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I've always wanred ro have o roommare v^ho ploys
rhe Porrridge Family or 0:00AM.
I've olwoys wanred ro share a borhroom wirh 40
I've always war^red rod^y furnirure.
I've always wanred more rules and regulorions rhor I
could ever remember.
I've always wanred "home" ro be one room ....
or leasr ir's "home."
Dorm Life pp. 18-37
I'vg olwoys wonted to be o "Greek."
I've olwoys wonred ro hove my morher pur on hold
when she colls "rhe house."
I've always wonred ro weor o pin on my chesr
've olwoys wonred a "home" I could come bod^ ro for
rhe resr of my life
or leasr ir's "home."
Froremiries And Sororities pp. 39-47
I've always wanted to live off campus.
I've always wanted ro do my own shopping
I've always wonred ro wonder how I'm going
ro pay rhe renr.
I've always wonred ro roke rhe bus ro "compus."
I've olways wonred ro deon five rooms.
I've always wonred o "home" rhar feels like "home'
... or leosr ir's "home" . . .
Aportmenr Living pp. 52-53
The Gome of Lifesryles pp. 20-21 ^^
A Lifesryles' Closeup: Srudying p. 22
A Lifesryles' Closeup: Weorher'.p. 30
A Lifesryles' Closeup-. Porrying pj5, 06-37^
The Year Toward Civiliry p. 3,^.,^-.
A Lifesryles' Closeup: Sleeping p. 39
Homecoming pp. 44-45
Nighrlife pp. 48-49
Leisure Time pp. 50-51
I've always wanted to be a
I've always wonred ro borrle for peoce
I've always wonred ro sir on a Campus
Cenrer lounge for hours.
I've always wonred ro blow my enrire
paycheck on gas.
I've always wonred my morher ro nog
me obour . . . EVERYTHING.
I've always wonred a "home" wirh
my family. Ar leosr ir's "home."
Living Our of a Cor pp. 54-55
The 10 dorms rhar moke up rhe
Cenrrol Residenriol Area create on ex-
ceprionol communiry ormosphere.
The Hill, Qs Ir is offecrionQrely known,
offers o geography unique ro rhe
compus, and rhe climb is long remem-
The beginning of rhe school year is
marked wirh greor welcome back
parries, where everyone rrodes sro-
ries of rheir summers and meer rheir
new floormares. In rhe smaller dorms,
groups idenrify more wirh rhe dorm
as a unit, while in rhe larger dorms,
halls ond floors form rhe righresr
groups. Floor srudy breaks wirh cook-
ies and hor cocoa or rhe beginning of
rhe week give way ro friendly floor
happy hours on Fridays.
The firsr snow brings abour a
change in rhe Hill, wirh everyone's
holiday ond end-of-rhe-semesrer spirit
srorring plenty of snowball fighrs. The
climb up rhe icy hill, luckily avoided by
the residenrs of lower Cenrral, gers
longer and more difficult wirh each
snowsrorm. While going up requires
efforr, no Cenrrol residenr can forget
sliding down the iced over Doker Hill
on everything from srolen D.C. troys
ro pieces of cardboard. Many stu-
dents hove even skied down the
path righr inro rhe New Africo House
parking lot on only the soles of rheir
shoes. Another fovorire winrer event
is the lighting of rhe Christmas Tree in
Cenrral Area, accompanied by carol-
ing and snow man building.
The coming of spring and rhe
flowering of rhe Orchard gets every-
one in on ourdoor mood. Sunbarhing
in front of Von Merer, as well as fris-
bee and sofrball rossing become ele-
menrory in every residenr's curricu-
lum. Floor organized and sponrane-
ous parties on rhe hill, or locrosse
gomes, and or nearby Puffers Pond
highlight the spring semester. Special
evenrs like Central Area Picnic ond the
Orchord Hill/Central Area Concerr
bring o fun and rowdy spring ro a
Overall, the ormosphere of Central
is one of good friends having good
rimes. In rhe lounges ond academic
centers everyone works hard ro ger
rheir srudying done so rhey con head
our onro rhe hill to relax, ro Dutterfield
for o movie, or ro Greenough for
munchies, carrying on the great Cen-
ir's your new
"The Yeor Toward
'Money One" cord.
Caught in a
Lose Q Turn.
has been towed.
While you wait in
Lose a turn.
Your Civility essay
Go to Whitmore.
Coughr in o
(Top of rhe
You've mode rhe
"Cloy for on A'
Lore lob fee.
Foil course and
Give your seor
on Shurrle ro
Person on crurches.
Lose all Demerirs.
Rules For Existence
Here ore rhe rules. If you want ro ploy, greor. Firsr
garher some friends, preferably UMA5S srudenrs — posr
or presenr (furures mighr ger scared). Nexr, sreol o die
and some ploying pieces from your lirrle brorher's boord
gome. Use some ploy money — obour $5,000 for each
player. The ideo of rhe game is ro land on groduorion.
Keep going around unril you hir ir, once you hove landed
on groduorion you can srop playing and lough ar your
friends. If you run our of money or ger 15 demerirs, you
w\\\ be rhrov^n our of rhe gome. Ar rhe end, rhe groduore
v^irh rhe mosr money and leosr demerirs wins.
THE YEAR TOWARD
ChancdW s Commission on Civilihy
Un1vc^5l^y of Ma^sjcHuscIIs at Amhrrsl
on rhe woy
ro your doss.
Lose a rurn.
Ger on R.A.
Lose Q rurn.
Venrure ro T.O.C.
ro ger one.
O.K., whor do I have ro do firsr? My english poper-5-7 pages, 1 con
handle rhor . . . Spanish quiz on Wednesday . . . Oh . . . some-
one's worching nne ... Hi ... I wos jusr making our a iisr of
"whor 1 hove ro do" ro remind me of "whor I hove ro Do". Ir's
rhe eosiesr woy ro keep my prioriries srroighr, if I con keep ro my
Iisr, srudying becomes jusr onorher parr of my busy doy. Some-
rimes I rhink rhor profs scheme rheir ossignmenrs wirh rhe weorh-
er, rhough . . . ir seems like I always hove on assignmenr due
when rhe roys ore prime for ronning ... I suppose I could olwoys
srudy by rhe pond . . . how obour rhe sreps or rhe Compus
Cenrer . . . There's always my fovorire desk by rhe windows in
Goodell, 1 could ger major srudying done rhere . . . maybe I'll
roke Q break and read a choprer in rhe Horch . . . rhere's always
my room, I jusr hope no one disrrocrs me rhough, rhe folks on rhe
floor ore always going somewhere ... rhe Blue Wall? . . . THE
BLUE WALL! . . . moybe I con finish my reoding over some brew
. . . Yes, I rhink I'll pur rhe Blue Wall firsr on my Iisr . . .
Orchard Hill ResideririQl Area has many oursrondlng feo-
rures which orrrocr rhe srudenrs ro live rhere. One feorure is
seclusion, ir mokes rhe residenrs of rhe four dorms o close-
knir communiry rhor connor be found anywhere else on
campus. During my orienrarion, I was informed obour rhe
different oreos ro live in, ond rhe counselor said rhor when-
ever people rolk obour Orchard Hill rhey coll ir "home."
Anorher nice feorure obour "rhe hill" as ir is known, is rhe
balconies. Every floor has rwo balconies affording rhe sru-
denrs on excellenr view of rhe surrounding campus. In rhe
spring, rhey ore o greor place ro relax, srudy, and worch rhe
proceedings in rhe courryord, berrer known os "rhe bowl."
"The Dowl" is whor Orchard Hill is besr known for. Ir is rhe
focal poinr of mony ocriviries. On any given day you will find
rhe srudenrs playing a voriery of sporrs, such as frisbee,
sofrball, football, and soccer. One only has ro walk ourside ro
become involved in rhese and orher evenrs.
One besr known evenr usually occurs afrer midnighr. Ir is
"The Lore Greor Dowl War." All you need is someone ro
shour somerhing like, "Hey Websrer, Wake Up!" and rhere
will be hundred of screoming voices coming up with some
very creorive explerives while rrying ro prove dorm super-
Losr winrer, rhe bowl, on rwo separare nighrs, become
rhe sire of o few snow-browls. Orchard Hill wos orrocked
rwice in one nighr by Sylvon, Cenrrol, and Norrheosr and
rhen, finolly, by Sourhwesr. The hill dwellers responded well
by repelling rhe orrockers wirh o combinorion of snow and
warer. The second snow-brawl occured on rhe losr nighr of
classes. This fighr preceeded rhe one in rhe Quod of Norrh-
eosr before evenruolly finishing or Amhersr College.
Acriviries in rhe bowl ore nor resrricred ro sporrs and
shouring morches. Each spring, rhe Orchard Hill Area Gov-
ernmenr, OHAG, sponsors o series of evenrs, including o
spring concerr. The rumours for rhese hove been large and
A residenriol area is more rhon jusr buildings ond grounds,
ir is people. The Orchard Hill people ore rhe freindliesr, and
wormesr around. I'm glad ro be a parr of ir. "The Hill," I coll ir
Winners of rhe Deouriful Room Conresf; 5ruorr Sojdok end Perer Holschuh, rm 623
University of AAossochuserrs; o ciry simi-
lar ro any metropolis in this world. An
orroy of skyscrapers and lowrisers . . .
each with their own personality. Like any
ciry, a major port of the aura is the resi-
dential areas; tall oportment complexes,
condos ond garden apartments. Then
agoin, the inner city is in no woy com-
plete without its outskirts. Suburbia has
always added great flavor to any city's
style. Close enough to the heart of the
gotham os to utilize all the facilities ovoil-
oble, but for enough away from the fou-
cous to still remain aloof . . . separate
from the clotter of life in the fost lone.
Suburbia is not absent from the city of
UMass. As a matter of fact, it exists with all
the traditional exhuberonce in the oldest
living area on compus; Northeost.
For those who have resided around
the Quad, no explonotion is needed.
Within the hallowed halls of the nine resi-
dential houses in the orea, many people
have lived, studied, worked, and played.
Each on individual community Northeast
prides itself on being a whole,- one entity
amidst o vast realm of confusion. Just
walk through the Quad in the early
Spring, and a difference is blotently obvi-
ous. Volleyboll, frisbee. Ultimate, bodmit-
ton, ond baseball ore just a few of the
extra-curricular activities that the suburban
residents are engaged in. More often
than keeping out of o path of o stray
frisbee, watching your step seems to be
more in order. When the snow melts
away, and sometimes before, the private
beaches open for sun-bathing ond gener-
al time-passing. The seclusion of the
Quad, along with the U.U.V.'s (Ultimate
Ultraviolet Pvoys) which ore not present
anywhere else on campus, lend them-
selves to relaxed, sedate, and comfort-
able woy of life.
Morher Nature was playing o
cruel joke on us rhis year. Ir would
seem rhor jusr when we rhoughr
ir was safe ro walk pasr rhe
library, a greor gusr of wind came
by, and blew us right bock into
rhe birrer December-like weorher
rhor included o surprise blizzard in
April. A snow day in April, APRIL!?
. . . Yes, bur, never fear, no
more rhon two weeks larer those
infamous UMoss sunworshippers
found the weorher worm enough
to bosk in the 60 degree
remperotures and improve their
Florida tons by the Campus Pond.
Well, finally when the duck boots
and down vests were put away,
(in early May, MAY!, no less) . . .
it was a sure sign rhat spring wos
ON TOP OF
Sylvan . . . The Suite Life
High crop Eosmnon lone sirs Sylvan, rhe
newest and most modern style of living
or UMoss. In each 8 Srory building, rhere
are 8 suites per floor, each v/irh 6-8
people living there. But this is v/here rhe
similoriries end. Eoch suite is unique. The
people create their ov^n style, odapted to
rhe v^oy rhey wonr ro live. And wirh
living in places like "The Penrhouse" and
"Seventh Heaven" — hov^ can you go
While all the buildings ore physically
identical, their personaliries surely ore nor.
McNomoro wirh "The Subway" on irs
found floor, carers ro all, especially rhose
lore-nighr munchers. Drown houses rhe
crafr room and dork room, for all Sylvan
residenrs ro use, and Cashin enrerroins rhe
enrire campus wirh music from VSYL
(97.7 on your dial) ond WSYL-TV.
A major follocy obour Sylvan is rhor ir is
the quietest ploce to live. True, ir is quier
when ir hos ro be, bur when Sylvan
comes olive-Warch Our!
In rhe early spring.
Sylvan beoch really gers
going. Playing frisbee,
rennis, sun-borhing, and
become rhe major
occuporions of many
Sylvonires. Wirh music
provided by rhe
residenrs of Drown, and
a cold brew or gin and
ronic in hand, the beach
is the place to be. (bur
you'd better get there
early if you wonr a
So, for new sryle of
living, wirh all rhe
comforrs of home, check
our Sylvan. Or jusr stop
by and visit. Everyone
will probably be on
Sylvan Deoch. Hope ro
see you rhere.
Sourhwesr-Q dry of rhousonds of people, oil generally rhe some oge.
Ir's Q very srronge concept, bur rry ro occepr Ir. Where else on campus
con you find people on pyramids jusr ready ro rolk or break into ojom
session wirh their guirors? Or jusr bop inro Hampden and srudy ... or
or leosr sir and warch?! Dur in rhe spring, worchour! This ciry in rhe midsr
of cowfields blooms inro o rombuncrious rowdy coomopoliro: Sourh-
wesr Week is rhe greoresr orrirude rime wirh people, places, things ro
do, rhings ro see . . . everywhere ... for an enrire week!!! Sourhwesr
. . . Whor a rerrific ciry to live in.
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Top Center Phoro: Winners of rhe
Beouriful Room Contest; Erico
Chenousky and Michel^ Sorgent. 200
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The New York rimes rored UMoss q four-sror universiry
for social life, dubbing us o perry sclnool. Well, or leosr we
rare! . . . Dur, for rhose of us who know berrer,- rhose
people who ploy hard do so because rhey hove worked
hord. We know rhor over rhe years, rhe UMoss communi-
ry ond Amhersr or large hove conrinued ro "rise ro rhe
occasion", never leaving us wirh roo much rime on our
Old fovorires such as rhe Pub, Dorselorri's, ond Time
Our, doubrlessly hold many memories for rhose upper-
classmen who may recall rhe wall ro wall people rhor
could be found or rhe local happy hours, bur, rhen again,
Amhersr come rhrough one more rime, wirh Joey D's
inceprion losr spring, adding o new dimension ro rhe
overage UMie's sociol life.
Ir's rhe underclassmen, specifically rhe srudenrs under
20 who hove been faced wirh a major problem: ro on-
compus parry, or ro off campus porry! The borrle is a
conrinuum, one rhor con only be solved under rhe slighr
sedarion rhor alcohol olone con provide . . .
Dione Clehone (conmburing author)
"Year Toward Civility"
The "Year Toward Civility" or UMoss/Amhersr began offi-
cially wirh rhe convocorion rhor opened rhe 1981-82 academic
year. Dur rhe hisrory of rhe civiliry effort on campus dares from
rhe formation in eorly 1980 of the Chancellor's Commission on
Civiliry in Human Relations.
The Commission, appointed by Chancellor Henry Koffler and
headed by scienrisr Vincent Dethier, was chorged wirh ossisting
rhe chancellor in fosrering "o high level of discourse and
behavior" on campus addressing issues of rocism, sexism, onti-
semifism, and other inhumane ocrions and attitudes. Their
mission was to plan ond direcr the coming "Year Toward
The firsr event of the year was rhe September 24 convoca-
tion, during which the "Year Toword Civility" was dedicated
by the Choncellor and endorsed by Universiry President, David
Knapp. The second major evenr was rhe "Aworeness Days",
in November during which lectures, workshops, concerrs, ex-
hibirs, films, speakers, and special programs in student residen-
tial areas on issues of civility were presented. Some of the
highlights of "Aworeness Days" were a speech by Dill Russell,
arhlere and educator, as porr of o student series colled "In
Appreciorion of Difference", a presentation of "The Black
Soldier of rhe Civil ^or in Literature and Art" by Professor
Emeritus Sydney Kaplan, and a photographic display on
"Women Under Aporrheid".
Other Achievements of the Chancellor's Commission were
the estoblishment of Women's Studies and Judaic Studies as
academic programs, program changes to meet Hispanic com-
munity needs at the UMoss radio station WFCR, the Horace
Mann Bond Center and W.E.D. DuDois dedications, more securi-
ry relephone and light installations and the formarion of on
escort service to improve campus safety, a Compus Lonscope
Improvement Project, ond the development of o sexual hor-
rossment greivance procedure.
The main principle behind rhe Choncellor's Commission on
Civiliry to disband racism, sexism and onti-semitism is greor ond
could hove been potentially powerful if token with all serious-
ness and understanding, bur do we really undersrond what
The Smeor For Civiliry"
The 1982 school year was fairly rurbulenr Injusr nine
short months, UMoss lost both Spring Concert ond it's
Choncellor. We had snow in April ond no "Dead" in
October. Yet, despite these obstacles, the drudgery of
the S.A.P. patrol, ond all those administrative tangles at
Whitmore, there were gains to be mode; and make
them we did. The Graduating Class of '82 can boost
that they lived to see a renovated Hatch and the
"Smear for Civility".
Some say that the 'Smear For Civility" was a nice
idea with all sorts of benevolent thoughts behind it
Others say it was the State Government's way of
dealing with the unfavorable press coming from Bos-
ton Magazine and some doily newspapers. Whatever
its intention, let it suffice that the "Smear For Civiliry"
was a tremendous flop.
Ir should probably be noted here rhor what was to
haunt UMoss that year was not reolly called the
"Smear For Ciniliry". No. In real life, officially, and all
that, the "Smear For Civility" was called the "Year
Toward Civility". As a matter of facr, on opening
convocation wos held to name the little sucker.
With r/ior official nonsense out of the way, Universiry
leoders wondered whor to do next. Armed wirh rhe
knowledge that every good promorion needs a logo,
rhey set forth to find one. In order to aid their quest,
they decided to hold o civility symbol contest open to
all UMoss students. The powers-thot-be hoped that
somehow a sign of civility would rise from rhe uncivil
masses. Shortly thereofrer, the "civility campaign" wos
instituted and thus the story really begins, for this wos
no ordinory campaign, this was rhe smeor for civility.
The Smear srorted with the moss distribution of hun-
dreds of red-ond-white posters that displayed our new-
ly born symbol. Once these posters hod been pinned
to defenseless buildings and commuters sleeping on
Campus Center couches, people began wear that
some damn symbol on their T-shirts. Yes, what hod
once started out os on observance innocuous as Verer-
on's Day, turned out to be a commercialized venrure.
The Smear escalated as the semester wore on. At its
most civil, the Smeor sponsored rhe "Maze of Aware-
ness" (orherwise known as "Awareness Days") which
occurred somerime between October and December.
As the administration sow their grand schemes fade
into the Arizona sunser, rhey began to deliberore their
The escort service was the perfecr tool for o new
publicity campaign. It was birthed on the series of ropes
that had occurred over the post year and on the
growing concern of rhe communiry that feared for the
sofety of women walking the campus clone ot night.
The escorr service is dedicared to the proposirion that
the solution to the rape problem constitutes having
everyone walk around in organized groups. This solu-
tion has one inherent fault: no one wonted to do it,
and almost no one does.
Mary Deth Hebert
College srudenrs appear ro have
an affiniry for sleeping. Ar UMoss, rhe
slumber sires are counrless. Depend-
ing upon rhe season, men and
women are found sprawled ourside
rhe Srudenr Union, snoozing by rhe
pond, sacked our under a rree or
sunning or one of rhe impromptu
beaches. In colder months, rhou-
sands resort to dozing in commuter
lounges, rhe solirude of their own
dorm rooms, or between rhe stocks
or the library. Bur undoubtedly, the
leading contender, winter, spring,
summer, or foil, is the back of a
This nop rime for many is often a
riruol; a fix in order ro endure rhe
remoinder of whor rhe ofrernoon or
evening will bring. Dur why all rhis
sleep? Is rhe pressure roo grear? The
ploy too strenuous? What is the pop-
ular couse to escape to this blissful
state? WHO KNOWS?! Moybe
they're just o bit tired. Dur onywoy,
on wirh rhor wonderful diversion
rhor allows a view of life in a differ-
enr perspecrive. Sleep replenishes,
rejuvenores and, besr of all, it's abso-
A Greek: From rhe Hatch ro rhe Pub, from the Newman
Center ro Time Our, you can always find this individual
usually accompanied by on array of "brothers" and "sis-
ters," studying, partying, and enjoying rhe ormosphere of
college life. A Greek is a student of the University of Mosso-
chusetts, just as you and I, only a greek chooses ro roure his
or her life here in another direction. A Greek is an individual
who will take the opporrunity to develop him or herself as o
whole person, expand themselves beyond dorm life, and
incorporate scholastic, cultural, and social moturiry os a
young adult and a cohesive member of their group.
Winner of rhe Deouriful Room conresr; Jeff Toylor, Pi Kappo Alpha.
Where ore rhe Greeks? Mony con be seen on
sroge, on rhe orhleric field, in Srudenr Senore, giving
campus rours, serving on Morror Board, rallying for
srudenr righrs or jusr plain relaxing in rheir choprer's
house. Wherever you go on campus, you can alwoys
find a Greek, for contrary ro popular imoges, rhe
members of rhe Greek system don'r contain
themselves into qualified cliques. Rather, rhe Greek
image emphasizes overoll campus involvement in all
What do they do? As parr of a group, a Greek con
porricipore in all Greek Area evenrs like Homecoming
v/ith the float parade and Alumni receprion, Greek
Week, Spring and Winrer formals, fundraisers,
barbeques, coffeehouses, intromurals, and many more
Dur rhor's nor oil being a greek
is. Being q Greek is o bond, o link
in Q chain of rrodirion carried on
from one sisrer or brotherhood ro
rhe nexr. Each individual choprer
represents rheir own meaning,- rhe
Greek lerrers ore more rhon
awkward symbols rhor ore difficuir
ro esrablish. Each lerrer srands for
a word rhor is represenrarive of
rhe ideals behind eoch house. The
ideals rhor live on forever in ell
FLOATS AND FUR Y
The Greek System prides itself on the ermphosis of alumni
correspondence and involvement. No other group depends
so much upon their olumni, and in return recieves so much.
UMoss is G large university composed of many various indivi-
duals; it is often difficult to find a niche, a nest of familiar
componions that v^ill carry on after your college years. As a
member of a Greek chapter, one's college years don't end
after graduation. The memories vv^ill perpetuote on into their
careers and additional fomily life. This is evident at every
onnual Homecoming celebration where Greek alumni
come from all over the country to shore with their chapter
the reminiscence of their college years here at UMoss.
We hope that the groduotes of 1982 will carry on the
tradition of successful Homecomings and return to us often
with their enthusiasm of the past and their aspirations of the
future. You have all meont so very much to us in the Greek
system and have taught us all well how to be the great
leoders on this campus as yourselves.
A quore from o poem by Pvoberr Frosr seems
ro CQpsulize whcr many of rhose in rhe Greek
system feel obour rheir choice ro join a Frorerniry
or Sororiry and how ir hos mode oil rhe
difference in rheir college career.
Two roods diverged in o wood, end 1 —
I rool^ rhe one less rroveled by,
And rhor has mode all rhe difference.
Leisure Time. Ir's on innoculous lirrle phrase rhor con be found in rhe UMoss corologue, and nowhere else. Thor's nor
ro soy rhor leisure rime doesn'r exisr around here, ir'sjusr rhar many people see rhis school os four srroighr years of
leisure rime, with on occassional break for acodemics and laundry.
UMies don'r view leisure rime rhe way rhe real world does. People here do nor wolk our of closses and rurn ro rheir
friend ro enquire "Soy, Phil, whor ore you going ro do wirh your leisure rime rhis ofrernoon?" More ofren rhon nor,
people who ask quesrions like rhor ore likely ro sroy or home on Sorurdoy nighr and warch rhe freezer frosr.
Undoubredly rhere ore people our rhere who ocrually indulge in leisure rime ocriviries. For rhem UMoss is olive wirh
Qcriviry, ranging from rheorer ro sporrs ro clubs and orgonizorions.
Mony srudenrs, asked how rhey spend rheir leisure rime, will sip on rheir Blue Woll beer as rhey rry ro rhink of how
rhey spend ir. More ofren rhon nor They're srumped for on answer, and rhey dejecredly rerurn ro rheir beer, mournful
of rhe leisure rime rhor has passed rhem by. And jusr rhink. Only or UMoss. Dur rhor's whor leisure rime is all obour.
THE BUS STOPS HERE
I'm sronding or rhe Fine Arrs Cen-
rer, peering posr rhe hordes of people
who ore crowded or rhe bus srop. For
in rhe disronce, o bus rounds rhe
bend, and rhe crowd surges forward.
Is rhis my bus, I wonder? I hove only
been woiring rwenry minures for rhe
Sourh Amhersr, while every orher
PVTA bus known ro mankind has
As rhe bus approaches, I fighr my
way ro rhe srreer, in a vain orrempr
ro ensure rhor I ger on. The bus srops,
ond several people srruggle ro ger off,
while I rry and posirion my self for
oprimal enrry. The crowd pushes To-
ward rhe doors, ond in o panic I ma-
neuver myself wirh rhe experrise of a
skilled bus passenger. There appears
ro be no room lefr, bur wirh one
mighry shove, I grab onro rhe person
in fronr of me and hold on for dear
life. "If rhe bus doesn'r srop unril Drir-
rony Manor I mighr have a chonce of
survival", I mumble ro myself.
My sromoch leaps inro my rhroor
OS rhe bus lurches forward. My life
flashes before my eyes as rhe bus
coreens around o dangerous corner,
rhe kind rhor srrikes fear inro rhe
heorrs of simple car drivers, bur is only
a chollenge ro rhe overage PVTA
driver. Woe ro rhe car-less off campus
Arriving home barrered, bur srill
alive, I rrudge ocross rhe muddy fields
AND HERE . .
of Drirrony Manor ro my humble
Sourhwood abode. Enrering my
Qporrmenr, I shield my eyes from rhe
wrerchedness of rhe living room as I
moke my way ro rhe kirchen in a
desperore orrempr ro nourish myself. I
open rhe refrigeroror ro examine rhe
possibiliries: one con of beer, some
wilred lerruce, a crusry piece of
cheese, rwo pieces of moldy breod,
ond some lef rover onion dip.
"I rhink ir's rime we wenr shop-
ping", I yell ro my roommores who
ore locked in rheir rooms srudying,
oblivious ro rhe focr rhor I have only
ren minures ro live unless I ger some
food. Wirh Q sigh of resignorion I grab
rhe beer. Ar leosr ir has some viramins
Winner of rhe Deouriful Room Conrest; Donna Esrobrooks, Hodley.
and minerals. Somerimes ir seems rhor
living in rine dorms was mucin simpler,
Ar leosr you hod guoronreed meols!
The srereo in rhe opcrrmenr is blar-
ing rhe Go-Go's, and ir mokes nne feel
like parrying. Shucks, why is ir rhor
whenver I heor someone else parry-
ing, do I feel rhor I should be able ro
also? The presence of my roommores
srudying upsroirs sways me back inro
realiry. I con'r porry, I hove ro read on
enrire 500 page book, ond wrire o 20
poge reporr on ir by 8:00 romorrow
morning! Ar leosr irs easier ro pull on
oil nighrer in on oporrmenr — fewer
disrrocrions rhon in a dorm.
I serrle myself in rhe living room,
ofrer plowing a parh on rhe floor, and
shoveling deor o space on rhe couch.
I begin reoding or a furious poce of
1000 words per minure when my
roommores rroop downsroirs. "Hi,
how's ir going? We come down ro
worch Dynasty, we hope you don'r
mind." Keeping conrrol I reply calmly:
"Why no, nor or all", os I dimb rhe
sroirs, rhe Dynasty rheme ringing in
Dur don'r ger me wrong, off-cam-
pus living does hove irs odvonroges,
rhere is more privacy, despire rhe focr
rhor rhe walls berween rhe oporr-
menrs are mode of cardboard. Ofren
rhe food you ear is berrer, rhor is
when you remember ro buy ir, and
when your roommores ore kind
enough ro leave you some. Srudying
is eosier, if you happen ro find rhe
rime, ond if your roommores are co-
operorive. Off-campus living is o real
resr of your moruriry.
All in all, I feel rhor oporrmenr shar-
ing is on imporronr lesson in living wirh
orhers, ond ir promores indepen-
dence while srrengrhening human
chorocrer. The fun and exdremenr of
dorm life is somerhing I would nor
give up, bur I rhink oil srudenrs should
be required ro poss oporrmenr living
101 before groduarion- we oil mighr
learn somerhing if we did.
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
Now cIqss; ler us explore rhe phe-
nomenon of "rhe commurer". No!
No! Nor compurer — connmurer.
There ore many porrs ro o commur-
er's personoliry rhor ore essenriol for
1) A commurer needs srrong arms
and Q srrong will. Muscles on rop of
muscles will grow as rhe srudenr car-
ries oil rhe necessary marerials for a
doy or camp UMie. An example of o
doze-oh day's worth of marerials
mighr include rwenry pounds of rexr
books, nore books, appoinrmenr
books, handbooks, lunch, calculators,
gym clorhes, and rheir pet snake Al-
vin who is afraid of being left alone.
As you can surmise, ar rhe end of o
semesrer, rhe once 90 lb. weakling
will have become the 1801b. person.
Atlas . . . eat your heart out!
2) As bus service is cur down ond
the number of commurers on rhe rise.
a problem of firring seventy people
into spoce meont for fifty occurs.
The phone booth and cor crowding
marathons of the fifties would hang
their heods in shame if they only
knew what UMoss students could do
in a bus! As a resuir of rhis overcrowd-
ing, a shy individual quickly becomes
very sociable as he or she is squished
and shoved against many other shy
individuals to the bock of the bus.
3) Commuter must out of necessi-
ty, become super-sleuths. They
search our all of rhe many nooks and
crannies available indoors for passing
rhe rime berween rheir dosses. Why
indoors? Decouse, ir is very difficuir to
keep o cheery disposirion while eating
lunch under a rree when rhere is six
feer of snow between you and the
grass. Yes!! Winter approaches quick-
ly. The commuter insrincrively knows
rhis and finds his or her personol ha-
ven. (NOTE; One should realize that
finding empty clossrooms to relax in is
not odvisable.) After a while, as you
get run out by incoming classes every
45 minutes, you begin to feel like a
fugitive-olwoys on the run. Remem-
ber thot the mark of a classroom sirrer
con be found in rheir speech. The firsr
words usually spoken ore, "Is rhere o
class in here now?"
Much more can be said about the
commuter and their ways. Bur the
most imporronr thing to remember is
the sincere love that these students
hove for their education. They ore
willing to put up with over-developed
arms, crowded buses, super sleuthing,
and inconvenient hours ro ochieve
1981 marked the beginning of nation wide crackdown on drunk driving. In
Amherst this trend took the form of the Speed Alcohol Enforcement Program or SAP
as it would become known.
Amherst Police Chief Donald N. Maia announced the program which would consist
of special four man teams on duty in high risk areas, would be instituted on the
weekend of September 11 and 12 from 9pm to 3am and would continue until
no longer necessary.
The local courts and police began the crackdown after 11 deaths in the Amherst
area which were related to alcohol and/or speeding.
To enforce the new trend, Justice Alvertus Morse of the Hampshire County District
Court said anyone found driving under the influence will automatically lose their
license for one year without the benefit of taking an alcohol rehabilitation class.
CIVILITY ARRIVES IN 1981
University officials, in an attempt to head off the problems of racism, sexism, anti-
semitism and anti-social behavior, launched the Year Toward Civility as students
returned from summer break.
The campaign which officially began on September 24th consisted of awareness
days, community activities, media advertisements, tee shirts and bumper stickers.
"We're not sitting here as dewey-eyed liberals thinking we can get rid of racism,
sexism and every other 'ism." T.O. Wilkinson dean of the school of social and
The campaign was not aimed at students alone.
"Incivility doesn't belong to students," Johnetta Cole, associate provost for
undergraduate education and an original member of the 200 member Civility
FORMER CIVIL RIGHTS
Roy Wilkins former executive director of the National Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People who helped gain many of the legal and legislative victories for
the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s died September 9th in the
New York University Hospital of kidney failure at age 80.
Rev. Joseph Lowery of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference hailed
Wilkins as a "statesman, scholar, and servant in the area of civil rights."
President Ronald Reagan said, "Roy Wilkins worked for equality, spoke for
freedom and marched for justice. His quiet and unassuming manner masked his
tremendous passion for civil and human rights."
The days of drinking in the stadium and at all other sporting events came to an
end in September. On the 9th Chancellor Henry Koffler officially announced the new
policy reversing an administration trend to ignore alcohol consumption at athletic
"I think its a good decision. Ninety-five percent of the universities of this size in
the country have a definitive policy concerning alcohol at campus athletic events
..." John Voipe, associate director of athletic facilities said.
The student reaction to the policy was either one of love or hate.
"I think it (the rule) would help curb any problems which might occur at the
game." William Perron, a junior mechanical engineering student said.
"It's a good policy, people have a tendency to get out of hand and it does not
present a good impression of the school to others who attend the games." Brad
Guilleim, a sophomore plant and soil major said.
On the opposite end of the spectrum were those who vehemently opposed the
Chancellor's historic policy.
Former football tri-captain Robert Manning said, "The rule is senseless. It's
supposed to be a cure to a problem that was small to begin with. There will be more
drinking before the games now and the whole rule could easily backfire."
Other students felt the administration should have more faith in their ability as
college students to conduct themselves maturely.
Stadium gateworker Jim Weller said, "It's a stupid rule and I hope they don't do it
at the lacrosse games. Uninhibited fans help boost the teams."
Women's rights received a boost in the arm in September when the Senate
unanimously confirmed President Reagan's appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor as
an associate justice to the Supreme Court.
O'Connor sworn into the court on September 25th became the 102nd associate
justice in the 191-year history of the court.
A small group of conservative senators who had questioned O'Connor's appoint-
ment due to a less than clear position on the abortion issue joined the vote echoing
Jesse Helms R-NC who said he believed O'Connor privately opposes the 1973
Supreme Court decision legalizing most abortions.
The new justice graduated from Stanford University Law School. She worked as a
state prosecutor in Arizona before serving time in both houses of the state's
legislature and finally serving as a state appellant judge.
While watching a military parade to commemorate Egypt's 1973 war with Israel,
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot and killed by men dressed in army fatigues
who lept from a jeep which was part of the parade. Nine others were killed and 22
wounded, including foreign diplomats and dignitaries as well as 3 American officers.
The attackers ran toward the reviewing stand shouting "Glory to Egypt" as they
fired automatic weapons at the spectators. It was reported that 3 of the six
attackers were killed and the others were arrested.
Vice President Honsi Mubarak, who was slightly wounded in the attack, announced
a one year state of emergency and in a television address said that Egypt will
continue Sadat's policies toward Israel. Mubarak was later named President of the
country by Egypt's parliament.
News of Sadat's assassination ranged from a deep loss to spontaneous displays of
jubulation in Beruit and Tripoli.
Sadat had made many enemies since taking power after Abdul Nassar's death.
Most of his problems stemmed from his peace effort with Israel and the sad shape of
the Egyptian economy as well as a crackdown, shortly before his death, on Islamic
STUDENTS RALLY FOR
Angered by a lack of input into decisions that effect their lives, 800 students held
a rally in front of the Student Union Building and then marched on Whitemore to
confront administration officials with six demands aimed at student rights, co-ed
living and in particular co-ed bathrooms.
Student Government Association co-President Larry Kocot said that if the adminis-
tration did not accept student demands within three days they would occupy
"My judgement right now is that co-ed bathrooms do not make sense by
University policy." Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dennis Madson said.
Keeping to his promise Kocot did lead an occupation four days later and about
100 students occupied the building for about five hours before a compromise was
worked out by administrators and student leaders.
The compromise centered on the acceptance of four of the five demands. The
demands accepted by the administration were: Reverting to the previous year's code
of student conduct; a promise by the administration to investigate and prosecute
groups calling for anti-social behavior — UTOPIA; the Student Activity Trust Fund be
dispersed by the Student Government Association as set forth in the statement
passed by the Board of Trustees the previous May; and that student input be
considered before the administration makes decisions regarding student's lives.
The administration did not accept the final demand which would have overturned
the ruling eliminating co-ed bathrooms which they instituted against the opinion of
94.5 percent of the voters in the previous year's student elections.
STUDENTS RALLY AGAINST
Leaflets found in various areas on campus, advocating white supremacy and other
right-wing policies sparked an impromtu rally of about 300 students outside the
Student Union Building.
The leaflet called for the elimination of Nummo News — the third world
newspaper for the University; abolition of the Radical Student Union; suppression of
gay rights; increased military spending; construction of nuclear power plants;
support for nuclear war and the elimination of anti-U.S. activists.
Tony Crayton, director of the Office of Third World Affairs said. "These are the
issues that are about to split this country apart."
UMass police officials began an investigation into the authors of the leaflet who
called themselves UTOPIA, but as of this writing the case was still open.
Dean of Students William F. Field called the leaflet a "cruel and boorish hoax."
Field was not alone in his assessment many on campus echoed his sentiments.
GRAD STUDENTS CLOSE
Two graduate students experimenting in polymer research accidently created a
new substance which due to its instability caused the Graduate Research Center to
be closed for 22 hours.
The substance — thallium acetylide — was removed by a State Police bomb
disposal squad and exploded it in a cinder ash dump off of Governor's Drive behind
the PVTA garage.
State Police Bomb Squad Commander said the few miligrams of the substance
was equal to about 2 pounds of TNT.
The substance also gave off a toxic gas along with its explosive force, Sainato
The two graduate students were shaken by the amount of publicity that surround-
ed the incident, "I am very disturbed that everything has gone through such an
uproar. Things like this happen in research. The reaction went the wrong way and we
ended up with something that wasn't supposed to happen." Spink a second year
graduate student in organic chemistry said.
COLUMBIA FLIES AGAIN
The space shuttle, Columbia made its voyage into space leaving Cape
Canaveral on the twelveth. The shuttle had only been in tlight for 6V2 hours
vi/hen the crew was ioid that the mission would have to be shortened by
three days because of a malfunctioning fuel cell.
The crew of the shuttle Richard Truly who called the mission "fun" and
Commander Joe Engle became the second pair of pilots to fly in America's
first reusable space craft.
After their return to Earth on the fourteenth the two astronauts dined
with Vice-President George Bush who quizzed the two about the capabili-
ties of the shuttle and remarked that the shuttle proves "the United
States is the greatest country there is."
A NEW ROOF FOR GORMAN
University officials finally decided to re-build the roof of Gorman dormitory
after several incidents of flooding.
Assistant director of housing services John R. Findley said that he hoped
the project could be completed by the beginning of Spring semester.
The project would include a whole new surface for the roof of single-ply
membrane of poly vinyl chloride (PVC) a type of plastic designed to expand
and contract to changes in weather, he said.
The University is suing Inner City Roofing which built the old roof using an
asphalt and tar combination known as bitunem, claiming the company did an
student Government Association Treasurer Richard Goldman was cleared
of any wrong doing by a University of Massachusetts student judiciary
The incident which caused Goldman to be brought before the tribunal
occurred during a campaign in October when Goldman secured funds to place
advertisments in the Collegian asking for student support of a referendum
which would allow a $10 increase in the Student Activities Trust Fund.
Advocat Peter Graham cited this as an illegal use of student funds.
The tribunal disagreed and said that they believed Goldman "expressed his
professional opinion" in the use of the funds.
Goldman said, "I am very happy with the decision. The tribunal realized
there was no malicious intent, it is my responsibility and job as manager of
the trust fund to go out and inform students of this cause."
STOCKMAN STAYS ON
The Reagan administration's budget director, David A. Stockman, who
dealt severe blows to many programs in the 1981 budget found himself on
the receiving end in the month of November after the December issue of
Atlantic magazine hit the news stands.
Stockman met with President Reagan on the twelveth and offered his
resignation because of what he called his "poor judgement and loose talk"
concerning his statements in the Atlantic article.
Reagan refused to accept Stockman's resignation in a meeting which
Stockman referred to as a visit to the President's woodshed.
"I deeply regret any harm that I've done," Stockman said, adding: "1
am grateful for this second chance to get on with the job the American
people sent President Reagan to do."
In the article Stockman expressed doubts about the Reagan administra-
tion's budget plans and suggested that the administration may have tried
to mislead the American people.
November was a bad month for Hollywood as two of the more well known
stars died in separate incidents.
Actor William Holden was found dead in his Santa Monica apartment on
the 16th. He was best known for his oscar winning performance as the tough
cynical prisoner in "Stalag 17." Holden was 63.
Natalie Wood was found floating in the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island in
California on the 29th. Wood's on screen credits included the role of Maria in
West Side Story. She is survived by her husband Robert Wagner.
CRACKDOWN IN POLAND
On the 13th the communist government of Poland declared a state of
Marshal law in that country and arrested approximately 1000 members of
the union Solidarity including its leader Lech Walesa.
The Kremlin — which had insisted a tough stance against Solidarity
since its conception in the Gdansk shipyards in the summer of 1980 —
was pleased with the decision of General Wojciech Jaruzelski's govern-
"It's high time they took this action," an unidentified member of the
Soviet government said.
Solidarity had intended to force a referendum on Poland's form of
government before marshel law was declared.
The Jaruzelski government used the threat of Soviet intervention if
marshel law failed but was still plagued with numerous outbreaks of
rioting and strikes throughout Poland during the rest of the Winter and
WAR OF WORDS
President Reagan clashed with Lybian dictator Col. Moammar Khadafy in a
battle of words and threats in December following a report that Khadafy had
dispatched death squads to assisinate high ranking U.S. officials.
Khadafy denied the existence of death squads even after Reagan claimed
to have the evidence. "I wouldn't believe a word he says," Reagan said
adding: "We have the evidence and he knows it."
Khadafy responded by calling Reagan "silly" and "Ignorant" to believe
assassination reports and "a liar" to spread them.
This was the latest clash between the two which started when Reagan
took office and climaxed when Navy planes from a U.S. aircraft carrier shot
down two Libyan Migs over the Mediterrian last summer.
ARMS TALKS BEGIN QUIETLY
Arms talks between the Soviet Union and the United" States got under way
in Geneva Switzerland on December 1st.
"Everything is okay," Yuli A. Kvitsinsky leader of the Soviet delegation
said upon leaving the meeting with representatives of the United States.
Both sides agreed to place a black out on everything that they discussed
in order to allow the negotiations to proceed effectively. "We have concured
that the details of the negotiations must be kept in the negotiating room."
U.S. leader Paul H. Nitze said.
Nitze did describe the meeting as "cordial and business like."
STUDENTS DEMAND RESIGNATION
The Undergraduate Student Senate demanded the termination of
contract negotiations with the Director of the Division of Student
Affairs Randy Donant and authority over the writing of an appropriate
job description for the position of director.
The motion passed on the second of December stated: "In so far as
Randy Donant, Director of the Division of Student Activities was hired
under the job description that had no student input, we demand the
termination of contract negotiations and demand decision-making
authority in the job description."
Senate Speaker Ed Lee said this was the first step in gaining student
input over University decisions that effect them. Lee said "It is not the
person but the position."
Donant was re-hired at the end of the semester.
Gas lines are not just a part of American life. Soviet motorists line-up for gas in Moscow in anticipation of price hikes
in that country in 1981. AP LASER PHOTO
The memories of Pearl Harbor surfaced in the hearts and minds of Americans as memorial services were held
throughout the country to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of that battle. Pictured here is the battleship California
as it settles to the bottom of the harbor. AP LASER PHOTO
The nation's first Trident Class, nuclear powered, submarine was launched in Groton Conn. The ship carried the name Ohio as it made its way to the sea.
AP LASER PHOTO
Actor Robert Wagner reached for a flower from the casket of his wife, Natalie
Wood. AP LASER PHOTO
The space shuttle Columbia powers its way toward space from the
Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle is the world's first reusuable
space craft. AP LASER PHOTO
On February second inter-session ended and the semester began with the
usual long lines and botched schedules. The new semester was not even
twenty days old when Chancellor Henry Koffler accepted the position as
president of the University of Arizona.
"I have certain magnets that pulled me in that direction," Koffler said
when he formally announced his decision to leave the University of Massa-
chusetts. He added that it would be "very hard, and very painful" to leave his
friends in Amherst.
The 59 year old Koffler graduated from the University of Arizona in 1943.
He said, it was a combination of professional advantages and returning to his
alma mater that prompted him to accept the post at Arizona.
Koffler had said earlier in the month that he had "No plans to leave
At the time of his announcement he said "One never knows until
confronted with a final decision." and added: "I was honest at the time (of
Koffler did not assume the duties of president at Arizona until July 1st and
continued for the rest of the semester to oversee searches for the 2 vacant
vice-chancellor positions and drafting of the long-range budget plan for
STUDENT ON BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees were sworn into office by Governor Edward J. King
in February and among them was Larry Kocot co-president of the University
of Massachusetts Student Government Association.
This was the second time Kocot was sworn in. Secretary of State Micheal
J. Conoiiy had previously gave Kocot the oath so he could vote on the board
before the ceremonies in Boston.
A falling piece of cement which struck the limousine of Vice President
George Bush caused an office to office search and the closing of several
streets in Washington on the first day of the new semester.
The cement caused a V-shaped gash in the roof of the Vice President's
armored limousine which Secret Service agents first thought was made by
"We heard a loud bang and drove on to work and that was it I asked
what it was and nobody was sure ... I thought it might be a gun." Bush
STUDENTS PROTEST EL SALVADOR
On February 11th some of the activism which had been absent from
college campuses since the Vietnam era returned when 20 UMass students
were arrested along with 25 others during a sit-in at U.S. Representative
Silvio Conte's office in Holyoke.
The sit-in was staged to bring pressure on Conte R-Pittsfield, to oopose a
proposed $55 million aid package to the government of El Salvador the
Reagan administration had requested.
"We are protesting the aid to the El Saivadoran junta and asking Conte to
vote against the additional economic and military assistance. U.S. aid bought
the wholesale slaughter of over 700 people of the Morazan province in
December of 1980," Sarah Kemble, member of the protesting coalition said.
Barry M. Locke former Massachusetts transportation secretary was
found guilt of 2 counts of conspiracy to commit bribery and 3 counts of
conspiracy to commit larceny.
The jury of 7 men and 5 women only took 4 hours to find Locke guilty
because they didn't believe his testimony jury Foreman Richard Gallant
"I thought the prosecution presented its case very well, and we
believed almost everything we heard," Gallant said.
Locke was sentenced to a maximum of 25 years imprisonment for his
LONG RANGE PLAN
The month opened with the unveiling of the Long Range Plan. The plan
evaluated the various areas of study of the University and w/as immediately
met v/ith stiff resistance.
The plan called for the elimination of comparative literature, communica-
tion studies, fashion marketing, professional preparation in physical educa-
tion and public health programs. It also called for various faculty cuts in
several areas including liberal arts, entomology and food science, among
HOAXSTERS GRAB 2 MILLION
Two men posing as FBI agents overpowered an armed guard of a
Purolater armored car and stole an estimated $2 million in cash.
The men, dressed in trench coats, snap brim hats and wearing
aviator sun glasses slipped into the Purolator building as the electric
garage door was closing. They then identified themselves as FBI agents
flashed the guard "some form of ID" and were able to get close enough
to grab him, Special Agent Jeff Kimble of the FBI said. The men pulled
off the entire job without ever producing a weapon.
SAP WORKS POLICE SAY
Amherst Police statistics show there was a 50% decrease in accidents
from last year since they instituted the Speed and Alcohol Patrols (SAP).
"We are getting compliance; people are not getting behind the wheel and
driving drunk. There has also been an increase in ridership on late night
weekend buses," Amherst Police Chief Donald Maia said.
Between the hours of 9pm and Sam on Fridays and Saturdays the
number of vehicular accidents decreased from 68 in 1980-81 to 33 in 1981-
82 — during the school year. Accidents with injury went from 28 to 10 and
number of persons injured went from 43 to 12, the police said.
Residents of North Village apartment complex, tired of having their homes
broken into, formed a "crime watch force" as March ended.
Mark Parent, last semester's manager for the University-run complex and
crime watch organizer said residents had spoken to him about the problem
on many occasions. He then designed a plan for the new patrols.
Residents patrol the area during their free time and approach anyone who
looks out of place. They offer the person assistance or directions. Parent said
those people who refuse are probably the ones contemplating committing a
EL SALVADOR VOTES
Leftist guerillas in El Salvador struck local polling places in Usulutan
making voting nearly impossible. Despite the guerrilas' efforts, turn out for
the election has been considerably high. There were reports that running gun
battles and explosions were taking place around the polling areas.
In other areas of El Salvador, however, brass bands were the only things
voters had to contend with. Centrist on the U.S. backed ruling, Junat said
general elections could be held as early as next year if they won. Leftist
boycotting the election called the whole thing a farce.
"TIP" COMES TO UMASS
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr. was
on campus in April.
His son, Lt. Governor Tom O'Neill said in introducing his father, "He's not
here to sign autographs . . . he's here to enlist your support for higher
The elder O'Neill said," No one knovi/s the president like I do. I like Reagan
to be perfectly honest with you, but I don't agree with his principles, and I
don't agree with his policies ... as a matter of fact I think his policies are
the worst ever in this country."
O'Neill said, he was pleased when the UMass SAFA (Students Advocating
Financial Aid) group showed up in his office. "I said then you were the first
college group to come to me and protest."
He said he came to UMass because he "saw the light in the eyes of SAFA"
and he knew the movement against the Reagan policies could be started here.
"This is the first time in the history of this country that the present
generation will have less education than their parents." O'Neill said.
As the snow fell in a freak mid-spring blizzard students took to the polls
once again to decide once and for all who would be the Student Government
Association president for 1982-83. The original elections held in early March
failed to give either of the two top vote getting teams a plurality of 331/3
The race between Jim Murpy, 21, junior psychology major from Weymouth
and the only single candidate for the job in recent memory and Steve
Robinson, 21, junior math and economics major from Beverly and his partner
Harvey Ashman, 19, junior business and economics major from Brockton was
finally decided on April 6th.
Even though the weather was bad the voter turnout was basically the
same as the original election - 4043 in the first and 4013 in the runoff.
Murphy won the second election by 1084 votes and took the election with a
63 percent margin. Both sides agreed to consider the election valid even
though the University closed early and buses stopped running at 2 p.m.
On Sunday the 4th a tuck-in service began which was the brain child of
the Grayson House Council.
"We did 14 people the first night and planning to do six people a night
every week." Clary said.
The service provides a tucker of the opposite sex, a lollipop and a bed
"About 25 people have volunteered to be tuckers," Clary said, "and
since we have virtually no expenses except for an add in the 'Collegian' we
should be able to make a good bit of money for the dorm."
WAR IN THE S. ATLANTIC
On April 2nd Argentina invaded the Falkland and Georges islands in the
The Argentines maintained that the Malvinas (Falklands) had been stolen
from them by the English in the early nineteenth century.
After several aborted attempts to reach a settlement the United States
came out firmly in favor of the English, while it also became apparent that
the Soviets had decided to back the Argentines.
After losing several ships and inflicting severe casualties on the Argentine
air force the English managed to retake the Falklands/Malvinas through
miliary means by the end of June.
As most students prepared for spring nature held one last trump card
which it played on April 6th. Most of the northern parts of the nation
found themselves buried under a covering of snow as winter had the last
Western Massachusetts was hit with ten inches of snow which Channel
22's staff meterologist John Quill said was the worst he had seen in his
29-year career at the station.
Quill said the day's weather broke many records throughout the
Pioneer Valley for snowfall and temperature lows, for both the entire
month of April and any single day during the month.
UMass which closed after only half a day on Tuesday did not reopen
until Thursday morning.
The year 1982 was an election year in Massachusetts and on April 20th
the 3 democratic candidates for governor squared off on a telivised debate.
The race which the third candidate — Lt. Governor Tom O'Neal — had
insisted was wide open would eventually narrow itself down to the great
rematch between former governor Micheal Dukakis and present governor
Edward J. King.
At the time of the debate though all three were in the race and ready to
sling mud. The debate was lively one with most of the action centering
around King's accusations that Dukakis lived by the gospel of taxation and
Dukakis' attacks on the King administrations so-called "corruption tax."
Not being one to be left out O'Neill took the opportunity to fire ruthlessly
at both candidates who seemed more busy attacking each other than even
acknowledging O'Neill's existance. O'Neill — who wanted to sell the MBTA to
private corporations and bust up the teachers" union in Massachusetts —
failed to catch the needed public support and was forced by a bad showing in
the polls to withdraw from the race shortly afterward.
The rest of the Spring and Summer were left to Dukakas and King to
continue their battle to the death which would only be decided in the
democratic primary in the Fall.
WAR IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
The Argentines dealt the English a stiff blow to their pride early in the
month of May as they managed to sink the destroyer Sheffield.
A single Argentine jet fired a French made missile from a distance of 20
miles. It struck the Sheffield, starting an uncontrollable fire which claimed the
ship and the lives of 280 seamen.
The HMS Sheffield had been one of the most modern ships in the English
Former Governor Michael Dukakis was on campus to speak about the
condition of higher education in Massachusetts. Dukakis spoke at Memorial
Hall to a crowd of about 180.
"Without our reputation for education excellence, Massachusetts would be
an economic wasteland," Dukakis said in reference to what he termed the
low priority approach that public education has received from the King
DUKAKIS WINS WELL, ALMOST
Former Governor Michael Dukakis swept 2064 votes out of a possibh
3383 cast in a mock gubernatorial election held at the University o
Massachusetts in May. The closest runner-ups were Foster Furcolo with 43!
and Lt. Governor Thomas O'Neill with 421. Governor Edward King receivei
150. The remaining votes were divided between write-in candidates and th
three Republican candidates.
O'NEILL DROPS OUT
Lt. Governor Thomas P. O'Neill III dropped out of the race for governor in
May because the "money vi/as drying up." O'Neill had found it hard to make
people believe that his was a credible candidacy and campaign contributions
were hard to come by in the end.
O'Neill had expected the campaigns of Governor King and former Governor
Dukakis to falter on some of the issues but instead he feels both campaigns
have been run fairly well up until this time.
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt smiled for a pliotographer at a celebration for Egypt's war dead. Sadat was murdered
by a group of Moslem fundimentalists sfiortly after this photo was taken.
AP LASER PHOTO
Astronauts Gordon Fullerton, left, and Jack Lousma hold a model of the space craft they will pilot into the Earth's
orbit. They were the third crew of the shuttle Columbia.
AP LASER PHOTO
Members of the 24th Infantry Division board a plane which will take them to Egypt to participate in the joint Egyptian-American military manuevers —
"Operation Bright Star."
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Shuttle astronauts Joe Engle (L) and Richard Truly pose in front of the ship that will carry them into space. They were the second team of astronauts to
pilot the shuttle.
AP LASER PHOTO
Five month old Matthew Lloyd Berkowitz decided he had enough of that "caged-up" feeling. Matthew was put in the
cage by his mother for some much needed rest at the Philadelphia dog show.
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A Soviet destroyer cruises the waters off Sweden during the crisis that erupted there when a Soviet spy-sub ran
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Gale-force winds whipped up the waters of Lake Washington seen here in November of 1981, stril(ing the floating bridge between Seattle and Mercer Island.
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Louis Eisenberg, who used to change light bulbs for $225 a week in New York,
won $5 million in the New York Lotto.
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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones entertains fans in Dallas, Texas during
the groups American tour.
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Princess Diana made the news when she became pregnant in 1981. The Prince and Princess of Wales had their son
William in the summer of 1982.
AP LASER PHOTO
Labor leader Lech Walesa was among the many leaders of the Polish union Solidarity who were arrested in a
crackdown by Poland's military government in December of 1981. While many of the others were eventually released,
Walesa, the founder of the union, still remains captive at this writing. AP LASER PHOTO
The four crewmen of the famed Double Eagle, the first balloon to successfully cross the Pacific Ocean, meet with the press upon their arrival in Albuquerque,
New Mexico. They are (L to R) Ben Abruzzo, Rocky Aoki, Ron Clark and Larry Newman.
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The first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States is seen
here appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee at her conformation
hearings. AP LASER PHOTO
David Stockman, budget director for the Reagan Administration, made the
news of the year when he attacked the administration's economic programs.
Stockman offered his resignation but the President refused it.
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Staying later, long after hours, the painter
paints a face, a 'scape, or a vase of flowers
But the vision blooms from the Human Spirit:
What's theirs becomes ours.
How the dancer twirls till her clothing reveals, Wi^
As it fast unfurls, not her feet, nor ankles.
Neither calves, nor knees, nor thighs, only whirling
Truth of her movement.
Poets, writers need to be heard and read be-
Fore they're dead: absurd? Yet, it need not be in
Ferred from classic poetics, simply said no
Truth can be suppressec .
Where as some compose, others play and perform;
Music fuses both content and form with the
Sound of Love between, the instrument and its
j As if all there was to it was to done a
Mask, and, whether comic or tragic, play a
Part which only Soul can present in front of
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MAN IS MAN
in production . . .
OF A LIVING HUMAN BEING
IN THE MILITARY BARRACKS
IN THIS THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
Major: Music Education
For a major in Music Education, I have to put in 450 hours of student
teaching. I am teaching Jazz Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Music
History. It's good to get teaching experience while still in the supportive
atmosphere of your department- BEFORE striking out on your own. I am also
working on my senior honor's thesis, in which I am demonstrating on video tape
how to play all the instruments in the band.
I have applied for a Massachusetts teacher's certification. I could have gone
to other schools for a music degree but not a music education degree. With this
music education degree I will be certified to teach; that's an added plus. I can
also perform because I've had substantial performance experience.
I was accepted at the Eastman School of Music, which is an incredible school
and I just can't believe that I got in! I had to go through an audition and a
couple of interviews. I am considering graduate school because I'd like at least a
The department has been a big help. The teachers and supervisors really pull
for you. I've been very impressed with the quality of performance that they stress
at the University. You go into the Music Education program almost afraid that
they won't stress the performance, or the QUALITY of the performance, as
much as they do the academic subjects. However, they stress both; they really
do . . . and I like that a lot.
For me, the printmaking major was really hard because I didn't decide in
time. I decided late in the end of my sophomore year that I was going to be a Loryn Weinberg
printing major, so I had to take two printing courses every semester in order to BFA Printmoking/Calligraphy
graduate. I was at the point where I was taking two of the hardest courses at the
same time, and began to get very turned off by printing. So Bill Patterson, the
head undergraduate advisor, got me an internship with Barry Moser and Harold
McGrath of the Hampshire Hypothetae. Harold McGrath is one of the master
printers in the world, and Barry Moser is an incredible wood engraver. They are
fantastic! For a year I took the internship and classes at UMASS.
. . . now is my BFA project. It's a poem, done in calligraphy, called A Song
of Peach Blossom River by Wang Wei. I'm cutting the letters into the wood.
The process is called Relief printing; every letter is cut out or cut around. When
the block is printed it will print in reverse. So, in order to print the words so that
they will read the correct way, I have to cut the letters out backwards. The
cutting takes a lot of control. I love doing it!
Professor Wang has been a major influence in my college career. I've been
taking calligraphy since my freshman year, and I've studied with Professor Wang
every semester. I couldn't have gotten to where I am now without him.
I was interested in Calligraphy in high school. Now its become a sort of fad. I
taught a calligraphy class and at first was really worried that no one would want
to take it. I had room for twelve and it turned out the fifty people wanted to
enroll. People see the book and say "I want to write like that- NOW".
This summer I am going to Ireland with a Graphic Art program from the
School of Visual Arts in New York City. I want to get more into letters; to learn
more about typography.
students recommended by undergraduate advisors
I'm a design major- or set designer, which entails talcing a lot of studio
courses and working on a lot of projects. At the same time I also work at the
scene shop. I scene paint for all the shows that are in the Curtain and Rand
I just designed a show this past semester -Dial M for Murder. I designed the
whole set for that, becoming the first undergraduate scene designer we've ever
had. With the production team comprised of students, we got to do a lot of
work on our own that we normally wouldn't get to do. We picked the play,
deciding right off that we wanted to do something contemporary and that it
would require a realistic setting, lighting and costumes. So we were pretty much
controlling the play production process all the way through. I also painted on
the set. I had a beautifully painted floor that the audience mistook for real
wood. The surface was only masonite!
I've gotten a lot out of the department here. I've taken in as much practical
and theoretical work as possible. There are many opportunities for undergrad-
uate students. Here, at UMASS, you can be experimental. If you make a mistake
that's okay, that is what the school is there for!!
In the past, I've done Summer Stock Theater. As an apprentice to a profes-
sional acting company. However, they don't pay you. You work ninety hours a
week, starve, get sick, and do all that sort of thing (basically go through hell),
but you learn a lot and meet a lot of people.
I am an older student coming back after ten years of being out of school. I
was a soloist in the State Ballet of Rhode Island for five years, and then left to
have two children. I returned to dance when I joined the Nashua Ballet
Company in New Hampshire. In order to round out my training in all idioms of
dance, be able to teach in a university, and get an education at the same time, I
decided to come to college. In order to teach dance at the university level you
have to have your masters. Right now I'm just getting out with my bachelors
degree, but I plan on going to Smith College to receive my masters.
I've taught classes at UMASS for three semesters while getting my bachelors
degree. Before graduating from the dance department, a final project of chore-
ography is required using compositional skills learned here. My piece is being
performed in this year's Spring concert.
It is very hard to deal with the kids and school at the same time. Last semester
I took twenty five credits. I have to study when the kids are outside, or at night
when they are asleep. Sometimes when they go to school I can get a block of
time to study.
Dance didn't really all come together for me until the working (physical
movement) unified with the thinking process. Two of the required courses that
we have to take at the university are anatomy and analysis of dance.
What I want to do eventually is to teach at the university level and perform
with another company. Meanwhile, I want to start my own school on the side.
IN SEARCH OF STARDOM
Several weeks ago, I received a call from a
student who was interested in writing for the
Fine Arts section of the Index. As copy editor, I
wanted to know about her experiences and in-
terests before I assigned her a story to write. The
more she told me, the more I was convinced
that I was talking to a new "Debbie Reynolds",
and a small tale of this student's life would
make a great story for our yearbook. So here it
is ... I think that you'll agree.
This story is one of hard work, dedication
and luck. It is a true story of a University of
Massachusetts student who, through her own
resourcefulness and an inner driving force,
makes it to places rarely frequented by the aver-
age person. That is due to the fact that she is
We begin our story with a seven year old girl
on vacation in New York with her parents. One
evening in the nightclub, this little "Sara Bern-
hardt" or, "heartburn", as her mother would call
her, left the table and made her way up on the
stage. Her parents were shocked to see their
little girl standing opposite Nipsey Russell and
waiting for her chance to sing and dance for the
From that moment on, Lauren Cohen knew
that she wanted to entertain. "I guess that was
the first time I knew I had a special inner drive.
This drive of 'I've got to perform,' finally came
into full bloom when my friend Linda from
New York decided that I had to be introduced
to the real world of performing in New York
City. Well, she talked me into it, and the next
day I found myself on the 5:30 AM train head-
ing for the city."
"As I stepped out of the subway and onto the
street, I realized that even though I was in New
York for the first time alone, I still felt comfort-
able . . . Like I belonged there."
But there was still an education to be had.
"I started out as a nursing major. Then I
changed to health education, legal studies and
then community services. I was also a theater
major, but I'm too practical for that."
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Lauren was also a dance major at one
time. Finally, she decided to take classes in
theater and dance to get a concrete degree in
Community Services. Lauren is very ept at
Her dream has always been to be on a
daytime soap opera; perferably cast in a role
as a character "you'd love to hate". She knew
she had to make connections and get some
inside experience in this area. One day, she
called her parents and said, "I'm going to
New York." "They always knew that I'd go
someday, but they just didn't know when."
She got an internship at Lincoln Center in
new York in theater management. This, she
thought, would serve as something concrete
to fall back on in case her acting career failed
to materialize. "It was definitely the right
atmosphere to be in if I wanted to go into
theater producing or directing. There wasn't
a production going on that semester, so they
used me as a messenger. This was in spite of
the fact that I had just moved to New York
and didn't know my way around. At six or
seven at night, I'd find myself in Harlem
looking for some address just so I could
finish my day's work. Meanwhile, everyone
else had gone home for dinner."
Lauren dealt with agencies, producers,
and casting agents, which was perfect for her
future intentions. "It was the typical, 'How I
broke into show business', story. I did it for
three or four weeks. Finally, I left because I
couldn't take being a messenger anymore. I
"Anyway, across the street was ABC. I
decided to get a new internship at 20/20, the
news magazine. I had to convince my advisor
at UMASS that 20/20 is a national commu-
nity service if I was going to get credit. I told
him that it helps create public awareness. It
worked, so I went over to 20/20's personnel
department and sat there for two days. I
finally got someone to talk to me by saying
that Annette Kriener, and executive for the
show, sent me to personnel. I then went to
Annette Kriener and I told her that Harriette
Crosby, from personnel, sent me."
Lauren was placed in the production de-
partment at 20/20. Before anyone could pos-
sibly learn of her little scheme, she was too
valuable to let go. She was interested in the
set up of production arrangements, and so
she began observing and helping the pro-
duction supervisor put together shorts. Little
did she know that this woman would be
taking a vacation in a few weeks and leaving
Lauren in charge of all production crews and
operations. A lucky break.
Lauren also taught dance at Jon Devlin, a
well known dance studio. Among her stu-
dents were several accomplished Broadway
stars. This gave her more insight to the busi-
ness. She danced, auditioned, taught, and
worked at ABC, whereby she made several
Lauren's mentor, Eileen Kristen, whom
she met while taking dance classes in the
city, became Lauren's advisor and friend.
Eileen also happens to be a current star on a ,
daytime soap opera, which, as I said earlier, is
Lauren's ultimate goal. Luck strikes again.
Lauren has a drive seldom found in any-
one. She knows that she has a tough road
ahead, but that she'll make it. "All my
friends know it too. Like the time I called my
friend Kim in New York to tell her about
my new jobs. She said that it was typical and
she knew it was going to happen to me."
There are some things about her progress
that still shock Lauren. "It's funny, everyone
stands outside the ABC building in New
York and peers in the windows just to catch
a glimpse of an actor. I was once like that,
but now I can walk past the 24 hour security
guard. Because of my job, I am allowed to
walk around the studio; someday I'll walk in
and do my thing. I've had a taste of perform-
ing and I've had a taste of production on a
national acclaimed show. When it comes
right down to what I want to do, there's no
Lauren performs every chance she gets.
When she was seven she would talk to her
mirror, dreaming up scenes to perform. "For
practice, of course." At four, while other
children were "wetting their pants", Lauren
was hard at work dancing.
The success that Lauren has found is rare
and wonderful. Her talent, drive, and enthu-
siasm continue to bring her closer to where
she wants to be. But this isn't the end of her
story. If you ask her she'll say that "It's just
UMASS IN CONCERT
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Stanley Clark & George Duke
PORTRAIT OF A
Until recently, Emile Rafstoeder was an artist whose
work had gone completely without notice. His modernis-
tic piece The Stickman, unearthed in the cellarage of a
Parisian laundromat, brings him recognition at last.
Exemplifying Rafstoeder's style, and considered the best
of his studies in pencil. The Sdckman is executed accord-
ing to a strict underlying principle: the reduction of forms
to their essential elements. The complexity of the human
eye, for example, with its brow and its lashes, its iris and its
pupil, is reduced in the drawing to a single dot. Arms and
legs become — simply — lines. The head, the seat of
intellect, calls for a more complex geometry — a circle is
Long an admirer of Picasso's Don Quixote, Rafstoeder
said that he drew The Stickman "in a flash of inspiration"
after seeing his friend Robert "Stretch" McCabe standing
sopping wet beside a YMCA pool.
The Sdckman is, in the artist's own words, "an attempt
to render the quintessence of an individual, and so to show
him as a universal." Rafstoeder succeeded. All of us find in
The Sdckman the elements of ourselves.
Tracking the artist for an interview after the discovery in
Paris was no simple operation. Authorities on modern art,
until that time, had never heard of Rafstoeder, and re-
searchers, assigned to examine back issues of obscure art
periodicals for a clue to the artist's whereabouts, came up
with not a clue to his existence.*
A computer search turned up E. Rafstoeder in the 1968
telephone directory for Peoria, but the number, evidently
had been disconnected and reassigned to the pay tele-
*One young researcher rhoughr he remembered seeing rhe
Rafsroeder work mentioned in a lirerory magazine, recoiling ir in
connecrion wirh on orricle on one of Dashiell Hommerr's novels.
phone in Al's Meat Mart. Luckily, Al knew Rafstoeder and
gave us his new number in Manhattan, where the artist has
been hving with some friends. It was I who called the artist
with the news about the Paris find.
"How do you suppose it got there?" -w^ls his reaction.
We agreed to meet for lunch at a Burger King on the
Avenue of the Americas that Tuesday. I arrived early and
was waiting, when a small man with a large, round head
and beady eyes, set wide apart, came through the doorway.
I had a hunch it was the artist and beckoned to him
"Please. Call me Emile."
I jokingly suggested that The Stickman may be consid-
ered a self-portrait, but the artist took me seriously.
"If you mean "Self with a capital 'S'" he said. I didn't
follow him. He said that I must read Siddhana. Then, as if
somehow to explain himself more fully, the artist told me
of the incident in which, he believes. The Stickman was
conceived in his subconscious long before its birth at
An old, old, dear, dear actor -friend of his was playing
Tom Bedlam in an avant-garde production of King Lear
in modern dress, and Emile had been given comps. After
the performance, two of the words of that play, two
Shakespearean words, stuck in the artist's mind.
"Unaccomodated man," a voice inside him kept repeat-
ing. "Unaccomodated man ....
"The idea was seeking its expression in my art," he told
me. "Voila!" He did a quick rendition of The Stickman on
a napkin and presented it for my perusal.
"May I keep this?"
"I was going to leave it as a tip."
Embarrassed, I quickly changed the subject, asking the
artist how he came to develop his style, a manner oi
drawing the critics are beginning to refer to as Reduction -
*lr should be nored rhor Rofsroeder did rhe hand-rrocing or o rime
before rhe formulcrion of Reducrionism, while he was srill experi-
menting. Reducrionisr hands would resemble chicken prints.
"I have always believed that modern art is related very
closely to prehistoric art," he began.
He pointed out that a hand -tracing dating from 10,000
B.C., discovered in one of the caves of Altamira, is very
similar to a hand -tracing of his own, done only several
years ago in his home in Peoria, on the wall above the
"Preserving the spirit of the primitive is one of the chief
concerns of a modern artist," he continued. "The world is
becoming much too complicated. The primitive is in dan-
ger of extinction." It was this concern that led the artist to
Reductionism. "Simplify. Simplyfy," he said.
The Reductionist method involves what Rafstoeder de-
scribed as a kind of distillation process that takes place in
his mind, a boiling away of all that is not absolutely
essential to the subject he's depicting, leaving behind the
universal form that he then draws. Recalling something
that I once learned from a mime when I inquired about the
purpose of his white face, I wondered if The Stickman, by
gaining anonymity, would improve as a symbol of the
universal human being, and I asked Rafstoeder if the
drawing could be reduced still further, if The Stickman
could be drawn without a face.
"No!" the artist snapped at me. "The face represents
man's character! All men have character! Without the face
The Stickman could be confused with an antenna!"
That evening at home, with a photocopy of the drawing
and a bottle of Liquid Paper, I satisfied myself that this was
The artist spoke of Rembrandt. He spoke of trends in
art. We discussed Rothko's Orange and Yellow, and, of
course, we reminisced about the smile button.
In response to my question about his current projects
and his plans, the artist spoke with great enthusiasm of a
modernistic drawing in the works.
"I expect it to capture — in the spirit of the primitive —
the essence of an entity designed by modern minds. —
Let's just say I'm very excited about it!"
The art work, which I hope to review as soon as it is
finished, is to be entitled The House.
John Zygiel, Jr.
® 1982 used by permission
The Editors of the INDEX wish to apolo-
gize for the exclusion of the following
sports: Baseball, Golf, Softball, Mens' and
Womens' Track, and Tennis. The pages
were omitted due to deadline problems
with the Sports Editors.
There were whispers in early September of a national playoff
berth for the University of Massachusetts football Minutemen.
With 20 returning starters, there was plenty to be optimistic
about. Some may have thought that all head coach Bob Pickett
had to do was press the right buttons and the Alumni Stadium
heroes would be whisked away to some exotic location in the
western part of the country at the end of the season to lock
horns with the rest of the best in Division I-AA. As it turned
out, these glorious visions were blurred. While Massachusetts
did go on to capture a share of its 13th Yankee Conference
league championship, compiling a more than respectable 6-3
record along the way, the playoff berth was awarded to the
Cinderella University of Rhode Island Rams. Although URI
had an identical league record, they went to the playoffs on the
basis of a 16-10 decision over Massachusetts in the third game
of the regular season at Alumni Stadium.
""We knew those six points would come back to haunt us,"
Pickett said shortly after the Minutemen had knocked off the
University of New Hampshire and clinched a share of the
league crown. ""Playoffs or not, I'm not minimizing what our
team did this year in one bit. Our goal at the start of every
season is to win the Yankee Conference championship and that
is exactly what we did this year. I'm proud of our team and I'm
happy for them."
Pickett was right in his assessment as there was hardly
anything minimal to report on a highly successful Minuteman
football season. There were big wins like the 29-24 thriller
down in Storrs over the University of Connecticut as well as big
defeats such as the URI heartbreaker and the 35-20 demolition
at the hands of the University of Delaware. There were high-
lights in abundance. Witness the performance of junior tailback
Garry Pearson who rushed his way into the Massachusetts
record books as the alltime career rushing leader in just two
and one half seasons of play.
"We have the best athlete in the state of Connecticut on our
team," Pickett said of the Bristol, Conn, native after Pearson's
superlative two touchdown contribution to the win over
UConn. "I'm just glad he's on our side."
The Minuteman defense, ranked number four in the nation in
1980, came back and showed more of the same in 1981 and the
key was a senior-dominated lineup coordinated by assistant
coach and defensive mastermind Jim Reid. Peter DiTomasso,
the "Staten Island Stopper," served as a Minuteman tri-captain
and a partner in a linebacking duo with Scott Crowell which
combined to build a virtual brick wall in the middle of the
Massachusetts "D". They were the mainstays of the Minuteman
defensive corps with senior linemen Raymond Benoit, Dan
Petrie, Eric Cregan and George Lewis serving as the bulwarks
in the trenches. If any opposing running backs or receivers did
manage to get by this first line of Massachusetts defense, they
were quickly met and stopped by a steady UM defensive back-
field crew consisting of All-Americans Grady Fuller and
Dwayne Lopes along with seniors Peter Spadafora and Ashford
After the Minutemen went down in defeat to URI, they were
faced with a situation where they could not afford another
league loss if they wished to reign supreme in the Yankee
Conference once again. Behind Pearson, DiTomasso and a
host of Massachusetts stalwarts, the Minutemen proceeded to
roll through the rest of their league contests and posted 4-0
conference record through the rest of the season including
victories over Maine, Boston University, Connecticut and a
season-ending 20-9 conquest of UNH in Durham. With the
league title on the line, the Minutemen rose to the occasion and
soundly whipped the Wildcats on their own turf. The victory
was somewhat soured as the score of the URI-UConn game was
announced over the public address system as the two teams
were leaving the field (URI won, thus ensuring themselves a
playoff spot), the Minutemen had to be proud since they had
accomplished the goal they had set for themselves in Septem-
ber: another Yankee Conference championship and plenty of
Record: 6-3 (overall 4-1 (league)
Co-Yankee Conference Champions
AND ALL THE WAY
TO NCAA TITLE
STORRS, Conn.- It was pretty cold that November day in
Memorial Stadium- so cold that the season's first snow flurries
began to fall. The cameras for ESPN were set, and the crowd of
about 300 huddled around the middle of the stands to see the
University of Massachusetts play the University of Connecticut
for the NCAA Division I National Field Hockey Champion-
ship. UMass was undefeated, having sustained two ties- one
with the College of William and Mary in mid-September and a
wild 1-1 deadlock with this same UConn squad two weeks
before in Amherst. The championship contest was a defensive
game; a tense game. And when it was over, it was UConn that
wore the crown of national champions. UMass coach Pam
Hixon's team, ranked number one in the nation in both the
NCAA and AIAW polls, had to settle for second place.
Despite the 4-1 championship loss, the Minutewomen gained
many postseason honors. Senior co-captains Judy Strong was
named Mitchell and Hess Player-of-the-year as well as being
named to the championship series' All-Tournament team along
with senior Tish Stevens. Hixon was named Coach-of-the-Year
by both the NCAA and the AIAW.
A bigger honor came much later. During halftime cere-
monies at the UMass-Northeastern University men's basket-
ball game, the entire team was feted before a standing room
only Curry-Hicks crowd. Every team member, followed by
Coach Hixon, was called to the floor and received a well-
deserved round of applause. There was Strong, the team's
leading scorer with 27 goals and Olympic-styled dominance
on the field. Sue Caples stood next to her, a fellow selectee
to the United States National Team; her leadership unques-
tioned by her peers. Strong and Caples had four great years
with this team, and those on the Cage floor that night were
as proud of them as the cheering crowd.
Tina Coffin, Ro Tudryn and Sandy Kobel, all juniors, all
helped this team keep an undefeated record for so long.
Sophomores, including Stevens, Patty Smith, Carol Pro-
gulske and goalie Patty Shea (20 games, 75 saves, 11 goals
allowed, 15 shutouts) filled the team with youthful enthusi-
asm and spirit. And freshman Pam Moryl, standing quietly
along with the rest, had been called the successor to Strong.
So there stood the team, under the lights of the Cage, hear-
ing each other's name called, each followed by applause.
The season began against Ohio State University at Smith
College, and it began with a 3-0 win. The tie against the
College of William and Mary was followed by a string of
whitewashes: UMaine (4-0), Vermont (1-0), Mount Holyoke
College (4-0), New Hampshire (1-0). Yale spoiled the shutout
with a goal as the clock showed but four seconds left to play,
but still another UMass victory was to marked at 4-1. Massa-
chusetts then beat Bridgewater State College, 7-0, and then was
named number one in the country after they defeated Old
Dominion, 1-0, and Rutgers University, 2-0. After a win over
Northeastern University, 6-2, shutouts and Shea's prowess con-
tinued until the very end: Westfield (4-0), Harvard (4-0),
Springfield College (2-0), 2-0 over URI, 1-0 over Brown and
the regular season finale, a 4-0 victory over Dartmouth College.
Then came the tie against the University of Connecticut.
It became a defensive battle, with each team looking for the
gamewinning goal. But none would come. What came to pass
was a preview of the National title game two weeks later —
rough play, fast, aggressive stickhandling and passing.
For some of the 1981 Minutewomen, there will be another
chance next year. For most of those who smiled at the Cage
crowd that night, they knew they could be standing in the same
spot next year with a national championship title under their
The men's soccer team played a tough 16 game sched-
ule in 1981 and came up on the short end of a 5-10-1
Optimism was high after the hooters made their pres-
ence felt in the Keene State Invitational by tying the host
school 0-0 and then dripping Western Connecticut 5-2,
but four straight losses put the team in the red to stay.
In a season that had only seven home games at friendly
Boyden Field, UMass fans were only satisfied twice with
wins over Williams College, 3-0 and Westfield State, 2-1.
The team, which was made up predominantly of under-
classmen, but seemed to come up just that one goal short
in the tight ones.
The talent for a better record in the near future is there,
but for this season 5-10-1 were the numbers for UMass
Women Kickers Excel In Post Season Competition
It was another banner year for Kalekeni Banda
and his women's soccer team during the fall 1981
season as the women hooters compiled a 13-6-2
record and competed in both the Eastern and nation-
al championship tournaments.
The season started off with a bang as UMass de-
feated Plymouth State 4-1 to open their record at 1-0
at home. Plymouth State was joined in the victim list
by George Washington and Westfield State before
Boston College was able to salvage a 2-2 tie with the
A win over Brown University brought the team's
record to 4-0-1 and all of a sudden everybody started
hearing rumblings about a possible playoff contend-
er in the making.
But, just as the talk began, two setbacks to Ver-
mont and Connecticut brought UMass back to earth.
The team remained undaunted though, and pro-
ceeded to beat powerful Cortland State, 2-1, and
then Mount Holyoke, 5-0, to put a winning note back
in the talk.
Springfield College came to town after that and
managed a 1-1 tie, but after that the hooters were not
to be denied the necessary 'Ws to gain a berth in the
The final drive through the regular season was
highlighted by wins over a pesky Yale team, 1-0 and
a thumping of perrenial powerhouse Penn State, 5-0,
with both games played before delighted crowds at
That the women failed to bring a national cham-
pionship trophy home to UMass is inconsequential.
They established UMass as a bona fide national con-
tender and that will go a long way by itself.
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One only had to survey the scene at
the Curry-Hicks Cage about a half-min-
ute after the season-opener between the
University of Massachusetts basketball
Minutemen and their counterparts from
Duquesne University to realize the
transformation the home team's pro-
gram had undergone in the few short
months that Tom McLaughlin, a former
UMass star player-turned-head coach,
had come home. Sheer pandemonium
would be an excellent way to describe
the nonstop, cheering ovation bestowed
on the squad by the standing room only
crowd; but their exuberance went much
deeper than that. For the first time since
the days of Alex Eldridge and the
powerdunking Mark Haymore, the
Cage faithful were able to experience
something positive while attending a
UMass basketball game.
They certainly got their "money's
worth" that December evening when
the Minutemen came back to beat the
Iron Dukes, 68-67, waiting until there
were only two seconds left to play in the
game. This was not all. They were also
treated to Massachusetts' first tourna-
ment victory in years when freshman
guard Donald Russell led his squad to
the championship of the InBank Classic,
held in Providence, R.I. over interses-
sion. All in all, there was much more to
this team than their 7-20 overall record
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There must have been plenty of
UMass hoop followers who were
quick to accuse rookie head coach
McLaughlin of "rah-rah-ism" be-
cause of the methods and tactics he
employed in preseason and through-
out "in an attempt to get more sup-
port" for his yearling team. These
boobirds and skeptics quickly fell by
the wayside as many did turn out for
a much-improved brand of Minute-
man basketball. The onetime Minute-
man board-battler predicted an ag-
gressive, fundamentally sound and
"fun" style of play from his new team;
a new team produced by a new
coach. What was seen at the Cage on
a bi-weekly basis was an exciting
freshman floor leader in Russell,
who averaged nearly 17 points per
game and was the cohesive agent in a
starting unit which included three
other freshman and Edwin Green:
the regining Eastern Eight Rookie-
Women's basketball coach Mary Ann Ozdarski
knew that the 1981-82 edition of Minutewomen bas-
ketball was going to be a team of transition on two
First, the team was going to be without its usual
dominance in the height department due to the
graduation of the previous year's starting front court
and an obvious lack of big people to step in.
Second, in order to offset this change, the name of
the game plan was to be transition. UMass planned
on using a running game to make up for that height
The youthful team, sporting only center Martha
Ready and guard Sherry Collins as seniors, was high
on ambition but short on experience and the final
result was a 9-16 record, far short of the years of
perrenial domination that Ozdarski's troops had en-
joyed since her arrival on the Minutewomen scene.
To the team's credit, though, the wins that they
did accumulate were towards the end of the season,
thus indicating that the youngsters were learning and
were ready to take a top New England spot once
Leadership responsibilities fell on the shoulders
of Ready and Collins, especially after forward Na-
dine Jackson, who was expected to be a major force
in the season, broke her leg early in the season and
was lost for the year.
The seniors played well and the women were in
contention for most of their games. But, as any good
coach knows, when a game is close the win most
often goes to the team with veterans on the floor.
UMass did not have the veterans and their oponents
The best note on the Minutewomen is that guards
Wendy Ward and Marlene Susienka will return
among a group of now seasoned sophomores who
should be more capable in the future.
Ready and Collins will be sorely missed though.
A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR
Only once in q very long while is someone oble ro
orroin rhe unorrainoble, reach rhe unreachable, or reach
rhe sror, as rhe song soys.
Ar rhe Universiry of Massochuserrs, a group of rolenred,
dedicared women were able ro rouch rhor sror. A narion-
ol championship was coprured during rhe spring of 1982
and rhe UMoss women's lacrosse ream was or rhe rop of
rhe heop when all rhe dusr had serried.
The 1982 NCAA champions handed Trenron Srore o 9-6
defear in rhe final gome and rhe Gozelles headed home
wirh a perfecrly inrocr season or 10-0-0.
During rhe course of rhar 10-0 championship compaign,
UMoss scored a rorol of 112 goals; jusr over four rimes
more rhon rhe sconr 27 goals rhor rhey allowed during
rhe same period.
A premonirion of rhings ro come was seen during rhe
ream's season opener. They dominored ploy from begin-
ning ro end, I'ieeping rhe boil in rhe Lady Terrier end of
rhe field for mosr of rhe gome. The final rally (18-0)
showed rhor Massochuserrs was o power ro be recl^oned
Game rwo was a big resr as rhe Gazelles rroveled ro
Combridge ro ploy ever-rough Harvard. The margin
wosn'r wide, bur rhe resuir was rhe some: UMoss 5 —
Two drubbings come nexr: o romp over rhe Rom of
Rhode Island (17-1), and rhe dismissol of Dorrmourh (13-3).
Suddenly people began ro reolize rhor rhis wos nor jusr on
The Universiry of New Hampshire came dosesr ro slay-
ing rhe Gazelles. Playing or home, UMoss hod ro sweor
our on oil roo dose 5-4 vicrory. The gome ended in a pile
of jubilonr home reom srickers on rhe upper Nope field.
Nexr fell Yole (11-2), rhen rhe Lady Eagles were plucked
"Hmmm. UMoss, huh?", wos rhe consenring buzz
among lacrosse fans.
Yes, UMoss. Springfield College was nexr (10-2), and
Norrheosrern was rhe losr socrificiol lamb, bowing 14-4.
The only shame of rhe whole rhing is rhor more fans
didn'r come our ro roor on rhe champions during rhe
seoson, bur rhose who did were rreored ro quire o show
— and norionol rirle.
A Good Year For
The Men . . .
The UMass men's cross country team once again proved to
be one of the top running squads around during the 1981
season as they posted a deceptive 4-4 regular season record
amidst a very impressive series of championship calibre perfor-
As for the regular season, three straight losses to start the
season would have gotten most teams down, but the Minutemen
runners rebounded to win four of the last five meets with only a
close 40-36 defeat to stop them from taking all five.
Then came the big meets, the ones where seasonal records
don't count. UMass stood out and shined.
Included in the onslaught of superlative Minuteman meets
were a third place finish in the EAA Championships, 13th at
the IC4A's second in the New Englands and an Eastern Cham-
. . . An Excellent One For
Led by some superb individual performances, the women's
cross country team turned in one of its best seasons ever.
Both of UMass' top runners, Judy McCrone and Tricia
Moores ran a steady paced season that finally put them on the
road to the national championships.
As a team, the squad finished with a 2-2 record by defeating
Smith and Springfield Colleges. They lost to Boston College
UMass finished fourth at the Rhode Island Invitational and
fifth at the Rutgers Invitational.
In the New Englands, despite outstanding performances by
Moores and McCrone, the Minutewomen could only manage a
tenth place finish.
While competing on an extremely tough schedule, the wom-
en's gymnastics team compiled a 9-5 record during the 1981-82
The women's biggest trouble came against the University of
New Hampshire who defeated the UMass team twice by just
slightly over one point each time.
The year was highlighted individually by the team leadership
of Heidi Milender, who was the Minutewomen's best overall
Teamwise, the high pount of the year came when the team
amassed a total of 140-65 points to defeat Southern Connecti-
cut, a major gymnastic power.
The team finished a very impressive fourth in the NCAA
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
The Men Finish At 6-4
The men's swimming team, under coach Russ Yar-
worth, put together a season of timely individual
performances to turn out a 6-4 record in 1981-82.
Following a loss to Tufts to open the year, the
Minutemen regrouped to beat Lowell and Spring-
field before a loss to Williams evened their record at
Rhode Island made things look worse when they
set the UMass team back with a 58-55 heartbreaker
but the mermen won four of their last five meets to
pull a winning season from the depths of the Boyden
The swimmers, who train during the fall by work-
ing out as a water polo team, drew large crowds and
the support was a definite factor in their successful
Gorber's Gorillas Started
Fast, But Then Faded
A pre-season look at the Garber's Gorillas
schedule would make it clear that they had a
tough road to follow in order to gain another
NCAA playoff berth.
That was before the big blizzard of April. After
games had been rescheduled in order to make a
complete season out of the scramble, coach Dick
Garber's troops were left with what most
collegiate lacrosse experts called "the toughest
schedule in the country."
And, in the end, it was the schedule, not so
much as the opponents, that defeated the UMass
stickers and left them without that playoff berth.
They had an 8-5 record that would have satisfied
any other team but UMass.
As has been the case for years, men's lacrosse
was the biggest show in town. Boyden Hill was
packed well before game time and the team didn't
let them down as they lost only one game at
home to an upstart Harvard team.
Unfortunately, the Gorillas only played five
games at home and the road was not as nice to
them. However, that the team did not get a post
season bid will not be remembered as much as
the much-heralded 14-8 Army game which was
played before a crowd that was estimated at well
over 10,000 people, the largest crowd ever to see
a lacrosse game in New England.
It Was Another Big Year For Weller
It was inevitable that when the going was tough
the ball went to Weller. Jim Weller was the man
among men during the 1982 season.
Weller, wearing the #2 shirt that all the fans
had come to count on for the big play, once
again led the Gorillas in scoring for the third
straight year as he amassed 44 goals and 32
assists to bring his amazing career totals to 162
goals (first on the all-time goals scored list), 94
assists (fourth), and brought his total points to
Weller was a hero when on the Boyden Field
playing surface. Fans screamed to him when the
team needed a lift as if they had known him all
Garber's Gorrillas will not be quite the same in
the upcoming seasons without the quiet,
dependable, explosive play of one of the best
lacrosse players ever to carry a stick for UMass.
Best wishes and good luck Mr. Weller.
And The Boyden Field Crowds
Grab and hold, rwisr and throw, squeeze and pin. Nor
exccrly oil rechnicol rerms for rhe sporr of wresriing, bur ro
rhe overage specroror, ir's o prerry good summarion of
whor goes on once rwo gropplers srep onro rhe mar.
Dur for rhe wresrier, rhe sporr is a unique combinarion
of mind and body working rogerher in rhe ulrimore
morch: one-on-one. Size doesn'r morrer becouse rhe
whole affair is divided according ro weighr classes. The
borrom line is physical and menral roughness.
Though rhe Universiry of Mossochuserrs' wresriing reom
finished 4-8-1 in 1982-82, rhe hard worl'; and srorvorion
were nor in vain. Nor only did rhey have a very rough
schedule, rhey also pur everyrhing rogerher or rhe end of
rhe seoson ro place second or rhe New Englond Cham-
The seoson opened wirh a rough 24-23 loss ro Dosron
Universiry. Afrer raking sevenrh in rhe Coasr Guard Tour-
namenr, rhe ream wos again shorr of rhe vicrory mark
agoinsr rhe Mossochuserrs Moririme Acodemy, bur did
achieve o rie: 23-23.
Poydirr came nexr via o 24-16 win over POTSDAM, bur
Yale rhrew rhe ream back in rhe red wirh a 26-12
The ream, having a seesaw season, rhen saw a win
over Pvurgers (24-18), o mossocre or Novy (37-3), o
squeaker over Sourhern Connecricur (23-21), ond on
equally squeaking loss ro Albany (22-21).
A 29-11 vicrory over rhe Universiry of New Hampshire
evened rhings or 4-4-1, bur rhor would be rhe losr "W" of
rhe regular season as Cenrrol Connecricur, Horvord, Hof-
srro, and Springfield College downed rhe Minuremen.
Under coach Rick Freiras, rhe undounred ream re-
bounded or rhe oforemenrioned New England Cham-
pionship, and earned a respecroble second place finish.
MENS AND WOMENS SKIING
PAINT BY NUMBER:
3 HONOR SOCIETIES
7 SPORTING CLUBS
The Radical Student Union (RSU)
is a student organization which is ac-
tive both on and off campus. We have
organized student involvement
around such diverse issues as Sea-
brook, the Amherst Nursing Home
Strike, Martin Luther King Week, op-
position to the "Human Life" Amend-
ment, US involvement in El Salvador
— as well as sponsoring lectures and
debates on topics ranging from the
Presidential elections to corporate
control of rock-n-roll. We also have
educational study groups such as
Marxism, Political Economy, Femi-
nism, the New Right and the Moonies.
We believe it is important to educate
and actively involve ourselves and
others in pressing issues. Students
face an increasingly uncertain future
as the cold winds of Reaganomics
blow through the Ivory Towers. The
RSU is working with many others to
help rebuild the student movement as
a powerful, progressive force in soci-
We welcome people to stop by our
office (Rm. 413A Student Union
Building) and talk with us or look
through our resources. Or give us a
call at 545-0677.
The Student Center for Educational
Research and Advocacy, (SCERA),
consists of students and professionals
dedicated to improving the quality of
life, work, and study at the Universi-
ty. The Undergraduate Student Sen-
ate governs SCERA pohcy decisions,
and helps decide which student issues
are researched and advocated.
Formed in 1978 by the merger of
the Student Organizing Project, and
the Student Center for Educational
Research, SCERA continues to pur-
sue the basic goals of these two
groups: researching ana analyzing
campus programs and problems, iden-
tifying unmet student needs, pubhsh-
ing reports, and suggesting alterna-
Funded by the SGA, SCERA is gov-
erned by a student Board of Directors,
and the student staff is coordinated
by a team of professionals. SCERA is
organized into different teams which
research and develop advocacy prior-
ities in specialized areas, including
anti-racism, academics, public policy,
women's issues, residential, rents and
fees, outreach, and student affairs.
Paid part-time students, credit-
earning interns, and student volun-
teers help comprise the teams.
Other resources offered by SCERA
include the resource center, which
contains thousands of documents, re-
ports, papers, leaflets, and adminis-
trative publications on computerized
files for anyone concerned about stu-
dent interest research.
SCERA also offers many opportuni-
ties for students seeking an alterna-
tive to classroom education, in the
form of volunteer, paid part-time
work study and non-study positions,
as well as an internship/independent
SCERA is located in room 422 of the
Student Union Building.
The 81-82 academic year marked
the 10th anniversary of The People's
Gay Alliance. In commemoration, the
alliance held two awareness days con-
sisting of workshops for and about
lesbians and gay men aimed at in-
creasing awareness among the stu-
Services for the community consist-
ed of monthly dances, coffeehouses,
workshops, outdoor activities, speak-
er's bureaus, and The Lesbian and
Gay Men's Counseling Collective.
The Counseling Collective offered
peer counsehng to the surrounding
communities. The counselors were
trained and supervised by a profes-
sional and the services were free of
Incidents involving racism and ter-
rorism against the P.G.A. and other
minority groups were the cause for a
P.G.A. sponsored candlelight vigil.
The healthy attendance of 200 to 300
people at the rally demonstrated a
broad based support and solidarity
from other oppressed groups and the
-If you are concerned about improving the quality of life
in Massachusetts, interested in learning skills useful to a
pubhc-service oriented career, and like to have fun, you
may want to stop by the UMASS PIRG office in the Student
Students involved in UMASS PIRG work with a profes-
sional staff to research and organize around social problems
and promote public policy on issues such as consumer pro-
tection, environmental preservation, safe energy, and so-
cial justice. Past projects have included research of, and
community education and action about, illegal hazardous
waste dump sites in western Mass., a consumer alert about
prescription drugs which do not work, a letter writing cam-
paign against cutbacks in student loans and financial aid
grants, and a campaign for the Massachusetts Bottle Bill.
Investigative research and report writing, working effec-
tively with the media, public speaking and lobbying are
some of the skills students may acquire through PIRG.
UMASS PIRG is open to any student on campus. Many
students volunteer an hour or two to PIRG as an extra-
curricular activity. However, students may also take ad-
vantage of the opportunity to arrange academic credit, for a
class project, independent study, or internship, for their
participation in UMASS PIRG.
UMASS PIRG is one of twelve campus chapters of the
statewide organization MASSPIRG. Established in 1971,
MASSPIRG promotes the general welfare of Massachusetts
citizens through local, state, and national political arenas.
Issues vary somewhat from year to year, evolving in re-
sponse to changing political and social conditions, and spe-
cific concerns of the members. An organization that com-
bines the strengths of students, citizens, and professional
staff, MASSPIRG provides a unique opportunity for stu-
dents to explore and act on the society around them. We
encourage any student interested in the issues, the skills,
and the educational opportunities PIRG provides to stop by
the office, ANYTIME!
The Student Union Gallery, located on the south side of
the Student Union Building, is the only entirely student-run
Art Gallery on campus. Managed by Kevin Cristaldi and
Lori Wallander, two students, the gallery also employs
work study students. Each student works closely with two
artists each semester; planning, organizing, and presenting
their exhibits. The student managers schedule and organize
the shows, as well as oversee the gallery's financial man-
The gallery is funded by the Board of Governors with
special projects funded by the UMASS Arts Council. Dis-
plays include the work of artists from New York, Boston, or
local Valley artists. During the spring semester, the gallery
gives first priority to displaying the work of students gradu-
ating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Special exhibits
for Women's Week, the Black Musician's Conference and
the annual S.U.G. undergraduate photography contest are
The principles under which the gallery operates are
founded in giving the students experience working in arts
management, providing art students with a chance to dis-
play their work, as well as bringing all types of art to the
students of UMASS.
1. Karen Wegrzyn; 2. Carley Denlinger; 3. Marie Morgan;
4. Patricia Kilcoyne; 5. Patricia Coleman; 6. Loring
Barnes; 7. Leslie Human; 8. Martha McGrail; 9. Tracy
The 1981-82 academic year will definitely go down in
history as being an eventful and rewarding year for the
Panhellenic Council. As President during this time, it was
incredibly satisfying to finally receive the recognition for
which we have worked so hard and long. Not really much
changed — the sorority system was, and still is, as active as
ever. The Panhellenic system boasted the highest overall
cumulative average of any campus living area. Suddenly,
our exposure and involvement increased, and with this,
stereotypes and distorted opinions were dispelled. People
saw the sorority system set up a security system for the Ski
Sale and the money raised from this security system was
given to the Amherst Resource Center. Clean-ups, fund-
raisers and charity benefits drew the community's atten-
tion to our very productive government.
In February, the University of Massachusetts Panhellen-
ic Council received a National Panhellenic award recogniz-
ing the Council as being the most outstanding sorority gov-
ernment in the Northeast region. The Northeast region
includes 58 other Panhellenic systems from Maryland to
Maine, including Metropolitan New York. The quotation on
the plaque says it all: "In recognition of service to the mem-
ber fraternities, promoting leadership, scholarship, high
moral and social standards, and for service to the college
community." This achievement is obviously one of which
every sorority member is extremely proud!
The other major change which helped our public image
had to do with the type of woman going through Rush — an
independent, mature individual who is self-confident and
who makes her own decisions. She is not being influenced
by the stories told by peers who claim to have extensive
knowledge of sorority ideals, when in reality, they have no
idea what it is all about! It is difficult to explain to a person
what living in a sorority is like until you have experienced
it yourself . . .
What makes our system thrive? The unique offerings of
each of the nine chapters comprising the system, and the
individuals who join — intent on developing their academic
progress and leadership ability while participating in an
organization. With the dynamic women anticipated to come
to UMASS in the future, we can only predict more women
whose college days will be enhanced by sorority involve-
The Inter Fraternity Council (IFC) is
the governing board for the fourteen
fraternities located at the University of
Massachusetts. IFC is composed of a
head council and two representatives
chosen from each fraternity.
IFC works closely with the Panhellen-
ic Council, forming the Greek Council, in
sponsoring fundraisers, philanthropy
projects for the community and activi-
ties for the Greek area. Each year, at the
beginning of the fall semester, IFC spon-
sors a plant sale in the Campus Center.
They are also active in planning and pre-
paring activities for Homecoming, such
as the floats. Greek Week, held in the
Spring, is also an activity sponsored by
the efforts of IFC and Panhel.
This year IFC helped host the barbe-
que held for the incoming Freshmen and
moving the Freshmen in. Hopefully, this
event will become an annual tradition.
Everyone knows moving day is such a
hassle and any help is appreciated.
The Student Government As-
sociation (also known as the
SGA) is the University of Massa-
chusett's student government.
SGA, for the 1982 year, was head-
ed by two co-presidents, Larry
Kocot and Kevin Mangan. Each
residential area is represented by
it's senators, elected in the fall.
Presidential elections are held in
I The senate is comprised of 135
seats where each senator repre-
sents 250 students. In the 1950's,
there was a senate of 35, and each
senator represented 80 students.
This just goes to show that
UMASS has increased greatly in
size and that the senate now has
much more responsibility.
The senate meets weekly on
Wednesdays, 7-10 pm. Any stu-
dent is welcome to attend.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Board of Governors can be thought of as amother figure to the University's students in that its main
purpose is to look after the students' best interest.
The BOG is composed of a diverse selection of elected students with representatives from the Third World,
handicapped and Graduate students. These representatives make sure that the $79 campus center fee
collected from each student is well spent.
The BOG was partly responsible for the much needed renovation of the Hatch, and is currently working on
persuading the Chancellor to impose price cuts at the Textbook Annex. The BOG has also played a role in the
plan to create a media center on the first floor of the Campus Center next semester when WMUA moves next
to the Collegian office.
Any member of the University community may serve as a voting member of the BOG.
OTHER HONOR SOCIETIES
With the reinstatement of the
Dean's List, the University has fur-
ther committed itself to the recogni-
tion of academic excellence. Mortar
Board, the senior honor society, has
dedicated itself to letting UMASS and
its community know that there is in-
deed a revived interest from the stu-
dents to higher academic achieve-
A major reorganization of the soci-
ety resulted from past problems that
arose when many juniors who quali-
fied for the society did not receive no-
tification of their eligibility. Now,
with the increased pubhcity the
group is receiving, there is hope that
UMASS will come to recognize their
achievements and its statement about
the UMASS community as well.
Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman
Society for Collegiate
Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering
American Institute of
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
American Institute of
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering
American Society of
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Beta Alpha Psi Accounting
Beta Gamma Sigma Business Administration
Delta Sigma Rho-Tau
Kappa Alpha Jrs. & Srs. Debate
Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering
Inst, of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering Engineering
Kappa Delta Pi Education
Omicron Nu Home Economics
Phi Beta Kappa Seniors
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Men
Phi Kappa Phi Seniors
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing
Society of Women
Tau Beta Pi Engineering
Xi Sigma Pi Forestry
The Reserve Officers Training Corps is a program
designed to help college students learn military science.
ROTC provides officers for the US Army, US Reserve
and the US National Guard.
The first two years of ROTC are on a volunteer basis.
Subjects covered are national defense, military history
and leadership development. Before entering the second
two years of the program or the advanced course, the
student is required to sign a contract stating an under-
standing of military service obligation. This obligation
may be satisfied upon graduation. The ROTC four-year
program gives individuals training in marksmanship,
ranger, cold weather survival and land navigation.
ROTC also provides scholarships on grade point aver-
age and leadership skills. This gives students extra in-
centive to join the ROTC program.
It is a terrific learning experience with much to gain.
The challenges, fun and knowledge found in ROTC are
just a few of the reasons for joining. The basic reasons? —
self fulfillment and achievement.
The B'Nai B'rith Hillel office in room 302 Student
Union Building is the local chapter of he national organi-
zation serving college students. Hillel at UMASS offers
programs and services for Jewish students who partici-
pate and utilize Hillel in a variety of ways depending on
individual preferences. Students can simply attend a cof-
fee house or plan a speaker series on oppressed Jewry
around the world.
Hillel offers cultural events such as films, Jewish
Women's Week, Chug Ivri-an informal Hebrew discus-
sion group and Israeli Folk Dancing weekly.
The director of Hillel is also our Rabbi. He coordinates
activities, organizes religious services, offers sugges-
tions and ideas to the council, and serves as the religious
authority for members. He is also available for personal
Please feel free to stop in the office (Rm. 302 Student
Union Building) at any time. Office hours are 9:30am to
5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
If you've ever been to a football or basketball game,
you've probably noticed the most spirited people on cam-
pus — the University of Massachusetts Cheerleaders.
A dedicated bunch, the Cheerleaders are always pre-
sent to lead the Umies into high spirits while cheering
the Minutemen on. You think it looks easy? It may look
easy (they do make it look good!), but looks can be de-
ceiving. Cheering can be hard work. It takes many hours
of practice and a lot of sweat to make a cheer perfect. A
cheerleader has to be dedicated, limber, strong, and of
course, have a loud voice. They even have to enjoy doing
push-ups! But there's one more: A cheerleader has to
have spirit, most important of all, and that spirit has to be
So what do you think? Do you think the UMASS
Cheerleaders fit the bill? The answer is: a resounding,
OF COURSE! Any doubts, just take a look around you at
the next football or basketball (or lacrosse!) game, and
decide for yourself. The UMASS spirit is contagious!
"Intense" is an apt way to describe the 1981 Uni-
versity of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching
Band. For not only was 1981 a great year for "band
watchers" in Alumni Stadium, who enjoyed som^e
all time favorites such as Chuck Mangione's "Leg-
end of the One-Eyed Sailor" as well as the tremen-
dously popular "New York, New York," but mem-
bers of the band will also testify that "intense" is
the only way to describe that fall. The band per-
formed 12 half time shows over the course of the
season; normal for the "Power and Class of New
England." What made 1981 so "intense" was the
time span involved, just eight weeks. From Band
Camp right through the entire season, it seemed as
if the "big one" was always right around the cor-
ner. First, an early start at home against Holy Cross
September 19th, and then only two days later, a
trip to Foxboro and Schaeffer Stadium to play at a
New England Patriots game. But, it wasn't just a
Patriots game — it was Monday Night Football.
The Patriots played the Dallas Cowboys, and
Schaeffer was sold out. Sixty-two and a half thou-
sand people were watching as the band performed.
Talk about pressure! Then came those unbelievable
long weekends in October. Performances in Dela-
ware and Red Lion Pennsylvania on one, UMASS
vs. Maine and MUSIC BOWL-II on the next, and
MINUTEMAN MARCHING BAND
UMASS vs. Boston University and the Massachu-
setts Instrumental Conductors Association High
School Band Festival on the next. And then, two
away trips to finish the season off, to the University
of Connecticut and Boston College. In eight short
weeks? It was one big push all season long.
It was hard work, there was always something to
fix (" . . . this section of the drill doesn't quite work
yet . . .") or something new to learn. But who can
ever forget some of the "magic moments" that
highlighted our season? Our conversation with
Howard Cosell in Schaeffer (" . . . don't step on the
yard lines — they're freshly painted . . . "), the spar-
kle under the lights at MUSIC BOWL and M.I.C.A.,
the misdirected flying pie at our last rehearsal, or
the incredible magic of a Saturday in Delaware.
"Band Steals the Show" proclaimed the Collegian,
and they didn't even know about Red Lion. West
Brand new uniforms, 130 freshmen (egads!), "Big
Noise," a band "Gong Show," — the memories
come flooding back. Each year things change: The
faces, the music, the drill. But each year at least one
thing remains the same — the good times. And
that's what it's all about: Good times — and good
Many students probably went through four years at
UMASS thinking the Collegian fabricated itself on the
newstand each morning specifically for their reading
pleasure and convenience.
Contrary to popular belief, this is untrue. In fact,
there exists at UMASS, on the 1st floor of the Campus
Center, a rare breed of combination of student/journa-
Hst — "The CoUegianite."
CoUegianites, when seen out of their natural habitat
— the Collegian newsroom, appear to be hke any oth-
er student, yet there is an aura of nervousness and
confusion about them, as if they need to relax and get
a good night's sleep. They also tend to appear pale and
sometimes undernourished. This probably stems from
an insufficient amount of exposure to daylight and too
much fast-food, which they acquire conveniently
from the Coffeeshop. "Who has time to eat right?" is a
common question of a dedicated CoUegianite.
The CoUegianites are a busy bunch. They are busy
trying to provide the students at UMASS with a diver-
sity of news.
The Collegian was described by one of UMASS'
journalism professors as a vacuum. He said, "It sucks
up all your time." But it takes a lot of time to gather all
the news that is occurring on such a large campus.
The Collegian also allocates space for local, state and
world news. For many, the Collegian serves as their
only news medium.
Everyone has his or her own reasons for picking up
a Collegian. The staff members of the paper work hard
to make reading it a worthwhile and informative ex-
Board of Editors:
Acting Women's Editor
Black Affairs Editor
Jeffrey P. Bianchi
Marsha E. Bianchi
Jeri S. Bitterman
Kathleen M. Howley
Among journalists, a newspaper is often referred to as a
"Daily Miracle" and this term is no less applicable to the
University of Massachusetts' own student-run paper, the
Massachusetts Daily Collegian.
With a staff of about 200 editors, reporters, photogra-
phers, production personnel, salespeople and other business
workers, the Collegian appears each morning, Monday
through Friday, to inform the students of the University
and area residents of the latest campus, area, state and
national news, sports, arts, weather and other happenings
throughout the Pioneer Valley.
The production of the Collegian sometimes, indeed,
seems like a miracle. Beginning about 8:30am, staff mem-
bers arrive to write stories, sell advertising and balance the
books of the 18,500 circulation paper, the largest student-
run daily publication in New England. Working throughout
the day and often until 3 or 4am the next morning, various
crews of people, including five full-time professional staff
members, work together to produce the newspaper for lit-
tle or no pay or academic credit.
The motivation for working at the Collegian is not always
clear. Some people do it to gain valuable experience in
journalism or business-related fields, some do it for the low
pay as a work-study or part-time job, and others apparently
enjoy the fraternal atmosphere of the organization. While
the Collegian is a well-run $350,000 per year business, it is
also a "club," a place to go to hang out, meet friends and
have a good time.
But the dedication of Collegian people is unquestionable.
In past years. Collegian staff members have survived car
accidents while delivering the paper to the printer or cover-
ing a story; they have ignored threats against themselves
while pursuing a particularly good story; and, of course,
they have let their academic and personal life slide for the
sake of working for the newspaper.
The quality of work produced by the Collegian staff is
indeed first-rate. In 1981, for example, the Collegian was
awarded a "First Class" certificate by the Associated Colle-
giate Press, the second-highest honor bestowed by the or-
ganization and given to only a few select college papers
nationwide. Collegian reporters have gone on to secure
highly coveted jobs with the Associated Press and United
Press International wire services and with such newspaper
at the Springfield Daily News, the Holyoke Transcript-
Telegram and others. Collegian business staffers have gone
on to land jobs with major accounting firms and other busin-
esses. All in all, most Collegian graduates find their exper-
iences at the paper highly rewarding and excellent prepara-
tion for their entry into the feared "real world."
Founded in 1870 as Aggie Life at the Massachusetts Agri-
cultural College, the Collegian had also been called the
Signal before assuming its present name. While it has un-
dergone many changes, the Collegian has continually
grown since it became a daily paper in 1968 and last year,
for the first time, was able to forsake funding from the
Student Government Association to go on its own as a via-
ble, profitable business.
As University students begin their daily ritual by trudg-
ing to the Dining Commons or the Campus Center to pick up
the Collegian to accompany their morning coffee, many
Collegian staffers are still sound asleep, recovering from
working the night before. Each time the paper comes out, it
is a testimonial to the hard work of the 200 staff members.
It's easy to take the Collegian for granted, since it's always
there, but the long hours of hard work rarely goes unno-
ticed by the Collegian staff.
The Collegian is truly a "Daily Miracle."
What is the "Index?"
(a) a card catalog
(b) a financial term
(c) a course schedule
(d) a recipe card for tofu burgers
(e) none of the above
If you picked (e) you deserve a round of applause and a pitcher
from the Bluewall The Index, believe it or not, is the tlMASS
yearbook. It is begun from day 1 in the fall, takes shape as the
year progresses, and is pulled together at the last minute, creat-
ing another award winning yearbook. In the past, the Index has
been the only yearbook in the country to win three Printer's
Industry Awards. That's quite an accomplishment — considering
the trials and tribulations the Index staff has to overcome.
Here is the scenario: picture an office the size of a walk-in
closet. Imagine 15 people, all working on different projects, run-
ning around helter skelter, tripping over piles of old yearbooks
and massive dust balls (we don't even know what color the floor
is!), and sliding into overflowing wastebaskets.
Now picture the staff; a motley group of people who could
easily pass for a cast (or do we mean outcast?) from a TV sitcom.
We have Hawkey e and Trapper John for Photo Editors, Don
Rickles for a News Editor, a Sports Editor and Lay-out Editor as
the Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Mother Superior for a Business Editor,
Rhoda Morgenstern and her mother as the Fine Arts and Manag-
ing Editors, Potsie Webber for an Assistant Business Manager,
and, last but not least, a female Rodney Dangerfield as the Edi-
tor-in-Chief who is always mumbling "I get no respect. "But who
could respect a woman like that who picked a group like us to
work for her? Oh, and let's not forget the writers of this article —
Christie Brinkly and Bo Derek. A motley group indeed, but we all
have one thing in common — a dedication to your yearbook: the
Spectrum is the literary and fine
arts magazine. In May of 1982, a spe-
cial 25th Edition was published, with
64 pages of poetry, prose, and color
and black-and-white artwork and
photos. Spectrum also sponsored
monthly readings of student's origi-
nal prose and poetry. The staff of fifty
Five-College undergraduates pro-
duced a magazine which presented
the best work of student artists in the
NUMMO News is presently the lar-
gest weekly Third World Newspaper
in the Five-College Area. It began in
protest of the absence of news per-
taining to black people in the Massa-
chusetts Daily Collegian. Since then it
has expanded its coverage to include
other professed minorities and op-
pressed people. But basically
NUMMO exists in order to give "the
other side" of the story. In that re-
spect NUMMO is a dynamic and influ-
Because NUMMO was begotten
from struggle we have to keep in
mind that nothing worth having
comes easy. In addition, NUMMO has
a duty to keep abreast of the current
political climates. NUMMO must es-
sentially operate as a three headed
entity with an eye on campus and lo-
cal events, another one on national
news and a third that surveys global
activities. NUMMO News has the dia-
lectical responsibility of catering to
the audience at hand without becom-
ing totally self-centered.
NUMMO News staff are trained in
all phases of newspaper production,
including: reporting, writing, photog-
raphy, typesetting, graphic reproduc-
tion and layout. The "each one teach
one" philosophy is fully operative
from 5pm Friday evening to 4:30pm
Sunday afternoon in the Campus Cen-
ter graphics room.
The Commuter Collective, located
in 404 Student Union, is the area gov-
ernment for undergraduate students
who live off-campus. As the off-cam-
pus area government, we work to fill
two roles: The first as an advocate for
the off-campus segment of the
UMASS community and secondly as
an activities development office. We
strive to provide progressive pro-
gramming that is anti-racist and anti-
sexist. Financially, the Commuter
Collective supports the Off-Campus
Housing Office, the University child-
care program and various student
On an ongoing basis the Commuter
Office provides such events and ser-
vices as: the Commuter Office pro-
vides such events and services as: the
Commuter Scholarship Award, the
Progressive Film Series, the Classic
Film Series, cultural/educational mu-
sic and dance concerts, the commuter
locker system, a graphics file and the
Commuter Newsletter which is pub-
lished each semester. The Commuter
Collective works closely with the
SGA, the S.A.O. and other student or-
LEGAL SERVICES OFFICE
Did that cop harass you on your way home from the Time
Out Thursday night? Is your landlord withholding your
security deposit? Never fear, the Legal Services Office can
advise you or handle your case.
LSO provides legal services to fee-paying undergraduate
and graduate students. The office is staffed by four attor-
neys, two administrative assistants and a number of student
intern legal assistants.
In the past, LSO has advised and covered such cases as
debt collection, financial aid, tuition status, labor law. Immi-
gration Laws, Civil Rights and criminal law. The office also
offers a course in legal studies, as well as workshops and
programs for legal assistants.
LSO represents the various co-ops on campus, as well as
the Student Senate and Student Government Association.
Considering 66.7% of the students at UMASS have re-
quested advice from, or have been represented by LSO, it
seems that the small percentage of student activity fee that
is put towards LSO, is a worthwhile one.
The Distinguished Visitors Program is financed and op-
erated by the undergraduate students of the University of
Massachusetts for the purpose of keeping the University
community sensitive to the world in which it exists. In
accordance with this purpose, it seeks to bring to the cam-
pus those persons whose experience in international and
domestic affairs, the sciences, the humanities and the arts
qualify them to interpret, explain and raise questions about
life in all its dimensions. Furthermore, DVP seeks to stimu-
late critical thought and debate by presenting a balanced
range of opinion with respect to a given issue.
The Distinguished Visitors Program needs volunteers
who are willing to contribute time and effort towards en-
riching our campus community. If you would like to know
more about DVP, stop by our office in Room 415 of the
Student Union Building.
Do not worry if you missed Calculus
and can't seem to find anyone who
has the notes — The Student Note
Service is always there to help.
Student notetakers must have tak-
en the course before and received a
grade of at least a B. Professors usual-
ly agree to notetakers in their classes
and therefore are given a free sub-
scription to SNS.
Notes can be purchased on a single
lecture basis or by a half-semester
subscription. The larger classes, with
an enrollment of 200 students or
more, may have notes available.
The program also provides printing
and photocopying services. Price info
is available in the Student Union
Tickets Unlimited, previously
known as TIX, is a nonprofit student-
run ticket agency. It sells a variety of
tickets ranging from movies, con-
certs, and speakers at the lowest pos-
sible price to students.
Tickets Unlimited took over TIX in
the Student Union Building when
Union Records Unlimited gave up
selling tickets this past semester.
Joyce Rickabough became General
Manager and six work-study students
assist her in selling over 40 percent of
the tickets sold on campus.
Tickets Unlimited, in their first se-
mester, already outsells the other two
ticket agencies on campus.
The Office of Internships gives stu-
dents the opportunity to work in an
organization which is on or off cam-
pus, for academic credit. Interns are
placed eastern Mass., western Mass.,
New York City, Washington and
throughout the United States. The
program is designed to integrate the
experience of working as a young
professional with the student's aca-
Prospective interns are assigned in-
dividual counselors who help coordi-
nate the student's relationship with
the agency, the faculty sponsor and
the University's administration.
While the intern is in the field, a
counselor visits the agency to talk
with the intern and the supervisor.
The Office of Internships provides
an exciting challenge to the students
to the UMASS community.
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Board Members: Peter Frazier
The UMASS Student Federal Credit Union is a non-profit, cooperative finan-
cial institution, which is owned and operated by and for it's own members. The
National Credit Union Administration, an independent executive agency, super-
vises the UMSFCU's operations.
Credit Union membership is open to all University students and their families,
as well as University employees whose salaries originate from the student activi-
ties fund. A five-dollar minimum deposit, plus a one-dollar membership fee, are
all that is required to open an account. Present rate of interest on the regular
account is 6% annually.
All Credit Union members have voting rights. The Credit Union is not Universi-
ty regulated but they are governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of nine
elected officers, all of whom serve without pay. All Credit Union positions are
filled by student volunteers seeking valuable experience in all aspects of busi-
ness. Students begin as tellers, then they move on to one of several committees,
including accounting, marketing, and credit and collections.
Currently, the UMSFCU has 4100 members, and 125 volunteer workers. They
have over $800,000 in assets and they have loaned out over $100,000,000 since
their foundation in 1975.
This year they have instituted a new rope system to reduce lines, added two
more teller windows, established a share-draft account system (checking), and
they have installed two new computer terminals. In the future, they hope to
transfer their currently manual accounting system to an in-house computer sys-
UMSFCU features include:
Share draft accounts
Low cost loans to qualifying members
Automatic payroll deduction
Food stamp redemption
Used car valuation service
Location: Main floor Student Union Building
Telephone: (413) 545-2800
Regular hours: Monday through Thursday — 10am to 3pm
Friday — 10am to 4pm
except University vacations and holidays
Officers: President- Mitch Fishman
Vice President- Elizabeth Will
Treasurer- Andrew Maguire
Secretary- Peter Franklin
The UMASS Sporting Goods Co-op
was established in 1978 to offer stu-
dents quality sporting goods equip-
ment at discount prices. Originally lo-
cated in the first floor of the Campus
Center, the co-op moved to it's pre-
sent location at room 322 Student
Union in 1979. The Co-op sells run-
ning shoes, frisbees, racquet ball,
squash, tennis and hockey equipment,
among other sporting equipment.
The Co-op is open weekdays from
11-3, and is entirely staffed by work-
study students under the auspices of
the Economic Development Office.
The officers of the Co-op are Presi-
dent: Saul Yoffe; Vice-President:
John Antognioni; Secretary/Trea-
surer: Patricia Hennessy; Manager:
The Student Union Craf tshop is a free workshop open to
all Five-College students. At the Craftshop, one can receive
free instruction and buy materials at low cost. The Craft-
shop offers instruction in silver, leather, pottery, stained
glass, woodworking, lapidary, photo-darkroom, and silk-
screen. The casual environment of this credit-free shop is
conducive to learning for beginners and advanced crafts-
The Student Union Craftshop is located in the Student
Union Building. They are open from 10 to 6, Monday
through Friday, and 12 to 4 on Saturdays. Supervisor: Pen-
Remember when you were a high school senior (yes, we
all were one once) and you came to visit this wonderful
institution of higher education and felt as if you would need
a map to get around? Well, ARCON, the tjniversity tour
service, has helped many high schoolers and other visitors
deal with the overwhelming first impression that UMASS
Run by members of the Greek community, the group's
primary interest is helping the University put its best foot
forward in showing off all that UMASS has to offer. The
selection process is a two day series of interviews with
older ARCONS and other members of the UMASS commu-
"I love being an arcon," commented one tour guide. "I've
had to explain why we had coed bathrooms in the past, why
the old chapel is not a chapel anymore, and why there are
people with placards outside of Whitmore — but I really
enjoyed it." Then she quickly added, "I never lost one per-
son passing by the Library, although a few parents have
been disturbed by the pile of bricks that are next to the
Many businesses approach the public saying they exist to
serve them. The popular, "We do it all for you" slogan is an
example. The People's Market at the University of Massa-
chusetts is an exception because they go one step further.
They mean it.
"For People, Not Profit," is the slogan posted on the door
of the market located on the second floor of the Student
"Our two main goals at the market are to remain as inex-
pensive as possible, and to provide an alternative to the
type of food sold at the Hatch and Coffee Shop," according
to Chris Knight, who has worked at the market for three
A senior anthropology major. Knight said that in an aver-
age year the market makes only four percent profit which
is contributed to the upkeep of the store.
"As a service to students, we must make some profit to
invest in capital. For example, we desperate need a freez-
er," Knight said.
Knight has been a market employee longer than any of
the other 18 workers, but he is not the manager. There is no
manager, in fact all the employees receive minimum wage,
which is $3.00, no matter how long they've worked there.
"There is no hierarchy of management at our institution,"
Knight explained. "The group of workers collectively oper-
ates the market. All decisions are made at weekly meetings,
including the allocations of prices which depends on the
amount we need to balance the budget."
"The way our decision making process is set up, if one
person objects to an issue, he or she has the power to block,"
said Knight, who added, "We try to get people who under-
stand and are concerned with the ideas we represent."
One of these "ideals" is a stand against corporations.
Knight said the market tries to support small businesses
"by buying goods from individuals who try to make their
own lives from their businesses."
Produce for the market is supplied by local organic farm-
ers through the Squash Trucking Distributors. Knight said
it is hard to keep the produce prices down because organi-
cally grown food is more expensive than chemically grown
food, which the market does not sell.
Meat is not sold at the market either. Knight said the
refusal to sell meat is a "political policy."
"Our policies are against animals being raised for slaugh-
ter, as this is an aberation of what life is like for an animal,"
The majority of other goods that the market does sell,
such as cheeses, bottled juices, grains, bagels and canned
foods are provided at low cost from Massachusetts Cooper-
ative Distributors, according to Knight.
Preserving staff workers with the ideals that character-
ize the People's Market is dealt with by a hiring committee
of five employees that volunteer each semester. Knight
said the committee receives about 300 applications each
"Individuals with the time and energy to commit them-
selves to work are sought," he said.
Knight mentioned that the individuals they try to get, are
people who are concerned with the ideals the market repre-
sents. Is seeking workers with similar philosophies of life
discriminatory? Knight replied, "This is a touchy issue."
Knight said that if someone disagreed with an issue at a
meeting, he or she would present a chaos that would break
down the working of the market since everyone has the
power to block. They avoid this undesired "chaotic" situa-
tion by employing people who possess the same political
and philosophical attitudes.
Students appear to support the market whether it is due
to their agreement with the policies of the store, or because
they just like bagels.
Randi J. Marcus
The Inquiry Program is an educa-
tion alternative for first and second
year students who wish to design and
implement their own plan of study.
The program allows students be-
tween two to five semesters to gra-
duate from the program, at which
time they are granted Junior standing
in the University, and they go on to a
regular major, or to create one
The process includes: meeting with
a faculty tutor to plan and evaluate
the form of study, writing of semes-
ter ly learning contracts, mid-term
and end-term self -evaluations, meet-
ing the "Modes of Inquiry" require-
ments, taking an integrative seminar,
and graduation, where the student
submits a portfolio of all work for
evaluation by a three-member faculty
Students interested in the program
are encouraged to drop by 123 Has-
brouck; telephone (413) 545-0871.
Director: Charles Adams
Associate Director: Johnstone
Office Coordinator: Pat Lamery
Core Faculty: Terensina Havens
Graduate Assistants: Christine
The Union Program Council
is a nonprofit student-run orga-
nization that has been the pri-
mary reason that UMASS has
gained the reputation it has for
bringing diverse and quality en-
tertainment to the community.
The overwhelming task of or-
ganizing Spring Weekend
(Spring Concert in the past) is
undertaken by all group mem-
bers: those on security, pubhc-
ity, production, and the stage
crew. Having brought us per-
formers like the Grateful Dead,
Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith and
BB King, the organization will
continue to enrich life at
UMASS in the coming years.
The Campus Travel Center is an
all-around travel agency, offering a
wide variety of services to students,
as well as the general public. Since so
many students utilize the center, they
focus on all aspects of student travel,
including finding the least expensive
way of travelling anywhere.
Their services include: instant air-
line reservations, car rentals and Eur-
The center also has a ticketron,
which sells tickets to all shows and
concerts happening on the East
Coast, including Broadway plays. The
Campus Travel Center is located on
the second level of the Campus Cen-
ter. They are open Monday through
Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Public Affairs Director
Third World Affairs Director
Women's Affairs Director
As diverse as the composition of the student body at
UMASS, so is the selection of music provided free of charge,
24 hours a day, at WMUA FM 91.
WMUA is a student-run, noncommercial radio station
that exists to provide entertainment and information to
students and community members that they can't receive
from other Pioneer Valley commercial stations.
Cultural awareness is a phenomena that every UMie is
exposed to at one time or another. WMUA has many types
of specialties in that area.
Concepto Lutino, a Spanish show, Lamir, an Israeli pro-
gram and the Black Mass Community Project all compose
WMUA's effort to educate its listeners about various cul-
tures in the area as well as provide entertainment for peo-
ple within these cultures.
Besides the educational aspect, WMUA has a music show
dedicated to practically every type of music. Some exam-
ples are Monday Morning Jazz, Country Blues and Blue-
grass, and Dennis Presents, which encompasses popular
music from the 50's to 70's.
The 100-person staff at WMUA is mainly composed of
communication studies majors who receive an average of
one dollar an hour pay. But as one WMUA staff member
said, "Students don't work at MUA for the financial gain;
it's a place to get trained in broadcasting."
For it's audience, WMUA is a place to turn to for a variety
of entertainment at any time.
UNION RECORDS UNLIMITED
Of course with the thousands of students at UMASS,
practically every type of music is enjoyed somewhere. For-
tunately, UMASS has a place for music fans of any sort to
purchase records without being ripped off.
Union Records Unlimited, located in the Student Union,
has a name that fits perfectly. It sells an unhmited selection
of records and it's goal is to provide these records to stu-
dents at great savings.
Ron Keefe, the General Manager, has run Union Records
Unlimited since 1978. Union Records is a non-profit busi-
ness which employs work study and non-workstudy stu-
Last semester the Student Government Association
granted Keefe's request for advertising funds and since
then sales have increased tremendously. So, UMASS, keep
The University Placement Ser-
vice, located in 104 Hampshire
House, is a service offered to stu-
dents looking into the job market.
Although it doesn't guarantee a
student a job (wouldn't it be nice if
it did?!), it can help put the stu-
dent on the right track.
When anticipating that some-
times feared job search, the Place-
ment Service is one service a stu-
dent should look into. Placement
Service offers many valuable re-
sources: It has an on-campus re-
cruiting program, a credential
service (for references and the
like), a job bank, and listings of
jobs. University Placement Ser-
vice also offers workshops on re-
sume writing, interviewing, and
the job search process.
Career News, published weekly
by this office, is also helpful to the
job-searching student. It contains
job listings and other helpful in-
formation that may prove invalu-
able to the student. Career News
can be picked up at the University
Placement Service office or at the
For more information, feel free
to drop by the office, 104 Hamp-
shire House, or call, 545-2224. The
office is open Monday through
Friday, 8:30 to 5:00 and Wednes-
day, 12 noon to 5:00. You don't
have to wait until you're a Senior
to look into the Placement Ser-
vice. In fact, the sooner you do it,
the better off you'll be.
The Student Auto Workshop
enables students to do auto re-
pairs on their cars themselves
rather than taking their cars to
commercial service stations.
The workshop maintains a
number of spaces in the Campus
Center Garage in which to do
work, and has a large number of
tools for use in the workshop area.
There is also a staff of mechanics
to give advice.
Students, especially students,
find this service extremely valu-
able because of the location and
the money it saves.
Earthfoods is a group of people
striving to provide each other
with a meaningful livelihood
within a collective environment
while providing the UMASS com-
munity with wholesome vegetar-
We feel that this is important
given the conditions in society
where we find ourselves not in
control of our material and spiri-
tual lives. At the University, be-
ing a microcosm of society at
large, we see how little control we
have over where we live, what we
learn, what we eat, and how we
make the money to put ourselves
For us, then, Earthfoods is mul-
tidimensional. First, it is a collec-
tive, wherein we try to regain
control over our working lives.
This is done by making all deci-
sions about the restaurant and our
work together as a group united
in its fundamental goals and com-
mitted to working out our differ-
ences and problems in an open,
caring manner. This is called
"consensus decision making." We
meet as a group weekly to make
all decisions about Earthfoods;
there are no bosses or managers.
Western Capitalism, technol-
ogy, and agribusiness has robbed
food of its cultural and physical
nourishment. At Earthfoods
we're trying to get back in touch
with a basic need: food. In prepar-
ing wholesome vegetarian fare,
we attempt to nourish ourselves
better by respecting our bodies
and the ecosystem. We provide
good food at prices as low as possi-
ble. As an alternative economic
group, we obtain our food almost
entirely through coops, thus rein-
forcing the coop movement in
Orchard Hill, Belchertown Road, North Amherst
and Sunderland — to name a few. This is not a
random list of fellow UMies' habitats; It is a list of
bus routes that are travelled daily by the UMASS
The routes may seem complicated at first, but
mostly everyone in the University community be-
comes an expert at traveUing from Rolling Green
or Brittany Manor onto campus.
The UMASS Transit Service operates one of the
largest no-fare mass transit systems in the country.
It supphes bus service not only on campus, but to
neighboring towns as well.
Sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Transit Author-
ity, the Parking System and the Student Senate,
the UMASS Transit Service is a nice way to go.
The University Photo Co-op is a multipurpose
organization. It provides film, paper, chemicals and
processing at low cost to the University population;
it serves as a gathering place for people with an
interest in photography; and gives hands-on exper-
ience in sales, accounting and advertising.
Membership is not required to purchase any of
the wide variety of materials carried by the co-op,
but members benefit by receiving an additional dis-
count on the already low prices.
The co-op is located in the Student Union Build-
The Ski Club is one of the Universi-
ty's largest and most popular organi-
zations. More than four thousand peo-
ple each semester attend the great
Ski Sale where the club brings top
equipment to students at low prices.
But those members that are involved
on a seasonal basis often enjoy week-
ly trips to Sugarbush, Stowe, or Kill-
One of the fastest growing clubs in
recent years, the Ski Club came in out
of the cold and took UMASS down to
Florida for Spring Break at a stu-
"We're growing," said one member.
"Pretty soon the whole campus will
be participating in our ski jaunts. But
will we find a large enough bus?"
Did you ever think of jumping?
There is a club on campus that will
push you over the edge ... of a plane.
It is the Sport Parachuting Club.
The Sport Parachuting Club is oper-
ated under strict regulations. The
club is affihated with both the Nation-
al Collegiate Parachuting League and
the United States Parachuting
League. The instructors are not only
experienced, but must be certified by
the US Parachuting League. The
parachute riggers, the people who
pack the parachutes, are also required
to pass FFA inspection.
The club is open to any student
wishing to experience this daring
sport. There are meetings every
week to introduce the new members
to the art of sport parachuting. The
following weekend, weather permit-
ting, the new memlaers go through a
3-hour training program at an airfield.
When the instructor feels the novice
is ready, he or she is off to the wild
Picture this: A cabin surrounded
with friends and the scenic beauty of
the White Mountains — you crack
open a beer.
An advertisement? No, it's the Out-
ing Club. The trip to the cabin in the
White Mountains is only one of many
outdoor activities the Outing Club of-
fers. Mountaineering, rock-climbing,
hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing
and spelunking are all possible with
this adventurous club.
The elected officers, with the help
of other group members, organize the
trips. The trips range from day biking
trips, spelunking in the Southwest, to
exploring the Florida everglades.
How about comparing Hawaii's ter-
rain with Alaska's? And then there's
everybody's favorite: backpacking in
the Grand Canyon.
The club members feel fortunate to
live in a part of the country where
natural beauty is plentiful.
Since the club has all the equipment
needed for such trips, there is no rea-
son for people not to escape the pres-
sures of school or work and physical-
ly enjoy the natural surroundings that
were our second home for four years.
' ■ ■ \ -^ -
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An Intervie^v \vith the Chancellor
Special thanks to:
This summer, former University of
Massachusetts Chancellor Henry
Koffler will be leaving his home on
Orchard Hill for the warmer climate of
Arizona, where he will become the
President of the University of Arizona
As he prepared to depart Massachu-
setts, Koffler discussed in a recent in-
terview his thoughts on his three-year
term here, how the University has
changed, what he accomplished and
what memories of UMASS he will car-
ry with him.
The following is a partial transcript
of that interview.
Q: When you came to the University
of Massachusetts in August of 1979,
what were your goals for the Universi-
A: Let's take it from here to some
extent. Back in 1975, the University
over the years was able to build a very
good faculty and students were prob-
ably better than they themselves rec-
ognized. It took me that they weren't
being recognized in the state. And I
think it was part of the fact that after
1974-75, when the budget was cut sig-
nificantly, it did not keep up with in-
flation, so that people became de-
The morale on campus was very bad
and one of my clear first objectives for
the University was to raise the morale
by whatever methods I could.
But let me go back to this in a bit.
Most American universities . . . have
been well known, even before World
War II. But basically, as we know
them today, they are all post World
War II phenomenon. They were built
after World War II. That is also exem-
plified by such facts that there was 95
percent plus of human knowledge ac-
quired since WWII, especially in sci-
ences. The world, as we know it, as
you know it, is really a creative suc-
cess after WWII. Here (at UMASS),
for historical reasons, the biggest de-
velopment started in 1960. This devel-
opment started the biggest jump from
1960 to 1970, from 6,000 students to
Q: What do you thinli caused that?
A: Well, there were veterans com-
ing back from the war, and the popula-
tion exploded. Suddenly, there was
greater pressure on public institutions.
In other states, especially the mid-
west, public institutions automatically
took in those veterans. So that this
university is about fifteen years out of
phase with our competition. We had
essentially a late start in becoming a
great institution One of the prob-
lems I faced was to get the faculty's
utmost decision about their own
Q: Do you think you accomplished
A: Oh, yes! There is no doubt about it
. . . .Well, my leaving, of course, is a
setback to most people. But, the fact is,
that in less than three years we were
able to raise the morale considerably.
So there is a different attitude about
them, about themselves. The people
feel more proud of the University and,
therefore, they feel more proud of
Q: / would like to talk about a pro-
gram -you started this past fall: The
Year Toward Civility. Why did you
A: Well, I think it was basically two
compelling circumstances. One was
Halloween of '79, which disgusted me
very much. We had many arrests and
many people hurt. The majority of
people were from outside of the cam-
pus who were detained. There was one
situation, the spring concert, that got
out of hand. Also, the graffiti in the
library, the conditions of the dormi-
tories. I'm talking about lack or re-
spect of common property and com-
mon purposes. It was part of my notion
of establishing some common sense of
community, what I was referring to
before. Also, the disrespect led to
shabbyness of the campus. The same
feature that I believe, as well as lack of
self respect in a sense, that I was con-
cerned about. That was one force. The
other was a variety of letters to the
editor, and some opinion pieces, in the
Collegian, which were just racist, anti-
semitic, and a variety of others. The
whole year — '78 and '79 — even be-
fore I came, there were a lot of articles
in the Collegian that upset quite a few
people. So, basically, I decided to take
a stand on this issue and first said we
don't have to tolerate this. And sec-
ond, we decided to have some effort to
increase the awareness that other hu-
man beings matter, to treat others
My first year, I created the commis-
sion of the Year Toward Civihty. They
made all sorts of suggestions that we
followed. There are numerous sugges-
tions on that. This could take an hour
to discuss. One suggestion was to have
the Year Toward Civility.
Q: Will the Year Toward Civility die
with your departure?
A: No, I don't think so.
Q: Let's move onto a subject that
may be a little touchy to you. Your
leaving isn't triggering other adminis-
trative changes, is it?
A: Well, I hope not . . . Let me say
something about this. Administrators,
like faculty and other human beings,
as individuals, have a right to consider
like everybody else. Now, nobody con-
siders any decision without consider-
ing what affect the decision will have.
You don't want to turn down making a
decision, by sacrifices, because that
means sooner or later you are going to
feel like a martyr. You start feeling
sorry for yourself and then the whole
relationship dissolves. You have to be
happy with your decision.
In the final analyses, I feel the stu-
dents always want the best opportuni-
ties, because they are our products,
our intellectual offspring. We want
them to be as productive as they can
be. The same thing goes for faculty
members. I like the faculty members,
the best faculty members, to stay ob-
viously. But, if they have an opportu-
nity that is irresistable, I cannot get
mad about that. I feel proud of it in the
sense that we have people that other
By the same token, it seems to me
that I have had quite a few opportuni-
ties since I have been here. It should
make the campus feel they have a
chancellor that is wanted somewhere
A Koffler History
Special thanks to:
As classes opened in September, 1979, Henry Koffler became Chancellor
of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Getting a feel for the job quickly, Koffler closed the library tower and
presented his first address to the Faculty Senate called "Prologue to Part-
nership" ensuring the UMASS community that Koffler would do his best to
keep the channels of communication open and in sync.
In November, 1979, Boston Magazine published a story called "The
UMASS Horrors" which said of UMASS: "The violence is everywhere.
Every student has friends who were mugged, raped or killed." Koffler told
the Collegian immediately following the story, "The whole thing is mislead-
ing, but this does not minimize my concern of the behavior over the week-
That weekend was Halloween and students were able to trip their way
through the Campus Center for the last time. During that weekend exces-
sive damage occurred to the Hampden Student Center.
But it was not all easy going for Koffler. In December, 1979, while attend-
ing the "Madrigal Dinner", Koffler suffered a heart attack. He spent three
months recouperating, and to this day has to go through an exercise rou-
The following semester, Koffler assigned a study group to find a way to
ehminate the bad press UMASS had received in Boston Magazine. The
group was unable to come up with an answer that semester, but the follow-
ing year the idea of civility was hatched. Although it was never made
public, Koffler knew one year ahead of time that the UMASS students
would spend the 1981 academic year civil. He also received an honorary
degree from his alma mater, the University of Arizona.
That same year students were sent home because Amherst residents
feared UMASS students would flush the toilets far too often and take long
showers. Koffler was not pleased about closing down the University, how-
ever, he did what was necessary to keep Amherst wet.
In what proved to be his final year at UMASS, Koffler gave the state a
civil university, and banned alcohol from athletic events.
In December, 1981, Koffler told the press he was serving as an advisor to
the president's search committee at the University of Arizona. Two months
later he announced he was a candidate in the search.
On May 1, Dr. Loren Baritz became Chancellor, and probably on July 1
Koffler will become President of the University of Arizona.
BOARD OF REGENTS
James R. Martin Dr. George Hazzard
David J. Beaubien Francis J. Nicholson, S.J.
Robert Cushman David S. Paresky
Sister Janet Eisner Elizabeth B. Rawlins
George H. Ellison Judge John J. Fox
Arnold S. Friedman Ray Stata
Honorable Foster Furcolo Dr. An Wang
John B. Duff Norman Zalkind
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
George R. Baldwin
Thomas P. Costin
Andrew C. Knowles
Robert H. Quinn
Einar Paul Robsham
Frederick S. Troy
David C. Knapp
ALBIE REINER batting a thousand
"You swing the bat, you hit the ball",
he said, and this professor is batting a
thousand with the students at UMass.
He is Albie Reiner from the Microbi-
ology Department. With a PhD in Bio-
chemisty and Molecular Biology, Reiner
has taught at UMass for 14 years. And in
the past 4 years, he has excited and
awed his students with his own creation:
the Microbiology of Cancer.
Microbiology of Cancer is not the typi-
cal, lab-intensive science course. Rath-
er, it is designed to provide the student
with background information regarding
the physical and personal implications of
this feared disease. Reiner covers the
manisfestations and progression of the
disease itself, and how they affect those
afflicted, their families and friends.
Concerned that the classes here at
UMass tend to be somewhat large and
that many students may be turned
away, Albie Reiner has instilled in his
Microbiology of Cancer course one major
difference: 200 more students are ad-
mitted than the recommended number
of 500. He feels it is just as easy to teach
700 students as it is to teach 500.
According to Reiner, the most notable
characteristic of UMass is its' diversity;
the opportunities one has here are vast.
He maintains that "Resources in the Sci-
ence Department are terrific," and that
the quality of education one receives de-
pends upon ones' own personality: If one
has the desire to exploit these resources,
one can get an education here the equal
of an education anywhere.
As for UMass reputation as "Zoo
Mass", Reiner feels that "there's alot of
it here." He notices beer bottles on cam-
pus, people who can't keep quiet in class,
loud music on Thursday afternoons,
drinking at football games, and believes
we make our own bad publicity.
Albie Reiner tries to be accessible, and
students feel comfortable talking with
him. They exhibit a sense that this man
is not the enemy. "There's nothing spe-
cial about what I do," he says. "I like
those people (students). We're on the
He is also a peaceful man, to whom
meditation has become an important
part of life. He has even introduced to
his students the basics of meditation,
and has offered workshops on the sub-
A poster hangs on the wall of Albie
Reiner's office. From it a sense of quiet
personal accomplishment and humane-
ness emanates. It is a poster depicting a
smiling Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh
Pirates, who, with the crowd looking on,
has just hit a home run. "You swing the
bat, you hit the ball. That's what life is
all about." Teaching, too.
Professor Accomplishments . . . .
Winners of the Distinguished Teacher Awards for
1982 are Alexander Chajes, civil engineering; Charles
Moran, Enghsh; and Curtis Thorne, microbiology.
Winners of the Distringuished Teaching Assistants
/Associates for 1982 are Roger Cooley, mathematics;
Ann Murphy, rhetoric; and Mary Rosen, mathematics.
Recipients of Faculty Fellowship Awards for 1982
are Emmon Bach, linguistics; John F. Brandts, chem-
istry; Vincent Dethier, zoology; Archibald Lewis, his-
tory; Roger Porter, polymer science and engineering;
and Jack Keil Wolf, electrical engineering.
Leila Ahmed, women's studies, is one of 45 scholars
chosen to work and study at the National Humanities
Center of Research Triangle Park, NC. during the 82-
83 academic year. The center was developed by the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
F.J. Francis, food science and nutrition, has been
named to receive the 1982 IFT International Award,
for his service in promoting International Food Sci-
ence. The award is given by the Institute of Food
Dr. Francis W. Holmes, director of Shade Tree Lab-
oratories in the College of Food and Natural Re-
sources, has been appointed to two committees of the
American Phytopathological Society and re-appoint-
ed chairman of the Research Committee of the Inter-
national Society of Arboriculture.
Charles Lehrer and Dorothy Ornest of the music
and dance department cut a record with Orion which
was released in February.
Dr. Margaret Bigelow, of the Botany department, is
president of the Mycological Society of America. She
is the second woman to hold that position.
Jay Neugeboren, has won this year's fiction prize in
the Kenneth B. Smilen/Present Tense Awards for the
Best Books in 1981. He is the author of The Stolen
Geoffrey Boothroyd, mechanical engineering, has
been selected to receive the 1982 Outstanding Senior
Faculty Scholar Award by the University of Massa-
chusetts Engineering Alumni Association.
Edward J. Calabrese of the School of Health Sci-
ences, Division of Public Health, has been appointed
by Massachusetts Gov. Edward King to serve on the
Massachusetts Pesticide Board.
Richard J. Clark was re-elected chairman of the 21-
member Massachusetts Advisory Commission on Edu-
cational Personnel which has recently revised all cer-
tification standards in the state.
Fergus M. Clydesdale, food science and nutrition,
has been awarded the 1982 NCA Public Service
Award. This award is given annually by the National
Confectioners Association of the United States in rec-
ognition of outstanding service in promoting public
understanding of nutrition and food science.
George Odiorne is author of a chapter in a new book
entitled Hospitality Management.
Oriol Pi-Sunyer, anthropology, has received a Ful-
bright award for research on socio-political change in
Spain and other Mediterranean countries.
Zdenek Salzmann, anthropology, has been awarded
a $46,000 grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities to engage in the compilation of a dictio-
nary of contemporary Arapaho language usage.
Bonnie Strickland, chairman of the Department of
Psychology, has been elected president of the Ameri-
can Psychological Association's Clinical Section.
J. Edward Sunderland, mechanical engineering,
has been named a member of the board of directors of
Research and Development Associates for Military
Food and Packaging Systems, Inc.
'About That Professor
Ever wonder what makes a professor tick? I'm sure we've all asked ourselves this question about
certain professors we've had. They're such a diverse breed! There are all types of professors and thus,
there are many ways in which to deal with them. Prom the student's perspective, if, at the beginning of
the semester, you can classify your professors into "types", you have an edge over the other students -
- you know what the professors want academically, and you can also decide how much you can get
Classifying professors into "types" is an art — it takes lots of practice. It also involves having taken
classes with many different professors. After being here for four years, I feel I've finally gotten the
hang of figuring out what professors are all about. It was difficult — believe me, they don't exactly
make it easy for you. But I've concluded that there are eight "types" of professors. For you graduated
seniors, reminisce a little, laugh a little and maybe even cry a little, and for you Freshmen and
Sophomores, read this and take heed. It may prove to be helpful!
(a) the "authoritarian" type - This professor takes no guff whatsoever. If he tells you he wants a
paper from you on Tuesday, he wantsit on Tuesday, and the only excuse he'll take from you is if you
died on Monday
(b) the "foreign" type - This professor has just walked off the boat from China or Japan or God knows
where else, and only knows two phrases in English: "Hello" and "I don't understand." If you have
this type of professor for any of your classes, you're in big trouble. You can't understand one word
they're saying. My advise is to get a tutor — for him. This type usually teaches mathematics and
(c) the "fatherly or motherly" type - This professor is a softy. He or she will believe anything you tell
them, especially the one where your grandmother is sick and in the hospital. They are pretty easy
going and will go out of their way to help you if you need it. But watch out, they love to give moral
(d) the "mentor" type - This is the type of professor that you look up to. In fact, you're in awe of him.
You take any advice he gives you, and beheve it or not, he can be helpful. This type is good to talk to
about career planning, but he may not be helpful if he's a philosophy professor and you're a
chemistry major ....
(e) the "regressing" type - This professor is the one that easily gets on your nerves. He may be 57
years old but thinks he's only 21. He proves this by using every swear in the book just because he
thinks he's "coming down to our level." Very obnoxious; to be avoided at all costs —
(f) the "say someting but mean another" type - This professor is very confused. You can tell this type
right away when you're sitting in a 9:05 lecture and he comes in and says "Good afternoon class,
today we will " After that you know it can only go downhill —
(g) the "intellectual" type - This professor is the best in his field. He's done tons of research and
knows everything about everything. But the problem is, he has difficulty relating and teaching this
to the students. He just assumes that we know so much already, when the fact is that everybody is
sitting there with their mouth open, catching flies. Can prove to be very frustrating ....
(h) the "standoffish" type - This type comes across as if he's saying "Back off, I'm the PROFESSOR."
This professor is on an ego-trip (he's probably just out of grad school). Watch out for this type, they
can be very intimidating. My advice is to bring him down to his correct level: tell him, during the
middle of a lecture, that he has crumbs on his mustache —
Not all professors, however, fit into these types: they may be a mixture of a few. Or else you may
have a professor who is outstanding in every aspect: he's interesting, has a sense of humor, intelligent,
and can relate to the students. (Most professors fit into this category.) A word of caution: don't jump to
conclusions. Give your professors a chance — after all, they're human too. Get to know them. In such a
large university as UMASS, the only way professors get to know their students is if the student makes
the effort. Large lectures don't give the professor the opportunity to get to know people. So talk to
them. Make the effort. Sometimes, it can be very worthwhile — you may end up with a hfelong buddy.
About That Student
Just as we students are sizing up our professors and placing them into categories, I feel it's only fair to
tell you that your professors are doing the same. It's difficult for professors to size up every student in a
class of 200, however, but it's still possible to categorize.
Students are stereotyped into all sorts of categories by professors. By categorizing, professors can get an
idea on how to deal with their students. They learn through experience that there are all types of
students, with all types of possible backgrounds, and with many different study habits. The following is a
possible list of "typical" college students:
(a) the "non-Friday class' student — This student never makes it to class on Friday; be it because he
goes home, it's against his religion, or he's too hungover — the more plausible reason
(b) the "never on time" student — This student is never on time for class — he or she always rushes in
like a hurricane, disheveled of course, and makes their way noisily to their seat — usually grabbing the
first one in the first row 'cuz it's closer, and because they "don't want to make a scene" ....
(c) the "extension" student — The student who waits to the last possible minute to begin a project or
assignment, and finds out that he or she can't possibly finish it on time, has all the credentials needed to
become an "extension" student. They always need an extension — they have so much work to do — when
in actuality they've spent the last week and a half trying out every happy hour and dring special offered in
(d) the "obnoxious participating" student — This type always raises their hand and gives feedback — to
the point of driving the issue into the ground. And they always seem to have a totally nauseating voice
that runs on and on and on and on ....
(e) the "model" student — This type sits in the front row and keeps good eye contact with the professor.
He or she also manages to ask an intelligent question after class and may visit the professor at his office
hours. But little does the professor know that this "model" behavior results from a need for a reccommen-
dation for their placement file ....
(f) the "forever" student — This is the student who's on the 9-year plan and can't understand why he or
she can't get it together. It may be because they're too active in other activities (i.e. rallying against the
price of cumquats in Zambouie) or they're too busy having a good time — after all, isn't that what college
is all about?
(g) the "I don't have to study" student — This student believes that because he's had the class in high
school, he doesn't have to study. He does, however, go to the first day of class and find out the exam dates.
Little does he know that his whole semester of that class in high school fits into the first two weeks of the
same course in college. (This is typical of Freshmen)
(h) And finally, there's the student that "every professor wishes for" — He or she always comes to class
on time, is always prepared, and intends on going into the professor's field when graduating. Professors
are all over this type of student . . .
So there you have it — a hsting of typical students as they might be seen through your professor's eyes.
It isn't a complete hst, however, there are many, many types of students and they're all different. This list
just touches the surface of a mystery professors have been trying to unravel for years. A helpful hint to
professors — don't even try to solve the mystery. Students are a diverse breed, just as professors are, and
they all have different motives for being in college. And what you see on the exterior may not be
actuality. The student who never seems to pay attention or stays in the background may be the most
intelligent person in the class. The opposite may also be true. So don't make hasty judgements — we may
School Of Health Sciences
Mory Ellen Gilbone
Liza A. Gingras
Susannah L. Holpern
School Of Health Sciences
Terri J Lonrz
Korhleen M. O'Neill
Mory Derh Volker
John P. Nelson
Frederick C, Powers
College Of Arts And Sciences
Mary Ann Argiro
College Of Arts And Sciences
John Doumonn, Jr
Borboro F. Dozemore
-^ Diane M, Berube
Andrew S. Blonder
College Of Arts And Sciences
John Dovid Bunring
Karen B. Busch
College Of Arts And Sciences
Nancy E, Cahill
Thomas Cordomone, Jr.
Mary Colleen Chandler
College Of Arts And Sciences
Kevin Dorry Clinton
Jeffrey 5. Cohen
College Of Arts And Sciences
Dorwin Davis, Jr.
Ellen Sue Davis
College Of Arts And Sciences
Mary Jone Dolon
Chrisrine R. Donovon
Donold F. Doyle
Nancy Berh Duseou
Deboroh P.. Ellis
Williom Emery, Jr.
College Of Arts And Sciences
Eugene Eng Tow
Carol Anne Fonrozzi
Gusrov Fleischmonn, IV
Jeffrey O, Fox
College Of Arts And Sciences
College Of Arts And Sciences
Porricio M Gormon
Elise M. Greenboum
Michelle J. Gregolis
Jeon A. Grekula
College Of Arts And Sciences
Harry M. Hoyroyon, Jr
College Of Arts And Sciences
Daniel I^. Johnson
College Of Arts And Sciences
Krisri M. Kollonder
Eileen G. Koptan
College Of Arts And Sciences
Charles J, LoFreniere
Lorno J, Lomono
Gory X. Loncelorro
Morion Riro Lemire
Sue Gi Luke
College Of Arts And Sciences
Carol T. Malomo
College Of Arts And Sciences
Scarlerr Mc Croe
College Of Arts And Sciences
Mary E. Morin
Carolyn 5. Moses
Ann Marie Mulvihill
College Of Arts And Sciences
Barbara Lynn Niccoli
Deborah Lynn Nordsrrom
College Of Arts And Sciences
Lorroine A. Perkins
Carol Grohom Pfeiffer
College Of Arts And Sciences
Aniro C Puzzonghero
Mary Theresa Rix
College Of Arts And Sciences
Nieve Sonrano Grullon
College Of Arts And Sciences
Lisa E. Simon
College Of Arts And Sciences
Jo Ann Sylvio
College Of Arts And Sciences
Deon S, Thornblod
Alon P.. Vorrobedion
Porricio A. Vinchesi
Jeon Vogel .
College Of Arts And Sciences
Edward F. Whelden
Alon E. Wilcox
Sondro- Ann Wong
Donald Wood j
Sreven WoodlocU j ^__J(
Michael Yoffe <■ JK/k
Soul Yoffe i^^
Lynn Yoo \, ^H^
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Laurel M. Derrram
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Mory Ann Doosko
Donold 5. Dresnohon
Mark J. Duroczynsl-;!
Mory Jane Caropang
L. Michael Chumo, Jr.
Liso M, Cloy
College Of Food And Noturol Resources
Alise 5 Cohen
Moe Ling Coolidge
Mary Ellen D'Aveni
Diane E. Derucci
Neol Devine -
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Mary E. Edwords
Susan A. Flercher
Mary Ellen Flynn
Brian A. Frory
College Of Food And Noturol Resources
Lori G. Hammel
Jody S. Handell
Aso Hilliord IV
College Of Food And Natural Resources
William Kieda, Jr.
5usQn C. Kiejzo
Lowrence 5. Kocor
Evererr Larson, Jr.
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Edword J. MacKinnon
Mory Ann Molloy
Mary Jone Mdnryre
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Mario X, Perini
College Of Food And Noturol Resources
Mary C. Socco
Michoel R. Socenri
Leanne M. Seors
Michelle L- Segal
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Robin G. Spinner
Paula Sr. Onge
Corolyn S. Torbell
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Donald Trembloy, Jr.
Koren Vender Dogorr
Morgorer M. Vezino
Joyce L. Vincenr
Mary Ann VIohokis
Chrisropher J. New
College Of Food And Natural Resources
Midiael E. Yanow
Amy D. Yohn
School Of Business Administration
James J. Alves
Shoryn M. Areono
Noncy E. Bloonn
School Of Business Administration
P.ira L Coprino
Mary Alice Cedrone
David M. Oine
David J- Comeou
Suzonne G. Coogle
Thomas Courtney, Jr.
School Of Business Administration
Genny V. Donepp
Caesar Fiorihi, Jr.
School Of Business Administration
Morl-( D. Goriborro
Richord M. Goodmon
John W, Horr
School Of Business Administration
Donna F. Huie
Julie Korolis -
School Of Business Administration
David G. Levenson
Carol Sue Levy
School Of Business Administration
Heorher Lee MocMillon
Kennerli Molnon, Jr
Mary Jane Morris
School Of Business Administration
Morie W. Mealey
Fran A. Newman
School Of Business Administration
'] Lori Saccone
'1 Philip Sorranowicz
School Of Business Administration
Lori Ann Sorel
Dovid Sr. Jean
Roberr H. Srrongin
School Of Business Administration
^ Marl-; Touhey
Srephen J. Walsh
Mirhchell L Weiser
School Of Business Administration
Arlene M. Wormon
School Of Education
Trod A, Covonough
Mory Ellen Frozier
School Of Education
Elizoberh C, Long
Deirdre J. Miner
Deborah A, Seliner
School Of Educorion
School Of Engineering
Nancy Jane Daily
Bruce A. Cospersen
School Of Engineering
Jeffrey M. Colemon
Roberr DeCunincU, Jr.
School Of Engineering
Poul V. Horringron
Karen L. Kohrs
School Of Engineering
Jeff Shun Lai
School Of Engineering
School Of Engineering
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The 1981-82 Collegian Staff Members
Blanche, Nancy, Barbara, Ann Marie
Josten's American Yearbook Company
Collegian Graphics Staff
Carol G. Pfeiffer
Stephanie J. Porter
ThOlO^rOiP^V Bduor John D. Bunting
V\55lSlOiini tdUOr Dean Thornblad
^\i5lino55 MOinOi^or Rita L. Caprino
V\S5l3l,0i^l MOinO^tyf Michael Altneu
6pOri<5 OlfoClOr Stephen Freker
V\55l5lOiini ^IfoClOr Jim Floyd
The 1982 INDEX is to serve many functions for the University Community — one, as a reminder of
college life and of the 1981-1982 academic year; and two, as a resource for the individual to learn more
about the many opportunities available to the student at the University and in the community.
Becoming involved in the many diverse activities can only enrich one's education and awareness.
Many, many people have contributed to the production of the 1982 INDEX, and the staff owes an
incredible amount of thanks to you all.
— To the University: the students, the faculty, the administration, thank you for allowing the INDEX
the opportunity to participate and record the many events that occurred this past year.
— To Don Lendry, Dario Politella, and Phil Sitbon, thank you for your continued guidance and
support of the 1982 staff.
1 would like to express my fondest wishes and gratitude to the staff members of the 1982 INDEX.
Thank you for sharing all of your friendship, dedication, creativity, and spontaneity.
Finally, I owe personal thanks to Don Lendry and Les Bridges for aiding and abetting an insane
editor, and to the sisters and pledges of Kappa Kappa Gamma — without you all 1 would have surely
slipped off the deep end!
On behalf of the 1982 INDEX staff — thank you, enjoy the book, it is all of the frustrations and
excitements of the 1981-1982 year condensed into 288 pages — and more.
Carol Graham Pfeiffer
Editor, 1982 INDEX