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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           payment."                                       z
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "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
                                                                                                                                                                               I 'A                                        continues.
                                                                                                                                                                               William Chu/The Tech                           Bettiker is currently trying to
  The Prudential Building on St. Patrick's Day.                                                                                                                                                                            find a person at MIT who could
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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
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   "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
                                                                                                               activities fee
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           holding steady.
            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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                                                                                                                               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
         IRI                           -                                         r                 r   I        _
                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                       - I have no reason to be                 homophobic attack but simply a               6
                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
                                       OPINION STAFF
                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.
                                          ARTS STAFF
                                                                                                                              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
                Frisch '93.
                                    PHOTOGPAPHY STAFF
                                                                                                                          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
                Greene '93, Douglas D. Keller '93, Wey Lead '93, Matthew War-
                ren '93, Jeremy Yung '93; Darkroom Manager: Ken Church '90.                                                                                                                                                                                  i
                                      FEATURES STAFF                                                                                                                                                                                                         I
                Christopher R. Doerr G, Taro Ohkawa '91, Chris M. Montgomery                                                                                                                                                                                 r
                                     BUSINESS STAFF                                                                                                                                                                                                          r
                Delinquent Accounts Manager: Jadene Burgess '93; Advertising                                                                                                                                                                                 I
                Accounts Manager: Shanwei Chen '92; Staff: Ben Tao '93.                                                                                                                                                                                      B
                            PRODUCTION STAFF FOR THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                                                                                                  B
                Night Editor: ................      Marie E. V. Coppola 90                                                                                                                                                                                   P
                Associate Night Editor: ..........  Kristine J. Cordella '91                                                                                                                                                                                 B
                Staff: Peter E. Dunn G, Kristine AuYeung '91, Deborah A.
                Levinson '91, Aaron M. Woolsey '93.

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                                               ----   7X&                                                                               Column trivialized sufferings of Jews, homosexuals
                                                                                                                                           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
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                                                                                                                                        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
News is concerned, at least their                 ticket when Mr. Braff came up                          --                    ----                                            --   --                                                      C

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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                                                                                                                                                      L- .              L ,L                           III             set, the mistreatment of Native
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        be removed.
    Bs            -        I                                                                                 -I                                         Ilsl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       blocked the memory of the mis-                         Juan G. Ricardo-Grimes '90
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              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-
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              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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              Alexandar Angelus to undertake research in the Physics Departmenton the                                                                                                   Suzanne                  Garber to work          weth Lincoln Lab on structuraland thernalanalysis of
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               Celia Liu to work wuith DraperLab on control systems for autonomous etrrain                                                                                              Eric Abemrathy to work winth Lincoln Lab on satellite launchers.
              following vehicles
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              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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                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                          PALL                                                                                         SPRIII~
     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

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     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
                                                                                                                            and      Plus
     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.
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     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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                                                               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)
                                                                                                                     -Dunn a' l"Tech at x3-1541.'
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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
                                                                                                                      kt                                                                      jC
       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             _       __                __                   __
                                                                                                                 __              L_   _   __

  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
Clmwcwua\rw                                       Saturdays.
                                               • 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,"
                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CONITEMPORARY MY
                                                                                                                      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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                  JAZZ MUSIC                                          The Longy Chamber Orchestra performs
         r * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * *
        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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                              EMILE BUSTANI                                                                                                                                                                                 "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S"
                          MIDDLE EAST SEMINAR                                                                                                                                                  DANA                                                       CARVEY
                                                   SPRING 1990                                                                                                                                                                                                       Eddie Farrell is a con man.

                          Chair, Prof. Philip S. Khoury                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He's out of luck,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        out of time and out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of money.
                          Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.mrn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But he'll be
                          MIT E51-332 (Schell Room)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ready when...
                                               OPEN TO PUBLIC
        Feb. 27 Dr. JUDITH KIPPER
                 Senior Scholar
                 Brookings Institution
                    CONFLICT REVISITED'1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In the world of cons...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eddie's a pro.
        Mar. 20 Prof. YVONNE HADDAD
                 University of Massachusetts                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I~IlCNE ~hEADWIWsIBT~
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                 The American University, Wash.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          X        I
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                     * * *r CRITICS' CHIOICE * * *
                                                                                                      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-
    CA·rgCL·rr -|_              C           ~-           LC
                                                          -    - -
                                                                   C 'LT       PLePIBT
                                                                               -                              -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-
    $25, and $50. Telephone: 482-9393.                                           Shawn Colvin and Bill Morrissey per-                                                                                           Baked Theatre's latest collection of musi-        who paints large canvases with her fin-
                                                                                                                                                   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-
                                                                                 Harvard University, Quincy and Kirkland                           Thorton Wilder's novel about a born-                         nitely at the Boston Baked Theatre, 255           List Visual Arts Center, MIT Wiesner
    The Juilliard String Quartet continues its                                                                                                     again Christian travelling through the                                                                                                                                                 brary hours are Monday-Saturday 9-5.
                                                                                 Streets, Cambridge. Tickets: $17.50.                                                                                           Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville,             Building E15. Gallery hours are week-
    series of complete Beethoven string quar-                                                                                                      country, continues through April 8 at the                                                                                                                                              No admission charge. Telephone: 353-
                                                                                 Telephone: 1-800-843-8425.                                                                                                     near the Davis Square T-stop on the red           days 12-6 and weekends 1-5. Telephone:
    tets on April I in Jordan Hall, New En-                                                                                                        Blueknuckle Theatre, 18 Peterborough                         line. Performances are Friday at 8:15 and                                                                                 3728.
    gland Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough                                          Joe Satriani and Stevie Salas Colorcode                           Street, Boston. Performances are Thurs-                      Saturday at 7:00 &9:15. Tickets: $13.50
    Street at Huntington Avenue, Boston.                                                                                                           day-Saturday at 8 pm, with Sunday mat-                                                                                                                                                 From Fontainebleau to (he Louvre:
                                                                                 perform on March 30 at the Orpheum                                                                                             and $15. Telephone: 628-9575.                      Richard Bertman: Architect and Sculp-
    Tickets: $20. Telephone: 536-2412.                                                                                                             inees at 3 pm. Tickets: $8. Telephone:                                                                                                                                                 French Master Drawings, featuring over
                                                                                 Theatre, Hamilton Place, Boston. Tick-                                                                                                                                            tor, works by the eminent Boston archi-
                                                                                                                                                   728-1454.                                                                                                                                                                              100 drawings by nearly 40 French artists
                                                                                 ets: $19. Telephone: 482 0650.                                                                                                 Operation Midnight Climax, an adapta-             tect, continues through July 29 at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from the reigns of Henri IV, Louis Xl11,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                tion of Chilean novelist Jose Donoso's             MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave-
     * * * CRITICS' CHOICE l * *                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Louis XIV, continues through
                                                                                                                                                   * * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * *                                  phantasmagorical fable about his coun-             nue, Cambridge. Museum hours are
     Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey                                         I* * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * *                                                                                                   try's past and present, continues through         Tuesday-Friday 9-5 and Saturday-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          April 8 at the Sackler Museum, Harvard
                                                                                  At the Paradise: Rickie Lee Jones on                             Love Letters, A. R. Gurney's comedy-                                                                                                                                                   University, Cambridge. Museum hours
     Rink conducting, performs Serge Pro-                                                                                                                                                                       Aipril I at the Back Alley Theatre, 1253          Sunday 12-4. Admission: $2 requested
                                                                                  March 26; Lenny Kravitz on                                       drama about a couple reliving their                                                                                                                                                    are Tuesday-Sunday 10-5. Telephone:
     kofiev's Peter Vs. the Wolf (adapta-                                                                                                                                                                       Cambridge Street, Cambridge. Perfor-              donation, free to MIT community. Tele-
     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.
     Sanders Theatre, Quincy and Kirk-                                            the Wet Sprocket on March 30; Mari-                                                                                           Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors and stu-
                                                                                  anne Faithfull on March 31 and                                   the Wilbur Theater, 246 Tremont
     land Streets, Cambridge. Tickets: $7,                                                                                                         Street, Boston. Performances are                             dents. Telephone: 491-8166.                       Alchemical Reconnaissance, photographs                                   * * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * *
     $14, and $20 [see also reduced-price                                         April 1. Located at 967 Common-                                                                                                                                                 by John Huddleston juxtaposing the in-                                   Monet in the '90s: The Series Paint-
                                                                                  wealth Avenue, Boston. Telephone:                                Tuesday-Saturday at 8 pmn with mati-
     tickets offered through The Tech Per-                                                                                                         nees Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at                                                                            vestigations of landscape photography                                    ings continues through April 29 at the
     forming Arts Series]. Tel: 661-7067.                                         254-2052.                                                                                                                      * * * CRITICS' CHOICE * * *
                                                                                                                                                   3 pm (E. G. Marshall & Colleen De-                            Rosencrsatz and Guildenstern are                 and high energy physics, continues                                       Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Hunting-
                                                                                                                                                   whurst, March 20 to 25; Jason Ro-                                                                              through April 6 at the MIT Museum's                                      ton Avenue, Boston. Tel: 267-9300.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dead, by Tom Stoppard, continues
                                                                                At the Channel: Dirty Looks on                                     bards & Elaine Stritch, March 27 to                                                                            Compton Gallery, Room 10-150, between
    The Boston Symphony Chamber Players                                                                                                                                                                          through April8 at the New Ehrlich
                                                                                March 27; Bullet La Volts on March 30;                             April 1). Tickets: $25 to $37.50. Tele-                                                                        lobbies 10 and 13. Gallery hours are
    and pianist Gilbert Kalisb perform works                                                                                                                                                                     Theatre, 539 Tremont Street, Boston.                                                                                     Shaker Spirit Drawings from Hancock
                                                                                The Fools on March 31; Junkyard on                                 phone: 4234008.                                                                                                weekdays 9-5. No admission charge.
    by Mozart, Dvorak, and Lerdahl on                                                                                                                                                                            Performances are Thursday & Friday                                                                                       Shaker Village, 27 "gift" drawings exhib-
                                                                                April 1. Located at 25 Necco Street, near                                                                                                                                         Telephone: 253-4422.
    March 25 in Jordan Hall, New England                                                                                                                                                                         at 8:00, Saturday at 5:00 &8:30, and                                                                                     ited in celebration of the 200th anniver-
    Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street at                                     South Station in downtown Boston. Tele-                                                                                          Sunday at 2:00. Tickets: $15 general,                                                                                    sary of the Pittsfield, Mass. village, con-
    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
    March 25 in Remis Auditorium, Museum                                        more Square. Telephone: 262-2437.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the abstract sculptor inspired by a Mo-
    of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue,                                                                                                       Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at                             Children's Theatre at the Boston Baked            Sunday 12-4. Admission: $2 requested
                                                                                                                                               8 pm and Sunday at 7 pm, with matinees                                                                                                                                                     ghul painting of a falcon, continues
    Boston, Tickets: $12 general $10 MFA                                        At Nightstage: Map of the World and                                                                                             Theatre, 255 Elm Street, Davis Square,            donation, free to MIT community. Tele-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          through July 8 at the Museum of Fine
    members, seniors, and students. Tele-                                       Whovflle on March 28; Clarence -Gate-                          Saturday &Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets: $16                           Somerville. Performances are Saturdays            phone: 253-4440.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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-
                                                                                Dream on March 30. Located at 823                                                                                               Tickets: $4.50. Telephone: 628-9575.              Raumplanl Versus Plan Libre: Adolf
                                                                                                                                               The Merry Wives of Windsor, by Wil-                                                                                Loos and Le Corbusier, 1919-1930, com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          phone: 267-9300.
    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
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