Emerson College - Emersonian Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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founded 1880 I Nicole Fold Out Here 3 Microcosm Where is the common under- graduate’s heart between classes? Where can one find a friend who doesn’t answer the phone? And where would you go to socialize, snap a few pictures to meet a photo assignment, smoke a joint (less frequently these days) and be entertained? The Wall. Do you doubt? Where are impromp- tu meetings held, rehearsals sched- uled and appointments missed? What most characterizes under- graduate life at Emerson College? Alpha Pi Theta pledges sing there, run kissing booths, yell YES SIR and carry their bricks faithfully — or else. Emerson Comedy Workshop mem- bers seem to live there, laughing at on-running jokes or performing loud- ly for any who pass. An eighties child displays him her- self there: walking art deco from her black pointed boots to her pink spiked hair. The Student Government Presi- dent hangs out there, laying his weight to one foot, eyeing the crowd between puffs on a cigarette and talk- ing politics. Now and again he adjusts his hat. The banter gets loud, sometimes raucous. Trends are set by the scene on the wall; alot o f leather, purple and some three piece suits. Much curly hair and beards. When the sun is out — hot — and the ice cream trucks are back to back, it can get crowded. Many Emerson women get out their short shorts and the men strip to the waist; some still wear leather. Those simply wishing to pass by the wall — on the sidewalk — snake through the scene gingerly, not able to avoid a few bumps and pushes. If you listen to the dialogues whis- pered and shouted around the wall, you learn what professor is in disfavor, who’s paper is past due (or, who bitch- es the best line) and what the latest complaint is against the college ad- ministration. The Berkeley Beacon is read on the wall (as it is in college President Allen E. Koenig’s office) and complained about. You can learn who knows who, who met someone famous and where, and who the prominent person on the rumor mill is (bulldoze the wall and you would seriously injure the unoffi- cial flow of (mis information between and about students.) In short, the wall is Emerson College is the wall, as seen and lived by Emer- son students. Do you doubt? Table of Contents Senior Glass Portrait page 2 Dedication page 6 President’s Message page 8 Dean’s Message page 9 In Memory page 15 The Year, 1981-1982 page 1 6 Faculty, Administration and Staff page 64 Seniors page 86 Organizations and Activities page 156 Senior Index page 198 Candids and Sponsors page 204 Dedication Leo’s laugh bubbles up like some mad scientist’s; a free spirited, viva- cious man who has learned and taught at Emerson for the past 35 years, Dr. Leonidas A. Nickole has de- dicated his adult career to Emerson College and its students in theatre. As a teacher and director, Nickole works with and weaves dissimilar in- dividuals, growing students and actors both on the stage, in the class room and in his world. He has a unique ability to react, mingle, cajole and strive with Emerson students, and has dedicated that talent to Emer- son and us, the graduating class of 1982. A little insight into the man and his works reveals that Leo graduated from Emerson in 1949 with a BA in Theatre English. He went on to take courses at Harvard and Columbia. He received his masters in Theatre Education at Co- lumbia, and later earned his PHD in the same field at Indiana University. Leo has fostered growth in his students by providing them many theatrical outlets ever since he came to teach at Emerson in 1953. He was instrumental in establishing the Musical Theatre Society in 1969, and Emerson’s Annual Musical Theatre Productions are due greatly to his efforts. Leo has involved Emerson students in two summer programs he ran in Martha’s Vineyard and Harrison, Maine. He has also directed at the Lynnfield and Needham Community theatres. Leo has received many honors in appreciation of his work. He is recognized nationally and in the community for his contributions to theatre arts. He is a member of the New England Theatre Conference, the Children’s Theatre Asso- ciation, The American Association of University Professors and the American Educational Theatre Association. Leo’s philosophy is “work with as many students as possible.” When one watches MTS shows like “My Fair Lady,” “Oklahoma,” or “The Music Man,” one sees Leo’s philosophy in action; the stage is always filled. He gives students the chance to explore their own interpretations on perform- ance, saying “there is more than one way to do a scene.” Not clutching to a Tight way and a wrong way’ philosophy, Leo welcomes suggestions and insights from his students, encouraging them to develop a critical perspective. For his talent and devotion, the Class of 1982 dedicated this year’s Emersonian to Dr. Leonidas A. Nickole. Leonidas A. Nickole The President’s To The Class of 1982: You made a wise choice in coming to Emerson, for during the later part of this century and beyond all facets of the communication industry will continue to expand rapidly and, incidentally, change drastically. Surely there will be a great need for liberally educated men and women like yourselves who combine com- munication skills with integrity, initiative and imagination. I urge you to use these skills prudently in the career of your choice, in your home and in the community. In these days of mobility it is difficult to establish the roots that past genera- tions have enjoyed. By becoming an active alumnus a you will have an estab- lished base, a constant friend and a loyal supporter. Remember, the college is making great strides academically and physically yet it is you, our future alumni, who will in large part determine the degree of our success. It has been a pleasure for me to get to know many of the members of the class of 1982 and I wish you all success and happiness. Sincerely, Allen E. Koenig President Allen E. Koenig 8 The Dean’s Message Dear Seniors: If one’s alma mater bestows lasting gifts of knowledge and life experience, I feel safe in saying that you, as the graduating class of 1982, have tapped the mater lode. Your enthusiasm, in and outside the classroom, your dedication to work, and your striking individuality as human beings — these are qualities you brought to Emerson and which we, hopefully, have returned to you with a splash of embel- lishment. Be assured that as the doors of Emerson close behind you, we acknowledge that you have generously left a part of yourselves for the graduating classes which will follow. Your spirit and presence have enlivened these premises; your questions have provided us with fuller and better answers. We will know, for some time, that you have been here! Go forth now, and tell the world who you are. We’ll miss you! Oliver W. Woodruff Vice President and Dean Of Students Oliver Woodruff 9 1 10 I 12 13 14 In Memory John Adam Regan John Adam Regan, pronounced Reegun (1958-1981), or Reegz as we called him was a Junior at Emerson and a member of the Class of 1982. A Mass Comm major specializing in film, Reegz played an active role in productions of the Emerson Comedy Workshop, worked for EIV on a Watkins Glen Grand Prix documentary and was a brother of Alpha Pi Theta. During his time at Emerson he was one of the most visable and popular students on campus. Those of us who knew Reegz found him to possess a dry sense of humor; he loved puns and sick jokes. He prided himself on his ability to respond quickly with a good line. His imitation of Skipper on Gilligan’s Island — “Hey Little Buddy” — holds special meaning to many. Not really an outgoing person, he kept pretty much to himself until he knew you, then he opened up. A warm smile, a kind word, a sarcastically spoken unkind one, his thoughtfulness and generosity all made Reegz an excellent friend. He would do anything for you. When John died of cancer on February SO, 1981 he had been in Mass General for over 12 weeks. From the time he was admitted (Thanksgiving Day 1980) until he passed away the constant parade of people in and out of his room made it seem like he was back in his dorm at Fensgate. Posters on the walls, balloons floating around, scattered books and magazines and an outrageous puppet: it didn’t seem like a hospital room at all. The Emerson community responded to his death in the way Reegz would have wanted. After the burial the upstairs of Crossroads was opened up and free beer was provided for everyone by the owner and John’s older brother Jim. Reegz had worked there one night as a dishwasher then promptly quit. We drank, told stories of Reegz, dedicated a bar stool to him and tied one on good in his name. It was a party for a man who loved to party. The following week Emerson College gave Regan a Memorial Service in the First and Second Church. In a personal but comic reflection John Kaplan recalled his two and a half year friendship with Reegz. The honesty of his remarks were well appreciated. John Regan in his 22 years made sure that those who knew him would not forget him. As a fraternity brother I was fortunate to have shared some unforgetable moments with him. Reegz we all loved you. Thanks. By Robert C. Rycroft 15 4 Berkeley Beacor Anwar Sadat slain Around % the Nation I OS tU r ( | 1 « ' l «Mk cost my Tenn - State day that pills to incer are being families who re- [iioyah nrlear v may no! have fee in ease ol a % $ 8000 Wh a t? b | n A il Tuition cred I plan rejectee xt °%f BaV 6 ' 9 k ot t)s2 — ‘j ' O t CS: He v C JZtU Jp e Un City. What does one £ 4 inks of the Bie Ac ) n n ‘ — A Education uaems v 17 The Emersonian 1981 — 1982 Editor David S. Millstone Jr. Associate Editor and Advertising Manager Georgiana Drew Assignment Editor (Photo) Robert C. Rycroft Production and Staff Writer Kurt Hughes Faculty Advisor Tom Dahill (Professor of Fine Arts) Contributing Photographers.- Gina Siciliano, Kayla Doherty, Alys Weisman, Lori Wortman-Millstone (’79), Dawn Steinberg, John Smith. Special Thanks to: Eileen Dolan (advertising), Tony Sqarro ( graphics), Linda Slowe (Union Director), Jean Peckham (Athletics Department Secretary), Jim Peckham ((Director of Athletics). Meg Donovan (Public Relations), Dick Swiech (Hunter Publishing), The Berkeley Beacon, and to all other contributers of photography, artwork and copy. C jb " The Emersonian is puJLheci b yjfee 9tud$nls A Emerson College art is funded by the Emerson Collage, Btudenyfiovemment Associaufn. ft , ( was printed by The Hujjter Publishing yCompany AWm on-S»fta,jN»rth ■ Oa oTma..mo ' S»gfaphie , processing a A printing, was done by Emerson i u j v, students, Subtra titp Teclkiology of 1 I . Bost nAiass cAusatts, ' hfA 1 ” Mass , bf Swamp Crises Over the Union 19 Winter changes at 96 Beacon Street meet chilly student reaction. Deja vu? 22 After more than a decade, EBONI’s original concerns are still to be dealt with. Working Students 24 Many Emerson students work on the side to pay bills or put change in their pockets. Internships 27 Some jobs can lead to future careers. What do you want to be when YOU grow up? 28 Twelve Emerson Seniors respond to this oldest of questions. Communication in the Raw 30 A sports program does exist at Emerson College. “It’s Not Supposed to Work” 31 Jean and Jim Peckham live, and work, together. Learning to Take the Cold 33 SGA President Danny Amorello sees what Emerson really teaches us. Convocation Address 33 Amorello speaks on trust, and accessibility, at 1981’s first All College Convocation. The Hollywood Trip 34 Politics and personalities surround the seminar in California. Is Back Bay Big Enough For Both of Us? 35 A Berkeley Beacon article looks at the legal battle between Emerson and NABB. Emerson’s Newest Minority 35 More students than ever before are remaining at Emerson for four years, bucking a national trend. The Comedy Workshop 37 an integral — and representative — aspect of our “Emerson Experience” Forensicators do it Orally 41 keeping it together on the road The Cross Cultural Club 43 A needed support group for foreign students now exists. The World 44 A brief compendium of what went on around us: Reagonomics 44 DC- 10 Crash at Logan Airport 44 Poland 45 El Salvedor 45 Obits 46 In Tribute; Anwar Sadat 47 A visionary is cut down. Also . . . Steam Shuffle 84 Shelton Forrest 85 From the Editor 165 Coverage of campus events continues on page 184 18 Crises Over The Union Students say No, when Winter room changes leave them in me cold mm mm Unm StspIS 13s 9 IB ' fils mw The Student Union was the center of controversy when students protested an administrative decision to move Music department facilities into the building, due to renovations underway at 150 Beacon Street. The Abbot Library is scheduled to move to 150 Beacon Street in the fall of 1982. The most gripping drama to unfold at Emerson this year was not pro- duced by the theatre department, did not sell out, and did not close to rous- ing applause, although it appeared briefly that it might bring down the house. The production was a nearly month long improvisational variation of A Comedy of Errors, except that there was nothing funny about it. At center stage was the Student Union, the only building on the east end of campus which is known by name instead of by street number. When students returned from their January break they discovered that several rooms in the Union had been converted into Dance and Music class- rooms and offices. The conversion of 150 Beacon Street into a new library forced these classes to relocate tem- porarily in the Union. Those entering the Union found that Emerson Inde- pendent Video had moved, the Cultu- ral Center was being renovated and that there was a piano in the weight room. Students were angry — some, in- censed — that these moves had been made arbitrarily, with no student in- put. Meetings were called and plans were made; for the first time in recent memory, students were rallying around a common cause. “We decided that we definitely weren’t going to take it lying down,” said Danny Amorello, the 1981-1 982 Presi- dent of The Student Government Association. Amorello met with the SGA Executive Council on Tuesday, February 2, to plan a strategy for re- versing some of the space allocations. The next day the Executive Council attended a mass EBONI meeting that had been called for the same purpose. EBONI leaders were especially in- censed because Co-chairmen Ron Mitchell and Terri Waller had, they said, been promised by Emerson Pres- ident Allen Koenig earlier that the Cultural Center would not be affected by any changes in Union space alloca- tions. continued on next page 19 Crises Over The Union At this time, an unusual coalition was formed. EBONI and the SGA Ex- ecutive Council agreed to work together to push for re-reallocation of Union space. As part of the agree- ment, SGA vowed to assist EBONI win administrative commitment to a number of demands, among which were the hiring of more Black faculty, the strengthening of affirmative ac- tion at Emerson and an increase of black history and culture into the col- lege curriculum. While students were forming a unit- ed front, and rumors of a possible show of force via a takeover of the Union or administrative lock-out were circulating, President Koenig was out of town. The President returned and met that Saturday with, among others, members of the SGA Executive Coun- cil, Vice President of Business and Fi- nance George Broadbent, Acting Dean of Student Ron Ludman and Dan Posnansky, who was in charge of space allocations. The meeting con- cluded with Koenig delegating the re- sponsibility for arriving at an equit- able solution to Ludman. Ludman had been involved in the original reallocations which had up- set so many students so quickly. He explained the position of the Student Affairs staff after the President’s Council determined in early January that Union rooms had to be made available to the Music and Dance de- partments. “There wasn’t really any choice at that point . . . the options were very limited. We were trying to establish if there was any possible way that we could arrange it so that the students would be less ticked off, and there real- ly wasn’t, so it was just a game,” said Ludman. Amorello’s interpretation was diffe- rent. “They had ajob they were getting paid for, and they just took the first solution that came into their heads, with no forethought. Their attitude was ‘well, the students are going to be pissed off anyway, let’s just try and take the heat.’ ” Clockwise from above: SGA Treasurer Pam Smith makes a point during a heated meeting of students in the wake of space changes in the Student Union; EBONI Co-chairman Terry Waller; a resident of 100 Beacon Street, which was talked of as a site for a building sit-in, Brad Epstein. Flared tempers and an unusual coalition were produced by the meeting, (photos by David S. Millstone Jr.) 20 “Their attitude was, ‘well, the students are going to be pissed off anyway, let’s just try and take the heat.’ ” — Danny Amorello, SGA President Regardless of the reasons and atti- tudes behind the initial allocations, Ludman and the SGA Executive Council began 30 hours of negotia- tions after the Saturday meeting with Koenig, in order to arrive at a satisfac- tory solution to the problem. This kind of involvement between students and administrators had been the purpose of the Space Utilization Task Force, a group formed in December which was comprised of Union Director Linda Slowe, Resident Director George Genges, and others. According to Lud- man, this group “never really got off the ground.” That is why, he added, student opinion wasn’t “processed” by the administration. As Ludman and the SGA began their meetings, EBONI, meanwhile, was acting on the issue of the Cultural Center. On Monday, February 8, the group’s own Executive Council met briefly with President Koenig and de- manded a written guarantee that the Cultural Center would be restored to its original function as per the Presi- dent’s earlier promise. Unless this promise was kept, said Ron Mitchell, the group didn’t see any point in nego- tiating on this or any other issues. “We were willing to make sacri- fices,” said Mitchell, “but we were’nt willing to be lied to.” Koenig agreed to returning the Cultural Center by March 1 , and EBO- NI agreed to give up their fourth floor office. President Koenig issued a memor- andum to the college community on February 10, in which he detailed the final agreements on space allocations determined by the SGA, the Student Affairs staff and some faculty. Four areas — the Cultural Center, the weight room, the faculty lounge (on the fourth floor) and room 24 — were restored to their original functions. The SGA office, the EBONI office, EIV’s office and room 21 became music classrooms or offices. EIV was relocated to 130 Beacon Street, SGA to 100 Beacon Street, and the EBONI office was incorporated into the Cultural Center. The Oral In- terpretation Society was moved to the Carriage House, the old theatre be- hind 130 Beacon Street. Relocation of the dance studio, which, according to Amorello, was the most problematic move, was accom- plished by placing it in Brimmer Street and relocating some theatre classes to 148 Beacon Street. Thus concluded ten days which may not have shaken the world, but which certainly angered a large por- tion of the Emerson student body. The rumored takeover and or lock out never materialized, and, according to Amorello, it never would have. “I had no intention of taking any building or anything like that. I initi- ated the rumor because Dr. Koenig was away and (I thought) if he heard he might come back.” Plans for such a takeover had been discussed in depth, however, by the SGA, EBONI and con- cerned students at the mass EBONI meeting. By Scott Leibs 21 Deja vu? EBONI’S concerns are still alive, and still the same, after more than a decade It was in the spring of 1969 that EBONI, Emerson’s Black Organiza- tion with Natural Interest was born. EBONI’s goals at this time were to in- crease the knowledge and expression of Black culture within the Emerson College community. The organization also fostered a political and cultural awareness amongst its members. It took the time to study vital questions: who were we as Black people? How far have we come? How far do we have to go to attain our goals? More than ten years later EBONI finds .itself addressing similar ques- tions and concerns in 1982. Part of examining the situation means deal- ing with key issues, which include lack of Black representation on all levels throughout the College, the need to maintain Black culture in academics and the preservation of the organization EBONI as an identity. What is the basis for that identity? It is a mixture of our individual and combined attributes. We are Black. Our tradition and history have been ignored and exploited. We have ques- tions concerning our career advance- ment. We must deal with an institu- tion which will provide our training for the future. All of these factors play a part in the development of EBONI’s identity. The organization must integrate these factors with its presence at the College. EBONI’s Executive Council has a history of trying to work with the Administration. In 1969, Mooneyne Jackson and Dorothy Prince, Emer- son students and EBONI’s chief nego- tiators, delivered Ten Demands to President Richard Chapin. The De- mands called for more Black faculty, counselors and students. The list was an attempt to make the college aware of the insufficient knowledge and ex- pression of Black Culture within the Emerson College community. In 1982, the Executive Council attempted to discuss similar griev- ances. Members worked through var- ious committees, providing input on such crucial issues as Affirmative Ac- tion, recruitment of incoming Black students and reallotment of College space. When the young EBONI reached a stalemate in negotiations in 1969, members found themselves with no other recourse than to take over the President’s office. Similar frustrations arose this winter when the Adminis- tration planned to relocate the Stu- dent Union. The location of the Cultu- ral Center was threatened. More im- portantly, the working relationship EBONI attempted to develop with the Administration was threatened. Who was to say the other promises and commitments would not be disre- gard? This action would not only show good faith but would establish a new foundation for future discussion. EBONI’s identity also evolved from a need to survive. There is a shortage of Black faculty to place Afro-American input in the curriculum. This creates a lack of role models for Black students and pre- sents an unbalanced education for all students. The point of higher educa- tion is to prepare one for a career and cultivate a well-rounded individual. In dealing with day to day realities, all students must communicate with all types of races and cultures. This pre- sent void can only do damage; it is especially unfair to White students who have little opportunity to learn from another race and their experi- ences. Keeping this in mind, EBONI tries to fill this void. The organization provides social and cultural exposure via workshops, creative expression in theatre and writing and in the celebration of traditional events. This is not to say there are no prob- lems; lack of communication heads the list. The College community is not always aware of EBONI’s activities or potential. Public relations on behalf of EBONI members (above) gather at a reception for the Boston premier of the musical “Mahalia .” Lois Roach (right) was public relations Director for EBONI during 1981-1982, and is a member of the Class of 1982. 22 1 “The college community is not always aware of EBONI’s ac- tivities or potential.” the organization has been weak at times. Some students, both Black and White, express hesitation in approaching a Black organization. In the 1960’s such groups were aggres- sive and vocal in expressing their needs and opinions. Activities in this era have given present Black orga- nizations the burden with dealing with bad publicity. They are faced with the stigma of being “militant” or “radical.” Any association with such groups has been treated with caution. Representation and membership fluctuates as students try to integrate other facets of the college and EBONI into their lives. Like our predecessors in the 60’s, there is the need to come together and support each other. At the same time, we are at Emerson to learn and create experiences which will benefit us during our careers. A balance between the two is not always necessary — it depends on the person. It is necessary to provide the options for the individual to make the choice. Doors are opening slowly. Progress is being made through the Affirma- tive Action Committee, the position of Mmority Affairs Coordinator has been strengthened and student interest and leadership within EBONI is strong. EBONI has almost come full cycle in 1982. The problems, the grievances and goals need to be redefined and restated to increase awareness of EBONI’s purpose. There must be equal representation of race within the Emerson community at all levels. There must be dedication shown on the behalf of all parties — the admi- nistration, faculty and students — to open lines of communication on these issues. There must be some solutions, some results. by Lois Roach 23 Working Students Emerson students often work to make a living, or part of it, while juggling classes. “I’d like to sign in my boyfriend please ... is the mail in yet . . . type this in triplicate . . . file these forms ... do you have this in a size seven . . . I’ll have the cheese and alfalfa on pita . . . come on SAGA, it’s after five . . . . ” Anywhere in Boston, in Emerson dormitories and in the business office of Mass Comm., at Jordan Marsh, the Deli Haus or the SAGA cafeteria, Emerson students are working to make a living, or part of it. The rising cost of education, the effect of federal budget cutbacks (responsible for an estimated 30% cut in financial aid for 1982-1983) and the need for pocket change have made working on the side a necessity for many Emerson students over the years. Tuition rose $800 last year and is projected to jump another $ 1 170 next semester, so it’s no surprise to hear that the conversation on the wall is not all about what class is next or the amount of home work to be done; “What shift are you working . . . what hours are you sitting . . . how’dyou do in tips last night,” are as common as “. . . did you finish the t.v. project yet?” Employment opportunities at Emerson are diverse, ranging from the federally funded work-study and the Emerson Employment Program to scooping ice-cream at Hagan-daz on Charles Street. Approximately 20% of Emerson’s full time undergraduate students hold regular work-study positions. Emer- son’s business offices employ students in typing, filing and running errands. Others spend their work time as desk receptionists in the dormitories, sign- ing people in and out and sorting mail. A benefit of the work-study program is that students can arrange their work hours around their academic schedule. Lynne Gemma, a senior, has been on work-study for two years. “I work for George Genges, Resident Director of Charlesgate, doing clerical work. It’s really convenient, since it’s right at school, and it doesn’t interfere with my classes.” Work-study provides students with the opportunity to learn skills not taught in the classroom. “My work ex- perience here will gve me something to fall back on. In case I need to, I could work in an office as a bookeeper, secretary or a clerical assistant,” ex- plained freshman Yvette Ruiz, a work- study employee in the Financial Aid Office. Work-study also encourages stu- dents to work in a job related to their field of study. Theatre majors find working down at Brimmer Street gves them experi- ence in lighting, scene design and administrative duties. A Mass Comm, major can find a job on the technical staff of WERS FM or WECB AM for in- valuable experience. Job experiences have also been found to affect a student’s decision about future career goals. “We tiy to put students in positions related to their majors as often as possible, but work experience may change a student’s mind about what he would like to ma- jor in,” said Sarah Calihan, work- study coordinator at Emerson College. Junior Bill Sitcawiich, a theatre ma- jor, has been on work-study for three years. “As a receptionist in the theatre department I answer phones, run errands and make mail runs,” he said. Sitcawich works his fourteen hours a week getting involved in the administrative core of the theatre de- partment, as well. continued on page 26 24 Students like Steve Hendrix (above) and Darleen French (left) find it necessary to work at least part-time while going to school. Many find the Emerson food service, SAGA, nearby and convenient to work for. Laurie Hammond (opposite) sits desk at 100 Beacon Street, (photos by Gina Siciliano.) 25 Working Students Students often feel as if they are “going all day,” as Lori DiConstanzo, a sophomore and head receptionist at the theatre department explained; “the way my class schedule goes, when I’m not in classes I am here, but I like it.” SAGA, Emerson’s food service, has approximately fifty students on its payroll. As on work-study, hours are arranged by class schedule and other Emerson commitments. “I work for the radio station, but I need a few hours of work a week. SAGA is nearby and convenient,” said senior Andy Geller. Added freshman Kris Parrish, “it’s good to work with other Emerson peo- ple, you can work and see your friends, too.” Resident Assistants are not paid weekly; they receive free room and board for their services. Each R.A. works a full-time job while in school; roommate disputes, floor parties, sit- ting desk and filling out numerous work order forms are a few of the duties to which an RA must attend to. Said Emerson junior Maurpen Geurney, “it’s really a challenging job. There is a lot of give and take, but it is a lot of fun. You get a lot in return.” Emerson students are also repre- sented in the work force of the Boston community. Many students take advantage of the Career Services cen- ter at 100 Beacon Street to locate em- ployment. An ongoing list of full and part-time jobs is always available. “Students have got to take the in- itiative. They need to open their eyes to resources and to make contacts,” asserted Marilyn Krivitsky, Director of Career Services at Emerson. Rick Brown, a freshman, struck journalistic gold while job hunting through the Career Services office. “I was really lucky to get the job; the list- ing had just come in when I got there. I am the layout and production mana- ger for a weekly newspaper in the North End.” Whether employed by work-study or by Boston businesses, working stu- dents must learn to balance academics, employment and a social life. “You have got to learn to balance your time. It is difficult, but you have got to do it,” says Liz Hodges, a sopho- more who supervises coat checkers at The Hampshire House Restaurant. The working world may be a distant thought for some Emerson students, but for many more, it is already reality. by Jennifer Mroczkowski 26 Rachel Coombs (above) makes money working at Crossroades, an Emerson favorite near Mass Ave. Mark Kelsey (left) makes his as a monitor for Emerson’s Fine Art’s darkroom, at 126 Beacon Street. The pressures of rising education costs and the need for pocket money keep students working, (photos by Gina Siciliano.) When Job Hunting, Experience Counts; Internships She sits, rigid on her chair, staring at the blank space on her job application. “There has to be something I can write in here,” she thinks. ‘Please list all jobs or previous experience in this field.’ I am just out of college, how could I have any experience?” College graduates face job experience dilemmas more and more ' today. In a world where the fight for employment is getting harder to win, practical experi- ence can mean the difference between starting at the bottom and starting at a position you are educationally well qualified for. Emerson College has always put emphasis on practical experience. WERS, WECB, and EIV and the Robbins Speech and Hearing Center plus the Thayer Lindsley Parent-Centered Pre-School Nursery for the Hearing Impaired allow the students the opportunity to learn their craft through practice, not just through book work. Emerson also offers an internship program that gives students the proverbial ace in the hole for job applications; experience in the real working world. An internship is not required, but they are enthusiastically encouraged by offering credit to juniors and seniors for their efforts. An extensive listing of internship possibilities is on hand at the Career Services Center at 100 Beacon Street as well as on key bulletin boards throughout the college. A quick perusal of the list shows opportunities in Public Relations at WCVB, a summer internship with Newsweek, five broadcasting internships with chan- nel 5, a production job at John Hancock Insurance, and even summer in- ternship possibilities in Los Angeles and Hollywood. “Students have to explore on their own. It is up to them to take the iniative to get experience,” advises Marilyn Krivitsky, Director of Career Services for Emer- son’s students. The number of potential internships is on the rise. More employers are becom- ing aware of college students and their abilities. Local television and radio stations offer internships, as do many cable companies, advertising and public relations agencies, and theatres. Internships are not limited to the greater Boston area; possibilities exist in New York City and Los Angles as well as other metropolitan areas. Practical experience encompasses more than technical learning, as senior Anna Jones pointed out; “I worked at Channel 7 last term assisting in the production of commericals. I learned a lot about working in that market, and dealing with the types of people who are involved in the media.” Juniors Libby Cohen and Diane Meehan work for Continental Cable Vision in Saugus. “We are learning to use the equipment in studio shoots and on remotes. We’re also doing our own documentary,” explained Cohen, “It’s good because I get hands on experience with the equipment; it isn’t unionized.” Meehan also enjoys her internship. “It is okay to make mistakes. Our program director knows that we are just learning and he encourages us to ask questions. It is fantastic.” She sits, relaxed in her office, looking at an old copy of her job application: NAME: Jane College Graduate College: Emerson College in Boston Please list all jobs or previous experience in this field below: WERS FM, copy writer WECB AM, News writer EIV News writer Intern at Channel 5 in news department, Interviewer’s Comments: HIRED by Jennifer Mroczkowski 27 David Burchell (Mass Communicatipns television) “A news anchorman and reporter, that should keep me occupied.” Vivian Daunt (Communication Disorders) “A teacher of the deaf; I want to teach parents how to teach their children.” John Barons (Mass Communications journalism) “In front of people, rather than amongst them: I want to move to Los Angeles and do my best to get into films.” William Turner (Creative Writing) “I want to be like the Catcher in the rye. I want to make people laugh. I want to be and live just as I am.” Larry McColligan (Mass Communications) “I will be a sportscaster.” Phil Brehn (Mass Communications Film) “I want to make films, that’s why I came to this stupid college!” 28 Joseph Johnson (Mass Communications) “I want to be a program director, general manager, and President of Joseph Johnson, Inc.” Kevin Davis (Dramatic Arts) “A better grown up.” Carolyn Thomson (Dance) “Who wants to grow up? As far as a career goes, I’ve got a long list. I’ll prob- ably end up waiting tables, but as long as I have enough to eat that’s all that really matters, right?” Jennifer Togart (Mass Communications Radio) “Produce and research documentaries.” LtMLii Peter Kurey (Political Science) “A person who gets enough sleep.” Susan Carlino (Theatre Arts) “I want to be a clown!” Communication in the Raw Sports have their place at Emerson College Some people are unaware that a sports program exists at Emerson. This could be because there are no practice fields, ice rinks or great- domed buildings named after some well-loved coach or prestigious Alum- ni on the campus. Or it could be that Emerson is a small college emphasiz- ing the communication fields, rather than the athletic fields. But, sports is a form of communica- tion in itself, and as such has a place at Emerson College both as recreation and, well, communication; when an athlete participates in any kind of game, he is communicating with his body. One historian spoke of sports as . . . “ . . . the theatrical representa- tion of the drama of life concen- trated into a short span of time. It is a metaphor for war, religion, and art; there is the combative aspect, the ritual of a religion and the theatricality in both the way the situation is set up and the role of the individual.” Unlike a play, an opera or a ballet, a sports game on the college level has no music or script to cue the specta- tors in on what is happening, yet mes- sages come through. It is communica- tion in the raw — man speaking with his body. Sports are functional, they serve to bring people together. “Sports . . . pro- vide feelings of group unity, a sense of social identification, and a source of personal integrity,” wrote the author of “Sport in Society,” Jay Coakley. This is true not only for the athlete, but for the spectator as well. Yet spectators at Emerson sports games are few, says Jean Peckham, Secretary and wife to the Director of Athletics at Emerson. One contribut- ing factor is that spectator transporta- tion is hard to come by. “The sites are in outlying areas and not easy to get to, the teams themselves even have a hard time getting transportation to their games,” Mrs. Peckham said. Her husband, and athletic Director Jim Peckham, also s ays that during the 1980-1981 season the Athletic depart- ment “ . . . was at the bottom of the totem pole for the van.” The Emerson van is the primary source of trans- portation for most of the college’s de- partments and student organizations. So getting to and from games often depends on privately owned cars. Besides the athletes themselves, how many Emersonians read the sports pages in The Berkeley Beacon, the college’s student newspaper? How sharp is student interest in Emerson sports? Well, knowledge of Emerson’s athletic programs among students, faculty and administrators may be low, but participation by undergradu- ates is not. Among the 1700 under- graduate students, about half of them are actively involved in cross country skiing, soccer, sailing, basketball, wrestling, hockey, baseball, golf or softball. And Emerson’s sports are associated with area intercollegiate leagues, such as the Boston Small Col- lege Conference, New England Inter- collegiate Wrestling Association and the New England Intercollegiate Sail- ing Association. The most popular sport on campus is intramural softball, during the Spring. Teams form up, so that dorms play against dorms, off-campus stu- dents rally their ranks and even some faculty join. Weekend afternoons often see several games both on Satur- day and Sunday on the Esplanade near Massachusetts General Hospital. The teams’ uniforms are T-shirts with the names “Back Bay Bombers,” “Pack Rats,” or some other creative title. These games draw the largest spec- tator crowds of any competition dur- ing the school year, and often end up at the Crossroads or the Pub celebrat- ing after the games. During the 1980-1981 season, fif- teen percent of the undergraduate student body was playing in the in- tramural softball league alone. Sports at Emerson College could be a communicating link for the entire college — for faculty, administration and students. Soccer, basketball and volleyball leagues could be formed, as Mass Communication or Theatre Arts rallies up against the opposition of Communication Disorders or Com- munication Studies. Athletics go beyond competion; they can be a recreational outlet in which people can let loose, enjoying uninhi- bited action and expression. Sports has a place at Emerson College. by Georgiana Drew 30 “It’s not Supposed to Work . . . The Peckham Team is doing something right. Due to the Peckham’s stable influ- ence and support, Emerson’s athletics program has grown steadily over the years. Known as “Mrs. P.,” Jean is the cool, not easily perturbed, half of the team. She balances the quick to react and ebullent “Coach” Peckham. Mrs. P. has that innate ability to listen, and is often the confidant for many athletes. She is Coach’s secretary and right hand, doing more than just secretarial work; on more than one occasion she has mended socks and washed uniforms for an upcoming game. Working with students is what Mrs. P. enjoys most. “They say working with young people keeps you young and as I get older, I tend to agree with that, keeps you on your toes,” she says, laughing. “Coach” Jim Peckham is Emerson’s Director of Athletics. He is a large man, with a deep, slow-talking voice. When he smiles, his eyes glint mischeviously. Coach’s specialty is wrestling. He has had it in his blood since childhood, when he learned from his father, a professional wrestler. Coach was a member of the 1956 Olympic Wrestling Team, and 16 years later became Ass istant Coach to the U.S. Olympic Team. He was selected in 1973 to be Head Coach in free style competition, and Assistant Coach for Deco-Roman style wrestling. He has also coached 22 international teams, has trained with Russia’s and Poland’s national teams and has coached seven U.S. national teams himself. Of all this, Coach says simply, “it is both my avocation and invocation.” The Peckham team has worked together at Emerson College since 1973. In the summer months they run a wrestling camp in New Hampshire. Of their working together, Jim says, “we, as a team, probably upset all the rules of business, because you’re not supposed to have a husband and wife work together, it’s not supposed to work. I don’t know about theories, but with us, it’s never been a problem.” What has kept the Peckhams at Emerson over the years has been the people here. As Coach put i t, “I essentially love people and I love what I’m doing and I love the sport and if nothing else, I want to be able to communicate this and the lessons to be derived from it.” by Georgiana Drew Above are Jean and Jim Peckham, the husband and wife team which has run Emerson’s Athletic program since 1973. “They say working with young people keeps you young ” (photos by David S. Millstone Jr.) 32 Learning to Take the Cold The Student Government President Speaks of Politics and “Camp Emerson.” I never wanted to go to college. Throughout most of my high school senior year, 1 had every intention of pursuing a career as a truck driver. Then one night, Mother and Father sat me down to discuss my future plans. They were pro-college. They said I should go because a college de- gree would get me a better job. They also told me I would have a wonderful time meeting new and different peo- ple, and that in years to come I would be able to look back at my college ex- perience and laugh at all the great memories. That was four years ago, and as al- ways, Mother and Father were right. Since I am now an unemployed writer, it is obvious that I did not get a better job. I did, however, meet a diverse group of people that more than likely I would not have encountered in my hometown. There were actors and actresses, film makers and television technicians, writers, comedians, speech makers, and of course the allu- sive communication disorders people. Some of them had purple hair, some dressed in an odd way, and some hardly dressed at all. Some thought nothing of tap dancing across Beacon Street, while others were introverted, perhaps in deep thought. What brought us all together? The Emerson Experience. I would like to recap my own Emerson Experience. I refer to my freshman year as “The Eisenhower Year.” Woody Woodruff was, at the time, acting president, and life was nice. It was, however, the way 1 imagined college would be; going to classes and out with friends without a care in the world. I do not recall any real feelings of dissatisfaction until my sophomore year. They arrived about the same time as Dr. Koenig. I don’t mean to say that he was the cause of Emerson’s problems. He was like Pandora with a box. He opened it. I’m sorry these prob- Danny Amorello has been involved with student government at Emer- son for four years, serving in the past as Treasurer and Vice Presi- dent of SGA. He was President for the 1981-1982 academic year. lems surfaced while I was here. I re- member the first major crisis; Term IA. It was announced that Term IA was no longer going to be offered. Students had a big rally in 150 Beacon Street. The Administration saw how much students were in favor of Term IA, and said they would reexamine the situa- tion. The next year, Term IA was gone. (One for their side.) People began asking, “Who is this Koenig fellow?” Around that time I began to feel a little cramped for space. I noticed we had more students, but had not ac- quired property to go with them. Oh well, it’ll work out. Departments merged, departments fought, stu- dents bit the bullet and continued with their educations. Shelton Forrest began to feel some pressure. He got demoted, why? He resigned, why? Students began to ask, “Who is this Koenig fellow?,” and continued with their educations. continued on page 48 Convocation Address September 16, 1981 Good Afternoon, it is nice to see so many members of the faculty and Administration. It is a little dis- heartening that only a handful of stu- dents showed up, since I am speaking for them. Since I have returned this fall, 80% of my time has been ' spent dealing with student complaints. Here is a list of a few that I have received since yesterday afternoon and this morning: Teachers are unprepared for classes Broken Elevators We have a beautiful new cafeteria — but you have to wait in line an hour to eat in it. Lines at Registration Lines at the Bookstore Construction work uncompleted No carbon paper in the English Office! I respond: “Yes but even the faculty and Ad- ministration have to put up with many of these inconveniences.” Students respond: “Yes, but we have to pay for the privelage.” I respond: “But look at all the great improve- ments.” Students respond: “Will we ever see them finished?” I respond: “Of course, but improvements take time. Harvard wasn’t built in a day. Things will get better trust the peo- ple who run this school.” Some students smile and walk away, others look like I just sold them for 30 pieces of silver: Why? — Be- cause I asked them to trust. In this case, about $8,000.00 worth of trust is what is needed. I’m not asking that the waiting lines disappear tonight at Saga. I don’t ex- pect all the construction work to be completed by tomorrow. What I want is this: Show the students that you’re looking out for them; that you’re working for them. How many of you are faculty advi- sors to our student organizations? Do you actually advise them? Do you attend their functions or do you just sign the money withdrawal forms? continued on page 48 33 The Hollywood Trip Techniques in Comedy, or Comedy of Errors? Controversy came close to killing one of Emerson College’s most successful programs in 1982. Political, personal and journalistic conflicts almost suffocated the Spring semester class, “Techniques in Com- ody: Hollywood.” The battlegrounds were so heated at times, it appeared the program might never survive the punishment. Some still wonder whether the popular program has enough energy to endure upcoming semesters. The attacks started in mid- November. Political differences be- tween President Allen Koenig and trip coordinator Professor George Quenzel almost buried the annual ex- cursion to southern California. According to Board of Trustee mem- ber, Jeffrey Goldstein, Dr. Koenig didn’t feel comfortable sending Pro- fessor Quenzel on the trip, overlooking the claims that Quenzel has been the key to the program’s success since its conception. Quenzel was dismissed as trip coor- dinator. The whole journey appeared doomed until pressure from west coast alumni spearheaded a search for Quenzel’s replacement. First year Mass Communications Instructor, Dr. Sheva Farkus, was called upon to pick up the pieces. With only two weeks to- prepare and limited California con- tacts (Farkus went west with only one possible contact’s phone number), the new coordinator and 14 Emerson stu- dents packed their bags, purchased their tickets, loaded their cameras. The journey was on. Little was heard from the troop while they roamed mellow California. The trip’s rocky start seemed stifled, edging back to normality, offering the fortunate students an opportunity to meet and speak with the stars. But normality was hard to come by. Personal difficulties between coordi- nators Farkus, Professor Tony Cenna- mo, and some of the students caused uncomfortable tension and the formation of factions within the group. Some students were able to overcome the personality conflicts and benefit from the active three weeks. “Yes, there were some personality conflicts,” stated participant Howie Weiner, “but I tried to stay out of the rumors.” Weiner has been working on a com- edy script which received positive comments from television profession- als in Hollywood. Other members weren’t as pleased with the program’s progress. Their hostile comments appeared in the February 12 edition of the Berkeley Beacon. The article was written by sophomore Lisa Shilo. One tripster was quoted as saying, “we tried to put up with (Farkus’) personality, but when it got in the way of what we some members of the Hollywood Trip expected ... it got annoying.” The article continued to question the “per- sonal mannerisms and professional expertise” of Farkus while in Califor- nia. According to student journalist Shilo, the claim that Farkus lacked correct protocal was evident while the group was before Hollywood stars and program executives. Reports revealed that Farkus became “star struck” dur- ing interviews and lacked profession- al confidence. As a result of the Beacon’s negative comments, the controversy surround- ing the trip on campus resurfaced. Two students quoted in Shilo’s article, Dawn Steinberg and Terri Shulman, protested that their comments con- cerning Farkus were expressed off the record. In a letter to the editor, which appeared in the Beacon’s following edition, Steinberg and Shulman de- nied their Hollywood disclosures and quoted Shilo as saying “no names would be used” and that their com- ments would be strictly “off the rec- ord.” Shilo insisted the comments weren’t made off the record and that the two students decided to retract the remarks once realizing the possible consequences. It was obviously too late. The article had far reaching effects on those involved. Once the Koenig administration reviewed the Beacon piece, Farkus’s performance and cred- ibility were carefully examined. “I almost lost my job because of the Berkeley Beacon,” an angry Farkus proclaimed. An impressive itinerary of daily events in Hollywood saved Farkus and proved that her professional behavior as coordinator during the trip was per- formed well. Dr. Farkus passed professionally, but on a personal level the remarks made by some of the students stood strong. “Adjustments weren’t made to existing personality conflicts,” said Shilo, “the group as a whole wasn’t able to sit down and discuss the prob- lem.” Even Farkus admits her author- itative personality threw off some of the students, “some of them weren’t expecting to be told where to be and what to do.” Farkus passed with flying colors when we focused on the professional side of the wounded journey. Personal interviews with Merv Griffin, Ed Asner, Alan Alda, Bill Dana, “Soap” writer Stu Silver, producer Peter Bar- sochini and others received an “A plus” in the coordinating category. Failing to organize harmony within the sensitive Emerson groups as a whole, deserved an “F.” An average grade point score for the 1982 Holly- wood trip is a satisfactory “C.” An aver- age lower than in previous years, but which will hopefully return to its usual standard of excellence in semesters to come. by Neil Tagliamonte 34 Is Back Bay Big Enough for Both of Us? Emerson vs. NABB; published In the Berkeley Beacon on October 21, 1981 The two articles on this page originally ap- peared in the Ber- keley Beacon, Emerson College’s only student newspaper for the academic year 1981- 1982. ing to be restricted; we wanted it to go back to housing.” Recently appointed Special Assistant to the President, William H. Wells, who will handle Community and Gov- ernment Affairs and act as a liaison between Emerson and groups such as NABB, replied, “Charlesgate was the last property which, under the city ordi- continued on next page by Scott Leibs Emerson’s recent moves to se- cure permanent dormitory space on the west end of campus have a Back Bay neighborhood group up in arms. The group, the Neighborhood Association of Back Bay (NABB) is alarmed by what it perceives as ex- pansion by Emerson with no regard for the residential core of Back Bay. A recent newsletter published by NABB carred a page one editorial entitled “Emerson, To H with neighbors.” The article asked by what legal means has Emerson (1) man- aged to secure a permanent dormitory license for Fensgate (which last year had had a license subject to yearly re- view before approval) and (2) man- aged to operate both 527 529 Beacon Street and Charlesgate as dormitories. Charlesgate, Again It is the college’s purchase and use of Charlesgate as a dormitory that has caused most of the con- cern. Robert Nemrow, President of NABB, explained, “Emerson . . . purchased the building knowing, or taking the disregard of the tax situa- tion.” He was referring to the loss of $78,000 in revenue that the city suffered when Charlesgate, now owned by an educational institution (Emerson), was taken off the tax rolls. He said also of Charlesgate, “we, (NABB) intended for that build- Emerson’s Newest Minority students who transfer out; published in the Berkeley Beacon on November 4, 1981 by Scott Leibs According to a committee that is, among other things, working to im- prove student retention, more stu- dents are staying at Emerson than are transfering out. Nearly 52 percent of the students who graduated last May (1981) attended Emerson for four years consecutively; as recently as four years ago, the number was only 36.9 percent. Not only is Emer- son’s retention rate the highest it’s been in years, but it is also twelve per- cent than the national average. And, if members of the New Student Ex- perience Committee are successful in their efforts to boost this percentage, the college will see a much higher number of students remaining at Emerson for all four undergraduate years in the future. Committee Chairman Bill Chuck explained that, while the group is largely concerned with making the first weeks of the school year run smoothly (particularly for new stu- dents), they are also “trying to work on very specific activities to enhance re- tention, (by) finding ways to meet the needs of students.” To do this, the com- mittee has divided into five subsec- tions, each with specific goals. Some of these include: perfecting freshman registration and implementing a pre- registration program for transfers; improving the faculty advising pro- cess by, among other things, increas- ing the number of advisors (adminis- tractors may do some advising); im- proving communication between the various business offices; and deter- mining students’ specific wants and needs through the use of surveys and questionnaires. The twenty plus member New Stu- dent Experience Committee is an ex- panded version of a committee initi- ated last year by Associate Dean Suzanne Swope called the First Day of School Committee. That committee was limited to academic and social orientation and to the improvement of information flow between business offices. Swope is continued on page 48 35 Is Back Bay Big Enough. For Both Of Us? nance, could be used for dormitory purposes.” The building had been owned by Boston University and pos- sessed a dormitory license which, if not renewed during a brief “grace period,” would be cancelled. “When we saw the grace period run- ning out,” explained Wells, “we didn’t have time to consult with anyone . . . we applied and it (the license) was handed to us immediately . . . fully legal. What was there to consult about?” Small Building Causes Big Problems NABB is also interested in the legal- ity of Emerson’s using 527 529 Beacon as a dormitory. As Nemrow said, “521 529 is a building which (Emerson) has been using illegally for two years . . . (Emerson) went up be- fore the zoning board of appeal (and) they were unanimously turned down. They have since . . . continued to use it . . . even though that right has been denied ... by the city of Boston. The City of Boston will be taking Emerson to court on this particular building.” “That’s completely erroneous,” re- plied Wells. “We filed the court case.” He explained that Emerson, with the support of many of the other colleges and universities in Boston, is chal- lenging the city over the Dover Amendment. The Dover Amendment is a Massachusetts state law which allows religious and educational in- stitutions to use property they own for religious and educational purposes. The amendment was designed to pre- vent municipalities from zoning schools and churches out of existence. “Boston claims it doesn’t apply to Boston,” Wells said, adding that Emer- son fully expects to win the case, pull- ing 527 529 out of the legal grey area in which it now resides. He added that it was not at all unusual for an institu- tion to continue to use a building for its said purpose while legal matters are waiting to be resolved. Fensgate Foibles The. attitudes of both NABB and the College are perhaps best illustrated in the following exchange. On October 16, Nemrow told the Beacon, “The Col- lege has gone, without our knowledge, to (permanently) legalize the use of 534 Beacon Street . . . This was the first breach of faith on Emerson’s part.” Mr. Wells said later that day, in a separate interview, “Why do (we) have to consult with NABB? ... I don’t understand why NABB wants to dis- place the city government as a decis- sion maker.” What is NABB? Just what does NABB hope to achieve? According to Nemrow, NABB’s 1200 members make it one of the largest neighborhood groups in the city. The organization was found- ed about 25 years ago to “Protect the residential core of Back Bay against the kind of developer that was coming in here and against the institutions buying up all the property.” It is this opposition to expansion by colleges coupled with Emerson’s failure, justi- fied or not, to consult with NABB on the College’s plans involving building acquisitions and usage that causes Nemrow to characterize the College this way: (Emerson will) “flout the laws of the city, the feeling of a re- sidential neighborhood . . . the hell with everybody else, we (Emerson) will do what we think we have to do ... to survive. Emerson is not a good neigh- bor.” Nemrow also said that, “Emer- son is not disliked . . . they were (are) considered part of the neighborhood . . . but we certainly wanted (want) to fix their size.” Wells answered these statements by observing that Emerson has, through its West End purchases (Charlesgate and 429 Marlborough, alias “The Mansion”) stablized its size and in- tends no further expansion aside from the purchase of a theater, which almost certainly won’t be located in Back Bay. He justified the use of Char- lesgate as a dormitory, stating that Emerson has “put things right together in an area largely filled with students and . . . won’t impinge on the community.” He added, that, “For stu- dents it wasn’t a good thing to do, separating them from the classrooms . . . (we did it) because we cared about the neighborhood.” Wells admitted that the act was not completely altruistic; economics and the fact that Charlesgate possessed a dormitory license played a major part in the decision. An Historical Perspective According to both Shelton Forrest and Bill Wills, Emerson’s presence in the Back Bay helped to rejuvenate the neighborhood during the mass ex- odus to the suburbs in the late fifties and sixties. Buildings that were once homes became rental property, occu- pied, Wells said, “in a massive way by students.” Many buildings in Back Bay, Wells continued, “sat on the market, de- teriorating, and in effect, the colleges and universities saved them. The re- turn to the city began . . . but the schools were here.” Some schools left Back Bay such as BU, BC and Bentley, but some remained. New people, mostly young profes- sionals, poured into the Beacon Hill- Back Bay area and, Wells continued, “These new people, unaware that the colleges really saved the area for them, now want to push them out . . . that raised the questions about whose rights are superior. Does one group of people have the right to push another group around?” When asked about Emerson’s right to exist in Back Bay because ( 1 ) it was established before zoning laws, and (2) its format and duration helped to rejuvenate Back Bay, Mr. Nemrow re- sponded, “that was yesterday . . . what was good yesterday doesn’t necessari- ly mean it’s good today . . . the whole aspect of life itself is change.” Nemrow elaborated, “The area originally was built, these homes were built, in the 1870’s, 1860’s, 1890’s for residential use ... we are now over the years, reclaiming them for residential use.” The Comedy “Workshop “The Extinction Agency” belies its name, evolving on stage to sell-out crowds (The strength of an Emerson educa- tion lies outside of the classroom, among the various student run orga- nizations, publications and perform- ance groups on campus. The students who devote time and effort to these groups find the opportunity — often the demand — to rely on their talents and knowledge to produce as fine a film, article or show as possible. The Emerson Comedy Workshop is both typical and extraordinary among such student projects at Em- erson; its inner workings are often frustrating, even political, but the performances given by the Work- shop are feats of cooperation and artistry for its actors, writers, tech- nicians and directors. And the Workshop is dynamic; al- ways changing, experimenting and risking failure, so that not every per- formance goes over, not every ‘bit’ is funny. The Class of 1982 has known the Workshop for four years, it has been an integral part of our “Emer- son Experience.” Here is its history — The Editor) Consider this: The Emerson Comedy Workshop has existed for only five and one half years. Remarkable, isn’t it? In that period an idea for a Comedy Show conceived by six students grew to attract as much attention from the student body as any number of shows Emerson has produced; only the Spring musical can boast of having a larger audience. And as a result of the Workshop, Emerson now offers the Norman Lear School of Comedy Writing as part of its curriculum, the first and only college in the country to have such a program. In the Spring of 1976 a small group of students led by Dennis Leary, David Whiteman and Jody Hafner became disenchanted with what they consi- dered nepotism by upper classmen in casting for theatre roles. They got together and did a show at their own expense. They derived material from improvisation, and called themselves “The Extinction Agency.” The per- formance received favorable re- sponse, prompting the group to approach the Student Government Association for funding as an official organization. The SGA approved, and thus born was The Emerson Comedy Workshop. Auditions were held the following fall, and the Workshop grew to one dozen members. The idea behind the group now was to dream up a variety- type of comedy show, to consist of music, films, slides and stage routines (bits). They often gathered in a dorm room or apartment, taping a session of improvisation to come up with mate- rial for the show. As Denis Leary put it, when describing the process, “you continued on next page 37 Members of the Comedy Workshop perform in the 1981 production of Call Off The Dogs, written and performed by the Workshop. Clockwise from top left; Doug Reina; Moe Gilbride, Sheila Wenz, Mary Micari and Dena Foster; Bruce T. Hill, Jim Smith, Chris Plummer and Bar Clemens; Dena Foster and John Serrano; John Frink, Moe Gilbride, Bruce T. Hill, Chris Plummer, Howie Weiner, Sheila Wenz (hidden), Jim Smith, Bar Clemens, Doug Reina, Mary Micari, (in front) Bill Judkins and David Sommer; Dena Foster, John Frink and Howie Weiner (photos by David S. Millstone Jr.) 38 “They’d, just cram a bunch of people into a big room and you’d have to get up and do an imitation and some little improv.” weren’t thinking about it as being impro- visation, you were just doing it.” The group had yet to have a real director, so the show put together for perform- ance in January, 1977, was truly a group effort. The show sold out. Later that year they decided to ex- pand the show into more of a potpour- ri while finding ways to create an en- vironment for the audience. Beer ’n Laughs was the answer. Beer was served to the audience in a cabaret arrangement. A film would role on a screen to the left of the performance area, followed closely by a stage bit to the right and an audio piece after that, in the dark. The audience was given few breaks, few chances to lose atten- tion. These performances had their rough edges. There were no prop peo- ple, costumes would be exchanged be- tween bits and there could be numer- ous technical glitches during per- formance. However, the content was strong and soon the word was out. Check out the Comedy Workshop. The fall of 1977 brought a new group of members into the fold after a chaotic audition process. Robert Mas- sie was one of the new members. “They’djust cram a bunch of people into a big room and you’d have to get up and do an imitation and some little improv. I had a great Jimmy Carter imitation and made it.” More changes followed. Eddie Brill, one of the origin- al Workshop members, was elected President (a position he held for three years) and Chuck Hall became Direc- tor. Students came from different de- partments around the school and offered their services as technical peo- ple. A full scale technical crew de- veloped, enabling the members to concentrate on writing material. The shows improved dramatically on the production side, and another annual performance was added. So in 1976- 1977 there were two Beer’ n Laugh nights and one main stage perform- ance. There were still problems. New members were being left in the back ground, but not intentionally. The shows centered on the original Work- shop members. It wasn’t that they were not funny, they had improved with each show, but the audiences were leaving performances re- membering two or three individuals, not the entire ensemble. New mem- bers were virtually playing cameo roles as the old members played cen- ter stage. Said Massie, “it wasn’t done on purpose. The people who had Emerson Senior John Frink, Workshop Pres- ident during 1981-1982 formed the workshop had been friends a long time. They were a tight group and were part of each other. It was very hard to break into that mold. They were genuinely interested in taking us in.” The shows did not suffer greatly, however. They became funnier, tight- er, concentrating on sight gags and old vaudeville type routines as well as sound effects, which had been a sta- ple; members deftly provided motors, spilling liquids and decks of shuffling cards with their voices and mime. The Workshop was creating hysterically funny bits. Characters were manufac- tured who were full-blown stereotypes of real people. Audiences were stand- ing room only for shows that ran be- tween three and four hours long. 1978-1979 brought some obvious changes in the Workshop shows. The size of the group nearly doubled and the content of the shows was altered slightly. It was in this third year that the Workshop became established in the eyes of the school. Eddie Brill ex- plained it: “The first two years were tough. The students recognized us but the school didn’t. The third year was when Norman Lear came to the school. One of the English teachers (Dr. James Randall, now Chairman of the Creative Writing Department,) was talking to him about how Comedy was on the rise at Emerson. I talked to him, gave him the history of the Workshop and told him what we real- ly needed was people from outside to come and teach comedy. Later I found out that Norman Lear had donated some money and we had the first com- edy writing program in the country. “Jim Randall was instrumental in bringing Art Buchwald, Jerry Paris, Henry Winkler and Marilyn Susan Miller (one of the writers from Satur- day Night Live,) “to Emerson through the program. Comedy was becoming a big thing. “Annie Hall” had just won the Oscar for Best Picture and people were seeing that comedy required intelli- gence. The Workshop people saw this as well. The new members brought acting as well as comedic ability into the group. The production staff was re- fined. The shows were probably the funniest done by any Workshop group. The Emerson Film Society, a group of students who had formed their own organization the same year as the Workshop began, submitted films to be shown. Animation was used for the opening of the shows. The Workshop was the most talked about show at Emerson. At the end of the semester, the original members of “The Extinction Agency,” graduated. New members were chosen to carry on. In 1979-1980 the Workshop proved it could do just that. Jonathon Solomon ran things from the directo- rial end. Making use of his knowledge of the theatre and acting, he brought a new direction to the group. Special effects and music were used in a more integrated manner. The humor was more subtle, moving away from the high energy gag-it-up style used in the past. There was more of a variety of characters. continued on next page 39 The Comedy Workshop; The Extinction Agency Evolves Solomon made full use of the excep- tional technical staff and directed the Workshop members in on-stage blocking techniques and timing. Mas- sie said simply, “Jonny really knew how to put a show together.” After four years of existence the Workshop had received nothing but rave reviews. It seemed that they would never fail. Students were enroll- ing at Emerson College for the specific purpose of learning comedy as a result of the Workshop and the Comedy Writing Program it founded. But 1980-1981 exposed weaknesses in the group. The first of the two shows done that year was heavily critisized. The problems began with the audi- tions. There had been a large turnover (half the group had graduated.) The auditions failed to select new mem- bers who would dedicate themselves to a Workshop show. Rehearsals be- came unimportant. It seemed that it had been with the show more than one year and had been elected Presi- dent. “It was a strange situation. There were a lot of freshman that year and I made a mistake ... I tried to do a complex thing. I looked at what level the production staff was at, what level I was at, and what I wanted to do with it. I should have gone back to a simple show . . . and not have tried to get so special effects oriented and writing oriented. . . . But I didn’t do that. I thought: let’s go BIG.” They learned from the mistakes. Rehearsals were made mandatory. This resulted in a cast of only six peo- ple, the smallest ever. The show got strong writing and was veiy simple technically. It was well received but people couldn’t forget this was the same group who had bombed out ear- lier in the year. This year the Workshop seems to be changing directions, (a step which “One thing seems safe to say, The Emerson Comedy Workshop will be here a while. As long as people are interested in comedy, there will be a need for the Workshop.” had been enough to be chosen a member. On opening night the group just wasn’t ready. The material was weak. The acting was weak. By closing night things went well but it wasn’t what people had come to expect from the Workshop. The technical crew and production staff were people who had been with the show for a couple of years and their ego’s were large. The bottom line: people were not doing their jobs and the production suffered accordingly. Rob Massie was one of the few who kept the shows successful in the past.) There are nine new members and only one has been with the show for more than a year. John Frink was elected President. He feels the problem last year stemmed from the fact that the Work- shop members weren’t a tight group, a family. This year, he says, they are. One thing seems safe to say, The Emerson Comedy Workshop will be here a while. As long as people are interested in comedy, there will be a need for the Workshop. Any ex- perimental show will be greeted less David Sommers, Bill Judkins and Bar Cle- mens than enthusiastically at times. As peo- ple change — comedy changes. Every now and then it must go through a complete upheavel to keep it from going stale. The people who began the Work- shop were some of the most talented people to have come out of Emerson College. Perhaps that is the real key as to why they were so good. They were totally dedicated to pursuing careers in comedy and so they developed their own means of self-education. Many of them remain together performing or working in New York and Boston. The Laughing Stock, a comedy en- semble based in Boston is made up of past Workshop members. As John Frink puts it, “Before I came to Emerson and made the Workshop, the only thing that com- edy had ever gotten me was a place outside in the hall where the teachers threw me.” by Robert C. Rycroft 40 Forensicators Do It Orally I could write so much. This thing, the Emerson College Forensics Society has been a part of my life for the past four years; an integral part of my “Emerson Experience”. Forensics kept me sane, made me crazy, developed potentials I didn’t know I had . . . there is so much . . . where do I begin. We cram into vans and drive away to tournaments, where we compete in Oral Interpreta- tion events, give speeches, and debate, having anxiety attacks the whole way. After traveling anywhere from 2 to 24 hours, we arrive at our hotel and try to get some sleep, four people to a room, sometimes five. The next morn- ing is something chaotic. The shower blasts, blow dryers buzz, irons heat up, ties are s traightened, and make up is applied with shaking hands. Time to get credible. No matter how awful you feel — It’s that time. After that rush, everyone grabs their respective coats, and if you are an interpreter as I am, you must re- member your all-important binder. During tournaments the binder is more important than your clothes, your right arm, or the love of your mother. It contains all your manu- scripts. Those weekends I always felt my binder became a part of my body. After we get stuffed back into the van, we ride to the College or Universi- ty. We pull up to the school, take one look at the campus, and know it’s going to be a bummer finding out where our rounds are. It’s sometimes difficult remembering which school we have arrived at. We go into the building and pick up our schematics, (sheets of paper with the identifica- tion codes for each event and direc- tions for where to go and when). The events are all arranged in things they call ‘Brackets’. ‘Brackets’ are an hour long and usually contain 4 different events. (The debate team, at the same time, is doing its thing at a different school on the other side of the Country). Depending on how many events you are in, the day can be anything from outrageously hectic to mildly taxing. For instance, if you have 4 events to do in the first bracket you’ll be doing a lot of running, not to men- tion speaking. If you have one event in the first bracket, or none at all, you have to sit around and sweat it out until the next bracket. It’s a lot like a track meet . . . you can compete in as many as twelve events or as few as three. We often try to get in at least five events so that we can qualify for the Pentathelon. At the end of the tourna- ment awards are given to the top five or six speakers who have entered five or more events. David Morency competes in the Forensics team’s February tournament at the University of Hartford. Emerson College placed third in the over-all competition between colleges and universities from across New England. continued on next page Forensicators Do It Orally First Place Pentathelon is the highest honor a Forensicator can receive at an individual tournament. I usually try to compete in five events, but I have done an insane nine in the past. A typical schedule for me would be Prose, Poetry, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, and Dual In- terpretation of Drama (my personal favorite; two dramatic scenes with seperate partners). After the first day is over we have done each event twice. During the second day we complete round three and then wait to see who makes it to finals. The second day requires stami- na (the second hurdle of the track meet), since a good part of the pre- vious evening was spent in the nearest bar . . . unwinding. For some odd reason, being from Boston, and the unique institution of Emerson Col- lege, we always seem to be the best competitors in the bar. On the second day, we may not al- ways be well rested, but we are always ready. No matter how many beers went down, or signs got stolen, we al- ways seem to manage . . . and then some. (I think what makes us such a win- ning team is the team spirit. We pull each other up. Our displays of affec- tion often have the more conservative 42 schools wondering, but we don’t care. This is just one of the things that keeps us together.) Well, back to day two of competition. After everyone completes their events for the third time, then comes finals. This has to be the worst part of the tournament. All you can do is wait and wonder . . . “how did I do? . . . did I take 1-100’s in my rounds?” (1-100 is the highest ranking, 5-70 is the lowest). You can never really be cer- tain. I stand by the bulletin board spac- ing out. Out of the corner of my eye I see a bearded man coming out of the tab room (this is where the prelimin- ary scores are calculated), carrying some sheets of paper. It’s the moment of truth. As the lists are posted, women in skirts and men in suits crowd around, frantically scanning for their names and the names of their schools. It’s amazing how differently those lists effect the contestants. I hear similtaneous reactions of cheers and groans as I make my way up to the board to check Emerson’s results. I realize happily that we’ve broken in finals in ten events . . . and I’m in two. After hurrying back to relay the good news to the group, each of us runs off to find a corner to practice for the finals. After the finals are over, the com- petitors and their coaches gather in an auditorium and wait for awards. There is a mixture of tension and re- lief in the air. The weekend is almost over. We col- lect our trophies and head back to the van; back to Boston to prepare to do it all again the next weekend. We’re packed in, ready to go home — ex- hausted but happy. by Susan McNamara 1 Market [Yourself Clockwise from top left: the author watches the competition at the University of Harford; Dennis J. Parker and Celeste LaCroix check their standing; Dennis j. Parker and friend. The Cross Cultural Club a needed support group for non-English speaking students at Emerson .MR Gregory Elmagoglou, (above) an Emerson Junior who came from Greece this fall, is the President of Emerson’s Cross Cultural Club. Under the guidance of Roger McPhail, (left) the club is meant to help students make the transition to United States culture, and to bring them into the Emerson community. Elmagoglou came to Emerson because he heard it “was the best” in television production, which is his major. “I wanted to be in Boston. It is beauti- ful here, and it is the closest thing to a European City in the United States,” said Emerson student Amy Watts, whose home is Spain. Amy’s comment highlights why many non-English speaking students choose to attend Emerson, but it says nothing of the difficulties in overcom- ing the natural barriers of language and culture. “Culture Shock” can be a frghtening, as well as difficult, experi- ence for many foreign students. Some come to feel “isolated culturally, be- come withdrawn,” as Roger McPhail, Director of Emerson’s Affirmative Ac- tion, put it. To help foreign students “assimu- late into the culture” and into Emer- son, the Cross Cultural Club was formed last October. Advised and assisted by McPhail and Bill Chuck, Emerson’s Reading and Study Sk ill s Coordinator, a core of students provide each other needed support and pro- vide ways to become part of the cul- ture. The Club seeks to meet both the “cultural and political needs of Inter- national Students,” and often works in conjunction with International stu- dent groups on other Boston cam- puses, as well as with the World Affairs Council and the Internation- al Students Organization, both of which are independent student groups based in Cambridge and Bos- ton, respectively. Through a loose net- work which exists among these groups, Emerson foreign students are able to find out about and attend cultural events, such as dances, on other campuses and in Boston, where they can meet people in the same situation. McPhail and Chuck have also work- ed to establish academic programs tai- lored to the needs of foreign students. Courses such as Voice and Diction, or Freshman Composition for Interna- tional Students, bring students to be more comfortable within their ne w language. Another idea to come out of the Club is for special housing. At a dinner meeting with President Koenig, some students suggested that some dorm floors be set aside to house one half foreign students and one half English speaking and American students. This way, they could more easily meet Americans and learn from them, and visa-versa. Koenig enthusiastically agreed. So far the group has been success- ful, has helped “students (be) more comfortable, feel more a part of the Emerson community,” says McPhail. As the Cross Cultural Club be- comes more known to those students who can use it, more International students will be able to agree with San- dra Capriles, another student from Spain. “(Emerson) is a small school. I do not feel like a number here. You can be who you are.” 43 The World In the age of the Global Village, what goes on around us Is hard to Ignore. Reaganomics. Few argued that it failed as an acronym. As a domestic policy, many more questioned. By carving large budget cuts and burrow- ing deep tax reductions, the Reagan Administration offered a bold plan to shift the economic policy direction of the past half century. The shift was painfully drastic. Many Americans suffered fmancial anxiety stimulated by present pain — high interest rates, long unemployment lines, small busi- ness bankruptcy, recession — and by future lack of hope: a shrinking auto industry, a discontinued college education, an untested, outdated New Federalism program, and possible de- pression. Budget Director David Stockman admitted “we didn’t think this all the way through”, “none of us really understands what’s going on with all these numbers,” and that the whole policy just may be a “Trojan Horse”. There was cause for concern. But the President claimed the program would take time and that it would not be easy time. He told us that Reaganomics would succeed, if the American public was patient enough to let it. So Amer- ica tucked in its stomach and waited for the acronym to work. by Neil Tagliamonte World Airways DC 10 lays in Boston harbour after skidding off the end of a Logan airport runway on January 23. The Boston media had a field day interviewing passengers and guessing as to the cause of the incident, which was an icy runway. It was discovered later that two passengers were missing and presumed dead. Three Emerson students on board were uninjured. photos by World Wide Photos 44 The World Domestic events in two nations, on separate continents, held the attention of the U.S. and its people. photos by World Wide Photos The little electrician from Gdansk!; walrus mustache, prominant Polish features, deep enlightening eyes. The country’s premier from Warsaw; stiff backed, metal chested, thick protrud- ing specticles. The two men con- fronted each other during Poland’s most frustrating winters. Lech Walesa organized a brave cru- sade to brighten and liberate the peo- ple of Poland. Solidarity was the vehi- cle. Freedom was the goal. General Wojciech Jaruzolski was faced with the worst economic collapse experi- enced by an industrial state since Ger- many in the 1930’s, constant political pressure from the Soviet Union, and the real possibility of revolt. Military troops were his vehicles. Crackdown was his goal. The result of this intense confrontation was exile, bloodshed, and martial law. As a consequence of martial law, Solidarity’s dream of a communistic government working with a liberated society faded. Now seemed the time for the proletarian revolution Marx once called for. by Neil Tagliamonte The year 1981-82 saw increasing problems for the small Central American country of El Salvador. The country, roughly the size of Massachusetts, was racked by civil war between left wing guerillas and the ruling right wing military junta. The United States supported the junta despite a poor human rights record, which lead to reports of thousands of unarmed civilians being massacred. This caused outrage and a call for U.S. aid to stop from many public awareness groups. Concern in the United States escalated when four American nuns were murdered by the military in 1 98 1 . The question that needed to be asked was why the Salvadorian government was emphasizing the importance of finding the murderers of four American nuns, while thousands of murders went unques- tioned? The answer seemed to be in appeasing the American government so that a flow of military aid could continue. The murders prompted increased awareness in the U.S., evident in the spray painted slogans on Boylston Street which read, “U.S. Guns Kill U.S. Nuns.” Washington saw an outburst of activity designed to stop U.S. military aid, lead in part by Massachusetts Congressman Gerry Studds. The Reagan Administration continued a running dialogue on El Salvador, charging that the leftist guerillas were being supported by Cuba and Russia. No concrete evidence had sur- faced to support those charges; as U.S. aid increased, cries of another Vietnam were heard across the country. by Peter Kurey 45 Obits Some wise man once said, “people are bom, and then they die,” and this academic year was no exception to the rule. Besides the three entertainment theatre figures below, some other notable no longer with us are Thelonious Monk, jazz pianist and father of bebop; Ayn Rand, novelist and essayist (The Fountainhead, Virtue of Selfishness); Paul Lynde, comedian and panelist on the Hollywood Squares; William Holden, an actor in more than 50 films, and Oscar Winner for Stalag 17, and Hoagy Carmichael, influential composer of the 30s and 40s (Georgia on my Mind, The Nearness of You and In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.) John Belushi, an original member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and character com- edian in Animal House and 1941, died after injecting a combination of heroin and cocaine (known as “hard- balling”). He was known on SNL for a variety of characters (Samurai taker, baker, etc) and imitations (Joe Cocker). Natalie Wood, an actress most of her life, drowned whke step- ping into a dingy whke on vaca- tion. She was known as a chkd actress for such movies as Miracle on 42nd Street, and for her adult roles, such as in West Side Story. Lee Strasberg, the “guiding guru of the Actors Studio” (TIME) and the American in- novator of the Stanislavsky Sys- tem into the so-caked “Method,” died of natural causes after five decades of training American actors. (photos by World Wide Photos) 46 Anwar Sadat In Tribute: On the eighth anniversary of the October War, Anwar Sadat watched a military parade in Cairo. He felt secure with “his boys” — as he called Egypt’s soldiers — and turned away extra security. Sadat puffed on his pipe and watch- ed the elaborate military procession. Jets screamed overhead and mortors fired little parachutes with Egyptian flags, and portraits of Sadat. At about 12:40 p.m. a column of trucks towing North Korean made 130 mm antitank guns began rumbling past the review- ing stand, signaling the approaching end of the parade. As six jet fighters swept across the sky, one of the trucks pulled out of line and braked to a halt. First Lieutenant Khaled Islambouli stepped from the passenger’s seat and hurled a grenade into the stand. It did not explode. Three men from the back of the truck began spraying the stand with bullets. A second grenade was thrown, hitting Armed Forces Chief of Staff Abdrab Nabi Hafez in the face, but it also failed to explode. Then the four men charged the stand and opened fire on the presidential party with automatic weapons. It was believed that Sadat intended to salute the approaching Lieutenant as a military courtesy, not suspecting danger. Later, Sadat’s wife, Jehan, said this was not the case. She pointed out that being a militaiy man all of his life, he would only have saluted with his cap on. Sadat stood, faced his assasins with raised hand, and said, simply, “no.” Thus ended the career of the man most responsible for the historic Camp David Accords, which for the first time since the founding of Israel, offered a true dialogue by which to find “peace in the middle east.” Sadat was not the only man shot at during the 1981-1982 year, of course, but the couragousness of his actions were often unique in today’s global politick- ing, and are a true loss to the fine art of diplomacy. That Sadat stood firm amidst the pressures of the Arab world in his rec- ognition and talks with Israel are the more commendable, since Sadat’s goal had been, in the 1967 war, to push Israel into the sea. Sadat began his political career as a loyal underling to dictator Gamal Abdel Nassau Dubbed “Nassar’s Poo- dle” by his collegues, Sadat was named Vice President of Egypt in 1969. A year later Nassar died of a heart attack, and Sadat was approved to succeed him by Egypt’s military commanders, who thought him easily manipulated. Soon after becoming President, Anwar Sadat veered sharply from Nassar’s policies; he abandoned the most repressive trappings of Nassar’s socialist state, and his obsessive pan- Arab ism. In 1972 he broke relations with the Soviet Union, throwing 17,000 advisors out of the country. It is also an irony that it was the 1973 offensive against Israel that ulti- mately aided Sadat — rather, made it possible for him — to recognize Israel’s “territorial and political in- tegrity.” Though Egypt did not win the war, it did make territorial gains and save face after having suffered defeat after defeat for decades. Having estab- lished himself as Egypt’s leader, and after bringing renewed self-respect to his country, Sadat was able to initiate the Camp David negotiations with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and then President of the United States James Carter. Jehan Sadat has said that Anwar Sadat had come to expect a violent death, and had accepted it. In a taped interview not long before he died, Sadat said, “The most wonderful thing is that the Lord has fulfilled to me ev- erything I was meant to do on earth. I can now with all confidence and peace of mind, and everything that makes life beautiful and wonderful, see my end. I have asked the Lord to make my end as fulfilling as he has made my life, and I can see myself approaching this end step by step with my heart and soul full of happiness.” By Kurt Hughes 47 Taking the Cold from page 33 Finally we got a new SAGA, H urray!, but we had to sacrifice the Fensgate ballroom. We got a new theatre build- ing, Yipee!, but so long lecture halls one and three. That’s okay, we can move to the Union for our extra- curricular activities. We came back from Christmas vacation and found a belated gift; classrooms had moved into the Union. People really began to get concerned about just who exactly “this Koenig fellow” was, probably be- cause they figured they’d be sharing an office with him soon. He appeased tiie students by telling them, “it’s only temporary.” “oh,” they replied, “Why didn’t you say so in the first place, it’s okay,” and they went back to their books. At this point, I find myself wonder- ing how we managed to get a decent education with all the political tilings going on. It wasn’t easy, but we did it. We did it for the same reason that we all came to Emerson. We are highly motivated, creative people who will ex- press ourselves no matter how diffi- cult our situation. People say that Emerson is an easy school It is sometimes referred to as “Camp Emerson.” I feel this reputa- tion is undeserved because we turn out some fairly creative work. Can we help it if we enjoyed ourselves in the process? The Comedy Workshop made us laugh. They worked hard, but they en- joyed it. Our Forensics teams have won us national fame. Did anyone twist their arms? No, they worked, but they enjoyed it. There is nothing wrong with being a C.P.A. or a mathematician, but jobs like those leave very little room for creativity. Creativity cannot be learned in a classroom, one must bring it there. At best, a classroom can enhance one’s creativity. That’s why our extracurricular activities were so important. Emerson’s greatest lesson to us, though I think it was taught subcon- ciously, is that it’s a cold world out there, and nobody is going to give us anything. Therefore we must do for ourselves, and learn to ignore the poli- tics and shrug off the insults. The Emerson Experience has put us one step ahead. 48 Convocation Address From page 33 Administrators, — How many of you actually know students? or better still how many students really know .you? It is difficult to trust when you don’t know the person you are trustii ig. I don’t think it is asking too much that you set aside a little time each week to meet students so they can know you and what you’re all about. Informal meetings where nobody has to get uptight, or attent our 1 student functions and talk to student. We’re not making any outrageous demands; we’re willing to meet you halfway, we want to know who we are trusting. Thank you. — Danny Amorello Newest Minority from P a g e 35 also on this year’s expanded commit- te, chairing the subcommittee which studies student evaluations of faculty, administration and the college en- vironment. She sees the group’s goal as “creating an environment where students want to stay.” She cited the “very successful pre-registration pro- cess” (which saw about 80% of this year’s 360 freshmen pre-registering) as a mjaor achievement of the group. How high can the retention rate go? Swope, basing her estimate on a study done by an expert from the American Council on Education, says that in five years, a 70 percent retention rate is possible. Bill Chuck wouldn’t give an exact figure, but he said, “We’d like retention to improve each year. We’d like more and more students to be staying. That’s not an unreasonable type of goal to set ... we keep trying each year.” Dean of Admissions Chuck Camp- bell, also a member of the New Student Experience Committee, pointed out that not only is the retention rate up, but so are admission standards. Whereas in years past about half the students applying were accepted, now only 25 percent are. 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T llette Susan Colten Peter Core: stina Irma DiRusso DeCoursey i Grossman Roy Hammer Mary Thoi w i n ho lli ngwo r t h W i 1 1 i am J ac rmne kiump ine Lieter Allen Koeni, ;e rala Kroeger Lloya Lanich harlotte adqren Walter Littlefield dette MacPherson Albert Ma3 Meta Haig aer Maraerosian iblin Mitchell Harry Morgan kul Moylan Shirley Hemei en Patrick Charles PnTllips Linda Poaheiser Rah dal i e natni Cuenzel A n a r e w R ancer J am e Annegre t Reirner h Ru s s e 1 1 Hu c h Ro i 1 1 o e n Theoao re A1 f Men Weng p Lauren Shaw Stephen Shipp Snowden Stephen Sorkin Henr ancy Towns e no Ward Steven W i 1 1 i arris Ru t h Fritz Ro mb e r etsy Showstack commas mi . j cx jl 1 c-- o 1 1 i— i a r i cx Lvnn ea jensenoa Vito Si Ives Stonie Marion Thompson Antn Brooks Steven Tr ingale George Ursul Thank Weinstein William Wheeler Rooney Whitaker L Barbara Cox John Zacharis Robert Downey Kar Robert Hilliard ueralaine uranaer neres-i-oru J ons o 11 Chuck Suzanne ,era bona Charles Campbell Christine Franseze Shirley Harrell John George Broadbent l J articia Lennon Lynn Lioerato Robert Memmolo Kennet Catherine Antonellis John Chase William Carroll bernara Sugarman Rob Arlene Doches Lois Darby Anne Heller Joyce Kacoyanis Oliver Woodruff Ludman Betty Preston Shelton Forrest Patricia Coates Marilyn Krivits harriet Mohr James PeckMam brooks Russell Linda Slowe Dorman Leger Cynthia Alcorn Mary Curtin-S tevenson Robert Sullivan Rebecca Golaber Tripp Regina Jesser Dorman Leger Liz bezera Kiki Schneider Mary Bile Philip Amato Michael Anania William Welles John Baroetta Marya bedne jj 66 President’s Office Dr. Allen E. Koenig, President Bunnee Cox, Executive Secretary Ruth Fritz, Assistant to the President William Wells, Special Assistant to the President Academic Affairs Dr. John Zacharls, Vice President Dean of College Dr. Suzanne Swope, Administration Robert Downey, Associate Dean Lee Ruffin, Executive Secretary Martha Foley, Administration Admissions Anne Heller, Director Connie Hofford, Associate Director Helen Cross, Admissions Alumni Coordinator Linda Cramer, Assistant to the Director Cynthia Fellows, Word Processor Lynne Blackman, Counselor Lois Hughes, Administrative Assistant Jeanne Simpson, Secretary Robin Thompson,. Counselor Verna Trotman, Secretary Athletics James Peckham, Director Jean Peckham, Secretary Business Finance George Broadbent, Vice President of Business Finance Robert Memmolo, Director of Accounting Dan Posnansky, Assistant to the Vice President Space Utilization Patricia Lennon, Assistant to the Vice President Ellen Bollendorf, Supervisor fo Disbursements Else Latinovic, Payroll Assistant Lynn Liberato, Executive Secretary Susan Tabano, Accounts Payable Senior Clerk Catherine Antonellis, Cashier Marjorie Crandall, Accounts Payable Clerk Business Office John Chase, Business Manager Cynthia Shore, Print Shop Supervisor Kathleen McCarron, Purchasing Supervisor Dale Benzar, Printer Stephen Shea, Bookstore Manager Lisa Aliberti, Mailroom Supervisor Beverly Bradford, Clerk Assistant Buyer Career Services Marilyn Krivitsky, Director Ralph DeMusis, Career Counselor Jacqueline Doherty, Administrative Assistant Communication Disorders Dr. Charles Klim, Department Chairperson Ann Solomon, Assistant to the Training Supervisor Computer Center Gerd Bond., Director Mark Ruggerio, Program Analyst Continuing Education Dr. F. Beresford Jones, Associate Dean Karen Reed, Executive Secretary Counseling Janet Fritz, Counselor Phyllis Hardy, Secretary Tricia Lawless, Secretary David Daggett, Counselor Development Dr. Robert Ringe, Executive Director Arlene Boches, Executive Secretary Lois Darby, Director, Annual Fund Joyce Kacoyanis, Director of Public Relations Sema Ullian, Research Coordinator Margaret Donovan, Public Relations Assistant Barbara Trahon, Word Processor Paul Dion, Alumni Records Specialist English Dept. Creative Writing Pamela Gordon, Administrative Assistant Financial Aid John Skarr, Director Sara Caliban, Student Employment Coordinator Jane Larson, Staff Assistant Larry Blair, Staff Assistant Carol Driscoll, Administrative Assistant Graduate Dean Dr. Robert Hilliard, Dean of Graduate Studies Continuing Education Geri Grande, Executive Assistant Kevin Greeley, Associate Dean Bonnie Bell, Promotion Recruiter Cheryl Harris, Secretary Health Services Pat Coates, Director Sheryl Cohen, Night Nurse Mary Warren, Evening Nurse Arlene Boudreau, Day Nurse Housing Harriet Mohr, Director David Daggett, Resident Director Counselor George Ganges, Resident Director Counselor Gail Abbey, Administrative Assistant Mathew Oullett, Resident Director Michael Rosati, Resident Director Darrell Abbey, Resident Director Leslie Rickert, Resident Director Kathy Smith, Resident Director Humanities Dr. Anthony De Luca, Department Chairperson Michelle Tracy, Secretary Library 67 Donna Tripp, Director Cynthia Alcorn, Head of Collection Elizabeth Bezera, Head of Public Services Mary Curtin-Stevenson, Head of Collection Access Maureen Tripp, Head of Media Services Eugene Manning, Assistant Head of Media Services Rebecca Goldberg, Administrative Assistant Robert Sullivan, Circulation Manager Margaret Schneider, Public Services Regina Jesser, Periodicals Naomi Rubin, Acquisitions Nancy Annucci, Cataloguer Jennifer Tolan, Cataloging Assistant Walter Gould, Security Guard Gaiy Smith, Security Guard Mass Communication Dr. Fran Plude, Department Chairperson Paul Beck, Chief Engineer Francine Berger, General Manager Educational Supervisor Nancee Campbell, Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Green, Administrative Assistant Randel Cole, Film Technician Bruce Brundage, Broadcast Engineer Dennis Hall, Engineer Personnel Affirmitive Action Cristine M. FTanzese, Director Alyce Johnson-Samms, Personnel Assistant Professional Writing Publishing James Jonsson, Director Physical Plant William Carroll, Director of Physical Plant Bernie Sugarman, Superintendent of Physical Plant Anna Del Veechio, Administrative Assistant Hugh Gilbert, Switchboard Operator Louis Ackerman, Carpet Tile Man Leila Akouiy, Matron Henry Avinger, Custodian Maiy Clark, Painter’s Assistant Bernard Hall, Maintenance Mechanic Rita Hill, Painters Assistant Andreas Kalogeropoulos, Custodian William Krause, Carpenter’s Assistant William Kuhn, Carpenter’s Assistant Don Lawrence, Custodian Joseph Mahan, Electrical Maintenance Peter Maniatis, Custodian Mae Bell McCray, Matron Richard Petraglia, Head Carpenter Joseph Pope, Custodian Earl Robinson, Supervisor Charles Roebuck, Custodian William Shallow, Tradesman Roger Shields, Custodian Saddle Swingon, Matron Donovan Taylor, Custodian Robert Milton, Carpenter’s Assistant Reading Study Skills William Chuck, Director of Academic Evaluation Development Linda Camp, Reading Assistant Sharon Morin, Reading Assistant Josephine Russell, Administrative Assistant Registrar’s Office Gerd Bond, Registrar Neil Davin. Associate Registrar Vincent Gregory, Assistant Registrar Louise Pellegrino, Registration Assistant Martha Jussaume, Registration Assistant Kathleen Dwyer, Registration Coordinator Security Office Russell Fountaine, Director Richard Brisbois, Assistant Director Mark Stacey, Officer Donna Snow, Officer Michael Bell, Officer Bernard Milton, Officer Bruce Zeidman, Officer Ed Pantazelos, Officer Allen King, Officer William Newman, Officer Anthony Grassi, Officer Speech Communication Studies Vic Silvestri, Department Chairperson Jean Gibson, Secretaiy Social 6? Behavioral Sciences Phil Amato, Department Chairperson Constance Kahn, Administrative Assistant Student Accounts Kenneth Weekes, Student Accounts Manager Doris Lynch, Student Accounts Clerk Cissy Gregory, Student Accounts Assistant Student Activities Brooks Russell, Director Norman Ledger, Assistant to the Director Student Services Oliver Woodruff, Vice President Dean of Students Betty Preston, Executive Secretaiy Andrea Kunst, Administrative Assistant Roger McPhail, Coordinator of Minority Students Theatre Arts Myra Benderick, Department Chairperson Scott Robertson, Assistant to Chairperson Paul Brown, Special Assistant to Chairperson Susan Devine, Administrative Assistant Mark Overton, Technical Supervisor 69 70 Alan Fish, Master Carpenter Kaja Autler, Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor Kathleen Gossman, Costume Shop Supervisor Union Linda Slowe, Director Pull Time Faculty Communication Disorders Jane Brown Susan Colten Irma DiRusso Sara Hawkins Charles Klim Jackie Liebergott David Luteman David Maxwell Nancy Townsend Geraldine Wallach Mass Communication Tobe Berkovitz Marsha Dell-Giustina Michele Dickoff Ann Carol Grossman Billy Jackson Linda Podheiser George Quenzel Betsy Showstack Susanna Barber Sheva Farkas Marita Golden Inga Karetnikova Marilyn Manter Frances Plude Budd Whitebook Bob Hilliard Communication Studies Coleman Bender Nicholas Burnett Kenneth Crannelll Tedd Hollingworth Frances LaShoto Walter Littlefield Bernadette MacPherson Haig der Marderosian June Mitchell Andrew Rancer Vic Silvestri Robert Baukus Deanna Womaci Theatre Arts Maiy Ellen Adams Michael Anania John Barbetta Maiya Bednerik Robert Colby Qyprienne Gabel Lauren Shaw Mary Harkins Stephen Shipps Harry Morgan Music Leonidas Nickole Ruth Romberg Kathleen Patrick Anthony Tommasini Herbert Propper Scott Wheeler Annegret Relmer Language Alfred Sensenback Paul Moylan William Sharp History Stephen Sorkin John Coffee Judith Burgess DeCoursey Fales Janet Graft Robert Roetger Carol Korty George Ursul Jack Nardi Philosophy Religion James Sweeney Theodore Romberg Jane Reisman Glen Snowden Creative Writing Literature Anthony DeLuea Lloyd Lanich Division of Social, Behavioral Applied Sciences Charlotte Lindgren Philip Amato Roy Hammer Michael Brown Irene Harris Martha Collette James Randall Peter Corea Lynn Williams Bert Malatesta Division of Humanities Heniy Stonie Fine Arts Edna Ward (on Sabbatical) Joan Brigham Math Science Thomas Dahill Margaret Conroy 72 74 •2-J3. 75 •am 76 77 78 79 81 -i 83 Steam Shuffle Most passerbys broke their stride across City Hall Plaza for at least a look, and many stayed for up to an hour just to play in the vapors of steam. Two little boys ran back and forth between the columns of clear glass and the lazer eyes that, when crossed by an arm or a foot, set-off a series of steam puffs and a measure of an un- dulating melody. Friends of the artists just watched it all. It was during Boston’s First Night Celebration this year that Emerson Assistant Professor of Art, Joan Brigham, set-up her creation Steam Shuffle, an audience participitory sculpure which was also shown dur- ing the Charles River Festival in May, 1981. Poems by concrete poet Emmet Williams were etched in the glass, and made visible when steam hit it. The music was composed by co-creator Chris Janney. The project was funded by an MIT grant for the arts, (photos by David S. Millstone Jr.) 84 Shelton Forrest Dean of Counseling Shelton Forrest resigned his position at Emerson College in December, 1981, and moved on to Digital Corporation as an Internal Consultant. He had worked at Emer- son for 12 years, in various jobs which dealt directly with student life. Forrest came to Emerson in 1968 as Assistant Dean of Stu- dents, and played a key role in settling issues which led to the “Union Takeover” in 1 969. He became Dean of Students in 1 976. Shelton Forrest was known as an administrator for the stu- dents. One time, he heard a student was having problems with the Bursar’s office. He went with the student to the office, and waited with him until the matter was straightened out. During freshman orientation, he would give his “Tree Speech,” and students felt they had found a man to trust. Shortly after the arrival of Dr. Allen Koenig as President, Forrest became Dean of Student Life, and in 1981 he became Dean of Counseling. We wish him contentment, and a fruitful career with Digital. The Editors Brad Richelson Mass Communication Film Jackie Doherty Mass Communication 88 Paul H. “Chip” McKenney, Jr. ; Business Organization 89 i Thaddeus H. Bailey Communication Studies Helen Meldrum Psychology Jackie Romanelli Mass Communication 90 Neil Tagliamonte Mass Communication Doug Reina Mass Communication Television B 4 Susan Carlino Acting C. Lynne Beauregard Creative Writing 91 James Boutin Design Dina Kalish. Speech 92 David S. Grossman Mass Communication Television Douglas J. Jensen Speech Business Organization 93 Lauren J. McFeaters Speech E ducation 94 Darrell Emile Mass Communication Craig Smith Communication Studies Enid Haller Theatre Arts Directing Bill Ennis Political Legal Communication 95 Helen Gas peretti Communication Disorders Roberto Aponte Speech Business Industry Richard Osburn Mass Communication Lorraine Zaisser Communication Disorders Theatre 96 Sheryl Kaller Theatre Arts Directlng Ricardo Camacho T.V. Production Theatre Arts Ed Buchanan Broadcast Journalism Elissa Foresta Creative Writing Michael Dunne Mass Communication Broadeast Journalism “With a committment to excellence in Broadcast Journalism.” Lisa Joy Burick Acting Speech Oral Interpretation 98 David. R. McGann Mass Communication Film Meg LaShoto Speech CommunicationyElementary Education Jessica Handler Mass Communication Television Risa Lund Mass Communication Radio ft David Tressler Mass Communication Eileen Dolan Speech Communication Bus- iness Organization j and Surfing Terrie Venditto Acting - 100 Vivien Daunt Robert Moran Communication Disorders Acting 101 71 Harriet R. Robinson Acting Susan Niccoli Communication Disorders Jennifer Lomotey Mass Communication Television Rachel Spielvogel Theatre Arts 103 Livia Fiordelisi Communication Disorders Christopher F. Briante Theatre Arts Acting Wendy Walsh Communication Disorders Steven Stoff Mass Communication T elevi- sion Production “Love me, Love my Bear” 104 Eric Hummel Mass Communication Tobie DeAngelus ■rheatre Arts Acting Karen Silverman Mass Communication Television David Fox Film . 105 Bob Raymond John Frink Mass Communication Radio Creative Writing Literature Comedy Workshop 106 Lisa Federico Acting Gail Schwedock Communication Studies Mark Kelsey Film 107 108 ■ Tony Reid Sgarro Mass Communication Film Al ice Scheller Mass CommunicatiorFB roadcast Journalism John Farrell Mass Communication Scott Zaretsky Business Organizational and Interpersonal Communication Carolyn J. Thomson Theatre Arts Dance Max Felder Speech Business Industry no Tim Masters Mass Communication r Gonzalo Ungaro Mass Communication , Television Film Director ' l Joseph J. Qatato Mass Communication Radio Sports Broadcasting Joe Qatato with Boston Celtics’ Red Auerbach Christo Tsiaras Mass Communication Recording I . . Doug Stewart • William Judkins Mass Communication ■ Mass Communication Film I 115 Veronique Mirakian Creative Writing Ella Arnau Speech Business and Industry Bret Walker Maas Communieation Film 114 Keith. Lichtman Mass Communication Lynn Roderick Theatre Arts 115 1 Donna Vaswani Mass Communication Journalism ‘Everywhere is freaks and hairies, dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?” Bill Turner Creative Writing Katherine Wallace Theatre Arts Design 116 Peter Kurey Mass Communication Diane Dercole Mass Communication Guy Icangelo Mass Communication 117 Al 118 Ann Dorman Communication Disorders 119 Gail Barrick Film Craig Milanesi Mass Communication TV Leslie Diamond Mass Communication Brian Smith Mass Communication Broadcast Journalism iso Jo Ann Apruzzese Children’s Theatre Robert W. Tedesco Mass Communication ■ Tony Vasconcellos Communication Studies Speech 121 Celeste Sbeglia Film and Pun Jean Nicole Bass Psychology Terri Ellen Shulman Communication Studies Business and Organization 128 Rober Claman Mass Communication Film 123 T Eilene Perlman Theatre Arts Acting Sandra J. Markman Film 125 Kathleen Ryan Mass Communication Michael Nicholson Mass Communication T.V. and Radio Production Janice Tyner Mass Communication Film 126 Denise M. Dawson Mass Communication T.V. Lucinda Hastings Communication Disorders Maria C. Paiewonsky Communication Disorders 127 Susan McNamara Communication Studies Business and Organization Julius Woodruff Aloysius Johnson III Esq. Ltd. a.k.a. “J.J.” Mass Communication T.V. Ann Ormond Mass Communication Broadcast Journalism Dennis O’Leary Communication Studies 128 Rose Mirakian Interdisciplinary, Dance and Television a 129 Jonathan Serrano Mass Communication Film 130 131 Parker Emerson BFA Directing Valerie Jeanne Becker Creative Writing and Literature Publishing 132 Julie A. Hinden Communication Studies Interpersonal Communication June Lapointe Interdisciplinary, Applied Music and Theatre 133 Anna Jones Mass Communication ! 1 . V. Joe Trudeau Mass Communication Film Gordon Blau Mass Communication Film Stephanie Hope Mannlein Mass Communication ! .V. Betsy Mathieu Mass Communlcation r.V. Mary Ann Casinelli Communication Studies Kevin T. Bowie Mass Communlcation r.V. 135 136 Deborah Axel Mass Commmunication Carolyn Jones Theatre Arts General Theatre and Theatre Management Rona Thau Theatre Arts Thanks to everyone who has cared about me; I am grateful. I’ll continue learning, but not in a classroom! Look for my name in lights or at least in the phone book! Anna Zeusler Historical Research and Management “Life is much too important to be taken seriously.” Ellen Joy Berson BFA Film Production 137 Lisa Banner Mass Communication Film Paul C. Bebis Mass Gommunication T.V David Bonny Mass Communication r.V. 138 Alison Leigh Brasser BFA Musical Theatre 139 Kathleen Hassett „ . „ Theatre Arts and Mass Communieations Dance and Gary A. Goodman T v Rock ’n Roll Coleman Ann Hough BFA Acting Manny Basanese Mass Communication T.V. Peter Jarit Mass Communications and Communications Studies T.V. and Business and Organization 141 Dennis j. Parker Theatre Arts Children’s Theatre Jacqueline Cutty- Mass Communieation T.V. Ida M. Brosseau Mass Communications T.V. Caitlin Weller Film 142 Andy Wayne Hassman Theatre Arts Let me Out of Here! Paul Twitchell Mass Communlcation T.V. and Radio David A. Vanleesten Theatre Arts Acting 143 Gennaro Izzo Mass Communication Directing Eric Mofford Film Elizabeth Mead Broadcast Journalism Frank Hallenbeck Speech Communication BSfO Lynn Libertini Mass Communication Broadcast Journalism Scott Leibs Mass Communication 145 Carreen Haughney Speech and Communication Jim Rava Mass Communication Speech Walter Zackrison Business Organizational Communication Nancy LaPerla Speech Bdfl Bruce Wechsler Directing Vicky Brookes Mass Communication Tracie Holmes Speech B I 148 Rosemarie Loconsolo Public Relations Advertising Robert Mobr Creative Writing and Literature Shira Ordower Theatre Arts Gonca Somnez Mass Communications 149 Karen Carraro Communication Studies Philip Fortnam Mass Communication Radio Scott Fain Mass Communication TV 150 ■ Kathleen M. Lake Theatre Arts Margaret Perkins Communication Studies B O and Mass Communication Radio Robert Weiss Speech B O 151 Georgiana deBlois Drew Public Relations Sports 152 ■ Robert Schechtman Film Cindy T. Kufel Film Rick Noble Speech 153 Kirn Ficera Creative Writing and Literature Marc David Weilheimer .Mass Communication r.V. Production Rose Mirakian Interdisciplinary Dance and T.V. Production r Mizar Margarita Turdiu Mass Communication Broadcast Journalism Joseph Johnson’s daughter Shanaye Litrice Johnson Martha Mary Cook Mass Communication 155 r J K ; r -Wjs L wrrssL-., £SM i A fct 1 1 Soccer Team — 1981 Don Goodwin — Coach, Lon Gowan, Dana West, Brian Young, Joe Stalvey, Scott Emerson, Mike Bergman, Mark Weidner, David Burchell, Sue Morgan, Rob Reiber; Missing are Rich Bischoff, Peter Frank, John Goltsis, Andy Klein, Mark Lambley, Franco Santiago, Adam Stanger, Sean St. George, Kevin Wolfe, Owen Williams Varsity Club PM O’Donnell — President, Joe Trudeau — Vice Presi- dent, John O’Connell — Secretary, Mike Mazarella — Treasurer 158 Hockey Team — 1982 Lincoln Morrison, Jerry Amirault, Forbes Keith — Coach, Joe Trudeau — Captain, David Breslin, Lisa Keith, John O’Connell, David Beane, Mathew Watts, Rich Bischoff, Gregg Winik, John Goltsis, Kevin Wolfe; Missing are Paul Celeste, James Moriarity, Sean St. George Wrestling Team — 1981-1982 Robert Horan, Miles Elster, Lance Norris, Kevin Townsend, Scott Weinstock, Phil Fortnam, Phil O’Donnell, Marty Griffin, Jim Baran Women’s Basketball — 1982 vqrt, Judy Mitchell, Trieia Lehman, Judy Thomas, Kim Owens, Pat Masterson — Coach, Vicky McCall, Luisa Rivers, Susan Monroe — Captain, Jaresa Burphy; Missing are Lynn Roderick — Captain, Camille Sharpe, Caren Swickler, Dana West, Julie Ledgard, Deb Komarrow, Denise Mullen, Lisa Seymour, Hanne Schaefer Men’s Basketball — 1982 Roberto Aponte, Dave Bonney, Dave Burchell, Thadeus Bailey, John Farrell, John Flax, Lane Forman, P hili p March — Captain, Mike Nicholson, Brian Pedro, Chris Piellie, Rich Tabach, James Bradley— Coach 160 Baseball Team — 1981 James Br adley — Coach, James Mack, Keith Porter, Bruce Hill, Mike Testa — Assistant Coach, Bob Raymond, John Sroka, Allen Griffith, Michael Nicholson and Joe Qutato — Captain; Missing are Peter Bell, Steve Beichler, Scott Dresser, Bill Freers, Doug Miller, Chris Pielli and Gregg Weitzman 161 The Berkeley Beacon The Emerson Campus this year proved to be a prime location for fast breaking news and change. From administrative shake-ups to student demands for improved facilities and equipment to the delayed publishing of the college’s first history. Con- troversy and change kept Emerso- nians in a constant state of ‘news- needyness.’ The Berkeley Beacon, A student managed and funded newspaper, took a critical look at these and other issues of prominence. Investigative report- ing, in-depth focuses and the initia- tion of Education and lifestyle pages characterized this year’s editorial de- velopments. Functioning as the only student newspaper, the Beacon is Emerson’s only major source of news and com- mentary about the Emerson com- munity. lisa Shilo— News Editor, Barbara Szlanic — Editor-in-Chief, DC nr.a Munrc e — Me a Perl mg Arts Editor, Steve Stoff — Photo Editor, Peter Kur-ey — Managing Editor, Scott Leibs — Associate Editor, Bonnie Cribbs — Graphic Design Coordinator, Rick Noble — Advertising Director, Alan Paaula — Business Manager. John Moss — Production Assistant; Missing is Marita Golden — Faculty Advisor Chorus The Emerson College Chorus sings a wide variety of music, ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth cen- tury. Under the direction of Scott Wheeler, the chorus performed two major concerts, at all college convoca- tions and for Commencement. Among the works sung by the chorus were premieres by Virgil Thomson, Rodney Lister, Lyle Davidson, Scott Wheeler and Tim Mukherjee. The chorus has also sung around the Boston area, appeared on televi- sion and received praise from the Bos- ton Globe. Scott Wheeler — Director, Leslie Schneider — President, Ruth Twiehell — Treausrer, Julie Kauffman, Jeffrey Beniot, Ted Guzzetti, Jane Brown, Claire Foyt — Secretary, Rob Weiss, Sandy Davis — Vice President; Missing are June LaPointe, Melanie McNamara, Heather Shannon, Terrie Venditto, Jay Harris, Stephen Uminski Commuter Cluh Mandy MacFadgen, John O’Neill, Barbara Conner, David Broadbent, Bobby Lynn, Tom John- stone, Sean Garin, Susan Scanlon — President, Gary Wallach, Tom Durgin, Cheryl Santos, Valerie Luce, Kathy Davis, David Greene, Judi Cittone, Natalie Wevlin, Claire Foyt; Missing are Stephanie Mavoli — Vice Presdient, Carol Ann Fanana — Treasurer, Carole Germain — Secretary, Lori Donovan — Social Activities Director, Kathy Pyre, Karen Maninella, Ella Arneau, Nancy DiMatheo 163 Emerson Christian Fellowship Elena Nacamull, Bob August, Brigette Cossu, Axel Alfara, Neil Davis — Faculty Advisor, Kim Crumbley, Patrick Kenney — Chairman. Missing are Marsha Della-Guistina — Faculty Advisor, Ted Guzzetti — Vice Chairman, Jeff Goodwin — Secretary, Ann Dorman — Publicity, Marisa DeDominicus, Ted Canova, Beth Foster, Lauren McFeaters, Julie Tuthill, Peg Collins, Kim Sharpe, Tony lasso, Julie Kaufman As a group centered in the Body of Christ, there are three major purposes to our existence. First, we strive to grow individually and collectivelly in our relationship with God. We seek a greater understanding of Him, His love for us and His will for our lives. Secondly, we aim for a unity within our group, one which is acquired through trust, sharing and active concern for one another. Finally, outreach to others is a focus accomplished through individual interactions as well as com- munication with the community as a whole. As it is stated in I John 4: 19, “We love Him because He first loved us.” With these goals in mind, weekly meetings consist of prayer, Bible study and music. In prayer, we praise our Lord, seek His will and offer requests for ourselves and others. Through Bible study, we acquire a greater knowledge of our Lord and His purpose in our lives. As another avenue of worship, music serves as a means of expressing joy and love to our Father. With the goal of further outreach to the community we have invited speakers who have addressed a variety of issues. For example, Jurgan Liias from the Episcopal Church in Malden spoke on the charismatic movement and Reverend Showalter from the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities shared his Menno- nite faith as well as his ministry through music. Events also included a guest appearance from Ed Cochran, producer of the Christian radio station WEZE 1260 AM as well as an evening of Christmas caroling in the Boston area. Future prospects will aim at fulfilling the above aspirations through means previously discussed. With a core group continually strengthened in the Spirit, outreach to the community will be expanded by such events as a Christian band concert and through increased guest appearances of Christians dealing with a wide range of issues. “And Jesus came up and spoke unto them saying ‘All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go Ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.’” (Matthew 28:18-20) The Emerson Comedy Workshop The Emerson Comedy Workshop is a group of students who write, perform and produce comedy at Emerson. In addition to regularly produced performances throughout the year, the Workshop performs for high school student, parents, the animal kingdom and anyone elso who will listen. Making use of audio visual forms, the Workshop presents a total comedic extravaganza. A goal this year was to travel to Los Vegas and perform with Sammy Davis Jr. This fell through, however, we did get to see Mr. Davis on HBO in February. The Workshop works to promote comedy in general and to refine their work to an art form. I think we have achieved this goal. John Frink — President, Moe Gilbride, Howie Weiner, Jon Serrano, Barr Clemens, Chris Plummer, Sheila Wenz, Dina Foster, Jim Smith, Mary Maccarrl, Doug Fteina, Bill Judkins, David Sommer; Missing is Bruce Hill. The Emerson Dance Group The Emerson Dance Group is a non- profit student organization open to anyone interested in dance. The Dance Group allows for growth in the areas of performance and choreogra- phy by providing Emersonians with dance related activities. It encourages individuality and expression that otherwise wouldn’t have an outlet. With further support, we hope to make dance at Emerson a more exciting learning experience. Rose MiraMan — President, Karen Klein, Dawn Faggen, Anna Kay Wald — Director, Carolyn Jones — Treasurer; Missing are Michael Caviasea — Secretary, Janet T. Craft — Faculty Advisor, Bernadette Aldrich, Tracey Alexander, Linda M. Boulanger, Elyse Garfinkel, Beth C. Gurin, Trade Holmes, George Hosker, Karen Klein, Rogina Matteson, Meryl Natter, Kisa Ozanne, Karen Robinson, Sybil Scoby, Jany Watson The Cross-Cultural Club The Cross-Cultural Club consists of an amalgam of students from foreign countries as well as the United States. The purpose of the organization is to bring together students from different cultures in order to share experiences and help each other solve the difficul- ties found in adjusting to the local cul- ture. The club is open to all, especially international and Hispanic- American students. Maria del Rosario Ortega, Ramona S. Diaz. Leonora Torres, San- dra Capriles, Gregory Elmagoglou — Vice President, Dau Russell; Missing are Jorge Calderon — President, Carmen Alizo — Secre- tary, treasurer, Bill Chuck — Advisor and Roger McPhail — Advisor. EBONI I AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. I AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. I AM HERE, LIVING, BREATHING EVI- DENCE, NOT ONLY OF THE PAST BUT MORE IMPORTANT, EVIDENCE OF THE FUTURE, A PROUD STRONG FUTURE YET TO COME BUT ON ITS WAY. SOON. I AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. I AM SLAVE FATHER AND SLAVE MOTHER FIGHTING AND STRUGGLING FOR BASIC SURVIVAL, FOR FREEDOM TO BREATHE WITHOUT A HARNESS AROUND THE NECK OR WHIP AT THE BACK. I AM A PRODUCT OF THEIR EFFORTS, PAST AND ESPECIALLY PRE- SENT WHERE THE FIGHT AND STRUGGLE OF THESE PROUD PEOPLE TO SEE ME MAKE IT IS HERE, EVIDENT TODAY. THEY FIGHT, THEY STRUG- GLE BECAUSE ... I AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. I AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. HEAR MY MUSIC, MY POEMS, FEEL MY EMOTION, FEEL ME. I AM THE POUNDING DRUMBEATS, THE WAILING TRUMPETS, THE SOFT, SENSUOUS, SOOTHING SAXOPHONE. I AM AFRI- CAN, CARIBBEAN, LATIN, SALSOUL, JAZZ, RHYTHM AND BLUES, GOSPEL. I AM ELLA AND LADY DAY, STEVIE AND THE DUKE, ARETHA AND AL JARREAU AND EARTH WIND AND FIRE. I AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. I AM POOR. I AM RICH. I AM THE MIDDLE-CLASS AVERAGE SOUL WITH BOTH HANDS PRESSED AGAINST WALLS THAT SOMETIMES NEVER CEASE TO CLOSE IN, BUT I AM STRENGTH. I AM BACKBONE. I MUST ENDURE. I AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. I’M NOT PERFECT. I’M NOT YET WHOLE. I’M HUMAN. I AM JUNKIE AND THIEF AND CON MAN. I CUT. I BLEED. I LEARN. I TEACH. I TRY. SOME- TIMES. I CAN BE FORGETFUL, FORGETTING WHERE I CAME FROM AND THE PEOPLE I’VE LEFT BEHIND, STILL STRUGGLING LIKE I ONCE WAS. HIGH CLASS, I HAVE MADE IT, SEE YOU LATER — FORGETFUL. BUT I WILL LEARN — ALTHOUGH I MAY BE FORCED TO. EVENTUALLY. I TOO AM THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. I AM STUDENT. I AM COLLEGE MATERIAL. I AM DOCTORS, LAWYERS, TEACHERS, BUSINESSMEN AND BUSINESSWOMEN. CAB DRIVERS, BUS RIDERS AND GENERAL SURVIVORS. I HAVE THE FIGHT. I HAVE THE FIRE. I HAVE THE STRUGGLE NOW. I CAN MAKE THE CHANGE AND ADJUST THE SITUATION. YOU DON’T THINK SO? YOU’RE WRONG, YES I CAN. I REALLY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TRY AND WIN. WIN FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ALL. ALL OF IT, FOR EVERYONE. SEE ME, OPEN BEFORE YOU, VULNER- ABLE YET STRONG, SOFT YET DIAMOND CUT ROUGH. THIS IS WHAT YOU SEE. THIS IS ME. by Lois Roach Clifford Brown, Lisa Seymour, Cheryl Collender, Amy Ritzhopper, Terry Waller and Kim Owens 167 The Emerson Review The Emerson Review is the literary magazine of Emerson College, pub- lished twice a year by the Seniors in Creative Writing Literature. The magazine serves as a vehicle to publish deserving works of fiction and poetry by Emerson students. Submis- sions may be made by contacting the department of Creative Writing Literature. Bill Turner — Editor, Kim Ficera — Staff Kurt Hughes — Editor, Valerie Moss — Editor, Bob Rycroft — Staff, Cathleen Champlin — Editor, Elizabeth Schlotfeldt — Editor, BA. Brescia — Editor, Dr. James Randall — Faculty Advisor Poem For Susan Bridget moved to Holland because nobody knows who she is, but I know you tried to follow I teased you about better countries to be found in. I couldn’t hear your laughter worried me I’d find your carefully seasoned pillow and card with foreign postmark smiling from the sheets one morning I woke and touched your smoothness, my breath a bridge of continents. by Doug Gladstone Women of Dahomey — My daughter, you go with the others today. The women in privacy, squatting in the straw hut. Women of Dahomey laughing in velvet Wetness, bleeding for a week. Join in their lamenting, bowing Your body. The men are miles away With only necklaces Made of parched finger bones. — Mother, I am with them now Kneeling on this mat and Praying to the woman god we hope will Cast away this evil and sorrow. I hear something as if a dry Shell pierces through our richness and liquid. From in town, I can hear the barren woman Listen. by Ann Greenberger 168 The Emersonian David S. Millstone Jr. — Editor, Robert C. Rycroft — Assignment Editor (Photo), Georgians Drew — Associate Editor and Advertising Manager, Kurt Hughes — Production and staff writer; (credits and thanks on masthead, page 18) From the Editor It was my feeling, last September, that most college yearbooks ultimate- ly fail their purpose and the test of time. I had a feeling gnawing at me that, somehow, the great majority of alum- ni — both from Emerson College and all those other campuses around it — do not find their college experience within the sparce pages of President’s Messages, faculty names and formal portraits of class members which dominate most yearbooks. The custo- marily bland words of any given Presi- dent’s Message do not refurbish old, dryed-out, memories of fraternities and sororities, classmates and cam- pus happenings. The closest many yearbooks come to trying to jog old memories is to offer sophomoric humor, usually in the form of a snig- gering caption beneath a cheerleader or baton twirler. So I tried somethng new, especially for Emerson College. While it is true that most yearbooks traditionally do little more than what I have said, there is a growing concern at colleges and universities that yearbooks are more than photo scrap books, particularly in the midwest. There is a growing assumption that photography alone can not accurately tell the story of a year, explaining the importance of events or highlighting particularly outstanding student achievements. Editors and advisors have begun to regard the yearbook as a work of jour- nalism. The photo editor of one award win- ning yearbook put it this way, when lecturing on the importance of photo captions, “instead of assuming a pic- ture is worth a thousands words, real- ize that it deserves a thousand words.” Just as journalism itself has evolved from the parochial pamphlets of the nineteenth century into a respectable profession, so now are yearbooks, as journalistic documents, coming into their own, often as training for that profession. This is a novel idea to many, especially in the northeast, but it is steadily becoming state of the art for yearbooks to be more complete, to offer more for both the day it is pub- lished and the day it is pulled from a shelf twenty odd years from then. That is not to say it is an easy thing to put so much within a single cover, expecially when the work is done by small, non-professional staffs. But for students at a school such as Emerson, preoccupied as we are with “com- municating” and Communications, it would be embarrassing not to try. My hope is that this year’s Emersonian, incomplete in itself as it may be, will serve as a touchstone for future Emerson yearbooks to come. David S. Millstone Jr. 169 Emerson Film Society This year the Film Society worked on the film journal “Grand Illusions” and the annual Spring Student Film Fes- tival. Last year the Society funded the two Film Methods projects: the dramatic “Antiquarian Appeal” (written and directed by Luis Aria, Steve Tringale — Faculty Producer) and the documentary “Hazardous Waste: Who Bears the Cost?” (produced by Mark Kelsey and David Smith; Ann-Carol Grossman — Faculty Producer.) “Hazardous Waste” was also funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, several state agen- cies, David Rockefeller, Jr. and others. Prints are being sold and rented through the film department. The “Grand Illusions” magazine was printed by Gail Barrick, Rob Fteiber, Bret Walker, Dave McGann, Karen Samulson, David Fox and Mark Kelsey. It contains reviews and criti- ques, along with interviews with va- rious artists. 170 Hillel Emerson’s Jewish. Student Organization Emerson’s Hillel expanded quickly over this past year. Our Jewish student organization, open to all Emerson stu- dents, played an active role in campus life. Hillel celebrated Jewish holidays, aided local communities when possi- ble, held monthly Friday night dinners and combined their activities with other Boston college and university organizations. The common bond among HiHel’s twenty-five active members is friendship and a feeling of belonging. Our organization is continually grow- ing, with the inspiration of its Emerson members. Lisa Meltzer — Vice President, Keith Lichtman — President, Rachel Spielvogel, Elayne Berman — Committee Chairman, Barry Turkowltz — Publicity, Jerome Pfeffer, Liz Hodges, Melissa Fronstln — Secretary; Missing are Jodi Gray, Tony Buchsbaum, Doreen Reich, Lisa Buckner, Meryl Natler, Debbie Block, Sandy Gunar, Jonathan Burkhart, Eric Riskas, Ellen Snyder, David Milowe, Ken Brady, Steve Lohnes, and Amy Frankel — Treasurer SWEETS Supporting Wo Men at Emerson for an Education that Transcends Sexism SWEETS is Emerson’s only surviving support group for women (though men are welcome). SWEETS was begun just this year by Janet Fritz in conjunction with the Counceling department at Emerson. Meetings are held each week and activities planned. Already recognized and financed by the S.GA, SWEETS sponsored several pro- grams including a coffee house, assertiveness training and a film on women in advertising. Members include; Wendy Levine, Helen Kohane, Melissa Pullin, Liz Collins, Karen Zampa, June LaPointe, Helen Meldrum, Robyn Utrecht, Max and Butch. 171 An Afternoon at MTS Act One Setting: A small room on the third floor of a 64 year old brick building at the base of Beacon Hill, known affectionately as “Brimmer.” An office is located 1 0 feet or so from the steps. The room is painted a pale “multuse” hospital brown and is dec- orated with show posters of past MTS productions. Taped to the wall on the left as you walk in, “Oklaho- ma,” “My Fair Lady,” and “The Music Man” greets you. Some photos from the shows are tacked to the wall. On the opposite wall there is a makeshift bulletin board. Pinned here and there are copies of tele- grams and mailgrams sent to Alum- ni and past recepients of the MTS Award of Distinction, (a recognition for their input and talents to the world of Musical Theatre.) In the corner of the room, near the window a large set of shelves houses various memorabilia of MTS. In the other corner as you walk into the room, there is the famous mailbox — the second life-blood of com- munication in MTS. (The first is talk.) Time: Not any particular. (But def- initely not Friday at 5 p.m.!) At rise an officer of MTS is on the phone discussing a bill recieved that day. Suddenly, two guys enter singing “Lullaby of Broadway.” Officer: (On phone) Yes, that’s right. Four thousand programs to be billed to The Musical Theatre Society . . . 2 Guys: (Singing) “Gome on along and listen to, the lullaby of Broad- way ...” Officer: Hey, shut up, I can’t hear the guy on the phone. 1st Guy: Pick-a-little, pick-a- little, talk, talk, talk . . . Officer: (With hand on left ear, trying to hear in vain with the right ear.) Yes, Correct. All set? Good. Talk to you soon. Thank you. (Hangs up the phone.) You guys really stink you know that? So noisy and sooo off key. 1st Guy: Sorry. What’s going on? Any- thing new? By the way, when does “West Side Story” go up? Officer: May 6th. Aren’t you in it? 2nd Guy: Yeah man! ‘Gotta rocket in my pocket:’ Yup, I’m in the show; a Jet. 1st Guy: I thought you were playing Maria! Ha, ha, ha. A real knee slap- per, eh? (A girl enters, she is smok- ing an obnoxious smelling cigarette.) Girl: Hello Dahhhhlinggg. (doing Tul- lulah Bankhead) Where are the dahhhhlinggg auditions for “Annie?” Officer: Why? You wanna play the dog? Gould you please put out that irritating foul-smelling thing out? This room is small and messy enough. Oh, and by the way, if any of you eat in here, please chuck all your garabage out in the old gar- bage can. Remember children, Musical Theatre is next to cleanli- ness. 1st Guy: How did MTS do with “Run- aways?” Officer: Well, as you know, the Division of Theatre Arts presented the show in October; at that time MTS was given the option of producing “Run- aways” after the engagement here at Emerson ended. Well, it finished it’s run here, and MTS decided to take it on the road. We played at the Church of all Nations, (near the Shubert Theatre) for two weeks in December. We didn’t exactly pack them in, or earned mega-bucks, but those that worked on our “profes- sionally” produced presentation got the experience of a life-time. Girl: I saw it here and at the church. Very intense. Well done. Besides “Runaways” and “West Side Story” what else is MTS doing this year? Officer: In the spring we hold our annual MTS Auction which raises moolah for “West Side Story,” so Maria and Tony can look forward to “tonight” that night. 2nd Guy: Who is going to get the Award of Distinction this year? Officer: That isn’t known yet, although I’d like to know myself. 1st Guy: How long have they been giv- ing out those awards? Officer: Since MTS was founded in 1969. A lot of people have received the award. Kander, and Ebb, Hal Prince, Carol Channing, and many others. Besides a lot of names, a lot of changes have come about since that year. After all, we have physi- cally changed. This new room is a radical difference from the Grand Central Station chaos of the old office in the basement of 130 ... A short while ago this whole floor was jam-packed with potential Tony and Marias. About 180 auditioned for “West Side Story.” Girl: You know one thing you didn’t mention? . . . General meetings. 2nd Guy: Yeah, like not enough of them. Many people interested in MTS don’t really have a grasp of what is going on with the organiza- tion. Officer: Yes, that is one of the things we are trying to work on to make better. By Peter Mones Musical Theatre Officers: Robert Dutton — Treasurer, Peter D. Mones — Public Relations Director, Joseph Barry — President, Carl Schmel — Vice-President The Forensic Society It is fitting that Emerson College’s most widely recognized and success- ful competitive team is the Forensic Society. At tournaments from New York to Texas, Emerson Forensicators compete in events ranging from structured debate to after-dinner speaking to the oral interpretation of drama. These essential communication skills are the ones upon which the Emerson College of Oratory was founded 102 years ago. The Forensic Society is strong evi- dence that these “roots” are alive and well and thriving at Emerson College. Maureen Marquis — Treasurer, Susan McNamara (Teddy) — President, Jennifer Hershain — Secretary, David Morency — Vice-President, Dennis J. Parker — Student Representative David Morency, Nick Burnett — Director, Don Egan — Coach, James Calamera, Celeste La Croix, Denise Lanzetta, Tina Millman, Maureen Marquis, Jennifer Hershain, Dennis j. Parker, David Fiehman, Susan McNamara; Missing are: Liz Brown, Karen Carraro, Peggy Collins, Marissa DeDominicus, Cryus Gardner, Nancy Goode, David Green, Ave Hackett, Chuck Hefner, Tom Johnstone, Lauren McFeaters, Victor Nawrocki, Amy Neal, Martha Pearlman, Cathy Salb, David Van Leesteen, Ellie Cypher — Coach, John Seine — Coach, Dr. Ken Crannell — Coach 173 Emerson Independent Video Emerson Independent Video is embarking on a new era in mass communications. With the editing system installed one year ago, and the move to improved office space, EIV can better meet the needs of Emerson students. EIV was founded five years ago as a student managed produc- tion company. With funding from the Student Government Association, EIV’s purpose was to provide training in television production not found in the general classroom. The outstanding goal of this organization is to cultivate a professional attitude in television production and programming and to serve the Emerson Community through closed circuit television and other outlets. David Leland — Remote Director, John Vesey Smith — Executive Producer, Doug Stewart — Programming Director, Chuck Heffner — Remote Director, Patti Hollinger — Public Relations Director, Glenn Meehan — Public Affairs Director, Lynn Libertinl — Assistant News Director, Kina Kalish — Station Manager, Terri DelGiorno — News Director, Meryl Augenbraun — Business, Melanie Paquin — Secretary, Shelly Biencer — Assistant Public Relations; Missing is Michael Lambe — Assistant Public Affairs. NSSLHA The National Student Speech- Language-Hearing Association is a professionally recognized organiza- tion in colleges and universities across the United States. It encourages pro- fessional interest among students in the study of normal and disordered human communications. The Emerson College chapter of NSSLHA provides aid and assistance within the college as well as to local organizations in the area of speech, language and hearing disorders. NSSLHA also works closely with the Division of Communication Disorders. Monthly meetings are highlighted by guest lecturers, and site-visits to facilities in the area of speech, lan- guage and hearing. Eleanor Shilmandine — Secretary, Cheryl Santos, Vivien Daunt — President, Helen Gasperettl, Lorraine Zalsser, Wendy Walsh — Vice-President, Ann Marie LeTourneau, Livia Fiordelise, Maria Paiewonsky, Lucinda Hastings; Missing are; Ann Dorman, Susan Niccoli, Marjorie Kamen, Julie Kaufman, Ann Marquis, Sara Remke and Elizabeth Wojtuisk Norfolk Prison Debate Society Norfolk Prison Debate Society began 27 years ago. Each week Emerson stu- dents participate in workshops with inmates at the Massachusetts Correc- tional Institution at Norfolk and ex- change positions on contemporary issues. One of the results of this program is that the prisoners have had formal debates with other colleges and their track record stands at 65 wins and 6 losses. Tim Masters, Richard Ochs, Peter Stizoman, Haig derMarderosian — Faculty Advisor, Marisa DeDominias, Nancy Goode and Linda Johnson; Missing are Victor Nawrocki, Vito A. Couclt, David Wyatt, Jim Sweeney, Leslie Shapiro, Nicho- las Burnett, Prisiila Ress, Julie Holladay, David Schwartz, Terri Shulman, Anthony Borcellari, Veronique Mirakian, Karen Carraro, Terri DelGiorno, Joseph Johnson, Douglas Jensen, C. Fletcher, Richard Watkins, Edward Elliot, Kim Owens, Karen Paur, Jennifer Fezzi, Betsi Mckittrick, Susan Jackson and Nadine Wallock 175 The Oral Interpretation Society The Oral Interpretation Society is one of Emerson’s oldest organiza- tions. O.I.S. sponsors various meetings, workshops, festivals and recitals in the interpretation arts. Two major productions are per- formed each year. This year’s Fall pro- duction was Brecht on Brecht. Along with supporting the Southwick Recital Series (the longest running recital series in the United States,) O.I.S. also sends Emerson students all over the country to represent Emerson at In- terpretation Festivals. O.I.S. also holds its own inter- collegiate festival each spring where major critics are invited along with many colleges to share in the inter- pretation experience. T » 49L — i v 4 i T 1 lir-MWi ii ' j P " ' -» H m « W i vl :1 7 -■ -■ -It tk ' k — jLl M(J| ■ .. ilffi Mr ' ” - M A David Merrill, Paul Marte — Treasurer, Lauren McFeaters — President, Roger McPhail, David Morency, Bonnie Bresia, Kay Lake, Sue McNamara, Helen Meldrum, Jimmy Boutin, Kevin Lambert — Secretary, Dennis Parker, Bill Sitcawich, Colette Anusewicz; Missing are: David O’Donnell — Vice President, Liz Thompson, David Vanleesten, Lisa Federico, Valerie Cramm, Julie Pop, Craig Smith, Merri Sugarman, Anne Lombardo, Jennifer Hirsham, Mike Allard, Greg Snarski, Meg LaShoto, and Ian Kasan The Society for the Advancement of Management Whether you are interested in Broad- casting, Media Services, Public Rela- tions, Theatre, Advertising or other areas, if you’ve got management on your mind, you should get yourself into SAM.! Denise Lanzetta, Margaret Perkins, Tony Vasconcellos, Carolyn Thomson, Douglas Jensen, Liz Hodges, Denise Dawson, Julie Holiday WERS-FM 88.9 WERS Management; Fran Berger — General Manager and Faculty Advi- sor, Brad Paul — Program Director, Mark Coleman — Station Manager, Andrew Nebel — Public Relations Manager; Missing are Steven Biechler — News Director, Andy Geller — Public Affairs Director WERS-FM is a totally student-run op- eration. It is staffed by 135-150 stu- dents per semester plus five student managers. WERS-FM strives to com- pete with the commercial radio in this country’s sixth largest market, and is programmed as an alternative to the bland commercial fare. WERS-FM was voted 3 in this year’s Boston Globe reader’s poll. WECB-AM 64 • " m ' i- . if M X K m Dawn Sinsel, Kim Lester, Mike Kvindersma, Frank Gorrell, George Cantafio, Dean Henrich, Mark Kier- stead, Robin Cohen, Jim Linsky, Tim Lidster, Jerome Pfeffer. Twenty-two years ago two Emerson students and a faculty advisor felt that there was a need to provide an alternative to Emerson’s WERS-FM. David Parnigone and Rob Sweet, with the help of faculty advisor Ted Phillips, literally built WECB by hand. Using army surplus equip- ment, WECB began broad- casting to the student lounge. Two years later WECB had grown considerably. The station went to a top for- ty format, making it the first college commercial station in America. Today, WECB still retains the distinction of being the only college commercial sta- tion in America. It serves the Back Bay college community with a progressive rock sound. WECB is an Emerson Col- lege, student operated, sta- tion. 177 Student Government Association Executive Council Iris Greenberg — Senior Class President, Marissa Bennett — Sophomore Class President, Michael Mendenhall — Seeretaiy, Dan Amorello — President, Pamela M. Smith — Treasurer. In front — Tracey Alexander — Freshman Class President, Michael Mazzarella — Vice President. Missing are Phillip Billings — Junior Class President. Representative Assembly Representative Assembly, the leg- islative body of Emerson’s Student Government, was made up this year of representatives of each student gov- ernment funded organization. The assembly meets every one to two weeks in order to debate or vote on matters directly affecting the under- graduate studentbody. 178 Senior Class Officers Iris Greenberg — President, Howie Weiner — Vice President, Lisa Banner — Secretary, Eric Mofford — Treasurer. Junior Class Officers The Junior Class, in accor- dance with the New Year, is committed to develop a bond of unity which will last throughout our education. Tammy M. Bower — Treasurer, Phillip D. Billings — President, Susan K. Newell — Vice President. Missing is Dianne Bauer Sophomore Class Officers Mary Micari — Vice President, Kim Owens — Treasurer, Marissa Bennett — President; Missing is Stephanie Manoli — Secretary Freshman Class Officers As Freshmen we have learned the ropes of school and of SGA This year the Freshman class sponsored a “Studio 54” night, co-sponsored by the Junior class. A Carnation Day on May 1st brought in money for the class’s favorite charity by having people purchase flowers for their friends. At the end of the year there wa s another Talent Showcase and the money went to Hand-Me-Down night. “Best Wishes for the future!” From the Freshman class to the Senior class Elyse Garfunkel — Vice President, Tracey Alexander — President, Anne Cody — Secretary 180 Kappa Gamma Chi Kappa Gamma Chi is the sister sorority of Phi Alpha Tau. It is an honor society for professionally minded women who specialize in community service. The sorority’s major goals over the year were to re-establish contact with alumnae and manage its annual blood drive. Nancy Matchton, Regina Matteson — Treasurer, Cindy Maxwell, Robin Cohen, Nancy Sirois — Vice President, Susan Newell, Patricia Peyton, Maureen Guerney, Anne Reynolds, Anne Lom- bardo; Missing are Kris Burke, Merri Sugarman, Mari Maeari, Terri Schulman, Debbie Salois, Julie Moroney — President, Trade Homes — Sunshine and Alumnae Relations, Julie Gaber, Alston Brasser, Cheryl Marshall. Julie Moroney — President, Trade Holmes — Sunshine and Alumnae Relations, Merri Sugarman 181 Phi Alpha Tau Steve Jackson, BUI Sitcawich — Secretary, Gary Goodman — Treasurer, Greg Wine, Glenn Meehan, Todd Auslander, Craig Bockhom — Vice Presi- dent, Scott Furgang, Bob Tedesco, Greg Leng — President, Steve Stoff. Zeta Phi Eta ZETA PHI ETA, National Profes- sional Fraternity in Communica- tion Arts and Sciences. The Alpha chapter was founded at Emerson in 1906 to provide incentives and opportunities for students to attain professional competence in communicative skills. Zeta strives to provide a climate in which members may develop sound philosophies and to stimulate and encourage all worthy enterprises in communication. Membership is based on academic excellence, character and participa- tion in extra-curricular activities. Zeta is affiliated with the American Theatre Association, the Children Theatre Association and the Speech Communication Association. David Moreney (friend), Susan McNamara, Lisa Federico — Recording Secretary, Helen MU- drum — President, Kay Lake, Lisa Meltzer, Craig Smith — Vice President, Dennis j. Parker — Corresponding Secretaiy; Missing are Suzanne Allen, Kevin Lambert, Meg LaShoto, Paul Marte — Treasurer, Lauren McFeaters, David Merrill, Julie Pop, Patti Spodnick Rho Delta Omega Rho Delta Omega was Founded in 1948 to embody the mutual goals of helping mankind and extending the concept of of brother hood. RDO sponsors the famous Booze Cruise every Spring and this year added an annual Christmas party to their agenda of events. Scott Fain, Mike Gannon, PM O’Donnell, Brad Epstein, John O’Connell, Dave Gottlieb, Joe Trudeau, PM Fortnam-Presldent. In front — Dan Amorello-Treasurer, Jim Dumont, Mike Paze — Vice President, Louie Lauria, Dan Jordan, Scott Weinstock, Richard Bischoff, Bob Graf- fen. Missing are Lane Foreman, Craig Rodman, Ed Buchanan, Mike Mazzarella, PM Billings — Secretary, Mark Laskey, Jim Linsky. The Underachievers 183 Alpha Pi Theta Andino Biechler Brown Cantone Demmin Fowler Izzo Lyons Strickland Sgarro Tom Smith Friedenburg Mofford Moland Lief Noble Nussbaum Jim Smith Sommer The Brotherhood of Alpha Pi Theta Brotherhood Trust and Love The Tavern, Emerson’s Only Social Gathering Spot. Tavern Posters Tavern Profiles A guaranteed good time. THE Social Fraternity. Vis- able on campus. President — David Rotondo. Vice- President — Gerry Izzo. Secretary — Dave Som- mer. Treasurer — Bob Rycroft. Tavern Mana- gers — Steve Biechler, Dave Mohr. Pledgemaster Fall ‘81 — Dave Mohr. Pledging. Bricks and Hats. The Kissing Booth. Lida Rose and Kazoo’s. Rule 13. How long do you pledge those guys? “ . . . Ignorance which is close to the heart of every brother. ...” Theta’s into everything at Emerson. Eventually we’ll run the place. Goodbye Brian. See you in Norway Morton. Advisor — Leonidas Nickole. Gladstone Glasser Kelley Klavans Laurence Jon Smith McDonald Weiner Martone Reina Zolli Mohr Serrano Schechtman Rycroft Rignack Rotondo Plummer 184 Sigma Pi Theta Sigma Pi Theta was founded in 1979 as a Social Sorority dedicated to promoting unity, support and awareness among the women of Emerson College. Its’ goal is to encourage the growth of the indi- vidual, the sorority and the Emerson Community. This year Sigma held their 1st Annual Rocktoberfest. They col- lected money for “Globe Santa,” worked on Career Awareness Day and Orienta- tion. Sigma Sisters pride themselves on their total dedication to being involved in Emerson activities and functions. Bottom (Left to Right) — Julie Spielman, Linda Rosenweig, Stacy Zucker, Marilyn Krivitsky — Advisor, Lynne Gemma — Recording Secretary. Middle — Dawn Steinberg — President, Tara Sandler — Treasurer, Susan Carlino, Iris Greenberg. Top — Dawn Sykes, Ann LeTourneau — Vice President, Janice Clawson, Shelly Biener — Historian, Alicia Hennessey, Diane Sperduti Missing are Holly Hebbard, Marissa Kadra, Tobie DeAngelus, Sheryl Kaller, Soraya Rodriguez, Mary Kay Adams — Corresponding Secretary. 185 Who’s Who Among American University and College Students A committee of students, faculty and administrators elected 31 Emerson Seniors this year to represent Emer- son in Who’s Who Among American University and College Students Bruce Fowler, Helen Meldrum, Ann Dorman, Lauren McPheaters, David Millstone, Danny AmoriUo, Howard Weiner, John Sroka, David VanLeesten, Randi Burger, David Burehell, Robert Fteiber, Elizabeth Thompson, Mario Cantone, Sheryl Kaller, Iris Greenberg, Terri DelGiorno, Lynn Libertini, Tracie Holmes, Mellisand Banner, Julie Moroney; Missing are Roberto Aponte, Joe Barry, Lynn Beauregard, Kevin Davis, Constance Kahn, Dina Kalish, Valerie Moss, Erik Quenzel, Elizabeth Schlotfield, Steven Shaw Gold Key Honor Society The Gold Key Honor Society is Emerson’s academic honor society. To qualify, a student must be in either the Junior or Senior class, have been on Dean’s list for four consecutive terms at Emerson Col- lege, not including Summer Ses- sion, or have earned a 3.5 or better average with no less than 60 credits carrying letter grades. Elizabeth Schlotfeldt, Peter Kurey, June LaPointe, Lynne Beauregard, Lauren McPheaters, Jean Bass, Bonnie Brescia, Rex Hodges, Valerie Moss, Gail Schwed- dock, Elaine Withrow, Barbara Abelson, Elizabeth Thompson, Ann Dorman, Karen Silverman, Anne Grenier, Virginia Moe, Diane Dercole, Kathleen Lake, Karen Madoff, Gonca Sonmez, Steven Shaw, Denise Gagne, Michael Dunne, Julie Maroney, Minda Willinger, Kevin Davis, Eileen Dolan, Anna Zeusler, Robert Tedesco, Rashel Mehlman, Michael Lambe, Helen Meldrum, Nicholas Saran, Iris Greenberg, Julie Halladay, Leslie Schneider, Jane Brown, Maureen Marquis, Christine Untersee, Vilma Gregoropoulos, Lance Salerno, Dean Cappello, Janine Foret, Celeste Pantanleo, Bernadette Aldrich, Douglas Jensen, Margaret Mirag- lia, Paul Marte, Valerie Suriano, Robert Ward, Shelley Biener, Mark Fijman, Lois Roach, Judi Wojciechowski, Renee Sawft, Sandra Larkin, Jacalyn Kaplan 186 Parent’s Weekend Sponsored by the Senior Class on November 6th, 7th, and 8th The Musical Theatre Society performs “Marathon,” from a melody of songs from J acque Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, at Saturday night’s Cabaret. Parent’s Weekend is annually spon- sored by the Senior Class, in associa- tion with Emerson’s Special Events department. Student performances, and tours of the campus, as well as an evening of Cabaret style entertain- ment are traditional fare for the weekend, which is often some parents’s first and or only visit to the campus. Organizations which prepared demonstrations or performances for the weekend were Emerson Indepen- dent Video, the Emerson Comedy Workshop, EBONI and the cast of the fall mainstage production of Run- aways. The Musical Theatre Society per- formed Saturday night for the Cabaret. The parents were served a champagne brunch on Sunday morning at Fanueil Hall Market in Boston on Sunday as well, many of whom sported either hats or buttons emblazened with “Emerson College.” 187 ■ Career Awareness Day Sponsored by the Senior Class and Career Services on November fourth Career Awareness Day is annually sponsored by the Senior class and Emerson’s Career Services department, in order to bring students closer to the fields they’re studying by talking with professionals related to Emerson’s academic programs. Unfortunately, this year’s turn out by students was surpris- ingly low. It is a mystery why no more than a handful of students showed up for the well publicized event, since it ran from 9:30 in the morning until 5:00 p.m. at the Emerson Student Union, and that well known radio and television person- alities, newspaper editors and writers, public relations executives, manage- ment pros, theatre people and comedy writers made themselves available to questions and one-on-one contact with students. For the students who did attend, this year’s Career Awareness Day was a suc- cess, because they were able to take full advantage of many of the commenta- tors’s candid — and often revealing — pictures of the professional world. Clockwise from top left: John Henning, Boston television anchorman; Anna Kasabian, Executive Editor of Jubilee Publications; Ann Baker, of Baker Casting Company Speaking to a nearly empty room; Tony Berardini and Eddy Gorodetsky of WBCN Radio; Phil O’Donell, attentive Emerson Senior; Jeff McLaughin, arts reporter for the Boston Globe 188 An Evening With. Spalding Gray New York actor and writer Spalding Gray performed in the Carriage House on February 25, 1982, to an audience of students and faculty from the departments of Creative Writing and Literature and Theatre Arts. Gray, an Emerson graduate, performs what critics have called “autobiographical soliquies;” carefully prepared, spontaneous essays on events from his life which are worth telling. When talking about his art, he refers repeatedly to the Chroniclers of Ancient Rome, and considers himself a modern variation there of. He performs on stage from either notes, or his memory, but none of his routines are written down. A critic for the New York Times called Gray “a sit-down monologist with the soul of a standup comedian.” He is currently working on a novel, teaches at New York University and runs a Children’s theatre. Stillar and Meara Anne Meara and Jeriy Stillar visited Emerson College on November 2, 1981, and discussed their careers in entertainment with a large group of students. Stillar and Meara are a husband and wife team who has written and performed stage and night club acts, worked in television, film and com- mercials. Talking to students, they spoke of some of the illusions and realities of show business, dispelling the notion of show-biz as a family affair. They advised students not to be- come victims of the politics and com- petitiveness of the business. Accord- ing to the couple, the performer has to watch our for him herself, but when it comes time to perform, be able to “go out there and somewhere long the line drop all of that.” They did not attempt to scare stu- dents away from entertainment careers, but rather tried to paint a realistic picture of the business side of their arts. 189 The Emerson Dance Group Hypnotizes . . . The Emerson Dance Group, in it’s fourth year as a student run organiza- tion, survived another dance concert. There were the usual problems with finances, performance space and finding technical assistance, but due to the dedication of those involved, the concert was a success. The show surrounded the theme of “Hypnotize” and each choreographer expressed their individuality and ex- hibited their creativity in working with that theme. Other creative minds were behind the scenes organizing and designing the show. The sudience saw the dancers in a high-energy performance which re- flected the hard work of all. At far right is Trade Holmes and Patrick Rinn; Left are Regina Matteson, Trade Holmes and Bernadette Aldrich . . . And Dances in the Street The Dance Department has been going through a transitionary period and one of the main concerns of dance students is space availability. During the fall semester, the dance studios were located at 150 Beacon. The administration spent much Dance Composition class, led by a hired musician, paraded to studio equipment over to Brimmer Street, correcting an Administrative mistake themselves. money to assure the students a use- able space. When arriving back to school from the holiday vacation, we found much of the school rearranged — including the new studio. The new spaces given the Dance Department became what was the Tavern at the top of the Union (now Studio A) and the Fireplace Stu- dio (which was once Lecture Hall 3.) The ballet bars needed to be moved over to the Fireplace Studio since they were brought to Studio A in error. De- ciding not to wait for someone to move the bars, the dance composition class took on the project. Accompanied by a bagpipe player and various percussionists, the class paraded down the four flights of stairs in the Union, and upon reaching the street, the dancers exhibited various movements and gymnastics using the bars as part of the dance. The procession continued towards Brimmer Street making geometric shapes with the bars and bodies car- rying them. The ballet bars were delivered safely and creatively to their proper destina- tion and a bill was submitted to the college by the class for services ren- dered and a class missed. 190 East Meets West In Pacific Overtures A bit of the historical orient graced the Circle Square Theatre of 69 Brim- mer Street with the Mini-Musical, Pacific Overtures. Pacific Overtures was presented in mid-February to four jam packed per- formances. The 1976 Stephen Sondheim musical boasts such outstanding songs as “Someone in a Tree”, “Please Hello” (the Gilbert and Sullivan send- up showstopper), “There is No Other Way”, and the lilting “Pretty Lady”. Pacific Overtures was produced by Peter Mones and directed by Jimmy Boutin. Musical direction was by Todd 0. Gordon. Clockwise from top: Robert Dutton, Greg Wine, Michael Nelson, Bill Sitcawich, Terrence C. Donilon, Bob Knapp, Anne Lombardo, Andy Fishbein, Jeffrey Beoit; Todd C. Gordon — Musical Director, Joe Cincotta — percussionist; Robert Dutton. 191 Runaways Runaways started out as a Bachelor of Fine Arts project at Emerson College. I did research this past summer on the subject of runaway children. I went out into the streets of New York City observing and talking with runaway children and also used many sociological studies and various other forms of information. I decided to switch the order of the show because I felt too mu ch blame was put on the parents and not on the kids themselves. We all started working on the show on September 1st, 1981 and it became a group effort. We spent many hours talking about the show and about runaway children in general. Runaways was Directed by Sheryl A. Kaller, with Set Design by Michael Anania, Lighting Designed by J. Pepe Fernandez, Musical Direction by Todd C. Gordon, Production Stage Mana- ger was Joanne Barrett, Technical Direction by Jack Nard and Production by Carl Schmehl. Above are: Andrew Kellog and Rick Trabucco; Left are: Eddie Andino, Nancy Sirois and Craig Martone. 192 Strider Strider, adapted by Mark Rozovsky from a short story by Leo Tolstoy, is a play set in Russia at the turn of the century. Emer- son’s production of Strider was the first time the play had been released to an amateur group. The production of Strider received top honors at the New England Regional Festival of the American College Theatre Fes- tival which was held at Rhode Island College in Providence this year. In the Festival, Kevin Davis (Strider) received Best Actor award while co-performer Dan Gately, (Prince Serpuhofsky) received honors for Best Partner. Strider received the award for the Best Make-up at the festival. • ■ jS Wfi i . ' W y | Si i 1 wsSr . i Ml l 11 Clockwise from top: Dan Gately, Kevin Davis, Toby DeAngelus; Richard O’Brien, Mary Potts, Kathleen Lake, Kevin Davis, Roy Spangenthal, Kim Crumley; Dan Gately, Toby DeAngelus; Keith Taylor, Toby DeAngelus, Dan Gately, Kim Crumley, Mike Nelson, Mary Potts, Scott Fergang 193 Brecht on Brecht Brecht on Brecht was presented in December by the Oral Interpreta- tion Society’s Reader’s Theatre. David T. O’Donell (left) sings “Memory of Marie A,” and Jimmy Boutin (below) reads “Hollywood Elegies 3” to David A VanLeesten, David T. O’Donell and Colette Anusiwicz. Smart Like A Fox Indicative of Emerson stu rents’ multiple interests and talents is the work of such seniors as David Fox, a May, 1982 graduate in Film. Ab :v tlil frame from Fox’s animated filn 1 Sword of the Seventh Wanderer, in which the evil Minotaur has been combined with a backdrop plate to produce a composite print. At right, Fox is in make up as Gandolf the Grey, from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Sword of the Seventh Wanderer also appeared in the Emerson Film Society’s annual student Film Festival, held in November. Wiley and the Hairy Man (above) the Haiiy Man (Chris Brlante) goes to put Wiley (Sean Lawrence) In his bag, but has to get by the Hound Dog (Adam Gavzer); (middle) Wiley is surrounded by the Chorus; (bottom) Wiley’s Mother (Deena Mazur) coryures. Wiley and the Hairy Man, by Suzan Zeder, was the third Theatre Arts Showcase Production of the season. This show for family and young audi- ences was directed by Robert Colby, with movement and choreography by Carol Korty. It is set along the banks of Alabama’s Tombigbee River, deep in a mysterious swamp which was virtual- ly recreated in an environmental set design by senior Jim Boutin. Amongst cypress trees and swamp water which reached right to the audi- ence’s feet, Wiley told the tale of a young boy (played by 13 year old Sean Lawrence) who, with the help of his conjure woman Mother (Deena Mazur) and his faithful Hound Dog (Adam Gavzer), learned to rely on his own wits and resources to overcome the very hairy, most unmerry, very scary, Hairy Man (Chris Briante). Mood and environment were won- derfully created through the work of the Chorus, played by Michael Byrne, Scott Fergang, Linda Machi, Martha Pearlman and Noel Staples. 195 Spirit Spirit was produced by the members of Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests (EBONI) last November. Director Choreographer Guy Williams (top left) performed in many of the pieces included in the show. Gloria Johnson faces the audi- ence (right) and the company per- forms (below): Lisa Peters, Lori Mitch- ell, Noel Staples, Diane Griffin, Joseph Johnson, Ted Bailey and Terry Waller. The Private Ear This Loft Show was produced by stu- dent Director Bruce Wechsler last November. In this scene (left) the entire cast of three is on stage: Craig Bock- horn, Maxime Schaffer Fromm and Neil Lyons. The Rivals Owen Williams, Elana Maggal, Vito Anthony and Maiy Ruth Clarke Mary Kay Adams and Michael Keamy The Rivals was directed by Judith Burgess, with scenic design by Michael Anania, costumes by Mark Harkins and lighting design by Jane Reisman. 197 Senior Index Abelson, Barbara Aira, Luis Orlando Amir-Ebrahimi, Laily Amorello, Daniel, 123 Andino, Edward Aponte, Roberto, 96 Apruzzese, Joann, 121 Arnau, Ella, 114 Axel, Deborah, 136 Bailey, Thomas, 90 Banner, Melisand, 138 Barbato, Randy, 111 Barrick, Gail Ellen, 120 Barrows, Elizabeth, 131 Barry, Joseph Mathew Bartolotti, Anne Marie, 133 Basanese, Manuel, 141 Bass, Jean, 122 Baxter, Katherine Ann Beauregard, Lynne, 91 Bebis, Paul, 138 Becker, Valerie Jeanne, 132 Beers, Lisa Berger, Randi, 101 Berson, Ellen, 137 Betts, Aice Scheller an index to seniors appearing, or not appearing, in the por- trait section of this book. Bien, Hilane Blau, Gordon, 134 Block, Charlene Boccellari, Anthony, 124 Bonney, David, 138 Boudreau, Stephen Bouman, Jenine Boutin, James, 92 Bowie, Kevin, 135 Bradley, Julie Brasser, Alis on Leigh, 139 Braverman, April Brehm, Phillip Brescia, Bonnie Briante, Christopher, 104 Britt, Barbara Brooks, Vicky, 147 Brosseau, Ida Maria, 142 Bryant, Thomas Buchanan, Edmund, 98 Burchell, David Buhck, Lisa Joy, 98 Burroughs, Kimberleigh, 140 Button, Melissa Camacho, Ricardo, 97 Cantafio, George, 103 Cantone, Mario Anthony Caras, Ronna Carlino, Susan, 145 Carraro, Karen Casinelli, Mary Ann, 135 Castillo, Braulio Certilman, Babette Cerullo, Jonathan, 131 Champlin, Cathleen Chapman, Robert, 132 Chumley, Richard Claman, Roger, 123 Clemens, Tom Clements, Heidi, 103 Cloyd, Joseph Coleman, Mark Ian Colver, Matthew Condyles, Howard Cook, Martha Mary, 155 Coombs, Rachel, 129 Coulter, Julie Cournoyer, Ron Craft, Shari Cram, Valerie Croland, Caren Crumley, Kim 199 Curcio, Lawrence Cutty, Jacqueline, 142 Daunt, Vivien, 101 Davis, Cari Davis, Kevin Davis, Scott Dawson, Denise, 127 Deangelus, Virginia, 105 Delapena, Neil Delgiorno, Terri, 131 Delong, Margaret Denise, 119 Demmin, Jacob, 136 Diamond, Leslie, 120 Dercole, Diane, 117 Dobrin, Paul Doherty, Jacqueline, 88 Doherty, Kayla, 129 Dolan, Eileen, 100 Dominguez, Luis Doncaster, Henry Doraz, David Dorman, Ann, 119 Dougan-Stanley, Roberta Drew, Georgiana deBlois, 152 Dunne, Michael, 98 Emerson, Parker, 132 Emile, Darrell Jerome, 94 Ennis, William, 95 Espinola, David Martin, 115 Fain, Scott Farrell, John Jeffrey, 109 Federico, Lisa Maria, 107 Felder, Maxwell, 110 Fernandez, Joseph, 130 Picera, Kim, 154 Fiordelisi, Livia Maiy, 104 Florio, Robert Foresta, Elissa, 98 Fortnam, Philip Allan Foster, David, 104 Fowler, Bruce Alan Fox, David Elliot, 105 Frangione, Jim, 112 Frank, Susan, 111 Frink, John, 106 Purrer, Paul Gabai, Evelyn, 108 Gagne, Denise Gasperetti, Helen Rogina, 96 Gaul, Belinda Gilbert, Adriel Gonzalez, Guy Goodman, Gary Andrew, 140 Gordon, Angela Greenberg, Iris Linn, 148 Greenberger, Ann Greenberger, Elyse Gregg, Charles Grenier, Anne Grossman, David, 93 Guerreiro, Beatrig Guggenheimer, Paul Haber, Michelle Louise Hahn, Clifford Hallenbeck, Frank, 144 Haller, Enid, 95 Handler, Amy Handler, Jessica Harris, Helen Hassett, Kathleen, 140 Hassman, Andrew Wayne, 143 Hastings, Lucinda, 127 Haughney, Carreen, 146 Hinden, Julie, 133 Hodge, Rex, 148 200 Holmes, Trade, 147 Kelsey, Mark, 107 Lichtman, Keith, 115 Hough, Coleman Ann, 141 Kesell, Gary Lidster, Timothy Scott Hovan, Donna Kogut, Mark Loconsolo, Rosemarie, 149 Howe, Cynthia, 140 Kovner, Larry Lombardo, Anne, 88 Huffsmith, Gretchen Kozelek, Tracy Lomotey, Jennifer, 102 Hughes, Kurt, 152 Kufel, Cindy Lund, Risa Louise, 99 Hummel, Eric, 105 Kurey, Peter, 117 Macchi, Linda Jean, 139 Icangelo, Guy, 117 Laderman, Jacob Madoff, Karen, 111 Ingham, Jennifer, 130 Lake, Jeremy, 103 Mann, Maureen Izzo, Gennaro, 144 Lake, Kathleen Mann, Ron, 106 Jacks, Alyson Lambe, Michael, 145 Mannlein, Stephanie, 134 Jaeobucci, Andrew, 119 Lambert, Kevin Markman, Sandra, 125 Jakkups, Judy Nobel Langford, Stephen Masters, Howard Timothy, 111 Jarit, Peter Craig, 141 Lanzetta, Denise, 118 Mathieu, Elizabeth Ann 135 Jensen, Douglas, 93 Laperla, Nancy Ellen, 146 Mauro, Luigi Johnson, Jonette Lapointe, June, 133 McCasland, Donald Johnson, Joseph, 155 LaShoto, Margaret, 99 McColligan, Larry Johnson, Julius, 128 Lawless, Patricia McFeaters, Lauren, 94 Jones, Anna, 134 Lee, Jacqueline McGann, David, 99 Jones, Carolyn, 136 Leibs, Albert, 145 McGuiggan, Edward Joseph, Rochelle Leighton, Lisa McKenny, Paul, 89 Judkins, William, 113 Leitner, Joanne, 93 McNamara, Susan, 128 Kalish, Dina, 92 Leng, Gregg Allen, 88 Mead, Elisabeth, 144 Kaller, Sheryl, 97 Lezell, Nance Meaney, Daniel Karaffa, Christine Libertini, Lynn, 145 Mehlman, Rashel 201 ■ V Meldrum, Helen, 90 Nicholson, Michael, 126 Proos, Juliana Messana, Peter, 125 Noble, Richard, 153 Qatato, Joseph, 112 Mikulay, Stephen Ochs, Richard Quenzel, Erik Milanesi, Craig, 120 O’Donnell, David Rabinow, Mary Miller, Michael O’Donnel, Philip Joseph, 148 Rava, James Vincent, 146 Millstone, David, 152 O’Keefe, Colleen Raymond, Robert, 118 Mirakian, Rose Regine, 129, 154 O’Leary, Dennis, 128 Reina, Douglas, 91 Mirakian, Veronique, 114 O’Neil, Grace Richelson, Bradley Lewis, 88 Modjeska, Nancy Ordower, Shira Judith, 149 Roberts, Lisa Nanette, 146 Moe, Virginia Ormond, Ann, 128 Robinson, Harriet Ruth, 102 Mofford, Eric Stephen, 144 Osburn, Richard Arnold, 96 Roderick, Lynn, 115 Mohr, Robert Carlton, 149 Paiewonsky, Maria, 127 Romanelli, Jacqueline, 90 Mokri, Amir Morteza Park, Robert Romberg, Carolyn Moland, Morten Parker, Dennis, 142 Rose, Stacey Moore, Karen Paze, Michael, 118 Rosenthal, Cathy Moran, Robert, 101 Peabody, Susan Rotundo, David, 118 Moreno, Maria Pedini, John Royal, Richard Morley, Sharon Mary Pento, Debbie Ann Ryan, Adrienne Moroney, Julie Anne, 124 Perluran, Eilene, 125 Ryan, Kathleen, 126 Mohr, David, 108 Perkins, Margaret Rycroft, Robert C., 152 Mortenson, Cathy Helen, 89 Petrucci, Sandra Louise Salzano, Brian Moss, Valerie Pfeffer, Jerome, 147 Samp, Margaret, 108 Mueller, Stephen Pinkham, Lisa Johnson, 106 Samuels, Jacqui Myers, Mary Fairlie Pontopiddan, Lisa Sanders, Linda Neff, Lauren Price, Marla, 94 Saran, Nicholas Niccoli, Susan, 102 Pritzker, Andrew, 123 Sarni, Gregory 202 Sbeglia, Celeste, 122 Scali, James Scheller, Alice, 109 Schlotfeldt, Elizabeth Schwedock, Gail Susan, 107 Seldon, Rachel Leah Semilof, Suzanne, 89 Serio, Patrick Ernest, 92 Serrano, Jonathan, 130 Sqarro, Tony, 109 Shaker, Thomas, 138 Shaw, Steven, 103 Shulman, Terri Ellen, 122 Silverman, Karen, 105 Slate, Lisa Smith, Brian, 120 Smith, Craig, 95 Smith, Jonathan Vesey, 119 Smith, Richard Smith, Thomas Patrick, 124 Sommer, David Sonmez, Gonca, 149 Sonnabend, Thomas Andrew Sosa, Ernesto Spielvogel, Rachel, 102 Spodnick, Patricia Ann, 139 Stevens, Jennifer Stewart, Arthur Stewart, Douglas, 113 Stoff, Steven Drew, 104 Strauss, Eric Sullivan, Sarah Symonovit, William Szabo-Pelsoczi, Christina Tagliamonte, Neil, 90 Tedesco, Robert Walker, 121 Thau, Rona, 137 Thayer, Lori Thomas, Judith, 125 Thompson, Alexandra Thompson, Elizabeth Ann Thomson, Carolyn, 110 Trabucco, Richard Trese, Michael Tressler, David, 100 Trudeau, Joseph Edward, 134 Tsiaras, Christo, 113 Turdiu, Mizar, 155 Turner, William, 116 Twitchell, Paul Francis, 143 Tyner, Janice, 126 Ungaro, Gonzalo, 112 Valenstein, Jill Vanleesten, David, 143 Vasconcellos, Tony, 121 Vaswani, Donna, 116 Venditto, Teresa, 100 Vierra, Mark Vos, David, 97 Walker, Brett, 114 Wallace, Katherine Marian, 116 Wallack, Nadine Wallett, Ellen Elizabeth, 129 Walsh, Wendy, 104 Wechsler, Bruce, 147 Weilheimer, Marc, 154 Weiner, Howard, 148 Weiss, Robert Weller, Caitlin, 142 Wenz, Sheila, 124 Willinger, Minda Elaine Withrow, Elaine Woods, Alison Zackrison, Walter Scott, 146 Zaisser, Lorraine, 96 Zaretsky, Scott, 110 Zeusler, Ann Joan, 137 203 204 To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — That Is being educated. — Edith Hamilton v J r Good Luck from the Abbot Memorial Library Staff Good Luck Graduates! Office of Minority Affairs 205 206 VJIOimo fc E T TO Cv CTVnftL Student itASt NoTel Due - ?E LottTid T DaKC£ Stooio -I -LOWIN ' C, CLASS fOOM iq ' H ir HAL ' tBErfi ft W - V c . Ik j£c AUr ' 7 C- ' . 3y (3rj ■ ' • ' t. :• ■ • ' -• ' t c t- fr ' .ItTTrK. -3V. S U - ' 773 " • v s irndAtj U ' ,JV-+ ((- ' . - y W- {7 7 ' ' UJA . ' M- Bid them w a sh their faces and keep their teeth clean SHAKESPEARE JUSTIN LEE ALTSHULER, D.M.D., P.C. Dentists SIXTY-EIGHT BAY STATE ROAD BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02215 266-4306 207 208 YOUR COLOR PHOTO CENTER 210 Sineerest Best Wishes Office of Special Events 6? Student Activities 211 212 To the Graduating Glass of 1982 : Best of Luck Take Care! J J Canteen 213 214 I ( Tlvt USIC PE?Y tAoveP -r hW UvjClHTloKJ OF TT " To TWe VJKnorO t eoc sVr e rt C lh VivIVt T HE r UcE-ETlo tJ °f MOl( E CLft t v SWOOLO " To ir . -TUE V) N) , OKI . CWh, R W c S MoitC. S-YvA«rAv cV . li 77, • S ooU. % t [ r 6 , -Vo +Kc W U j, e ,„ , So w “T 4e tVJMc OEET. Office s Loctvrto ,kj -rut SfcSfctAE»jT or UV f KtmT To -W CvcrvnftL ce» To the Glass of 1982 Expect a lot of yourself. We do. With every best wish for an extraordinary future. John C. Zacharis Vice President and Dean of the College 215 216 I Congratulations to the Class of 1982! from the staff of the Berkeley Beacon v J 218 I 219 Class of 1982 Congratulations, Health Happiness! The Emerson College Health Service J A Best Wishes from the Financial Aid Office John Sara Janet Larry Carol 220 I ■ TEL. 523-9074 Seven’s Ale House 77 CHARLES ST. BOSTON, MA. 02114 Your Host Jack Riley ■ ' m 221 M Congratulations Class of ’82 From Admissions Office I The Student Government Association wishes the Glass of ’82 The Best of Luck in your futures and Career Goals! 223 224

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