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I talon — 1987 Talon, volume 61, is the student yearbook of The American University. It is produced by a volunteer student-staff without administrative supervision on an operating budget of approximately $40,000. Copies were sold for $24. 1987 Talon was printed by Hunter Publishing Company of Winston- Salem, North Carolina. Carl Wolf Studio, Incorporated of Philadel- phia, Pennsylvania, photographed graduating students. No part of this book may be reproduced without the written consent of the 1987 Talon Editor in chief. Special thanks to Sports- Information and University Pub- lications and Printing Office for photographs. The campus divider page was photographed by Saby Lee. Matt Komoroski photographed the Arts, Sports, Clubs, Academic, Metro, Dateline, and Epilogue dividers. Page one photograph by Einar Ryvarden. All photographic copyrights revert to the photographer after publication. Further questions should be directed to the editorial and business offices of Talon: 228 Mary Graydon Center, The American University, Washington, DC 20016. Copyright 1987. All rights reserved. This is still a recording. PROLOGUE Images of AU life 4 A ramblin ' rhetorical intro 5 Pictorial 7 ■ CAMPUS A light-hearted glimpse at AU life 18 Candids 20 Construction 22 A Humorous Look at Construction 28 Campus Dining 30 Collection of Campus Living 32 The ins and outs of 1987 33 Daily Life 34 Essay on SC Elections 39 Tavern 40 Spring Concert 42 The Drinking Saga 48 Campus Parties 49 Diversity 52 Fashion 54 Distribution map 56 Candids 58 METRO Uniquely D.C. candids 62 Vietnam memorial 70 D.C. Dining Entertainment 74 A Trip to Georgetown 80 A Georgetown Halloween 82 The Georgetown Alternative 83 The Homeless of D.C 84 City Faces and Places 88 Conclusion 92 Beyond the Campus Boundaries 60 Intro to the Washington area 62 2 Table of Contents ARTS SPORTS Essays: Reasons to Come to AU 226 Study Abroad Program 228 The Degree Dilemma 230 Creativity in the A U community 98 Review of the Eagles athletic season 128 I EPILOGUE Top movies and songs of 1987 100 m M ,x iJ w w wx- Fine Art 104 Play: Don ' t Drink the Water 106 Play: Afterwords 107 Soccer 130 Reminiscences recorded Pirates of Penzance 108 Men ' s basketball 136 Pictorial: A S tep in Time 110 Women ' s basketball 140 Play: Extremeties 112 Rugby 144 Pictorial Play: Waiting for Lefty 114 Field Hockey 146 Editorial Staff and Editor ' s Note . Play: Moonchildren 116 Cross Country 150 Play: The Crucible 118 Wrestling 154 Dance 120 Feature on Robert Frailey 156 An Artistic Look at the Washington Cathedral 122 240 242 256 DATELINE Highlighting the events of the academic vear 160 CLUBS An Alphabetical Listing of AU Student Organizations 160 ACADEMIA A Look Bevond Textbooks and Exams .... 202 Staff photo by G. Carpenter Portraits of Graduating Students 204 Staff photo by E. Ryvarden I Staff photo by S. Sangster 4 Prologue There is a tendency to categorize change. ..to make it into one solitary metaphysical formula you employ when chronologically demanded. ..it seems easier to fight change than to welcome it. or maybe we just ignore it altogether... but it comes into daily life... sometimes consciously, sometimes subliminally . . .we wake up and real- ize the novelty of this university isn ' t there any- more. ..we look for new conquests. . .our opinions differ... when we wake up today, we don ' t think the same thoughts as yester- day... what we thought was funny yesterday doesn ' t bring that same spontaneous smile... we think about what makes us laugh, and what makes us cry... we go back home, and suddenly the place we spent the better part of our young lives seems more removed. ..we feel alienated in and by the same place that gave us direction in our early days here. . . we have somehow conque- red some unseen foe. ..we go back home, and the homecoming queen is divorced already... we come back here, and we look for a Friday night dinner date... we go back home, and the old crowd is still drinking Michelob light and still scrounging quarters for Saturday night ' s cruis- ing... we go to a restaurant where diplomats go and we work on the Hill. . . in one respect we want to go back and we can ' t change that, but only because we have changed... in one respect we have conquered uncertainty... but that conquest seems unsure. . . we have learned how to cram for a test. . . to park on campus. . . to park in the New Mexico parking lot... we know the shorcuts through this university. . .and the longroads. ..we stay up late at night and talk about life. . . we wake up in the morning and live it... we talk about change without realizing change... our univer- sity is changing. ..but do we wan t to be trite and say our university is changing us... may be the relationship is symbiotic. . .through this metamorphosis the only constant is us. . . Michelle K. Brooks Editor in Chief Staff photo by E Ryvarden 6 Prologue Staff photo by G. Carpenter Stuff photo by G. Carpenter Staff photo by E. Ryvarden 8 Prologue L. Williams for the 19X7 Talon Staff photo n S Prol Staff photo by G. Carpenter 10 Prologue Staff photo by E. Ryvarden K. Luther for the 1987 Talon 12 Prologue ■■■■■H Staff photo by . . Barne Stuff photo by S. Lee Y t t - • i Staff photo by M. Brooks 21) Campus V ' W " 62 B I fefe -■ ' - - . JB w L. ' Vfl ' ' - i ' -. ' . ' 3 ks ■ " ' •1 A 1 : i r; £ « €f i v . - „% » , ■» 4j mA U ■ . « Z " . ' • i Jy ' - :• . ' 1 L ML - 5 » H I Khashoggi Tour ' 86-87 - U, 22 Campus 24 Campus 1 V LI i. fcs 1 B , Staff photos by J. Natter 26 Campus • •••«• • •»«• ' Campus 27 28 Campus Stuff photo by M. Komoroski Staff photo by S. Songster Campm, Ah, The Joys of Campus Dining 1 1 ' ; ■ I H m I ■ It was a stagnant day in Angus! when I first visited the Terrorist Dining Room in the basement of MGC. I stood in line, joking about the heat with a technicolor girl in Reeboks from New Jersey. Eventually, it was my turn to hand my virgin I.I), card to the large woman behind the glass, who thrust my card into her- machi ne,.. once, twice, something was wrong. She looked at me accusingly, saying. " You already ale lunch! " " No. I haven ' t, " I said. " I just signed up: this is my firs! meal ever. " " You already ate lunch. It you gotta problem, go ' t ih ' off ice... you ' re in the way. Go hack out that door. " I went to the office, having been called a thief and a liar. The thin woman in the office stuck my card in her machine, without listening to a word I said, and concluded. " Yep. you already ate lunch. " So. I told my story again, beginning. " It was a stagnant day in August when... " She gave me the look that bureaucrats give when you make work for them, and stuck my card into her machine again, then she typed some stuff into her computer. " Ohhh. " she said, " two cards with the same number! We ' ll just hatta give you a new number. " " Does this mean I can eat lunch ' . ' " I asked. " No. it will take three days for the computer to process the new number. " " Hut that ' s si meals that I ' ve paid for that you ' re telling me I can ' t eat! " " Don ' t get upset at me. I don ' t make the rules ...Look, if you got a problem, you can " I ' ll do that. When can I get an appoint ment ' . ' " " Three days from now. " she said without batting an eye. So. I spent a large portion of my book money at " I He Sicks. " while my Mom paid tor meals I couldn ' t eat tor three days. The day finally did come, though, when I could enter the privileged majority thai could cut in the Terrorist Dining Room I waited in line, and sure enough, my not-so-virgin II) card rang the right hell this time, and I stepped into the place. There w that ' s where the food must he. I grabbed a tray . missed the stainless steel llalweai . anil sudden ly the food was in front of me. " Gimme some ol that green stuff ami some nee. " I said. Sitting down. I looked at the oo e on my plate. Clearly. I was not going to eat this stuff. The real question was whether it would he sate to have it so nearby while I was eating. I got rid of the oo e. and got a salad, plus si glasses ol orange juice. As I was pouring the fourth one. I wondered if there was any limit to how much orange juice one was allowed, and what they did if they caught you taking too much. Like a Divine Answer, a huge metal bo. on wheels full of used trays careened toward me down the aisle. I ducked under the orange juice peeked out from under the machine, waitin lor the OL Intake Lnlorcci to make a seeon wave. It did not. and so with a war eve. I g Matt komoroski Campus Lditor V « N - i« " c» 3K " 4 r. J I I ' AIHNIS Wl I K(NI EVENTS r i W3f |t 7i ! » I A Staff photo by J. Boyle Staff photo by J. Boyle 32 Campus AU ' s Trends In Out Construction Parking Donna Rice Gary Hart non-smokers smokers Bangles Bruce Springsteen LA Law Moonlighting Jett a Hyundai condoms the pill Life in Hell and Zippy the Pinhead The Far Side women ' s basketball soccer Joe O ' Donnell Bob Frailey $4 million and Oral Roberts death mint and salmon the Tavern milk and cookies keg parties Dorm J Marion stalemate summit meetings " Just Say No ' V ' Go on, try it " pathological liar Joan Rivers Little Shop of Horrors Rocky Horror Picture Show Jim Wright Tip O ' Neill VCR ' s movie theaters slice classic coke campus Adams Morgan Robert Townsend Eddie Murphy very large CAS CPIA, SON Canadian beer German beer 7-11 Tenley Mini Mart The Cost of AU Living Washington Post $25 One credit hour $274 Minimum wage $3.65 Dinner at HB ' s $2.99 Pack of Marlboro Lights $1.25 Metro ride $.80 overdue library book $.25 per day AU Sweatshirt $20 Western Trad textbook $30 graduation fee $25 parking ticket $40 sandwich from Sutton Place $4.99 movie ticket $5 cab to Georgetown $6 cover charge at Winston ' s $2 pitcher of beer at the Tavern $4.75 kitchen sink special at Maggie ' s $9.95 Quarter bag $40 Double occupancy dorm room $2600 per year Marriott 19-meal plan $764 Campus 33 B. Reisienger for the 1987 Talon 34 Campus Campus 35 Top staff photo by J. Boyle; bottom photo by S. C ' oulbourn for the iyX7 Talon 36 Campus Campus 37 The SC Election Saga Christy Wins in Run-off The Spring of ' 87 witnessed one of the more confusing, controversial and visible Student Confederation presidential elections in AU his- tory. It involved a large number of student groups on campus, seven presidential candi- datess, numerous and varied complaints filed by individuals, the administration and even a fed- eral judge. The dispute that will be remembered most centered around SC Vice President Jeff Habay ' s candidacy for president. During his term. Resident Hall Association (RHA) president Sofia Ali claimed Habay placed flyers under the doors of dorm residents when publicizing a financial aid workshop, violating RHA poster- ing policies. Two days after Habay ' s nomination for president, RHA held a hearing and decided Habay would not be allowed to poster in the dorms during the campaign because of this viola- tion. Habay admitted that he did place posters in the dorm, but also said the penalty was extreme and unusual: fraternities, clubs and even other SC departments had done likewise without convinction, Habay said. Habay complained that he was not given a fair chance to respond to the RHA charges, and that the charges were a deliberate attempt to curtail his campaign. (Habay was elected to the vice presidency the previous spring with 64% of the vote and thus he was expecting a good turnout in his bid for presidency). Despite Habay ' s protests, RHA stood by its decision. But the Habay controversy was far from over. The Board of Elections (BOE) charged Habay with four violations of election rules and proce- dures. The board charged Habay with campaign- ing before paying the $25 campaign registration fee; with using incorrect information on handouts; using a copyrighted American Univer- sity logo on his campaign buttons and illegally postering in the Ward Building. Regarding the second offense. Habay used the term " interim " president on his handouts. Habay defended his use of the term by saying he served as president while elected SC president Alan Fleischmann was abroad in Vienna the last three months of the Spring ' 86 term. Habay also said the Eagle referred to him as the same title and the BOE had intitially approved the term, then ruled it false information. Peggy O ' Hara of Student Activities said use of the term would be mislead- ing in that " interim " suggests there is no president whatsoever. As it stood. Habay was performing his duties as vice president, which included acting as president in the president ' s absence, thus Habay was still technically vice president, not interim president. O ' Hara also said that the intial BOE approval that Habay acted on was tentative, given by a BOE member who said that the handouts were more than likely satisfactory, however, board approval was pend- ing. The board ' s formal decision was that the term was not correct. For the first three offenses, Habay ' s campaigning privileges were revoked for 48 hours. On the fourth offense, Habay was found guilty of littering and violating university postering rules for placing flyers on the steps and desks of Ward. His campaign privileges were suspended for the remainder of the election. Habay attempted to appeal the BOE decision by taking his case to the SC Government Opera- tions Committee, but found one had not been appointed. Faced with few options. Habay did what few people expected. On March 5, he took his case to a federal district court and charged the University with denying him his Constitutional rights to free speech and freedom of expression. The judge dismissed Habay ' s case, saying that his court had no jurisdiction in a private university matter. Habay ' s other option was to take his case to civil court, which he decided not to pursue. Meanwhile, an interest group. Student Alli- ance for a Fair Election (SAFE) had formed to protest the rulings against Habay and boycott the elections. Eventually, two members of SAFE were accused of harrasment by the BOE, as were members of Phi Sig. Habay did not fair well in the election, getting 14% of the vote. Jeff Lubitz and Cindy Christy, winning 22% and 38% of the vote respectively, went head to head in a run-off, won by Christy. The debate over procedure and concern with Habay ' s actions did not end with the run-off that ended the issue of who would be president. For three weeks, the Eagle carried editorials, pro and con, regarding the election procedures, what was viewed as inconsistent BOE rulings, and Habay ' s actions. The Eagle reported that BOE Chair Tom Jacobson resigned. Jacobson opted not to continue his term through the end of the academic year, and finished his term instead with the end of the Fleischmann administration. Despite the innuendos and the idiosyncracies of the ' 87 elections, a few good points were brought to light. Cindy Christy and Craig Berko- witch campaigned quite successfully on a ticket, in a departure from the norm of campaign stategy in recent years. Relatively obscure groups came from the background to political light, perhaps leading one to hope that more interest will be created in student government in years to come. 38 Campus forming a stronger student unity. The election news, and gossip, possibly even stirred up an otherwise lethargic student body. And despite the varied views of Habay ' s drastic measures, perhaps it can be said that, right or wrong, Habay was reinforcing his personal beliefs, a commendable action. Only time will tell us the morals to be learned in the ' 87 election saga. For now, let it be recor- ded that Habay felt compelled to take his case to court, real court; lots of ' stuff happened; one party or another was. and still will be. unhappy and, finally, Cindy Christy fairly won the SC presidential election of ' 87. ■ Michelle K. Brooks Editor in Chief David D. Wright Arts Editor BOffWJB Campus 39 q£ s G° 40 Campus Campus 41 We love rock and roll from head to toe!!! Especially when it ' s Saturday afternoon in the Woods-Brown Ampitheater. Nothing is better than to be awakened at 8:25 AM to the sound of Pink Floyd and knowing that despite your hang- over from the night before, this is the real day for a party. Spring Concert ' 87! Everyone was there that we knew (or at least 6000 significant others) and all of us were feeling oh so fine. Not even a new alcohol policy could get us down. There were no beer trucks this year, and the event staff security checked everyone that went in the gates for cans, bottles, and kegs. Plastic containers have never been more popular (nor spiked Kool-Aid and soda) and they were not forbidden. Not that everything was kepy out of the arena anyway; security didn ' t find one keg until it was almost empty. But someone must of slipped it under their shirt and smuggled it in unnoticed. Anyway, we were all feeling just fine, and the warm-ups with Young Neil and the Vipers and Face to Face kept the crowd alive and rocking. But no one intoxicated us like Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam did. Oh, was she hot. Burgundy tinted hair and ripped blue jeans. Dandy. She shimmied from " Head to Toe " and we wondered if she ' d take us home, would there be an act that could follow. There was. Queen of rock Joan Jett and the Blackhearts got us going with " Different Strokes " . But you should have heard the crowd sing (as the neighbors did) " I Love Rock and Roll " . Then Joan called out her new hit from Light of Day, a film released this year. Her voice commanded the rains to fall (or they did coincindently) and we were soaked. Ah, what a life. ■ Staff photos by S. Sangster David D. Wright Arts Editor 42 Campus 1 -.. . Campus 43 Staff photos by S. Sangster 44 Campus Campus 45 46 Campus Campus 47 The Last Chance to Party? It was in ' 86 that the D.C. government jumped on the prohibition bandwagon and nominally in- creased its drinking age to 2 1 . Of course, there ' s a pretty liberal grandfather clause, and most people know that the local liquor store owners are more interested in profits than in upholding public morals. Now, in ' 87, there ' s not much danger of encroaching sobriety, but what of the future? We at AU tend to take our social lives for granted. There ' s always a party, with plenty of music, booze, and sex, and there ' s plenty of coke, pot, and ' shrooms rolling around for the more adventurous. But the opportunities for a four year college career of continuous catatonic inebriation are waning, and waning fast. The word around campus is that the Tavern is going to close - it ' s just a matter of time. Booze policies in dorms are likely to tighten up as well - not next year, maybe, but it ' s coming. The old de facto policy of just-don ' t-throw-bourbon-in- the-RA ' s-face will probably become a thing of the past. Don ' t be surprised if the burden of en- forcement falls on the " Little Generals " over in Clark Hall. And we all know what that could mean: " raids " on the dorms during cocktail hour, searches at the door, dogs, handcuffs, and all the rest, just for engaging in a little attitude adjust- ment. There ' s not much we can do now to preserve our cherished tradition of getting trashed. The Zeitgeist, the spirit of the age. is against us. Besides, it ' s easy for the politicians to blame us, college-aged people, for everything from high- way fatalities to the decline of the American Family. We ' re a weak voting block. Besides, they want us to be good and sober when we get drafted. So juniors and seniors, drink up! And know you ' re among the last of a dying breed. The rest of you, well tough luck. You lost. Just don ' t turn to sniffing glue I Matt Komoroski Campus Editor 48 Campus Staff photo by E Ryvarden Camp j 1 r ■ ' i-l i I : ' : ; .- ' .■--•• ' • , : :■■ , J9B 50 Campus Staff photo by J. Nattei Staff photos by G. Carpenter, E. Ryvarden. T. Wilkenson. Campus 51 Staff photo by J. I Staff photo by J. Barnes 52 Campus Staff photo by J. Natle Stuff photo by S. Scmgstet Campus 53 Staff photo by S. Lee Staff photo byM. Roth 54 Campus Staff photo by J. Natter Campus 55 ?o Campus 5 ' Staff photo by M. Roth 58 Campus Campus 59 Staff photo by M. Komoroski 62 Metro Staff photo by J. Natter Metro 63 J!K JsB $3fem 1 % jBj 91 ' « • • ■ • ' Si v .a a • A - $■■• zL Staff photo by M. Ko Metro 65 Staff photo by E. Ryvarden 66 Metro Staff photo by M. Komorosk Staff photo by M. Brooks Metro 67 Staff photo by M. Roth Staff photo by M. Komoroski J. Thackerfor the 1987 Talon A Dedication to Lost Heroes " To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. " Ecclesiastes 3:1 The late 1960 ' s and early 1970 ' s represented a time of turmoil and social unrest in the United States. The Civil Rights movement was turning the nation upside-down, while the war in Vietnam was twisting it inside-out. Americans were shocked and amazed by the horror stories of the intense violence taking p 1 — in Vietnam. An overabundance of graphic mi coverage sparked even more anger in homes and on college campuses around the nation. Rioters and protesters demanded to know why the United States was involved in a war of no con- cern or interest to them. No one had an answer to this controversial question. Not the media, not the government, and especially not the soldiers who were forced to take part in the living hell called Vietnam. Unfortunately, the public did not welcome Vietnam soldiers home with ticker-tape parades or victory celebrations. Instead they spit, yelled obscenities, and discriminated against them for many years after the war had ended. Finally in 1983, a monument was erected in honor of those fallen veterans whose pain and suffering had long been ignored. On the Mall in Washington, D.C., a list of over 50,000 names engraved in black marble constantly reminds us of the horror the war represented. The list of names on the mall is an endless tribute to the people and the time. " A time to love and a time to hate; A time of war and a time of peace. 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Komoroski 76 Metro APPE i IZERS COMBINATION SPECIALS ADD ' S ABABA Special No. 1 Sambusa $, so ■ Doro wat. ziizil wat, Alicha fitfit gomen (green) (with a compliment of f totte Ethiopian Honey wine) Tomato Salad $3 00 , Dinner for one $7 50 Tomato Fitfit $3 50 Dinner tor two Dinner for three 112 00 11700 Tomato green peppe ' onions and very tasty dr v wine mashed with mjera Dinner tor tour ADDIS ABABA Special No. 2 120 00 ENTREES Doro alicha yebeg wat, key fntit cabbage (with a compliment of 1 ttfcfe dry Ethiopian wnei Dinner tor one $8 00 Poultry Dinner (or two 11400 Doro Wat Ch« en cooked and perfectly simmeied with a seasoned sauce ot berbere Also served with a boiled egg $5 00 hard Dinner for three Dinner for tour ADDIS ABABA Special No. 3 (1900 123 00 Doro Alicha «„ , Ctmtt chicken cooked In herbed Suite- onions spices and green peppers served with hard boiled Doro MM. kitto. yebeg libo. atakiltwal (with a compliment of glass of schnapps tor each party) Dinner for one Dinner tor two $8 25 114 00 Doro Fitfit $6 25 ;e and Dinner for three Dinner for four ' • ■ 125 00 I h - , l l, " h ' ° " " h y ° U ' Ch0 " :S, masned " h m|e,a am) P 8 " 6 " 1 ' PP6 « ' ih sP ' cy sau, Vegeterian Dishes Lamb Tekil Gomen $4 95 Cabbage cooked with onions peppers Yebeg Wat Fresh and tender lamb cooked with berbere and spiced Fasolia Bekarot $4 95 $5 50 String beans and carrots sauteed with onions, green pepper and garlic Yebeg Alicha Mesir Wat $4 95 fresh and tender lamb cooked with curry, onions, garlic and pepper $5 50 Pureed split lentils cooked berbere and sptced Fitfit (Alicha or Key) Kik Alicha $4 95 Alicha ot key wot mashed with In era looks fluffy and tastes yummyi $5 55 Pure ed yellow split peas cooked with onions, green pepper and garltc Yebeg TIBS Gomen $4 95 Chunk 01 iamb. sauteed m seasoned butter and garnished with onions and pepper Godin TIBS Collard greens sauteed with onions pepper Timatim Salad $3 95 ) ffl«h lamb ribs sauteed m seasoned butter and garnished with green pepper $6 00 Tomato sa ' ad w onions green pepper seasoned with spiced lemon juice Awaze Fitfit Timatim Fitfit $4 50 f re h and tender iamb mashed with mjera special berber $6 00 Ttmatim selata mashed with mjera juiced with dry imported French wine Beef Kinche (4 00 Golden buigar wheat flavored with special butter. TIBS Regular Chunks ot beef sauteed in seasoned butter and garnished with onions and pepper TIBS Special Strips ot beef sauteed with seasoned butter fresh tomato, berbere. green pepper and onions $5 95 $6 25 Yatakilt Wat Fresh carrot, potato, string beans, pepper cooked with turmeric seasoned and spiced Beyaynetu Vegetable combination your choice ot any five $5 30 15 55 KITFO (Elthlopian style steak tartar) $6 25 BEVERAGES ETHIOPIAN WINES Coc» Cola S TO f ) igUMI I. 1 2$ Minced meet seasoned with butter and spice, and garnished with special red pepper (mrtmit»| 1 L 7 up i ro i«i (Guest) |f jj Sniff photos by M. Komoroski mwitL WAJVT riNUOUS LIVE ENTER i NO COVER CHARGE Classy GO GO DANCERS LIVE DISC JOCKEY CONTINENTAL CU ISINE OPf V 7A K? WE Al?£ PROFESSIONmTN 9 ..COME IN AND SEE OUR SHOW TONIGHT J MOM.- THUR. 5 R M.-2 A. M. FRI.-SAT. 6BM.-3A.fW SUNDAY 6RM.-2A.iVi Staff photo by S. Songster 78 Metro Staff photo by M. Komoroski Metro 79 A Student ' s Guide to Georgetown Georgetown by night: welcome to the superfi- cial world of fun. Exhaust fills the air, anxious motorists cruise around for the scarce parking spaces, and police- men patrol in full force, distributing jaywalking tickets to those too impatient to wait for the " Walk with Care " signs. The countless vendors push roses to gullible tourists, die-hard roman- tics and miscellaneous studs trying to impress the girls they just picked up at Annie ' s. The homeless hold out cups, tugging at your- conscience. Visiting businessmen walk around transfixed by the atmosphere of D.C. ' s most fa- mous nightlife, and the never-ending supply of college students fill the streets. People of all ages enjoy this mixture of sleazy bars and sophisticated nightclubs decorated with Washington ' s infamous yuppies. It would be difficult to find another place where you can walk into an Arabian-Latino Wonderland (i.e. Cafe Med) and pay an outrageous cover (beyond a college students budget), or go to the The Saloon down the street with no cover, a very small dance floor and a varied clientele. For most AU students, the evening in George- town starts with a very crowded ride on AUTO or in a cab. The experienced don ' t bother going down until 10:00 or 1 1 :00 when they know thing will be rocking, unless of course they have the bucks necessary to try any of G-town ' s many restaurants. AU students can be seen at Houston ' s samp- ling the club salad, or enjoying the fried cheese at Houlihan ' s. French fry lovers can dive into the pints at Frankly Fries, where the rule is heavy on the grease - and cheese too if you like to gain weight. Finally, after everyone has had food and has soaked up the atmosphere, an executive decision is needed: which bar or nightclub will we start with tonight? For those with loaded wallets the answer is simple: visit them all! However, for those with a particular preference in mind, try Mr. Smith ' s, Garret ' s, or the Tombs, which all have an easy, relaxed atmosphere where you can sit around and talk over a few beers . If energy is the order of the night, kick up your heels and party at the Third Edition, The Waterfront, or Winston ' s. Definately, one of AU ' s greatest assets is its proximity to food, fun, and yes, the social scene of Georgetown, where there is something for everyone. If you like marines try the Crazy Horse, if you like yuppies - Clydes or J. Pauls - , if you like solitude - stay home! ■ Jennifer Beck Staff Writer 80 Metro Staff photo by M. Komoroski Staff photo by M. Komoroski V " " fr rtMi o4 WU hflh ssos Gen-MfGtfHun Corner Proip«f »nrl PotO Wuhlngton. 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" So, here I am at The American University, where the 31st of October is the biggest celebra- tion next to spring break. As a naive freshman. I was hardly prepared for the excitement and en- ergy that an evening in Georgetown was going to bring. To get into the swing of things, we first had to rekindle the flame of our dormant Halloween spirit. Thinking of a costume was the hardest task of all. but most freshmen managed to put together some pretty interesting outfits. One group dressed up as the " Fruit of the Loom Gang. " Other groups went as Bo Peep and her Sheep, The Wondertwins. The Crest Team, and the Blind Dates (as in dried fruit with sunglasses. of course!). Getting made up was a lot of fun, especially for people that went as green Martians and purple-people-eaters. The pre-Georgetown activities consisted of trick-or-treating at its best, down Embassy Row on Massachusetts Ave. Secrets of the experien- ced: the French Embassy gives a complimentary bottle of champagne to its masqueraders. the BritishEmbassy handed out plastic poppy plants, and the Japanese handed out " serious " candy bars, demonstrating their true capitalist attitude. After collecting a nicely sized bag of treats, the real adventure began. Getting to Georgetown was not a problem, as the AUTO had service every fifteen minutes, and Diamond cabs were swarming around Clark Hall, willing to jam as many people as humanly possible into their car. Once we arrived in Georgetown, we melted into " The Mob " , 100,000 strong by police es- timates. Now, add the nightlife of Georgetown with endless numbers of exciting nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and the waterfront, and we had the ingredients for a totally insane Halloween evening. Halloween in high school was never anything like this! Of course, in high school. I didn ' t have to spend hours trying to get home at the end of the evening. For many, this was not an easy journey. Katy, a fellow freshman, recalls her nightmarish trek back to Anderson Hall early Halloween morning. As an apple in the " Fruit of the Loom Gang, " she was not prepared to push her way through the masses at Wisconsin and M , and she was mysteriously torn from her sisters, the grape and the leaf. Katy, now a squished apple, searched and yelled for her companions, but they were apparently lost forever in the " Georgetown Zone " . Alas, she was forced to start her journey back to AU alone. Taxis, which were oh-so-easy to find going into Georgetown, were impossible to find for the return trip. I ' m happy to report that Katy the Apple did make it home safely. Other freshmen may have had less dramatic endings to their Halloween es- capades. But all surely had the best Halloween since the first time Mom and Dad let them trick- or-treat with their friends until 10:00! ■ Amy Hatfield Contributing Writer Staff photos by J. Boyle 82 Metro The Georgetown Alternative I come from a small town in Vermont. It does not hurt my pride to say that D.C. ' s nightlife has just a little more to offer than a wild trek through a Stowe winter. But, after visiting the streets of Georgetown many times, my friends and I deci- ded we needed a change. Dupont Circle - isn ' t that where all the punks hang out? I was just a little weary of this idea. Don ' t get me wrong, I ' m not narrow-minded or anything, but I just didn ' t see myself there (though my roommate would fit in perfectly!). Needless to say, my first perceptions of Dupont Circle were just a little off. My friends and I ventured into several places that were- dubbed " yuppie " hangouts. Madhatters did not let us down - the clientele ranged from computer analysts to bankers - it was a young- professional ' s haven. We decided it just wasn ' t what we had in mind. So, we tried Chicago ' s. During the week it ' s the world of the yuppies, but college students crowd this restaurant bar on the weekends. Next door, a different, less comfortable- atmosphere competes with Chicago ' s. Mirage is a disco-type, new wave place, with smoke coming from the dance floor and cute doormen collecting a fairly high cover. Let ' s not forget that Dupont does have its " punk " places, including the Back Alley and Cagney ' s. The list of bars goes on, and there is something for everyone: yuppies, punks, and just plain college kids trying to find a bar that ' s for them. It can be dangerous finding great night spots at Dupont Circle. I can ' t seem to find time for the real reason I ' m in D.C. Just don ' t tell my parents! I Jennifer Beck Staff Writer Staff photo by M. Komoroski Metro 83 Washington, D.C. has the highest average household income in the nation. It also has more college graduates than any other city. Impressive statistics if you ' re a GS-10-bound college student. If you spend your days in a park and your nights in an alley, it probably doesn ' t mat- ter too damn much. Homeless advocate Mitch Snyder has made a sizeable dent in helping our city ' s homeless find food, shelter, and jobs. He has made us painfully aware of the " homeless epidemic " in America. In March of this year, Snyder held the Grate American Sleep-Out, spending the night on the heating grates of our streets. That same week, The Washington Post ran a feature story about Jacqueline B riggs, the 30-year-old mother of five who was being forced out of her rat-infested apartment and into the street. Her name (along with about 2,000 others) had been sitting dor- mant on a public housing waiting list, hers since 1979. By the time Ms. Briggs had moved her family ' s belongings into a pick-up truck, low- rent subsidized housing had been found for her. The moral of this story? Media attention helped Jacqueline Briggs. Unfortunately, driv- ing an insta-cam down the streets of downtown Washington will not pay for the thousands of beds needed to warm those who sleep outside night after night. Weekly newspaper articles about sad, starving children will not fill their empty stomachs. What will it take? Money. And lots of it. (That ' s your cue, Mr. President). My boyfriend and I were showing our visiting Japanese friend the beautiful city we love so much. We climbed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to view the reflecting pool at twilight. There, on the smooth marble steps, sat a thin, worn old woman shivering in the bitter night air. I silently cursed our inability to help our own. We moved on without saying a word. I Michelle Aronoff ' ; 7:J ' T ' ' 0;. ' ; ' -;v- ' ' , 1 ic± _- .. - r V Jmm • r ■ « , ' L phi Stuff pin n i by M. Komoroski 88 Metro Staff photo by T Wilkinson Staff photo by M. Komoroski Metro 89 Staff photo by M. Komoroski 86 Metro Metro 87 Staff photo by J. DeLu Staff photo by J. DeLuca Staff photo by M. Komoroski J. Huffman for the 1987 Talon Staff photo by S. Lee 94 Metro Staff photo by M. Komoroski Metro 95 Staff photo by J. Boyle 96 Metro Staff photo by S. Sangster Metro 97 ■ i9 wSQj ■ I ■eNH EH • . i H ' si ' ji r s l Bi t j I • wk i ' m w KfSp 4(7- Be IBB lg| Wt t m 100 Staff photo by J. Boyle Courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, and 20th Century Fox Arts 101 Emotion in Motion (Pictures) The Movies of the Year BEST PICTURE Children of a Lesser God (Paramount) Hannah and Her Sisters (Orion) The Mission (Warners) Platoon (Orion) A Room with a View (Cinecom) BEST DIRECTOR Dexter Gordon, Round Midnight Bob Hoskins, Mona Lisa William Hurt, Children of a Lesser God Paul Newman, The Color of Money James Woods, Salvador BEST ACTRESS Jane Fonda, The Morning After Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God Sissy Spacek, Crimes of the Heart Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married Sigourney Weaver, Aliens Honorable Mention, Art Editor ' s Choice 1 . The Fly 2. Top Gun 3. Sid and Nancy 4. Little Shop of Horrors 5. True Stories 6. Harrison Ford, Mosquito Coast 7. Ferris Bueller ' s Day Off 8. Beverly Hills Cop II 9. Ann Bancroft, ' Night Mother 10. Some Kind of Wonderful BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Tom Berenger, Platoon Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters Denholm Elliot, A Room with A View Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Tess Harper, Crimes of the Heart Piper Laurie, Children of a Lesser God Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Color of Money Maggie Smith, A Room with A View Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters BEST FOREIGN FILM The Assult, (Holland) Betty Blue (France) The Decline of the American Empire (Canada) My Sweet little Villiage (Czechoslovakia) 38 (Austria) BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell, Crocodile Dundee Hanif Kureishi, My Beautiful Laundrette Oliver Stone, Platoon Oliver Stone, Richard Boyles, Salvador BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff, Children of a Lesser God Bruce Henley and Raynold Gideon, Stand By Me Ruth Prawler Jhabvala, A Room with A View Richard Price, The Color of Money BFST CINEMATOGRAPHY Jorden Corenweth, Peggy Sue Got Married Chris Menges, The Mission Don Peterman, Star Trek Four Tony Pierce-Roberts, A Room with A View Robert Richardson, Platoon 102 Arts Whose Tunes Are We Tuning In To? The Best and Worst of the Year ARTIST OF THE YEAR Peter Gabriel Bruce Springsteen Phil Collins Madonna Steve Winwood BEST ALBUM Graceland, Paul Simon So, Peter Gabriel Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-85, Bruce Springsteen True Stories, Talking Heads Pageant, R.E.M. BEST SINGLE " Kiss, " Prince and the Revolution " Papa Don ' t Preach, " Madonna " Sledgehammer, " Peter Gabriel " Addicted to Love, " Robert Palmer " Higher Love, " Steve Winwood BEST BAND Talking Heads Genesis REM. U2 BEST MALE SINGER Peter Gabriel Bruce Springsteen Phil Collins Steve Winwood Robert Palmer BEST FEMALE SINGER Anita Baker Madonna Tina Turner Janet Jackson Annie Lennox BEST NEW AMERICAN BAND David and David The Bangles Bruce Hornsby and The Range The Rainmakers BEST NEW BRITISH BAND Screaming Blue Messiahs Pet Shop Boys Simply Red Level 42 The Outfield BEST NEW MALE SINGER Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) Bruce Homsby Peter Cetera Andy Taylor BEST NEW FEMALE SINGER Anita Baker Janet Jackson Whitney Houston BEST PRODUCER Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis BEST SONGWRITER Paul Simon Phil Collins Billy Joel Holly Knight Bruce Springsteen BEST R B ARTIST Robert Clay Aretha Franklin Run-DMC BEST COUNTRY ARTIST Steve Earle The Judds BEST JAZZ ARTIST Dexter Gordon BEST VIDEO " Sledgehammer, " Peter Gabriel BEST ALBUM COVER King of America, Elvis Costello True Blue, Madonna 5150, Van Halen Third Stage, Boston BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE Elvis Costello, Elvis Costello Sings Again Tour. WORST ALBUM Third Stage, Boston Heartbeat, Don Johnson Dancing on the Ceiling, Lionel Richie WORST SINGLE " Stuck With You, " Huey Lewis and the News " Heartbeat, " Don Johnson " True Blue, " Madonna " True Colors, " Cyndi Lauper WORST BAND Mr. Mister Motley Crew Cinderella WORST MALE SINGER Don Johnson WORST FEMALE SINGER Samantha Fox WORST VIDEO " Addicted to Love, " Robert Palmer " True Blue, " Madonna " True Colors, " Cyndi Lauper " Goin Crazy, " David Lee Roth WORST ALBUM COVER Eye of the Zombie, John Fogarty Music From the Edge of Heaven, Wham! WORST LIVE PERFORMANCE Joni Mitchell, Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope Tour Arts 103 txiitrmpt-l ilep, J ttmvjlt sic it) D With rhythmic insistence (fervently) ■ " " Ti F - = « 4 J Jl api arsMaiSii . " ■ ■■IteA.dL ' k L. ■■gMIIMMII IIIMiH -J 3 5 1 Moderato CORNET inBb CORNET and PIANO with expression Toyko String Quartet, Courtesy ICM artists Don ' t Drink the Water Directed by Charles L. Bandler, " Don ' t Drink the Water " is a Woody Allen comedy about in- ternational orientation and what happens to folks who get thrown together with very different up- bringings. A fairly happily married couple from Newark chooses to hide from a Soviet KGB in the American Embassy in the USSR along with a psychotic chef, a frustrated magician-priest, the ambassadors confused son and his smug- assistant. The play was fully student produced, includ- ing a grant from the Finance Club which helped create scenery and costumes. 706 Arts Afterwords Afterwords is a student run variety show performed annually in McDowell hall by students and Residential Life staff. Staff photos by E. Ryvarden Arts 107 Pirates of Penzance " Pirates of Penzance " , directed by Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios and conducted by Miron Yampolsky and Sharon Moore, is a typical Gilbert and Sullivan production. The story centers around a young pirate, Fredrick, who has difficulty deciding between duty and his moral conscience. Hidden from women all of his 21 years, he falls in love with the Major General ' s daughter Mabel, who is practi- cally the first real woman he meets. Of course the Major General and pirates don ' t exactly get along, which makes things difficult for the young lovers. Their voices intertwine magnificently throughout the operetta, with occasional comic relief from the " Keystone " style cops. The play reminds us of the deep roots of sexism common in plays less than a century ago. are depicted as innocent dizzy lidens who fall for any guy who will notice m. Although the pirates can ' t keep their off the Major General ' s dozen or so rs, none of these young women seem to much. Fredrick lands ashore to find a 1 calls out to any maiden who will have I Mabel accepts knowing nothing about he women cannot think or fend for ves. It takes the male policemen and to settle the dispute, and marry all the rs off. It is fascinating to consider how ; changes so suddenly in the twentieth This play is actually a tribute to woman- ' ou ' ve come a long way, baby. " i 108 Arts Staff photo by M. Komoroski; Inset photos by K. Koenig for the 1987 Talon; Artwork by D. Wright Arts 109 Photography Special A Step In Time By Betzy Reisinger The 80 ' s The 70 ' s 112 EXTREMITIES iVilliam Mastrosimone ' s Extremities explores ;exual assualt, murder, and social responsibi- ity. The drama follows three female housemates hrough a frightening experience. The play, )erformed by the AU Players, was directed by Graduate student Tim Reagan. Following the erformances. symposium panels discussed the ssues and legal ramifications of raped and ;exual assualt. Panelists included Wendi (apian, instructor of " Dealing with Sexual ssault " at AU, Sandra Brawders. Executive director of " Her Space " , and Sergeant Robert iharkey, Supervisor of the Sex Offense Branch n the Metro Police Department. Staff photo by E. Ryvarden; artwork by D Wright Arts 113 Waiting for Lefty: No Solution in Sight Waiting for Lefty is set in a labor union meet- ing in the 1930 ' s. Times are hard, and though the union members want to strike for a " living wage, " they also fear losing their jobs and any hope of earning food and shelter for their families. The union leaders say that there is a " man in the White House for them now " and that they should wait; times will get better. They just have a hard time doing so when it keeps looking like the people on the top are doing everything to keep the worker down. There is real pathos here. Lefty has been described as a perfect example of the popular 1930 ' s style of play writing, agit- prop. This means that the characters are wooden stereotypes whose purpose is to agitate and spread propaganda through the very nature of those stereotypes. There is an element of that here; the union leaders are portrayed as completely corrupt and the workers as good hearted well-meaning souls. Agitation is every- where - in the fights, the singing of so ngs, the heckling. Propaganda is muted, but ever present. Lefty and other plays were popular with this technique because they appealed to inner feel- ings of the time. They were used as teaching in- struments to show the common individual that he could do something about his problems. Wait- ing for Lefty as a solution was not good enough; individuals needed to bond together to make progress. This type of communication has returned with a surge in television. Movies depicting statements about incest, sexual abuse, rape, drug abuse, and wife beating have all been aired over the past year or so. Finally the networks are put- ting their hidden talents to work to help solve problems, rather than encouraging violence and crimes. Finally they have stopped waiting for Lefty. ■ David Wright Arts Editor 114 Arts Moonchildren: A Return to the 60 ' s The 1960 ' s we-generation idealism has given way to the 1980 ' s me-generation. No protests for moral beliefs, human rights, or anything gouche like that. Students for Democratic Society veterans are now in the National Conservative PAC. The ends justify the means; do what is best for yourself. But wait! There ' s no war anymore, so what do we need peace for? Moonchildren shows the rifts in communica- tion. Diverse personalities share one refigerator in a communal apartment. They love, they cry, they laugh, they protest. They graduate. The actors give a stunning performance. The audi- ence is transported back twenty years with the help of some classic 60 ' s tunes and a set complete with lava lamp, bean bag chairs, and peace signs. For this AU generation, the play is a nostalgic look at a decade which has gained in popularity over the past several years. For the baby boomer generation, the play brings back their college days with a rush of memories, good and bad. ■ Erin Doherty Contributing Writer Dave Wright Arts Editor JS! 116 Arts Background photo courtesy of the Smith, man; inset photo, E. Ryvarden; artwork D. Wright he Crucible: Suspicions Still Reign . ■•• Hit ' ( rutiltk .il« nl nil in. Mused on the Siili l ll.ll.ll III ' . .Ill III III Ill ' lll ' Sl ' l ). 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The cornerstone was laid in 1907. It ' s 80 years old. Why shouldn ' t it get some sandblasting and painting done? Not so. The Washington Cathedral is not being renovated. It ' s still being built. Through a unique mixture of generations of stonecarvers and masons, architects and painters, the Cathedral ' s construction is finally near comple- tion . Since that September day in 1 907 , when the cornerstone was laid, various fund-raising efforts have all had the same goal - to get the church completed. Now, the twin west towers - the towers of St. Peter and St. Paul - are the last major pieces to the puzzle. Three-fourths of the way up, they are within 53 feet of the highest designed pinnacle. They should be completed by 1989. When it is completed, the Cathedral will be the sixth- largest cathedral in the world. (The top of the Gloria in Excelsis Tower is the highest point in Washington, 301 feet above Mount St. Alban, on which the Cathedral rests, and 676 feet above sea level). But if one forgets the scaffolding for a minute, there ' s still a monumental piece of work inside. The design of the Cathedral is 14th-century English Gothic. Gothic is a style of architecture which got its name from 16-century Renaissance writers who were critical of the 12-century building styles of structures in the Paris area. In calling the style Gothic, the writers were implying that the style was unattractive and barbaric, and could only have been designed by the Goths, the people who destroyed most of the civilization of ancient Rome. Succeeding generations, fortunately, have had a different view of Gothic architecture. At the center portal just outside the main- entrance sit massive bronze gates, above which is a statue of Adam and a stone carving depicting the creation of man and the universe. Just to the right, the uncompleted St. Paul Tower features the Churchill Porch, honoring Winston Churchill. The Cathedral ' s skeleton is a maze of ribbed vaults (a feature of gothic design), and arched masonry that forms the Cathedral ' s ceiling. Fly- ing buttresses jut out from the vaulting to the buttresses outside. These counteract the outward thrust of the vaulting . For this reason , there is no structure steel - none - in the Cathedral. It ' s rock 122 Arts on rock. The interior is comprised mainly of Indiana Limestone, although Finial, Tracery, Colonette, Four-crocket, and Ashlar stone is used throughtout the structure. Some 650 bosses, circular stone carvings weighing up to five tons, form the vertical line of the Cathedral along the nave. The Cathedral, like other Gothic-designed churches, is in the shape of a cross. It was designed so that it could reach as high as possible without obstacle, ostensibly to reach toward A. Child for the 1987 Talon Arts 123 God. Inside the nave, the main area for the Cathedral ' s services and other activities, the detail in carvings and in windows is astounding. One stained-glass window is informally known as the " Space Window " , a tribute to the aspira- tions and achievements of man. It depicts the earth dwarfed by a bright red moon. In the moon ' s center is an actual piece of moon rock brought back by the Apollo 1 1 astronauts. Circular-shaped Rose windows also form the interior. One is known as the " Last Judgement " , and shows Christ sitting on a seat of judgement. Another depicts scenes from Revelations. The " Creation window " is lit with interior as opposed to exterior light, making for softer light diffusion in its stained glass. The Canterbury Pulpit, given to the Cathedral in 1906, was built with French Limestone and is where religious leaders such as Desmond Tutu and Billy Graham have spoken on religious and social topics. (The Cathedral, although the property of the Episcopal Diocese of Washin- gton, is a house of worship to all faiths. Jewish and Catholic services are frequently held there.) The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from the Canterbury Pulpit five days before his assassina- tion in 1968. The High Alter is at the east end of the Cathedral, one-tenth of a mile from the entrance to the nave. Here there are wood carvings of the apostles, with a bare wood area for Judas. At its front, Christ sits enthroned with scenes from his life surrounding him. Here one also finds the stone bishop ' s chair (a cathedra) from which the word cathedral gets its name. At St. Mary ' s Chapel, one of five in the Cathedral, 400-year-old tapestries depict the battle of David and Goliath. The needlepoint kneelers in the chapel match the tapestries in color. The Holy Spirit Chapel features a painting by N.C. Wyeth - Andrew ' s father, Jamie ' s grandfather. In St. John ' s Chapel, the kneelers are also designed in needlepoint, featuring- historic Americans. Every church is supposed to have mice. The Cathedral is no exception, with stone carvings of the rodents, along with a stone cat chasing them. Even Hally ' s Comet is honored with a streak in a ceiling painting done two years ago. The work of three principal architects - Philip Hubert Froman, George Frederick Bodley and Henry Vaughn - the Cathredral has slowly reached the end of construction. A massive fund- raising drive in the 1970 ' s ended a money short- age that threatened to leave the scaffolding as permanent decoration. The Cathedral has survived Washington ' s history. And unlike other local buildings of its generation, the future doesn ' t mean the building is coming rather, ii signals a coming of age. David Aldridge Contributing Writer 124 Arts A. Child for the 1987 Talon Arts 125 126 Arts Staff photo by D. Wright Arts 127 1985 NCAA Runner-up Soccer Team Suffers Disappointing Season Inexperience and Hopes As expected, the 1986 soccer team did not match its ' 1985 performance, but its ' 10-9-3 record was far below what many had anticipated. The 1986 Eagles lost seven starters from their NCAA Final team and faced a brutal schedule with a team featuring 10 freshmen and sophmores. During the season, AU met nationally-ranked Evansville, Maryland, Clemson. and UCLA, and also had games against powers George Mason, William and Mary, and Indiana. These games gave many of the younger Eagles a crash course in the best of Division I soccer. Freshmen Chris Trump, Mike Ioannou, Mark Dillion, and Chris Morgan saw plenty of action, as did another newcomer, sophomore transfer Frode Willumsen. These players, along with Steve Marland, John Diffley. Rich McBride, Todd Trimble, and Billy Corbett will be called upon next year to fill the shoes of this year ' s tri- captains Keith Trehy, David Nakhid, and Stephen Pfeil. The 1986 season began with a split in the Mayor ' s Cup Tournament in Oneonta, New York, followed by a loss to Maryland. After a win over Georgetown, the Eagles were swept in the first ever George Mason Patriot Invatational, losing to Clemson and North Carolina. AU then won six of the next seven games, losing only to Tampa in Florida. The 8-5 record gave the Eagles a playoff shot, but consecutive losses to CAA rivals James Mason and William and Mary knocked them out of the CAA race. Tough Schedule Eliminate Playoff The up and down year did have many positive aspects. The team will return almost all its starters and the young players now have played a year together against top-notch opponents. Coach Pete Mehlert will undoubtedly add more skilled freshmen next year as well. One of this year ' s major problems was the in- ability to convert scoring opportunities. AU was shut out six times this year while frequently outshooting its opponents. The lack of explosive scorer Michael Brady hurt the offense, but Mar- land appears ready to take up some of the slack. He was this year ' s leading scorer, and with most of next year ' s offensive burden on him, promises to do it again. The year was a learning experience for the players, but it did have its lighter moments. The homecoming Mud Bowl against UMBC was fun to watch and play in, and who can forget the can- ine midfielder who ran on the field against Catholic to assist AU in a potential scoring drive? The 1987 AU soccer team promises to be a strong one, but again, will face a rough schedule. Hopefully the mixture of strong offense and defense that the team promises will give the Eagles an excellent chance to take another trip to the NCAA. ■ James Brady Contributing Writer Staff photo bj S.Lee; Top staff photo Wilkinson, S. Lee, and M. Brooks 130 Sports Sports 131 Courtesy of Sports Information A?2 5pom Sports 133 •■■■ mP -« . • tfg f £ + — : Staff photo by S. Lee 134 Sports Sports 135 Ross Brightens Average Year Eagle ' s Go 13-14 Nine letters could summarize the AU men ' s basketball team ' s 1986-87 season: FRANK R-O-S-S. Although the Eagles improved their record for the third straight year to 13-14. it was the- incredible play of senior guard Frank Ross that highlighted an otherwise mediocre year. Frank Ross, the scorer: the 6-foot-2 shooter from Temple Hills, MD., averaged 25.2 points per game and led AU in points in 23 of its 27 games. He scored more than 30 points in nine games to become AU ' s third all-time leading scorer. His best output was January 38 in Han- over, N.H., when he pumped in career-high 39 points against Dartmouth. Frank Ross, the ballhandler thief: besides doing a bulk of the scoring, Ross also led the team in assists with 102 (3.8 per game). And on the defensive end of the court, he made 65 steals (2.4 per game), which led the Colonial Athletic Association. Frank Ross, the minuteman: whether the Eagles were playing Division 3 Catholic Univer- sity or powerful Georgetown, Ross almost never got a rest, averaging 38 minutes per outing. Only Navy all-America David Robinson was a vital to his team as Frank Ross. Ross ' s finest moment was at the Providence Fleet Classic when he was named the tourna- ment ' s most valuable player at the outset of the season. He scored 3 1 points in the Eagles ' loss to the Providence Friars of the Big East, and had 33 against Xavier of Ohio. As great as he was, Ross did get some help this year: junior guard Chuck West averaged 12.4 points per game, and junior college transfer Andy Bonsalle was sixth in the CAA in rebounds with a 7.7 average. Senior Pat Witting wasn ' t a high scorer, but was named to the first-team, all- academic list. Witting was a triple major with a 3.97 grade point average. His worst grade in college was an A-. As for the team, the Eagles defeated cross- town rival George Washington, 74-7 1 , and came within a Reggie Williams three-point shot of up- setting the heavily-favored Hoyas of George town. AU also gave nationally-ranked Navy a tough fight, before losing by seven points. Perhaps the best wins of the season were against GW, Xavier of Ohio, and James Madi- son. The win over Xavier was especially sweet since the Musketeers later qualified for the NCAA tournament. James Madison, mean- while, won 20 games and made it to the NIT tournament. In that game, Ross scored 28 points and freshman Marc Levy had 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles. AU, which played only seven games in their final full season at Fort Myer, finished sixth in the CAA and lost to Richmond in the first round of the conference tournament. Freshman Mike Sumner, who may become an outstanding player before his career is over, led the Eagles in scor- ing and rebounding against the Spiders. Sumner started 23 of 27 games after junior forward Eric White injured his right knee two minutes into the season at the Fleet Classic. AU had four seniors this year: Ross, Witting, center Henry Hopkins, and guard Billy Stone. Hopkins was a backup for starter Tom Scherer and Stone was used for long-range shooting. With four junior college transfers on their way and the completion of the Khashoggi Center near, the AU men ' s basketball team may just make some noise next year. . .even if Frank Ross isn ' t around. I Steven Goff Contributing Writer 136 Sports Photos courtesy of Sports Information Sports 137 Staff photo by T. Wilkinson Ik V Staff photo by T. Wilkinson 138 Sports ! » % v S. Goff for the 1987 Talon Sports 139 All photos courtesy of Sports Information Sports 141 142 Sports All photos courtesy of Sports Information Sports 143 Inexperience Hurts Ruggers Oh what a difference a year makes in the crazy world of collegiate rugby. In 1985, the AU Rugby Club ran over just about every opponent on the way to a 8-1 record. The 1986 season wasn ' t so kind to the Eagles, as they struggled to a disappointing 3-6 finish. Why the decline in performance? One factor was the loss of veterans Mark Lyons, Andy- Levine, and Allan Chuira. Despite the efforts of club president Jack Way, the gaps opened by the loss of former key members were never closed. " Nobody was able to play at the level the older guys did, " Way said. The backfield was another sore spot for the Eagles. Despite the efforts of senior Mike Benedetto and newcomers freshman Chris- Fleming and junior Byron Hancock, the- inexperienced backfield never got AU ' s vital passing game into full swing. The lack of sup- port put added pressure on an already weary AU scrum. The offense, led by senior Joe McGovern and junior Dan Gumout Mangan played consist- ently well and remained AU ' s only bright spot. Another factor that hurt the Eagles was bad luck. Against Navy, AU failed to execute what would have been the winning goal before time ran out, and the Midshipmen escaped with a vic- tory. In other games, however, the AU ruggers were simply overpowered by teams such as Lehigh and Bucknell. AU ended the season by placing third in a tournament in Longwood, Virginia, and then by beating UMBC and Delaware. Even with all of the holes to fill in the line-up next season, the Eagles ' s future does look promising. The mix of solid younger players veterans may allow the Eagles to fly higher in 1987. ■ Rich Maiore Contributing Writer ■ ! nfimK Staff photos by T. Wilkinson HSBanr ' JMHHn muBm nHff r Sports 145 Reimann ' s 100th Win Highlights Year Christy), Fritz named All-CAA The field hockey team improved its record from last season by posting a 7-13 finish. The Eagles had many close games, including one-goal losses and overtime setbacks. AU ' s Division I status and participation in the South Atlantic Conference drew increased competition against top opponents. AU faced nationally- ranked Old Dominion, Maryland, Temple and James Madison for the second straight year. The Eagles began the season with victories over Division III Mary Washington and Division 11 Mt. St. Mary ' s. Senior co-captain Kathy Kerns scored her first two goals of the season in the team ' s opening victory. Freshman forward standout Jen Lowndes and sophomore forward Lisa McHugh, the team ' s second-leading scorer with four goals, scored in the team ' s second con- secutive victory. A hard-fought 1-0 loss to Rad- ford followed the initial wins. The team continued losing through October, including one-goal losses to Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond and Southern Illinois. Despite these losses, AU ' s overall play improved as the team ' s defense unity and confid- ence grew stronger. Sophomore goalie Carleen Fritz performed well under pressure. One of her most impressive games was her 19-save showing against sixth- ranked Old Dominion. Solid defense by Kerns, juniors Caroline Arczynski, Deanne DeMarco, Cindy Christy, Donna DelRosse and sophomore Meg Dolan stopped many offensive threats. On October 21, AU finally got back on the winning track by defeating Goucher, 2- 1 . This victory sparked the team to a four-game winning streak. The Eagles scored straight victories over Georgetown, William and Mary and Towson. Coaches and players agreed that team unity, con- fidence and determination were the reasons they reached high levels during the season. Senior goalie Sue Gallagher felt " team unity held us together throughout the season. " A 5-1 loss to Princeton broke the Eagles win- ning streak. On November 4, AU bounced back and beat UMBC for its final victory of the sea- son. The win also gave coach Barbara Reimann her 100th career victory after 20 years as Eagle coach. Her record is 100-112-21. " A hundred wins in 20 years is not an earth- shattering accomplishment. But, there are a good bunch of kids here and I enjoy working with them, " she said. An opening-round loss in the South Atlantic Conference tournament ended the Eagles ' sea- son. After the game, it was announced that Christy and Fritz were named to the all- conference first team. H Christine Hayter Contributing Writer Steven Hamrick Sports Editor 146 Spans Sports 147 148 Sports Sports 149 Crause Returns to AU A " new-old " coach and strong tournament finishes highlighted the men ' s and women ' s cross country season. Tom Crause returned as head coach after a 10-year absence. Crause coached four seasons at AU. his last in 1976 when he guided the team to the regional championship. The men ' s team placed second in the Montgomery College Invitational. Tim Noonan, the team ' s Most Valuable Player, finished seventh, John Granito ninth and Mochine Boucetta, tenth. Injuries plagued the regular-season, leading to the 6-5 record. Junior David Wright was out for the first half of the season with a broken hand and Granito missed several races with shin splints. The women ' s team also finished second in the same tournament. Freshman Denise Byrnes placed fifth and junior Washington semester student Linda Stevenson, sixth. Byrnes was named Most Valuable Player. The inexperience shone through in the regular season, as the women finished 1-6. The return of two sophomores, Catherine Grace and Susanne Rutihauser and freshman Cameron Young, in addition to Byrnes should provide a strong nucleas for the next year. " ' We have a good team to work with, but it ' s going to take time. We can ' t expect to be the best... yet. " I 4 • _• — • «■ ; i: tf J fc 1 Staff photo by J. Barnes - 150 Sports Staff photos by J. Boyle Sports 151 -1 152 Sports r ■ :•{ V ■ » Staff photos by J. Boyle Sports 153 154 Sports Photos courtesy of Sports Information Sports 155 The End of an Era Athletic Director Frailey Retires Consider this: when Robert Frailey first came to American University, John F. Kennedy was completing his first term as a representative in Congress. When Frailey graduated from AU, the hydrogen bomb had not been fully developed. During Frailey ' s 15 years as coach of the AU swim team, the King of Rock and Roll come to power and resided in a country referred to as Came lot. When Frailey was named Athletic Director in 1964, Barry Goldwater wanted to make Vietnam a parking lot. When Frailey pushed AU to Divi- sion I status, the Beatles were hanging out with a swami. And so on. Through the Chicago convention, Watergate, the Munich Olympics, Whip Inflation Now. and Peanut Power. For 40 years. Bob Frailey has been AU ' s Athletic Department. Intercollegiate play at AU won ' t be the same without him. If you are familiar with AU athletics, you ' ll recall the image of the lonely man pacing in the empty bleachers at Fory Myer, sweating out another close win - more recently, suffering another avoidable loss. You ' ll remember the emotion of the man ' s trip to Seattle to finally see his school in a national championship - he called it his proudest moment during his reign. You may not remember that his swim teams did not have a losing season during his tenure as coach. You probably don ' t recall that Frailey also coached the golf team. You certainly don ' t remember - and he would like to forget - the 0-8 record during his one season as soccer coach. The great irony of Frailey ' s two score at AU is that his great dream - an on-campus sports center - will come to fruition immediately after he has left. There is a new era at AU, one that Frailey says he would rather not be a part of. He would like people to understand that athletics is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Athletic Department. For example, the new Center could not be built only with athletics in mind. " Now, if you asked me ' What do you want in (the Center), what would you recommend in there from the standpoint of physical education, intramurals. recreation and athletics ' , then I could give you an answer, " he said recently. He would like people to understand that he didn ' t want to accept the termination of the base- ball program but that there was no choice. Classes end in April. That means the baseball team lost six weeks from its schedule and couldn ' t play a spring season. " The salvation of baseball at this institution - and I personally feel, for institutions geographi- cally from here north - is a fall season, " he explained. But none of the local schools wanted to play in the fall. It would be accurate to call Frailey a throw- back, a reminder of the earlier days of collegiate athletics. It ' s not meant to be a cliche, or a sappy look back at the " good old days " . Sport has a different agenda now. But there can be some truth to Frailey ' s fear that specialization in athletics on and off the field erodes the sense of family that used to exist. " My feeling about coaching is that it ' s the epitome of teaching. Absolutely, it ' s the pinnacle. And every coach should teach. And every coach should teach students in classes. " So, let us move into our new Sports Center, and bring AU athletics into the modern age. We can also bring memories of what brought us there. AU Vice President for Development and Planning Don Triezenburg, Frailey ' s boss, said it simply: The man is AU athletics. ■ David Aldridge Contributing Writer 156 Sports Frailey, vintage 1963 Frailey, vintage 1974 Frailey, vintage 1987 Frailey designed logos for the All athletics community. Photos courtesy of Sports Information Sports 157 ; ' ' ■«» -V 758 Sports o " + Staff photos by T. Wilkinson and J. Boyle Sports 159 An Oklahoma postal worker kills himself and 14 co-workers... lethal gas erupts from a Cameroon volcano and kills 1,757 people... an Aeromexico plane collides with a private aircraft and kills 67 on board and 1 5 on the grounds out- side Los Angeles... Hijackers open fire on a PanAm jet, killing 21 passengers in Karachi. . .terrorists lock the doors of an Istanbul synagogue and gun down 22 worshippers... William Rehnquist is sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court... Floods from a lower tributary of the Missouri River are cause the worst damage in the history of the 1 5 Midwestern states it affected. ..Eugene Hausenfus is shot down over Nicaragua while flying arms to the Contras and is later convicted in Managua... President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev meet for summit talks on nuclear arms testing in Iceland, but reach an impasse after two days... New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in the seventh game of the World Series, 8-5... the Rhine River is polluted as chemicals spill from a burning warehouse in Switzerland... David Jacobson is released from captivity in Beirut... a bill signed into law toughens policy regarding the hiring of aliens... artist Jasper John ' s " Out The Window " sells for $3.6 million... Democrats gain control of the Senate in the November elections, win- ning 55 seats. ..Bruce Springsteen ' s five-album live set released and sets sales records... I van Boesky is fined $100 million dollars for trading stocks on insider information... summer-long congressional hearings delve into the arms-for- hostages, Iran-Contra scam... Donald Regan resigns, John Poindexter resigns, Lt. Col. Oliver North is fired, Bud McFarlane attempts suicide, William Casey dies from stress-related compli- cations... Dennis Connor and his yacht, Stars and Stripes, regain the America ' s Cup over Australia ' s Kookaburra III... Gorbachev frees Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov... American journalist Nicholas Daniloff is detained in Moscow on espionage charges... both are released shortly after... 2, 000 students and teachers protest in favor of democratic reform in Pekine...Corazan Aauino is named Time Coach Bill Parcells after his Giant ' s Super Bowl win over Denver 162 Dateline The New York Mets celebrate their 8-5 win in the seventh game of the World Series over the Boston Red Sox ; Tennessee Kellye Cash is crowned Miss America by outgong Miss America Susan Akin. Dateline 163 of the Phillipines, overthrowing Ferdinand Marcos... Puerto Rico ' s Dupont Plaza Hotel burns leaving over 100 dead... The Supreme Court rules that pregnant women are entitled to job security while taking maternity leave... In another ruling, The Supreme Court awards Baby M to her natural father, while denying surrogate mother Mary Beth Whitehead custody or visita- tion rights... New York governor Mario Cuomo announces that he will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination... Gary Hart (Colorado democratic senator) announces his presidential intentions and withdraws after five weeks when the Miami Herald accuses him of a liaison with Miami model Donna Rice... Fawn Hall, secretary of Oliver North, is accused of assisting North in destroying incriminating evidence in the Iran scandal... Rev. Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker resign from the PTL (Praise the Lord or People that Love) following allegations of sexual and monetary misconduct, and are repla- ced by Rev. Jerry Falwell, president of Liberty Baptist College... facing bankruptcy, Oral Roberts tells his supporters that God will " take his life " if he does not raise $4 million dollars in the coming month; Roberts succeeds and even- tually raises $8 million for his cause... Pat Robertson declares that he will seek the presidential nomination if he recieves $3 million in sponsors. . .the USS Stark is hit by a misguided Iraqi missle, killing 35 US military personnel... Disney productions celebrates its 50th anniversary... The Statue Of Liberty celebrates her 100th birthday... Continental Airlines buys out Presidential, US Air, and People ' s Express... " Platoon " wins Best Picture Oscar... " Moonlighting " is nominated for a record-breaking sixteen Emmys...A Swedish youngster tempts fate and flies his Cessna air- craft over the Russian border, escaping radar and landing in Moscow ' s Red Square... Deaths: Actors: Desi Arnez, James Cagney, Cary Grant, Ted Knight, Ray Milland, Ricky Nelson, Donna Reed, Rita Hayworth, and Geraldine Page; Designers Laura Ashley and Perry Ellis; Musicians: Benny Goodman, Liberace, and Kate Smith; Composer Allan J. Lerner; Wild Kingdom Host Marlin Perkins; Artists: Andy Warhol and Henry Moore; The Dutchess of Windsor; Sports Figures: Baseball - Hank Greenberg; Football - Dan Rogers; Basketball - Len Bias: Oldest Living Human Shigechiyo Izumi, 120 years old -4St cl Supporters of the bill that produced a generation ' s broadest tax overhaul, Dan Rostenkowske (D-IL.) and Bob Packwood (R-OR). William J. Casey Donald Regan 164 Dateline John Poindexter Lt. Col. Oliver North Gennadiy Zakharov Ferdinand Marcos Dateline 165 JUNE 23-27 ! »fe The office of Student Activities holds two session of SORC-The Summer Orientation and Registration conference for freshmen. Bothe freshmen and their parents are invited to spend the night at AU in order to meet with deans and faculty to discuss course offerings and academic resources. Students are given the chance to meet with RA ' s and fellow freshmen as well as register for classes and tour D.C. Staff photo by E Ryvarden JULY 2 University Senate members and student leaders reach an agreement extending student membership to the University Club in Mary Gray don Center for a two-year period. The proposal to change membership from the entire AU community and guests to AU faculty and staff, introduced last January by members of the Staff Council and University Senate, was approved by the University Senate in May. Student membership at the club will be extended until the Auxiliary Services Building is comple- ted in the Khashoggi Sports and Convocation Center and an alternative dining facility can be provided. AUGUST The School of Education appoints Dr. Lee Knefelkamp as the new dean ending a one year search. Most recently the director of the Mas- ter ' s and Doctoral Program for College Student Personel Work at the University of Maryland, Knefelkamp replaces acting Dean David Sans- bury. Knefelkamp was the 1984 winner of the Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher award. 8 Construction begins on Dorm J and is expec- ted to be completed by August 1987. Dorm J ' s plans include a 150-space parking garage on the lower level. The construction is funded by a $12 million bond from the D.C. government. 27 Professor of Literature Amost Lustig wins an Emmy for his work on the PBS documentary " The Precious Legacy " . Lustig, a Czechoslo- vakian Jew and Holocaust survivor, was one of three co-authors who worked on the docu- mentary. " The Precious Legacy " features the Prague Jewish State Museum, which houses a collection of various objects from Jewish families in the Czechoslovakian area. 29 The class of 1990 arrives on campus as orient- ation for incoming freshmen begins. Students participate in various activities designed to accustom them to student life and campus activi- ties. Various workshops on campus organiza- tions are held, as well as academic workshops sponsored by Psychological and Learning Services. In the evenings, events such as the Cruise on the Potomac and a barbeque gave freshmen a chance to meet each other and their orientation aides. Staff photo by M. Komoroski 166 Dateline SEPTEMBER 8 Several American University students and faculty appear on ABC ' s " Nightline " to discuss the problems of college athletics and drug abuse. University president Richard Berendzen. basketball coach Ed Tapscott, Student Con- federation President Alan Fleischmann. and athletes Keely Lane, Sue Ellis, and Glen Buchanan participate in the program.... The varsity baseball program is cancelled for an un- disclosed time and varsity baseball coach James. D. Frady, Jr. undergoes investigation into- possible mismanagement of funds. University officials said the program was not cancelled because of the investigation. Frady is accused of requesting certain baseball players to relinquish financial aid to assist other players. 15 Nicholas Daniloff, former AU adjunct professor, is arrested in Moscow following charges of espionage. Daniloff, currently a correspondant for U.S. News and World Report, taught several rep ort- ing classes, as well as selected topics classes during the 1960 ' s and 70 ' s in the School of Communication. During his period as an ad- junct professor, Daniloff worked for United Press International. 4 i 18-21 10 The role of advertising and media coverage in the electoral process is debated in a forum sponsored by the School of Communication and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Panelists include 1980 independant candidate John B. Anderson, ABC News White House correspondant Sam Donaldson, CBS News political editor Dotty Lynch and political advertising consultant Robert D. Squier. The Student Confederation opens the 1986-87 year with Fallfest, a week long series of events planned by student organizations. Fallfest begins with KPU guest speaker An- drew Young, mayor of Atlanta. Young, former United Nations ambassador and civil rights lea- der, speaks out against apartheid and the- importance of awareness, both on the individual and nationwide level. Fall fest continues with a pep rally Tuesday afternoon and AU Soccer Day on Wednesday. During half-time, two former AU soccer players recieve awards as AU defeats Georgetown 2-0. Tuesday evening KPU and the CMC co- sponsor speaker Lou Cannon, Washington Post White House correspondent. The AU deans are the focus of a reception on Thursday afternoon. The next evening, a semi- formal dance entitled " A Night in the Carribbean " is held in the University Club. Fallfest concluded on Saturday with two live bands, " Beat Farmers " and " The Swamp " , a barbeque on the quad, and movies sponsored by SUB cinema. 29 Plans to convert WVAU, AU ' s student-run AM radio station, to an FM signal are halted due to the resignation of engineer Rick King. Amy Weiss, current station manager, cites time and money as the two main obstacles to the conver- sion. 23 KPU sponsors a panel discussion on U.S. covert operations. Speakers include: former CIA director William Colby; Senate- Intelligence Committee chair David Durenberger; and National Security Council consultant Dr. Roy Godson. 30 KPU and the College Republicans sponsor Republican D.C. mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz. Schwartz cites vocational and psy- chiatric aid for welfate recipents and the homeless as her main goal if elected. Staff photo by S. Songster Following a summer of waiting the D.C. City Council votes to raise the legal drinking age from 18 to 21. The legislation was passed with a grandfather clause provision. All persons age 18 prior to October 1 will still be able to purchase beer and wine. The vote came as a result of a threat by Con- gress to withold seven million dollars in highway funds from the District had it not hiked the drink- ing age by October 1 . Although Mayor Barry requested the legisla- tion last July, council members were reluctant to take a position on the issue until the actual vote. Area universities openly opposed the legisla- tion. AU SC President Alan Fleischmann held a press conference announcing a joint effort to beat the legislation along with the student gov- ernment presidents of George Washington University and Catholic University. AU officials noted that there would be minimal changes made in the alcohol policy for the 1986-87 year but that major policy changes could be expected for next year. Dateline 167 OCTOBER 7 AU holds its fourth annual Career Expo, giving AU students the opportunity to meet with representatives from 104 companies and firms. The Career Expo is designed to show students what prospective employers are looking for in potential recruits and to intro- duce students to companies with job open- ings. Staff photo by M. Brooks 14 A referendum vote on the declaration of a sanctuary for Salvadoran and Guatelmalan refugees at AU is voided by the Board of El- ections following a General Assembly election. Cries of illegal campaign tactics by Kelly Lyons and Dave Seperson, members of the Latin American-North American Solidarity Committee convinced the GA to void the elec- tion. Lyons accused Vince Farhat of confusing voters by campaigning against the proposed sanctuary under the guise of his Latin American Solidarity Committee. The Department of Performing Arts opens its 1986-87 season with The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The production, directed by Gail Humphries-Breeskin, AU Director of Theater, documents the Salem witch trials in New En- gland during the 1600 ' s. K. Luther for the 1W7 Talon 168 Dateline 16-17 Zeta Beta Tau raises $18,410 for the American Cancer Society during its second annual Jail-and-Bail-a-thon. Volunteers raise money by taking collection cans to Georgetown, collected pledges, and raising their " bail " while imprisoned in the the ZBT jail on the quad. Staff photo by E. Ryvurden 16 Nationally proclaimed " World Food Day " begins a week-long series of activities designed to highlight the problems of hunger on local, na- tional, and international levels. Scheduled events include: displays and films in Mary Graydon Center; a canned food drive; speakers on the problems of and solutions to hunger; " Hands Across American " : a human chain around the quad featuring celebrities Cliff Robertson, Dennis Weaver, and Joyce DeWitt; and participation in the World Food Day Con- vocation at Catholic University. 20 AU participates in the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, designed to promote education about alcohol and alcohol-related problems. Activites include an alcohol-free Tavern night, sponsored by the Greek Council and Bacchus, a speech by President Berendzen and a debate on the recently raised D.C. drinking age. WAVE-TV aired a program by WRC-TVs Kelly Burke, who was responsible for a fatal drunk-driving accident. Dateline 169 23 WAMU, the public radio station, celebrates its 25th anniversary. The station, located on campus, began as a student-run station and has since become a public supported station. In honor of WAMU, AU President Richard Beren- dzen hosts a cocktail reception and fundraiser at his home September 22. The event raises appro- ximately $21,000. 24 The Student Union Board sponsors The Ramone s in concert at the AU tavern. The con- cert crowd is larger than expected and un usually rowdy. Several fights occurred during the con- cert, and the crowd was quickly ushered out following the abrupt end of the show at 12:30 a.m. Staff photos by S. Lee 170 Dateline 24 AU ' s eighth annual International Week begins with a celebration of the 41st anniversary of the United Nations. The week ' s activities in- clude a KPU sponsored speech by Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle, the Interna- tional Fair on the quad, an international wine testing, a soccer tournament, barbeque, and a concert of international music at the closing ceremonies. Co-chairpersons Jerry Caplan of the Student Confederation and Stephanie Osmena of the International Students Association are hop- ing the event will " make people... cross cultural- ly sensitive. " Currently there are approximately 1.800 international students from 130 nations attending AU. At the annual Parent ' s Weekend. October 10- 12, students have the opportunity to show their families what is unique about AU, and parents have a chance to meet with faculty, staff, and other AU students. Activities scheduled for the visitors include a musical revue by the Department of Performing Arts on Friday and performances of Arthur Mil- ler ' s The Crucible on Friday and Saturday even- ings. Highlighting the weekend is the D.C. Fall Special Olympics, a traditional part of Parent ' s Weekend hosted by AU Greek Council. That afternoon, the AU soccer team hosts Towson State in action at Reeves Field. Staff photo by E. Ryvarden Dateline 171 NOVEMBER The Division of Student Life imposes a morato- rium on all fraternity parties scheduled at the three fraternity houses: Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Sigma Kappa, and Alpha Sigma Phi. The moratorium is imposed following complaints from surrounding residents, according to Acting Vice Provost for Student Life Mike Gross. The moratorium will remain in effect until guidelines and policies accept- able to the Division of Student Life are established. Staff photo by E. Ryvarden AU President Berendzen receives a letter from 1 8 members of Congress asking for an " explana- tion of the university ' s actions " regarding the refusal of the School of Government and Public Administration to rehire Professor Colman McCarthy. The administration and many students react negatively to the letter, calling it " a threat to academic freedom, " and an " un- precedented interference by a legislative body in academic affairs. " 10 Following overcrowding problems at the October 24 Ramones concert, new guidelines are set by the Division of Student Life for future concerts. New measures include the elimination of off-campus advertising, ticket sales restric- tion, and the inclusion of AU security personnel. 12 Delta Tau Delta, a new fraternity interest group on campus, holds a milk and cookies party on the Quad, establishing themselves as a new and different type of fraternal organization. The purpose of the party is to introduce the fraternity to the university and to gain new members as they try to gain status with their national chapter. Staff photo by J. Boyle 13 The refugee sanctuary referendum fails to gain passage due to low voter turnout. Only 6.8% of the student body voted, with 15% nee- ded to pass the referendum. Unless two-thirds of the General Assembly votes for the sanctuary within the next three GA meetings, the referendum will die. 172 Dateline 15 The Great Peace March, a 3.%5-mile cross- country voyage for global nuclear disarmament, ends at the Lincoln Memorial with over 100 AU students participating in the last mile of the walk . The journey began in March, 1986 with 700 people from all over the world completing the trip. Staff photo by J. Barnes 21 The Program Review Committee produces two reports which evaluate existing courses and recommended changes in the university curriculum. Program Review was a three year academic overhaul initiated by Provost Greenberg to examine existing programs and decide which should be eliminated and recommended changes in the university curriculum. The soccer team ' s final home game against University of Maryland at Balti- more marked AU ' s first homecoming since the 1960 ' s. Though traditinal homecoming weekends usually feature a championship football team, we compro- mised and settled for our championship soccer team. Festivities began with a pep rally on the Quad on Friday and ended with the crowning of Homecoming King Chris Laterzo and Queen Bev Rosenthal at a semi-formal dance in the Tavern on Satur- day night. Students showed their AU spirit by con- structing banners to represent their respec- tive dormitory floors. The banners dis- played the weekend ' s theme " AU Eagles Flying High in ' 86 " and the two winning banners were displayed at the homecom- ing dance. Invitations were sent to local alumni all students were urged to attend. The event, which was sponsored by the Residence HallAssociation, helped build a sense of community at AU by including not only students and alumni, but also faculty and staff. Staff photo by J. DeLuca Dateline 173 DECEMBER 19 Expanding Marriot dining services push ISA out of its Mary Graydon Center offices. The Division of Student Life plans to restructure the suite, housing ISA and the Intercultural Programs office over Winter break . The ISA will recieve partitions and new furniture in their new office space. 19 The Winter semester ends and students leave for a month lone break. Staff photo by E Ryvarden 174 Dateline 23 Maurice O ' Connell. current Director of Admissions, is named as new Vice-Provost for Student Life. O ' Connell will replace Acting Vice-Provost for Student Life Mike Gross. O ' Connell was selected from nine applicants by Provost Milton Greenberg. O ' Connell was first chosen from a pool of applicants by a search committee headed by SIS professor Gary Weaver. While O ' Connell was Director of Admissions, enrollment increased 27 percent and average freshmen SAT scores increased 60 points. O ' Connell will assume his new post as of May 1. Staff photo by J. DeLuc Watergate " plumber " G. Gordon Liddy appeared at Ward Circle Building on December 2 bearing tales of wiretapped prisons and social blunders by prominent liberals. Liddy claims to take great pride in his ability to gather classified information, which he attributes to his superior intellect. Liddy ' s speech to the capacity crowd centered on problems created by previous political leaders and the slow working nature of Congress. He proposed and advocated conservative solutions to the various social and economic problems addressed in his presentation. Before his speech to the students, Liddy held a press conference. There, he said that the current Iran arms profits to the Contra scandal bore no resemblance to the Watergate scandal, since Watergate involved political campaign laws, while " Iranscam " was a question of choosing from many foreign policy alternatives. He also blamed the press for damaging the Reagan administration, which he said in turn damaged the nation. He praised President Reagan for act- ing in the arms controversy to help free the host- ages and aid the Contras. while accusing Con- gress of " playing with themselves as the crisis in Nicaragua mounts. " Liddy said that history supports the Reagan administration making the amis deal and divert- ing the funds to the Contras. He cited examples of other presidents, such as Lincoln and FDR. who made questionable foreign policy moves without the consent of Congress. When asked if he was an extremist, Liddy re- plied that he did not think he was, but that he lived by the creed of the United States Marine Corps. He continued to explain that the creed states that " Jane Fonda is a whore. Phil Donahue craves logs to be rammed up his asshole, and if your shit gets wet, you ' re fucked. " Dateline 175 JANUARY 26 AU Literature professor Edward L. Kessler is selected 1986 University Scholar Teacher of the Year. Kessler, an AU faculty member for 20 years, recieves a $2,000 award from the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Kessler was nominated for the award by the Literature Department and subsequently approved by CAS Dean Betty Bennett, Provost Milton Greenberg and President Richard Berendzen. 26 Vice-President for Finance and Treasurer Don Myers announces plans to discontinue leases on the three fraternity houses upon their expiration in the early 1990 ' s. The university will use the space occupied by the houses as part of the Mas- ter Plan. The Division of Student Life hasoffered three alternatives for the fraternities including a Greek dorm, A Greek wing, or a Greek floor in existing residence halls. The fraternities are hop- ing to convince the Board of Trustees to reject the Master Plan proposal for the houses. 28 KPU and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies presents Delaware Democratic Senator Joseph Biden. In his speech " Democratic State of the Union " , Biden speaks of the need for an arms control agreement and innovative business ideas. Washington is blasted by two large snowstorms, virtually closing the city and delaying the first week of AU ' s spring semester. The first storm dumped approxi- mately a foot of snow on the D.C. area early Thursday, January 22, and as of 10:00 a.m. classes were cancelled. Poor organization of Washington ' s snow removal force delayed road clearance and classes were subsequently delayed Friday, January 23. Students took advantage of the free day and extraordinary amounts of snow. Marriot trays disappeared in large quan- tities and students were seen flying down the Wesley Seminary hill. RHA came through and organized a snowball fight on the quad between the North and South sides of campus. Many students later reti- Staff photo by J. DeLuca red to the Tavern to celebrate. The weekend was a return to normalcy for most D.C. residents but another storm on Sunday. January 25, Superbowl Sun- day, once again drove the city into a frenzy. Classes were cancelled Monday, January 26, putting Monday-Thursday classes behind schedule by two meeting. D.C. ' s snow removal force was less than efficient, to say the least. Residual snow from the first storm formed a layer of ice on unplowed roads and the second storm made things even worse. Upon returning from the Super Bowl in Pasedna, California, Mayor Marion Barry had noth- ing but harsh words for top officials and promised the scenario would never repeat itself. ■ 1 76 Dateline Khashoggi Surrounded by Controversy Oil magnate Adrian Khashoggi is named as an in- termediary in the exchange of U.S. arms for U.S. hostages. His involvement raises questions from many concerning his $5 million pledge to the Adnan Khashoggi Sports and Convocation Center. He is also reportedly esperiencing financial problems. According to University President Richard Beren- dzen, Khashoggi has been up to date with his pay- ments on the $5 million pledge. Khashoggi and international businessman Manucher Ghorbanifar have emerged as the two leading figures in the Iran- American arms deal. Ghorbanifar and Khashoggi claim they were only trying to encourage a diplomatic solution between the two countries. President Reagan reportedly knows nothing about the illegality of the deal. Lt. Colonel Oliver North is brought before the Senate Intelligence committee and charged with misinforming the President on the affair. President Reagan appoints The Tower Commis- sion, John Tower, Brent Scowcroft, and Ed Muskie. to investigate the affair and they announce their findings at a press conference on Wednesday. February 25. The committee sharply chastized Secretary of State Donald Regan and CIA Director William Casey and blames President Reagan for not being aware of the inner workings of his administra- tion. Donald Regan resigns Friday. February 27. ■ Stuff photo by S. Songster Inset photo courtesy of the Eagle Dateline 177 FEBRUARY The Confederation Media Commission votes to suspend WVAU-AM ' s broadcast operations as of May 1 . The decision was made due to a weak signal and lack of internal organization. The station will close for no less than six months and no more than one year. The station hopes to work with WAVE-TV and get in-room cables into Dorm J and McDowell Hall, during its summer renovations. AU names Wichita Slate University assistant athletic director Joseph O ' Donnell as new AU Athletic Director. O ' Donnell replaces Robert Frailey, athletic director for 23 years. Running the Khashoggi Center will be one of O ' Donnell ' s chief duties. O ' Donnell will begin working with Frailey unofficially as of March 1 . 6-7 McDowell Hall presents the second annual Afterwords, a series of comedy skits produced by residence hall members and resident director Adam Wilson. The same material written for this popular production is used in summer theatre in Martha ' s Vineyard. Shift photo by E Ryvarden 178 Dateline The university announces its proposed budget or 1998 fiscal year, including a 7 .9% tuition in- :rease, an 8% hike in residence hall rates, and a nandatory Khashoggi Sports Center fee. The judget must be approved by the Board of Trustees at its February 27 meeting. 27 The closing of Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing, a 7.9% tuition hike, and a clarification af AU ' s South African investment policy are the nighlights of the Board of Trustees spring semes- ter meeting. The board voted unamiously to :lose the 22 year old nursing school. The BOT also agreed not to invest in any US companies doing business in South Africa. The 7.9% tuition increase inclused a mandatory Khashoggi Center fee. 16 AU ' s Washington Semester Program will move to the new Tenleytown campus in the fall of 1987, according to Jim Narduzzi, Washington Semester Program Director. Marion. Im- maculata, and Loretta Halls will house Wash- ington Semester students and a dining room, similar to the Marketplace, will open in Loretta Hall. Both Marion Hall residents and Wash- ington Semester students express mixed feelings about the move. Staff photo by J. boyte Dateline 179 MARCH In a move to gain support for a $500 million homeless relief bill, over 100 persons spent the night sleeping under the stars during " The Grate American Sleep-out " . Temperatures fell into the 20 ' s but the participants, including Mayor Barry, actor Martin Sheen, and several congressmen, kept their vigil. Community for Creative Non-violence founder Mitch Snyder and Sheen organized the event. The bill, which would provide subsidies for housing, health care, and feeding of the homeless, is passed by the House on March 5th and awaits Senate consideration. Staff photo by J. Beck 10-14 25 Over 400 students admit to using illegal MCI codes in an amnesty program sponsored by MCI. The students were guaranteed that they would be liable for restitution only, not prosecution. Students could provide the access codes they used and the numbers called. The University Senate passes radical change in the general education requirements, effective Fall 1989. Undergraduates will be required tc take 39 hours of general education requirements including six hours of College Writing and three hours of College Mathematics. An Ad-Hoc Committee will complete planning and develop ment for the program during the 1987-88 year. 20 The Department of Performing Arts presents the Spring Dance Concert in New Lecture Hall Nine choreographed dances were presented featuring guest artists Cynthia Reynolds anc David Holmes. 180 Dateline lb Jessica Coscia wins the Residential Hall Association Presidential race, defeating former Student Confederation Vice-President Jeff Hahay by a 22.3 percent margin. Other officers elected are: Mike Rittersbacher. RHA Vice- President; Jared Cohen, RHA Secretary. RHA Comptroller will be elected at a later date as no ;ondidates ran in the first election. Coscia cites ner main goal as improving ties between RHA. ampus organizations, and university administr- ation. 30 Deon Woods defeates Nick Unger in a run-off flection for Pan Ethnon President. Nick Medina and John DeLuca are elected vice-presidents. Tina Birkeland was re-elected to Pan Ethnon treasurer, and Cal Sawicki was elected Model United Nations Chairperson. In what can only be termed " one of the most controversial races in AU Student Confederation history " , Cindy Christy defeated Jeff Lubitz for the office of President after almost two weeks of complaints, accusations, and run-off elections. The saga begins Sunday, March 1 , as Board of Elections Chair Tom Jacobson announces the in- definite postponement of Presidential elections following the filing of a Conduct Council charge against one of the candidates. Vice-President, Secretary, Comptroller, and SUB Chair el- ections are held as planned, on Monday, March 2 , and Tuesday , March 3 . It was later announced that Presidential elections would be held Wednesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 4 with all results being announced Thursday March 4. By 9 a.m. Wednesday, two candi- dates. Marc Grossman, and Deairich Hunter had dropped out of the race. Thursday morning, Jeff Habay, presidential candidate, attempted to obtain a court order delaying elections. Habay presented his case to U.S. District Court Judge J. Gesell but Gesell ruled against Habay. Habay alleged that his con- stitutional rights were being violated by the Board of Elections. Gesell ruled against Habay on the grounds that AU is a private institution and is not restricted by the Title 42, Section 1 983, which Habay was using as evidence for his case. While Habay was in court, a group calling itself Student Alliance for Fair Elections (SAFE) were boycotting the elections in front of Mary Graydon Center. Two races ended at 5: 14 a.m. Friday morning following nine hours of BOE ballot counting. Craig Berkowitch was elected to the office of vice-president, obtaining 58.9 percent of the vote. Spencer Lamb won the title of SUB Chair- man, gaining 49.2 percent of the vote. The remaining three races, president, comptroller, and secretary were to be decided Monday. March 9. Presidential candidates Cindy Christy and Jeff Lubitz faced each other in a one hour debate Sun- day, March 8 on WAVE-TV. Both students con- centrated on tuition hikes, the sports center fee, and effects of the drinking age, and the future of Greek life on campus; each had different solutions for the problems. Finally, after almost two weeks of controversy, Cindy Christy captu- red the office of SC President by 17.4 percent of the vote. Christy picked up 646 of the 1 100 votes cast; Lubitz picked up 454. In other run-off el- ections Michael Cotler was elected comptroller, and Enid Gavilan was elected secretary. To end the controversial elections. BOE chairman Tom Jacobson announced his resigna- tion of Friday. March 27. Jacobson suggested changes in the election process and urges the General Assembly to consider those suggestions as well as others. MI :TV drv foc - EMI . — • Staff photos by J. Boyle Dateline 181 APRIL After a year of controversy, a New Jersey judge decides the fate of the surrogate baby, " Baby M. " The judge ruled against Mary Beth Whitehead, the biological mother, and grants custody to Mr. and Mrs. William Stern. Stern is the biological father of Baby M. Whitehead receives no custody or visitation rights. The case represents a precedent in the realm of surrogate parenthood. 2 Provost Milton Greenberg announces the move of the Center for Technology and Administration to the College of Arts and Sciences. The CTA will be renamed the Depart- ment of Information Systems. A surprise roast at the Bethesda Hyatt Reg- ency is held in honor of retiring athletic director Robert Frailey. Frailey is retiring after 40 years of service at AU . Former athletes and coaches as well as other athletic directors attend the roast. 182 Dateline KPU sponsors George Will, syndicated .-olumnist. Will spoke to an overflow crowd ibout a tax increase to lower the federal deficit. vVill also spoke about the 1988 Presidential elec- ion, stressing the southern primaries as an im- jortant indicator 10-12 Once again, the Washington tourism scene explodes during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Rain threatened to curb scheduled activities, but the blossoms continued to brighten Wash- ington ' s spring. Wi p " -l r - M M " T " Staff photo by G. Carpenter Dateline 183 !V 16 The Department of Performing Arts presents " The Pirates of Penzance, " a Gilbert Sullivan musical. A cast of over 40, directe Elizabeth Vrenios, an orchestra of 45, by Sharon Brown, and a large stage crew work together to produce a fun, energetic prof flBBK show . Photos courtesy of UPPO Brett Eknes, former Graduate Student Coun- cil vice-president, is elected GSC president for the 1987-88 year. Eknes, running uncontested, captured 92 percent of the votes. Other officers elected are: Berle Ran.dall, vice-president, and Lilian D. Koper, secretary. The officers assume their new positions April 24. 21 Student Confederation president Cindy Christy announces her appointments for over 20 SC positions. Michelle Tierney. former Inter- club Council chair, is appointed director of the Kennedy Political Union. Kim Thiboldeaux, former 1990 General Assembly representative is named SC Communications Director. 184 Dateline April 10 brought one of AU ' s favorite tradi- tions to campus: Spring Concert. This year ' s concert featured Young Neil and the Vipers, Face to Face, Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. An estimated crowd of 6,000 began gathering at the Woods-Brown Amphitheatre in the early morning hours to get good seats for the event. The concert began with Young Neil and the Vipers at 1 1:30a.m. and the last band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts ended the show at 6:20p.m. after two encores. One big change this year was the absence of beer trucks and the policy " no glass bottles or cans. " For many concert-goers, the policy only meant bringing in hard alcohol in creative con- tainers, and " baggie drinks, " were some of the popular options. Most students agreed that the alcohol restric- tions di dn ' t affect the concert. Dateline 185 MAY Following an amnesty program in March and numerous warnings, MCI has filed 26 lawsuits against AU atudents for using illegal access codes to make free long-distance phone calls. According to AU spokesperson Pam Small, the amount in phone bills ranges from $50 to $3,000. The students will be required to pay the bill and are liable for a prison sentence. The students may also face legal action from the university. According to the AU Student Code of Conduct, any person violating D.C. criminal law is also violating the university code. The Provost ' s Task Force on Alcohol and- Substance Abuse releases its findings after seven months of studies and surveys. Provost Milton Greenberg will make the final decisions on any policy changes in the near future. The recom- mendations include: prohibiting the possession and or consumption of beer and wine from all public areas of the residence halls and fraternity houses including lounges, hallways, lobbies, and bathrooms for the next two years; prohibit- ing beer and wine from being served or con- sumed at open air functions on campus; new procedures from DSL limiting and controlling the serving of beer and wine. Also, the task force agrees that the Tavern should not be closed or go dry. Possibilities include holding special events for legal drinkers only and restricting attend- ance. The task force also emphasized education and counseling for substance abuse. Staff photo by M. Komoroski 186 GRADUATION Staff photos by M. Komoroski American University holds its 85th annual Commencement on.Sunday, May 17th. Appro- ximately 1,500 students graduate in five dif- ferent ceremonies. The College of Public and International Affairs holds its exercises in Constitution Hall at 2:00 p.m. CPIA presents an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree to commencement speaker Dante Fascell. Fascell is a Democratic Senator from Florida. He has been a member of the House for 33 years and is chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Arms Control, International Security and Science. The College of Arts and Sciences holds its ex- ercises in Constitution Hall at 10:00 a.m. CAS presents an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to commencement speaker Allen H.- Neuharth. Neuharth is the chairman of the Gannett Co., Inc., the nation ' s largest newspaper company. He is the founder of " USA Today " and chairman of the Gannett Founda- tion, one of the country ' s leading philanthropic organizations. The Kogod College of Business Administra- tion holds its excerises in Constitution Hall at 6:00 p.m. KCBA presents an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree to commemcement speaker J . W . Mariott, Jr. Marriott is the chairman and president of Marriott corporation, one of the ten largest employers in the country. The university will also present a Presidential citation to Geoffrey Leigh in recognition of his work in- England on behalf of the university. Leigh is a member of AU ' s International Advisory Board. Lucy Webb Hayes School holds its commencement excerises in Kay Spiritual Cen- ter at The American University at 12;30 p.m. The SON presents an Honorary Doctor of Public Sevice degree to its commencement speaker, Faye G. Abdellah. Abdellah is the Deputy Surgeon General and Chief Nurse Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services. Abdellah holds the rank of rear admiral after 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. The Washington College of Law holds its commencement excerises in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall at 1 1 :30 a.m. The College of Law presents an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree to its commencement speaker Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard law professor. Tribe has written a book, entitled " God Save This Honorable Court " and is the Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard. Tribe has prevailed in 10 out of the 1 3 cases for which he has been lead counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court. 187 vm im VKRl II African Student Association •undji: Carol Giltey; Second Row; Jefferson H ; Olanike Alerele; Herbert Kusonde. Treasurer BOAS Basement Organizatioi Anthropology Students - i% x D CARP Collegiate Alliance for irch of Principles C h w 7W CTA GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL DELTA TAU DELTA Front Row: Chris Cifati Wright. Internal Vice-President; Cfu Phillip Robins Milch Weinraub, External Vtce-Presidei ndy Becker; Cfc, Noi Pictured. Clubs 195 GOSPEL CHOIR GRADUATE STUDENT COUNi Hid Eknes, Vice-President: Jade Linguist: Micht Susan Didial; Marjorie Jones i Smith; Charles Bogin tary; Robert Vivona: Alfred Del n - Clubs 197 Clubs 199 ■•■•-.-■ ' ■;■ : ' . ■■■■■:■ ' ■:;■: mffimm .■■■.■■•■ ' . ' ■■ ■■:■,..■■■:.■,■ ■ Jimmy Abbo BSBA Finance Panama Kamel A.M. Abdallah MA Economics Beirut. Lebanon Youssouf Abdel Jelil Mauritania. West Africa Roselyn F. Abilbol MBA Real Estate New York. NY Seree Joseph Abou Halka BSBA Finance Beirut. Lebanon Scott Lewis Ackerman B A CLEG Franklin Lakes, NJ Nancy Misa Aco BA International Studies South Hampton. NH Michael John Adamo BA Pubtn Communications South Windsor, CT kirk Minim. Agon BA General Studies Cape Vincent ) Minh-Nga Agon BSBA Finance Computer Systems Oakton. VA Tolulope Tiwalola Akande BSBA Finance Accounting Lagos. Nigeria Gabriel O. Akuya MSTM Management Information S s Warn. Nigeria I.ina Omar I-Bassam BA International Relations Dahran. Saudi Arabia Nada H. 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Leibowitz I BSBA Real Estate ( edarhurst, NY Erich W. I «■ ii in p BS Political Science Washington. DC Nichole Maria Lennox BA Communications and Foreign Language Washington. DC Lisa D. LePori BA Public Communii attori Fauslo Lerner BA Print Journalism Rio de Janeiro. Braul Academic 215 Richard Gary Leventhal BA Broadcast Journalism Silver Spring. MD Mary G.Q. Lim BSBA Finance Singapore Craig Porter Littlefield BA Cinema Studies Arlington. VA Susan Nancy Liftman BSBA Marketing Manhasset. NY Donna Charlotte Lloyd BSBA Finance Seattle, WA Robert C. Logan MPA Public Administration Silver Spring, MD B. Lawrence Loman BA Political St wn, e No. Miami Beach, FL William J. Lombardo BSBA Real Estate Woodside, NY Robert Andrew Lubeck BA Literature Berkeley Heights. NJ Karen Christina Lund BA International Studies Clinton. MD Kelly Ann Lundin BA Justice Oakland. NJ Nang Thien Luong BS Computer Science Falls Church. VA Angela D. Lurie BA CLEGlPolitical Science Mathopac. NY Brian Lynch BA La and Society Middletown. NJ Deidre A. Lynch BA Print Journalism Chelmsford, MA Mi. ii i Lyon BA Broadiast Journalism Politn at S. r. Ruth nn MacDermott BA Earh Childhood f- Icmrntory Education Blue Bell, PA Gwendolen Melissa Mahler BA Literature Fort Lee. NJ Nicholas Charles Malone BSBA Accounting Kutonah. NY Karen Mandish Communication Media and Foreign Langw Hampstead. MD Linda Manheimer BA Early Childhood: Fiementur, f.diuatum Monmouth. ME Richard P. Marcoux BS Computer Science Northfietd. N H Francine J. Marcus BA International Studies t omputer Sctem Farmingdale. NY Philip K. Margolis BA Public Communications Newport. Rl 216 Academia r V; ' 4t i Sergio P.(i. Marini M International Studies New York. NY Rebecca Cabhelle Masarof BA Publit Communication Scarsdale. NY Azita Mas hay ek hi BS PublU Health Science Jessica Pauline Mason HA International Studies Magda M. Massaro HA International Studies Caracas. Venezuela Dee Frances Malreyek HA International Studies Upland, CA Mary Ann Matson HSBA Marketing Brookville, PA Christine Jane Maugans HA International Studtc , hco Christina R. Mawn HA International Studies Severna Park, Ml) £ev Randy Maycon BS Biology Cherry Hill. NJ Jeff Lorlmer McClenahan HA International Studies Engtewood, CA Cynthia Denise McNair BSTM Technology Management Washington, DC Kelly Marie McCrew HA German Studies Margaret Eileen McCuinness HA International Studies Ridgewood, NJ Charles L. McMillian II BA Communication and Foreign Language Columbia. SC Robert C. McNally BS Political Science, HA International Studie. Simsbury, CT Robert D. McQueen BSBA r ' tmini el Accounting Schenectady, NY Jacob J. Meister BA International Studies. Political Science Milwaukee, Wl Amanda Gregg Meyer BSBA Finaru e Bronxville, NY Jonathan Scott Miller BSBA Personnel tort Washington. PA Michael Stuart Miller HA Print Journalism West Berlin. Germany Susan E. Miller BSBA Personnel Industrial Relations Yardley, PA Wendy Fern Miller BS Biology Millburn. NJ Julie H. Mills HA Public Communications Greenwich. CT Academia 217 Catherine A. Monahan BSBA International Business, Marke, Annapolis, MD Meesook Moon BS Graphu Design Anyang, Korea ;ienn David Moorehead BA Political Science, History Providence, Rl Marie E. Morris BA Personnel. Art Anchorage. AK Adam David Moss BSBA Finance New York. NY Virginia Helen- Florence Mueller BA Political St rem c Milwaukee, Wl Bridge! Kathleen Mulvihitl BSBA International Business I man, • Bound Brook. NJ Lauren Hope Nadler Jorge Eliecer Najera BS Economics, BA Internationa! Studie: Miami. FL C ' huree Naktipawan MA International Affairs Bangkok Thailand Lisa M. Natelli BA Publu Communication Oradell. NJ Wendy Gail Nathan BSBA Marketing West Orange. NJ Janine Sue Natter BA lnternation.il Studies East Meadow. NY Mien Hong Nguyen BS Finance Arlington. VA i ..il»r it Hi NitcheuTientcheu BA French W-Vw Indies Studies Irish Ann Niven BA Publu Communication Waterbury, CT Debbie Sue Nochimson BA Political Science Newport News, VA Karen Sissy Noguera BA Frent h Studies Caracas. Venezuela Libby Nork US I ' nmputer S tem Apphca Nicole Susanne Nunberg BS Business Miami II Esther Nyanganyi Nyachae BS Biology Nairobi. Kenya Henry A. Ohadiah BSBA Accounting Huntington. NY Young Tack Oh BSBA Finance Chem Chase, MD 218 Acudemia Jeffrey Richard tilde BA International Studies Bethesda, Ml) Dino Olivetti 84 International Studies JefTre Michael Oshinsky Peter Oslergaard 8,4 International Studii tlGen Oxford I I Betsey Kay Owczarek BSBA Finance Medford, MA Kim Lorraine Pabilonia HS Computet Si ieni e Gailhersburg, MD Kelly Jo Paiko BA International Studies. Ec, Port Carbon. I ' A Randy Kllen Pansier BSBA Finam e Edison, NJ Ja Young Park MA Musu Arlington, VA Anthony J. Pell HA Business London, England Milagros Margarita Perez HA International Studies Arlington, VA u. .in a F. Perez-Jaime BA Early Childhood Educati Rocksiille, MD Frank Joseph Perretti BA an; Jania I. .Mil Peter BA History Patrick Charles Petot HA Justice Debra S. PfeifTer 85 MArkcling Hampkm Ban, NY Robert Farrow Phelps BA General Studies McLean, I 4 Marilyn Beatriz Pina 8.4 International Studies Carlo Pizzati BA International Studies Valdago, hah Jennifer Jean Plante BA International Studies Bethesda, MD Anne Elizabeth Pomerleau BSBA International Business! Act ounting Amherst, NH David Benjamin Porch, Jr. BA Administration of Justice Columbia. MD Steven T. Post Rafael M. Poveda BA Visual Media Rockville, Ml) Accidentia 219 Valerie Powell BA Public Relations New Orleans. L4 Joseph P. Raffa BA International Studies Honolulu. HI Peler John Ragno HSHA Business Mountainside, NJ Michael J. Ramires BSBA International Business Clenview, II. Lisa Marie Ratc-lifT Washington. DC Alessandro Tura Rcbaudengo BS Computer Systems Applicatio. Ciudad. Venezuela Heidi Ellen Renud HA SpttnishlLatin American Area Suffern. NY K.i. h. II. ■ Marie Resnick HA Economii Theory Oklahoma City, OK Clarence Clarke Reynolds BA Public Communications Detroit. Ml Dominique kill. BA Political Science Shaker Hgls. OH Wayne D. Rochester BSBA Accounting Washington. DC Adam David Rose BA Political Science Cherry Hill. NJ Michael Roger Rosenberg BA International Studies Dover. MA Dale M. Rossi BSBA MArketing Ocean. NJ Todd Adam Rothenberg BA Justice Sands Point. NY Shawn Roherl Ruben BA Political Science Wituamsvillc, NY Ronald Lewis Rubin BSBA Accounting Coconut Grove. FL Thomas Vincent Runco HA Political Science SAg Harbor. NY Marteal A. Russell BS Accounti ng Washington, DC Barbara Joan Russo BA Studio An Upper Marlboro MD Amy C. Rutledge BA Ptihlu Communication Greensburg, PA Una E. Sabella BA Psychology Amman. Jordan Andrea M. Sabian BSBA Finam i Albany. NY Spencer Paul Sacks BS Business Washington, DC 220 Academia kirn Saiswick BS Nursing hi Lauderdale, FL Steven Robert Salaman BSBA Finam c Philadelphia. PA Shari L. Saluck HA Psychology l turn Hill. NJ Evelyn Renee Sample BA I ' uhli, Communications Philadelphia. PA Carmella Beverly Sanders Hilary Jn Saxl BA Justice Claudia Jessica Saybe BS Microbiology San Pedro Sula. Hondun Andrew Paul Schetler BSBA FinancelAccountin. Amityville, NY i ..ii. i Maria Schiattareggia BA Puhlu Communications Rachel Anne Schiller BSBA Finance International Studies St Thomas. Virgin Islands Amy Rachel Schlossman BA Jusiu e Hackettslown, NJ I I..M.I Schmitzberger BSBA Marketing Rio de Janiero. Brazil Julie Meryl Schneider BS Business kristina Schreck BA Early Childhood Elementary Educa Killingworth, CI Lisa Si hum. mi BA Publk Communications Beverly Hills, CA Lisa Joy Schweiger BSBA Accounting Radnor. PA F.laina M. Scotto BA Puhlu Communications Brooklyn. 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PA Jennifer Lory Spence BSBA Finance Real Estate Columbia. MD Jennifer Faye Spokane BSBA Finance Pittsburgh. PA Teresa Marie Stefanelli BS International Business Burke. VA Suzanne Harriet Steinberg BA Law and Society Bala Cynwyd, PA Greg M. Stephen BSBA Marketing Woodmere, NY Fdvtard David Stern BA Justice New York. NY Susan Beth Stern BA Psychology Maiuilapan. NJ Marcy Stone BA Public Communication Framingham. MA (Jary T. Strauss BA Print Journalism Woodbury, NY Susan I slie Strauss BA Farlx ChiUihoodlElementi Warwick, HI wv mmm 222 Aceldama Thomas Svarc BA International Studies West Paterson, NJ Alexandra Sweeney HA Broadcast Jnunnilf.ni Northpon. NY Shelly Marie Sweeney BA International Studies Latin American Area Studies OakviUe. CT Margaret Jean Taggart BSBA Finance Roseland.NJ Tama Robert Talamas Washington, DC Jill h Hi n Tedeschi BS Nursing Laurence Seth Tell BSBA Marketing leant; k. NY Cynthia I.. Tennenl HA International Studies Crosse Pointe, Ml Donna M. Thaler BSBA Marketing East Meadow. NY Errol Kverton Thompson BA Economic Theory Greenwich, CT Sally Ann Thorpe BA Spanish Latin Americ an Pamela Harnett Tirnauer BA International Business Culplt Mills. PA Ingrid V. Tischer BA Philosophy N Branford, CT Rim-Rhanh Tran BS Computer Systems Applications Arlington. VA Rathleen M. Tucker BA International Studies SomerviUe, MA Kelly I . Tunstall BA International Studies Virginia Beach. VA Eric Werner Tuverson BA International Studies Old Saybrook. CT Mark K. Twambly BA International Studies BS Political Sen Windsor. CT Steven Unkles BS Audio Technology Richard S. Vile BSBA Marketing Glencoe, IL Diane Mary Vinsko BSBA International BusinesslMarkelin, Clinton. MD Catherine A. Vos BA Early Childhood Elementary Edua Wilton. CT Elizabeth Ann Wagner BA Psychology Fatrporl. NY Randall Paul Wagner BS Audio Technology Reading. PA Academia 223 Lorraine Dail Waitz BA International Studies Huntington, V) Ann B. W ' awczak BSBA Accounting Belle Mead. NJ Mary Beth Weber BSBA Finance Accounting Howell. NJ Barbara Andrea W ' eht BA Graphu Design Riverside. CA Matthew Weingast BS International Studies Suffern. NY Claudia Jean Weinstein BA Spanish Latin American Sttu Wilmette. IL Stephen Michael Wefe BA Public Communication Park Ridge. NJ Lori Beth Weisbart BA Publtt Communications Englewood Cliffs. NJ Amy Weiss BA Print Journalism Ridxewood, NJ Daniel Lawrence Weiss BA Broadcast Journalism Spun, Freehold. NJ Michael W ' elner b ram i ng ham. MA Elise S. Weltman BA International Studies Naomi Rena Wertheimer BA Public Communications Morristown, NJ Donna E. West BS Business Administration International Busme. Ocean City, NJ Jeffrey Craig W ' harff BA Economic Theory Rochester. Ml Kristin L a Willenbrink BA Political Science Dunwoodx. GA Cheryl Ann Williams BS Accounting Washington. DC Liisa Marie Williams BS Biology- New York. NY Volcile Willingham MA Personnel and Human Resources Manageme Opp. AL Patrick Joseph Witting BS Compute S it m Fairfax. VA Judy A. Wittman BA Graphic Design Potomac. MD Andrew Charles Wolff BSBA Marketing Mission Hills. KS Richard W. Woodcock BA Justice Upper Darby. PA Rebekah C. Wurgler BA Economics Jackson Hght . NY 224 Academia A. Dana Wyszomlrskl BA Broadcast Journalism Che y Chase, MD Evelyn Ann Yaeger BA International Studies Economic Young Yoon MBA International Business Seoul. Korea Anthony C. Young BSTM Computer Systems Applical Silver Spring. MD Karen Amy Young BA Justice Edison, NJ Sukmln Yun MA International Relations Seoul, Korea Sun l.irn Yun BS Computer Science Alexandria, VA Renee Michelle Zakow BS Finance Great Neck. NY Mona S. Zari feh BA Finance Randi Lynn ell BSBA Marketing York. PA Karen Gail Zemek BA Justice New York, NY Janice Arleen Ziarko BA International Studies Cabin John, MD Laurence Edward Zieper BA Justice Quincy, MA Abdul Majid Zlkrla BSBA Marketing Alexandria, VA David Zlmmer BSBA Accounting Oceanside, NY Scott A. Zimmerman BA Literature Lehighton. PA Stephen Charles Zimmerman BA Economic Theory Burlington, MA Staff photo by J DeLuca. Academia 225 The Age-Old Question: Why Am I Here? At first, I was somewhat apprehensive about coming to live in Washington, DC and to study at AU. Born and raised in a sleepy little town of the west coast of Florida, my version of Friday night excitement entailed meeting my friends at the local pub for beer and pool, or if I was lucky, going shrimping and enjoying the water at night, pulling in all varieties of baby sealife, and being with good friends. An all-day skiing party (water, that is), an afternoon devoted to practic- ing my aim with ,22 ' s, .44 ' s, and shotguns in the middle of nowhere, and watching the sunset on the causelay, complete with a cold brew and good book - 1 considered all these to be some of the best life could offer. Needless to say. the thought of living in a strange, big northern city 1 ,000 miles from the home and people I ' ve known all my life was a bit disconcerting. I felt at least somewhat comforted by the fact that Washin- gton is south of the Mason-Dixon line. My college career up to the last year did little to prepare me for the experiences of attending (in my perspective) a large university. I received by Bachelor ' s from Rollins College, a very small liberal arts college with an enrollment of appro- ximately 1 ,500. located in a quiet, conservative, old-money suburb of Orlando. The police drive Volvos and the garbage trucks are Mercedes in this suburb. Although Rollins was recently named one of the 10 up and coming liberal arts colleges in the country, because it is located in the heart of Florida (i.e. sunshine and water) and retains a very relaxed, nonchalant atmosphere, Rollins continues to be dubbed " The Country Club College. " Hardly the foundations for life in the big city and obtaining a master ' s from SIS. Yet, precisely because I come from a small Southern town and graduated from a small conservative school, I decided to " expand my horizons, " to expose myself to a new way of life and new slant in classes. Considering I wished to specialize in International Relations, Washin- gton was the logical choice for the big city. Fortunately. I inadvertently landed in a big house with roommates who tolerate my " y ' all " and other slurs of the English language while introducing me to the good side of the city. Addi- tionally, I ' ve finally acclimated myself to Washington and find myself actually enjoying it. On the academic side of life, after interview- ing with the " Big Three " schools in International Relations, I chose AU because (believe it or not), relatively, it is less expensive and willing to work with my needs and objectives, rather than turning me into a robot, trained to think in one certain way and style of thought. After one year in SIS, I feel I ' ve made the right decision. With one glaring exception, the classes and professors at AU have provided me with many thought- provoking ideas and challenging demands. I ' m both eager and apprehensive about next year. But isn ' t that what grad school is all about? Melissa Beem M.A. ' 88 " Where ya ' from? " " Baltimore. You? " " The Island " " What island? " " The only Island. Oh, sorry. I guess being 1 from " Bawlamer " you wouldn ' t know - LONG GYLAND! " " Oh. " " Baltimore, eh? Whaddaya. ' fraid to leave home? " I got a lot of that my first couple of weeks at AU. It seemed like everyone I met was from somewhere further away. First New Jersey, then New Guinea. And everyone I had known had left for somewhere far off. Now that I look back at the decision to come to AU. I laugh. First, because I was a victim of cir- cumstances, and second, because I ' m so glad things worked out the way they did. Most of the reasons I came to AU are not original. I came because of Washington. I came because I got a scholarship. I came because JFK once spoke at graduation and, if I was lucky, maybe I could get Teddy. The short distance between AU and home had its advantages. Real, homecooked food was al- ways at hand at 2nd floor Leonard. Sunday trips to Mazza were only a phone call away. And my phone bill, when I paid it, was never more than $20. " So, whaddaya doin ' for Thanksgiving? " 226 Academia " Staying here. " " Here, in the dorm... by yourself? " " I was thinking of getting some turkey breast from Sutton. Rochester is a long way just for the weekend. " " Look, why don ' t you come with me? It ' s only an hour away. " 1 learned a lot about growing up without hav- ing to grow away. I came to AU because I wanted to live in Washington. I had high hopes - living in George- town, working on the hill - AU made me realize all of them. By the end of my sophomore year I was a real-life resident of DC with a real-life job, paying real-life (and real outrageous) bills. Where else could I feel so independent and still have the security of the University and my home? Friends at state schools, living in Greek houses, couldn ' t believe it. My education, I felt, took on so many different forms. There really was more to college than dorm parties; albeit, an integral part of the functioning of our institution. My experiences 52 miles away from home taught me more about the world than I imagined I could know. With all AU has to offer - people, places, music, speakers, politics, art, movies, parties - I ' m thankful for the scholarship that enticed me to attend. I, like most people I know, lost it after freshmen year, along with all hope for my GPA. half my socks, a little innoncence, and a lot of naivete. I forgot I made a conscious decision. It just seems so natural to say I go to AU. Four years ago I decided to drive the 52 miles down 95S to attend The American University with Mom and Dad and the U-Haul. Four years later, four years wiser, four years of procrastination and exalta- tion, (not to mention four years of debt), I know why I made the decision. It wasn ' t really the scholarship, or only the city, or my SAT scores, or being near home. It was the hope that at AU, I would find my purpose. Four years later, with a Bachelors degree in hand, I ' m still not sure what it is. But I know, I feel, now I ' m even closer to finding out. I Paula Shargel CAS ' 87 Why would a person in his right mind travel 4500 miles so as to pursue graduate studies at The American University? Why would a person invest time in building relationships with people he might not see in the future, while risk losing friends at home, so as to learn the laws of supply and demand. Well. I recieved my BA in Economics from the American University in Beirut in 1985 (No, it is not affiliated with The American Univer- sity). Thinking I was smart enough, I decided to pursue an MA in Economics with a concentra- tion in international economics. Naturally, I thought of the US as the place to study. But where to study? But of course - Washington DC, the most im- portant city in the world, a capital city, a city that houses The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund which are two institutions that every economists dreams of working at. The question remains: which university should I apply to? Fortunately - or otherwise - my cousin was teaching at The American University. He recom- mended AU: its economics program is of a good quality, it has an active student body with a significant international proportion, and it has a nice campus. So I applied and got accepted. I enrolled at AU in the fall of 85. I should mention a key factor that made me decide to travel 4500 miles to study economics: my belief that the education you recieve outside the classroom is as important as the education you recieve inside the classroom. I wanted to study in a different environment where the possi- bilities of experiencing new challenging things are much higher. Thus, my decision to attend AU has been a natural outcome of my desire to fulfill my goals. I estimated that it was worth it to travel 4500 miles, to pass through " cultural shock " and " counter shock " , and to risk losing friends at home so as to pursue a graduate degree at AU . ■ Kamel Abdallah M.A. ' 87 Academia 227 A Study Abroad I was riding the school bus toward my junior high school when I heard a high school girl tell a fellow bus passenger that her sister was taking a " Junior Year Abroad ' in Spain. This was the first time I heard the word " junior " applied to someone other than an eldest son. I sat behind these chatting teens and listened to this big sis- ter ' s experiences while my mind drifted from a state of bewilderment into a Spanish fanatasy- land of castles, gypsies and guitars. By the time I recited the Pledge of Allegiance that same morn- ing. I was convinced that I too would partake in a Junior Year in Spain. The six years which passed between seventh grade and the onset of my AU career had evapo- rated many of my junior high school vision; I decided that I would prefer International Service to working as a zookeeper; I discovered that a dune buggy might not be the wisest automative purchase, and that the ideal home was not neces- sarily a tree house. Yet. this notion of a year abroad had never escaped me. I had even given the idea a trial run as a summer exchange in Venezuela. If AU had not permitted me the opportunity to study abroad. I would have transferred. I believed that spending a year abroad would be a vital part of my education, regarding Interna- tional Service. Spanish language and my own personal growth. Although AU does not offer a liberal arts based program in Spain. I was encouraged by both my advisors in SIS and the Spanish department to study abroad with another institution. Of course. I could not take up with just any program. I had to locate one which fit my qualifications as well as AU ' s. This was the most difficult chore of the whole study abroad process. Finally. I decided on The Institute of Spanish Studies, which is located in Valencia, and fulfilled the subsequent red tape at The American University. I made the perfect choice. Valencia was the perfect place to live abroad. It is the third largest city in Spain with a million inhabitants and there- fore has all of the urban advantages: US consul, transportation, theater, museums, department stores, etc. But. Valencians posess a very small- town attitude which facilitates getting to know them and their city. As an American student, I was somewhat of a novelty in good ol ' Valencia - the townspeople generally made a point of get- ting to know me. By the time my year had ended. I had made many Valencian friends and thousands of aquaintences. I do not believe that this phenomenon would have occured if I had studied in cosmopolitan Madrid, and I feel fortu- nate for having shared in Valencia ' s special charm. The Institute of Spanish Studies, where I took my classes, was an offshoot faculty of the University of Valencia. It contained about seventy-five students - all foreign, most of them were American, and most of them could not measure up to par with the average AU student. Nevertheless, the Institute ' s 10 professors were flattered by students who wanted to learn about Spain and took a genuine interest in each of their students as individuals. They assumed the goal of assuring their pupils with not only knowledge of Spain, but an in-depth understanding of their mother country. This faculty effort, combined with a very small student-teacher ratio, allowed me to know each of my professors on a personal level. The out-of -class time that I was able to pass over beers, picnics and dinners with my professors augumented my intellectual and so- cial pursuits in Spain invaluably. The academic aspect that most estranged me when I returned to AU, was the obvious distance that generally remains between the faculty and the students. I was lucky to land in Spain during a year of intense Spanish self assesment. My junior year happened to coincide with the fiftieth anniver- sary of the end of the bloody Spanish Civil War. It was the tenth anniversary of the death of General Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain from 1936 to 1976. It was also the tenth anniver- sary of a Spanish democratic Constitutional Monarchy which was installed upon Franco ' s death by King Juan Carlos. By establishing itself as a ten year old democracy, Spain was welcomed to the European Economic Commu- nity in January of 1986. All of these events led to a plethora of books, articles, and film documen- Photos from Spain courtesy of M. Bogar taries. reflecting upon Spain ' s recent history and critiquing the past, present, and, hopes for the future. Thus, I was very well educated on the so- cial, political, and economic make-up of Spain to a greater extent then I might have been had I studied in Spain during a different year. 1986 also saw Spain elect to become a member state of NATO. Prior to the election , the NATO controversy was a boiling issue. Some felt that NATO was a necessary obligation to the Economic Community and that joining would lead to American assistance in technology. Others believed that Spain ' s logistics did not require the amount of foreign military assistance as did other member states of the EEC: therefore, they wanted no part of NATO nor the US military domination that comes with it. Some Spanish friends of mine assured me that I could safely attend an anti-NATO 228 Academia demonstration. " If anyone asks, say you ' re Swedish. " they said. We got there just in time to see a man wearing a " Levis-USA " shirt drop the remains of a burning flag onto the stage. I grab- bed one friend by the ami, " Pepe, he ' s burning my flag! " I whispered. " Don ' t worry, it ' s no more than a piece of fabric. Besides, what did you expect of an anti-NATO demonstration? " " I don ' t know, " I said, " but to me that flag represents all the people that I miss from home - my parents, by brother and sister, my gran- dparents, friends... How can I watch my flag burn and not be affected? " My friend said, " Woman, if you don ' t start thinking of that flag the way they do - as a piece of cloth that represents an overly powerful government - you ' ll go crazy. " My friend was right. Try as I did to detach myself from the anti- Americanism, I still became a bit hyperparanoid by the time the election arrived. It seemed that no sooner did Spain elect to become a NATO state, when the US bombed Lybia. There were constant news flashes, " No US ally on the Mediterranean is safe, " was all over the newspapers. " Reagan is a son-of-a- bitch - yankees get out, " was spraypainted on walls. More marches, more burning flags. Tanks rolled ominously down the main avenue toward the port. For a few days there wasn ' t an English word spoken in all of Valencia. Some of my classmates returned to the US before taking their finals. In the meantime, my Spanish friends were throwing me big going away parties. I think experiencing that hostility made me a stronger human being. Being an American WASP, I had never before been subjected to prejudice, not even in Venezuela. However, the anti-Americanism that I exper- ienced in Europe augmented my drive to refrain from stereotyping and assess individuals by their concepts of right and wrong, rather than by their ethnic group or their taste in clothing and music. Another aspect of personal growth that I ex- perienced in Spain came via traveling. I spent time in Roman ruins, Moorish mosques, medieval castles, and sitting on mountain tops observing shepards and their flocks. I spent time in the hustle of Madrid as well as in peasant vill- ages. Experienced every subset of Spanish cul- ture: rich, poor, modern and primative. I now feel that I know Spain, perhaps better than I know my own large country. I ' m thankful that AU gave me the opportunity to fulfill my childhood dream. What will I do with this know- ledge? Only time can tell, and I ' ve still got plenty of it. ■ Marsha Bogar SIS ' 87 Academia 229 Liberally speaking... Maybe it ' s the blank stares I get when I tell people my major. Maybe it ' s the fact that my contemporaries are tripping off to metro at the same hour I ' m contemplating going to sleep. Somehow I think maybe it ' s not cool to be a Liberal Arts major unless you wear black, have spiked hair, and write poetry. The conversations usually go like this: " So, like, uh, what is American Studies? " " Well, you know what Russian Studies, the major is, don ' t you? Well, just switch the country. Same concept. I mean how can you understnad some other culture unless you under- stand your own? " I describe my major as a little like history, with a little bit of everything combined, like economics, culture, art and stuff. (Okay, so I ' m majoring in STUFF) It seems there aren ' t too many Liberal Arts majors getting government jobs, though it looks like the government could use a few. A few people who know how to think might really do it some good. But it ' s not for me. Too much bullshit. I like Hemingway, Faulkner, and draw- ing pictures. Not to downgrade career-types, but, I ' d rather not center my existence around acronyms. They drive BMW ' s, are worried about LSAT ' s, GRE ' s and want an MBA and find ways to skirt the IRS. I ' d just as soon find a good book, or a trashy one, and read that. Maybe that isn ' t a practical outlook, but it ' s more fun. Fun doesn ' t pay, but what ' s pay good for but for having fun. And why not have fun? I mean my contemporaries are busting ass so they can have fun later, I ' m having fun now. Same difference. I first realized I was never going to be a busi- ness type when I took an accounting class my freshman year in high school. Half the girls in the class were already engaged and destined to be mired in an office somewhere; the guys in the class always had a calculator, extra set of 9 volt, size D, Ever-ready batteries, eight pencils and of course, the pocket protector. These were not my people. I ' m 2 1 and still have never needed to know the value of x since my seventh grade algabra class. I ' ll be 72 and never need the ol " x value. The only business thing I ' ll ever need to know how to do is balance my checkbook. And I can mess that up withoug a business degree, thank you. So then, what am I getting out of four years and a $62,000 defined curriculum of ambiguity besides alienation and schitzophrenia? Hopefully, I ' ll be able to think and reason: to be able to smell the bullshit coming before it piles up on me. To know that my opinion is as good as anyone elses. Liberal Arts education is no guarantee of these qualities, but it helps. ■ Michelle K. Brooks CAS ' 88 230 Academia Fiscally speaking... An education. There are so many different things that one can use an education for: so why business? First, and probably the most impor- tant, is the availability of work after one gradu- ates. With a job, of course, comes money and the ability to invest it properly with what one has learned in the business department. Maybe what is more important, however, is the fine general background that one can obtain through an AU business major. One must learn a lot of other things not directly associated with the business world. One must learn how to express himself verbally and through the written word. In the business school at The American University one learns a lot about people; what motivates them, their drives, what they aspire to be. One learns about differences between peoples ' beliefs and attitudes, and the way that other cultures view products, advertising and business. One also learns that people do not see themselves as others see them. But, why business? The business world is a continuous, fascinating challenge. Each day, new situations arise, forcing one to fulfill one ' s potential. Business isn ' t the boring, pin-striped world that people sterotype it as being. Business gives one the chance to apply learned knowledge in various situations. The differing incidents that involve the business world daily offer one the- chance to explore his creative limits. There ' s nothing better than that. I Dennis Wehrly KCBA 87 B. Reisinger for the 1 987 Talon Academic) 231 Staff photo by J. Boyle. 232 Academia Staff photo by M. Brooks. m ■ % ■■■■ :•■■■■.■■•••. ' ' - " .. Academia 233 All our love and pride in your achievements, Karen. The Lund Family To: Greg M. Stephen Congratulations on your graduation. We wish you success and a long and happy life. With love and affection, Mom, Dad, and Lauren Congratulations Sue Ellis, you are important to us. We are happy with you on this special day. Love, Mom, Dad, and Mary God Bless You, Congratulations Michele. Mom and Dad Son Emmanuel Congratulations: Jeffery M. Fowler From all of us at Fowler Fast Freight, Inc. and Fowler Properties, Inc. With Pride, Dad To Prince Alan Adidabande: All of the Fleichmanns take such pride in all of your achievements and, above all, in the person you are. Con- gratulations and much love, Mom, Dad, Steve and Ni- cole, (The Royal Household) Dear Debbie, I know your education was not all bologna. I had to sell ham and turkey, too! I ' m proud, Dad We ' re proud of you, Henry! Make God forever bless you. The Haplins Family Mom, Dad, Hillary and Shawna 234 Academia Congratulations Elaina Scottio! We ' re proud of you and can ' t wait to have you back home again. Love and kisses, Mom and Dad You did it Elaina Scottio! We didnt have a doubt, well, maybe just one. All our love, Rosanna and Lou Congratulations Elaina! Daddy has now stopped your American Express Card. Love, Your brothers - Anthony and John Lisa Robin Glazer Why - you, strawberry hair, Curtis, Helen Keller, Save all your kisses for me, Hayward, Dana Farber, Preppy, Jappy, EMT, Coupons, Convertible, AXOmega, Quad- alajara. We love you, L, L, L, L, L. To: Ira Green Yesterday you were only a scared freshman. Today you are a graduate. Tomorrow you will be a success. Congratulations and Good Luck We love you. Mom, Dad, and Jennifer Congratulations Larry Dressier and the Class of 1987. Sherri, Gary, Mom and Dad Congratulations Alannal The future is yours! Love, Mom, Dad, Ahron and Jared Jacqueline our love, Congratulations. Does this mean you will be paying your own American Express bill now? Love, Mom, Linus, and Poser Academia 235 TO: LISA SCHULMAN DEAREST LISA: WE ARE PROUD TO CELEBRATE THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN YOU HAVE BECOME ON YOURGRADUATION. NOW ON TOCONQUER THE " BIG APPLE. " ALL OUR LOVE, MOM AND DAD CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CHRIS We re so very proud of you! Love from Mom, Dad and Scott Congratulations Gary Strauss, You re on your way! Now we ' ll be approximately $15,000 richer. We love you, Mom and Dad Congratulations, Michael Adamo. We ' re proud of you! Mom, Dad, John, Robert, and Steve Dearest Karen, Congratulations, we are very proud of you. Love, The Flatau Family Mom, Dad, Warren, and Blue Congratulations to our son, JefferyOshinsky and the Class of ' 81! ' We are so proud Love, Mom and Dad Congratulations Jill Our pride and love continues to grow. The Tedeschi Family, Mom, Dad, Peter, and Jacques GO FOR IT MARLISA! Love, TYMS 236 Accidentia Congratulations to our daughter Wendy Miller The first part of your journey is over. Love, Dad, Marina, David, Eric, and Grandma Our congratulations to the fi rst Gordon girl graduate-we are all proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad, Memono, Lynn, Debby, and Bob and Jon Congratulations Nicole, we are so proud of you. Our hearts are with you. Love: The Nunbergs Mom, Dad, Jeff, Dutton, and Bear To: Clarence C. Reynolds II Congratulations on your gradu- ation. Our hearts are filled with love for you and pride of your accomplish- ments. Mom, Dad, Cheryl, and Rodney The Staff of the 1987 Talon Congratulates the Graduating Class of 1987 Academia 237 Rarely is our family at a loss for what to say, But when our hearts swell with xFelicidades, Sally Thorpe, por pride, trabajo bien hecho! It ' s not just any day; Somos tan orgulhsos. Con carino, We watched you mature as your Mom, Dad, Stephen, and Karen knowledge has grown, Aunt June and Uncle Henry And we ' ve never been further Aunt June and Uncle Karl than the dial of your phone; Aunt Sally and Dick We ' ve shared your excitement, Aunt Alice and Uncle Gene accomplishments, and fears, Aunt Signa and Uncle Jimmy Now it ' s time to move on, Janet, amidst our wild cheers! Love always-Mom, Dad, and Erika Simi: You made us so proud: As the first college grad uate in our family, your accomplishments areunparalleled. With your intellect, persoi lality, warmth, smile and, love for humankind, yoi i will attain all you strive for... and remember, You 11 never walk alom p Congratulations! We all love you: Mom, Dad, Rina, Elan The Edelsteins 238 Academic! The American University Alumni Association Salutes Our New Alumni -- The Class of 1987 Welcome to the Alumni Association, and best wishe of the following alumni benefits: for a rewarding future. The Office of Alumni Relations encourages you to take advantage Alumni Audit: Under the alumni audit program AU graudates are allowed to enroll in one academic course per semester for a nonrefundable fee of$50 plus any applicable departmental costs. Proceeds from registration fees help finance the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Because this is an audit program, credit hours will not appear on transcripts. Call the Office of Alumni Relations for more information at 885-ALUM. Special Events:A variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational events are planned all over the country for AU alumni, and you arecordially invited to particate. Also, reunion weekend, the biggest event of the year for alumni, is held each spring on campus for all graduates. Please make sure to keep the alumni records office apprised of your current address to that you can receive information about all of these special events. Publications: Complimentary issues of the " American Magazine " and other university publications will keep you up-to-date on the American University and alumni activities. The " Class Notes " section of the " American " can keep you informed of your friends ' accomplishments, and can notify you friends of yours. Please keep the university informed of your whereabouts so that these materials and invitations to special events can be sent to you. Library Privileges: As a graduate you areentitled to use The American University library. A separate library card is issued at the university library upon presenting your AU alumni card. (AU Alumni cards are available at the Office of Alumni Relations.) The Computer Center For alumni in need of computer services for educational purposes apporved by the chairperson of the department from which they graduated, use of the computer labs is free. For non-educatinal commercial use, excess capacity on the University computer (IBM 4381 ) may be purchased by alumni at rates substantially lower than those at commercial service bureaus. AU alumni cards must be shown for identification. If interested, contact the Department of Computer Services at 885-2270. Career Center Services The Career Center offers advice and guidance on assessing your professional skills, planning your career, and conducting a job search. Further information on specific services can be obtained from the Career Center at 885-1800. CONGRATULATIONS. . AND SFND YOUR NEW ADDRESS TO THE ALUMNI RECORDS OFFICE AS SOON AS YOU GET SETTLED! Alumni Relations Office Office Location: 3201 N. Mexico Ave. NW Suite 260 Washington, D.C. 20016 Mailing Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20016 Accidentia 239 3 S3S Staff photo by J. DeLuca 2.42 Epilogue Staff photo by M. Komoroski Epilogue 243 ...AU isn ' t yet Harvard on the Potomac, but it ' s better than when we started, and maybe some- day we can say, hellyeah, I went to AU, instead of the now-muted reponsc.a guv named Khashoggi is helping us with a sports complex, another step toward becoming a " real " univer- sity, by some standards... we only know the im- mediacy of the sports center ' s impact... the bulldozers, the construction workers in line at H.B. Quick ' s, the special fees, the parking con- gestion and just the congestion... but the Khashoggi Center, or whatever its official name will be, will change the mood of AU...in tone and demeanor. . . maybe spirit will increase. . . the basketball team will have a place to call home without driving 8 miles... will the student bodv feel a unity that now seems spread out somewhere between Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan... maybe there will be togetherness of sorts that will spill into the academic and spirit portions of the student population. . . will AU be as diverse 10 years from now... will the student composition change more drastically that the constantly evolving social mores... what will a walk up the steps of Mary Graydon be like a few years from now... if the sport centers shifts our social focus, what will shift our moral focus. . . we are nearing the end of the 80 ' s, and- appropriately, these don ' t feel like the 80 ' s any- more... the ME syndrome of the 70 ' s has long since faded, but the self-serving nature lingers on... but it ' s no longer cool to be a- YUPPIE. . .perrier and lemon twist is fading like satin shirts and white three-piece suits did. ..but being labeled doesn ' t seem trendy any- more... what about us will dictate the trends when we are the trend... how will what we are doing now alter our future. . . what will we re- member most about our time here... will it be issues of our time, or theories in our mind. . . when we come back years from now, will we have changed us much as this university. ..or will we say the university changed us. . . what is our stabilizing point... do we have a common denominator. . . ourselves. . . sorta. . . Michelle K. Brooks Editor in Chief 244 Epilogue Staff ' photo by G. Carpenter Epilogue 245 3P ' ? ■¥ W r 1 ' ii . j. ivE $■ J •• •• ■? ; v vS? , v ; , i -sjnrh. it " ' » ' ' K ?K V. vWKf« _ 9 !»• . . .-? ' . ' . : HL .£ Vj r - : ) Bf l»A_ k - v W l ljl - « • V: i,-, ■ w ' pijffi i JP JM Hi -v. Staff photos by G Carpente Staff photo by M. Komoroski Epilogue 247 . ' ' ■ 1 • SB It it .J Pf B MP n — Ik ' 1 n Staff photos by M. Komoroski Epilogue B. Reisinger for the 19S7 Talon Epilogue 249 Staff photo by S. Sangster Staff photo by J. DeLuca Epilogue 251 i t Staff photo by M. Komoroski J. Tliackerfor the 1987 Talon Epilogue 253 m 1 . fc.r„ ■■: J; - : V - IMI Bl Staff photo by M. Roth 254 Epilogue Staff photo by M. Brooks Epilogue 255 Michelle K. Brooks Editor in Chief David D. Wright Jennifer K. Barnes Managing Editors Jennifer Beck Business Manager Jennifer Boyle Photography Editor Einar Ryvarden Assistant Photography Editor Matt Komoroski Campus Editor Eileen D. Lamar Metro Editor David Wright Arts Editor Steven J. Hamrick Sports Editor Melissa Wesley Academia Editor John DeLuca Suzanne Bressler Matt Geitner Administrative Assistants Staff Photographers Marcy Roth Gail Carpenter Scott Sangster Janine Natler John DeL uca Saby Lee Historically, it seems these editor ' s notes ex- plain at length the book you ' ve just seen. I won ' t do that. Suffice to say that directing the staff that produced this book was a learning experience. I learned more about myself, people and life through this production than I will at the conclu- sion of my four-year venture through this univer- sity. And I hope that your venture through this book, now and half-past forever, will remind you of your learning experience through American. Also historically, editors thank those people who made it possible. That, I will do. Many times I have wanted to hide in that in-between place where the tallest evergreen meets the sky and the whitest cloud touches blue. Many times I have tried to deny reality. I ' d like to thank the following people for their reality and humor that tempered my illusions and delusions: First and foremost, all of my staff, but especially Dave my Wrighthandman and My Little Militant Matt, who is not really little, but rather brutish, yet loveable just the same in his fine downstate way; Denise DiStefano and Jen Park, for being a tough act to follow, and especially Jen for listen- ing to me whine, and helping me through uncer- tainty; my Oklahoman mentor and special friend who tries to teach me about life, but can ' t because he thinks I think I know it all, but only because Virginia is a fine, fine state; Dave Aldridge, for moral support and hugs, year two; Brett Williams of American Studies Studies fame, for tolerating my neurosis, and replacing my doubts with a fraction of her eternal optimism; those rock and roll Student Activities kind of women, for paperwork and personality; John Bailey for fielding my late-night questions, and sounding awake; the Ca rl Wolf people for everything; my nine, count ' em, NINE room- mates and three dogs, for their daily melodrama, and much-needed perspective; and Ron, just because. 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