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Why are people so negative? 
These days, it seems that synonyms 
for the University of Massachusetts 
tend to be expressions like "budget cuts" or 
"going downhill". 

It's no surprise that pessimism has 
become a common sentiment among UMass 
students. Fiscal problems in Massachusetts 
has left many people wondering what the 
future will hold for the University. Al- 
though this concern is valid, it seems as if 
people have forgotten to look at the full 
picture of things. 

In spite of the negative influences 
affecting everyone, there are still many 
positive aspects that the entire UMass com- 
munity can enjoy with pride. 

The University continues to be proud 
of its nationally respected programs in engi- 
neering, business, and hotel, restaurant and 
travel administration. 

The Minutemen football team, hav- 
ing spent the last decade fumbling in medi- 
ocrity, rallied its way to a first place ranking 
in the Yankee Conference, delighting many 

Too many people are suffering from 
tunnel vision, seeing only the negative. The 
broad perspective, the big picture, reveals 
that, as a whole, UMass is 
still an exciting place. To 
fully appreciate all the 
University has to offer, 
people really need to get 
into the picture. 



Always Has Two Sides 





Getting into the picture at UMass 
may be difficult, but it certainly isn't boring. 
Any new experience opens up an exciting 
aspect of the world to discover, so that col- 
lege years are filled with different perspec- 
tives that gives a broader view of a UMass 

Some choose to get into the picture 
by taking courses on subjects they have 
never been exposed to before. Others decide 
to join an organization or take part in an 
intramural sport. Some become members of 
the Greek Area, forming lifelong brother- 
hoods and sisterhoods as well as taking part 
in various philanthropies. Then there are 
those who bettere university experiences by 
working with and for others in positions 
such as resident assistants, tour guides, and 
new students program counselors. 

However students decide to get into 
the picture, they realize that doing this 
would involve taking 
chances. Fully aware of 
this fact, students plunge 
in face first, and realize 
that risk-taking make their 
years at UMass more en- 
riching and fun. 

Always is Diverse 

IV Opening 

Quarterback Gary Wilcos 
(18) passes otf to sophomore 
tiillback leiome Bledsoe (4) 
duung the victorious 47-16 
Boston Uimerssty game. Wilcos 
and Bledsoe both had a strong 
showing dunng the first part of 
this veai's hrst place season, as 
both were out of commission 
later on due to iniuries. Photo by 
Pen Baniliait 

The Minuteman Marching 
Band exhibits its skill and talent 
at halftime during the Football 
game versus Boston University. 
In every band performance, its 
members expressed their enthu- 
siasm and pride. I'lioto by Eric 

Freshman physical educa- 
tion major Paul Doyle takes part 
in a rally protesting aits in edu- 
cation that would result in the 
elimination of many faculty 
positions. Many felt that these 
cuts were discriminatory be- 
cause of the large number of 
minorities that would be af- 
fected. Phob) by Kris Bnmo 

Opening V 

Get The 


Getting into the picture of UMass 
can seem hard to do. Because the campus is 
so large and such a diverse place, people 
sometimes get overwhelmed by the atmos- 
phere. They need to realize that getting into 
the picture is as easy as they want it to be. To 
begin, all people have to do is get out of their 
room and be open to new experiences. A list 
of the top ten ways to get into the picture of 
UMass is as follows: 

10. Working the Spring Concert (getting to 
see some great bands and a free t-shirt to 

9. Being first in line during Add/Drop. 
8. Getting all your classes. 
7. Riding up and down in the Tower Library 
elevators until your ears pop. 
6. Being a member of an organization that 
has a really cool name. 
5. Wearing shorts in February. 
4. Watching the Minutemen Marching Band 

3. UMass basketball! ('nut said) 
2. Completing the last assignment of the 

1. Not wearing anything under your gradu- 
ation gown. 

It's not difficult to get into the picture 
of UMass when a person realizes that every 
MHiMiMMHHHM^ new experlence can be ex- 
citing and enriching. Tak- 
ing a chance is the only 
way to accomplish this, 
but the end result is worth 
all the effort. 



To Experience UMass 

VI Opening 

Sophomore engineering 
major Lee Piazza unloads his 
computer from a moving truck. 
For the sake of convenience, Lee 
and three other friends from his 
hometown of Falmouth rented 
a tiuek to transport their be 
loiii,MnRs on mo\ing da\ Phota 
h\ Kih It nil 

Amid the tranquility of the 
campus pond's calm atmos- 
phere, a brightly colored para- 
chutist lands. Surprising events 
that often took place around 
the pond made it both a relax- 
ing and interesting hang out. 
Photo by Stephen Long 

Junior Interpreter Studies 
major Michael Edelsgin catches 
up on some lost sleep on the 
Stone Cafe. Students always 
found interesting places on 
campus to take naps, either 
indoors or outside. Photo in' left 

VII Opening 

Qetting Into 


"Sometimes I think my parents forget 
what it's like to be in college/' says senior 
Zoology major Susan Derr. "My mother 
doesn't understand why 1 don't get any sleep." 
Lack of sleep was common among stu- 
dents, because there always seemed to be so 
much to do. Many 
students spent their 
free time working, 
keeping in shape, 
fighting for an impor- 
tant cause, or just 
hanging out. It 
wasn't important if 
this meant that stu- 
dents didn't get eight 
hours of sleep a night. 
The picture of 
student life at the Uni- 
versity meant more than studying during the 
week and partying on Saturday nights. People 
found that the more they did, the more they 
profited from their college career. 

Senior communication 
majors Diane McVicar and Emily 
McNamara proudly display their 
jack-o-lantems from the roof of 
their house at 389 N. Pleasant St. 
Normally one of the most rowdy 
times of the year, Halloween 
proved to be relatively calm and 
orderly in 1990. Photo by Jeff 

Lesbian, gay ,bisexual students and 
heterosexual allies stage a counter-rally 
to protest the "Straight Pride" rally dur- 
ing Conservative Awareness Week.. The 
"Straight Pride" rally was one of the larg- 
est and most controversial demonstra- 
tions of the 1990-1991 school year. Plwto 
by Jeff Holland 

VIII Opening 

student Life 1 

As Gov . 



to pummel 



with cuts, 


reacts with 


Wearing an 
sign, computer elec- 
tronic technician for 
the COINS depart- 
ment, Glen Loud, 
expressed his frustra- 
tion with the latest 
attempt to trim the 
state's budget: a fur- 
lough plan that 
would give state em- 
ployees unpaid va- 
cations for up to ten 
days and make pro- 
fessors work without 
pay, promising to 
pay them when they 

Weld has gone back 
on a lot of his prom- 
ises. This whole situ- 

furlough plan and 
higher education 

The real concern 
for these protesters 
was the future out- 
look for state higher 
education, espe- 
cially at the Univer- 
sity of Massachu- 
setts. Jorgen Ber- 
glund, a UMass 
teaching assistant 
and graduate stu- 
dent of math, said, 
"Seventy percent of 
students at this Uni- 
versity take math 
classes taught by 
graduate students. It 
is becoming more 
and more difficult to 
get graduate stu- 

in Massachusetts. 

Kevin Gallagher, 
a computer pro- 
grammer at the Uni- 
versity, said, "This is 
really depressing. 
The University has 
taken a hit for the 
past three years and 
I haven't seen a raise. 
Every state employee 
is being demoral- 

Many University 
staff members and 
students joined the 
Massachusetts Soci- 
ety of Professors 
(MSP), in spending 
the two days protest- 
ing public higher 
education cuts. 
About 750 faculty 


ation is ridiculous. I 
chose not to work 
today because there 
is no guarantee that 
I would receive pay 
when I retire, or get 
the vacation days 

Many angry fac- 
ulty, staff and stu- 
dents did not go to 
work or go to classes 
on April 17 and 18, 
and instead headed 
for picket lines pro- 
testing Governor 
William Weld's job 

dents to come here. 
Eventually there will 
be less qualified in- 
dividuals teaching 
these classes." 

Participants at 
the "Access to the 
University" rally 
marched from the 
Student Union to 
the Campus Pond 
after hearing union 
leaders, faculty, and 
students speak out 
against the budget 
crisis and its effects 
on higher education 

members cancelled 

"The MSP call 
upon the faculty not 
to conduct business 
as usual, but instead 
to engage in public 
actions protesting 
the dismantling of 
public higher educa- 
tion," was the mo- 
tion passed unani- 
mously by more 
than 300 faculty 
who attended the 
April 11 MSP meet- 

The governor 
told faculty that they 
would have to work 
and receive deferred 
payment after de- 
claring them "essen- 
tial and critical" 
personnel, barring 
them from legally 
choosing not to 
work and not get 
paid. Before they j 
were declared "es- 
sential," professors 
could either not 
work and not get 
paid or not work and 
receive deferred 

The rally, held 
on the steps of the 
Student Union, 
marked the end of a 
two-day "job action" 
at UMass, bringing 
attention to cuts to 
higher education 
and Governor 
Weld's furlough 

Professor of Re- 
source Economics 
Carolyn Harper said, 
"Education has al- 
ways been cut more 
deeply than other 
parts of the budget. 

"When I was 
growing up, I was 
proud of the fact that 
anyone in the 
United States could 
get an education. 
That is now chang- 
ing, and its unfortu- 
nate because we 
need to keep the 
doors open." 
-by Daphne MacDuff 

2 Strike 

Expressing an- 
ger as well as creativity, 
this protester exhibits his 
anger and contempt for 
Governor Weld with a 
protest sign. Many be- 
lieved that if cuts contin- 
ued, the University would 
no longer be able to at- 
tract influencial faculty 
members. Photo by Eric 

Flanked by the 
Minutemen Marching 
Band tuba section.a Ger- 
man 240 class leads the 
protest march. Many 
departments, such as the 
department of Germanic 
languages and literature 
and other humanities de- 
partments faced large cut- 
backs due to cuts in their 
budgets. Photo by Eric 

One of many 
protesters, student Arthur 
Jemison speaks out in 
favor of public higher 
education. Other people 
to speak at the rally in- 
cluded faculty members, 
other students, and un- 
ion workers Photo by Eric 

In defense of 
higher education, protest- 
ers march from the Stu- 
dent Union to the Cam- 
pus Pond. Many faculty, 
employees, and students 
took the day off to strike 
against the drastic cuts in 
the state education 
budget. Photo by Eric 

Strike 3 

The UMass 


fire force 

saves lives 

by helping 

to fight 

"After all the 
hype is over, you sit 
there and say, I can't 
believe 1 was so ex- 
cited to run into a 
burning building," 
says graduate stu- 
dent Chris Lathan, 
reflecting on his 
experiances as a for- 
mer member of the 
small student volun- 
teer fire force at 
UMass. The student 

from the recently 
built North Station, 
located near the Syl- 
van area. 

It takes a lot of 
dedication and hard 
work to be a fire 
fighter, especially as 
a student. The re- 
quirements for stu- 
dents are strenuous, 
demanding a mini- 
mum of a 2.5 grade 
point average, a 


force began in the 
spring of 1953 be- 
cause the town chief 
needed help with 
town and campus 
fires. Twelve stu- 
dents were recruited 
to work as firefight- 
ers, and originally 
they responded to 
the Central Station 
and rode a panal 
truck to the scene of 
the fire. Now these 
students respond 

mandatory three 
hour drill once a 
week, as well as an 
all day drill once a 
month, not to even 
mention being on 
call twenty-four 
hours a day. Stu- 
dents also have to 
take an EMT course, 
spend one night a 
month at the fire- 
house, and they 
must own a car. 

At the begin- 

ning of school, new 
and old recruits ex- 
perience a forty hour 
training session with 
the euphemistic title 
of "Wonder week." 
For the new recruits, 
it is a crash course in 
firefighting, which 
includes an intro- 
duction to the forty 
pounds of equip- 
ment worn on the 
body, as well as the 
thirty pounds of 
hose. The session 
stresses safety by 
showing a rather 
graphic film the 
first day on the 
importance of 
wearing all the 
equipment. This 
impresses on the 
sometimes gungho 
recruits that fire- 
fighting should 
never be taken for 

With all of the 
dangers and obliga- 
tions involved, the 
question of why 
anyone would actu- 
ally volunteer to be- 
come a member of 
this operation is 
bound to arise. 

Chris Lathan 
began because "a 
good friend on my 
floor showed me 
around the fire sta- 
tion one day, and it 
interested me. 1 
ended up spending 
my sophmore year 
as a volunteer, just 
because of that trip 
to the station. 
Graduating lieuten- 
ant Bruce 
Grossman's reason is 
"It beats any drug I 
can imagine." 

One new recruit 
says he got involved 
because "as a kid 1 al- 
ways wanted to be a 
fireman. Everyone 
is always glad to see 
them when they 
need them, and fire- 
men are basically 
good. If they suc- 
ceed at their job, 
they save a life, or a 
house. If they mess 
up, they die, so they 
make a concious ef- 
fort to work together 
as a team. I want to 
experience that kind 
of working to- 

-by Jennifer Blunt 

4 Student Fire Force 

The pump op- 
erator watches the flow of 
water going into the hose. 
The pump operator srayed 
with the truck and regu- 
lated the amont of water 
used in the hoses. Photo 
by Jeff Holland 

"walk" the water out of 
the hose after a drill. All 
the water needed to be 
out of the hose before it 
could be rolled up and 
put away. Photo by Jeff 














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Mike Kaplan 
watches over the flow of 
water from a hydrant. He 
turned on the water using 
a hydrant wrench. Photo 
by Jeff 1 

Student Fire Force 5 

Attempting a 
shot, junior psycliology 
major Ciiristine Hagspiel 
enjoys the atmosphere at 
the Hadley Pub. Along 
with pool, music, and 
drinks, the Hadley Pub 
also sponsored a one dol- 
lar all-you-can-eat pasta 
night, a favorite of poor 
college students. Photo by 
Jeff Holland 

In the midst of 
conversation, senior 
HRTA major Dave Zim- 
mer talks with friend Greg 
Pull at Fitzwilly's in 
Northampton. Fitzwilly's 
was popular for its free 
buffet on Fridays. Photo 
by Jeff Holland 

In hard 


times, one 

can still 

find food 

to eat for 

Cheaper and 
better food is avail- 
able to chronically 
hungry students at 
the University of 
Massachusetts, if 
they have the energy 
to find it, a recent 
survey of free eating 
places reveals. 

There are pos- 
sible sources of nour- 
ishment available 
within a 15-mile 
radius of the UMass 
campus. Here is a 
guide that shows 
how anyone can 
fatten up on gour- 
met meals day and 
night, year round, 
many and most free 
of charge. 

Buffets. These 
are perhaps the best- 
kept secret going on 
in the area. Many 
restaurants offer 

Northampton, also 
in Northampton 
Center. Good eti- 
quette, even in times 
of trouble, would 
deem it proper to 
buy a drink. There is 
nothing socially 
unacceptable, how- 
ever, about ordering 
an inexpensive selt- 
zer water. 

Gallery Open- 
ings. These are per- 
fect opportunities to 
expand cultural ho- 
rizons and eat deli- 
cious food and drink 
for absolutely noth- 
ing. And, as one 
would expect, they 
are constantly hap- 
pening. It is best to 
get to these openings 
early, before the 
buffet table is at- 
tacked. The best way 
to find out about 

them during the 
week, much less so 
on the weekends. 
While the pickings 
are better in sum- 
mer, there is still the 
ever-popular free 
buffet at fitzwi'/Zys in 
Northampton, on 
Fridays from 4:00 to 
6:00 PM. 

A healthy selec- 
tion of food ranges 
from veggies to po- 
tatoes to chicken 
wings. Equally deli- 
cious on Thursday 
night is the free buf- 
fet at the Coolidge 
Park Cafe, located in 
the Hotel 

openings is by going 
to the museums, gal- 
leries, or informa- 
tion centers on the 
five college cam- 
puses in the area. A 
poor, starving stu- 
dent may find him 
or herself sipping 
champagne with the 
beautiful people of 
the Pioneer Valley, 
perhaps even having 
the opportunity for 
a last-minute, end- 
of-the semester plea 
from professors after 
they have a few 
glasses of wine un- 
der their belt. 


Again, one can eat 
and be educated at 
the same time, cour- 
tesy of an institution 
of higher learning. 
In many cases, well- 
publicized presenta- 
tions by distin- 
guished teachers, or 
even students, are 
followed by recep- 
tions, with comple- 
mentary refresh- 
ments that are open 
to the public. The 
general consensus 
among the members 
of the free-food 
grapevine is that 
Smith College is tops 
in this department. 
There are many re- 
ceptions happening 
daily in the sur- 
rounding communi- 
ties in the five col- 
lege area as well. The 
best way to find out 
where the food is is 
to pick up all the 
local community 
calendars and news- 
papers and look 
under "Happen- 
ings." Also, there are 
always openings of 
some sort going on 
at convention cen- 
ters and hotels. Of 
course no one at 
these functions will 
have the impudence 
to approach some- 
one they don't 
know, for fear of em- 
barrassing them- 
selves. So anyone 
with nice clothes 
and floss teeth will 
have the opportu- 
nity to munch away. 
Offer to work 
hospitality. For the 
countless music 
events taking place 
in the five-college 
community, there is 

usually a need for 
volunteer workers. 
The benefits are 
twofold: the chance 
to meet a famous rap 
or rock star (who 
love hospitality, 
because that's how 
they get f ed) , and the 
post-concert pigout 
where the hospital- 
ity staff gets dibs on 
whatever'sleft. Here 
is a chance to eat real 
gourmet meals for 
free. It isn't all glam- 
our, though - prepare 
to work for the nour- 

Finally, while 
not exactly free, 
there are local res- 
taurants that offer 
appetizers during 
the week for next to 
nothing. Charlie'sin 
Amherst offers 
appetizer's during 
the week, from 9PM 
to 12AM, for 10 to 
25 cents a pop. Spe- 
cials change nightly, 
from buffalo wings 
to pizza slices to 
mozzarella sticks. 
Twister's Tavern, also 
in Amherst, offers 
1.99 specials from 4 
to 6 PM during the 
week. Another bene- 
fit of being a student 
is taking advantage 
of the Hadley Pub's 
all-you-can-eat pasta 
night every Tuesday. 
Students only need 
to pay a dollar, while 
non-students get 
stuck having to pay 
two! Of course, these 
are obviously geared 
more for the pov- 
erty-stricken student 
who can neverthe- 
less miraculously 
find money to drink 
-by Lauren Barbagallo 

Using the rungs, 
Will climbs up to get a 
closer look at the bottom 
side of a manhole cover. 
The tunnels were used by 
maintenance workers at 
UMass. Photo by leff Hoi- 

Will pauses be- 
fore entering the next 
tunnel. There was a com- 
plete maze of tunnels 
underneath the Univer- 
sity. Photo by Jeff Holland 

8 Tunnelling 

It was a 



isvhat was 


Editor's note: The 
Index does not advo- 
cate trespassing in 
prohibited areas. The 
tunnels should only be 
entered by authorized 
University employees. 
Some names have been 
changed to protect the 
identity of those inter- 

Alan S. 

North, the author of 
The Urban 

Adventurer's Hand- 
book, refers to it as 
"urban spelunking." 
The rumor about the 
series of under- 
ground tunnels be- 
neath the campus is 
a modern day esca- 

ing fear, the journey 

"I went tun- 
nelling once," said 
Mike, a sophomore 
English major. "For 
a lot of people, it's 
something to do af- 
ter going drinking on 
a Saturday night." 

"I was terri- 
fied," said Rob, a 
junior philosophy 
major. "We had no 
flashlight, and 1 was 
really afraid of see- 
ing rats. I was also 
kind of drunk, which 
made me even more 

has heard about it, 
and everyone can say 

he climbed down. 
"Almost every frater- 
nity has 
spraypainted their 
letters on the walls 
of the tunnels." 

Where are 
the entrances to 
these tunnels? "No 
comment," Will re- 
plied. "But the tun- 
nel we went in is the 
most accessible." 

The UMass 
tunnels range from 
being three inches to 
five feet in diameter. 
Steam tunnels, the 
largest, can be found 
all over campus, but 
drain tunnels, which 
are the ones that Jeff 
and Will went into. 


c a t ed 
on the 

skirts of 


pade not meant for 
the weak or the claus- 
trophobic, but for 
those with a sense of 
curiosity and adven- 
ture insane enough 
to brave the stench 
and darkness of the 
UMass tunnels. 

The excite- 
ment of uncovering 
the hidden secrets of 
the University's 
bowels inspires 
people to venture 
into this unknown 
underworld, and the 
fact that it is illegal 
makes it even more 
desirable. With a 
mixture of anticipa- 
tion and gut-rench- 

that they know 
someone who has 
attempted it, and yet 
tunnelling remains a 
mystery. For two 
curious basement 
rats, the mystery was 
too great to ignore. 
For the first and last 
time in their college 
careers, Jeff and Will 
decided to journey 
into the under- 
ground to see what 
all the fuss was about, 
and were gracious 
enough to talk to this 
reporter about their 

"People have 
definitely been here 
before," said Jeff as 

ally in a 
definite pattern. 
Without a flashlight, 
the tunnels are dark, 
except where the 
storm drains are, and 
damp, more so after 
it rains. 

"1 don't 
think anyone would 
be stupid enough to 
go down into the 
tunnels during the 
spring, when it's re- 
ally rainy and muddy 
outside, because the 
tunnels are too, "Jeff 
said. "I'd be afraid of 

The rumor 
that most people 
have heard about the 
tunnels is that they 

started out as a proj- 
ect to create under- 
ground tunnels that 
people could use to 
get from building to 
building in bad 
weather, but that the 
University canned 
the idea because of 

"I think 
that's crazy," said 
Will after his jour- 
ney. "I can't imag- 
ine anyone con- 
sciously building 
these things for 
people to walk 
through. That is 
definitely a rumor. 
They're too small." 
But the rumor is defi- 
nitely a strong one, 
strong enough so 
that people know the 
tunnels exist and get 
curious enough to 
travel through them. 

"You can tell 
people have travelled 
through them be- 
fore," said Will, 
"because there is so 
much grafitti down 

"My favorite 
is the tunnel that is 
called the 'Tunnel of 
Love.'" Jeff said. 

"I'm glad 1 
did it, "continued 
Jeff. "It was pretty 
cool, but 1 got soak- 
ing wet. And after a 
while it got pretty 
There's nothing 
down there but 
slopes and tunnels 
and more tunnels.". 

"Thank God 
I didn't get claustro- 
-by Kristin Bruno 

Tunnelling 9 

A sure-fire 
crowd pleaser, a Herndon 
dunk scores another two 
points for the Minutemen. 
Herndon's antics in the 
Cage almost always 
brought the UMass Hoop 
fans to their feet. Photo by 
Jeff Holland 

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Standing at the 
top of the key, sophomore 
Tony Barbee looks inside 
to pass inspite of the tight 
defense of LaSalle's Doug 
Overton. Even during the 
first NIT game, played 
when most fans were away 
on Spring Break, the sold- 
out crowd expressed their 
Rage in The Cage. Photo 
by Jeff Holland 

10 Rage in the 

Expressing his 
anger at the referee's last 
call. Head coach John 
Calipari vents his frustra- 
tion. Calipari's popularity 
among fans was partly due 
to his emotional attach- 
ments with each game. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

when the 

hoop team 

gets on 

the court, 

the Cage 

roars w^ith 

What is 
"Rage in the Cage?" 
Consider a moment 
from a University of 
Massachusetts home 
basketball game and 
then decide. It could 
have happened in 
any home game dur- 
ing the 1990-91 sea- 
son. It happened, in 
fact, in most of them. 

Imagine this 
scene: the defense 
doesn't see Will 
Herndon making a 
backdoor cut to the 
basket. But team- 
mate and point guard 
Anton Brown does. 
So does head coach 
John Calipari, who 
jumps on the side- 
line at the moment 
Herndon leaps at the 


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rim. But Herndon 
can jump just a little 
higher than Calipari 
can. As Herndon 
reaches sk3avard to 
grab a perfect "alley- 
oop" pass from 
Brown, 4,058 fans 
stand as one and roar 
with anticipation. 
They've seen Willie 
do this countless 
times before, but the 
moment is magical 
every time. With one 
motion, Herndon 
grabs the basketball 
and slams it through 
the rim with as much 
authority as his 
muscular 6-foot-3 
frame can muster. 
The defense watches 
in dumb-struck 
amazement, unable 
to stop Herndon or 

the deafening cheers 
of the crowd. Fans 
"high-five" each 
other in the stands 
or scream, hands 
raised high in the air. 
The opposition calls 
time out, realizing 
that the Minutemen 
have just gained a 
sizable momentum 
boost from both 
Herndon and the 
face-painted, vocal 
crowd. The fans roar 
louder still, until they 
can no longer hear 
themselves - noise 
levels have been 
known to reach rock 
concert proportions 
in the Cage, which is 
just a tiny building 
with a pitched roof. 
As the Minutemen 
i s h 
i n g 
sit down in front of 
Calipari, the band be- 
gins to play a famil- 
iar tune: "Rage in 
the Cage, " a song the 
J. Ceils Band did in 
the early '80's. The 
message of the band, 
and the fans singing 
along, is unmistak- 
able: "There's a Rage 
in the Cage!" 

To really 
understand "Rage in 
the Cage" is to expe- 
rience it. There are 
so many different 
aspects, it's impos- 
sible to explain them 

A lot of the 
excitement comes 
from the seemingly 
boundless enthusi- 
asm of Calipari. 
"Coach Cal," as the 

fans affectionately 
call him, brought in 
quality players like 
Herndon and Junior 
scoring leader Jim 
McCoy. The fans 
can't get enough of 
his sideline antics. 
He yells, cajoles, 
makes motions with 
his arms and pleads 
with his team and the 
officials. Before Cali- 
pari arrived in 1988, 
there was no "Mid- 
night Madness, " and 
post-season tourna- 
ment berths were out 
of the question. Now 
the Minutemen have 
been to two National 
Invitational Tourna- 
ments, making the 
Final Four in Madi- 
son Square Garden in 
New York City this 
past season. Expec- 
tations have been 
raised to reaching the 
NCAA tourney some- 
time soon, and 
UMass basketball is 
the hottest ticket in 
Western Massachu- 
setts. As one fan at a 
game was overheard 
saying about Coach 
Cal, "The man is 
God." Perhaps this is 
an overestimation of 
his talents, but it's 
also a telling indica- 
tion of his popular- 
ity among student 
hoop fans. 

Another as- 
pect of Rage in the 
Cage are the people 
who make the games 
interesting from the 
sidelines and the 
stands. Some of these 
figures are obvious - 
the UMass Hoop 
Band stands out, for 
instance. The cheer- 
leaders are another 
example. But some 
people and groups 
stand out a little 

more. There are the 
"Blues Brothers," 
those two guys in the 
North stands who 
dress up in black suits 
and hats. There were 
various fan club signs 
sprinkled around the 
Cage - the "Willie 
Herndon Fan Club" 
situated in the North 
end seats (it seems 
like all the really in- 
teresting fans were 
on that side of the 
cage), "Rafer's Cor- 
ner," where fans 
posted "3"s for every 
Giles long-distance 
bomb, and the face- 
painted crazies situ- 
ated throughout the 

"Rage in the 
Cage" went live on 
national cable TV on 
February 2 at Mid- 
night as UMass faced 
Boston University. 
Fans had to be turned 
away from the door, 
and the collective 
body heat of 4,058 
made the Cage oh- 
so-comfy. But UMass 
got national expo- 
sure as a fun place to 
watch college basket- 
ball, courtesy of 
ESPN's television 

that's how to best 
define "Rage in the 
Cage" - fun. There's 
something about 
shouting oneself 
hoarse with 4,000 
odd others who are 
rooting for the same 
team that is appeal- 
ing. Maybe it's 
school pride, or 
maybe it's a perfect 
opportunity to let off 
steam from the day- 
to-day stresses of 
UMass. Whatever it 
is, it works. 
-by Greg Sukiennik 

Rage in the Cage 1 1 

Away from 

the stress 

of college 


gather to 

visit with 

The main 
gateway stands tall 
across the street from 
Amherst Regional 
High School. The 
gray metal sign at- 
tached to the stone 
pillars reads Memorial 
Gateway 1954. How- 
ever, West Cemetery 
has been in existence 
longer than the gate- 
way; laid inside is the 
grave of poet, Emily 
Dickinson. As the 
black-topped walk- 
way meanders 
around the cemetery, 
a Mobil gas station 
sign comes into view, 
an ironic sight from 
Emily's graveyard 
considering that one 

axed, leaving a wide 
stump as a bench for 
her visitors. Callers 
especially gather at 
Emily's grave on the 
Saturday in May 
nearest to the fif- 
teenth, the date of 
Dickinson's death. 
This is the designated 
date of the Walk. It is 
a casual ceremony 
that begins at her 
house on Main Street 
and proceeds to her 

The Walk 
originated with Uni- 
versity of Massachu- 
setts graduate 
stidents in the 
1960's. Harrison 
Gregg, the Walk's 


of her homes once 
stood where the 
pumps now draw 

tombstones lean 
against their remain- 
ing stubs still imbed- 
ded in the ground, 
while others lie flat 
on the ground, 
showing signs of age 
and disrespect. The 
enormous tree that 
once shaded Emily's 
grave has since been 

leader said, "It is 
lighthearted. We en- 
courage people to 
bring a flower to 
place by her grave, or 
a poem to recite ei- 
ther written by Emily 
Dickinson or for 
Emily Dickinson. 
The ceremony is fun 
and attracts people 
from out of state and 
even foreign coun- 
tries, Gregg noted. 

A 28 year-old 
man was standing in 

front of the rusting 
black iron fence that 
surrounds her grave 
and the grave of three 
members of her fam- 
ily during a late-win- 
ter afternoon. He 
drank from a bottle 
of wine wrapped dis- 
creetly in a brown 
paper sack, and quiz- 
zically stared at the 
engraving on her 

"I've lived 
here for twenty-eight 
years and I've been 
in the graveyard 
during high school, 
but I've never looked 
for her gravestone 
before. I knew it was 
here somewhere, and 
now I've seen it." As 
the man fixed his 
UMass baseball hat, 
he walked by a bro- 
ken gravestone that 
lay three feet from 
Emily's and 

mumbled to himself, 
"seems like this place 
should be respected 

Not every- 
one who visits the 
cemetery has some- 
thing to say to Emily. 
Many just look for a 
while, then leave. 
There are also those 
people who are only 
passing by to get to 
the other side of the 
graveyard where ei- 
ther the center of 
town is located or a 
residential block can 
be found. Frequent 
callers on 

Dickinson's grave 
include students 
from the surround- 
ing five colleges. 
Mike Fitzgerald, a 
graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Massachu- 
setts, said, "1 felt 
going to see Emily's 
grave was just one of 
those things I had to 
do before I 
graduated from col- 
lege, especially be- 
cause I was in her 

Joe Skerrett, a profes- 
sor of American lit- 
erature in the Eng- 
lish Department at 
UMass, said, "People 
go because it's there. 
It is like other public 
monuments." Sker- 
rett explained the 
popularity of Emily's 
gravesite by relating 
it to its small New 
Engliand town set- 
ting. "It is the most 
national attraction in 
a small town, acces- 
sible to the public in 
a small public grave- 
yard, although it is 
low scale and not 

Gregg pro- 
posed motivations 
behind the visitors of 
Emily's grave. "Some 
romanticize the story 
of Emily's reclusive- 
ness. She lived her 
life the way she 
wanted to, and her 
integrity captures 
people's imagina- 
-by Linda Rowland 

12 Emily's Place 

Emily Dickin- The Dickinsons' 

son's grave rests against graves rest in West Ceme- 

an iron fence. Dickinson tery. Emily Dickinson's 

was "called back from this grave was surrounded by 

life" in 1886. Photo by Jeff those of family members. 

Hollattd Photo by Jeff Holland 

Emily's Place 13 


helps the 




During the 
365 days of 1991, the 
Ombuds Office heard 
523 grievances and 
complaints that 
ranged from aca- 
demic disputes to 
working conditions. 

I was almost 
"Case #317.5." 

It all began 
when a teller at the 
Bursar's Office in- 
formed me that: 

"Your Perk- 
ins Loan has been 
revoked. You owe us 

"What do 

think? Of course I 
would take it. Gradu- 
ation was at stake. I 
didn't have $360 and 
I didn't understand 
why "They" took it 
away. The royal 
"They" is Financial 
Aid Services, who 
seemed to give and 
take aid as if it were 
Monopoly money. 

While I was 
walking around, a 
friend suggested I talk 
to people in the Om- 
buds Office and see if 
they could help. I 
didn't know what the 


equitable treatment 
within the University 
system. The Office 
does not act as an 
advocate, nor will it 
automatically take 
the plaintiff's side in 
a conflict. The 
Ombudsperson con- 
siders all sides of a 
question in an im- 
partial and objective 
way in order to re- 
solve problems and 
concerns raised by 
any member of the 
University commu- 

"We like to 
think of 

as be- 

able to 

you mean? 1 was 
supposed to be pick- 
ing up a check here, I 
already signed for 
that loan, " 1 said fran- 

"1 don't 
know, you'll have to 
make an appoint- 
ment at the Finan- 
cial Aid Office. 
They'll tell you," the 
teller replied. 


"The next 
available appoint- 
ment is in three 
weeks. Would you 
like that one?" 
droned the woman 
at the Financial Aid 

What did she 

Ombuds Office was 
or how its staff could 
help me, but I was 
more than willing to 
find out. When I 
charged into the 
Ombuds Office in the 
Campus Center, I 
was greeted with 
smiling faces, and I 
began to perk up. 

In relating 
my story to the Om- 
budsperson, Howard 
Gadlin, I asked him 
to explain what the 
Ombuds office did. 

For the past 
1 9 years, the Ombuds 
Office's role has been 
to ensure that stu- 
dents, faculty and 
staff receive fair and 

all the red tape for 
people who come to 
us with a problem," 
Gadlin said. 

The Ombuds 
Office is an unbiased 
entity at the Univer- 
sity, with no ties to 
any organization so 
it can serve everyone 
equally and impar- 

"We can't 
change the rules 
when something 
goes wrong, but we 
can make sure that 
everybody follows 
them," Gadlin said, 
"and it is completely 

Once I dis- 
covered what the 

Ombuds Office could 
and could not do, I 
questioned what 
kinds of problems 
with which they were 
able to offer advice 
or assistance. I found 
that employees and 
students can look for 
help in solving prob- 
lems or grievances 
dealing with grade 
disputes, academic 
dishonesty, financial 
aid discrepancies, 
sexual harassment, 
discrimination, disci- 
plinary action, inter- 
personal conflicts 
among supervisors 
and employees, or 
disputes among dif- 
ferent offices on cam- 

"We handle 
about 500 cases a 
year, and the new 
changes in financial 
aid eligibility have 
caused a great deal of 
students to come to 
us this year, "Gadlin 
commented. "We 
mostly try to solve 
problems by using 

After I found 
out everything the 
Ombuds Office could 
do for me, I found 
out that I didn't need 
them. Financial Aid 
Services saw their 
error and reinstated 
my loan. 

Thus Case 
#317.5 was closed 
before it was actually 
-by Julie McKenna 

14 Ombuds 

In his office , the Ombuds- 
man, Howard Gadlin, is 
busy checlcing into his 
many cases. Gadlin has 
held the position of 
Ombudsman at the Uni- 
versity for nine years. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

Secretary Kate 
Politella works on a case 
m the Ombuds office. The 
office was located on the 
eighth floor of the Cam- 
pus Center. Photo by Alex- 
andra Couet 







students wait in 
line at the Financial Aid 
Offices. Because of many 
changes in financial aid 
regualtions, many of the 
cases the Ombuds office 
dealt with this year were 
because of financial Aid 
concerns. Photo by Tony 

Ombuds 15 


Among other 
characters in the comic 
strip Tangelo Pie are (L-R) 
Gabriel, the librarian Ida 
Hornkill, and Gabriel's 
roommate Marcus. Crea- 
tor Tim Sniffen cited these 
three as his favorite char- 
acters in his strip. Artwork 
by Tim Sniffen 

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MBUlards. A»\d shake 
the clderlij. ^ 

Tangelo Pie ex- 
plores the lighter side of 
college life, suchas the 
PVTA bus system, the 
tower library, and resi- 
dence hall life. This strip 
was the last one of the 
spring semester, promis- 
ing a return in the next 
school year. Copyright Tim 

Cartoonist Tim 
Sniffen depicts himself 
thinking of an idea for 
another strip. Being a 
cartoonist sometimes 
meant trying to think of 
something funny until 
early in the morning. 
Artwork by Tim Sniffen 

16 Tangelo Pie 






UMass a 


many people would 
skip the more mun- 
dane portions of 
UMass' daily news- 
paper, The Collegian, 
like the front page 
and all those tedious 
articles on budget 
cuts, virtually every- 
one would thumb to 
the comics page for a 
daily fix of nation- 
ally syndicated com- 
ics like Doonesbury, 

have no time for 
dashes." So the name 
was changed to Tan- 
gelo Pie. 

A tangelo, 
according to the au- 
thor (and the diction- 
ary backs him up on 
this one), is a hybrid 
between a tangerine 
and a grapefruit and 
was a favorite fruit of 
Tim's when he was a 



The Far Side, and 
Calvin and Hobbes 
and also the local 
strip entitled Tangelo 

Tangelo Pie, the 
brainchild of Tim 
Sniffen, a student of 
animation at Hamp- 
shire College, was 
originally entitled 
ne Tangelo Two-Step. 
"But that was 
too long and it had a 
dash." said Sniffen. 
"1 didn't like that, I 

Mark, one of the 
strip's main charac- 
ters, who would 
rather stand in the 
spring rain and look 
foolish than do 
homework, repre- 
sents Sniffen, "at 
least academically." 
Gabriel's roommate, 
who started out as an 
"anti-Gabe" gradu- 
ally shifted from the 
roommate out of hell 
to more of a friend of 


"Tangelo Pie 
allows me to work 
out frustrations on 
the comics page, so I 
don't do such things 
in real life," said Snif- 
fen. "Being a student 
in the five-college 
area, you couldn't 
help but miss the 
culture clashes." 

And that's 
what Sniffen would 
use to create the situ- 
ations in his 
strips; the 
denizens of 
PVTA bus 
rides, the anti- 
social librari- 
ans, the fed-up wait- 
resses, and Ted and 
Bonnie, the termi- 
nally-in-love couple 
that Gabe breaks up 
when he shows Bon- 
nie an 8x10 photo of 
Ted and the woman 
at the Taco Bell regis- 
ter at the mall en- 
gaged in a kiss. 

ally, Sniffen would 
sneak a private joke 
into the strip. Check 
those book titles 

Marcus reads, among 
them such notable 
works as Walt Lives. 

Sniffen tried to stay 
away from that in 
general. "Private 
jokes are fine, but I 
draw the strip for 
others, not just my- 

Sniffen has 
already done some 
work in the anima- 
tion field and plans 
to continue with it 
after he graduates. 

"I've already 
worked in New York. 
It's a fun field. If I can 
get into animation, 
I'll stay in it. After 
about ten years, 
people tend to bum 
out, so after that I'U 
just see. I'll try to 
write for the field, 
either here or in 
England. If I don't get 
to write, I'U draw." 

And just to 
satisfy everyone's 
curiosity, according 
to Sniffen, (and the 
dictionary backs him 
up on this one, too) 
the word is 
pronounced TAN-jel- 

-by Alex Bering 

nmorj iraim to m\M 
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Tangelo Pie 17 

The cast of Scboolhouse 
Rock participate in the 
show's final number, 
"Interjections". Theii en- 
thusiasm at perfomiing 
one of the most popular 
Schoolhouse Rock songs 
both energized and 
pleased the receptive au- 
dience. Photo by Jeff Hol- 

Bubbly Janna Kovalcin 
performs the UMass 
Music Theatre Guild's 
version of "A Noun Is A 
Person, Place or Thing." 
This number was just 
another example that 
Saturday morning School- 
house Rock made learn- 
ing fun. Photo by Jeff 

Kimberly Pinkham and 
the rest of the female cast 
get together for the scene 
"Sufferin' Till Sufferage." 
A large number of songs 
from the original School- 
house Rock dealt with dif- 
ferent aspects of Ameri- 
can history. Photo by Jeff 

Creator and director Bill Larkin hams it up during the 
final performance of "Interjections". Responsible for 
conceiving the idea of adapting Schoolhouse Rock to 
stage, Larkin played a bumbling conductor in this 
final scene. Photo by Jeff Holland 

18 Schoolhouse Rock 



enjoy an 

evening of 




It was after 
weeks of preparation 
when the University 
of Massachusetts 
community finally 
shared in the tribute 
to chilhood that 
Schoolhouse Rock had 

After nearly 
ten years of being off 
the Saturday morn- 
ing television air- 
waves, the proverbial 
lightbulb flashed in 
front of senior Bill 
Larkin's eyes and he 
decided it was time 

over a year ago by 
tracking down the 
videotapes of "Con- 
junction Junction," 
"I'm Just a Bill," 
"Great American 
Melting Pot," and 
other ditties that 
once taught children 
the finer side of learn- 
ing. After an arudu- 
ous search, he found 
them in the Boston 
University bookstore 
and received ABC's 
permission to repro- 
duce the lyrics in a 
stage performance 


to bring a long- 
standing desire to 

we were with friends, 
the theme from 
Scooby Doo or some- 
thing would come up 
and we'd remember 
what it was like to 
watch all that stuff 
when we were kids," 
Larkin said. " School- 
house Rock was the 
perfect example of 
what was nostalgic in 

Larkin began 
work on the stage 
production of 

Schoolhouse Rock 


it was not, as Hallow- 
een weekend found 
some 1,250 expec- 
tant people in the 
Student Union Ball- 
room trying to re- 
capture a few of their 
more innocent in- 
stincts while they 
sang along with over 
20 members of the 
UMass Music Theatre 
Guild in their sold 
out adaptation of 
Schoolhouse Rock. 

With the 
help of three musical 
arrangers, the cast 
brought an amazing 

vigor to those mid- 
semester doldrums 
with vigor, youthful- 
ness, comedy and, 
simply put, FUN! 

Larkin said 
plans for the show 
began in May of 
1990, including 
transposing the 
music scores. How- 
ever, as many good- 
intentioned projects 
find themselves — 
postponed — work 
didn't truly begin 
until Fall of 1990. 
Two to three nights a 
week, the lyrics to. 
songs like "We the 
People," and "Con- 
junction Junction" 
could be heard pip- 
ing out of the Stu- 
dent Union Ballroom 
by aU who passed by. 
And there was no lack 
of publicity for the 
show, with video 
stations and cast 
memebrs set up 
across the Campus 
Center Concourse 

In a rather 
tumultuous time in 
the world at large and 
even in the "Happy 
Valley" where many 
University students 
find themselves, the 
unadulterated and 
earnest lyrics from 
the 1970s cartoons 
seemed ahead of 
their time with songs 
like "Sufferin' 'Till 

Sufferage," "Great 
American Melting 
Pot," "Energy" and 
"Figure Eight". 

Though the 
'70s weren't archaic, 
some may argue oth- 
erwise, Larkin re- 
ports. There was a 
slight controversy 
over the inclusion of 
"Elbow Room," 
which dealt with 
Westward Expansion 
and its inaccurate 
depiction as a peace- 
ful undertaking. He 
said, "There were 
people that would 
stop by the table [on 
the concourse] and 
tell me: 'If you in- 
clude that in the 
show, 1 will not be 

Cast mem- 
bers performed the 
show at many 
area. elementary 
schools, giving 

younger generations 
the opportunity to 
partake in some bet- 
ter parts of Ameri- 

At the end of 
February, Larkin and 
the guild were dis- 
cussing whether a 
Spring presentation 
would be offered. In 
this instance, it was 
definitely not a case 
of overkill. - b y 
Julie Livingstone 

Schoolhouse Rock 19 

Life is 




seen from 


As the sun 
comes up over the 
campus pond, the new 
day reveals a flock of 
ducks. UMass experts 
know this to be a sure 
sign of Spring... 

what'ya mean you 
ate all the popcorn!!! 
That guy just 
dumped a whole box 
in the lake and you 
schmucks have al- 
ready finished it! 
And don't tell me 
that the fish ate it all 
again, I've heard that 

way in of entertain- 
ment than any other 
body of water has, 
except that lake in 
Florida during Spring 
Break. ..but that's 
another story. We 
on the pond and in 
the pond are, some 
say, lucky enough to 
be among the regu- 
lar recipients of sere- 
nades by instrumen- 
talists. Among these 
instrumentalists is 
the UMass Drumline, 
which provides us 
with a throbbing 
technical perform- 


one before." 

Let me tell all 
you students out 
there that being a 
UMass duck is not all 
it's quacked up to be. 
With the recession 
coming on, the pick- 
ings are becoming 
smaller and the fish 
seem to be hungrier 
all the time. And 
with friends like this 
crew, you're lucky to 
snatch some stale 
bread crumbs out of 
the beaks of your 
"best buddies." 

But 1 

shouldn't com- 
plain. on the 
UMass pond does 
offer me more in the 

ance that generally 
leaves those of us 
closest to their prac- 
tice sites with a head- 
ache. However, ap- 
preciated from a dis- 
tance (say from the 
roof of Van Meter), 
they generally pro- 
vide an excellent per- 

One excel- 
lent benefit the pond 
provides is the excel- 
lent seating for the 
Spring Concert. It's 
too bad De La Soul 
got stuck in New Jer- 
sey this year or I 
would have tried to 
autograph them... 
and come to think of 
it, it's not too bad 

that I missed 
Dylan. ..Actually, 
Spring Concert is one 
of the highlights of 
my year, although 
some of my compan- 
ions find it discon- 
certing, to say the 

Quite frank- 
ly, I am a rather ad- 
vanced duck for my 
time — Darwin would 
be amazed. But as 
for pond amuse- 
ments, 1 find that in 
general, the jugglers 
are a pretty good 
show; although 1 
advise you not to 
stand to closely to 
them or you'll end 
up like my cousin 
Rufus. He would 
have gotten clunked 
by a misguided pin, 
but he moved at the 
last second and only 
lost a few tailfeath- 
ers. I told him he 
was lucky they 
weren't juggling fire 
like they do on 
Northeast Beach (I 
know because 1 occa- 
sionally vacation 

1 also find the 
ROTC guys with the 
rope bridges good for 
a laugh or two. 
Those green outfits 
aren't nearly as wa- 
terproof as my feath- 
ers, which someone 
almost inevitably 
finds out once a year! 
They and the infre- 
quent student who 
runs or swims across 
the pond find that 
it's really not as toxic 

as originally re- 
ported. What does 
the occasional three- 
eyed fish really sig- 
nify anjmray? 

I even recall 
a time when this man 
came down out of the 
sky with a big, 
brightly colored 
parachute on his 
back. 1 thought that 
mean ol' swan was 
going to get flat- 
tened; it would have 
served him right. 
Anyone with such a 
horrible personality 
as his deserves a good 
stomp every once in 
awhile. It was a close 
call, but he moved 
out of the way at the 
last minute. Darn, 
oops, 1 mean, good 
for him. 

When it gets 
warm there is noth- 
ing like the campus 
pond beachcornbers. 
They are a rare breed. 
When the sun comes 
up they all come out 
to play. 1 think its 
great. Everybody 
seems so happy and 
relaxed. 1 hope to 
get a good lunch and 
then I'll hang out on 
the lawn for a free 
concert. Maybe that 
guy with the guitar 
will come back and 
jam. A few of my 
feathered friends and 
1 will have a really 
swell time if we're 
allowed to quack 
-by Dwayne Boyd 

20 Ducks 

Taking a swim, 
a mother duck shows off 
her new offspring. Al- 
though ducks travelled up 
to Orchard Hill and Cen- 
tral to nest, they always 
returned to the pond in 
hopes of being fed by 
people that think they're 
cute. Photo by Jeff Holland 

As the sun 
comes up over the pond, 
ducks hunt around for 
breakfast and prepare for 
another day at UMass. 
UMass ducks even stayed 
in Amherst for the winter, 
when the Pond was heated 
for them. Photo by Danielle 

Ducks 21 


swans and 

music rock 

Mr. Swan 
was miffed. 

On a hot 
spring afternoon, the 
last thing he wanted 
to deal with was 
thousands of people 
and loud music dis- 
turbing his humble 
environment. But 
there was nothing he 
could do, as thou- 
sands converged on 
the Campus Pond for 
the 1991 Spring 
Concert. , the bane of 
Mr. Swan's existence. 

It started off 
a little after noon 
with the energetic 
funk of Chuckle- 
head. Donning 
funky, day-glo garb 
(the lead singer's 
collection of hats was 
extremely interest- 
ing, to say the least), 
they played a tight 
set of powerhouse 
funk that would 
make George Clin- 

wriggling to free 
himself from almost 
certain embarrass- 
ment that would be 
caused by stating to 
the crowd, "Ladies 
and Gentlemen, the 

Often cited 
for their undaunted 
fixation with the 
Velvet Under- 

ground, it is interest- 
ing to note that the 
two drummers for 
the Feelies had the 
same type of drum 
kit that their idol, 
Moe Tucker, had, 
which must have 
come in handy when 
they played their 
second encore, a 
cover version of Vel- 
vet Underground's 
"White Light, White 
Heat." They did a 
couple of other cov- 
ers as well: "Barstool 
Blues" by Neil 
Young, "Paint it 

ous," they were 
somewhat worthy of 

Then it was 
time to wait for Bob 
Dylan. The intermis- 
sion was spent in si- 
lence - no music, 
unlike other inter- 
missions. The pho- 
tographers had been 
told not to take any 
photos of Bob Dylan, 
but he was gracious 
enough to play his 
set before schedule, 
since De La Soul was 
stuck in traffic some- 
where between New 
Jersey and Amherst, 
so rumors of Dylan's 
evil ego were soon 
put down. 

The crowd 
cheered two false 
alarms before their 
shout of adulation 
greeted the real 
thing. Dylan, report- 
edly resembling a 
shriveled apple, 

has covered it. Fol- 
lowing this, Dylan 
spoke to the audi- 
ence, "Please don't 
confuse that with 
grumble, frena, 


fluent in Dylanese 
translated it to 
"Don't confuse that 
with 'Like a Rolling 
Stone.'" Thank God 
for die-hard Dylan 

Dylan fin- 
ished off the set with 
"Maggie's Farm," 
from his 1965ish 
album. Bring It All 
Back Home. Every- 
one was happy, even 
Mr. Swan, who was 
mellowed by Bob's 
soothing tunes. 

De La Soul 
was not fated to grace 
the UMass campus 
that day. After being 
stuck in traffic, a call 

ft^P SDt*in& ^^^ wiggle his but- Black" by the Roll- played his guitar and came in explaining 
-^ ^ tocks. ing Stones, and "Real mumbled for the that, on their way to 


After their 
opener, "Intro Soul," 
they played an inter- 
esting piece that 
mixed a couple of 
samples from 

everybody's favorite 
game show Jeopardy 
and was appropri- 
ately titled as such. 
Chucklehead left the 
stage receiving much 
enthusiastic ap- 
plause. The crowd 
grew, purchasing 
fried dough and 
other yummy treats. 
It was time for the 
Feelies: Mr. Swan was 

The Feelies 
were introduced by a 
small child, who was 

Cool Time" by the 
Stooges, which is also 
on their current al- 
bum. Time for a Wit- 

After the 
Feelies left, Mr. Swan 
became increasingly 
upset. Why? Be- 
cause it was time for 
Gene Loves Jezebel. 
Admittedly, they put 
on a better perform- 
ance than one could 
expect from them, 
but for the first four 
or five songs, they 
just didn't have their 
act together. Progres- 
sively, they tight- 
ened up a bit, and by 
the time they played 
their one hit, "Jeal- 

crowd of 7,000-8,000 
people. All that 
could be remem- 
bered from the first 
tune was the mar- 
vellous smell of 
skunk weed floating 
about. "Lay Lady 
Lay" was almost un- 
recognizable, due in 
part to the heavy 
guitar crunching of 
Dylan's protege, as 
was his folk version 
of "Blowing in the 

played one song that 
was truly recogniz- 
able, "Knocking on 
Heaven's Door," but 
that's because every- 
one and their mother 

Amherst, they were 
pulled over by Con- 
necticut State Police 
who persisted in 
searching every nook 
and cranny of their 

Let us follow 
the example of David 
Letterman and thank 
the Connecticut 
State Police for the 
fine job they do in 
serving the public. 

Well, a dark 
cloud spread over the 
crowd as they 
skulked away, 

robbed of their soul, 
but Mr. Swan was 
glad to be rid of 
-by Danielle Dowling 



22 Spring Concert 

The third band 
of the day, Gene Loves 
Jezebel takes the stage. 
They performed a mixture 
of progressive and pop 
sounds. Photo by Jeff Hol- 

sounds, Chucklehead de- 
lights the crowd. They 
were the first band to per- 
form at the Spring Con- 
cert. Photo by Jeff Holland 

asses Mr. Mallard. The 
crowds and noise of the 
day proved to be too much 
for him. Photo by Danielle 

Spring Concert 23 

Resident Alison 
Buckhotz takes time out 
of her busy schedule to 
study in the third floor 
lounge. She was also re- 
sponsible for the residents' 
welfare. Photo by Tom Carm 

Residents of the 
Jewish Living Community 
are photographed 
with bedrooms, the third 
floor of Hillel House also 
had a lounge for studying. 
Photo by Eric Goldman 

24 HiUel House 

Joking around 
in the Hillel kitchen, 
masked senior engineer- 
ing major Mitchell Fishier 
takes a friend for a ride. 
The members of JLC also 
had kitchen facilities avail- 
able to them. Photo by Toni 







Two years 
ago, the house that 
makes up the Jewish 
Living Community 
(JLC) was the home 
of BKO fraternity, 
expelled from cam- 
pus due to a multi- 
tude of problems and 
concerns. When 
word got out that the 
house was going to 
be the center for 
Hillel, the Jewish 
student organization 
on campus, most 
people envisioned it 
as an equivalent to 
the Newman Center, 
being a place of wor- 

ceremonies are often 
held there. What 
makes it different 
from the Newman 
Center or other re- 
ligious establish- 
ments in the area is 
the Jewish Living 
Community, opened 
in the fall of 1989 on 
the third floor of the 
building, where Jew- 
ish students have the 
opportunity to live. 
For the students that 
live in Hillel House, 
JLC is much more 
than living space. 
Structurally it can be 
compared to any 


ship but also a place 
for activities, both 
religious and social, 
and a meeting place 
or hangout spot for 

The Hillel 
House is, in fact, the 
center of Jewish ac- 
tivities at the Univer- 
sity; guest speakers, 
lectures, Judaic edu- 
cation seminars, 
social events and 

residence hall on 
campus, but here, 
Jewish students have 
the opportunity to 
live in a comfortable 
atmosphere and 
strengthen their ties 
with the Jewish cul- 
ture and religion. 

The students 
who call the Hillel 
House their home are 
as diverse and as in- 
dividualistic as in the 

residence halls. For 
instance, some have 
had some kind of 
Jewish education, 
such as Hebrew 
school when they 
were young. Others 
were raised as athe- 
ists and chose the 
Jewish Living Com- 
munity as a place to 
live so they could 
further their knowl- 
edge of Judaism. 
Some are considering 
making Judaism 
more than an iden- 
tity and plan to be- 
come baalai t'shuvah 
- rabbis. And yet, 
serves as a 
bond for the 
residents. "At 
the core, "said 
senior Alison 
"We all speak 
with one 
For the resi- 
dents of JLC, their 
living situation has, 
for the most part, 
been an extremely 
positive one. 

"Hillel is a 
special place where 
people from any 
background can 
come and be a part 
of a special commu- 
nity," said senior en- 
gineering major 

Mitchell Fischler. "I 
have learned more 
about life and about 
myself by living here 
than I have during 
my entire existence. " 

Living at the 
Hillel House is like 
having a second 
home. The residents 
participate in a vari- 
ety of activities to- 
gether, such as 
weekly shabbat din- 
ners, barbeques, and 
various outings. The 
residents also partici- 
pate in activities that 
center around Juda- 
ism, such as watch- 
ing Jewish movies 
and reading Jewish 
bedtime stories. 

Reasons for 
chosing the Hillel 
House as a place to 
live vary from per- 
son to person. 
"Regardless of the cir- 
cumstances that 
drew us to the house, 
each one of us was 
searching for a way 
to live as a Jew, to 
reconcile our private 
heritage with our 
public existence," 
said senior Alisa 
Berkowitz. "Maybe, 
for the first time, we 
can unite the two in 
a Jewish community 
on campus." 

-by Toni E. Cam 

Hillel House 25 





system is 

Students re- 
turning to the resi- 
dence halls spring se- 
mester got a surprise 
— alarms on the side 

The alarms 
were part of a long- 
time effort to im- 
prove security 
around campus. 
According to Carol 
Radzik, director of 
student security, the 
alarms have helped 
supervisors and re- 
ceptionists catch 
people breaking into 

"(Before the 
alarms were in- 
stalled) we had no 
idea if people were 
propping open 
doors," Radzik said. 
"Now we know when 
people are violating 
security procedures . " 

like the idea of using 
(only) one door. I 
don't know if it's 
totally justified dur- 
ing the day, but 1 
think it's a very good 
idea for nighttime 

Parker, a junior who 
works as a security 
receptionist in 
Brooks, said the sys- 
tem has proven use- 
ful. "If the purpose 
of the alarms is to 
keep people outside 
the dorms (other 
than using the front 
door)," he said," it 
serves its purpose by 
deterring people." 

Other people 
were not so happy, 
particularly because 
Housing Services did 
not give students 
input into the deci- 

no input as to what 
door to use, espe- 
cially since the front 
door to Wheeler, and 
most other residence 
halls in Central, face 
up the hill. "Most 
people travelling 
from campus have to 
walk all the way 
around the building, 
because the only 
open door is on the 
other side," she said. 
"What kind of secu- 
rity policy is that? 
People should be able 
to enter the door that 
has the easiest access 
from campus. What 
if someone is run- 
ning from an at- 
tacker? The entrance 
to the building is the 
farthest away!" 

said that some stu- 
dents he talked to felt 

people at the front 
door, you still let 
them in," he said. 
"Security is still the 
same; nothing has 

agreed safety has not 
changed, saying, "I 
think they were too 
hasty in implement- 
ing this." 

Senior His- 
tory maj or Dominick 
Vene said he felt im- 
provements, such as 
the telecommunica- 
tions system and the 
alarm system, waste 
money that is needed 

"1 think (the 
alarm system) is an 
incredible waste of 
money at a time 
when money could 
be spent elsewhere," 
he said. "These im- 


Dr. Joseph 
Zannini, director of 
Housing Services, 
added that while 
there was some van- 
dalism when the 
system began, "that's 
stopped. Most stu- 
dents have been re- 
sponding to us." 

Some stu- 
dents said they were 
pleased with the sys- 
tem. Mark 
Kalashian, a senior 
living in Brooks resi- 
dence hall, said, "I 

sion making. Chris 
Fenton, a sophomore 
living in Crabtree, 
said that while the 
system "hasn't af- 
fected me in any way, 
it would have been 
nice if they consulted 
us about what door 
to use." 

Johnson, a junior 
psychology major 
and secretary of 
Wheeler House 
Council, was also not 
happy about having 

their rights were vio- 
lated in having re- 
stricted access to 
their dormitory. 
"Personally, 1 don't 
feel that our rights 
were violated," he 
said. "But 1 do think 
other residents in the 
building are angry 
and feel that their 
rights are violated." 
Fenton also said that 
he did not see any 
changes in security 
since the alarms were 
put in. "If you see 

provements meant 
to benefit us all are 
occurring at a time 
when fewer and 
fewer of us are return- 

Zannini said 
he has heard from 
students and student 
groups who have 
complained about 
the system. "We talk 
to them and they 
come to understand 
the concern for 

26 Door Alarms 

The new alarm 
system is activated on a 
side door of Crabtree 
House in Northeast. The 
alami system was put into 
effect at the beginning of 
the spring semester to 
increase security on cam- 
pus. Photo by Karen McK- 

Door Alarms 27 

Hazards of 
drinking unfortunately 
includes drinking to ex- 
cess. This was one of the 
reasons for tfie stiffer alco- 
hol policies on campus. 
Photo illustration by Kris 

Junior engineer- 
ing major Dave Thomas 
prepares a drink at the 
Hadley Pub. Bars in the 
Amherst area were always 
busy, partly due to the 
number of college stu- 
dents who frequented 
them. Photo by Jeff Hol- 

28 Alcohol 



*Editor's note: Some 
names have been 
changed to protect stu- 
dents' identities. 

It's Friday 
night, and the sec- 
ond floor of Cance 
House is a bustle of 
activity. From Jen 
and Andrea's room, 
the music of Fine 
Young Cannibals is 
blasting. Harry from 
down the hall opens 
up his door, quickly 
Almost l<^°l^"g to see if any 
RA's are patroling. 
everyone The coast is clear, so 
he dashes into Steve's 
wants a room across the hall 

drink. The RA, who 
replies that it is 
against University 
policy to have open 
containers in a pub- 
lic space regardless of 
a person's age, takes 
down Mike's name 
and ID number and 
continues on her 

"How do you 
like that, " Mike com- 
ments, shaking his 
head. "I could drink 
whatever 1 wanted 
when I went to the 
barbecue at my fra- 
ternity house on Sat- 
urday. But when 1 


with a can of 
Budweiser in his 
hand. "Yo, dude," 
Harry asks Steve, 
"where are the par- 
ties tonight?" 

year old Mike, who is 
lucky enough to have 
a single this semes- 
ter, walks up and 
down the hall, peek- 
ing his head into 
various rooms to see 
if anyone wants 
anything from the 
"packy." Jen gives 
him a five for wine 
coolers. Mark stuffs 
it in his coat pocket 
with a promise to "be 
back soon with the 

An hour 
later, Mike is docu- 
mented for having an 
open can of beer in 
the hall. He argues 
with the RA that 
"bagged" him, saying 
that he is of legal age 
and has a right to 

take two steps into 
the hall right outside 
of my own room, 
bam! 1 get written 

The use of 
alcohol has always 
been an intrinsic part 
of stereotypical col- 
lege life. For many 
people, this stere- 
otype does indeed fit 
their lifestyle. Renee 
Marshall, a first year 
geology major, says, 
"I drink almost every 
weekend... Next se- 
mester, I won't have 
any classes at all on 
Fridays. I'll have a 
three-day weekend! " 
Marshall also be- 
lieves that the "Ani- 
mal House" stere- 
otype of college stu- 
dents is accurate in 
describing most of 
the people she hangs 
around with, but she 
and her friends don't 
really care. "When I 
graduate, I'll have to 

go out into the real 
world and be respon- 
sible and stuff. I 
might as well have 
fun now!" 

In the past 
four years, alcohol 
policies at the Uni- 
versity have become 
much stricter. Alan, 
a senior finance ma- 
jor, recalls what resi- 
dence hall life was 
like when he was a 
freshman living in 
Grayson: "My first 
year here was insane. 
Every Friday and Sat- 
urday, there was a 
floor party some- 
where in Orchard 
Hill, usually more 
than one. People 
would carry cups 
around the halls 
and go in and out 
of rooms. RA's 
would walk by on 
duty, but really 
didn't do anything 
except say 'get in a 
room' once or twice. 
It was very laidback, 
but sometimes it got 
a little crazy. And 
the bathrooms were 
always a mess." 

A strict cam- 
pus alcohol policy 
was put into effect in 
the fall of 1988, fol- 
lowed by a stricter 
one in 1989, which 
made seniorjapanese 
major Jessica 

Moretti's first semes- 
ter as an RA a tough 
one. This policy 
stated that anyone 
caught with alcohol 
in a public space 
would be immedi- 
ately documented. 
"Before 1 got this job, 
I saw an RA as a coun- 
selor ," Moretti said. 
"Then when 1 got this 
job, the stricter alco- 
hol policies turned 
my job into 'RA Po- 

lice'. Residents had 
a hard time dealing 
with the new poli- 
cies because most 
were used to the free- 
dom of the year be- 

According to 
a survey conducted 
by Project Pulse in 
November of 1990, 
nine out of ten stu- 
dents at the Univer- 
sity drink alcoholic 
beverages at least 
once a year. A com- 
parision of past data 
indicates that alco- 
hol use has increased 
over the past five 
years, with most stu- 
dents, 35.6%, saying 
that they drink once 
or twice a week. The 
alcoholic beverage of 
choice for most stu- 
dents is beer. 

"Alcohol use 
won't change with 
new policies," says 
graduate student 
Scott Layans, "people 
will just be more 
careful about drink- 
ing in residence 

It's Friday 
night, 1:00 A.M. 

stumbles down the 
hall to his room, 
mumbling about the 
"awesome party" he 
went to. Jen and 
Andrea follow him, 
giggling. Ahhough 
both say that they 
aren't drunk, Andrea 
says that she'll proba- 
bly have a headache 
in the morning. 

The door to 
the RA's room opens. 
A head peeps out, 
quickly looking up 
and down the hall. 
Jen, Andrea, and 
Steve quiet down 
and smile. 

-by Kristin Bruno 


only one 

place to go 




The waiting 
room overflows with 
ailing students fidg- 
eting in their seats, 
because the fifteen 
minute wait has now 
become forty-five. 
And, while handing 
out forms to be com- 
pleted, the one nurse 
on duty scurries 
around the Urgent 
Care waiting room 
checking tempera- 

dental care, and 
many other services 
for the students' con- 

When so- 
phomore Matt Auger 
had a sprained ankle, 
he was very happy 
with his treatment at 
Health Services. 

Services have been 
great to me. The 
doctors never beat 

and surgical care for 
each student, and 
wives, husbands, and 
children of UMass 
students may join a 
family plan. Its need 
and benefits on 
campus and to the 
surrounding com- 
munity is tremen- 
dous. And yet, it is 
amazing how 

people's view of 
Health Services 



Health Services, ac- 
cording to Cathy Bur- 
bank, head of nurs- 
ing, offers many serv- 
ices for students. 
"We provide 24-hour 
urgent care, clinical 
appointments, men- 
tal health services. 

around the bush. 
They tell it to you as 
it is." 

Health Services are 
prepaid for each 
semester by the Basic 
Student Health Fee. 
A Supplemental 
Health Benefits Plan 
provides hospital 

changes when sitting 
with a cold or upset 
stomach in the wait- 
ing room. 

"What a 
minute!" junior 
Peggy Floyd remem- 
bers saying to herself, 
groaning about the 
stabbing pain in her 
side. "How come 

that other person 
gets to go before me? 
1 was here first!" 
Denis Dwyer, who 
comes to Health Serv- 
ices more than she 
would like, can sym- 
pathize with Floyd. 
"I know that they 
can't help it, but 
there never seems to 
be enough staff. No 
wonder we have to 
wait so long!" 

As students 
patiently wait to be 
seen by the doctor, 
the clock ticks away 
the seconds. As the 
seconds turn into 
endless minutes, 
words, continuously 
reiterated by Nurse 
Burbank, come tum- 
bling back into stu- 
dents' minds: "Call 
first for an appoint- 
ment. This provides 
a faster way to see a 
doctor, and also 
avoids confusion in 
the waiting room." 
-by Suzanne Haddad 

30 Health Services 

Students wait to 
have their perscriptions 
filled at the pharmacy in 
University Health Services. 
Part of the health plan 
included reduced costs for 
many medicines. Photo by 
Tony Fiisto 

The urgent care 
clinic at University Health 
Services is almost always 
busy. In prime cold and 
flu season, urgent care was 
constantly filled. Photo by 
Tony Fusto 

Health Services 31 

Karate club 
members work out by 
Totman Gym. Some 
people joined extra-cur- 
ricular organizations as a 
way to stay in shape. Photo 
by Marc Bemier 

An unidentified 
student shows off the re- 
sults of his weight pro- 
gram. Although some 
people worked out to stay 
in shape, others used the 
athletic facilities on cam- 
pus for serious body build- 
ing. Photo by Marc Bemier 

An aerobics class 
in Grayson House 
stretches out at the start of 
the session. Many physi- 
cal education classes were 
held in residence halls for 
students' convenience. 
Photo by Mason Rivlin 

32 Physical Fitness 


have many 




to get 

It's rather 
obvious these days 
that the fitness fad of 
the 80's is no longer 
a fad, because in the 
90's fitness is an inte- 
gral part of life. The 
American Dream is 
no longer to be 
weathy anf famous, 
but to be well-built 
and attractive. These 
feelings are especially 
evident in the college 
scene where working 
out and looking good 
are ranked high on 
many students' list of 
priorities, right next 
to good grades and 

options for the stu- 
dent body, including 
free weight equip- 
ment and machines. 
Nautilus, Hydrofit- 
ness, and numerous 
aerobics classes, 
many of which are 
taught within the 
residence halls them- 
selves. John Sama- 
ras, a junior legal 
studies major and a 
staff member of the 
health clubs in Or- 
chard Hill and Cen- 
tral feels that "the 
clubs in general have 
made fitness more 

of classes for exercise 
and recreation. The 
P.E. classes at UMass 
are unique because 
they utilize a student- 
system in which the 
instructors are al- 
most entirely under- 
graduates. These tal- 
ented individuals are 
interviewed and 
hand-picked by Russ 
E. Kidd, the head of 
the P.E. program. 
Through this pro- 
gram a number of 
options are open to 
the undergraduates 
for credit. Students 

cause 1 got to let off 
steam. This semester 
I'm taking an aero- 
bics class and that is 
a lot of work but I 
think it's fun." 

The students 
who participate in 
the classes receive 
one credit, and the 
instructors usually 
receive two. The en- 
rollment of these 
classes is over 6000 
students a year and 
the program itself is 
the largest of its kind 
in the country. 

There are 
also times open for 


better parties. The 
Univerrsity of Mas- 
sachusetts is no dif- 
ferent. Conversa- 
tions often revolve 
around what one 
should or shouldn't 
eat, and plans are 
made to meet at the 
gym to work out in- 
stead of at the cafe to 
eat. Now in 1991 four 
out of five residen- 
tial areas boast at least 
one health club. 

The health 
clubs as a whole offer 
a variety of workout 

accessible to stu- 
dents. There are no 
longer excuses to use 
like T don't have a 
car' or T couldn't fit a 
P.E. class in my 
schedule' or 'I didn't 
have enough money 
to join.' The clubs 
are cheap and con- 

For those 
students not inter- 
ested in the private 
health clubs on 
campus, the Physical 
Education depart- 
ment offers a variety 

can participate in 
classes ranging from 
frisbee to soccer to 
Golf. Karen Tavares, 
a senior majoring in 
English, participated 
in volleyball classes 
for two semesters. 
"The classes were a 
lot of fun, and many 
of the people I met 
the first semester 
were in the class with 
me the second semes- 
ter, "she says. "Then 
we formed an intra- 
mural team. I really 
liked the classes be- 

the public in Boyden 
Gym, the raquetball/ 
tennis courts, and 
the numerous indoor 
pools on campus. 
These are staffed by 
the UMass Intramu- 
ral Office for the use 
of all students, the 
Intramural office also 
runs competitive 
sports throughout 
the school year and 
rounds out the vast 
fitness and recreation 
options for the cam- 

-by Marc Bemier 

Physical Fitness 33 



Center is 

the target 

of new 

round of 


"I didn't 
think this job would 
be fundraising. "said 
Carol Wallace, the 
director of the 
Everywoman's Cen- 
ter at UMass. She is 
ref ering to the severe 
budget cuts that 
have affected the 
center. Five out of 
the nine programs 
that the center of- 
fers has been cut this 

These cuts 
did not go unnoticed 
by students who 

secure.Through gen- 
erous donations 
from Amherst, 
Hampshire, Mount 
Holyoke and Smith 
colleges this pro- 
gram was able to 
reopen in March. 

The pro- 
grams that remain 
Wallace considers 
critical, including 
the Counselor/Ad- 
vocate program 
which provides rape 
and battery services 
on a twenty-four 
hour basis. It re- 


protested at Vice 
Chancellor of Stu- 
dent Affairs Dennis 
Madson's office, 
outside the center 
and through the 
campus. There was 
also strong criticism 
leveled in the Colle- 
gian at Madson, who 
had final say over the 
center's funding. 

Of the pro- 
grams eliminated, 
Counseling Services, 
which was cut in Oc- 
tober, was the 
number one priority 
to restore. It uses 
short term individ- 
ual counseling to 
keep women emo- 
tionally and aca- 
d e m i c a 1 I y 

ceives its money 
from the Mass De- 
partment of Public 
Health for being one 
of the centers avail- 
able to state women. 
Many of the 
programs cut were 
geared to women 
with specific back- 
grounds. The Bridge 
program helps mi- 
nority women deal 
with multiple forms 
of oppression that 
cannot be ap- 
proached through 
traditional pro- 
grams. W.A.G.E.S. 
was designed to help 
older women enter 
the university as tra- 
ditional students 
and addressed con- 

cerns that the typi- 
cal student did not 
have, like child care, 
according to Wal- 
lace. She said there 
was no real alterna- 
tive for these women 
to turn to for these 
specialized services. 
The University 
Without Walls is a 
option for older stu- 
dents who have 
worked but the de- 
partment only deals 
with academic issues 
as well as being non- 
traditional in its 

Wallace said 
even with all the loss 
of programs and 
funding the center 
is still one of the best 
for women on a col- 
lege campus. The 
next year will be 
tough for the center, 
which she describes 
as "always vulner- 
able". The plan for 
the year is to go after 
grants to maintain 
the existing services. 
Wallace said that the 
community and the 
administration are 
supportive of the 
center and its bene- 
fit to university 

As you climb 
the stairs in Wilder 
Hall to the center's 
office there is a board 
that lists the nine 
original programs; 
five have been cov- 
ered with red tape, 
-by Jeff Holland 

34 Everywoman's Center 

The Every- 

Woman's center is located 
in Wilder Hall's second 
floor. Many people pro- 
tested when deep cuts were 
proposed tor the office. 
Photo By Jeff Holland 

Astrid Meijer 
who is the programer's 
assistant talks on her 
phone in her Wilder Hall 
Office. Her department 
was one of many in the 
Center that offered serv- 
ices to university women. 
Photo by Karen Mckendry. 

Everywomen's Center 35 


Delta is 
Greek, but, 
again, not 

Those who 
lived at 389 N. Pleas- 
ant Street this year 
can say that they 
have experienced 
being in limbo. 

Last Septem- 
ber, the University of 
Massachusetts' chap- 
ter of Phi Mu Delta, 
located at 389 N. 
Pleasant St.,was sanc- 
tioned two years' 
nonrecognition and 

and Times of Harvey 
Milk, a documentary 
about the assassina- 
tion of Milk, the first 
openly gay politician 
to be elected to a 
public office. 

According to 
Joanne Vanin, Dean 
of Students, the Uni- 
versity had sufficient 
information to re- 
view the status of the 
fraternity. "Along 


a film was being 
shown, however 
they had no idea that 
that specific film was 
being shown, " Vanin 

Instead, the 
disciplinary action 
sought to make a 
statement that the 
University's aca- 
demic community 
must be respected. 
The fraternity's 

of its let- 

was unable to partici- 
pate in rush as a re- 
sult of a disciplinary 
hearing regarding an 
incident last April. 

This sanc- 
tion was a result of a 
disruption during 
Professor Robert 
Keene's anthropol- 
ogy class entitled 
"Culture Through 
Film" in Thompson 
Hall, where a group 
of males clad in white 
allegedly ascended 
the stage single-file 
and interrupted the 
■showing of The Life 

with the fraternity's 
officers and regional 
advisor from New 
Hampshire, it was de- 
termined that the fra- 
ternity needed time 
for a careful review 
of their goals and 
appropriate pledging 

Both Vanin 
and Ed Korza, the 
director of Greek 
Affairs, felt that this 
incident, appartently 
a pledge activity, was 
not a homophobic 

"They knew 

nized as 
off-campus housing 
for the freshmen and 
sophomores living 

And yet, at 
389 N. Pleasant 
Street, which the in- 
habitants and most 
members of the 
Greek Area at the 
University still refer 
to as the "Phi Mu 
Delta House, " life has 
gone on as usual. 

The Greek 
letters "HMA" are still 
painted on the front 
door of the house, 
and for a while the 

inhabitants has a 
street sign, proudly 
stating that this was 
"PhiMu Delta Road." 

"We still 
consider ourselves to 
be Greek," says sen- 
ior Dan Bouchard. 
"The University may 
not recognize us, but 
we recognize our- 
selves, and so does 
the rest of the Greek 

The "brothers" are 
not allowed to par- 
ticipate in rush ac- 
tivites or other events 
sponsored by the 
Greek Area in gen- 
eral, but they have 
created their own 
little niche for them- 
selves. They still have 
exchanges with other 
houses, are famous 
for their porch par- 
ties, and refer to each 
other as brothers. 

Like other 
fraternities at the 
University that have 
experienced similar 
sanctions, the broth- 
ers of Phi Mu Delta 
are confident that 
their sanction will be 
lifted and that they 
will be able to be fully 
integrated into the 
Greek Area again. 
-by Julie Livingstone 

36 Phi Mu Delta 

Brothers of Phi 
Mu Delta pose in front of 
their house at 389 N. Pleas- 
ant St. Even though not 
recognized by the Univer- 
sity, the fraternity still had 
a strong brotherhood. 
Photo by Melissa Mitchell 

Phi Mu Deltas 
relax at one of their porch 
parties. Other members 
of the Greek Area still par- 
ticipated in parties and ex- 
changes with the house. 
Photo by Melissa Mitchell 

The Phi Mu 
Delta letters hang on the 
roof of the house. After 
the sanction, the letters 
had to be taken down. 
Photo by Melissa Mitchell 

Phi Mu Delta 37 

Signing in a stu- 
dent in Dwight House is 
student security reception- 
ist Jennifer Maine. Along 
with organizing the escort 
service, student security in 
Dickinson Hall also ran the 
student security reception- 
ists all over campus. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

Jennifer Fazzi 
contacts a security super- 
visor to pick up an escort. 
Fazzi was a dispatcher for 
all escorts and security. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

38 Escort Service 

'A " 




service aids 

those ^vho 

just want a 


The after- 
noon dispatcher 
radios her last call of 
her shift,"Code 1, 
Echo2Bartlett." She 
breathes a sigh of 
relief as her replace- 
ment arrives. 

"One hell of 
an afternoon," she 
says, streching and 
yawning as she 
moves from behind 
the large counter. 

Barbara, a 
short, tired-looking 
girl takes her place 
behind the desk. "Is 
anyone sick?" she 
asks, "because 1 don't 
want to catch the 
cold that's going 
around." She 


As Barbara 
answers the calls 

ous destinations on 

The Student 
Security division is 
located in the base- 
ment of Dickinson 
Hall, home to police 
headquarters, the 
room is relatively 
void of activity with 
the exception of the 
dispatcher and head 
supervisor. Rows of 
walkie talkies, clip- 
boards and beepers 
line the wall behind 
the reception desk. 
An open radio chan- 
nel provides the only 
liason between the 
dispatcher and per- 
sonnel in the field. 
Two phone lines ring 
with requests for 
escorts throughout 
the evening. 


coming in, Bob 
Emerson, head su- 
pervisor for the night 
shift is busy making 
out the schedule. 
"We've had a busy 
afternoon. For this 
time of day, that's 
fairly unusual," he 

Bob and Bar- 
bara are student 
employees working 
the night shift for the 
Student Security Es- 
cort Service at the 
University of Massa- 
chusetts, which is 
part of the 
University's Division 
of Public Safety. It 
provides students 
with a safe escort to 
and from their vari- 

In Septem- 
ber of 1983, the Uni- 
versity established a 
program called 
Share-A-Walk was an 
on-call escort service 
run out of the Tower 
library, providing 
escorts between the 
hours of 7 P.M. and 
12 A.M. 

A few 

months after the 
service began, the 
University estab- 
lished the present- 
day escort service. 
"The service was 
originally staffed by 
volunteers with es- 
corts earning class 
credits for their 
time," said Student 

Security Coordinator 
Carol Radzik. 

As the serv- 
ice gained in popu- 
larity, wokers earned 
a salary and more 
employees were 
added to the staff. 

Head Super- 
visor Bob Emerson 
recalls his first year 
in the Escort service 
three years ago. "It 
was hell. This place 
was 'ZooMass' on a 
much larger scale." 

feels that the student 
Escort Service has 
done more than 
simply beef up stu- 
dent protection. 
"We are the eyes and 
ears of the police de- 
partment. We keep 
some form of law and 
order too," Emerson 

"In the past 
few years alone, the 
Escort Service has 
helped to deter ris- 
ing property damage . 
I think that the 
'ZooMass' image is 
disappearing and we 
have a lot to do about 
that," says Emerson. 

In Septem- 
ber of 1989, the serv- 
ice was cancelled 
because of budget 
cuts. Donations 
from the Student 
Government Asso- 
ciation and grants 
from New England 
Telephone and Anne 
Wexler, the wife of 
the University's 
chancellor, put the 
service back on track 
in November of that 

"I have two 
vehicles with two 
drivers; salaries and 
maintenance for that 
alone amounts to 

$50,000," Radzik 
said. "But it is money 
well spent." 

The success 
of this program can 
be mesured by its in- 
creasing popularity. 
Between 1985 and 
1988, annual escorts 
averaged 1900 per 
year. In 1988, the 
numbers rose consid- 
erably to 3000 escorts 
per year. Between 
1989 and 1990, 6500 
students used the 

The esti- 
mates for 1991? "I 
expect the total 
numbers to break 
14,000," said Radzik. 

In December 
of 1990, the campus 
newspaper. The Mas- 
sachusetts Daily Col- 
legian, reported that 
escort driver Michael 
Rucks faced rape 
charges and had been 
previosly convicted 
of that crime. Rucks 
admitted to the 1979 
felony charge on his 
application 10 years 
ago. Director of 
Public Safety Arthur 
Hilson said he did 
not know why the 
record was not 
brought to his atten- 
tion. Despite this 
flaw, the number of 
escorts has remained 
average or above av- 

"Most cam- 
pus women see the 
[Ruck's] incident as 
an isolated one, " said 
Emerson," because 
we have not seen a 
decline in service. I 
venture to say we are 
still doing great 
things here." 
-by Christine Drapeau 

Escort Service 39 

A memory 

of a time 



in the 




During com- 
mencement week in 
1877, members of 
the junior class of 
Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College en- 
gaged in what they 
later said was "the 
most interesting 
event of the year." 

Before a 
sizeable crowd on a 
bare hill overlooking 
the Campus Pond, 
the class of 1 8 78 cere- 
moniously planted a 
white pine tree. The 
Glee Club sang, D.E. 
Baker gave an ora- 
tion, Charles Francis 
Coburn read a long 
poem, there was a 
seven-gun salute, 
they set the tree in 
the ground, sang an 


idea and other rec- 
ords of the ceremo- 
nial planting and the 
buried box of docu- 
ments. Milewski 
informed Jodi Green 
at the Alumni Office, 
among others, and 
one thing led to 

May 14, 1991, an 
assemblage from 
Alumni, Archives, 
Anthropology, and 
Physical Plant, along 
with curious onlook- 
ers, kept watch as 
Physical Plant back 
hoes excavated the 
area around the 
stump of the pine. 
They hoped to find 
the buried box, a 
veritable "time cap- 
s u 1 e " 
from 114 

ode to the tree, bur- 
ied a box of treasured 
documents, tossed 
roses around it, and 
concluded with an 
eight-gun salute and 
more from the Glee 
Club. The box they 
buried contained 
"documents of great 
importance to future 
ages," they said. 

In mid-Octo- 
ber 1990, a storm of 
high winds broke the 
tree planted by the 
Class of 1878. Mike 
Milewski of the 
Library's Archive De- 
partment looked up 
records of the Class 
Tree. He found 
minutes of meetings 
which concocted the 

dig was 
ized by 
Michael Nassaney, 
an Anthropology 
graduate student 
with the University's 
Archaeological Serv- 
ices, who usually re- 
searches the archae- 
ology of pre-historic 
and historic Missis- 
sippi Valley. He stud- 
ied the archival in- 
formation about the 
planting. Earlier this 
spring he arraigned 
to probe with a pro- 
ton magnetometer, 
which detects differ- 
ences in magnetic in- 
tensity, hoping to 
locate what could be 
the buried box. The 
probe turned up no 
readings, which in- 
dicated to Nassaney 

that the box may be 
directly beneath the 

They dug for 
more than five hours. 
They carefully dug 
four trenches around 
the tree stump, turn- 
ing up bricks and 
stones and pieces of 
wood that may have 
come from the con- 
struction of the 
Chapel in 1886. 
They found some 
shells that may have 
been discarded dur- 
ing the gun salutes 
of that June day. But 
they found no box. 

"It was like 
looking for a needle 
in a haystack," Nas- 
saney said later. "It 
was this roller coaster 
ride effect. With all 
the personnel and 
equipment we had, I 
was very optimistic. 
Then after all the dig- 
ging and still not 
seeing anything, I 
was less optimistic. 
We knew we had the 
right tree. But we 
didn't know what 
the box was made of. 
If it was wood or 
leather, it may have 
Maybe it was re- 
moved a long time 
ago. Maybe it was 
removed three or 
four years after they 
buried. We didn't 

brought in a bigger 
backhoe to remove 
the tree and roots. 
Maybe the box 
would be caught in 
the root system. But 
it wasn't there either. 

Finally, they 
decided to take a big 

scoop with the back- 
hoe. That unearthed 
the box. "1 was actu- 
ally surprised at that 
point," Nassaney 
said. But once we 
saw it, it looked ex- 
actly like a box they 
would have buried in 
the late 19th cen- 

It is as long 
as a shoebox, but 
about half as high. It 
is made from copper 
and measures ten-by- 
inches. The top was 
soldered shut. The 
archaeologists no- 
ticed that it had been 
dented some time 
ago, forcing open 
one of its corners. 
They could peer in- 
side. There were 
documents in there, 
and they looked wet. 
They took the box to 
the archaeology lab 
in Machmer Hall. 

suggested the con- 
tents be stabilized to 
prevent further dete- 
rioration. So they 
cleaned the box and 
opened one side and 
pulled out the con- 
tents. There was a 
copy of the Index 
yearbook and some 
loose, handwritten 
sheets of paper. All 
of it was too soggy to 
handle without tear- 
ing it. They placed 
the material in a zip- 
lock plastic bag and 
put it in a freezer. It 
will remain there 
until they figure out 
the best method for 
examining it further. 
-by Michael Gery 
The Campus Chronicle 

i . ->• 

40 Time capsule 


grad student Jim 
Garman and an as- 
sociate inspect the 
find. They assisted 
Michael Nassane, a 
fellow archaeologist. 
Photo by Eric 

The copper 
box was damaged 
before the removal 
by the backhoe. The 
cost of the time cap- 
sule in 1877 was 70 
cents. Photo by Eric 

Along with 
representatives from 
various departments 
on campus there 
were many curious 
spectators. The 

whole process took 
five hours. Photo by 
Eric Goldman 

Time capsule 41 

Latino students 
gather at the Southwest 
Horseshoe for a picnic. 
Events of the day included 
music and a meeting of 
the group AHORA, a his- 
panic organization on 
campus. Photo by Lucilla 
San Jose 

42 Bilingual Students 


at the 

University are 

different for 


who are 

Once, jok- 
ingly, Charlie re- 
ferred to the three of 
them as "The Three 

Charlie Riv- 
era, Victor Baez, and 
Eduardo Figueroa 
spend a lot of time 
together. They're 
good friends; they 
have a lot in com- 
mon. All three are in 
their second year at 
the University, all 
live in Southwest, 
and all are majoring 
in mechanical engi- 
neering. But what 
ties them together 
even more closely is 
the fact that they are 
all from Puerto Rico 

pressions. When 
they hang around 
and socialize, they 
speak almost totally 
in Spanish, except for 
an occasional Ameri- 
can swear word 
thrown in now and 

sometimes look at us 
weird when we talk 
together," said Baez. 
"But we're speaking 
our language, just 
like Americans speak 

"There's nothing 
wrong with us speak- 
ing Spanish," says 
Rivera. "We can 
speak English, but its 
just easier to speak 

me sometimes, but 
that's because they 
forget what it's like 
learning English." 

One of the 
biggest jokes be- 
tween the three of 
them regarding 
ciency in English 
deals with an inci- 
dent that happened 
at the beginning of 
the school year. "I 
called to order a 
pizza," Figueroa says, 
"but I couldn't think 
of the words at all. 
The girl hung up on 
me." He recalls how 
angry he was when 
Rivera and Baez 
couldn't stop laugh- 

American as a room- 
mate, he says, defi- 
nitely helps. 

For many bi- 
lingual students at 
the University, 
adapting to college 
life can be difficult, 
because one has to 
get accustomed to 
new surroundings as 
well as a new lan- 
guage. The Univer- 
sity does offer sup- 
port for these stu- 
dents through the Bi- 
lingual Collegiate 
Program, whose of- 
fice is located in 
Wilder Hall. The 
program provides 
academic counsel- 
ing, helps students 


and their first lan- 
guage is Spanish. 
That's why they 
laughed so hard at 
calling themselves 
the "Three Amigos," 
the name of a com- 
edy that starred Steve 

them talk together 
can be, at times, re- 
ally funny. When 
they discuss home- 
work, they speak in 
"Spanglish", talking 
mainly in Spanish 
but throwing in 
mechanical and sci- 
entific English ex- 

Spanish. That's our 

English is hardest for 
Figueroa, who trans- 
ferred to UMass in 
September. He 
speaks English more 
slowly than the rest 
of his friends, who 
have been at the Uni- 
versity for at least two 
years already. 

I try to speak Eng- 
lish, and I just can't 
think of the words I 
need to say." says 
Figueroa. "My 

friends make fun of 


"He was re- 
ally mad," Baez says. 
"But he knows now 
that we were just kid- 

struggle with English 
is evident in his 
grades. "When I was 
in school in Puerto 
Rico I got A's and 
B's." he says. "Here, 
it's harder. IgetC's." 
Figueroa is confident 
that his grades will 
improve in time as 
he becomes more 
confident with Eng- 
lish. Living with an 

with English, and 
tries to foster a com- 
fortable atmosphere 
for students by coor- 
dinating activities, 
such as dances and 
various outings for 

The work 
that bilingual stu- 
dents do culminates 
at the end of the year, 
when the BCP spon- 
sors an awards night 
for them, honoring 
academic achieve- 
ment of students 
from all majors and 
-by Daphne MacDuff 

Bilingual Students 43 

Fire alarms re- 
main on display in the Off- 
Campus Housing office. In 
order to prevent furtfier 
tragedies due to fire, the 
office was selling smoke 
detectors to its clients for 
five dollars. Photo by Mary 

Along with fel- 
low workers in the Off- 
Campus Housing Office, 
Joanne Leverson sells 
smoke detectors to clients. 
The office hoped to pro- 
tect students from the 
dangers of a possible fire. 
Photo by Mary Sbuttoni 

44 Smoke Detectors 

struck Amherst on 
February 17 when 

After North J°'^p^ ^''''^' ^ '^"" 

r^lMZL i^«^xi.iA ior at the University, 
Pleasant St, ^"*^ Matthew Peter- 
son, a former UMass 
tragedy, student, died as a 
result of a fire at their 
OCHO home on 284 N. 
. . . Pleasant Street. The 

SinVeS to jj^g started when a 
aid Students cigarette ignited a 
chair m the second 

Peterson's lives may 
have been saved, 
however, if a smoke 
detector had been 
installed. According 
to resident Benn 
Vernadakis, there 
were no smoke de- 
tectors in the house. 
"We had 
asked [the landlord, 
George Ray of Mid- 
dlebury CT] a couple 
of times about it and 
in case of ^'^^^ Uvlng room of he said that if we 



pay for 

Ac - 
to a law 
by the 
the wood-frame town of Amherst the 
house. It then spread previous spring, Ray 
to the top floor. was not required to 

One cannot install a smoke de- 
help but question tector until April 28 
whether or not of 1991, said Paul La- 
Pirog's and londe, assistant fire 

chief of Amherst. 

Town Meet- 
ing members gave 
landlords one year 
from the adopted 
date in April to in- 
stall smoke detectors. 
Landlords were given 
a year because 
""that's the way the 
law was regulated by 
the legislature. The 
town had to give him 
a year." 

According to 
a fire official from the 
state fire marshal's 
office in Boston, 
Town Meeting 
members misinter- 
preted the law. The 
town had the author- 
ity to order landlords 
to provide smoke de- 
tectors earlier than 
their one year dead- 
line. The town's at- 
torney, Robert 
Ritchie, confirmed 
that it would have 
been legal to require 
less time. 

After the fire 
on North Pleasant 
Street, the UMass 
Off-Campus Hous- 
ing Office [OCHO] 
has been striving to 
inform its clients 
about the impor- 
tance of smoke de- 
tectors by distribut- 
ing smoke detector 
fact sheets so resi- 
dents can protect 
themselves from the 
danger of a possible 
fire. The OCHO 
employees went one 
step further by sell- 
ing fire alarms for five 
dollars in their of- 

"We want to 
make sure another 
fire like that doesn't 
happen," said OCHO 
Director Joanne Lev- 
erson. "If a landlord 
doesn't provide 
smoke detectors, we 
want students to 
come here." 
-by Mary Sbuttoni 

Smoke Detectors 45 

Copyright © 1992, Bruce Malone 

"CivUian Defense, 1942" 
Photography by Edward Weston 

© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, 
Arizona Board of Regents. 

Censorship 47 

Juniors Nate Korja, Jim 
Young, Bill Chouinard, 
Mark Amer and Kevin Kit- 
tardge cram themselves 
onto an unsuspecting 
mountain bike. Bikes were a 
favored way to get around, 
although passengers were 
usually restricted to one per- 
son. Photo by Toni Cann 

Sophomore Neil Horn- 
stein speeds through the 
Fine Arts Center on roller 
blades. They were fa- 
vored because of their 
speed potential. Photo by 
Toni Cann 

Students wait to board the 
North Amherst bus. The ef- 
ficient PVTA system made 
taking the bus a conve- 
nience for both on and off 
campus students. Photo by 
Toni Cann 

48 Transportation 


Getting up can be 

Getting up on a 
rainy day and going 
to a class that seems 
to be niiles away is 
even worse, an or- 
deal that every stu- 
dent faces at one 
time or another dur- 
ing their time at 
UMass. How to get 
there isn't an impor- 
tant issue, but the 

"Even though I 
spent a season on 
the UMass ski team, 
the idea of long 
walks in boots that 
drip when sitting 
through lectures 
never inspires me to 
make the hike." She 
also mentioned that 
the heat in most 
classrooms is on so 
high that she suffers 
due to the layers she 

or pushing some 
snow or dirt on the 
windshield but they 
always know. I 
guess they've seen it 
all before." 

Other people 
have more creative 
ways to get where 
they have to go. 
Mark Budreski can 
always be seen get- 
ting to class by 
mountain bike. 


different modes of 
transportation that 
student use reflect 
the diversity and 
creativity of the 
UMass community. 
Some students 
take the traditional 
approach. Senior 
Kim DeMatos usual- 
ly walks to class 
from her house on 
North Pleasant 
Street, but she dis- 
cussed in depth her 
distaste for cold Am- 
herst winters and 
how foot high snow 
had often deterred 
her from going to 

puts on for the win- 
ter walk to class. 

Diana DiSouza 
said, "I take my car 
to class for the most 
part, or sometimes 
one of my room- 
mates drops me off, 
but 1 have been 
known to accumu- 
late a number of 
parking tickets, like 
when 1 left my car at 
an expired meter in 
front of Boyden for a 
week." Marci Free- 
man has memories 
of getting her car 
towed. "I try to fool 
the police by park- 
ing way in the back 

"You never have to 
wait to park, and 
there are bike racks 
all over campus. It's 
definitely the smart 
way to travel." 

Freshman Mark 
Sawicki is hardly 
ever seen without 
his skateboard. 
When he isn't 
spending his free 
time skating by the 
Fine Arts Center, he 
uses it to get to his 
engineering classes 
in Marston. "1 don't 
really care that peo- 
ple look at me and 
think, 'Ugh, a skate 
punk,' " he said. 

"It's fun to see peo- 
ple's expressions 
when I buzz by 
them. It's like 'Oh 
no! Get out of the 

For most people, 
how they get to class 
depends upon what 
season it is. Most 
students agree that 
motivation is defi- 
nitely a factor in get- 
ting to campus in 
late fall and winter. 
Meredith Berman 
expressed her dis- 
like for this time of 
year by saying, 
"Brrr, will someone 
heat up my car?" 
When discussing 
modes of transport 
in spring, answers 
vary. Some people 
suggested jogging, 
biking, walking, rol- 
lerskating or roller- 
blading. Transporta- 
tion to campus at 
this time of year isn't 
an issue. In early fall 
and spring, UMass 
transforms itself. 
The streets are full of 
activity and every- 
one is so happy that 
it's warm enough to 
be outside. It's al- 
most a sin to take the 

-by Mary Courtney 

Transportation 48A 



trends & Ifads 

The Big Music Picture 

It's a big campus, someone out there has got to 
listen to some type of music - whether it be the bub- 
ble-gum pop, groovy Dead tunes or the heavy metal 
played on WMUA after midnight. 

With some 25,000 students, the attempt to ste- 
reotype the musical taste of this campus is like trying 

to run down an elephant with a 
lawnmower. "On my floor alone 
you can hear every type of mu- 
sic," said Lisa Smith, a South- 
west residential assistant. 

Mark Sturm, music director at 
WMUA, listed Mutton Gun and 
Slayer as being very hot items at 
the radio station. Mutton Who? 

In Top 40 music, the DiVinyl's 
were actually successful with a 
song about masturbation. 

Milli Vanilli lost their Grammy 
award for lip syncing, and how 
about Madonna's dress at the 
music awards? 

It was time for us to face the 
nightmare of the 70's with 
groups like Dee-lite. The Charla- 
tans UK made waves with their 
retro late 60's sound. And it was 
definitely the year for Jane's Ad- 
diction and Living Colour. 

We can't forget the transcend- 
ing generation tunes of Pink 
Floyd and Led Zeppelin. As a po- 
litical science major commented, 
"I like Pink Floyd because they- 
're great to get baked too. 

Someday, you'll look back on 
your college days and remember 
the music you listened to and 

think, "God, I actually liked 
that stuff?" But don't worry, 
it's only music. 

-By Danielle Dowling 

M.C. Hammer feels comfortable in 
front of the microphone. His album 
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em was one 
of few rap albums in history to land at 
the top of the pop charts. Wide World 

War Paraphernalia: 

Patriotic colors 

are raging in this year's fashion 

T-shirts with Desert Storm 
decals were proudly hung next 
to American flags in the Drop 
Zone in Amherst Center. The 
F. L. Roberts Gas Station in 
Chicopee was able to keep 
Desert Storm trading cards in 
stock because of their consum- 
er popularity. 

Many of these illustrations 
of American pride developed 

War Paraphernalia is displayed in a 
mall store. A wave of nationalism 
overtook many citizens, compelling 
them to buy these products. Photo by 
K.A. Burke 

with Kuwait's liberation. A clerk 
in the Drop Zone said, "We are 
only selling what we have on 
hand. We won't be receiving 
anymore shipments of Desert 
Storm clothing because it is a 
timely trend." 

- By Linda Rowland 

As the '90s progressed we still 
didn't have a style of our own. 
Bold and bright colors were in. 
Baggy clothes were out, but baby 
doll dresses and spandex under 
baggy shorts were in. Both men 
and women had cropped or long 

The movies Ghost and Pretty 
Woman suggested that the best 
' boyfriend was either dead or a 
millionaire (ask Ivana). Audi- 
ences still thrived on mafia 
movies like Goodfellas and God- 
father, Part III. Dances With 
Wolves won the Oscar for Best 
Picture of the Year. Wide World 

Fad diets were on their way out in 
1 99 1 . It became trendier to exercise and 
eat healthy foods. What men and wom- 
en couldn't perfect working out, silicon 
implants could. Popular television 
shows were Roseanne and The Cosby 
Show, but newer shows like Twin Peaks 
and Dark Shadows intrigued viewers as 
well. Crayola announced the retire- 
ment of eight outdated hues and re- 
placed them with eight flashier colors. 

Sports complex begun 

William D. Mulllins Center scheduled to open in 1993 

The MuIIins Sports Complex 

Construction on the William 
D, MuUins Memorial Center be- 
gan the first week of February af- 
ter the idea sat on the drawing 
board for 20 years, MuUins was 
a state representative from Lud- 
low who played an important 


The convocation and athletic 
center was awarded to Suffolk 
Construction Company of Bos- 
ton, the lowest of nine bidders at 
$38.5 million. Two sources have 
funded the project. A $25 million 
capital outlay bond issued by the 
state specifically for the 

versity of Massachusetts Build- 
ing Authority. The UMBA bond 
will be repaid through a $100 
student fee that will be initiated 
m 1993 when the complex is 
scheduled to open for graduation 
of that year. Karen Skipper, a 

rinks. The seating capacity wil 
range from 8,100 to 10,300 peo 

Planned uses for the complex in 
elude a UMass hockey team, con 


We can have 


million bond issued by 

; addition of the 
11 bring in much 
? for the school. 
3re functions and 
hoop games without 

Michael Melnick, the project 
manager, described the complet- 
ed arena as a main building with 
a practice ice rink connected by 
an underground passageway. It 
will be one story in the shape of 
a bowl with two olympic-size ice 

tics and basketball games. Tht 
UMBA awarded additional con- 
tracts to Suffolk for racquetball 
courts, stage lighting and equip- 

groom ice for the two rinks. 

Ed Garland, a junior history 
major said, "The arena will add 
to the quality of facilities at 

-By Linda M. Rowland 
ins of the Stockbndge bam lie 

Olson charges Pats 
with discrimination 


As a result of the incident involving a female 
reporter and the New England Patriots, a woman 
was forced to restructure her life. According to the 
Associated Press, Lisa Olson, a sportswriter who 
worked for the Boston Herald for four years, filed su:t 
against the New England Patriots in April, charging 

rights violations which led her to 
leave the Herald and the city. 

Olson had covered the Boston 
Bruins during the previous sea- 
son with out any problems. Un- 
fortunately, this was not the case 
with the Patriots. Olson was in- 
terviewing comerback Maurice 

when, according t 

^ ' • ' 'att, who 

egged on by Michael Timpson 
and Robert Ferryman. 

The documents also say that 
Olson left, but was harassed 
again two days later by Mowatt 
when she returned to interview 

Globe, Olson initially sought an 

players involved. However, after 
the second incident with Mow- 
att, Olson remained dissatisfied 
with the actions of the Patriots 
administration. Consequently, 
she authorized a news story of 
the incidents. 

Olson wanted the involved 
players publicly identified. She 
also sought a public apology 
trom the National Football Leag- 

Olson was quoted in the Gloi 'i 
as saying, "It was a very paintil 
incident. 1 just want to do my j^ b 
just like every other reporter th ;l 

such verbal abuse would not i i 

Olson was reported by the A. - 
sociated Press as saying that s! e 
had intended to let the issue dr. p 
after the NFL fined the team a: J 
the players in November. Ho- 
ever, she decided to sue at r 
Kiam joked about the incidf it 
while speaking at a banquet '.a 
early February and also becai-e 
Mowatt and Perryman had r 'I 
paid their fines. 

According to the suit, the cui ■ 
tinued harassment by memb^'S 
of the Patriots organization anJ 
the teams fans caused Olsi-n 
"severe emotional distress" ai J 
damage to her reputation as a 
sports reporter. 

'Nobody should have to ^o 
through this just for trying to do 
their job," Olson said, Tf any- 
thing, this suit will make it easier 
for others so that something like 
this won't happen to other fe- 
male journalists." 

UMass journalism major Kns- 


T t"4J 


dents similar to those involving 
the Patriots and Lisa Olson, as 
well as Channel 4's Alice Cook 
who was harassed in 1988 by Pa- 
triots receiver Stephen Starring, 
would be prevented bv Olson's 

shouldn't have been allowed in 
the locker room . , . but not be- 

senior Jeff Benjamin. "Maybe no 
one should be allowed in there." 
Patriots fan and political sci- 
ence major Joyce Grady agreed, 

Women shouldn't be allowed in 
!he locker room," replied Grady, 

and neither should men be al- 

I here should be a common place 
■ meet. It is not fair for athletes 
■ ■ ' have both female and male re- 
■irters in the locker room. But 
. iitor Kiam had no right to call 
i isa Olson a bitch." 

Teams could have a room be- 
} ond the locker room for inter- 
>. iews, but the players might go 
out the other door after their 
showers," said Benjamin. "How- 
over, that is their prerogative," 
Benjai ' " * " 

1 added. 

Snap Shots 

National news in the sports world 

Getting into 


'Tve got homework to do," re- 
plied Student Trustee Angus McQuilk- 
en at the Guy Glodis Talk Show, 
when asked why he was leaving so 

early. "Fm a 

student," he 

at the Univer- 
sity, people 
get wrapped 
up in activi- 
ties, sports, or 
social lives. As 
a result, aca- 
demic per- 
formance may not always be high on 
a student's list of priorities. Most peo- 
ple, however, realize that the big pic- 
ture of a university student is academ- 
ics and learning, and sacrifice the 
many distractions at the University for 
their own intellectual benefit. 

Sophomore Dan Steinemer is 
caught sleeping near Memorial Hall. 
Hopefully he woke up in time to fin- 
ish studying for his exam. Photo by 
Jeff Holland 

48H Academics 

A freshman Chemistry 111 stu- 
dent performs an experiment in 
Goessman Lab. While difficult 
many people enjoyed the challenges 
of learning. Photo by Jeff Holland 


OIney is 


one of tfifee to take top h 

top honors 

by Daniel Fitzgibbons 
The Campus Chronicle 

Martha Olney was sick at 
home when the news came that 
she had won a Distinguished 
Teaching Award. For an hour 
or so, the excitement made the 
flu fade away, she said. 

"I was thrilled, I was so 
thrilled," she said. "It really 
feels like it's one of the best 
things that's happened to me 
in my life — I'm just real proud." 

The announcement also 
rounded out a big spring for 
Olney: in April she was pro- 
moted with tenure to associate 
professor of Economics and her 
first book, "Buy Now, Pay Later: 
Advertising, Credit, and Con- 
sumer Durables in the 1920s," 
will be published by the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina Press. 

Despite the recent demands 
of the tenure process and a 
hectic schedule as Departmen- 
tal Honors coordinator, honor 
society adviser and a member 
of the Faculty Senate Rules 
Committee, Olney is foremost 
a teacher. 

"Students say I'm enthusi- 
astic and bring a lot of energy 
to the classroom and that I'm 
organized and clear," she said. 
"They appreciate clarity and or- 

Her teaching also involves 
more than the discipline of 
economics, Olney said. The 
students in her introductory 
and intermediate macroeco- 
nomics theory courses develop 
analytical skills. 

"I try and give them tools 
that extend far beyond our 
course," she said. "They leam 
to understand, read and think" 
about the material. 

Using current events to il- 

lustrate economic theory, 
Olney has each student com- 
plete five papers summarizing 
and critiquing newspaper ar- 
ticles on the economy. Each 
student receives "lots of feed- 
back" on their assignments, she 

To encourage students to 
develop their analytical skills, 
Olney takes time to spell out to 
her classes how to critique an 
argument. She uses non-eco- 
nomic examples to illustrate 
the process more clearly. 

Olne^s students also bene- 
fit from her 'quasi-Socratic" 
method of teaching and her 
goal of fostering self-respect. 

"I call on students. I have 
them finish my sentences," she 
said. "And there's no negative 
stigma to a wrong answer. 1 
begin by showing how their 
intuition led them to a wrong 
answer. It takes the horror off 
giving a wrong answer. It's just 
that their logic and intuition is 
different from that in econom- 

When teaching large lec- 
tures, Olney says she doesn't 
call on individual students, but 
purposely constructs her sen- 
tences so students are able to 
answer questions themselves. 
Her enthusiasm for economics 
is particularly helpful in keep- 
ing large classes "mentally 
engaged," she added. 

Learning economics, she 
tells her classes, "is like singing 
along to the radio," with Olney 
serving as the radio. "As long 
as I'm singing, everybody 
knows the words and they're 
all singing along. On the exam, 
it's like your friend turns off 
the radio and says, 'Sing it.'" 
Otne/s method allows students 
to leam the "lyrics" of economic 


Olney also works hard to 
foster mutual respect among 
students, a goal she developed 
after the October 1986 racial 
brawl in Southwest. 

"Two of the six students 
[charged] in the riot were in my 
class," she said, "it made the 
riot very real for me." 

In addition to personaliz- 

ing her smaller classes by learn- 
ing students' names, Olney said 
the critical thinking she teaches 
allows students who disagree 
to interact and settie differences 
"without punching each other 

Olney also makes a point of 
respecting students' political 

"It seems to work," she said. 

50 Distinguished Teachers 

"It fosters a good atmosphere 
I in the classroom." 

Olney believes her teach- 
iing style reflects that of one of 
iher high school math teachers, 
who was 'crazy about math' 
and encouraged small group 
learning among his students, 
who were caught up in his 

As a Lilly endowment 

Teaching Fellow in 1987-88, 
Olney "started to teach critical 

The program was "an ex- 
cuse to think about me as a 
teacher," she said, "it validated 
the idea of professor as teacher." 

That was particularly cru- 
cial to someone on the "shy 
side of tenure," Olney recalled. 
"Teaching is seen as a lack of 

interest in research. I came out 
of the [Lilly] year thinking, "If 
that's true, that's their prob- 
lem." The validation was real 

Olney will spend Fall se- 
mester on sabbatical at the 
University of California, 
Berkeley, where she earned her 
master's and Ph.D. in Econom- 
ics. At Berkeley, she will be 

Taking a sabbatical in the fall, 
Olney will travel to the University of 
California at Berkeley. Olney was one 
of three professors to be honored with 
a Distinguished Teaching Award. Photo 
by Stan Sherer 

researching a project on house- 
hold use of credit during the 
1920s and 30s. 

In the meantime, Olney's 
three current classes, including 
an undergraduate Honors class 
and a graduate macroeconom- 
ics course, are her primary con- 
cems. After all, this week some- 
one will turn off the radio and 
say "Sing it." 

Distinguished Teachers 51 

H onored Profs 

Ryan and Smith receive teaclning awards 

by Michael Gery 
The Campus Chronicle 
Josephine Ryan teaches 
students who usually know 
what they want to do when 
they finish school. Most of 
them want to be nurses or re- 
searchers in nursing science. 

As a result, professor Ryan 
gears her teaching to issues that 
will be relevant not only to the 
careers her students plan to 
pursue, but also to their daily 

As assistant professor in the 
School of Nursing, she teaches 
a two-semester course for un- 
dergraduates in pathophysiol- 
ogy, a gradute program in nurs- 
ing theory, and a course in 
violence against women which 
attracts undergraduates and 
graduate students. 

"I respect my students," 
Ryan said. "And I think in turn 
they respect me." 

Her students are "a select 
group," she says. "They are 
talented people who already are 
managing their lives. What 
they want is to be experts in 
their field." 

Many of her students hold 
regular jobs, some in the nurs- 
ing field, some "beyond their 
education. " So what they learn 
in the classroom often is imme- 
diately transferrable to their 
lives and work. 

One approach Josephine 
Ryan takes to the classroom is 
relevance of everyday issues. "I 
always try to bring the 

outside world into the class- 
room, "she says. "Whether it is 
general campus life, or in the 
context of th€ world at large, I 
try to make students aware that 
what we are learning in the 
course has some effect on what 
is happening in the world." 

That approach helps stu- 
dents feel integral to the pro- 
gression of the course, Ryan 

Of the undergraduates who 
are contemplating careers in 
nursing, Ryan says, "I try not to 
make them sad about what they 
are going to be paid in the pro- 

She emphasizes issues larger 
that individual health prob- 
lems. Nurses, she says, must be 
prepared to understand the 
greater issues of public health 
and politics. 

"Better health promotion 
is in everybody's interest, " Ryan 
says. "1 have to tell my stu- 
dents about the politics of 
health care. They have to feel 
powerful as a group to get 
somewhere with policy issues. 
It is interesting that the under- 
graduates are often easier to 
arouse about this than gradu- 
ate students." 

Ryan praises the quality of 
the University's nursing pro- 
gram. It attracts more grant 
support from the National In- 
stitutes of Health than any com- 
parable New England program, 
she says. 

"And everybody in the 
program is a good teacher," she 

Reminding the University 
and state government admini- 
strations about the value of 
nursing education is continu- 
ally on the agenda of the School 
of Nursing, which from time to 
time is a target of the budget ax. 

"Nursing education on all 
campuses is expensive," Ryan 
says, "mainly because of the 
extent of clinical supervision 
that is necessary... It is just one 
of the programs that the state 
and University have to commit 

themselves to in order to li- 
cense practical nurses and pro- 
vide the research that has to be 

Ryan's own research cen- 
ters on adult health care, espe- 
cially women's health care. She 
is engaged in research on a 
"multi-site, multi-cultural" 

project involving the effects 
that physical and mental abuse 
of pregnant women has on the 
birthweight of newborns. Also 
she has been funded to con- 
duct research in the western 
Massachusetts area looking into 
issues of abuse in the lives of 
women who are HIV-positive. 

52 Distinguished Teachers 

by Elizabeth Upham 

Charles Kay Smith, profes- 
sor of English, considers him- 
self "a fellow student" to those 
who he teaches both in and out 
of the classroom. His main ob- 
jective as a teacher is to help 
students become "better think- 

Smith, who was on sabbati- 
cal leave from the University in 
the spring, teaches several 
courses that he has "created" in 
the English department. In all 
of his courses he combines his- 
tory, psychology, sociology, 
and science with literature in 
the hopes of motivating stu- 
dents to explore literature in 
new ways. 

"1 am always looking at lit- 
erature and life history, and at 
the development of the life sci- 
ences and their connection to 
literature," said Smith. Some 
of his courses focus on litera- 
ture from the Classical period 
to the Renaissance. Smith tries 
to focus not only on the litera- 
ture itsself, but also the time 

period and the social, eco- 
nomic, and political climate 
that surround work. 

Smith tries to incorporate a 
teaching style that is accessible 
to all students. He encourages 
students to take risks and aban- 
don conventional ways of 

He designs his courses to 
contradict the "typical litera- 
ture" of the educational sys- 
tem. When encouraged, stu- 
dents explore new topics and 
look at things in new ways, 
says Smith. 

Smith grades students on 
creative initiative. He operates 
on a policy of "right and wrong" 
and grades on how students 
defend their ideas. 

However, Smith said, "I 
respect the student who needs 
structure in a course." 

One of his main goals as a 
teacher is to increase a student';s 
ability to conceptualize on an 
intellectual level. He applies 
historical, political, and social 
implications to texts. And he 
discusses underlying assump- 

tions in reading assignments 
before they read to render read- 
ings understandable and acces- 
sible to students as they read. 

The University is a great 
place to teach, said Smith, 
because of the chance to meet 
and learn with so many tal- 
ented students. "We're not 
always dealing with the sixth 
generation college students 
here, and 1 like having the 
opportunity to get to know so 
many different people." 

Smith takes an interest in 
all students and tries to get to 
know as many as possible. He 
requires all students to come in 
for conferences during the first 
month of the semester. "The 
University is such a big place, I 
want students to know that I 
am someone who is interested 
in them and what they are 
doing. It makes them feel like 
part of the campus commu- 
nity," said Smith. 

"That's why you teach at a 
state university - to be here for 
the students," said Smith. 

Another practice that Smith 

On sabbatical for the spring 
semester, C. Kay Smith teaches courses 
in the English department that com- 
bines history, psychology, sociology, 
and science. Smith was a recipient of a 
Distinguished Teaching Award. Photo 
by Stan Sherer 

Teaching issues relevant to 
her students' nuring careers and their 
daily lives, Josephine Ryan, a recipient 
of a Distinguished Teaching Award, 
values the benefits of nursing educa- 
tion. Ryan praised the quality of the 
University's nursing program, in dan- 
ger of severe financial cuts. Photo by 
Stan Sherer 

follows is grading the first paper 
of the semester only if it bene- 
fits the student. This helps him 
avoid the "What does he want" 
paper that Smith feels many 
students try to produce in or- 
der to find out what is expected 
of them. 

Smith considers research 
very important in offering stu- 
dents different perspectives and 
implications of literature 
throughout history. Smith is 
able to show students the dif- 
ferences between the political 
and sociological cultures of the 
16th Century and the 20th 
Century, for example, to better 
understand Shakespeare. 

"If I don't do this kind of 
research, then I'm not a good 
teacher," said Smith. 

Smith strives to create stu- 
dents who can "change con- 
ventions and test assumptions 
throughout life." Smith's book 
entitled "Styles of Structure" 
establishes new thinking tools 
that can be applied across the 
curriculum and show how stu- 
dents can become life-long 

He also sees this kind of 
innovative thinking in a global 
way. "In the past, only 20 
percent of the population was 
really well educated. Now soci- 
ety is changing and there is 
need for more conceptualized 
thinkers," said Smith. 

Distinguished Teachers 53 

B efore his time 

Professor talks candidly about early retirement 

by Dario Politella 

There must be a burning 
curiosity, off-campus, to know 
why professors retire before 
their times and what they will 
be retiring to, until their "fi- 
nal" final. This newly "retired" 
prof is thus prostituting his 
inherent modesty by hereinaf- 
ter interviewing himself and 
revealing his innermost 
thoughts and heretofore classi- 
fied reasons for deserting his 
classroom after 40 years at the 
lecturn. Age alone does not a 
retiree make. 

Injecting as much humor 
as four decades in an essen- 
tially dignified environment 
can support, he informs, up 
front, that he became conscious 
of the desirability of retirement 
when he noticed that the shears 
he had borne in his desk drawer 
for 40 years on four campuses 
had become so dulled as to 
require expensive honing. 

And after having read so 
many thousands of student pa- 
pers, he found himself consult- 
ing Webster more and more 
and feeling less and less confi- 
dence in his own spelling and 
syntactical skills. 

At the same time, he was 
suddenly made aware that 25 
years had passed (albeit fleet- 
ingly, as it must when one is 
having fun) since he had been 
invited by Dr. Howard Brogan 
to join his English Department 
in 1965 as a teacher of journal- 
ism and faculty adviser to all 
student publications on the 
UMass campus. 

By 1990, he was also re- 
minded that 40 years had 
passed since his ordination as 
an assistant professor of jour- 
nalism at Kent State, where he 

54 Retirement 

had done similar work (but long 
before the Troubles of 1970). 

And in the year of 1990, 
too, his computerized rosters 
showed he had logged in 4,099 
students to the 187 courses he 
had taught on the UMass cam- 
pus alone since 1965. Meaning 
that he had spent more time 
with other people's kids than 
his own, who had long since 
left his classroom-in-residence, 
making reclamation of a peace- 
ful home studio singularly in- 

He also became aware that 
his lifetime (academic and pro- 
fessional) devoted to the causes 
of the student press seemed to 
have reached none of the 
heights of fame and fortune 
that he had anticipated in 1950. 
His 40 years of research had 
revealed that many of the Great 
and near-Great of the World 
had begun their climbs to great- 
ness as staffers on their school 
newspaper, magazine, and year- 
book, viz., presidents and poets 
FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, 
LBJ.. .Eliot Richardson, 

Woodrow Wilson. ..Rupert 
Brooke and Robert Frost. 

But no prize for Politella, 
whose autograph was no more 
valuable now than it ever was 
('cepting to his students who 
receive grade cards). 

True, Politella's pontifica- 
tions nationwide via lectures, 
media appearances, writings 
and workshops did earn him 
listing in 24 national and inter- 
national Who's Who biogra- 
phies and directories. . .and a list- 
ing as the campus press expert 
in the computer files of the 
Washington-based "American 
Council on Education." But 
there was no fame or fortune 
growing in his own Garden of 

Academe, which, he says, has 
always considered the campus 
press more of a thorn than a 
petal growing out of the sides 
of college administrators. 

So it came to pass in the 
year of 1990, when he ap- 
proached the climax of his 
second score of years as a stu- 
dent press mentor, that there 
came the seductive offer of a 
one-year increase in base pay of 
25 percent in exchange for 
promising to leave his space 
behind the lecturn (or Macin- 
tosh SE monitor) to a younger, 
cheaper Ph.D. The of fer proved 
irresistible, in the face of a dec- 
laration of no pay raises for the 
three years at the budget- 
strapped UMass campus and 
the lost battle for recognition 
as a prophet in the minor 
leagues of journalism educa- 
tion and the impending Bibli- 
cal three score and ten load of 

Too, he found this seduc- 
tion to be a kind of appeal to his 
patriotism. It proved to clinch 
his own "read my lips" avowal 
long since made that This Prof 
would stand behind his lecturn 
till the fatal day he would slump 
over and scare the hell out of 
his students. 

"What a way to go!" 

These were indeed the times 
that tried this teacher's soul. 

Politella had now noted the 
increased frequency of holey 
pants pockets that was occa- 
sioned by the increased bulk 
and heft of his key ring. They 
resulted from the added weight 
of keys for seven heavily-laden 
four-drawer filing cabinets, a 
secure computerized classroom, 
a heavy, non-duplicate (legally, 
that is) office key, and ID plate 
bearing his home address and a 

pen knife/nail file device — all 
required tools of this teacher's 
trade. The burdens of his pro- 
fession were certainly tugging 
at his waistband.. .a sure sign 
that it was fast becoming time 
to quit, he thought. 

Verily, it was time to begin 
writing his own obit and com- 
posing his own epitaph, for lij 
post-mortem literati are noto- tie 
riously unschooled in the art. 
The do-it-yourself obit is an ex- 
ample that Politella assigns to 

his newswriting students, with 
sometimes amusing and often 
oppressive results from students 
of an age that preaches immor- 

A final reason for accepting 
an "early" retirement (there's 
no mandatory age for teachers) 
was a developing realization 
that 1990s students have lost 
their sense of humor, even as 
innocent as he recorded in his 
1970 volume of "The Illustrated 
Anatomy of Campus Humor." 

It was a thin volume, even then 
(100+ pages) because, as one 
student reviewer at MIT wrote, 
"There's very little humor on 

Politella says he always 
taught "more by example than 
explanation." And he was find- 
ing it more and more frustrat- 
ing to encourage lively (witty) 
participation in his 9AM ses- 
sions. It was the hour he had 
imposed on himself, thinking 
that only the brightest, most 

alert and truly dedicated stu- 
dents would sign up for a nine 
o'clock. He was wrong. 

Anyway, on the eve of his 
40th anniversary of ordination 
into the ranks of college teach- 
ing (September 1, 1950), Po- 
litella became a free spirit — no 
more pencils, no more books, 
no more students' dirty looks. 


To temper the shock of this 
sudden withdrawal from the 
classroom, Politella will teach 

Taking a break from his daily 
schedule in his office in Bartlett Hall, 
Dario Politella poses for a photo. Po- 
litella retired and earned the title "Pro- 
fessor Emeritus" at the end of the 1990- 
91 school year. Photo by feff Holland 

one course for each of the next 
four semesters at the Univer- 
sity and practice lecturing on 
his spouse, who has been de- 
prived of some of his best dur- 
ing the last 40 years. 

The University has at long 
last classified him as "Professor 
A." But that, alas, simply means 
that he is on a 12-month pay- 

Truly, we ole profs never 
die. We'll just lecture on...and 
on. ..and... 

Retirement 55 

W hatever it takes 

How far will students go to make the grade? 

by Kristin M. Bmno 

*Editor's Note: The names 
of students have been changed to 
protect their anonymity. 

Sophomore major Scott 
Desjariais knows about tempta- 
tion when it comes to being 
dishonest in academics. 

"I used to work in the 
copy room in the math depart- 
ment. One day I saw that the 
final exam for Math 131 was 
being copied. I was taking the 
course at the time, and it was a 
real killer. It would have been 
so easy to steal a copy. 1 could 
have made a fortune by selling 
it to people who were desperate 
to pass the class." 

In spite of the easy ac- 
cess, Scott didn't take it. "I was 
really afraid of getting caught. 
Besides, 1 have some morals." 

Some students will re- 
sort to very aeative methods in 
order to do well. Senior Man- 
agement major Jessica Traynor 
recalls one incident. "1 was 
taking an essay exam in one of 
my classes, and one person in 
my class had brought in a sheet 
of paper that she stuck in her 
blue book. The paper had all the 
main points that she wanted to 
talk about for the three essays 
we had to do." 

Another commonly 
used method of cheating is exam 
stealing. "I know people who 
have gone to take an exam and 
have stolen a copy of it to give to 
a person who's going to take it 
at another time." Traynor said. 

According to the Octo- 

56 Cheating 

ber 1989 issue of U. The Na- 
tional College Newspaper , a 
national survey conducted by 
the U. of California, Los Ange- 
les, revealed that of 222,296 
students, 36.6 percent admitted 
to having cheated on a test or 
quiz, while 57.1 percent say that 
they have copied another's 

Senior history major 
Melanie Carson feels that this 
percentage is accurate. "I've 
never cheated on a test but 1 al- 
ways see other people — lots of 
people — cheating in my 
classes." Carson has copied 
other people's homework, and 
sometimes lets people copy her 
assignments. "But 1 would never 
cheat on an exam." 

Senior theater major 
Anton Burgess admits to having 
cheated in the past. "1 thought 
about cheating on one exam, 
but then it hit me. 1 didn't 
know the material, I hadn't 
studied, and 1 had to be respon- 
sible for my own actions or 1 was 
never going to learn anything." 
Burgess also says that he was 
more inclined to cheat during 
his freshman year. "1 was more 
worried about my grades than 
how much 1 leamed." 

"People cheat because 
they are graded with numbers 
and are not graded for effort." 
Traynor said. "Everyone is a 
number here." 

At the University, inci- 
dents of cheating are brought to 
the attention of the Academic 
Honesty Board. The nine- 
member board reviews all sus- 
pected student offenders and 
recommends sanctions for those 
found guilty of cheating with 

the cooperation of the Dean of 
Students office. 

Donald Maddox, chair- 
person of the French and Italian 
department, says that plagiarism 
is the most common form of 
cheating that he has encoun- 
tered and also the most difficult 
form to identify. "When you 
suspect someone of plagiarism. 

you have to find the document 
from which the student plagia- 
rized, which can take a long 

According to Maddox, a 
consultation with the student 
accused of cheating is very im- 
portant. "Sometimes a student 
doesn't even know he or she is 
guilty of plagiarism. It's impor- 

tant that students realize what 
they are doing." 

Junior turf management 
major John Martinez believes 
that cheating in academics is in- 
evitable, although he has never 
done it. "I've never been so des- 
perate that 1 would cheat, but 
maybe my attitude would be 
different if I were failing classes." 

Students not-so-honestly take 
an exam in the Graduate Research Tower. 
At least one-half of all students have 
admitted to cheating on a test or quiz at 
one time or another during their college 
careers. Photo illustration by Karai McK- 

Although the percentage of 
students who think cheating is a prob- 
lem has gone down, incidents of cheat- 
ing are on the rise nationally. Graph 
infonnation provided by SARIS 

Cheating 57 

vs. the Prof 

Jhally threatened with lawsuit due to video 

by Alison Buckholtz 

Six years ago, when com- 
munications professor Sut Jhally 
conceived "Dreamworlds," his 
video documentary relating 
images of women in rock video 
to implications in the real world, 
he anticipated copyright prob- 
lems, but not the lawsuit-threat- 
ening letter he received from 

"I didn't think MTV would 
be that stupid," Jhally said, dis- 
missing their threat on the basis 
of copyright laws which protect 
teaching material. "If it comes 
to trial, I'll get publicity 1 
couldn't have bought, and the 
tape will be distributed to an 
even wider audience." 

Jhally, who studies popular 
culture and advertising, uses 45 
minutes of MTV footage from 
over 165 different rock videos 
in "Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/ 
Power in Rock Video." Its pur- 
pose, he said, is "to show people 
the connection between images 
in rock videos and sexual vio- 

MTV disagrees. On March 
25, in a letter addressed to Jhally 
and Chancellor-President 

Duffey, MTV Networks (MTVN) 
warned Jhally that his use of the 
MTV logo and footage "consti- 
tutes a violation of federal and 
state laws." Furthermore, it 
"infringes MTVN's copyright, 
trademark and other rights..." 

In the standard cease-and- 
desist order, MTVN demanded 
that Jhally stop using MTV lo- 
gos and clips, destroy all 
"Dreamworlds" tapes, and re- 
call hundreds of videos from 

Jhally has since expanded 
his attempt to distribute 
"Dreamworlds." "The least of 
my worries is legal," he said. "I 
would welcome a case that 
would clarify these issues, in- 
volving images that are public, 
though they're privately owned. 
It would set the precedent in 

58 MTV Lawsuit 

this area." 

Jhally is seeking legal de- 
fense through teachers' unions. 
His defense lies within the Fair 
Use Provision of copyright laws, 
which "allows use of images for 
purposes of commentary, criti- 
cism, review, teaching, and re- 
search," he said. "I also meet 
the four conditions for fair use." 

The conditions, only one of 
which must be met, state that 
copyrighted material can be used 
if the work in question is educa- 
tional or commercial, if the work 
material is already in the public 
realm, if a disproportionately 
large segment of the published 
work is used, and if secondary 
distribution of the work hurts 
original sales. 

Jhally defends his case on 
all four counts, especially the 
first. Although he charges $100 
to institutions that request the 
video and $50 to individuals, he 
gives out many tapes for free. 

"I've subsidized a lot of 
expenses out of my own pocket, 
and profits go to an educational 
trust fund in the communica- 
tions department," Jhally said. 
"I pointed this out to MTV when 
I wrote them back along with a 
reminder of their anti-censor- 
ship stance." 

Jhally's other defenses are 
just as strong. "Clearly, the rock 
video material is widely avail- 
able.," he said. In addition, 
"MTV would have to show that 
my 45-minutes worth of foot- 
age is extreme, considering 
they're on the air 24 hours a 
day, 365 days a year. My use is 
a small percentage." 

MTV has more at stake than 
copyrights or trademarks - 
namely, a bruised image. 

"The MTV logo is used all 
the time," said Nancy Altman, 
MTVN's Director of Legal and 
Contract Administration. "But 
it's rarely this horrible.. .it is ris- 
que to use in this context be- 
cause of the nature of the video." 

The nature of "Dream- 
worlds" revolves around images 
of rape and the outlook that 
fosters it. It takes its name from 
the perception of rock videos as 
adolescent male fantasies en- 
couraging objectification of and 
violence toward women. 

"I try to get people to re- 
examine images they see as 
innocent and natural, and then 
see how these images impact 
behavior in the real world. The 

images themselves don't lead to 
rape, but they are connected to 
attitudes that do." 

Advertising, rather than 
MTV, is Jhally's true target. The 
problem "is not just rock video 
images," he said. "There are the 
kinds of images you see in ad- 
vertising everywhere." 

Instead, Jhally believes that 
this is a teaching issue. "I have 
to show [the video clips] to teach 
about them," he said. "The fact 

that I made a videotape is a 
problem for MTV, no matter 
what I do with it." 

What Jhally did with it was 
on too small a scale for MTV to 
be worried, he said. Beginning 
last September, when he fin- 
ished editing the fourth and final 
version of "Dreamworlds," he 
distributed it through various 
communications societies. 

"I concentrated on vide- 
otape libraries, university de- 

partments, women's centers, 
residence halls, awareness-train- 
ing groups, and fraternities," he 
said. "1 targeted educational 
programs. They're the ones who 
need to see it." 

Jhally has "a very limited 
aim: for people who watch rock 
videos to say, 'Maybe this does 
have to do with sexual violence. 
Maybe this has to do with the 
real wodd.' I hope 1 problema- 
tize images that people would 

otherwise think are natural," he 

Large corporations "use 
their 'bigness' to threaten some- 
one who has something to lose," 
he said. "But 1 have notliing to 
lose. 1 hope they sue me. 1 have 
no assets. It's easier for an indi- 
vidual to take this on." 

He also welcomed the issue 
for the precedent a case judged 
in his favor would set in the 
academic world. "If I had to 

In in office in Machmer, 
Communications professor Sut Jhally 
relaxes. The threatened lawsuit brought 
about by his use of the MTV logo in his 
documentary resulted in national at- 

fight this case for any academic 
field, 1 would choose the video 
to do it." he said. 

"It's all public relations," 
JhaUy said. "They want to fore- 
stall criticism, which is more 
effective when you can see what 
you criticize." 

To settle the case, Jhally 
would be "quite happy" to 
remove MTV's logo from the 
first thirty seconds of "Dream- 
worlds" if that was all his an- 
tagonists demanded. 

"I'd just insert "Censored 
by MTV,'" he said. 

MTV Uwsuit 59 

C hi paria italiano? 

Language departments find themselves shrinking 

by Alex Dering 

Professor Anthony 
Terrizzi picked up the handset 
of his office telephone- part of 
a two million dollar telecom- 
munications system- and there 
was the sound of no dial tone. 

Terrizzi is not com- 
plaining about a flaw in the 
two million dollar system; the 
phone has no dial tone be- 
cause it has been shut off by 
the Italian Department in an 
attempt to save money. 

In a similar vein, the 
climate control for the Italian 
Department has been altered 
so that the air conditioning 
will start later than it used to. 
As a result, according to Ter- 
rizzi, the offices are very un- 
comfortable first thing in the 
morning, but some money is 

The Italian Depart- 
ment has fallen upon hard 
times, and despite the hot of- 
fices and the silent phones, 
Terrizzi still speaks with pride 
about the Italian Department. 

"We have a good pro- 
gram," he said. "The Depart- 
ment had a Spring Program in 
Seina, Italy, and we always get 
more applicants than we have 
room for. Last time we got 
around a hundred and could 
only take thirty." 

A May 20, 1991 Narra- 
tive Impact Statement memo 
from the French and Italian 
Department summed up the 
position of the Italian Depart- 
ment when it stated: 

"Since September 1, 
1988, the French Section has 
shrunk by 38%, the Italian 
Section by 44%. As of Sept. 1, 
1991, ten unrefilled vacancies 
will be on record, eight in 
French, two in Italian. 

Despite accelerated 
faculty attrition, the demand 
for undergraduate courses is 
up, as are the numbers of ap- 
plicants for graduate study in 
French and Italian." 

The memo later lists 
additional problems facing the 
Italian Department; problems 
that were handled "through a 
unique set of arrangements." 
It read more like stealing from 
Peter to pay Paul: 

" . . .the Siena exchange. 

normally filled by a member of 
the Section, was assigned to 
someone outside of the De- 
partment... 10 sections of Ital- 
ian language courses were 
covered by the exchange in- 
structor from Siena and one 
other full-year instructor from 
Italy... 4 sections of Italian 
language courses were covered 
by a faculty member borrowed 
from French... the Director of 
the Five-College Foreign Lan- 
guage Resource Center... taught 

two courses." 

Next year will require 
yet another reconfiguration. 

Terrizzi spoke of how 
the budget crisis was a key 
factor in an untenured associ- 
ate professor's decision to leave 
the University. 

"It's a tenuous posi- 
tion," he said. "Everyone 
knows about the fiscal crisis. 
With two faculty positions 
frozen, we've had to offer fewer 
courses. Trying to keep the 

60 Foreign Language 

students in mind, we've in- 
creased class sizes to around 
thirty students per class. But 
that can be a double-edged 

In the intensive 
courses, which, according to 
Terrizzi, most students attend 
not to fulfill a requirement but 
because they enjoy the sub- 
ject, the classes have been 
expanded to take up to 25 
people, as compared to the 
"ideal size " of 1 5 that they used 

to hold. 

"What 1, personally, 
have done, is chosen to teach 
an extra course," he said. "That 
way, 25 more students can have 
the opportunity to take the 

Apparently the misfor- 
tunes that have befallen the 
French and Italian Department 
have also struck the other for- 
eign language departments as 

Barton Byg, an associ- 

Professor Anthony Terrizzi 
of the Italian department works in an 
office where the phones don't work 
and air conditioning is only part-time. 
Acroos campus, many language de- 
partments felt the bite of economic 
cuts. Photo by Mary Sbuttoni 

ate professor of German ex- 
plained that although the 
German Department "really 
pulled together and convinced 
the administration that this 
was a necessary department, 
things will be tight next fall." 

According to Byg, the 
German Department will be 1 
faculty member and 5 TAs short 
for the Fall 1991 semester. 

Professor Jose Ornelas 
of the Spanish and Portugese 
Department spoke of "about 

500" involuntary drops in the 
undergraduate courses. An 
involuntary drop occurs when 
a student is dropped from an 
oversubscribed course. He also 
said the number of faculty has 
been reduced from 22 to 15 
over a five-year period. 

So give Governor Weld 
a call to voice your concern 
over the decimation of the 
foreign language departments 
at the University. At least he 
has a telephone that works. 

Foreign Language 61 

Orficers in training 

Army ROTC celebrates 75 th anniversary 

By Lisa Curtis 

While most of the UMass 
community were snug in their 
beds at six A.M. on Friday morn- 
ings, the UMass Minuteman 
Battalion was conducting physi- 
cal training (FT) on one of their 
infamous Battalion Runs on the 
track surrounding the UMass 
football stadium. 

1991 marks the 75th anni- 
versary of the United States 
Army Reserve Officer Training 
Corps (ROTC) at the University 
of Massachusetts. President 
Woodrow Wilson created ROTC 
in 1916 by signing the National 
Defense Act, and Cadet Com- 
mand is led today by Major 
General Wallace C. Arnold. 

"Army ROTC is a series of 
college elective courses and field 
traiing exercises that each year 
leads to the commisioning of 
some 8,000 graduates as second 
lieutenants for service with the 
Active Army, the Army National 
Guard, and the US Army Re- 
serve," states Tfje Cadet newspa- 
per. "The training prepares a 
cadet for a dual role of a civilian 
career and military service, 
bringing capable young people 
into the American labor force 
and intelligent and trained 
junior officers into the Army." 

ROTC, committed to its 
motto "Leadership Excellence," 
is based on a four-year curricu- 
lum (MSI-IV) corresponding to 
the freshman, sophomore, jun- 
ior, and senior years at the 

The professor of Military 
Science at UMass , Lt. Col. 
Christy Outchcunis, is a repre- 
sentative of the Department of 
the Army at UMass. He holds a 
dual role at the University: he is 
a member of the Active Army 
assigned to duty at UMass and is 
also a member of the faculty 
with the academic rank of pro- 

fessor during his term of assign- 
ment. Other members of the 
Military Science department 
have contributed to the efficient 
workings of the UMass ROTC 

"Magor Sargeant Stephen 
Burgess is the driving force and 
inspiration behind the highly 
successful physical education 
program," says MS 111 Christo- 
pher Albus. Burgess is leaving 
UMass this year to fill a new 
post in Korea. Other officers 

who are leaving include Sgt. 
Major Charles Coleman and 
Major Peter J. Maleady, who are 
retiring. "Maj. Maleady always 
adds spice into his classroom. 
He's a good friend as well as a 
good teacher," says MSII Chris- 
topher Albrycht. 

"They are two great combat 
veterans who brought invalu- 
able experience into the battal- 
ion," says Albus. "They'll be 
sorely missed." 

Throughout the year, UMass 

ROTC cadets held many activi- 
ties designed to teach them 
survival skills. Operation 
"Warrior Plunge," held at the 
beginning of the academic year, 
consisted of a day of rappelling 
at the Knoghtsville Dam. Ca- 
dets were also given the oppor- 
tunity to volunteer for Winter 
Survival Training in December. 
"I didn't know I could get dressed 
that quick!" exclaimed one 
chilled cadet. The cadets learned 
land navigation skills, food 

62 ROTC 

Members of Army ROTC par- Cadets rappel down an eighty 

ticipate in drill exercises. Drills were foot drop for one of their field exercises, 

held every Wednesday by Boyden The exercises was at the Knightsville 

Gymnasium. Photo by Toni Caim Dam FTX. Photo courtesy of ROTC 

I hunting skills, and how to build 
shelter in this -40 degree envl- 


Scabbard and Blade, the 
military's honor society, in- 

i dudes members of ROTC. This 
year, UMass' members visited 
the Holyoke Soldiers Home and 
raised money for such charities 
as Toys for Tots and Easter Seals. 
Our purpose is to contribute to 
the community and broaden 
public awareness of the military 
on campus and in the commu- 

nity," says MS FV Michelle Snow. 
Social events were also an 
important part of the ROTC 
program, like the Army Ball, held 
in the spring. Says an MS I who 
participated as a member of the 
color guard for the ceremonies, 
"The Ball's purpose is for every- 
one to come together as a Bat- 
talion, and to show that the 
military isn't all drill, drill, drill. 
It gave the cadets a chance to 
interact with the cadre on a more 
personal basis." 









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Cadet Captain White and 
Cadet Lieutenant Christine supervise 
cadets. The cadets were participating in 
one of the many ROTC field exercises. 
Photo courtesy of Anny ROTC 

ROTC 63 

omen Engineers 

SWE aids women in male-dominated major 

by Melissa Mitchell 

Without question, the cur- 
riculum for engineering majors 
is quite demanding for anyone. 
For instance, one's first semester 
in the engineering department 
consists of a course load of eight- 
een credits, and it doesn't get 
any easier. It can also be quite 
intimidating to be a female engi- 
neering major, since most are 
male. To support those women 
in the major, SWE,the Society of 
Engineers was formed. 

The Society for Women En- 
gineers is an organization de- 
signed to support women in the 
traditionally male dominated 
field of engineering. Vice Presi- 
dent Amy Silverman says that 
the field of engineering is "diffi- 
cult on a personal level... [there 
is] much discrimination." Tho- 
mas Snellgrove agrees, saying, "1 
wish there wasn't such a 
dichotomy... I'd like to see it be 
more equal." 

Through workshops pre- 
sented by alumni and through 
contacts with other women 
engineers, SWE helps to prepare 
its members for their careers. 
President Nancy Cianciolo says 
that through all of their activi- 
ties, she has leamed to deal with 
work issues in a professional man- 
ner. "I think I have gained more 
self-confidence. ..1 can point 
things out in a constmctive way." 
Amy Silverman shares these 
sentiments. "1 think the only 
reason I'm still in engineering is 
because I'm active in SWE." 

SWE not only reaches out to 
its members, but runs programs 
in local high schools also. In the 
SHOUT program, teams of two 
engineers, one male and one 
female, speak to high school 
students who might be interested 
in the field. SWE also sponsors a 
"day in the life of an engineering 
major" for high school students, 
as well as holding a career day 

with student and professional 
engineers. All of these activi- 
ties are designed to make stu- 
dents aware of the field and to 
give them a realistic perspec- 
tive on engineering. 

SWE is not only for women. 
Snellgrove, one of the handful 
of male members, describes his 
membership as "a small step 

for men's equality on campus." 
Although many of SWE's activi- 
ties are oriented towards 
women, there are a fair number 
which would be interesting for 
any engineering major. Amy 
Silverman says, "It offers me dif- 
ferent things not only because 
it is a women's society, but also 
because I am active." 

Networking is another 
important aspect of the Society. 
Nancy Ciancolo says that she 
even got one of her co-ops 
through assistance from a SWE 
alum. "The contacts you make 
are invaluable. These networks 
will continue as people pres- 
ently involved leave UMass and 
stay active." 

64 Society for Women Engineers 

Anoundng the awards for the 
ticKiety for Women Engineers, President 
»Iancy Cianciolo recognized those who 
excelled this year. She is a junior Me- 
rhanical Engineering student. Plwto by 
feresa A. B. Gauthier 

Members of SWE pose for a 
informal portrait. There were many 
events for them to participate in. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

Professor Larry Much, Me- 
chanical Engineering and Gail March, a 
representative from United Technolo- 
gies/Pratt and Whitney, pose with jun- 
ior ME student Maureen Foley who 
received the UT/P&W Outstanding 
Woman in Engineering award at the 
May 9th ceremony. Photo by Teresa A. B. 

\ssistant Dean for Undei- 
gradudte .\ttairs Nancy Hellman gives 
the opening remarks at the 8th annual 
Women in Engineering award cere- 
mony. Dean Hellman is the Director of 
Women in Engineering. Photo by Teresa 
A.B. Gauthier. 

Society for Women Engineers 65 

H onored Students 

University Honors Program celebrates 30th year 

by Charles C. Smith 

A Mickey Mouse watch 
catches the light, winking and 
flashing on Linda Lockwood's 
wrist as her restless hands cut 
the air in a flurry of emphatic 
gestures. Her eyebrows shoot 
up and down as she talks, a 
wide smile flashes with strobe- 
like rapidity, and she punctu- 
ates her comments with fre- 
quent laughter. Lockwood, 
who directs the University's 
honors program, positively 
seethes and fizzes with ener- 
getic enthusiasm as she dis- 
cusses the job of providing 
special challenges and oppor- 
tunities for the school's most 
gifted students. 

She is a zealous evangelist 
for the benefits of the program. 
"Honors is good for the stu- 
dents. It certainly is good for 
the University in terms of re- 
cruiting talent. It's good for the 
professors. Professors like teach- 
ing honors students. Many 
faculty say, 'I'm not going to 
give up my honors teaching. 1 
love my honors students. 
They're our gifted and imagi- 
native students.' How are we 
going to recruit and retain flne 
faculty if we cannot provide 
those faculty with fine stu- 

The honors program is cele- 
brating its 30th birthday this 
year. "As honors programs go, 
that's a pretty old program," 
says Lockwood, an ecologist ("a 
recycled biologist," she says) 
who has served as honors direc- 
tor since 1982. She came to the 
University in 1973 to teach 
courses in environmental sci- 
ence, and she still manages to 
fit some teaching around the 
administrative demands of the 
honors program. 

Her popular course "Envi- 
ronmentalism as Metaphor" is 
one example of the special in- 

66 Honors Program 

terdisciplinary seminars that 
offer honors students the 
chance to broaden their per- 
spectives by straying across tra- 
ditional lines of academic de- 
marcation. Students in the 
course focus on a combination 
of scientific, literary and politi- 
cal issues as they explore the 
underlying attitudes that have 
inspired various groups of en- 
vironmental activists from the 
radical Earth First! to the rela- 
tively staid, mainstream Sierra 

In another honors seminar, 
"20th Century Images of Love 
and Death," students read 

novels, poetry, and journalism 
as well as writings on philoso- 
phy and psychology, and take 
classes with no less than six 
faculty members whose areas 
of expertise span the flelds of 
literature, art history, psychol- 
ogy, microbiology, and medi- 
cine. "It's an enriching and an 
enlarging of the University," 
Lockwood says of the honors 
program's stress on communi- 
cation and interaction between 
different realms of scholarship. 
Not all honors courses are 
exotic adventures in interdisci- 
plinary study. Some are simply 
traditional courses enriched 

with reading, writing, and re- 
search assignments that de- 
mand an extra measure of ef- 
fort and involvement from the 
students. Whatever their sub- 
ject matter, honors courses 
always are small, no more than 
20 students, which allows each 
member of the class to partici- 
pate actively and receive a full 
dose of individual attention 
from the professor. 

Honors courses require 
more work than other classes at 
the University, but students 
seem to thrive on the challenge. 
"My honors courses have been 
almost easier, I would say, be- 

cause they've been more moti- 
vating," says senior civil engi- 
neering major Ed Czepiel. "I 
don't mind doing the work 
because I get something out of 

About 150 new honors 
students enter the University 
each fall, selected on the basis 
of high school class rank (top 
15 percent) and SAT scores 
(1200 or better). Students who 
meet these requirements begin 
with a special orientation coor- 
dinated in large part by second- 
year honors students. 

Lockwood sees this day- 
long introduction to the Uni- 

versity as an important means 
of building a sense of commu- 
nity within the honors pro- 
gram. "Our students have 
commented that some of the 
best friends they have at the 
University they met at Labor 
Day orientation," she says. 
"The whole orientation 
wouldn't come off if it weren't 
for the participation of 25 or 30 
peer advisors who come in a 
day or two before our incoming 
freshmen and are trained vig- 
orously. And they do this all 
for a T-shirt and their meals. 
Wonderful students, wonder- 
ful kids. They do it for their 

program and they do it for the 
people that they identify with, 
they know how they felt a year 

An honors career at the 
University culminates at gradu- 
ation where honors students 
wear distinctive insignia on 
their robes and receive diplo- 
mas that acknowledge their 
high academic achievement. 
All honors students with grade 
point averages of 3.2 or higher 
are eligible for the title of Com- 
monwealth Scholar. Those who 
have completed a special hon- 
ors thesis or project can gradu- 
ate magna cum laude or summa 

Displaying his excitement at 
graduation, senior finance major and 
honors student Jay Millstone wears the 
gold cord that signifies his high aca- 
demic achievement. All honors stu- 
dents at Commencement were recog- 
nized by standing up for a round of 
applause. Photo by Kris Bnino 

In the midst of working on 
her honor's thesis, senior history major 
Shira Yoffe works in the campus center 
basement. She received departmental 
honors after completing a special re- 
search project in Jewish history. Photo 
by Mason Rivlin 

cum laude. 

Lockwood's idea of a model 
modern honors student is 
someone like a physics major 
with a 4.0 grade point average 
who not only graduates summa 
cum laude but also wins a writ- 
ing award for a top-quality 
history paper. This paragon - a 
high achiever in science and 
humanities classes alike - is not 
a figment of her imagination, 
but a real live member of the 
class of 1990. As she steers the 
honors program into its fourth 
decade, Lockwood is convinced 
that there are plenty more like 
him coming along. 

Honors Program 67 

Young fans line up along the 
fence at Warren McGuirk 
Alumni Stadium. The popu- 
larity of UMass sports was an 
attraction for both students 
and members of the Amherst 
community alike. Photo by Jeff 

Qetting Into 


"I think we can play with just 
about anybody when we play like that," 
said junior education major William 
Hemdon, in regards to the men's basket- 
ball team's victory against St. Joseph in 

"It was a 
total team 
teams had 
better sea- 
sons than 
others, a 

unifying factor of all teams was that, win 
or lose, the outcome was the result of a 
team effort. 

The picture of sports at the Univer- 
sity meant that everyone who partici- 
pated was important, and victory be- 
longed to everyone, from the star player 
to the hoards of UMass fans exhibiting 
their school spirit. 

Sophomore Tammy Marshall expertly 
performs her routine on the balance 
beam. A strong all around performer, 
she scored well throughout the season 
as well as having fun while doing it. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

68 Sports Divider 

Sports Divider 69 

Men's Soccer 

gains experience 

The 1990 men's soccer 
team Viad a disappointing sea- 
son this year. They played dili- 
gently in hopes of improving 
upon their 1989 record. The 
1990 season ended and the 
Minutemen found themselves 
in 9th place in the Atlantic 10 
division. The men's soccer team 
did not do as well as expected, 
but not from a lack of talent. 
The Minutemen were young 
and primarily inexperienced, 
and this season proved to be a 
maturing pe- 
riod for the 
team as a unit. 
There were sev- 
eral highlights 
the season 
which cannot 
be reflected in 
the score- 
board: The 
games against Northeastern, 
Rhode Island, and George 
Washington University. 

Despite the fact that the 
Minutemen played without 
veterans Dan Lawrence, Tom 
Novojosky, Darren Stone, and 
Steve Armenti, they managed 
to dominate the game against 
Northeastern. According to 
head coach Jeff Gettler, our 
team controlled posession, 
outshot the Huskies, and played 
solid defense. The exciting 
game against the University of 
Rhode Island nearly ended in a 
victory for the Minutemen, but 
the Ram goalie stopped a UMass 
shot in the six remaining min- 
utes. According to Gettler, the 
UMass offense was "really dan- 
gerous" in this game. A frus- 
trating tie against George Wash- 
ington University was not with- 
out praise from Gettler: "Our 

"Our entire defense 
played brilliantly." 
-Coach Gettler 

entire defense played bril- 

Dan Lawrence, 1990 tri- 
captain, said the primary goal 
of the team was gaining experi- 
ence. "We were a very young 
team... we had approximately 
15 inexperienced players." Law- 
rence attributed the overall rec- 
ord to this team inexperience: 
"There wasn't really a game 
where we all played well." In 
addition to inexperience, the 
Minutemen battled with inju- 
ries. They suf- 
fered a host of 
the season. 
The Minute- 
men were 
plagued with 
from the flu 
and just being 
"banged up", sprains and ten- 
don injuries, to stress fractures 
and a broken nose. 

There are several men that 
deserve mention for their con- 
sistent and excellent perform- 
ance during the 1990 season: 
tri-captain Pete McEvoy, MVP, 
Massachusetts Challenge Cup 
All-Tournament; Brett An- 
thony, midfielder, Massachu- 
setts Challenge Cup All-Tour- 
nament; and Jon Gruber and 
Steve Armenti for the outstand- 
ing effort in goal. 

Lawrence is "very optimis- 
tic" for next year. The Minute- 
men gained a great deal of ex- 
perience, and they have talent 
in all areas of their team which 
has been displayed through- 
out the season. The men's 
soccer team and the rest of 
UMass anxiously awaits the 
1991 season. 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 

70 Men's Soccer 

Although being cmshed by two 
opponents, forward Dan Lawrence 
successhilly manages to head the ball. 
Despite a tight defense, UMass lost to 
Temple by a score of 2-1. 

Pete McEvoy (right) tries to pass 
the ball to Aaron Zanny in spite of the 
pressure from the Rider defense. Being 
evenly matched teams, this UMass 
home game ended in a 2-2 tie. Photo by 

Men's Soccer 


2 ST. BON. 




1 Dartmouth 2 

Vermont 1 

Northeastern 1 


2 RIDER 2 

1 Brown 3 

1 Rhode Island 1 

2 West Virginia 4 

George Washington 



Rutgers 3 

6 Fairfield 1 











^ '"'^^^ 

The 1990men'ssoccerteam. front Smith (Trainer), Mike Roncone, Eric 

row (L-R): Jon Gruber, Tom Novajasky, 
Kenny Smith, Matt Bearce, Ray Cunha, 
Peter McEvoy, Dan Lawrence, Darren 
Stone, Kevin Perna, Brett Anthony, 
Kire Trajkouski, Steve Armenti. Back 
row (L-R): Jeff Cook (Asst coach), David 

Kevin Hall, Colin Sullivan, Todd Ky- 
lish, Michael Winn, Josh Pittman, Justin 
Edelman, Randy Jacobs, Aaron Zandy, 
Carl Hanks, Jeff Gettler (Head coach). 
Photo courtesy of sports information 

Men's Soccer 71 

Women's Socce 

exhibits power and strength 

"The season.,, was 
very demanding." 
-Becky Bonzano 

The women's soccer 
team has ahvays been a power 
to be reckoned with. Com- 
pared to last year's record of 12- 
4-4, this year's overall score of' 
10 wins, 5 losses, and 2 ties may 
not seem so impressive, but the 
Reds showed stamina and resil- 
ience throughout this season of 
ups and downs. 

Throughout the season, 
the Reds suffered numerous in- 
juries and hardships. During 
their tour of Virginia the week- 
end of September 29, the team 
endured a 
sprained neck, 
chest pains, a 
damaged kid- 
ney, and a 
broken finger. 
For most of the 
season, seniors 
and Becky Bonzano had persi- 
sitent colds, while Red Brianna 
Scurry had suffered from back 
problems. In spite of this, the 
team managed to remain a 
united force in dealing with 
threatening opposition. 

The season was men- 
tally and physically tough. "We 
had to go full out every day," 
said senior Becky Bonzano. 
"The season . . .was very demand- 

In spite of the contin- 
ual hardships, there were many 
highlights of the Red's season. 
For the first week and a half of 
the seaon, the women's soccer 
team was undefeated, with vic- 
tories both home and away 
against Rutgers, Vermont, and 
Cal Berkeley. 

Senior April Kater ex- 
perienced a sweet final season 
as a Reds player, passing Cathy 
Spence to become UMass' all- 

time leading career scorer, with 
35 goals and 21 assists, totalling 
9 1 points in her time as a player. 
"During the season, 
you're concentrating on reach- 
ing the playoffs," Kater said. 
"Those little things, like break- 
ing the scoring record, are ex- 
tras. Those honors shouldn't 
be overlooked, but they can be 
obstacles if you focus too much 
on them." 

Kater was also honored 
as the top female soccer player 
in the nation by being awarded 
the 1990 Her- 
mann Tro- 


are none m 
this country 
that can com- 
bine that flair 
and enthusi- 
asm for the 
attack with such domination 
and superiority in the air," said 
coach Jim Rudy, "...I think her 
endurance, because she trains 
all the time, and the fact that 
she has no bad health habits 
allows her to sustain when 
others fail." 

For Kater and the rest 
of the seniors on the women's 
soccer team, finishing their 
collegiate athletic career with a 
bid to the NCAA playoffs would 
have been a great ending to the 
season, but this wish was not 
realized, as UMass did not re- 
ceive a playoff bid. 

"It was pretty 
hard. . .really tough, " Kater said. 
"More so because we worked so 
hard during the season and 
offseason. Everybody was great 
and we had a lot of fun, which 
made it easier to accept." 

-by Kris Bruno 

72 Women's Soccer 


Becky Bonzano cuts to avoid the 
Ruygers' defense as she makes her way 
down the field. The strong offense and 
defense earned the Reds a 3-0 victory 
in the season's opener. Photo by Ben 

Women's Soccer 











Virginia 2 
St. Mary's 1 
Dartmouth 1 



Nev^ Hampshire 


Brown 1 





Connecticut 2 


Horida Int. 1 


Central Horida 


Senior April Kater slams into a 
Rutgers opponent while successfully 
heading the ball. Kater, one of the 
teams leading scorers, was named most 
valuable player for the 1990 season. 
Photo by Ben Bamhart 

The 1990 women's soccer team. 
Front rov : (I^R): Noreen Morris (grad. 
asst.), Kii 1 Montgomery, Colleen Mil- 
liken, Susan Gaudette, Robin Runstein, 
Brianna Scury, Skye Eddy, Amy Trunk, 
Tracy Arwood, Diana Reilly, Robin 
Holzman (Manager). Back row(L-R): 

Lisa Gozley (Asst. coach), Paula Wilk- 
ins, Lisa Mickelson, Carrie Koeper, 
Kathryn Woodside, Kim Eynard, Jen- 
nifer Leahy, Marguerite Jaede, Alison 
Hardin, April Kater, Rebecca Bonzano, 
Holly Hellmuth, Jim Rudy (Head coach). 
Photo courtesy of sports information 

Women's Soccer 73 

Jeff Hechemi returns a serve with a 
powerful forehand shot in a set against 
Franklin Pierce. The men's tennis team 
defeated Franklin Pierce in nine matches 
a score of 6-3. Photo by Tony Sandys 

Sophomore Chuck Rubin takes to 
the air after an explosive serve. Strong 
consistent playing allowed UMass to 
beat the University of New Hampshire 
9-0. Photo by Tony Sandys 


works hard in fall 

The men's and 
women's tennis teams experi- 
enced their first year of play 
where their only season of play 
occurred in the 
fall. Due to budget 
cuts made last 
year, the tennis 
players' spring sea- 
son was elimi- 
nated. From the 
way that the two 
teams played this 
fall, it is quite 
obvious that their spirits may 
still be a little dampened. From 
the upper courts of Boyden Hill, 
the men's and women's tennis 
teams worked their way to a 4- 
5 and 4-6 season, respectively. 

Both teams started off 
their seasons of autumn play 
on a sour note. The women's 
team suffered a disappointing 
loss to Connecticut by a score 

"We played well in a 
tough year." 
-Chuck Rubin 

Women's Tennis 




4 Providence 5 

8 UNH 1 


3 Central Conn. 6 


4 Connecticut 5 

5 Holy Cross 3 

4 Vermont 5 

5 of 5 NewEnglands 


of 7-2. The men's team, ahead 
4-3 in their opener against Fran- 
klin Pierce, were unable to fin- 
ish the game due to unplayable 
conditions, as 
darkness set 
in. Although 
the post- 
poned match 
ended in a 6-3 
win for the 
men, the lack 
of a strong 
season opener 
set the tone for the whole sea- 

Although the women's 
team found themselves con- 
tinuously up against teams with 
which they were reasonably 
matched, the team's lack of 
experience had a lot to do with 
their coming up short in the 

-by Kris Bruno 

Men's Tennis 



Franklin Pierce 







Central Conn. 


















Tennis 75 

Field Hockey 

shines throughout season 

"We've established 
ourselves as definitely a 
team to contend v^/ith," 

-Coachi Hixon 

t The UMASS Field 

Hockey team has been ranked 
in the top 12 for the past few 
years. But, with an outstanding 
1990 season beginning with a 
series of five shutout games and 
ending at the NCAA quarterfi- 
nals the girls pulled their rank 
to spot five in the nation. 

One of the contribut- 
ing factors of the (16-6) season 
was the numerous top 20 team 
wins. The first was a shutout at 
Providence (1-0). Another im- 
their rank 
to eighth 
in the na- 
tion. But, 
the biggest 
win ac- 
cording to senior forward (?) 
Kerri Fagan was the fefeat of 
Penn State. Ranked second in 
the nation with a series of nine 
wins before hand, 11th ranked 
UMASS wins with one goal from 
senior forward Mara Frattasio. 
Mara said, "It's a psychological 
win for us, we finally pulled off 
a big one." Coach Pam Hixon 
said of the win, "This win gives 
us a tremendous amount of con- 
fidence. We've established our- 
selves as definitely a team to 
contend with." 

There strength carried 
over into there post-season 
Championship games. Even 
though they were unable to 

clench the Atlantic-10 game 
from Temple (2-1). Regardless 
of the loss. Coach Hixon was 
named Atlantic- 1 coach of the 
year. And Mara Frattasio was 
named 1st team All-Conference. 
The 1st round of the 
NCAA's against UCONN was a 
tough fight which ended score- 
less. It came down to penalty 
strokes which landed UMASS 
the win with a chip in by so- 
phomore Kathy Phelan. This 
moved the team to the quarter- 
finals versus Old 
Dominion Uni- 
versity which be- 
came a repe at of 
regular season 
with a loss of (4- 

The loss Senior 
Kathy DeAngelis 
at the end of the 
1989 season was 
tough on the team's scoring 
return. Coach Hixon says, 
"You've got to look at the whole 
picture. We lost Kathy 
DeAngelis, who accounted for 
probably 90% of our scoring 
last year." But even though the 
defense was young they proved 
to be a strength to the team. Of 
the 1,348 minutes of playing 
time, Scott allowed only 1 7goals 
(an 0.78 goals-against average), 
14 shutouts and 129 goal saves. 
She will be a strenght in then- 
ext two years. The loss of sen- 
iors top scoring forward Mara 
Frattasio, Kerri Fagan will be 
hard spots to fill. 

- by Kathy O'Brien 

Beth Thornton (11) passes the ball 
to fellow player Dawn Trumbauer (20) 
during the UNH game. Teamwork was 
a critical part of their 4-0 win. Photo by 

UMass player Dawn Trumbauer 
(20) steals the ball from Springfield's 
offense. UMass defeated Springfield at 
home by a score of 3-0. Photo by Jeff 

76 Field Hockey 


TT^^-rm — z"'T — "sw 

Field Hockey 


3 Ball State 

Iowa 1 

3 Boston College 
1 Providence 

4 Rutgers 

Old Dominion 4 


4 St. Joseph's 
2 Temple 3 



2 Dartmouth 

2 Rhode Island 1 

1 BU 

2 Connecticut 1 


A-10 Championships 
1 Temple 2 



Old Dominion 4 


Missy Martin sprints to recapture 
the ball from James Madison's offense. 
Both a strong defense and offense were 
essential insecuring a 2-0 victory over 
the team. Photo by Jejf Holland 

The 1990-91 Field Hockey team. 
Front row (L-R): Heather Hughes, Tracey 
Barclay, Philippa Scott, Rebecca 
Johnson, Tuia Rusiecki, Sue Bemeggar, 
Amy Ko. Second row (L-R): Pam Hixon 
(Head coach), Andrea Savage (Asst. 
coach), Lisa Berardinelli, Leigh Hallam, 
Elise McDevitt, Dawn Trumbauer, 
Sharon Feid, Kathy Phelan, Mara Frat- 
tassio. Missy Martin, Lynn Carlson (Asst. 
coach), Kim Hannigan (Manager). Back 
row (L-R): Jennifer Salisbury, Nancy 
Philbrick, Kerri Fagan, Beth Thornton, 
Jessica Gould, Joy Blenis, Sherlan 
Cabralis, Holly Hockenbrock, Stepha- 
nie Wermuth, Tara Jelley. Photo cour- 
tesy of Sports Information 

Held Hockey 77 

Water Polo 


11 Boston College 10 

11 Army 6 

12 Queens 7 
10 Slippery Rock 12 
9 Princeton 5 

8 lona 4 

2 UCLA 18 

11 Princeton 2 

4 Cal. Berkeley 13 
18 Queens 5 
21 Fordham 7 

6 lona 8 

11 Harvard 10 

7 Brown 12 

8 Slippery Rock 6 
11 Yale 6 

7 Harvard 10 

10 Brown 9 

11 Boston College 9 

12 MIT 8 

N.E. Championships 
6 Harvard 4 

8 Brown 12 

Eastern Championshps 
10 Harvard 12 

16 Arkansas-LR 12 

9 lona 11 


Holding the ball, Tasan Engin at- 
tempts to score in spite of being blocked 
by Westchester/Queens player Rob 
Calgi. UMass played Queens twice 
during the season and succeeded in 
beating them both times. Photo by 
Mason Rivlin 

Pressured by his Westchester/ 
Queens opponent, Mark Elbroch eyes 
an opening in the defense to get rid of 
the ball. During the first meeting with 
Queens, UMass won by a score of 12-7. 
Photo by Mason Rivlin 

Goalie Todd Larson looks to pa; 
the ball away from the goal during 
"home" game. Because there was n 
regulation pool at UMass, home gam( 
were played at Amherst College. Pho^ 
by Mason RivUn . 

78 Water Polo 

Water Polo 

splashes to success 

Recognized as a varsity 
sport only four years ago and 
without a regulation pool to 
host matches, the Men's Water 
Polo team is a sport that is gain- 
mg respect from the competi- 
tion and from the other varsity 
athletes on campus. G.T. Ladd 
said "there is a 100% improve- 
ment in Eastern and National 
respect for our team". They 
kept their ranking of 20th in 
the nation this season but 
dropped a point to 6th in the 
Lastern Poll. Individually, Sen- 
ior Jon Miller broke the UMass 
season scoring record with 76 
goals, and Miller, Ladd, Brian 
Mclver, Todd Larson, and Scott 
Reed were named All-New 
^ngland with Miller and Lar- 
son also garnishing All-East. 

The regular season 
ended with the 14-6 Minute- 
men ranked 13th in the nation 
and seeded second for the New 

England Championships in 
Cambridge. The tournament 
showcased the extra effort the 
team put forth in the regular 
season when they dominated 
Harvard (11-10) and then were 

"There is a 100% im- 
provement in... respect 
for our team." 

-G.T, Ladd 

outmatched by Brown ( 1 2- 7) in 
the final. 

The Minutemen went 
into the Easterns, where the 
top two teams are guaranteed 
an invite to the National Cham- 
pionships, seeded third behind 
Brown and Navy. Yarworthand 
his players were pumped up for 

The 1990 Water Polo team. Front 
w ( L-R) : Todd Larson, Alex Yelensky, 
raig Siegel, Matt Buckley, Jon Miller. 
'Condrow(L-R): Dan McOsker, Steve 
ngbluth, Scott Reed, Jay Peluso, Steve 
•otschul. Third row (L-R): Scott 

DeLuca, Brian Mclver, Felipe Gonzalez, 
Adam Feldman, Denny Kline. Bacl? 
row (L-R): Tim Turpin, Tasan Engin, 
Tom Quinn, Russ Yarworth (Head 
coach). Photo courtesy of Sports Informa- 

the tournament and in the first 
match were controlling Harvard 
when a Crimson Tide player 
grabbed senior Alex Yelansky's 
arm and tearing his rotator cuff. 
This injury caused UMASS to 
lose their momentum and they 
lost in overtime ( 1 1 -9) to a team 
they they should have beat. This 
eliminated them from a chance 
for the National's and to be 
kind their hearts were not in 
the consolation round where 
they bowed to lona to finish 

Though the team is 
losing six starters, including the 
five All-New Englander's, the 
Minutemen have enough depth 
so that next fall will not be 
considered a rebuilding season 
and with the graduation of 
Miller the attack will be more 
balanced, according to attack- 
man Matt Buckley. 

-by Jeff Holland 

Water Polo 79 


finishes witli fiying colors 

Men's cross-country 
team had an "outstanding sea- 
son," according to Coach Ken 
O'Brien. In the first meet, the 
team was defeated by Boston 
College by a score of 33-41 but 
then went on to beat the Uni- 
versity of Lowell (44-56). 

In the next meet 
UMASS hosted Northeastern 
University and lona College. 
Coach O'Brien says, "we have a 
well-balanced team" with a 
number of "very hungry kids 
who want their share of suc- 
cess." They fell to Northeastern 
(41-48) but clenched lona (31- 

Regardless of the (2-3) 
regualar season, the team took 
dourth at the Easterns. Senior 
Joe Millette led the way for 
UMASS with a second place 
finish overall. 

The men took third in 
the Atlantic 10 Championships 
behind Penn State (19 pts.) and 
St. Joseph's (64 pts.). Seniors 
John Corso and Tom Degnan 
placed seventh and eighth re- 
spectively. Coach O'Brien said 
of the win, "The Atlantic-10 
meet was the first time we saw 
the final product that I had 
hoped world emerge this sea- 

From here the team 
went on to take sicth in the 
New England Championships, 
behind a strong Providence 
College (41 pts.) followed by 
BU, BC, UCONN, and North- 
eastern. O'Brien called this, 
"one of our poorer races of the 
year. Only three of our seven 
runners ran well." Tom Deg- 
nan took ninth overall. 

The highlight of the 
season was the tenth place fin- 
ish at the IC4A's. This moved 
the team up five spots from 
their 15th place finish in the 
1989 IC4AS. In the IC4As 90 
teams, ranging from Maine to 
Virginia competed. "We 

80 Cross Country 

worked really hard the week 
after the New Englands, " said 
Coach O'Brien. "That tied 
things together so that we could 
come back with our best meet 
of the year in the IC4As." 

"The seniors were a 
large part of the reason for our 
team's success. They kept the 
team in focus and showed the 
young fuys the ropes. They 
provided internal leadership 
shich is essential to a successful 
team. They leave a tough gap 

"The seniors were 
a large part of the 
reason for our team's 

-Coach O'Brien 

to fill," said Coach O'Brien. 

The UMASS women's 
cross country team captured 
another brilliant season over- 
coming the many obstacles that 
could have altered their hopes. 
The season began with injuries 
which set back top runners 
Freshman Kelly Liljebald and 
senior Dana Goldfarb. They 
lost their first meet to Boston 
College (24-31), yet came back 
strong to conquer ULowell (31- 

The team travelled to 
Springfield to clench another 
(22-36). The top runner was 
Becky Johnson who ran 3.1 
miles in 18:55 mins. 

Regardless of the flu bug 
that set back two important 
runners Michelle ST. Laurent 
and Mo Meldrim, UMASS (28) 
took the gold in a Quad-Meet 
defeating Rhode Island (38), 
Vermont (68), and New Hamp- 
shire (102). UMASS was led by 
Becky Johnson and Kelly 
Liljebald who finished the race 
first and second respectively. 

In the Atlantic-10 
Championships, UMASS took 
third place with 91 pts. behind 
Penn State's 29 points and 
WestVirginia's 74 points. 
Coach Julie LaFreniere reflects 
on the race, "Kelly ran out of 
her socks. She ran the best race 
of her life. It was incredible to 
see her run with some of the 
top people in the country. " She 
finished seventh overall (18:34). 

But the team did not 
stop here. They advanced on to 
the New England Champion- 
ships taking fourth place, be- 
hind Providence College (29), 
BC,and UCONN. Kelly and 
Becky finished nineteenth and 

The women's X-coun- 
try ended their season battling 
not only 50 schools from the 
Northeast to finish in fifteenth 
place, but they also had to 
contend with bad weather con- 
ditions in the ECAC. "We fin- 
ished exactly where we expected 
to be," Coach Julie LaFreniere 
said. "The weather was wet and 
miserable, but my team over- 
came it and ran with a lot of 
heart." The outstanding run- 
ners of the race were sophmore 
Becky Johnson who finished 
fourty-eighth in the 3.1 mile 
and Freshman Kelly Liljebald 
come in sixty-eighth. And Mo 
Meldrin who finished seventith. 

Kelly Liljebald was 
named the MVP by her team 
mates. But she went on to grasp 
recognition of All Atlantic-10, 
and All New England. Her time 
greatly improved in her one 
semester at UMASS. 

The whole team com- 
pleted the season on a positive 
note. Senior Dana Goldfarb 
reflects on the year, "It was my 
last year and I wanted it to be 
my best. The people on the 
team care about each other and 
doing well." 

-by Kathy O'Brien 

Women's Cross Country 



























4 of 34 New England | 

15 of 53 ECAC 


Kelly Liljeblad and Michelle St. 
Laurent complete their second mile in 
the woods behind Southwest Residen- 
tial Area. Running in a meet against 
Boston College, UMass defeated the 
team by a score of 38-21. Photo by 
Teresa Bellafiore 

Sun cascades off the back of junior 
Pat Lockett as he runs through the 
woods. Running in a meet against 
lona, the men's cross country team was 
victorious with a 4 1-3 1 final score. Photo 
by Teresa Bellafiore 

Men's Cross Country 

44 BC 31 

44 LOWELL 56 

41 lONA 31 

4 of 10 Easterns 
3 of 8 Atlantic 10 
6 of 31 New Englands 
10 of 33 IC4A's 


The 1990-91 women's cross coun- 
try team. Front row (L-R): Kelly 
Liljeblad, Gate Dean, Dana Goldfarb, 
Cathy Crocker, Kathy Holt, Jane Per- 
rault, Julie LaFreniere. Back row (L-R): 
Amy Hennessey, Tracy Alsheskie, Mich- 
elle St Laurent, Tara Hughes, Rebecca 
Johnson, Maureen Meldrim, Jessica 
Lockwood-Mogul. Photo courtesy of 
Sports Information. 

Cross Country 81 



faces new season 


Going into the 1990 player," said Coach Carol Ford. 

season, the women's volleyball 
team was looking to rebuild. 
With new players and new 
positions, their main concern 
was building a team strength. 
And high hopes of qualifying 
for the Atlantic 10 Champion- 

new recruits 
proved to be a 
strong combi- 
nation for 
both offense 
and defense. 
From Denver, 
Danielle Mi- 
chael and 
Angela Paolucci brought their 
knowledge of volleyball to 
UMASS. Angela was the team's 
top setter, but she was set back 
six weeks with a virus. Kathy 
Smith came in and had to be 
taught the position from 

Captain Kathy Sullivan 
was recognized for her outstand- 
ing contributions to the team 
by being named All-tourna- 
ment at the Hartford match and 
the All tournament team at 
Brown. "She is an excellent 

"In a few years, 
we will be a strong 

-Coach Ford 

Even with the new play- 
ers the team was only able to 
boost their record to 4-29, from 
last years 2-26. In the first game 
UMASS battled Central Con- 
necticut. They won one out of 
for games (15-5). According to 
Coach Carol 
F o r d , " W e 
forced errors 
and played 

bid for an At- 
lantic 10 
ship qualifi- 
cation was lost early on. The 
"must win" Duquesne match 
was lost as the Dukes took three 
straight wins. Yet, regardless of 
their losses the team went on 
the beat Holy Cross and Boston 
College. "They had their 
moments of greatness," com- 
ments Coach Ford. 

"We had a tough sea- 
son, but the team hung in there 
and gave it their best. We are 
still building. In a few years we 
will be strong team." 

- by Kathy O'Brien 

Middle hitter Rachael Bredemeier 
plays strong defense by successfully 
spiking a BC serve. UMass defeated 
Boston College at home by a score of 3- 
1. PlHito hy hf Holliiihl 

82 VoUeyball 

Sharon Panoff jumps to set the 
ball in a failed attempt to return a Holy 
Cross hit. Although Holy Cross proved 
to be a tough opponent, the women 
were alble to defeat them in four games. 
I'luito /n left' Holland 



Hartford Tournament 

1 Villanova 






Boston College 


Brown Tournament 

1 Harvard 




3 Lehigh 


3 Fairfield 




Boston College 


1 Central Conn. 














Rhode Island 


1 Connecticut 


George Washington 3 | 

George Mason 



Penn State 


St. Bonaventure 


1 Yale 


Harvard Tournament 









1 Hartford 







I he 1W()-91 women's \()lleyball 
team. Front row (1,-R): Cathie Aron, 
Francelyn tmmanuelli, Angela 
Paolucci, Nancy Sullivan, Patricia 
DiOrio, Takako Culhane. Second row 
(L-R): Sue Mullaney (Asst. coach), 
Cathy Smith, Shelley Spohr, Gretchen 

Coller, lisd Wolte, Danielle Michael, 
Kathy Boyd (Trainer). Third row (L-R): 
Heather Olson (Asst. coach), Juanita 
Madrlnan, Sharon Panoff, Radiel Biade- 
meier, Heather Theaux, Carol Ford 
(Head coach). I'hoto courtesy of Sports 

Volleyball 83 

84 Rugby 

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plays hard in a tough league 

The rugby team may 
play in relative obscurity at the 
lower Boyden fields but they 
definitely play hard enough for 
the few fans to wince at the 
rough play on the field. UMass 
competes in the First Division 
of the New England Rugby 
Football Conference. Besides 
playing other colleges they 
scrimmage with adult teams 
from the area. 

The team opened the 
season with a 13-7 victory at 
Boston College in front of 1,000 
Eagle fans. UMass used their 
size to come back from an early 
deficit. Mark Finley and Bob 
Hill contributed to this win. 

Amherst College fell to 
a strong UMass teams in a cross 
town rivalry where UMass 
controlled almost every scrum. 
Making many clutch tackles 
Paul McClelland helped keep 
Amherst from scoring. 

The rest of the season 
had some downs but many ups 
until Williams cruised on cam- 
pus. UMass needed a win to be 
eligible for the New England 
Championships. They scored 
easily to start but Williams came 
back with a penalty and a try. 
At halftime Williams led 10-7. 
With only one minute remain- 
ing UMass was down 13-11. 
The ball went to Brian Dono- 
van, he ran towards the try line 
and dove for the score that 
would have put UMass on top. 
He was taken down inches from 
the goal as time expired. 

This loss put an end to 
a season that can definitely be 
called a successful one. Even 
with this season ending loss 
the team had shown the divi- 
sion that they were a team to be 
reckoned with. 

-by Jeff Holland 
with Dave Szpila 

A player attempts to tackle down 
his opponent before he can score. 
Strong effort was essential to successful 
play. Fhoto by Jeff Holland 

Rugby 85 


moves into new quarters 

The equestrian team 
moved into their new stables 
and arena at the Hadley Farm 
this season. This change gave 
the team one of the best facili- 
ties in the region for equestrian 
programs. Sandy Osborne, the 
team's coach said the new fa- 
cilities make practices easier, 
the arena is warmer and the 
riders can train later in the 
night. Maria Harrington, who 
was on the team last year, re- 
marked that the Hadley Farm is 
"fantastic, probably one of the 
best in the country." 

The style of riding used 
at the shows is 'hunt seat' which 
is not emphasized at UMass. 
While being a slight handicap, 
most of the women have previ- 
ously trained in hunt seat be- 
fore coming to the University. 
This, along with training one 
night each week in hunt seat, 
keeps the riders on a fairly level 
pace with the other schools. 

All riders can compete 
in the shows because they are 

classes from beginner to expert 
in three different events. The 
horse ridden is chosen by lot- 
tery which keeps riders from 
getting an unfair advantage. 
Harrington says that the sport 
is competitive because you 
don't ride your own horse and 
there are many hard horses. 

The coed team hasn't 
had a male rider for a few years. 
Osborne, who is also the Direc- 
tor of Riding for the University, 
says that men are welcome to 
join at any time. 

The teams compete in 
both the fall and the spring 
with the fall season consists of 
local shows and the spring 
emphasizing regional and na- 
tional qualifications. 

Although not recog- 
nized as an official varsity sport 
they compete with varsity pro- 
grams at other schools. The 
University funds the transpor- 
tation to the shows with the 
riders paying the entry fees. 
They ride in the Region 3 North 

division of the Intercollegiate 
Horse Show Association. Ten 
public and private colleges in 
central and western Massachu- 
setts compete in this region. 
UMass usually finishes third 
behind Smith and Mount Hol- 
yoke with occasional wins, in- 
cluding their fall home meet. 

The riders are very 
competitive with the other 
schools yet support their team- 
mates during the shows, says 
Osborne. The riders help each 
other by coaching from outside 
the ring during rides and by 
loaning equipment when nec- 
essary. There is not much fan 
support which is standard for 
the sport in this country but 
those that attend are enthusi- 
astic and vocal. 

The team is not the 
central focus of the entire eques- 
trian program, but it is a good 
draw for the riding program, 
which has been named by many 
incoming students as a reason 
for attending the university. 

-by Jeff Holland 

86 Equestrian 

A member of the UMass team pre- 
pares herself for her ride with the help 
of another team member. This year's 
team was one of the strongest yet. 
Photo courtesy of equestrian team 

A UMass rider parades her horse 
around the arena. The team was at 
Mount Holyoke College for a competi- 
tion. Photo courtesy of equestrian team 

Equestrian 87 


dominates winning season 

No one expected the Min- 
utemen to do as well as they did 
this year. However, UMass foot- 
ball turned in an outstanding 
performance which demanded 
respect and attention. 
"Frankly. . . we didn't know we'd 
be that good." commented 
Head Coach Jim Reid. What 
was it that made the Minute- 
men so successful? Coach Reid 
attributed their outstanding 
performance to senior leader- 
ship. "Humble senior leader- 
ship was key to this year's suc- 
cess... my seniors led by ex- 
ample.. . they made the younger 
players feel comfortable." The 
1990 team hosted 12 seniors all 
in starting positions. Besides 
fantastic leadership, these sen- 
iors also possess a plenitude of 
talent and experience among 
them. Coach Reid spoke noth- 
ing but praise for his seniors, 
and cited several of them for 
their performance. Pat Doran: 
"I was very pleased with his 
work in safety" . Anthony Guid- 
ice: "just awesome". Steve 
Brothers: "played the best he's 
ever played". Paul Mayberry: 
"became the type of player we 
knew he could be". Jay Gabbe: 
"All-conference, full scholar- 
ship player; excellent job". Reid 
also commended junior Rich 
Kane for his effort: "He really 
dominated... did a tremendous 

As well as having individ- 
ual talent, the team worked very 
well together. Coach Reid stated 
that the greatest team improve- 
ment came in the defense. The 
seemingly invincible UMass 
defense shut down the oppos- 
ing offense in 9 of 11 games. 
UMass defense, teamed with the 
talents of Gary Wilkos, Dave 
Mitchell, Gabbe and Guidice in 
offense, created the best UMass 
football season since 1963. 
DELAWARE: The Minutemen 

attacked Delaware and came 
away with a shining victory 
which clinched a Yankee Con- 
ference first place for UMass 
and broke a 32 year losing streak 
to Delaware. Jubilance was 
abundant in players and fans 
alike. The incredible UMass 
defense shut down the Blue 
Hens and quarterback Bill Ver- 
gantino, allowing Delaware 
only 135 yards total offense 
throughout the entire game. 
Freshman Eric Thimas, substi- 
tuting for an injured Don Cap- 
paroti, scored the final touch- 
down. UMass was not to walk 
away unblemished: star quar- 

"Frankly.. .we didn't know 
we'd be that good." 

-Coach Jim Reid 

terback Gary Wilkos suffered a 
broken vertebrae during the 3rd 

VILLANOVA: The Minutemen 
defense perservered and held 
back the determined Villanova 
offense. The Wildcats rushed 
30 times for a total gain of 5 
yards. As of November 9th, 
UMass had the 2nd best de- 
fense in the nation. That statis- 
tic came to life in this game. A 
24 yard field goal by Marco 
Gabrielli gave UMass the win- 
ning edge. Freshman tailback 
Eric Thimas subbed for John 
Johnson in the 2nd half, and 
rushed 15 times for 73 yards. 
This victory secured the Min- 
utemen a spot in the Division 
lAA playoffs. 

quered UConn 38-19 regard- 
less of UConn's rushing game, 
which was rated first in the 
Yankee Conference. Gary 

Wilkos, despite a sprained 
thumb on his throwing hand, 
rushed for 143 yards and one 
touchdown. Dave Mitchell 
added 114 yards and a touch- 
down, and John Johnson net- 
ted 60 yards' and one touch- 
down. Despite the mud and 
horrible weather, the Minute- 
men managed 5 touchdowns. 
The win lifted UMass to a first 
place tie with UNH in the Yan- 
kee Conference. 

game was not essential in estab- 
lishing ranking, but was a fac- 
tor in provoking enthusiasm 
and hope in the Minutemen 
and UMass fans alike. BU suf- 
fered a humiliating defeat by 
UMass: 47-16. "This game be- 
longs to our offense... our of- 
fense did a wonderful job." 
stated coach Jim Reid. Wilkos, 
Johnson, Gabrielli, Dave Mitch- 
ell, and Don Caparotti scored 
the five touchdowns for UMass. 
The Minutemen were simply 
unstoppable in this game. 

Although UMass excelled 
during the regular season, they 
did not do well in the playoffs. 
"Our injuries simply caught up 
with us." stated Reid. William 
and Mary had the best offense 
in the nation going into the 
battle against UMass. In the eyes 
of Jim Reid, the fans, and the 
football team, the playoffs were 
no reflection of the true ability 
of the Minutemen. 

Regardless of the loss of 
12 fabulous seniors, UMass can 
be optimistic about the 1991 
season. Gary Wilkos and Jer- 
ome Bledsoe are returning to 
lead the offense, and a very 
capable defense will comple- 
ment them. The 1990 football 
team was unforgettable; cer- 
tainly the 1991 team will re- 
member and strive for equal 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 

88 Football 

Junior Lamar Newsome attempt 
to take the ball outside and up the field 
is foiled by Boston University Comer 
Back Mike Overton. A native of Fox- 
boro, Newsome averaged 15.6 yards per 
catch. Photo by Jeff Holland 

Quarterback Gary Wilcos looks 
upfield for a receiver as he rushes to- 
wards the line of scrimage. This Staten 
Island, NY native performed very well 
during the season until he broke his 
neck against Delaware. Photo by Jeff 





Holy Cross 









Rhode Island 















New Hampshire 


William & Mary 


Head Coach Jim Reid shows his 
displeasure at an official's call during 
the Connecticut game. Reid led his 
team to the first place spot in the Yatikee 
Conference this year. Photo by Jeff Hol- 

Fcx)tball 89 

Robert Thomas goes 
through his routine on the 
rings. The rings was consid- 
ered to be one of the most dif- 
ficult categories because of the 
upper arm strength needed. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

Men's Gymnast] 










222.80Mass Inst. TechMl.lO 


So. Conn. 














275.65 1 

New Englands 1 of 5 j 









NCAA Regionals 

NCAA Championships 

Reg. USGF Meet 

Championships of USA 


William Sayman con- Joe Haran shows 
centrates on the high bars t«nse concentration during his 
amid the crowd in Bovden routine on the pommel horse, 
during the Springfield (V.llexe Ha^an was a strong all- 
meet. The Minutemen's .onsis- abound performer through- 
tency was a main reason tor «"* the season. Photo by feff 
their 253.85-241.85 victory. Holland 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

92 Men's Gymnastics 

Q ymnastics 

wins 4th New England Title 

The men's gymnastics 
team, under the direction of 
head coach Roy Johnson, won 
their 4th New England Title in 5 
years. However, the inconsis- 
tent final scores do not reflect 
the individual talent that con- 
tributed to the New England 

The first 
tri-meet against 
Army and Air 
Force brought an 
exhilarating vic- 
tory for the Min- 
utemen, who 
won three events 
and tied for the 
floor exercise. 
This meet was a showplace for 
personal accomplishments as 
well as a win for the team. Joe 
Haran took a first place in the 
high bar, and Glen Stubbs and 
Mitch Hall a third and fourth 
place in the high bar respec- 
tively. Steve Christensen, who 
grabbed a first place in the all- 
around, summarized the reason 
for the Minutemen's success at 
this meet: "We really concen- 
trated on it hard, and it worked 
out. Everyone just raised it a 

Several Minutemen con- 
tributed consistently through- 

out the season. Robert Thomas 
placed first in the all- around 
and second in the floor exercise 
in separate meets. Jason Braud 
placed first in the floor exercise, 
second in the all-around, and 
fourth in the vault in separate 
meets. Joe Haran seized several 
firsts for the 

'We did a hell of 
a job." 

Dove DINucci 

as well as two 
third places. 
also was a vis- 
ible force for 
the Minute- 
men, taking a 
second in the 
all-around at 
the New England's, a fourth in 
all- around, and a second in the 
rings in separate meets. 

The 1992 season will 
most likely bring about signifi- 
cant changes for the Minute- 
men; the most noticeable being 
the new leadership under head 
coach Jun Chen, a former 
member of the Chinese National 
Team. Undoubtedly, the Min- 
utemen will defend their New 
England Title, and hopefully 
gain more victories in indivual 
meets with a more experienced 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 

The 1990-91 men's gymnas- 
tics team. Front row (L-R): Tim Sulli- 
van, Robert Thomas, Dave DiNucci, 
Mitch Hall, Joe Haran, William Say- 
man, Jason Braud. Back row (L-R): Roy 
Johnson (Head coach), Steve Chris- 
tensen, Adam Gould, Glen Stubbs, Ja- 
son Fox, Jesse Jacobs, Andrew Sullivan, 

un Chen (Assistant coach). Photo coitr- 

('s>' of Sports Infommtion 

Men's Gymnastics 93 

Robert Thomas goes 
through his routine on the 
rings. The rings was consid- 
ered to be one of the most dif- 
ficult categories because of the 
upper arm strength needed. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

Men's Gymnastics 



256.65 Navy 257.05 

253.85 SPFLD. 241.85 

222.80 Mass Inst. Tech 141.10 

259.60 Sp. Conn. 267.05 

256.55 TEMPLE 272.90 

266.65 ARMY/ 264.90 

AIR FORCE 259.15 

269.55 SYRACUSE/ 270.00 

CHICAGO 275.65 

New Englands 1 of 5 

256.85 ECAC 

264.90 Cortland 259.80 

264.10 CIGL 4th 

NCAA Regionals 

NCAA Championships 

Reg. USGF Meet 

Championships of USA 


William Sayman con- Joe Haran shows in- 
centrates on the high bars tense concentration during his 
amid the crowd in Boyden routine on the pommel horse, 
during the Springfield College Haran was a strong all- 
meet. The Minutemen's consis- around performer through- 
tency was a main reason for out the season. Photo by Jeff 
their 253.85-241.85 victory, f^ oil and 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

92 Men's Gymnastics 

Q ymnastics 

wins 4th New England Title 

The men's gymnastics 
team, under the direction of 
head coach Roy Johnson, won 
their 4th New England Title in 5 
years. However, the inconsis- 
tent final scores do not reflect 
the individual talent that con- 
tributed to the New England 

The first 
tri-meet against 
Army and Air 
Force brought an 
exhilarating vic- 
tory for the Min- 
utemen, who 
won three events 
and tied for the 
floor exercise. 
This meet was a showplace for 
personal accomplishments as 
well as a win for the team. Joe 
Haran took a first place in the 
high bar, and Glen Stubbs and 
Mitch Hall a third and fourth 
place in the high bar respec- 
tively. Steve Christensen, who 
grabbed a first place in the all- 
around, summarized the reason 
for the Minutemen's success at 
this meet: "We really concen- 
trated on it hard, and it worked 
out. Everyone just raised it a 

Several Minutemen con- 
tributed consistently through- 

out the season. Robert Thomas 
placed first in the all- around 
and second in the floor exercise 
in separate meets. Jason Braud 
placed first in the floor exercise, 
second in the all-around, and 
fourth in the vault in separate 
meets. Joe Haran seized several 
firsts for the 
as weE as two 
third places. 
also was a vis- 
ible force for 
the Minute- 
men, taking a 
second in the 
all-around at 

We did a hell of 
a job." 

Dave DINuccI 

the New England's, a fourth in 
all- around, and a second in the 
rings in separate meets. 

The 1992 season will 
most likely bring about signifi- 
cant changes for the Minute- 
men; the most noticeable being 
the new leadership under head 
coach Jun Chen, a former 
member of the Chinese National 
Team. Undoubtedly, the Min- 
utemen will defend their New 
England Title, and hopefully 
gain more victories in indivual 
meets with a more experienced 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 

The 1990-91 men's gymnas- 
tics team. Front row (L-R): Tim Sulli- 
van, Robert Thomas, Dave DiNucci, 
Mitch Hall, Joe Haran, William Say- 
man, Jason Braud. Back row (L-R): Roy 
Johnson (Head coach), Steve Chris- 
tensen, Adam Gould, Glen Stubbs, Ja- 
son Fox, Jesse Jacobs, Andrew Sullivan, 
Jun Chen (Assistant coach). Photo cour- 
tesy of Sports Infomiatkm 

Men's Gymnastics 93 

Q ymnastics 

produce outstanding performances 

The 1991 season, led by 
head coach Alfie Mitchell, 
proved to be an exdting one for 
the women's gymnastics team. 
After an impressive 13-2 finish 
for the 1990 season, the Mi- 
nutewomen had great expecta- 
tions to fill. They did not beat 
the 1990 record; however, they 
did finish strong despite the 
absence of veteran Kristin Tur- 
mail. Team spirit and hard work 
contributed to the success of 
the 1991 team. 

An important yet disap- 
pointing match against Towson 
State offered insight in what was 
perhaps the Minutewomen's 
only weakness: a lack of confi- 
dence. However, this meet did 
reveal individual talent in the 
form of Margaret Furtado and 
Abby May: an impressive 36.17 
in the all-around and a second 
place in the balance beam, re- 

The first tri-meet against 
Pittsburgh and Yale gave the 
Minutewomen an uplifting win. 
They won three out of four 

The 1990-91 women's gym- 
nastics team. Front row (L-R): Abby 
May, Margaret Furtado, Kim Grady, Ann 
Mocek . Second row (L-R): Angela Jent, 
Erica Finkleman, Lisa-Beth Cronen, 
Kristin Turmail. Back row (L-R): Denise 
Gravelle, Tammy Marshall, Erin Klier, 
Kari Tabachnick. Photo courtesy of Sports 

events for a total of 181.6 points. 
Sophomore Tammy Marshall 
placed first and Junior Kim 
Grady second in the all-around. 
The gymnasts were not to leave 
this meet untarnished; Senior 
Kristin Turmail suffered a seri- 

"(The team) has 
great morale and great 
team spirit." 

-Kristin Turmaii 

ous knee injury during the floor 
excerise; she would not com- 
pete for UMass again. 

With the loss of Tumiail 
the team needed to concentrate. 
"The team needs a strong, solid 
performance" stated coach 
Mitchell. They gave him one 
against Bridgeport, which 
boosted their confidence. As the 
season progressed and the Mi- 
nutewomen gained self-assur- 

ance, individual talent flour- 

Freshman 'dynamo' Fur- 
tado had a promising season 
placing consistently in events 
throughout the season. Abby 
May also accumulated points 
for the Minutewomen. Grady 
saw a personal best in the all- 
around and was a contributing 
force in the success of the Mi- 
nutewomen. Tammy Marshall 
had a sensational season filled 
with personal bests and a par- 
ticularly satisfying accomplish- 
ment: breaking the school rec- 
ord for the floor excerdse with a 

After another successful 
season, the Minutewomen 
should be optimistic about next 
year. "[The team] has great mo- 
rale and great team spirit," said 
Turmail. If their final meet 
against arch rival UNH ( in which 
they won three events ) is any 
indication, then UMass should 
anxiously expect a victorious 
1992 season. 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 



Erica Finkleman begins her 
routine on the balance beam in the first 
meet of the season against Cornell. 
UMass defeated Cornell 180.2-164.8. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

94 Women's Gymnastics 

Women's Gymnastics 


180.2 CORNELL 164.8 

181.2 PITTSBURGH/ 179.65 

YALE 173.45 

182.0 Towson State 187.25 

183.6 Bridgeport 174.8 

183.45 So. Conn. 179.65 

184.8 TEMPLE/ 181.5 


185.25 SPEED. 177.75 

URI 182.45 

181.6 RUTGERS 175.4 

184.45 UNH 186.90 

183.05 West Virginia/ 184.75 

UNH 180.55 

Atlantic 10 185.25 

Tied 3 of 7 

Sophomore Tammy 

Marshall performs on the 
uneven bars. Along with her 
outstanding ability on the 
floor exercises, Marshall was 
a strong opponent in other 
areas as well. Photo by Jeff 

Women's Gymnastics 95 

S wimming 

win New Englands for fifth year 

The University of Massachu- 
setts Men's Swim team ended 
another brilliant season with its 
fifth consecutive New England 
Championship title and a nine- 
teenth place finish in the East- 
ern Seaboards. Yet, this recog- 
nition would never have been 
attainable if it had not been for 
the outstanding season, the 
great leadership of the tri-cap- 
tains and the encouragement 
of Coach Russ Yarworth. 

The team started off the 
season on the right foot with a 
win of 133-110 on Saturday 
December 1, against Springfield 
College. This win added to the 
team's already impressive four- 
teen-meet winning streak. 

Yet, on Wednesday Decem- 
ber 5, this streak came to an end 
with its first loss since February 
13,1989. This loss to Brown put 
their season record at (2-1). But, 
they did not allow this loss to 
dampen their spirits. They 
closed out the year by defeating 
Southern Conneticut 153.5- 
89.5. The team of Mark Stoelt- 
ing. Bill Chouinard, Jim Gregg 
and Joe Morris took first place 
in the 400 yard medley relay 
with a time of 3:44.04. 

With continued aggressive- 
ness the team drowned the 
University of New Hampshire 

on February 2, with a score of 
196-101 to improve their record 
to 10-1. Sophomore Jay Peluso 
won the 100 yard backstroke 
setting a pool record of 1:00.34. 
The regular season ended 
with a loss to the Boston Uni- 
versity Terriers 144-99 to take 
their record to (10-2). Yet, with 

"Once you believe in 
yourself and believe that 
you are going to excel 
at the end of the year, 
then you have the op- 
portunity to be a champ- 

-Coach Yarworth 

the loss came triumphant bests. 
Scott Reed swam the 1,000 yard 
freestyle in 9:58.66. Jim 
Robertson posted a winning 
time of 1:44.81 in the 200 yard 

This record led the team to 
the New England Champion- 
ships and to their fifth consecu- 
tive first place win. Over the 
past five seasons, the program 
has compiled an astounding 56- 
4 record. This can be greatly 
attributed to the gang of sen- 
iors. This group include tri- 
captains Evan Gwilliam, Pete 
Reich and Jim Robertson. Ac- 

Both UMass and URI 
swimmers wait for the start- 
ing signal before the 100 meter 
race. UMass crushed URI by a 
score of 181-63. Photo by Mason 

cording to coach Russ Yarworth 
" [Their leadership is] the sym- 
bol of what the swim team 
stands for." In addition are 
Senior Scott Milbert and Frank 
Sampson. The team topped the 
scores by over 100 pts. with a 
total of 671.5. They shot down 
Boston College Eagles who 
placed second with 457 pts., 
followed by URI, Maine and 
Providence. Along with the win, 
numerous records were broken. 
With a time of six minutes, 51.29 
seconds the 800 yard freestyle 
relay comprised of Curt Sawin, 
Pete Reich, Joe Morris and Chris 
Barrett, took first place. Mark 
Stoelting also made history in 
the 100 and 200 yard backstroke. 
New England records of 52.01 
in the 100 and 1:54.14 in the 

The team placed nineteenth 
at the Eastern Seaboards. Repre- 
senting UMass was Chris Bar- 
rett, Pete Reich, Chris Sawin, 
Mark Stoelting and Jim 

This is Russ Yarworth's 
twelfth season as coach of the 
UMass men's swim team. As he 
says, "It is a tough, but very 
enjoyable profession. I think 
we are moving in the right di- 

-by Kathy O'Brien 



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96 Men's Swimming 

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^ A 

r^ii#i^^^|iii^^tf^i il 

Tri-captain Jimmy Robertson 
swims across the pool in the 2(W frees- 
tyle. After being stricken with pneumo- 
nia in the fall and suffering from a 
scratched cornea, the senior made an 
excellent comeback in the spring 
semester. Photo M' Mason khiin 

Men's Swimming 




BC 85 


Springfield 110 


BROWN 132 


SO. CONN. 89.5 


Northeastern 103 


Amherst 131 






Connecticut 94 




UNH 101 


Boston University 144 

New Englandsl of 16 

Easterns 19 of 40 


The 1990-91 men's swimming 
team. Front row (L-R>: Fete Reich, Chris 
Sullivan, Frank Sampson, -Scott Milbert, 
Bill C houinard, Evan Gwilliam. Second 
row (L-R): Mark Stoelting, Sandy Sheri- 
dan, Dan Burzinski, Steve Jungbluth, 
Jay Peluso, Tim Turpin. Third row (L-R): 
Tim Nubar, Rich IXxrkery, Rich House, 
Scott Reed, Curt Sawin, Pete Hursty. 
Back row(L-R): Al Brust (Assistant coach), 
Chris Cotter, Jim Gre^, Tasan Fngin, 
Joe Morris, Chris Barrett, Russ Yarwortli 
(Head coach). Photo courtesy of Sports 

Men's Swimming 97 

Senior Denise Reimer 
competes in the 50 meter frees- 
tyle in a meet against URI. She 
managed to be ranked in the 
top five in New England. Phuio 
by Mason Rivlin 

Women's Swimming 






161.5 Vermont 












Boston College 









NEWISDA Champs 3rd 
Easterns 5 of 34 

NCAA Diving 

NCAA Diving& 

Swirming Champs 



The 1990-91 women's swim- 
ming team. Front row (L-R): Denise 
Reimer, Tonia Stafford, Leslie Cromwell, 
Keira Cruz, Kim Morin, Maureen 
Murphy, Nancy Wilkinson, Teresa 
Konieczny. Second row (L-R): Stacie 
Fruth (Assistant coach), Ngtting Wah, 
Kim Broad, Amy Lewis, Kari Eclwardsen, 
Theresa Jacobs, Lori Sheehan, Laurie 
Schwarz, Barbara Banks, Kate Riddell, 
Kiri Binning, Robert Newcomb (Head 
coach). Back row (L-R): Stephanie Souto, 
Michelle Munyon, Jen Jackson, Stepha- 
nie Tuttle, Amy Bloomstein, Rachael 
Rennert, Heather Leisman, Beth Wadick, 
Jen Saunders, Carolyn Curran. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Infonnation 



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98 Women's Swimming 

S wimmlng 

dominates compefttion 

The salient superiority of 
the women's swimming team 
was obvious during the 1990-91 
season. They lost two meets by a 
mere 20 point total combined. 
Heati coach Robert Newcomb 
couldn't be more pleased with 
the efforts of the Minute- 

"We're going to make a few 
New England coaches sit up 
and realize that we're alive and 
not floundering" stated coach 
Newcomb at the initial meet, 
and he was right on target. 

The first meet of the 
season against Smith was an 
easy victory for the Minute- 
women. They finished first in 
12 of 14 races. Theresa 
Konieczny dominated with two 
wins. Coach Newcomb com- 
mented on her performance: 
"She's worked hard and is really 
going to surprise people". 

UMass then went on to 
defeat the Vermont Catamounts 
at their next meet. The Minute- 
women, who were trailing be- 
hind until the seventh event, 
jumped to the lead. UMass won 
the meet due to the contribu- 
tions of individual talent. Aus- 
tralian exchange student Kiri 

Binning astounded the crowd 
with 3 wins, a school record, 
and a Vermont pool record with 
a time of 2:16:19 in the 200 
meter backstroke. Kim Broad 
also contributed 2 wins. 

A particularly satisfying 

"We were successful be- 
cause 'we are family' " 

-Jennifer Saunders 

victory was gained at the meet 
against the University of Maine. 
For the first time ever in a dual 
meet, the Minutemen were 
successful in defeating the Uni- 
versity of Maine. 

"We did some amazing 
things today" admitted coach 

The very first event set the 
victorious theme for the meet. 
The 200 yard medley relay of 
senior Kiri Binning, freshman 
Jennifer Saunders, junior Laurie 
Schwarz and senior Denise Re- 
imer, with a time of 1:54:31, 

UMass and Smith 

swimmers prepare for the first 
relay of the first meet of the 
year. UMass proved that their 
winter training paid off by a 
207-93 vicory. Photo by Mason 

was responsible for coach 
Newcomb's insight: "As soon as 
I saw the first 2 backstrokers 
touch in the medley relay, I knew 
we were going to have an awe- 
some day". Binning shined 
again, setting 3 school records. 

UMass was again victori- 
ous with a win over UNH. The 
Minutewomen took first place 
in 3 events. Kim Broad won the 
1,000 freestyle in 10:54:75. 
During the breaststroke the 2 
teams were tied, but Newcomb 
remained optimistic. "I was 
never worried during the meet. 
This was our best ever against 

The last individual meet 
of the season was a victory for 
the team as well as Carolyn 
Curran, who qualified for the 
New England Championships 
in the 500 yard freestyle with a 
time of 5:38:9. 

The women's swimming 
team has a difficult record to 
improve upon. However, the 
1991-92 team, under leadership 
of co-captains Kim Morin and 
Amy Bloomstein, is sure to tlirive 
with the apparent talent of the 

-by Kathy O'Brien 

Women's Swimming 99 


ends season with top honors 

• • reth the men's and 
women's varsity ski teams 
posted impressive results for 
UMass in the 1990-1991 sea- 
son. According to coach Wil- 
liam MacConnell/'Both teams 
had an outstanding year. It was 
especially good for the women, 
who won the last four races — 6 
out of 10 for the season." 

The overall team results 
for the women allowed them to 
capture first place in the 
Osboume League of the Eastern 
Collegiate Ski Conference. The 
women come on strong towards 
the end of the season, and pro- 
ceeded to knock out league ri- 
vals Boston College and Ply- 
mouth State. 

Standout skier J.J Tanguay, 
a sophomore transfer student 
from University of New Hamp- 
shire, had an excellent first sea- 
son for UMass. She managed to 
clinch six giant slalom victo- 
ries, and two slalom victories. 
Junior Mard Blacker also posted 
eight top ten results for the team. 
Graduating captain Marti 

Gilbert credited the depth of 
the women's team for much of 
their success. Both Marti Gilbert 
and Jen Egan scored consistently 
for UMass throughout the year. 
Other scorers included Dana 
Breslau and Jen Rummell. 
The varsity Men's ski team 

Men's Skiiiig 


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'Both teams had an 
outstanding year." 

-Coach Bill MacConnell 

proved to be a power house in 
the league as well. The men 
started off the Carnival giant 
slalom, and Chuck Holcomb 
shredded his way to his first- 
ever number one finish. The 
team slumped slightly towards 
the middle of the season, but 
rallied in the last two races. How- 
ever, the strength of Boston 
College and Plymouth State 

could not be broken. The team 
still impressed, took third place 
in the league of nine competing 
teams from around New Eng- 
land. Coach MacConnell at- 
tributed the men's success to, 
"One of the best training camps 
we've ever had here at UMass." 
The consistency of Mike 
Hannigan and Josh Cohen, 
coupled with the results of Pete 
Selkowitz, John Donovan, and 
Chuck Holcomb, boosted the 
team throughout the season. 
Coach MacConnell elected Josh 
Cohen as MVP, and cited the 
fad that Josh managed to score 
for UMass in all but one race. 
Other scorers for UMass in- 
cluded Rob Umstead, Mark 
Budreski, and Paul Robinson. 
According to captain Scott Lav- 
ine, "we should have an over- 
powering team next year, since 
eight of our top ten wiU be re- 
turning." The skiing of graduat- 
ing seniors Mike Belanger and 
Pete Selkowitz will be missed 
next year. 

-by Mark Budreski 

he 1990-91 women's ski 
team. Front row (L-R): Marci Blacker, 
Beth Martin, Debby Adams, Cathy Ker- 
shman, Dana Breslau. Back row (L-R): 
Jen Rummell, Bill MacConnell (Coach), 
Jen Egan, Marci Gilbert, Meredith 
Casella, Gabrell Morris, Scott LaVine 
(Manager), Sasha Potzka, J J. Tanguay. 
Photo courtesy of Sports Infonnation 


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Boston College 


















Western N.E. 



Mt. Holyoke 


The 1991 men's ski team. Ryan Worabel races down the 

Front row (L-R): John Done- slopes to beat his opponents. Worabel 
van, Mike Beianger, Chuch was a strong player is both slalom and 
Holcombe, Ryan Worabel, Eric giant slalom events. Photn by Carrie 
Berman. Back row (L-R): Bill Wyeth 

MacDonnell (Coach), Paul 

Robinson, John Soglia, Pete 
Selkowicz, Mark Budreski, Scott 
Levine, Rob Umstead, Anatoly 
Darov. Photo courtesy of 

Sports Information 

Skiing 101 

B asketball 

keeps spirits high in low year 

A cursor)' glance at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts 
women's basketball team sug- 
gests a season of disappoint- 
ment, but they don't tell the 
final story about a team that 
never stopped trying. 

The Minutewomen did not 
win a single game all season 
long, finishing 0-27 overall and 
0-18 in Atlantic 10 Conference 
play. The numbers say that 
UMass only hit 37 percent of 
their shots from the field, were 
outscored by an average 74-46 
margin and tumed the ball over 
29 times a game. 

While those were the actual 
numbers, they don't tell the 
whole story. 

"It was a strength of ours 
that in a horrendous year, our 
kids were up and ready to play 
95 percent of the time, and that's 
pretty damn high," Coach Hew- 
elt pointed out. "At times you 
would have expected us to fold 
our cards, but we didn't. These 

kids want to win." 

Throughout the season, the 
Minutewomen's two biggest 
problems were lack of offense 
and inexperience. Both of these 
difficulties were heightened by 
the loss of both UMass' starting 
guards before the 
season had even 

While the 
did improve of- 
fensively at the 
end of the sea- 
son with a 64 
point, 47.7 field 
goal percentage 
outburst against St. Bonaven- 
ture in the A- 10 tournament, 
they did suffer difficulties in 
putting points on the score- 
board. Only Keybum McCusker 
averaged over 10 points a game, 
leading the team with 15.2 
points pergame, and no player 
besides McCusker shot over 40 
percent from the field. 

"Our kids grew up and 
took a step forward." 
-Coach Hewelt 

Yet although the Minute- 
women were winless, they did 
gain needed experience through 
what Hewelt often referred to as 
"baptism by fire." UMass' young 
players found themselves con- 
fronting some of the best 
teams in the 
nation within 
the A-10; 

Penn State, 
George Wash- 
ington and 
Rutgers were 
all ranked na- 
tionally dur- 
ing the season. 
"Our kids grew up and took 
a step forward," Hewelt said. "It 
gets overlooked that we played 
pretty good defense because of 
the scoring margins. We held 
Rutgers to 62 points at their 
place, and they finished among 
the top four in the conference." 
One bright spot in an other- 
wise dismal season was the play 

of McCusker, the team captain 
and only senior. McCusker 
scored her 1,000th point late in 
the season, and finished her 
career on the all-time UMass 
women's lists, with 1,135 points 
and 619 rebounds. 

McCusker was confident 
that the experience the Minute- 
women gained this year wiU help 
the team improve. "1 see a lot of 
good things in the future," 
McCusker said. "A lot of our 
young players got experience 
that most other young players 
don't get their first or second 
year. There is some talent on 
the team...every player can work 
on that during the summer." 

Before resigning in late 
March, Hewelt said that she 
hoped her team could remem- 
ber this season and put it be- 
hind them. "It can be a great 
motivator, because no one wants 
to go through this again. Our 
kids will not forget." 

-by Greg Sukiennik 

Cherie Muza guards a St. 
Bonaventure forward. In spite of a strong 
offensive showing, St Bonaventure 
defeated the Minutewomen at home by 
a score of 78-53 Photo by Mason Rivlin 

The women's basketball team 
First row (L-R): Maleeka Valentine, 
Shawna Pemberton, Jessica Richard, 
Tnsh Hessel, Tnaa Riley, Jessica Schusler, 
Glona Nevarez, Chene Muza Back row 
(L-R) Kathy Hewelt (Head coach), Jamie 
Zagrodnik, Lisa Ireland, Jennyfer Mo- 
ran, Keybum McCusker, Kim Knstohk, 
Francie Hansen, Mary Vail (Assistant 
coach), Louise McCleary (Assistant 
coach). Photo courtesy of Sports Infonna- 

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St. Joseph's 









G. Washington 












St. Bon 



Penn State 



Rhode Island 








Atlantic 10 Tourney 


St. Bon 


Lisa Ireland shows intense concentra- 

tion a 

she prepares to take a foul shot in 

a game against Dusquesne in the Cage 


esne defeated UMass 71-50. Photo 

by Mason Rivlin 

Women's Basketball 103 


keeps fans thrilled in regular seaso 

The l.'Vlass iiK-n's basketball 
toiiii iiiid a taslf of (.'sen' known 
'enu)tioii ,is tlicy played their 
way auuug'i the 1990-1991 
season. Amied with both young 
and veteran talent and backed 
by those notorious fans, UMass 
fought its way through some 
discouraging losses to prevail 
with several exhilarating victo- 
ries, and even managed to make 
history in the process. 

UMass boasted the acheive- 
ments of many promising ath- 
letes. Jim McCoy, a junior 
named to the first team Atlantic 
10 for the second straight year, 
surpassed Lorenzo Sutton's rec- 
ord to become the all-time lead- 
ing scorer in the history of the 
University of Masachusetts with 
1,719 points. In three years, 
McCoy managed to break 
Sutton's four-year record of 
1718. Harper WilHams, a so- 
phomore from Bridgeport, Con- 
necticut, was named to the third 
team Atlantic 10 and topped 
the division in blocked shots. 
He broke his own single game 
record of six blocks with nine 
blocks against URI in early Feb- 
ruary. Sophomore Tony Bar- 
bee, named to the second team 
Atlantic 10, may have missed 
three straight games due to 
mononucleosis, but the only 
game in the last 17 in which he 
did not score in double figures 
was his first game back after his 
illness against Dusquesne. 

These three players, along 
with the rest of the Minutemen, 
excited the crowds throughout 
their season, as the season's 

highlights were many and 
memorable. Perhaps the most 
remembered game of the sea- 
son was a home game against 
Rhode Island. It was especially 
sweet for senior Rafer Giles. 
Giles, described as a "clutch per- 
former" by assistant coach Dave 
Glover, provided one of the most 
emotional moments of the sea- 
son as he sank a historic three- 
pointer in overtime to win the 
game 70-67, also securing his 
1,000th point. 

"In the first half... I was 
thinking too much about get- 

Tailing is not falling down, 
Failing is falling down and 
not getting up." 

-Harper Willianns 

ting 1,000," Giles said in regards 
to the URI game. "But in over- 
time... my shot was there." 

The 82-65 win against Bos- 
ton University the following 
night, which was televised on 
ESPN, proved to be an exciting 
one for both fans and team. The 
event marked the first time in 
UMass history that a basketball 
game was televised on national 
television, and the pride felt by 
all of UMass' supporters was 
evident in the fantastic turnout 
of fans. Sometimes, however, 
fan support got out of hand. 
The number of students clam- 
oring to get in to see the game 

104 Men's Basketball 

got so out of control that a riot 
almost broke out. From then 
on, a student had to get a ticket 
for a game, instead of just being 
able to walk into the Cage after 
showing a student ID. "It's 
gotten crazy, " said freshman 
Ranca Tuba, an avid follower of 
UMass basketball. "These guys 
are just getting too good. Every- 
body wants a piece of the ac- 

Another soon-to-be historic 
meeting was a game against 
West Virginia. The Minutemen 
lost to this team 85-82 earlier in 
the season in spite of a home 
court advantage, but managed 
to come away with a 98-89 vic- 
tory away from home, marking 
the first time UMass defeated 
West Virginia since the A- 10 
league was founded. 

A ten point loss to Temple 
(80-70) at the end of the season 
broke the stride of the Minute- 
men, but not their spirit. UMass 
had made a valiant attempt to 
break Temple's winning streak 
but came up disappointed. Nev- 
ertheless, the motto of the sea- 
son kept the team focused on 
their game. As Harper Williams 
explained, "Failing is not falling 
down. Failing is falling down 
and not getting up." 

After one of the most suc- 
cessful season's in UMass his- 
tory, the Minutemen were proud 
to accept an invitation to the 
National Invitational Tourna- 
ment, prolonging the excite- 
ment that they had fostered so 
well during regular season play, 
-by Jennifer Hanna 

John Tate receives a rebound 
while warding off the Rhode Island 
defense. Tate averaged 7.7 rebounds per 
A-10 game and led UMass in rebound- 
ing 12 times. Photo by Carrie Wyeth 

The 1990-91 men's basketball 
team. Front row (L-R): John Tate, Jim 
McCoy, Anton Brown, Matthew Ander- 
son, Rafer Giles, Tony Barbae, Ben 
Grodski. Back row (L-R): Francois Fir- 
min, William Herndon, Harper Wil- 
liams, Jeff Meyer, Kennard Robinson, 
Tommy Pace, Chris Robinson. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Information 

Men's BasketbaU 105 

B asketb 

plays Siena Coll< 

A foul is called on junior Anton 
Brown as he attempts a basket. In coming 
down from his jump, he collided with 
his Siena opponent. Photo by Jeff Hol- 


106 Men's Basketball 


Thursday, March 21, 

With 2.2 seconds remaining in 
regulation play of the UMass- 
Siena NIT playoff game, an- 
nouncer Bob Lawson told the 
crowd that for $45, Siena Saints 
fans could get a bus and a ticket 
to Madison SquareGarden to see 
their team in the NIT Final Four. 

B asketball 

plays Siena College in NIT playoffs; 

Tony Barbee plays 
defense against Siena. Every- 
one assumed that the Minute- 
men would lose the same. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

108 Men's Basketball 

is victorious in 2.2 seconds 

After Tony Barbee's historic 
three-pointer at the end of regulation 
play to tie the score, Jim McCoy scores 
only points in overtime. In a surprising 
and euphoric upset, UMass defeated 
Siena College in overtime by a score of 
82-80. Photo by Jeff Holland 

PA announcer Bob Lawson 
talks to the press about his premature 
prediction that Siena College would win 
the NIT playoff game. Soon after this 
photo was taken, Lawson was escorted 
away from the media by Knickerbocker 
Arena officials who did not want him to 
discuss his error. Photo by Jeff Holland 

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New Hampshire 















Boston College 



Penn State 












St. Bonaventure 












G. Washington 


















West Virginia 












Rhode Island 





G. Washington 






Ford ham 



NIT Semifinals 



NIT Consolation 





Men's Basketball 109 

Junior Willie llfiiiUon "allc\- 
oops" a basket at Madison Square Gar- 
den against Stanford. Named the high- 
est jumper in New England by The 
Boston Globe, Herndon's slam dunks 
always brought the fans to their feet. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

UMass cheerleaders excite the 
crowd at Fordham before the games 
begins. Although Fordham was an away 
game, the excitement of the NTT brought 
many fans out to cheer on the Minute- 
men to a 78-74 victory. Photo by Jeff 

Sophomore Tony Barbee pre- 
pares to pass the ball in spite of Doug 
Overton's close defense. Even though 
tfiis game was played on the first day of 
Spring Break, the Minutemen played 
before a sold-out crowd. Photo by Jeff 

110 Men's Basketball 


makes history in whiriwind NIT playoff^ 

For the seniors, Matt Ander- 
son, Rafer Giles, Ben Grodski, 
and John Tate, and the rest of 
the men's basketball team, the 
1990-91 season was definitely 
one to look back upon with pride 
due to the exciting moments of 
regular season play. The season 
became even sweeter, however, 
after regular season , when tour- 
nament time came around. 

After a bitter loss to George 
Washington in the battle to see 
who would go on to the NCAA 
playoffs by a score of 84-83, 
UMass received a bid for the Na- 
tional Invitational Tournament, 
better known as the NTT, for the 
second year in a row. The excit- 
ing thing about this bid was 
that the first round game against 
LaSalle University was a home 
game. With the support of 
UMass fans, it was sure to be an 
exciting match.. .except for one 
small problem. The date of the 
game, Friday March 15, was the 
last day of classes before Spring 

"The crowd was pretty 
dead," admitted senior finance 
major Jay Millstone, "until 
Hemdon made a beautiful dunk 
that brought the whole crowd 
to their feet." 

Even the Hoop Band had 
taken a vacation. Nevertheless, 
those students that did show up 
to cheer on the Minutemen 
while listening to the not-so- 
melodic strains of the South 
Hadley High School Band were 
shown their appreciation with a 
93-90 victory. 

Spring Break play contin- 
ued, as the Minutemen took to 
the road to play Fordham in the 
Bronx. Fordham was cited as 

being a team that the Minute- 
men would have problems with, 
boasting a sixteen game win- 
ning streak and a home court 
advantage. Things could have 
tumed out bad when both Head 
Coach Calipari and William 
Hemdon were called on techni- 
cal fouls. Yet, backed by some 
adventurous fans who had de- 
cided to spend their Break fol- 
lowing the basketball team, 
UMass edged past Fordham by a 
78-74 final score. 

"It was our time to 

-Jim IVlcCoy 

"The thing that won the 
game for us was our defense," 
said Calipari. 

From there, it was on to 
Albany's Knickerbocker Arena 
to play Siena College. The Min- 
utemen played consistently, but 
the game remained a close 
match. As the team called time 
out with 2.9 seconds left in 
regular play, UMass was trailing 
80-77. The forecast for the 
outcome of this game had al- 
ready decided by almost every- 
one, including PA announcer 
Bob Lawson who told the crowd 
that tickets for the Siena-Stan- 
ford playoff game would go on 
sale in the moming. And yet, 
due to a surprise comeback of 
"Dewey beats Truman" propor- 
tions, Lawson would later eat 
his words. 

As time in was called, UMass 
sophomore Tony Barbee had 
possession of the ball in Siena's 
territory. He passed the ball up 
half-court to Anton Brown, ran 
up court, caught a pass from 
Brown and nailed a three- 
pointer to tie up the game 80-80 
at the buzzer ending regulation 
play. And the crowd went wild. 

"1 didn't even see the ball go 
in," said Barbee, "1 just heard 
the aowd saeaming and I knew 
1 hit it." 

In overtime play the ten- 
sion was high between the two 
teams, and the only two points 
scored were sunk by Minute- 
man Jim McCoy. The game 
ended with a score of 82-80 and 
a euphoric victory for UMass. 

"It was our time to win," 
McCoy said. 

In the next two games that 
followed, the semifinals and 
consolation round, UMass lost 
to Stanford, 73-71 and Colo- 
rado, 98-91 consecutively. But 
for most people, players and fans 
alike, the two losses were not 
devastating blows, because the 
men's basketball team had gone 
farther in post-season play than 
it had in a long time. 

"It was very important that 
everybody had a chance to 
experience this," Calipari said. 
"We worked very hard to get to 
this point." 

And the memory of the 
intense game against Siena was 
not something that would be 
forgotten soon, not for those 
who were there nor for those 
who had heard about it after 
they came back from basking in 
the sun. 

-by Kristin Bruno 

Men's Basketball 111 


is dethroned by tough competitors 

The University of Massachu- 
setts bicycle racing team was de- 
crowned hosting their third 
Eastern Collegiate Cycling 
Championship. The likes of Har- 
vard, Penn State, Yale and the 
Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology vied for championship 
status along with 10 other East- 
ern schools. The tournament 
held four fields consisting of an 
A, B, and C team for the men 
and a single women's event. 

Plagued by a series of crashes 
and illnesses, the UMass women 
walked away with empty pock- 
ets. With the veteran leader- 
ship of Junior Kim Morris and 
the increasing strength of new 
riders Mary Serreze, Cathy 
Waslaske and Marta Luciano, 
the team is looking forward to a 
bright future of hard training 
and better results. 

However, the strongest 
men's team of the two-day, 
three-stage event was MIT. The 
Town of Brimfield was the site 
of the first day of competition, 
where the course was fast wind- 
ing and very exciting. UMass' 

Members of the A team and 
opponents get ready for the start of the 
Eastern Collegiate Cycling Champion- 
ship. The race was held at the Univer- 
sity through the Orchard Hill and Cen- 
tral Residential areas. Photo by Andrea 

Paul Swinand of the A Team 
took the stage win, benefitting 
from excellent teamwork by 
both Bob Wilson and Glenn 

The B race also came down 
to a field sprint as team tactics 
prevailed. Dan Goldsmith led 
out teammate John Marshall for 
the win. As Goldsmith crossed 
the finish line, it looked like 

The team is looking forward 
to a brigl^t future of Inard 
training and better results. 

another UMass championship 
was underway. Unfortunately, 
day two did not end as well for 
the UMass cyclists. 

A six-rider team time trial 
(TTT) is the most important stage 
of the championships because 
points earned are multiplied by 
six. History proves that the team 
winning the TTT is the team to 

take the cup. History pulled 
rank as MIT blazed through the 
15-mile course two minutes 
faster than second-place Penn 
St. The UMass A squad finished 
fifth, the B squad took fourth 
and the C squad finished a dis- 
tant 10th. 

Later in the day, the crit- 
erium course, a tactical and 
demanding course held at Cen- 
tral and Orchard Hill Residen- 
tial Areas on campus was the 
site of some of the finest colle- 
giate cycling competition in the 

UMass' Mike Stebe rode ag- 
gressively for the C Team at the 
front of his race, but finished 
10th. Goldsmith was the fifth 
to cross the line out of 45 com- 
petitors in the B race. 

Swinand and Johnson pro- 
vided the star performances of 
the day for UMass. Though 
they crossed the line second and 
Fourth, respectively, they did 
not earn enough total points to 
retain the Eastern Collegiate 
Champion title. 

-by Dan Goldsmith 

112 Cycling 

Dan Goldsmith of the B team 
races around a curve at the Easterns. 
Goldsmith came m flist in the first round 
of championship races. Photo &»■ Andrea 

Keepmg a stea<iy pace, Fresh- 
man Jami Fisher bikes up the hill by Van 
Meter and Buttertield residence halls. 
Fisher and the other members of the B 
team finished fiflii in the TTT. Plwto by 
Andrea Migliassi 

Taking a break from the com- 
petition, Senior Paul Swinand and so- 
phomore Eric Johnson (2) discuss the 
days of events. Swinand and Johnson, 
both of the A team, provided the star 
performances for UMass in the Eastern 
Championships. Photo by Andrea 

Cycling 113 


shines with pitchers Claffey and Aprile 

The UMass softball team 
greatly deserves a round of 
applause for their outstanding 
performance in the 1991 sea- 
son. Their hard work and dedi- 
cation led them to the Atlantic- 
10 Championship title and a 
spot in the NCAA tournament. 

The team was strong, but if 
it was not for the driving force 
of the pitchers Holly Aprile and 
Darlene Claffey, otherwise 
known as the dynamic duo, the 
season might not have been as 
rewarding. Their abilities on 
the mound brought down their 
opponents and put the team in 
the limelight. 

Aprile, a junior, turned big 
performances both at the plate 
and on the mound. The Afton, 
N.Y. native batted .399 on the 
season with two home runs and 
34 runs batted in. She also led 
the A-lOwith 17doubles. While 
pitching, Aprile was just as 
impressive, going 17-6 with a 
1.18 earned run average. "Holly 
is just a total player, an all- 
around winner," remarked 
Coach Elaine Sortino. "She is a 
tremendous pitcher, a tremen- 
dous fielder and a tremendous 

The 1991 Softball team. First 
row (L-R): Sheri Kuchinskas, Bonnje 
Schilling. Second row (L-R): Elaine 
Sortino (Head coach), Kendall Hodson, 
Rachel La, Jen Devlin, Darlene Claffey, 
Gina LaMandre (Asst. coach). Third 
row (L-R): Jen Case (Manager), Heather 
Dorsey, Chriss Collins, Peggy Bush, Jenn 
Miller, Cherie DellAnno, Tracy Ouest, 
Amy Cockle. Back row (L-R): Tiffany 
Hodon Barb Marean, Holly Aprile, Stacy 
Nichols, Beth Fulcher, Laurie Dondar- 
ski, Ellen Sullivan (Manager). Photo 
courtesy of Sports Information 

Sophomore Darlene Claffey 
has put up some phenomenal 
numbers for the University of 
Massachusetts as well. Claffey 
is21-5, herERAisl.05. She has 
pitched 15 shutouts and four 
no-hitters. She has held oppo- 
nents to a 1.71 batting average 
while striking out 111 of them. 

"I am proud of both (Aprile 

and Claffey) each in their 

own right. They 

are very different types of 

kids but both are tremendous 


-Coach Sortino 

"1 started playing competitively 
in third grade, and I just took off 
from there," Claffey said. 
"Darlene is just an exceptional 
person on and off the field," 
Sortino said. "If 1 could, 1 world 
like to clone four or five Darlene 
Claffeys to have on my team." 
The combined abilities of 
these two pitchers were put to 
use at the home opening UMass 
Invitational Tournament 
against Maine, Army and Ver- 
mont. Their strength brought 
down the three teams. 

This type of play would 
become the norm in upcoming 
games. On April 9th, the Boston 
College Eagles were shot down 
in a doubleheader. Aprile 
pitched the first game (1-0), 
bringing her record to 7-4. The 
second game belonged to Claf- 
fey she pitched her seventh 
shutout of the season 7-3. This 
win improved the team's record 
to 14-7 ranking them no. 20 in 
the nation. 

The pitching tandem of 
Claffey and Aprile pounced on 
the Adelphi Panthers. Aprile 
dominated in game one. She 
struck out five, walked only one 
and had a no-hitter going into 
the seventh. The win improved 
Aprile's record to 16-6 and low- 
ered her ERA to 1.16. In game 
two, Claffey also shut down 
Adelphi. This was her 15th 
shutout of the season. Her ERA 
is now 1.07. "Both pitchers did 
a great job today, " Coach Sortino 
said. "They both threw good 
games against a good hitting 
team. Adelphi made some 
contact but they both were able 
to throw the big pitches when 
they were needed." 

-by Kathy O'Brien 

114 SoftbaU 

Taking a fall, pitcher Darlene 
Claffey makes the out in a game against 
URI. Massachusetts defeated the Rams 
in two games, 4-0, 9-0. Photo by Ben 

Holly Aprile and Cherie Del- 
lAnno congratulate each other. Aprile 
had an impressive season, going 17-6 
with a 1.18 ERA. Photo by Ben Benihart 





Santa Clara 



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Arizona State 





Sacramento State 



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St. Joseph's 



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Softball 115 


takes the A- 10 title 

"Right now we need to stay 
ready for the Atlantic- 10s and 
we have to show up to play. The 
opportunity to defend our title 
should be a motivating enough 
force to make us play well," 
stated coach Elaine Sortino early 
in the season. And play well is 
exactly what they did. They 
were the first team in A-10 his- 
tory to go through the regular 
season with a perfect 12-0 con- 
ference record. They were top 
seed going in and walked away 
with the Atlantic-10 Champi- 
onship title for the third year in 
a row. 

Game 1: Massachusetts 3, 
Temple 2 

In the early innings of the 
first game the Minutewomen 
seemed extremely tense and 
they had to go an extra inning 
to beat the Owls 3-2. In the 
eighth, Kuchinskas hit a loop- 
ing fly to left field. It was mis- 
played by the Owl's Steph Ritter 
who overran the ball. It bounced 
to the fence and was ruled a 
home run. "It was not your 
normal game-winning homer, 
but it got the job done," Sortino 
said. Claffey pitched a solid 

Game 3: Massachusetts 3, 
Rutgers 2 

In the semis UMASS threw 
Aprile at Rutgers and she deliv- 
ered both the pitches and the 
hits that UMASS needed to beat 
Rutgers 3-2. The game winner 


came in the fifth inning when 
Collins singled to center for the 
RBI. Aprile pitched a strong game 
for UMASS, she walked three 
but only allowed six hits as she 
struck out six Scarlet Knights. 
"Holly kept us in it today," 
Sortino said. 

Game 6: Massachusetts 5, 
Rutgers 4 

The Championship game 
started off easy for the Minute- 

"I am excited that our 
players got the recognition 
they deserve." 

-Coach Sortino 

women. But they barely sur- 
vived the late onslaught by 
Rutgers that brought the score 
to 5-4 UMASS. The win was a 
combination of tough pitching 
by Darlene Claffey (21-5) and 
timely hitting. In the early 
innings it was all UMASS, with 
the Minutewomen leading 5-0 
after three innings and Claffey 
mowing down seven straight 
Scarlet Knights. But in the 
fourth, Rutgers planned a come 
back with an unearned run. In 
the fifth Rutgers banged home 
three runs on three hits. But 
Claffey returned to form to put 
to rest the last eight Scarlet 
Knights and to clench the At- 

lantic-10 Championship title. 

With this win come many 
deserved award redpients. Holly 
Aprile was named Atlantic-10 
Player of the Year for the second 
year in a row. 

This season, Claffey 
emerged as the premiere pitcher 
of the A-10 claiming Atlantic 
Pitcher of the Year. She regis- 
tered a 21-5 record. Claffey also 
is recognized for pitching four 
No-hitters against Maine, Rhode 
Island, Hartford and St. Joseph's. 

Coach Elaine Sortino was 
named as Atlantic Coach of the 
Year as well. 

Other Notable Minute- 
women joining Claffey and April 
on the Atlantic-10 All-Confer- 
ence team were shortstop Barb 
Marean (.445, 6 home runs, 34 
RBIs) and Catcher Cherie Del- 
lAnno (.352, 3 home runs, 
17RB1S). "Barb has a tremen- 
dous bat," Sortino said. "I can't 
think of too many who could 
bat .445 (seventh in nation) with 
the schedule we play." 

Senior Chris Collins was 
named to the A-10 All-Academic 
team. Collins is batting .266 for 
the Minutewomen with 17 RBIs. 
The team captain, Collins is a 
mechanical engineering major 
with a 3.1 GPA and will work 
with NASA after graduation. "1 
am exdted that our players got 
the recognition they deserve," 
summed up Sortino. 

-by Kathy O'Brien 

116 Softball 

Concenti.uing f)ii the oppo- 
nent's next move, Holly Aprile prepares 
to run for second. A strong pitcher, 
Aprile shined at the plate as well. Photo 
by Ben Bemhart 

Members of the Softball team 
cheer on their teammates during the 
Northeast Regional Division of the 
NCAA playoffs. Although they took the 
A-10 title, the Softball team came up 
short in the NCAA's. Photo by Teresa A. 
B. Gaiithier 

Softball 117 

Ian Torres concentrates on the 
action at the plate. Tones served as co- 
captain of the team this year. Photo by 
Yana Dliigy 

Jeff Toothaker prepares for 
another pitch. Toothalcer showed dra- 
matic improvement in the 1991 season, 
turning in several strong outings. Plwto 
by Yana Dlug}' 

Jay Dodig CM) makes the catch 
as John Carelli (6) anxiously watches. 
Defensively, the Minutemen proved to 
be strong up the middle. Photo by Yam 

Derek Dana (15) and Coach 
Mike Stone (44) discuss the action on 
the field. Dana served as co-captain of 
the team tliis year. Photo by Yatia Dlugy 

118 Baseball 


remains close but far away 

Bear Stadium, Boyertown, 
Pa, the site of the Atlantic 10 
Conference Tournament, was 
the setting. The University of 
Massachusetts was traiUng 
Rutgers 5-4 with two outs in the 
tenth inning with John Carelli 
on first base. A win would send 
UMass to the NCAA regionals. 
A loss would force a three-day, 
double-elimination tourna- 
ment. Rutgers misplays a ground 
ball as the throw from short 
sails over the first baseman's 
head and Carelli shoots around 
the bases. He rounds third and 
heads home to tie the game, but 
on a close call at the plate he is 
thrown out. The Scarlet Knights 
will go on to win the second 
game 8-3, snuffing UMass' hopes 
of making the regionals as they 
had the year before. 

That penultimate game 
against Rutgers seems to typify 
UMass' season well. The Min- 
utemen finished a respectable 
26-25-1 overall and posted a 10- 
6, second place mark in the A- 
10 East division. But, even 
though the 1991 campaign 
could be labeled a success, UMass 
was "close but far away" in sev- 
eral games where they either 
were overtaken in late innings 
or threw the game away. UMass 
was never closer than they were 
against Rutgers on two separate 
occasions - once in the regular 
season with a chance to clinch 
the division title and again at 

the A-10 Tournament. But those 
chances somehow got away. 

UMass started the season 
slowly before turning their for- 
tunes around. It began with a 3- 
8 mark in Florida against tough 
opposition like U.Florida and 
South Florida. They couldn't 
shake that tough start back up 
north afterwards, going 3-6-1 
and losing five in a row to bring 
their record to 6-14-1. 

Even though the 1991 
campaign could be la- 
beled a success, UMass 
was "close but far away" in 
several games. 

That was when the 
Minutemen's fortunes turned 
for the better. They had already 
shown potential in taking three 
out of four from Rhode island. 
A 12-6 thumping of Darmouth 
and a come-from-behind 5-4 
decision over Harvard began a 
month-long stretch over which 
UMass won 15 of 21, clinching 
a playoff spot in the A-10. An 
llA win over Connecticut made 
up for UMass' earlier tie with 
their rivals. 

But two wins over Rutgers 
proved to be the high-water 
mark of the streak and the sea- 
son for UMass. Pitchers Scott 

Meaney and Rich Graham 
turned in strong performances, 
the offense came through with 
clutch hits and the defense 
played flawlessly to send Rutgers 
home Ucking their wounds. A 
week later, UMass took three of 
four from Temple, clinching a 
berth in the A-lOs, bringing their 
season record over the .500 mark 
and putting themselves in a 
position to win first place in the 
East outright against Rutgers the 
following weekend. 

Rutgers returned to Earl 
Lorden Field and made most 
rude guests, taking the second 
two games of the four-game 
series. The Scarlet Knights fore- 
shadowed their later success over 
UMass with a 2-1 squeaker and 
a 7-2 win, forcing UMass into 
second place and jeopardizing 
the Minutemen's hopes for an 
above-.500 season. UMass won 
two of their next three to finish 
the regular season at 24-23-1. 

In the Tournament, UMass 
got a clutch home run from 
Brian Bright and Gutsy pitching 
from Graham to beat Perm State 
4-3. The Minutemen then 
knocked Rutgers into the loser's 
bracket with an 11-6 stomping, 
guaranteeing UMass need win 
only one more game to advance 
to the NCAAs. But the Scarlet 
Knights were equal to the task 
and once again spoiled UMass' 

-by Greg Sukiennik 

The 1991 baseball team. First 
row (L-R): Jud Damon(Coach), Rich 
Graham, Steve Corradi, Joe Riggi, Brian 
Bright, Mike Tobin, Derek Dana, Ian 
Torres, Dave Edwards, Rob Graziano, 
John Carelli, Lou Olivieri, Dan 
0'Leary{Coach). Back row (L-R): Norm 
Hayner (Coach), Joe Mattivello, Scott 
Meaney, John Sammarco, Jeff 
Toothatcher, Daryle Corriveau, John 
Russell, Ron Villone, Jay Dodig, Chris 
Robidoux, Greg Dowd, Jim Telgheder, 
Andy Pelis, Glenn Disarcina, Justin 
Howard, Mike Stone (Head Coach). 
Photo courtesy of Sports Infonnation 


South Horida 19 
9 South norida 10 

2 South Horida 5 
6 Rollins 2 

3 Stetson 5 
2 Horida 7 

1 Florida 5 
8 Michigan State 7 

8 Michigan State 18 

2 Rollins 13 
21 Lowell 14 
6 UConn 6 

5 Rhode Island 7 

11 Rhode Island 8 

4 Rhode Island 3 

6 Rhode Island 5 
4 Holy Cross 10 


4 MAINE 9 

6 MAINE 4 
1 Dartmouth 4 

12 Dartmouth 6 


10 HARVARD 15 

11 UCONN 4 

8 UNH 4 

9 UNH 6 

7 St. Joseph's 11 
9 St. Joseph's 3 

13 St. Joseph's 2 

I St. Joseph's 4 


14 Springfield 5 




Central Ct. 1 

6 Amherst 2 

8 Hartford 5 

6 TEMFLE 13 


Atlantic 10 Champs 

4 Fenn State 3 

1 1 Rutgers 6 

4 Rutgers 5 

3 Rutgers 8 

Baseball 119 


plays hard but comes up short 

The woman's track team 
had an exciting season that pro- 
duced many personal bests and 
broke school records despite 
team illnesses. 

The first meet against Ver- 
mont, Springfield, and Williams 
left UMass in fourth place. 
However, the final score did not 
reflect the talent displayed by 
individuals, nor did it dampen 
team spirit. 

Diane Ozzolek took 1st in 
the hammer throw with 
1 5 1 ' 10", which qualified her for 
the New England's and the East- 
ern Collegiate Athletic Confer- 
ence Championships. Head 
Coach Julie LaFreniere praised 
her top thrower: "Diane's per- 
formance was a great way to 
start the season. " Junior Simone 
Marisseau also had an outstand- 
ing day, placing 1st in the shot 
put with a throw of 38'10" and 
qualifying her for the New 
England's. Junior Lee Ann 
Ambrose, plagued by asthma 
attacks, managed to take a 1st 
in the 200 and 1st in the 400m. 
She qualified for the New 
England's and the ECACC's for 
her time in the 400m. Sopho- 
more Lennice Johnson, battling 
a thyroid condition and ane- 

The 1990-91 women's track 
team. First row (L-R): Leanne Swartz, 
Lee Ann Ambrose, Dana Smith, Cathy 
Crocker, Kathy Holt, Cate Dean. Sec- 
ond row (L-R): Lisa Tramontana, Kathy 
Hennessy, Tana Henderson, Kelly 
Liljeblad, Maureen Meldrim, Sue Cou- 
turie, Bonnie Yuen (Asst. coach). Back 
row (L-R): Lennice Johnson, Diane 
Ozzolek, Simone Marisseau, Becky 
Johnson, Michelle St. Laurent, Julie 
LaFreniere (Head coach). Photo courtesy 
of sports information 

mia, shined during her first 
meet. She qualified for the New 
England's in the 400m hurdles 
and then ran the 2nd leg of the 
4 by 400 relay. 

UMass presented strong 
individual performances at the 
Smith Invitational. UMass took 
the top 4 places in the 5,000m 

with the tal- _^ 

ents of Mo 
Meldrim, Lynn 
Kirchoff, Cate 
Dean, and 
Kathy Holt, re- 
spectively . 
Johnson was 
victorious in 
the 400m de- 
spite her ill- 
ness: "She looked strong the 
whole race" according to 
LaFreniere. Tana Henderson 
surprised the crowd with a 1st 
in the 100m. Marisseau, who 
consistently grabs points for the 
Minutewomen, placed first in 
the shot put and the discus. 
Ambrose continued her win- 
ning streak and took 1st in the 
800m. On a team level, UMass 
gave strong performances in 
relays. They received 1st for the 
4 by 400m relay and 2nd for 
their performance in the 4 by 

800m relay. 

The Minutewomen gave a 
superior performance against 
the University of Maine with an 
82-43 victory. UMass swept 
three events: the 200m, 800m 
and the 3,000m. The Minute- 
women took first in 11 of 15 
events. Individual highlights 
included performances by So- 
p h o m o r e 

The women's track team 
can look forward to a 
successful 1992 season, 
based on the superior 
performances of its young 
est members. 

Dana Smith, 
Kelly Liljeblad, 
Johnson, Ma- 
risseau and 

Smith took a 
1st in the 400m, a 2nd in the 
200m, and contributed to the 
mile and quarter-mile relay for 
two victories. "Dana racked up a 
lot of points for the team" 
boasted coach LaFreniere. Am- 
brose continues her successful 
season with a 1st in the 800m, 
just missing the school record 
in the process. Henderson placed 
1st in both the 100m and 200m, 
and Liljeblad placed 1st in the 
1,500m and 3,000m. Johnson 
continued to excel; she placed 
1st in the 100 and 400m hurdles. 

Completing the list of outstand- 
ing Minutewomen are Ozzolek, 
who placed first in the ham- 
mer, and Marisseau, taking 1st 
and 2nd in shot and disc, re- 

The final meet of the 1991 
season was a memorable one. 
The Minutewomen placed 7th 
overall in the New England 
Championships, beating such 
rivals as UNH, Vermont, Spring- 
field College, Dartmouth and 
Boston College. This finish can 
be attributed to the contribu- 
tions of several individuals. 

Ozzolek placed third in the 
hammer, while Marisseau had 
a personal best in the shot put. 
Holt and Dean took 3rd and 
4th in the 10,000m respectively. 
Meldrim placed 5th in the 
1,500m. Ambrose had a victori- 
ous day, breaking the previous 
UMass record in the 800m with 
a time of 2:09.42. Liljeblad 
placed 4th in the 3,000m. 

The team can look forward 
to a successful 1992 season, 
based on the superior perform- 
ances of the younger team 
members. Their is an abundance 
of talent to replace the void left 
by the few graduating seniors, 
-by Jennifer Moriarty 

120 Women's Track 


Women's Track 

















Penn Relays 

New England's? of 33 




At the New England Champi- 
onships, Tana Henderson faces off 
against Vermont. This first meet of the 
season proved to be successtul, with 
victories against teams such as \'ermont, 
Dartmouth, and Williams. Photo by Ben 

Coming around a turn, Kathy 
Holt paces herself for the race ahead at 
the Smith Invitational. UMass presented 
strong individual performances there. 
Photo by Ben Bemhart 

Women's Track 121 

Men's Track 

shows improvement 

The success of the 
UMASS men's track team for the 
1991 season was a collaboration 
of strong individual perform- 
ances. The early wins helped 
the Minutemen capture an 
eighth place finish (out of thirty 
schools) in the New Englands, 
up two spots from last year's 
tenth place finish. 

The Minutemen were 
triumphant in their 1st meet. 
UMass scored 78 points, leaving 
Williams in 2nd, Springfield in 
3rd, and Vermont in 4th. The 
Minutemen scored points in 16 
of 18 events. Many individuals 
gave exceptional performances. 
Joe Kourafas took 1st place in 
the high jump and the long 
jump. Jeff Peterson placed 2nd 
in the discus and shot, and 3rd 
in the triple jump. Kevin Wal- 
ters placed 1st in the 100m and 
2nd in the 200m. Luke Simpson 
scored winning points for UMass 
with a second in the hammer 
and a 3rd in discus. Paul Doyle 
took 2nd place in the 400m 
hurdles and 4th in 110 hurdles. 

Strong individual per- 
formances again were respon- 
sible for the Minutemen's 2nd 
place finish against URI. Koura- 
fas had another victorious day, 
taking 1 st in the long jump, 2nd 
in high jump with a personal 
best of 6'6", 2nd in javelin, and 
4th in 110m hurdles. The Min- 
utemen swept the 1,500m with 
Matt Simon in 1st, Bill Wallace 

in 2nd, John Raach in 3rd and 
Jon Corso in 4th. They also swept 
the 5,000m with Gerry Squires 
finishing 1st, Brian Fallon 2nd, 
Pat Ryan 3rd and Mike Davis 
4th. Doyle's hard work paid off 
as he took a 2nd place in the 
110m hurdles and a 3rd in the 
400m hurdles. Peterson also had 

The Minutemen have a 
great deal of depth in 
both running and throv^- 
ing events. 

a great day: he placed 3rd in 
triple jump, and 4th in shot put, 
javelin, and discus. Walters had 
an impressive meet; he placed 
2nd in the 100m and 200m dash. 
The Minutemen suf- 
fered a disappointing loss to MIT 
and UConn on April 20th. 
Coach O'Brien stated the rea- 
son for the loss: "We were over- 
matched against UConn." 
However, there were some indi- 
vidual highlights. Steve Brown 
and Mike Grey both placed first 
in the 800m and 400m respec- 
tively. Walters took 3rd in the 
100m and 200m.Brian Bednarek 
placed 3rd in the pole vault, 
having recently recovered from 
a tendon injury.Kourafas and 
Dave Borges took 1st and 2nd in 

javelin respectively. 

The next meet was the 
Brown Invitational. A highlight 
of the meet was the perform- 
ance of the 4 by 400m relay, 
consisting of Tom Hooper, 
Walters, Brian King and Mike 
Grey. They won the event in 
3:26. Brian Bednarek again 
placed in the pole vault. Peter- 
son placed 4th in discus, and 
Luke Simpson placed 5th in 
hammer. White and Doyle ran 
well in the 110m hurdles, plac- 
ing 3rd and 5th respectively. 

May 4th was a challeng- 
ing day for the men's track team. 
The Minutemen placed 3rd in 
the Eastern Conference Cham- 
pionships, ahead of Springfield 
and ULowell. Outstanding per- 
formances were given by Koura- 
fas and Walters. Kourafas took 
1st in the long jump and 4th in 
the high jump. Walters obtained 
a 1st in the 200m and a 2nd in 
the 100m. Matt Simon placed 
1 st in the Steeplechase . The Min- 
utemen dominated the 5,000m: 
Corso took 1st, freshman Craig 
Cormier took 3rd, Fallon took 
4th, and Raach took 6th. 

The Minutemen have a 
great deal of depth in both 
running and throwing events. 
The experience gained this sea- 
son will make the talented fresh- 
man, sophomores and juniors 
extremely valuable for the 1992 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 


122 Men's Track 

Kristian DeMatteo pole vaults 
at the Brown Invitational. Strong indi- 
vidual performances were essential to 
many UMass victories. Photo by Ben 

Jeff White hurdles for the 
UMass track team. Efforts like White's 
made the team a force to be reckoned 
with in competition. Photo by Ben 

Men's Track 












M.I.T. 54 




Easterns 3 of 11 

New England'sS of 30 


The 1990-9 1 men's track team. 
Front row (L-R): Kevin Greenhalgh, 
Mike Davis, Gerald Squires, Jon Corso, 
Bill Wallace, Mike Grey, Steve Brown, 
Jim Avery, Pat Reed. Second row (L-R): 
Tom Walsh, Brian Fallen, Oliver Har- 
pos, Craig Cormier, Kristian DiMatteo, 
Pat Smith, Sean Donnelly, Jay Young 
Eric Marek, Ben Winther, John Raach, 
Matt Simon, Kevin Walters, Rob Pedow- 
itz, Pat Ryan, Bonnie Yuen (Asst coach) 
Back row (L-R): Brian King, Tom Hooper, 
Luke Simpson, Jeff Peterson, Jeff White, 
Nelson Simao, Ben Nichols, Pat Lockett 
Art Piccolo, Ken O'Brien (Head coach) 
Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Men's Track 123 


reaches NCAA's in exciting season 

The UMass lacrosse 
team had an exciting season, 
dominating many opponents. 
Friends and toes alike closely 
watched the Gorillas, noting 
their progress and determina- 
tion with each passing game. 
Unfortunately, their talent and 
spirit were not enough to con- 
quer rival Syracuse. 1 have no 
intention of dredging up the 
details of that game; rather, 1 
will focus on the games that 
revealed the Gorillas truthfully: 
ambitious, powerful, captivat- 
ing. Brown, Providence, Dela- 
ware, Rutgers and Boston Col- 
lege were great games, and for 
any of you fools who missed all 
the LAX games this spring, here 
is a sample. 

An electrifying match 
between Brown and the Min- 
utemen ended with a 13-12 
defeat to Brown. The teams were 
an even match, reacting quickly 
to each other's goals with more 
goals. Regardless of the score in 
Brown's favor, UMass had an 
excellent day. Jim Kushner 
scored an amazing six unassisted 
goals and one assist. Kevin 
O'Connor racked up three goals 
by winning the face-offs and 
running directly to the net. 
O'Connor's goal strategy was a 
preview of his style for the re- 
mainder of the season. 

April 10th was another 
memorable game. The Minute- 
men shamed the Providence 
Friars with a 16-4 victory. Many 
individuals contributed to this 
success. Goalies Ted Kellerman 
and Ray Suris had seven saves 
each. The freshman attack trio 
of Joe Cahill, Mike Orton and 
Wes Depp added 5 goals and 1 

assist. Mark Millon, who would game; they had an 8-3 lead at 
prove to be one of the leading the half. There were several Min- 
scorers of the season, was cred- utemen responsible for the 
ited with 5 goals and two as- goals, among them Francis Pepe, 
sists. UMass averaged 5 goals Guaglianone, Millon, Jim 
per quarter. Providence only one McAleavey, Lopez, Mike Cain, 
goal per quarter. This victory Kushner and Hugh 
was achieved without Matt Gar- O'Callaghan. 
ber, out sick, or Mario Guagli- "Gorillas rip Rutgers" 
anone, out with a calf injury, read the headline, and indeed 
Mark Millon was penalized in they did. Many proud moments 
the 2nd quarter because his stick in this impressive game. Keller- 
was slightly wider than regula- man did an outstanding job, 

tion standards 
It was during 
these 3 minutes 
that Provi- 
dence scored 
their only goal 
of the quarter. 
Coach Ted Gar- 
ber predicted 
before the Dela- 
ware game that "This is like a 
playoff game for us and a win 
could move us up into the 10." 
The Gorillas had not played 

saving 27 
shots on goal. 
The fabulous 
defense, con- 
sisting of 
Gary Woods, 
Mullins, Matt 
Garber, Ed 
Cronin, Jim Panetta and Brad 
Pitts held the Scarlet Knights 
scoreless for an 18 minute 
stretch in the 2nd and 3rd quar- 

"I think the kids are 
realizing they're not just 
a good team, they're 
a great team." 
-Head Coach Ted 

against the Blue Hens since ters. The leading scorer and 
1987, and were ready for a vie- feeder for Rutgers were held to 
tory. "We need to play good one assist each. The UMass of- 
solid defense" admitted Garber. fense also deserves praise. Mark 
Mario Lopez and Rick Mullins Millon had a fantastic day with 
are two reasons why UMass 6 goals. Other scorers included 
didn't worry: the duo allowed McAleavey, Kushner, Guaglian- 
only 5 goals in the last three one, Pepe, Hugh O'Callaghan, 
games. Cain, Chris Nentwich and 
The day arrives, every- O'Connor, who won the face- 
one is psyched, and UMass off and ran straight for the net 
pounds the Blue Hens, 14-7. This to score. Defensive-midfielder 
resounding victory was their 5th Lopez missed the game due to 
straight. One of the stars of the an injury, and Cronin was taken 
day was Kellerman, who made out due to an injury. The young 
20 saves. Garber commented men coach Garber chose as re- 
that "If we're going a have a placements represented the 
great season, we need to have a depth that the lacrosse team 
great goalie." The Gorillas possesses. Jim Panetta and Brad 
played well throughout the Fitts filled in for Lopez and 

Cronin and received nothing 
but praise from their teammates: 
"The team has all the confi- 
dence in the world in them," 
Kellerman said of the duo. 
O'Connor summarized the 
game well: "We held the tempo 
of the game... We had the depth 
they needed." 

The Gorillas brutally 
cmshed the Eagles 21-4 in their 
last victory of the season. 
Comments from the coaches? 
"I think the kids are realizing 
they're not just a good teram, 
they're a great team." Eagles 
Head Coach Ed Moy admitted: 
"It's hard to stop a team like 
UMass... they're much better ; 
than I expected." The Minute- i 
men already had a significant 
lead of 11-1 at the halL Just 
about every member of the team 
had a hand in this victory. The 
leading scorers were Rob Falvey 
with 3 goals, Millon with 4 goals 
and 2 assists, and Kushner with 
2 goals. Other scorers included 
McAleavey, Nentwich, Cahill, 
Don Avena, Rick Senatore, 
Guaglianone, and Cain. The 
defense, although excellent as 
usual, had an exceptionally easy 

Yes, the Gorillas lost 
what was perhaps their most 
important game- the one against 
the Orangemen in the NCAA's., 
13-9. However, the UMass la- 
crosse fans will remember the 
exciting games which displayed 
the depth, talent, and strength. 
The Lax legacy lives, and cer- 
tainly no one will doubt their 
abilities, especially the 1992 la- 
crosse teams of Brown, Provi- 
dence, and Boston College. 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 

124 Lacrosse 

The unexpected Loyola de- 
fense causes Gorilla player John Schliff 
to fumble. After an exciting season, 
UMass fell to Loyola in the last day of 
the year 20-9. Photo by Yana Dliigy 


r. 0m m^'lm,:-^ mm mm ^ *««■ 

m^'^m ^ m>,\m 

The 1991 lacrosse team. First 
row (L-R): Ed O'Callaghan, Frank Pepe, 
Tom Brown, Bill Begien, Rich Senatore 
|im McAleavey, Rick Mullins, Jim Kush^ 
ner, Gary Wood, Hugh O'Callaghan 
Vinny D'Angelo, Tim Kellerman. Sec 
ond row (L-R): Glen Mailer (Asst. coach) 
Sherri Graff (Manager), Dave Welker, 
Mario Lopez, Corey Cronin, Rob Falvey, 
Mike Cain, Matt Gather, Kenny Ran- 
dazzo, David Ray, John Schlipf, Karen 
Heitner (Manager), Ted Garber (Head 
coach). Third row (L-R); Aaron Jones 
(Asst. coach), Mario GuagUanone, John 
Villali, Todd Ackerman, Don Avena, 
Adam Kohart, Samjoseph, Mark Millon, 
Pete Cuda, Chris Nentwich, Tony DeLu- 
cia, Tim Soudan (Asst. coach). Back row 
(L-R): Tom Carmean (Asst, coach), Ray 
Suris, BradFitts,JamesPanetta,JoecahiIl, 
Mike Orton, Rip Correnti, Kevin O'Con- 
nor, Wes Depp, Peter Lopoukhine, Mi- 
chael Webb, Michael Noonan. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Infomiation 

Lacrosse 125 


shines with help of seniors 

The 1991 men's la- 
crosse team might not have 
done as well as they did without 
the guidance and expertise of 
the seniors. These men, most of 
whom have played for UMass 
all of their four years, have 
helped keep the UMass lacrosse 
program nationally recognized. 
Many seniors deserve to be sa- 
luted for the part they played in 
thhe 1991 season, however big 
or small, of the fabulous UMass 
Gorillas: Bill Begien, Thomas 
Brown, Ted Kellerman, Jim 
Kushner, Jim McAleavey, Ed 
O'Callaghan, Hugh 

O'Callaghan, Francis Pepe, and 
Rick Senatore. 

Bill Begien, one of the 
attackmen, did not make the 
papers much this season. How- 
ever, that does not indicate that 
he played an insignificant role. 
Rather, as one of two seniors in 
the attack, his experience was a 
great contribution to the of- 
fense. Begien had an assist in 
the Rutgers game. 

Thomas Brown was 
another senior that one did not 
read much about this season. 
He shared his position in the 
defense with many other tal- 
ented individuals. Brown scored 
his first goal of the season in the 
Rutgers game. 

Ted Kellerman had a 
fantastic season. He was named 
player of the week by Brine 
Lacrosse after his games against 
Dartmouth and Delaware. In 
the 2nd game, he made 15 saves. 
In the 4th game, he made 18 
saves. In the 6th 7th and 8th 
games, he made 14, 19, and 20 
saves, respectively. In the 9th 
and 10th games, he made 20 
and 27 saves, respectively. As 
the season progressed, 
Kellerman's talent emerged to a 
greater extent. Tri-captain Rick 

Mullins commented on 
Kellerman's effect on the de- 
fense: "Teddy's playing great 
and that does so much for the 

Jim Kushner played a 
vital role in the success of the 
Minutemen. He shared the 
midfield with 3 other seniors 
and one junior. Kushner's ex- 
perience speaks for itself: Cor- 
nell, 2 goals; St. John's, 1 goal, 1 
assist; Brown, 6 goals, 1 assist; 
Yale, the winning goal in over- 
time; Delaware, 2 goals; Har- 

(Seniors) have helped 
keep UMass lacrosse 
nationally recognized. 

vard, 1 goal, 1 assist; Rutgers, 2 
goals, 1 assist; Boston College, 2 
goals, 1 assist; Syracuse, 2 goals. 
Jim McAleavey had a 
memorable seaon in which he 
broke two school records. This 
tri-captain from Stewart Manor, 
NY broke a 14 year old record 
for career assists, and the record 
for career goals, set by assistant 
coach Tom Carmean in 1987. 
McAleavey had an awesome 
senior year. Game #2: McAl- 
eavey scored 2 goals and made 3 
assists. Game #3: 1 assist. Game 
#4: 1 goal, 7 assists. Game #5: 3 
goals, 1 assist. Game #6: Mc 
Aleavey scored his 89th career 
goal. At the date of this game, 
McAleavey had 8 goals and 12 
assists for the season. Game #7: 
6 assists. Game #8: 2 goals, 4 
assists. Game #9: 2 assists. Game 
#10: 5 assists. Game #ll:2goals, 
3 assists. Game #12: 1 goal, 1 

Ed O'Callaghan, another 
midfielder, had a successful 
1991 season. In the 1st game of 
the season, he made 1 assist. In 
the 2nd game, he made his 1st 
goal of the season. In the 6th 
game, he made 1 assist. In the 
7th game, he made 1 goal and 1 
assist. In the 11th game, 
O'Callaghan had 1 assist. This 
senior's leadership and experi- 
ence will be sorely missed next 

Hugh O'Callaghan, a 
defenseman, had an equally 
successful season. 

Game #1: 1 assist. Game #2: 
1 goal. Game #5: 1 goal. Game 
#7: 1 goal. Game #8: 1 goal, 
assisted by McAleavey. Game 
#11: 1 goal. Game #12: 1 goal. 
This consistent performer, who 
shared the defense with talented 
underclassmen, deserves com- 
mendation for his persistant 
work on the field. 

Francis Pepe in his posi- 
tion as midfielder, is accredited 
with several contributions to 
the success of the 1991 Gorillas: 
Game #4: 1 goal. Game #7: 1 
goal. Game #8: 1 goal. Game 
#10: 1 unassisted goal. Game 
#11: 1 goal. 

Tri-captain Rick Senatore 
performed well for the midfield. 
In the 2nd and 3rd games, he 
scored 1 goal each. In the 5th 
game, he had 1 assist. In the 
6th, 8th and 9th games, Sena- 
tore scored one goal each. In 
the 7th game, he scored 2 goals. 
In the 10th and 1 1th games, he 
scored one goal each. Senatore 
consistent performance mir- 
rored that of Hugh O'Callaghan. 
These seniors will be 
missed next season, but they 
leave the UMass lacrosse pro- 
gram in the able hands of their 
younger teammates. 

-by Jennifer Moriarty 

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Finding himself surrounded 
by Boston University players, Tom 
Brown tries to score, the Gorillas blew 
away the Eagles 21-4. Photo by Yana 

Rick Mullins walks away as 
the UMass goalie defends the net. De- 
fense at goal contributed much to the 
season's spectacular outcome. Photo by 
Yana Dhigy 


Trapped by an opponent's 
stick, Jim McAleavey races toward the 
goal. McAleavey had a record breaking 
season for career assists and career goals. 
Photo by Carrie Wyeth 

Lacrosse 127 


exhibits strengtii and pride in 1991 J 

The 1991 men's varsity 
crew team had a successful sea- 
son. Under the direction of head 
coach Dave Trond, the Minute- 
men won a gold medal as New 
England Champions. This victory 
was obtained through hard work 
and talent which was evident in 
many other meets. 

The Minutemen defeated 
Dartmouth and returned to 
Amherst with their first victory 
and betting tee of the season. It is 
a tradition for crew teams to bet 
their t-shirts on races. "It was an 
exhilarating experience to beat the 
Dartmouth crew," said sopho- 
more Keith Bourgoyne. Coxswain 
Mary Lockyer, Rich Scannell, 
Dave Ring, Mike Rademacher, 
Dave Schor, Brian Jewett, Jeff Vohr 
and Chris Marino added Dart- 
mouth shirts to their collection 
while sophomore Brian Jewett 
received his first. 

The Minutemen defeated 
Trinity College and set an all-time 
course record of 5:48, winning 
back the Mason Cup, a trophy 
cherished by Trinity for over 5 
years. At this point UMass stood 
3-1. "It was a relazed race and we 
just overcame them," said seruor 
rower Dave Ring. Chris Marino 
said that by the 1,000m mark the 
team had Trinity by open water 
and never let up. 

The Minutemen won the 
premier event at the New Eng- 
land Championships as they pow- 
ered their shell down the 2000m 
course in a time of 5.52, 4.3 sec- 

onds ahead of the second place 
crew. According to Dave Trond, 
the varsity eight boat had a com- 
manding lead at the 1000m mark 
and went on to dictate the rest of 
the race. Dave Ring attributed the 
crowd with keeping their spirits 
up: "UMass was the crowd favor- 
ite and support from alumni, 
family and friends was incred- 

Thanks to an incredible 
performance from the men's crew 
team, UMass can look forward to 
a victorious season next year 

"UMass was a crowd 
favorite, and support from 
alumni, friends and family 
was incredible." 

under the able leadership of Dave 

The women's varsity 
crew team started the season with 
a disappointing loss to Wesleyaii. 
finishing just 1.8 seconds behind 
the team. Senior Cristin Bullen, a 
three-year rower, said she felt her 
boat displayed "calm, relaxed 
power" throughout the race. 

The women's varsity 
crew next faced Trinity and long 
time rival Mt. Holyoke for a tri- 
meet. The Minutewomen lost to 
both opponents. Third-year rower 
Jennifer Geary said the boat is 

coming together well and is 
"hoping that a unified perform- 
ance will bring the boat its 1st 

The women's varsity 
boat, consisting of co-captain 
Rachel White, co-captain Jen 
Blum, coxswain; Courtney Ha- 
rold, Geary, Deanna Cook, Jen 
Hinds, Kerry Clarkin, Jen Blunt, 
Allison Hartwich and Bullen came 
in 2nd to Mt. Holyoke at the Val- 
ley Girl Regatta. Despite their 
losing record, there were positive 
remarks from teanimates White 
and Harold. White stated that "all 
components of the boat came 
together" for this meet, and Ha- 
rold suggested that the boat 
rowed the best race of the season. 

The Minutewomen 

proved their talents at the New 
England Championships as they 
won a silver medal. At the 1000m 
mark, the women's varsity crew 
team had destroyed boats which 
had previously defeatred them, 
such as Mt, Holyoke. Junior Kerry 
Clarkin said that the team's final 
heat was both physically and emo- 
tionally draining; but an entire 
year of intense hard work and 
dedication was rewarded in a 
mere seven minutes. 

The Minutewomen may 
have little to show for those first 
few disappointing meets, but the 
silver medal at thier final meet 
proves once and for all the talent 
and determination of these 

-by Lynn Frankel 

128 Crew 

The men's varsity team prac- 
tices on the Connecticut River. 
Early morning practices were a 
burden to bear, but the team's 
hard work paid off with a suc- 
cessful season. Photo by ]eff Hol- 

The Crew team takes a break 
in between practice heats. Coach 
Trond and members of the team 
critiqued the Men's B Team's 
performances during their 
breaks. Photo by Jeff Holland 

Men's Crew 128A 


I I around I ^ the |wc 


Nelson Mandela Comes To 

Civil rights leader Nelson Mandela was re- 
leased in February 1990 after a 27 year prison term 
in South Africa. Mandela celebrated his discharge 
from prison with a six- week tour of 13 countries in 
an effort to raise $8 million for the African National 

end apartheid. Later, at a Ken- 
nedy luncheon, Ted Kennedy 
presented Mandela with a bust of 
the late John F. Kennedy, the first 
person to impose sanctions 
against South Africa for its apart- 
heid policy. 

Mandela and his wife Winnie 
then attended a rally and concert 
in their honor at the Charles Riv- 
er Esplanade where he spoke to 
a crowd exceeding 100,000 peo- 
ple. Mandela repeatedly thanked 
Boston for providing his daugh- 
ter and son-in-law with an hospi- 
table home. "Massachusetts has 
won d special place in our strug- 
gle, and has a special place in my 

Congress. According to the Bos- 
ton Herald Mandela aimed to per- 
suade the international commu- 
nity to keep pressure on South 
Africa's government to end 
apartheid policies. 

On June 23, Mandela and his 
wife Winnie made a day trip to 
Boston and were greeted at Lo- 
gan Airport by Sen. Edward Ken- 
nedy, Gov. Michael Dukakis and 
Mayor Raymond Flynn. 

Mandela began his tour with 
Madison Park High School in 
Roxbury. During his speech 
there, Mandela emphatically 
thanked the audience for the 
state's support of his efforts to 

heart because it is the home of 
my children and grandchild- 
ren." He ended his speech at 
the Esplanade with a peaceful 
joining of hands among him- 
self, Dukakis, Kennedy and 

The day's tour ended with a 
fund raising reception in their 
honor at the Copley Plaza Ho- 
tel where $500,000 was donat- 
ed for Mandela's fight. 

Nelson and Winnie' Mande- 
la's Boston visit was not solely, 
politically motivated. It also in- 
cluded meeting their three 
grandchildren for the first time. 

-Linda M. Rowland 

Nelson Mandela waves to crowds in 
Boston. He served a jail sentence for an 
alleged plot to overthrow the govern- 
ment. Wide World Photos. 


man immolates 

On February 18, a man hold- 
ing a sign saying "Peace" died af- 

People visit Greg Levey shrine on 
the Amherst Common. Yellow flow- 
ers, candles and peace poems adorned 
the ground. Photo by K.A. Burke. 

Dies for Peace? 

self on the Commons 

ter pouring two one-gallon con- 
tainers of paint thinner on him- 
self and setting himself on fire on 
the Amherst Town Common. 

"I feel sorry that Levey died — 
that he had to take his life for 

whatever reason,' 
Kristen Lewis. 

said senior 

-By Mary Sbuttoni 

Eastern Germany opened its 
borders to West Germany. Thou- 
sands died in the Bangladesh ty- 
phoon in May. Lithuanian inde- 
pendents were put down by the 
Russian military. Mikhail Gorba- 
chev won the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Media outlets released the 
of the alleged rape victim 
' in the Kennedy incident. Torna- 
does killed hundreds of people 
in Kansas. President Bush was 
hospitalized for an irregular 
heartbeat. World Wide Photos. 

The unemployment rate exceeded 
nine percent in March. William Ken- 
nedy Smith was accused of raping a 
Palm Beach woman. Gov. Weld made 
state employees take furlough days as 
part of his budget cutting plan. Soldiers 
have continually returned from the 
Persian Gulf at Westover Air Force base 
in Chicopee, Massachusetts. 


Weld sizzles 

while CLT 


The fierv gubematoria! coni- 
etition between Republican 
andidate William Weld and ri- 
al Democrat John Silber came to 

spellbinding end on Election 
'. Weld proved 

Day, November ( 

ending a 21 

marks that insulted 
generalized classes 
of people, ballot 
question three, and 


pealing to the voters/- 

Weld promoted his Republi- 
can candidacy and support of the 
tax rollback initiative described 
in the Citizens for Limited Taxa- 
tion (CLT) as his symbols of 
change. Whitehead remarked, 
"All the candidates are agents of 

preached change by 


"The change to Re- 
publican leadership 
is positive, but hovi' 
well Weld governs 

John Silber, presi- 
dent of Boston Univeri ' 
sented the angry vote 
change through his irate com- 

working mothers for neglecting 

r children < 
typing the residents of Roxbury 
as drug addicts. Never offering 
apologies, Silber said, "I was 
only talking to the voters the way 
they had requested - directly and 

Whitehead did not think Silber 
used his shocking comments as 
a media ploy for attention, he 
said, "The campaign gave him a 
mega-phone and he used it. ' 

ir goal was to make p 
i potential damage: 
Richard DuCree 

John Zicconi, a journalism ma- 
3r, expressed his voters opin- 
3n, 'The candidates' position on 
ILT did not influence my deci- 
■ Rose agreed with Zicconi's 

indifference to I 

iicconi said, it can t get worse, 
so I have a positive outlook", 
Rose disagreed: he felt that ii 

A majonty of the candidates 
debates were dedicated to CLT 
Weld supported the referendum 
which proposed a rollback tc 

1988 I 

programs, state- funded jobs, 
and other human services. The 
proposed $1,3 billion reduction 
in slate revenues would have 
sliced the UMass budget by 38%. 
Whitehead viewed CLT as the 
best vehicle for angry voters to 
carry a message of protest. He at- 


around the wor 

During the night of Thursday, August 2, Ira- 
qi troops marched over the border and invaded 
the nation of Kuwait. The U.S. Government's re- 
action immediately condemned the invasion and 
banned trade with Iraq. The following Monday, 
President Bush ordered a squadron of F-15 

' the U.S. presence in Saudi 

Desert Shield 

fighters to an air base m Sau- 
di Arabia August 6 marked 
the begmning of the United 
Nations' embargo against 

January 16, the US, 
launched air attacks against 
Iraq and Kuwait, Iraq retali- 

against Israel. February 22, 
the Soviet peace plan was re- 
vealed and the Allies gave 
Iraq an ultimatum. Twenty 


;rourd war. Three days fol- 
owing, Saddam Hussein or- 
lered his forces to withdraw 

Students polled from the 

contributed strong reactions 
to the Persian Gulf War. Re- 

tion's choice to station sol- 
diers in Saudi Arabia varied; 
Dean Putnam, a senior polit- 

sion It was to send them 
there ' However, Meredith 
O'Brien, a senior journalism 
major believed Pres. Bush 

Opinions concerned witl 
ling behind the just 

f U.S. troops in Saudi 

Students' feelings varied as to 
how they personally were affect- 
ed by the war. Martha Robinson, 
a senior communicahons disor- 
ders major said she felt indiffer- 
ently as a college shadent related 
to the war, Gaskill expressed a 

other objei 
establish i 

pper, a / / I knew th( 
itTt'he Allied Force; 
I Guard would be victori 

# # lated her feelings 

Matt Pinardi 

the soldie 

. the 

a staple of our 
1 Gaskill, a junior 
environmental design major dis- 
agreed with the majority polls' 
objective, "Pres. Bush does not 
care about Kuwait, it is all over 
oil. We are trading oil for Ameri- 

mostly I feared 
them,' Putnam conveyed his 
pression in his willingness to 
the troops already in Saudi Ara 
bia, "I would have 

The ' 

' Robinson expresse.i relief 

■ Linda M. RowLi 

U Pfl R |!i E^RI 




Censorship Challenges Constitution 

Is our country regressing 

in the Age of Progression? 

The issue of censorship has 
bred heated debate among jour- 
nalists who feel their Constitu- 
tional right to freedom of the 
press has been infringed upon 
during the coverage of the Per- 

tary escort, and the reporter s ac- 
rions were constantly monitored 
by the military escort. Their copy 
was passed before a military re- 
view board and checked for 
clearance, if a debate ensued re- 

-. also extended i 

that resulted i 
musical lyrics 

The Pentaj^on sa 
military censorship 

ban on specific 


he media were strictly 
the information in 
tained facts con- 
■y strategies or op- 

faced its first censorship dispute. 
"When the pussy is wet we will 
know what to do" was one of the 

topic of censorship 
in history. She commented or 
the recent reforms in the media'; 
coverage of the Gulf war, "I an 
outraged by the restrictions. Tht 
government has a history of ly 


The new restrictions required 
reporters lo be a part of the offi- 
cial media pool CENTCOM m 
order to enter the forward geo- 
graphical areas in controversy. 
The revisions also stipulated re- 
porters had to travel with a mili- 

entiiled As Clean As They Wan- 
na Be which altered the contro- 
versial lyrics. The aforemen- 
tioned lyrics was replaced on the 
edited album with "When the 

tion permitted the cen; 
obscene material on t 
tion that it must lack lit 
entific, artistic or polit 
in its entirety. Chris, a d 
in-training at the Univ 

WMUA offered 

wspaper vending r 
\. Pholo by Karen McK 

merit before the lyrics became le- 
gally controversial because they 
bought and popularized the 
band's hit Me So Horny previous 
to the dispute. Truthfully, ob- 
scenity might be something that 

; applied its interpretation of 
isorship. Its jusrificarion is 
A- held in people' 

bv Linda M, Rowland 

rnment suppn 
1 and federal la 
I song lyrics a 

The law 


Getting Into 



'Tou mean you're really giving 
away film for free?" ask the majority 
of students who participate in the 48 
hours film contest every year. 

Yes, it is true. For the past four 
years. The Index has sponsored a 

^ '' ^fl Hfll J^B I ordinary 

J^ " I students 


■ i'x^mJ. 

Carl Thrasher captures a 
familiar sight: people en- 
joying the scenery, ducks 
and swans of the Campus 
Pond. Every year, the Pond 
is a popular subject for 48 
Hours photographers. 

128H 48 Hours Divider 

are given 
rolls of 
film to 

their version of UMass. The year- 
book staff then develops the film 
and chooses those photos that best 
represent everyday UMass life. The 
reason? So that all types of people 
can have a chance to depict their life 
at UMass, proving that anyone and 
everyone can get into the picture. 

Karen M. Lee catches Scott Lan- 
dry on Friday, March 29th. His at- 
tempt at playing the flute was not 
very successful. 

48 Hours Divider 129 


is made up of 
the common 
and also of the 

VY hat were the criteria for the 
choices made when deciding 
which photos were the "best" of 
the 48 hours contest? Decisions 
were made based on a variety of 
elements. Creativity was one 
factor. "We wanted photographs 
tp depict the campus in a way 
that was unique. We wanted to 
see ordinary campus landmari<s 
in a different light," says spring 
photo co-editor Toni Cann. 

Humor was another 
factor. "School's not only study- 
ing," says editor-in-chief Jeff 

"Don't forget beauty," 
says fall photo editor Mason 
Rivlin. "Some of the shots we 
got were absolutely beautiful." 

The following twelve 
pages are what the Index staff 
thought were the best of our 48 
hours photo contest, including 
some submissions from Index 
staff photographers. Says Hol- 
land, "Photography is the shar- 
ing of a moment with those 
who don't get a chance to see it 
the first time around." 


An anonymous camera man 
is captured while filming in this photo 
by Justin Dore. Capturing a moment 
was not something that was just done 
with still photography. 

130 48 Hours 

Bruce, a COINS graduate stu- 
dent is captured outside of the Grad 
Tower in this picture by Tim Walter. 
The Grad Tower was the center of most 
and mathematics offices on 

Roland Crighton photographs 
the funky metal sculpture by Cottage C. 
This sculpture was called Cyrano de 

Chris Brockmeyer takes a Justin Dore captures an up- 
photo of his friends Catherine and Susan ward shot of the Japanese elm tree out- 
sharing a laugh at lunchtime outside of side of South College. The tree, the 
the Student Union When the weather oldest and first Japanese elm in the 
was nice, many people hung out on the United States, was in danger of dying 
SU steps. because people kept walking on its roots. 

48 Hours 131 


depicts a 

campus that 

is always 



hen the Index staff de- 
cided to hold a photo 
contest for forty-eight hours, 
no one thought that people 
would actually use all forty- 
eight. A surprising number 
of photos taken late at 
night, depicting a commu- 
nity that continued to func- 
tion hours after the sun went 

The Tower Library and Old Chapel 
are captured in the shadows of dusk in 
this photo above by Margaret Arring- 
ham. These two building have always 
been the two most commonly known 
building on campus. 

Aaron Webster captures a silhou- 
ette from one of the spotlights, as the 
crew at the Fine Atrs Center sets up the 
lights for the evening's performance The 
Fine Arts Center continued to offer a 
wide variety of performances through- 
out the year. 

132 Fall 48 Hours 

§ % 

Aaron Webster captures the Old 
Chapel late at night. A haven for 
music students, the lights were always 
blazing due to the students working 
and practicing at all hours. 

An interesting look at the ground 
is presented by Jeff Maroun. He 
succeeded in showing his creativity as 
well as his taste in footwear. 

"Good photography, 
most of the time, is an 
art, but sometimes, you 
just get lucky." 

The campus is ablaze with light 
in this photo by Aaron Webster. 
Taken from the Grad Tower, the 
campus is shown to still be busy no 
matter what time it is. 

Fall 48 Hours 133 


shows that 


know how to 

have fun 

1 1 is always good to know 
that, even when times may be a 
bit rough, people still under- 
stand the importance of a good 
joke or of some good, clean fun. 
Many of the photographers 
were successful in capturing 
what people do best - being 
human. Whether day of night, 
the importance of a good time 
can never be underestimated. 

Peter Snow clowns around in the 
laundry room in Grayson House. In 
this photo by Mark Adler, Snow man- 
aged to squeeze himself into a dryer for 
a photo opportunity. 

Walking through the Student 
Union, Melissa Reder took a photo of 
Michelle Whelan. Whelan was dili- 
gentiy working on a piece of pottery in 
the Craft Center. 

134 Fall 48 Hours 

In this photo by Josh Krancer, Matt 
Tallman is found enjoying a quiet 
moment in Brooks House. One is un- 
sure as to whether Tallman was making 
a statement about the quality of the 
paper or if the bathroom was the only 
quiet place he could find to enjoy it. 

Sue Innis shot this photo of her 
favorite stuffed animal. Affectionately 
known as Elmo, he is also a fan of 

"I can't believe Peter 
fit in the dryer... he's 
a big guy, 6'1" or 
6' 2". ..It's a really neat 
picture. " 

-Mark Adler 

^ f. 


Susan Inniss enjoys the playful 
antics of Kathy Long and Carl Grygiel 
in a shower in Brown House. Blowing 
off steam early Tuesday morning, the 
two started a shaving aeam fight that 
left them soaking wet. 

FaU 48 Hours 135 

The sisters of Sigma Kappa get shot 
in their living room. What had begun 
as a serious photo shoot turned into a 
water fight in this photo by Daphne 

"Oh no! Please don't 
put his photo in! He'll 
kill me!" 

-an anonymous 48 
hours photographer 

Jason Carney is photographed in 
his dorm room by Roland Crighton. 
Although he had an aura of studious- 
ness, Carney was, in fact, using his 
computer to play video games. 

136 Spring 48 Hours 


shows a 
campus that 
stays inside 

hen the Index dedded to 
hold its 48 hours photo 
contest, the staff chose to hold 
the second half of the contest 
in the spring, when the nicer 
weather would make people 
come outdoors for pictures. 
What we discovered, however, 
was that people liked to stay 
inside, in spite of the fact that 
the temperature was high and 
the sun was shining. 

Roland Crighton captures Terry 
Solomone leaving his room in Thatcher 
House. Solomone was on his way to the 

Spring 48 Hours 137 

Brad Burling captures a PVTA bus 
driver, who was expecting him to board 
the bus. Brad had so much fun doing 48 
hours that he decided to become an 
Index staff photographer. 

George Longino plays piano in a 
classroom in the Fine Arts Center in this 
photo by Tim Walters. Onginally from 
Atlanta, Lxmgino came to UMass to study 

"I had so much fun! 
When can I do it again?" 

-Photographer Brad 

Corey Edwards is hard at work in 
this photo by Peter Crafts. Edwards was 
working on a project at his job in the 
Housing Assignment Office. 

138 Spring 48 Hours 


presents a 
filled with 

hen the contest was over, 
the staff marvelled at the di- 
versity of the photos taken, 
and realized that it was a good 
event to continue doing in the 
future, because in order to get 
the bug picture of things, we 
needed everyone's picture of 
UMass to accurately portray a 
large campus. 

Colleen Barry captures the new Susan Grouse, a student teacher in 

sisters of Alpha Epsilon Phi. The soror- Pelham, is busy with first and second 

ity dressed all in white for its initiation graders in this photo by Karen M. Lee. 

ceremonies. Grouse and the students were practicing 

lines for a puppet show. 

Spring 48 Hours 


Sometimes they're your best 
friends, but sometimes ttiey're not. 
Peter Crafts captures two policemen on 
duty in the Student Union early in the 

As students browse in the Student 
Union munchy store, Rich Barry sneaks 
upstairs for a downward view. The 
Munchy Store, due to its early and late 
hours, was almost always filled with 

"I can't believe tliat 
I've forgotten how great 
it is to go take pictures! 

-Melissa Reder 


Unable to surpress their laughter 
and smiles, Meg Cunningham and 
Mindy Pollack hang over a bunk for 
this photo. In this Sue Inniss photo, 
the two were in Brown House in Sylan. 

140 48 Hours 


like so 
much fun 

VV hen the Index advertises 
for the 48 hours photo con- 
test, staff members always tell 
those hesitant students that 
taking these pictures is a lot of 
fun. Most of the time, stu- 
dents will agree, especially 
when they see the funny and 
interesting photos that get 

A smile can definitely make some- 
one's day in this photo by Karen M. 
l^e. These two children were playing 
outside at day care in spite of the chill 
in the air. 

Justin Dore captures a typical, yet 
atypical sight of a student sleeping in 
Herter. Although many students ad- 
mitted to needing naps, not so many 
used a floor in an academic building as 
a bed. 

48 Hours 141 


work from 
staff members 

VV hen the Index staff holds s 
48 hours, sometimes staff pho- 
tographers get jealous. To 
keep everybody happy, the 
Index decided to allowstaff 
photographers to submit their 
own favorite shots, to capture 
their picture of 48 hours. 

Karen McKendry captures the an- Maiy Sbuttoni has a bird's eye view 

nual Southwest barbeque. The barbe- of the Campus center Stone Cafe. She 

que was held by the Southwest playing was on the newly-reopened balcony 

fields. located on the tenth floor. 

142 48 Hours 

Taking a break from housework, 
Mary Sbuttoni snaps a photo of her 
rtment. She was cleaning her- 
bedroom and bathroom. 

Ripped jeans are still trendy these 
days, as proven by this photo by Jeff 
Holland. The jeans were wore by 
Danielle Dowling, a senior journalism 

"Hell we deserve to 
have some fim tool" 

-Photographer Jeff 

Alexandra Couet captures a group 
of friends washing a car. Getting bored, 
they started to have a water fight. 

48 Hours 143 

144 Greeks 

Smiling in their living room, 
Carla Baker, Barrie Zimmerman and 
Cindy Biehl, sisters of Delta Zeta, dis- 
play paddles. The paddles were from 
Delta Zeta's newest sisters, the Phi 
pledge class. Photo by Mary Sbuttoni 

Qetting Into 


"The Greek Area at the University 
has a horrible reputation," complained 
Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers John Sil- 
veria and Keith Nicholson in a letter to 
the Collegian. "We have a lot to offer 
the community, but no one ever reads 
about it in the paper." 

Not everyone chooses to become 
part of 
Area at 
who join 
do so to 
their ex- 
For these 

people, the benefits of the social life, 
the opportunities to aid the commu- 
nity and the long lasting bonds of 
brotherhood and sisterhood help enli- 
ven and enrich their experiences at the 
University, forming their own unique 
picture at UMass. 

Amid a crowd of 
spectators, members of a 
Greek Games team prepare 
for the shopping cart race. 
Teams of fraternities and 
sororities got together to 
compete in good-natured 
competition during Greek 
Week. Photo by Melissa 

Greeks 145 



AOA Fraternity, Inc. 

Q: What is your fondest meinory < 

of total gratification 

Q: What does your fraternity have to offer 
deciding whether or not to pledge? 

A: We can assure them that they will be a part of one of iJie 
greatest fraternities in history. 

Some Alphas at UMass are 
Kevin Walters, Evon Walters, and Ray 
Clarke. The three posed outside the 
campus center hotel for this picture. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 



146 Alpha Phi Alpha 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate 
Greek letter fraternity established for black students, was or- 
ganized at Cornell University in 1906. It was initiated to 
maintain close association and unified support for its members. 
Despite economic and racial difficulties during that time, the 
fraternity still managed to follow its principles of good charac- 
ter, sound scholarship, fellowship, and the uplifting of human- 
ity, especially black minorities' struggles in the US. 

The fraternity has grown in influence education organizational development. He 

to promote 
diversity and 
quality at 

over the years. It racially intergrated its 
membership in 1945, and expanded to 
over 700 chapters located in the US, Carib- 
bean Islands, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Some 
of the members are famous leaders in their 
fields: Dr.MartinLutherKingJr.,Dr. W.E.B. 
Dubois, Thurgood Marshall) and Atlanta 
Mayor Andrew Young. 

Alpha Phi Alpha has a long distin- 
guished history of community involvement 
like the program Go To High School - Go To 
College initiated in 1929. It involved the 
counseling of youths on the importance of 

On the UMass campus, there is an ac- 
tive chapter inclusive with Amherst Col- 
lege, American International College, and 
Westfield State College. Currently there 
are four brothers at UMass: Mark Scott, 
Evon Walters, Kevin Walters, and Raymond 
Clarke. These brothers exemplify the stan- 
dards of scholarship and professionalism 
expected from an Alpha. Mark Scott is a 
graduating senior in business economics. 
Plan for Mark include getting his doctorate 
in economics. Mark will be accepting a 
fellowship in California for a year. 

Evon Walters is a doctoral candidate in 

received his bachelor's degree at UMass. He 
lettered in track and was a member of the 
silver medal 4/400 relay team in the Eastern 
Championships of New England in 1989. 
The future for Evon includes returning to 
his Jamaica homeland to work in business 
and government. 

Kevin Walters, a junior sports manage- 
ment major, is also a member of the track 
team. He is currently a top sprinter in New 
England. Kevin does community service 
work in Sunderland where he works with 
mentally retarded adult patients. He plans 
to attend law school and hopefully run in 
the Jamaican Olympic trials. 

Alpha Phi Alpha's newest brother, Ray 
Clarke, is a sophomore communications 
major. A Boston native, he is a resident 
assistant in Gorman house and also in- 
volved in the SGA court system. Plans for 
Ray include graduate school. 

Past projects at UMass include the ABC 
walk, fundraisers, and counseling work- 
shops with inner-city minority children. 
There is more that can be done, but it is a 
belief among brothers to stick with quality 
instead of quantity. 

-Courtesy of Alpha Phi Alpha 

Evon Walters completes 
some paperwork. He was working 
in the Office of Third World Af- 
fairs. Photo by Tony Fusto 

Alpha Phi Alpha 147 

Alpha Chi Omega 

30 years at 
UMass with 



"My mom was a member of the first pledge class here at 
Alpha Chi. She says that the chapter has done well adapting to 
change and it reminds her a lot of when she was an active 
member/' remarked sophomore Jennifer Crosscup.. 

Indeed, one word that best describes 
the sisterhood at Alpha Chi Omega is ver- 
satility. It has been this one characteristic 
that has allowed the chapter to succeed in 

the Greek Area and on the UMass Campus. 

This year in particular is a special one 
for the Delta Mu chapter of Alpha Chi 
Omega as the members celebrate their 30 
year anniversary at the University. Al- 
though this memorable event calls for cele- 
bration, it also coincides witli the need for 
renovation. An extensive facelift has reju- 
venated the entire house. Significant work 
that would have inconvenienced normal, 
everyday activities during the school year 
began during intersession while most of 
the affiliates were on vacation. 

Knowing that the cost of redecorating 
would be extraordinary, attention was 
drawn on strengthening alumnae support. 
"We mailed over 600 alumnae newsletters 

asking for donations, knowing that people 
would be excited to be involved with the 
changes taking place at Alpha Chi Omega. 
The positive response from the alumnae 
allowed immediate focus to be given to this 
major project," commented Andrea Rollins, 
Vice-President of Alumnae Relations. 

Even though a majority of the atten- 
tion has been focused on these renova- 
tions, the members have been actively par- 
ticipatPhi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega, 
Mortar Board, and Golden Key National 
Honor Society. 

Participation in many university or- 
ganizations and places of employment as 
well as achievements in academics contrib- 
ute to the diversity of the house. HopefuUy 
the future will bring as much success and 
achievement to the women of Alpha Chi 
Omega as have the past 30 years. 

-by Lara Dmytryshyn 

Lara Dmytryshyn and The Alpha Chi's enjoy a 
Staci Goldstein goof around in their celebratory pig pile on the South- 
newly renovated chapter room, west playing field. The sisters had 
They found that being sisters fos- just succeeded in crushing their 
tered lasting friendships. Photo intramural softball opponents. 
courtesy of AXQ. Photo courtesy ofAXil 

148 Alpha Chi Omega 

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The newly initiated sis- 
ters of Alpha Chi Omega display a 
welcoming gilt from their big sis- 
ters. The big sisters made the cake 
in celebration of the new sisters' 
initiation. Photo courtesy of AXQ. 

Alpha Chi Omega 149 

continues their 
work with the 
Amherst sur- 
vival center 

Alpha Chi Rho 

Every semester the Phi Rho Chi chapter of Alpha Chi Rho 
works with the Amherst Survival Center as part of their philan- 
thropy work. The Survival Center provides clothes, food, a hot 
meal once a day, and other services for the less fortunate of the 
area. At Christmastime, the center has a Christmas party for 
children who come from low income families. At the party, the 
children are provided with entertainment, snacks, and a new gift. 

This year the center lost two full- parties, beginning at ten in the mom- 

Brothers of Alpha Chi 
Rho open presents with children 
iirom the Amherst Survival Center. 
This is a philanthropy that the chap- 
ter particularly enjoyed this semes- 
ter. Photo courtesy of AXP 

time volunteers, making it impossible 
for the remaining staff members to 
undertake the project of the party alone. 
This made Alpha Chi Rho's participa- 
tion vital to the party's success. Alpha 
Chi Rho worked closely on the project 
with Vibbes, a school of Management 
student organization, and the Pan-hel- 
lenic Sorority Council. 

All of the gifts, snacks, and other 
odds and ends were donated or bought 
with monetary donations from boxes 
in the area. Doners were various 
groups, such as the Amherst Common 
School, the Amherst Jewish Commu- 
nity Center, a local dorm, Milton Bra- 
dley in East Longmeadow, Ma., as 
well as individual gift donations. Pizza, 
soda, cookies, and ice cream were 
donated by local businesses. Echew 
Bumpus, a local story teller, and 

ing. Each party consisted of sixty 
children. The best part for the children 
was going to Santa to receive their 
gifts. Each child received a wrapped 
gift with their name on it, a difficult 
task, but worthwhile. 

The brothers find the philanthropy 
work at the center to be rewarding, 
however it is the Christmas party which 
the brothers participate in most enthu- 
siastically. As Tom Ciulla comments, 
"all the brothers get really involved. 
It's fun to see the kid's eyes light up 
when they get their presents. It's good 
to give your time for something un- 
conditional Uke this." At the end of the 
day the smiling faces leaving the hall 
testified to the party's success. Pledge 
Jeffrey Turco says, "Seeing the bene- 
fits created by Alpha Chi Rho's work 
with the center in the past, I look 

magician, Fred Trobough, provided forward to working with the center in 
the entertainment, free of charge. the future." 

The day was divided into three -by Steve Wilson 

150 Alpha Chi Rho 




Q: What does your chapter have to offer someone who i 
deciding whether or not to rush? 

A We eire a diverse but close knit brotherhood where a 
member can find a place of his own on cannpus. 

Q What do you enjoy most about your chapter? 

A Seeing the older alumni coming up for initiation. 

BrotherSteve Riseman sits with "Santa" Pete Dow. At the 
traternity Christmas party "Santa" Pete handed out presents 
to the children. Photo courtusy of AXP 

Children gather at the 
Christmas party at Alpha Chi Rho. 
The party was thrown for the 
Amherst Survival center. Photo cour- 

A newly initiated pledge 
class displays their gift to their 
pledge trainer. Giving a gift to the 
pledge trainer has been a pledge 
class tradition for many years. Photo 
courtesy of AXP 

Alpha Chi Rho 151 


Q: What is the funniest experience you have ever had? 

A: For our national philanthropy, all thirty members had 
to spend nine hours completely silent to raise money for 

Q: What is your fondest memory of AEO? 

A; Being ioitiated as the founding sisters of the first new 
colony at the University in nine years. 
"Girl$.., don't you see?" Ronna Sadow with a characteristic ex- 

The newest sisters gather 
at their pinning ceremony. The 
pinning in of the new pledges 
marked another successful semes- 
ter for the new chapter. Photo by 
Colleen Barry 

152 Alpha EpsUon Phi 

oha Eosilon Phi 

enjoys their 

Being a founding member of a sorority chapter is a unique r • j. 
experience in many ways. The pride that accompanies the IirSI SemeS 
honor is by far one of the largest payoff s for the sisters of Alpha j. _j. -j-U^ 

EpsilonPhi. Witnessing their efforts materialize into a viable, teiS ol ine 
dynamic organization was rewarding enough, but watching t Ty-iiTTpy-^ifi t 
their first pledge class train to carry on their traditions, thus ^Hivfe:! blLy 
propelling AEPhi even further, evoked a sense of pride almost 
undefinable. In a larger sense, it was exciting to expand the 
perimeters of the Greek Area and contribute something new to 
an area that is already diverse. Said Colleen Barry, one of the 
first two AEPhi alumni, "It is inevitable that we will have 
strong impact on the Greek Area - look at how far we've come." 

Every sister of AEPhi has brought some- 
thing exceptional and singularly hers to 
the sorority and has shared it with others. 

The resulting bonds of this creative group 
effort have led to a superlative unity some- 
times hard to find in a larger sorority. Co- 
pledge trainer Liz Minkin commented, "You 
only get what you put in and each Phi has 
gotten so much out of this experience." No 
sister would hesitate to give freely of her- 
self, and every sister's giving 110% creates 
respect and admiration among the sorority 

The University of Massachusetts chap- 
ter of AEPhi has no house, and this does, at 
times, complicate life. Rush, in and of 

itself, is a difficult operation for anyone, 
and AEPhi's first formal effort was hindered 
by a lack of their own stmcture. However, 
not having a house actually serves as an- 
other unifying element because they must 
work so hard at maintaining close bonds. 
The fact that the Alpha Epsilon Pi and Pi 
Kappa Alpha fraternities opened their doors 
and allowed AEPhi use of their houses for 
events illustrates how warmly the Greek 
Area has greeted them. Echoing these 
sentiments, treasurer Ronna Sadow said, 
"The Greek Area has truly welcomed us 
with open arms and we couldn't be happier 
about it." 

-by Kathryn SoUie 

Stephanie Reed, Jenni 
Powers, and Michelle Pearlstein are 
caught with cake on their faces at 
their pinning in. The house rule 
was that everyone had to use only 
their fingers to eat the cake. Photo 
courtesy of ABt> 

Alpha Epsilon Phi 153 

Alpha Epsion Pi 

gives support to 

troops arriving 

at Westover 


This year was a year to be patriotic, and the brothers of 
Alpha Epsilon Pi definitely followed suit, as five brothers and 
pledges went to greet soldiers returning from the Persian Gulf 
at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. 

"When I opened my eyes at 3:45 in the morning, it was still dark outside. That's 
when I knew that there was something how much it must have meant to have a 
different about that morning.," said sopho- 
more Jeff Levin. 

crowd greet them at that hour of the mom- 
ing," commented senior and AEPi brother 

The brothers and pledges of Alpha Jonathan Brooks. 
Epsilon Pi arrived at Westover Air Force After the crowd dispersed, the brothers 

Base a few minutes before 5:00 AM, just in and pledges headed back to Amherst, 
time to see the huge C5A transport jet "1 was exhausted for the rest of the 

touch down on the runway. Inside the day," said Levin, "but the great feeling I had 
main hangar, patriotic music filled the air from greeting those troops made it all worth 
and the crowd cheered. The incoming it." 
troops received a hero's welcome. 

"It felt great to be there, knowing how 
excited these men were to be home, and 

-by Kris Bruno 

Brothers Reid Wagner 
and Jeff Levin play a vicious game 
of Monopoly in their room. Living 
in the house gave the brothers the 
advantage of always having some- 
one around to hang out with. Photo 
by Jon Brooks 

154 Alpha Epsilon Pi 




Q; What does your fraternity mean to you? 

A: An brotherhood of close friends, as well as an in- 
creased involvement in Ccimpus activities. 

Q What IS a memorable event that your chapter has done 

A We held a hand-in-hand th« h«lp the homeless benefit 
concert that raised $2,000 for our chanty. 

Will Matlm !r spends time hitting the books m his room 
Photo by jon Brook', 

The ALPi house, located 
at 382 N Pleasant St , houses 18 
brothers. Members have lived in 
the house since the fraternity ob- 
tained It 3 years ago. Photo by Jon 

Alpha Epsilon Pi 155 

Alpha Tau Gamma i 

^ After a two year hiatus, Alpha Tau Gamma is coming back i 



year niatus, Alpha lau uamma is commg 
strong. Established in 1919 when the school was known as the 
Massachusetts School of Agriculture, ATG, the Stockbridge 1 
fraternity, has continued to carry on the traditions of hard work ■ 
and strong academics. 

Along with academics, the brothers of 
■^ Alpha Tau Gamma have made getting in- 

dUboIlCci volved in the Greek Area and public images 
their top priorities. Part of improving their 
public image includes participation in vari- 
ous philanthropies. This year, Alpha Tau 
Gamma collected money to benefit the 
Amherst Women's Shelter, and has also 

•^^■^^^^^^^^^ aided the Methodist Church on N. Pleasant 
p Street with their landscaping problems in 
the recent months. The landscaping of the 
Amherst Police Department, construction 
at the Hadley Horse Farm, and projects at 
nearby Massachusetts State parks are just 
some of the philanthropies planned for the 

Brothers from the Stock- 
bridge School enjoy a porch party. 
The fraternity has been made up of 
primarily Stockbridge students 
since it began a at UMass. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

The fraternity will continue to reside at 
401 North Pleasant Street and is modifying 
the house so it is more accommodating. 
They plan to update the kitchen and paint 
the house as a capitol improvement pro- 
gram. The fraternity also plans on continu- 
ing positive realtions with other members 
of the Greek Area by extending the lease on 
one of their properties. 

Alpha Tau Gamma is striving to be- 
come a leading fraternity both academi- 
cally and socially. They hope to improve 
relations with the Greek Area as well as the 
general community, and will continue with 
their philanthropic efforts, 
-by Daphne MacDuff 

156 Alpha Tau Gamma 




Q: What do you think is the best thing that your chapte 
has done in the past year? 

A: Being reinstated and once again recognized by the 
administration as a fraternity. 

Q: What makes your chapter attractive to someone not in 
the Greek area. 

A: Feeling of belonging to an environment where you can 
make lasting friendships and promomt a sense of accom- 

Teiss' prepares his fry at a porch part\'. Photo by Karen 

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Alpha Tau's recently re- Fraternity members once 

instated house is located at 401 N. again gather on the steps of their 

Pleasant Street.. The fraternity N.Pleasant St. house. After a leave 

came off suspension for a n inci- of absennce the brothers quickly 

dent that happened three years ago. got reinvolved in the Greek Area. 

Photo by leff Holland Photo byKaren McKendry 

Alpha Tau Gamma 157 


bench to 

honor 50 

years at 



The women of Chi Omega wish to dedicate this section of 
the yearbook to the memory of Sharon Galligan. 

Chi Omega was founded in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on April 
5; 1895. It is the largest national sorority, with 195,000 initi- 
ated members, and 176 chapters spanning across the nation. 
The Iota Beta chapter was founded at the University of Massa- 
chusetts on June 5, 1941. This year they celebrated their 50th 
anniversary by having an Eleusinian Banquet. "We had an 
amazing turnout, including our national president and all but 
one of the original eighteen member," said current president, 
Jacqueline Leonard. 

Chi Omega sorority prides itself on 
being an integral part of the university and 
the community as a whole. All of its mem- 

Along with their philanthropic achieve- 
ments, the sisterhood has worked to excel 
among the Greeks as weU. Just as the Greek 

hers are involved in student organizations area has been growing at UMass, so has Chi 

ranging from the business club to the Omega. For the past year they have been 

Boltwood Project. Numbered among their recognized for meeting rush quota, as well 

ranks are cheerieaders, peer educators, and as attaining excellence in many areas. They 

athletes. were the only chapter to receive the Gold 

Chi Omega is founded on the prin- Chapter Award this year. Senior Anne 

ciples of philanthropy. This year the sisters Coleman believes that "this is due to our 

volunteered their time to aid in voter regis- scholastic standing, enthusiasm, and fun 

tration, caroling to the elderly, taking over loving sisterhood." 
a soup kitchen, and planting bulbs on 

by Ellen Miller 

Chi O's eat at the pre- Sisters prepare for their 

initiation brealcfast while waiting "A Chi Omega Chorus Line" rush 

for the sisters-to-be. The initiation skit. It is presentations like these 

ceremony was seen as the most that made the sorority's rush so 

moving event the women had this successful this semester. Photo 

semester. Photo courtesy of XQ courtesy of XQ 

158 Chi Omega 




O: What made you decide to go Greek? 

A. I pledged Chi Omega to make the University seem 
smaller and less intimidating, to get more involved, and to 
open up more leadership opportunities. 

Q; What do you think of the people you have met? 

A: The friends i have made are genuine, considerate, and 

helpful - just great! 

I his year's Halloween costumes were some of the best yet for 
I Ik sisters. Phuta courtesy of XQ 

Big and little sisters of 
Chi Omega show off their presents 
to each other on pillow/paddle day. 
This day was designed to 
strengthen the bond between the 
big and little sisters. Photo courtesy 

Chi Omega 159 


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Q: What skills are you taking with you from your fraternity? 



A: J have more developed skills in organtzattort, communica- 
tion, and leadership. 

Qj Describe the friends you have made tr> your fraternity? 


■ J 

A; The friends i have made at Delta Chi are friends J will have 
for the rest of my life. I always refer to them as brothers rather 
than friends because ihat is how 1 see them. 


Delta Chi alumni Ira Kligerman and Tom Simpson 
returned with their families to celebrate Homecoming 
weekend at the house. Photo courtesy ofsx 

Delta Chi's Rob Webb. 
Doug Higgons, Keith Lyons, and 
Joe Guarino pose with brother 
Kevin Costner at the fraternity's 
Centennial Convention. The con- 
vention was held at Syracuse, NY. 
in August 1990. Photo courtesy of 

160 Delta Chi 

Delta Chi 

Delta Chi prides itself on the individuality of its brothers. 
The common bond of brotherhood keeps them unified in 
reaching goals set by the fraternity. This year, Delta Chi has 
reset their standards and have set several goals, including 
increasing both chapter GPA and membership. 

The brothers of Delta Chi are spontane- brothers and reminisce. Brothers came 
ous and plan frequent weekend events, from as far as Colorado to attend. The 


sets new goals 
for the chap- 
ter s future 

They have traveled to Washington, DC, 
Montreal, New York City. One of their 
most memorable weekend events was a trip 
to upstate New York to go Bungi-cord jump- 

downpours throughout the day could not 
put a damper on the weekend's events. 
Even the annual alumni-vs. -undergradu- 
ates football game was played, with the 

ing. Senior Geoff Hosford was the first to undergrads crushing the alumni 39-2. 

take the plunge. "It's really exhilarating. 
For a second or so you lose your breath but 
on the upswing it's like nothing I've ever 

"My collegiate experience would not 
have been the same without Delta Chi. 
Aside from the social benefits, being a Delta 

experienced. It was more magnificent than Chi has taught me a great deal about being 

ever imagined." 

efficient and effective when working with 

One of the major events of the year was others," said former president Joe Guarino. 

Delta Chi's centennial the previous 
Friday, and on Homecoming Day several 
alumni and their families returned to the 
fraternity to celebrate with their younger 

"It is going to be sad to leave here but I have 
made friends that I will keep in touch with 
for life." 

-By Sandra Doherty 

A group of undergads 
join with their Alumni board of 
trustees at their centennial celebra- 
tion. The one hundred year cele- 
bration was a great event for the 
fraternity members. Photo courtesy 
of AX 

Delta Chi 161 

rides their 

chariot into 

battle with 




The ancient Greeks rode chariots to invade new territories. 
Today the Greeks of Delta Upsilon Fraternity use chariots for a 
beneficial cause. The spring of 1991 marks the fifth consecu- 
tive year that the brothers and pledges of Delta Upsilon will 
pull a chariot from Boston to Amherst for the benefit of the 
Dana Farber Jimmy Fund. 

Brothers catch some rays 
on top of the Delta Upsilon house. 
The roof made a convenient place 
to congregate on hot days. Photo by 
Matt McKiimon 

"Its 's a lot of sweat and hard work, " 
said Adam Miller, the fraternity's philan- 
thropy chairman. "But the work is for a 
great cause. Our house feels very fortunate 
In the the fact that we're able to help sick 

The Dana Farber Cancer Institute is a 
hospital which fights childhood cancer. 
Last year Delta UpsOon raised about $10,000 
for the Jimmy Fund, placing the overall 
contibution from Delta Upsilon at about 
$30,000 since 1987. The Jimmy Fund pro- 

vides financial assistance for the treatment 
of children with cancer, and the annual 
chariot roll is just one of the many activi- 
ties, philanthropies, and awards in which 
the brothers of DU take pride. 

The spring of 1991 marks the first 
award of the newly established Delta Upsi- 
lon Scholarship Fund. This annual award 
provides financial aid to a student who 
otherwise would not be able to attend the 
university due to economic difficulties, 
-by Matt McKinnon 

Members participate in 
the chapter's annual chariot pull 
for the Dana Farber Cancer Insti- 
tute. This year the brothers raised 
$10,000 for cancer research and 
treatment. Photo courtesy ofDU 


162 Delta Upsilon 




Q: What is your fondest memory of your time as a 

A: The Holyoke playground effort that brought the whole 
Greek area together for the community. 

Q: How has the fraternity affected you grade wise? 

A: Since mowng into the fraternity house my G.P.A. has 

gone from a 2.57 to a 3.0! 

A DU brother adjusts a TV in the fiaternin' house. Every weeknight 

the Greek Area could be found tuned into Cheers. 

Photo courtesy ofDU. 


Brothers of Delta Upsi- 
lon pose outside their fraternity 
house with their Olympus Cup 
Trophy. They received the award 
for amassing the highest points 
total in the Greek division of intra- 
mural sports competiton. Photo 
courtesy ofDU 

Delta Upsilon 163 

Iota Phi Theta 

strives for 

diversity and 

equality for 

all people 

Since its incorporation to the UMass Amherst campus in the 

early eighties, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. has continuously 

promoted the most diverse events as well as diverse member- 

"The membership is like a spectrum, The membership has progressively sup- 
where all the colors of life come together as ported and organized a number of events 
one," says Robert Venator. "We can find within the political sphere, both at UMass 
brothers from African-American, Cape and in the international arena. This in- 

Verdean, Latin American, Asian, European, 
as well as other diverse heritages." 

Whether it be the annual Putting On the 
Hits Lip Sync or the tradition Umoja Greek 
Stepshow, where various fraternities per- 
form choreographed stepdancing, the fra- 
ternity is constantly organizing events to 

eludes rallies, the takeover of the New Af- 
rica House, and a constant commitment to 
the reform of corrupt organizations. Beta 
Beta chapter is dedicated to provide solu- 
tions to the common dilemmas that op- 
pressed people face on a daily basis. 

Moreover, pledging 1-Phi-T means being 

unite the distinct communities within our exposed to one's most inherent weaknesses, 


Although the fraternity's image and 
traditional events may portray an intense 
party attitude, due to lota Phi Theta's most 
popular events and the overall stereotypi- 
cal view of a fraternity, 1-Phi-T's fundemen- 
tal focus is to promote unity and intellec- 
tual development of oppressed peoples. 

and perhaps overcoming one s greatest 
fears. With the essential and unique sup- 
port of the Sweethearts, lota Phi Theta's 
sisters, the Brotherhood is determined to 
help oppressed peoples overcome the most 
difficult barriers that are imposed, BY ANY 

-'The Brotherhood of lota Phi Theta 

Iota Sweetheart Danette 
Mendosa and brothers Rafael Gar- 
cia and Robert Venator stop for a 
photo. They were attending the 
AHORA picnic held in the spring. 
Photo by Lucilla San Jose 

Robert Venatorshows off 
his letters. Venator was a junior 
political science major from Puerto 
Rico. Photo by Lucilla San Jose 

164 Iota Phi Theta 




I O Fraternity, Inc. 

Q: What does your fraternity mean to you? 

A; The fraternity I am part of means solidar- 
ity, support, strength, and a different prspec- 
tive of reality. 

Q; What made you chose to pledge your 

A: I admired its diversity, honesty, back- 
bones, and fidelity. 

j3nK-.s Roberts nv.i'i's ;[t t!v.- I'utau^; uii the Kit^. Hp iyiiihiit^ by 

Brothers of Iota PhiTheta 
The brothers were from UMass as 
well as other Massachusetts col- 
leges. Photo by Kris Bruno 

Iota PhiTheta 165 

Iota Gamma Upsilon 

From rush to commencement, Iota Gamma Upsilon was 
something special to its members. Acting as a home away from 
home to both pledges and actives, it offered an incomparable 
sense of caring and friendship. 

Iota Gamma Upsilon allowed each What makes Iota Gamma Upsilon 

member to contribute her own qualities unique is that it is the only local sorority at 

and recognize the importance of her in- UMass. Their sisterhood is therefore much 

volvement at the University. One pledge stronger, because they are the only chapter 

was quoted as saying, "While going through in existence. The IGU's continue their fun 

rush, I knew right away that I wanted to be times in their house on North Pleasant 

a member of IGU. The sisters treated me Street and look forward to a prosperous 

very nicely and were genuinely interested future, 
in what I had to offer them." -by Daphne MacDuff 

IGU's are captured in the 
middle of the sorority toast. In- 
stead of being at a disadvantage 
because they are local, the sisters 
have always been closer knit than 
many of the national chapters on 
campus. Photo courtesy of IFY 

Christina Currie get together at a 
mid-semester party in their house. 
Being a local sorority allowed the 
women of lota Gamma Upsilon 
freedom from the usual national 
sorority regulations. Photo courtesy 


166 Iota Gamma Upsilon 




Q: What made you decide to go gi'eek? 

A: I wanted to become more involved in the University by 
joining the Greek Area and ni««tJng the people in it. 

Q: What is your be$t memory from your sorority? 

A: As a pledge 1 participated in a soup kitchen where we all 
worked together to cook for people who couldn't afford to eat. 

Vice-Piesident Kelley iloyd and sister Amy Johnson hang out 

in their room. Photo courtesy ofivy 

Seniors Linda Moca and 
Heather Keating join their sisters 
for the sorority pre-pinning cele- 
bration. Having a new group of 
pledges was a source of pride for the 
only local sorority on campus. Photo 
coiirh'sy of IFY 

Iota Gamma Upsilon 167 



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Q: Describe the friends you have made? ' '-l 

- ■ -ii 
A: The friends I have made through Kappa are forever. ■•' 
Thp friendships are true and the memories are special. 

r ^ 

Q What does your sorority mean to you? 



A Loyalty, sincerity, and friendship. Kappa is a place to 
call my home away from hom«. 

m I 

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SonlDis Jenni UmbacNrand Sandy Woo spend time with 
Ki>ll\ I ane before graduation. Photo courtny of KKG 

Kappas join in a porch 
party on N. Pleasant St. As soon as 
warmer temperatures hit, N. Pleas- 
ant St. residents came out of their 
houses and onto their porches. 
Photo by Melissa Mitchell 

Sisters gather before a 
rush event on the steps of the Kappa 
house on Nutting Ave. Sorority 
rush was filled with parties and 
events for the rushees and sisters 
alike. Photo courtesy of KKr 

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168 Kappa Kappa Gamma 

Kappa Kappa Gamma 

Kappa touches everyone she reaches to and holds a different 
meaning for each sister. Past president Sandra Baldner says 
that Kappa is "a group where you can learn how to be the best 
self you can be, and have sixty other people share in it." For 
the eighteen out-of -state sisters, Robin Lewis, Tennessee, sums 
It up as a "home away from home... it's a family with all your 

Not only does Kappa touch its sis- 
ters, it also touches the community around 
it. Every fall, Kappa hosts a Halloween 
party at the Bangs Community Center for 
the children of Amherst. The sisters also 
host a Faculty Night Out, offering baby 
sitting services for the professors' children 
free of charge so they can enjoy a night out. 
Also within the University community. 
Kappa hosts a faculty tea. On the individ- 
ual level, Kappas are involved in a number 
of philanthropies, ranging from the 
Boltwood project to Greenpeace. Tamar 
Leipzig, phOanthropy chair, says that "phi- 
lanthropy is a tool where you can utilize ex- 
periences to help yourselves and others 
grow. " 

Kappas growth is evident through its 
participation in both the district and na- 

tional levels of the sorority. This spring. 
Kappa particiapted in a bi-annual province 
convention held in Newport, Rhode Is- 
land, for chapters from all over New Eng- 
land. Delta Nu won two awards. Social 
Graciousness and Outstanding Pledge Pro- 
gram. At the National Convention, held 
last summer in Dallas, Kappa won an 
honorable mention for Cultural Enrich- 
ment. "1 was really proud of every thing we 
accomplished in the past year," says HUary 

The most important thing Kappa Kappa 
Gamma touches are her members. Kristine 
Phaneuf puts it best, when she says "I'm 
not taking anything from Kappa, because 
Kappa will always be a part of me." 

-by Lisa Feldmesser and Melissa 

excells in 
service this 


Lisa Larson and Megan 
Estes seen enjoying the Spring 
weather and a game of Lacrosse. 
Lacrosse season brought many of 
the Kappas down to Boyden Field. 
Photo courtesy of KKT 

Christine Solt, Lauren 
Pietrowski, and Jen Houcl< show 
their shades at Boyden Field. Sis- 
ters came down and supported 
many UMass teams this semester. 
Photo courtesy of KKF 

Kappa Kappa Gamma 169 


lead the push 
for positive 
greek recog- 

The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha areAvorking hard to dis- 
pel from their house the stereotypic image of a Greek fraternity. 
This year they exerted much of their time and effort towards 
improving their public image through philanthropies, while 
the house's higher than average GPA signifies their self-im- 

New initijtes, c^jilos 
Carspos and Neil Costa, are given a 
soaking at the fraternity house. This 
was a time that the new brothers 
will always remember. Photo cour- 
tesy of AXA 

This year, the Haunted House provided 
great entertainment, while being a fund- 
raising success. The first and second floors 
of the house were devoted to the project, 
each room containing a different skit. One 
was filled with leaves and a monster that 
jumped out, while others featured a dis- 
membered talking head and an operating 
scene straight from The Texas Chainsaw 
Massacre. Jason Michalak, a Lambda Chi 
brother for two years, said that "Kids and 
adults alike really enjoyed it." Proceeds 
from the event went to the Amherst De- 
partment of Public Safety's education pro- 
gram for school children. 

The brothers also aid a shelter in Green- 
field, Ma. by preparing and serving meals 
to the homeless and to those living on a 
fixed income. They selected this philan- 
thropy because many of them had partici- 
pated in similar volunteer work during high 
school. Chris Micciche commented that 

"many of the brothers felt that this philan- 
thropy was more interesting because it gave 
them a chance to interact with different 
people than they normally would meet at 

The men of the fraternity also showed 
their self-improvement through their at- 
tainments of physical excellence; the house 
won three of the intramural titles this year, 
among them football, and the individual 
racquetball competition. 

The fraternity is also seeking to im- 
prove its image through inviting The 
Everywoman's Center to come into the 
house to conduct workshops on date rape. 
Through their many contributions to the 
community through philanthropies, as well 
as their dedication to remain above the 
average in their studies, the men of Lambda 
Chi Alpha prove that their house is not the 
stereotypical fraternity. 

-by Jennifer Blunt 

Lambda Chi Alph 




Q: What is a recent accomplishment you are noted for? 

A: We held a Haunted House to fight drug use this fall. 

Q; What does your chapter offer someone that might want to 

A: The fraternity fosters a sense of belonging that tti« Univer- 
sity can't g^ve. It makes UMass seem smaller and much more 

I'eter Manton )oins the other brothers at the Lamlxla Chi 
house before the lomitil. riiuto luurtesy ofAKA 

Mike Tannebaum and 
Steve Sapontzis horse around while 
waiting to pick up their dates for 
their formal. Time before the for- 
mal was full of anticipation for the 
brothers. Photo courtesy of AX A 

Lambda Chi Alpha 171 



Q: What is your fondest memory? 

A: Our Mass Grass "Formal" where we go into the woods and 
dam a stream. When it floods we put 120 cases of imported 
beer in it to chii! and we grili up Sobster and steals. 

Q: What IS the funniest experience you remember? 

A: The time some of our brothers started doing "floor slides" 
after one of our parties- 

Before Phi Sig adopted their g;teek letters they were known as 
the tumbling Ts. They used this symbol as their crest. 
Cmtrtesy of0IK 

Brothers gather outside This year the Phi-Sigs 

their fraternity house. Phi Sig orig- mourn the loss of brother Scott 

nated at UMass where Machmer Cromack. He will be ntissed by his 

Hall currently stands. Photo by chapter. Photo courtesy of OSK. 
Walter Matthews 

172 Phi Sigma Kappa 

^ Soma hm 

a Kapna is nrouc 

Phi Sigma KappT'is proud to have confributed its 118th 
consecutive year at the University of Massachusetts. Alpha 
chapter was founded on March 15, 1873 at what is presently 
Machmer Hall. The six founding fathers had three major goals: 
to stimulate scholarship, to promote brotherhood, and to 
develop character. Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity has grown with 
these ideals to 126 chapters in the United States and abroad. 

The current house at 5 10 N. Pleasant St. 
has prospered there for 77 years. Over the 
summer, the house underwent massive 
restoration with the help of dedicated 
alumni, brothers and the national head- 
quarters. According to brother Andrew 
Divol, "The place is so nice now that I don't 
even want to go home!" 

This year Phi Sig had an active social 
life. In addition to the many theme parties 
they hosted within the Greek Area, the 
house also promoted local talent by spot- 
lighting bands such as One-Eyed Jake, 
Borderland, and Minibus Sandwich. The 
house's fall formal, which took place at the 
Hotel Northampton, was a memorable 
evening for the brotherhood, and good 

times were also shared during the Hallow- 
een Bash and Beach Party. 

Phi Sigma Kappa has also been involved 
in activities that benefit the community. 
In the spring semester, brothers of Alpha 
worked with members of the local and state 
police to develop a drug awareness pro- 
gram. According to brother Mike Milanow- 
ski, "The program proved to be a great 
success in that it made many people aware 
of the detrimental affects of drug use." In 
addition, there are several brothers who 
have volunteered for the Boltwood Project. 
These types of community service activities 
give students the opportunity to make an 
impact on the lives of the less fortunate. 

-by Walter Matthews and Scott Storey 

marks their 118th 
year at UMass 
with house reno- 



Seniors, Daniel Kins- 
bourne and Walter Mathews, share 
a laugh at the pre-party before this 
fall's formal. This year the frater- 
nity held their formal at the Hotel 
Northampton. Photo courtesy of 0IK 

The recenly renovated 
Phi Sigma Kappa house at 510 N. 
Pleasant St. is a familiar sight to 
most people on campus. Music 
from local bands could often be 
heard drifting off Phi Sig's sundecks 
this semsester. Photo by Walter 

Phi Sigma Kappa 173 


Sigma Alpha Mu 

Having held two successful pledge programs in addition tc 
participating in many philanthropic and social events, the 
Beta Epsilon chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu has been quite activej 
at UMass. The fraternity, which is still in its early stages, ha; 
been concentrating on its expansion and has been very pro 
ductive in the building of a very strong chapter. 

The fall started off on the right foot 
with a chapter retreat to Albany, Ney York 
for the weekend. The retreat involved 
seminars on acquaintance rape and peer 
pressure, in addition to a day of paint-ball 
war games. The third annual Halloween 
Bash was a tremendous success, attracting 
of a crowd of over eight hundred people to 
Katina's. As the Beta Epsilon chapter al- 
ways does at their parties, they provided 
shuttle busses from campus to Katina's all 
evening in their attempt to prevent drunk 

During Southwest Week, "Sammy" held 
its fourth annual Bounce For Beats. This 
event consisted of twenty-four consecutive 
hours of bouncing a basketball, while col- 
lecting donations for the American Heart 
Association. The program raises over one 

Brothers of Sigma Alpha 
Mu pose during their basketball 
contest. The fraternity kept a bas- 
ketball in play for 24 straight hours 
to raise money for the American 
Heart Association. Photo by Toni 

hundred thousand dollars each year. 

The Beta Epsilon chapter decided t( 
have an overnight Formal far away fron 
UMass. One reason for this was to get awa 
from school and take a relaxing break be 
fore exams, and another was to continue t 
prevent drunk driving. This year the Foi 
mal took place at a resort in the Catskills 

While the overall membership of thi 
chapter increases every semester, the broth 
erhood strengthens and becomes closei 
Sigma Alpha Mu plans on having a house a 
UMass by 1993, and sees the acquisition o 
one as the final stage in the building of ai 
excellent chapter. With such continua 
improvement each year and ambitiou 
members, the future of Sigma Alpha Mu a 
UMass seems to be quite promising, 
-by Brian Schulman 

174 Sigma Alpha Mu 










XAH-- ^^ 

Q: What made you decide to go greek? 


A: Some of my best friends fiad pledged at other schools 
and they said that it gave you a special bond to your school. 


t J 

Q: What is your best memory from your fraternity? 


A: The first time the guys in the house looked me in the eye and 
called me "brother". 


Brothers prepare for this year's Greek Sing at Pearl Street in 
Northampton. Photo by Toni Cmm 

"^.h 'm 


Onstage antics with "Air 
Sammy" at this year's Greek Sing. 
The Sammy brothers came on 
strong this year with a great stage 
show. Photo by Toni Cann 

Sigma Alpha Mu 1 75 



Q.-What made you decide to pledge SDT? 

A: When I came to rush the sisters make me feel very 
comfortable and welcome in their house. ! feit as if 1 

Q- How does your sorority influence your grades' 

A The chapter encourages excellent academics and 
supports studying togethei for motivation 

Julia Roth, Heather Lassnaan, Jenmter Basjie, and Lisa Tosi 
compare tans m the SDT living room Photo corte->y of 5J37 

A few talented individuals 
perform a msh skit. Acts like tfiis 
were used by the sisters to entertain 
and inform the new rushees this 
semester. Plioto courtesty of lAT 

176 Sigma Delta Tau 

Sigma Delta Tau 

High achievment marks Sigma Delta Tau sorority with high bf g^l^S thsir 
scholastic honors as well as a marked increase in their philan- 

thropic activity. Participation in the annual Newman Center JNGWnicin CGHtsr 

phone-a-thon gave one sister the opportunity to break their X, .^^ J_ • • 

fund-raising record. Over the past year, the sisters, along with AUriU"ralbing 

the entire Greek area, erected a playground in Holyoke and f prord 
raised money for the National Committee for the Prevention 
of Child Abuse, their national philanthropy. 

According to Marde Blacker, the UMass in my sorority," Cassidy added, 
chapter president," each sister takes part in 
at least one community service project each 
semester." Involvements in the past have 
been Meals on Wheels, the Newman phone- 
a-thon and donating blood to the Ameri- 
can Red Cross. 

Sigma Delta Tau believes in fostering 
individuality. "Each girl is allowed to strive 
to achieve our own personal goals," said 
Kellie Cassidy, " and we are able to network 

"1 have friends both in and out of the 
Greek Area, but the bulk of my friends are 

Sigma Delta Tau is a very close-knit 
house, and even their house mother, Doris 
Newman, is one of the founding sisters of 
SDT from the class of 1947. 

"Most of the girls are very easy to live 
with. The house.. .is very orderly." New- 
man said. 

Newman said that her friends, who are 
mostly younger than she, warned her that 
kids are different today, but Newman has 
found her experiences with today's Sigma 
Delta Tau sisters to be a rewarding one. 
-by Julie Livingstone 

A group of SDTs gather to 
show off their Halloween costumes 
before heading off to a party. This 
year Halloween was especially en- 
joyed by the greek area, with all the 
houses trying to outdo each other. 
Photo courtesy of lAT 

Sigma Delta Tau 177 

sets sorority 

record with 

back to back 


Sisters take time to pose 
for the house historian. The his- 
torian made sure that all the chap- 
ter events were well lecorded. Photo 
courtesy of IK 

ioma Kaom 

"Our chapter has remarkably improved its image both na- 
tionally and locally on campus, and become more academi- 
cally oriented." These words from panhellenic representative 
Lisa Band express the pride that Sigma Kappa sorority feels in 
this year's many accomplishments. 

The sorority was the recipient of sev- 
eral awards from the Sigma Kappa National 
Council. It received the National Council 
Trophy for the second year running an 
honor never before achieved by a Sigma 

Sisters and pledges, dressed in costumes, 
led the children through the house to par-j 
ticipate in games organized for the event. 
Sigma Kappa treasurer Amy Randall said, 
"It demonstrated our willingness to share 

Kappa chapter, as well as the Standards of our good fortune with disadvantaged chil- 
Excellence Award, the Ruth R. Miller dren, and this effort on our part reminded 

Panhellenic Award, and the Frances War- 
ren Baker Award. This recognition signi- 
fied strong achievements in scholarship, 
philanthropy, public relations, and an 

us to count our blessings and not take 
things for granted." 

However, not only did Sigma Kappas 
have the chance to participate in various 

overall attainment of high standards for campus activities, but they took to the road , 

the chapter. 

The chapter has dedicated much of 
their time and effort to all of its national 

to visit fellow Greeks at other schools. In 
Febmary, many of the sisters attended the 
installation of the recolonized Sigma Kappa 

philanthropies, especially gerontology, the chapter at Boston University. Along with 

Maine Seacoast Mission, and Alzheimer's the sixty-five women at BU, they visited 

Research. Over the past year they have with chapters at Babson, MIT, URl, and the 

visited local homes for the elderly, sold University of Hartford. The chapter also 

hundreds of lollipops to raise money for made a road trip to RPI in Troy New York, 

Alzheimers Research, and donated a box of for an exchange with Zeta Psi Fraternity. As 
essential items to the Maine Seacoast Mis- 
sion, which helps less fortunate people 

living on the small coastal islands of Maine, get together with our pledges as a unit.' 

vice-president Laura Malloy commented 
"it was great to visit another campus and! 

For Halloween the chapter took part in 
an event sponsored by the UMass Vibes 
organization. They transformed their resi- 
dence into a Haunted House for the chil- 
dren from the Amherst and Holyoke area. 

The chapter house received extensive; 

renovations, including a new and enlarg- 

erd kitchen, an additional floor to the house | 

director's apartment, and a new fire escape, i 

-by Daphne Hughes 

178 Sigma Kappa 

Q: What is your most recent accomplishment. 

We have been awarded our National Council's Stan- 
of Excellence Award for the past two years 

Q; What does your chapter have 
deciding whether or not 

A: A diverse chapter with people from many different 
backgrounds who all united in the common bond of 

Ojas TamJiane is caught after lunch in the Sigma Kappa ha 

kitchen. Photo courtesy of SK 

Sigma Kappas take a ride 
in a wagon at Look Park. The sisters 
went to the park on a sisterhood 
retreat last fall. Photo courtesy of JK 

Junior Lisa Band calls a 
friend from her room in the Sigma 
Kappa house on Allen St. The sis- 
ters obtained the house in 1947 
and have lived their ever since. 
Photo by Daphne Hughes 

Sigma Kappa 179 

Sigma Phi Epsilonj 

StciyS StrOnO Alumnl are alive and well at Sigma Phi Epsilon Mass Alpha. | 
I After an almost ten year hiatus, the dedicated alumni of Mass 
by Alpha have returned to help out their chapter, now the largest 


on campus. 

"It's important to recognize that we 
have a duty to our alumni to keep them 
informed on chapter events and to get 
them involved," said David Patterson, 

\ A 71 I'M P\\} ITnni undergraduate alumni operations director. 

W 1 LI 1 QJ.1.KJ.L 1 11 11 Following a successful summer barbe- 

cue at the chapter house on North Pleasant 
St., attended by 14 or so alumni, the chap- 
ter set up an impressive program for Home- 
coming on October 13. 

Homecoming has not been received 
well in the eighties at Sig-Ep due to the lack 
of communication between the alumni and 
the undergrads. This year, however, the 
Alumni Committee made sure a newsletter 
went out to almost 600 alumni notifying 
them that Sig-Ep alumni were indeed wel- 
come back to UMass. 

Homecoming turnout was impressive, 
even though rain marred some of the out- 
door events. The Sig-Eps continued their 
cookout on the porch and showed their 
alumni some good old-fashioned Sig-Ep 
hospitality. Almost 50 alumni returned to 
their roots at UMass to share their stories 
and old photos. Their undergrads were 
amazed at the turnout for the event, and 
were pleased that their hard work had come 
to fruition. 

"It's great to get back to UMass and to 

my fraternity. It's great to see that these 
guys really care about their chapter and 
maintaining good alumni relations," said 
an enthusiastic Jeff Lunt, '77, the new 
Alumni Board President. 

The chapter also honored the one 
alumni brother who had the greatest part 
in spurring the chapter to improve alumni 
relations. Dick Crommett, named 1990 
Alumni of the year, didn't even graduate 
from UMass — he is a 1955 graduate and 
Sig-Ep brother from UMaine! He was just 
interested in helping the chapter that is 
close to his home now. The brothers today 
are grateful to Dick, and they have adopted 
him as an "official Mass Alpha" Sig-Ep. "It's 
important for the undergrads today to be 
aware of their roots and the expertise and 
experience that the 1200 or so Mass Alpha 
alumni have to offer," remarked Crom- 

The second semester continued to 
strengthen the new alumni ties. New un- 
dergraduate Alumni Operations Director 
David Frogel summed it up best when he 
said, "Alumni Operations have come a long 
way in stabilizing our chapter. It will be 
assured that our vital link to the past will 
never be forgotten again!" 

-by Paul Mulligan 

Sig-Ep Alumni, like Dave 
Toppin, seen here second from the 
left, keep in touch with their old 
chapter. After the creation of the 
Alumni Board, with the help of 
undergraduate member Dave Pat- 
terson, Alumni could be seen at 
several of the chapter's socia 
functions. Photo by Matt Putnam 

180 Sigma Phi Epsilon 



Q: What are your most recent accomptehments? 

A: We have rccieved awards for Improved alumni relations, 
manpower, and member recruitment. 

Q; What is the best experience you have had? 

A: It would have to be this year's regional leadership 
seminar in Nashua. NH. I met Sig-Eps from all over New 
England as well as learning how to manage my chapter. 

Brother Michael Tarpey (who didn't think this was realty going 
in the yearbook) strikes a pose. Pkoto b)' Matt thiinnm 

New brother Ron Burns 
uses his mighty bleep to crush a 
helpless can. Burns was celebrat- 
ing his initiation into the fraternity 
at the annual graffiti party. Photo 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 181 


Sisters of the Beta Iota 
chapter gather after a chapter 
meeting. The chapter met once a 
week to discuss current and past 
business. Photo by Canm Sefton 






W j^ 





Q: What made you pledge Tri-Sigraa? 


H|H^^|^' '"' '^''■^ 

A: I liked the diversity of the chapter and the easy going 
nature of the sisters. 


l^y .. 

Q: Wfiat is Tri-Sigma's most itnportant accomptishment 
in the past year? 


A: Dedicating children's wings to two hospitals in Chapei 
Hill, NC. and Dallas, TX. 

"Road trip!" Sigmas take to ttie road in seardi of adventure. P/wfp 
bxi Canm Sefton 

182 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Once every semester, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority sets aside pontinUPS 

one night when the entire sorority gathers together for one of ^'->'ailiiiu<^o 

the sisterhood's favorite activities, "Loclc In." This is a special cororifi; 

weekend which give the sisters and the pledges a chance to ^^^ ^^ ^"-V 

become closer, and to find out a little something about them- fyciz-lif i^n /-jf 

selves and each other. Sister Lauri Mitchell says, "Lock In is a *-^ aUl LlUl 1 vjl 

time where we all get to know each other, have fun, and realize " 1 ^ ^ L- _ i »-, " 
how important we all are to each other. " It is not only a stress l^^i^ H 1 
reliever, but also a time to realize what is truly important about 
Tri Sigma. 


The night starts off with lots of fun 
activities, such as games, dancing, and the 
best part, singing. All the songs are about 
the sorority, and were either passed down 
by previous sisters or written by active 

After these activities, everyone returns 
to the sorority house for workshops on self 
esteem, trust, and communication. For 
the self-esteem workshop, sisters and 
pledges fill out questionaires on personal 
appearance, intelligence, and abilities. 
Everyone then discusses their answers in 
order to find out how each person can 
improve her self esteem. Sisters and 
pledges alike learn that they all have many 
feelings in common, yet they also learn 

from each other's differences. 

However, there is a more serious side of 
the night. After the workshops, sisters and 
pledges gather together for a candlelight 
ceremony called 'Pass the Violet." The 
entire group sits in a circle, and passes a 
violet around the room. As it is passed 
from person to person, the holder of the 
violet will tell the receiver something about 
her that she admires, or will thank her for 
helping her through a rough time or for 
just being a special part of her life. The 
ceremony, and Lock In in general, provides 
a special and more intense way the Tri Sig- 
mas can show their appreciation, friend- 
ship, and support for one another. 

-by Lisa Simili 


The sorotity house on N. 
Pleasant St. The house has given 
sisters the opportunity to live close 
together and strengthen their 
friendships. Photo by Jeff Holland 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 183 




Q; What has your fraternity given to you? 

A: Theta Chi has given me a place to reJy on whenever i 

need a helping hand. 

Q: What are some accomplishments your chapter should be 
noted for? 

A; The improved Greek Area image that we are Itelping to 
recate and the improved quality of our chapters living area. 
Brothers prepare to do battle for their intramural ice hockey 

emMassachusetts. Photo courtesy of brought out their bikes for week- 
OX end rides. Photo courtesy of OX 

184 Theta Chi 


Theta Chi fraternity of the University of Massachusetts has 
undergone some massive improvements over the past year. 
During the fall semester, Theta Chi was reinstated as a colony 
after having their charter suspended by the University for a 
period of one and a half years. During this time, the brother- 
hood and, most importantly, this year's graduating seniors, 
took the opportunity to institute changes to make Theta Chi 
more cohesive and to stress the ideals of brotherhood more 
than ever before. 

The senior class of 1991 conveyed to 
their younger brothers the message that 

ment was external; several brothers seized 
the initiative and redesigned the landscape 

they had always known that Theta Chi had surrounding the house. They planted new 

the potential to become a much stronger trees and flowers, patched the potholes in 

brotherhood. Previously, many of the the driveway, and built new walkways and 

brothers believed that house affairs were rock gardens. They also upgraded the 

disorganized. Now, the seniors believe appearance of the only beach-volleyball 

that Theta Chi has turned 180 degrees in court in Western New England, located in 

the right direction. As a consequence, our Theta Chi's backyard. The physical changes 

Alumni have graciously contributed their sparked a renewed pride in Theta Chi, a 

time and effort to assist in making Theta pride that led members to work hard to- 

Chi the type of fraternity that it always had 
the potential to become. 

The most visible push for improve- 

ward making their chapter the largest and 
most organized chapter on campus, 
-by Jay Gelb 

shows great im- 
provement after 
chapter reinstate- 

Brother Chris Litster re- 
laxes in the Theta Chi house. Re- 
cent renovations made the house 
much more homelike for the 
brothers. PJwto courtesy of CK 

A view of the new land- 
scaping in front of the Theta Chi 
house on N. Pleasant St. Spring- 
time inspired many chapters to 
upgrade the appearance of their 
houses in order to improve their 
image in the town. Photo courtesy of 

Theta Chi 185 



Q: What has your fraternity given to you? 

A: Zeta Psi has given me the communicative skills to relate 
toa large group of people. 

Q: What are some accomplishments your chapter should be 
noted for? 

A: Keeping our brotherhood close together and providing for 
our in-house brothers after the fire that destroyed much of our 
fraternity house. 

Amherst firefighters walk out of the Zeta Psi bouse after extin- 
guishing the blaze. Photo iy Jeff Holland 

Some Zeta Psi's lake a 
break from Greek Games to pose 
for a photo. Even though the fra- 
ternity had a rough semester they 
kept involved in the Greek Area, j 
Photo by Melissa Mitchell 

186 ZetaPsi 

Zeta Psi 

For Zeta Psi, the 1990-91 school year has been very trying, 
but what is amazing is how the fraternity has been able to 
persevere and remain strong. "I know that this house has a very 
tight brotherhood, but after the fire happened, we hung to- 
gether" says History major Brian Patton. 

The fire took place at the Zeta Psi house 
on Phillips Street in early April. It started 
on the third floor because one of the 
brother's curtains came loose, landed on a 
light fixture and caught fire. The fire quickly 
spread throughout several of the upstairs 
rooms. At the time, the third floor was 
unoccupied. Brothers on the second floor, 
discovering the fire, attempted to put it out 
with fire extinguishers, but the smoke was 
too thick. The second and third floor were 
ruined, an estimated $150,000 in damages. 

"We all became a lot closer, when we 
could have easily folded." says Patton. 

Not only did the brothers of Zeta Psi get 
to know each other better, but they got to 
know the neighboring fraternities and so- 
rorities as well. "The entire Greek commu- 
nity helped us out." Patton says apprecia- 
tively. "We stayed at a sorority for a week, 
and lots of other houses were offering to do 
whatever they could to help us out." 

Fourteen brothers were left homeless 

after the fire at their house, but Southwood 
Apartments in South Amherst, next to Brit- 
tany manor, offered a special rental price 
to the brothers. "The fire split us up, but 
now we're together in Southwood. We 
have a couple of apartments." i 

Zeta Psi has still thrived in spite of the ' 
fire. They still participated in Greek Week 
activities, playing in the Greek Games with 
a team made up with Alpha Tau Gamma 
and Kappa Kappa Gamma. "It was really 
funny," says Christa Spudoni of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma. "Our team played really 
badly, and the Zeta Psi brothers were say- 
ing, "Come on, give us a break. Our house 
burned down!" 

The Zeta Psi brothers are unsure as to 
what will happen to their house on Phillips 
street. Patton said, "We're fundraising now 
to come up with money for a place, but we 
don't know what will happen. It's all up in 
the air." 

-by Kristin Bruno 

stays strong 
despite a 


Zeta Psi Fraternity mem- 
ber Kurt Zwally receives a comfort- 
ing hug from Rachel Klein after re- 
turning home to find the frat house 
on Phillips Street damaged by fire. 
Most brothers were out of the house 
at the time of the fire. 
Photo by Jeff Holland 

Zeta Psi 187 

188 Organizations 


A representative from the 
Gallery of African Heritage, Njoroge 
Muriu displays objects of Kenya at the 
International Fair. The International 
Fair was held in the Student Union 
and sponsored by the International 
Students Association. Photo by Brad 

Qetting Into 

"Student Activities add color to 
your life," reads a familiar t-shirt given 
out by the Student Activities Office. 

Many students choose to enliven 
college experiences by being involved 
in any one of a number of student 
groups, including educational, cul- 
tural, athletic, or social organizations 
active at 
the Uni- 
Not only 
do stu- 
with oth- 
ers, but 
they get a 
chance to 
meet new people and create their own 
niche at UMass. Some students even 
take their experiences in these organi- 
zations and use them in careers after 
graduation. Whatever reasons people 
have for being involved, the end result 
is still a grander picture of college. 

Sponsored by New 
World Theater in the fall. 
Twentieth Century Groove 
is presented in Bowker Au- 
ditorium. The play discussed 
the dilemma of the "new" 
generation, illustrating the 
struggle between the black 
struggle and popular culture. 
Photo cowtesy of New World 

Organizations 189 

and more 

make up 


What images does the 
mention of the University cho- 
rale conjure up? Performers of 
sacred, holy music dressed in 
immaculate church robes, break- 
ing stained glass with their 
voices, devoting time at home 
to the study of Latin and the ap- 
preciation of classical music? 

Oh, on the contrary. Uni- 
versity Chorale is, in fact, a close- 
knit group of some 50 students 
who simply enjoy singing. Al- 
though it hasn't been unheard 
of for shower singers to audi- 
tion and make the group, most 
members have some sort of 
background in song, such as 
involvement in their high 
school choirs. The group at- 
tracts all majors, from engineer- 

ing to psychology, Russian lin- 
guistics to business. Itperformes 
spirituals, folk, jazz, and high 
church music, written by com- 
posers like Vivaldi and Debussy, 
and almost all pieces are per- 
formed without accompani- 

Chris Robinson, a junior ma- 
joring in mechanical engineer- 
ing, says that he joined the group 
to escape the rigors of school 
and "experiencethe joy of music 
with friends. The Chorale is one 
of the best things to happen to 
me at UMass." 

Sophomore Tony Lechner, 
the only music major in the 
group, has enjoyed the change 
of pace with Chorale, which is 
less demanding than his other 
music classes. "Students do it 
because they like to sing. They're 
not as serious on a professional 
level, but they do en j oy singing, 
and they have fun." 

A typical rehearsal, of which 
three occur weekly, is not a dry 
occasion. Rather, Dr. DuBois, 

the conductor, known to mem- 
bers of Chorale as "D, " will think 
nothing of accusing the bari- 
tones of singing like trumpets, 
or of praising the altos for being 
on tune for a change, as mem- 
bers of the bass section laugh 
and make jokes. Likewise, mem- 
bers do not take their jobs so se- 
riously that jokes won't circu- 
late. Members enjoy the re- 
laxed atmosphere. After all. Uni- 
versity Chorale is more that an 
obligation for them. 

The group, smaller this year 
than last, had the opportunity 
to get to know each other pretty 
well. Part of this was due to the 
bus trip to New York in April, on 
the group's way to their spring 
tour destination. "Spending 
four hours on a bus is definitely 
a way to get close to people," 
says sophomore business major 
Chris Fritts. 

Another opportunity pre- 
sented itself at the official, un- 
official awards ceremony at the 
end of the semester. Manager 

Doug Dent, a senior history/ 
political science major, and the 
Chorale executive board took 
copious notes during the year of 
all the amusing things that 
happened to Chorale members 
and of members' unique char- 
acteristics. One of the assistant 
conductors, who slipped and 
fell while attempting to give a 
downbeat, was awarded the 
honor of Collapsable Conduc- 
tor. A New York Rangers fanatic 
was awarded a chorale group 
prayer for a better season next 
yearfor the team. And one mem- 
ber, always seen in the bath- 
room before a rehearsal fixing 
his already flawless hair, was 
given the honor of the John 
Travolta perfect hair award. 
And, like almost all Chorale 
members had done at one time 
thoughout the year when being 
the object of a good-natured 
joke, he responded in the ap- 
propriate way. 
He blushed. 

-by Michelle Arace 

Spectrum is a liter- 
ary magazine produced 
at least once a year at 
the University of Mas- 
sachusetts. The maga- 
zine promotes fiction, 
nonfiction, poetry, art 
and photography 
within the Five College 

190 University Chorale/Spectrum 

Printed especially for the 
spring tour, members of the University 
Chorale display their new Chorale t- 
shirts. The group was in Munroe, New 
York, one of their tour stops. Photo by 
Alexandra Murphy 

Sophomore Chris Fritts, jun- 
ior Chris Robinson and freshman Andy 
Alabran joke around at the Chorale semi- 
formal held in May. Social activities 
throughout the year was a way of foster- 
ing friendships among Chorale mem- 
bers. Photo by Tammy Alconada 

Spectrum staff. Front row: 
Unknown, Robin Crandall, Jean 
Chu, Julie Corwin, Jamie Ferguson, 
Second row: Karen Cramer, 
Unknown, Jennifer Saarinen, 
Cynthia Conrad, Suzy Herring, 
Unknown. Third row: Unknown, 
Dondi .■\hearn, Andre Pusi, Ralph 
Seaman, Seth Kaye, Michele Maher, 
Unknown, Unknown. Plioto by 
Toiiv Fusto 

University Chorale/Spectrum 191 

is a large part 

of Marching 


It is 8:00 in the morning 
on a Saturday, a time when most 
UMass students would prefer to 
be in bed. On a distant patch on 
the intramural fields, a slender, 
blond man is screaming "GOOD 
MORNING!!!" to the three 
hundred or so figures straggling 
onto the field. "GOOD MORN- 
ING" they sream back in defiant 
reply, as they begin the calisten- 
ics designed to wake up sleepy 
bodies, if not minds. 

The slender blond man 
in Professor and Director George 
N. Parks. The crazy people on 
the field make up one of the 
shining lights of the University. 
Also known as the Power and 
Class of New England, they are 
the Minuteman Marching Band. 

Despite the many chal- 

lenges presented by the mate- 
rial for the show, such as trans- 
portation, the weather, and 
budget cuts, the Marching Band 
still managed to perform one of 
its best seasons in its history. 
The band wowed audiences, not 
only at home, but at Holy Cross, 
University of Deleware, and the 
University of New Hampshire. 
They also had the excitement of 
playing for two professional 
football half-time shows: a Pa- 
triots game at Sullivan Stadium, 
and a New York Giants game at 
the Meadowlands in New Jer- 

The band learned two 
complete shows, one of which 
was a rendition of the story from 
the popular Broadway show, 
"Phantom of the Opera." This 
show is very difficult for a 
marching band to portray, while 
retaining the emotional impact 
that is inherent to the show's 
success, the band not only 
played technically difficult 
music, but mastered a march- 
ing drill that was extremely 
challenging. Dancers, singers, 

magic tricks and special effects 
were also incorporated to add to 
the atmosphere of the piece. 
Director George parks said, "I 
think a lot of bands have done 
Phantom of the Opera, but few 
have really captured the spirit 
of the show the way that UMass 
did this year. My most vivid 
memory of the 1990 season was 
at the UNH game when the 
vocalist finished singing, and 
this one gentleman in the crowd 
looked at his wife and gave her 
a hug. At that moment, I knew 
we had captured the magic of 

Perhaps it was the spe- 
cial feeling of accomplishment 
that came from from mastering 
the Phantom that kept the band 
so enthusiastic through other 
problems and minor disasters 
that plagued the season. For 
one thing, the weatherman 
could have cooperated a little 
more. Rain blotted the sky more 
than once on a Saturday; the 
most memorable occasion being 
Homecoming, when it poured 
steadily for over four hours. On 
the long trip to Deleware, two 
busses ended up getting lost in 
New Jersey, then getting into an 
accident. "The result of a car 
trying to merge woth a bus, "said 

sophomore Darlene Henry 
dryly. However, the drivers of 
the busses still managed to get 
their cargo to Deleware in time 
for the performance that eve- 

Budget cuts also clouded 
UMMB's horizon. Already 
undersubsidized by the Univer- 
sity, the 300-member band is 
largely funded by members of 
the Alumni Association, with- 
out whom trips, like the one to 
Deleware, and the week-long 
band camp held before school 
starts, would not be possible. 
Band members also earned over 
twenty-one thousand dollars 
through a magazine drive. 
Always vocal about the need for 
funding public education, 
George Parkslet his opinions be 
heard against the propsed Ques- 
tion 3 referendum during the 
Alumni performance at Home- 
coming. The alums spelled and 
shouted "NO ON 3" during one 
of their pieces. 

In retrospect, however, 
the year was successful, in spite 
of its difficulties, fueled in part 
by the enthusiasm of Parks and 
the 300 member band that is 
proud to call itself the power 
and class of New England. 

-by Jennifer Blunt. 

The UnivervSity of 
Marching Band is 

made up of 250 stu- 
dents. The band per- 
forms at football games 
and also gives shows 
throughout Massachu- 
setts at various high 

192 Marching Band 

At the football game against 
the University of Maine, David Leslie The UMass drumline, an ex- 
prepares for the half-time show. UMass tremely technical part of Marching Band, 
half-time shows were always eagerly marches in the Northeastern game. The 
anticipated by fans. Photo by Eric drumUne was led this year by Tom Han- 
Goldman num. Photo by Jeff Holland 

The Vlinutemen Marhing 
Band performs an "M' i'onnation 
during a half-time performance. 
Plioto bv Eric Goldman 

Marching Band 193 

is an enriching 

One of the most worthwhile 
community service projects on 
the UMass campus is the 
Boltwood project. Boltwood has 
been reaching out to mentally 
and physically impaired people 
at the Belchertown State 
Schoool, IFC, and Brookwood 
for twenty years. It began on 
the Amherst College campus as 
a philanthropy project for one 
of the fraternities and has grown 
over the years, now serving the 
five college area through the 
UMass Leisure Studies Depart- 

"Boltwood is really won- 
derful," remarked Boltwood 
Supervisor Melissa Winslow It 
makes you feel really good about 
yourself by working with oth- 

Sandra Hodge, a supervi- 
sor for Boltwood, commented, 
"Students get out of themselves. 
It helps you to appreciate what 
you have, and it gives you a new 
perspective on things." Work- 
ing with others through com- 
munity skills groups, parties, and 
arts and crafts, gives Boltwood 
clients an opportunity to assimi- 
late with mainstream society. 
Students typically get involved 
with the project to enrich their 
college experience and to give 
something back to the commu- 
nity. Once involved, they tend 
to stay with the program 
throughout their college careers. 
Liana Ewald is an unique ex- 
ample of this dedication. She 
recently began working with a 
client with whom her brother 
had a special relationship. Ac- 
cording to Liana, "it gives you a 
special feeling to know that 
you've made a connection with 
your clients." 

The clients fall into two 
categories: low fuctioning and 
high functioning. The students 

assigned to the clients make a 
commitment of time and evergy 
to the project. Many of the 
clients have lived in these facili- 
ties all of their lives, and the 
Boltwood students become win- 
dows through which they can 
experience things that they 
would normally be unable to 
do. Likewise, the students can 
gain a perspective on a way of 
life with which they are usually 

The low functioning 
group participates in activities 
such as sing alongs, arts and 
crafts, and dances. The student 
sponsers take the higher func- 
tioning group out to dinner, 
shopping, to the theater, and to 
the movies. Participation in 
these activities enriches the lives 
of both students and clients. 
Sandra Hodge reflected, "It 
means a lot to me to see clients 
and volunteers work 

together... together they evolve 
in a special way." 

-by Melissa 
Mitchell and Lisa Feldmesser 

The Pagan Stu- 
dents Associa- 
tion is an organiza- 
tion at the University 
of Massachusetts that 
promotes a positive im- 
age of various nature 
religions that worship 
pre-Christian deities. 
These religions include 
Wicca, Witchcraft, Dm- 
idism, Asatm, Hellenis- 
tic Paganism, and Egyp- 
tian Paganism. 

194 Boltwood Project/ Pagan Students Association 


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Boltwood supervisor Melissa 
VVinslow prepares a lesson for her clients. 
Supervisors were responsible for plan- 
ning activites for their groups. Photo by 
Melissa Mitchell 

Pagan Students Association. First 
row (L-R); Janna Pereira, Lucas 
McNeiO, Christina Mullen. Plioto 
bv Tonv Fiisto 

Boltwood Project/Pagan Students Association 195 

hin waters 

and other speakers 

highlight 1990-91 

school year 

DVP, the Distinguished 
Visitors Program, invites those 
persons whose experiences in 
international and domestic af- 
fairs, the sciences, humanities 
and the arts, politics, and media 
qualify them to interpret, ex- 
plain, and raise questions about 
life in all its dimensions. DVP 
hosted several significant guests 
this year, among them contem- 
porary poet Allen Ginsberg, and 
John Updike, author of The 
Witches of Eastwick, Rabbit Run, 
and Rabbit Redux. In the fall, 
DVP sposored Randy Shilts, 
author of And the Band Played 
On, a comprehensive book on 
the history, economics, and poli- 
tics of the AIDS virus. DVP also 
presented a debate on abortion 
with Judy Goldsmith support- 
ing pro-choice and Phyllis Sch- 
lafly supporting pro-life. The 

debaters were fiery and excited, 
and the crowd was varied in 
opinion and weighted with 
questions and observations. 
Virginia Hunt, one co-chairper- 
son of the organization, com- 
mented that "This semester has 
been an exciting, controversial, 
and eventful one. I am pleased 
with the success of our last few 
programs, and I hope that the 
interest level continues for fu- 
ture lectures." 

Krista Bryant, a four-semes- 
ter member, says "the best part 
of being in DVP is getting to 
meet these people and seeing 
what their views are all about." 

Nathan O'Leary, a member 
of DVP since 1990, had the 
opportunity to meet John Wa- 
ters, cult movie director. He 
said, "You don't find many John 
Waters in New England. What 
the West Coast has, he's scream- 
ing it." Yet O'Leary also says 
that after meeting celebrity lec- 
turers, "you understand they are 
like everybody else. The aura 
disappears really quickly." 

In an effort to determine 
what type of lecturers the UMass 
community is interested in, DVP 
participates in a survey through 
SARIS to determine interests, 
-by Tricia Sperling 

The Distin 
guished Visitors 

Program is an organi- 
zation that strives to bring a 
diverse variety of speakers 
to the university in order to 
heighten student awareness 
of global affairs, issues, and 

196 Distinguished Visitors Program 

Eccentric movie directorand writerjohn 
Waters addresses the crowd in the 
Campus Center Auditorium. Known 
for his off-the-wall and shocking sense 
of humor, Waters lived up to his reputa- 
tion by telling the crowd to be trendy 
juvenile delinquents. Photo by Denise 

A captivated crowd listens intently to 
the words of John Updike. Updike, 
author of The Witches of Eastwick and 
other works, visited the University in 
early May. Photo by Denise Bruenig 

The Distinguished Visitors Program. 
First row (L-R): Danuta Forbes, Shira 
Sameioff, Judy Gagnon (Advisor), 
Irene Goncalves, Chris Scornavacca. 
Second row (L-R): Karen Cramer, 
Krista Bryant, Christy R. DeRoche, 
Jeffrey Benjamin, Jennifer Saarinen, 
Christine Wentworth.' Third row (L- 
R): Attessa Bagherpour, Scott 
Kaufman, Thomas A. George, Mary 
Beth Benedic, Anne McCaffrey, Fred 
Solomon, Susan Grumetti, Debbie 
Butler, Photo by Tony Fusto 

Distinguished Visitors Program 197 

Coffee and . . . 

more at 



Where's the best place 
to get a steaming cup of coffee 
or a fresh bagel when you are on 
your way to class? The People's 
Market offers a healthy alterna- 
tive to any of the Munchies 
Stores on campus. It's fun too! 
People's Market offers a progres- 
sive selection of music to calm 
the nerves after an intense class. 
Browsing in the student run 
store, one can smell the aroma 
of freshly brewed coffee and 
organic produce. 

This year the non-profit 
cooprative has many new prod- 
ucts including natural health 
and beauty aids. Looking for 
blueberry donuts, herbal teas or 
Paul Newman's olive oil and 
vinegar dressing? The People's 
Market has aU of these and more. 

-by Amy E. Lord 

Friendly service is always a 
at People's Market. Lesly Corm- 
ier was one of the many people on staff 
last year. File photo by Russell Kirshy 

Hot coffee on a cold morning 
brings warm smiles to many students. 
The lines for the coffee were long be- 
tween classes. File photo by Riissell Kirshy 


Alpha Phi 
Omega is a national 
service fraternity whose 
male and female mem- 
bers are dedicated to the 
principles of the Boy 
Scout Law. They de- 
velop leadership, pro- 
mote friendship, and 
provide various sei:vices 
to the University and? 
the neighboring com- 

198 People's Market/Alpha Phi Omega 

The aroma of freshly brewed 
coffee drifts out of the open door the 
People's Market. Daily, the market of- 
fered a different flavor of coffee as well 
as dairy products and fresh baked ba- 
File photo by Russell Kirshy 

Alpha Phi Omega. First row, (L-R): 
Christa Lajole, Sarah T. Crowe, Eric 
Goldman, Eleanor Biackett, George 
LaCroixJr. Second row (L-R): Mlch- 
ele Daniels, Diane J. Fong, Toni E. 
Cann, Michelle Laramie, Rich Barry. 
Third row (L-R): Nancy J. Schultz, 
Stephanie E. Caiti, Dave Silva, James 
Moulton, Craig S. Donnais, Maretta 
D. Bogert, Chi Wai Yip. Photo fy Tony 

People's Market/ Alpha Phi Omega 199 

Intematfoiiai Fair 

exhibits diversity 

at the 


On this particular Saturday, 
Junior sociology major Sylvia 
Torres was annoyed. 

At around 1:00 in the after- 
noon, she was hungry, and 
wanted to get a hamburger for 
lunch before she began study- 
ing. Her friend Kristin, who was 
also hungry, didn't want to eat 
fast food. She suggested that 
the two of them go to the Stu- 
dent Union Ballroom, where the 
International Fair was being 
held, and sample some of the 
food served at the various cul- 
tural exhibits. And, since Kristin 
was driving, Sylvia had no 
choice but to go with her. 

"If you don't want to eat 
anything there," Kristin said, 
"you can get a burger at the 


Reluctantly, Sylvia agreed, 
and she was greeted with a pleas- 
ant surprise when they arrived 
at the Fair. Sylvia, a native of 
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on ex- 
change at UMass, saw that there 
was a Puerto Rican exhibit set 
up and staffed by many of her 
friends. Thoughts of a ham- 
burger were soon forgotten as 
Sylvia and Kristin sampled rice, 
beans, chicken, and flan, a cus- 
tard-like dessert, which were 
being sold at the exhibit. 

"This was a great idea," 
Sylvia admitted. "The food is so 
good - it reminds me of home. 
The whole table reminds me of 
how proud I am of my heri- 

The International Fair was 
held on April 20 in the Student 
Union. In the Ballroom and 
Earthfoods cafeteria, tables rep- 
resenting different countries 
from all over the world were set 
up, displaying items relevant to 
each particular culture and of- 
fering native dishes at very af- 

fordable prices. In some cases, 
food was free, such as from the 
Norwegian table, which had 
samples of salmon, smoked ham 
with sour creme, and goat 
cheese. The Norwegian table 
was sponsored by Norway's De- 
partment of Tourism, who 
hoped to attract foreigners to 
come and visit the Scandinavian 

The Cape Cod lounge was a 
bustle of activity throughout 
the entire day, where represen- 
tatives of over twenty different 
cultures performed ethnic songs 
and dances. Highlights of this 
included a Nepalese dance de- 
scribing the lessons learned 
while growing up, Spanish Sev- 
illanas, which are flamboyant 
dances that originated in the 
city of Seville, and a type of 
Brazilian marshal arts tastefully 
disguised as dance. 

"I love the international 
fair," says senior History major 
Dominick Vene. " Every year 
there is another table that sparks 
my interest, and I am reminded 
of how much I want to get out 
of the United States and travel 
around. " Vene's trip will start 
soon; he is planning a trip to 

-by Kristin Bruno 

The Interna- 
tional Students 
Association is a 

group at the University 
that strives to promote 
friendly relations and 
understanding among 
various international 
studentts and to create 
a positive atmosphere 
through various activi- 
ties, such as dances and 
the annual Interna- 
tional Fair. 

200 International Students Association 

Senior industrial engineering 
major Roy Cordova displayes objects of 
Bolivia. Wares at his exhibit included 
an alpaca rug and a zampona (pan pipe) 
Photo by Brad Burling 

, , 


A dance from 
China, an old man with a 
young girl on his back, is 
performed. Native dances 
were held all day in the 
Cape Cod Lounge. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

An enthusiastic 
spectator at the Fair, Eric 
Daigre, poses with danc- 
ers Nerissa and Urna. The 
girls presented a Nepalese 
dance. Photo by Brad Burl- 

The Internationa] Students Associa- 
tion officers. First row (L-R): Martha 
Pustilnik, Joanna W. Urn, Amy Ber- 
k, Rosanne Duclos. Photo by Tony 

International Students Association 201 

runs high in 
Theater Guild 

"When you join the Guild, 
you don't just do a show. You 
become part of a group that is 
full of dedication and passion," 
says sophomore Meg Pryor. 

In 1936, an organization 
called the Operetta Guild began 
on the UMass campus. This 
group presented Gilbert and 
Sullivan opperettas until the late 
1040's, when the focus of the 
group shifted to musical thea- 
ter. In 1970, in order to reflect 
the change in format, the group 
officially changed its name to 
the UMass Music Theater Guild. 

Last fall, two student thea- 
ter organizations, the UMass 
Music theater Guild and the 
University Players decided to 
merge. Now, officially one 
group, they are known as the 

UMass Theater Guild. The 
members of the group feel that 
the recent merge will prove to 
be a good advantage. It offers 
another outlet for straight thea- 
ter, one that isn't connected to 
the UMass Theater Department. 
The members of the UMass 
Theater Guild are hoping that 
many non-theater members will 
audition for their shows with- 
out having the intimidation of 
it being a "department" show. 

The guild provides the only 
outlet on campus for musical 
theater. The Theater Depart- 
ment tends to view this genre 
with contempt. Says Pryor, "For 
50 years a passion has kept the 
guild alive and this same pas- 
sion keeps musical theater alive 
on the UMass campus." 

The debut production of the 
UMass Theater Guild, presented 
in March, 1991, was the musical 
Into the Woods, a funny but real- 
istic look at some well-known 
fairy tales, such as the story of 
Little Red Riding Hood, Cinder- 

ella, and Jack in the Beanstalk. 
Theater Guild member Marc 
Clermont, a senior English 
major, played the Wolf. 

"We knew that we were 
going to lose money with this 
show," Clermont says, "but it 
was worth it just to be able to 
perform it. It's a great musical. 
Being in the cast of Into the Woods 
was one of the highlights of my 
senior year. Talk about going 
out with a bang!" 

In May, the UMass Theater 
Guild presented its first straight 
theater production, Agatha 
Christie's Ten Little Indians. 
Freshman Alan White, a music 
major, had a small role in the 
production. "It was a lot of 
fun," he says. "1 was the only 
character to be alive at the end 
of the production, with the ex- 
ception of the murderer, of 

"Being a member of the 
Guild has been great," Clermont 
says. "I'll miss it." 

-by Lisa Feldmesser 

Hillel, associated 
with B'nai B'rith HiUel, 
is an organization 
made up of Jewish stu- 
dents at tlie Universitv'. 
Their purpose is to 
provide for the basic- 
needs of the Jewish 
community while pro- 
moting an appreciation 
and understanding of 
Jewish values. Hillel 
also plays a major role 
in the presentation of 
Holocaust Memorial 

202 Theater Guild/Hillel 

In the first scene of Tai Little 
Indians, the cast meets in the living 
room of a mansion on Indian Island for 
cocktails. As the play progressed, 
members of the cast were murdered one 
by one. Photo by Karen McKendry 

The cast of Ten Little Indians 
goes on stage before the beginning of 
the show. The play, wntten by Agatha 
Chnstie, was entirely student-produced. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

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i 8 

Hillel officers. First row (L-R): Debbie 
Levinson, Seth Landau, Dawd Glass. 
b)' Tony Fiisto 

Theater Guild/Hillel 203 

is entertaining 

and interesting 

at UMass 

In December of 1988 an idea 
was generated among a group of 
friends at a table in Franklin 
Dining Commons. The idea 
became a reality when the Uni- 
versity of Masachusetts croquet 
was formed in the spring of 1989. 
The group became interested in 
aoquet when they heard about 
the opening of a croquet court 
at Smith College in Northamp- 
ton. Though no one had much 
experience with the sport, they 
all expressed the desire to learn. 

Says Jonathan Wilker, a 
senior chemistry major and 
founding member, "We became 
a registered student organiza- 
tion before having any knowl- 
edge of the competitive nature 
of this sport. Our of sheer inter- 

est, we used books and maga- 
zines to teach ourselves how to 
play and discovered the focus of 
the game to be of strategy. 
Learning the intricacies of the 
game has allowed us to play suc- 
cessfully at an intercollegiate 

The group competes at an 
intercollegiate level against 
schools like Yale, Brown, Cor- 
nell, and Wellesley. 

Jason Toria remembers par- 
ticipating in his first toumament 
in November of 1989 in Lenox, 
Massachusetts. Although it was 
snowing, the tournament still 
went on, and Jason was proud 
to win his first two matches. 
This junior geography major 
joined the group because "It was 
a fun thing to do. I enjoyed 
playing backyard croquet, so I 
knew I would find this dub inter- 

Croquet is also offered as a 
physical education class and is 
taught by club members, 
-by Nanette Ferris 

The Science Con- 
ventioneers of 

UMass, along with the 
Science Fiction Society 
are responsible for host- 
ing science fiction con- 
ventions for the mem- 
bers of the organization 
and others at the Uni- 

204 Croquet Club/Science Fiction Conventioneers of UMass 

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Junior journalism major Rick 
Seto patiently waits his turn during a 
practice game. Most of the time, the 
members of the club wore white for 
practice and play. Photo by Karen McK- 

Members of the UMass Cro- 
quet club pause from play. The dub had 
to travel to Smith College in Northamp- 
ton for practices, because the school 
had a aoquet court and UMass did not. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 





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Science Fiction Conventioneers of 
LMass. First row (L-R): Heidi Kirby, 
John C. Watson, Bon Traynor. Sec- 
ond row (L-R): Mike Phipps, Matthew 
Saroff, John Perreault, Glenn S. Lyford. 
PJioto by Tony Fiisto 

Croquet Club/Science Fiction Conventioneers of UMass 205 


Fencing calls to mind im- 
ages of Errol Flynn and gallant 
men wielding rapiers while 
swinging from ropes across pi- 
rate ships. A romantic picture, 
but far from the reality of fenc- 
ing today. Instead of rapiers or 
swords, fencers use foils, epees, 
and sabres. Strips replace ships, 
and gallant men no longer need 
to be men. 

This is the message that the 
UMass fencing club tries to 
communicate. The club has 
been at UMass since the late 
sixties, when the varsity team 
was disbanded. The club re- 
ceives no funding from the 
school, however through hard 
work and dedication, it has im- 
proved to the level where it 
provides tough competition, 
even for heavily funded teams. 
"We are a young team, but are 
strong, dedicated, and growing," 
says co-president and senior Ed 
Roaff. "Many of our new 
members come from the fenc- 

ing classes. What they lack in 
experience, they make up for 
in motivation." 

The club practices three 
times a week in Totman gym. 
Many of its members are also 
part of the fencing team. The 
team, a smaller and more expe- 
rienced group of men and 
women, competes in competi- 
tions throughout both semes- 
ters. The competitions are held 
at various universities in New 
England. UMass hosted three 
competitions this year, includ- 
ing men's New England Cham- 
pionships in March. 

This year marked a turning 
point for the club when they 
hired nationally ranked fencer 
and Amherst resident Paul Fil- 
ios to coach. Paul works out 
with the team and travels with 
them to competitions. He says 
"I've found the experience 
interesting and challenging. 
This is the first time 1 have 
coached, but the team has made 
great progress with a 3-2 colle- 
giate record. I am also excited 
about a fuller schedule for next 
year from all of the planning in 
the spring." 

One of the best places to 

learn to fence is in the gym 
classes. Many of the team 
members are instructors to over 
seventy students a semester. 
Beginners take Fencing I, where 
they are taught the basic rules 
and techniques for foil. In fenc- 
ing two, the student can either 
continue with foil, or learn to 
bout with sabre or epee. Sabre 
and epee are two different types 
of weapons with different rules 
governing combat. The club is 
a way to continue practicing 
and improving on what the 
student learns. "1 encourage 
anyone with an interest in fenc- 
ing to go, even for just one 
evening," says vice-president, 
captain of the men's foil team, 
and graduating senior Chris 
Lincoln. "The members are 
friendly and knowledgeable. 
You have a chance to work with 
any of the three weapons." 

One of the main goals of the 
Fencing club is to continue its 
growth and rise in status at 
UMass, as well as improve its 
standing among other fencing 
teams. The club invites any 
interested person to stop by and 
see what fencing is really about 

-Courtesy of Fencing Club. 

The Union Video 
Center is a produc- 
tion and programming 
group for UMass stu- 
dents interested in tele- 
vision communication. 
A cable service is main- 
tained and pro- 
grammed with student 
and non-commercial 
productions. Monitors 
exhibi ting this work are 
set up in the Student 

206 Fencing Club/Union Video Center 

Fencers practice in Totman 
gym. Many times, in warmer weather, 
the club practiced outdoors also. Photo 
by Brad Burling 

Two fencers practice their 
duehng technique. In addition to teach- 
mg the sport to other students, mem- 
bers of the club competed against other 
colleges. Photo by Brad Burling 

Union Video Center. First row (L-R): 
Pete McCauley, Keith A. Millet, Mat- 
thew Raycroft, Second row (L-R): 
Joanna Heron, Amy Schrager, Tracy 
Feldstein. Back row (L-R)r Scott Perry, 
David Wasserman, William Stevens, 
Jamie Loughlin, Alex Jarnagin. Photo 
b)> Tony Fiisto 

Fencing Club/Union Video Center 207 



is found in New 

World Theater 

New World Theater, a pro- 
gram affiliated with the Fine 
Arts Center, devotes itself to pro- 
ducing and presenting plays 
about people of color. African 
Americans, Latinos, Asians and 
Native Americans celebrate 
shared themes through plays 
featured by the theater. 

The majority of student 
performers are, surprisingly, not 
theater majors, but have held 
long interest in theater or pro- 
duction. The theater ensemble 
is a multi-cultural cast that 
comes from the five college cam- 
puses in the area. Grants 
through the Fine Arts Center 
often provide opportunities for 
the theater to bring in profes- 
sional guest artists. According 

to Roberta Uno Thelwell, the 
theater has "brought a more 
diverse population into the 
theater department that did not 
previously exist." 

With Letters to a Student 
Revolutionary, a play about the 
friendship between a Chinese 
woman and a Chinese-Ameri- 
can, the theater organized a sym- 
posium and discussions about 
recent Tiennamen Square up- 
dates. It also confronted the 
changing images of Asians in 

Spring semester offered 
plays written by female play- 
wrights, with two of them. Sis- 
ters and Urban Bushwomen, fo- 
cusing on African-American 
themes. For outreach purposes, 
the plays could be used in 
women studies and Afro-Am 
studies classrooms. "If a play 
deals with an issue that a de- 
partment can incorporate into 
their class, we'll try to get pro- 

fessors interested and more stu- 
dents involved," says Joshua 
Fontanez, LatinAmerican Thea- 
ter Project Coordinator. 

"The student body is pretty 
receptive, as well as the five- 
college community," Fontanez 
says. He believes that having 
gone through the University 
system, students inevitably learn 
more about diversity. Part of 
that diversity can be seen in the 
typical attendance at one of New 
World Theater's presentations. 
Thelwell remains "astounded by 
the range of different culture 
represented. We have the most 
diverse population attendence." 

"When people come to a 
performance, they don't know 
what to expect," Thelwell says. 
"They're probably going to see 
something that will provoke a 
lot of thought, be extremely en- 
tertaining, and artistically exe- 

-by Michell Arace 

The Vietiiames 
Student Associa-' 
tion is an organiza- 
tion of Vietnamese 
students who strive to 
develop friendship 
among Vietnamese and 
to promote the ex- 
change of Vietnamese 
and American cultures. 

208 New World Theater/Vietnamese Student Association 

A scene from Letters to a 
Student Revolutionary involves the 
political activities at Tiennamen 
Square. This student-produced play 
depicted the relationship between 
a Chinese woman and a Chinese- 
American. Photo courtesy of New 
World Theater 

The cast and crew of Let- 
ters to a Student Revolutionary. 
First row (L-R): Theresa Wong, Peter 
Tamarbuchi. Second row (L-R): 
Soomi Kim, Nefertiti Burton (Di- 
rector), Fred Rowky. Third row (L- 
R): Mona Chiang, Kenneth Chu, 
Joshua Fontanez. Photo courtesy of 
New World Theater 

Vietnamese Students Association. 
First row (L-R): Linh M. Tran, Linh K. 
Chu, Quynh Dang. Second row (L- 
Ri: Thomas Ly, Hoa Truong, Nhan 
I'ruong, Bao Lang. Photo by feff Hot- 

New World Theater/Vietnamese Student Association 209 


is only a pastime 

for club 


John has been to 15 Grate- 
ful Dead shows and is flying to 
L.A. this summer to catch his 
16th. He candidly admits that 
many of his friends have been 
to 40 or 50 already. John's not 
doing too badly, though, con- 
sidering that he's only been 
intensely interested in the Dead 
for the past two years. He can 
be seen around campus in tie- 
dyed attire and longish black 
hair, rarely clean-shaven. He 
describes himself as an "easy, 
peace-lovin' guy, I guess." 

John paid $24 for his purple 
clubs and $27 for his torches. A 
hefty sum, he agrees, but a good 
investment if you don't use 
them on conaete and try not to 
bang them around. John is not 
a bowler, nor a magician. He's 

a member of a juggling subcul- 
ture. His access — UMass Jug- 
gling Club. 

UMass Juggling Club, an 
organization designed by jug- 
glers for jugglers, has been going 
strong for the past six years. The 
club's membership stands at 
approximately 25. But, accord- 
ing to longtime juggler Geoffrey 
Feldman, jugglers on campus 
range from 25 to 50. As John 
sees it, "We meet. We juggle. 
We leave. That's it. It's totally 

What does it take to juggle? 
"Anybody can juggle. Juggling 
requires no special talents," John 
says. He believes that even the 
uncoordinated can master jug- 
gling, if they're serious about it. 
John allots two to three hours a 
week for Juggling Club and 
juggles on his own time if his 
workoad permits. 

John became a juggler in 
1989. He is a two-year veteran, 
still an amateur, but not nearly 
as amateur as he used to be. He 
came to the club knowing how 

to juggle three balls, some trick 
he picked up in junior high. He 
graduated to chopping clubs and 
swinging torches. He has even 
learned to do some fancy man- 
uevering with a clear crystal ball. 

This particular Friday, John 
was passing clubs with other 
members in their official spring- 
time location, the Campus 
Pond. The weather must be 
perfect, as it was this afternoon. 
Too much wind and the tricks 
won't work. The group thrives 
in springtime. 

Not only is the weather more 
juggling-friendly, but the jug- 
gling convention comes to 
town. A "sick" convention, as 
John phrases it, where jugglers 
from all over the country just 
hang out and juggle all week- 

This juggling madness is still 
just a hobby for John. A COINS 
major, he has a tentative job 
lined up doing graphic work for 
Phish, a group specializing in 
psychedelic-acid rock. He's al- 
ready worked at the MacWorld 
Expo in San Francisco. For John, 
juggling is not a viable career 
option for the future. It's a 
hobby and a pastime, the way it 
should be. 

-by Michelle Arace 

The Union Pro- 
gram Council is a 

campus-wide organiza- j 
tion that initiates, de-J 
velops, and coordinate 
music-related events 
the University. The 
largest production of 
Ul^C is the annual Pond 
Concert, held each 

210 Juggling Club/Union Program Council 

"John" practices outside of 
Chadboume House in Central. He in- 
sisted that juggling was just a fun hobby 
for him and a good stress reliever. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

Members of the Juggling club 
take to the pond in the warm spring 
weather to practice. Equipment for 
juggling tended to be expensive, but 
club members were willing to share. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

Union Program Council. First row (L- 
R): Keith Campbell, Kate McCue, 
Susan Tomaski, Amie Finkelstein, Kris 
Olson, Dave White. Second row (L- 
R): Kari Dahl, Brian Stearos, Ann 
Buelteraian, Jayne Riley, Jodi Aver)', 
Debbie Garron. Photo by Tony Fiistn 

Juggling Club/Union Program Council 211 

for student 
media is active 

You can tell who they 
are by their clammy, greenish 
white skin and their glazed 
eyes. The lines on their faces 
betray the exhaustion they feel 
after enduring work days for 12 
hours or more each day. A small 
group of them come up from 
the depths of the Campus Cen- 
ter daily for a bit of air and some 
food from the Hatch. Then, 
suddenly, they go down the 
stairs and vanish from sight. 
Who are these people? The 
Campus Center "basement 
rats," of course. 

These "rats" are actu- 
ally students who work at three 
of the most prominent regis- 
tered students organizations on 
campus: the Massachusetts Daily 
Collegian, the University's offi- 
cial student newspaper. The In- 
dex, the student yearbook, and 

WMUA, the student-operated 
radio station. Most of these 
"rats" are people who are lead- 
ers in one of these organiza- 
tions: editors, managers, direc- 
tors. A few, however, are brave 
(or crazy) enough to get in- 
volved in more than one de- 
partment or more than one or- 

Danielle Dowling, a 
senior journalism major, is a 
typical basement rat. Besides 
working as an Arts/Living edi- 
tor and typesetter at the Colle- 
gian, she is also heavy metal 
director at WMUA. When asked 
what kept her working down 
here, she said it was because of 
"the people down here, the work 
1 do and the pride I have in the 
work I do." 

For Will Pile, a 
junior communications disor- 
ders major and WMUA produc- 
tion director, the constant ac- 
tivity of the area he calls "Media 
Central" keeps him working 
there. "There's always some- 
thing going on," he said. 

For these rats, there is 

always a potential extermina- 
tor: poor grades. As Index Edi- 
tor-in-Chief, Jeff Holland and 
Collegian photographer said, 
"These organizations are so 
wonderful that 1 nearly flunked 
out of school." A junior anthro- 
pology major, he currently has 
a 2.04 grade point average. 

Some students, such as 
Pile, are more casual about their 
schoolwork. While he said that 
"when the homework crunch is 
on, I don't come down here," 
he added that he takes his work 
at the station as seriously, if not 
more so, than his academics. 

"Academics are sort of 
the sideshow to keep me in 
school — a necessary evil," he 

Dowling admits that 
keeping a balance on her work, 
academics, and social life is hard, 
and that her social life has suf- 
fered. "I've pretty much lost 
touch with my non-Collegian 
friends," she admitted. As for 
her academics, she said, "I used 
to be a perfectionist about 
schoolwork but now I just try to 

get things done." 

Many of these students 
find themselves literally living 
down in these offices, staying 
beyond normal hours and doing 
things besides working. For 
example, Holland said, "I study 
down here, I read the paper 
down here, I change my dothes 
down here." It has also been 
rumored that more than one 
romantic relationship has been 
consummated behind these 
office walls. For Pam McCrthy, 
Collegian training director, 
studjdng in the basement is out 
of the question because, she 
said, she would not get any- 
thing done. Aside for the work 
she has to do for the paper, she 
said, "I'll come down here to 
socialize but nothing else." 

Since the basement has 
been such a big part of their 
lives, will these rats miss this 
way of life? McCarthy, a senior 
communications major, said 
yes. "It'll be nice to go on with 
my life," she said, "but I'll miss 
the insanity, the experience, and 
the people down here." 

Dowling said she will 
miss her working routine, but, 
"I won't miss doing a million 
things at once." 

-by Katherine LaMothe 

WMUA, 91.1 FM, 

is the UMass radio sta- 
tion. It produces and 
broadcasts program- 
ming to inform, edu- 
cate, and entertain its 
listening audience. It 
also provides students 
with opportunities for i 
practical experience | 
and training in all as- > 
pects of radio station 
operation. j 

212 Basement Rats/WMUA 

Checking her mail in the 
WMUA office, Danielle Dowling begins 
her work. Dowling was one of the many 
basement rats who lived in the Campus 
Center, since she worked at both the 
Collegim and the radio station. Photo by 
Jeff Holland 

WMUA. Jeremy R. Brown, David 
Gervais, Kim Jadd, Scott E. Schaefer, 
,\niie Finkelstein. Second row, l^R): 
James Molesworth, Aaron Schachter, 
Mark Sturm, John Trlana, Glenn 
Photo by Toil)' Fiisto 

Basement Rats/WMUA 213 

Zu News 

entertains UMass 
with comedy 

You either love them or you 
hate them. 

ZuNews: the name itself 
speaks of the paper's character. 
Cutting across the normally ac- 
cepted boudaries of print jour- 
nalism, ZuNews treads a thin 
line of humor at a university 
sensitive to political concerns. 
Yet, the paper's popularity 
amongst students has made it 
an expected and enjoyed part 
of the school semester. 

The paper's editors insist 
that it's all in fun. According to 
ZuNews, most of the writers are 
interested, one way or another, 
in the entertainment industry, 
and the paper itself is designed 
as a showcase vehicle for young 
comic talent. 

Several motifs extend 
through each issue of ZuNews, 
the most recognizable being a 
fixation on hairspray and a char- 
acter named Tammi Omigawd. 
Beyond this are the Top Ten 

lists (like: The Top Ten Places to 
Get Laid on Campus— a unique 
way to look at your school 
surroundings),and lampooning 
of the Chancellor. 

Headlines like "4 Out of 3 
UMass Students Can't Count" 
and "Sex— It's Only Fun Till 
Somebody Loses an Eye," are 
standard fare in ZuNews. On 
one occasion ZuNews went so 
far as to insist Amherst Towing, 
the town's infamous parking 
enforcement agency, was, in 
fact, a Japanese front with one 
objective— to tow American cars 
to a secret location, where sub- 
liminal messages such as "You 
want to buy a Subaru wicked bad" 
would be scurriously placed 
inside the car. Upon subsequent 
receipt of their automobile, 
students would encounter un- 
repairable engine trouble , and a 
strange inclination to buy Japa- 

From a recent issue of the 
paper, one finds a clear defini- 
tion: "ZuNews. You can bring it 
to work. You can bring it to 
class. You can bring it to the 
can. It's a portable comedy ex- 
perience. It's like going to see 
standup — ^in conveniently sized, 
easy to fold newspaper form." 

-by Chuck Goldman 


Fire and Hrst Aid 

gives training in fire 
protection, fire preven- 
tion, and first aid to all 
interested and active 
members, and provides 
first aid servdces to tlie 
University community. 

214 ZuNews/Fire and First Aid 

After a long night of writing 
and editing, the editors of ZuNews blow 
off some steam in Hamlin House. A 
monthly newspaper, ZuNews was usu- 
ally put together in a week's worth of 
late nights. Photo by Melissa Mitchell 

ZuNews editor Chuck 
Goldman contemplates the headline for 
the front page of the next issue of 
ZuNews. ZuNews was produced on 
Pagemaker, using Macintosh computers. 
Photo by Melissa Mitchell 

Fire and First Md Officers. First row 
(L-Rj: David Friedenson, Courtney 
Nelson, Christina Ilernon, Second 
row (L-R): Jessica Tnwnsend, Ted 
Lane, Ann ikamlage. Photo by Tony 

ZuNews/Fire and First Aid 215 

celebrates 100th 

amid conflict 



At least one hundred stu- 
dents, holding signs and chant- 
ing "We need a voice now," 
make their way to the Campus 
Center basement, intent upon 
taking over the offices of the 
college daily newspaper, the 
Massachusetts Daily Collegian. 
The reason? These disgruntled 
students demand the creation 
of a Jewish Affairs editorship - a 
voice to represent them and 
report on their actions in the 
University community. 

Actions such as the one 
mentioned above are typical and 
traditional for UMass student 

journalists, and therefore it was 
amid controversy and conflict 
that the Massachusetts Daily Col- 
legian marked its 100th anniver- 
sary at the University. The 
anniversary was celebrated with 
a special issue, packed with ar- 
ticles, photos, cartoons and 
■editorials spanning the past 100 
years, and a special University 
Archives tribute entitled "A 
Century of Evolution: 1890- 
1 990, From Aggie Life to the Mos- 
sachusetts Daily Collegian." 

In addition, the weekend of 
October 5 brought nearly 200 
alumni from top newspapers 
across the country to campus 
for a two day celebration. As 
part of the festivities. Rep. Stan 
Rosenberg (D-Amherst), a favor- 
ite source of Collegian staffers, 
presented the staff with a com- 
memorative piece of legislation 
passed by the state legislature 
honoring the paper's 100th year. 
Boston Globe columnist and 
former Collegian staff member 
was the key-note speaker. 

But beyond the flowing 
champagne and cheerful words 
of wisdom from Collegian 
alumni lay a year beset with 
conflict and turmoil. As the fall 
semester unfolded, Jewish stu- 
dents staged a rally and take- 
over of Collegian offices to 
demand the creation of a Jewish 
Affairs editorship. After one of 
the former advocates of the 
Jewish editorship joined the staff 
and covered a variety of Jewish 

While the Gulf War was 
raging, controversies involving 
the paper simmered down a bit, 
with the firing of an artist for a 
controversial cartoon satirizing 
racism, dominating the editors' 

Another controvery arose 
when editors proposed to make 
paid editorship positions open 
to undergraduates only, caus- 
ing a number of graduate stu- 
dents to flood the office in pro- 
test. While the staff compro- 
mised, saying that positions 
must be made available to un- 
dergrads first and then to gradu- 
ate students, yet another group 
joined the long list of commu- 
nities having differences with 
the paper. 

-by Meredith O'Brien 

The Massachu- 
setts Daily Colle- 
gian is the newspaper 
at the University of 
Massachusetts. It is the 
largest college daily 
published in New Eng- 
land. It also provides 
all interested students 
with the opportunity 
and experience of work- 
ing at a daily newspa- 
per. I 

216 Collegian 

Senior sports editor Sam Sil- 
verstein puts up Christmas decorations 
in the Collegian offices. The offices 
were in the Campus Center Basement. 
Photo by Jodi Cabin 

Seniors Chris Muther and 
Meredith O'Brien manage to share a 
laugh amid the pressures of a daily 
deadline. Many friendships were formed 
among members as the year progressed. 
P)ioto by Jodi Cabin 

Collegian staff, Spring 1991. First row 
(L-R): Preston Fotman, Sam Silver- 
stein, Nicole Dumas, Jen Burns, Greg 
Sukiennik, Alex Derlng, Heidi 
McCann, Randee Pastel, Sue Tomaski, 
Traci-Ann DiSalvatore, Teny Starmer, 
Danielle Dowling, Lisa Curtis, Jeff 
Holland. Second row (L-R): Meredith 
O'Brien, Jodi Gabin, K.A. Burke, Jim 
Claik, Bret Morris, Rick Seto, Mike 
Atkins, Third row (L-R): Jordan 
Mrazek, Reggie Santiago, Pam Mc- 
Carthy, Tamil Lipton, Laren Doyle, 
Dan Wetzel, Paul langdon, Gail Long, 
Ror)- Evans, Kathy LaMothe, Chris 
Muther, Seth Kaye, Mike Carvalho, 
Bill Rosenblatt, Carrie Wyeth. Photo 
by Carrie Wyeth 

Collegian 217 

ding Htory 

is the 




Sometimes, with all the 
things that happen in this of- 
fice, it's hard to remember that 
the real reason the yearbook 
staff is down in the basement of 
the Campus Center is to record 

When coming down to 
the office in September, the final 
deadline of the year, the end of 
June, seems to be so far away, 
and staff members have a large 
amount of time on their hands 
to get to know each other. Of 
course, with the various con- 
flicts that arise, such as contin- 
ual disagreements between 
members of executive staff, 
people who filter in and prom- 
ise to help out and then vanish 
off the face of the earth, and the 
inevitable realization that the 
yearbook has to get done, some- 
times it's hard to know whether 
or not staff members actually 
enjoy each other's company. 

But, in fact, most of the 
time they do. That is, those 
who actually come down to the 
office at a time other than for 

weekly meetings do. "I believe 
that a definite cameraderie ex- 
ists between the people down 
here, said copy editor Jennifer 
Blunt. "Inevitably, we all get 
stressed out at one time or 
another, but hopefully not the 
whole staff at the same time. I 
find that I've made a lot of good 
friends here who have provided 
me with a lot of support when 
I'm basically going nuts. Of 
course, going nuts seems to be a 
common trait in this office." 

"It's really easy to lose 
your focus," said managing 
editor Kristin Bruno. "I have so 
much fun with the people that 
work with me that 1 forget that 
there's work to be done. All of 
the sudden, in the midst of 
laughter, I remember that we 
have a book to put out." 

Most staff members 
have office hours twice a week, 
which help keep the office open 
for people that come in or call 
and for doing yearbook work. 
"1 have lousy office hours," said 
Greeks editor Matthew Putnam. 

"Every time 1 come in, 1 have a 
list of stuff to do, but it nevei 
gets done because I end up talk- 
ing to other people in the office. 
Everybody always ends up 
knowing what I did over the 

The Index has a long 
history at the University. The 
third oldest yearbook in the 
country, it was first published 
in 1863 and has been going ever 
since. "The book's had its ups 
and downs, " said editor-in-chiel 
Jeff Holland. "There have been 
years where we had no money, 
and other years when we've had 
almost no staff. But we've come 
a long way. In the next few 
years, we'll be a really strong 

"I'm really proud of oui 
book and have liked working at 
the Index, " said news editor Mary 
Sbuttoni, who was editor-in- 
chief of the 1990 Index. " Put- 
ting out a yearbook is a big 
responsibility. It can be over- 

"Sometimes I get re- 
ally frustrated, "said Bruno, "but 
what keeps me going is the fact 
that we are producing some- 
thing that people are going to 
have for a long time." 
-by Daphne MacDuff 


1 M 1 



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^m ^FM\ ^^^ Index is the 

M^ W\ yearbook at the Univer- 

^m w\ sity of Massachusetts. 

M^ W\ It is responsible for 

M^ Hi highlighting the major 

^^ H\ events at the Univer- 


^^^1 demic year. It is the 

third oldest continually 
published yearbook in 
the nation. 

218 Index 

Discussing an assignment are 
copy editor Jennifer Blunt and photog- 
raplier Brad Burling. It was important 
to keep lines of communication open 
in order for efficient production. Photo 
by Kris Bruno 

Seniors Maureen O'Leary and 
Amy Smithies take a break. They really 
wanted to be a part of the yearbook staff 
so they could leave their mark at the 
University. Photo by Mary Courtney 

Donning the editor-in-chief s 
clothes, cigarettes, and favorite chair, 
Greek editor Matt Putnam parodies Jeff 
Holland. He planned on continuing his 
work at the Index in his future years at 
UMass. Photo by Kris Bruno 


The 1990-91 /«rff,Y staff. Frontrow(L- 
R): Mary Dukakis, Kristin Brunio, Jeff 
Holland, Matt Putnam, Jennifer 
Moriarty, Kathleen O'Brien, Jennifer 
Hanna, Mary Courtney. Second row 
(L-R): Jennifer Blunt, Mary Sbuttoni, 
Lisa Feldmesser, Melissa Mitchell, Judy 
Buck, Amy Smithies, Jill Hatch. Back 
row (L-R): Brad Burling, Karen McK- 
endry, Toni Cann, Eric Goldman, 
Michelle Arace. Photo byJeffHolUmd 

Index 21' 

220 Seniors 

Addressing the crowd at 
Commencement, Senior Aaron Rome 
discusses what he has learned from his 
University experiences, and also 
admits that he has a few more ques- 
tions, such as, "Does the Fine Arts 
Center really look like a grand piano 
from the air?" Rome graduated from 
the College of Engineering and 
planned to go to Nepal with the Peace 
Corps. Photo by Paul Agnew 

Getting Into 


"Senior year kind of creeps up on 
you and bites you in the butt," said Sen- 
ior Finance major Jay Millstone in de- 
scribing his last year at the University. 
"It's just there.'' 

For many seniors, their last year at 
the Uni- 
isn't that 
from any 
other year, 
except for 
the even- 
tual reali- 
that col- 
lege is 

over. Certain senior activities, like find- 
ing a job, getting a senior portrait taken, 
or applying to graduate school, may not 
seem that important until the very end, 
when one realizes that the time has 
come to move on and become part of a 
different and larger picture of things. 

On duty in the 
Webster/Dickinson cluster 
office, senior sociology 
major Jarrett Saunders 
completes some paperwork 
during his shift. Many sen- 
iors learned about responsi- 
bility and authority by being 
in leadership positions, such 
as those of the many resi- 
dent assistants across cam- 
pus. Photo by Mary Sbiittoni 

Seniors 221 

The Senior reception gave Playingvolleyball and listen- 
students an opportunity to spend some ing to music were only two of the 
time with friends and faculty. Photo by pastimes at the Senior Picnic. Photo by 
Karen McKendry Jeff Holland 

Nwando Achebe, Theatre 
Thomas J Adams, Comm 
Shevaun L Adcock, HRTA 
Rebecca L Addy, AnSci 
Mark B Adler, History 
George K Agyen, Econo 

Kelly E Ahern, Comm 
Kimberly E Ainsworth, Comm 
John H Albrycht, HRTA 
Tammy L Alconada, Spanish 
John P Aldrich, Mrktng 
Jeffrey B Alexander, Econo 

222 Abbate-Alexander 

Michael A Abbate, Finan 
Emily Abbott, Econo 
Joanna Abbott, SprtMgt 
Norzaleena B Abdul Aziz, Mrktng 
Khaleelah Abdul-Kareem, HRTA 
Denise Aceto, Educatn 


Lots of activities keep seniors busy 

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the 1991 
Senior celebration committee,there was a lot going on for seniors 
who wanted to celebrate the end of their undergraduate college 

One event planned was the Senior reception, which was 
held on the tenth floor of the Campus Center. While munching 
on the hors d'oeuvres served, seniors got a chance to talk with 
faculty from their respected schools, enjoy the company of other 
seniors, and take in the view of the campus from the newly re- 
opened tenth floor balcony. The keynote address at the Senior 
reception was given by outgoing President-Chancellor Joseph 

Another event planned with the class of 1991 in mind 
was the senior semi-formal, the first one to be held in twenty 
years at the University. Held at the Blue Wall in the Campus 
Center, seniors got to celebrate with their close friends and dance 
the night away. 

The senior picnic held on the Friday after the last day of 
finals, when the realization that graduation was finally ap- 
proaching really hit home. Seniors got a chance to purchase 1991 
t-shirts, sign a large autograph sheet, talk and play volleyball. 

During the weekend of graduation, many seniors were 
out and about, celebrating the end of a successful college career 
by going to house parties or cramming into one of the packed bars 
in uptown Amherst. For these people, their time at the University 
was over, and everyone wanted to celebrate due to a job well 

-by Dapne MacDuff 

Amy A Alicandro, Educatn 

Deborah L Allen, Mrktng 

Douglas Allen, English 

Jessica M Allen, Comm 

Rachel C Allen, English 

Richard S Allen, SprtMgt 


Peter M Altherr, ChemEng 

Lynette A Alward, Acctng 

Lisa A Amicone, Zoology 

Rachel H Anbinder, Educatn 

Steven E Andaloro, PoliSci 

James C Anderson, ResEcon 

Joseph F Anderson, Econo 

Karen E Anderson, English 

Lauren E Anderson, Educatn 

Lisa E Anderson, HRTA 

Matthew C Anderson, Econo 

Alicandro-M. Anderson 223 

Thea L Andrade, Sociol 
Jonathan D Andrews, CivEng 
Stephen C Angevine, English 
Kathryn M Anooshian, Nutrit 
Alice R Anthony, English 
Arthur J Anthony III, OperMgt 

Elisa M Arce, Econo 
Michael P Archambault, AnSci 
Nancy F Arena, ExcSci 
Edward J Ariel, Journ 
Richard S Arimento, Finan 
Melanie S Armer, Theatre 

Lynn E Armstrong, ArchStu 
Tracy A Armstrong, Acctng 
Scott M Aronson, Zoology 
Andrew T Arrick, LdArch 
Dawn M Arsenault, Educatn 
Michelle M Arthur, Econo 

Celeste M Artura, CivEng 
Daniel D Ashe, Econo 
Ahmad W Aslami, Micbio 
Jennifer S Assa, Mrktng 
Gregory D Atkins, LdArch 
Michael B Atkins, Physics 

Carolyn J Aubee, Anthro 
Jeffrey F Aucone, SprtMgt 
Tracy L Auslander, Psych 
Andrea K Averill, PoliSci 
Josephine V Avery, Psych 
Lloyd B Avery, English 

Christopher Ayers, IndEng 
Kimberly A Babbidge, ExcSci 
Heidi H Babinski, Journ 
John A Badalament, English 
Laura C Bailey, HRTA 
Michelle A Bailey, Nutrit 

Kevin C Baillie, Acctng 
Carla A Baker, Educatn 
Celeste Baker, LegalSt 
Gregg R Baker, SprtMgt 
Heather S Baldner, BDIC 
Sandra L Baldner, English 

William F Balint, Econo 
Eric L Ballentine, Econo 
Suzanne Balsom, Educatn 
Kara M Banks, Comm 
Jamie Barber, Sociol 
John P Bardsley, English 

224 Andrade-Bardsley 


Diana E Barnes, Comm 

Jason G Barnett, PoliSci/ 


Jeffrey B Baron, History 

Esperanza Barrera, ExcSci 

David M Barrett, MechEng 

Erin M Barrett, History 


Eugenio J Barros, BDIC 

Colleen M Barry, Educatn 

Richard R Barry, Astron/Physics 

Matthew C Barstow, Psych 

David W Barth, Econo 

Denise M Barton, Journ/PoliSci 

Jennifer L Barton, Educatn 

Darin J Basile, MecEng 

Jennifer A Basile, Psych 

Jessica Bassett, STPEC 

Kristin C Bates, Psych 

Stephen A Beam, Econo 
Dina L Bebchick, HRTA 
Kira L Becker, Psych 
Lance J Becker, Zoology 
Brian J Bednarek, Econo 
Hans H Beernink, Biochem 

William C Begien, SprtMgt 

Carolyn E Begley, ComDis 

Mark Beliveau, BDIC 

Douglass M Bell, Comm 

Mary E Bellows, Mngmt 

Michael G Belton, PoliSci 

Jeffrey A Benjamin, HRTA 

Marcus C Bennett, Physics 

Peter M Bennett, PoliSci 

Lisa M Berardinelli, SprtMgt 

Jeffrey M Berg, Acctng 

Katherine A Berger, PoliSci 

Meredith L Berman, Mngmt 

Jennifer L Bernard, Mrktng 

Marc R Bernier, ExcSci 

Mitchel Bernstein, BDIC 

S Craig Berry, Acctng 

Thomas M Berry, Mrktng 

Don G Bertrand, History/ 


Caterina E Betancourt, History 

Noemi A Betancourt, Micbio 

Cindy L Biehl, Sociol 

Greg J Biello, ElecEng 

Jonathan 1 Bier, COINS 

Barnes-Bier 225 


Project Pulse Survey is disheartening 

In October 1990, Project Pulse conducted a telephone 
survey of 216 students randomly selected from the total under- 
graduate population at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. 
regarding budget cuts to higher education. 

When asked to assess the impact of increases in tuition 
and fees on their ability to afford a UMass education, almost one- 
third (32.4%) of the students surveyed indicated that recent 
changes in tuition and fees have affected their ability to pay for 
their education to a great extent. Only 18.3% of those sampled 
stated that tuition and fee increases have not at all affected their 
ability to pay. 

When asked about the effects of the budget cuts on 
various aspects of the University, almost eighty percent (78.9%) 
of the students surveyed indicated that they strongly or some- 
what strongly agreed that the budget cuts have resulted in a 
lower-quality education at UMass. Over three-fifths (63.5%) of 
the respondents stated that they strongly agree that budget cuts 
have resulted in the university being less attractive to potential 
students. When asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed 
that busget cuts have resulted in good faculty leaving Umass, 
52.4% of the students strongly agreed,. Almost three-quarters 
(73.350 of the students strongly agreed that the higher costs of 
a UMass education have led to a decrease in access to education 
for students from lower income families, and 21.9% agreed 
somewhat. Finally, when asked if it is O.K. that students form 
lower income families are denied access to UMass, 93.0% of the 
students strongly or somewhat disagreed. 

Students speculated they would be most likely to with- 
draw from the University because of the effects of the budget cuts 
on the quality of UMass, although increased cost was also cited 
as a reason for leaving. 

Information provided by SARIS 
Compiled by Judith Buck 

Holding signs, banners, and chanting at the top of their lungs, students 
faculty, and University employees gather at a rally at the Student Union to protes I 
the latest round of cuts made to public higher education. Photo by Eric Goldmai \ 

Sarah L Billings, English 
Danielle F Bionda, PoliSci 
Andrew C Bishop, MecEng 
Emily C Bixler, SprtMgt 
Pamela C Bjorson, PoliSci/Econo 
Jill A Blackman, Educatn 

Amy D K Blake, Econo 
Pamela E Blake, Sociol 
Amelia L Blanchard, PEP 
Kerry L Blanchard, Comm 
Sandra J Blanchard, Educatn 
Douglas A Blaney, BDIC 

Amy W Blease, Nutrit 
Stephanie A Bloom, FashMkt 
Jennifer A Blum, HRTA 
Steven I Blum, Acctng 
Katherine E Boccia, HRTA 
Susan E Boette, HRTA 


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Betsey A Bolde, Finan 

Jeanne M Bolduc, Journ 

Kathi A Bolt, History 

Sean W Bolton, SprtMgt 

Julie L Bomengen, Mngmt 

Lisa A Bonafini, Sociol 

John W Borgeson, PoliSci 

Mary E Bornemann, Nursing 

Douglas S Bornstein, ResEcon 

John A Borriello, ExcSci 

Daniel A Bouchard, English/ 


James J Boudo, CivEng 

Paul S Bourgeois, Astron 

Paula M Bousquet, English 

Tina R Bousquet, Finan 

Luisa C Boverini, IntlBus 

Katherine R Bowden, PoliSci 

Carrie A Bowen, Psych/Neursci 

Ann E Bowers, Forest 

Mitchell S Boyarsky, PoliSci 

Lynne M Boyce, HRTA 

Cynthia A Boyd, Zoology 

Bridget A Bradley, PoliSci 

John C Bradley, LS&Res 

Cheryl J Brady, FashMkt 

Kellie A Brady, History 

Michelle A Brater, PoliSci 

Kristin D Bratt, Educatn 

Paula H Brault, Educatn 

Maria Braun, AnSci 

Jennifer E Brehm, ArtHist 

John M Brennan, Acctng 

Michele Brennan, HRTA 

Christopher L Brewer, English 

Christine E Briccetti, Micbio 

Lisa Brillon, Psych 

Donna D Brock, Art 

Stephanie F Brody, Educatn 

Sue A Brogan, HumRes 

Janice J Bromback, GBFin 

Jonathan H Brooks, Geogr 

Stephen F Brothers, HumServ 

Ingrid R Brown, ComDis 

Jacqueline A Brown, ElecEng 

Leigh K Brown, Art 

Mary A Brown, Educatn 

Sarah L Brown, Mrktng 

Sharon L Brown, HumServ 

Bolde-S Brown 227 

Thomas G Brown, Sociol 
Suzanne S Bruguiere, FashMkt 
Jean A Brunelle, W&FBio 
Kristin M Bruno, French 
Kellie J Bryan, Comm 
Elizabeth P Bryant, English 

Krista J Bryant, PoUSci 
Tracey D Bubas, Mrktng 
Kemibaro Buberwa, CivEng 
Heather P Buchfirer, HRTA 
Amy H Buchsbaum, Educatn 
Blaine F. Buchsbaum, Math 

Judith A Buck, Sociol 
Kristin M Buck, FashMkt 
Andrew T Buckley, BDIC 
Deborah E Buckley, HRTA 
Kevin P Buckley, Finan 
Aimee M Budreau, Psych 

Julie M Buja, HRTA 
Gregory J Bukunt, SprtMgt 
Cristin K BuUen, PoliSci 
Michele R Bumbaugh, English 
Sara E Bunting, Educatn 
Katrina A Burchfield, Dance 

Leanne G Burden, Art 
Edward F Burke Jr, Mrktng 
Heather F Burke, History 
Joanne Burke, Econo 
Robert S Burnham, EnvDes 
Andrea H Burns, English 

Daniel C Burns, MechEng 
Vidar Burud, COINS/Math 
John F Butler Jr, Psych 
Mary K Butler, Econo 
Monica E Butler, Econo 
Catherine R Byrnes, AnSci 

Laura A Cabana, Educatn 
Maria J Cahill, HomeEc 
Celia M Cajuda, PoliSci 
Carmen B Calderon, Psych 
Andrea J Caluori, English 
Melissa B Camadine, Educatn 

Scott A Camardtti, Econo/History 
Paul R Campbell, SprtMgt 
Kelly J C Canastra, Psych 
Andrew P Canellos, Sociol 
Toni E Cann, Math 
Christine M Canning, English 

228 T. Brown-Canning 

Abigail A Cantwell, Educatn 

Andrea M Canty, HRTA 

Melissa Capanna, IntlBus 

Gina M Cappello, FashMkt 

Karen Carbone, LdArch 

John M Carey, HRTA 

Joleen J Carey, PoliSci 

Nancy M Carlos, Comm 

Paula M Carlson, English 

Stephen W Carlson, ResEcon 

Suzanne P Cameiro, Math 

Jonathan D Carner, LegalSt 

Robert D Carney, History 
Cynthia L Carroll, PoliSci 
John A Carrozza, GBFin 
Daniel E Carty, IndEng 
Jodie M Caruso, OperMgt 
Edward J Casey, Biochem 

Thomas F Casey, Finan 

William S Casey, ChemEng 

Joseph J Casperowitz, Math 

Jennifer A Caughey, FashMkt 

Dawn M Cavallaro, Pl&Soil 

Douglas J Cellineri, GrphDes/ 


Dawn M Cerniglia, HRTA 

Michelle E Cerruti, Mngmt 

Tracey L Ceurvels, Journ 

Stephanie L Chait, Econo 

Scott L Chamberlin, History 

Ezra T Chan, MecEng 

Adele Chang, Educatn 

Diane L Chapates, Nursing 

Kathleen M Chase, Art 

Joan Chatalbash, Sociol 

Karen E Checani, Mrktng 

Theresa Chehade, English 

Kirsten Chenausky, Educatn 

Amy B Chervin, SprtMgt 

Steve H Chevalier, Acctng 

William P Chiasson, Acctng 

Margaret M Childs, Comm 

Renee Chin, Acctng 

Rasa M Chiras, Sociol 

Joyce M Chun, Acctng/Japan 

Nancy R Cianciolo, MecEng 

Maria Ciccarelli, HRTA 

Paul W Cichocki, OperMgt 

Todd A Cieplik, Econo 

Cantwell-Cieplik 229 

Jason B Clark, SprtMgt 
Michael J Clark, SprtMgt 
John R Clasby, Forest 
Susan E Clasby, Comm 
Emily L Cofsky, LegalSt 
Kerryn E Cohan, Educatn 

Rhonda B Cohen, Econo 
Stacey P Cohen, HRTA 
Benjamin J Cohn, Econo 
Jonathan C Cole, Psych/Philo 
Kenneth M Cole, Acctng 
Rodina L Cole, HumRes 

Stephen A Colella, Acctng 
Anne E Coleman, English 
Tracey L Coleman, ComDis/Psych 
Amy C Collins, Psych 
Carrie M Collins, CivEng 
Kevin G Colomey, Econo 

Francisco E Colon, Econo 
Daniel R Colucci Jr, Acctng 
Audrey M Concepcion, Educatn 
Kathleen M Conlee, Zoology 
Kathleen M Connolly, Acctng 
Kerry A Connor, Comm 

Robert L Connors Jr, Zoology 
Cynthia J Conrad, English 
Teresa A Conway, AnSci 
Noreen R Cook, LS&Res 
Theresa A Coon, Econo 
Stacey A Cooper, FashMkt 

Catherine Cope, Theatre 
Tara S Corcoran, GBFin 
Elizabeth A Cordano, HRTA 
James Corrado, CivEng 
Edward T Corrigan, Art 
Patrick M Corrigan, Acctng 

Luis M Corujo, GBFin 
Timothy E Costello, PoliSci 
Janis R Coulter, History 
Jon Courtney, Comm 
Mary E Courtney, Art 
Todd C Couture, ExcSci 

Deborah S Couturier, HRTA 
Caryn E Cove, Educatn 
Cynthia M Cox, Educatn 
John W Cox, Mrktng 
Janice A Crabtree, LegalSt 
Elizabeth A Creamer, English 

230 J. Clark-Creamer 

Irene always makes check cashing fun 

!ne Bach, who has become quite popular for flipping ID's will be retiring. Photo 
Mary Sbuttoni 

Any student wanting to cash a check on campus expects 
to present the teller with a student ID. But, does anyone ever 
expect to have the ID flipped back at them like a ping-pong ball? 

If you have ever been to teller Irene Bach's window in the 
Campus Center Check Cashing Office, it's a common practice. 

Bach, a UMass employee for almost 20 years now, has 
become somewhat of a campus celebrity by perfecting the art of 
ID flipping. In fact, her reputation have become so well-known 
to some students that she was once recognized at Fenway Park. 

Although Bach has brought the game of ID flipping into 
the spotlight, she says it was a fellow student teller who devel- 
oped the technique about five years ago. 

"I was watching a student teller fool around with 
someone's ID," she said, "and I watched him flip it through the 
window's opening into the student's hands." 

Bach took the technique a couple of steps further by 
adding a spin and lightly tossing the ID downward so that it 
swishes around the circular bottom of the window opening and 
then shoots up to the other side of the glass. 

Since perfecting the technique. Bach says she has never 
lost an ID ("Sometimes I have to pick them up off the floor."), nor 
has she ever injured a student. 

"You have to have a sense of humor," she said. "Some- 
times when you hit someone in the face, you feel really bad, but 
people very rarely get angry." 

With nearly six years of ID flipping under her belt, Bach 
plans to retire at the end of the 1 99 1 academic year. Will she take 
her art with her? 

"I don't know," she says with a smile. "But, maybe the 
Red Sox can use me for something." 

-by Matt Putnam 

Steven G Creelman, Comm 

Pamela R Crick, ExcSci 

Margaret L CrisafuUi, Psych 

Catherine A Crocker, HRTA 

Julie M Croke, ExcSci 

Heather R Cromwell, Educatn 

Leslie E Cromwell, Econo 

Edward J Cronin, History 

Sarah T Crowe, Acctng 

John S CuUen, HRTA 

Thomas E CuUen Jr, CivEng 

Laura A CuUison, English 

Jennifer L Cummings, FashMkt 

Margaret R Cunningham, 


Lisa M Cuoco, BDIC 

Mark J Curdo, Zoology 

Jennifer E Curran, HRTA 

Holly M Curtis, Psych/Sociol 

Creedman-Curtis 231 

Ellen J Cutter, Acctng 
Shamai D Cylich, MechEng 
Edward J Czepiel, CivEng 
Vincent A D'Angelo, Finan 
Paul J DaRosa, Micbio 
Maureen P Dacey, ComDis 

Beth A Daggett, Sociol 
Nadine Daher, ChemEng 
Kimberly J Dahowski, Anthro 
Kelly M Dainiak, Zoology 
Beth F Dairman, OperMgt 
Cheryl R DalCero, PoliSci 

Kevin E Daley, History 
Nora J Daley, LdArch 
Mary E D'Ambrosio, Econo 
Debra M Damore, Sociol 
Deidre M Danahar, Psych 
Kathryn F Dane, Geogr 

Christine A Danehy, Comm 
Elizabeth C Danehy, Mngmt 
Ellen J Danehy, Finan 
Michele L Daniels, Mrktng 
Bryan Dank, HRTA 
Joseph D Dansky, PoliSci 

Melina M Daviau, Sociol 
Robert B Davidson, Econo 
Brigitte D Davis, Art 
Jayne Davis, HumRes 
Kimberly E Davis, ResEcon 
Sarah H Davis, Econo 

Jenine L Davison, BDIC 
James J Dawson, LdArch 
Kari E Dawson, HRTA 
Regina C DeLuca, Educatn 
Kathleen M DeAngelis, Mrktng 
Patrick M DeBenedictis, PoliSci 

Jill A Delaney, English 
Jennifer N Delisle, Psych 
Nathanael P DelManzo, PoliSci 
Michael L DeLorey, HRTA 
Sarah L DeMaster, English 
Karina L Demers, ComLit 

Joanna L Demos, Educatn 

Sandra J Dempsey, HRTA 

Laura L Denekamp, Comm/ 


Douglas S Dent, History 

Jeffrey A D'Entremont, SprtMgt 

Jeffrey R DePiero, IndEng 

232 Cutter-DePiero 


Maria L DeSantis, Zoology 

Nannette J Desena, Sociol 

Richard D Desilva, Finan 

Jennifer L Desmond, Zoology 

Margaret L Deveau, Econo 

Brian V DeVellis, LdArch 

Lisa M DeVellis, IntDes 

Sheila M Dever, Educatn 

Cynthia J DeViney, PoliSci 

John W Diaz, CivEng 

Christin A DiCicco, Nursing 

Michael L Dickson, Psych 

Maribeth Diener, Comm 

Larisa R Diephuis, Psych 

Natasha D Diephuis, Geogr 

Jaclin J Dietel, AnSci 

John T Difini, CivEng 

Vincent F Difini Jr, LdArch 

Leonard C DiFrancesco, CivEng 

Steven P DiGangi, PoliSci 

David L DiLorenzo, Acctng 

Danielle A Dion, Mngmt 

Martha E Dion, FdSci 

Mark E Dirschel, Psych 

Peter J DiRupo, Mrktng 

Eric J Disque, PoliSci 

Brett A Dixon, Econo 

Lara T Dmytryshyn, Comm 

Nicole K Doane, Svt&EEur 

Timothy D Doane, Acctng 

Walter T Dobberpuhl, CSEng 

Melissa L Dobosz, Finan 

Richard W Dockery, Comm 

Ruth H Doherty, UWW 

Rachel L Dolan, STPEC 

Lisa A Donahoe, ArtEd 

Maura J Donahue, Sociol 

Stephen R Donaldson, ElecEng 

Laura J Donnelly, Econo 

Ann M Donovan, Finan 

Brian T Donovan, FdEng 

Justin J Dore, Comm 

Seth J Dorfman, IndEng 

Christine A Dort, Acctng 

Vivian M Dotsis, Spanish 

John M Doucette, MecEng 

Danielle M Dowling, Journ 

Linda J Downer, HRTA 

DeSantis-Downer 233 

Career Center helps with job search 

The Mather Career Center, located at Fraternity/Soror- 
ity Park, is an invaluable resource for students at the University 
of Massachusetts to utilize. The center is set up to help students 
understand themselves and their choice of major, with work- 
shops and one-on-one advising. Professional advisors and 
trained staff work with students within a specific area of 
expertise and academic disciplines. 

The Career Center also helps students explore possible 
career choices by bringing successful university alumni back to 
the campus with the Rossman Career Forum. In the forum, 
alumni from different departments describe their experiences 
in their respective careers and how these experiences relate to 
their past studies. Helping students explore career possibilities, 
the Mather Career Center works with individual departments to 
help students get valuable experience in their fields with the In- 
ternship Program located at the Center's satellite office in Curry 
Hicks. The Field experience office helps arrange internships for 
credit or Co-op placements for pay and both types of place- 
ments can be done during the school semester or during 
summer break. 

The Mather Career Center also features programs to 
aide seniors in their search for jobs with Job Search Skill 
Workshops which help in resume development and interview 
skills. As a benefit for students, the Career Center has a 
Computer-Assisted Referral Program and an On-Campus Re- 
cruitment Program to help students get in touch with perspec- 
tive employers looking for college graduates. The center also 
sponsors a number of Career Fairs open to all prospective 
seniors and underclassmen to get a look at "what's out there" in 
relation to their majors. 

-by Marc Bernier 

Melissa M Downes, Finan 
Heather A Downey, Comm 
Laura L Dragon, Educatn 
Sarah E Drury, LegalSt 
Dianna M D'Souza, Psych 
Randi J Dubin, Psych 

Richard A DuCree, ArchStu 
Earl A Duffy, Forest 
Michelle J Dumas, Psych 
Elizabeth A Dunigan, LegalSt 
Lisa J Dunn, HRTA 
Daniel A Dupuis, MecEng 

Jennifer L Dver, Nutrit 
Scott D Dworkin, STPEC 
Kristine M Dwyer, FashMkt 
Salan Ea, Nursing 
Eric E Earle, Mngmt 
Karin R Eaton, English 

234 Downes-Eaton 

The Career Center library 
provides information about job open- 
ings across the country. Photo by Mary 


David C Edwards, SprtMgt 

Felicia Egelman, PoliSci 

Michael J Egizio, MecEng 

Joelle M Ehmka, HRTA 

David R Ehrenberg, CSEng 

Rachel Ehrlich, HumServ 

Julie A Eiranova, AnSci 

Gregory F Elsden, EnvSci 

Christine A Emmerich, Educatn 

Paul D Enderle, MecEng 

Michelle Eng, Micbio 

Richard T Eno Jr, Zoology 

Andrew S Epstein, Mrktng 

Jeffrey R Epstein, Mrktng 

Angela M Erving, Spanish/ 


Timothy H Eshelman, Psych/ 


Bethsa I Espiet, HRTA 


Edwards-J. Evans 235 

Rory Evans, Journ 
Vincent J Every, Psych 
Caryn M Evilia, Micbio 
John C Ewrald, Comm 
Kristin F Ewald, HRTA 
Paul S Fabian, Econo 

Alayna M Fabrizio, History 
Tracy L Factor, Nursing 
Elisa D Fadum, HumServ 
Kerri A Fagan, SprtMgt 
Catherine A Fahie, PhysEd 
Catherine A Fallavollita, 

Charles A Fancher, Chemist 

William J Fandel IV, Geogr/ 


Karen L Fante, Mrktng 

Teresa M Farah, NEastSt 

Scott A Farber, Acctng 

Stacey P Farbman, Comm 

Margaret M F Farley, HRTA 
Jennifer L Fay, Educatn 
Susan L Fecko, BDIC 
Kelly A Feeley, PoliSci 
Michael P Feeney, SprtMgt 
Erika L Feinberg, HRTA 

Eric Feinstein, Svt&EEur 
Jason A Feldman, Comm 
Mark J Felsenfeld, ExcSci 
Theresa M Feltus, Anthro 
Cynthia L Fernandes, IntDes 
Aurora P Fernandez, Micbio 

Jennifer L Ferrioli, HomeEc 

Suzanne M Fesmire, Comm 

William J Fidurko Jr, Econo/ 


Cindy H Figler, Acctng 

Magaly Figueroa, FashMkt 

Jeffrey T Filipov, Art 

Linda A Fillinich, Mrktng 
Osmond Findlay, ElecEng 
Daniel S Fine, Econo 
Paul J Finn, Comm 
John D Finnegan, PoliSci 
Sean J Finnerty, ResEcon 

Samuel J Finnessey Jr, PoliSci 
Jennifer A Fiore, Psych 
Justine M Fiore, LegalSt 
John M Firda, ElecEng 
Mitchell B Fischler, CivEng 
Elana C Fisher, English 

236 R. Evans-Fisher 

Jeffrey D Fitton, PoliSci/History 

Kristin M FitzGerald, LegalSt 

Eric M Flaherty, Math 

Joan F Flanagan, Biochem 

Kelly Flemming, Econo 

Lisa A Fleury, Comm 

Christiane A Flewelling, 


Caroline M Flynn, FashMkt 

Matthew P Flynn, Econo 

Deanna M Fogarty, Educatn 

Kathryn L Foley, EnvSci 

Maureen E Foley, MecEng 

John G Foley III, Psych 

Myrna Fong, Comm 

Michelle A Fontaine, Psych 

Colleen A Ford, Psych 

Laurie J Ford, ComDis 

David C Formato, EnvSci 

Brett J Forrest, Mngmt 

Dana E Forrister, Sociol 

Tamara M Fort, Journ 

Roselle D Fowler, HomeEc 

Christopher L Fox, History 

Helaine B Fox, HumServ 

Alton C Frabetti, STPEC/Philo 

Melissa M Franckowiak, 


Rebecca Franco, Educatn 

Howard J Frank, Geology 

Jill A Fratamico, Comm 

Heather A French, Comm 

Ann Marie Frodyma, ArtHist 

Donna J Fuhrman, Psych 

Sharon M Fuller, ExcSci 

Harun G Gadatia, ElecEng 

Melissa A Gagne, Comm 

Kenneth W Gainey, Econo 

^^^^■1 Hk.^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ .t. .^i^a^'^- Christopher J Gainty, Enghsh 
^H^^l IK^^^ .^B^H ^ifl^^ J[tk'*''^ a^^MBK Stanley A Gajda III, Psych 
^E^'Vi ^B^ '^ .^^OB I^F^ ^ ^m IHRW I^achel M Galante, English 
IKi^M^^!^- ^R«iP^%*V ^mC- ^^O^^^S Howard C Gale 111, WdTech 
^^l^' V \^ ^ SM^' »-^^ mKL# «»»^1^ Michelle N Galeano, SprtMgt 

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.,^ rSBHiH ^^^^^" ^ Gallagher, English 

Mr\ "■'■ Tr^^^H Martha J Gamble, Econo 

%s* ' * i %^ ^ ^H Lavinia A Gammon, Journ/ 

mJr , 9ri|<^' Jjjj^l Anthro 

^K. ^ ■■■^li'^^H '"*'" ^ Ganeto, Educatn 

^mr ^ l^^^'^B^I Thomas M Ganim, Micbio 

^^Jk ^1 ImB^^H I'^t^i' Garland, BDIC 

Fitton-Garland 237 

The current economic situ- 
While taking a break from ation, which means that jobs are harder 
studying, a common thing to do is and harder to find in spite of strenuous 
scam, or check out good looking people research, is a buzzkill for the many 
in the area and make comments about seniors who are still unemployed. Photo 
them. Plwtu by Mary Sbuttoni by Man' Sbuttoni 



Nancy E Garrity, IndEng 
Kerry A Garvey, Psych/Sociol 
Sean M Garvey, Comm 
Terri J Gasbarro, Psych 
Kelly A Gately, BDIC 
Timothy G Gates, English 

Susan M Gaudette, SprtMgt 
Geoffrey S Gaunt, SprtMgt 
Ariane B Gauthier, HRTA 
Jason O Geddis, Finan 
Cheryl L Geiser, PoliSci 
Leslie A Gelinas, HRTA 

Aimee E Geller, Psych 
Haywood M Gelman, History 
Jane R Gelman, Comm 
Tera L Gent, ExcSci 
Lauren M George, FashMkt 
Susan M George, Mrktng 

238 Garrity-George 

Local expressions spice up language 

The language of a typical college student is lively and colorful, 
albeit with certain phrases that may make the older generations 
raise their eyebrows in confusion. A colorful vocabulary is 
intrinsic to the average UMass student, containing a wide variety 
of expressions, such as: 

beergoggle (bir'-gog-el) tr.v. To find any member of the opposite 
sex attractive due to an advanced state of intoxication and 
making advances toward him or her. -n. The much distorted 
view of members of the opposite sex due to an advanced state of 
intoxication. Common usage: "1 can't believe he went home 
with that ugly chick last night. He must have been beergog- 

buzzkill (buz'- kil) n. A common expression among fraternity 
men meaning a letdown or a disappointment. The term comes 
from the act of having to wait in such a long keg line that by the 
time a beer is refilled, a person's alcohol buzz is gone. Common 
usage: "You lost your keys? Dude, what a total buzzkill." 

I dis (dis) tr.v. Originally an expression limited to the black 
I community, it has started to gain mainstream usage. It describes 
the action of giving someone the cold shoulder, ignoring some- 
one or being rude and insulting. Common usage: "Now that they 
1 broke up, he disses her ever time they see each other." 

I golden (gol'-den) adj. 1. Being in a really good situation. 2. 
'■■ Having everything working out the way it's supposed to. 3. 

Succeeding. Common usage: "She called you back? Dude, you're 
,, golden." 

II heinous (ha'nus) adj. grossly evil or reprehensible; abominable; 

odious; vile. Common usage: "Did you see what they served for 
lunch today? Man, it was really heinous!" 

not (not) interj. A term taken from "Wayne's World" on Saturday 
Night Live, a sentence will take on the opposite meaning when 
this word is placed at the end of it. Common usage: "Sure, ITl 
lend you fifty dollars. Not!" 

Politically correct (pe-lit'-i-kel-li ke-rekt') adj. 1. not engaging 
in any activities or thinking that is racist, sexist, homophobic, 
ableist, classicist, or speciesist. 2. supporting various social issues 
that reflect the good of society. 3. Acting in such a manner as to 
show knowledge of important social issues. Common usage: 
"My roommate is not very politically correct, because she still 
uses the word "Negro". 

scam (skam) tr.v. 1. To observe members of the opposite sex and 
make comments regarding their appearance. 2. To have a pre- 
meditated scoop. Common usage: "He never goes out anywhere 
unless he wants to scam on someone." 

scoop (skoop) tr.v. To have a short-term romantic and/or physi- 
cal encounter with another person, usually someone recently 
met at a party, -n. a person recently met with whom someone has 
a romantic and/or physical encounter. Common usage: "1 saw 
you walking home with some girl. Did you scoop her or what?" 

Some of these expressions will fade into oblivion, only to be 
replaced with new ones, but others will continue to be frequently 
used. Some may even make it into the dictionary. For now, they 
can serve as an insight into the complexities of a college student. 

-by Kris Bruno 

Kathleen S Gerety, English 

Carolyn M Gerhardt, AnSci 

Steven E Gerroir, ExcSci 

Matthew S Gershoff, Econo/ 


Donna J Gianoulis, Comm 

Scott M Gibbons, SprtMgt 

Jennifer L Gibbs, ArtHist 

Tracey A Gibson, ExcSci 

Marti Gilbert, ExcSci 

Robert G Gillis, IntDes 

Jennifer C Gilman, PoliSci 

Heather M Girard, IndEng 

Jeffrey D Girard, CivEng 

Lisa G Glassman, Spanish 

Mark Glavin, Comm 

Colin B Gold, HRTA 

Sarah A Gold, Journ 

Staci B Goldberg, Finan 

Gerety-S. Goldberg 239 

Stephanie I Goldberg, BDIC 
Dana J Goldfarb, Psych 
Eric S Goldman, ResEcon 
Andrea E Goldstein, Mrktng 
Staci E Goldstein, Psych 
Jeffrey L GoUer, LdArch 

David M Golovner, STPEC 
Dalila F Gomes, Zoology 
Maria C Goncalves, Zoology 
DavidJGonick, HRTA 
Ernesto Gonzalez, History 
Kimberly D Goodman, LegalSt 

Lisa B Goodman, Educatn 
Robin S Goodman, Theatre 
Jeffrey A Gordon, PoliSci 
Kenneth D Gordon, English 
Laura A Gordon, Finan 
Nora A Gordon, HRTA 

Richard B Gorham, English 
Deborah A Gorman, Econo 
Melissa L Gorman, LegalSt 
Tamela Gorman, Design 
Laura Gostenhofer, Econo 
Jill D Gottesman, HRTA 

Lesley P Goyette, AnSci 
Joyce A Grady, PoliSci 
Bradley A Grande, LdArch 
llyssa S Grant, FashMkt 
Marie-Elena R Grant, Educatn 
Gregory R Graves, Econo 

Scott D Graves, Physics 
Alan M Green, Anthro 
John E Green, Zoology 
Maria B Greenberg, HRTA 
Rachel Greenberg, Psych 
Richard B Greenblatt, Geogr 

Elizabeth J Greene, Comm 
Colette M Greenstein, Comm 
Michael D Grey, HRTA 
Paul F Griffin Jr, Zoology 
Karen L Grimley, Econo 
Benjamin J Grodski III, ExcSci 

Karen E Gross, History 
llyssa R Grossack, HomeEc 
Carl F Grygiel, History 
Crisanto N Guadiz, Micbio 
Joseph Guarino Jr, HRTA 
Dorothy A Guertin, Acctng 

240 S. Goldberg-D. Guertin 

Kristine J Guertin, Journ 

Lisa M Guertin, History 

Julie A Guglielmetti, Zoology 

Gail M Guidara, Psych 

Paul T Guidoboni, Econo 

Annmarie C Guilderson, 


Marc R Gulezian, GBFin 

Laura P GuUa, Psych 

Francis E Gundal, MecEng 

Vipul Gupta, COINS 

Margretta H Gurley, Nursing 

Rosemary A Gurney, Finan 

David J Gwozdz, Econo 

Thomas E Hagan, Econo 

Ariff N Hajee, Micbio 

Michelle Halio, Finan 

Jeffrey L Hall, Comm 

William M Hall, SprtMgt 

Leigh B Hallam, SprtMgt 

Sean T Halliday, PrtMak 

Kristen M Hallinan, Spanish 

Abbas M Hamdan, Micbio 

Shane P Hammond, HRTA 

Victoria F Hamrahi, Micbio 

David A Hamrick, PoliSci 

Yan H Han, Acctng 

Betzi-Lynn Hanc, English/ 


Hayley B Hanigan, Psych 

Carl D Hanks, Finan 

John J Hanley III, Econo 

Michelle L Hanlon, BDIC 

Jennifer M Hanna, English 

Tammy L Hannon, Econo 

Charles Hano, Econo 

James F Hanson, Math 

Mofiz Haque, Econo 

Mitchell A Hardenbrook, 


Elizabeth K Harding, HumServ 

James M Hardock, Mngmt 

Karen M Harney, History 

David M Harper, AnSci 

Daniel C Harrington, HRTA 

Kristin A Harrington, HumServ 

Maria S Harrington, AnSci 

Andrea Harris, Econo 

Brian G Harris, Econo 

Henry C Harrison, Mngmt 

Tracey E Hart, Acctng 

K. Guertin-Hart 241 

Christopher E Harthng, Mrktng 

John C Harutunian, Mrktng/ 


Todd J Harvey, English 

Daniel J Hatch, History 

Robert S Hauge Jr, ElecEng 

Rice V Haunstrup, Sociol 

John M Havey, LegalSt 
Emily K Hayes, Journ 
Kevin P Hayes, ChemEng 
Michael B Hazzard, ResEcon/Econ 
William H Heald, PoliSci 
Andrew P Heaton Jr, HRTA 

Jennifer G Hechemy, FashMkt 

Toni M Hecker, Judaic 

Bobby-Jo Heckman, Zoology 

John S Heckman, Mrktng 

Kelly A Heffernan, Russian/ 


Tracy J Heffernan, Spanish 

Jeanne E Hegarty, HumRes 
Gregory J Heitman, Econo 
Jennifer J Helbig, Mngmt 
Sara A Hellman, NEastSt 
Susan D Henken, History 
Heather L Henriques, Psych 

Amy Henry, WomStu 

James C Hereford, PoliSci 

Debra E Herman, FashMkt 

Sharon Herman, ElecEng 

Carmen M Hernandez, Psych/ 


Jennifer L Hester, Acctng 

William S Hewitt Jr, PoliSci 

Karen A Hickey, Biochem/ 


Kimberly T Hickey, Educatn 

Marybeth A Hickey, History 

Pamela E Higgins, English 

Allison E Hill, Mrktng 

Edward L Hill, Econo 
Jennifer Hise, English 
Karen M Hjort, HRTA 
Tammie L Hodge, FashMkt 
Amii P Hodgkins, Comm 
Stacey L Hodgkins, Educatn 

Jeffrey S Hodgson, Finan 
Cheryl L Hoffman, Mngmt 
Kenneth D Hohenstein, Mrktng 
Julie B Holden, ChemEng 
Brenda L Holland, Sociol/Psych 
Diane C Holland, Econo 

242 Hartling-Holland 

What if seniors want to change majors? 

First year students usually have plenty of time and opportunity to 
change their majors, but seniors have a bit of a problem if dissatisfied with their 
studies. Photo by Mason Rivlin 

"I want to change my major," my roommate Melina 
said. She was writing a paper entitled "Is Lying Justified in 
Research Experiments" for Writing in Sociology 301. 

"The paper dealt with subjects that had nothing to do 
with the field of sociology 1 was interested in — social work," said 
Melina, adding, "1 was told about a family and human services 
major earlier in the day, and it sounded like it was more closely 
related to what 1 wanted to do after graduation." 

"It seems that a lot of people choose their majors for 
what they think they want to do for the rest of their lives, rather 
than what they're interested in," said my other roommate, 
Aimee, who spoke from personal experience. 

"I entered as an art major because it was something 1 
enjoyed and was good at, but I decided 1 didn't want to make my 
living as an artist." 

Then Aimee changed her major to psychology, but, like 
Melina, she questioned whether she was in the right major or 

"During my junior year 1 took a class which I found 
boring and difficult, and 1 didn't like the professor. 1 thought, 
'If this is representative of what psychology is all about, then 1 
don't want to do it anymore.'" 

Once Aimee decided that psychology would be more fun 
to practice than to study, she was able to accept that she'd 
chosen the right major. 

"Now I'm taking better classes," Aimee replied, "and I 
realized that to get to a certain point you have to take the yucky 
stuff with the good stuff." 

-by Mary Sbuttoni 

Susan J Hollander, English 

Daniel P HoUeran, Comm 

Jonathan B Holmes, Psych 

Arthur L Homer Jr, Micbio 

Amy E Hood, SprtMgt 

Christopher L Hookway, 


Darice L Hooshmand, HRTA 
Christine E Hopkins, ExcSci 
Colleen K Hopkins, SprtMgt 
James A Hopkins, Finan 
Timothy B Hopper, Mrktng 

Geoffrey W Hosford, History 

Michael J Hosker, Art 

Cheryl A Hosley, Psych 

Marie L Houle, UWW 

Kelly A Houlihan, Psych 

Lesley E Houseman, Geology 

Daniel W Howard, CivEng 

Hollander-D. Howard 243 

Pamela L Howard, ArchStu 
Rebecca A Howard, Zoology 
Karin E Hoy, FashMkt 
Elizabeth A Hoye, SprtMgt 
Kelly Huang, ChemEng 
Michelle M Hubal, Mrktng 

Lisa D Hubbard, Nursing 
Ellen D Hubers, Comm 
Richard E Hudgins, Journ 
Denise G Hudson, Pl&Soil 
Gina M Hudson, Japan 
Daphne C Hughes, IntDes 

Sharad J Hulsoor, IndEng 
Laura M Hunt, BDIC 
Mark R Huntington, History 
Jennifer A Hurley, Psych 
Michelle D Hurley, English 
William R Hurwitz, Journ/Econo 

Paul J Hussey, LegalSt 
Sharon T Hynes, Psych 
David M lanelli, PoliSci 
Charles H Iliff Jr, MechEng 
Claudia Imelmann, Micbio 
Susan Inniss, Comm 

Lara-Renee K Inouye, ArtHist 
Lori B Issenberg, Psych 
Tania Ivany, Comm 
Carol A Jackson, Mrktng 
Marianne B Jackson, Biochem 
Kenneth W Jacobi, Psych 

Jill Jacobsen, Comm 
Laurie A Jacques, Educatn 
Jeffrey M Jakubasz, History 
Noelle R James, Psych 
Scott C Jangro, CSEng 
Barbara A Jarvis, Psych 

Stephen M Jarvis, Econo 
Janet M Jedetski, Econo 
Jaclynn J Jekanowski, Zoology 
Mark D Jekanowski, ResEcon 
Kathleen A Jemiolo, Mrktng 
Margaret E Jenner, HRTA 

Eric H Jensen, ChemEng 
Jennifer E Jensen, HRTA 
Magalie Joassainte, Econo 
AnishMJohn, GBFin 
David D Johnson, ElecEng 
David S Johnson, Econo 

244 P. Howard-D. Johnson 

Kimberly M Johnson, PoliSci 

Nicole M Johnson, Econo 

Sally A Johnson, Comm 

Melynda A Johnston, Mngmt 

Ken A Jonassen, COINS 

Christian A Jones, Comm 

Craig A Jones, Mrktng 

Kristin D Jones, Educatn 

Nicole Jones, Journ 

Robert H Jones III, Econo 

Jill A Jordan, Econo 

Juliet M Jordan, Journ 

Pamela R Jordan, Nursing 

Anthony A Joseph, HRTA 

Barry A Joseph, HRTA 

Amy B Kahn, Comm 

Mark J Kalashian, Spanish 

Howard A Kalfus, Music 

Glenn S Kalick, Zoology 

Farzad Kamalabadi, CSEng 

Michael A Kaplan, Econo 

Susan P Kass, Educatn 

April S Kater, SprtMgt 

Thaiadora Katsos, Edcuatn 

Lawrence B Katz, ExcSci 

Sharon Katz, English 

Scott T Kay, OperMgt 

Sally A Kearnan, FashMkt 

Heather K Keating, W&FBio 

Lynne M Keating, Sociol 

Michelle R Keating, Sociol 
Julieann Keele, Mrktng 
Gretchen E Keene, Educatn 
Alan R Keith II, PoliSci 
Catherine J Kelleher, Finan 
Jennifer A Kelleher, HRTA 

Kevin J Kelleher, ExcSci 

Debra A Kelley, IntDes 

Jean A Kelley, Comm 

Scott M Kelley, History 

Tracey A Kelley, English 

Richard C Kellner, Econo 

Catherine A Kelly, English 

Heather A Kenneally, Journ 

Patricia A Kenny, Dance 

Daniel P Keohane, Finan 

Julie A Keohane, Comm 

Eric C Kerble, Psych 

K. Johnson-Kerble 245 

From his familiar spot on the 
Chris Bonak passes a bouquet concourse, photographer Quentin 
to yet another romantically minded Stewart attracts customers. Photo by 
customer. Photo by Alexandra Couet Alexandra Couet 

Lawrence J Kernis, Comm 
Julianne L Kever, English 
Paul A Kiley, LS&Res 
Christopher G Killeen, ResEcon 
Seunghee Kim, LS&Res 
Gerald L Kimball, ElecEng 

Scott F Kimmel, Econo 
Connie Kang-Ying King, Acctng 
Kevin M King, BDIC 
Lynn F Kirchoff, Spanish 
Melissa K Kireta, Finan 
Philip H Kirk, History 

Paul E Kissmeyer-Neilsen 
Karen E Klaiber, Clsics 
Cynthia R Klatte, Psych 
Dayna Klein, Comm 
Elysa M Klein, Finan 
Rachel L Klein, Spanish 

246 Kernis-R. Klein 


Concourse^endors are familiar sights 

Rain or shine, the concourse is always a bustle of 
activity. There are always plenty of interesting things to look 
at and to buy, thanks to the vendors. 

"I've gotten to know a lot of people," said Chris Bonak 
who sells flowers on the concourse. "Not just students, but 
other vendors too." Chris is a part-time graduate student with 
a degree in Horticulture who uses the money he makes to help 
pay for his education. 

"1 like the product I'm selling, and 1 enjoy the social 
aspects of it." Chris said. "1 enjoy the romantic aspect of it 

Across the concourse by the escalators is a table filled 
with African arts and crafts, and behind it sits personable Mrs. 
R. Enyong. A graduate of UMass, she is originally from Nige- 
ria but returned to campus this fall and started running her 

"This is my old school," she said. "It's like home. It 
makes me feel younger to be here, and 1 make a little money 
on the side." 

"If you're a people photographer, where's the best 
place to be?" For Quentin Stewart that place has been the 
Campus Center Concourse for the last eight years. "I like it 
here because of the people. 

"Everybody knows me," he explained , just as two 
students came over to visit him. As he shook their hands and 
said hello, he commented on his future plans. 

"I may leave tomorrow, 1 don't know, but I like it very 
much here. The money is just enough to pay the rent," he 
said, and as long as the bills get paid, Stewart will continue to 
do what he knows so well by now. 

-by Mike Carvalho 

Amy L Kleine, Sociol 

Shelley E Kleiza, Sociol 

William P Kleschinsky, HRTA 

Traci A Klier, FashMkt 

William M Knight, LdArch 

Jamie P Koceniak, ElecEng 

Rebecca E Kodis, Psych 

Jason T Kofman, Econo 

Jennifer B Koiles, Econo 

Akiyo Kokubo, Linguis/Anthro 

Sydney M Kometani, Nutrit 

Robin D Koralek, PoliSci 

Lule Korsgren, History 
Karen A Kosinski, FashMkt 
Candace L Kosior, ChemEng 
Wayne V Kossman, Acctng 
Joanne E Kotelly, Educatn 
Margaret C Kothe, IndEng 

Kleine-Kothe 247 

Horng N Kouch, Educatn 

Haluto Kozuka, Acctng 

Nancy L Kramer, BDIC 

Scott W Kramer, PoliSci 

Anthony P Kraskouskas III, 


Andrew M Kravetz, Educatn 

Staci R Krell, Mrktng 
Marci A Kruger, FashMkt 
Siuping Kui, Acctng/Econo 
Paula K Kukucka, CivEng 
Kristen A Kuliga, Econo/PoliSci 
Kimberly C Kupstas, IntlBus 

Patrick J Kurlej, OperMgt 
Stefan P Kutrubes, LdArch 
Kathy A Kuza, Mrktng 
Michelle M Lachance, HRTA 
Linda M Laffler, ChemEng 
Sharon B Lafond, Finan 

Christa A Lajoie, AnSci 
Katherine T Lamothe, Journ 
Daniel M Landesman, SprtMgt 
Karen A Landry, IntDes 
Scott J Landry, Anthro 
Jeffrey M Lane, PoliSci 

Kelly B Lane, Comm 
James A Langlais, Micbio 
Joseph P Langlais, Psych 
Donna M Lanni, PoliSci 
Dean E Lapham, PoliSci 
Suzanne M LaPierre, Comm 

Liane LaPlaca, Psych 
Christine LaPointe, Pl&Soil 
David J LaPointe, LdArch 
Celeste A Lareau, Mngmt 
Amy L Larkin, Educatn 
William A Larkin, Comm 

Michelle L Larose, Sociol 
Jilee B Larson, FashMkt 
Lisa A Larson, Sociol 
Andrew L Lascher, GBFin 
Amy A Lashway, Psych 
Mitchel A Lass, Finan 

Heather T Lassman, Finan 
Laura M LaVallee, Russian 
Wesley W La Valley II, PoliSci 
David Laverda, Micbio 
Joshua J Lavine, Psych 
Susan L Lavoie, Educatn 


248 Kouch-Lavoie 

Heidi J Lawson, Forest 

Michael D Lawton, History 

Nguyen Le, IntDes 

Diane E Leahy, Psych 

Steven B Leavitt, ChemEng 

Nicole P LeBlanc, IndEng 

Laura M LeBoeuf, Psych 

Steven M Leduc, Psych 

Chi-Fan Lee, ElecEng 

Edmund C Lee, ElecEng 

Howard D Lee, Sociol 

Karen M Lee, Educatn 

Julie M Lehrman, Chemist 

Jonathan S Leiderman, GBFin 

Benjamin Leidner, Mrktng 

Nichole M Lembo, Psych 

George H Lentz, Comm 

Kristin E Lepri, OperMgt 

Christopher R Leroux, Mngmt 

AUyson B Leseten, Psych 

David S Leslie, Acctng 

Sharon S Lesser, FashMkt 

Diane Leung, Econo 

Anne E Leveroni, FashMkt 

Lisa R Levesque, STPEC/ 


Joey F Levin, Educatn 

MoUiese R Levine, Comm 

Jeffrey M Levy, Econo 

Sharyn I Levy, Psych 

Kathrine V Lewiecki, PoliSci 

David M Lewis, Mrktng 

John S Lewis, Comm 

Kristen M Lewis, Journ 

David A Lien, Mngmt 

Joanne M Lifrieri, IndEng 

Julie A Liles, Mngmt 

Kristen M Liljegren, GBFin 

William J Lim, ElecEng 

Doris C Lin, ElecEng 

Laura J Linde, Comm 

James I Linik, COINS 

Sean P Linnane, BDIC 

Nancy M Linowski, Educatn 

Yoeub Lip, PoliSci 

Edna R Liquidano, History/ 


Andrew S Liss, Biochem 

Melissa A Litcoff, Psych 

Christopher M Litster, French 

Lawson-Litster 249 

Student^are questioned regarding war 

On February 13, 1991, during the middle of the Gulf 
War, Project Pulse conducted a telephone survey designed to in- 
vestigate student's knowledge of and attitudes toward the war. 
A randomly selected sample (456 students) from the total under- 
graduate population at the University of Massachusetts/ Amherst 
were interviewed. 

Just over one-half of the students (51.8%) indicated that 
they are very supportive of Operation Desert Storm, and an ad- 
ditional 32.5% said that they are somewhat supportive. Under 
ten percent of the students surveyed reported that they were 
somewhat unsupportive and 7.7% said they were very unsup- 
portive of operation Desert Storm. 

Students were also asked a series of questions investigat- 
ing their engagement in activities supporting U.S. troops in the 
Gulf, supporting U.S. involvement in the Gulf, and protesting 
U.S. involvement in the Gulf. Less than one-tenth of the 
students surveyed (7.5%) reported participating in an anti-war 
demonstration, and only 3.5% reported displaying protest 
banners. In contrast, nearly two-fifths of the students (38.5%) 
indicated that they had displayed the American flag to support 
U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf, while 10.7% said they had 
participated in a demonstration supporting U.S. involvement. 
Nearly two-thirds of the students (64.2%) reported that they had 
displayed yellow ribbons or banners to show support for U.S. 
troops, over one-third (36.9%) said that they sent letters or care 
packages to soldiers, and 13% said they participated in a demon- 
stration supporting the troops. 

Male students were asked "If you were drafted tomor- 
row, what would you do?" Over two-thirds (68.2%) of the male 
students who indicated they were eligible for the draft indicated 
that they would "serve willingly". 

Information provided by SARIS 
Complied by Judith Buck 

Laura J Litwinetz, Econo 
Mary V Lockyer, Comm 
Kristyn M Loewen, Nursing 
Leanne M Logan, ComDis 
Jeffrey R Lombard, HRTA 
Tracy L Lomker, Micbio 

Anti-war protests participate in a "die-in," representing the numbei 
lives that could be lost in the Persian Gulf, on the Student Union steps. Photc 

Renee E Lopes, LegalSt 
James P Loughlin, Econo 
Jennifer M Louise, HRTA 
Christine M Love, Sociol 
Terri L Lower, Educatn 
Kimberly A Lowney, English 

Melinda J Lucas, STPEC 
Stephanie Lusen, Anthro 
Kimberly A Lustig, PoliSci 
Ann E Lyle, Econo/French 
Scott S Lyle, MecEng 
Kathleen R Lynch, Zoology 

250 Litwinetz-Lynch 

Kevin Lynn, PoliSci 

Cynthia J Lyons, BDIC 

Pamela J Lyons, HRTA 

H Scott MacDonald, COINS 

Laura K MacDonald, AnSci 

Michael J MacDonald, 


Nathan R MacDonald, Neursci 
Nichole S Mace, Spanish 
Kimberly A MacFarland, 
Melanie S Macklow, PoliSci 
Dennis J Madsen, English 
Anna S Magerer, Educatn 

Kenneth T Maguire, Journ 

Michele A Maher, Comm 

Sheila A Mahoney, Acctng 

Terence M Mahoney, Finan 

Timmie J Maine, PoliSci 

Chi-Fai Mak, IntDes 

Sandeep Makwana, COINS 

Lisa Maloney, FdSci 

Susanne Maloney, ExcSci 

Gregg S Malovany, Mngmt 

Christopher J Mandy, Econo 

Erica L Mannion, Finan 

Kevin M Manzolini, ElecEng 

Joseph D Mara, GBFin 

Joseph M Marando, OperMgt 

Dolan G Maraouche, Acctng 

Theodore G Maravelias, PoliSci 

Eric B Marcum, NatRes 

Rachel M Marcus, Acctng 

Wendy B Marcus, ComDis 

David 1 Margolis, CivEng 

Christopher A Marino, Psych 

Michelle Marion, Art 

Robert C Marion, ElecEng 

Joanne M Marotta, FashMkt 

Richard J Marquis, CivEng 

Craig A Martin, HRTA 

Erin C Martin, Comm 

Paula G Martin, Educatn 

Thomas C Martone, HRTA 

Reza Z S Marukelli, HRTA 

Diane M Mascart, Zoology 

Ann-Marie Maslowski, SprtMgt 

Mark E Massery, MecEng 

Suzanne E Massey, Psylin 

Christopher J Massucci, HRTA 

Lynn-Massucci 251 

Angela M Mastromatteo, Educat: 
Lori A Mastromatteo, Math 
Adria S Mateo, Zoology 
Walter J Mathews, Anthro 
Adrienne Matthews, PoliSci 
Amy M Matton, Psych 

Mark J Matys, ChemEng 
David Mavretic, BDIC 
Mary Kate Maxwell, Psych 
Denise A Mayer, FashMkt 
Jerome D Mayou, PoliSci 
Eileen M McAfee, English 

Lynn M McAfee, Educatn 
Kathleen E McCarthy, Math 
Neil W McCarthy, LS&Res 
Michael L McCartney, Mrktng 
James D McCombe, Educatn 
Kristin A McCowan, SprtMgt 

Keyburn H McCusker, SprtMgt 
Belinda H McDonald, PoliSci 
Cynthia J McDonald, HRTA 
Kristen A McElhinney, Mrktng 
John E McGah, History 
Pamela M McGee, Journ/English 

Cynthia L McGill, English 
Antoine P McGillicuddy, Dance 
Lisa M McGoldrick, Econo 
Laura M McGovern, English 
Carrie-Jo A McGuffey, Sociol 
John F McHugh Jr, Econo 

Susan B McHugh, English 
Melodic M Mcllwrath, AnSci 
Brian M Mclver, SprtMgt 
Christine M McKay, Nursing 
Julie A McKenna, Journ 
Sean C McMahon, Comm 

Heather A McNatt, Psych 
Tammy K McNeff, FashMkt 
Jennifer M McNeil, Educatn 
Maureen M McNeil, Educatn 
Melissa A McPherson, Comm 
Murray C McPherson, PoliSci 

Kennera M McSherry, Sociol 
Carol Meador, English 
Colleen L Meaney, English 
Glen J Mechaber, Comm 
Joanne M Medeiros, Psych 
Glenn M Medwar, Civling 

252 Mastromatteo-Medwar 

Kelly J Meehan, Econo 

Jennifer B Meek, Econo 

Jean M Melideo, HRTA 

Kathleen M Melley, History 

Mary E Melley, MusicEd 

Kristine Mello, OperMgt 

Rena E Mello, Japan 

David L Melnick, Finan/COINS 

Jennifer L Melody, Comm 

Ingrid R Melton, English 

John M Menard, GBFin 

Javier Mendez, HFEng 

Romelia E Mendieta, FashMkt 

Marisol Mercado-Rodriguez, 


Karen A Mercier, Nutrit 

Christopher A Merton, 


Richard T Mesick, Econo 

Robert E Mesick, Comm 

Courtney S Messer, Psych 

Lisa A Messier, W&FBio 

Kristin L Meyer, Nursing 

Lauren B Meyerson, Comm 

Michael D Micale, Mngmt 

Joseph J Miceli, Mrktng 

Jennifer F Michaud, History 

Caryn E Milaszewski, Finan 

Michael D Millard, History 

Ellen M Miller, Sociol 

Ellen R Miller, Educatn 

Felice A Miller, Mrktng 

Jennifer L Miller, Educatn 

Karen J Miller, Comm 

Lawrence A Miller, PoliSci/ 


Jay E Millstone, Finan 

Heidi A Miner, HRTA 

Caroline L Miraglia, ChemEng 

Mehran Mirkazemi, Biochem 

Nassim Mir-Mozaffari, CivEng 

David C Mitchell, GBFin 

Karen E Mitchell, Mrktng 

Linda M Moca, Educatn 

Melinda M Mogel, History 

Abdi T Mohamoud, ChemEng 

Amber L Moltenbrey, Psych 

Jilian B Monier, HRTA 

Joseph M Montagna, History 

Lisa M Montagna, PoliSci 

Eric G Montague, Acctng 

Meehan-Montague 253 

Troy C Montague, French 
Nicole L Monteiro, HRTA 
Lisa A Montesi, Journ/Sociol 
Cara E Montgomery, IntDes 
Kimberly A Montgomery, HRTA 
John Q Moore, Art 

Lori A Moore, Nutrit 
Lisa L Morace, Zoology 
Chris P Moran, CivEng 
Christine L Moran, W&FBio 
Nadine E Morandi, IndEng 
Anne K Morano, HRTA 

Jennifer A Moriarty, English 
Michael J Morrier, Psych 
Nicole L Morris, Mrktng 
Faith E Morrison, Art 
Sean M Morrissey, ResEcon 
Stephen J Morse, Forest 

254 T. Montague-Morse 

SQA's crazy year needs reformation 

In the spring the SGA came under attack from both the ad- 
ministration and from it's united executive board. A restructuring 
commission was established to rewrite the entire charter of the 
SGA. While 1 was encouraged to hear that finally something was 
being done to fix the SGA, 1 feel that the inherent difficulty in 
reforming the SGA lay with the reformers themselves. The system 
could not be changed from the inside because it was the very 
system of change in the SGA that needed to be changed. If this 
seems like a Catch-22, then you are following me perfectly. I did 
not give up hope, expecting miracles to happen and a new SGA be 
reborn from the smoldering embers of its own funeral pyre. 

The basic problem with the SGA is its name: It is not a 
government; it never was, never could be, and never should be. The 
doom of the SGA and the BOG was their attempts to function like 
the U.S. Congress. While the SGA and the U.S. Congress both can 
grant themselves pay raises, the two bodies are intrinsically differ- 
ent. The BOG is like a corporate board and the SGA is a union. ..hence 
the name "Student Union". As members of the union, we, the 
students, all pay our dues: the Activities Fee. The union negotiates 
with the administration but it never has carte blanche control. 
The union can only activate the powers delegated to it by the 
administration, and even these powers are regulated by the Stu- 
dent Activities Office. Since the constitution of the SGA would 
never be approved by the administration, we are all like workers 
laboring without a contract. There is nothing wrong with keeping 
the SGA in union form as long as we admit that it can't be run like 
a government. 

Representatives to our union should not be geographically 

distinct; they should come from the various facets of university 
life, namely the academic majors. After all, we identify more 
with our educational field than with our dorms. In this scenario, 
the Senate would have more than just History or PoliSci majors. 

If we want to make the SGA into a government, then we 
must establish the three basic pillars of government which are 
necessary to enable, support and sustain it: 1) The people must 
trust and support the government; 2) The governmental dele- 
gates must respect their position and be primarily concerned 
with advancing the needs of their constituents; and 3) the gov- 
ernment must have some sovereignty and be able to enforce its 
policies. In retrospect, we see that the SGA never had any of 
these qualities. 

Alas, all the work of the commission seems to be moot 
as the students, by a 2-to-l vote, rejected the entire restructuring 
plan. The balloting was marred by controversy and drastically 
low turn-out. This turn-out seemed to be the inherent quagmire 
impairing the progress of student empowerment. A vast 
majority of students in a Project PULSE survey (91%) never 
attended a student senate meeting and 82%. said they were 
unaware of any motion passed by the Student Senate. Likewise, 
when asked if they were aware of any SGA action that had 
actually affected their life, 80.7% said "no." Let's admit it: the 
real flaw in student empowerment is that nobody really cares 
about this SGA stuff anyway; if the students rose up against their 
own internal oppressors, they might actually abolish the SATF 
and save themselves some money. God Forbid. 

- by Mark B. Adler 

Lori S Morton, HRTA 

Sarah J Morton, MecEng 

Remi B Moscaritolo, Educatn 

Michael M Moses, Acctng 

Kaya L Moss, BDIC 

Andrew J Moynahan, Math 

Michelle Mucciaccio, Anthro 

Lisa K Muir, Journ 

Steven C MulhoUand, Psych 

Daniel R Mullen, Comm 

Mary K Mulligan, HomeEc 

Elizabeth A Mundy, Psych 

Nyra Munoz, English 

Jennifer B Munroe, Educatn 

Diane M Murphy, Comm 

Jennifer L Murphy, Econo 

Kelly A Murphy, HumRes 

Maura B Murphy, PoliSci 

L. Morton-Murphy 255 

Michael T Murphy, Econo 
Nancy G Murphy, HRTA 
Pamela J Murphy, HumServ 
Christine A Murray, Nursing 
Jeannette M Murray, Finan 
Kathleen A Murray, Linguis 

Kelli A Murray, Mrktng 
Ann-Marie E Mussoni, Econo 
Deana L Nabel, FashMkt 
Heidi P Nagler, Mrktng 
Deborah M Najjar, Mrktng 
Kaoru Nakata, Econo 

Barbara L Nardi, Mngmt 
Elizabeth K Nasser, Comm 
Jessica N Navas, Comm 
Deborah T Nealand, Mngmt 
Melissa C Neary, Sociol 
Christine A Neff, Comm 

Debra A Nefussy, Educatn 
Lisa A Nelson, English 
Rebecca H Nelson, PoliSci 
Sean P Nelson, English/Music 
Caitlin L Nesbitt, W&FBio 
Joseph R Neslusan, COINS 

Barry E Neusner, Mngmt 
Nicole J Neve, MecEng 
Andrea L Newman, HRTA 
Sondra L Newman, English 
Terese L Ng, Psych 
Laura A Nicotra, Acctng 

Charise M Nigrelli, Econo 

Stacie G Nigro, Educatn 

John E Nilson, ResEcon 

Amy L Nuns, FashMkt 

Roy W Nordberg 111, Comm/ 


Thomas S Novajasky, Mrktng 

Dorothy M Nowak, Mrktng 
C Elisabeth Nuboer, HRTA 
Donald T Nunes, LdArch 
Cheryl B O'Brien, Acctng 
Kathleen M O'Brien, Comm 
Maureen A O'Brien, HRTA 

Meredith E O'Brien, Journ/ 


Hugh J O'Callaghan II, SprtMgt 

Patricia A O'Connell, CivEng 

Sean L O'Connell, MecEng 

Sean P O'Connell, Psych 

Paul P O'Connell Jr, Econo 

256 M. Murphy-P. O'Connell 


Celeste D O'Connor, Clsics 

John D O'Connor, ResEcon 

Kathleen A O'Connor, English 

Maureen J O'Connor, Sociol 

Rebecca S O'Donnell, WomStu 

Young-Soo Oh, GBFin 

Louise A O'Hara, NatRes 

Eric W Ojerholm, English 

Courtney B O'Leary, Psych 

Maureen C O'Leary, Comm 

William R O'Leary, English 

Jason S Oletsky, PoliSci 

Sarah A Olivier, Sociol/ 


Monika R Olken, UWW 

Erick R Olsen, Journ 

John J Olsen, History 

Bridget M O'Malley, ExcSci 

Jennifer L O'Neil, History 

Kathryn M O'Neil, Mrktng 

Matthew J Orenstein, History 

Jennifer L O'Rourke, HumRes 

Mary Jane E O'Rourke, 


Laura Ortiz, Educatn 

Shirley Ostine, Psych 

Cynthia M Ostrowski, 


Jacqueline A Ouellet, Psych 

Aimee L Ouellette, Nutrit 

Kenneth O Ouko, ChemEng 

Kristen M Overbeck, HomeEc 

Stephanie R Page, PoliSci/ 


Dennis A Paiva, English 

James J Pak, Econo 

Karen L Palmacci, HumRes 

Pranjul K Pandey, HRTA 

Paul C Panuccio, Econo 

Christina F Papale, Journ 

Lisa A Papitto, HRTA 

Angela M Paquin, History 

David T Park, HRTA 

James W Parker, Sociol 

Pamela R Paroff, Comm 

John W Parsons, W&FBio 

Richard I L Partridge, Mngmt 

Kimberley J Pass, Psych/ 


James W Pastorick, Mngmt 

Gayatri C Patel, Micbio 

Beth E Patterson, GBFin 

Brice C Paul, HRTA 

M. Murphy-Paul 257 

Tara M Pavia, HumServ 
Lois A Peach, History 
Lisa G Pearlman, Psych/Sociol 
Kristine M Pearson, HRTA 
Burak S Pekcan, CSEng 
Andrea E Pellegrini, Comm 

Susan E Pelrine, Zoology 
Gil A Penchina, IndEng 
Melissa S Penn, Psych 
Francis P Pepe, SprtMgt 
Jordi A Perez, English 
Jeffrey M Perkel, Micbio 

Steven M Perlmutter, Finan 
Kevin R Perna, BDIC 
Christina E Perra, English 
James K Perry, History 
Kathryn A Perry, HomeEc 
Kenneth J Perry, History 

Julie A Perullo, Comm 
Julie A Peters, Acctng 
Steven R Petrillo, ExcSci 
Carla R Phillips, Psych 
Kari Phillips, Educatn 
Patrick E Phillips, WdTech 

Thomas M Phillips, MecEng 
HoUis S Philpott, Educatn 
Craig S Picard, ExcSci 
Linley C Piecz, Psych 
Kazimierz W Pienkawa, ElecEng 
Karen L Pierce, Acctng 

Emmelyne Pierre, Nursing 
Anthony J Pietroniro, MecEng 
Alissa J Pinard, Journ 
Monique N Pinsonneault, HRTA 
Deborah A Plunkett, PoliSci 
Stephanie E Podgorski, Econo 

Mindy J Pollack, Math 
Jennifer A Pomfret, Educatn 
Andrew D Pompi, CivEng 
Thomas J Popsun, Econo 
Zohar Porat, Psych 
Kathleen H Porcella, Educatn 

Felicia M Posner, Psych/Educatn 
Louis J Posner, SprtMgt [ 

Rebecca L Potts, Psych f 

Kathleen A Powers, Sociol 
Michael A Powers, Comm 
Scott D Powers, PoliSci 

258 Pavia-S. Powers 

Robert E Pratt, ElecEng 

Kimberlee J Precious, Nursing 

Stacey L Prenner, PoliSci 

Linda J Preston, Zoology 

Richard E Price, PoliSci 

William H Prost, Music 

Dana E Pucillo, BDIC 

Gregory C Pueschel, Econo 

Mark W Pueschel, Econo 

Dean L Putnam, PoliSci 

Maria A Puzo, English 

Shakil A Quazi, ElecEng 

Kelly Quinlan, Mrktng 

Brenda M Quinn, Journ 

Patricia E Quinn, HRTA 

Lori C Rabinowitz, Mrktng 

Gary M Radin, IntDes 

Susan J Rafferty, ComDis 


David J Rantanen, Physics 

Rohini Rasakulasuriar, 


Nichelle M Rasmussen, 


Jennifer F Rattet, Comm 

Sujit Ray, ElecEng 

Susan E Read, Psych 

Kellie J Reardon, English 

Kristin M Reardon, Journ 

Kimberly T Reddick, English 

Melissa J Reder, Educatn 

Kathryn M Regan, Educatn 

Peter A Rehl, PoliSci 

Alfred C Rehor, ElecEng 

Suzanne J Reichstein, HRTA 

Venkat R Rekula, COINS 

Alex V Remia, Econo 

Erica G Ricci, Econo 

Christopher H Rice, PoliSci 

Catherine A Rich, English 

Craig A H Richard, Zoology 

Elisabeth A Richard, HRTA 

Kathy A Richardson, Comm 

Amy D Rick, HRTA 

Glenn D Rideout, Geogr 

Gretchen E Riemer, Theatre 

Jennifer M Riley, Econo 

David W Ring, English 

Frank B Riordan, MecEng 

Marc D Rischitelli, LegalSt 

Pratt-Rischitelli 259 

Michael D Riseberg, Econo 
Steven R Robbins, Art 
Kenneth E Robeau, SprtMgt 
Daniel S Roberts, SprtMgt 
Glenn A Roberts, Comm 
Lynn Robertson, Psych 

Sharon A Robinson, Finan 
Leonard B Robinson Jr, Econo 
Glen G Rochon, HRTA 
Adam L Rockman, Psych 
Fatima 1 Rodriguez, IndEng 
Adam P Rogers, Finan 

Dirk M Rogers, W&FBio 
Elana L Rogers, Psych 
Lisa A Rogers, ExcSci 
Daisy Y Roman, Educatn 
Aaron B Rome, ChemEng 
Elizabeth A Romero, Educatn 

James E Roney, SprtMgt 
Daniel 1 Roos, Acctng 
Darlene A Rose-Wardlaw, Englis 
Jeffrey D Rosen, Econo 
Paige M Rosen, History 
Regan S Rosenfeld, History 

Sharon E Rosenfield, Sociol 
Brian M Rosenkranz, Mngmt 
Christina D Rosetti, Mrktng 
Christopher K Ross, Mrktng 
Emily B Ross, WdTech 
Samantha Rossi, Comm 

Stacy M Rostoff, HRTA 
Franklin D Rothwell 11, Psych 
Maria A Rovendro, Mrktng 
Michael L Rowe, Mngmt 
Linda M Rowland, English/Journ 
Carolanne Roy, BDIC 

Michele A Roy, Educatn 

Luz A Rubero, Educatn | 

Tanya J Rubino, Comm/Theatre 

Robin M Runstein, OperMgt i 

Pamela J Rush, IndEng 

M Kate Russell, LegalSt 

Tanya L Russo, Educatn 
Deanna E Rutherford, ComDis 
Martha J Rutledge, French 
Keith J Ryan, English 
Maria Sacchetti, Journ 
Kristin E Sackett, Psych 

260 Riseberg-Sackett 

Economics means uncertainty for grads 

This senior's graduation mortar board at Commencement certainly re- 
lects the overall feelings of UMass graduates entering the "real world" of uncer- 
ainty. Photo by Karen McKendry 

The front page of the Monday, April 23 New York Times 
had the following headline: "Degrees and Stacks of Resumes 
Yield Few Jobs for the Class of '91." The article, examining the 
woes of graduating into a recession, referred to a history major 
who was fluent in three languages (including Indonesian Ma- 
lay), with nearly perfect grades (not me), graduating from a 
prestigious school (not UMass) who was having trouble getting 
a job. 

Many seniors, like me, are looking to go to graduate 
school. The rate of students applying for graduate study has 
skyrocketed because an overabundant gaggle of seniors has 
decided to sit out (or perhaps, "study-out") the recession. 

In January, 1 applied to ten graduate schools. Since I 
eventually want to become a professor, 1 need a Ph. D. 1 have 
been rejected by eight of the ten schools I applied to. 

Like so many graduating seniors at UMass and across 
the country, I feel totally helpless. All the work I put into 
finding those schools, determining their stringent prerequisites 
and application procedures, has run me ragged. I spent seventy 
dollars to take GRE's and thirteen dollars per school to send the 
scores. The transcripts cost me three dollars apiece and some 
schools wanted two. The applications averaged thirty dollars 
per school. All together, I spent seven hundred dollars to be thus 

When the 4,900 of us arrived her in 1987, the job 
possibilities seemed endless. As the remaining 3,600 of us 
march out of here with our diplomas in hand, we will stumble 
into a world of recession and uncertainty. 

-by Mark B. Adler 

Linda A Sackler, Sociol 

Deborah L Sacks, Comm 

Frederick M Sacramone, Finan 

Haneef M Sahabdeen, PubHlth 

Ellen M Saisi, ChemEng 

Brendan J Salter, Psych 

Debra A Saltzberg, HRTA 

Leanne C Salvatore, FashMkt 

Michael A Salvatore, CivEng 

Frank P Sama, Mrktng 

Julia M Sampson, IndEng 

Matthew L Sanborn, Journ 

Alvaro A Sanchez G, IndEng 

Jeanette W Sanchez, Mrktng 

Wanda J Sanchez, Mrktng 

William C Santamaria, Comm 

Jose R Santiago, ElecEng 

Erik U Santucci, Econo 

Sackler-Santucci 261 

Stephen Sapontzis, OperMgt 
Rebecca Sarnoff, Comm 
Suzi Saroukhanians, Nutrit 
Miwako Sato, Sociol 
Tamatha S Saueressig, Educatn 
Edith H Saulnier, History 

Jarrett C Saunders, Sociol 
Michael J Savio, PoliSci 
Cheryl L Sawicke, Nutrit 
Mary R Sbuttoni, English 
Richard P Scannell, Econo 
Beverly A Scarfo, Comm 


Andrew P Schaffer, Econo 
Todd S Schaffer, History 
Marc J Scharf, GBFin 
Gary A Schneider, ExcSci 
Lisa R Schneider, IntlBus 
Kevin M Schnopp, OperMgt 

Erik D Scholz, ElecEng 
David Schor, CivEng 
Jason S Schorr, Mrktng 
Melissa L SchouUer, Psych 
Minnette E Schramek, HRTA 
Noel Schroeder, Psych 

Eric SchuUer, Finan 
Andrew Schultz, Econo 
Marilyn B Schultz, ExcSci 
Steven R Schwankert, Chinese 
Andrew M Schwartz, Mrktng 
Jodi L Schwartz, Psych 

Leigh-Ann Schwartz, Nursing 
Lisa M Scialla, Econo 
Elaine M Scola, Mngmt 
Christine Scornavacca, ArtHist 
Karen M Scott, STPEC 
William H Scully 111, IndEng 

Marci E Sechtin, HRTA 
Caryn L Sefton, Zoology 
Jennifer L Seidel, PoliSci 
Peter Seigman, ElecEng 
Todd S Selin, Psych 
Elizabeth B Selover, Nursing 

Lori S Seltzer, IntDes 

Richard M Senatore, Finan/Econo 

Jose R Sepulveda Jr, Educatn 

Jose L Serpa, Journ 

David S Seyse, Educatn 

David M Shafkowitz, PoliSci 

262 Sapontzis-Shafkowitz 


Howard D Shapiro, OperMgt 

Judi L Shapiro, CivEng 

David S Shaw, Mrktng 

David J Shea, LegalSt 

Kathleen A Shea, Educatn 

WiUiam C Sheehan, ElecEng 

Michael L Shelton, SprtMgt 

Jennifer M Shepard, Econo 

Staci K Shepherd, Sociol 

Ira S Sherak, Art 

John D Sherlock, Psych/ 


Heather A Sherman, SprtMgt 

Meredith H Sherter, English/ 
James W Shilale, Econo 
Melissa A Shraiar, AnSci 
Sarah K Shubert, Art 
David S Shulman, Psych 
Brett M Shumsky, Econo 

Suzanne M Shumway, HRT A 

Michelle J Signorello, 


Kristen E Silva, FashMkt 

Sandra E Silva, CivEng 

Joseph W Silvasy, PoliSci 

Robert H Silverman, History 

Sharon F Silverman, Finan 

Sam H Silverstein, English 

Lois E Simmonds, Anthro 

Jeffrey M Simon, CSEng 

Vivienne Sinos, PoliSci 

Paul J Skavicus, MecEng 

Karen E Skipper, ExcSci 

AUyson E Sloane, Spanish 

Bonnie L Slone, Psych 

Ketil Smaaskjaer, COINS 

Benjamin J Small, Econo 

Catherine E Smart, English 

John W Smidt, Acctng 

Bruce C Smith Jr, WdTech 

Jennifer M Smith, Finan 

Joann F Smith, Educatn 

Lisa B Smith, Sociol 

Michele M Smith, Educatn 

Pierre F Smith, LegalSt 

Timothy R Smith, History 

Amy C Smithies, Comm 

Anne Marie Smola, ComDis 

Cynthia N Snell, ComDis 

John R Snoonian, Biochem 

H. Shapiro-Snoonian 263 

A few changes could spruce up UlS/iass 

spring Break is always the greatest watershed for student life at UMass. 
Before break, we are tortured by an unrelenting winter; after break, one can feel 
spring. My friend says that it's not officially spring until you hear Zeppelin 
coming from an open window in lower Central. Well, when 1 heard "Dazed and 
Confused" coming from Wheeler I knew it was time. 

As the temperature rises and the skies clear, we are irresistibly drawn to 
skipping our classes and lying (or in some cases laying) in the sun. Having finally 
escaped the narrow confines of the dorms, we notice, perhaps for the first time 
all year, what our campus looks like. Sadly we discover the abundance of mud 
and that the entire outdoors could use a face lift. 1 hope to provide a few ideas 
for general campus improvement, suggested by my neighbors, Kristen and 
Sandra, and by me. 

Get rid of the mud. Not as impossible as it sounds. Put asphalt on the paths that 
get trodden regularly and elsewhere plant some grass seeds in the muddy areas. 
Grass seed is ruined if trampled and more adequate barriers are necessary to 
protect the virgin seed. 

Provide better directions on campus. For example, put up street signs so we can tell 
people where to turn left. Leave up the dorm banners all year round. They look 
nice and I still can't tell which dorm is which in Southwest. 
Fill up the F AC reflecting pools. I only see water in there during graduation. It looks 
beautiful and it helps to minimize the "cement-look" of the FAC. The pools 
would also get rid of the skateboarders. 

Fix up the Isle of View. That's the little island in the pond next to the FAC. 
Freshman year the stone bridge was set up and we could walk over the island to 
the other bank of the pond. Very nice. 

Provide more benches. Those in front of the Student Union need severe rebuilding 
and more could be installed near the pond. 

Improve pedestrian safety. Like the town of Amherst, UMass could place signs in 
the crosswalks informing drivers that ours is a pedestrian campus and we'd like 
to live, thank you very much. 

-by Mark B Adler 

Ann-Marie Snyder, HumServ 

Ann Marie Sobolewski, Comm 

Michael H Socolik, CSEng 

Melissa A Soliz, HRTA 

Frederic S Solomon, Econo/ 


Michele L Somers, Psych 

Michael M Sonia, Sociol 
Amy J Sonier, FashMkt 
Elizabeth H Soreff, Comm 
Stephen J Soszynski, MecEng 
Tamara L Soulek, Spanish 
Elizabeth M Southworth, 

Aide A Spada, CivEng 
Cheryl A Spada, ArtEd 
Christiane M Spadoni, Comm 
Dean A Spagnoli, Econo 
David B Sparks, Mrktng 
Denise C Sparrow, History 

264 Snyder-Sparrow 

Dormitory banners, hung at 
the beginning of the fall semester and 
at the end of spring semester, help 
people figure out which building is 
which. Photo by Jeff Holland 

Melissa A Spash, Finan 

Anne K Spears, Econo 

Tricia L Sperling, Journ/Mrktng 

Lori H Spielman, HRTA 

Brian E Spiewak, ChemEng 

Karen L Spory, Finan 

Gerard F Squires, SprtMgt 

Michael J St George, ExcSci 

Germaine E St Mary, PoliSci 

Edward F St Onge Jr, LegalSt 

Theresa E Starmer, Comm 

Sunny A Stastny, Mrktng 

Carl L Stearns, LdArch 

Christie A Steever, Acctng 

Donna L Stefanidakis, HRTA 

Stephen J Stefanik, ElecEng 

Adam J Stein, PoliSci/Judaic 

Cindy J Stein, Finan 

Spash-Stein 265 

Rachel L Steiner, PoliSci 
Jan Stenmoe, COINS 
Laura A Stephen, Educatn 
Rachel D Sterckx, BDIC 
Julie B Stern, Zoology 
Christine M Stevens, SprtMgt 

Benjamin D Stevenson, History 
Geoffrey R Stokes, Journ 
James J Stone, English 
Jennifer S Stone, Sociol/Educatn 
Donald E Stone Jr, English 
William C Stover, HumRes 

Adriene Stratouly, ResEcon 
William B Strother, COINS 
Heidi B Strout, Econo 
Hope B Strout, Econo 
Paula M Strumia, Italian 
Cheryl L Stubbs, MecEng 

Cathy M Suehisa, English 
Lynne M Sullivan, Psych 
Matthew J Sullivan, Econo 
Maura J Sullivan, LegalSt/Sociol 
Michelle L Sullivan, ExcSci 
Nancy R Sullivan, SprtMgt 

Karen J Sumner, WomStu 
Lila B Sussman, Sociol 
Jeffrey E Sutch, Comm 
Jennifer A Sutton, Psych 
John G Sutton, Journ 
Carlton E Svenson 111, COINS 

Karen D Swan, MusEd 
Timothy J Swift, IndEng 
Paul F Swinand, Mrktng/French 
John Szczygiel, PoliSci 
Jonathan M Tagliani, Econo 
Nariko Takayanagi, Sociol 

Karen M Talbot, Mrktng 
Brenda L Tanis, Econo 
Michael B Tannenbaum, Acctng 
Julia K Tantum, Sociol 
John J Taraskiewicz, MecEng 
Jennifer R Tarlin, Journ 

Melissa L Tarnoff, Mrktng 
Amy R Tarpey, SprtMgt 
Boon Khim Tay, GBFin 
Chin-Hun Tay, Micbio 
Beth A Taylor, Comm 
Kimberly A Taylor, Econo 

266 Steiner-K. Taylor 

Patricia J Taylor, Comm 

Sara E Taylor, Psych 

Colleen T Tchorz, OperMgt 

Andrea Teagan, Psych 

Leonard R Teng, ElecEng 

Barbara A Teoli, Educatn 

Marjorie A R Tetrault, Educatn 

Tania M Theberge, Psych 

Kyle W Theriault, Art 

Michael J Thibeault, LdArch 

Celeste M Thomas, LegalSt 

Elizabeth H Thomas, Mrktng 

James M Thomas, Music 

Karen A Thomas, Psych 

Rosemarie W Thomas, ComDis 

Christion C Thompson, Comm 

Judith A Tiemey, Comm 

John J Tighe III, Mrktng 

Robert F Tilton, History 

Marina A Timoshenko, Anthro 

Kimberly A Tobin, Educatn 

Michael D Tobin, History 

Susan M Tomaski, Art 

Christine M Tondorf, PoliSci 

Elizabeth J Tondorf, Educatn 

Lisa A Tosi, Mrktng/Econo 

Julia V Toth, History 

Melissa J Traber, Psych 

Linh M Tran, Acctng 

Laurene M Traver, MecEng 

John A Triana, W&FBio 
Lisa M Troia, Educatn 

Jennifer Troxell, GBFin 
Shannon M Troy, Zoology 
Kathryn M Trudel, History 

Mary M Trudell, IntDes 

Maria Z Tsitsirides, Journ 

Eudoxia E Tsongalis, Micbio 

Camille J Tucker, Sociol/AfroAm 

Rebecca L Tudryn, PubHIth 

Wendy M Tudryn, Finan 

Christine C Turcotte, English 

Patricia Turecek, NatRes 

Carolyn R Turley, Psych 

Kristin M Turmail, AnSci 

Jennifer L Turner, Educatn 

Richard H Tuthill, CSEng 

Christopher J Ulrich, PoliSci 

P. Taylor-Ulrich 267 

First year HRTA major Elena 
Shtromberg catches up with a long dis- 
tance friend. Photo by Alexandra Couet 

Valerie A Umholtz, LS&Res 
Jamie L Underwood, Psych 
Cesar L Valiente, LdArch 
David L Valle, IntDes 
Maria Vallera, IndEng 
Amy Van Atten, W&FBio 

Julia M Van der Laan, Econo 
Alan K Van Tassel, PoliSci 
Kristen Vardy, AnSci 
Laura T Vamey, English 
Yavuz Varoglu, CSEng 
Craig S Vass, Finan 

John P Vaughan, Psych 
Garfield W Vaughn, IndEng 
Miguel Vazquez, Biochem 
Dominick M Vene, History 
Robert J Venuti, Econo 
Marc J Verre, Acctng 

268 Umholtz-Verre 


New phone system can provide laughs 

I was sitting in my room early in September, studying 
for my first exam of the semester, wiien suddenly the phone 
rang. The shrill of my new, black phone, a product of the 
University's recently installed telecommunication system, 
made me jump , but the sound I heard when I picked up the 
phone was even stranger. 

"Hello?" I asked tentatively. 

"HELLO!" a strange mixture of voices shouted in my 

"Who's this?" I asked, completely bewildered. 






At first 1 was quite confused. How could 1 be talking to 
so many of my friends at the same time? 

"How did you all pull this off?" I asked, laughing. 

"Well, " Joan said, "we've been experimenting with the 
new phone system. We've been transferring calls and leaving 
messages on Voice Mail all evening. Then we decided to try 
the conference call feature. It's pretty fun, don't you think?" 

Actually, the prosepct of this conference call thing was 
really neat. For the next fifteen minutes, my friends and I 
amused ourselves by surprising and shocking more people who 
had never had the experience of speaking to more than one 
person on the phone at once. Most found the experience to be 
quite a lot of fun, except for James, who had mixed feelings. 

"Oh no," he moaned to the other ten people on the 
phone. "Now there's something else to distract me when I 
need to study!" 
-by Kris Bruno 

Edwin T Villamayor, Econo 

David A Visconte, HRTA 

Lauren E Vogel, Mngmt 

Jeffrey C Vohr, Econo 

Amy D Vojtasko, FashMkt 

Penelope Von Kummer, Comm 

Rachael Wacha, AnSci 

Kathleen M Wagner, Math 

Colleen E Wallace, HumRes 

William P Wallace Jr, Mrktng 

David M Wallenstein, OperMgt 

Laura J Wallwork, Psych 

Colleen M Walsh, Micbio 
Joan M Walsh, Acctng 
Wendy L Walsh, Geogr 
Felice R Walvick, Biochem 
Cheryl L Ward, PoliSci 
Meghan Warner, Psych 

Villamayor-Warner 269 

Joanna R Warwick, FashMkt 
Tara L Waskom, LegalSt 
John E Waters, PoliSci 
Lisa M Watroba, Nursing 
Amy S Watson, Econo 
Michelle L Weber, ChemEng 

Lorraine Weibel, Sociol 
Jessica Weinberg, Acctng 
Melissa Weinberg, SprtMgt 
Stephen P Weiner, Mngmt 
Michelle D Weinstock, PoliSci 
Laura E Weisman, Mrktng 

Jennifer Weitz-Clancy, BDIC 
Elizabeth J Welch, Econo/Sociol 
Todd S Welsh, Psych 
Marten J Wennik, English 
Shira R Werb, Finan 
Mark J Wesoloski, Educatn 

Andrew P Westmeyer, Zoology 
Stacey J Wetstein, ResEcon 
David S Whalen, Astron/Physics 
Matthew J Whalen, Econo 
Judith H Wheeler, OperMgt 
Charlene M Whenman, LegalSt 

Ellen P White, CivEng 
Jennifer White, LegalSt 
Leslie S White, LegalSt/Sociol 
Ryan C White, STPEC 
Jeffrey L Whitehouse, SprtMgt 
Marcia R Whitehouse, Nursing 

Patricia A Whitlock, Sociol 
Kristina M Whitman, Mrktng 
Margaret M Widder, Finan 
Heather M Wightman, Comm 
John S Wilhelm, PoliSci 
Jonathan J Wilker, Chemist 

Mark E Wilkins, Comm 
Jennifer K Williams, English 
Kevin P Williams, PoliSci 
Linda M Williams, Zoology 
M Allen Williams, Mrktng 
Holly J Williamson, Theatre/ 

James D Wilson, Mngmt 
Oliver L Wilson, Sociol 
Stephanie M Wilson, Sociol 
Suzanne E Wilson, Anthro 
Tanya R Wilson, Journ 
David A Winter, ElecEng 

270 Warwick-Winter 

Michelle L Wise, Comm 

Johann C Wittig, Econo 

John G Wojcik, Mngmt 

Carleen A Wold, Econo/Sociol 

Douglas 1 Wolfson, STPEC 

Suzanne L Wones, History 

Caroline M Wood, Nursing 

Catherine E Woodhouse, 


Debra A Woodworth, Acctng 

Michele L Wornham, AnSci 

Gary P Wu, COINS 

Yongmei Wu, GBFin 

Kara E Wysocki, HRTA 

Jay A Yampolsky, Acctng 

Shilan Yang, Econo 

Paul G Yannoni, LdArch 

Leanne J Yarosz, Psych 

Kimberly E Yates, Educatn 

Michael A Yates, PlPath 

Sothea P Yem, Finan 

Shira B Yoffe, History 

Jay C Young, SprtMgt 

Jean W Young, Chemist 

Sharon A Young, ChemEng 

Michelle L Youngblood, HRTA 

Keith F Zabik, ElecEng 

Joseph M Zahtila, Comm 

Christine A Zalgenas, HRTA 

Amy L Zarlengo, Dance 

Rebecca L Zawalich, CSEng 

Marc A Zawrotny, Acctng 

Joyce M Zee, Acctng 

Amy S Zeichner, Educatn 

Andrea M Zeiner, Anthro 

Lisa C Zereski, ComLit 

Noyem M Zeroogian, Educatn 

Shirah Y Zidel, Psych 

Stephanie A Zieden- Weber, 


Michael R Zielinski, MechEng 

David W C Zimmer, HRTA 

Barrie L Zimmerman, ComDis 

Amy J Zohlman, Mrktng 

Michael E Zuchowski, Psych 

Kathleen A Zumbruski, Psych 

Carol S Zuschlag, Micbio 

Natasha S Zweig, PoliSci 

Peter R. Zwicker, FashMkt 

Wise-Zwicker 271 

One grad expresses his 
gratitude to his parents. PJwto by Jeff 

Superman has invaded 
UMass. Photo by Paul Agnew 



Graduates of the School 

of Nursing can't contain their ' . _^ t ^ rX — 

excitement. Photo by Karen McK- 



Diversity f humor, and fun is evident a t 



majors used in 

the senior section 




Human Resources Management 


Afro-American Studies 


Industrial Engineering 


Animal Science 


Interior Design 




International Business 


Architectural Studies 








Art Education 




Art History 


Judaic Studies 




Landscape Architecture 


Bachelor's Degree with Individual 


Legal Studies 



Leisure Studies & Resources 














Chemical Engineering 






Mechanical Engineering 






Civil Engineering 






Natural Resource Studies 


Communication Disorders 


Near Eastern Studies 






Comparative Literature 




Computer & Information Sciences 




Computer Systems Engineering 


Operations Management 












Physical Education 


Electrical Engineering 


Plant Pathology 




Plant & Soil Sciences 


Environmental Design 


Political Science 


Environmental Sciences 


Print Making 


Exercise Science 


Professional Prep in Physical 


Fashion Marketing 



Food Engineering 




Food Science 






Public Health 




Resource Economics 






General Business & Finance 


Social Thought & Political Economy 








Soviet & E. European Studies 






Graphic Design 


Sport Management 






Human Factors Engineering 




Home Economics 


University Without Walls 


Hotel, Restaurant & Travel 


Wildlife & Fisheries Biology 



Women's Studies 


Human Development 


Wood Technology 


Human Services 



Senior abbreviations 273 

on your 

acfuevements and 

best wishes 

for success 

as you 

begin your 

nursinq careers. 

Quincy Hospiiai 




Building a better 
fiiture ror UMass 


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It Takes Real Carii 
to Pick Up thf^Pleces 

It t-B&» vime ^^^g^teducatian 
$D.^gO(^lnt^~tions. It takes real 
t»ring-a genuine desire to make a ;V 
difference in the devdopment of 


At The KEY Program, he. of 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New 
Hampshire, we specialize in matching 
human service professionals with 
opportunities to change the course of 
troubled lives-the lives of court-involved 
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residential and outreach programs. BA 
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Program Supervisors 

Supervisory position directing a variety 
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274 Advertsements 

Marcella Butler worked her 
way through college at Burger King. 

Today, she helps manage 60 people 
and a $1.4 million business. 

After receiving a degree in Business 
Administration, Marcella made her big 
move. She decided to stay at Burger King. 

"Up to tliat time," says Marcella, 'Td 
been a crew member with flexible hours 
and plenty of time to study. Now, it was 
time to give all that business theory some 
practical appUcatioo. 

"What's my number one priority? 
That's simple. To be the best restaurant 
manager in the Burger King system. Not 
an easy thing to accomplish, but 
hard work and determination have 
always been my specialty." __ 

And at Burger King, giving ^^_ ___ Durger ivjj 
people Jike Marcella the BURGER Resources 

and joy of our organization. They are men 
and woman from all walks of life with one 
thing in commoa The desire to excel, to 
be the best at what they do. 

So we do our best to help them. We 
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need - along with the total support of a 
great business management team. We pay 
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they need to succeed - except the one 
thing that money can't buy. 
The will to win. 

If you have the ambition and 

the ability, send your resume to: 

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opportunity to expand their skills |^|M A 1-93. Londonderry, NH 03053. 
has always been our specialty. f^llJV And start getting all you need to 

At Burger King, our 
restaurant managers are the pride 


succeed. Equal Opportunity 

Get all you need to succeed. 

Progress Is 
All In A Day's Work. 

At Holyoke Hospital, progress is the natural result of mutually 
supportive day-to-day relationships, such as the one we share with 
our community. At our hospital you can enjoy a collaborative, 
interdisciplinary approach to nursing supported by a new Vice 
President of Nursing who fosters participative decision making and 
individualized advancement. Spend your days in pursuit of 
progress-for yourself and our entire hospital community. 

Graduate Nurses 

Full-time, part-time and per diem positions are currently 
available on a variety of shifts. Orientations beginning each 
month from June through September. 

We offer a competitive starting salary and complete benefits 

• $1,000 HIRING BONUS upon licensure (prorated for 
part-time employees) 

• LOW COST medical and dental insurance 




Please apply to: Employment Coordinator, Personnel Office, 
Holyoke Hospital, 575 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. 
(413) 534-2547. Equal Opportunity Employer. 




Fast Track To The Future 

Outstanding Career 

Opportunities For 

Gradua tes With Initia tive 

The Time is now. The Sheraton Corporation 
offers training programs designed to promote 
interaction w^ith the best service professionals in 
the hospitality industry. The programs available 
throughout hotels in North America include: 

Human Resources 

Food and Beverage 

General Management 

Sales and Marketing 



Take this opportunity to grow with world- 
recognized hospitality leaders. Please submit 
your resume, with cover letter in confidence, to: 

Manager College Relations 

The Sheraton Corporation 

Sixty State Street CR90 

Boston. MA 02109-6002 


>7's here. The day that 
I to look so far away. But 
that's the way the future is— 
syou know it, it's the present. 
At Massachusetts General, we've been a step ahead 
of the future for a century and a half. And our staff- 
from health professionals and therapists to computer 
programmers and secretaries-has the vision and the 
courage to keep us there. 

Come join us. And don't just meet the future. us 
shape if. 

To learn more about career opportunHles at MGH, call 
Betty Lang at (617) 726-2209 or send your resume to 
Employment Services, Fnilt St., Boston, MA 02114. We are 

an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 

General Hospital 

Advertisements 275 

Department Managers 


We've Been Successful for 29 Years 
Because We Value Our People. 

At Bradlees we think of our employees as 
people. That's why we don't offer Jobs, we offer 
career opportunities with outstanding benefits. 
That's the attitude that's made us the leading 
discount retailer in the Northeast for 29 years. 

We are seeking experienced Department 
Itlanagers who are leaders. If you are 
Interested In being a part of this progressive 
and exciting company, please send your 
resume to: 

Mr. James Haslam, Regional Personnel 
Manager, Bradlees, 153 Washington Ave., 
North Haven, CT 06473. 
Susan J. Murray. Regional Personnel Manager, 
Bradlees, 101 CampaneUl Drive, Bralntree, 
MA 02184. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F 


Started during the Depression by two brothers seeking a means to 
finance their college education, FRIENDLY's has grown to become a 
major corporation with over 750 restaurants in 15 states. 

We Wish to 
Congratulate All 
of This Year's 

Graduates On 
YOUR Success!!! 

We invite you to find out about the many rewarding career 
opportunities awaiting you at our rapidly growing corporation. Our 
MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM is regarded as second to 
none. And, it can lead to unlimited career store 
management, regional management...even upper level administration 
at our corporate headquarters in Witbraham, MA. Find out more. 
Forward your resume andlor letter of interest to: 

Employment Affairs Manager 



O 1855 Boston Road 

Wilbraham, MA 01095 

Equal OpportunitylAffimiative Action Employer 

Best Wishes 
To Nursing Students 
At U-Mass, Amherst 

Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions, 
and at Beth Israel, we all understand why you chose nursing. 
We also know how important it is for you to find a nursing 
environment that will live up to the expectations you 
developed over the last few years. That's why we offer 
Primary Nurses an environment geared towards professional 
growth and development. Our Primary Nursing philosophy 
gives you more responsibility and provides more opportunity 
to learn from your work. New nurses like yourself benefit 
from an individualized competency-based orientation and 
our preceptor program. 

At Beth lsrael,direct patient care is what nursing is all about. 
And no matter how far you advance yourself professionally, 
we'll make sure you don't have to give up patient care to do it. 

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An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F 

WBeth Israel Hospital 

276 Advertsements 

-Belchertown Medical Centei^ 

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Offering a full range of medical services, by 
appointment. The following insurances accepted: 

Mass. Mutual Preferred Plus 

Blue Cross Master Health Plus 

Massachusetts Blue Cross 

Medicare • Medicaid 

John Hancock/Commonwealth 

Pioneer Health Care 

Central Mass. Health Care 

ALTA/City of Springfield 



Wing Memorial Hospital 
& Medical Centers 

40 Wright Street 'Palmer, MA 01069" 

••••• Your Five-Star Healthcare System 


If you're looking for a place 
to call your own . . . 

. . . consider 


A place where you'll feel our 
commitment to nursing. 



(413) 772-0211 










Congratulations Graduate Nurses! 

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Nursing Service Department 

1400 State Street 

Springfield, MA 01109 

Tel. (413) 787-6700 Ext. 316 




Excitement. Relief. Uncenainty. All of these emotions surround your graduation. Your 

options are many and determining which one is right for you can be difficult. 

Baystate Medical Center would hke to start by offering a hearty congratulations to all of 

the University of Massachusetts Nursing Graduates. And then finish by saying if the 

excitement, challenge and professional stimulation of an 800+ bed teaching/ tertiary care 

academic setting is what you seek, then Baystate Medical Center is for you. As Western 

Massachusetts' major referral medical center, we're growing and have Nursing 

opportunities in every area. Feel the 

energy in your Nursmg career — be part of 

our exceptional Nursing team. 

For more information, contaa our Nurse 

Recruiter at 1-80^777-1477, or send your 

resume to Baystate Medical Center, 

Recruitment & Staffing Office, Suite 30, 

780 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 

01107. An equal opportumty employer 

Baystate Medical Center 



A member of Bavsiite Health Systems 

Advertisements 277 


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The Index 
wishes to thank; 


James and Georgia Buck 


Virginia O'Connor Bailie 

RolDert and Patricia Ballentine 

f^ John and Betty Davis and family 

Major Gen. and Mrs. Garth B. Dettinger 

James and June Fagan 

David and Margaret Meehan 

The Aloi Family "^Mk.-^ ^ 

h/k. and Mrs. John L. Carbone 

h/k. and Mrs. Edward T. Corrigan 

Brigitte Deanna Davis 

Barbara and Leonard Epstein 

Sharon Ford 

Steve and Sheila Gershoff 

Bradford and Lucille Harper 

D. Hatch 

George and Gretchen Keitt 

Mr. and Mrs. Ford S. Kimmel 

Drs. Peria and Erik Kissmeyer 

Andrew M. Kravetz 

h/k. and Mrs. Walter LaPierre 



M. and Mrs. Bruce L. Lewis 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Mara 

Lee and Dolores Matys 

Rosalyn Neusner 

The Nicotra Family 

Mr. and Mrs. James F. O'Connor 

Ann and Tony Scheltino 

Ted and Valerie Scott 

Barry and Sandra Stern 

Art and Janet Swan 

The Walsh Family 

IVk'. and Mrs. Harold Waivick 

Inga and Joseph Wennick 

Jim and Norma Whitlock 

Oblivious to 
the goings-on around 
her, sports editor Jennifer 
Moriarty concentrates on 
the lacrosse story she 
needs to write. Although 
somewhat demanding, 
her dedication to her 
position never faltered. 
Photo by Mason Rivlin 

Having a rough 
day, Greeks editor Mat- 
thew Putnam decides to 
take out his frustration 
on a demanding Manag- 
ing Editor, Kristin Bruno, 
by throwing her in the 
trash. This was just one 
reminder that a person 
should not let her author- 
ity go to her head. Photo 
by Jeff Holland 

The expression 
on fall photo editor 
Mason Rivlin's face illus- 
trates how much photog- 
raphers hate to have their 
picture taken. He had 
forgotten the unspoken 
rule that anyone could 
be the victim of a pho- 
tographer testing out a 
camera in the Index of- 
fice. Photo by Kris Bruno 

Jeff Holland displays how 
producing a yearbook 
can take its toll on one's 
sanity. Marketing Direc- 
tor Jill Hatch witnessed 
the results and could only 
shake her head in disbe- 
lief. Photo by Kris Bruno 

280 Index Staff Page 

From the Editor 

I searched through a number of yearbooks, hop- 
ing in vain to get an idea of what to write on what 
has traditionally been known as the editor's page. 
I guess I'm supposed to talk about how much 
work goes into putting this book together, but I 
know that no one really wants to hear me talk 
about it. If you aren't a yearbook geek, you really 
don't care. 

I want to thank the yearbook staff for being really 
great. Eveyone's work was indispensable. Some- 
times it got a little hectic when deadlines came 
around, but the good times the staff has shared 
far outweigh the craziness. 
I hope that anyone who purchases this book can 
appreciate it and remember what it was like to be 
a college student at the University of Massachu- 
setts. The staff had fun recording the 1990-91 
school year's history- I hope people have fun ex- 
periencing it with this book. 

Jeff Holland 


Of course, none of this would have been possible 
without the help, support, and morale boosters given 
by our fans and idols. Thanks go out to: 
Margaret Arsenault, David Roth, Abe Orlick, UMass 
Photo Services, the Campus Chronicle, the Collegian, 
Massachusetts Magazine, Wayne Counoyer, Student 
Activities Office, Ralph Seaman, Bob Esler, the Cam- 
era Shops, Ron Koch, Judy Gagnon, Marguerite Pao- 
lino. Amy Bennett, LuciUa San Jose, Daphne 
MacDuff, Datatronics, Harry Chapin, Jesus Jones, 
They Might Be Giants (Particle Man), Bmno's and 
D.P. Dough for delivering to the Batcave, the soda 
machines by the escalator. Miller Genuine Draft, the 
Coffee Shop, the bum looker, the love muscle, Mr. 
Coffee, Basement Rats, Don Dietch, the Orgasm 
game, Tetris, Kentucky Gentleman, Price Chopper, 
Building Operations, the janitors in the Campus 
Center, Homer Simpson, Living Color, Twister, the 
Talking Moose, numbnuts for breakfast and lunch 
(especially pages 2-3), the Panamanian rap dude, the 
Batcave, Jeff's stereo, Scatterbrain, Primus, Eric Clap- 
ton, Phillip Morris Corporation, Clayton P. Jones, 
Rico Suave, the ladder diagram, WMUA, home of cow 
radio, the cheese factor, the United States Capitol 
building, Silverscreen Design, the U.S Postal Service 
for providing Jeff with something to do. Diet Pepsi, 
Take 6, John MacMillan (aka Lance Murphy), and all 
you little people - you know who you are. Thanks! 

1991 INDEX 


Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Holland | 

Managing Editor 

Kristin Bruno 

Business Manager 

Mary Dukakis 

Marl<eting Director 

Jill A. Hatch 

Fall Photo Editor Mason G. Rivlin | 

Spring Photo Co-Editor 

Toni E. Cann 

Spring Photo Co-Editor 

Eric Goldman 

Assistant Photo Editor Karen McKendry | 

Copy Editor 

Jennifer Blunt 

Production Staff 

Amy C. Smithies 

Student Life 

Maureen O'Leary 

Student Life 

Mary Courtney 

Student Life 

Linda M. Rowland 


Mary Sbuttoni 


Kathleen O'Brien 


Jennifer Moriarty 


Jennifer Hanna 


Matthew S. Putnam 


Michelle Arace 


Melissa Mitchell 


Lisa Feldmesser 


Judith A. Buck • 


Photography Staff 

Bradford Burling 

Toni E. Cann 

Alexandra Couet 

Eric Goldman 

Jeffrey Holland 

Karen McKendty 

Mason G. Rivlin 


Mark B. Adier 

Paul Agnew 

Marc Bernier 

Jeremy R. Brown 

Sandra Doherty 

Danielle M. Dowling 

Yana DIugy 

Julie Livingstone 

Katherine LaMothe 

Gregory F. Sukiennik 

Carrie A. Wyeth 

Organizational Adviser Margaret Arsenault | 

lournalism Adviser 

Dario Politella | 

Crowding the Student 
Union steps, students gather to 
rally in favor of equal rights for 
gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. 
Many attitudes in favor or 
against various social issues were 
formed due to influences at the 
University. Photo by feff Holland 

Braving the cold of 
winter in February, two coura- 
geous souls stop to chat on the 
Isle of View. The beauty of the 
Pioneer Valley highlighted 
going to school at UMass. Photo 
by Mason Rivlin 

Marching to his own 
innovative beat, senior astron- 
omy major Rich Barry gets ready 
for marching band practice. 
Being involved in extra-curricu- 
lar activites was one way for 
people to enrich their college 
experiences. Photo by Eric 

X Closing 

Getting into the picture at UMass is 
easy once people make up their minds to do 
so. Once making this decision, people are 
surprised and delighted at the many differ- 
ent ways one can enrich a college experi- 
ence. Once those first few awkward mo- 
ments that accompany trying something 
new come to pass, people become more sure 
of themselves and are more comfortable 
with what they're doing. 

Through the types of classes people 
take, the places they live, the activities they 
join and the sttitudes and beliefs they form, 
people begin to create their own picture of 
things. In many cases, people observe 
changes in themselves as well, making them 
more open and thoughtful individuals. The 
more experiences people have make their 
picture at UMass even more colorful and ex- 

Even after leaving the University, 
one's own picture is still essential, because it 
becomes a part of a bigger picture of things. 
People will then have the opportunity to 
use their picture at ■.■■^^^■^^^^ 
UMass and their dif- 
ferent experiences 
here to affect future 
happenings in their 



Affects the Future 

Closing XI 

Taking a break for 
lunch, first year students Denis 
Childs and Christine Parenti 
chat by the Student Union. The 
Student Union was always a 
favorite hangout spot for many 
students and faculty alike. Photo 
by Melissa Reder 

XII Closing 

Crowdingthe Student 
Union, hundreds gather to pro- 
test the proposed furlough for 
University employees. The fur- 
lough would have caused hun- 
dreds of workers to take unpaid 
"vacations," while others would 
have had to work a certain 
amount of time without being 
compensated until retirement. 
Photo by Brad burling 

ig*;/<^- ■■ : '--JTji., 

As the spring semester rolls around, 
the warm weather that follows such a cold 
winter makes everyone perk up and seem 
more awake. All of a sudden, people need to 
get outside and enjoy the sunshine in any 
possible way. For some, that means putting 
away the books and hanging out with friends, 
playing frisbee, feeding the ducks at the 
Campus Pond, or simply enjoying the 
company and conversation of friends. For 
other more serious students, that means 
bringing the books outside with them if 
they want to enjoy the weather, and finding 
a spot to study under a tree, by the Pond, or 
on the Stone Cafe. And still more people 
used the spring as a chance to continue to 
fight for what they believe, most notably the 
fight against the drastic cuts in the eco- 
nomic budget of higher education and 
against the proposed furloughs for state 
employees, threatening the quality of edu- 
cation received at state schools. 

However students decide to take 
advantage of the i^^^^^-^-iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" 
warm weather, their 
experiences contrib- 
ute to a fuller, warmer 
picture of life at the 
University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst. 



is Pleasant in Spring 

Closing XIII 

The crowd at the 
Spring Concert enjoy a day of 
sunbathing and great music 
Both sides of the Pond were 
packed with people attracted to 
the diverse selection of music 
played and the wonderful 
weather. Photo by Erie Goldman 

As they are asked to 
stand up and be recognized, 
graduates of the School of Physi- 
cal Education explode into 
cheers. Members of every school 
within the University were de- 
liriously happy to receive then 
degrees. Plinto bv Paul Agnew 

The band Chuckle- 
head's colorful lead singer de- 
lights the crowd at the Pond. 
The band was the first act of the 
Spring Concert, held on May 
12. Photo by Jeff Holland 

Waving to friends and 
family in the crowd, Michelle 
Weber and Ellen Saisi partici- 
pate in graduation exercises. The 
two had finished a rigorous cur- 
riculum as engineering majors. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

XIV Closing 

For many seniors, the arrival of spring 
semester represents the eventual end of an 
undergraduate career. Tossed amid the fre- 
quent (and often depressing, in these eco- 
nomic times) trips to the Career Center, the 
anticipated letters from graduate schools 
and the evryday workload of academics is 
the realization that activities that had be- 
come an integral part of life at the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst, such as the 
Spring Concert on the Pond, are to be expe- 
rienced for the last time. 

With this in mind, many vow to en j oy 
each moment to its fullest extent, knowing 
that graduation is approaching soon. And 
even at Commencement, seniors celebrate 

in the moment, with mm^a^mmmmi^mmmmmmm 

cameras snapping 
and champagne 
bottles popping, 
knowing that the be- 
ginning of a new pic- 
ture in their lives is 



^^^ aroun|ljthe corner. . —^ | | 

Ending and Beginning 

XV Closing 

The setting sun is reflected off 
a window of Thompson Hall. Thanks to 
the colorful mountains that surround 
the Pioneer Valley, members of the 
UMass community always had the 
memory of the beauty of UMass. Photo 
by Mason Rivlin 

XVI Closing 


The 1991 /nc/ex of the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst was published 
by The Index, 1 03 Campus Center, UMass, 
Amherst, MA 01003. Editor in Chief: Jeff 
Holland Managing Editor: Kristin Bruno, 
The Index was printed by Walsworth Pub- 
lishing Company, 9233 Ward Parkway, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64 1 1 4. Representa- 
tive: David M. Roth Custpmer Service 
Consultant: Donna K. Bell Desktop Con- 
sultant: BobEsler 

The 1991 Index was produced on 
a $36,000 printing budget. Funds were 
raised by book sales, senior portrait sitting 
fees, parental donations and advertise- 
ments sold by Collegiate Concepts. 

1 809 senior portraits were taken by 
DAVOR PHOTO INC., 654 Street Road, 
Bensalem, PA 19020. Representative: 
Abe Orlick 

The majority of non-senior photo- 
graphs were taken by staff photogra- 
phers and processed and printed by 

The body copy for the text and 
captions was Stone Serif, The headlines 
varied for each section. 

The text and layout for each page, 
except for advertisements , were submit- 
ted on Aldus PageMaker 3.02 

The cover is a Cambric Grey 
leatherette base material. Applications 
include embossing, graining and silk 
screening in #400 Emerald Green and 
#901 Purple. Books are Smyth sewn, 
rounded and backed with 150 point 
Davey base board. 

The Endsheets are school designed 
on #707 Simpson paper. There is a die- 
cut on the front endsheet, 

1800 copies of the book were 
printed in October 1991 . The book con- 
tained 344 pages of which 16 were four- 
color process.