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Cadet must repay ROTC
Bvy Irenae C. Kuo The demand for recoupment failure to fulfill academic stan-
Two students whom the Naval angered Bettiker, who was to dards or as misconduct. "As an
Reserve Officers' Training Corps have been commissioned in the active member in the battalion, I
at MIT disenrolled after they re- Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Pro- had the respect of my midship-
vealed their homosexuality may gram this June. "They're taking men superiors as well as those
have to repay the US government away a job they promised and whom I led," he wrote in a state-
the amount they received in making me pay for it, " he said. ment addressed to his review
tuition support. "I am willing to serve. They are board, which submitted a recom-
Robb L. Bettiker '90 and Har- the ones kicking me out." Three mendation to his commanding
vard College's David Carney were years of tuition support amounts officer.
immediately placed on leave of to $38,612 for Bettiker; for Car- "My homosexuality had no ef-
absence from NROTC last fall ney, a fifth-year student, the fect upon my performance as a
after they met with their com- figure is $51,000. midshipman, nor will it influence
manding officers, and were dis- Bettiker contended that his what my caliber as an officer
charged on Jan. 31. In February, lawyer said the Navy will have to could be," the paper reads.
both received letters from the sue him for the money, and add- "Although I do not agree with
Secretary of the Navy which ed that the American Civil Liber- the current military policy
asked them to "acknowledge in- ties Union has expressed interest against homosexuals, I would not
debtedness to the US Govern- in the case. have knowingly entered the mili-
ment for advanced educational Carney, who is studying at tary in a duplicitous fashion,"
assistance." Neither one has Oxford University this year, the statement continues. "My
signed the form. could not be reached. statement of homosexuality on
November 7, 1989, was an at-
Neither '"failure" tempt to rectify the difficult
nor "misconduct" situation brought about by this
In the second paragraph of policy," he wrote.
"Reimbursement Requirement Both the review board and
for Program Incompletion" of Captain Robert W. Sherer of the
the Service Agreement Bettiker US Navy, Bettiker's commanding Ognen J. NastovlThe Tech
signed as a freshman, he agreed officer, recommended he not Men Suck! At least, that was the opinion of Problems
that if he failed "to complete the (Please turn to page 2) with Love during last Friday's AXO Lip Sync Contest.
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educational requirements .. . or
for reasons of misconduct [was]
disenrolled," then he would ei-
ther serve on active duty for the
AEPI chapter may sue national
period specified or "reimburse By Linda D'Angelo a factor in the national's decision national organization, according
the United States for the educa- Thirty-six of the 38 Alpha Ep- to discharge 45 of the chapter's to legal committee chair and for-
tional costs" incurred on his silon Pi members attending the 55 members, according to AEPi mer AEPi President Christopher
behalf. The form notes 'thitf:tihe"- ''hapter's March 11 hou'se''meet- President M. Travis Stier '91. R. Liro '90.
deeision would be made at the ing voted to investigate the possi- A brief, prepared by the The "main material" of the
discretion of the Secretary of the bility of filing a lawsuit against house's ad hoc legal committee, brief 'was basically the highlights
Navy. the fraternity's national organiza- has since been submitted to the of the interviews" which the na-
Lisette W. M. Lambregts/The Tech Bettiker said his situation tion, charging that discrimination Civil Liberties UJnion of Massa- tional organization carried out
Robb L. Bettiker '90 could not be construed as either against non-Jewish members was chusetts. CLUM "was not in a during its reorganization efforts,
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position to consider it last week, Liro said. "We were all inter-
but they gave us the impression viewed and, afterwards, each of
that they would get back to us us wrote up notes about our in-
UAP/VP reflect on last year fairly soon, perhaps before
spring break," Stier said.
terviews and what we thought
was significant," Iiro explained.
By Prabhat Mehta Antico cited housing as one of the most im- The brief was based on infor- Most of the members noticed
The Undergraduate Association placed em- portant successes in the past year. Referring to mation that chapter members that the national organization's
phasis on moderation and working with the fac- the Freshman Housing Committee's November compiled for a meeting between stated concern, the MIT chapter's
ulty and administration over the past year, said report which called for a drastic restructuring in Associate Dean for Student Af- violations of Fraternity Insurance
outgoing UA President Paul L. Antico '91 and undergraduate housing (including housing all fairs James R. Tewhey, Advisor Purchasing Group risk manage-
Vice President Andrew P. Strehle '91. freshmen in dormitories), Antico felt that the to Fraternities and Independent ment policy, did not seem to be
"We wanted to negotiate first before we made UA played a significant role in stalling the FHC Living Groups Neal H. Dorow, the focus of the interviews. "Dur-
a lot of noise.... I think the the faculty recommendations so that the community had members of the MIT AEPi chap- ing the interview process, there
respects that," said Antico. more time to devise alternatives. ter and a representative of the (Please turn to page 9)
Housing, the student activities fee question, The pivotal point for the UA, which adopted
ARA, the presidential search, and postering
were among the more important issues of their
term, according to Antico and Strehle. On all
a resolution against the FHC report, was the
November faculty meeting, Antico said. At that
meeting, Antico addressed the faculty to express
Institute replaces paper
these issues, the two stressed that they chose to
act within the system rather than against it.
his opposition to the proposal, but stressed that
the UA and the administration both should work
with china in dining halls
"Taking that approach is not always as effec- together to find new solutions to MIT's housing By Henri Fuhrmann disposables, and encourages the
tive as riots . . . but on the average it's better," problems. The Institute's dining halls be- proper return of china dishes.
Strehle said. (Please turn to page 2) gan using china dishes, bowls Farhah F. Assaad G. a member
and reusable tumblers yesterday, of SAVE, was very pleased with
as part of a new effort to reduce ARA's quick response. Leo said
disposables. that he solicited SAVE's help in
The plan was jointly created by devising a workable plan when he
MIT Food Services and Share a received the petition.
Vital Earth (SAVE), a student en- The new plan also mandates
vironmentalist group, in response that ARA replace its bleached
to a petition that SAVE had dis- paper products with brown paper
tributed in January. Three hun- because of harmful dioxins that
dred faculty, students, and staff bleaching produces. According to
signed the petition.
(Please turn to page 9)
ARA had considered using chi-
na for some time, but did not
have a viable plan to insure dish-
es would be returned, according 2
to Alan Leo, ARAs general man-
ager of food services. Under the 9
new plan, food will be served on Leam about the Student
china unless students explicitly Center's new hair-raisinrg
request otherwise. Previously, al-
sculpture. Page 11.
most all meals had been served
on paper plates.
Leo explained that he was con-
cerned with both the proper dis- The Chorallaries are too
posal of recyclables and the tactful in this year's
amount of china ARA had lost in "Concert in Bad Taste."
Lisette W. M. Lambregts/The Tech Page 1.
the past. The new plan brings at-
Paul L. Antico '91 and Andrew P. Strehle '91
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Gay studlent forced to return tuition toIROa
(Continued from page 1) sured its members that future claimed. He speculated that a na- have to lie, live that lie during my "If we don't put men and
have to repay the tuition. Sherer cases would be reviewed individ- val science course offered during five years of active duty, and live women together, how could we L
wrote, "Midshipman Bettiker ually, according to Hovda. "We the spring term of senior year under the threat that I'd be put homosexual and [straight]
shows strong aptitude ... since weren't trying to send a signal may be the only time the issue is court-martialed if I were discov- people together?" he asked. "I
he is not suitable by reason of with this decision," he said. addressed. ered was unacceptable to me." haven't figured out how many
homosexuality for enlisted ser- Hovda's initial impression "The course, which prepares Bettiker said he believes the separations would have to be E
vice, I recommend he be disen- when Bettiker revealed he was you to become a junior officer, policy "denying homosexuals the made."
right to serve their country" is E
rolled without service obligation gay was that he was trying to refers to homosexuality as a
'problem,' " he noted. One text- discriminatory. He denied that Hearing focuses on ROTC
or recoupment. His statement avoid enlistment. 'People have student in St. Louis
justifies this action." tried to get out of four years of book, Military Law by Charles the "presence of [homosexuals]
Sherer also checked the part of service for stranger reasons," he Shanor and Timothy Terrell, adversely affects the good order, Similar circumstances have r
the recommendation form which explained. lists "3HOMOSEXUALITY, see discipline, and morale," as one propelled a student at Washing-
indicated that Bettiker should re- "But after the board began Crimes"s in its index, he added. textbook used by the US Naval ton University in St. Louis to the
ceive a commission 'if physical [proceedings], I believed Robb As required in cases of homo- Academy for seniors in NROTC center of a congressional hearing
defects are corrected or defects was sincere and forthright," sexuality, Bettiker saw a psychia- and the Academy claims. led by US Rep. Gerry Studds
are not disqualifying for other Hovda commented. trist, who concluded that he "Before they started letting (D-MA), who is homosexual.
programs." His recommendations Watkins added that the MIT "demonstrated no evidence of blacks into the service, they said Cadet James M. Holobaugh
were sent to Navy Military Per- unit cannot appeal the decision overt psychosis, overt affective that there were people who could was suspended from the Army
sonnel Command. of the Navy Military Personnel disorder, or organic brain not handle taking orders from Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Command to demand repayment. disease." blacks and that this tension at that school after revealing he
Naval superiors overrule "eBettiker] has no Navy chan- would lead to morale problems. was gay and has been asked to
MIT NROTC's decision They are using the same argu-
nel to which he can appeal," he Reasons of morale, good order, repay $25,000.
Lieutenant David C. Hovda, concluded. ments against gays as they "We believe that to compel him
and discipline given
who sat on the review board, said did against blacks," Bettiker to repay this money would not
Rules concerning gays were The Nuclear Propulsion Pro- reasoned.
that its decision to waive recoup- only be fundamentally unfair; it c
unclear, Bettiker says gram accepted Bettiker in Octo- He did not see how the pres-
ment was unusual. "We had our would also reflect an appalling
hands tied. Robb could not serve Bettiker said he began to ques- ber 1989, one month before he ence of homosexuals could inter- mean-spiritedness which has no
as an enlisted, so the question tion his sexual orientation in fall acknowledged his homosexuality fere with "good order," and add- place in the ROTC," Studds and L
was whether we could get our 1988, but "at no point" did any- to his commanding officer. "At ed that "men and women cur- seven others, including Represen- E
money back." one in NROTC ask him if he was the end of my senior year, I rently serve side by side, and tatives Patricia Schroeder (D-CO)
The board was concerned homosexual. "At no point was it would have had to sign commis- there have been few problems." and Ronald V. Dellums (D-CA), e
about the precedent the decision made clear in an official way that sioning papers which stated that I Watkins, however, pointed out wrote to the commander of the
might set, but Commander Jay homosexuality is incompatible was not homosexual," Bettiker that women and men do not "co- United States Army, Second
Watkins, the executive officer, as- with military service," Bettiker said. "The thought that I would habit" on the ships. Region. r
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"The ROTC has publicly ac- e
knowledged that it seeks retroac-
tive recovery of scholarship
grants only from recruits who
have in some way deceived the
service. There is no evidence of
such deceit on Mr. Holobaugh's
part," the letter continues.
"We do not understand why an
ROTC Investigating Board would
recommend that Mr. Holobaugh
be ordered to repay his scholar-
ship. -What if Mr. Holobaugh
had been dismissed due to some
other disqualifying factor. Would
they recommend he be compelled
to repay the Army in that
The provost of Washington
University has written the com-
mander, Gateway Battalion,
about the 'absence of substantial
evidence to support the conclu-
sion reached concerning re- i
"The action against the cadet m
... is consistent with present
Army regulations . [but] is E
clearly inconsistent with the non-
discriminatory values of this (and
I should think virtually all)
universities," his statement
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William Chu/The Tech Bettiker is currently trying to
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(Continuedfrom page 1) likely be a year or two from now, boycott rather than the boycott the procedures and structure of
"We and the administration Antico claimed. "We don't want itself to push MIT Food Services the UA Finance Board, which Friday's story on the pro-
were on the same side," Antico future UA leaders to start from and ARA to act, thus easing ten- currently allocates money for posed graduate housing
said. "We both wanted to see square one," he said. sions between students and ARA, student activities, need to be policy ['grad students op-
how we could improve the Antico and Strehle also noted Antico said. readdressed. pose proposed housing pol-
current system." that restraint paid off in the "Screaming ... was not as One of his goals after he leaves icy"] incorrectly referred to
At the meeting, most faculty spring when large numbers of useful as thinking about the office on April 5 will be to deal the Graduate Student
opposed the FHC report and sid- students attended faculty meet- deeper issues," Strehle said. with issues of FinBoard reform, Council's Housing and
ed with the students, Antico ings to show their support for With regards to short term Antico said. After questions of Community Affairs Com-
claimed, because the UA chose to freshman-year pass/no-record goals for improvement in food FinBoard's credibility have been mittee (HCA) as the Hous-
rationally discuss reasons why grading, which had been threat- services, there has already been resolved, Antico said he will per- ing and Student Affairs
they felt alternatives should be ened under an educational re- r'an immediate impact in food sonally petition for an activities Committee (HSA).
sought. "We got a lot of faculty form package released at the quality and service," Antico fee referendum next year. "I'm ii _-A· -~S
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to see that students make sense," beginning of last spring. claimed. Long term goals such as not leaving until it gets on the
he said. Taking office in the middle of reassessing food costs and the fu- ballot," he said.
Currently, the housing propos- the pass/fail battle, Antico ad- ture of ARAs contract were un- Antico said the worst mistake
al has been stalled because of sig- mitted his administration took der negotiation with Housing and of their administration was their
nificant student and faculty op- only a peripheral role, but Food Services Director Lawrence inaction on the presidential
position, as well as uncertainty as claimed that the decision to E. Maguire, Antico added. search. Answering a referendum
to what position the next presi- oppose the plan without confron- question, 68.5 percent of voters
dent will take on the issue, tation set the tone for their Rethinking on in last Wednesday's elections felt
Antico said. Approximately 90 dealings in the rest of the year. students did not have enough in-
percent of the comments received Before students entered the The centerpiece of the Antico/ put into the presidential search
on the housing proposal have faculty meetings, they were hand- Strehle administration was the re- process.
been negative, Antico claimed. ed "P/F" signs to hold up and vival of the student activities fee But in light of Phillip A.
The extra time afforded by the were urged to act "like adults," referendum, which had narrowly Sharp's withdrawal and the re-
current deadlock allows the UA Strehle said. been defeated in the spring of sumption of the search process,
to plan ahead and come up with An issue dealt with more stern- 1988. Antico said the UA had a "sec-
the appropriate alternatives, ac- ly but with a degree of modera- Their efforts to bring the issue ond chance" at providing the
cording to Antico. "We have tion was student discontent over back on last week's ballot died at search committees with student
some breathing space . . . to look ARA, MIT's food services cater- a Feb. 22 UA Council meeting input.
into all of the possibilities," he er. In the fall large numbers of when the referendum was tabled. The UA is currently working
said. students registered complaints At first, Antico expressed dis- on a short report of student con-
With long-term planning, the about the issue, Antico said. appointment with the council's cerns about the next presidency
UA will be able to provide ample "Some students wanted a boy- decision, but he now feels that is- of MIT. The report will presented
resistance the next time the hous- cott," he noted. But the UA sues of allocation must be ad- to the Corporation and faculty
ing proposal surfaces, which will chose to use the threat of the dressed. Specifically, Antico feels search committees.
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Baker to meet with Mandela
M- L- - Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d has arrived in
southern Africa to help the new nation of Namibia cele-
brate its first independence day following its separation
East Germans elect parliamnent Teachers return to classrooms from South Africa. Baker also will try to encourage
The White House said yesterday that a conservative co- power-sharing talks between Angolas government and
alition's victory in East German elections makes German West Virginia teachers are back in school, after voting US-backed rebels. Baker is expected to meet with South
unification inescapable. In an effort to slow things down to end their 11-day strike over raises they say they de- African government officials and black opposition leader
a bit, the distant second-place finishers, the Social Demo- serve. While the teachers still have not received the pay Nelson R. Mandela to talk about moves toward a black
crats, are refusing to join the new government. That hikes they demanded, a union spokeswoman is optimistic voice in South Africa's government.
could make it harder for the winners to get a two-thirds over a special session on education legislators promised.
majority needed to vote to reunite with the West. Some teachers say they are ready to walk again if the law-
Sunday's voting came five months to the day after hard- makers do not put enough effort into the campaign. Greyhound negotiations
line communist leader Erich Honecker was toppled in the break down - again
country's peaceful revolution. The reformed communists, DEA firebomber arrested in Florida Angry Greyhound executives charged striking drivers
now calling themselves the Party of Democratic Social- FBI agents arrested one of two brothers wanted for with renewed violence just before talks broke down after
ism, finished as the third-strongest individual party with questioning in connection with the firebombing of a Flori- an hour on Sunday. Greyhound Vice President Anthony
about 16 percent of the vote and 65 seats. da Drug Enforcement Administration office. The agency Lannie said six new acts of violence were committed after
The White House added that the United States has long said John Lewis Ciganek is in custody on drug charges, negotiations began Sunday, including attacks on non-
supported the "aspirations of the people of East Germany but added that he is also being questioned on the destruc- striking drivers in North Carolina.
to decide their own future." tion of the DEA office on Saturday. Officials will not say Greyhound's union did not see it that way. Union
if Ciganek or his brother are suspects in the bombing. spokesman Jeffrey Nelson said Lannie's statement
Lithuanian independence challenged amounted to what he termed "desperate words from a
Moscow is talking tougher in an effort to knock Lithu- desperate man." Nelson said the union condemns acts of
ania off the independence track. The Soviet government Court refuses environmentalist case violence against Greyhound.
yesterday warned that it will not allow the republic to set The US Supreme Court is not getting its feathers ruf-
up its own customs posts, but the statement does not say fled over the spotted owl. It refused yesterday to become
what steps the Kremlin might take to protect its interests. involved in a dispute between environmentalists, who Unions and stockholder bid for United
Lithuanian leaders are in Moscow to talk about their dec- want to protect the bird, and the Bush Admirnistration, Three unions and a major shareholder are joining to
laration of independence. Soviet President Mikhail S. which wants to allow logging in the valuable northwest buy United Airlines - they announced a purchase offer
Gorbachev said he is willing to talk, although he has timber that the owl nests in. The justices let stand a ruling of more than $3X8 billion, about 40 percent below a failed
already called the declaration illegal. that threw out part of a suit to protect the owl. takeover five months ago. The deal includes a union com-
Soviet reports indicate independence activists are mitment to cut costs and not to strike. United's chairman
winning the parliamentary election in one of Lithuania's said the board will consider the offer.
Baltic sister states, Latvia, though early accounts said the
Space station plans put on hold
People's Front is short of the two-thirds majority needed NASA is working on a response to a New York Times
to change the Latvian constitution in support of report that the proposed space station, Freedom, will be a
independence. giant orbiting fix-it job. The paper said that the project
will have so many parts that it would start breaking down W~ s
Hostages might not be released before it is even finished. It added that the non-
as quickly as expected maintenance-free Freedom would keep repair people
floating outside the unit, doing risky space walks as they
Cool and damp for the week
Some cold water is being thrown on speculation that An upper level disturbance over New England is
tried to keep the ship together.
American hostages in Lebanon may be released soon. bringing rain and cooler temperatures to the Boston
ABC News reported on Sunday that Iranian hardliners area. A low is expected to develop off the coast,
derailed a push by moderates to free the captives at meet- southeast of our area, and slowly track to the
ings with leaders of radical factions- in Tehran last week. northeast.
ABC said the militants opposed a plan by Iranian Presi- Daytime highs should remain in the 40's (4-9°C)
dent Hasheemi Rafsanjani for freeing the hostages. The through the rest of this week. By Saturday, we
White House refused to comment on the report. should see clear skies, but with temperatures
Arafat will defend Libya against US Thieves steal masterworks
State-run radio in Libya quoted Palestine Liberation FBI and museum officials say thieves dressed in police Tuesday afternoon: Cloudy with rain. Light
Organization chairman Yasser Arafat on Sunday as pledg- uniforms stole 11 paintings, including works by Rem- northeasterly winds. High near 43°F (6°C).
ing to defend Libya from US threats. The comment fol- brandt, Degas, Manet, and Vermeer, and other priceless Tuesday night: Periods of rain continuing. Low
lowed last week's fire at a Libyan factory, which the Bush objects from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the 37 °F (3°C).
Administration has charged was a chemical weapons Fenway. Museum administrators placed the value of the Wednesday: Cloudy with light rain. Northwesterly
plant. objects at $200 million, and said the thieves apparently winds gusting to 10 mph (16 kph). Highs near
entered the museum late Saturday night or early Sunday 43 °F (6 C), low 36 F (2 °).
OPEC raises oil prices morning. The thieves apparently convinced the museum's
Thursday: Clear in the morning, but increasing
Oil analysts are not sounding worried about price hikes two security guards they were police, and entered the clouds in the afternoon. More showers are
following OPEC meetings in Vienna last weekend. The building unhindered. possible by sunset. High near 46°F (8°C).
oil-producing cartel called on its members to limit pro- Anne Hawley, one of the museum's directors, said yes- Forecast by Greg Bettinger
duction in an effort to hold the price of crude oil at $18 a terday that the works were insured, but did not elaborate.
barrel. But analysts say slipping spring demand for oil Experts say the works are so well-known that they are vir- l- _ I-~~~~~ ,
tually worthless for sale, because any reputable collector Compiled by Reuvena M. Lerner
and OPEC members cheating on production quotas may and Brian Rosenberg
force prices downl. would instantly recognize them.
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Given to students and student or- The Karl Taylor Compton Awards are the highest awards given to Presented to a senior who has dem-
ganlizations in recognition of out- students. The emphasis is on outstanding contributions to the MIT onstrated excellence or proficiency FF
standing contributions to extracur- Community, sustained over a significant number of years. in the arts.
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Albert G. Hill Prize
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Billard Award ity students who have maintained
Presented to an Institute employee
for a special service of outstanding
Did you nominate someone high academic standards and made
continued contributions to the im-
merit performed for the Institute. provement of the quality of life for
Laya & Jerome B. Wiesner Awards minorities at MIT.
Provides awards to students, orga-
nizations, living groups or activities
to receive an award Laya W. Wiesner Award
in the creative arts and in the rp-. I aa· · -·Y1 9 11 Presented to an undergraduate
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Irwin Sizer Award Murphy Award Goodwin Medal MIT Community life.
Presented to a member or group in Presented to an employee whose Presented to a graduate student Edward L. Horton Fellowship
the Institute to honor significant in- spirit and loyalty exemplify an im- whose performance of teaching du- Presented to a student group that
novations and improvement to MIT measurable contribution to commu- ties is conspicuously effective over fosters fellowship within the gradu-
education. nity life at MIT. and above ordinary excellence. ate student community.
Submit nominations to The Awards Committee, Room W20-549 Deadline Date: March 31
For more information, call 253-6777.
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Homophobia cannot be treated with dispassion
In recent issues of The Tech, orientation - homo, hetero, or cause of this very fundamental
columnist Bill Jackson '93 anywhere in between - is at least part of my identity. Knowing that
["GAMIT confuses academic de- broadly determined by age five a friend disapproved of me in
bate with hostility," March 16] or earlier, by what rmnotley assort- this way would put a strain on
and letter-writer Gregory S. ment of physiological and social our friendship which would hurt
Richardson '91 ["GAMIT should factors we may never know. us both even if it wasn't
accept the views of anti-homosex- Now I always hate to bring up insurmountable.
uals," March 6] have criticized this particular fact, in part be- But worst of all is the way that
Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and cause I don't want to sound apol- too many lesbians and gays man-
Friends at MIT (GAMIT) for ogetic. It's not, "I can't help be- age to internalize this moral conl-
their pro-gay activism. The crux ing this way so please forgive me demnation. The message to gay
of the matter seems to be that the and accept me." I'm very happy people is loud and clear: you are
gay community condemns as with my lesbian identity and sick, you are perverted, you are
"homophobic" a view which can't imagine why I should ever morally wrong. It's easy to devel-
Jackson and Richardson consider consider changing it, even if that op a debilitating self-hatred -
to be simply a difference of opin- were possible. It's more like, especially when first discovering
ion - namely their belief that "This is who I am and I deserve your own identity, discovering
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homosexuality is not morally ac- to be respected as a complete, that when people say "queer" or
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ceptable. Furthermore, Jackson healthy human being." My sexual "sinner" they mean you. Any
and Richardson claim that they orientation is simply one of the book of "coming out" stories can
are oppressed by this opposition natural variations among people. provide ample detail about this Ir
from the gay community. I think In the same way, I didn't choose sort of pain and confusion.
we need to clarify a few points to have green eyes, or to be ath- Too many lesbians, gays, and
about- exactly what is opinion letically or musically inclined, bisexuals learn to hate them-
and what constitutes oppression. but I like all these parts of my selves; they learn to fear their C
Volume 110, Number 14 Tuesday, March 20, 1990 My father grew up poor and identity. And if someone tried to feelings of love for the same sex. c
white long before the civil rights tell me that any of these were This fear and self-hatred can de-
Chairman ............................ Deborah A. Levinson ' 91 movement. Transcending his ear- morally wrong - not just a way stroy relationships and careers B
Editor in Chid .............................. Prabhat Mehta '91 ly socialization, he treats black in which our inclinations differ, and even lead to suicide. It's no
Business Manager ......................... Russell Wilcox '91 people with great respect and but morally wrong - I would joke: people have died because of e
Managing Editor .................. Marie E. V. Coppola '90 friendship and has welcomed not say we had a simple differ- this - because they believed C
Executive Editor ..................... Linda D'Angelo '90 them to his neighborhood. He ence of opinion. I would say that those around them who told
they were making an unjustifi- them their "lifestyle" - their B
would never dream of giving e
News Editors ........................................Annabelle Boyd '90
Andrea Larnberti '91 someone a lower grade or deny- able attack on a part of me of identity - was not valid. And 6
Reuven M. Lerner '92 ing them a scholarship or job be- which - whether chosen or not this is being passed off as not a E
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Night Editor ........................................ Daniel A. Sidney G cause of their race. But he is ve-
Opinion Editor .................................... Michael J. Franklin '88 hemently opposed to the idea ashamed. difference of opinion. How many e
Sports Editor ........................................ Sh awn
Mastrian '91 that one of his daughters might Richardson and Jackson seem people would kill themselves over
Arts Editor .................. ................................ Peter E. Dunn G even consider dating a black to believe that because they are a difference of opinion?
Photography Editors ............................. Kristine AuYeung '91 man. Is he racist? I say yes, and I not trying to "force" anyone else When I think about all this a
Lerothodi-Lapula Leeuw '92 think most people (at least in my to agree with them, their opinion pain, all this needless suffering I
Contributing Editors ............................. Jonathan Richmond G r
generation) would join me in op- is harmless. In fact, the condem- can't help but ask myself: why? C
Niraj S. Desai '90
Irene C. Kuo '90 posing his view. Is he "op- nation of homosexuality as mor- Precisely what is wrong with lov-
Lisette W. M. Lambregts '90 pressed" because others condemn. ally wrong has caused great dam- ing someone of the same sex?
Lois Eaton '92 his opidion as racist? Definitely age that ILcannot-even begin to Why.-should ways of expressing r
Advertising Manager ............................. Mark E. Haseltine '92 not. Sure, he has a "right" to be-' describe here. But just for start- love for the 'same sex be any. dif-
Production Manager .................................... Ezra Peisach '89 lieve whatever he wants, but ers, let's point out that whether ferent than for the opposite sex? a
Senior Editor ............................... Genevieve C. Sparagna '90 when he expresses opinions that they like it or not, their view very Who are we hurting? Jackson e
are generally considered to be easily does lead to discrimination claims that "there are legitimate
NEWS STAFF racist, he has to expect to be against lesbians, gays and bisexu- reasons to disagree with homo- I
Associate News Editors: Neil J. Ross G. Joanna Stone '92, Brian criticized for it. als. For instance, how about sexuality," but neither he nor
Rosenberg '93, Katherine Shim '93; Staff: Joan Abbott '90, So, I can hear Jackson and housing? "We don't want those Richardson has come up with
Anita Hsiung '90, Miguel Cantillo '91, Seth Gordon '91, Adnan
Richardson saying now, gays and people living next door." And it any. All they have done is at-
Lawai '91, Chitra K. Raman '91, Gaurav Rewari '91, Eun S. Shin is used to justify violence against tempt to label gay activists as
lesbians should expect to be criti- I
'91, Aileen Lee '92, Karen Kaplan '93, Michael Schlamp '93,
Cliff Schmidt '93; Meteorologists: Robert X. Black G, Robert J. cized for their "opinion" that ho- gays, as in a letter of the Catholic bigots because we denounce big-
Conzemius G, Michael C. Morgan G, Greg Bettinger '91, Yeh-Kai mosexuality is a valid way of life. Church that stated that "people otry. An anti-bigotry bigot, what I
Tung '93. These gentlemen claim that they should not be surprised when a a concept. Are civil rights activ-
are not condemning "homosex- morally offensive lifestyle is ists bigoted because they would
PRODUCTION STAFF physically attacked." call opposition to interracial dat-
Associate Night Editors: Kristine J. Cordella '91, David Maltz
uals themselves, only homosex-
uality." But that would be like But I doubt that Richardson ing racist? Do we perhaps need a
'93; Staff: David E. Borison '91, Lawrence H. Kaye '91, Sunitha
Gutta '93, Jonathon Weiss '93, Aaron M. Woolsey '93. saying that my father is not op- and Jackson want their' views group to protect bigots from the i
Pawan Sinha G, Karl Dishaw '89, Michael Gojer 90, Adam Eraff
posed to black people, only to
having black skin. What Jackson
translated into public policy, so
let's look at things on a more
oppression of those who want to
raise their awareness? I'm afraid i
and Richardson need to under- personal level. How can I de- that line of reasoning (to borrow L
'91, Bill Jackson '93.
stand is that this is not just an scribe the pain I experienced - a phrase) just doesn't wash.
SPORTS STAFF "opinion," this is who we are. and still experience - upon hear- Much as Richardson, Jackson, i
Michael J. Garrison G, Harold A. Stern '87, David Rothstein '91.
In the interest of education, let
us discuss a fact. It is a fact that
ing my own sister articulate this
very same "opinion"? I sure hope
and others with similar views
may deny it, their opinions are
Staff: Frank Gillett G, Mark Roberts G, Manavendra K. Thakur I personally do not feel should my parents aren't still subscribing an attack on homosexuals -
'87, Michelle P. Perry '89, Jigna Desai '90, Peter Parnassa '90, matter, but it seems to be the to The Tech, because, though "homophobic." We of the gay,
Paige Parsons '90, Paula Cuccurullo '91, David Stern '91, Alfred only way to convince some peo- they wouldn't disown me like lesbian, and bisexual community
Armendariz '92, Sande Chen '92, Alejandro Solis '92, Kevin ple that this is our identity and some do, I don't like to imagine hope that these people will take
not just some sort of meaningless
behavior pattern. Fact: most ho-
the looks on their faces, or how
it would make me feel to know
the time to educate themselves,
to re-examine their reasons for
Associate Photography Editor: Sean Dougherty '93; Staff: mosexuals and bisexuals do not that they think I'm sick and im- their views, and hopefully to
William Chu G, frank Espinosa G, Andy Silber G, Ken Church choose their sexual orientation. It moral -morally inferior, unable overcome their prejudices.
'90, Mark D. Virtue '90, Sarath Krishnaswamy '91, Georgina A. is generally agreed that sexual to make the right choices -be- Niki Pantelias '89
Maldonado '91, David H. Oliver '91, Mauricio Roman '91, Marc
Wisnudel '91, Jonathan Kossuth '92, Paulo Corriea '93, Michelle
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I am writing to respond to sev- sic understanding of what op- specific action in which officials
eral anti-Semitic slurs and factual pression means. The Jewish law of that church actively blocked
inaccuracies in Bill Jackson's col- against eating pork persecutes no AIDS education materials from
4AW4A-~CAM41OX umn in Friday's Tech ["GAMIT one. Anti-gay legislation in this being distributed. Officials of the
41, confuses academic debate with country is responsible for ruining
Wk4, car church had even attempted to
P*5eC hostility," March 16]. I attended the lives of many people. One of prevent life-saving information
religious Jewish school for 14 the most fundamental beliefs in pamphlets from being distributed
years. I do not eat pork. Jackson Judaism is that it is strictly for- elsewhere. As a result, ACT-UP
ems8a~ flippantly describes a hypotheti- bidden to attempt to convert held a "die-in" to protest the
16d~ciJffa6 Jo >6
cal situation in which a group of someone else to your beliefs. No church's genocidal views.
"pork eaters" desecrates a syna- Jewish leader has ever con-
gogue to demonstrate their "right demned non-Jews for eating Jackson's flawed analogy trivi-
to eat pork." He ends that pas- pork. Jewish organizations have alizes the persecution that gay,
sage with the sentence, "The never caused harassment, assault, lesbian and bisexual people face
above is a joke." Anti-Semitism and criminal legislation against every day in this country. Jackson
is not a joke. The scene Jackson pork eaters. claims this should be an "aca-
describes is not merely a humor- Jackson also misreported the demic debate." I suggest he tell
ous hypothetical example. It is a incident at St. Patrick's Cathe- that to the freshwoman at a local
terrifying reality that has oc- dral in New York. First, I ques- liberal arts college who is now
Jn0 curred far too often in the histo- tion what, if any, relevance that dead. This bright young woman
ry of anti-Semitic violence. The incident has to the discussion recently committed suicide. She
desecration of synagogues, in- about Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals did so because her parents exer-
cluding smearing them with dead and Friends at MIT (GAMIT). cised their "right" to tell her that
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pigs, is something that was a sys- The organization which planned homosexuality is immoral, for
tematic part of the actions taken that protest was the AIDS Coali- themselves and for her, that she
Article ignored graduate students by the ancient Romans and more tion to Unleash Power (ACT-UP). was disgusting, and that there-
recently the Nazis as part of a The protest was not a bunch of fore they were disowning her. His
who back proposed housing plan plan to de-legitimize the Jewish gay activists protesting the Cath- analogy also trivializes the brutal
faith. olic Church's view that homosex- anti-Semitic attacks on syna-
uality is immoral. Everyone has gogues which have terrorized
The Tech's news article "Grad at the March 5 meeting. It is un- Clearly Jackson has never ex- the right to believe whatever they many people's lives. Please, help
students oppose proposed hous- realistic to expect individuals perienced being a member of choose with regard to their own stop the hatred.
ing policy" [March 16] was an ir- who live off-campus (the major- anything other than the privi- morality. The protest was a group
responsible piece of journalism ity of graduate students) to at- leged majority, for he lacks a ba- of AIDS activists protesting a Rebecca Kaplan '92
because it portrays the Graduate tend meetings to debate issues
Student -Council's Housing and which will have absolutely no ef- I I -19 I C I Ily - -- II c---Il
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Community Affairs Committee fect on them. That leaves a few
as uniformly opposed to the of us who are dedicated to the
Housing Office proposal for plight of homeless first-year
graduate student housing and graduate students to speak up at
fails to mention graduate support these meetings as spokespersons
for the proposed plan. for the nameless 1300 incoming
graduate students who are
We sat with The Tech's report- subjected to the "housing meet
er for nearly two hours at the grinder" each fall.
HCA committee meeting oh More than 80 percent of the
March 5. Either he slept through nearly 1500 graduate students
most of that meeting or he chose who responded to a 1989 HCA
to ignore a large part of the dis- survey said first-year graduate
i cussion which transpired. At students should have priority for
least five individuals (four of on-campus housing. Of all the
whom have been members of plans which have been seriously
HCA for at least one year) ex- discussed at HCA meetings (in-
pressed support for the Housing cluding the GSC proposal), the
Housing Office's proposed plan
Office's proposed policy.
If The Tech had bothered to
investigate the recent history of
HCA meetings, it would have re-
is superior and most closely in
accord with students' expressed
views. It will guarantee housing
alized that many of those show- to the most first-year graduate
ing up for such meetings are not students with the shortest delay
regular attendees of HCA meet- in reaching the long term goal of
ings. Rather they are current on- offering one year of on-campus
I campus residents who have been housing to all first-year graduate I l - . l
showing up in droves ever since students who request housing.
the concept of changing the sta- This point of view was espoused
tus quo with regards to graduate by several of us at the March 5 Discriminatory programs have no place at Institute
student housing was suggested. HCA meeting. It was negligent of
In fact, this applies to many of The Tech to ignore it. We, the members of Defeat Oct. 6, 1989, "it is not the needi- to oppose scholarship programs
I the 15 or so individuals who Robert Kiss G est students who suffer the most
Discrimination at MIT, were that are restricted to students on
voiced opposition to the proposal Linda Baston G pleased to learn of Officer Can- when ROTC scholarships are the basis of race, religion, gen-
didate Susan Raisty's support for withdrawn. These students will der, or sexual orientation. If MIT
Bizarre hair sculpture should not '6equal treatment of all people,
including homosexuals and wom-
have their full need met by MIT
without much additional support
refused to accept a scholarship
program for deserving but poor
be placed in MIIT Student Center en, in the Armed Forces."
["Elimination of campus ROTC
from their parents." Raisty is also
wrong to claim, "without
white Protestants sponsored by
the Ku Klux Klan, would Raisty
program would accomplish little [ROTC] scholarships, many still complain that MIT was
I have been continuously mys- goal of MIT which is to describe and harm many," March 13] We would be unable to attend" MIT. treating its students as "sacrificial
tified about what constitutes art phenomena in a rational and log- also share deeply in her concern On the contrary, the Report to pawns" in the service of a '"pub-
in the eyes of those individuals ical manner. The artist then about any MIT students who the Dean concluded that a "de- licity stunt"? ROTC is not the
who make judgments concerning claims that she wants "to touch might be adversely affected in the tailed look at the students who KKK, but the analogy holds in
what "art" should be displayed on more primal emotions." The event that our efforts to eliminate have been withdrawn from the one limited respect. The ROTC
on the MIT campus and pur- only primal emotion elicited discrimination by Reserve Offi- ROTC scholarship program dur- scholarship program, restricted
chased using MIT funds. The lat- from me is disgust and possibly a cers Training Corps were to even- ing the past two years shows that as it is to heterosexual students,
est project, that of the hair sculp- touch of nausea. tuate in the elimination of the students usually do not withdraw helps 6.4 percent of MIT under-
ture by Mags Harries, is destined Finally, I normally associate ROTC scholarship program itself from the Institute as a result of graduates at the cost of promot-
to grace the atrium of the Strat- hair balls with the things that my from the MIT campus. Raisty's loss of ROTC support." ing discrimination against sexual
ton Student Center, and has done pet cat regurgitates in the spring letter, however, contains a good minorities throughout MIT. Al-
nothing to modify my poor opin- season due to shedding of her deal of misinformation which Raisty assumes that our cam- though it may benefit some stu-
ion of the artistic judgment of winter coat. However, I toss these should not be allowed to mislead paign to end discrimination on dents, a restrictive scholarship
those people responsible for hair balls into the trash, and in members of the MIT community campus by ROTC, if successful, program harms the student body
campus art. no way do I feel compelled to into withholding their full sup- would still have little or no im- as a whole by creating invidious
The notion of a gargantuan hang them from the ceiling. Har- port form our petition campaign. pact on ROTC policy nation- distinctions between entire seg-
hair ball hanging in the atrium ries' hairy sculpture is bizarre Raisty states that "1?OTC often wide. But the Report to the Dean ments of the student population
next to the Lobdell dining room and unworthy of the Student provides the only way for many points out that "MIT has had an and by furthering existing preju-
will certainly be the last straw for Center atrium and the reportedly excellent students and individuals exceptional role in the evolution dice, injustice, and discrimina-
many trying to avoid perpetual tens of thousands of dollars ap- to attend MIT" (with the excep- of nationwide ROTC programs tion against currently stigmatized
digestive upset. The artist, in a propriated for its construction. tion of excellent lesbian, bisexu- and policies." MIT is therefore in minority groups. Such restric-
recent Tech Talk article, says she In its present form, the project al, and gay students, of course). a privileged position to influence tions have no place in a free and
"is creating a work for MIT should be canceled or at least But, according to an unreleased national military policy. With in- open community of minds.
[and] will avoid something logical modified such that a different Report to the Dean for Under- creased power comes increased
or easily rationalized." This state- artistic medium is employed. graduate Education onl the MIT- responsibility. Christopher Smith '91
ment is certainly at odds with the Norman Wereley G ROTC Relationship, dated Despite Raisty, it is not callous Joseph Powers '92
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Mastrian column mangled facts and resorted to personal attacks
I was disappointed to see that tion that all UA candidates are This letter is in response to from the start I was among a president race, causes me to
The Tech had to reach deep into liars. Shawn Mastrian's column ["PFor group of brothers involved with question his credibility as a
the pine to fill space on the opin- And for the other question, undergrads, a time for thanks," the issue. I was not, as The Tech columnist and his "right" to per-
ion page with Shawn J. Mastrian "severe trauma" probably better March 16] appearing in the last and Mastrian have said, the sonally attack members of the
'91's writing about the Under- describes how people's stomachs issue. My status as a candidate in "commissioner", "organizer", or undergraduate body.
graduate Association elections react to the controversial ARA the past Undergraduate Associa- "designer" of the T-shirt. In an In fact, The Tech's entire atti-
["For undergrads, a time for food than Residence/Orientation tion elections in no way has any interview with The Tec for the tude on certain aspects of the
thanks," March 16]. Week flushing, but some people input in this response. I am March 13 issue, I made my role past election is in question. There
I do suppose that writers lucky are placed under a large amount writing as a concerned and highly clear to the reporter, although is firm evidence of misquotations
enough to have their text pub- of emotional duress during R/O. offended member of the under- subsequent misquotings and edit- and biased editing in its report on
lished are getting to develop their Most people get over it, but feel- graduate student body. ings may have muddied this a bit. the UA debate, and its continual
writing skills which will undoubt- ings are hurt nonetheless. If a The statement from Mastrian's Mastrian could have averted his abusive and mistaken treatment
edly be a great benefit to them as student organization is trying to column that was most pointed mistake and corrected this situa- of the entire ATO T-shirt inci-
they begin their treks through the eliminate those bad feelings, and personally attacking is as fol- tion by first doing a little hard- dent lends serious doubt to its
real world. They will probably be more power to it. lows: "... what the hell does fact research and contacting credibility. (I could spend another
able to put "editorial writer" on Viewing the pictures in the 'undergraduate strength' mean? those involved personally. entire letter pointing out these in-
their resumes, and these writers supplement, I didn't manage to And does Strizzi look like some- stances. Suffice it to say that
will not need any help at all in come across Mr. Mastrian's one who has it?" This comment Furthermore, Mastrian contra- quotes were printed that wCee
writing excellent resumes that visage. is totally out of line, attacks me dicts himself many times. For in- never said; and The Tech edited
will assure them of securing jobs. I'm sure that if I had had a personally, and is in no way con- stance' in one paragraph he out portions of articles pertaining
The article certainly brought chance to see his imposing pres- nected to Mastrian's cynical com- states that the UA is a useless or- to certain candidates only.) Thus,
up some relevant points about ence, there would be no doubt in mentary of the elections. He can ganization and there were no is- I refused to even comment to the
the UA's role on campus and how my mind as to the meaning of have his opinion, and he has a sues of importance in the election paper after the past election, for
well it effectively executes its "Undergraduate Strength." The right to have it printed Ojust as I (if he truly believes this, then his fear of being misquoted and
operations. trailer at the end of his article have a right to have this printed). apathetic stance gives him no misrepresented once again.
cutely describes him as a "three However, a comment such as the right to make any commentary In closing, some advice to
Unfortunately the relevant time failure in the UAP/VP one above that personally attacks whatsoever on the election or on Mastrian, and to future Tech
comments were hidden in the race." someone's appearance (or any- the candidates). He then goes on writers: If you cannot get your
"beefy" column inches the article That's a fairly flattering de- thing else for that matter) cannot to say how he "hated" the fact points across without personally
consumed. Such complaints as scription of an unofficial candi- be tolerated. that none of the candidates actu- attacking someone, then you may
posters with names and no mes- date who consciously contributed Additionally, Mastrian's treat- ally paid any attention to the im- need to reevaluate your ability as
sage bears a certain irony when to "narrowing the Infinite Corri- ment of the controversial T-shirt portant issues at hand. This con- a columnist or editor. If Mastrian
compared to Mr. Mastrian's large dor by three feet," with '"ugly issue shows that he should have tradictiorn makes no sense! (By wishes to try to rectify his situa-
byline followed by his vacant and confusing" posters. As far as read up on his facts before writ- the way, all the candidates did tion by confronting me face to
text. Those posters also bear a strength and posters are con- ing his column. To set the record pay close attention to the issues face to discuss the issue of
striking resemblance to most po- cerned, last year, Mastrian and straight: When the incident oc- that did exist; and Mastrian "'strength," then I welcome the
litical campaign posters in the his running mate Adam Braff '91 curred, letters were printed and could have easily seen this if he meeting. But for now, this inci-
6'real world," which consist challenged Paul L. Antico '91 the president of Alpha Tau Ome- had only bothered to take a look dent should serve as a guideline
largely of such banner titles as and Andrew P. Strehle '91 to a ga responded appropriately. Ef- at their platforms in Lobby 7.) about how columnists should not
"Dukakis/Bentsen," "Bush/- tag-team wrestling match. fective and correct action was All of this, plus the fact that handle an issue. Let us pray that
Quayle," or "McGovern/- Too bad such a fearsome bout taken. My personal involvement Mastrian himself is a three-tirme it is followed.
Eagleton." was not realized with the Thomas in the incident was made clear loser in the UA president/vice- Jon Strizzi '92
As far as the Weekly World S. Kang '91/Jon D. Strizzi '91
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equally righteous columnist, Ed from Brown to observe the
Anger, provides writing that pro- elections.
poses to be based on larger philo- I do almost feel like I am play-
The Technology and Culture Seminar and the MIT Energy Lab
sophical absolutes than "things I ing to the need for copy that Present a Series on
hate." Anger is also a bit funnier Mastrian insists The Tech has, e
than Mr. Mastrian. but maybe something positive
Now, I believe the referenda will come of it.
placed on the ballot were defi- Perhaps the publishing of this
nitely of dubious intent, but why letter will squeeze some obscure
Energy and the
not write an article on the ques- article updating the progress of
tionability of the Corporation's
accountability to undergraduates
at all? Instead, Mr. Mastrian
chooses to ridicule a group for
the NCAA basketball tourna-
ment off of the back page, which
would be cause for thanksgiving.
I do not expect Mastrian to devi-
participating in an activity he
deems to be an autocratic, em-
bezzling. organization. The latter
attribution is quite a claim, espe-
ate from the cute style of wit he
exercises so frequently; but, since
The Tech has long ago gained the
respectability the UA lacks, per-
cially without supporting evi- haps it could have respectable
dence. Another questionable writers write opinion articles. I
practice is his repeated implica- Jeff Meyer '90
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Ring should not honor a man-who oppressed Native Americans
Having heard opinions that the financial rescue by pawning her that the Carribbean natives were quickly enslaved. Columbus treatment of Native Americans
image of Columbus should re- jewels. The true reason why Co- so peaceful that they could be again forced the natives to mine from America's collective
main on the Class of 1992 ring to lumbus had difficulty financing controlled simply by the threat of for gold. Because of the high Na- memory.
represent the "spirit of explora- his voyage is that scholars did not the sword. Under pressure to tive American death rate under If I were a member of the large
tion and discovery" at MIT de- trust his assumption about the bring riches back to Spain, Co- the hardships of Spanish slavery, Asian community at MIT, the
spite the "trivial" concerns of the width of the Atlantic. Scholars at lumbus forced the Arawaks of Columbus declared that the sophomore ring committee would
Native American students at the time knew that the earth was Haiti to mine for gold. Those Native Americans were far not dare insult me or my ances-
MIT, I would like to share with much larger than Columbus be- who did not work to the satisfac- inferior to Africans as slaves. As tors by using the image of one of
the ring committee and the MIT lieved. The popular myth that the tion of the Spaniards had a limb a consequence, the Spanish be- the many famous men in history
community the Hatuai (Taino- sophomore ring committee has cut off as an example to the oth- gan to bring African slaves to who have exploited or murdered
speaking Arawaks of Cuba) his- chosen to believe is that Colum- er Arawaks. When Columbus left Cuba to support their mainland Asians. If I were instead a mem-
tory of Columbus' travels. This bus' goal in sailing to the Far Haiti for Cuba, almost the entire explorations. ber of the African-American
history has been passed down by East was to discover a new route Arawak population on Haiti had One hundred years ago, Cuba community at MIT, the ring com-
my ancestors over 500 years and in the "spirit of exploration and been mutilated or murdered. Co- was still under Spanish control. mittee again would not dare in-
proves how unworthy Columbus discovery." Columbus' true plan lumbus forced those who sur- The Spanish had continued to sult me or my ancestors by using
is of his "institutionalized" was to sail to the Far East and vived onto his ships in hopes of kill the Hatuai, including my the image of one of the many
image. then force the Chinese into min- increasing his profits by selling great-grandparents, in an attempt famous men in history who have
First, the popular history of ing for precious stones and met- the Arawaks as slaves in Spain. A to keep the Hatuai and the exploited or murdered African-
Columbus contains many myths, als. And despite popular belief, few Arawaks were able to escape African-Cubans suppressed as Americans.
most of which are believed only Queen Isabella did not pawn her from the Spanish in order to sources of cheap labor. Also 100 Finally, if I were a member of
in the United States. One of the jewels to finance Columbus' voy- warn the Hatuai Arawaks of the years ago, for a comparison, the the Jewish community at MIT,
most popular myths is that Co- age, but she did use government coming danger. United States was still offering the ring committee would not
lumbus set sail to prove that the funds to help Columbus so that When Columbus reached payments for Native Americanl dare insult me or my ancestors by
world was round. Actually, schol- he would give her a portion of Cuba, he was met by the leader and Hispanic scalps in an at- using the image of one of the
ars had accepted the "roundness" the precious stones that he might of the Hatuai. Columbus gave tempt to secure the New Mexico many famous men in history who
of the earth ever since Plato pop- acquire. the leader the choice of ordering and Arizona regions. (These have exploited or murdered mem-
ularized Aristotle's ideas. Anoth- When Columbus reached the his people to obey the Spaniards events were occurring only 50 bers of the Jewish faith. By start-
er popular myth is that Colum- Carribbean, he assumed that he or death by crucifixion. The lead- years before the Jewish holocaust ing World War II, Hitler began a
bus had difficulty financing his had landed off the coast of India er chose death over slavery and began.) wave of scientific exploration and
voyage to the far east because of because of the physical appear- was immediately crucified and The events of 1492 may seem discovery which resulted in tech-
his belief in a round world and ance of the Native Americans. burned while Still alive. Without remote to the world of today, but nology that directly benefits our
that Queen Isabella came to his Columbus quickly discovered their leader, the Hatuai were the precedents that Columbus lives today. The 1992 ring com-
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Americans and the enslavement
mittee would never consider put-
ting Hitler on the brass rat be-
uElXeR o of Africans in the New World, cause of the Holocaust and other
still affect the world that we live crimes against humanity that he
'SSMdaN in 500 years after his historic voy- committed. But because 1 am a
NiXON age. Columbus does not deserve
to represent the MIT spirit of ex-
member of the extremely small
Hispanic and Native American
ploration and discovery. Colum-
WTURNS TO bus sailed not to explore or dis-
community at MIT, the 1992 ring
committee has decided that it can
cover a new route to China, but insult me and my ancestors, and
CdRPTL HiLL.OG to exploit the Chinese. Instead,
Columbus exploited Native
in the process disregard historical
evidence, just so the committee
Americans, mistaking them for can be 'cute" and celebrate the
Indians, and was the first to anniversary of Columbus'
bring African slaves to the New voyage.
World. Because of their mistreatment
I accuse the Class of 1992 Ring and murders, the memory of my
Committee of prejudice. The ancestors including my great-
committee has been made aware grandparents should be respected
of its ignorance and has acknowl- just as if they were exploited
zq edged its mistake, and yet has Asians, enslaved African-Ameri-
9 a chosen to perpetuate a false im-
age of Columbus. I offer the ring
committee's actions as an exam-
ple of how Americans have
cans, or Jews killed in the Holo-
caust. The image of Columbus
on the Class of 1992 ring should
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blocked the memory of the mis- Juan G. Ricardo-Grimes '90
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MIT Space Grant Program announces 18 UROP Awards totalling $15,000
-- I- ~NASA AWARDS producea detailedsystems study and feasibility report on buildinga hybrd rockt.
Lilac Muller to work in the Man Vehile Lab inth vertical eye movements in a UROPs approvedfor James Dailey, Andy Lewin, Rick Paxson, and Art
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William Bankhead to uwrk in the PlasmaFusion Center to design a retarding
field energy analyzerfora plasma rocket. George Mclean to work in the Physics Departmentfor work on testing trans-
mission gratingsfor the AXAF X-ray Telescope.
David Oh to work zwth Draper Lab on aMars terrain shadow model.
Quan Tran to develop electronic control of a six degreefreedom robotic platform.
Kevin Frisch to woork in the Physics Department for study of X-ray data from
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structure and behaviour of gravitational lenses. optics for use in space.
Celia Liu to work wuith DraperLab on control systems for autonomous etrrain Eric Abemrathy to work winth Lincoln Lab on satellite launchers.
James Kalamas to work with Lineoln lab to determinehow the position and
Richard Villanueva to work in Aeronautics and Astronautics Departmentfor thickness of clouds are determined by meteorologist.
study of design considerationsfor space EVA.
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14-mad -v~qwfox R iI k- -s Live at 0eNkesky
for a semester or a year.
Binswanger's defense of capitalism
ignores absence of equal opportunity
I was very much disturbed by it must be for you to see an ex-
Harry Binswanger's defense of ample of a successful black or of
capitalism as I read the interview a successful woman, and declare
article (I did not see him speak)
in Friday's Tech ["Binswanger
that there is equal opportunity
when there is so much at stake Application deadline for the
discusses the moral basis of capi- for you, psychologically, in be-
talism," March 163. As stated in
the article's summary of Bins-
lieving that you have fairly
earned what prosperity you have.
Undergraduate Residence Exchange
How easy for you to say, "As an
wanger's talk, he defends capital-
ism by saying, "Preventing a man
from keeping the values that he
individualist, I say race, gender,
and all other such group affili-
for the 1990-91 academic year is
has achieved is immoral. The ations are irrelevant." It seems to
only system which upholds these
rights, property rights, is
me that objectivism does not
eliminate subjectivity, it just
Thursday, April 191h
capitalism." hides the fact that it is there.
It would seem to me that Bins- And these inequalities in op-
wanger has much at stake in de- portunity, Mr. Binswanger, are
fending capitalism. I am sure the result of too much capital-
that as a graduate of MIT and ism. You are right, capitalism
the holder of a PhD degree, he does protect the rights and well-
has prospered greatly in our capi- being of those who are success-
talistic society. But what is at ful. But capitalism pays no mind
stake for him is not so much fi- to the fairness of distribution of
nancial, as it is psychological. 1 opportunity - that is why we
am sure that what Binswanger balance it with some socialism.
values more highly than his fi- In my mind, we could use a little
nancial gains is the fact that he more socialism to effect some
has worked hard and has earned equality in opportunity.
what he has. (Is this not precious
to everyone?) And apparently he Unfortunately, there are many
owes this opportunity to capital- people besides Binswvanger who
ism, which is probabiy true. have a great deal psychologically
However, in order to feel that
one has trully earned something
invested in capitalism. Not the
least of whom are wealthy stock-
Information and applications are now available in the
and to justify it morally, fine holders, corporate executives Wellesley-Mff Exchange Program Office, 7-1031
must believe that everyone has (have you seen Roger and Me?)
the same opportunity. Thus, and other economic leaders, and
Binswanger extols the "virtues" the majority of our government
of capitalism. representatives - basically the I . . .
I hate to rain on your parade, people who wield almost ,J11 of
Mr. Binswanger, but equal op- the power in this country Is it
portunity to prosper does not ex- any wonder why the r ch are
ist in this country. You are not getting richer and the rnoor are
1" Mfonnation Systems
black, and you are not a woman, getting poorer?
and you are not poor. How easy Curtis Barnes '90
Lower I~~ ~ 0
Undergraduate Association should
count votes of those who abstained
This year's Undergraduate As- Tech, only 1339 of these were
sociation elections contained a "first-choice ballots." What hap-
new concept: Students for None pened to the other 246 ballots?
of the Above. Our group believed Were they "invalid"? Perhaps
that none of the candidates was some of them were indeed inva-
"qualified" for office, and urged lid, having been cast for ineligible C>
students to mark '"None of the candidates: Shawn J. Mastrian
Above" on their ballots. These '91 and Adam Braff '91, Snoopy, Atmounmd new lower
pace on the Mdnth SE
ballots were not counted, and the
reason UA Election Commission-
Winnie the Pooh, or other hack
candidates. But 246 ballots is a
er Christine M. Coffey '93 gave sizable number, especially when you'd
If like to enhance your education all Macintosh sotht-a works the same way.
was, "They aren't valid ballots, compared to the 214 garnered by and yourbudget, take note.>IR just lowered And since every Macintosh runs the same
why should we bother counting Thomas S. Kang '91/Jon D. prices on two powerful members of our sofware and is apandable, itcan grow
them?" In what could be called Strizzi '92 and the 265 received Macintosh' family the Macintosh SE and with you as your needs change.
"ireal" elections, abstentions are by David W. Hogg '92/David M. the Macintosh Plus. Considering all this, you should have
Stern '91. A voting bloc that They'llI a world of possibilities at
put no doubt about whidl course totake. Give
valid and counted. In the Soviet
large should be included in the your fingertips. likegraphing the economic a Macintosh atry, and save.
Union, votes for "None of the
impact ofjapnese cpansionism. Analyz-
Above" are counted, and are of- analysis, as it sends a message to ing Freud Or justorganizing that stack of
ten used to keep candidates out the UA Council and to the notes. Better yet, once you've mastered one
of offices. The UA Council even voters. application you can use them all, because lbepmutobe~wbesl
counts abstentions during its bi- It is in this light that we call
weekly meetings. Why, then, did for a recount of the ballots -
the UA Election Commission one which counts the absten- MIT Microcomputer Center
take it on themselves to rob tions. Those who abstained did Stratton Student Center, Lower Level
the undergraduates of this vote and have a right to see their Weekdays 1Oam-4:30pm
knowledge? votes counted. 253-7686
According to the "Unofficial Andrew B. Ellis '93
UA Election Results" posted out- UA Council Executive Board *tw0iCsnwle.
Ie Ak S Madrtsh urn d ip Tuer
Pbp, xkAddsnff. c
side the UA office, 1585 votes' Ted Y. Ts'o '90
were cast. According to The Students for None of the Above
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ARA changes over
to reusable plates
(Continuedfrom page 1) program is to succeed. She added
the March/April edition of that general environmental con-
Greenpeace, an environmentalist sciousness will help the program.
magazine, 5000 tons of such SAVE is working to educate
dioxins are disposed of daily. MIT on the problems of dispos-
In addition, ARA plans to re- able products, Assaad explained.
duce the number of paper cups According to the group's litera-
used on campus, and to provide ture, there are no truly biode-
receptacles for recycling glass. gradable plastic trash bags on the
"The only thing stopping the re- market today. Instead, what are
cycling of glass is the lack of re- widely publicized as biodegrad-
cycling pickup services," Leo able do little more than decom-
said. He added that the recepta- pose into tiny toxic flakes which
cles will be made available once a can infiltrate water systems,
working service is in order. Assaad said.
The Hunger Action group and The September/October issue
the Homeless Initiative, two oth- of Garbage, another environmen-
er student groups, have also con- talist magazine, said each Ameri-
tacted ARA regarding the distri- can throws away four pounds of
bution of excess food to various waste a day, as compared to 1.5
Cambridge shelters. pounds for Europeans. A large
Awareness is necessary percentage of this waste is in the
form of disposables and paper
Both ARA and SAVE empha- products, the article added.
sized the need for consumer SAVE has also been pushing
awareness. Posters publicizing the for Physical Plant to begin recy-
new program and emphasizing cling efforts, but has not been
the use of china will be distribut- successful to date.
I ed in dining halls this week, and SAVE commended ARA on
SAVE will encourage recycling at their prompt action, and encour-
a Lobby 10 booth. aged consumers to follow their
Assaad said that consumers lead. Assaad expressed hope that
Douglas Keller/The Tech must both insist on china and re- Physical Plant would do so in the
Andy's is backl Some of the world's smartest people can eat again at Andy's Place. turn it to the dining halls if the near future.
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Discharged AEPI brothers may sue national for discrimination
(Continuedfrom page 1) what chapter members could do date is still undecided, Liro said. While Stier thought that Ar- of complex motivating factors"
was very little emphasis on our to fight the eviction, Liro said. If the chapter members learn that none's concern presented "a via- involved in the actions of the
willingness or unwillingness to The idea of a lawsuit "had it is a viable option, they could ble scenario," he felt certain chapter members. But, he assert-
follow the guidelines, while there been bouncing around," Liro try to fight the eviction, he not- "that the brothers in the house ed that "discrimination was the
was a fair amount of emphasis said. But the Monday meeting, at ed. But, "to some degree, we would wish to avoid that situa- salient issue for most people."
on people's feelings about being which chapter members were able would have to decide what are tion, and will avoid that situation
part of a Jewish fraternity," Liro to state their case to the national objectives were: it is possible that if there is nothing to gain in a Dean's Office investigates
organization, set the idea in we just want to try to stay here lawsuit." As much as chapter housing possibilities
said. Only six or seven AEPi
members are Jewish. motion, Liro said. through the summer so we could members "would like to see AEPi The ""Dean's Office is looking
The discrepancy between the "We decided to do it after the try to fight the eviction until national punished for their ac- into how they can house [chapter
national organization's stated Monday meeting because we then," he explained. tions, maybe there is nothing for members], looking into blocks in
reason for reorganization and its didn't think that AEPi national us to gain by doing so," he dormitories," Arnone said. In
was really able to justify what Damage to ILG9 feared
i focus on the fraternity's Jewish added addition, chapter members "are
character was the primary focus they had done on the basis of li- InterFraternity Council Presi- Arnone argued that the factors trying to find housing" them-
of the brief, Liro said. ability issues and because they dent Miles Arnone '91, while driving the chapter members selves and "there is always a pos-
One of the two primary rea- were unable to successfully use supporting the efforts of the could also be cause for concern. sibility that the IFC could put
sons why the chapter decided to liability as a reason for their AEPi members, worried that If "the sole purpose" of the them up in the other houses as a
pursue the possibility of a lawsuit actions," he explained. This "the lawsuit would cause more AEPi chapter members "is re- friendly gesture."
was a "moral issue,"-Liro said. "would imply that there were harm than good." If the lawsuit venge, then I can't support what Stier felt confident that the
"We don't think what happened some other reasons," he said. were to "become a widespread is- -they do," he said. The IFC head "Dean's Office will support hous-
was fair or right and we do not While the issue of discrimina- sue," Arnone explained, "a lot of "did get that sense from some" ing for us in the dorm system."
want to allow the national orga- tion is the main focus of the damage could be done to MIT of the chapter members "and At this point, it is a "question of
nization to do whatever it wants chapter's legal efforts, landlord- independent living groups." that can be very destructive to how many of us can live in close
without being accountable," he tenant legalities are also being in- "If this becomes a suit, what other ILGs as well as to the proximity to each other," he
added. vestigated, Liro said, even [the chapter members] will get chapter members themselves." added.
The second reason is more though "it is a very separate out of it may be questionable," Arnone hoped people "would The Dean's Office, especially
practical; the legal committee issue." Landlord-tenant issues Arnone said. And for people not not act without looking at the Tewhey, "do not want to disturb
hopes to "get the eviction halt- come into play because the house familiar with fraternities damag- bigger picture." While he did not any of the people in the dorm
ed," Liro said. "The group of corporation, which owns the two ing "generalizations will run ram- want "to trivialize the issue" of system, but they do want to see
people here now [in the house] AEPi houses on 155 Bay State pant . .. extending past M4IT and discrimination, he said that there that we can come out okay as far
are interested in maintaining our Road, has sided wholly with the AEPi," he added. is a lot more involved than one as housing," Stier explained. The
integrity as a group," he ex- national organization, Stier said. Arnone hoped "that the whole group of MIT students." office is "being fair to both sides
plained. If the issue "is tied up in Since the relationship between thing could be handled internally, Stier, himself, admitted that of a sensitive issue," he
court," the members could possi- the house corporation and the within the MIT community." 4'as human beings, there are a lot concluded.
bly stay in the house. "That's one chapter is somewhat tenuous, the
of the advantages," Liro noted, members want "to make sure
but it is "not the primary one." business may continue as usual,
The legal committee 'decided at least until the end of the
on CLUM because it is the type term," Stier explained.
of organization that is interested While the legal committee has
in constitutional issues like this," investigated this issue, it has not
Liro said. That fact that CLUM "found out anything for sure
4would pretty much fund" the other than the eviction laws in
lawsuit if it "decided the case Boston are very complicated,"
merited further action," was also Liro said. "In some cases there
a consideration, he added. needs to -be just cause for evic-
tion," he explained, and "being
AEPi forms ad hoc thrown out of a frat is not just
legal committee cause for eviction, as far as
While the ad hoc legal commit- Boston ordinances go."
tee "was put together at a house The committee has contacted
meeting in February," Stier said, the Massachusetts Tenants Orga-
chapter members "thought about nizationv Liro said. And while "it
legal possibilities as early as Jan. is sort of a bizarre case, " the
23 - as soon as we heard about MTO is "~going to look into it
reorganization ." and get back to me, although I
But at the time it was formed, haven't heard anything yet," he
the committee "was not even noted.
planning a lawsuit," Liro said. Whether the chapter will de-
The goal of the committee cide to fight the legality of the
"was to investigate definitions of eviction, or just stall the eviction
discrimination, investigate the
feasibility of a court case, and
check into our landlord-tenants
rights," Stier said.
The committee also looked
into the national organization's
ability to take control of the
chapter's bank account, the evic-
tion process and regulations, and
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EVIN"S KITCHEN The TechPerformingArtsSeriespresents. * s
MANDALA FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
I will not bother to i extol the virtues of Thirty dancers, singers, and musicians - over 100 authentic costumes - music
By KEVIN FRISCH macaroni and cheese (there are far too and dance from 15 different lands. The Boston Globe calls the Mandala Folk
'VE ALWAYS LOVED Stouffer's Macaro- many to enumerate), but rather, I'll just Dance Ensemble "a reminder of how many flavors, colors, cultures, and
ni and Cheese, and would often give you the recipe. wonders this world offers." e
enjoy it on those bitterly cold nights John Hancock Hall, March 30 at 8 pm.
I in San Diego. But several years ago, Macaroni and Cheese MIT price: $6.
a terrible thing happened: the price of with Broccoli PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese began to
The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra presents its first Family Concert, Peter vs. the
rise. When I came out to Boston the price I stick of butter (4 oz.) Wolf. Using Prokofiev's delightful score, the Wolf gets his day in court to defend
seemed even higher - either that or I had 2 heaping tbsp. white flour his innocence. Featuring Stan Gill of Boston Baked Theater as the Wolf and
less money (or perhaps a subtle combina- I pint light cream Robin DeRosa as the Judge. Jeffrey Rink, guest conductor.
tion of both). l/2 tsp. salt Sanders Theater, March 31 at 2 pm. =
Well, things got pretty bad, and (though 1 lb. grated sharp cheddar cheese MIT prce: $5.
l/2 lb. macaroni elbows
I'm ashamed to admit it) I even tried the 1
3/$1.00 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (I hes- 1 lb. broccoli Ticketsareonsaleatthe Techtnology CommunityAssociadton, W20 450 1
itate to use the word "cheese" in this case). Start by cooking the macaroni accord- in theStudent Center.Oicehourspostedon the door. Callx3-4885for G
Not surprisingly, I was unable to eat more ing to the directions on the box, adding further information. C
than an elbow's worth. So, after giving the half of the stick of butter to the boiling TheTechPerformingArtsSefies,aservicefortheentireMITcommunity, E
remaining boxes to my roommate, I set water. Drain the macaroni and set it aside. from The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, in conjunction with the
out to make some of my own. Break or cut the broccoli into bite size
I tried a couple of recipes, and eventual- Technology Community Association, MIT 'sstudentcommunityservice !
pieces, and cook them in boiling water for
ly found one with the right consistency but about five minutes, until they are a little
the flavor was just not there. I tried add- underdone. Drain and set aside. i
ing Tabasco sauce in increasing amounts Preheat oven to 375 °E Gently warm up =s,
to "bring out the flavor of the cheese' as the cream in a small pot. When it is warm,
one book said. But the flavor did not turn off the flame. In a large pot, over a
come out, remaining hidden behind overly
Tabascoed macaroni and goo. Salsa
worked much better, but I was still not
small flame, melt the remaining half stick
of butter. When melted, add the flour and Interested
stir continuously for about three minutes.
satisfied. After all, macaroni and cheese is Be very careful with the butter-flour mix-
not Mexican, so it should not need salsa to
make it edible. Then it dawned on me-
why not punt the regular cheddar I'd been
ture - it will burn very easily. Next, add
the warmed cream, and stir everything
around until the mixture is almost - but
in the Arts?
using, and use sharp cheddar. It worked NOT - boiling. Add 90 percent of the
beautifully. cheese and stir until melted. Now put in
the macaroni and broccoli, and stir briefly.
Pour into an 8x8x2 inch baking pan, and
sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. The Tech Arts department is looking
Place the pan in the pre-heated oven for
2Q to 30 minutes, until the cheese on top is
melted and a little crispy. Makes six
for writers interested in reviewing
Although it is quite tasty as is, adding
classical and jazz performances,
medium salsa (especially Enrico'sO brand)
makes it even better. movies, books, dance, theatre, and art.
Good luck and good eating.
(Please write to kevinf athenw., if you If you'd like-to write arts, call Peter
would like to see more recipes- a certain
type. in this column, or if you have any
comments or suggestions. - KF)
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chunks of tomato, or you can order a that go beyond the imagination. Most serves up the best sandwich in Cam-
generous helping of the chips with burgers come with french fries, cole bridge. Their "super subs" are large
tlE their excellent guacamole for only
$3.75. (Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:30
slaw, or onion rings. If you can take
all the cholesterol, try the thick and
enough for two. If you like chicken
salad, this is the place to get it, and
am to midnight; Saturday and Sunday, rich Western frappe with your burger. Elsie's bread is always fresh, soft, and
4 pm to midnight. Phone: 623-8050. If burgers aren't quite your style, delicious. Ordering can be as confus-
Delivery available in the Somerville Bartley's also serves up some huge ing as registration day if you go when
area with a minimum order of $1.) salads and sandwiches. Beware - ev- it's crowded, but people don't seem to
a lake and Earl's Dixie BBQ, located erything this restaurant serves is big, mind the wait. You can take your sub
Delightful, exotic at 1273 Cambridge St. in Inman
Square, was included in a People arti-
so come with a huge appetite. (Hours: home or eat in the tacky side room on
meals for two - for cle last year on America's best barbe-
cue places. Aside from their daily spe-
$10 or less! cials (and funky decor, like the Elvis
bust in the window), lake and Earl's
offers a wonderfully smoky pulled
So you say it's spring break and you've pork sandwich plate for $3.50 and a
already spent this semester's allow- hot, hot West Indies sausage plate
ance buying thermodynamics text- that includes bread, coleslaw, baked
books? Worrying that you'll have to beans, and watermelon, all for only
eat ARA for the next week because $3.75. This is also a great place to or-
you can't afford to go out? Relax - der for a crowd; a pint of pulled pork
we at The Tech have compiled a list for only $9.50. (Hours: Every day,
of several nearby restaurants where 11:30 am - 11 pm. Phone: 491-RIBS.)
you and a friend can eat to your • Boston Chicken, located at 822 Som-
heart's content for under $10. Not $10 erville Ave. in Porter Square, is chick-
each, but $10 total. en with all the fixings just like Mom
f If you have a car and a taste for Tex- used to make. The "half plate," half a
Mex cuisine, try the Cuckoo's Nest, bird and two side dishes, is only
located at 868 Broadway in Somer- $4.95. This cafeteria-style restaurant
ville (Powderhouse Circle). This popu- serves only chicken dishes, either ro-
lar Tufts hangout serves the best Buf- tisserie chicken or homemade chicken
falo wings in the Boston area, and if
you come on a Wednesday night, you
can order the Wing Special of buy 12
pot pies (individual pies are $3.65),
with a rotating list of homemade side
dishes. Some of their wonderful side
wings, get 24 for only $4.30. The dishes are butternut squash, real
wings are marvelously tender and
come with your choice of mild, medi-
um, or suicidal sauce. Mild is inoffen-
mashed potatoes, and pasta prima-
vera. (Hours: Open daily, 11 am - 10
pm. Phone: 864-8686.)
DIXIE B 6 aQ
sivre and medium has a slight kick to a Bartley's Burger Cottage, 1246 Mas- Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 9 pm; Sat- a stool. There is also an adjoining vid-
it, but suicidal is pure flaming death sachusetts Avenue ill Harvard Square, urday, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm. Phone 354- eo arcade for your entertainment.
- it appears to be made entirely of serves -you guessed it -burgers. 6559.) (Hours: Daily, 7 am - 12 am. Phone:
vinegar and pureed jalapefio peppers. W~ith menu boards posting all their a Elsie's, located at 71A Mt. Auburn 354-8781)
Cuckoo's Nest nachos are as divine as burger creations, this tightly-packed St. at Holyoke St. in Harvard Square, - Pamela Barrett,
their chicken wings and are accompa- restaurant serves the best seven-ounce has been around for so long it is prac- Brett V. Gaspers,
nied by a spicy salsa with thick burger in Cambridge with toppings tically a historic landmark. Elsie's and Deborah A. Levinson
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0 Family Value Center (576 Massachu- on weekdays. Inside you can find she may throw you out.
setts Ave.) is also worth the trip. mostly new closeout items ranging $8 Oona's used clothing store (1210
Shopping here involves a little more or less. It's best not to bargain with Massachusetts Ave. in Harvard
effort since their hours vary, but usu- the German lady who owns the store; Square) is loved by one and all, yet
ally they're open from noon to three just buy your things and get out, or seems expensive, just like everything
II else in Harvard Square. Try haggling
with the owner to get a better price.
0 The Garment District (200 Broad-
Thrift stores yield | way, above Dollar-AiPouind) is alsb6ex-
pensive. They get many of their items
from Dollar-A-Pound, bring them up-
unusual clothes at stairs, and increase the prices. They
do have a nice collection of scarves,
bargain prices however, and the place, is worth
Tired of the same old clothes? Want to browsing through after you have fin-
ished with Dollar-A-Pound.
buy a hideous tie or an oversized suit | The last used clothing store of any
jacket? Cambridge offers many used
clothing stores for the used-clothing value is The Salvation Army (328
connoisseur or the occasional Hallow- Massachusetts Ave.). Their clothing is
een-time shopper. Spring Break is one overpriced and mostly junk, but since
of the best times to explore what they are the closest used clothing
Cambridge has to offer. store to MIT, they're very useful for
OBy far the best and cheapest used
getting rid of all the unwanted stuff
clothing store is Dollar-A-Pound (200 you find while making room for your
Broadway, lower floor). True to its new wardrobe.
name and guaranteed never to have a - Genevieve Sparagna
price increase, Dollar-A-Pound offers _ __ __ __
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used - and sometimes new - cloth- expanding one's horizons. I read The not help the authors' cause.
ing at $1 per pound. They are open Complete Book of Beer Drinking As a whole, The Complete Book of Beer
from 7:45 am to 1 pm every Saturday. Games with high hopes. Drinking Games is an innovative idea
Get there early for the best (and less The book itself contained a list of 50 that lost a lot in its transition to pa-
stepped upon) selection. Garbage bags drinking games. It had all the classics per. I had expected a better job. The
are provided at the door for your - Thumper, Fuzzy Duck, and Quar- book does list a few good games, but
purchases. ters. There were a few playable games most beer drinkers are probably ac-
0 A used clothing store worth looking with which I was not familiar that I quainted with the majority of them. If
into is Goodwill's Bargain Basement
(520 Massachusetts Ave.). Although Book of drinking soon tested appropriately and found
to be quite enjoyable. Unfortunately,
the book were 30 pages long instead
of its current length it would not lose
their prices are fixed at $5 per shirt or there were quite a few games that
skirt, and $8 per dress, they often games offers were listed purely for comic effect
much, if anything at all; but then, of
course, it would not be a book.
have brand new overstock merchan- and probably not meant to be played. - Emil Dabora
dise from The Limited at a fraction of
the cost. A lot of their used clothing is
nothing new to the (Beer Golf, which involves drinking
beer out on the greens, is one of
in good condition and is worth look-
ing into if you don't mind spending
beer drinker these.) There were too many games
which were almost identical, such as
the extra money. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BEER Quarters and Cups. Authors Andy
DRINKING GAMES Griscom; Ben Rand, and Scott John-
By Andy Griscom, Ben Rand, and son seemed to be stretching the mate-
IDEAS: SPRING BREAK 1990 Scott Johnston. rial they had.
A supplement to The Tech, Mustang Publishing, 125 pages, $5.95. As a student, I am fully acquainted with
March 20, 1990 the desire to make a small amount of
When I heard about a book that laid out information cover a large number of
Contributors: detailed directions for playing beer pages, but 125 pages is a bit more
William Chu G. Brett V. Gaspers '87, drinking games, I thought, "Sacri- than what is needed to list 50 games.
Pamela Barrett '90, Ken Church '90, Lisette lege!" Drinking games should proper-
W. M. Lambregts '90, Genevieve Sparagna
Many digressions are included within
ly be learned at a party after having the list-of games; filler that is, per-
'90, Mark D. Virtue '90, Emil Dabora '91,
consumed some quantity of beer with haps, "less filling." However, some of
Andrea Lamberti '91, Deborah A. Levinson
'91, David H. Oliver '91 people who have also drunk a gener- the side notes were humorous. There
ous amount of "golden nectar." Then was a list of 30 synonyms for "getting
Editing and design: I realized that - for understandable sick" - "shout at your shoes," "'liqui-
V. Michael Bove '83, Ezra Peisach '89, reasons - I have a very cloudy recol- date your assets," and "talk to ralph
Kristine AuYeung '91, Deborah A. lection of the rules to the games I've on the big white telephone" were the
Levinson '91. played. Maybe a concrete list would best of the bunch. For the most part,
be a good idea. Knowing more drink- though, the filler pages were neither
Entire contents 0c1990 The Tech. ing games seemed like an excellent witty nor funny. The exaggerated
D· I -- application of the collegiate ideal of tongue-in-cheek style of writing did
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• Beyond Harvard Square, there are a
few places in Central Square' open
mlYaYlWllia into the early morning hours. Hi-Fi's
is the well-known Cambridge hangout
for pizza and subs, open until 3 am
on weekdays, 4 am on Fridays and
• just down Massachusetts Avenue to-
ward MIT lies the Middle East Cab6.
Bored? Up late? It houses a restaurant in the front,
with an 18-and-up night club to the
There's still life in rear. It is open until 2 am on week-
ends and 1 am weekdays. Traditional
Boston after 1 am Middle Eastern and Lebanese food is
served in the restaurant.
Believe it or not, the city of Boston does Cover charges range from $5-$7 for
not shut down for the evening at 1 the shows, which are always live.
am. A few clubs and cafes manage to Each night features from one to four
keep their doors open and the cappuc- bands, depending on the theme of the
cino makers brewing until 2 am and night. Monday is jazz music; Tuesday
beyond. and Thursday nights are rock music;
A few places to get a bite late at night: Wednesday is a mix - the type of mu-
O you can get espresso and calzones sic changes weekly; Friday night is
until 4 am at the Caf Pompeii in the Greek music, and Saturday night fea-
North End. Late at night, after the tures Arabic music.
bars close, people cluster at the en- * One not-to-be-forgotten stop for a
trance on Hanover street waiting to late-night shack is Buzzy's, next to
get a table. Sometimes they wait a
Other late night eateries include the
long time while the patrons inside lei-
surely enjoy the espresso. A mixed
crowd frequents this cafe; its location
11 ii' following:
0 The Stage Deli - On Tremont Street
across from the Wang Center, this is
and late hours make it a magnet for more than just a delicatessen! The
the Italian locals as well as the young menu includes steak, salad, fish, bur-
trendy crowd. You can get gelati, gers, bagels, eggs and desserts in ad-
large calzones, pizza slices and subs, dition to deli sandwiches. The deli
as well as pastries and coffee at the has a full bar, and is open until 2 am
Cafe Pompeii. on Fridays and Saturdays.
f For a less trendy selection of food
* Division Sixteen - The kitchen at
and beverages, The Tasty in Harvard Division Sixteen cooks up burgers,
Square serves burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, grilled and Mexican food,
bagels, soda, and other standard deli- omelettes, steaks and desserts until
catessen fare. You can get service 24 1:30 am every day. Located at 955
hours a day (except Sundays; they Boylston Street, the bar serves until
close at 4:30 am and reopen about 9 1:55 am.
am Monday). Though a bit cramped, 0 Deli Haus - This traditional delica-
The Tasty is a landmark diner. tessen is located on Commonwealth
I Tommy's Lunch, on Mt. Auburn
Avenue in Kenmore Square. The
Street in Harvard Square, is open un- Haus serves deli, some German food
til 2 am on weekdays, and 3 am on and other types of food; they also
weekends. They serve traditional din- serve beer and wine. It is open until 2
er fare, including hamburgers, milk- am Sunday - Thursday, and until 3
shakes and frappes, salads, french am on Fridays and Saturdays.
fries and coffee. 0 Many restaurants in Chinatown are
f Hong Kong Restaurant is a combina-
open until 2 am or 3 am. Chances are,
tiqn bar and Chinese, food. restaurant if you go there, you'll find a place that
in an ugly pink building just south of will serve quite late. One in particular
Harvard Square. It is open until 1:30 is The Lucky Dragon, on Beach
am during the week, and 2 am on Fri- Street. Open until 3:30 am every day,
day and Saturday nights. Hong Kong The Lucky Dragon serves primarily
is closed Mondays. Cantonese food. Chau Chow Restau-
Border Cafe, Harvard Square's hop- rant on Beach Street is open until
ping Tex-Mex restaurant and bar will 1:45 am during the week, and 3:45 am
stay open fairly late, but it depends on on the weekends.
the crowd. It is usually open until O 33 Dunster Street - Located in Har-
1:30 am on the weekends. Expect a the Longfellow bridge in Boston. IHOPs in Brighton and Brookline are vard Square, this collegiate restaurant
long wait for dinner on the weekends, Famous for their roast beef sand- open 24 hours a day; the others are has a menu of burgers, salads and
because the place gets jam-packed wiches, Buzzy's serves fast food until only open until 9 pm. From a menu of sandwiches, as well as beer and wine.
with yuppies and college students. 5 am every day. classic diner fare, you can get pan- It is open until 2 am on the weekends,
The menu offers both Mexican and * The International House of Pan- cakes and omelettes any time of day, 1 am during the week.
Cajun food, and some dishes are-a cakes has nine - yes NINE! - loca- as well as burgers, sandwiches, coffee Several night clubs in Boston are open
combination of both. tions in the Greater Boston Area. The and dessert. until 2 am, if you want a longer eve-
ning that starts early.
I The Hub Club at 533 Washington
Street in Boston (take the Red Line to
Downtown Crossing) is an over-21
dance club. Open until 2 am Wednes-
day through Saturday, the Hub pro-
vides a different theme and different
music each night. Wednesday night is
"Explosion," a night for the progres-
sive crowd, featuring "House" music,
go-go dancers, and the Sister Dimen-
sion dee-jay. The After Work Jazz Se-
ries, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm on Thurs-
days, kicks off a night of jazz and
rhythm and blues music. There is a
free buffet from 6 to 7 pm Thursdays.
Friday night is International night
at the Hub Club, when the dee-jay
plays the latest in international and
American dance music, and a band
plays on the first floor. Saturday night
is the KISS-108 party with a dee-jay.
0 The Citi club, at 15 Landsdowne
street in Boston, has concerts during
the week. Wednesday night is the
"House Party"; Thursday night is In-
ternational Night; Fridays and Saturn
days feature progressive and Top-40
dance music from a dee-jay. Citi is
open until 2 am to the over-21 crowd.
0 The Kenmore Club in Kenmore
Square houses three different clubs in
one building - Narcissus, Celebra-
tion, and Slapstick. Open until 2 am
every night, the clubs usually play
dance music for people 18 and older.
Tuesday night is Comedy Night,
Wednesday night is Heavy Metal
night, and Thursday night is College
- Andrea Lamberti
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Taste-off of the best f
gourmet ice cream e
in Cambridge e
The Boston area is renowned for both e
its large proliferation of ice cream
parlors and its equally large consump-
tion of the frozen product. With that e
in mind, The Tech decided to hold a a
tasting of ice cream from what we a
considered to be four of the leading e
ice cream purveyors in Cambridge e
and Boston - Christina's, Emack
and Bolio's, Herrell's, and
The tasting was a blind one, with all the
ice cream being placed in Toscanini's e
cups to prevent identification. Four C
vanillas, chocolates, and cookies and
cream flavors were tasted as well as e
specialty flavors from each of the four
stores. After considering the prod- a
ucts' taste, texture, and overall ap- kin and Sombrero when we visited. margin of four to one) was that Ranking of the specialty flavors relied E
pearance, the judges ranked them in We tasted Chocolate Moose, Vanilla Emack's Chocolate Moose and Vanil- more on personal preference, but the
categories of "outstanding," "excel- Bean Speck, Original Oreo, and la Bean Speck had carried Best Choc- judges unanimously praised Toscani-
lent," "good," and "fair." The final Grasshopper Pie. Price of two olate and Best Vanilla, and that Chris- ni's Burnt Caramel, calling it "most
results were compiled by weighing scoops: $2.29 plus tax. tina's Oreo had won Best Cookies and unusual" and "good and creamy,
the votes for the first two categories a Herrell's Ice Cream - (15 Dunster Cream. The Chocolate Moose elicited [with] excellent caramel flavor." Al-
against those for the last two. St., Harvard Square) the most positive reactions from the though two of the judges loathed fruit
• ghristina's Homemade Ice Cream - Herrell's wins for the most interesting judges, with one judge calling it "pure flavors, those that appreciated them IE
(1255 Cambridge St., Inman Square) location - a renovated bank where chocolate heaven" and another saying found the Herrell's Red Raspberry e
Christina's has a homey, comfortable the walls are painted with watercolor that it tasted "like you mixed fudge spectacular. "Bold, fresh taste. Very
atmosphere and nearly 37 flavors to fish and where you can eat your ice brownie with a little bit of milk." powerful," said one judge, while oth- e
choose from. (There's art on the cream in the abandoned bank vault. Vanilla Bean Speck was praised for ers thought it was "concentrated he
walls, too, from local artists who rent They offer "No-Moo" ice cream sub- its specks of vanilla beans, its smooth- fruit" and "like eating a raspberry." is
the space for a month to sell their stitute, a soybean milk or tofu dessert ness, and its rich flavor. One judge, Only one judge disliked Christina's
work.) Christina's caters to exotic for those who crave something a little however, was disappointed with the Black Forest Cake, but she also noted
tastes with flavors like the cinnamon- healthier. We tasted their Chocolate, qualities of all the vanillas, and mut- that it had real chunks of the cake in F
tinged Mexican chocolate, carrot Vanilla, Cookies Wns Cream, and Red tered, "Miy family's home-made vanil- it. The other judges thought it had a
cake, and fresh mint. "Specialty" fla- Raspberry. Price of two scoops: $2.35 la kicks these vanillas' asses to the "6great, unique flavor" and comment- e
vors such as pistachio, champagne plus tax. moon." ed on its density with a single "oof."
ice, and chocolate hazelnut are avail- * Toscanini's Ice Cream - (two loca- The cookies and cream flavors sparked Mint fans enjoyed Emack's Grasshop- E
able for an extra 35 cents (to cover tions, 899 Main St. in Cambridge and much more of a debate, with each of per Pie, lauding its "full mint flavor I
cost of ingredients). We tasted their the MIT Student Center) the four flavors receiving one "out- [and] decent chunks of chocolate." e
Chocolate, French Vanilla, Oreo, and Longtime employer of MIT students, standing" vote and all but the Her- Another judge, simply- overwhelmed -
Black Forest Cake. Price of two Toscanini's has always been a favor- rell's receiving a "fair" vote. One by the flavor, wrote "AMAZING!!
scoops: $1.55 plus tax. ite on campus. Like Christina's, they judge commented that while Toscani- Thick, smooth, yummy thingies- _
• Emack and Bolio's Ice Cream - specialize in exotic flavors like orange ni's Hydrox Cookie had a "richer .. good good good." ._
(several locations, but we bought ours chocolate, mango, Vienna Finger taste" than the others, it also had Eating ice cream is certainly an ideal
from the store at 1310 Massachusetts Cookie, and Grape-Nut raisin. We "6soggier cookies." Another found the way to spend Spring Break. But be
Ave., Harvard Square) tasted their Belgian Chocolate, Vanil- Emack's Original Oreo icy and lack- careful, or you may end up spending ;
Although Emack's has tiny stores la, Hydrox Cookie, and Burnt Cara- ing in cookies, but a third thought it your break as our judges will be -
with little or no room to sit down, mel. Price of two scoops: $1.52 plus had "good cream, great cookies." exercising off the pounds.
their decor is friendly and whimsical, tax. The big losers in the taste-off were - Deborah A. Levinson
with the ice cream advertised in col- Herrell's Vanilla and Emack's Origi- (Brett V.Gaspers '87, Pamela Barrett '90,
ored chalk on chalkboards. Emacks' nal Oreo. The vanilla was called Hilary Thornton '91, Jane Williamson
tends to produce a lot of candy bar- After all the Toscanini's cups were "bland" and lacking in air content, '91, and Rachel Huggins '92 all partici-
flavored ice creams like Almond Joy cleared away and the antacids passed while the Original Oreo elicited a pated in this review.)
and Snickers, but they also had pump- around, the general consensus (by a simple "yuck'" from one judge.
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New Student Center
art to be a hairy affair
MIAGS HARRIES new building or major renovation work
goes to fund the creation of works of art
By MARK ROBERTS for the site.
A committee, with members from the
THOSE OF YOU who have been to List Visual Arts Center, the Campus Ac-
Porter Square T station will tivities Complex, and various organiza-
know the cascade of lost gloves, tions within the Student Center, sought
frozen in bronze, that tumbles proposals from hundreds of artists, which
down the central barrier of the long esca- were narrowed down to three for further
lator, with others dotted around the rest of consideration. The three artists gave pre-
the station. Visitors to the Haymarket veg- sentations on their ideas, and what won
etable stalls may have seen, nestled amidst the committee to Harries' proposal wals
the refuse and discarded paper, pieces of the extent to which she wished to involve
garbage cast in bronze and set in the as- students in the creation of the piece.
phalt. A fortunate few who ride the Red - Rather than submit a finished design,
Line may have happened one day to travel she proposed to spend a developmental
in the car in which one upright pole ap- stage on site, soliciting ideas from as wide
pears to have been squeezed so hard by a a selection of the MIT community as pos-
desperate traveler that the metal still bears sible. A belief that art depends upon a
the impression of his hand. context for its meaning was what original-
Closer to home, you may have been in- ly led her to create public installations,
trigued by a series of cryptic ads running and her sensitivity to the- importance of
in The Tech, or by the recent appearance the Student Center in MIT liffe, as a place
in the Wiesner Gallery in the Student Cen- distinct from the classrooms and adminis-
ter of an eclectic collection of photographs trative buildings, fueled this desire to in-
and artifacts. The thread that connects all volve the community in the creation. Fur-
of these is the presence of Mags Harries, a thermore, she had a striking idea for
local artist who has been closely associated literally incorporating a part of the student
with "public art" since her arrival in body into the final piece: The proposed
Cambridge 15 years ago. medium for the work is hair, donated by
Her newest project, on which she is just students in what the artist hopes will
embarking on the research phase, is to cre- become a communal ritual haircutting.
ate a major work of art to be installed in "Hair has long been a symbol of pow-
the recently renovated Stratton Student er, " said Harries when I spoke to her
Center. The work is being done under about her plans. Samson's strength de-
MIT's "one percent for the arts" policy, pended on1 his hair, the possession of a
whereby one percent of the budget for any (Please turn to page 13)
Chorallariesentertain despite overcrowding & good taste
CONCERT ON BAD TASTE cert. While it certainly wasn't unbearable perimentai Subjects. The Chorallaries to discredit this most honorable publica-
The Chorallaries. to sit in such cramped quarters, both the managed to poke fun at nearly everyone in tion, but too few of the Chorallaries'
In 10-250, Saturday, March 17. heat and the noise detracted from the their bridges, attacking the entire MIT numbers contained the truly offensive, dis-
concert. administration, the Undergraduate Asso- gusting material that Bad Taste fans were
On the whole, the Chorallaries per- ciation, and the Class of 1992 Ring expecting. Two examples of this material
formed up to their usual high standards. Committee. were "Can't Keep My Hands Off You,"
By BRIAN ROSENBERG,
Their timing, in all but a few cases, was The group showed remarkable stage about incest between siblings, and 'Fair
REDUVEN M. LERNER,
and MARIE E. V. COPPOLA impeccable, and their voices superb. The presence, responding coolly both to heck- Phyllis," a graphic song about a suicidal
absence of Wesley L. Carroll Jr. '92, a ling from the audience and to a streaker's MIT student who takes the plunge.
THE CHORALLARIES' annual "Con- bass, made the performance slightly top- jaunt through the room. In hopes of fore- Perhaps this lack of disgusting humor
cert in Bad Taste" has become heavy, but not enough to seriously affect stalling such an event, as well as control- was a response to criticism that concerts in
something of an MIT tradition, the show. Solos were generally well done, ling the frenzied rush for seats, the Chor- previous years had been offensive to ho-
with hundreds of students shov- and were clearly audible even over the din allaries had bouncers at this year's show. mosexuals, women, and others. Such criti-
ing their way into an overstuffed lecture of the crowd. Unfortunately (or perhaps not, depending cism is valid, and the group should be sen-
hall to hear a unique blend of offensive Non-musical elements of the show con- on your point of view), the bouncers were sitive to these concerns. It is possible,
humor and good music. This year's con- tributed greatly to the fun of the evening. seated at the time of the intruder's display however, to be offensive without being dis-
cert was a bit of a disappointment though, Costumes transformed the group into a and had no time to react. The group took criminatory. Indeed, "Hands" and "Phyl-
with less emphasis on the humor than motley crew of characters including a the streaking in stride, simply beginning lis" are perfect examples of this type of
there should have been. hooded, scythe-wielding Death, a human the interrupted song over again. humor. Throwing a water-filled condom
One problem that lingered from last cockroach, Geraldo Rivera, and a span- The main element lacking in this year's into the audience is hysterical and with
year's concert was that of overcrowding. dex-clad drag queen. Bridges between Bad Taste concert was . . . well . . . bad any luck, offends no one. In this frame-
With only 250 seats, 10-250 was unable to songs varied greatly in quality, from the taste. The audience comes not only to be work, a streaker's appearance on stage
comfortably accommodate the more than extremely un-punny "-er jokes" to an up- entertained, but to be disgusted and to with the group is entirely appropriate, as
400 people in the audience. Many were roarious list of the 10 best speakers for have their sensibilities upset. Every song in is the depiction of a beaver urinating on
forced to sit in the aisles, creating a poten- this year's commencement. The Letterman- Saturday's concert was funny, but most Harvard on a fictitious Class of 1993 ring.
tially dangerous situation. In light of the style Top 10 included Darth Vader, former lacked the visceral impact that has always Even with these reservations, Saturday's
acoustic superiority of 10-250 over other, head, MIT Committee on Ethics; F W. de been part of the show's allure. Songs such concert was immensely entertaining and
larger lecture halls, the Chorallaries might Klerk, honorary member, MIT Corpora- as "The Dirty, Nerdly, Ugly Guy in Course well worth the wait. Bad Taste is a singu-
be wise either to limit seating in the fu- tion; and Ozzy Osborne, former head, VI-3" focused on MIT stereotypes, and lar experience, and the Chorallaries pulled
ture, or to perform more than one con- Committee on the Use of Animals as Ex- "The Tech is a Rag" made a failed attempt it off well.
The Chorallaries "rip" apart The Tech, both literally and figuratively.
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JAZZ MUSIC Dhallol performs at T.T. the Bears, 10
Airto Morelm and Flora Purim performs Brookline Street, Cambridge, just north
at 9 pm at the Regattabar, Charles Ho- of MIT. Telephone: 492-0082.
tel, Harvard Square, C~mbridlge. Also
presented March 22 to 24. Tickets: $8 to
Compiled by Peter Dunn $12 depending on day. Tel: 661-5000. Seka and Still Life perform in an 18+
ages show at Ground Zero, 512 Massa-
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- 00000-0-Rlwrrrar George Levas performs at the Western chusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Telephone:
Front, 343 Western Avenue, Cambridge. 492-9545.
CLASSICAL MUSICgl Telephone: 492-7772.
The Muir String Quartet with violist
Rasphael Hillyer performs works by The Peter Cimsino Janz Ensemble per- Sal Baglio & Steve Gilligan and Brian
Schumann, Schoenberg, and Mozart at forms at 8 pm in the Edward Pickman Washbburnr perform at 8 pm at Necco
CONTEEMPORARY MIUSIC 8 pm in the Tsai Performance Center, Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, Place, One Necco Place, near South Sta-
Andemsn, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe per- Boston University, 685 Commonwealth 27 Garden Street, Cambridge. No admis- tion in downtown Boston. Tickets:
form at 7:30 at the Wang Center, 270 Avenue, Boston. Tickets: $5 general, $3 sion charg'e. Telephone: 876-0956. $4.75. Telephone: 4267744.
Tremont Street, Boston. Tickets: $23.25. seniors and students. Tel: 353-3345.
Telephone: 1-800-426-5378. CLAaSSICAL MWUSIC
FILM & VIDEO The MIT Brass Ensegmble performs
The Coolidge Corner Theatre Founda- works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Grainger,
* * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * * tion presents Capmille Claudel (1989) star- Susato, Dukas, and John Williams at
DJ Jazzy Jeff &The Fresh Prince: and ring Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Ddpar- 8 pm, in Killian Hall, MIT Hayden Me-
Technotrenic perform at the Channel, dieu, at 5:15 & 8:00 at 290 Harvard morial Library Building 14. No admis-
25 Necco Street, near South Station in Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline. Con- sion charge. Telephone: 253-2906. CONTEMPORARY MIUSIC
downtown Boston. Admission: $12.501 tinues indefinitely with weekend screen- SCC's Strat's Rat presents the finals of
$15. Telephone: 451-1905. ings Saturday at 12:45, 3:35, 6:25, & The Wellesleyr Chamber Music Society The Balttle of the Bands, with The Illiter-
9++* 9:15 and Sunday at 2:30, 5:15, & 8:00. performs at 8 pm in Jewett Auditorium, ates, Bad Apples, HeMan dr The ~Masterrs
Telephone: 734-2500. Wellesley College, Wellesley. No admis- of the Universe, and Clay Tortoise in
* * *~ CRITICS' CHOICE * * * sion charge. Telephone: 235-0320 Lobdell Dining Hall. No admission
Peter Himmelman and The Innocence The Harvard Film Archive continues its ext. 2077. charge with MIT/Wellesley ID.
Mission perform in an 18+ ages show Tuesday film series The Transformation
at 8 pm at the Paradise, 967 Com- of Maelodrama with The Marquise of 08 The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ber- Well Babies, Willie Alexander, Boatmen,
monwealth Avenue, Boston. Tele- (1976, Eric Rohmer, Germany/France) at nard Haitink conducting, with pianist. Skladelics, Smack Ton Blue, Sirsmese
1phone: 254-2052. 5:30 & 8:00 at the Carpenter Center for Maurizio Pollini, performs works by Triplets, and Gingerbread Men perform
the Visual Arts, 24 Quincyr Street, Har- Copland, Beethoven, and Stravinsky in at the Channel, 25 Necco Street, near
vard Square, Cambridge. Admission: $3 South Station in downtown Boston. Ad-
Bachelors of Art, Stylie Reality, and an open rehearsal at 7:30 in Symphony
general, $2 seniors and children. Tele- Hall, corner of Huntington and Massa- mission: $4.50. Telephone: 451-1905.
Havalinas perform at T.T. the Bears, 10
Brookline Street, Cambridge, just north phone: 495-4700. chusetts Avenues, Boston. Regular per-
formances are March 22, 24, &r 27 at Hot Like Fire and Ukiah perform at
of MIT. Telephone: 492-0082. 9 pm at Axis, 13 Lansdowne Street, B~os-
The Brattle Thdatre continues its Tures- 8 prn and March 23 at 2 pm. Tickets-
Fred Small and Eric Kilburn perform at day film series Paintersand Other Artists $17 to $45. Telephone: 26&-1492.
Johnny Ds, 17 Holland Street, Davis with Vincent (1988, Paul Cox) at 3:45 &
8:00 and Lust For Life (1956, Vincent
Square, Somerville, near the Davis
Minnelli) at 5:40 & 9:55 at 40 Brattle kUSIC
Square T-stop on the red line. Tele- J. J. Calle and John Hammaond perform
phone: 776-9667. Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge.
Tickets. $5 general, $3 seniors and chil- at the Channel, 25 Necco Street, near
dren. Telephone: 876-6837. South Station in downtown Boston. Ad-
Childhood and The Bardots perform at mission: $13.501$14.50. Tel: 451-1905.
8 pm at Necco Place, One Necco Place,
near South Station in downtown Boston.
Tickets: $3.75. Telephone: 426-7744. "Y ff-I = Farenheit, 40 Thieves, Bad TV, Diver
JAZZ MUSICe Down, and Streetwise perform in an
Montgomery, Plant and Stritch perform FILM &IVIDEO 18 + ages show at 9pm at Axis, 13
at 8 pm &10 pm in the Plaza Bar, Cop- The Harvard Film Archive continues its Lansdowne Street, Boston, near Ken-
ley Plaza Hotel, Boston. Continues Wednesday series Ea~Pst Europeano Cine-L more Square. Telephone: 262-2437.
through March 31 with performances ma. Politics and Art with Master of
Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $12 and Boyana (1980, Zahary Zhandov, Bulgar-
$18. Telephone: 267-6495. ia) at 5:30 &i8:00 at the Carpenter Cen- Lieutenant Stbtchie and One People per-
ter for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, form at 9 pm &iI I pm at Johnny D)'s, 17
Carolina Brandes performs at the West- Harvard Square, Cambridge. Admission: Holland Street, Davis Square, Somer-
Michelle Shocked at the Opera House on May 5. ern Front, 343 Western Avenue, Cam- $3 general, $2 seniors and children. Tele- ville, near the Davis Square T-stop on
bridge. Telephone: 492-7772. phone: 495-4700., the red line. Telephone: 776-9667.
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Guitarist Stanley Jordan performs at
8 pm & II pm at Nightstage, 823
works by Handel, Mozart, Sarrier, and
Galindo at 8 pm in the Edward Pickman
Concert Hall, Longy School of Music,
Ah, Womenl, a musical revue of the
works of playwright Maxine Klein and
composer James Oestereich, is presented
at 8 pm at the University of Massachu-
Harries 9 "h airpower object '9
27 Garden Street, Cambridge. Admis- setts at Boston, 100 Arlington Street,
Main Street, Cambridge, just north of sion: $5 suggested donation. Telephone: Boston. Also presented March 23 (Continuedfrom page II) of the piece and deeper seated emotional
MIT. Also presented Friday, 876 0956. and 24. Tickets: $8 to $12. Telephone:
March 23. Tickets: $14.50. Tele- lock of hair can bind the holder to a lover, objections to the use of hair.
phone: 497-8200. THEATER or give him or her the power to practice The health and safety questions were
Dis, Voices from a Shelter, Raymond magic upon the person from whom it
+ * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * *
McNieces' linked monologues forming a tackled first, and answered to the satisfac-
CLASSICAL MUSIC King Lear, by William Shakespeare, is
portrait of homeless people, opens today comes, and cultures across the world and tion of representatives from Physical Plant
Na'ama Lion, baroque flute, performs presented by the MIT Shakespeare
at the Leland Center, Boston Center for throughout time have used hair as a means
works by C. P. E. Bach, J. S. Bach, and Ensemble at 8 pm in the Sala de
the Arts, 532 Tremont Street, Boston. as well as the Student Center. The hair will
Boismortier as part of the MIT Noon Puerto Rico. Also presented Friday,
Chapel Series at 12:05 in the MIT Cha- March 23. Tickets: $6 general, S5 Continues through April 11 with perfor- of expression, of love and rebellion, com- be treated to ensure it is clean, securely at-
MIT community. Telephone: 253-2903. mances Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm.
pel. No admission charge. Telephone: Tickets: S10. Telephone: 524-6075. memorated in songs and stories. We our- tached so that it doesn't moult, and is af-
FILMI & VIDEO selves lavish enormous time and attention ter all a highly enduring material - an-
Juarez, a music/theater work-in-progress The Museum of Fine Arts continues its and money on what our hair looks like. cient mummies are discovered with full
Pianist Sandra Hebert, flutist Mary Jo. by singer/songwriter Terry Allen, is pre- series of Films of Amos Citai with Wadi
anna White, and members of the Ardl- sented by the Institute of Contemporary (1981, Israel) and Field Diary (1982,
The binding together of hair from heads of hair. "'There's more hair walking
an Winds perform works by Piston, Pou- Art at 8 pm at the Brattle Theatre, 40 France/Israel) at 6 pm and Pineapple throughout MIT will serve as an emblem around the Student Center on people's
lenc, Roussel, and Muczynski in an MIT Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cam- (1983, France) at 8 pm in Remis Audito-
Affiliated Artist Series concert at 8 pm in bridge. Also presented Friday, March 23. rium, MFA, 465 Huntington Avenue, of empowerment of the students, as well heads than there will be in this art object,"
Killian Hall, MIT Hayden Memorial Li- Tickets: $12 general, s10 ICA members Boston. Tickets: S5 general, $4.50 MFA as standing testimony to their rich diversi- said Harris, "and if you find a hair in
brary Building 14. No admission charge. and students. Telephone: 876-6837 or members, seniors, and students. Tele-
Telephone: 253-2906. 266-5152. phone: 267-9300. ty, in its mix of hues and textures. your soup it will have come from the per-
The hair will most probably not be in- son in line in front of you rather than
stantly recognizable as such, however. In drifting off the piece."
addition to the collection process to gather The more emotional reactions will need
materials that precedes the creation of to be dealt with differently, and this is in
many of her pieces, witty transformation part what the present research phase is for.
has often been an important theme in the "We invited Mags to come to the Student
work of Harries, who once took a chain- Center on several days, to work in the
saw to stacks of books in order to turn space, and engage the students," said Har-
them back into trees. The central image in ris. Harris herself is "personally very en-
the "hair power object" is to be a sha- thusiastic" about the project, but she
man's hat: "Shamans were like the first "simply [does] not believe that one does
scientists ... and the hats they wore, with something like this without talking to the
four corners, which would be tied up to- community." To this end she has arranged
gether, were like a court jester's - the for Harries to talk about her work this
wiseman and the fool speaking truths." evening at 7 pm in the Student Center
The hair power object will not yield to a Mezzanine Lounge, to be in the Student
single, straightforward rationalization, Center all day tomorrow and on Thursday,
however. "Ultimately I would like it to be with a general forum at 7 pm on Thursday
a very curious object ... drawing people in Twenty Chimneys. She is well aware of
to it like a magnet," said Harries. Both the resentment that still lingers towards
she and Associate Provost for the Arts "Transparent Horizons," about which the
Ellen T. Harris feel the importance of art community was never properly consulted,
at MIT as something beyond the scope of and insists that this project will only go
the analytic skills taught here, augmenting forward if students are enthusiastic.
those skills by challenging the viewer to "It is not in my interest to do anything
reach new, broader perspectives on their without integrity," Harries said. "People
life and what they see around them. should go by my past work, and give me
Certainly the element of challenge in the benefit of the doubt" before making
Harries' proposal is strong, and all those up their minds about this proposal. Harris
concerned with the project are sensitive to echoed this sentiment: "The work will
this, and the passionate feelings the piece only proceed if their is community
is likely to arouse. Harris described the support, but people should hear her
Lisette W. Lambregts/The Tech concerns people have voiced over the pro- speak. ... I like the way she thinks - her
posal as being of two basic kinds: practical vision ... her vision has affected my
MIT Shakespeare Ensemble's King Lear in La Sala, M/arch 22 and 23. worries about the health and safety-aspects vision."
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JAZZ M~USIC The Harvard Film Archive presents an AUSIC
CONTEMPORARY M FILM St VIDEO
The Ronald Brown Sextet performs at Open Course screening, Luis Bunuel's * * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * * MIT Lecture Series Committee: An OMB-
the Willow Jazz Club, 699 Broadway, Cet obscur objet du desir (That Obscure cer and a Gentleman on March 25; Close
Ball Square, Somerville. Also presented Black Uhuma and Shy Five perform at
Object of Desire, 1977, France/Spain) at the' Channel, 25 Necco Street, near Encounters of the Third Kind on
Saturday, March 24. Telephone: 623-9874. 7 pm &9 pm at the Carpenter Center for South Station in downtown Boston. March 30; Spring Break an March 31.
Compiled by Peter Dunn the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Har- Admission: $11.75/$12.75. Tele- Admission: $1.50. Telephone: 258-8881.
vard Square, Cambridge. Admission: $3
CLASSItCAL MUSIC phone: 451-1905.
~c~sls-~pnrr- - -, pqplugpaeluE general, $2 seniors and children. Tele-
phone: 495-4700. I CRITICS' CHlOICE ti · I
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Pianist Una Hwang G performs De- First Light, Happy Campers, and Third At the Brattle Theatre: Shohei Ima-
THEATER7E bussy's Preludes Book 11 in an MIT The Brattle Theatre begins its weekend Estate perform at T.T. the Bears, 10 mura's Ballad of Narayams (1983)
Get Any Guly Through Psychic Mind Advanced Music Performance at series witha David Lynch double feature, Brookline Street, Cambridge, just north and Vengeance Is Mine (1979) on
Control or Your Money Back, written 12:05 in Killian Hall, MIT Hayden Emrserhead (1976) at 2:00, 6:00, &10:00 March 29; Pedro Almodovar's Mata-
of MIIT. Telephone: 492-0082.
and directed by Cherie Bennett, opens Memorial Library Building 14. No ad- and Bluae Velvet (1986) at 3:45 &t 7:50, at dor (1988) and Law of IDesir (1987)
CONTIEMPORARY IMUSIC today at the Act I Arena Theatre, Fra- on March 30 & 31; Five Easy Pieces
The Stompers perform at 8 pm at the mission charge. Telephone: 253-2906. 40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cam- Hunllabagloo performs at the Rat, 528
mingham State College, Framingham. bridge. Tickets: $5 general, $3 seniors
Paradise, 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Continues through April 21 with perfor- Commonwealth Avenue, Kenmnore Square,
Boston. Telephone: 254-2052. and children (good for the double fea-
mances Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm The Cantata Singers and Ensemble per- ture). Telephone: 876-6837.
and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets: $I I to S16 form the world premiere of Donald Sur's
Treat Hier Right, Scaftesrflelds, and Kill general, $8.50 to SI3.50 seniors and stu- Slavery Documentts at 8 prn in Sympho-
Joy perform at T.T. the Bears, 10 Brook- dents. Telephone: 508-820-9885. ny Hall, corner of Huntington and Mas- CLASSICCAL MUSIC
line Street, Cambridge, just north of
MIT. Telephone: 492-0082.
sachusetts Avenues, Boston. Tickets: $11 CRITICS' CHOICE ~+·
Orestes, Euripides' bleak, nightmarish to $25 general, $5 students, $2 discount Soprano Liss Kumpmerow, tenor Koji
version of the Orestes-myth, opens today to seniors. Telephone: 267-6502. Aso, baritone Gery Tucker, and The
The Radiators and Ramcal perform at at 9 prn as a presentation of the Ameri-
the Channel, 25 Necco Street, near South Belle Voix de Fleurs Chorus perform
can Repertory Theatre at the Loeb Dra- Banchetto Mausicale performs an all- excerpts from Bizet's "The Pearl Fish-
Station in downtown Boston. Admission: ma Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Mozart program at 8 prn in Jordan Hall, I
$8.50/$9.50. Telephone: 451-1905. ers" at 7:30 in Kaji Aso Studio, 40
Also presented March 24 at 9 prn and New England Conservatory, 30 Gains- St. Stephen Street, Boston. Also pre-
March 25 & 28-31 at 8 pm. Tickets: $7 borough Street at Huntington Avenue, sented Sunday, April 1. Admission: S7 J~AZZ MWUSIC
Westmorelands, Who Be Dat, Rumble general, S5.50 students. Tel: 547-8300. Boston. Tickets: $12, $17, and $22. Tele- Sun Ra and his Arkestra perform on
Club, Crab ]Daddy, and World O' Form advance/$10 at the door. Telephone:
phone: 876-7777. 247-1719. March 31 in Blackman Auditorium, Ell
perform in an 18 + ages show at 9 prn at Rakugo, Japanese comic monologue in Building, Northeastern University, 360 I
Axis, 13 Lansdowne Street, Boston, near English, is presented at 8 prn in Remis Huntington Avenue, Boston, Tickets:
Kenmore Square. Telephone: 262-2437. Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 $10 and $12.50. Telephone: 437-2247.
Huntington Avenue, Boston. Tickets: The Spectrum Singers perform works by
Ultra Blue, Storm, Zuzu's Petals, and $12 general, $10 MFA and Japan Society Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schubert at I
Her Sister perform at the Rat, 528 Com- members, seniors, and students. Tele- 8 pr in Church of the Covenant, 67 * * *t CRITICS' CHOICE * * *I
monwealth Avenue, Kenmore Square, phone: 267-9300 ext. 306. Newbury Street, Boston. Tickets: $10, Jau Circle performs in a benefit for I
Boston. Telephone: 247-8309. $12, and $15 general, $6 seniors and stu- the Bigelow Cooperative Daycare
FILM St&VIDEO dents. Telephone: 666-2820. Center at 8pr in Christ Church, CRITICS' CHOICEIrt
Animal Train performs at Johnny D's, The MIT Lecture Series Committee pre- Zero Garden Street, Harvard Square, Boston University World Fair '90: ig
17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somer- sents A Day at the Races, starring the Cambridge. Admission: $10 donation Wings of Desire (Wrim. Wenders) on
Soprano Lucy Shelton and pianist Sarah requested. Telephone: 354-7335. March 31; Pelle the Conqueror on
ville, near the Davis Square T-stop on Marx Brothers, at 7:30 in 54-100 and Rotheberg perform works by Handel, I
the red line. Telephone: 776-9667. The Big Easy at 7:00 &10:00 in 26-100. Alpril 2; Blow-Up (Michelangelo An-
Debussy, Messiaen, Mahlier, and Nicholas tonioni) on April 3. Screenings in the
Admission: $1,50. Telephone: 258-8881. Maw in a Longy Celebrated Artists cbn- DANCEe
The String Trio of N~ew York performs George Sherman Union, Boston Uni- V
as part of Urban Rituals at 8 pm & cert at 8 pm in the Edward Pickman IrIA CRITICS' CHOICE I versity, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, c
The French Library in Boston continues Concert Hall, Longy School of Music,
I I pm at NleccoPlace. One Necco Place, its series of Films of Claude Jutra with Mandals Folk Nunce Ensemble per- Boston. Admission: $3 general, $2
near South Station in downtown Boston. 27 Garden Street, Cambridge. Admis- forms March 30 to April I in John students. Telephone: 353-3565 tk
Dreamspeaker (1977) at 8 pm at 53 Marl- sion: $12 general, $9 seniors and stu-
Tickets: $8.50 advance/$10 day of show. borough Street, Boston. Also presented Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street,
Telephone: 426-7744. dents. Telephone: 876-0956. Boston. Tickets: $8.30 to $17.50 [see
March 24 and 25. Admission: $4l gener- The French ILibrary in Boston presents
al, $3 Library members. Tel: 266-435 1. also reduced-price tickets offered Rarities of the Nouvelle Vague: Charlotte
Rhythm Force performs at the Western through The T~ech Performing Arts ct son Jules (1958, Jean-Luc Godard),
Alea III presents works by Todd Brief, Series). Telephone: 868-3641.
Front, 343 Western Avenue, Cambridge. The Harvard Film Archive presents An David Cleary, Jean Husse, Perikles Kou- U~ne Histoire d'ea~u (1958, Frangois Truf-
Also presented Saturday, March 24. Tele- Evening with Ned Johnston with The fauth and Le Coup de berger (1956, Jac-
Lost Army (1989) and Voice of the Whip FILM St VIDEO Semaphore Dancethestre performs After ques ~ivette) on March 30; Adieu Phill-
(1989), with the filmmaker present, at The MIT Lecture Series Committee pre- Which War on March 25 in the Fogg Art pine (1'B61, Jacques Rozier) on March 31
7 pm at the Carpenter Center for the Vi- sents West Side Story (1961) at 7 pm in & April\l. Located at 53 Marlborough
Museum, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge.
sual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Harvard 26-100. Admission: $1.50. Telephone: Admission: $5 general, $4 seniors and Street, E~Ston. Admission: $4 general,
Square, Cambridge. Telephone: 495-4700. 258-888). students. Telephone: 495-4544. $3 Library members. Tel: 266-4351.
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THEATER The Night of the Iguana, by Tennessee
Road to Nirvana, Arthur Kopit's funny Suede Expectations, a "Dickensian time- OFF CAMPUS
iorii Compiled by Peter Dunn
fable of two luckless producers searching
for the Golden Calf, opens March 28 as
a presentation of the American Reper-
tory Theatre's New Stage Series at the
Williams, continues through April i at
the New Repertory Theatre, 54 Lincoln
Street, Newton Highlands, near the New-
ton Highlands T-stop on the 'D' green
travel adventure," continues through
March 20 at the Hasty Pudding Theatre,
12 Holyoke Street, Harvard Square,
Cambridge. Performances are Tuesday-
The Museum of American Illustration
1989-1990 Traveling Exhibition contin-
ues through March 21 at The Art Insti-
lute of Boston, 700 Beacon Street, Bos-
_d _ _. line. Performances are Thursday & Fri- Friday and Sunday at 8 pm, and Satur-
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- -psc , Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke day at 8:00, Saturday at 5:00 &8:30, and day at 5 pm &9 pm. Tickets: 516 to $18.
ton. Gallery hours are weekdays 9-4:30.
Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Telephone: 262-1223.
CLASSICAL MUSIC CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Also presented March 29-31, April 11-
Sunday at 3:00 & 7:30. Tickets: $12 to Telephone: 495-5205.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ber- 517. Telephone: 332-1646.
* * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * * 12, 20-21, and 26-28. Tickets: S16 to An Object of the Cultural Imagination:
nard Haitink conducting, with Women of Laurie Anderson performs on $29. Telephone: 547-8300. A Female Image in Bamana Art; Du-
the New England Conservatory Chorus, Nonsense, Dan Goggin's, comedy about Ar~r Im M
March 31 at 7:30 & 10:30 at the Op- the Little Sisters of Hoboken who stage a champ-Villon's Baudelaire: Sources and
performs works by Stravinsky ,Brahms, era House, 539 Washington Street, talent show to raise money to bury four Transformations; and 150 Years of Pho-
and Debussy on March 29, 30, 31, and Boston. Tickets: $23. Tel: 720-3434. tography: Part 11-- Extension continue
April 3 in Symphony Hall, corner of of their number, continues indefinitely at ON CAMPUS through March 25 at the Wellesley Col-
Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton Radically Recycled Cameras, Chicago-
Forbidden Broadway 1990, the latest up- lege Museum, Jewett Arts Center, Welles-
Boston. Tickets: $17 to $45. Telephone: Street, Boston. Performances are Tues- based artist Jon Cook's exhibit of cam-
* * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * * dated version of Gerard Alessandrini's ley College, Wellesley. Museum hours are
266 1492. day-Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 6 pmn & eras and photographs; Paper Archilec-
]an McCulloch and Ultra Vivid Scene musical comedy revue, continues indefi- 9 pm, with matinees Thursday at 2 pin lure from the Soviet Union, works by
Monday-Saturday 10-5, Tuesday &
perform on March 27 at Citi Club, 15 nitely at the Terrace Room, Boston Park Wednesday 10-9, and Sunday 2-5. No
Joseph Silverstein and pianist Sandra and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets: $15.50 to contemporary Soviet architects of
Lansdowne Street, Boston, near Ken- Plaza Hotel. Performances are Tuesday- admission charge. Telephone: 235-0320
Rivers perform works by Schubert, $26.50 general, half-price for seniors and schemes which were never intended to be
more Square. 'Tickets: $13.50 ad- Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 7 pm & students on Thursday matinee. Tele- ext. 205 1.
Strauss, Leclair, Bach, Chopin-Silver- vance/S14.50 day of show. Telephone: built, commenting on the stagnation of
stein, and Wieniawski on April 2 in 10 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm & 6 pm. phone: 426-6912. architecture during the Khrushchev and
262-2437. Tickets: $17 to $25 depending on perfor- Bringing the World's Thealer to London
Sanders Theatre, Quincy and Kirkland Brezhnev years; and Rebecca Purdum:
- Producer/impresario Peter Daubney
Streets, Cambridge. Tickets: $10, $15, mance. Telephone: 357-8384. Oat Bran and Remembrance, Boston Paintings, works by the New York artist
continues through March 31 at the Mu-
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Heaven's My Destination, adapted from gar Memorial Library, Boston U~niversity,
form on March 28 in Sanders Theatre, cal and satiric sketches, continues indefi- gertips, continue through April 22 at the
771 Commlonwealth Avenue, Boston. Li-
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ets: $19. Telephone: 482 0650. Operation Midnight Climax, an adapta- tect, continues through July 29 at the
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tion by Justin Locke) on March 31 in March 28; Michael Penn and Toad friendship through decades of love 495-4544.
letters, continues through April I at mances are Thursday-Sunday at 8 pm. phone: 253-4440.
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3 pm (E. G. Marshall & Colleen De- Rosencrsatz and Guildenstern are and high energy physics, continues Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Hunting-
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Dead, by Tom Stoppard, continues
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The Boston Symphony Chamber Players through April8 at the New Ehrlich
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Huntington Avenue, Boston. Tickets: phone: 451-1905. Major Barbara, George Bernard Shaw's TB-AIDS Diary, the acclaimed montages
social satire pitting a tough-minded ide- $10 seniors and children. Telephone: tinues through May 9 at the Museum of
482-6316. of photojournalist Linda Troeller explor-
$8.50, $11.50, and $15. Tel: 266-1492. Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Bos-
At Axis: Sanctuary on March 28; alist against a tough-minded realist in a ing the inherent parallels of the two epi-
battle of wit and will, continues through demics, continues through April I at the ton. No admission charge with MIT ID.
Allanah Myles on March 29; Figures on Telephone: 267-9300.
Violinist Sergiu Luca and John Gibbons a Beach on March 30. Located at 13 March 24 as a presentation of the Ameri- Rumpelstitskin, a musical adaptation of MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave-
perform works by Bach and Mozart on Lansdowne Street, Boston, near Ken- can Repertory Theatre at the Loeb Dra- the classic fairy tale, continues through nue, Cambridge. Museum hours are
ma Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. March 25 as a presentation of Sprouts Tuesday-Friday 9-5 and Saturday- Connections: Martin Puiryear, works by
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8 pm and Sunday at 7 pm, with matinees ghul painting of a falcon, continues
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Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston.
phone: 267-9300. mouth' Brown on March 29; Pieces of a to $33. Telephone: 547-8300. at I pm and Sundays at I pm & 3 pm. No admission charge with MIT ID. Tele-
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The Merry Wives of Windsor, by Wil- Loos and Le Corbusier, 1919-1930, com-
Cellist Rhonda Rider and pianist Lois Main Street, Cambridge, just north of
Shapiro perform works by Arleen Zall- MIT. Telephone: 497-8200. liam Shakespeare, continues through paring the two architects' approach to
April I as a presentation of the Hunting- A Shayna Maidel, Barbara Lebow's fam- the use of space, continues through
man, Yehudi Wyner, Elliott Carter, Mor- ily portrait of two sisters separated by
ton Feldman, Donald Martino, and Wil- At Johnny D's: Muzsikas on March 28; ton Theatre Company at the Boston Uni- April I at the MIT Museum, 265 Massa-
versity Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, the Holocaust, continues through chusetts Avenue, Boston. Museum hours
liam de Fotis on April I in Remis Chuck on March 29; Luther 'Guitar Jr." April 15 at the Lyric Stage Theatre, 54
Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Johnson on March 30. Located at 17 Boston. Performances are Tuesday-Sat- are Tuesday-Friday 9-5 and Saturday- The Neighborhoods at the Channel on
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Huntington Avenue, Boston. Tickets: Holland Street, Davis Square, Somer- Wednesday-Friday at 8:00, Saturday at
$12 general $10 MFA members, seniors, ville, near the Davis Square T-stop on Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets: donation, free to MIT community. Tele- Centrum on April 9 and 10. The Smith-
$14 to $29. Telephone: 266-3913. 5:00 & 8:30, and Sunday at 3:00. Tick- phone: 253-4444. ereens at the Orpheum on April 13. Van
and students. Telephone: 267-9300. the red line. Telephone: 776-9667. ets: $13.50 to $17. Telephone: 742-8703. Morrison at the Orpheum on April 19
EXHIBITS Les Misirables, the musical adaptation Holography: Types and Applications, and 20. The Mighty Lemon Drops at Citi
The Boston University Chamber Players Songs of Innocence and Experience, newv, of the Victor Hugo epic, continues Shear Madnesst the long-running comic drawn from the work of MIT Media Club on April 24. Indigo Girls at the
perform works by Vivaldi, Rolla,; KodAly, large-scale, acrylic paintings by Tim through May 26 at the Shubert Theatre, murder mystery, continues indefinitely at Lab's Spatial Imaging Group, continues Orpheum on April 28 and 29. Cowboy
and Brahms at 8 pm in the Tsai Perfor- Nichols, opens on March 26 in Gallery 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Perfor- the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton at the MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Junkies at the Berklee Performance Cen-
mance Center, Boston University, 685 East at The Art Institute of Boston, 700 mances are Friday-Sunday at 8 pm and a Street, Boston. Performances are Tues- Avenue. Museum hours are Tuesday- ter on May 4. Michelle Shocked & the
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Tick- Beacon Street, Boston. Continues through matinee Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets: $25 to day-Friday at 8:00, Saturday at 6:30 & Friday 9-5 and weekends 12-4. Admis- Captain Swing Band, Poi Dog Ponder-
ets: $5 general, $3 seniors and students. April 21 with gallery hours Monday- $50 general, $16 students. Telephone: 9:30 pm, and Sunday at 3:00 &7:30 pm. sion: $2 requested donation, free to MIT ing, and John Wesley Harding at the
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