Interior design design; Pan Ethnon 1 ; Bowling Club 2,3,4, secretary treasurer 3; Bowling team 2,3,4; Delta Gamma 1,2,3, treasurer, 2; Pan Hellenic Council President 3. Harrow. Howard Stewart: Business Administration, Accounting; Phi Sigma Kappa 4. Heller. Susan: SGPA CAJ; Urban Affairs; Freshman Representative, SBA General Assembly; Record Coop 2-4; Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball Intramurals 2-4; Talon Staff 4. Hickey. Mark C: SIS; International Studies. Higgins, Wilson E.: CAJ; Administration of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement; Captain — D.C. Jail; American Correctional Association; American Police Hall of Fame; National Police Officers Association of America; American Federation of Police. Inc. Hill. Blanche Marie: SIS; Latin American Area Studies Spanish; Who ' s Who Among American College and University Students 3.4; Commissioner of Community Affairs 2; President Circle K Service Club 2; Vice-Chairperson Social Action Council; Dean ' s List 1-4; Mortar Board; Vice-President Mortar Board; Academic Aid 2; Chairperson Womens Week 3; Student Recruiter 3; Student Tour Guide 3; Kiwannis International Award for Outstanding Community Service; Circle K International Lieutenant Governor ' s Award. Hirschman. Hedi: SON; WAMU 2; SON Representative to General Assembly 2; Student Representative to SON Faculty 4. Hoffman. Robert J.: SBA; Finance; SBA Undergraduate Council. President 4; Accountant. The Eagle 3.4; Financial Management Association — Honor Society 4. Public Relations Student Society of America 3. Vice-President 4. Jones. Joyce C: CAS; Applied Math; Intramural Girl ' s Volleyball 1. Joyce. Richard J.: CPA CAJ; Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities; President of CAJ Undergraduate Council; Member, Dean ' s Advisory Council CPA; Member, Student Conference Academic Council; Undergraduate Representative Senate Committee on the Library; Club Football; A.U. Touchdown Club; Dean ' s List 4. K Kamer. Irwin: SGPA; Political Science. Kaufman. Kathryn Mary: CAS; Psycology Sociology; Psi Chi 3.4; Big Buddy Program 4. Kelley. Marguerite A.: Art; Oil Painting; Tennis. Kempner. Ellen: SOC; Visual Media; Women in Communications 4; Member. Sisco Inauguration Committee 4. Kerr. Ralph: SGPA; Political Science History; A.U. Intramurals 1-3; PEACE Program 2; Athletic Council 3; A.U. Lacrosse 2-4. Assistant Coach 3. Co-Captain 3.4; Assistant Editor. Journal of Historical Studies 4; Interclub Council 4; American Magazine 4. Harstad. Paul F.: SGPA. political science economics; Kennedy Political Union 1.2.3. Hartwell. Peter Lind: Business Administration Accounting Computer Systems; Accounting Club 4 Varsity baseball 1.2; McDowell Basement 1-4 Master Batters 2.3.4; Wilmington basketball 3.4 Softball champions 4, Hawk. Sherry: Pan Ethnon 1; DC PIRG 2; Junior year abroad. Florence. Italy 3. Haynes. Alton Lee Jr.: Public Affairs. Administration of Justice. Hcffcman. Robert V.: SOC; Print Journalism The Society of Professional Journalists 3.4; Staff Writer. The Eagle 3; A.U. Tour Guide 2.3; A.U. Student Recruiter 2-4; Dean ' s List 1-3; Congressional Comminication Study (Assistant to the Director) 4. Heffler. David M.: SOC; Tavern Board Vice Chairman; K.P.U. Board; Tavern Board Chairman; SUB Consumer Contract Review Board; Sigma Delta Chi; WAMU; Alpha Epsilon Pi President and Vice President. Heitner. Sharon Mandy: Sociology and Psychology; Reporter of the Eagle 2. Horton. Susan C: Music Education; Chancel Choir 1-3; A.U. Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1-4; Mu Phi Epsilon 3.4 — Treasurer; A.U. Chorale 4; A.U. Festival Chorus 4; Mortar Board 4; A.U. Flute Trio 4; Covenant Community 2. Houghtaling. David W.: SGPA Sociology. Howard. Laura: CAS; Elementary Education. I Ingram. Thomas R.: CPA SGPA; Political Science. Johnson, Diane Liza: SOC; Broadcast Journalism: Sigma Delta Chi 4; Alpha Kappa Alpha 4; AUBCSPA 3,4; First Runner-up, Ms. OASATAU Contest 3. Johnson, Joan: CAS; Chemistry; President of A.U. Chapter of American Chemical Society 3.4; Dean ' s List 3.4; Assistant to Science and Technology semester of Washington Semester Program 4. Johnson. Lane E.: CAS; Sociology. Johnson. Patrick Williams: CAS; Public Communication; Intermurals 1, Interclub Council 4; Keshari. Mohmood: SBA; Personnel; Varsity Soccer 3,4; Intramural Volleyball 4. Kessler. Andrea Robin: SBA; Marketing; Intramural Bowling 3; Big Buddy Program 2. Kindler. Trudy Renae: SON; Nursing. King. Charles M.: CAS; Sociology; Pan Ethnon 2,3; Sigma Phi Epsilon 1; Academic Aid 4. Kingston. Jack Edward: SBA; Marketing; Marketing Club 4; Intramural Basketball 3.4; Intramural Baseball 1-4; Softball Championship 4. Klappolz. Steven I.: SGPA; Jewish Identity Project; Thomas Jefferson Society; SGPA Undergraduate Council; Intramural Sports; Dean ' s List. Klein, Kandice L.: CAS; Elementary Education. Klitzner. Jay: SBA; Finance. Klosner. Marcia Dee: SBA; Accounting; Who ' s Who in american Colleges and Universities 4; Mortar Board. Treasurer 4; President. Accounting Club 4; Undergraduate Studies Committee Member 4; Academic Council 4; SBA Representative on the Undergraduate Council 3,4; Board member. Accounting Club 3; Accounting Club Tutor 3,4, SBA Representative on the General Assembly 3; Member of the Government Operation Committee of the General Assembly 2. Klusaritz, Sally A.: SOC Economics; Communications and Economics; Sigma Delta Chi 4; Women in Communications, Secretary 4. Koczot. David J.: CPA CAJ. Koker. Khomeh Gladys: CAS; Sociology; International Week 3; Hostess at Ambassadors Party 3. Komarek, Paul A.: SIS; Interdisciplinary Studies in East Asia; American Magazine, Editor 4; Diplomatic Pouch 2,3 Editor 4; International Floor 2-4; Mortar Board 4; SIS Undergraduate Cabinet 3,4; Talon 2, Senior Editor 3; Letts Hall Dorm Council 3; A.U. Film Society 3; Confederation Media Commission 3,4. Lautenschlager, Laura E.: SGPA; Political Science; A.U. Women ' s Union 4. LawaL Beatrice Olufunmilayo: CPA CAJ. Lee, Amy: CAS; Biology; Treasurer, East Asian Culture Club 1,2. Lehmann. Christopher G.: SIS; International Affairs Anthropology; University Senate 3,4; Senate Executive Committee 4; A.U. Planning Council 3; Board of Trustees Committee on Development 4; General Assembly 2-4; Student Confederation Parliamentarian 4; S.C. Executive Committee 4; Mortar Board 3,4; Who ' s Who 3; Pan Ethnon, Vice-President 1,2; S.C. Finance Committee 1-4; SIS Undergraduate Studies Committee 1,2; SIS Undergraduate Cabinet 1-4; Dean ' s List 1-4. Lepow, Faith Robin: CAS; Sociology; Dorm Council 4; President, Kennedy Honors Roor. Lcmer. Debra Beth: CAS; Literature. Lopata, Wendy-Lynn: Communication, print journalism; Delta Gamma 1-4, recording secretcity 3, activities historian 4; Sigma Delta Chi 3,4; Pan Ethnon 1,2; Orientation committee 3,4. Lueswasdi, Vallapa: SBA, Marketing 3,4; Montgomery College 1,2. Lune, Deborah Susan: Business administration. Marketing personnel; Big Buddy 2. M Magro, Anne Marie: College of Public Affairs, SGPA, political science urban affairs; RHA 1-4; Anderson dorm council; vice president 2, president 3; Pan Ethnon 1,2,3; Delta Gamma 2,3,4; 1st vice president 2,3, president 3,4; Resident advisor 4; undergraduate advisory committee, 2; University Senate ad-hoc committee on trustee tours, co-chairperson 3; Off-campus housing volunteer 2. Malpas, Alison: Foreign language, Russian; AU singers 3,4; AU Chorale 2,3,4. Koppleman. Lynda Sue: Art Education. Korik, Jill Ellen: CAS; Sociology; Government and Political Science Intemship; Dean ' s List. Kornstein, Edward: SBA; Marketing; Captain. Varsity Tennis Team 4; Intramural Football and Basketball 4. Krassen, David: SIS; International Studies, Economics, Political Science; Assistant Concert Director 3; Coffeehouse Staff 3; Hughes Hall Treasurer 3,4; College Democrats 2,3; Food Co-op 2,3. Kreider, Paul: Undergraduate Secretary for CAJ; Big Buddy 3; Phi Sigma Kappa 3,4. KristoL Iris Fern: Biology Environmental Studies. Kuan, Yolande Yuan-Ming: SBA Accounting. Kuglcr, Mark Alan: SBA; Real Estate Urban Development; Eagle Staff Member 2; Talon Staff Member 3; Bowling Club 4; Rho Epsilon 4; Photo Pool Director 4. Lane, Andrew Robert: CAS, mathematics; Alpha Sigma Phi 1,2; WAMU-AM dj 1; Pi Mu EpsUon math honorary 2; University of Maryland 2,3; council member math stat comp sci department; Frederick Douglass tutor; math stat tutor, Jewish Student Association 4. iurenzano, Mary: SOC; Journalism; WlCl 1, Levenson, Jay Seth: SGPA; Political Science; University Senate 2; Vice-President; McDowell Hall, Student Faculty Relation Committee 3; Phi Sigma Kappa. Levi, Linda S.: CAS; Communications Foreign Language. Levine, Marcee Lynn: Interdisciplinary Studies-Design Mass Media; Secretary, Freshperson Council; University Chorale; WAMU Newsstaff Dean ' s List; Secretary Treasurer Dormitory Council; Vice-President, Women in Communication, Inc. Representative to Inter-Club Council Levine, Robin: Education: Elementary Education Math Tutor, Dorm Court Representative, Uwis. Jill R.: CAJ CPA. Lindway. Cynthia: SIS, executive cabinet 4; Undergraduate studies committee 4; State Department intern 4; Transfer student University of the Americas, Puebia, Mexico. Lipskin, Beth Ann: SGPA, Political Science; student representative Curriculum Committee 3; senior reporter the Eagle 2. Lohrke, Jennifer: Anthropology, curriculum committee 4, Departmental council 2,3, undergraduate affairs 3,4; Field hockey 3; Mortar Board 4; " Who ' s Who " 4. Lomax, James Carnegie: Communication, film transfer Furman University; Eagle photographer 4 Talon photographer 4; film festival 3, award organizer Film Festival 4; visual media teaching assistant Marsen, Alice Ann: CAS, Early childhood and elementary education; Phi Mu; women ' s intercollegiate swimming 1. Martin, Janet: SIS, FrenchAVest European area studies; Delta Gamma 1-4, rush chairman; Mortar Board 4, Pan Ethnon 1,2. Masdarella, Pamela: CAS, psychology sociology. Mason, Michael Ward: CAS, University Learning Center, child and adolescent psycho-social development Matrone, Phil: SBA, accounting; Alpha Epsilon Pi 2,3; Residential Housing Association, comptroller 3; intramural sports team 2,3,4; Accounting Club 3. Mayer, Larry: CAJ; Concert committee 2,3,4; Co-director of concert committee 3. MazuT. Audrey: CAS, art design. Meadows, Brian S.: SIS, International studiesAVest Europe; Pan Ethnon 3,4. Meeder, Sheila: " Who ' s Who " 4; Mortar Board 4; University Singers 1,2; Sigma Delta Chi 4; Delta Gamma 1-4; Communication academic aide 2,3,4; Press Aide intemship with Sen. Abourezk 4; Campus Crusade for Christ 3,4; Undergraduate studies committee of the University Senate 2; Communication Student Advisory Board 4. Menowsky, Timothy Owen: Communication, broadcast journalism; Program director WAMU-AM 4; Sigma Delta Chi, vice-president 4; Eagle staff 3; Northwest reporter; Communication Advisory Council; Dorm Council, vice president floor; WAMUFM production assistant, engineer, AU cable television 3,4; " Who ' s Who; " transfer Northern Virginia Community College. Merletti. Roger: SIS Undergraduate Council, president 4; SIS standing committee 4, faculty relations committee 1,2; CPA Dean ' s Advisory Council 4; Spring Commencement planning committee 4; " Who ' s Who; " intramureil volleyball 2,3; semester abroad in Mexico; Spanish and Latin American area studies major. Michaels, Cathy: Nursing Big Sister, Intramural volleybaD. Miller. Debbie A.: Business administration, marketing. Miller, Laurence G.: SBA, accounting; Dean ' s honors 1-4; varsity soccer 1-4; Accounting Club 2,3,4; Soccer Club 1-4; Cooperative Education program 3. Mitchell, Janice: SBA, finance and marketing. Mooie, Mary B .: Continuing Education, BS in General Studies in Social Science. Nissen, Yvonne M.: SGPA, political science psychology; London group 3; Hotline 4. Nixon-Lewis, Vivian: Communication, broadcast journalism African history; OASATAU 2,3,4; American Women in Radio and TV 4; Sigma Delta Chi 4. Noonan, Maureen C: CAS, art education. o Olsen, Victor J.: Psychology; Accounting Club 2,3; Eagle 2,3,4; Chess Club 4; University Learning Center 2,4; Fredrick Douglas tutor 3,4; STRIDE tutor 4; Psi Chi 3,4. On, Grace: SGPA, political science economics; varsity volleyball 2,3,4. Palatiello. John M.: CPA-SGPA, political science; transfer Central Connecticut State College; College Republicans 2,3,4, chairman 3; Executive Director Region 111 College Repubbcans; Kennedy Political Union 3; Congressional Intern 2; US House of Representatives, staff 3,4. Pretzer, Donald Holmes: SIS, international studies political science; Pan Ethnon 1,2; International Floor 2,4; Diplomatic Pouch 3,4. Pugh, Paula: BA in International relations and Latin American studies Spanish, Pan Ethnon 3.4; Pi Sigma Alpha 3,4; Bowling team 3. R Raab, Marvin N.: BSBA accounting; SBA representative to Student Confederation; Accounting Club 1-4; Hillel 1-4; Kanookie Club 1-4; Phi Sigma Kappa 4. Raport, Abby C: BA Sociology, academic aide 3; resident advisor 4. Rapazzo, Lucille A.: BA French; senior year abroad. University of Strasbourg. France; Le Cercle Francais; Dance Club; Kay Choir, Pan Ethnon. RatcliS, Patricia D.: SGPA, BA political science. Rauch, Dellaphine B.: OASATAU 1-4, secretary 1, orientation chairman 2,3,4, social and cultural chairman 2,3, administrative chairman 3,4; UHURU 1-4, news editor 2, Vibrations 2,3, columnist " This AU " 4; " Who ' s Who " 4; Inauguration Committee 4; Provost ' s Advisory Council 3. Morton, Sherill: SBA, Marketing and finance; Marketing Club, social activities director 3, vice-president 4, president 4; Senior representative to General Assembly 4; Mortar Board 4; Delta Sigma Theta 3,4, president 3, vice-president 4; " Who ' s Who. " Muffoletto, Dora: CAS, Literature; Young Republican Club 3,4; Eagle 3. Mullen, Merita Ann: Language and foreign studies, Spanish; French Club 3; Swim team 3; Big Buddy 3; intramural volleyball co-ed champions 3; intramural volleybaD coed. Mulvaney, James J.: CAS, Communication, print Transfer from Radford College. Papageorge, Tom: SBA, marketing BSBA. Patchen, Beverly K.: Art, BFA painting. Peluso. Joseph: Literature; Dean ' s list Perry, Hilda: SBA, accounting, Accounting Club 3,4, publicity committee; OASATAU lA Peters, Annabel: Spanish and French, Spanish major. Phillips, Randi Sue: CAS, psychology. Phueksakom, Jossapom: SBA, accounting. Thai Students Association at AU (TAU), officer 3,4. Reiter, Barry S.: BA political science; Parapsychology Club 2,3; chairperson food services committee 2; academic akie 2,3. Reyer. James: SGPA, political science; co-ordinator AU students for Udall; vice p resident College Democrats; teaching assistant pre-legal society; freshmen recruiter 2; record co-op clerk 1,2; intramural Softball, football, basketball, volleyball; Pi Sigma Alpha honorary; " Who ' s Who; " Dean ' s List lA Rivera, Frank: Psychology; Proyecto Amistad 4; UXCASA 3. Roberts, Pamela: CAS, biology, pre-med; TIAKA 4. Pre-medical honor society 3,4. secretary; undergraduate-graduate studies representative 4. Murtlawd. Douglas PauL CAS, interdisciplinary, environment and public policy BS. N Naiman, Marilyn: SGPA, political science and economics; SC Board of Elections 1; SGPA curriculum committee 3,4; Peer Counseling 2,3,4; Mortar Board, " Who ' s Who. " Newhouse, Jeffrey: SBA, accounting, Accounting Club 3,4; SBA Undergraduate Council 4; secretary accounting club 4. Pintauro, Patricia: Nursing, DC Chapter Student Nurses Association coordinating chairman 2; SON Cuniculum committee 3,4; Graduation committee 4. Polk, Randolph E.: Psychology. Potter, Lance: Anthropology, Departmental Council 3,4; Freshmen Academic Aide 3.4; Underg raduate Council co-chairman 3,4. Prandoni, Joseph: Business, finance; Iguana Club. Rosen, Jean: SGPAAJrban Affairs and Sociology; Mortar Board 4; Undergraduate advisory comrruttee 2,3,4, director 3,4; Delta Gamma 2,3,4, vice president rush 3,4; Director, Off Campus Housing Office 2; Pan Ethnon 1,2; " Who ' s Who " 4. Rosen, Nathan B.: Communication Economics; Editor, the Eagle 3,4; Sign-.a Delta Chi, preadent 4; " Who ' s Who " 3,4. Rosenblatt. Frandee: SIS, International relations Middle East eirea study; Jewish Identity Project National Union of Hebrew Students; junior year abroad — Hebrew University, Israel; Jewish NIOR BIOGRAPHIES Students Association. Roscnthel. Scott: SBA, accounting and finance; Accounting Club 4; intramural sports 3,4; FMA Honor Society 4, semiotics, art. communication, anthropology; Sailing Club 3.4; Public Relations Student Society of America, vice-president 4. Undergraduate curriculum and grievance committee; Chairman ' s Advisory Council Soeur, Sammang: SIS, International Studies; Pan Ethnon. World Human Needs program, office and research assistant. Sophanodon. Kirana: SBA, Economics. Ross, Aileen: CAS, BA in psychology; Pan Ethnon 1. Rothstein, Evelyn Diane: BS Interdisciplinary studies: Jewish studies and public communication. Roujansky. Daniel: Communication; tv engineer 1-4; tv teaching assistant 4; WAMU-AM disc jockey 1; Eagle staff photographer 4; Communication curriculum and grievance committee 4; symphonic wind ensemble 1,2,4; Dean ' s list 2; Intramural Softball 2; intramural coed volleyball 4. Rubin, Jill E.: CAS sociology BS; transfer George Washington University. Russo, Alan: SGPA, political science; " Who ' s Who " 4, Pan Ethnon; College Democrats; President Student Confederation 4; University Senator 3, General Assembly 2; SGPA Undergraduate Council 1. Scheiner. Richard G.: BS Professional Accounting; Alpha Epsilon Pi 1-4; Accounting Club 3,4; Student Confederation 3,4. Schimmerling, Gary: Education, major early childhood and special education. Schlenger. Martha F.: SGPA, transfer from Ithaca College; varsity field hockey and swimming; Alpha Chi Omega, 1st vp, rush chairman; club lacrosse; Mortar Board 4. Schmidt. Cynthia: SGPA, political science. Administration of Justice. Schratwieser, Joanne: SGPA, BS political science; College Republican Club 1-4. president 2; French Club 1,2; field hockey team 1.2; Women ' s Leadership Council 3; judicial representative to dorm court 4; US Senate staff 4, Organizer of " Right to Life " on campus 4. Sorg. Stephen B.: BSBA. Real Estate and Urban Development; Rho Epsilon national real estate fraternity 4; honorary member of Metropolitan Association of Real Estate professionals. Soronson. Marc K.: SGPA, political science and urban affairs; Eagle staff photographer 4. Spence, Debra A.: SBA; Accounting Club 2; Marketing Club 4. Sprogis, Ruta: CAS psychology; CAJ, Administration of Justice; Bowling League 1. Big Buddy 3; Resident Advisor 4; Orientation committee, 3. Stahl, Vivian: SIS, International Studies; Pan Ethnon, secretary 2, vice president 3; Pi Sigma Alpha 3,4; Sailing Club 1,2; French Club 2,4; Intemational Week Committee 2,3. Rutchik, Stuart N.: Inter Club Council 2; College Democrats 2, Letts Hall Dorm Council 3; University Chorale 2; Letts Hall 1st floor president 3. Sacher, Felice A.: Jewish Studies; Jewish Pickle staff 3,4; student representative Jewish Studies program 4; Jewish Studies Advisory board; Dean ' s List; Academic Aide Jewish studies program 4; internship Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3rd year rabbi in training. Sachs, Joel: SBA, accounting; WAMU-AM sports director 1; Big Buddy originator and director; Social Action Council, vice chairman 2; Phi Sigma Kappa 1-4, treasurer 3, vice-president 4. Saltzman. Lori E.: CAS, biology; BS medical technology. Samuels, Alan B.: SGPA, political science and urban affairs. Sans. Denise Jo: School of Nursing; Grievance committee representative 4. Seibert, Joan M.: BS Administration of Justice; transfer Rhode Island College. Sessler. John C: SGPA. political science economics; Intramural sports — football, basketball, Softball 3,4. Sicgal. Bruce: Business Administration, professional accounting; Intramural football, basketball; Accounting Club; Alpha Epsilon Pi. Simmons. Evelyn Maness: Continuing education, sociology, BSGS, Simon. Wendy: CAS, literature; Thomas Jefferson Society; ICC. J.I.P.. vice-president. Slade. Bonita D.: CAS elementary education, special education. Slotten. Kevin D.: SBA, Finance and Accounting; Accounting Club, vice-president 4; SBA Undergraduate Council 4; SBA Council, student representative 4; AU financial Management Association 4. St. John. Pam: CAS, Economics, Administration of Justice; Social Action Council 2,3; Big Buddy 2,3; General Assembly 2; University Senate 2; Judiciary Council 2; Who ' s Who 4. Steiner. Keith Evan: SGPA, political science; Who ' s Who 3,4; Mortar Board 4; University Senate 4; Residence Hall Association Orientation Chairman 4; Interfratemity Council, vice president 3. president 4: General Assembly 1,2; Alpha Epsilon Pi 1-4 Freshman Caucus Chairman 1; SGPA student advisor 2; Director Student Confederation Department of Academic Affairs 3; AU tour guide 4, Stolaroff. Elaine: SIS, Latin American studies; Pan Ethnon 1,2; Intemational Week dinner chairperson 2; Kennedy Political Union 2; Junior year — Universtiy of Salamanca, Spain. Strick, Lawrence Alan: SGPA, political science psychology; Peer counselor, AU Hotline 2; Hotline supervisor 3; Student Coordinator AU Companion Program; Contributor to Manuel for Trainers. AU Hotline. Sungjin, Park: CAS. computer science. Satkin. Donna: Elementary and Special Education. Saxon. Jeffrey: Communication, visual media; C ijv. ' prt Committee 1,2. Small. Gary: Public Communication; Public Relations Student Society of America 3,4; Transfer from St University of Brockport, N.Y. Tiia:;. Nanci: CAS, BS Interdisciplinary — Smith, Lister: CAS, Soci ology; Eagle staff 3. Susseman. Karen Laurel: Psychology sociology; academic aide 3; sociology advisor 3. Sweeney, Raymond G.: SGPA, political science; Who ' s Who 3.4; National Student Lobby 2; President ' s task force on fiscal policy 3; co-director researcti and development Child Day Care; President 6th floor North Anderson; Dorm Council; Student Confederation parliamentarian; undergraduate representative ad hoc committee on evaluation of administrators. Swisher, Kyle Y. Ill: Public Communication; Public Relations Student Society of America 3,4; floor president 4, dorm council 4. T Talaferro, Jeffrey W.: Business Administration, accounting BSBA. Tevelson, Constance Judith: CAS. BA design; tennis team 3; internship AU publication department 4. Thompson. Mari Hildenbrand: Performing Arts; Secondary Education; Box office assistant 1,2,3; House manager 2,3; touring production " Alice in Wonderland " 3. Volpe. Martin G.: CAS, BA Literature; President ' s Tour Guide Association; Undergraduate Advisory Committee; Yearbook staff. w Wachtenheim. Nancy: CAS, Spanish. Wallentine. Andrew M.: Business administration, marketing. Wanger. Wandy: Administration of Justice. Waters, Yvette: SBA, Personnel management, urban development; Delta Sigma Theta 4; Chairperson for task force on Student Development (OASATAU) 1-4. Weinstein, Jeffrey L ' SGPA, BS political science; Phi Sigma Kappa 1-4; Sailing Club 1,2; WAMU-AM 1; Intramural basketball 1-4; intramural bowling 1,2,3. student, Mercer University, Atlanta. Williams. Randall Jr.: CAS, physical education; varsity track and field team 1.2,3; varsity fcx)tball team 4; varsity cross country track team 1. Wilmore. Brenda S.: CPA, CAJ; transfer from Mount Holyoke; Dean ' s list; tutor, Maryland Youth Services Bureau; Alpha Kappa Alpha, charter member. Wilson, Thomas E.: SBA, accounting. Wing, Penny E.: SBA, marketing; co-founder and vice president Marketing Club 2,3; social director 4. Winter, Steven: Communications, print journalism; club football 2,3,4; AU street hockey 2,3,4; LaCrosse 3; intramurals 1-4; Eagle 1-4. sports editor 4; WAMU-AM 1,2; Northwest 3; American News Service 4. Titone. Milo A.: CAS, performing arts; AU soccer team 1. Tobin. Laurie Beth: CAS psychology Jewish studies; Big Buddy 1; Marketing Club 2; Jewish Identity Project 4. de Treville. Peter: SGPA, political science; Phi Sigma Kappa 1-4, associate comptroller 3,; Big Buddy 2,3; Resident Advisor 4; Club football 1-4; Who ' s Who 4. Traub. Charles IV: SIS, International studies BA; Pan Ethnon 1-4; International Week 1-4; Big Buddy 2. Turkle. Bruce Jay: History; " Who ' s Who " 4; Phi Alpha Theta 4; Department of History council, undergraduate representative 3,4; Journal of Historical Studies, circulation editor 4; WAMU-AM 1,2,3; President McDowell 2; Senate Athletic Committee 3; Education policy committee 4; basketball " Eagle " mascot 2,3. u Uckert. Merri Beth: SIS; standing committee 1; undergraduate advisory committee 2,3,4; Delta Gamma 2,3,4; SC government operations committee 1; PIRG 1. Weinstein. Myra Carol: CPA, Administration of Justice sociology; volunteer AU Record Coop 2. Weiss. Robyn F.: BA Elementary Education. Werbowsky. Simy: BA sociology. Weston. Bonnie L.: CAS, music education performance; Mu Phi Epsilon 3,4; Delta Gamma 2,3,4, vice-president; orientation 3,4. Whitfield. Chantal S.: Elementary — special education; School of Education Dean Search Committee 4; OASATAU. Whitworth. Phillip L: SIS, International Studies, international relations. Whitfield. Ray: CPA, SGPA; a founder of Chi-Wara Black Cultural Society for the Arts 3; General Assembly, Class of 77 representative; OASATAU; President McDowell Hall; Residential Advisor; " Who ' s Who " 4. Widman. Allen: SGPA, political science; Phi Sigma Kappa 3,4; College Republicans 3,4. Wilf. Sidney: CAS, history. Winthrop. Judi: Communication, visual media. Wolff, Lesley D.: CPA, CAJ; Square dance Club 1; Alpha Chi Omega 1-4, Pan-Hellenic rep, 3rd cp, 2nd vp. Lyre editor, scholarship chairman; CAJ rep to the General Assembly 3,4. Wee. EE Cheong: SBA. finance personnel. Y Vee. Sui-Mee: Business administration, accounting; Marketing Club, secretary 3, treasurer 4. Yau. Po Man: SBA, accounting, computer systems; University of Texas, El Paso 1,2; AU 3,4. Young. Donna M.: CAS, psychology. Young. Rhonda: CAS, special education. z Zeitz. Patty: SBA, Marketing. Zimmerman. Paula: CAS, physical education; women ' s varsity basketball team 3,4; Mortar Board 4. Unglesbee. Steven Ward: Interdisciplinary studies CLEG; Public Relations Student Society of America 4. V Viertels. David I.: SBA, Finance. Williams. Cathy: Media Commission, at large rep 1,2; College Republicans, vice chairman 2; Inter-Club Council, vice chairman 2; Kennedy Political Union, Director 2,3; teaching assistant 4; Army ROTC, s-1 adjutant, distinguishe d military graduate 1-4; " Who ' s Who " 3,4; Mortar Board 4. Willicuns. Jerry C: Business administration; transfer Zendel. Alice Ina: CAS, elementary and special education; SCIS 1; Hillel 1; WSI swimming 2; volleyball intramurals 3; Ski Club 4; Talon staff 4; SNEA 4; tutor Mann School 4. Ziontz. Harry L.: SGPA, political science; SC associate comptroller 2; Phi Sigma Kappa 1-4: secretary 2; intra fraternity council delegate 2. THE STUDENT CONFEDERATION OFFERS BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1 977 THE TAVERN BABES MR. HENRY ' S ALL WISH THE CLASS OF 1977 BEST OF LUCK Compliments of NEWVDRK DECORATING CO. THE ICC WISHES SENIORS THE BEST OF LUCK FOR 1977 TALON YEARBOOK CONGRATULATES 1977 GRADUATES For Seventy Years The favorite florist of thousands of discrjmir)atir g Washingtonians and visitors in the Nation ' s Capital. 49lh and Mass. Ave. N.W. 244-7722 1407 " H " St.N.W. DI-1300 Convenient A.U. Branch Shop ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH Resale Store 4830 MacArthur Blvd N.W. THE RECORD CO-OP When you ' re listening to tlie music. Remember where it came from . . . FINAL WORDS Hello! I ' m your yearbook, and I ' m talking to you. Where are you, or more importantly, WHEN are you reading this? Are you a recent graduate, standing our front of DAR Constitution Hall wondering what next, or perhaps you are thirty-five, sitting in an armchair in some house in some suburbs telling your children about the " good-ole-days. " Maybe you are a twenty-five year old graduate student having a late-night nostalgia jag in a university out in California. Or perhaps you are a long-time respected businessman, looking back in time to see if being an alum is worth writing a check . . . You could be any or all of these people. When you look into this book, we hope you get a sense of what it was like to be either young, free or whatever in 1977, living and learning at the American University. We have tried to show the atmosphere of life on this campus in this city, and if we missed an event or activity that matters to you, feel free to write in the margins. There is a tendency to get maudlin while writing these type of things, so let me just conclude by saying that this thing was a bitch to put together, requiring an editor to surrender sanity for a year, along with most of his friends, so if you don ' t care for the book, put it in a back closet, then tell me how much you really liked it. H Robert Sugar Editor These people helped with design: Abby Bromberg Leslie Spencer These people provided invaluable assistance with preparation of material: Janet Benjamin Lynny Bentley Colleen Cotton Joanie Greenbaum Sue Heller Dorita Simmons Alice Zendel These photographers contributed material: The Talon would like to thank the Eagle These people helped with desigi Craig Carter and Eagle photographers for their help Abby Bromberg Richard Conely and the use of their photo files. Leslie Spencer Ken Eisenberg Douglas Fellak These writers contributed material: These people provided invaluab Pete Heimsath Karin Ambre assistance with preparation of m Kenny Jones Fran Atlas Janet Benjamin Mark Kugier Lynny Bentley Lynny Bentley Jamie Lomax Paul Komarek Colleen Cotton Charles Lucke Delia Soto Joanie Greenbaum David Paynter Marty Volpe Sue Heller Phil Matrone Jo Williams Dorita Simmons Chuck Rothenberg Steve Winter Alice Zendel Nancy Suchoff Chris Zervas Marcia Fishman ' i iscellaneous contributions: Mary Goodman, for putting together the Sports material, b -Williams, for being someone an Editor could bitch to, Becky Abbott, for help in the computer center getting information, i iz Zerbe, for reprinting pictures for WCL page, Photography faculty, Steve, Sid, and Lenny, for being around when needed, ; , Purchasing department, for help and guidance, ' SByesident Sisco and Judy Walter for help from Above, i an Turaj, Dean Blanchard, Sharon Harris, Phil Matrone, Roberta Rubenstein, and almost All of Student Program l|!evelopment, for their encouragement, AND ifeverybody Else, whom I ' ve forgotten to mention but really helped.
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