University of Massachusetts Boston - Beacon Yearbook (Boston, MA)
- Class of 1985
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Parked Beneath A Tree
branches bare, bark
gray and dry -
the morning sun lends
the windshield glass
Heat rising from
the crimson hood blurs
the reflection of a rippled sea,
where hungry seagulls floating
just out of reach
of a small boy's rocks,
rise and skim over the surface
toward an elderly spinster
tossing stale bread.
- Stephen Sadowskl
The Eye of the Eagle
Well, well. You've finally made it Didn't think you would, didja? Well here you are at last, finished with college and ready to take on
the real world. This is where you can finally breathe a big sigh of relief and look ahead into the future. Congratulations, you deserve it.
Now that it's over, l'll bet you're saying, 'Hey, that wasn't so bad." Of course, that's easy to say now that you've made that final
stroll on to the plaza and accepted your degree. Now that you made it through the wringer that is the University of Massachusetts at
Boston, it is probably easy to forget the blood, sweat, and tears it took to graduate. You may even be feeling a little cocky.
But wait a minute. lt's not that simple, College represents a very important period in your life and it shouldnt be cast aside so quickly.
Whatever reason it is that we came here, whether we came because our parents wanted or expected us to, because we want to get a
jump on the career of our choice, or just because we want to better ourselves, the reality of getting through the day-to-day grind of
higher education was apparent from when you stood in line at the Clark Center for freshmen courses right up to the time you struggled
with your last final exam,
Like it or not, college changed us. Whether it's those of us who took time out after high school to work or start a family or those of
us who went straight to college at UMB, we indeed have changed as a result of coming here,
Many of us aren't even aware of these changes. l'm sure that those who swear now that college
Rudy winsian hasn't changed them will sing a different tune not even five years from now, let alone twenty,
So what happens? What is it about college, and in particular UfvtassfBoston, that makes each
individual who leaves a much different person than when he or she entered? There are probably
as many answers to that question as there are students at UMB, But since we are all unique in
some fashion, all clustered together in one tiny spot, maybe that is where part of the answer lies.
UMassfBoston can boast of having one the most diverse student bodies of any major
university in the nation. While many other public institutions strive to attract a wide variety of
people, it's standard daily fare here at UMB. It is this diversity that effects a change on those who
come here for the first time. While most of us have in some way or another led a sheltered life, in
that we have not been exposed to this variety of people, coming to UMB compels us, if not
. forces us, to slip beyond whatever pre-conceived notions we have about other people and look
underneath the surface. We never had to do that when we were younger,
Even as far up as high school, we always had our own friends and associates and never
bothered to find out about those people we didn't know or understand, But at college there are
too many things happening that involve a lot of people for one to keep to oneself, Whether it's a
club or the newspaper or a theatrical production, life on campus can get pretty exciting. The only
way these things get off the ground and become successful is because students, often strangers,
who share common interests no matter what their background, come together and work toward
a common goal.
There are many examples of this sort of thing, The newly formed Film Production Club. The
CPCS Gerentology Program. Network magazine and Howth Castle. The list goes on.
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There is indeed something about UMB that causes a change ii A
in those who come here. We become more creative. We
become more responsible. We become tougher. This is ' '
because more and more we find we have to make the
decisions that not only affect our daily life at school, but our F -
future as well. Remember those incompletes you had?
Remember how you had to find a way to negotiate with your 'ff'
professor on writing some paper to satisfy him? And how
about that progress report that came unexpectedly in place of I
a competency? Remember how you had to think of something J
to hand in so your professor could clear the way for you to ' ' ,
graduate? This was no picnic. 1
Ah, those epic battles with the Bursar's and Registrar's
offices. 'Im sorry, but I don't see your records here. Are you Z
sure you've gone to UMass for three years?" III understand X
that the postal strike shut down the mail for five days . . . but
we can't help that. As far as we're concerned, the check
arrived two days late, so you still have to pay the S25 late fee." 'II don't know the answer to that. Let me transfer you." I'That's not
my department. Try admissions." "That's not my department. Try the cafeteria."
From the student's view: "Whaddaya mean, spell Smith?" "Why do I have to prove my gender?" IlYou're telling me you don't
accept American Express Traveler's checks?" IlGive me one good reason why I should tell you if I own a car."
Yeah, you've gotten tougher. These kinds of things just didnt happen in high school. But then you had the support of your friends
at UMassfBoston, because they were going through the same hassles. Friends are important throughout your entire college career.
They're going to pull you through the bad times, bring you down to earth during the good times. Good friends aren't just people
who'll come through with a S3 bottle of champagne to your Adam West film retrospective party, a good friend is one who will
show up at the party at 8:30 when the invitation says, despite the Adam West film theme. A good friend is one who would say,
l'Sure, go ahead and borrow my Prince album CA better friend is one who returns it unscathedjf' A good friend is someone who is
there when you really need him or her. Even if you need a hug. So while in the excitement of graduation everybody will promise to
keep in touch, just make sure you hang on to those who you can count on, those who want to keep in touch with you as much as
you do them. And deep down, you know you can tell the difference.
We grow up in college. We think we're grown up at eighteen, and some of us are in actuality. But when we go to college, that's
when we come to understand what it means. Bills, bills, and more bills. Rent. Car payments. Car repairs. Heating. And of course,
tuition. But this is just the beginning. When graduation is through, the party's over. Life begins, Work. Marriage. CHILDREN. And
possibly, just possibly, the desired result of our American Dream: a BMW.
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Each of us definitely comes out of college a changed person We change from boys
and girls to men and women Physically, we were that already. But in college, we
make that all-important emotional and intellectual shift that determines how you plan
the course of your life. We begin to become more and more independent, more of
our own person than someone else's.
This growing independence can make for some problems, particularly on the home
front. Growing up is not easy on anyone, and in our struggle to establish our own
identity, sometimes our ideas of who we are can conflict with our parents' ideas of
what we should be. Our individual experiences in this matter are unique to ourselves
and very personal, so no painful detail need be discussed here. But whether it is our
family, our friends, our professors, or the people we work with, it is important to
understand one thing. While we as individuals may approach those close to us for
counsel, encouragement, and even assistance, the decisions we make for ourselves
are ones we determine to be in our best interests, for our pursuit of happiness and our
method of obtaining that happiness If society encourages its youth to better
themselves through education in order to learn of the world and to find and make
their place in it, the decisions we make to establish ourselves must be respected. For Q
to encourage one to seek a college education and then criticize how one chooses to if
implement that education is both a double standard and counter-productive. lf our If
relationships with our close ones are to remain intact, our individuality, independence, X
and adulthood must be respected. lmplicitly, l hope I can remain true to these words -2
as l continue to change and get older.
But enough speech making. This yearbook, The Beacon, more than any other book,
has tried to dig into the soul of UMassfBoston to find out what makes the university and the students who come here special and
unique. Our Up Close And Personal iUCAPj section is a bold step in pursuit of our objective. ln our words and pictures, we hope to
preserve whatever it was that made the students stick it out and get that sheep's skin To have come this far is to be proud. You
have survived. The key to the world that is waiting for you is knowing how to survive. The University of Massachusetts at Boston is
the stepping stone for what is to come, it doesn't get any easier from here on out, folks. Wherever you go, take this experience with
you and take strength from it. For now, the rest of your life begins.
And so it goes.
- Mark larret Chavous
To the Graduatmg Class of 1985
To most of the Unlverslty of Massachusetts at Boston graduating class this time IS not
necessarily a transntlon from college to the proverblal real world as It IS wlth your counter
parts natlonally As urban commuters your llves away from the campus have demanded
more responslbllltles than those of tradltlonal students You have gained more experience
and learned more lessons In Ilfe
But you came to the Umverslty for tradltlonal reasons to gam more knowledge enhance
your thmklng prepare for a career and better shape your future Sometlmes accompllshlng
an educatlon ln a nontradltlonal way was a struggle I admlre you for your untlrlng efforts and
Looking at you I have seen how your experlences and motlvatlons created a splrlt here
unllke those at tradltlonal campuses You combined this splrlt wlth the knowledge you were
accruing from the Umverslty to help your campus and your communities Your concerns
ranged from revlslng your system of governance to national Issues
Now as alumnl of the Unlverslty of Massachusetts at Boston you are ambassadors to the
people of Greater Boston to the communltles publlc servlce and buslness sectors Your ac
compllshments reflect the Unlverslty of Massachusetts successes as well as yours
lwlsh you all success In your chosen pursuits
Unlverslty of Massachusetts
Amherst Boston Worcester
laud you for your achievements as you receive your degrees.
To the Graduatlng Class of 1985
I congratulate each and every one of you upon the completuon of thus stage of your educa
tlon You have had access to the heritage of excellence that rs the umverslty tradltlon and
each of you ln hls or her own way has made use of that storehouse of lnformatlon and ex
perlence Some of you have followed on a course you determlned long before you came to us
we are pleased to have been able to asslst you on your way Others of you I am sure have
had the entlre dlrectlon of your llfe altered by your education we are glad that we were
avallable when you needed us to counsel and gulde you
Moreover you have enrlched the Unlverslty of Massachusetts at Boston by your presence
here You have left wlth your teachers and fellow students the lmpress of your personallty and
your lndlvlduallty they are dlfferent and the Umverslty IS different because you were here
Each of you has contrlbuted a piece to the growing history of the Umverslty of Massachusetts
at Boston and each of you jolns the expandmg famlly of our graduates taklng meaningful
The formal undergraduate stage of your educatlon IS over and now you will go on to other
klnds of growth Some will be off to graduate or professional schools for more formal lnstruc
tlon Others wlll enter business or lndustry and learn from the day to day world of work
Some wlll enter government servlce or launch Into polltlcal careers Others wlll become
teachers nurses or social servrce professlonals Each of you wlll be enterlng a new stage of
your educatlon ln lnfe using those skulls and relylng on those values that you developed durmg
your years at the Umverslty of Massachusetts at Boston
As your career progresses l urge you to malntaln your tres with thus Unlverslty Wherever
you go and whatever you become you wlll always be In part the product of your experlence
here Please keep In touch return to vlslt and let us relish our mutual prlde In one another s
accomplishments as we grow and develop together
Robert A Corrigan
places in society.
Howcv -T,-wf f- -
What is UMass Boston?
lln ten words or lessl
Ofeozirse, the check 's in the mail.
We have no record ofyour being registered - or alive.
The best cheap education in town.
"ls there any toilet paper in your stall?!"
As tar away from Harvard Square as we could get.
"He's not in right now. He 's in a meeting."
A resthome for your mid 2O's.
"What are the Psychedelic Furs? "
Duncan Nelson, on a chair.
CPCS? What's that? C-P WHA T?"
l'lt sure doesn 't look like hamburger. "
Populated ten-percent by Vietnam Vets!"
An urban Institution. The PUD.
Well prepared in case of tire.
"What, Bat-Burgers again?"
"Does this elevator work?" A STUD 3l0f7Q the Red line-
Angels dancing on the head of a pin.
"Could you repeat that? I don't get it. "
Nikes, Docksiders, Points, Pumps and Papagallos.
Just a stone's throw from Columbia Point Project.
"Not my department, but I 'll transfer you."
"I don't know. Where 's the Coke machine?"
-fgkeyy ee I missed the G2 emfenee Weyy ge Weep" The Gretta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls.
A host of golden datfy pills.
Getting lost in its own red tape.
Old volvos, Malibus, Dodge Darts, and an occasional new
"How many Garabedians can there be?" Mercedes.
"I know my name isn 't on the check, but it's me. " B. U. Busters.
"I lost my l.D. - Really. " A melting pot - melted.
"No, we don't do drugs. " End of the semester blues.
"YES, we do do drugs. " "No place to have lunch. "
"No, the food hasn't been tasted. " A home for happy wanderers.
"My co-ed doesn 't understand me. " The Chancellor's beard clippings.
Highest consumers of bad coffee locally. Mohawks, Dutchboys, Atros, and magenta tips.
Proving grounds for the NEW TASTE OF COKE. "My morning bagel and cream cheese."
A T-Shirt salesman's dream. Ten thousand minds in motion over methane gas.
Anything you want it to be. Population Biologists enjoying their morning amebas.
Either too hot or too cold. A brickland on a wasteland.
lt's dandy. "lt's somewhere in these tiles, Iknow it. "
By - Those Asked
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Watching a Bab Die
When she was forced out of her mother's womb, the newborn baby screamed bitterly,
reluctant to join a hostile world. She desperately located a couple of shrunken breasts with
her hands, only to learn that she was not going to survive for long. The mother had no milk,
but she was able to welcome the new guest with salty tears that the baby swallowed without
even questioning where they came from.
To an Eritrean student from the drought-stricken and war-torn Horn of Africa, this tragedy
is not just news that he comes across in the daily paper or on TV, but a reality that he had
seen, a fact of life he has learned to accept. Even when he comes to the West, under the
pretext of getting an education, the ugly memory haunts him.
Often he finds himself wondering if he should have stayed at home and helped. He feels
guilty, for he knows that while the innocent cry for help, he goes to school in a country whose
leftovers could feed not only the babies in his country but the whole continent as well.
Sometimes he wishes he could establish an organization that would channel leftovers from
his new home to his old one. He knows that the hungry children would never notice the odor
of rotten food.
He also knows it wouldn't be possible anyway. lt was a preposterous idea that occurred to
him when he saw a huge pile of plastic bags full of leftovers waiting to be collected for dump-
ing. How he wishes the truck would empty its priceless contents near the famished children.
He knows of course, that his thoughts are naive. He knows the longest war in Africa, the
Ethiopian-Eritrean war, has been raging for more than 23 years. He knows the indifference of
the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations to the politics behind the war. He
also knows the famine was not caused by drought alone, but also by the failure of the interna-
tional community to come to grips with the national question of Eritrea.
At the moment, however, all he wants is one thing: to feed the baby. Yes, the baby that he
saw on TV the other day, the dying baby who almost shook her head in disgust when she
caught his celebrating Christmas while she died of hunger.
He felt like spitting out his food when he saw her on the screen. He immediately put away
his plate, and before he knew it was crying again. "What do you want me to do," he asked the
dying baby as if she could hear him, and waited for her reply. A few moments later he realized
that she did not answer because she needed the breath to survive a few more hours.
He tried to go to bed but the face of the baby lingered in his mind. In desperation he
begged her to leave him alone and she refused. "You thought you'd forget me by simply turn-
ing off your TV, but l'll stay with you as long as my weak heart is beating," she told him. "Even
if l die," she warned him, "l'll stay in your mind for the rest of your life." He wept profusely
when she opened her mouth painfully and cried, "Tell everybody that l'm not a Marxist, I
don't even know who Marx was. l just need food."
- Russom Mesfun
tThis article, written by Eritrean UMass!Boston student Fiussom Mesfun, originally appeared
in the Boston Globe. - Ed.i
a Browns tone
He returns from a party where he stood in the corner
Camouflaged by the potted plants.
"You seem to look natural standing there. lust like a savage
She told him.
And he walked out with not so much
as a word of thanks to his host.
He walks home black and suspect.
Someone for the police to check out
and squalk identification over the transistor.
"lt 's okay charlie he 's a local nigger"
Occasionally he would call me to come to
the city and compare nightmares.
Singled, alone, caught in the wide-eyed
Well-read community of brownstones.
The odors of the street outside,
The bleached walls that surround us.
The constant wondering of who we are.
His neighbor comes over to tell her problems
Flirting her white body a little longer
than she should, her eyes making suggestion.
Hoping his bed will suffice for plantation hay.
"lt 's not like I don 't have a boyfriend. "
And she quickly excuses herself
We step out into the midnight
to smoke a joint on the fire escape.
He says he has had enough of it
and he jumps over in a blinding blur.
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Mark Jarret Chavous
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Hord to Believe
Billy Toylor reportedly lost his bull horn. 0
Chris Clifford removes his glosses ond mustoche to sleep.
A fire olorm wos pulled in lote October ond there oc-
tuolly wos o fire.
A night security guord wos found owoke ond olert ot
midnight over Christmos Breok.
A representotive group of Horbor Compus Students
went on o foct finding mission to CPCS.
Tocos served in the Wheotly Cofeterio were declored
sofe ond edible by the Moss. Boord of Heolth.
ln o weok moment the homburgers in the McCormock
cofeterio were cooked medium insteod of the usuol
chorred by one now out of work chef.
It wos ononymously reported thot o window
somewhere on compus octuolly opens.
Jim Perkins troded in his sweotponts for gobordine
During the week of Feb. 4, 1985, the Moss Medio come
out with o well written, well conceived, thought pro-
voking editoriol on o relevent issue.
During the compoign for Student Trustee, condidote,
Brion McDevitt decided ogoinst plocing "Brion McDevitt
for Student Trustee" stickers on the pipes thot line the
ceilings of both the G1 ond G2 goroge levels for feor of
In December, students were cought working up o
sweot while they were engoged in thorough reseorch,
tenocious problem solving, constructive conversotion,
ond generolly productive studying, prior to finol exoms.
AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY o student octuolly willingly
gove his cor keys to o friend to drive him home ofter
deciding he wos too drunk, ond thot driving wouldn't
prove onything onywoy.
THE ELEVATORS ot both the Downtown ond Horbor
Compuses worked flowlessly for o period of one week
- during spring vocotion.
OF TEN RANDOMLY ASKED students in the O10 Wheotly
cofeterio, three octuolly knew whot the initiols C.P.C.S.
lT'S JUST A COLD SORE.
AFTER misplocing o student's records in the Registrotion
office, on employee octuolly put in extro time in on
honest ottempt to locote them. After they were found,
the employee octuolly mode o telephone coll to the
student notifying him of the discovery.
A UMB OPERATOR WAS reported to octuolly hove
been polite when giving o requested number over the
phone, ond soid the number ogoin in cose it wos not
heord the first time.
AN EMPLOYEE ot the Bursor's office octuolly showed
some concern when o student presented o problem of
poying her bill, ond even kept his window open ofter
8:30 pm to help resolve the motter.
cont. p. 74
by Stephen Coronella
As a purely humanitarian gesture. some friends and I gathered an expedition recently to chart the
different climate zones on campus. Aided by graduate school lackeys fluent in the many tongues we
might encounter. our team set out across the unpredictable UMassfBoston terrain. recording weather
conditions every step of the way. Our findings are published in the hope that someday students atten-
ding classes in Building 010 will be able to take notes without their mittens on.
Anxious for an early start. we assembled our provisions and manpower on the first floor landing of
the rear stairwell in Building One. opposite the Language Lab. A few curious onlookers. bemused by
our boots and backpacks. wished us well. and we were away. Of all the stairwells we might have chosen
to inaugurate our journey. this one is the most attractive to researchers because. though totally en-
closed. it exhibits the type of climate one would expect to find farther north. say. 100 miles above the
Arctic Circle. The climatic parallels are indeed startling: both areas are cold and dark for extended
periods of the year. and both. as a result. are rarely travelled.
During our short time in the OIO stairwell. in fact. several inches of snow fell. and we were forced to
establish camp on the third floor landing. just outside the cafeteria. To add to our sense of isolation.
menacing howls rose eerily from the Garage Levels. This caused our party some concern. so we un-
sheathed our tranquilizer guns in the event a pack of crazed motorists should emerge.
When this danger passed and the weather cleared. we prepared to enter the Science Building via the
recently constructed 010 Walkway. University officials had assured us. months before our departure.
that the school's internal weather would become more accommodating the closer we got to our ultimate
destination. i.e.. the Fortress of Administration. We hoped to God they were right.
Only moments into our assault upon the Science Building. sadly. one of our most valuable native
guides was lost. a graduate student in English named Mel. Mel somehow broke loose from the human
chain we had formed across the 010 Walkway. and despite our frantic efforts to save him. he tumbled
hopelessly into the Great Abyss of Arts and Sciences. His final words were: "Remember me at the
Such a tragedy should sound a warning to us all. The 010 Walkway respects neither rank nor reputa-
tion. Wind and rain lash this passageway mercilessly. turning back full professors and visiting lecturers
alike. Similarly. inside the Walkway itself. ice patches. and wet pellets cascading from the perforated
ceiling serve to discourage the would-be Hillary or Heyerdahl. If you must traverse this no man's land
during your daily rounds at UMB. for God's sake don't go it alone.
Our entire expedition. excepting Mel ofcourse. survived the perilous crossing. Yet. it was a weary lot
of explorers who dropped their gear in the second-floor lobby of the Science Building. "What say.
Cap'n'? Move on. do we'?"queried one of my lieutenants. Indeed. Building 080 was a disappointment.
For all we knew. this place might have been some kind of futuristic tomb - bare brick walls on all
sides. long concrete columns extending heavenward. and. most depressing of all. not a drop of indoor
precipitation. There was no rain. no snow. not even a mild cyclone to defy us. The air temperature was
We decided to push on toward the Administration Building. and Shangri-La. This was no easy task.
Bolstered by our experiences in Building One. we somehow managed to negotiate the wind tunnel that
passes in front of the Healey Library. though several of us were tossed against the frost-stained glass
sidewalls and badly shaken up.
At last. feeling the flush of conquest. we stepped triumphantly into the Land of Administration.
What a world we beheld! Like their Tahitian brethren. the sybarites here had long since discarded their
outer garments: some were so bold as to parade about in their shirt sleeves. The office space. especially
that on the third floor. was lush with fluorescent lighting and soft carpeting. Our company botanist
even noted sundry species of domestic florae thriving on receptionists' desks. So this was where the
Grand Chieftain and his Council convened. Several of us wept openly at the magnificence of the place.
Well. that is our story. We hope that our discoveries will in some way help the average student in his
struggle to progress from class to class. Ideally. to travel comfortably around campus. we found. one
needs to pull a fully-equipped wardrobe behind him. We accomlished this with trained malamutes.
The McCormack Institute
Peter 1. cawie
The Students and faculty of UMass-Boston have
never been content riding in the wake of Boston's
academic leaders, and never excepted their role as the
little sister institution on the harbor. Through sheer hard
work, determination and a thirst for notoriety and
prestige, UMB is making its own waves in Boston's
academic ocean. In its latest and perhaps greatest
growth spurt in its twenty year history the University is
finally getting the recognition it deserves through the
Iohn W. McCormack Institute for Public Affairs and its
director Edmund Beard.
Named after john W. McCormack, who served in the
U.S. House of Representatives for forty-three years,
nine of those as Speaker, and whose birthplace and
lifelong home is located less than a mile from the Harbor
Campus in Andrew Square, the Institute is designed as a
living tribute to his life's commitment in public service.
Sen. Paul Tsongas Gary Hart
The Institutes function is to service New
England, Massachusetts, Boston and the University
in the area of Public Affairs Education, Policy
Research, and Public Service. It also oversees and
supports various University programs including
the Boston Urban Observatory, the former Policy
Studies Center, the Urban Studies Program and
the Masters of Science Program in Public Affairs.
The primary interest of the Institute is to service
the New England Community in the area of Public
Affairs. This outreach into the community has been
helpful in areas such as the Mayoral tran-
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assisting Governor Dukakis, the State
Legislature, Local governments, and com-
munity groups in the areas of public policy.
For example the Institute co-sponsored
day long informational sessions for the
newly elected Boston City Council and
School Committee. The Institute is highly
commited to serving the community, and
has become well respected by doing so in
the field of public affairs and policymak-
ing, which has in turn brought a lot of at-
tention to the Institute and the University
as a whole.
L. to Fl.: Ruth Finn, Pat Mullen, Kathleen Foley, Padraig O'Malley, Murry Frank, Director Ed
Beard, Cindy Cheek.
of Public Affairs
The Masters of Science Program in Public Affairs gets its ad-
ministration and faculty support through the McCormack Institute.
The Masters program has three chief purposes: to give students a con-
cise and accurate focus of politics and economics on both local, state
and federal levelsg and giving its students the technical, professional,
managerial and analytical skills to be effective public servants, as well
as analyzing current policy issues.
Whatever the area of public affairs, the McCormack Institute has
put to work on it. From day care to tax structures, from urban educa-
tion to industrial revitalization, the staff is holding up its original com-
mitment to the state and the community. As part of its hard work the
Institute promotes scholarly research and papers on public policy by
publishing the New England Iournal of Public Affairs. It is proud to
be the first such journal sponsored by UMass!Bostn.
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Senator lohn Kerry
The Iournal publishes at present twice a year ind soon hopes to
become a quarterly, featuring scholarly articles from a wide range of
authors. The winter spring 85 issue published articles on "Public
Education in Boston," by Ioseph Cronin, and "Seabrook: A Case
Study In Mismanagementf' by Irving C. Bupp, to name a couple. The
Iournal was greeted by applause from far and wide, and sighted by
the Globe columnist Ian Menzies who said the Iournal "will fill an
enormous academic and socio-political void in this region: one that, it
is to be hoped, will lead to greater understanding and cooperation
among the New England States."
What the McCormack Institute does for the visibility and prestige of
the University is remarkable. It can attract speakers like Iesse Iackson,
Cary Hart and Iohn Kerryg it can get 300,000 dollars in state alloca-
tions per year: it can get three million dollars in endowment money
from the U.S. Congress: it can attract a faculty with extremely high
credentials: it can support important and vital policy research, and it
can straighten the spine of UMass-Boston, so that we who graduate
from it can feel secure in the idea that our degrees are respected as
highly as the other outstanding universities in the Boston area, New
England, and the nation.
The Healthblizromotion Center
L. to Fl.: Deb Picciufo, Angela Zamora, Lorna Beaumont, Jane Tevnan.
The good right arm of University Health Services it the Health Promotion Center. The Center serves UMB by
providing students with information and referrals, on-campus and off, about their health concerns. The intent is
to promote peopIe's awareness about their wellness, spiritually, psychologically and phsiologically.
The heart of the Center's service is to reach out to the campus community and inform students about what's
available to them to help better themselves as human beings.
New to the Center this year is an extension to their Stress Management Workshops dealing with relaxation
training, where students actually experience 45 minute guided relaxation. Another addition has been workshops
and information about sexually transmitted diseases.
According to coordinator Vicki Soler the 84-85 school year has marked a substantial increase in activity at the
Center, and more and more students are taking advantage of the HPC's on-going workshops in Weight
Management, Smoker's liberation and Stress Management. After a few rough years, room changes and name
changes the Center has solidified into an intregal part of the University, providing a standing commitment to the
The HPC coordinates the Blood Mobile activities on campus, organizing times, dates and sign-ups. Blood
drives on-campus are usually very successful.
Almost all of us will have good reason to remember how the HPC served us and kept us informed about every
breath we took while at UMB.
At no other time in modern American
history has the American public and
political system been in such turmoil and
division as during the Vietnam War period.
The effects of Vietnam still reverberate
through society, and remain firmly planted
in the minds of the peace seeking world
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L. to Ft.: Patrick Englehart, T. Michael Sullivan, Frank Boback, Julia Perez, Marc Noel, Mary
Shienfelt, Kate White, PaulAtwood.
population. The William Joiner Center at UMB is tightly focused around studying the effects Vietnam had on veterans,
civilian and the world's societies, as well as the effects of war in general, and using these issues to better relate to the
world peace effort.
The center was named after Vietnam veteran William Joiner who was the University's Director of Veterans' Affairs until
his untimely death at age thirty-eight of cancer, possibly related to his military service.
Since its beginnings in 1982 the Joiner Center has had as its mission to support the thousands of Boston area
veterans,and those already enrolled at Ullvlass, who make-up one tenth of the student body, in pursuing higher educa-
tion with college preparatory courses, counseling and tutorial services, as well as developing and offering courses
related to issues of war and its effects.
With the study of war and its ramifications as its primary objective, the center offers related courses through the
History, American Studies, Political Science and English Departments, as well as at CPCS. The center also supports
original research, is developing courses in special war-related topics and holds lectures, Colloquia and conference
related to war and social consequences.
Recently the center received Massachusetts legislative funding to purchase the film archives from WGBH of its na-
tionally acclaimed series: Vietnam: A Television History. The some 500 hours of film and the 50 volumes of documents
and writings have propelled the center, and the University, into the forefront of Vietnam studies nationally. The collection
will be stored at the new state Archives building which is due to be dedicated in the fall of 1985, and is located next to
the Harbor Campus.
This year the center has been busy not only with its regular day-to-day activities, but has also co-sponsored a
semester long series on Central America lwith its many parallels to Vietnaml, an Agent Orange Symposium, a
teleconference on nuclear issues, and a speech by a retired Marine Colonel against nuclear proliferation.
In its somewhat short existence the Joiner Center has helped bring considerable notoriety to UMB because it is the
first such center focusing its activities on the war in Vietnam, which for many of us is an all too recent memory, and for
veterans it is a memory that they will never escape from. For those veterans the center is a way to overcome and make
use of their Vietnam experience in an intellectual and creative manner to find an inner peace and do work in the direction
of world peace.
jackson Speaks With Spirit
- by Russom Mesfun and Meakin Armstrong
Hundreds of students, members of the
press, and local citizens, stuffed themselves
into UMass!Boston's Large Science
Auditorium last Thursday, April 4, to listen to
jesse jackson give a lecture on the "Future of
the Democratic Party." jackson, who arrived
slightly late, greeted the audience calmly as it
roared and clapped enthusiastically.
He told a gathering of more than 500 peo-
ple that being a student and not having a
Voter Registration card is 'a contradiction and
an insult to democracy." He appealed to
UMass! Boston administration officials to
assume part of their responsibility to liberate
society, by maintaining a voter registration of-
ficial on campus.
jackson said it was because of the Voting
Rights Act that Americans have been able to
progress toward the abolition of 'Legal Apar-
theid" in this country. He pledged that both
he and his organization, the Rainbow Coali-
tion, would be working for the enforcement
of the Voting Rights Act in all fifty states. He
also added that he will work to oppose the
Simpson-Mazolli bill, and to pressure South
Africa into ridding itself of its apartheid
jackson who had just come from an anti-
apartheid rally at Harvard cited the lack of ef-
fect that the Reagan administration's South
African policy was having. The Rainbow
Coalition, he said, is calling for an end to
Reagan's 'constructive engagement." He
equated South Africa's apartheid system with
that of the Aryan supremacy ideal that led to
the Nazi State. uEverybody who was against
The Third Reich in 1935 must be against the
Fourth Reich in 1985," he said.
He and the Rainbow Coalition will also seek
to cut the U.S. military budget without cutting
defense, and Rto revise the tax structure so
that those who make the most pay the
most." In addition, jackson believes that an
agricultural policy should be developed to
save the family farm.
jackson spoke just under an hour, and was
often interrupted with standing ovations and
chants of iijesse, jesse." A press conference
followed, with most of the questions pertain-
ing to South Africa.
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When most speakers come to UMass!Boston, usually
a nice crowd shows up, filling the first few rows in the
science auditorium. Not this time. When it became ap-
parent that Jesse Jackson was coming to speak, word
got around like never before and before you knew it we
had a bulging crowd at the auditorium trying to get in.
The crowd even got ugly at times, and the UMB police
had to restrain them.
It soon became clear why Jackson is one of the most
powerful and eloquent speakers in the nation. He
started off slowly, then he began to build with emotion
to a fever pitchg the crowd had their attention fixed on
Jackson as he spoke. Many people cheered while
others felt tears roll down their cheeks as the passion
and compassion of Jackson's speech grabbed them
like an eagle's talons. Those who were not able to get in
still remained to listen to the speech, a sight that no one
has ever seen before.
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When word got around that UMasslBoston was to have a major concert in the fall of 1984, things
got to be pretty exciting around here. People were wondering who the band would be, and most liked
the idea of having a big band all to themselves. While our sister school UlVlass!Amherst has had many
such concerts, this was to be UMB's first stab at it.
The Student Activities Committee, which funded the concert, also did the work of putting it on.
Sonia Perez, who at the time was chairperson of the SAC Social Events Committee, was in charge.
She selected the band, assembled the security staff, and secured the Clark Center Gym for the
Getting the gym proved to be more difficult than anticipated. Athletic Director Charles Titus was
strongly opposed to the idea of having a concert in the gym, out of fear of abuse that might occur as a
result of the performance. This apprehension is understandable since rock concert crowds are
notorious for being very rowdy. But Perez and her staff felt having a concert was important enough to
tight for space in the Clark Center. While Director Titus continued to resist, Perez continued to gather
support for the idea, but it was only after the urging of Vice Chancellor Charles Desmond did Titus
finally agree to the concert.
The band that was selected to play was the Psychodelic Furs, with the band Face To Face to open
for them. As it turned out, UMass!Boston was the first stop on the Furs's U.S. tour. The crowd was
very receptive and enthusiasticg many were dancing in the aisles and standing on their chairs. While
the stage was nothing to compare with the Jacksons tour's massive "Thriller" stage, it was
nonetheless the first time such a structure had ever been seen or constructed inside the UMB Clark
Center gym, and the accompanying light show proved to compliment the show quite well.
This first major concert at UMass! Boston was not without its problems, but for a first effort, it went
pretty well. Hopefully, this will be one of many concerts to come in the future.
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After a long, hard, week of carrying
heavy books, battling with professors,
and chasing buses, it's nice for one to
settle down and take it easy. One might
stay at home, or go out and see a show. A
loud noisy rock concert will never dog the
energy it takes to see a rock concert has
been spent already. A quieter mood is
needed here, and music to soothe our
shattered nerves. On this note, the
Ramsey Lewis Trio concert was an un-
Though the night got off on a bad foot
with inclement weather and a last minute
change in location from the science
auditorium to the Wheatly auditorium,
Lewis and his trio warmed the soul and
spirit of the audience very quickly.
The audience was a diverse group,
ranging in all ages from twenty to seven-
ty. But they all came this cold winter night
with but one purpose: that was to see and
appreciate jazz at its finest.
On a basic stage with only a set of
drums, speakers, lfor the bassistl and a
piano, the Ramsey Lewis trio proved only
good music is needed for great show.
Jazz impressario Ramsey Lewis
manipulated the ivory keys to the delight
of the packed, jazz hungry, enthusiastic
audience. Lewis was backed by the vir-
tuoso performances of bassist Bill
Dickens and drummer-percussionist
The audience was both soothed and
exhilarated by the talented trio. At any
given moment one could hear the gasps
of delight as Lewis' hands danced across
the keyboard with the grace of Fred
Astaire, the moment could bring laughter
as Lewis and his partners revealed a dry
wit with their music.
By the end of the evening the audience
had been filled with some of the best
music to hit a UMass stage in quite some
time. No glitz or needless showmanship
was necessary here, the music spoke for
- John Fi. McCormick
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"WHAT CLUB ARE YOU IN "
Thank heavens for clubs and RSO's. lf not for clubs, UMasslBoston would be just a shell.
Since the Harbor Campus is located in a rather isolated area, making it rather difficult to get
to, students don't hang out here too much. UMB, in Dorchester, USA, is not like Boston
University which swallows Kenmore Square, or like Northeastern which is a stone's throw
away from Symphony Hall and the Prudential Center, or Boston College, which is an attrac-
tive part of Newtong or like Harvard, for which a square in Cambridge is named, or even
UMasslBoston's College of Public and Community Service, which is located in Park Square.
It is much easier to hang out at those other places because they are easier to get to and have
surroundings that are designed for people to go and socialize. CPCS has many places across
the street and nearby in which to gog Legal Seafoods is one popular hangout for the students
and faculty at the Park Square Campus.
But the Harbor Campus doesn't have these comforts. So clubs share the responsibility of
keeping folks on campus along with sports, arts, and parties.
Clubs are a great way for people to meet, especially new students who don't know anyone
and are just a little afraid to strike up friendships. Clubs are good for those who share the
same enthusiasm for a common interest such as science fiction or dance. Many clubs enjoy
loyal memberships and activities include parties, field trips, and lectures.
Clubs in college are certainly not unusual. But at UMB's Harbor Campus they take on an
added importance in that they encourage students to stay on after classes and contribute to
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The spring semester of 1985 was our first as a registered RSO. The idea of having a
dart club began during the previous semester after the UMass Pub Club put in their
dart board. Once we saw the large amount of people interested in playing darts we
decided to form a club. Through the efforts of Pete Tautraisas, Joe Romano, Jim
Walsh and Dean Rizzo, the club was activated and ready for dart throwing by the
beginning of the spring semester. There are two main concepts for the idea of the
dart club. We wanted people to get together and throw darts along with the main idea
of having fun. We wanted to have the atmosphere where people could come up to our
room whether it once a week or every day and enjoy themselves. We feel by having
our club room open every day along with the strong efforts of our active members, we
accomplished our goal.
The Dart Club held two dart tournaments which awarded over 8225.00 in prizes to
the participants. The tournaments saw fierce competition and were very successful in
The officers of the Dart Club hope that the club provided a fun and encouraging at-
mosphere to all of its members. We hope that we have made the last semester for our
senior members a memorable one. We feel that we accomplished our main goals this
semester which was to throw darts and have a good time while doing it. We hope we
have made a strong contribution to campus life.
- Dean Flizzo
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Directory, Jesula Vedrine, Lela Simpson, Elsie Fiore, Evonne Hill-Shepard iDirectori.
Left to Right: Thomas Pursely, Thomas Permatto, Guy Caruso, Stephen Burke, Thomas S.
Vangel, Academic Advisor Dr, L. Bartson, Stewart Gregorman, Sean Hickey, Phillip Clark
The UMB Historical Society is an R.S.O. designed primarily for students
studying history but open to all members of the UMB community.
The intent of the society is to provide students interested in history a
place where they can meet to discuss significant issues in history, books
that they are reading, courses, or professors they may be studying with.
The UMB Historical Society also provides tutorial services for students
experiencing the rigors of studying history with the purpose of achieving an
understanding of the importance of history.
The Society sponsors cultural events throughout the academic year. We
look forward to all interested members of the UMB academic community
who wish to assist us in making the Society a constructive R.S.O. commit-
ted to academic excellence, the enrichment, and the dissimination of
- Phillip A. Clark
President- Phillip A. Clark
Vice Pres. - Thomas Permentteo
Treasurer - Stephen Rourke
Secretary - Stewart Gregorman
The Physics and Engineering Club is an
organization of students whose interests
lie in almost every area of science,
engineering and mathematics. We are a
diverse group, hailing from many parts of
the globe and different walks of life. But
whether we come from Vietnam, India,
Lebanon, the United States or anywhere
else, we all have a mutual fascination for
the field of Physics.
One purpose of the Club is to provide a
vehicle for the better understanding of
Physics, the advances which have oc-
curred recently and how they affect our
lives. To this end we have sponsored lec-
tures by faculty and members of industry
on their work and on the directions which
Physics will be taking in the future.
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We also provide tutoring services for
underclassmen who feel that they need
a better understanding of their courses
than they get in class. Last but not least
is our pride and joyg the Physics Club
Room. A haven from the reality of
everyday existence, the clubroom is
open to all students, for studying, ac-
cess to reference material or informal
help with physics and engineering
With the advent of the new
Engineering-Physics program next
year, we hope to be more active and in-
volved in the day to day life of a
Ulvlass!Boston physics student.
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The Marketing Club at UMB operates as a student affiliate of the
American Marketing Association. The AMA, which is the largest associa-
tion of marketing professionals in the world today, has over three hundred
collegiate chapters in addition to its wide scope of professional members.
The collegiate chapter aims to give students career information and com-
munication not only with fellow marketing students and faculty, but with
the professional world of marketing that operates beyond the boundaries
of the university.
The Marketing Club at UMass has aimed its activities this year in many
areas of professional, academic and community interests. The variety of
speakers sponsored by the club has included the Vice President of the
Bank of Boston and the Vice President of Public Relations for the Boston
chapter of the United Way. Outside trips have included a behind-the-
scenes tour of Neiman-Marcus and a tour of the General Motors plant in
Framingham. The club has also participated in such school activities as
Fallfest and the Christmas Bazaar. The raffling of Bruin's tickets and
restaurant dinners enabled the club to donate a hundred dollars to the
Globe Santa Fund.
The Marketing Club and New York Air also sponsored a beach party
where one lucky winner and a friend were flown for a weekend in Florida,
all expenses paid. The Clio reels, a film of award winning ads for 1984, will
be a final presentation for the club in the late spring.
THE RUSSIHN EIJUB
Russian Club members will remember a good year. Last semester they established
the "Russian Table," an informal gathering of students and faculty for lunch and con-
versation. This casual get together was held every Friday at 12:30 and there are plans
to continue these meetings next year.
One of the highlights of the year was an international party sponsored by the Rus-
sian Club for all of the foreign language clubs at UMass. It was an effort to encourage
the other language clubs to enter into a social and academic alliance. Many felt this
was a good idea, since they all could share in fundraising, cultural events, and most of
The Russian Club room has become over the last year a haven for scrabble players,
linguists, Dostoevsky fans, and enjoyers of the Russian language and culture.
- Diane D'Annello
President of the
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The purpose of the Hillel Foundation at UlVlass!Boston is to foster a sense of community
among the Jews on campus, and to provide an outlet for Jewish culture in its varied
manifestations. At the same time Hillel seeks to form links between the Jewish community
and other groups on this most diverse of campuses.
This year, under the presidency of Amnon Eylath '85, Hillel has continued the tradition
set in years past, by presenting a variety of activities of interest to the Jewish community
and to the campus at large. The Chanukah party was, as always, a great success. On the
more serious side, Hillel presented films and information tables on such topics as Israel
and the Holocaust.
An especially well-received event this spring was a workshop, co-sponsored with the
Black Student Center, on Black-Jewish coalition building. Other significant events are be-
ing planned for next year, and it is hoped that more students will take advantage of the
Hillel Foundation here at UMass!Boston.
- Elliot Spieler
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Left to Right, Back Row: Roger LeClair, Bob Learnard, Beth Humphrey, Myles McCabe, Kevin
Patrolia. Front Row: Matt Savage, Linda Massod, Mark Shapiro, Judi Gaudreau, Veronica Stenson.
The UMB Ski Club started its 84-85 ski
season with a successful fund raising dance
party at Aquarius, a downtown Boston night
club. The proceeds of this party went
towards their week long trip to Sugarbush
Ski Resort over the Christmas break. The for-
ty people whol went braved the sub-zero
temperatures and high winds and had a fan-
tastic time despite the weather. The snow
was great and that's all that matters to these
avid skiers. Everyone eventually got
warmed-up by the night life though, partying
and dancing at the local Vermont clubs.
In the spring the Ski Club attacked the Ver-
mont slopes of the Killington Resort. The
warm sun and unusually good spring condi-
tions provided for a good time for all.
- Mark Shapiro
UMB Ski Club
Club President Mark Shapiro
Phylis Maraka, Despina Kaltsas, Stelios Delidakis, Artemis Haralambakopoulos, Aris Stamatiou.
The Hellenic Student Association has just re-established itself as an active club after a three year absence
from U-Mass's RSO community. The cIub's goals are: to bring together the existing Greek and Greek-American
students of UMassg to give a chance to all interested students to get to know and appreciate their culture and
experiences and to help them give club members the same chance to get to know and appreciate theirsg and to
enhance the cultural pool of the student community.
Although they are a new club, with little experience and a low budget, they believe that they've stood up to
their goals. They have participated in both the fall and spring "Fests" lsome of you may remember their
baklaval, organized a photography exhibition of important modern Greek political history, co-sponsored a
Post-Christmas party with the International Club, and organized a Greek cultural night at UMass, which they
hope all that attended enjoyed and will remember as a small contribution to your college memories.
They would like to wish all of you that are leaving our ranks the best of luck in your careers or further studies.
And to those who will still be around next year they hope to have the chance to get to know you better.
- Stelios Delidakis
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Kneeling: Vangelis Kitsakis, Francesco Trevesian, Andrea Camiolo, Peter Vassiliadis.
R.N. class officers are elected by their peers to represent the
I class as a formal leadership body. The members who are elected
.V ty 'iv Q are interested in attending and contributing input into the different
j ,fl,. I committees that are designed by nursing faculty. Committees such
At ,Q LN as Student Selection Committee, R.N. Faculty Committee, and
Curriculum Committee. Other areas of interest are fundraising for
the School of Nursing and work on the Alumni Association. Of-
ficers meet bi-monthly to discuss input from different areas which are periodically presented to the class as written or
SNA or the Student Nurse Association is a group of officers selected by the nursing students of UMB. Any student
in the nursing program may join by paying SNA dues. Membership in this club entitles them to attend the Colloquia
series that is presented bi-monthly on the U-Mass. campus. Most of these presentations offer Continuing Ed. credits
for nurses, granted by the Nursing Board of Registration. Topics for the series are in part selected by the student's in-
terests and in part by the availability of interesting guest speakers. Recently we had representatives present from the
Massachusetts Nurses Association. Their topic was entitled "What the MNA Can Do For You."
RN. CLASS OFFICERS - Class President -
Kevin Maloof, R.N., Vice President - Mary P.
Kilroy, R.N., Treasurer - Barbara Wiseman,
R.N., Secretary - Mary L. Mellin, R.N., SNA
OFFICERS - President - Barbara Wiseman,
R.N., Vice President - Walter E. Kowalczyk,
Jr., R.N., Treasurer - Carol I. Sansone, R.N.,
Secretary - Ann Condon
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Standing: Anna Sclafani, Alba D'Oftavio, Andrea Camilo, Linda Bertoaccini, Kim Spaethling,
Francesco Trevesian, George Bakopoulos, Nicola DePasquaIe, Jackie DePasquaIe, Klem
Tsouridis. Sitting: Jimmy Capobianco, Stelios Delidakis, Mazy Ryan.
The Italian Club of UMass-Boston, also known as "Circolo Italiano," was founded in the fall of
1983 semester by its president Marion Antonellis, Vice President Nicola de Pasquale, Treasurer
Francesco Trevisan, and Secretary Alex Palmer. Since its early days the club has been a place of
fun and leisure in which members can relax, chat, study, and always expect to find a friendly smile.
During the academic year 84-85, the club's membership list included twenty-five students, all of
whom were either taking Italian courses, shared a desire to learn more about Italy and its culture,
or both. Throughout the year members participation was excellent, especially during Fallfest 84
and Springfest 85. Parties and movies were the member's favorite events, and they had as many
as possible. What is most important is the friendship that grew between members of the club. That
type of friendship that will last a lifetime. "Forza Italia, e viva agli amori di club!"
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Nancy Mades, Tricia Kane. Not Pictured: Ron Ellis.
Howth Castle was originally formed in the fall of 1984, to fill the
terrible void left by the demise of Wavelength. Wavelength was
UMB's literary magazine for many years, and many of the people
that formed the Howth Castle staff came to UMB hoping to work
with Wavelength. Since Wavelength had a very distinctive style,
one that could never be equalled by a neophyte staff, we decided
to develop our own format, one that is distinctly different than was
the Wavelength format. The chief difference between our format
and that of Wavelength is that we have a scholarly emphasis,
whereas Wavelength had a topical, journalistic emphasis. I feel
that we are a somewhat "straighter" magazine than was
Wavelength, and that we resultantly lack a certain excitement and
vitality that wavelength had. On the other hand, we are trying to
present a more polished sort of magazine, a more scholarly
magazine. Hopefully, now that we have put out our first issue, we
will be able to have more fun with the format of the next issue. I
hope that as Howth Castle matures, we will feel a greater will-
ingness to take risks, to experiment. I think Howth Castle has been
a very educational experience for all of us, one that has challenged
us and helped us to grow.
- Margot Fitzgerald - Editorial Coordinator
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Back Row: Edith Shillue, Robin Campbell, Bonnie Bosquet, Linda Jones, Margie Wilson, Shauna White, Gail Gay, Julie Rodick, Monica Mitchell.
Middle Row: Pamela Frazier, Rena Sanlangelo, Brian Lagerquist, Deborah Coyer, Mark Escamilla. Front Row: Charlene McDonald, Johanna
Pollack, Angela J. Cristiani, Kathleen Chapin lChoreographerl, James Spellman1Treasurerl, Linda Jay Massod, club president.
The UMasslBoston Dance Theatre Club has had a successful year in 1984-85. Activities have included various
workshops with master dance classes. Upon the completion of each semester, the Dance Theatre Club presents a
choreography showcase, where club members are given an opportunity to choreograph and perform in a major dance
production. This year's performance featured stylish individual performances with numbers that involved the whole
company. The crowd was very enthusiastic which was very encouraging.
In addition to performing itself, the Dance Theatre brought in other groups to perform such as the Charles Moulton
Dance Company. For the Fall of 1985, the UMB Dance Theatre Club hopes to bring in the lmpusle Dance Company.
- Linda Massod
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Angela Jaudon, BSC President Doreen Butler
The Black Student Center is dedicated to exposing the UMB community and community at large to the various
aspects of African-American culture. In addition to co-sponsoring Black History month Activities with UMB student af-
fairs, our 1984-85 schedule included: "Funk in the Afternoon", Halloween Party tSociaI Gatheringsl, Communications
Fair tintended for studentlfaculty interactionj, Langston Hughes' Black Nativity QA gospel songiplay depicting the birth
of Christy, and our annual tribute to black graduates which recognizes academic excellence and the determination in-
volved in obtaining a higher education.
Essentially, our goal is to make student life for minorities at UMasslBoston an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
- Wayne Miller
Black Student Center
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The Mass Media is UMass!Boston's weekly newspaper. We are student-funded, student-run
and student-produced, and have been in operation since the University's inception, twenty
years ago. ln our twenty years at UMB, we have covered many of the crucial political, social and
academic issues that have shaped life in the United States over the past two decades. Early
issues of the Mass Media contain such unusual items as an interview with Eric Clapton, granted
immediately after his final concert with the band Cream and a survey of marijuana smokers ask-
ing whether marijuana should be legalized, complete with pictures of the students interviewed
enjoying their favorite herb.
Today's Mass Media continues to reflect the interests and opinions of students in the mid-
198O's. Recent issues covered the Psychedelic Furs concert in the fall of 1984, UMB's first ma-
jor concertg Jesse Jackson's speech in the spring of 19855 and editorials calling for non-
smoking areas in the cafeterias.
Student journalism is a risky business. We are less trained than professional journalists, and
we are more susceptible to public censure and apporobation. We are at a time in our lives when
we would very much rather be less responsible than we will have to be in our later lives, and we
are called upon to be more. Occasionally, of course, youthful enthusiasm eclipses our better
judgement, but not nearly as much as we wish we could let it.
- Margot Fitzgerald
Artwork by Marlene Standel
Peer Support Center
Sometime after you first step off
the Shuttle bus or out of your car
at UMB you've probably ex-
perienced that uniquely UIMASS
BOSTON feeling some describe as
"Commuter Blues." Traditional
campus life doesn't exist at UMB:
no frats, no sororities, no dorms or
group showers. This presents cer-
tain problems to UMB students,
especially how to communicate
with each other, and help each
other down a sometimes turbulent
stream of higher education.
The Peer Support Center has
succeeded, with the help of a
trained and concerned staff, to set
up a program through which
students can help students with
the difficulties of getting through
college here at U!Mass. Discuss-
ing personal, academic, or
bureaucratic problems with a peer
who is informed, and maybe one
step ahead of the game, can be
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The center is available with a friendly ear and helpful advice no matter what the
problem or need. Their referral files provide up-to-date information about resources,
procedures and services, both on and off campus, and have helped thousands of
UMB students in the past years. Some of us may not have made it through to gradua-
tion without their caring and guidance. The Peer Support Center continues to grow
and be recognized as one of UMB's most vital programs.
Returning Students Program
One of the most valuable assets of
UMB are its older, non-traditional
students. The Returning Students
Program, part of University Health
Services, was set up with the 500A of
U!Mass students who are ages 25 to
85 in mind. The program has a pro-
fessionally trained staff of UMB
students, with a variety of academic
interests, making themselves
available to council or talk to older
students about those real feelings of
isolation, anxiety, loneliness or
It is often more exciting and new,
yet sometimes more difficult for an
older person to return to academic
life than it is for a young high school
graduate. For the special problems
of the returning student, such as age,
previous experience, family situation
and children, the program also pro-
vides support groups, networking,
and on-campus and community
With a Friendly
Ear and Helpful
Because of our unique commuter-school situation the Returning Students Pro-
gram is an important resource to help non-traditional students get together and
make those invaluable friendships that helped us all get the most out of our UMB
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Anita Havel, Terri Noble, Theresa Lavoie, Anne Howard, Steve Boxer, Ed Gorfinkle, Pam Buneli.
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Hord to Believe
The UMB Bookstore gove bock more thon Q75 for o us-
ed book thot originolly cost C35 bucks.
Someone knows whot the 52,00 Moss Pirg fee is octuol-
ly used for.
The onthropology Deportment discovered one of its or-
tifocts missing this lost yeor, ond locoted it wolking
towords the lodies lockerroom. A professor from An-
thopology wos quoted os soying, "You con't keep o
good neonderthol down. "
Prof. Duncon Nelson reportedly reod o poem with both
feet on the floor ond without o hot.
A politicol Science Professor, who chose to remoin
nomelss, odmitted to voting for Pionold Pieogon.
A UMB student hernioted himself corring o lorge bog of
nickels into the librory to photocopy the Tolstoy's Wor
ond Peoce for on English closs.
The CIA recruited on the UMB Compus.
There wos no embezzlement with the porking fees.
10,000 students found the books they wonted in the
A woter fountoin in the science building wos repoired.
The fees token from the porking lot were used for the
improvement of the University.
Vice Choncellor of student Affoirs Chorles Desmond in-
sists he does not odministrote student's offoirs. "Whot
they do in the privocy of their own bedrooms is their
business," he wos quoted os soying.
A thousond students threotened to roid the UMB
bookstore when they heord thot on order for Ployboy
might not be refilled.
The UMB police cors ore very well mointoined.
A Theotre Arts mojor wos orrested in bldg. O20 for im-
personoting o student.
Theotre Arts Prof. Lou Roberts octuolly colled on o stu-
dent who roised her hond during closs.
A Pseoding study skills workshop wos concelled when it
wos found thot nobody could reod the hondwriting on
the posted notice.
A UMB librorion on o tour through the stocks sighted 0
piece of red rope protruding from o book. Trying to pull
it out she found it hod no end. Loter thot doy oll
groduoting seniors received their diplomos in the moil.
BU President John Silber wos found drunk ond delirious
by UMB security on the plozo yelling "lt's mine, oll mine,
I own it."
The Eorth Science Dept. on o recent field trip discovered
thot UMB wos round but the eorth is definitely flot.
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ln the pursuit of an education, a major in-
gredient is sometimes excluded. EX-
PERIENCE. Most college students today
believe that high grades alone will
guarantee career success after graduation.
This is not necessarily true, since a student
with passable grades and a great deal of ex-
perience will more likely be employed by a
company than an inexperienced bookworm.
Any recruiter will tell you that experience is
an important factor whenever they make a
hiring decision, as well as making up a well
rounded educational background.
UMass!Boston has a program which of-
fers a student the opportunity to get the ex-
perience needed to succeed. The UMB Co-
Op Internship program is headed by Ms.
Carole Remick and Prof. Robert Dunbar.
The program offers students the ability to
gain invaluable experience in their specific
field of study. This program, unfortunately,
is not used to full advantage by the U.M.B.
The program was started by Professor
Dunbar and Ms. Remick while they were at
Boston State and it was brought over during
the merger. Since that time the program has
grown rapidly from its original 51
placements in the Fall of 82 to 137
placements this past semester. These
students are being placed in positions in
relation to their major. They are given an in-
valuable opportunity to learn something
that books can't teach them: to work well
with others, and to function in varied
As Ms. Remick states, "it is usually short-
sightedness on the part of the student for
not taking advantage of this program. In the
past we have used direct mail to try and
reach all students, but they persist in their
Ten to fifteen hours per week is all
that most internships require of a
student's time. Through these jobs,
many students will gain insight into
the working world and see if their
chosen profession will suit them after
they graduate. Many companies
prefer to hire Co-Op students who
have worked for them since they
won't have to retrain them for posi-
tions within the firm. Also, research
shows that co-op students are apt to
earn more in raises during their first
five years of employment than non-
The U.M.B. program has
established a fine working relation-
ship with many banks, hospitals,
federal agencies, state agencies, rg
television stations, insurance com- E
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newspapers. In many cases there are
more openings than students to fill
them. lt's a shame when that happens, since many students would benefit from an intership or co-op job.
So far the greatest problem facing the program is getting credit for summer internships at C.A.S. Ms. Flemick is hopeful
that each department will assign a faculty member to handle internships. ln contrast, the Administration and the Deans of
each college have all been helpful to the program.
The largest number of students placed this year were English majors, who were placed in a variety of positions. Some
worked on the staff of a major newspaper and some at the many televisions stations in and around Boston. Most English
majors have the mistaken belief that their chances of employment are slim, but this is due in great part to the myth
perpetuated by overly aggressive Non-English majors who are afraid of the added competition.
The Co-Op Internship program represents 34 different disciplines and concentrations. This should prove that there is op-
portunity for placement no matter what your major or career interest.
lt should be pointed out that some positions volunteer, in other words unpaid. This is unfortunate for those who have to
support themselves. It is highly likely, however,that you will find a position that offers so much opportunity that you will find
it difficult to refuse.
When reviewing your school career, you should consider how important some obscure abstract class is as opposed to
the amount of experience you could gain by being out in the work force in a professional environment. lt is easy enough to
learn from books and by notes, but putting into action what you have learned is the true test of a quality education. U.M.B.
now has the program which will allow students to test their metal. The Co-Op-Internship program offers more to a student
than any other program available on campus today.
Co-Op Director Carole Remick gives a pitch to new incoming students.
The major purpose of this university is to serve students, and therefore it is vital that students have input into the process and quality
of their education. - John Hawkins, commenting on why UMasslBoston needs a Course and Teacher evaluation guide
If students, faculty, and employees of this university care enough to learn about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases that they
themselves face, they are far better off reading the New York Times for information, rather than depending upon the ignorant and insen-
sitive University Health Services. - John Birmingham, regarding the Health Services' attitudes toward sexually transmitted diseases
Iam not a communist or a capitalist, I am indigenous. To the industrialist, capitalists and communists are just consumers. - John
Trudell, American Indian, activist and poet
Does anybody want us? - Graduating senior Ray Behenna
Nothing is worse than being stuck on the Southeast Expressway, listening to Rich Kirkland of Metro Traffic Control saying on the
radio, "Traffic on the Southeast expressway is bumper to bumper all the way back to the merger." - Chuck Pintolds from "Commuting
to UMB," appearing in the Mass Media
l've often taken lokay, draggedj friends to Woolly's cafeteria lat Woolworth's downtownj for lunch . . . they've experienced a meal
they'II never forget. The memory lingers even longer than the aftertaste. - From "Lunching at Woolly's," an article appearing in the
Mass Media by Paul Sherman
lt was my older brother, the jerk. He shattered my illusions. - Gloria Letterie, a Psychology major, responding to a Mass Media "On
The Spot" question asking who told her the truth about Santa Claus
I figured it out myself by watching television, especially cartoons. - Gary Whitten a Management major, responding to the same
Tennis requires balls - A Mass Media headline over a story on UMB student Sharon Squires' futile attempts to convince Athletic
Director Charles Titus to let her play on the men's tennis team
What is a totally new experience for many third world students is going to a school in a country so in love with itself that it hardly
speaks a foreign language and has no desire or intention to know the rest of the world. - Flussom Mesfun, Eritrean student, regarding
people's attitudes toward third world students at UMB
The present SAC really only has to make peace with the Student Activities Director. - Brian McDevitt, Governance Reform Commit-
tee member, comparing the Senate Document proposal with the then-in-operation Student Activities Committee
When you fight a war, you see life, dreams, and challenges shattered and death suffered by all, and you become a part of this destruc-
tion. - Vietnam veteran Michael J. Jones
Take a pill. If you die within three days, they know therewas something wrong with you. If not, you get another prescription. - Michael
Jones commenting on the Veterans Administration's attitude toward Agent Orange victims
Finally, I would like to mention that I believe that human beings are far more important and far more worthy of protection than doors.
- Margot Fitzgerald of the Mass Media, in defense of her previously written editorial about the slanderous and racist writing on the
Football Club's door. The Football Club angrily denied having anything to do with the incident.
I will not again underestimate the amazing incompetence of the UMass offices with which I have had to deal. - Jennifer Lee, UMB
Nantucket student, speaking about the massive delays caused by the Registrar's and Bursar's offices in getting a S2500 loan check to
Healy library. Student reported the theft of her gym bag, wallet,and contents, left unattended while she was sleeping on a sofa on the
10th floor. - Police Blotter in an issue of the Mass Media
The only thing UMass!Boston has going for it is its faculty and a stalwart, caring individuals at the lower level of administration. -
Marianne Kasica, Editor-in-Chief of the Mass Media commenting on what she like about the university in an editorial appearing in the last
issue of the newspaper for Spring '85 semester
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When Diane D'AnneIlo went to Framingham and then Bridgewater state Colleges, she majored in French. When she came to UMass!Boston in
. January of 1983, she listed herself as a Political Science major. She later changed her mind and switched to Russian where she found a home, and
I I soon joined the Russian Club.
For one who really didn't get involved in many extra-curricular activities at Framingham or Bridgewater, Diane entered the Russian Club at UMB with
an enthusiastic interest. Getting involved in club activities also helped break the ice in getting to know other students. "I made a lot of new friends
I lwhen I joined the Russian cIubj," says Diane.
I Diane enjoyed talking with club members on such things as careers in the Russian field, as well as going to parties that have a distinct Russian flavor
to them. Her enthusiasm for the Russian club has apparently not gone unnoticed by fellow club members, who eventually elected her club president.
Diane's responsibilities included arranging for dinners at Russian restaurants around town and showing Russian movies, in addition to the joy of prac-
ticing the Russian language with fellow club members.
Diane talked about how the Russian Department at UMB lat CASI is relatively small in proportion to the school in general, being dwarfed by other
language departments such as Spanish and French. So why choose Russian? "Well," begins Diane, "I like foreign languages in general. But when I
started planning for the future, I thought Russian would be more marketable. And it's also very challenging."
Was it a concern that the department was so small?
I "lThe Russianl department is a small department," she says. "But it is an intimate department tbecause of its small sizei. The teachers get to know
I you very well and jcan affordl to give you a lot of attention."
While Diane is very involved in Russian at UMB, her Russian activities are certainly not limited to school. While at UMass!Boston, she signed up for a
volunteer program to work with Russian immigrants, helping them to learn the English language while she in turn strengthens her own Russian. Diane
credits not only UMB, but the Boston area for being one of the better environments for learning Russian, if not for Boston, she strongly feels she might
never have had the opportunity to meet and speak with folks from the "old country."
While Diane in general likes going to UMass!Boston, and has found her membership in the Russian club a particularly enjoyable experience, she has
also found that all is not gold that glitters at UMB.
"Sometimes I get pissed off," she says with a slight degree of disgust, "at the people at the Registrar's office. Some of them are incompeter.t.
I, I Perhaps it's just they're too busy and harried. I've had some problems there such as getting things straight with my transcript, credits, and things like
I What else?
I "l've had some problems dealing with SAC jStudent Activities Committeej," she continues. "it's very difficult to take advantage of all they offer you,
I I in terms of club funds . . . because of the red tape. You just can't get what's coming to you all the time. jAt the time of this interview, SAC was still
I I operating. The new Student Senate had not yet begun to function.j
I "Speaking specifically about the Russian club, we've been trying to use our standard allocation for these past two years and it's been really hard,
when we want to ifor examplei rent movies that are specifically interesting to jour clubj, namely Russian movies, jwe have foundl we couldn't because
not many organizations will accept a purchase order." The difficulties involving purchase orders included being turned away from at least two Russian
, restaurants in the Boston area. To go to the restaurants at all meant raising the money on their own.
I A real problem that Diane sees as a serious one is a lack of participation on the part of the students in many school activities. She again points out
her Russian club experience as an example, where she has had some trouble motivating the members at times. She noted that at the beginning of the
I semester, many people said they would get involved in the club functions, but soon faded after the semester got well underway. lt is a problem that
nature of the school and student body. So many of the students at UMass have separate lives. They work full time land part timel and have families."
"What might help is if we had a fraternity or student union, a place where those UMB students who want to get involved can get together."
Being from Franklin, Diane never saw much of the big city lwhich is not to say she is a hick or somethingl before coming to UMass!Boston. Going to
I school in Boston, with all the people and traffic, called for a few adjustments on her part.
I "The biggest adjustment for me was learning how to deal with the Southeast Expressway," she says. "l've never been on such a crazy road in my
life. That was the biggest shock."
lt also took awhile for her to get used to so many people concentrated in one place. Just coming to UMB "broadened my horizons," Diane says
i thoughtfully. "lt exposed me to the city, to a large variety of people, and to the lmany opportunities in thej various career fields." Just going to college
I "makes you aware of more options, and helps you deal with many different kinds of situations," she says.
I Diane plans to get her Master's at UMass!Amherst and hopes to get her Ph.D. someday. She also plans to use her expertise in Russian to land a
position in the government, or possibly teach. Whichever the route she decides to go, she'lI be plenty busy.
Would she like to get married someday and have a family of her own?
I "Yes, definitely," she says. "ln fact, l'm engaged to Steve Theroux Ia UMass!Amherst studentjf'
I Naturally, she wants to retain her career while she is married. Her fiance is a career oriented person as well, and Diane feels that since both parties
' want to work, understanding is important. "We've talked about it," she says. "We'll have to make some compromises, but Il'm surel it will be a good
I relationship . , . I look forward to marriage."
"A few years ago, I wasn't thinking about marriage at all. That was somewhere way off in the future, like when I turned thirty. But now I plan to be
I married in two years. That's because I realized that there isn't a lot of time. l'm only twenty-two, but time goes by quickly and before you know it,
I you're forty and settled down into your job."
It is unusual to hear someone as young as Diane D'Annello be concerned about time. But then knowing what you want out of life will do that, you
decide on a goal, then in creating a game plan, you discover how important time really is, and out of necessity start making the decisions that deter-
I mine the course of the rest of your life, because there may not be that much time to reach that goal. By getting involved in activities at UMass!Boston,
Diane found herself, something it seems she was not able to do at the other schools she attended. And if college, indeed UMass!Boston, means
I anything at all, it is that this is a place where one can find oneself, if the desire is there. It was, it still is, and always will be there for Diane D'Annello.
by lohn Pagliarulo
To get where she us today Eleanor Harrus, a twenty fuve year old Busuness major from Roxbury, has
overcome a great many obstacles Eleanor along wuth eleven brothers and sisters, was forced to
grow up un the Roxbury projects She had to quut hugh school at seventeen and go on welfare to feed
herself and her son ' I had to go on ut she says It got boring I love working . but I had to eat It
may be bad but some gurls had to do worse
But all that changed for Eleanor She went back to hugh school and passed her GED tests wuth no
duffuculty From there she entered Roxbury Communuty College and, with strong family support
eventually came to UMB She was able to get a job wuth the Defense Department s financual sectuon
although she left there recently to spend more tume with her son and her books to prepare for
graduation She presently works un the UMB Athletuc Department which according to Eleanor us
the most professional offuce l've seen here
Eleanor has come a long way but she stull has some diffucultues She often funds herself the only
black un class Thus makes her reluctant to ask questuons un classes or to seek help from other
students But wuth characterustuc determunatuon she overcame thus problem as well The system she
developed for herself to combat thus problem us to avoud suttung un the back of the classroom whuch
would put the enture class between her and the unstructor or even un the muddle where she would be
surrounded by cold undufferent faces Instead she suts un the front of the class turnung her back on
those faces and dealung face to face wuth the instructors
Even though Eleanor feels that the students here are not very unteractuve that they re competutuve
luttle cluques she dud meet her boyfriend Joseph here at UMB He us also a Business major and
they met un a Black Studues class They both really enjoy the Black Studues Department and fund uts
atmosphere more relaxed compared to the Business Department
The furst thung Eleanor plans to do after graduation us to take her son now nune down to
Dusneyworld But she doesn t see an MBA un the future She hopes to return to the Defense Depart
ment or maybe to the IRS She wants to get an udea of what s out there not just what s un these
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Susana Falcon, CMPS 85, was born in Boston and lived here until she was four years old. She spent the next fifteen
years of her life in Venezuela, including two years in law school. After deciding the legal world wasn't for her she moved
back to Boston and transfered to UMB after a brief stay at Boston University, and is now hot on the trail of her career
goals. Susana's married and her husband attends B.U., working hard at a degree in Computer Engineering. Her mother
now lives in Boston, too, but Susana still has relatives in Venezuela. Life down there is very different and Susana spoke
fondly of it, but has no definite plans to return there to live.
At present Susana is taking advantage of what she considers a golden opportunity - working full-time as a co-op stu-
dent for GTE Corporation, and taking night courses to fulfill her graduation requirements: "l'd like to get into sales in
computer equipment, get some experience here in Boston, and eventually move to sunny California."
Married, twenty-one years old, and a Marketing!Human resources concentrator, this Brighton resident might be con-
sidered your average U Mass student, and when you meet her you know she's going places and knows what roads to get
there on. She's forthright, intelligent, goal oriented, and determined to make a good life for herself and be successful.
Susana left B.U. after a brief stay in their Management school. Citing many flaws with the B.U. program and its faculty,
she opted for the "far better" CMPS: "At B.U. you feel like a number. The faculty was never around to talk with you,
never kept office hours and didn't seem to care about the students of the program. Here the faculty and staff are good.
From the very first day I found the people nice, and the faculty is always willing to put in that little extra time and effort for
As is the case with our commuter campus Susana found it difficult to develop an intricate social life on campus, but
made a few peer friendships along the way, and attended a few of SAC's notorious cookouts and parties. "Being a com-
muter on a commuter campus, developing a campus social life was almost impossible, but l made a few friends from
classes and the Marketing Club."
As a member of the Marketing Club, which is nationally affiliated, Susana held a brief term as Vice President of adver-
tising and promotion, and enjoyed the interaction with fellow marketing majors. With what's left of her time, Susana likes
to ballet dance and enjoys an occasional good book. "I don't have many hobbies. My life, between school, work and
marriage keeps me very busy and doesn't leave much spare time."
Susana's one camplaint about U Mass, other than an occasional bout with the registrar's office, is from her parking
experiences. "I take lots of night courses now, and I don't feel the parking garages are real safe. I told the security cap-
tain so. l'd also change the crazy fee system and make it a sticker system for students which seems to make much more
sense to me. It would be more efficient."
When asked if she'd recommend U Mass to interested friends, Susana had nothing but praise: "In a minute. It's a
good school, with great Management College and a caring faculty. Any U Mass student should be proud and aim high,
because we have workers and companies out there know that about us . . . We can easily compete with the Harvards
and the B.U.'s in the job market. I've found the U Mass reputation is carrying some real weight out there."
by lohn R MCCOfmlCk
Flussom Mesfun has had a profound effect on UMass!Boston
Born In ErItrea whIch IS on the horn of AfrIca Flussom came to Boston four years ago to pursue somethlng that IS of
great Importance to hIm an educatIon ln pursuIt of thIs educatIon Flussom declded to attend the UnIversIty of
Massachusetts at Boston
Now after four long and hard years he s on the verge of graduatlng DurIng hIs stay at UMass Russom has had to
make many adjustments and changes When he fIrst came to thIS country he was confronted by many problems The
major one was language
I had problems wrItIng papers It took me twIce as long to do a two page paper as It dId my classmates to do a fIve
page paper I wanted to know many thIngs but language stood In my way I dldn t even understand all the jokes on the
To combat hIS Inadequacy wIth our language Flussom began to read novels newspapers and magazlnes In an at
tempt to better comprehend our EnglIsh He read anythIng that would further hIS understandIng He also asked ques
tIons It dIdn t matter If It was a student or a professor Russom would ask If he was unsure of what was belng saud
Through these methods he was able to make great progress In a short DGFIOG
Other than the language Russom had some problems wIth our culture People Un Bostonl appear to be reserved
very lowkeyed I was able to dIscern a good amount of DFGIUGICS In many parts of the Clty IIke on the traIns and In the
work place It bothered me greatly Russom found thIS aspect of our country harder to adjust to but he fInally was able
to cut through the prejudIces of our SOCIETY I eventually made frIends who greatly helped me to adapt to thIs country
Many of those frIends were made at UMass!Boston
And I was also fasclnated by what the Clty had to offer such as the museums movIes hIghways and IIbrarIes He
has Selled the many opportunItIes that UMass has to offer ComIng from a poor and underdeveloped country can prob
ably be seen as the reason for thIS He found that QOIDQ to UMass can make a dIfference In your lIfe Perhaps the
greatest thIng about UMass IS the QUSIIIY of ltS professors I saw professors who gave a damn If I was educated or not
who asked my opInIon who supported me In my extracurrIcular actIvItIes and who befrIended me
It was wIth the help of the fIne UMass professors that Russom made great leaps and bounds In hIs understandIng of
our language and culture Russom also found that the students were wIIlIng to help The students here were not totally
obsessed wIth realIzIng the Amerlcan Dream I was able to work wIth dIfferent students of all ages backgrounds and
sexes They were curIous of my culture and background asked questrons about my country and answered QUESTIONS
about theIr countrIes They also supported me In my adjustments and stood wIth me In my effort to help ErItrea
Flussom s country of ErItrea suffers greatly from drought and famIne and Russom has made several efforts to raIse
relIef money for hIs homeland He has organIzed many events In an attempt to help FBISG funds The UMass!Boston com
mumty has helped Russom In some of hIs efforts SAC was receptIve to my Idea of havIng a save ErItrea concert at
school and supported It completely They spent S2 000 and theIr staff was effIcIent In preparIng the concert
WhIle receuvung an educatIon at UMass!Boston Ftussom has also trIed to educate those at UMass about ErItrea One
of my most Important achIevements here has to be my GOUCBTIDQ my classmates frIends and schoolmates about the
polItIcs and SOCIHI and economIcs of the thIrd world In partIcuIar AfrIca I contrIbuted regularly to the Mass MedIa In an
effort to communIcate my poInt of VIGW I felt It was Important for students to know and understand The Mass MedIa
was very receptIve and supported me In all my endeavors But besIdes the Mass MedIa The Boston Globe has
recognIzed Bussom s abIlIty to communIcate Many of hIs DIGCGS have appeared In the Globe Through a medIum such
as the Globe Flussom can reach a larger audIence In hIS efforts to make us all aware of other countrIes
Russom has also worked at channel seven as an Intern WhICh was set up by Carole BemIck All these GXDGFIGDCGS
have helped In shapIng Russom s abIlIty as a communlcator It has gotten to the poInt where several UMass professors
have used some of Flussom s artIcles as class dIscussIon
Although Russom has many words of praIse for UMB he also has hIS complalnts and sees some room for Im
provements I would have thIs school teach more courses on AfrIca and the Mlddle East Although there are some
courses offered on AfrIca there are no courses on the Mnddle East Students must show a greater sensItIvIty towards the
polItIcs and economIcs that shape the OUtSld6 world In partlcular the thIrd world Students should not be passlve
bystanders but aCtIVe and Involved In a varIety of ISSUGS and CYISGS whIch are threatenlng the peace and securIty of the
world They Istudentsl should work towards dIsmantIIng the apartheld system In South AfrIca dIvestIng the U S from
South AfrIca brIngIng a permanent solutIon to drought and famIne In AffIC8 a closer examInatIon of the natIonaI ques
tIon of ErItrea and the Independence of Namlbla
One way Russom DGIIGVGS to make students more Interested In the outsIde world IS by the studyIng of foreIgn
languages AmerIcans should try to become more Interested In foreIgn languages because It IS an Important way to
understand other peoples The school should encourage thIS and should QIVS some IDCGDYIVGS
Now that hIS four years are up Flussom Intends on goIng to graduate school He hopes to help hIS country further
through hIs wrItIngs
There are many people Flussom would lIke to thank He thanks the school students and faculty for QIVIDQ me the op
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by lohn R. McCormick
After only a few minutes of talking to Marie Steffen you come to the realization that she is a strong-willed, ambitious,
and talented young woman. Now after finishing four years at UMass!Boston, she is thoroughly prepared to achieve the
life long goals she has set.
Born in Luxemburg in 1961, she arrived in this country when she was only six years old. She now lives in Medford, and
:ommutes to UMass by the Marie, who is a GermanlAnthropology major, has had an active existence while at
UMass!Boston. Starting in her freshman year, she began a long affiliation with the Mass Media. During her first year, she
was on the newspaper as a feature writer.
UMass was not her first choice of colleges. She once contemplated going to B.U. She, of course, later decided against
it, because she had grown fond of UMass and its students.
While at the Mass Media, Marie has taken on many positions. She has almost run the gambit of editorial positions,
associate news editor, news editor, associate copy editor, and now in her senior year is firmly entrenched in the role of
copy editor. In each of these jobs, Marie has grown and matured so much so, that she is now also mentor for many of the
lt was not always that easy for Marie. During the spring of 1984, Marie took a leave of absence. During that time she
tutored and studied German. lt was during this period, that she realized her career aims. When she returned, it was with
a new vigor and assuredness.
Marie has always been a diverse individual. She enjoys writing, poetry, free-hand drawing, hiking, and travel. She in-
tends to spend time in Europe, after school is over. People also play a major part in Marie's life. Studying and the com-
pany of people have always been important factors in her life. She attributes the people at UMass as one of the reasons
she stayed. "I have learned as much outside the classroom as well as in the classroom." The students and faculty of
UMass have proven equally fascinating and diverse.
Marie started to find her place in this University after doubling her major to German!Anthropology. She has
discovered UMass to be an extremely fine academic University. "The professors have both supported and challenged
me, and have always been available and accessible."
She has attacked her German studies with such vigor and passion that she intends on carrying on as a German major
in graduate school. Starting next year, Marie will attend Cornell University for master's and then doctorate. Marie
hopes to combine the study of German with woman's studies. The combination of the two will help in the attaining of her
long range goals of becoming a professor and writer. Her time as a tutor showed her that she has a talent for teaching.
The time spent at the paper has shown an equally impressive talent as a writer. Being both talented and ambitious, she
decided not to choose between the two, but to do both. Diversity is Marie's middle name.
Although Marie has been satisfied with her stay at UMass, working on the newspaper has exposed Marie to its not-so-
nice side. UMass! Boston has several warts.
Marie sees some of the major problems in the administration, lack of student unity, and the board of regents and
trustees l"They don't have the best interests of the university at heart"j.
"These factors contribute to make UMass not as positive an experience as it might be. A student must make a real ef-
fort to get to know this university,," she says.
Marie also sees the campus itself as a problem. UMass is built on a dump and sometimes the shape of the university
reflects that fact. "lt's in despicable condition. Bricks are falling off the library. The administration is not only doing the
students and faculty, who work hard, a disservice, but are insulting themselves."
Marie believes many of the problems can be traced to the administration. "The administration needs to realize that
they are here to serve students and to develop the full potential of the University."
Despite the problems, Marie has come out of UMass much the better for it. This is because "not that it was all good, it
wasn't'but because it helped me grow as an individual." In the end one must believe it has helped her grow, and has suc-
ceeded in making her a stronger individual, she had to fight to get what she wanted. Marie Steffen is proof that UMass
can be a positive experience in spite of some warts.
by lohn Pagliarulo
Lori Maraglia, a twenty-two year old Brockton resident, has done something very few other UMB students
have done - she's one of the few people who has completed all of her classes in only four years. That's right,
she's earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology in only four years time. In addition
she's been working at Shaw's Supermarket in Brockton while attending UMB, and still manages to find time
to drive down to Florida during the spring breaks.
How did she accomplish all this? "lt's simple," says Lori. "l have no social life during the week. Friday and
Saturday nights are the only times I get to see my friends." Most of her friends don't attend college and try,
unknowingly, to tear Lori away from her rigorous school and work schedule to go out and have some fun. But
Lori's stuck with it. "All I have to do is open my mouth about my cottage on the Cape and people swarm
around me." Her Cape cottage is the main source of Lori's relaxation. "I just about live there from April to
Originally UMB wasn't Lori's first choice. She had earned three scholarships to Massasoit Community Col-
lege, but she found that the students there were to "cliqueish." They went to the same high school and now
they're all in the same college. So Lori decided to forsake Massasoit and make the long drives from Brockton
to Dorchester and come to UMB. "I like the variety of people here, though it's hard for people who live in the
far suburbs of Boston to learn their way around."
In addition to all of Lori's other activities, she's doing an internship with the Brockton Catholic Charities.
Part of her responsibilities there are with the Intake Program, where food and clothes are given out to the
needy. "For many of these people their welfare or food stamps have run out, and they just don't have any
food to put on the table." She also works with the Community Pre-School Program, helping mothers and
counseling the children. "You wouldn't think a child that age could have any problems," but according to
Lori, "Many do, they come from broken homes or are abused, or worse."
Lori's doing all she can for them now, but she hopes that after graduating from UMB she will be able to get
her Master's in Sociology and find a job in community services.
STEPHANIE MCDONOUGH by Mark larret Chavous
UMass!Boston was not the first college of choice for Stephanie McDonough of Braintree, Mass. While she had con-
sidered Boston College, Boston University, and Brandeis, she was apprehensive of UMB's "reputation" falthough she
did apply therel in comparison to the other schools. She had a sound record in high school, and she wanted to maintain
her high standard by going to a BC or a Brandeis.
Stephanie soon found out that reputations, sometimes, are little more than hype. She visited Brandeis and found she
didn't like it at all, the atmosphere wasn't to her liking plus the drive from Braintree to Waltham was way too long, even
without traffic. She applied to both BU and BC and was accepted, but found BU lacking in continuity with its widely
spread out buildings, BC was her college of preference but wasn't as impressed as she thought she would be.
One thing these private schools had in common was that they all had dormitories, and if Stephanie went to any one of
them, she might feel compelled to live in a dorm. The dorm life does not suit Stephanie one bit.
"I can't stand dorms," says Stephanie. "All those people running around, acting crazy. That never appealed to me . . .
I like living at home. l'm very close with my family."
Stephanie applied to UMass!Boston at the urging of her mother, just so she would have a third choice in addition to
BU and BC. She soon found that UMB's commuter campus concept fit in very well with her needs. The school itself is not
very far from Braintree, and yet the school is still close to the heart of Boston without being in the middle of it. When she
came to visit the school for the first time, the first thing that impressed her was the small size of the classes. "I think the
biggest advantage," she says, "of going to UMB is that the clases are smaller, where the professors can get to know the
students. Many introductory courses at the other schools are taught in huge lecture halls, where lgetting to know the
professorsl can't really happen."
When Stephanie first arrived at UMass!Boston she was a French major. That was due largely in part to the fact that
her mother is originally from France. Stephanie already speaks French fluently, but she felt it necessary to "get that
piece of paper" saying so in order to cut through red tape. She feels that trying to prove it otherwise would take a long
time. Having it on the degree makes sure everyone can see it.
After two years at UMB, Stephanie found that the world of Marketing really appealed to her. She soon switched to
UMB's College of Management with a major in Marketing. She still hung on to her French major, and she hopes to incor-
porate her fluency in French into her career.
Another thing about the College of Management that's pleasing to Stephanie is that more people, at least according
to her, fit into a more conservative style of thinking than most people who attend, say, the College of Arts and Sciences.
Which is just fine with Stephanie.
"l'm very conservative," she says.
While Stephanie supports President Ronald Reagan, she is very aware that the majority of students at UMass! Boston
do not, and that can make for some tense moments between her and other students. She recalls walking the halls and
being confronted by people she refers to as "radicals," who would come up to her and shout anti-Reagan rhetoric in her
face. When these "radicals" found they weren't getting anywhere with her, they would shout condescending remarks
about her political alliance. She often came away from these confrontations quite angry. "l'm not a close-minded con-
servative, but what l don't like is being put down because I don't share lliberals'l viewpoints . . . what l'm really saying is,
when l'm walking down the hall and when they fthe radicalsl have the tables out and they're screaming, ranting, and rav-
ing, that annoys me. They can have their fliers out and if I want to go read them, fine. But when they shove it in my face
and then rank on me because I don't want to read it, that really ticks me off."
Stephanie has activities outside of school which involve working with handicapped children, including Special Olym-
pics. She finds it both challenging and invigorating. "Most of the kids l work with," she explains, "are mentally retarded
or have Downs Syndrome."
Stephanie talked about their outlook on life.
"Their outlook," she begins, "is much narrower, they don't have the problems of what are they going to be when they
grow up, or careers, the pressures of what is going on in the world . . .fthese thingsl don't affect them because they have
no concept of it for the most part. Their world is a lot smaller."
"The kids are very sincere. You can see a lot of emotions ldespite the disabilityj with them, true feelings because with
them nothing is hidden. The problems they have come out and we try to deal with them. You learn a lot about yourself
and how to deal with kids lwho aren't disabledjf'
While Stephanie does not plan to pursue a career working with handicapped kids, she does want to keep a hand in it,
because she has grown close to some of the kids and has a deep concern for their well-being.
Stephanie would like to start her own business someday but hasn't ruled out working for a corporation or the govern-
ment. She feels the College of Management opened up her eyes for a career in Marketing. For this opportunity she is
very grateful to her parents, who have been very supportive of her through the years. Stephanie is thankful that they
have been there when she needed them and for being so understanding.
A final question was put to Stephanie about what scares her.
"Of not being successful," she says after thinking a bit. "That's very important to me. l've always had high aspirations,
even when l was a little kid. Whatever I do, I know I want to do it well."
Trevor Clement - by Linda Harris
Trevor Clement, a human services major, arrived in the United States in the early '70's from Bar-
bados with his wife and two children. Prior to coming to CPCS, Trevor was working in very menial
jobs, and found it very hard to keep up with the fast lifestyles here in the States. "I still haven't ad-
justed," he says, "tothe climate, those cold winter days, or to the bureaucracy in the United States. It
seems instead of helping, it hinders. As one of my sons is handicapped, I knew I needed more educa-
tion in the social services field to provide him with the services he needed so that he, too, could have
the benefits of a full life. I felt so helpless and frustrated because I couldn't help him with his educa-
Hearing about CPCS and its Human Services program through his church, Trevor made appoint-
ments with several CPCS faculty members who encouraged him to apply. He was accepted at CPCS in
1982. Being a Deacon in his church, Trevor saw a need for spiritual guidance for students at CPCS,
and started the Prayer Group, which brought unity among the students involved. He also saw a need
for students to help each other with their class assignments and began the Student Organized Support
Group, under RSO. Aggrevated by bureaucracy, he campaigned to be elected, as a student repre-
sentative, for the CPCS College Governance Board, where he was elected Co-Chair. Trevor has given
equal time to all members of the CPCS campus by being available to assist anyone who needed help.
His sense of humor made everyone feel at ease, and lifted anyone's spirit who was in need of cheering
Trevor took CPCS by storm when he saw that no one was honoring Black History Month. He ar-
ranged eight activities for the month of February to acknowledge the significance of Black History.
Trevor was able to do this with the help of his fellow students, who quickly shared his enthusiasm.
Trevor's philosophy in life is "help, not hinder, and life will be easier for you."
Dottie Stevens - b Linda Harris
Dottie Stevens, a Human Services major, and President of the CPCS Student Center, ARMS, was born and brought up in
East Boston. She attended the "Filton Sisters of Notre Dame Catholic High School," but ney,er completed the 9th grade.
Dottie says, "I was restless and a constant truant, because I was looking for a way out of my environment. My mother was
an AFDC recipient with five children, and the only way I could leave the house, in those days, was to get married, attend a
convent, or join the military." Dottie married at 16 and had her first child at 17, she then divorced and married again around
the age of 20. Dottie had four children when she divorced her second husband. When her youngest son went to school,
Dottie says, "I had nothing to do, but I had to do something with my life, but what?" With little education and no work ex-
perience or skills, Dottie found a counselor who helped her find volunteer work. In 1975 she moved to Dorchester, where
she volunteered at the Holy Spirit Church, as a recreational attendant, setting up bingo games for the elderly, and prepar-
ing food for their Meals on Wheels program, which provides meals for the elderly and handicapped who can't leave their
homes. Gaining confidence and experience, Dottie decided to volunteer at the Boston State Mental Hospital helping
deinstitutionalized patients adjust to non-institutional life styles by taking them shopping, and to restaurants. Dottie's
counselor informed her of a University "without walls," which is an unstructured college, flexible for women with children or
for people who work full-time. Dottie applied immediatelyg however, the prerequisite was to have a high school diploma. "I
took my GED, General Education Diploma, which took me two weeks to complete, and was accepted at CPCS in June of
While attending CPCS, Dottie was able to find other students who were AFDC recipients with children, and single heads
of their families. Dottie and several other students on AFDC, along with Human Services majors who were already working
in the Social Services field, started a "Self-Help Group" under a Recognized Student Organization iFtSOj. The group found
strength with each other and began seeking ways to help others gain experience through education to earn "Bread Win-
ner" wages, so that eventually they could come off the welfare roles. Threatened with the termination of their education
and welfare benefits under Governor Edward King's administration, the group created a radio documentary on "Workfare:
Anatomy of a Policy" which was aired on Boston's WBCN radio program. It received an overwhelming response of ap-
proval from many radio listeners. The group was encouraged to enter the "Alice" competition to compete for an award
established by the National Commission on Working Women of Washington, D.C. The Award is named after the character
"Alice," portrayed by actress Linda Lavin, a single parent who works in a diner for minimum wages. This was the first time
a non-professional group won the award!
Dottie plans to stay on at CPCS to get her masters. "Don't be afraid to move ahead," she says. "l've come a long way,
and I don't intend to stop now, nor look back."
Photos by Mark Jarret Chavous
of Public and
F, 1' Community
The College of Public and Community
Service, lCPCSl is part of the UMB com-
munity and is located at 100 Arlington
Street, Boston, Massachusetts, among
the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel, ex-
quisite restaurants, and the commercially
expanded downtown area. The College
was established, in 1965 to offer a college
education for urban class people who
work full-time, have been out of school for
a period of years, commute, seek job pro-
motions or career changes.
Reporting: Linda Harris
Unlike traditional colleges
that focus primarily on grades
and attendance to determine a
student's ability, the CPCS
college program focuses on
written papers, oral presenta-
tions, or tapes tailored to a
course that should reflect
near-graduate level expecta-
tions to determine a student's
competence. The Curriculum
offers courses for Liberal Arts
majors, Legal Education Serv-
ices, Human Services, Com-
munity Planning, Gerontology,
Criminal Justice!Public Safety
and Field Education. The
CPCS competency-based pro-
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Bob James and Brenda Gardner "Someone in there is cracking down on overdue charges and applying administrative sanctions. "
Criminal JusticelPubIic Safety
The Criminal Justice Program provides current and
future professionals with a broad range of skills needed in
the criminal justice field. Courses are related to various
law enforcement agencies as well as jobs in courts, parole
offices, and prison administrations. It provides core
background in the administrative processes and the
theoretical for criminal law and procedures.
- Linda Harris
Center Director Atty. Herman Hemingway stands next to a security guard ar
CPCS. Hemingway: "No kidding, this is serious business." Guard: "Who are you
fooling Herman, what cocktail party are you late for?"
Awareness Support Services
CPCS Student Linda Harrington
Health Services, with Nurse Florence Perry and Secretary Diane ll
Amoroso. Florence and Diane always welcome students and they make it
them feel comfortable and important.
Presented in early April, by Linda Harrington, Law Center major, and newly elected Student
Senator, as her Action Project.
The "Alcohol Awareness" seminar was an all day affair. Guest speakers addressed the CPCS cam-
pus community about the perils of alcohol, followed by workshops to answer questions that involved
alcohol related problems and issues of families, children of adult alcoholics, problems minorities have
with alcohol, and how to contact Alanon groups to seek help.
The CPCS Law Center has an Internship
program with the Community Advocates
Law Office, tCALOt, which provides legal
services for indigent clients. Law Center
students work for 15 hours a week in the
field of advocacy, and 10 hours per week
in mediation, under the supervision of Law
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Many people believe that Black History month is
just for blacks, but it is really everyone's history.
Blacks have contributed widely to the growth of this
country in areas such as agriculture, literature,
science, medicine, engineering, sports, and music.
Blacks have fought and died for their freedom and
the freedom of others in this country and yet, blacks
have been mostly overlooked or ignored in this coun-
try's history books. Unrecognized for the contribu-
tions many take for granted, this nation's black com-
munity must still fight and struggle just for basic
needs such as employment, education, food, and
housing. Black History is everyone's historyg Black
History is for setting the record straight.
- Linda H8l'I'lS
Dean James Jennings opens ceremonies on Black
History Month at CPCS with a speech entitled "Black
History is Everybody 's History." Black History Month
was the first in the college's history and was spon-
sored bythe Student Organization Support Group.
2 Speaker Mauricio Gaston gives some insight into
Q? the Latino experience during Black History Month
festivities at CPCS.
Those Who Came
Learned Not Just
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Entering CPCS students are required to take Assessment. The Assessment Program
introduces students to the competency-based system, and its main goal is to explain
how competency-based education works at CPCS, and at other schools, as a way to
evaluate what you actually learn, not what somewone has tried to teach you. lt's not
enough to say you can interviewg it doesn't matter if you took a class, or read a book
about interviewing, a system of competency-based education gives credit for what you
actually know and can do, which is why students must prove they are competent by
demonstrating what they can do in a particular subject. CPCS recognizes the need for a
good academic record, some courses look very "traditional" but that's how the college
provides creditability to and for its students.
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the lack of "elevator etiquette." While there are no set '
standards as to how to behave in an elevator, elevators l
have a tendency to mold a person's behavior to its
standards of etiquette. Normally, people waiting for
elevators stand quietlyg there are signs of moderate impatience, such as the subtle tapping of feet, twiddling thumbs, heavy
sighs, and eyes that express annoyance. Usually, one or two people will push the button to go up or down, and will enter the
elevator by single file or women first. Once everyone is in the elevator, they will push their desired floor number and choose
a comfortable spot to stand. People stand quietly, eyes forward, hands are usually tucked in pockets, arms folded, or left
hanging closely by their sides.
Since there are no windows in an elevator, people tend to look at the floor, or up, to watch their designated floors light up
on the elevator panel. There is no smoking, eating, drinking, of any kind, loud laughter or talking, slight muttering is
acceptable - somehow talking interferes with the concentrated efforts of watching the designated floors light up - when
people get on, or off the elevator, they will mumble politely, "excuse me." If a person is not part of the original group, upon
entering, they are usually looked at by others with examining eyes that question who this person is, or subject them to men-
tal comments about their clothing. If a newcomer is accepted by other elevator riders, they will slightly smile - but not too
much because one could lose their composure. If not accepted by the group, people will generally look down at the floor,
find another spot to stand, or clear their throat, as if something was caught in it. When a heavy person enters an elevator,
people will glance at the capacity sign that indicates the amount of weight the elevator will carry safely.
Elevator etiquette is mostly adhered to in the morning hours from 8-12. At lunch time, from 12-2, the etiquette is still
practiced but instead of mutter, there is moderate chatter - usually about the weather. Hands aren't in pockets, but on
hips, fixing the hair, or carrying packages, and eyes are roving mischievously. From the hours of 2-4, the morning elevator
manners are repeated. At 5 pm, it's all over! People aren't in groups anymore, regardless of who or when they entered the
elevator. A person's size doesn't count, talking is loud, and the "excuse me," is abrupt and indiscreet.
People entering the elevator will still find a safety spot to stand. However, they are generally packed in like sardines, and
if an over-sized person should get on, eyes still glance at the weight capacity sign. Occa-
sionally there will be someone with a cigarette, gum snappers - are popular, and loud
boisterous laughter and talking is music to the ears. When the elevator stops at its
designated floor, people will actually hold the doors open, so they can't close, while they
have a conversation with others in the hallways. Who said eating is not allowed in
elevators? There are some people who consume their lunch, while riding between floors,
"crunch, crunch, crunch." Last but not least is the person who will make the last minute
decision to take the elevator. ln doing so, they will make a flying leap to enter when the
doors are just about closed. Leaping is one of the specialties practiced under the invisi-
ble UMB elevator etiquette code, and many have found notoriety in practicing leaping,
the only set back is, they can't wear sleeveless clothing, because if the elevator doors
are faster than they are, they are surely going to get bruised.
Overall, people generally interact with elevators with social grace with a large amount
of etiquette, except at UMB. Elevator etiquette is comprised of no rules or standards. At
both campuses, CPCS and Harbor, it's five o'clock all day! lf you stand back and
observe, any person would be amused with the fun and frolic people seem to have with
the elevators. Waiting for elevators is like being involved in high anxiety. Subtle toe tap-
ping ls not practiced, people stamp their feet, twist and turn in circles, and pace up and
down the floors. Buttons aren't pushed, they are punched, or jabbed at with sharp in-
struments, such as pencils, pens, or the tips of umbrellas. No matter how many people
are waiting for an elevator, everyone who approaches it for use, takes a turn with batter-
ing the button. When the elevators finally arrive, people leaving them seem to take their
leisure, as if they actually enjoyed the ride, while others waiting have built up so much
anxiety that there is no waiting, or turn taking to enter, it's all for one and one for all!
Computer Science faculty
Photos by Pete
"Femi, did you program the elevators, they
seem to have a mind of their own. When
you push the button for your designated
floor, they usually don't stop, pass-by, or
get stuck." "No, I didn't have anything to
do with it, and if my students did, they are
going to receive a 'PROGRESS REPORT'
Pe All CPCS parties are usually held in the infamous room
222. This is the place where all students meet to relax and get
to know one another. Room 222 waits for its students at the
" beginning of the semester right through to the end. lf only
those walls could talk.
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Linda Harris was the first full-time Mass Media Reporter for the CPCS campus in the ten years CPCS has
been functioning. As always, the first is watched with criticism. "It took three months for people to realize why
I was asking questions and taking notes! Each week when I submitted a news article, I was excited that I made
my deadline, and anticipated seeing my news articles in print, giving someone recognition for something
they've done, whether it was good or bad. When one of my news articles didn't make print, I felt like crawling
in a hole and staying there until the next article was to be submitted - because the particular subjects inter-
viewed would scan through the paper seeking to find what I wrote about them - if it wasn't there, they'd
always say, "what happened to the story, how come they didn't print it?" "lt wasn't long before I toughened
up, and just said, perhaps you weren't interesting enough."
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The CPCS' College Governance is
comprised of faculty, staff, and student
representatives who are elected by their
peer groups. Members may serve for
three consecutive years or resign with
CERTIFICATE COUNCIL MEMBER: Student, Marjorie Skillman "Exhausted, but I held
the fort for students all year! "
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CPCS has had several women's centers over the past
I years, but this one has been able to achieve its goal in pro-
viding women with support.
"The women's center hopefully will be a place to "give up"
for a while, if that's what we want to dog hopefully, it will be a
place safe enough to feel sad, weak, and joyous, if that's
what we have to dog hopefully, the center will provide a place
for comfort for those who have been strong for too long and a
place to encourage those who are developing their strengths.
As women, we all struggle with recognizing and fulfilling
our own needs, while realizing our inter-dependence with
There is no place for prejudice in this struggle, or for racial,
sexual, or classist prejudice. We can all learn from one
another. Hopefully we can come to understand that there is
nothing to fear from our differences, because we all share the
common bond of being female. If we, as women, cannot trust
and accept one another, if we can't appreciate the struggles
that each of us endures, how can we ever expect a society
such as ours to take our concerns seriously?"
- The Women's Support Group
L-R: Irene Ryan, Jan Bassel lsittingl, Jan Lucas, Pat Foley.
Irene Ryan has been coordinating CPCS Student Activities lSACJ since
1980, and has had her share of "UPS AND DOWNS" with the over-turn of
students in government. Each year students run for elections to serve on
the student government, and each year Irene is confronted with different
personalities in leadership. Fortunately, for Irene, several students have
served for more than a year which makes Irene's job less hectic. Student
Activities is run by students for students. As the Coordinator, Irene is
responsible for helping student representatives set up budgets and adhere
to administrative procedures such as filling out purchase orders in a timely
manner for food, beverages and supplies for student events and pro-
grams. Irene, also, provides light refreshments and fresh coffee for
students going to or leaving classes, not to mention those who just might
be short on bucks. The Student Activity Office serves its function by pro-
viding students with a means to socialize with other students, and Irene
keeps it that way.
- Linda Harris
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"AGAINST ALL ODDS"
The UMB Trustees' position is an honorary one
that oversees the whole UMB student community
and is elected by the students to act as their
spokesperson to the Board of Trustees, other com-
munity organizations, and with elected officials of the
In the first election for the new Student Senate,
each college of the UMB community was given a
number of seats in which students elected would
represent that particular college. The distribution of
College of Arts and Sciences 20
College of Public and Community Service fCPCSl 6
College of Management 7
Institute for Learning and Teaching 2
School of Nursing 2
mmee mchard Ban Physical Education Program 2
and Student Trustee 1
There were three candidates running for the honorary position of Trustee. A firm believer in funding
worth-while student programsg three year SAC elected member, and Chairperson of SAC sub-
committee, Community Action, Richard Bell, a CPCS student, decided to run for the Student
Trustees' position, because he felt he was the best candidate for the position. Before the elections,
Richard was a strong advocate for the SAC student government to remain in tact. Richard says, "that
the new Student Senate would not allow all students the right to vote, and as it stands, all students
pay student activities fees, and the new student constitution says that only undergraduate students
are eligible to vote in student elections." This meant that students who pay student activity fees, such
as graduate students, evening, or special students, have no say as to how their money would be
spent. Bell, outraged by this, insisted, "lt isn't fair to make students pay for activities they aren't using
on a regular basis, because most of these students attend classes at night or on the weekends when
Student Activities are closed to them, and now they can't even vote!"
Well-known at the CPCS campus, Bell knew that he was assured one of the six seats allotted to
CPCS, however he needed to be in a position where he could be heard, because many pro-student
senate students, and Chancellor Corrigan were dead set on instituting the new Senate. Many CPCS
students felt that Bell couldn't do it, not being a student at the Harbor, how would students know who
he was. Realizing this, Bell campaigned heavily, day and night, at the Harbor. His campaign flyer read
"Dance with the Bears, and small barking dogs." CPCS students began to chuckle to themselves and
shake their heads, "no way is Dick Bell going to win, not with a flyer like that." Well, with a flyer like
that, and a strong will to win, it worked - meet the new UMB Student Trustee, RICHARD BELL!
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Unlike the Harbor Campus which has H 71
space for several cafeterias, vast
amounts of parking space, at least
students without cars think so, and
recreational facilities such as a pool,
gym, and pub, to name a few. CPCS is
small with very limited space for a
cafeteria, and recreational facilities.
Parking is a problem. Since many
students commute, there is always a need to park their cars. However, parking
spaces are few because of the competition they have with local merchants and their
customers. Some students can spend up to S15-30 dollars a ticket if they are found
in an illegal parking spot, or their meter time has run out. Classes usually last for an
hour. rather than pay S2-5 dollars for a legal parking space, or across town, students
will take a chance on the convenient meters just outside the college. The decision to
do this is "RlSKY BUSINESS." The meter maids in the area patrol often, some even
take their coffee breaks right in the CPCS cafeteria, while they write out their tickets
to fulfill their daily quota. Students not paying attention to the time limit on meters
are surely setting themselves up to be "ZAPPED" with a nice 9515-30 dollar ticket.
They got "ZAPPED."
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When the Cafeteria is full to its capacity, CPCS
students utilize the Park Plaza for lunch at the
famous Legal Seafoods or Evening Students
catching a bite to eat before class Group eating at
Legal Seafoods, "The lunch menu is inexpensive
and good." After a full day of classes students relax
at the Plaza's Captain's Lounge for a cocktail or
"This will hold us over until we get home."
Director, Barbara Buchanan
The Field Based Education Center allows students
to work and earn competencies through "Collective
Service Agreements." Agencies contract with CPCS
to enable community service workers to become
more aware of community needs and services. The
contract is built in the CPCS curriculum and is the
most flexible way of learning for the adult student.
CO-OPS and Internships are also offered for CPCS
students. CO-OPs provide students with hands on
experience knowledge in their particular field, and is
an excellent way for students to determine whether
they wish to pursue their intended career. Internships
are paid positions, they too offer students with hands
on experience. The difference in these three alter-
natives in receiving course credit is, Field education
and CO-OPs are usually paid positions, while intern-
ships are purely voluntary.
Michele Foster, Fleadinglwriting
"As a child, people would say that I
should be a teacher because I was a
'natural' This angered me because I
wanted to 'fancy' myself as a doctor
or lawyer. However, destiny pre-
vailed, and I have been teaching for
sixteen years, at all grade levels. My
students always comment on my
dramatic behavior in teaching. I
believe this stems from being in-
volved, at the age of three, in sum-
mer stock theater groups. My family
feels that I like to teach because it's
like being on stage, to perform, and
that I am a frustrated actress - a
ham. They may have a point. The
best way to summarize why I like to
teach is that I'm a 'perennial' stu-
dent, I enjoy learning, and getting
others 'hooked' on it. I prefer
teaching above all else, because I
love, and thrive on it!"
"Are you sure
we're allowed to
in this class?"
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X The general Center is one of the hardest academic
, centers CPCS students encounter. While most
centers require students to submit twelve or fourteen
competencies, the general center requires twenty
competencies in subjects of history, sociology,
economics, and language, among many, to enable
gf students to think critically and apply ideas and
methods of academic disciplines. The General
Center is an introduction to advanced levels of
Liberal Arts work. Faculty member, Nancy Hoffman
says, "The General Center faculty teach a wide range
of courses, and it's like teaching the world of history,
and theoretical disciplines in one or two semesters."
As the world is constantly changing, so does the
General Center curriculum, in order to keep up with
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The Gerontology Program
written by John Pogliarulo
In 1980, as a result of their examination of a study on the impact of increased fuel
costs on the elderly, the Massachusetts Legislature appropriated 22.5 million dollars for
fuel assistance, targeted primarily for the elderly.
A study on the strengths and weaknesses of a home care agency demonstrated the
necessity for a statewide evaluation of the Massachusetts Home Care System, so that
case managers can more adequately serve the needs of their elderly clients.
Another study of 68 families who must care for aged relatives in their own home with
little or no public financial or social assistance was released at a press conference at
the state house, resulting in active debate on
providing adequate assistance at all levels to
What group is responsible for such studies
that have so powerful an impact that the men
on the "hill" have to stand up and take notice?
All of these triumphs are the result of class pro-
jects done by the students in UMass!Boston's
This five year old CPCS program, in conjunc-
tion with the Archdiocese of Boston, is based
on the sixth floor of the Downtown campus.
Though they are seeking more minority
students, those enrolled in this program are a
diverse group. While the average age is sixty,
there are a few younger students involved.
Some are earning this certificate to go along
with their Bachelor's degreeg other students
have their Master's, but have decided to go
back for their certificate in this growing field.
Others only have GEDS, but want to get some
experience in the field to help out in their community. And that is the overriding theme
of this program - elderly students who want the proper training in geriatric care so
they can take it back to their neighborhood and share their knowledge with the less for-
tunate, frail elderly by providing more adequate peer support and counseling.
But the students don't only study peer support. The Gerontology Program offers
three main fields of study. One field is Human Services, with courses such as Life
Stages of the Elderly and Basic and Individual Intervention. ln the area of Community
Planning orientation, State and Federal Programs for the Elderly, and Community
Needs Analysis, are some of the courses offered. ln the third orientation, Law, courses
include the study of: Administrative Agencies, and the Legislative Structure, Power, and
Process. Most of these courses are highlighted by many guest lecturers.
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These classes not only offer opportunities to study theories, but a practical application
to elderly needs and concerns. The program is tailored for older students, who thought
they had long since finished school. The certificate can be earned in two or more
semesters, depending on how heavy a course load they desire. Classes meet all day
Wednesday or Thursday, to make it easier for those students who have difficulty travel-
ing. In addition, tutoring and counseling are readily available to these students, and the
program is free to those sixty years old or older.
What kind of work are the students responsible for? Some of them do one-to-one in-
ternships with frail elderly. The intern takes the person shopping, to the movies, or just for
a leisurely stroll. ln addition to being a "socializing homemaker," the intern will assist the
person with contacting the proper agencies thay may offer support or solutions to any dif-
ficulties the elderly person may have. Also, all students are required to do a group presen-
tation. At present, they're
fgsfworking on a Congregate
Meal Nutrition Conference,
covering such aspects in
nutrition as: Breaking Issues
in Research, New Program ln-
itiatives, and osteoporosis:
The Aging Women's Disease.
CPCS Dean, James Jennings with Frank J. Manning. Manning has been the
president and founder of the Legislative Council of Older Americans, and also
the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans. Manning helped write the
grant for the Gerontology Program at CPCS. This picture and the one on the op-
posite page were taken in the fall at the State House in Boston, where the
Gerontology Institute at UMass!Boston was officially established and recog-
nized by the Commonwealth. Standing next to Manning on the opposite page is
Governor Micheal Dukakis. - Mark Jarret Chavous
After completing the program, some students decide
to go on and get their Bachelor's degree. Some have
even gotten gubernatorial task force appointments.
Others have received fellowships from the Gerontology
Institute to study topics such as: Development of a train-
ing program for older women's surviving and thriving,
the social readjustment of older adults migrating to the
Boston area, after age fifty, from Caribbean countries,
and leadership training for minority and low income
senior citizens. But many return to their neighborhoods
to put their new skills to work.
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Center, was asked to teach in the
Gerontology Center because of the
growing number of students. As Dick
has mastered the competency
system to a diminutive science,
students not in the Gerontology pro-
gram, are at a loss. Dick was asked
to explain how he knows the system
so well. "Well, l know what students
want, " he said. "And I always take a
lot of stress off students and myself
by utilizing my sense of humor. My
evaluations aren 't any easier than
most faculty, it's just that students
can relax and laugh about what they
need to do."
- Linda Harris
Disabled Student Center
L. to Fi.: Bill Pollard, Flegina Hickey, Linda Whittaker, Jody Evans, Director Andrea
"New students to the University are always surprised by the number of disabled students around the campus," says An-
drea Schein, Director of the Disabled Student Center. Indeed the Harbor Campus is attractive to disabled students
because of the wide range of support services that the Center provides, and the excellent barrier-free design of the
buildings and grounds.
When the Harbor Campus was built in the early 1970's, special attention was paid to making it fully accessible, from the
extra wide doorways and handicapped bathrooms on each floor, to the braille marked elevators. For students with
disabilities, UMB is one of the best laid-out universities in the country. And at CPCS, and their satellite Disabled Student
Center, their Campus is also very accessible and well staffed.
Since the Center started up in 1971 its goals have been focused around reducing the competitive disadvantages in an
educational setting due to disabililtiesg increasing personal independence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills through
peer support and individual counselling, bringing an awareness of civil and human rights to people with disabilities on
issues and organizations that appear to control their livesg and to coordinate efforts to comply with affirmative action and
equal opportunity laws and programs.
As the Center has grown over the years their support services have also grown with the additions of sign language inter-
preters, readers, personal care assistance, a Kurzweil Reading Machine, computer terminals with outputs in braille and
speech, and Braillewriters, to name a few.
New this year to the Center was the hiring of a full-time sign language interpreter for deaf students in the classroom, and
a full-time learning disabilities coordinator working out of the new Access Program. At the Clark Athletics Center a new
part-time adaptive sports and recreation coordinator is available to help disabled students make better use of, and get
more involved with, the Nautilis equipment, the swimming pool, the sailing program and other sports.
The Clark Center is also the home of the Boston Mustangs, a local wheelchair basketball team affiliated with the National
Wheelchair Basketball Association. This year The Mustangs finished second out of twenty-one teams at the International
Invitational Tournament. This is the Mustang's sixth season and they finished with a 13-0 record and the regional title.
The Disabled Student Center has profited from the caring of its staff and students to form a close social atmosphere,
which for many UMB students groups can be elusive.
- Peter J. Gawle
On a Rainy Night
you like to hear the rain
on the roof of my car
tapping for a way in --
drops rolling across
that soon fogs
from a single breath.
- Stephen Sadowski
There she stood with skeletal arms.
Forging the moon between her branches.
I guess I could have done the same
but youthful foolishness had left me senile.
Winter's ice had shattered her branches.
Now she glitters in the cold.
I was tempted to draw closer to her,
but I was never brought up
to squint at a MapIe's undressing.
Her leaves have fallen like stars,
a dancing confetti in a New England twilight.
There are no devious daffodils
to honor her frozen roots.
The old men who sat under her limbs
to smoke and engage in raving gossip
caught reflections from her self-basking leaves.
They sought refuge behind frosted windows
and electric blankets.
Who then am l to carve into the wooden gargoyles
that lay imprisoned within her body.
Perhaps I should be satisfied
just to recline in her dark and scattered shadow.
T. J. Anderson
UMB Loses ECAC Final to
Trinity College, 68-50
The celebrating began just a little over a week ago after the
UMassfBoston menis basketball team overcame a variety of
obstacles, including horrific officiating, to defeat Tufts on the
road, 82-80, in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Division Ill
playoffs. The celebration reached a fevered pitch last Wednesday
evening when the Beacons returned to the Clark Center to fast-
break and slam dunk the Wesleyan Cardinals into extinction in
the semifinals L75-61. but it wasn't that closej before the largest
home crowd of the year tapproximately 500 UMB partisans at-
tendedj. But last Saturday evening in Hartford the celebration
came to an abrupt and neurasthenic end as the cocky Bantams of
Trinity College strutted their way to a 68-50 victory over
UMassfBoston in the ECAC championship game.
After watching his team lose by 18 points in a championship
game, one might have justifiably expected Beacons Coach Charlie
Titus to lean on some convenient excuses for his team's demise
tinexperience. a let-down after two high-pitched victoriesj and to
smilingly accept the usual season-ending platitudes from various
well-meaning sources. But after the game Coach Titus was in a
foul mood and refused to flash a Polaroid One Step wait-until-
next-year smile. He felt the Beacons could have won the game but
for some shabby officiating.
"Unbelievable," said the coach with disgust. "Look at the stat
sheet. They went to the line 34 times to our 8 - that's the story of
the game. Don't get me wrong: l'm not trying to take anything
away from Trinity. They played an excellent game. They denied
us our inside game and kept us from establishing our tempo.
What upsets me is not that we got called for so many fouls but
that Trinity got called for so few. Look at that second half stat -
they went to the line 25 times to our 61 that's ridiculous. This was
a championship game. There's no excuse for it."
Coach Titus was also upset because one of the referees said to
Beacons captain Joe Smoot, "Don't talk to me," when he ques-
tioned one of the refs calls. "lt's one of his jobs as captain of the
team to question the referee about a call," fumed Titus.
Titus' harping on the quality of the officiating, after his team
was apparently blown out of a championship game, is sure to be
construed as a sour gripe by some people. However, anyone with
an eye for balance in this out-of-whack world could hardly help
noticing a certain blindness the referees had for a varity of
sometimes-blatant Trinity fouls. During one stretch in the first
half, for instance, Trinity guard Mike Donovan pushed, shoved,
elbowed, and kneed four Beacons in a row while his team was set-
ting up an offensive play. Everyone in the building saw Donovan
commit this series of fouls - except the referees.
But poor officiating wasn't the only reason the Beacons lost this
one, though it certainly helped by disrupting the flow of U
fast break game.
Photos by Mark Jarrel C'havous
Though concurring whole-heartedly with his coach's assess-
ment of the officiating, Beacon forward Jim Bennett also
pointed out that his team "didn't work the ball that well. We
seemed to lack confidence."
Quite simply, the Beacons looked flat, especially in the first
half. After taking an early 7-3 lead, the Beacons went on a six-
minute scoring skid that saw them miss an assortment of wide
open jump shots and easy lay-ups. When Dan Doherty Q8
points in the gamel finally put an end to the drought with a
running one-hander in the lane, the Beacons found themselves
behind 19-9 and would never get any closer in the game.
The frontcourt trio of Doherty, Jim Davis U0 pointsl, and
Anthony Tippett Q15 pointsl worked hard on the offensive
boards but came up empty time after time. The Beacons also
looked sluggish on defense - both zone and man to man --
allowing Trinity to score about a dozen easy backdoor baskets.
Several time the Beacons could have reversed the momentum
after great defensive plays ttwo Davis blocks come immediate-
ly to mindl but instead, they threw the ball away in transition.
The Beacons also shot a dismal 33? from the field in the first
halftl0 of 305. And
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abou! the huge tif.W.'I't'f7llIIt'l' injoulx ualllmljor Ihv
Iwo Ieanix. 'lrinity welll ro rhejoul line 34 Iinres
lo L'Mz1.t'.tfBo.t'Ior1 's 9. .41 right, ,llI'I'I1l'fVl',.Y Jon
A1Utll'htlll.Yt' goes up jor u .xhol uguiml b't'ut'ol1.x'
writer Dan Dohcrlli' frfffl. illfllllllfil' .thou proved Io
he u rurv ,sight .fftlfllllllfl in Ihe ,wcond half of the
gameq II .vwrrlvd Ihel' were more irzlerexled in
playing .LfllI7lt'.S wilh lflt' clock than fllllllllllg
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when they looked up at the clock at halftime, they were down
by thirteen points Q22-355,
Given the comfortable rnargin, the Bantams of Trinity Col-
lege decided to play chicken poop hoop in the second half.
After the Beacons opened the half by turning the ball over,
which resulted in a Trinity 3-point play, the Bantams decided
to hatch a victory by sitting on their lead. They ran very large
chunks of time off the clock, weaving and passing, breaking the
monotony only long enough to score an easy backdoor basket or
be cordially invited by the referees to party at the foul line.
Trinity went to the foul line 25 times in the second half to
Frankly, there's not much more to report. Between the Trini-
ty stall and full-court Beacon pressure that produced little
more than over-zealous whistle-blowing by the referees, the
Beacons never got a chance to explode on offense tas they wont
to doj and, as a result, fell irrcdeemably behind as the game
would down. And so, Trinity is the ECAC Division lll cham-
pion for the second year in a row. The Beacons will try again
flint rrporl hi .lolm Him Amy fmt! onynmlli ilfvfuulnal in Ihr' ,f If W 1tim'i:!ll1t'M3SS Media f Ed!
Hord to Believe
JOHN MCCORMICK of The Beocon, Network Mog. ond
The Moss Medio, octuolly turned in on orticle on tirne
ond with few grorhmoticol errors.
THE BOARD OF REGENTS.
JUST ABOUT EVERY MASS MEDIA EDITORIAL
THE UMASSIBOSTON ART DEPARTMENT ot CAS.
THE OFFICIATING ot the UMB Trinity College Division 3
Bosketboll Chonwpionship gome.
THE 19841 UMASSIBOSTON YEARBOOK.
THE CHECK is in the moil.
THAT YOU'RE FINALLY OUT OF UMB.
The UMoss police stopped someone for o broken toil
light ond Qove the motorist o worning insteod of o
The UMoss Footboll Club Teorn won o gorhe in 19841.
40 Continued on pg. 196
The infomous purple corpet in front of the O20 theotre
wos torn owoy ond reploced by o GRAY one.
When o light burned out in Wheotly Holl ond o phone
coll wos mode to Physicol Plont, severol workers rushed
over ot o n'ton'tent's notice ond chonged the bulb quick-
ly ond without o breok.
When on elevotor got stuck between floors, o security
guord immediotely onswered the distress bell, with help
coming from the UMB police.
A UMB professor octuolly occepted the excuse "Sorry, I
oversleptf' when o student wos lore to closs.
One of the Depts. ot CAS octuolly gove thoughtful con-
siderotion to its teocher evoluotion forms filled out by
students who ottended their closses.
During the week of Feb. 15, the Info office soid "No
comment" or "l don't know" to everyone who coiled
The odnttinistrotion socked the Elennentory Educotion
progrotn when it found thot the title wos redundont.
Athletic Director Chotles Titus confirmed his reputotion
this yeor of being very helpful in storting new sports
progroms ond o devoted footboll fon.
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Ketfintiahill Maureen Connolly
Political sam-Q Mafkenng
University fi is 395
of Massachusetts Q gy
at Boston W,, ,5'
Look at this next section as sort of a Hall of
Fame. Honored men and women who were
able to make it through the obstacle course
that is Ulv1ass!Boston. Do you see any battle
scars? lf you don't, believe it, they are there.
The scars are in the mind and heart, and for
some, they will take a long time to heal.
The healing process took a giant leap for-
ward at commencementg where the same
people who appear in this section, who once
roamed the halls with scowls and pained ex-
pressions on their faces, approached the plat-
form in the plaza with mile-wide grins. Wow!
Talk about happy. What's that? Do I detect a
note of skepticism in thine eyes? Well, just
take a look at the photos taken at the com-
mencement spread throughout this section,
cap-and-gown-breath. The portraits are by
Craig Newton,the commencement photos by
Rudy Winston, both of Dodge-Murphy
Studios' - Mark Jarret Chavous
Walter J. Welsh Diane Williams Barbara Michaud
Political Science MGTfAccounIing
Elizabeth M. Feeny
Joseph Balbo Joseph Barrett Carolyn Bushfan
Management Management EnglishfTheatre Arts
Phillip Clark Peter D'ambrosio Tracey Dillon
Timothy Fistori Laurel Gordon Richard Hoffman
Criminal Justice Sociology Geographyfliarth
Kathy Hoiman James Kannally Stephen Louise Lasson
Economies Keiffer-Higgins Psyehology
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Yew Fye Loke Bernard A. Mayo
Vincent Mcintyre Kevin P. Monahan
Management Political Science
Ruth E. Nelson Paula Pope
Human S erviees
Catherine Shannon Thomas Vangel
Political S eienee
George M. Morrison
Nadeia M. Abeiard Mario J. Abramson
Nursing Black Studies
Julia M. Adkins Shahidah Ali
iv . Ny
Abdul Karim Alwan Patricia Alyward
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Ruth P. Adelstein Diane M. Ahern
English E conomics
Jose M. Alvarez Jean Alves
Amada E. Aburto Eva 0. Amaro
E c0n0nzic5fS panish
Ernest I. Ames Paul Ames Beth S. Appelbaum Archer Anderson
Sonia Archer Richard A. Ataaya Debra A. Avellar Ruth E. Avitia
Biology Eeonanzics Computer S cience Human Services'
F. Awoserajusegun Paul Ayala Janet Babbs Mary A. Bacon
History Human Services French
David A. Balch Anthony P. Barrasso Joseph T. Barrett Daniel Barry
History Marketing Marketing
Ashley Batista Leonardo N. Batista Portia Battle Lisa E. Beatman
French Mgt. Qflegal
Sharon S. Becker
Amy L. Berkovitz
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Katherine A. Belanger
Mary Liz Belmonte
Suzzette B. Bernard
Patricia Jo Bird
Maria A. Beltre
Cynthia G. Bernstein
Paul A. Bizinkauskas
Stephen T. Bergin
Muriel L. Berry
Denis A. Bonenfant Claudette B. Bookbinder
Law and Rel. SlllC1'I'6'.Y
Charles J. Breen
Lorraine M. Brennan
Claudette M. Bourque Frances Bourque
Domenic P. Bramante Jan A. Brassil
EL'UI10H1lCS Canznzunity Health
Dorothy K. Breslin Antoinette L. Brey
Lena S. Britto Thomas P. Broderick Cindy L. Broholm Regina L. Brooker
Conznzunity Planning l:'em1an11'c's lVllI'.S'I.Ilg Management
James G. Brown
C'I'I'l7lil1C11 J usliee
Doreen L. Butler
M ana gemenl
Christian C. Bryant
Moni A. Bryant Christine A. Burgio
E cononzics Nursing
James W. Cameron
Stephen C. Canley
Nancy B. Buschini Clare A. Byrne
S- Richard C Camiolo
. Deborah J. Campbell
Human Services Nursing
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Carmen C. Capeda Gwenn Carlsen -
Human Services Eylath
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Thomas F. Carlucci
Richard Carlson Jr.
Jeannine M. Casey Edward Cederquist
Jose Chajez Harriet N. Charley
Management Human Services
Gina Chella Janice Chiaretto
M anagemenz P011-flnflll St'l.t'lIL'L'
Stephanie A. Carney
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Eileen M. Centauro
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Deborah A. Chausse
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Management Biology Management
Richard J. Clifford Frank Coelho Marco Cohen Jaqueline Colangelo
Biology Political Science E cononzics Psychology
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Michelle Collins Letitid F. Collins Brenda L. Collins Jose A. Colon
Spanish Nursing Management Spanish
Susan Connell Louise Connolly Joan M. Connolly John C. Connolly
Management Management Psychology Management
Vigo M. Conte
Mae R. Cooper
Maureen J. Connolly Mary L. Connors Maryellen Connors
Management Human S erviees Nursing
Philip S. Cook Robert E. Coonan Sheila A. Cooney
Fire S eienee ECOIIOHUCS Biology
Robert J. Correia Mary E. Costa Janet B. Counitian
Management Nursing Nursing
John Craig Thomas Crements Timothy P. Crimmins
Angela J. Cristiani Frani Cross Jacqueline Crossen Colleen Crowley
Thealre Arm Biology Nursing
Victoria L. Crowley Myrna Cruz
Elizabeth Cuhane Peter Cuozzo
Human Services Management
Barbara E. Curry Michael K. Curtin
Jean M. Daesen Song Dai
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John Danckert Diane T. D'AnieIlo Grace M. Dawne Patrick Dawney
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Edward M. Deane Leonoldia Delacruz
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Patricia A. Del Rossi Iris G. Delvalle Lauren G. Depiero Carmen Deutschmann
Art Management Nursing Nursing
Ann Marie Diacono
Maureen B. Donohoe
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Valerie J. Ditranco Robert Digianni Tracey A.
Criminal Justice Sociology Psychol
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Bonnie M. Doherty Mary S. Domenicucci Barbara A. Doneghey
Susan Donoghue Frank Dutty John E. Duplin
Management Computer Science
Claudia J. Dupre Elizabeth M. Dwyer Earlene Eley
Management Management Sociology
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Taylor Eng Alejandro D. Escalada Ammon A. Eylath Walter M. Fabian
Music Economics Biology History
Diana Fahimian Susan J. Falcon Maria Farrah Joseph A. Feeney
Management Management Theatre Arts Earth Science
Lisa A. Ferzoco Ann-Marie Fico Maureen Finnell Andrea Fisher
Management Spanish Psychology
Paula M. Fitzpatrick Timothy Fistori Jacqueline Flittie Ann M. Flynn
Chemistry Criminal Justice Management
Peter J. Gawle
Brian P. Foley Gem Forde James F. Freeman
Management Management Management
Robert George Rogelio E. Gibb Stephen Gillan
Management Computer Science
James Gizzonio David B. Glascock Brian Glaser
Computer Science Political Science
Rosemarie Glaude William J. Glynn Pamella S. Goff William G. Good
Computer Science Nursing Management
Maryanne Goulart Sharon R. Grant Valerie Grasso
Psychology Management Management
Robert Griffin Sheila Griffin Gerald C. Guerriero
Economics Management English
Pedro V. Gutierrez Cora Haines Stiliani Halkiadakis
Biology Human Services Psychology
Lee Hamilton Susan Handel Ingrid Handrahan
Sociology H znnan Sciences
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David J. Hannabury
Angela D. Hannon Pamela Hardiman Robert Hardiman
Eleanor F. Harris Alison Harte Theresa Harte
M ana genzenr Ar! Psychology
Colleen Hennessy Sherryl-Ann Henry Allen Herrick
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Robert J. Hickey Zeke Hightower John M. Hilton
Robert S. Hines
Norma N. Holmes
Hsiao C. Chang
Rick Hoffman Cindy Hoisington Kathy C. Holman
Earth Sderzve Biology Elenzwzrary EdllCUIl.0l1
Robert Honan Carol Hoone Anne T. Howard
Psychology Earlh SL'I'6'I1C6'
Glenda Huff Bruce C. Hutchinson Stacey Isles
Judith Jackson Virginia Jackson Janine Jaquith
.S'oc1'0logy English Computer SC'I.6'l1C'6'
Bellnda Johnson Winfred C. Johnson
Mary Jones lnessa Kagauor
Paulette Jones Senesle M. Kabba
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Patrlcla Kahon 3 Hanna Karlin
" g Marianne Kasica DWG by My W"'S'0n John D. Kelleher
Erzglis I1 H islory
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Margaret Kelley Christopher Kelly Kathleen A. Kelly Janice Kennedy
M gl. Legal Institution ECUll0l7Il'C'S Management Erzglish
Roberta A. Kestell
R. Michael Kerrigan
John J. Kiely Ill Mary P. Kilroy
Sheila Kenny Jean Kerr
John E. Kinchla Paul J. Kizelewicz Anne J. Kouracles Charles A. Koutalidis
Management Biology Computer Science Computer Science
Anne S. Krasenbrink Christine E. Kuntz Russell F. Labreck Brian Lagerquist
German Chemistry Human Services Philosophy
Minh Huy Lam Gregory Lamb Deborah J. Landstrom Louise Lasson
Computer Science Management Management Psychology
Francine Laterza Guy Laurent Daina Laverty John Lee
English French Computer Science
Linda M. Lewis
Catherine A. Lockhead
Juan Jose Lopez
Johm E. Leger Barbara J. Lemineh Elaine J. Levasseur
Biology Computer SCl'f'IlC't'
Keith Lewis David Liduojie Ping Lee Liwu
Kabita Lombard Chris Longval Henry L. Lopez
Management Management Spanish
Nancy A. Louis Norman A. Lowe Donna Luongo
Psychology SUC'I'lll0gl' Management
Deborah A. Lynch
Richard G. Lyon Karen T. Lyons
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Dolores J. Mackenzie George R. Mackey Allan J. MacNeiI Michelle A. Maher
Youth Worker Managemenl Art English
Mildred M. Mallen
M ana gemenl
Wayne M. Malin Karen M. Maloof
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Jason Mao Lori M. Maraglia
llltlIlClL2t'Illl'I1f .Sociology Nursing
George E. Mandell
Carol A. Martin
Donna Martin-Barber Sara Martinez Tom Marty
Nursing Pxyeh 010 gy
Laurie Mastrangelo Linda Jay Massod Greg Mattie
Salvatore Mazzone John F. McCarthy John M. McCarthy
Economics M ana genzent
Kathy McCormack Grace McCormick Eileen McDermott
Rosemarie Jane B. McGoff
McGiIIiCUddy Human Services
Janine G. McLaren
Ingrid C. Mclntosh
Cindy L. McNifl Eric T. McNeeIey
Christine M. McGonagle
Mary E. McLaughlin
Betty A. Mead
John David McHugh
Gerald R. McMahon
Linda A. Mealey
Richard J. Medveskas Sonya Mellen Russom Mesfun Valerie Mine
Management Sociology Polit1'c'al Science Management
Steven A. Miller Heather H. Milliron Judith Mills
F. Mohamadi-Ariz Donna M. Molinari Erik Robert Moll
Biologl' Management Biology
Maria J. Morgado Earline Morris
Management Elementary Education Nursing
Ann B. Morrison
Ronald Moy Godwin Moyo Jon Mumford-Zisk
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Eileen C. Mone
Michelle L. Moore
Sandra M. Murphy Julianna Nagy Ellen Nally Lorraine M. Nee
Nursing Biology Computer Science
Susan Nerbonne Dolvin M. Nisbett Roberto Noguera Lambert Nwachukwu
Biology Political Science Earth Science
Joseph Nweke Jr. Onyemaechi Obiora Kerry A. O'Brien Bridget 0'Brien
Management Management Nursing Psychology
Karen Ochs Michelle O'ConneII Daniel J. O'Connor Joseph O'Connor
Nursing Management Economics Economics
Marjorie 0'Grady Comfort Okoli
Margaret 0'SulIivan Francis J. 0'SuIIivan
Political Science Nursing
James Page Nicholas A. Page
Economics Computer Science
Jennette Parnell Cheryl Parrino
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Patricia A. O'ReiIIy
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Stephen M. Perroni
Gina M. Pelland Cathy E. Penabad
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Miriam Pesella Ellen Peterson
Management Theatre Arts
Mirlam F. Phillips
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Jessa Piaia Alexandra Pickering
Physica! Education Biology
Deanna Platter Laura Podoloff
Annette Pollack John D. Pompeo Paula C. Pope Beth Porter
Management Physical E a'ucation Spanish
Keith Poulin Susan Poulin Daniel Power Alayne Prendergast
History Biology C'hemistry
Carol A. Presho Mollie M. Presser Lisa J. Primpas Cornelius Priolean
Ps ychology Computer Science M anagenzent
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Kathryn C. Proctor Patricia Purcell Kevin Queally Claire Rafferty
English Human Services Psychology
Daliah Rankin Argentina Ramirez Joseph Rathe Nancy Razzaboni
Hl.,S'fllf'1' Economics Management
Susan Reardon Ruthie Reese
fVllI'Sl'I1g Elementary Ed,
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Josephine Rehm Hattie Reid
Nzzrsirzg H unzan Services
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Daniel Reis Josephine Relm
Lisa Remington Grace Remy
Diane Richardson Leslie Richardson
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Theresa Rivera Margaret Roberts
Timothy Robinson Peter Roca
K, I I S
Eileen M. Roche Sarah Rochwarg
English Theatre Arts
Pamela Rodrigues Roberta Rogers
Nursing Legal Ed. Serv.
Jane A. Rose Charles Rossi
Biology Computer Science
Loretta Rudder Jeanne M. Ryer
Eldon Samuel Yvonne Sandiford
Patricia Rooney Vera Rosa
Keenneth W. Roycroft
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Economies and French
Carol Sansone Bruce Santamari
Nursing Computer Science
Gail Schober Laura K. Schmich Joseph Sefter
Nursing lir1gl1'.s'l1 Psyfh ol Og-1'
Grace Serrano Mark Shapiro Jean M. Shea
Nursing Management Political Scienfe
Daniel Sheehan Kevin Sheehan Rhoda Sherif
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Legal Ed. Serv.
Susan R. Slavinsky
James D. Smith
Lori Sly John D. Small
Theatre Arts Psychology
Hyun M. Song Taeminn Song
Malhemalieal Science Management
Marie Steffen Lisa Steriti
M arzagemenl German and Anthropology Sociology
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Florence A. Smith
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Allyn Stromsdorter Joyce Sullivan Karen M. Sullivan
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Nursing Management Mana gemenl M anagenzenr
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John Trifone Mike Triggs
Management E conomics
Pamela Tsakirgis John M. Tuden
Legal Ed. Serv. Political Science
Brian J. Turner Paula Twitchell
Management Elementary Ed.
Thecla C. Uchendu
Thomas J. Vangel
Karen Van Etten Vahid Varasteh Emmanuel Vedrine Jose Vega
Computer Science Biology ana' Chemistry Spanish
Lisa L. Vespa Lisa Visconti Deborah Walker Sherron Walter
Management Psychology Psychology Management
Callie M. Walters Thomas M. Wanders David B. Ward Thomas Waters
Larry Watts Michael Werner Betsy Weinberg Debra K. Weiss
Walter J. Welsh
Elizabeth Whall Nancy E. Wheeler
Patricia Whitteker Joanne Wilburn Tamara Wilcher
Political Science Community Planning Economics
Lisa E. Willis
Sheila Wilson Verno Wilson
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Nursing English Wormwood
Arlene Wolk Cindy Wong Karen Wong Yeak J. Wong
Human Services Art
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Mathematical Sciences Psychology Management
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Sociology Anthropology Political Science
Mohammed Zefzaf Paul J. Zelvis Linda Zenit
On Building Black and Jewish Coalitions ,
- By Janine McLaren
On Tuesday April 9, 1985 The Black Student Center, Hillel Club and
Student Activities Committee sponsored a three hour seminar on
building Black-Jewish Coalitions. Through a series of interaction ex-
ercises the participants learned how to identify racism and an-
tisemitism and how to work at ending the problems they cause. They
also explored the definitions they have of each other and how they
can best serve each other in the struggle to overcome the oppression
that these stereotypes cause.
Ami Eylath of Hillel, who helped plan the seminar, explained the im- li
portance of the groups working together. "Black people and Jewish l
people have a great deal in common," he says. "Both groups have li
experienced the same kind of oppression. We are both still con-
sidered second class citizens in many parts of the world. The purpose ll
of this seminar is to build on the things we have in common. lt has to l
do with making this attitude global. We're trying to achieve an
understanding of each other through social interaction. The problem l
is success. If it can succeed here, it can succeed in other places as .i
Joyce Duncan and Cherie Brown who also helped organize and facilitated the
seminar spoke about the meaning of having the seminar. "We're trying to come
together as two groups to fight against the kinds of stereotypes that hide who we
are from each other as well as others," says Duncan.
"We hope we can change some old attitudes that we have into strong alliances
built on understanding. Problems are created by people. If people don't want them
to exist, they won't," said Brown.
The first exercise was to separate into ethnic groups and to discuss the ways
that they identified each other. The Blacks were asked to say the first thing they
thought of when they thought of the word Jewish. Some of the most common
words were "money," "property," and "big noses." The Jewish group was asked
to do the same for blacks. Some of the most common words were "lazy," "big
feet" and "fear." These words are more accurately defined as stereotypes.
Stereotypes are mainly based on misunderstanding and misperceptions. For this
reason it is important to understand where they come from and how not to use
them when developing opinions of others.
After identifying these stereotypes they learned effective ways of stopping
themselves and others from using and spreading them. One way to stop
stereotypes in your presence is to make it clear that you will not allow demeaning
things said about others to be spoken in your presence. ln this way others will think
Since virtually all stereotypes have no basis in fact, or at the very most, are a most
gross exaggeration, stereotypes can be relatively easy to dispell. All it takes is a little effort on the part of all involved.
When these steps are taken by one another the two groups can build bridges which allow for understanding and com-
munication and eventually form a strong common bond.
about what they say before they say it.
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Photos by Sonia Perez and Janine McLaren
- by Janine McLaren
At various times throughout the year the University sponsors Career Days. The pur-
pose is to help the UMass!Boston students see what's available in the job market and
to allow potential employers a chance to see what can be expected of the graduating
classes. Although most of the students that attend these events are graduating seniors,
they can be extremely helpful to freshmen and sophomores as well. Career Expo's can
help you tailor your academic experience to suit the needs of a particular industry -
especially if you already have some career goals in mind. Even if you don't have specific
career goals in mind, these events can help you get a better idea of the types of courses
that potential employers might like graduates to have.
At a recent career day the key speaker gave some sound advice to his audience on
how to get started looking for jobs. The audience was composed of mainly seniors
although the speaker addressed his speech to all undergraduates. His advice went as
follows: 15. Don't start looking for a job in your senior year, start looking as a freshman.
2ji. Tailor your job experiences and your academic work so that you won't have to settle
for what you can get when you look for jobs. 35. Set goals and stick to them. Strive for
the things you want. The best way to monitor your progress is to see how far you get in
reaching them, and if one avenue doesn't work, try another. 4l. If you're really in-
terested in a particular field, get a summer job, internship, or volunteer your time to get
some experience in the field. This is the best way to get an idea of what the industry is
like. The fact that you gave up some of your personal time to investigate an interest will
be looked upon favorably. 5l. Have faith and believe in yourself. lf you don't believe in
yourself it will be extremely hard for anyone else to. 65. Be honest. lf you haven't done
well in school and you have a good reason for it explain it. Poor grades don't have to
work against you. And 83. Be determined. No one has ever gotten anywhere by giving
up. Never give up, especially easily.
When the opening address ended, the students were allowed to circulate among the
potential employers there. Although many companies are looking for graduates that
have studied more technical majors such as business and accounting, the speaker
made it very clear that there is a place for every major in the job market today, and if
you're determined, you'll find your spot.
Photos by Mark Jarret Chavous
Fl Whole of o Wotch
"Where are you going?" A Beacon staffer asked.
On a whale watch," I answered.
"The Biology Club sponsors a whale watch each year," I
said. "And all are welcome to come aboard and go look for
"Well, say hello to one for me, okay?"
Wise guy. I didn't know what to expect on this trip. I knew
we'd be going out a long way into the ocean, probably longer
than l've ever been. l can't swim and so that alone would
probably bother me more than any sea-sickness.
We left the dock next to the New England Aquarium at
about 10:40 am. While we were under way,the Aquarium staff
aboard the boat gave a small lecture about whales.
Everything from a piece of bone to a piece of a whale's hide
were shown and explained to those aboard. While the small
details such as whale hair, toughness of skin, bone structure,
and relative whale size were interesting, the crowd aboard
was anxious with anticipation in hopes of just catching a
glimpse of nature's largest mammal, and the lecture was
given mostly polite attention.
The fog that was thick when we left the dock at New
England Aquarium only grew thicker as we travelled further
and further out to sea. lt got to the point where we were lucky
to see 40 or 50 yards in front of us. Meanwhile, various peo-
ple were at various levels of queasiness in various parts of the
boat. It was rough going for some for a while, but when the
first whale was spotted in the misty distance, they all seemed
to take on a new life.
The whales didn't seem to be in a performing mood this
day. According to the crew, on past
watches, whales have been known to
leap higher out of the water and
some even come quite close to the
boat. But these whales seemed
almost oblivious to our presence.
They surfaced and submerged at
their leisure, while Seagulls watched
and followed their every move. For
those who had never seen real
whales before, it was an exciting ex-
perience. As rows of feet scampered
around the deck of the ship, jockey-
ing for position to get the best view
of the whales, mouths gaped, fingers
pointed, and shutters clicked. The
feeling each one had upon seeing
these great mammals had to be
Photos by Mark Jarret Chavous
Whales aren't as quick or as agile
as their cousins, the dolphins. The
reason for this is their greater size,
naturally. But whales have a grace
and an integrity all their own that
everyone on board seemed to be
able to appreciate.
Does that sound patronizing?
Perhaps it does. If whales could com-
municate with humans, such a com-
ment might draw a legitimate com-
plaint from them. It has been
theorized that whales can com-
municate with each other. lf that's
true, then they know that many of
their brothers and sisters are being
slaughtered around the world by
these same kind of weird looking
folks who came out just to stare and
gape at them on whale watches like
this one. The whales probably are
frustrated that people don't take
their individuality for granted, as
humans do theirs.
Nonetheless, in looking at whales,
one could not help but feel sensa-
tions of beauty, the wild, awe, and
mystery, all at the same time. The dif-
ference between seeing animals at
the New England Aquarium and
animals such as whales out at sea is
that at the aquarium, we're pro-
tected. There is something thick and
hard between us and the watery
creatures inside. There are those
fish, swimming around in a thirty foot
high tank, in circle after circle. We're
on the other side of the five inch thick
glass looking in.
At sea we didn't have glass
separating us from the wildlife we
saw before us. We had no concrete
walls protecting us from the
elements. We were totally out in the
open and exposed, the boundaries
being only as far as the eye could
see. With all that water around us
with no land in sight, there was an
unmistakable feeling of the unknown.
Gee, are all these big animals going
to attack the boat?
That fear soon faded once we saw
the whales. Actually, we rarely saw
more than a tail fin and a small dorsal
fin. No whale got closer than forty or
fifty feet to the edge of the boat, but
that was plenty. For many, seeing
whales this close was better than
watching a Jacques Cousteau
festival. The thrill was in observing
the whales in their own environment.
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One aspect of the whale watch that probably wasn't as
prevalent in people's minds as the whales was the socializ-
ing between the many folks who came on the trip. While
some people knew each other, others clearly did not. But
there was spirit of ease among those who did come,
everyone got along quite well and there was little doubt
that some people made some new friends. The advantage
of a trip such as a whale watch is that it focuses everyone's
mind in one direction. There is no real "conflict of in-
terest," to coin a term, which makes it real easy for a large
number of people to get along in such close quarters.
Photos by Mark Jarret Chavous
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The Biology Club has had tremen-
dous success with the whale watch.
Ed Loschi, a club member, says that
the response each year has been
very encouraging, including a couple
of sell-outs. The Biology Club ex-
pects to continue this spring tradition
in the years to come. Hopefully, trips
like this one will continue to enlighten
our attitudes toward whales and
wildlife in general. As science is
learning more about these largest of
mammals and the depths of their in-
telligence, it more incumbant upon
us to understand how valuable these
animals are to the sea environment.
For the key to living with other forms
of life begins with understanding.
- Mark Jarret Chavous
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Hord to Believe
All UMB students own dictionories.
The UMB footboll Club hos been scouted by the pro's
Femole students ot UMB thot hove long cloimed thot
certoin mole members of the Morxist study group
would not recognize o feminist if one bit them in the
nose were vindicoted this semester, when on enroged
suffrogette loceroted o communist's left nostril. Soid the
Communist "Whot the hell wos thot?" Both feminist ond
Morxist ore recovering nicely.
The History Deportment threw o beer blost ond
discovered thot they didn't like beer, but found it to be
relevent to troditionol Viking reseorch.
The Moth Deportment figured on o high count of mojors
this yeor, but found they ron out of fingers to count
The English Dept. offered o new course titled Neo-
Clossicol Writings from Fronk 's Sub-Terronion Butcher
Shop. lt wos overenrolled, with one student saying
"l've been a fan of Frank's work for year. lt's
something really meaty to sink your teeth into. He's
a out above the rest."
A UMoss student under 21 who con't stond PRINCE or
When osked obout tronsferring from UMoss! Boston to
UMoss! Amherst the UBM Admissions Office replied, "No
196 End of series
The biggest turnout for the film X video series wos when
they feotured the "Chuck Norris Retrospective" of
Clossicol Art films.
All the light bulbs were lit ond working in the O20 Mc-
Cormock cofeterio during Christmos vocotion.
An entire freshmon English closs, in disbelief from the in-
structor, octuolly got oll their popers in on time.
In the 84-85 school yeor the Acodemic Support Office
helped over seven students politely ond without
lt hos been reported thot room 34 of the Wheotly Holl
went Bo consecutive doys without coffee being spilled
on its rug.
The Copy Center in the Administrotion Bldg. is suing the
Copy Center in the McCormock Bldg, for duplicoting
their techniques, while the McCormock Copy Center is
suing the Wheotly Copy Center for copying their copies.
The Wheotly Copy Center is suing the Admin. Copy
Center "Becouse the other Copy Centers ore suing
There were three students in Wheotly Holl thot Bob
"Scoop" Corlson didn't opprooch with some hoir-
lf you think this is hord-to-believe woit until next yeor.
- Mork Jorret Chovous, Peter J. Gowle, ond o cross
section of UMB friends. With opologies to Dovid Lettermon.
"What wc lzrwv lzvrv is fnilzm' to con1n1u11icr1tU."
1? Truvr words have never been spoken, and can be applied to most
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5 situations from world tensions to the UMB social life. Wherever
criticisms can be applied - and tlzvy have lwwz about our school
they come from the amount of red tape and bureaucracy that is
woven into the tapestry that is UMass.
Fortunately for us the bad points tend to be forgotten and the good times remembered. Maybe
it's 1995 and you've just picked up this yearbook to refresh your mind before the tenth reunion, or
your fifteen year old son is poking through it with his sister laughing at the pictures of you, the
hairdos, the clothes, or the obvious fads. A yearbook is, after all, a time capsule, a cornerstone in
your bookcase through which you can pick-up and reminisce.
As we all go through out individual lives we will always have the bad times, the mortgage
payments, the personal losses or our own children's tuition to face. Surely there is to be sorrow if
there is to be good, chaos if there is to be order. The last four years, or more, that we've spent
working and sweating our way through UMB with the bad things and the good, has paid off.
There are those of you who will criticize this book for not giving enough mention to the bad
things about UMass and the world. We don't apologize for it.
Our mission as we've seen it has been to accurately define just what UMass is for your posterity.
The real value here comes from our communications and our interactions. The tapestry that is
UMass is one of all races, colors, and ages, poor as well as rich, all skill levels of accountants,
writers, biologists, the geriatric, the disabled and the veterans. Being a commuter campus, our
spotty social contacts have forced all these groups to meet and communicate and problem solve
together. You don't get to "Pick-Your-Clique" at UMass-Boston, and in terms of the real world we
all here at UMB will come out the better for it.
THE EYE OF THE EAGLE --A
My one real regret in this book is the lack of a sports sec tion. This isn't for lack of effort,
the athletic department had problems beyond their control this year. I really feel bad
about this, because Charles Titus has done a wonderful job this past year. The men's
basketball team had a great year thanks to his coaching, But it ended on a sour note in the Q? f 'T ',,
championship game against Trinity as the Beacons got the royal shaft twithout any
Vasalinel from the officials. tSee article by lohn Hawkins on pages 138- l39.j
The womens track team, coached by Sherman Hart, put UMB on the NCAA map this
year, and were featured in both the Boston Globe and Herald. These women are serious. X'
They came in Sth at a recent NCAA meet which included many big-name schools This
was a tremendous accomplishment. It would be patronizing to call these athletes and fine
women "over-achievers" because they are just plain, damn, incredibly good.
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the publishing of this book. All
the writers, photographers, and artists who helped make this book what it is. Special
thanks to Paul Delaney of Taylor Publishing for being so great to work with It didnt hurt 5
that you live so close to me either, To Ken Murphy, Lynne Curtis, and Sandie Knight of Q
Dodge-Murphy Studios for handling our photography so well, To Ralph and Dean Kahr, 3
for printing our UCAP pictures so quickly, To Charles Diggs of CPCS for keeping me in-
formedg To the Boston Globe Photo staff, for your inspiration.
Very special thanks to lim Wilson of the Globe Photo staff, for donating the Celtics pictures.
Extra special thanks to Cindy Orlowski, Editor-in-Chief of Index, the UMassfAmherst Yearbook. Thank you for your counsel and
sympathetic ear throughout the year.
I would like to express my undying gratitude to Peter I. Gawle and Linda Harris. To Peter for coming to The Beacon in February of
1985 and staying with me into the wee hours of the night to finish this thing. Thanks for being there when I needed you. And thanks
" ilto you too, Nancy, for letting him, and for being so patient with both of us. I guess my timing was perfect because just after this
book was finished, you both got married. Congratulations and best of luck.
Thanks to Linda for her Herculean effort in getting the CPCS material together, and for hanging in there with Pete and myself
under deadline pressure, Your wit and eccentric laugh certainly gave Pete a well needed boost, My determination to give CPCS the
coverage long overdue could not have been done without you.
I am in debt to these two people for taking enormous pressure off me and making The Beacon something our departing friends
can look forward to in the years to come. Pete is graduating this year, Linda and I hope to do the same next year.
Throughout the year, many people have come to me with hints or suggestions on how or what this yearbook should be, especial-
ly in the wake of controversy stirred over the 198-I yearbook, UMASS.f BOSTON 198-I. These suggestions have ranged from doing a
MPR" type of book, to a book just for seniors. Some will say this book does not go far enough, either positively or negatively. This
was not our mission. My objective as Editor-in-Chief was to dig into the soul of UMassfBoston, so that those who look at this book
in the years to come can say, "This is how it was to go to UMBY' To do that meant reaching a high level of journalistic excellence
while still maintaining a yearbook perspective. To a large degree I think we have accomplished this. Save those rah-rah and hang'em
high concepts for other schools who like living in fantasy, at The Beacon, we were only interested in the truth. A yearbook is for
everybody who wants one, therefore, our responsibility is to all who attend here.
While there are still a great many problems at this school that need work, and hopefully we have touched on those in this book,
there are a great many things to be proud of. We can hold our heads high. Hopefully you are a stronger person just by coming here.
As you continue to grow into a career and family, remember your experience at UMass .lfft Boston, be it good or bad. Like it or not, it
has been a part of your development. And that Beacon of light will shine forever.
And so it goes.
- Mark larret Cha vous
THE BEA CON
The Beacon Staff 198
MARK IARRET CHAVOUS
PETER lOl-IN C-AVVLE
Executive Editor tat CPCSJ
Senior Feature Editor
lohm McCormick, lanine McLaren
Editor At Large
Robert Carlson, David Cummings,
Meakin Armstrong, lohn Hawkins,
Alice Sunderland, Marie Steffen
Stelios Deliadakis, Kevin Maloof, Linda Massod,
Wayne Miller, Margot Fitzgerald, Elliot Spieler,
Diane D'Annello, Phillip A. Clark, Dean Rizzo,
Francesco Tevesian, Stephen Coronella,
T. l. Anderson, Stephen Sadovvski
Suzanne Peyser, Sharon Stephens, Kathy Butler,
lanine McLaren, Deana O'Sullivan, Sonia Perez,
Peter l. Gawle, Mark larret Chavous, Craig Newton and
Rudy Winston lDodge Murphy Studiosl
Aris Stamatiou, lohn Amara, Michael Amalfitano,
lane Sedeker, Giorgio Bakopoulos, lulie Ahern,
Kurt Hogan, Doreen Farmer, lim Wilson lBoston Clobel
Russom Mesfun, loe Marchese
Paul Delaney lTaylor Publishingl, Peter I. Gavvle,
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Alice Sunderland, Linda Harris, Kathy Butler,
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