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WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS 



MAY 9. 1975 




Bob Hope and Arthur Fiedler 
Star in be nefit for Welleley 




Buh Hope dons fireman's hat which he later presented to Arthur Fiedler (right). Mrs. Newell looks on with 
timusement. P hol ° b > Sasha Norkin 1S 



by Sharon Collins '77 

A septuagenarian and an oc- 
togenarian clowning around 
together in front of a full house .ii 
Symphony Hall in Boston? Who 
els. hut Bob Hope and Anh.ir 
Fiedler, appearing together in a 
benefit program for Wclleslev 
College. Proceeds from the 
benefit will be used to support the 
Margaret Clapp Library Building 
Fund and a Wcllesley-in-Boston 
and WcIlcsley-in-Los Angeles Ur- 
ban Politics Summer Internship 
Program for undergraduate 
Wellesley students. 

The Sunday evening program 
called "Stars and Pops" began 
with several numbers by the 
Boston Pops orchestra with 
Fiedler conducting. After a short 
intermission. Barbara Newell. 
President of Wellesley College, 
said .i few words of thanks to all 
whjo made the benefit possible, 
Then, the orchestra began Hope's 
ihlnic song "Thanks for the 
Memory" and Hope was greeted 
with a standing ovation. 

in his opening monologue 
Hope called Fiedler the Godfather 
q| msic He also commented thai 
Wellesley is an unusual college 
because it has 2.000 students, not 
one of them with a heard. He 
quipped, "Harvard may have a 
good law school, hut Wellesley 
offers the best Biology course 
around!" Hope explained thai his 
duughter-in-lavv. Jud\ Richards 
Hope (Wellesley '61), h.uj asked 
him lo do this benefit for the 
College. Judy and her husband, 
T«, i\ Hope, ire both graduates of 



Harvard Law School and they 
practice in California. Said Hope 
of son and his wile: "You have lo 
file a brief to gel into their 
bathroom ... their kids weren't 
horn, tries were subpoenaed!" 

Then. Hope wryly read Ogden 
Nash's narrative to accompany 
"Carnival of the Animals" by 
Saint-Saens. His characteristical- 
ly amuscd/confused/disdainful 
fuci il expressions evoked as much 
laughter as Nash's witty, tongue- 
Iwisting verse Hope called the 
program " i family affair" and he 
introduced his wife. Dolores 
Rcade Hope as "the grand- 
mother whom I sleep with " 
Mrs. Hope sang "On a Clear Day 
You Can See Forever." and she 
was presented with a bouquet of 
red roses by Mrs. Bcllenden 
Hulcheson. Chairwoman of the 
"Stars and Pops for Wellesley 
Committee ." Then, up popped 
three year old Miranda. Hope's 
granddaughter, who delivered in- 
genuously humorous dialogue like 
a budding comedienne. 



At a press conference after the 
program, Fiedler presented Hope 
with in Arthur 1 Fiedler watch. 
Hope reciprocated by presenting 
Fiedler with the fireman's hat 
which Steve McQueen wore in 
"The Towering Inferno". The hat 
was donated by McQueen's wife. 
Ali M a c G r a w McQueen. 
Wellesley '60 and a friend of Judy 
Hopes (they both lived in Tower 
Court during their Wellesley 
days). 

At ten o'clock, there was a 
reception for all sponsors of the 
benefit (persons who contributed 
SI0O or more). Guests included 
Mrs. Douglas Horton. former 
President of Wellesley College: 
attorney lames St. Clair and his 
wife; Congressman James Collins. 
Rep. from Dallas. Texas.: and 
Nelson J. Darling. Jr.. Chairman 
of the Board of Trustees of 
Wellesley College. Mr. Darling 
commented at the reception. 
"With this kind of support. 
Wellesley's Centennial fund drive 
Continued on page 2) 



WBS goes FM 



Gray House converted to joint clubhouse for 
several student organizations; contest for name 

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by Mary Lundergun '78 

The building formerly known as 
Gra) House where male visitors 
were housed will now serve as a 
joint clubhouse for Wellesley's 
Mezcla, Newman, and Jewish 
students' organizations. The of- 
ficii transformation took place 
over spring break under flic direc- 
tion or Student Services. There 
Mists ,i shortage of spaee for 

Wellesley student organizations 
■mil n was decided that the house 
»ould better serve as a cultural 
venter in which the clubs will have 
their offices, social Functions, and 

cultural events, such as speakers 
«r plavs Male guests will now 
'to} al Hie physical plant 

Fur the past month, a Gray. 
House sieeimg committee. Steve 



Nelson as advisor, has met to set 
up the center Two representatives 
from each of the three clubs 
belong to the committee. These 
steering committee members in- 
cludc Cinlhia Cruz and Jody 
Guerrero lor Mezcla. Tcri Pearls- 
tein and Linda Rose lor the 
lew ish students' organization, and 
Man I andergan and Carol 
Curran lor Newman Club 
Anyone with suggestions or 
questions regarding Gray House 
should contact one of these peo- 
ple. 

The steering committee hopes 
to have (he house fully set up by 
nest tall. This year, the steering 
committee had determined how 
funds weie to be spent, whal 

facilities were needed in each 
Jul- and what physical needs had 



to be dealt with. Presently the 
committee is sponsoring a contest 
lor gelling a new name for Gray 
House. The winner will have the 
opportunity to make her own 
Schneider sundae. Suggestions 
should be sent to Mary 
Landergan. Severance, via 
houseniail as soon as possible 

Mezcla sponsored a reception 
and performance for a travelling 
Puerto Rican arts group at the 
house in April. In the future all 
three groups plan to present 
cultural events open to all. Steve 
Nelson expressed hopes that 
college community 



sponsored a wine and cheese partv 
open to all. The club also ten- 
tatively plans to hold a house- 
painling parly with pizza, music. 
and dancing with the Harvard and 
MIT Newman clubs in 
September 

The Wellesley Jewish Students' 
organization plans lo use the 
house for speakers, films, storage. 
offices, and a library. Other 
planned functions include Kab- 
halat Shabbat. a short service 
welcoming the sabbath, and 
Israeli dancing once a week. The 
organization also hopes to set up a 
small kosher kitchen 



In an attempt to fulfill its goal 
of improved communications 
within the college community. 
student radio W BS will offer FM 
programming next year in addi- 
iion in its regular operations, 
heard .u 640 Khz AM. The addi- 
tion of the I M facility will 
provide higher quality reception 
and an expanded broadcast radius 
that will include the 
greater Wellesley area. Program- 
ming will include rc-broudcasl of 
college lectures aTrti cnhvnrl 
events, the popular issue-oriented 
"Across (he (ireat Divide' talk 
show. Music 103 listening shows 
uTSIF Happ) Hour Show broad- 
cast ai Schneider Center, and 
Rock. Folk. Black, Jazz, and 
Classical music shows. 

Up-to-the-minute coverage ol 
local and international news will 
he provided by AP teletype \- 
wire service and the WBS News 
Department Mso featured will be 
campus news including first-hand 
coverage of Senate action. 

WBS will also offer a "Renl-A- 
Disco" service available lo dorms 
and other organizations for 
special events or parties. Service 
will include a flexible sound 
system featuring Klipsch "La 



Scala" loudspeakers, designed for 
the lire and commercial use. Ren- 
tal lees will be used lo pay off the 
SOFC loan granted for the 
purchase of the system. 

General Manager for '75-'76 
will be Manana Freyre. with Sta- 
tion Manager Diane Paull 
Program Director Melanie 
Ingulfs, and News Directors Ann 
Weiss and Linda Famiglio. 
Membership in WBS and WBS 
News lor 7*4-75 is estimated al 70 
siudenis People interested m 
working with WBS should contact 
Melanie Ingalls (Claflin) or Diane 
Paull (TCW), 



many in the 

wi Lrlct e ;S to utilize Religion Dept: some innovations 

the house for a library speakers, 



lasses, social functions, and 
cultural events. In April, the club 



bv Elene Loria '77 



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Berkeley discusses computers: 
Keys to Pandora's Box? 



J».v Kuiherine Griem '78 

Edmund C.Berkeley, one of the 

leading experts m the computer 
"eld and publisher or Computers 
*«a People, gpoke Wednesday, 

pPfil 30 as pari of ihe Faculty 
biennial Program In his Icc- 
wrc, "Computers in Society" 
«fkclej explained whal a com- 
[ ,ulcr 'S. how it works and how 
2°JPPutcrs can be applied to solve 



the problems of society 

"The computer is by far the 
most remarkable kind of machine 

vet made In man," Berkeley 
began "I predict that even defin- 
ed intellectual task will be done 
faster and better by computers 
than lis human beings. Computers 
can make decisions more Wisely 
than human beings can I" 
emphasize his point, Berkeley 
noted that there are 2601 




, J Singer from "Creative Force. 

duri "K Spring Weekend. 



band which performed at Schneider 
photo hy Sasha Norkin 75 



applications of computers today. 

"The computer is a machine 
which performs operations accor- 
ding to rules". Berkeley explain- 
ed. "The computer follows a set ol 
instructions expressed in 
programming language to 
produce something. I he computer 
works on a flow ol information 
and can remember millions or 
, n - |ngs _ much more lhan 

humans." 

Berkeley listed what he con- 
siders the nine most important 
problems in society - problems 
(dm can be solved -with the use ol 
computers. He listed as problems: 
the invasion of privacy, the pop- 
ulation explosion, the exhaustion 
„f resources, pollution, and the 
problem of war-making tndus.rv 
Other problems which Berkeles 
said might be dealt with bv using 
computers are: waste, deficiencies 

,n language and education, adver- 
Ijsing and propaganda resulting in 
.rapid turnover ol goods ind the 
arresting ^ the tendency lo love 
resulting in hatred and genoc.de 
Berkeley concluded thai "al this 
rate of computer development, 
man maj be able to solve h.s 
Pandora's box ol problems 



The Department of Religion 
and Biblical Studies has an- 
nounced the arrival or several new 
faculty members and several 
chunges in the department's 
curriculum for 1975-76. The 
course additions arose in response 
lo continuing student interest. 

Most significant are the ad- 
ditions ol Holmes Welch and 
Henry Rosemont lo the teaching 
staff. Both are well respected 
scholars in their fields. 

Welch, who previously laughl 
at Yale and Harvard and has 
numerous publications on Chinese 
Taoism and Buddhism, will begin 
leaching Chinese Religions at 
Wellesley in the second semester. 
In addition to his teaching career, 
Welch has served in the State 
Department, in both Washington 
and Hong Kong He was recently, 
awarded a Guggenheim 
Fellowship in 1973 and a grant 
from the National Endowment for 
the Humanities in 1974. 

Koscmont. an authoritative 
writer on the Confucian Tradition 
und an editor of Philosophy East 
and West, comes to Wellesley 
from Brooklyn College He will 
be offering b course in the fall 
lerm dealing with aspects of the 
i onfucian tradition which appear 
in his writings. 

In addition 10 these new courses 
under Asian Studies, others will 
he offered under the general areas 



or Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testa- 
ment. American Religious 
History, and Western Religious 
thought. Specific listings are 
available in the Religion and 
Biblical Studies office 



In the announcement of 
faculty and student 
assignments to Trustee com- 
mittees two students were 
omitted who have been 
re issigned for "75-*76, They are 
Cynthia Israel. Buildings and 
Grounds Committee, and 
Elizabeth Wood. Finance 

( ■ nominee 



The Town or Wellesley has 
designated Saturday. May 10, 
as annual "Clean-Up Day." 
The emphasis this year is to be 
on cleaning up brooks and 
lakes within the town. Any 
students or staff interested in 
joining in on this project for 
one hour on Saturday. May 10 
commencing al 9:00 a.m. 
should phone Ward Fearnside. 
237-0397, The clean-up parly 
will use canoes to pick up 
debris alone the shore of Lake 
Wuhan. 




Despite Ihe damp, chill v weather, a crowd of students turned out for 
Sunday's outdoor concert. Photo by Sasha Norkin '75 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



In Our Opinion 



Proposed legislation will 
Curtail students' rights 

The Academic Review Board is proposing "substantial 
changes"' in the present system of extensions, and penalties 
for incomplete work. The News feels that, as proposed, 
the changes are misguided and inadequate. The spelling 
out of specific penalties, although perhaps overly punitive 
— especially in the case of missed final examinations, is a 
welcome change from the present fairly arbitrary and un- 
clear determinations: the problem with the proposal lies in 
Us inflexibility and centralization of power. 

A value of the present system is that students have many 
options open to them: instructors, deans, physicians, psy- 
chiatrists and finally the ARB. Any assumption that the 
present system is being misused presupposes deviousness 
on the part of students, and fails to recognize the extremes 
of academic pressure that a situation or course load may 
create. 

Many of the inequities of the present system are either 
perpetuated or magnified in the new legislation. The fact 
that the new proposal allows for no appeal of an instruc- 
tor's decision regarding extensions of term work is neither 
"reasonably equitable" nor just. The students and the 
faculty should move to remedy this limitation in their 
relationship, as everyone's rights are more protected and 
respected if there are adequate mechanisms for a balanced 
appeal. Under the proposal, a student who is denied an un- 
penalized extension by her instructor and yet sincerely 
believes that one is in order is placed in an arbitrarily dire 
and nerve wracking predicament. Students who have un- 
completed final work are placed in an even graver and un- 
tenable position. There is no reliable method for appeal of 
ARB decisions. Few students, or faculty, are familiar with 
either the members of the Appeals Board of the ARB or 
its operations. That if the Appeals Board believes there 
was error in procedures or evidence, the decision is appeal- 
ed to the very same body that made the decision in the first 
place, the ARB. is an abomination. Under both the pre- 
sent and proposed systems, the ARB is both judge and 
jury, the arresting officer and the court, of last resort. The 
News believes -thai a "substantial" student and faculty 
review of present procedures and the insufficient and 
deleterious proposal be begun. 

The A"o views the concentration of power inherent in 
the proposal with trepidation. More responsible legislation 
would be less rigid and more respectful of the students' in- 
tegrity. 

Although the ARB professes a wish to "clarify and 
publicize," the presentation to Senate last Monday 
(Senate delayed action until May 12th). and the considera- 
ii- m by Academic Council next Thursday offers little time 
lor a thorough examination of the consequences and alter- 
natives by all members of the college community. 
Students have limited access to the proposal (even present 
legislation is unavailable), and a curtailed input because of 
constraints of time. The News suggests 
that Academic Council seek further dissemination 
and debate before implementing the proposal as it now 
stands, as it is an insidious precedent for the concentration 
of decision-making power, and the neglect of the student 
body's opinions, fundamental rights, and best interests. 

P.E. department needs input 

Wellesley's system of P.E. credit is a confusing one. 
Your basic Wellesley freshman justifiably asks, "Why do 
you get two gym credits for sailing and one for canoeing 
and tennis'" 

The substance of discussion in physical education facul- 
i \ meetings these days has concerned this issue. Will those 
eight credits come from merely getting one's body to 96 
class periods, or will you have to prove you've gotten 
something out of a class in order to receive that precious 
point? or two, ot three? 

It's much to the credit of the physical education staff 
that they pursue this important issue.with results from a 
substantialstudent poll in hand. It affects everyone that in- 
tends to graduate from Wellesley College. 

The department has succeeded recently in changing the 
registration process and voting to keep the requirement of 
eight units. But the issue of what makes up those eight un- 
its is now the important one, and it's also the hardest. 

Some added impetus to solve the problem is needed, and 
it should be in the form of student input. Students can 
describe what they gain from various gym classes, feelings 
that did not show up on the questionnaire. Students are 
not allowed to attend department meetings since much of 
what goes on is routine and boring business. But where 
the) are concerned directly, they should. be represented, at 
least for the sake of consensus. 



Letters to the Editor 




Continuing Education student 
Reacts to College experience 



Editor's note: This letter was 
written in response to an article 

whh h appeared in the May 2 issue, 

of New i 

To the Editor: 

Continuing Education at 
Wellesley is such an important 
phenomenon in current education. 
thai I thought it would be good to 
clarify the reaction of it on at least 
one participant. 

By virtue ol age and "in- 
crcasing responsibilities 1 ' alone. I 
cannot allow the college environ- 
ment, no mailer how enjoyable, to 
he the center around which the 
rest of my life revolves. This is 
probably true for other CF 
students also. But the two days a 
week I spend al Wellcslev .ire 

Marathon 
Runner thanks 
Wellesley for 
Support 

To the Editor 

\s one who again survived the 
strenuous Boslon Marathon, I am 
writing Id tell you how much I ap- 
preciated the enthusiastic support 
your students gave me as we pass- 
ed Ihe campus. I had recent lv 
written to you to let you know 
that I was returning lo the 
marathon to again try lo break 
the record for blind runners over 
ibis distance. I wish there were 
some way thai I could personally 
thank every student who yelled 
iml screamed and cheered for nil 
of us who were out there running 
for Bosion as if it were going to 
run QWUy from us 

When I reached Wellesley this 
year. I was traveling faster than I 
ever ran before (or a race of that 
length. I constant!) faced the fear 
thai I may have gone loo fast and 
thai I would never gel over Ihe top 
or Heartbreak Hill, The Wellesley 
cheers again picked me up and I 
look off after thai hill as if I had 
nisi started running al that point. 

Yes. it was hard work and it 
only got more painful as the miles 
went on. hut I often thoughi of 
running through Wellesley and 
somehow. I made it to the finish 
line and yes, we broke the 3 hour 
mark. My time Was 2:57:42, I 
know that records all gel broken, 
bul Ihere is one thing thai won't 
he erased. This was the first lime a 
blind runner ever went under Ihe 3 
hour mark in the U.S. I veryone 
at Wellesley who was out Ihere 
cheering can lake some pride in 
knowing thai they helped me 
reach ibis goal. 

M\ partner was Commander 
John Butlcrfield of the I S 
Navy, He came all the waj from 
Iran lo pace with me and he gave 
up a chance to run his usual 2 25 
lo help me reach my goal. He gave 
me a good description of trie scene 
at Wellesley and though I was 
working loo hard lo say much, I 
remember say ing jokingly thai we 
should run around the block and 
come by again for some extra 
energy 

Thanks lo all of you again for 
your support. Wiihoul Wellesley, 
the Boston Marathon would Ik 
ius| another race Hope lo he with 
you again ne\l year. 

by Harry Cordellos 

Benefit 

(Continued from page I) 

ought to succeed!" The reception 
was followed by a champagne- 
supper in the Cahners Room al 
Symphony Hall 

The benefit was sponsored by 
the Wellesley College ( lubs of 
Boslon. Berkshire County, Con- 
cord. Easicrn Maine, and 
Middlesex, 



devoted completely to course 
work and related activities. 

In my earlier Wellesley days, 
(1954-1956), students were not 
concerned as much as they are 
nowadays with pursuit of a career; 
but they had a goal —and it was 
acquisition of a liberal arts educa- 
tion. It is "aimlessness" only as 
regarded by the current genera- 
tion, much more aware of Ihe 
"working woman" idea. 

One of the ways I cope with the 
many demands and several roles 
ol my life is to lie them logcther. 
Therefore, my history paper dealt 
in pari with work I am doing as 
the archivist of Trinity Church. 
This is a volunteer position, 
however, and although affiliated 
with ;i professional career is an 
unpaid position. I seriously con- 
sidered showing the article to the 
Rector, suggesting he think of 
paving me. but abandoned it. 

My sense of case with the 
students stems from the fact that 



f seventeen-year-old son is 
regarded less now by my husband 
and me as a son on whom we ex- 
tend our influence, but as a com- 
panion and fellow-participanl, 
able to contribute much informa- 
tion and insight to our own. 

I did Ted ill-at-ease with the 
role of "older and wiser" in which 
I feared I would be cast. Age and 
experience do count for 
something, but we all, at any ad- 
vanced age. have much to learn. It 
is in this context that I said. "I am 
as capable of making idiotic 
statements as anyone else " 
'Idiotic' was an unfortunate word 
for me to use— even when put in 
ihe context in which I said it. This 
alone makes my point. 

In the fact that this fear was not 
realized lies one of the happy sur- 
prises of how well the CE 
program works — al least — as 
seen from the perspective of one 
of the participants, i 

by Bettina A. Norton 



NOTE: The WellesleT^T 
welcomes feedback from • 
readers on any issue and Jm 
print most letters it rec • "' 
The News reserves the „.„,* 
shorten any letter due i SD , 

limitations and requires thai !?i 
l «" e ", ,0 .J I e Primed mus ,; 
signed legibly, with the writert 
affiliation lo the College noled s 
(e.g. student, faculty. e| c .) 



N on- Residents: 
Gradual recognition 



To ihe Editor: 

To complete the campus census 
of the April 18 issue of the 
Wellesley News, we'd like to 
provide some information about 
Ihe Non-Residents. This should 
he helpful both to ihosc con- 
templating joining our ranks and 
to others who want to know how 
to reach us. 

There are about 100 Non- 
Resident students (approximately 
the population size of a dor- 
mitory). We have a lounge in 1 10 
Hillings where wc meet daily for 
lunch and on Tuesday afternoons 
for tea, We can be reached by 
phone (ext. 713). by mail ad- 
dressed to Addressee. Non- 
Resident), or in person (feel free 
to drop by our lounge). 

There arc both advantages and 
disadvantages to being a Non- 
Rcsidenl. We arc gradually gain- 
ing recognition by constantly 
badgering the appropriate parties. 
hul we are still often (inadvertant- 
Iv ) excluded from events and it is 
difficult for some of us to come to 
evening meetings on campus. On 
the more positive side, we enjoy a 
great sense of comradeship with 
members of our group which is in- 



terestingly diverse in age, marital 
status (30%, are married), 
background, work experience, etc. 
Finally, we wish to take this op- 
portunity lo thank publicly our 
"House Mother," Alice Rood- 
kowsky, who is always there 
when we need her, has made sure 
we have a home on campus, and 
has provided us with a sense of be- 
ing very much a pari of the 
College, even when others forgel 
thai we are. 

The Non-Resident Students 

"Jumping Off 
the Roof 1 called 
moving 

To the Editor: 

I would like to thank the cast of 
"Jumping Off the Roof for their 
excellent and moving production. 
This has been one of the brightest 
events of this academic year at 
Wellesley as far as I am concern- 
ed. I think that the whole com- 
munity should be required to see 
it. Far too many people I have 
talked lo missed it altogether. 
by Adrienne S. Dey 
Chemistry Department 



Seating at 
"Cabaret" 

Performance 
Unfair 

To the Editor: 

I would like louse the page, r 
the News to voice a complaint I 
attended the Friday night perfor- 
mance of Cabaret and was amy! 
ed by the inept seating 
arrangements. I stood in line f„, 
45 minutes in order lo gel a stal 
and, by the time the -doors were 
finally opened and my guests and 
I were able to enter the 
auditorium, all of the available 
seats were taken. This situation oc- 
curred because almost half of the 
seals were roped off and thus un- 
available, even to those who had 
paid to see the performance. My 
guests (who came out from 
Boslon lo sec this show) and I did 
have seals on one occasion but we 
were rudely and physically evicted 
from these scats by ihe incon- 
siderate ushers. We ended up 
kneeling on Ihe floor of ihe 
balcony, trying to see more than 
just the tops of the actors' heads, 
which was pretty impossible, con- 
sidering our cramped position! 
My complaint is this: if a large 
amount of what is essentially ■ 
very small auditorium is to be 
roped off for reserve seats, this 
fact should he made known to the 
college community before they 
enter the theatre. Tickets should 
have been sold on a one-to-one 
basis (one seat-one person) so 
that those who wished lo see this 
production did not have lo sit or 
kneel on the floor as well as be 
mistreated by the ushers. I wt 
ashamed to have my guests see 
how disorganized the 
arrangements for this show were 
and lo have them be treated so 
rudely by the ushers. I hope that 
something can be done in ihe 
future 10 ensure against ,i repeti- 
tion of this situation. 

by Linda Ury *76 



Schneider Board of Governors seeks 
Input to develop potential of center 



To the Editor: 

The Schneider Board of Gover- 
nors is looking for input. Thenew- 
Iv elected members. Peyton 
Morris (chairman). Cynthia 
McCormick (management), Amy 
Porter (coffcehose). Lynda 
Wyn and Melissa Bankoff 
(special programs). Lee Ann 
Clements (publicity). Flory 
Papageorge (secretary-treasurer), 
as well as Sue Fedo and Steve 
Nelson (advisors) ,mil faculty, 
si.ill and employee represen- 
tatives. Linda Vaughn, Margaret 
Monroe, Paul Barstow. and Mike 
Sullivan, want to not only share 
with you their plans for Schneider 
Center, hul would also like to hear 
vour ideas. A suggestion book will 
soon be placed in the college 
Center Please come over and give 
us your ideas. 

What are our ideas? First, wc 
would like lo develop Schneider's 
potentials to the highest degree. 
We plan on doing this by offering 
varied programs and services lhat 
will appeal lo the entire communi- 
ty a communilv which includes 
students- administration, faculty, 
and all college employees. Some 
of our ideas include sponsoring 
events such as: cartoon film 



nights, casinos, talent shows, 
game nights, contests, and unique 
special programs such as mime, 
experimental theatre, and inter- 
national entertainment nights. We 
hope to co-sponsor programs with 
other Wellesley College 
organizations so lhat Schneider 
can be utilized by all groups. This 
would definitely provide a variety 
or programs as well as reduce ex- 
penditures. The Board sees the 
need to provide good entertain- 
ment at the lowest possible cost. 
Program planning is not the 
Board of Governors. The Board 





oversees the running or the entire 
college center. It determines the 
nature of offered services, 
allocates office space (or various 
organizations, and is responsible 
to Ihe community for the efficient 
management of Schneider 
Schneider Board meetings are 
open to the entire community- «' 
hope that the college becomes 
more aware of the function of the 
Schneider Board of Governors. 
Please come to our meetings of 
add lo our suggestion book and lei 
us hear your ideas. 

Schneider Board 
of Governors^—, 



Editor-in-Chief 



Wellesley News 



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WELLESLEY NEWS 



From the Chaplaincy: "A Discussion of Values," 
A look at Wellesley College in turmoil 



rilu statement which follows 
arked by the crisis surroun- 
fJ P ,he budget considerations 
*"? .Leline decision early this 
<° d ZT reflects the collective 
"In of the Chaplaincy Staff 
ft peop'e including trained 

.toff meeting- The inaptamc) 
Sf realizes its own role, n and 

Stifles with these Isiues and 
tope .therefore, to further discus- 
1 on them within the college 
immunity next year. Anyone 
1 shares these concerns and 
lould like to be involved ,n 
further discussion, please call 
vpi The article was prepared h y 
'm', a Rouner. Chaplain, v 
t«o ciate- 

In thinking about the values o! 
a particular community there are 
1*0 questions to be considered. 
What are the professed values of 
that community and what are the 
operative values? In other words. 
in the pursuit of certain professed 
goals what is actually happening? 
Arc the professed values really 
operative in the life of the com- 
munity? If so, is their pursuit ac- 
complishing other results as well 



college community about these 
mailers. Last week's article in the 
Wellesley News on careerism and 
its mention of the Faculty 
Seminar is a good example of 
such conversation. In the 
Chaplaincy staff meeting on April 
3 we discussed the question of 
values at Wellesley and made 
some initial observations which I 
will list as a summary of our dis- 
cussion. 

Under the general value of 
quality education: 

1) High scholastic achievement. 
Academic excellence is respected 
and encouraged. This value in 
operation leads to a strong sense 
of competition and emphasis on 
grades, which in turn gives rise to 
an atmosphere of considerable 
pressure. One is evaluated in 
terms of one's ability to produce 
the required work. 

Respect for and use of quality 
resources. There are high quality 
faculty, administration and staff, 
high potential student body with 
widely diversified backgrounds, 
excellent facilities, and beautiful 
grounds. This very stimulating at- 
mosphere with many oppor- 
tunities to pursue intellectual in- 
terests, tends to encourage in- 
tellectual motivation and respon- 
sibility, also elitism and cxpecta- 



college. This can be very inspiring, 
especially when distinguished 
careers of former graduates are 
called to mind. It also can be in- 
timidating and lead to passivity 
and acquiescence on the part of 
present students, as well as a 
willingness to be controlled and 
programmed by the college with 
self-determination not sufficiently 



professional role as is the case for 
educated men in our society. 

Highly individualistic. One's 
own academic program is the 
primary committment. Com- 
munity activities or any collective 
enterprise all are considered 
extra-curricular and therefore 
secondary 

Future oriented. Study is under- 




Creativity: we have 
to get people moving 



"... here and now we are building values into our lives and 
into our world. Are they the kind of lives and the kind of 
world that we want to be building?" 



"This atmosphere tends to encourage intellectual motiva- 
tion and responsibility, also elitism and expectation of 
privilege." 



and are these results in accord 
with the profess goals or not? 
These are complex questions and 
to answer them requires both a 
clear definition of the guiding 
values involved and a careful 
analysis of the existing situation in 
ihe community in question, in this 
case Wellesley College. It would 
be well to have much conversation 
going on in many places in the 



lion of privilege. 

Development of critical 
analytical faculties which tends to 
discourage creativity and spon- 
taneity, (i.e. students of literature 
who no longer write poetry of 
their own.) Also encouraged is un- 
due awe of professorial authority 
and wisdom. 

2) Strong sense of tradition and 
of the long-standing prestige of the 



encouraged within the communi- 
ty, patterns of conformity result. 
Innovative, experimental attitudes 
and capacities are not developed. 

3) Committment to women. 
Dedicated to equipping women to 
compete on equal footing with 
men in our society, Wellesley 
seems to engender an uncritical 
acceptance of the values of the 
surrounding society. Feminist 
issues are discussed and questions 
are raised but this needs to be 
done more in depth. The prevail- 
ing atmosphere tends to be con- 
servative; support the status quo; 
accept the system and make it 
work for you. 

4) Careerism. There is an 
emphasis on academic success in 
college leading to professional 
success in the world. Education 
seen primarily as preparation for 
career, suggesting economic and 
professional success as goal of 
life. As Wellesley holds with pride 
a place of prestige among 
American colleges so students are 
urged to aspire to places of in- 
fluence and prestige in American 
society. Self-worth is defined in 
terms of career achievement. This 
stems like a new version of the old 
idea that you are someone only 
when you become someone's wife. 
At Wellesley a woman's identity 
tends to be defined by her 



taken for purpose of future goals 
made possible by present achieve- 
ment, with emphasis on develop- 
ing marketable skills and 
qualifications. 

Critique: Because of a full-scale 
pursuit of the goals listed above 
certain other important goals arc 
not specifically repudiated but are 
ignored to the point of being in- 
operative in a major way in the 
Wellesley community. These arc 
goals involving the development 
of self-awareness and self- 
direction and the motivation and 
skills for community building. 
They are goals directed to 
creating an environment of flex- 
ibility and openness to change and 
challenge so that there may be op- 
portunities for growth and self- 
determination on many levels. 
They are goals directed to fuller 
participation and shared respon- 
sibility in the life of one's com- 
munity. If these are in fact worth- 
while goals for educated women 
today then we must learn here at 
Wellesley to bring these goals into 
fuller operation. When we realize 
that any institution is a small 
society we understand that here 
and now we are building values 
into our lives and into our world. 
Arc they the kind of lives and the 
kind of world that we want to be 
building? 



Editor's note: The following 
remarks are taken from an inter- 
view with Jane Freundel 
("Cabaret"), Gloria James ("I 
Am a Black Woman"), and 
Mary Stuart White. ("Jumping 
Off the Roof), on the subject of 
the status of the performing arts 
at Wellesley College. 

MSW: "Wellesley ... ap- 
preciates creative arts, does not 
love creative arts ... it teaches an 
appreciation of the great masters, 
but does not encourage creative 
activity ... I chose not to get 350 
credit (for "Jumping Off ihe 
Roof). Many people were work- 
ing very hard - a whole company 
deserved that credit. Also - my 
work in this production is con- 
sidered legitimate only if I get 
credit ... Wellesley College has 
never taken a performance 
someplace; we've received en- 
couragement to tour the show, 
and we're trying to find funding. 
There should be money for 
students to pursue this ... 
Wellesley should take pride 
because theater has come a long 
way in the past four years." 

GJ: "Within this realm, theater 
is a low priority. Look at Jewett. 
or Alumnae Hall. The lights are 
not adequate to stage a produc- 
tion like mine ... the lighting man 
had to bring his own lights in 
order to get the proper effect. The 
funding for costumes, etc. is a 
problem. If the Theater Depart- 
ment was more united it could 
have a slock of costumes we 
had to buy tape equipment, which 
theater ... the on|y other musical 
here was done by the experimental 

Agin's territory 



should have been provided ... 
Wellesley doesn't provide enough 
training in body movement. I 
question the dance program 
because it seems to be lacking in 
the ability to relate a message. 
Dance should not be so foreign 
that I can't appreciate it ... A 
good show has universality to 
it .. " 

JF: "Musical theater has bot- 
tom priority at Wellesley. It is not 
respected as a legitimate form of 
theater ... the problem with a 




student-run production is that we 
need more trained people to help 
..it was assumed, too, that few 
people would try out. but the ac- 
tual response was overwhelming ... 
the Music Department is very 
protective. We respect it too, we 
aren't going to screw it up - we 
want to use it too ... we have to get 
people moving ... invitations 
shouldn't be necessary." 



Reflections on Freshman year Finals time, or them 



' by Lila Locksley '78 

How do you write about your 
freshman year? Do you poke fun 
at all the things that undermined 
your initial shaky confidence? Do 
you philosophize about how much 
you've changed or matured? It is 
difficult to be sincere about such a 
universal experience. 

As I look through the Legenda. 
flashes of the year go through my 
mind — changing patterns and 
changing tones of my thoughts 
drift into a kind of ephemeral 
collage that fleetingly describes 
my freshmen year at this point in 
lime. 

When I arrived last September, 
a wide-eyed, breathless, shaky- 
kneed freshman from Iowa. I 
half-expected a Mademoiselle 
college wonderland. And I found 
the ivy-covered buildings, and the 
shiny-haired students — . they 
seemed like animated replicas 
from the glossy magazine pic- 
tures. The only problems people 
seemed to have was with coping 
with all the rain of that first week 

But my superficial impression 
of Wellesley quickly changed, as I 
was suddenly confronted with 
problems — each seemingly worse 
than the last. My glowing reports 
home to my family were quick l\ 
subdued as I was faced with 
Nations that I had to solve on 
my own. 

My roommate and I were com- 
pletely different. She liked to 
*ake up to "Modern Music" — 
me noise was worse than an alarm 



Notice to 
treasurers 

The treasurers of all 
organizations funded b\ SOFC 
ar e required to turn in their 
checkbooks to Mrs. 
Koodkowsky. 106 Billings, by 
"»on on Tuesday. May 13th. 
Ihls «s to enublc a complete 
aud ;' of the books, and to 
'acilitute the revision of the ac- 
counting system which is 
Presently being undertaken. If 
V°u have any questions, cort- 
JM Susan Challenger. 237- 



clock. We had exchanged three or 
four letters before meeting, and I 
thought we were a lot alike, that 
we would be great friends ... But 
after the first month, we both 
realized that even a semester was 
a long time to live together, so we 
switched with two other girls on 
the floor. 

Chemistry 103 was a trauma 
lor many students who took the 
course, but for me it was my first 
experience with failure. 

I had no intentions of being a 
doctor — I just thought that 
chemistry would be a 'fun' way to 
meet my lab requirement. I knew 
that it would be a struggle, so I 
decided t» lake it pass-fail. It 
seemed logical to me, that if 1 
completed all the work for the 
course that I would pass — but I 
was wrong. After the first two 
hourlies, one in which girls left the 
room in tears. I decided that 
chemistry was not worth enough 
to mc. so two thirds through the 
semester 1 stopped attending 
class 

I wrote my father a tearful 
letter telling him of my failure, (he 
had been a chemistry major in 
college), and subconsciously ask- 
ing for support and praise that I 
was still the greatest in his eyes. 

I guess that is the hardest to 
cope with freshman year: the loss 
of confidence - and the distance 
between those who encourage you 

the most. . 

On our noisy floor of freshmen 

lived one very understanding 
sophomore from Oklahoma. 
Margaret was a source of inspira- 
tion and encouragement - having 
survived an "agonizing freshman 
so she was now a double major 

.,,„, doing wdl m all her courses. 
Evcrytime something went wrong, 
we wen. 10 her lor sympathy and 
were reminded that we werentthp 
only ones doing poorly. Ma ga^ 
really did have a lot of patience 
she was the only upperclassman 
hat survived living on the 
raucously notorious Becbe first 

n °Mi initiation into Wellesley 
social life came about < he second 
night I was here. The MIT Rater 
mfv party was no. what I expected 

ml y?i,n my hair in tffU" g 
tfth pink hair ribbons I I R« 
terribly out of place - especially 



when the braless, worldly, Sim- 
mons girls arrived with cigarette 
and beer in hand. I was told that 
Harvard mixers would be better. 
The night of the Crimson Key 
mixer, I ended up at a small 
cocktail party in Eliot House. 
David, a gigantic blond lifeguard 
was my first encounter with a 
Harvard man. With his flannel 




shirt unbuttoned to the waist, and 
an Indian bead necklace around 
his neck - I did not know quite 
how to handle his undivided atten- 
tion. But it didn't really matter us 

I o r ew increasingly nonsensical 
after a few gin and tonics. I never 

saw David after that evening, and 
,,s one of my friends later said 
" you should have worn your shirt 
unbuttoned to the waist!" 

Even dorm mixers were hard o 
take. On one particularly 
desperate evening. I deeded to 
overcome my wholesome inno- 
cent manner. With my shirt un- 
buttoned as far as it could go 
Chanel No. S sprayed all over, a 
cigarette in hand (I didn't know 
Sv to inhale),! thought perhaps 

my brazen sexiness would make 
Z less of a wallflower. Needless 
,„ say. I only got strange glances, 
and long meaningful stares. 



Since mixers were dishearten- 
ing, my friends on the first floor 
took to showing slides of our 
summer vacations, and reading 
the Godfather (pages 26-27) out- 
loud. 

In the first floor bathroom, 
countless posters decorate the 
peeling gray walls. There was even 
a graffiti poster for awhile where 
we vented our aggravations. (A 
giant crossword puzzle recently 
took its place) 

The whole decor of the first 
floor — the empty liquor bottles 
on the floor, the illegal bicycles, 
the multicolored phones — is so 
shabby, and yet very comfortable. 
The non-stop noise, the running 
and screaming, makes me wonder 
at limes if I am at Camp Beebe. 

The academic trauma, the 
change in social life, the worn 
decor of one's living quarters arc 
all aspects of college life that one 
adjusts to. However. I have found 
that there are other problems and 
anxieties one faces^— that run 
deeper than the cliche of freshmen 
/ear These are conflicts that have 
to be resolved within one's self. 
For example: the need to do 
something meaningful, a desire to 
be confident of one's ideas, or the 
importance of having a direction 
or structure to the work that you 
do. 

As an independent person, the 
struggle to be unique, admired, 
sincere, and all the other virtues 
that makes one great is just as 
painful a process as adjusting to 
the freshman year of college. Just 
because my freshman year is prac- 
tically over does not mean the 
worst is over. 

When one begins to reflect on 
her freshmen year, she cannot 
help but reflect on herself. Surely 
I've grown and matured, — I've 
learned much this year.^ But 
freshman year is such a cliche that 
it is hard to take many of the 
traumas seriously after they have 
passed. As that floating collage of 
freshman year memories changes. 
I find myself looking forward to 
being a sophomore. And I realize 
that I had to be a wide-eyed 
freshman to get there 



Readin' period blues 



by Teri Agins '75 

Reading period is the time to ... 

Make Friends. You'll notice a 
marked increase in visitors who 
will casually drop by your room to 
borrow class notes. These are the 
people who have never spoken a 
word to you during the entire 
semester but suddenly realize the 
value of your friendship during 
this crucial week. 

If you're a whiz on the Smith- 
Corona, students will flock to you 
for typing assistance. Their last 
resort is the religious method: 
Seek and ye shall find the keys. 

Visit the library. The new decor 
in the library will finally receive 
its due appreciation while students 
lour the premises in search of 
research materials. 

Sleep. It's constructive and you 
cant make it without it. Andrew's 
Pharmacy will make regular runs 
delivering NO DOZ lo dormitory 
Rip Van Winkles. 

Check in at the Infirmary. 
Reading period is a popular time 
for hypochondriach epidemics to 
occur. Finally the doctors earn 
their paychecks for a change — 
especially the psychiatrists. 

Walk to the Vil. This time 



you'll stop by Hathaway House 
instead of Filene's. The book 
business will boom as students 
scramble for texts they should 
have read during the semester. 

Eat. Kitchen helpers will be 
forced to coax students to leave 
the dining hall The longer you 
staj at dinner the later you'll 
begin studying. Procrastination at 
its finest. 

Sign up for appointments. 
Faculty members and deans work 
overtime listening to excuses 
regarding final work. Apple 
polishers make the final attempt 
to impress the teacher while the 
la/s sector justifies inadequate 
work. 

Sunbathe. Bikinis are slipped 
on but only the underarms get 
wet. Studying outside is a great 
way to get a tan. But if you're in- 
doors, keep the stereo down 
because sunbathers will complain. 
Pretty soon they'll be asking the 
birds to shut up. 

Read the Gray Book. Brush up 
on college policies regarding 
plagiarism and academic dis- 
honesty. You'll be stepping into 
General Judiciary if footnotes are 
credited properly (Get it?) 



Forum 1975: 
The world beyond 



by Leigh Hough '78 



A few semesters back, "beyond 
the looking glass" ran as a 
regularly published column in the 
Wellesley News. We return lo it 
now to outline our feelings about 
the role of the Forum page as both 
„ mirror held up to the college 
itself and a vantage point from 
which we may survey the world 
beyond Wellesley College. 

We may often find ourselves so 
involved in this community as an 
entity entirely separate from t he- 
world as a whole that we lose sight 
of that world and turn totally in- 
ward. College by its very nature 
encourages and facilitates such 
isolation, and Wellesley in par- 
ticular is guilty of hiding behind 
ivy walls and textbooks. Our 



primary function as members of 
the College community is to learn, 
and four years of concentrated 
study is a full-time occupation. 
Most of us live on this campus, 
study on this campus, and seek 
much of our recreation and ex- 
tracurricular activities on this 
campus Wellesley is our abiding 
interest, the center of our ex- 
istence, and the recipient of our 
greatest energies. 

But we must not allow these un- 
avoidable facts to prevent us from 
seeing the "real" world outside. If 
we only read a newspaper, or 
listen to a news broadcast, or in- 
vestigate a problem not related to 
academics or socializing, we have 
broadenrd ourselves a little. This 
page in the News professes to be 
(Continued on page 7) 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



The "Senior Crunch 



11 



Aargghhh! 



by Sharon Collin-, '77 

"When I was a freshman, a se- 
cond semester senior made this wry 
observation: Sophomores have 
sophomore slump, juniors have 
junior depression, and what 
seniors have is so bad they don't 
even have a name for it!" com- 
mented a current second semester 
senior. 

Yes. senior year does have its 
unique problems. Perhaps one 
could call it "the senior crunch". 
On the brink of entering the un- 
certain, complex "real world" (as 
many Wellesleyitcs call what they 
are being sheltered from for four 
years), seniors arc perhaps the 
most pressure-plagued class. 

As one senior said: "College 
work and a social life are enough 




to juggle, but combined with look- 
ing for a job or applying to 
graduate school, finding a place to 
live, and getting ready to leave 
here, it gels downright depressing 
... I've become very bitchy and 
unpredictable" Another senior 
moaned: "The work load is as 
great as ever: I can't imagine how 
those women working on honors 
theses find time to eat!" 

The seniors who have applied to 
graduate school can be easily 
identified — they're the ones who 
spend most of April and May in 
the hall in front of their mailbox- 
es. They also huddle together at 
meals and discuss admissions 
statistics. Their euphemism for 
rejection is deferment. 

For some seniors, graduation 
will mark (he termination of their 
formal education. These job- 
hunting seniors tend to walk 
around with panic-gla/cd eyes and 
they answer all queries regarding 
their general condition with a 
pathetic grimace. They spend 
hours at the typewriter composing 
cover letters to accompany their 
resumes. Their class schedules arc 
sprinkled with appointments to 
sec recruiters and interviewers 
from various companies, and they 
savor the delicious dorm food in 
anticipation of a steady diet of 
soup and hot-dogs. 

One job-scrounging senior said: 
"The problem of job-hunting is 
not only time-consuming, but it's 
an emotional strain. The alter- 
natives to weigh arc infinite — 
what city? — what type of work? 
will I settle for secretarial work at 
first? how important to me is 
money? ii takes some personal 
strength to stay confident under 
such questioning 

Another senior, who says that 
she feels panicky for the first time 
since she came to Wellesley, 



suggests that seniors have .a reduc- 
ed course load, allowing them to 
take three courses either semester 

'This would improve a senior's 
emotional stale by alleviating that 
portion of pressure which results 
from rigorous academic 
demands." 

All of this focusing on the 
future seems to affect the here- 
and-now Wellesley experience for 
seniors. Some feel that they have 
had enough of academia for a 
while, "I find myself thinking that 
academics are somewhat of a 
farce.'' commented a jaded senior. 
Another senior said that she is 




frustrated because she has not 
been able to concentrate fully on 
her course work as she did in the 
past — her grades and her morale 
have suffered. 

However, many seniors have 
found this year their most rewar- 
ding and pleasurable time at 
\\ ellesley A senior English major 
said: "Finally,' I'm excited about 
my work ... also, I've had the 
wonderful revelation that I have 
finally become the archetypal 
Senior English Major (alas, 
without the perpetual cigarette 
and coffee cup), making wry but 
incisive comments, talking 
knowingly about literature, ad- 
vising freshmen on which courses 
to take, and being consulted at 
paper-writing time. I am quite 
amused to find that I have become 
the person I found so devastating 
and imposing as a freshman." 

Senior year for most students is 
a combination of high-level 
courses in their major subject and 
some "fun" courses which they 



have been saving up. 

One senior enthusiastically 
commented, "The courses I'm 
taking now are the most challeng- 
ing and intellectually stimulating 
I've had — three years not only 
gave me access to courses of 
specific interest previously exclud- 
ed by endless prerequisites, but 
they also taught me how to choose 
departments and professors for 
maximum satisfaction. Conse- 
quently. I am enjoying my 
academic work more than ever 
before" 

Senior year also gives some 
students the chance to explore a 
topic of particular interest to them 
by researching and writing a 
thesis. A carefully planned and 
successfully completed thesis can 
be an important confidence- 
building accomplishment for a 
senior. On the other hand, an 
April "rush-job" can he the 
biggest nightmare of a student's 
educational journey. 

Above all, senior year can be 
(and almost always is) an 
enlightening experience, for better 
or for worse. Most seniors agree 
that making plans for one's future 
in the "real world" lends to force 
one to put academic chores in the 
proper perspective. That five-page 
Philosophy paper is not the major 
trauma of the month, that dis- 
agreement with a professor is not 
going to make or break one's en- 
tire career. 

As Betsy Holton '75 summed it 
up from her point of view: "The 
closer I come to graduation, the 
more I begin to appreciate those 
things about college which can 
never he duplicated elsewhere. So, 
for me, the 'senior crunch' has 
only meant a sudden realization 
that a relatively pampered, 
prptecled experience is drawing 
rapidly to a close before I have 




Don't jump — it's almost over ...! 



photo by Sasha Norkin *75 



fully exerted myself to appreciate learn — it's almost too bad it's 

and benefit from it. Getting the over, because after college there's 

most out of college is a fine art no more free lunch!" 
which has tuken me four years to 



Wellesley social life — Harvard, Dartmouth, or library? 



by Elene Loria '77 

What kind of social lives do 
Wellesley students have? On any 
given week-end. one can find "the 
Wellesley jet-set" taking off for a 
black -lie formal at Harvard; (he 
less adventurous bravely facing a 
dorm mixer; or others playing 
bridge over popcorn in Bcebe. 

For a self-proclaimed social 
drop-out, an exciting weekend 
evening runs the gambit from 
spending the time in hot pursuit of 
books in the library (not men in 
Cambridge), to watching a love 
story on TV. io struggling with 
the dryers to get clothes dry in one 
cycle. 

The Friday night laundry 
crowd is fairly large. One regular 
explained it this way "I'm tired of 
mixers, of the long bus ride into 
Cambridge only to get in late feel- 
ing totally unproductive. I need a 
change for a while, maybe I'll feel 
differently in a few weeks but for 
now I'm content." 

This attitude brings up the well 
worn question — is it necessary to 
go off campus to have a social 
life? Judging from the lines for the 
MIT bus on a Friday afternoon, 
the answer would seem to be yes 
It isn't unusual to see 25 people. 
some with suitcases in hand, anx- 
iously waiting for a ride at 5:10. It 
isn't unusual to have a few turned 
away, even wiih people hiding 
doubled up in (he back 1 1 you're 
one of those few it's a pretty 
desperate situation to have to face 
a ride in on the MBTA. Is 



Wellesley weekend life. 
stereotyped h\ suitcases and bus 
rides? 

I or all the girls other than 
those who have somewhat steady 
relationships who arc content to 
spend quiet evenings together at 
home, the answer is predominant- 
ly yes. Wellesley just docs not 
hold the attractions of Cambridge 
and Boston. 

You can almosi he assured that 
on any given weekend evening 
(here arc at least a couple of op- 
tions of things to do al Harvard 
alone, MIT's film series is another 
incentive for leaving, nol to men- 
tion the attractions of the city. 

Of course there usually are 
several posters advertising up 
coming events off campus in every 
dorm and gathering place. They 
come in all kinds of colors and 
sizes, but ihe catchier the line the 
better. If the allure of the wording 
OOd enough and the prospect 
of a weekend here is bleak 
enough, a girl could be out to 
Cambridge for anything from a 
parts complete with free beer and 
"jungle juice" at an MIT fraternity 
to a moonlight cruise sponsored 
by Harvard. 

For those with enough energy 
and perseverance, the ride into 
Cambridge is not lhal tedious. It 
can be considered a fact of 
Wellcsles social life. 

As soon as the new freshmen 
arrive in the fall they are quickly 
led to believe thai the only 
successful way to meet members 
of the opposite sex is to go out in 



search of them off campus. So 
thej board ihe Senate buses and 
go off to Ihe Crimson Key or 

irious fraternity mixers al MIT. 
Those who survive (hose first 
social weeks usually can survive 
the next lour sears 

For many though, the first mix- 
ers were social disasters, initiation 
rites to the Wellesley social tradi- 
tion at worst The Crimson Key 
Mixer is only a bad memory of 
groups of girls facing mobs of 
staring malytical voung men " \ 
cattle show — awful!" was one 
Senior's rememberancc after four 
years. Another Senior reminisced. 
"I remember that 1 hid in the 
bathroom for almost three hours 
Irving lo avoid a guj I knew from 
high school, you'd think that in a 
mob thai size it would be easy to 
get lost, but instead I had an awful 
tune I do know a girl who met 
someone she has been going out 
with ever since, though. I think 
that ti s something that everyone 
should experience — but nisi 
once 1 '' 

It isn't unusual for girls to 
travel as far as Dartmouth or 
Brown for their weekend social 
life. The numerous ride needed 
notices around the El Table and 
Schneider are evidence of this 
social style" 

"I find myself going to sec my 
boyfriend at Dartmouth more 
frequently than he comes to sec 
me here There is always 
something going on there There 
has to be. it's an entity in itself, 
they don't have Cambridge to de- 



pend on as we do," said one 
anonymous Junior 

The difficult part of going aw, is 
is depending on other people to 
give you rules to where you want 
tO go, "I'm a devoted follower of. 
ride notices and I even have all of 
my friends watching them for me. 
It's a dangerous existence in a 
w iy: I've taken rides up to 
Amherst knowing very well that I 
didn't have a ride back and that I 
definitely did have an hourly 
Monday afternoon! But I always 
seem to gel by," said one well 
worn weekend traveller. 

But what about Wellesley \ own 
social opportunities? It can be 
argued that this year especially 
the college has provided sufficient 
activities to keep student interest 
on campus This is true lo a large 
extent, "The revival of. Schneider 
Center and the society house par- 
lies, in my opinion have given peo- 
ple the opportunity to stay here 
and have a good time; hul I guess 
il will lake time to convince peo- 



ple that whalcver is going on in 
Cambridge is not automatically 
belter," said one thoughtful 
Schneider goer. 

To an outside observer, Happy 
Hour at Schneider on Friday 
afternoons would seem to il- 
lustrate that Wellesley docs offer 
social opportunities. Opinions as 
to what type of opportunities it 
holds are varied. "I don't really 
consider Happy Hour as part of 
my weekend. It's almosi an in- 
between period to celebrate the 
end of the week, to wind down and 
to gel ready for Friday night. I 
jusi come wiih my friends to have 
a good time." said one Happy 
Hour regular. Most girls com- 
mented thai they didn't expect to 
meet anyone there. 

The majority of the girls 
questioned liked the comparative 
casualness of staying on campus 
on weekends. The freedom to 
cine and go as (hey pleased was 
frequently cited. One girl spoke of 
all the nights she had lousy times 



al Harvard parties only to end up 
killing time at Brighams while 
wailing for the Senate bus at 
12:00 

If anyone should know aboul 
vt ellesley girls and their weekend 
lives, the security force should. 
After unlocking doors in- 
numerable times each nighl. un- 
doubtly the guards have their 
opinions. One supposedly likes lo 
keep track of what's going on 
campus If you catch him just 
alter 11:00 he can give you a full 
report of where the good parties 
are before the night is out, instead 
of just hearing about them during 
the Sunday brunch gossip session 
Although they admit thai many of 
the laces " are familiar each 
weekend. Ihe guards feel the girls 
here arc basically very active. 

Wellesley may still be con- 
sidered a pseudo-suitcase college, 
but more people are slaying closer 
to home these days. As one 
sophomore put il. "I'd rather st3> 
here. Let the people come 10 me.' 



Wellesley Op en Campus proves success 



by Sandy Peddie '76 
Lila Locksley '78 




Is Wellesley's social life easier to handle with Iwo beers in hand? 



photo by Sasha Norkin '75 



The- Wellesley College com- 
munity is nol sialic: as one class 
prepares io graduate, a new 
freshmen class prepares to arrive 

Enclosed in the letters of accep- 
tance sent lo prospective freshmen 
this spring, was an invitation lo 
visit Wellesley for Open Campus. 
The program was initiated last 
year hy (he Admissions Office in 
response to the growing (rend of 
students wanting to visit Wellesley 
after thej had been accepted. 

Nearly 200 students accepted 
Ihe invitation last year, and about 
165 came during the four day 
period this sear, April 18. 19. 2 1 
and 22 

Margaret Rose, Assistant 
Director of Admissions, described 
Open Campus as a time in which 
rjewli acccpled students could 
"feel whai il is like to live a 
normal day at Wellesley — 
visiting classes, eating in dining 
halls, and slaying in dorms." 

Approximately 200 students 
volunteered to host students — an 
ctlori which Rose thinks con- 
Iribulcd to the success of Open 
Campus 

Juniors Mary Lou Bell and 
Peggs Plympton hosted 19 

students last year, from such 
varied places as Iowa. New 
Jersey, California. Panama, and 



Pennsylvania. Of the 19. ^decid- 
ed to come lo Wellesley. and four 
were assigned to their dorm. 

Mary Lou said thai she was a 
hostess because she was inlcrestcd 
111 meeting (he new class. She 
notices lhal among the students 
who came this year — "there is a 
more deliberate and serious .tp. 
proach to entering college (han in 
previous classes — (h C \ are 
researching iheir options more." 

Marilyn Jensen '75 explained 
why she chose to he a student 
hostess "| ihmk thai because I 
wasn't able to see the campus un- 
til the day I gol here. I became 
"".re sensitive to prefrcshmen. 
Seeing ihe campus even once 
before coming makes a hig 
difference in gelling settled ' 

Newly accepted students ex- 
pressed a s.mcls Of Tears to their 
individual hostessc, meluding 
worries about social life, financial 
aid. workload, and dorm lire. ("A 
l"i "I mothers worry about room- 
mates, ' said Ann Groton '76) 

Most prospective freshmen said 

hal Hies decided lo apply | 
Wellesley because Ol ,,s academic 
standards: other reasons given 
were location, campus, and the 
all-women student bods 

Daphne Firth irom Long 
Island. New York said. "The 
Open Campus idea is very good 
- I wish they had ii at every 
SCHOOL you can really sec (he 



college from the inside oul " 

Nancy Caron from Norwell- 
Mass said that "everyone told me 
lhal professors won't care about 
you in college, hut it seems thai 
the professors here really do care. 
I thought people here would •* 
cold and studying all the time - 
but they're really not that wa) 

Vanessa Lucarella who was 
deciding between Radcliff*- 
Princeton, Duke and Wellesle) 
said her main reason for going '" 
college was to study. A pre-med, 
she was impressed In "the high 
percentage ol Wellesley WOrnM 
who get into medical school." She 
found Wellesley students "frank, 
friendly and open: ihey were nol 
trying to sell the school The) 
seem like the Wellesley Image - 
cosmopolitan und liberated m 
spirit " 

In judging I be success ol Open 
Campus, Marsha Brislosv '■> 
pointed oul thai ihe purpose oi 
Open Campus was not i» lur ' 
siudenls io Wellesley but to insure 
"'at Wellcsles was the ""8 1 " 
Place" (i.e. a' place where lh«) 
could be happs i . 

However, alihough muns of|W 
students who accept the in 1 " 3 *! 
of Open Campus arc undecided- | 
large percentage of those «"" 
wmc enter. Of the 165 students 
who visited Wellcsles ihis spring. 
100 enrolled. 



WELLESLEY NEWS 




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Letters: Thanks for the memory ... 



by Betsy S herman '78 

To an inlimate but overfilled 
Jewell auditorium crowd. 
"Cabaret" opened on Friday. 
May 2 It continued for the next 
two nights to become one of the 
most popular activities of Spring 
Weekend. 

The musical is taken from the 
semi-autobiographical Berlin 
Stories by Christopher Isher- 
wood. It is a chronicle of the 
Berlin of 1930, and its two 
milieus, Fraulein Schneider's 
boardinghousc and that perversity 
of a cabaret, the Kit Kat Club, 
reflect the Nazi stranglehold 
tightening around Germany. 

The link between the two set- 
tings is Sally Bowles (played by 
Judy Adams), a beguiling, 
pathetically incurable romantic, 
an English girl singing at the Kit 
Kat Club. She sets up house with 
Clifford Bradshaw (Gary Speer), 
a struggling American novelist, in 
Fraulein Schneider's boarding 
house. Sally and Cliff's 
relationship is paralleled by the 
growing love between Fraulein 
Schneider (Ann Ludlow), the 
middle-aged landlady, and Herr 
Schultz (Mark Miller), a Jewish 
fruit shop proprietor. 

When Sally becomes pregnant, 
she and Cliff decide to marry. But 
when Cliff finds out that a 
"delivery" job he had done for his 
friend Ernst (John Marcou) in- 



volved Nazi money, he decides he petered out and lost its breath (as 

and Sally should leave Germany literally did some of the actors), 

at once. But Sally, lied to her This production went against 

singing career and her dreams of "Cabaret" 's basic principle: trash 
stardom. 



has an abortion and 
stays at the Kit Kat Club while 
Cliff goes back to America. 
Meanwhile. Fraulein Schneider, 
pressured by the Nazis, breaks her 
engagement with Herr Schultz. 
resigning herself to live alone as 
she always has. 

The Kit Kat musical numbers 
were interspersed throughout the 
boardinghousc plot, usually giv- 
ing needed relief. The opening 
"Willkommcn" number made up 
for some lapses in coordination by 
its multitude of visual experience. 
The Kit Kat Girls, an array of 
flesh, garters, and sequins, panted 
and swayed their way in and out 
of the musical numbers, at once 
erotic and disgustingly sexless. 

The creation of the Kit Kat 
Club consisted of a lighted 
Cabaret sign above the stage, and 
a marvelous mural-curtain, a 
pastel panorama of German 
decadence in a style lying 
somewhere between Chagall and 
Gahan Wilson. The cabaret 
"audience" caroused in tables set 
up around the stage pit. 

Essentially, the production was 
erratic; the stand-outs'were few, 
and the really inspired moments 
far-between. A musical should be 
carried through by a strong 
momentum, but this one often 



Dear Editor; 

The 1974-75 theatre season at 
Wellfcsle) College has been the 
txM in more than twenty-five 
>car>. We have seen a majority of 
Ihc undergraduate offerings here 
during lhal period, and we have 
atlendcd about twenty theatrical 
events in the current school year. 
We both feel that 1974-75 has 
been uniquely rewarding. 

Wc unfortunately missed 
Junior show, so Nicholas Lin- 
field's production of Salie during 
ihc Surrealist week last fall really 
began our season. It got 
ihing off to a splendid star! 

The Barstow productions of 
major uorks b\ Marivaux, Albee. 
and Shaw were superbly theatrical 
in balance ol east, technique, 
lij.pliacss "/ attack, and the 
always excellent Levenson sets. 

Karil Kirk gave the community 
i February evening of mime, 
which filled us with pleasure for 
her insights and skills. 

Meanwhile, the miracle of 
Lunclitime Theater had begun in 
Schneider Coffee House, aiming 
ii a new production each week, 
shooting for the sky. getting there 
Ihe firsi ueek and staying iherc 
for i he whole semester. Atlenders 
Ireatcd lo short works by 
Tennessee Willi. mis Chck.n 
Pirandello Pinter, Pritchett. 
Moravia, and Sherry Kramer 
( 75) an excellent range of items 
not encountered in the usual 
•beater yoing. 

At the end of April we attended 
lh« repeat performance of Jam- 
Pin* Off il„- Roof (directed b\ 
Mar) Stuart White) and were 
Moled hv | ls originality and 
force. Those who missed it missed 
' marvelous production, which 
"■''• scripted here, produced and 
acted by campus talent. It is the 
lypeofshow that could turn into a 

'" n l>»> perennial, he offered in 
""»e version each year, and be 
'Men on the road. Il is dynamite. 

Cabaret, an independent 
Production directed by Jane 
hr ^'HJel came oui of the thin a. r 
'" conversational fantasies in the 
l1 """ where unthinkable dreams 
*ere dreamed aboul putting on a 

(l corned) with a large casl 

"a lime of soar when nohodv has 

"Vine it was (what else) a total 
' ucc «s inm, u,e Master of 
^'cniomes to Hie chorus line of 
'" c *» Kat Club. Another 
■ &"'"lul Levenson touch in the 

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curtain design. Some of the 
Lunchtime pro's were in evidence 
plus a whole raft of new talent. 
Jewell was jammed to the rafters 
for both Cabaret and Jumping 
Off. 

Finally, / am a Black Woman 
(directed and choreographed by 
Danny Scarborough) is about lo 
be offered. It is only safe lo 
assume in this year of meteorites 
that it too svill trail clouds of 
glory. 

There were lots of highpoints in 
the year, like Sally Bowles (Judy 
Adams) when Cliff walked out in 
Cabaret: like the Master of 
Ceremonies (Jeffrey Wayne 
Davies) with his Two Ladies 
(Nancy Gilbcrg and Tania 
LingOS); like Ann Borden Evans 
in ihe. Marivaux last fall, Jane 
Serene and Mary Pierson in 
Something Unspoken. Mariye 
Inouye and Jim Butterfield in The 
Bear, and Nicholas Linfield play- 
ing two lead roles in the Satie, one 
in English and the other in French 
(the latter al five hours' notice on 
opening day!); and many others 
by these and other participants. 

Part of Ihe dynamic of this 
fabulous conglomerate has un- 
doubtedly been the way personnel 
of different offerings interlocked 
in a singularly cooperative and 
lively way: Joan Friedman acting 
for Paul Barstow, directing and 
acting in Lunchtime Theater, and 
helping al Jumping Off. This 
overlap was characteristic of the 
contributions or Mary Pierson, 
Paul Barstow. Nicholas Linfield, 
Netta Davis. Ann Borden Evans, 
Jim Butterfield. and a number of 
other very gifted people. The 
dynamic of the year also derived 
from a supportive atmosphere, 
one of Ihc elements of which was 
timely financial backing from 
Margo Lafferty's office. 

It is good lo savor a fine thing 
when it happens. So give your 
busic three cheers and one cheer 
more for a year which now draws 
to a close, and which has supplied 
vivid proof or the versatile, abun- 
dant, exuberant, and usually un- 
tapped talent on this campus Ii 
serves as a reminder of how we 
have within our power ihe 
possibility of making this college 
with the human resources alrcads 
al hand, one ol' ihc most exciling 
and creative spots in the counlr) 
_ and noi just in the dramatic 
arts, but in a variety or fields 



With compliments to all those 
theater buffs who delivered those 
glorious vibrations, 

Edward and Betty Gulick 
Department or History 




Roosevelt, Rogers, and Gill 



by Beth Hinehliffe '7S 

Each month the Hathawav 
House Authors Series presents 
three leading writers who speak al 
the Wellcsley College Club. Re- 
cent speakers included a man who 
has been with The New Yorker 
for forty years, a housewife and 
mother turned author, and the 
son or one or America's foremost 
humorists. 

Brendan Gill is an urbane, im- 
peccahh dressed man whose 
dignified eyes twinkle as he 
"tallies" on his numerous 
associates whose very different 
si\ Ics of writing joined to produce 
The New Yorker. In his talk he 
skipped from Robert Benchley 
("a cheerful hard drinker") to 
Charles Addams. the cartoonist 
famous for Gothic humor and the 
Addams family. Gill related his 
favorite Addams cartoon: that of 
an odd-looking man waiting out- 
side a delivery room, being cheer- 
fully greeted by the nurse: 
"Congratulations! It's a baby!" 

Gill created the atmosphere or 
the magazine as a "home for con- 
genital unemployubles and in- 
corrigible mischief-makers." 
where anyone or the eccentric ar- 
tists might be hurried off to a 
sunilarium. In his latest book. 
Here at the New Yorker, he 
present, in immaculate prose, a 
delightfully candid and enter- 
taining introduction to three- 
dozen of the most talented and un- 
predictable wits who have written 
and drawn for the magazine. 

Felicia Warburg Roosevelt is a 
poised, elegant woman who wis 
born into a famil\ ol wealth and 
connections und then married (in 
order) Robert Sarnofl and 
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jr. After 
having raised a Tamil) and written 

o„K six free-lance 
decided to visit 



friends and other women she ad- 
mired, and compile these inter- 
views into a book. What resulted 
was Doers and Dowagers, a 
collection or twenty "intimate 
biographical portraits" or notable- 
women. 

The women in Ms Roosevelt's 
book have one thing in common 
— their age. They are all grand- 
mothers. She chose this genera- 
tion because she loll that its 
members had a lesson to teach 
"You must be involved with ac- 
livities early, so lhal when your 
ramily is gone, you will have 
something left." 

Ms. Roosevelt spoke of the 
time Clare Booth Luce was ill and 
"smoked and sniffed her way 
through three hours of the most 
enlightening interview I had." and 
of the time Marian Anderson had 
to recreate a two-hour meeting 
lhal had gone unrecorded when 
the tape recorder broke down. 

One or the highlights ol" her ex- 
periences was the twcnts-Tour 
hours she and Rose Kennedy 
spent together al the Kennedy 
home "She (Rose) never let down 
her ffonl. She met every question 
with thoughtfiil and experienced 
answers. Her personal emotions 
were carefullly guarded ... She 
was ihe most religious and deter- 
mined woman I met." 

Will Rogers. Jr. is a large, 
eheerrul man o( outgoing charm 
whose smile and charisma are as 
ureal as his late father's. The son 
has been a congressman, 



newspaperman, and news com- 
mentator whose easy laughter and 
supply of stories captivated his 
audience. 

Rogers spoke to publicize i 
biography by Richard Kelchum. 
Will Rogers and His Times, but 
ihe listeners svere more impressed 
by his own personality and 
anecdotes than by the book He- 
did not use notes, and could draw 
upon a supply of Rogers 
Witticisms to fit any situation. For 
example: "My father used id say" 
every time they bring up a barrel 
of oil there are three lawyers 
hanging on ii!' ' 

. Rogers' humor can make Us 
point today as well as it did during 
his lifetime. During the Depres- 
sion he had chided. "Slop criticiz- 
ing the President and the 
Republicans — they're not smart 
enough lo have thought all of this 
up themselves!" 

Rogers. Sr was "quite different 
— he was agin' both political par- 
lies Dad was ihe last man who 
could be M.C. al the Republic in 
convention. I h e n the 
Democratic 



has lo be played professionally 
because really decadent people 
don't know how decadent they 
are. 

The sland-ouls were those who 
carried their parts through by 
sheer panuche, easily led by Jef- 
lre> Wayne Davies as the Master 
or Ceremonies al the Kit Kal 
Club. His emcee was a whitc- 
faced, perverse skeleton; his voice 
had a kind of hideous, nasal 
resonance, punctuated by a 
wheezing hiss of a laugh. Sashay- 
ing and slinking across the stage, 
this dcaihmask gave ihc show the 
vitality lhat sustained il. Hollis 
Tobias's performance as Fraulein 
Kost. the boardinghouse whore, 
was Tunny and right precisely 
because she took herseff so 
seriously. Mark Miller gave a 
strength and sensitivity to Herr 
Schultz that made his pcrfor- 
mance another high point. The 
award for greatest ovation given 
lo a non-speaking pari goes to 
Security Officer Al Rcbello. in the 
pari of Sally's overbearing former 
lover. Max. 

As for Sally Bowles. Judy 
Adam's performance was incon- 
sistent. Though Sally is in many 
ways repulsive, she has a charm 
which should draw the audience to 
her. something that didn't really 
happen in the first act. But Judy 
Adams carried off the more dif- 
ficult dramatic scenes of the se- 
cond act much better, surprisingly 
showing the control she had 
cirher lacked Part of her 
problem in ihe dramatic scenes , 
ma) have been due to Gary Speer. 
who. through an utter lack of con- 
viction, made the already poten- 
tially dull part of Cliff infinitely 
more so and weakened him 
enough to leave a gaping hole in 
most or their scenes together. 

It was Judy Adams's musical 
numbers that were most disap- 
pointing. Her voice was adequate; 
what was needed was belter acting 
during the numbers. She simply 
did not fill the stage when she had 
to sing a solo Part of her im- 
mobility was due to her gargan- 
tuan platform shoes, a necessity in 
Ihe dramatic scenes with Cliff; 
the) could easily have been chang- 
ed for the musical numbers. The 
sialic quality o( the pivotal 
"Cabaret" number contradicted 
Us vers spirit 

Finally, no matterwhat the out- 
come, the production oT 
"Cabaret" has to be applauded 
for its very existence. Director 
Jane Freundel must be con- 
gratulated for organizing this in- 
dependent production. Indepen- 
dent thealer. and especially 
musical theater, musl be en- 
couraged at Wellcsley. Hopefolly 
more people will have guts enough 
Ho risk their lime and energy on 
such challenging projects. 



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WELLESLEY NEWS 



GOVERNMENT 



Paula Penn stirs up Senate 



by Mary Slokey '78 



Speaking with Paula Penn was 
like trying to converse with a 
small whirlwind. I decided as she 
rattled off a list of (he activities 
she is currently involved in: 
Philosophy Club. Philosophy 
Curriculum Committee, Political 
Science Steering Committee, 
chairperson of Ethos, a job in the 
Boston State House working for 
the Massachusetts Black Caucus, 
five courses and Senate. Hearing 
all this prompted me to ask why 
she had decided to run for college 
government president. "It was not 
that I thought others wouldn't do 
i good job.'* she said, "but just 
that I thought I could do a 
different kind of job." Penn went 
on lo talk about her idea of the 
role of student government — "to 
create action." "people with in- 
centive and innovation are need- 
ed. We must re-examine 
priorities," 

One important priority is the 
budget. "In order to fund some 
organizations and projects, others 
have lo be cut," Paula stated. 
"This year Wellesley didn't join 
the National Student Lobby 
because the registration fee ol 
S300 was too much." She feels 
that Wellesley must broaden its 
perspective to avoid moving back 
into the apathy of the 50's. 

Her plans for next year include 
a leadership conference on- 
enmpus with delegates from the 
other Seven Sister schools. "The 
symposium at Ml. Holyokc was 
beneficial." she said However, it 
did not include all Seven Sisters. 
Welleslej is way ahead in many 
«.nv according to Paula. Most 
schools do not allow students lo 
.mend Academic Council 
meetings — at Mt: Holyokc the 
students cannot present proposals, 
and at Swarthmorc only the stu- 
dent body president may attend, 
bui without the privilege of speak- 
inc freely "Not many colleges 
line students on their Budget 
Committees." she added. 



Penn feels that Wellesley has 
much more sense of communily 
than other schools. "Even though 
we have Ethos and Mezcla. which 
arc separate communities, they 
arc involved in everything on cam- 
pus, campus. We cannot have 
totally segmented sections." The 
willingness of students to work 
together was demonstrated in the 
formation of the Ad Hoc Com- 
mittee lo protest counseling and 
tenure decisions made in March. 
"Wc can work together if we have 
common goals." said Penn. "We 
must recognize our similarities as 
well as our differences." 

Her own participation in the Ad 
Hoc Committee would be 
detrimental lo her in the Student 
Government elections. Penn 
thought. But she felt strongly and 
continued her activities. "People 
are aware that I can he 
opinionated and dogmatic. A 
large percentage of the student 
body voted — people knew what 
they would vole for." 

She is very concerned with the 
budget. "SOFC is a subcom- 
mittee of Senate. Their job is to 
cul illegal expenditures. It is the 
responsibility of Senate lo isk 
where Ihc money is going to." A 
big problem in Senate is that 
"m.iny Senate reps do not lake it 
seriously. The elections are often 
popularity contests." 

Penn said that Wellesley was 
not her first choice, but when Yale 
told her that she was on the 
waiting list she decided that since 
three of her classmates were 
definitely accepted, she probabl) 
would not be. Now she is glad she 
came here. Wellesley has given 
her the "opportunity to benefit 
from her aggressiveness." which 
at Yale might have been sliffled. 
She is now working on a double 
major in Political Science and 
Philosophy. This summer 1 , she will 
be a Washington Intern for 
Shirley Chisholm. Her plans after 
Wellesley arc graduate school 
perhaps Divinity School. "I've 
thought about law." she said "but 




"I'm not diplomatic or easy-going," warns Paula Perm, President of 
CC, "but I try to not be obnoxious." 

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law is too academic — not in- 
tellectual enough. I don't want lo 
nail myself down because it has .1 
tendency to sliffle my thinking." 
Penn warns that she is not like 
Linny Little. "I'm not diplomatic 
r easy-going." It is difficult to 
deal with people pleasantly in con- 
flict, but I try not lo be ob- 
noxious." She feels that the ad- 
ministration at Wellesley is 
generally encouraging and sup- 
portive. "The faculty have been 
helpful to me. They're doing a 
good job. Students can gain from 
interaction with faculty." 




Senate tries to find a solution as money demands increase. 



and available funds decrease. 

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A.R.B. spells out possible changes 
In legislation for incomplete work 



by Vicky Alin '77 



Current practice concerning 
final examinations, final papers, 
and incomplete work is for the in- 
structors to make arrangements 
while classes are in session. Exten- 
sions for the work can 
be granted, according lo legisla- 
tion, only by the class dean or 
college physician. Instructors 
have the privilege of accepting or 
refusing a non-medical excuse 
after I he end of the semester. 

1 iscs of late or missing work 
are brought before the Academic 
Review Board. The Board 
customarily establishes a formula 
(not spelled out in legislation) 



which progressively lowers grades 
for unexcused late work, depen- 
ding on Ihc degree of lateness. The 
formula includes a date beyond 
which unexcused late work is 
assigned a grade of zero. These 
penalties only apply to grades for 
individual pieces of work. The in- 
structor always calculates the 
final grade for the course. 

With respect to work due dur- 
ing the semester. Academic 
Review Board proposes only two 
changes: 

1) Elimination of references to 
the college physicians (they will 
continue lo be available for con- 
sultation by instructor and stu- 
dent, but their intervention is no 



longer specified). 

1) The work completed by the 
last day of classes is treated in the 
same waj is incomplete final 
work — thut is. it must be con- 
sidered by Academic .Review 
Board, not the individual instruc- 
tor, and is subject to procedures 
and penalties spelled out for late 
final work. There is no provision 
for extensions or excuses arranged 
in advance 

If a final examination is missed 
or a final paper is not submitted 
on lime, the instructor reports 
"Incomplete" on the grade sheet 
and the student must notify her 
class de.in within twenty-four 
hours after the end of the ex> 



NE WS loses the money battle 



by Babette Peltersen 78 

On Monday, May 5th, Senate 
continued to discuss budgets. Sue 
Challenger emphasized that un- 
less Senate kept the SI 1.000 clear 
for next year, "there would be no 
room for creativity and spontanei- 
ty for organizations in the fall." 

The major question raised at the 
meeting was whether to give News 
additional money to supplement 
the original SI 1.700 grant. The 
number of pages in each issue, and 
the total number of issues planned 
for next year have already been 
cul. However, the SI 1.700 will 
only cover an estimated minimum 
increase of 7% in printing costs, 
and an assumed constancy of ad 
revenues The additional grant 
requested was one of SI, 450. rais- 
ing the total grant from SI 1,700 to 
SI 3, 1 50. The motion to grant 
News SI 3. 1 50 failed. 

In order for extra money to be 
granted, there were three 
favorable alternatives. Either the 
old budget would have to be re- 
evalu.iled. or some of the $11,000 
set aside for next year would have 
to he used. The third alternative 
was lo cut new organizations such 
as the underground legislation. 
1 his action was opposed, as it was 



slated that "in a period with 
limited funds, if you arc a new 
organization, there will be no 
room for growth and 
development." 



As a result of this decision, 
WBS was granted S5.400: Legen- 
da was granted 54,500 and the 
Archaeology Association received 
SI 00. 



animation period. 

If a student has an excuse for late 
or missing work (defined still as 
"serious illness or grave personal 
emergency") she must submit lo 
Ihc Academic Review Board a 
letter of explanation, with suppor- 
ting documents (a letter from a 
physician, for example) within 
two weeks of the end of the ex- 
amination period. The Board 
makes decisions about the ade- 
quacy of such explanations al its 
next records meetings (January, 
June). A student with a valid ex- 
cuse receives no penally on (he ex- 
cused work she has meanwhile 
completed or is completing. 

For unexcused late work, 
Academic Review Board new 
legislation proposes a system of 
progressively lowered grades. The 
instructor applies the system of 
lowered grades to the missed work 
once it is handed in. computes Ihe 
final grade for ihc course, and 
submits it lo the Registrar, thus 
removing the "Incomplete" nota- 
tion. 



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WELLESLEY NEWS 



fcXK night Senate up- 

fe rc ,.srsa 

K&-I976. This is a signiR- 
fecui. both from /W request 
H frnm its present operating 
La budget of $11,700 will 
Judge'- " * mm «ciririmn on 
„ n sii«utc a 
She publication 

Leaner next year. 

■R2 . „ Editor Emenia 

Lesley News, ' fo-Jght the 

"led cutbacks in the New, 

£ L However, my task now. 

Sihe task ofallorus who have 

KdSierert in the Wellesley 

EbM is to determine a means by 
hich we can function at all next 



severe restriction on 
of a student 



of the 



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At present, even under the mos 
Eoiimistic assumptions about the 
udonal innalion rate and the 
i,, e of affairs at our printers. 
Bfarcon only hope to publish the 
Lvdlenl of three regular eight- 
jssues and eight six-page 

i!«ucs next semester. The normal 
diedule of publication is eleven 

Regular eight-page issues for a 

[thirteen week semester. 

Vlurtisemcnls will have to be 
compressed into six pages, leaving 
Lv< room on each page for copy. 
The solutions available to the 
WW staff are distressing. News 

Lin cither drop two of its regular 

[pages (Arts? Sports? 
Government?), or il can compress 
five paces of normal copy into 
three pages, rendering the quality 

| of the paper lo a much diminished 
[level, News should not have to 
(.mimic an advertising sheet of fer- 
ine j mere index of on-campus ac- 
tivities, 



I regret fully make (he following 
recommendations: 

A.) That all organizations, 
faculty members and ad- 
ministrators wishing to place 
notices or announcements in the 
News be charged (he regular ad 
rales of S2 per column-inch. By 
limiting the News budget. News 
will be forced to limit the budgets 
of other organizations by charging 
them for the "boxes" which they 
find essential to publicize their 
special events. News can no longer 
afford lo give away its valuable 
space — let the campus use Index- 
ed or the Sheet. 

B.) That in view of our 
precarious financial position. 
News refuse to publish the CG 
candidate's statements during the 
second semester unless the ad- 
ditional costs of the printing are 
borne by the Senate itself. 

C.) That the News make it clear 
to student organizations, faculty 
members, and administrators, 
that coverage of their events will 
he sorely curtailed as the result of 
the SOFC budgeting decision and 
hot because of a lack of concern 
or interest on the part of the News 
staff. 

The Senate decision on Mon- 
day night only serves to decimate 
all of the innovations which News 
has initiated over the past three 
ye irv The ultimate effect of the 
decision, however, will be on the 
campus as a whole, which will be 
erected next fall with a greatly 
reduced newspaper, or. perhaps, 
no paper at all. 

by Florence Ann Davis 76 
Editor I nu-iii, i 
Wellesley News 



Editorial 

Senate shirks 
[responsibilities 



Senate's refusal lo face issues 
[has proven its ineffectiveness as a 
representative body of the 
l.iludents. 

For four weeks Senate has been 

[considering budgets for students 

organizations, which are funded 

h\ the $50 student activity fee 

(jveryone pays at the beginning of 

[each year. 

SOFC makes recommen- 
dations to Senate for each 
[organization's budget. Demands 
on money have increased enor- 
jtously, so funds are light. For 
his reason. SOFC has made an 
across-the-board recommenda- 
| lion lhal all budgets be cut by 5%. 
When there isn't enough money 
111 go around, of course budgets 
have io he cut. But are there no 
priorities? Is a 5% eul of all 
organizations justified? 

Value judgments ubout euch 
organization must be made. Is ii 
f; ur to assume that interests do 
not change when the composition 
ot the student body constantly 
changes' Every two years there is 
Jl least a SO'", turnover r 
students, 

Does a club serving a small por- 

"°n ol the student body have 
equal or more claim lo funds than 
One ihai serves the entire campus'.' 
"OK an established organization 
"Kcrve as much or more than a 
new one? 

The answers to these questions 
are not clear, hut a decision — 
mnstsiently applied - must be 
'"■" <■'■ While Senate has not es- 
'ablishcd formal criteria for 
»"'■« in the use of money, il 



Are 



has not completely avoided mak- 
ing value judgments. By funding 
the new underground course 
evaluation. Senate, has. in effect, 
raised its own budget by 16'"'. 

SOFC has a well-defined idea 
of its function — it considers the 
legalities and makes budget 
recommendations; it does not set 
the priorities. That is up to 
Senate. Senate has the power to 
accept, reject, or modify SOFC's 
proposals. 

Senate has been either unaware 
of its function and obligation lo 
set priorities on money, or it has 
chosen to ignore it. 

II Senate feels uneasy with this 
power, there should perhaps be a 
joint effort made by SOFC and 
Senate lo resolve the dilemma. A 
discussion and decision on 
priorities before the review of 
budgets begins would enable 
SOFC lo make more realistic 
recommendations. 

Senate's failure lo at least ex- 
amine each budget with some care 
and consider ihe overall impact ol 
each allocation is most disturbing. 
Il has rubber-stamped its ap- 
proval on all hut one of SOFC's 
recommendations 

Perhaps il is too much to hope 
Tor responsible representation. 
For some organizations, il is too 
late lo rectify the damage caused 
by Senate's mistakes. In light of 
recent actions, it is to be wondered 
whether irresponsible representa- 
tion is actually heller lhan none at 
all 

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a senior at Wellesley. has been 
selected to be a Guest Editor with 
the magazine. The fourteen Guest 
Editors are chosen from college 
students throughout the country 
on (he basis of a series of projects 
involving editorial, feature, and 
fiction writing. The Guest Editors 
will spend a month this summer in 
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August issue of the magazine. 

Beth, an English major, has 
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The last Schneider events 
the season! 

Friday. May 9, Coffeehouse 
9:30 Billy Sequin and 1 Dwight. 
Saturday, May 17, 
Coffeehouse 9:30 Dan Wax- 
man. 



Faculty 
Follies 

To Ihe guilty members of the 
faculty: 

What is Ihe sense in having a 
reading period at all if. after trun- 
cating it to only five days, you 
schedule classes during thai lime 
or assign problem sets, lab 
reports, reserve reading, etc.? I 
was under the (presumably) mis- 
taken assumption that time had 
been set aside as preparation for 
exams: am I wrong in making so 
bold an assumption? 

bv Donna A. Drvaric '77 



Wellesleys Board of Admis- 
sion will hold a one-day 
conference at the Wcllesley 
College Club lor New England 
Alumnae Admission Represen- 
tatives and guidance counselors 
On May 14. alumnae admissions 
reps and guidance counselors 
whom ihe> have selected from 
their respective areas will con- 
verge on the campus lo participate 
in a series of panels and 
workshops designed to familiarize 
them «ilh the admissions process 
at Wellesley. 

During the morning, there will 



be a faculty panel with M irj 
Allen of the biology department. 
Kalhenne Geffcken of the Greek 
and Latin department, Alan 
Schechter of the political science 
depart men t . and H or tense 
Spillers of the English and Black 
Studies departments, speaking on 
ihe topic "The Academic 
Program'' A panel on "Student 
Life" will follow this, with student 
panelists Paula Penn '76, Margie 
flavin '75. Stephanie Smith '75. 
and Ann Groton '76. 

It is the intention of the Board 
of Admission to introduce 



counselors directly to the faculty 
and students who populate 
Wellesley. and to demystify the 
procedures of considering ad- 
missions applications v i a 
workshops in reading students' 
folders as case studies in ad- 
missions It will also give the 
professional staff of the ad- 
missions office an opporlumts to 
meet with area counselors and 
alumnae 

The program has been arranged 
In Beth Chandler and Marilyn 
Kimball, both Vssistunl Directors 
of \dmission al Wellesley. 



SPRING PROGRAM 

Wednesday. May 7. Dr. 
Norton H . Nickerson, 
Professor of Biology at Tufts, 
will present a slide program on 
Ecology. Dr. Nickerson. Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts 
Association of Conservation 
Commissions and a Trustee ol 
the Cape Cod National 
Seashore, provides an excellent 
backdrop for the topic ol 
Ecology and puts it all together 
for his audience in what has 
been fondly labeled a "Cram 
Course in Ecology." This mo- 
hour program is oriented 
low irds the high school-aged 
and older and will be held al 
8:00 p.m. at ihe Hunnewell 
School with refreshments 
afterwards. 



During the year 1975-1976. 
Forum would like lo sponsor 
in active lecture series. We 
hope 10 bring to campus al 
least one speaker a month. 
However like mans campus 
organizations, our budget is 
vcrj limited, and we need stu- 
dent assistance. Do you have 
friends, relatives, local 
politicians, or summer 
employers who might he ol in- 
terest to students on the 
Wellesley campus, and who 
would he interested in speaking 
here' Keep Forum in mind this 
summer as you meet new peo- 
ple Contacl Margaret Ann 
Moran in Tower Ct. West, or 
write daring the summer to 316 
Boynton Street in Manchester, 
New Hampshire 03102. All 
suggestions welcome. ^^^ 



from X a.m. to 7 p.m. on 
Saturday May 17, you can 

have all the pancakes, ham. 
juice, and coffee you want for 
uolj SI. 25. This annual Pan- 
cake Day is sponsored by the 
Wellesley Rotary Club, and 
proceeds go 10 the Rotary 
Scholarship Fund. Inquiries 
about the available scholar- 
ships should be directed lo 
your hometown Rotary Club, 
or to the one here in Wellesley 
So for a break during exams, 
you can walk lo the Wellesley 
Senior High ( afeteria (on Rice 
Street, near the Community 
Playhouse) for breakfast, 
lunch, dinner, or all three' 



Forum cont'd. 



' . in i i mi. 1 1 from page 3) 
one on which all members of the 
community may vent their 
opinions or feelings on any sub- 
ject, and Ihe subjects will fre- 
quently be commentary on 
Wellesley College. But the interest 
we all have in political and social 
issues should be expressed as well. 
Wellesley is overflowing with 
professors who have specialized 
knowledge in fields of vital impor- 
tance to our lives: students whose 
extra-curricular activities take 
them beyond Welles ley's 
classrooms and into the realities 
of academic disciplines, ad- 



ministrators and employees who 
live in communities other than our 
own. We invite their contributions 
and hope that they will allow us to 
occasionally peek "beyond the 
lookini* glass." 



In Ihe first semester of 1975- 
76. Extd. 218 History of 
Science I may be elected h\ 
juniors and seniors to fulfill the 
third unit of the Group C re- 
quirement If there are 
questions, please direct (hem to 
Miss Webster in care of the 
Chemistry Department. 




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ty Interested? ( all Melanie 
ingalls (235-8530). M.inana 
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Sports perspective: Equality Wiay 

Mary Young 76 Mean hassles 



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Up popular courses 



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by Mary Young '76 



Everyone agrees thai cquulily 
in women's athletics is a good 
ihing, bul few seem lo realize (hat 
being equal lo the men's system 
ma) mean getting the bad things 
;is well ;is i he good. 

Already, developments in 
women's athletics point to intense 
pressure, competitiveness and 
rivalry in organized sports. High 
school sports are a prime exam- 
ple The latest boost for women in 
many states is the establishment 
i>l state championships in many 
learn sporis. in addition to the 
ever-present tennis and gymnasitc 
competitions. Thai's basically a 
good idea. After all. why let the 
men gel all the statewide glory? 
Bui do women need (he hassles 
(hat go along with these events? 
Stale championships nurlure 
pressure as the compclilion gets 
better, and a few athletes will 
stand out, Then the press gets into 
i lie act, and suddenly super teams 
and super women athletes have 
evolved. 

With ihc glory comes more 
pressure and responsibility lo 
pleuse crowds. Do women need to 
vi. ilk down the street and hear 
whispered, "There goes Jo Blow, 
the super jock!" any more lhan 
men do? Do women need the 
parents yelling and screaming at 
ihc coaches and referees over their 
kids anj more than men do? I 
wonder if falhcrs yelling for 
daughters are any more 
vociferous (nan mothers yelling 
for miii. 

\ml most of all. lei us not- 
forget the helpful boyfriends gel- 
ling inio (he id to advise Ihe bud- 
ding woman athlete al a sporl 
heretofore dominated by men. Do 
women need thai, loo? 

These are (he marginal. 
questionable aspects of sport, 
where ihc adrenalin of a high 
schooler flows .1 Mule more 
ctrongl) than it should because 
there's loo much riding on a 
game, above and beyond ihe ex- 
citement of a game alone: where 
no( onl> ihe outcome of (he game 
is reporied, bul how everyone 
likes ihe coach, how ihe players . 
gel along, and how ihcy fell 
before, during and aflcr Ihe game, 
lis sensational, this coverage of 
athletic bodies, because people 
love 10 read about olher people 
and be amazed by it, Bul whal 
does ii do (0 ihc pc.-ple involved? 
\s an athlete I always had a 
hard lime wilh ihc pressure of a 
league championship, much less a 
stale championship | was lucks I 
never got competitive enough lo 
wish my opponent would gel hurl, 
foi ex imple Bui.m light games. I 
saw other people, bolh male and 
female do illegal things to win. 
The higher ihc slakes, ihe more 
lhat son of thing cropped up. 
I've seen a good coach quil. 



Recently, with ihc advent of state 
championships and the evolution 
of some super athletes in her 
league, she called it quits. After 
over a dozen years of coaching, 
this was too much. Some of her 
fellow coaches, on the other hand, 
have accepted these new facets of 
women's athletics and arc right in 
there pushing hard for every win. 
Though ihc financial backing 
for women's sporis at high schools 
and other coeducational in- 
stitutions is a reality, it's (ime (o 
stop and think whether women 
need (he problems lhat highly 
developed programs create. Fine 
competition can take place in in- 
viiaiional tournaments. As for the 
new breed of superbly capable 
women athleles that will result 
from Ihese programs, it's a shame 
thai one more group will perhaps 
lose perspective on sports as an 
activity within scholastics in 
general, and blow it out of propor- 
tion. That's not the kind of equab- 
ly that's needed. 

The pros don'l help. The 
professional jock image is what 
man) a high schooler strives for in 
vain, and for what good? Neither 
does the fact, passed on by a 
Wellesley woman looking al 
Radcliffe for its sporis, 1h.1i 
Radcliffe has begun lo weigh 
more heavil) ihe athletic 
qualifications of applicants for ad- 
mission above olher ex- 
tracurricular*. How would you 
like gelling into Radcliffe because 
you will win tennis matches 
againsi Princeton, rather lhan 
because you'll get a lot out of the 
place is ,1 student? Do we women 
need Ihese hassles faced by men, 
us a concomitant of equality? 



The Department of Physical 
Education has voted lo continue 
ihe physical education require- 
ment of eight unils and will in- 
stitute some curriculum changes 
next year, Ms. Linda Vaughan. 
department chairman, said Mon- 
day. 

In an ongoing effort to react lo 
student preferences polled on the 
department's fall questionnaire. 
Ihe P.E. staff has examined ihe 
requirement, the curriculum and 
lime offerings. Present efforts 
center around determining 
whether point values awarded for 
each activity arc consistent 
Ihroughout the instructional 
program. 

Curriculum changes included 
offering more sections of highly 
popular activities by shifting 
course hours from other interest 
areas. Ms. Vaughan said. Crew, 
tennis and sailing were the mosl 
popular sports in ihc fall and spr- 
ing, while interest was strongest 



for squash, yoga, badminton, fen- 
cing and swimming in Season 2. 
Yoga and squash also scored high 
in Season 3, along with ballet and 
skiing. 

Soccer will be offered on Ihe 
recreational level by Sports 
Association next year, in another 
development. 70 people indicated 
an interest in it on the department 
questionnaire. If there is sufficient 
interest come fall, the department 
may offer a soccer class in Ihc 
fulure. 

In a much more difficult and 
philosophical vein, the P.E. staff 
is presently discussing how to 
equate point values for each class. 
After deciding how much 
proficiency, attendance or effort 
must be shown in a course for one 
unil of credit, the department may 
change the points awarded for cer- 
tain activities. Credits f«r in- 
dependent work and inter- 
collegiate activities also may then 
be examined for consistency, Ms. 
Vaughan said. 



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and register by mail 



Freshmen and sophomores will 
register through the campus mail 
next year after upperclassmcn 
have signed up by the present 
system, according to a new plan 
by ihe Department of Physical 
Education. 

Upperclassmcn will face a 
quota limit of 5(Fr in each class in 
order to leave room for un- 
derclassmen in ihe more popular 
courses. Freshmen and 
sophomores will receive cards 
with room for two preferences 
before classes begin in the fall. 
Faculty members in (he P.E. 
department will then fill classes 
with the cards on a first-come. 



first-served basis. 

The second step in the 
procedure calls for mandatory 
attendance at ihe first class on 
Monday, pari of the present 
system. Those who failed lo gel 
into a class via the mail may 
therefore register late Monday to 
fill those first-day vacancies. 

The department hopes to han- 
dle as much as 80% of ihc more 
than 1000 who sign up for P.E. in 
ihc fall by this method, designed 
to limit lines. Eventually, the 
system may be coordinated with 
an all-college registration for 
academic courses done by com- 
puter. 






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Lake swimming begins Saturday and will continue through Sunday, June 1, weather permitting. Hours are 
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

photo by Sasha Norkin 75 




Sarah Mason *76 and Mary Lindert '78 warm up for a round of golf l n 
phys. ed class. . , _ 

photo by Sasha Norkin '75 

Stickwomen win, lose 



bv Patricia Ido '78 



The Wellesley College lacrosse 
team last week lost the first lime 
this year to a strong Radcliffe 
team here. 10-4. 

Radcliffe look a 4-1 lead in the 
first half. In the beginning of the 
second half, Wellesley attempted 
a comeback, wilh two quick goals 
by Louisa Green '77. and one b\ 
Babetle Pcllersen '78. However. 
Ihe Cliffies proved lo be the belter 
learn. 

The Wellesley team fared belter 
the week before against Jackson 
College (Tufts University) and 
Mi. Holyoke. 

Wellesley lied Jackson 6-6 here 
in an exciting and rough game. 
Jackson started OUl ahead, 
leading by two goals u Ihe half. 

Wilh four minutes leli in the 
game, the two teams were even 
with four goals apiece. With each 
Jackson point scored, Wellesley 
countered with one. The last goal 
of Ihe game, made by Wellesley. 
came in the last thirty seconds of 
the game. 

Louisa Green, second home, 
was high scorer for Wellesley. A 
big cheering section for the home 
team also helped Ihe players in the 
total learn effort. 

Coming back from the tough 
Jackson game. Wellesley soundly 
defeated Mt. Holyoke, 8-2. the 
nexl day. 

Although Holyoke made the 



first goal of Ihe game, Wellesley 
responded overwhelmingly. 
Louisa Green was once again the 
leading scorer wilh four goals 
Debbie Allen "77. and Holly 
Vaughan '78. added two goals 
each, 

The defense, including covcr- 
point, point, third man. and 
defense wings, and goalie Jean 
l.incs~77. all played excellently. 



'77 crew on top 

A durable sophomore crew edg- 
ed .1 surprising junior eight b\ 3 
mutter of feel Frida) afternoon in 
' thrilling race (o capture the 
Class Crew title The 'winners 
posted a fine time of 1:59.0 over 
ihe 500-meter course on Ihe lake 
despite a lighl rainfall in chilly oil 

The Illinois defending a title 
lime ol iboui I 56, won last year 
b) 1 different crew, finished in 
1:59 .1 Vlmosl as surprising vm 
ihe senior boat, with a time of 
2:01 5 besting a highly-touted 
freshman crew's 2:05 

( OXSWain for the winners was 
Sue Trout while Cathy W .ill was 
the stroke The other positions 
were bow, Martha Rounds. !wn. 
Nanny Dunlap; three, Jean 
Thompson; four. Lucy Hinckley; 
five, Kate Farnsworlh; six. Mar} 
Ellen Pauli; and seven. Donna Dr- 
varic. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE 

Department of Physical Education 

LAKE SWIMMING NOTICE 

Lake swimming will be held daily from Saturday Mav 10, through 
Sunday, June I, weather permitting. Hours - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

The decision as to whether to hold lake swimming will be made each 
day at noon. On days when lake swimming is cancelled, the pool will 
be open from 4:00-5:45 Monday through Friday, 2:00-4:00 Saturday 
and 2:30-5:45 Sunday. No Tuesday or Friday NIGHT swims will be 
held after May 10. Call College Operator for details. 

To facilitate adequale supervision, the beach and swimming area 
will be open ONLY to the College Community. No townspeople will 
be allowed. EACH STUDENT MAY BRING ONE GUEST ONLY, 
AND ONLY STUDENTS MAY HAVE GUESTS. Each guest must 
be accompanied by the student hostess. All members of the College 
community must bring an I.D. or show identification in order to be ad- 
mitted into (he beach area. 



Miskeil sail champ High hopes for last intercollegiate crew race 



by Barbara Cray '76 

Warm, sunny weather broughi 
oul Wellesley sailors to compete 
in ihe annual Ben Lombard 
Trophy Regalia last Saturday. 
Eight boats sailed in three races in 
lighl lo moderate, bul shifty winds 
lo determine the top sailors on 
campus. 

The event was won by skipper 
Kim Miskeil '77 and her crew 
Carol Finn '78, Second place went 
to Molly Butler '77 and Daria 
Becker '78, and Jane Koenitzer 
'78 and Peggy Biggs '76 look 
third. 



The grand finale for the inter- 
collegiate crew learn takes place 
this Sunday at Lake Besik in 
Middlelown, Conn., al the 
Eastern Sprints, where the 
region's best will race. Coach 
Mayrenc Earlc plans lo borrow an 
eight for her lightweights and tote 
Wellesley's four to Conneclicut 
for her heavyweights. 

There's guarded optimism in 
the air for ihe dedicated bunch, 
who've been collaborating with 
Health Services on diets to con- 
trol their weight. The lightweight 
shell can contain no one over 135 



pounds and must average 130 
pounds. 

"I think we'/e going lo do vers 
well," said Ms. Earlc. who no 
doubt remembers the fine showing 
by three lours againsi Radcliffe 
recently, a definite morale booster 
for all. The competition, however, 
will definitely be stiff on Sunday. 

Rowing in their last race for 
Wellesley will be Bclsv Holton in 



Ihe four and lightweights Mar) 
Lou Welby, Pam Owenshy. Lihhv 
Brooks, and Jean Curran. Juniors 
Barb Alexander and P 
O'Neal and sophomore Melame 
Ingalls till out the hcavyweighl 
four while A.J. Johnston % 
Nell Monsor '77. Helen Fremont 
'78 and Karen Noack '78 com- 
prise the lightweight eight. 



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