VOLUME 86 PASADENA, CALIFORNIA / FRIDAY, JANUARY 11,1985 NUMBER 12
event. Warren Emery, head of the
Two Scholarships P.E. Dept., estimated that the first
trophy will probably be awarded in
late April this year when the track
Scope Grant Proposed
Newly Endowed season ends.
The M.T. Davis scholarship of
$700 will be awarded starting next
by Chris Meisl
The W.M. Keck Foundation of
structure, the telescope will weigh
only 158 tons, less than one-third
by Lily Wu Oil Company in 1972. Dr. William Los Angeles announced a grant the weight of the Palomar
. Two new scholarship funds and Mclean earned his B.S. in 1935 school year by the Financial Aid
proposal on Jan. 3 for $70 million telescope. Also, the UC design has
a trophy have been endowed for and Ph.D. in 1939 in physics. He Office to a student who
to Caltech to construct a ten-meter a short focal length, allowing the
undergraduate students last month. served as technical director of both demonstrates need. The scholar-
telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. telescope to be housed in a dome
The McLean Brothers Scholar- the Naval Ordinance Test Station ship program is entirely separate
The proposed grant is the the same size as the Palomar dome.
ship is a $5000 scholarship award- at China Lake, CA and the Naval from the trophy, although each
largest private gift for a scientific The entire Keck Observatory
ed either.to a junior or a senior who Undersea Center in San Diego. year the scholarship will be nam-
project yet made, and the project will include computer and control
can demonstrate outstanding The Financial Aid Office will ed for the trophy winner of the
is the world's largest optical rooms, electronic and mechanical
academic achievement, leadership select the first McLean Scholar in previous year.
telescope, four times mOre power- shops, mirror aluminizing facilities
ability and financial need. the 1895-86 school year. ful than the 5-meter Palomar and even a visitors' gallery.
This scholarship fund was en- The other new endowment is The M.T. Davis endowment telescope. The $85 million observatory
dowed by friends and associates in the M.T. Davis trophy and scholar- was a gift from Frank Davis of La- The grant is still pending con- was originally to be funded by gifts
honor of William and John ship. The M.T. Davis trophy will Jolla, CA. Davis' brother, M.T., tractual obligations between to the University of California
McLean who were both graduates be awarded each year by the graduated from Caltech with a B.S. Caltech, the Keck Foundation, and alone, beginning with $36 million
of Caltech. Dr. John Mclean earn- Physical Education Department to in 1933. He died in an airline ac- the University of California. from Marian O'Hoffman to
ed a B.S. in 1938 in applied physics a student who has demonstrated cident in 1951. M.T. was a student Caltech will oversee the con- memorialize her husband, the
and eventually became president outstanding achievement and body vice president and a struction of the telescope and former New York automobile
and chairman of the Continental leadership in a track and field decathalon athlete at Caltech. observatory using the new importer.
News Commentary technology of a segmented mirror According to Julian O. van
developed at the Lawrence Berke- Kalinowski, Director of the Keck
Foundation, "the University of
Health Policy Changes Unfair Iy Laboratory of the University of
Construction of the facility, to
California then set out to interest
other donors and also the possibili-
be named the W.M. Keck Obser- ty of interesting other institutions
by George Carman spouses expected to sacrifice tionalspouse health insurance vatory, is expected to take about in providing the remaining funds.
Caltech's student health in- the quality of their lives? plan could be extended to in- 6V2 years beginning in early 1986. As part of this effort, the Univer-
surance policy has been exten- As the Graduate Student clude elective abortion at a The mirror will consist of 36 sity ... discussed the possibility of
ded to provide studpnts, but Council representative to the small increase in cost, and a se- separate, adjoining hexagonal mir- joining Caltech as a partner in this
not spouses of students, with Student Health Committee, I cond optional plan created for rors, each 1.8 meters across, to be effort. "
coverage for pregnancy and' sought to have pregnancy and those students anticipating the controlled by a computerized mir- Caltech "agreed to do so and
elective abortion. This im- elective abortion benefits ex- need for pregnancy benefits, ror positioning system that will ad- ... undertook to seek funds," van
provement in student health tended to spouses as well as to with a premium which would just the mirrors 300 times each Kalinowski added. The Keck grant
benefits - the first change in stUdents. I did so with the be quite large (perhaps $1600 second. was a result of these efforts.
the student health insurance motivation that most graduate per year) but still ·lower than The role of the Hoffman gift
policy in over ten years - carne students who wish to have the typical cost of delivery. UC scientists have also will be determined when the con-
about as the result of the ef- children are unable to do so (2) The optional spouse health developed a "stressed mirror tractual conditions for the contruc-
forts of the Student Health given the typical graduate stu- insurance plan could be left as polishing technique", which in- tion of the telescope have been
Committee despite a somewhat dent stipend. Unfortunately, is, and the Institute could self- volves warping the mirror blank satisfied.
unresponsive Caltech ad- the increase in the cost of insure the pregnancy and elec- and then polishing it, to enable the Construction of the telescope is
ministration. This report is in- coverage for the additional tive abortion benefits, much as production of non-axisymmetric expected to begin in spring 1986
tended to clarify the extent of pregnancy and abortion it does the mental health surfaces on the hexagonal mirrors. and observations should begin in
these new health benefits, and benefits was much larger for benefit of the current student Due to a much lighter support 1992.
to examine how such an im- the optional spouse coverage health plan. In order to help
provement in benefits carne (from $241 to $860 per person recover some of the costs,
about. per year, regardless of intent to students could be charged a fee
Many who read the memo use the benefit) than for the suitable for their income for
from J. J. Morgan, distributed student coverage (from $189 to each delivery. As your GSC
at registration, which officially $216 per person per year). Health representative, I would
announced the extension of When these matters were be interested in knowing your
these benefits were unsure as to discussed at the last Faculty opinions of these options.
who was covered by the new Board meeting, the administra- Alternatively, if you can think
benefits and what was the ex- tion was willing to include the of other useful options, send
tent of coverage. At present, additional premium for the stu- them along.
only female students receive dent coverage in the tuition These new student health
the pregnancy and elective fee, but no arrangement could benefits represent another
abortion benefit. The spouses be reached on an insurance achievement, in this instance
of male students will not scheme for spouses given what for all students: we have
receive the pregnancy and elec~ would be a substantial increase demonstrated that the quality
tive abortion benefit, whether in premium. of student life at Caltech can
or not they are enrolled in the There are several alter- be improved. For the first time
optional health insurance plan natives to passing the entire in- in the history of the Student
for spouses. As far as the ex- crease in cost on to all students Health Committee, the Caltech
tent of coverage goes, I have as with spouses opting for health administration responded to
yet not been able to obtain a insurance with pregnancy and one of its recommendations, an
precise statement on this. abortion benefits. (1) The op- continued on page 3
.Students anticipating the use of
these new benefits should ob-
tain a written copy of them,
which hopefully will be made
available through the Health
Mettler Is Chosen
These new health benefits
represent an important achieve-
As New Chairman
Ruben P. Mettler B.S. '44 Mettler, a native of Shafter,
ment for women students at M.S. '47 Ph.D. '49, chairman and California, went to Stanford
Caltech: a major health need chief executive officer of TRW University for his freshman year,
unique to women has been Inc., has been elected chairman of but was assigned to Caltech upon
recognized. No longer must the board of trustees of Caltech, enterjng the Navy in 1942.
women at Caltech sacrifice replacing R. Stanton Avery, effec- He graduated in electrical
their quality of life for lack of . tive January 1, 1985. engineering and went on to ~
such benefits, which many President Marvin Goldberger graduate school here in electrical ~
women who have chosen other announced the election, adding and aeronautical engineering. ~
careers enjoy. However, is it "Since receiving his doctorate In 1966, Mettler became one of s
equitable for such benefits to from Caltech 35 years ago, Rube the first alumni to receive Caltech's 2
be extended to female students Mettler has compiled an impressive DistingUished Alumni Award. He ~
without similar provision for record as an engineer and business was elected to the Caltech board of I
the spouses of male students? leader, coupled with a distinguish- trustees in 1969, and became vice
Are male students and their ed record of public service. chairman of the board in 1983. Sylvia Luedeking & Steven Walton in TACIT's "Ways and Means"
2.... THE CALIFORNIA TECH/FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1985
thead fly systems were not for the best
l::hb:a~~~o ~~~~;~~~~~d ~~~:~: letters===
An examination of student life at Caltech
from the outside world, maybe the
excellent scientifically rigorous
curriculum was too narrow in
scope, maybe full professors are
not always the best teachers,
What About Teeth7'
'-------------------~:.......:=:.:..::.= .J maybe, maybe, maybe '"
When junior year began, my To the Editor: And that's just the begin-
academics maintained their even It is with great interest that ning. My dentist tells me that
strain and my newly found ideas I read Lily Wu's article on she expects the total cost of the
A Different Year burst forth. Rather than just mar- possible pregnancy benefits for
ching along in the Caltech graduate students in the
machine, I took a good look at California Tech (Dec. 7, 1984).
dental work that I need to be
more than $2000. Because den
tal care is not part of the
by Lily Wu what made the machine. Most of While such benefits would health coverage for students a
For a student, the concept of the new year is a shifted one. There my perspectives began to change. clearly be a good thing, I can- Caltech, I shall have to pay
is the new school year and the new calendar year. While everyone in All those previously revered not help but think that the every penny myself. My $500
the world is making a grand affair of the new calendar year, I pass New POLICIES and REGULAnONS Health Committee's priorities per month ORA salary cannot
Year's Day as if it were July 1. It is at the beginning of the new school which seemed so unchallengeable should be reevaluated. cover this. I am going heavily
year in September that the student sets new goals and resolutions. took on a different light. I saw that As I write this, my mouth is into debt to maintain my
When my year began this school year, I had a feeling of deja vu. for every policy and regulation, extremely sore and my cheeks health.
I had GRE exams to take, college applications to complete, jobs to in- there was a person or gruop of per- are· swollen: I had my wisdom Naturally, I think that there
terview for and a graduation to look forward to. It reminded me of senior sons behind it who decided on that teeth removed yesterday after- is a clear and present need for
year in high school. I mentioned that to a friend: why after all these years policy based on their own opinions noon. But although the opera- dental care benefits for
of schooling, am I still applying to colleges and taking those awful stan- or preferences. In that respect, no tion was painful, the most students. The arguments for
dardized exams? It made me feel as if I hadn't really gone anywhere rule is etched in stone and every painful part was the price tag: pregnancy benefits are equally
in four years. But then he said I was looking at the situation in a two- rule can be called to account for its $395, every penny of which has applicable to dental care
dimensional perspective. "Imagine a cork screw. If you look at it from continued on page 3 to come from my own pocket. Moreover, dental care is
one end, it looks like a circle. It looks like you are traveling the same something which everyone
path over and over again. But if you look at it from the side, you see YOU ARE INVITED needs, unlike pregnancy care,
that while going around and around, there are different levels. You never which would benefit a minority
TO AN of students whether or not it
cross the same point twice, but you do encounter analogous points at
different levels." ICE CREAM SOCIAL was extended to spouses.
Well, I felt as if I had just visited the high priest of Tibet and receiv- I do not wish to weaken the
ed a decree. I thought about my different years at Caltech. Freshman case for pregnancy benefits-
year was all new. I was eager to learn everything that I could about but they would benefit only a
science and Caltech. I worked so hard that year that I really did not give BUILD YOUR OWN DESSERT fraction of the student body.
anything that I learned much thought. I digested whatever was presented ICE CREAM·TOPPINGS·BROWNIES To the best of my knowledge.
to me and went on. The main reason was that I was trying to adjust to everyone at Caltech has teeth.
the new work load demands and the new social environment. I had not Dental benefits would be a help
only gone from a high school setting to a college setting, I had gone to all of us, and the Health
from a high school to Caltech (a different matter entirely). SERVED WITH Committee ought to be looking
Sophomore year was the same story. Again I had to readjust into it.
INFORMATION ABOUT Sincerely,
academically. Even though I had a year of practice under my belt, I had
to make the leap from pass/fail to grades. Still, I never thought about -Alan L. Bostick
Graduate Student, Physics
what I was learning, why I was learning, how I was learning or where
I was learning. The new reality of grades was all consuming that year.
When that year ended, I realized that I could finally pull my head
out of the sand. I had successfully survived a year of the graded Caltech
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I also began to see those facts more critically than for granted. No mat- Bill Holland and phone number and the intended
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some time away from your
'Spouses Excluded work, but what you put in, you
Since health, housing, and
From Health Plan
from page 1 realized that it is becoming in-
stipends all have serious impact
on the welfare of graduate
students, the Graduate Student The School Years
important precedent which we creasingly difficult to attract Council is forming a committee system, or the administration, or
to examine these matters as from page 2
should not forget. Why this and maintain quality graduate even our educational values and
recommendation, and not the studetns given competition they relate to the quality of relevance to society. No persons
opinions are necessarily more just purposes. There are many facets to
others? In part because it had from nonacademic sectors. All graduate student life. If we are Caltech and the freshman camp
the support of several active these sources of support were to succeed in this effort we than any others and every person
with a differing set of opinions or picture of Caltech only scratched
groups. The Caltech Women's important in achieving these need your ideas, your support, . the surface.
Club, the Organization for new benefits. If we are to ob- and your help. As you have preferences can and should have
Women at Caltech, and the tain an equitable benefit for seen, such efforts can work. them aired and considered. As a
Graduate Student Council all
played important roles in
spouses of male students, we
will need to demonstrate more Direct your opinions and
questions to George Carman,
whole, institutions are reasonable
and changeable, in principle,
because they are simply a con-
prompting the Health Commit- support from the students
tee to pursue this issue. In ad- themselves, and to enlist the Graduate Health Rep, 216-76, glomeration of people. That [The Gadfly article in the
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Chopin to Ginastera), Latin,
TACIT Presents Last Years Best Jazz Albums and many others. Moraz and
by John Fourkas music composed solely for Bruford (who, incidentally,
Five One-Act Plays Music for Piano and Drums
Patrick Moraz & Bill Bruford
piano and drums; one is
perhaps driven to imagine jazz
with all of the other "in-
first teamed up for Chris
Squire's solo album Fish Out
of Water) have performed a
Wondering why Winnett their easy way of life; Alan Future Memories teresting" instruments taken very successful experiment, and
Lounge has sprouted a stage and Ayckbourn's Gosforth's Fete, Patrick Moraz away. Moraz and Bruford, I can only hope they will do
lighting system since vacation? directed by Janet Reno, is a tale of PVC Records however, have created com- more work together in the
Maxwell's Demon released from Timecode positions for piano and drums future.
This weekend and next, TACIT the bottle at a rummage sale. Mark Patrick Moraz which not only sound wonder- While Music for Piano and
will be presenting a festival of one- Maier directs Robert Patrick's Ac- Passport Records ful without any other accom- Drums was a very successful
act shows in Winnett Lounge. The tion, which tells of two playwrights 1984 was a very productive paniment, but which would experiment, Future Memories
festival has grown out of an infor- who write each other into their year for Patrick Moraz, the probably not work if either comes very close to being a
mal workshop held by TACIT scripts. David Mercer's Let's Swiss keyboard virtuoso. musician were less of a con- dismal failure. It is by far the
members over the last two sum- Murder Vivaldi, the story of some Although he remains quite sumate master of his instru- least "accessible" of the three
mers, whose object has been to rather eccentric characters attemp- busy playing with the Moody ment; Moraz and Bruford have albums - indeed of all of
provide a forum for students, alum- ting and extra-marital fling, is Blues, he has also managed to managed to create a perfectly Moraz's albums. Moraz left
ni, etc. to gain experience direc- directed by Max Bryson. Peter go on tour with Bill Bruford balanced album in which Yes after a year and a half (he
. ling. This winter's festival will pre" Jones and Lynne McGrath present (of King Crimson) and, more neither instrument can stand played on Relayer) because he
. sent, in a more formal atmosphere, scenes from A Midsummer Night's amazingly, release three new alone or overpower the other. felt that he was not being
five finished projects: four com- Dream and Troilus and Cressida. albums. Just as Moraz's brilliant, flow- allowed to do his own thing; he
plete one-act plays and a set of love Performances will take place in Having seen Patrick Moraz ing piano work accentuates felt that his keyboards were be-
scenes from Shakespeare. Winnett Lounge at 8 p.m. on and Bill Bruford in concert in Bruford's drumming, so do ing subdued in the mix and
Noel Coward's Ways and January 11, 12, 18 and 19; and at San Francisco last year, I was Bruford's complex rhythms that they were not important to
Means, directed by Astrid 2 p.m. on January 13 and 20. very excited at the release of enhance the piano. The music the music. Future Memories is
Golomb, is a picaresque tale of a Ticket prices are $3 for Caltech Music for Piano and Drums. It itself is a mixture of many in- the exact opposite of this situa-
roguish couple striving to maintain students and $5 for others. is rather difficult to imagine fluences: jazz, classical (from tion. It is actually a recording
of an entirely unrehearsed im-
provisational solo session
which Moraz did for Swiss
television in 1979, of what he
calls "instant" composition:
' .. .the denomination
"instant" composition means a
live performance not only as
far as playing the instruments
is concerned but also in terms
of organising the conscience in
order to convey and transcend
the ideas into organised sonic
architecture without, however,
feeling limited or contrived by
the modern-day technological
Sound a bit pretentious?
Unfortunately, it is. In general,
this album asks far too much
of the listener while giving
back far too little. Side one of
the album, a nineteen minute
track called "Metamorphoses,"
seems to be little more than
random experimentation with
electronic instruments and syn-
thesized drums. "Eastern Sun-
days," the first song on side
two, fares little better,
although there is a fantastic re-
hashed version of it on Music
for Piano and Drums. The on-
ly saving grace of the album is
the final track, "Black Silk."
The only instrument used in
"Black Silk" is an acoustic
piano, and it does not give the
listener the impression that he
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Our hero, a writer in the Big
Buckaroo Reviews City, finds that fiction often
becomes fact, and wishes that
fact were just a fiction. (A
Moraz Jazzes Up '84
A Weekly Column by Matt Rowe background chorus shouting from page 5 an enjoyable album, but it is
"Quote!" and "Unquote!" is a Timecode shows that Moraz not of the quality 1 have come
Best Rock Album of 1984 Ex- his solo career. His f97lJ stroke of genius.) Cover's final may have learned his to expect from Patrick Moraz.
cept for the Stuff in Next eponymous debut included track, "Swim," brings it all lesson-and possibly too well.
"Kingdom Come," which back home. It begins with an The keyboards on this album,
although still important to the 12th Night & MIT
First off, a couple of David Bowie later recorded for excerpt from Verlaine's book
runners-up. Purple Rain was a Scary Monsters; 1981's Dream- of poems, 41 Monologues, music, are much more sub-
dued. The most remarkable By Astrid Howard
mighty fine chunk of vinyl, but time introduced Verlaine's con- about a lonely man who, late
"Darling Nikki" is no statement fident individual style of rock- at night up in the north woods, feature, though, is their heavy The MIT Shakespeare Ensem-
of great social significance. and-roll; and what 1982's likes to fly around, pop sound. Moraz has teamed ble will present Shakespeare's
Sure, you can dance to it, but Words from the Front lacked " ... yeah ... fly around." The up with the vocalist/songwriter Twelfth Night in Ramo Auditorium
you can dance to any Prince. in musical quality it made up monologue stops, and a John MacBurnie to create Thursday Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. Los
Besides, Controversy is the for in beautiful lyrics. That br- bassline as natural as those some real Top Forty-styled Angeles is the last stop on the
album with "Sexuality." This ings us to Cover. north woods lies in wait. Tom music. While McBurnie's voice Ensemble's California tour
album reminds me of Echo and Cover (Warner Brothers, Verlaine strolls in, with a syn- is rather good, his lyrics are celebrating their tenth year of ex-
the Bunnymen's Ocean Rain, 1984) is the most lyrical rock copated rhythm guitar he quite pedestrian, and the sub- istence. In the holiday world of
another album that critics album ever recorded. If brought from the fifties, and dued keyboards do little to Twelfth Night - named for one of
swallowed whole at first, William Faulkner and Jean invites us to sing along: help. Still, the album is quite Christendom's wildest festivals-
gushing it back (at least in Bri- Sibelius wrote an opera, it I could swim pleasant. The high points of "normal" life is turned on its head,
tain) all over pop magazines, would be no better than this I could swim the album are "Black Brains of and the subtlest romance can be
only to notice later that the album. The plot - Cover is not I could sl"im in your love Positronic Africa" (an elec- played with the bawdiest farce as
thing was really all wet. Not at a concept album, but its songs In your love tronic version of the 'in- a backdrop. Presented by the Of-
all wet was Born in the are all of a piece - is, in fact, In your love strumental ballet' "Blue Brains" fice of Public Events and the MIT
USA - on the contrary, like the Faulknerian: boy works hard I could swim in your love .. from Music For Piano and Alumni Club of Southern Califor-
USA, the Boss's music has for girl, boy goes to big city Drums) and "Elastic Freedom nia and sponsored in part by the
some mighty dry stretches in it. and forgets about girl; boy Cover (In Search Of)", the one song Caltech Y and TACIT. For ticket
(I do like the title track, remembers girl but finally Tom Verlaine to which Moraz wrote all of information and reservations please
though.) Huey Lewis' Sports decides to pursue his career in- Warner Bros. Records the lyrics. Timecode is certainly call 356-4652.
might have been a greatest hits stead; boy is bewildered by big r---------~--------::..---------
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why buy it when you can hear think; boy goes back to girl
half the songs on the radio? and they live happily ever
The Unforgettable Fire by after. As for Sibelius, the
Brian Eno with U2, was a melodies and orchestration
magnificent work, but one with ("arrangement" seemed too
limited goals. With more con- weak) would do him proud. So
fidence in the studio, U2's next much for the album as it was
album might be one of the best conceived. What is so shock-
things in rock since Sticky ingly wonderful about Cover is
Fingers-but we'll have to wait the execution.
a year. On his previous albums,
Twisted Sister's Stay Tom Verlaine's nasal,
Hungry, however-now there somewhat whiny singing voice
was an album. Truly a poetic was occasionally annoying; on
statement of the highest Cover, he reshapes it into a
caliber, "We're Not Gonna generalized Southern drawl
Take It" is my prediction for that is both pleasant and
the next Muzak smash. Pro- evocative. On previous albums,
found questions such as "What Verlaine's lead guitar
do you want to do with your sometimes gets too noisy; on
life?" have always struck a Cover, he has toned it down,
chord in my heart, and in Dee and, with the help of Jimmy
Snider's, they strike three. One Ripp, provides clear, simple
out. Next at bat .... melodies that let the listener get
It's going to be awfully comfortable. On previous
hard for you to take me albums, Verlaine's lyrics were
seriously now, isn't it? Try to, either mainstream almost to
anyway, because the meat of the point of vapidity or dense
the column approacheth. to the point of undecipherabili-
Buckaroo's nomination for
ty; on Cover, each chorus both
summarizes· and encompasses
the content of the verses, and
are encouraged, at Logicon.
Best Album of 1984: Cover, by
Tom Verlaine. the result is simple,
Your career should take advantage of your education and creativity and
Don't worry - you're not memorable, yet powerful allow you to look beyond the easy answer to explore and challenge your
alone. It's truly a pity, but songs. Cover in few ways con- imagination and ability.
most people haven't heard of forms to convention, but it is Logicon is the industry pacesetter in systems and software engineering,
Tom Verlaine. Let me in- so perfectly realized that it and as such, we can offer engineers, programmers, analysts, systems
troduce you, then. singlehandedly creates a new engineers and operations analysts unparalleled career opportunity
convention. and challenges.
Until 1976, Tom Verlaine, Our diverse range of government contracts allows you to put your talents
who took his stage name from The average listener doesn't at center stage and develop original solutions as an integral part of the en-
the French symboliste poet care for theoretical b.s., I tire creative process. You'll work in a small team that's in direct contact
Paul Verlaine, was himself a realize; the average listener with management so your efforts will be seen, recognized and r~warded.
poet; that's no metaphor - he wants to know if there are any
wrote poetry. In that year he good songs. "Yes" is my Visit with our representatives:
formed the band Television answer, and emphatically. Wednesday, January 16, 1985
with Richard Lloyd, Billy Ficca "Five Miles of You" - the
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and Patti Smith's husband, single - shows what Prince real- which overlooks the historic San Pedro Harbor. Our scientific environment
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More ASCIT day, Jan. 22, at 5:00 pm.
By-Laws Changes Proposed If Amendment Two on
Monday's ballot (which causes
The election for each office
will occur on the Monday im-
mediately following the close
The ASCIT EXCOMM and Under the current system, after am the second Wednesday of second the President and Treasurer of of nominations for that office.
Board of DIrectors have ap- ectlOns, t h e new BOD" m-
eI ' IS term '.and Tshall close at 5:00 pm the
f II d ASCIT to be elected two weeks An official nomination
• • 0 oWing ues ay.
proved the followmg three pro- stalled and the old BOD retIres Nominations for all other elected before the other officers) should say something like "I
posed ASCIT Bylaws amend- without ever interacting with officers shall open at 8:00 am on the passes, nominations for Presi- wish to be added to the list of
ments, which will be put to stu- their successors; By electing the fouth Wednesday of second term, ~nd dent and Treasurer will open
dent vote on Monday, January President and Treasurer early, shalldclose at 5:00 pm the following
nominees for the office of
this coming Wednesday (Jan. ____". It must be signed
14 1985. t h ey Wi'11 h ave a mon th -Iong Tues ay.
For a nomination to be valid, the 16) at 8:00 am. Nominations by the nominee. The nomina-
Amendment 1. Prohibition of opportunity to work with and
learn from their experienced
nominee must be a current ASCIT
member. All nominations must be
for other officers (Vice Presi- tion should be addressed to Joy
campaigning in the polling couterparts. It is felt that this dent, Secretary, Directors at Watanabe, the ASCIT
given in ~riting to the sec~etary a.nd
place. This amendment is . . S .h h must be signed by the nominee. PrIor Large, IHC Chairman, Direc- Secretary, and delivered per-
meant to make elections more will provIde f\ ~IT WIt mu~ - to the election The California Tech tor for Academic Affairs, sonally to the Dean's Office.
needed contmUlty for ongomg
fair by prohibiting any form of or long-term BOD projects, shall publish a complete list of Director for Social Activities, A current list of nominees
nominated candidates and any Activities Chairman, Athletic
vote coercion during the actual and smoother administrative statements they wish t.o make. .
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from the campaign. upon at elections to occur the Monday will open Wednesday, Jan. 30 All nominees should submit
Proposed Changes immediately following the closing of at 8:00 am. Nominations will
Amendment 2. Staggering of Amendment 1: Article VIII, Section 3. nominations for that office. A final
their statements to the Califor-
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close at 5 :00 pm the Tuesday nia Tech by 8:00 pm on the
amendment provides for two ing or campaign materials present in a Friday of the same week. following their opening. Tuesday before the elections
separate elections for ASCIT room where polling takes place during Section 10. (replace first sentence.) If Amendment Two fails, (which is also 3 hours after
officers, the first for the Presi- any election. All officers shall be installed at the se-
cond Board of Directors meeting
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SURF's Up Letter-Writing Model UN Caltech Bridge Clu~
Material for the announce- 1985 SURF applications are There will be a letter-writing Attention: anyone in- Bridge Club meets at 7:00
ment section of the Califor- available in the SURF office, session to help Soviet Jewry, terested in attending the Model pm on Mondays in the Red
nia Tech must be submitted Room 3 Dabney Hall. A along with a deli dinner for par- UN this year should attend our Door Cafe, Winnett Center.
typed on or with the An- notebook containing proposed ticipants, on Sunday, Jan. 13 at first meeting, which will be Beginners and experts welcome.
nouncement Form available SURF projects is also available 5:30 pm in the Red Door Cafe, held at 8:00 pm in Winnett We play duplicate and rubber
at the Tech office by the for students to look at in the Winnett Center. $3 for the deli Clubroom 1 on Wednesday, bridge.
Tuesday before the Friday SURF office. If you have ques- dinner. Writing materials pro- January 16. If you can't come
of publication. tions, please contact Carolyn vided by Hillel. please contact Mark McDonald Student Shop Meets
Merkel (101-40, Room 3 at 223 Ruddock, x3776 or The Caltech Student Shop
Dabney, x3675) or a member of BEM Time Change Tracy Peterson at 793-9906. will meet Saturday at 1:00 pm
Hey, Seniors! the SURF Administrative Com- BEM 1OOb - Business in the shop (Winnett
mittee. Economics and Management, Teach Science basement). All' old and new
Remember that letter you taught by Steven LeRoy, will The Caltech Chapter of members must attend to get se-
got from the Big T editors near Seminar Notice now be taught on MWF from Sigma Xi is looking for people cond term keys. General main-
the end of last term, warning Professor Wang Yu-Yun 10-11 pm in Baxter 25. to get invloved in a project to tainance and cleanup will also
you about senior pictures? from the Institute of Systems expand the science program in a be performed. For more infor-
Well, we weren't kidding. Science, Academia Sinica, Bei- Newman Club local private elementary school. mation call Craig Zupke at
The deadline for senior pic- jing, will be giving a seminar Caltech students are invited Participants will invent, 578-9768.
tures is Februrary 1. Period. here on Thursday, January 17th to join the Catholic Student prepare, and demonstrate
For anything turned in after at 4:00 pm in Baxter 125. The Newman Club for discussions science experiments to 3-6 PA 15 Meeting
that, we make no guarantee topic of the seminar will be of contemporary faith and graders, which would involve a There will be a meeting of
that it will even be in the year- "Resource Allocation in the scripture study, Tuesdays and total time commitment, in- the P A 15 class, which is the
book. Submit your black and Development of the Yellow Thursdays at 12 noon, cluding classroom time and student newspaper, at 12:15
white print (no negatives) with River Basin." Pasadena City College Building preparation, of approximately pm Friday, in 127 Baxter.
your name, hometown, and C, Classroom 333. For further
option to "Big T", 107-51, or C-L-A-G-S information, call Fr. Peter
10 hours over a 2-3 week period.
OWC Brown Bags
The Caltech Lesbian and Canavan at (213) 661-4323. Sigma Xi will pay a stipend
drop it off with Glen for teaching associates and can The second of three owe
Crawford, 242 Ru. Gay Society will have its first (Organization for Women at
meeting of this term at 2:00 on Skiers! give some support in planning,
Caltech) noon Brown Bag
Sunday in 210 Baxter. We will The Caltech Ski Team will etc.
TYPEINGfWORD PROCESSING Those interested should Seminars will be Wednesday,
discuss designs for the CLAGS have a meeting at 10 pm , January 16 in Winnett Lounge.
Special Rates: Students & Faculty T-shirts and plan this term's ac- Mon. in the Y Lounge. We'll please contact Carolyn Merkel,
x4285, 03 Dabney Hall, Psychotherapist Madeline
We cover all needs and will meet tivities. Everyone is welcome to be discussing upcoming races, Mark will speak on "Stress and
lodging, practices, and letter 101-40.
your deadlines. attend. Substance abuse." The meetings
requirements. All racers and Chamber Concert
818-790-4150-·KarenIDorothy Great White North others who are interested in There will be a free chamber
are free and open to everyone.
Any undergraduate in- skiing or vacating for a On January 23, Madeline
music concert on January 20 at
terested in attending a con- weekend or two during second Mark will give the third
8:00 pm in Dabney Hall
CLASSIFIED ference on "Canada and the or third term should attend. Lounge. This concert is spon-
seminar, on the subject of
United States" at the Air Force Contact Mickey at 356-9111 or "Divorce and Single Parenting".
sored by the Office of Student
HELP WANTED- Academy in Colorado Springs, Dan at x6274. Affairs, and features Caltech Career Seminars
Colorado, March 5-9, 1985, students performing a wide
NEED CASH? Earn $500 + each should come ot the Dean's Of- Problem Solvers
On Campus Recruiting-On
school year, part-time (flexible) variety of chamber music for Monday, January 14th, 3 to 4
fice no later .than Monday, The problem solving strings, wind, brass, harp-
hours each week placing and fill- January 14 (102 Parsons- seminar will resume this Friday, pm, Winnett Clubroom 1.
ing posters on campus. Serious sichord and piano, by Handel, Overview of the recruiting pro-
workers only; we give recommen-
Gates). All expenses will be January 11 at 4 pm in 469 Telemann, Beethoven, Ibert,
paid. cess at Caltech.
dations. 1-800-243-6679. Lauritsen. The diophantine and Martinu. Assertive Interview-On
equation l!2! ... m! =n! and
WORK YOUR OWN HOURS. Earn
Summer Recruiting the problem of moving a string Universe On VHS
Tuesday, January 15th, 4 to 6
There are several companies on a surface with friction will be pm, Winnett Clubroom 1. The
extra money. Call Cathy Estrada Videotapes of several pro- ~ assertive interview and inter·
at (818) 449-3244. coming on campus to recruit discussed.
summer employees. If you'd Guitar Classes grams from The Mechanical viewing techniques.
like more information, please Universe, Caltech's physics For more information, call
HOUSING- Caltech offers guitar classes course for television, are now x6361 or come by the Career
drop by the Career Develop-
FOR RENT Clean one bedroom ment Center, Room 8, Parsons- with classical guitarist Darryl complete and available for Development Center, 08
apartment with garage. Five Gates or call x6361. Denning on Tuesdays in the viewing in Millikan. Parsons-Gates.
minutes by car from Caltech. Fleming Music Room starting The cassettes are available at
$480 per month. Call 797-0845 Fluid Talk January 15. The classes are free the Reserve Desk on the first Enterprise Forum
evenings. There will be a portion of to Caltech students,and floor of Millikan, and equip-
the "Perspectives In Fluid undergraduates can receive 2 ment for viewing them is Caltech alumnus David
FREE APARTMENT Quiet apt. of- Mechanics" symposium which units of academic credit. The available in the Millikan reading Strand, President of Dynamic
room. Solutions Corporation, will be
fered to share in exchange for is open to the public, starting schedule is as follows:
the featured presenter at the
helping an active paralyzed at 9:00 am on Saturday, Beginning guitar 4:30-5:30 pm
teacher. 1 block west of Caltech January 12, in Ramo. Com- Intermediate guitar 3:30-4:30 pm Free Spirit Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum
wi own bedroom and bath. Ideal plete information may be ob- Advanced guitar 5:30-6:30 pm "Authority, Autonomy & a on Tuesday, January 15, 6 to 9
for person who spends most tained from' Donald Coles at For further information call Free Spirit" will be the first of a pm in Baxter Hall. The presen-
evenings working at home. x4483. Mr. Denning at (213) 465-0881. series of talks by Jonathan tation will center on an analysis
Reliable, friendly person sought, Orner-Man. The talks will be of DSC's business plan. It
prefer grad student, non-smoker. Tuesdays, January 15, 22 and begins at 7 pm in Baxter Hall.
Inquire at 449-8928. 29 in Winnett Lounge, Reduced fee for Caltech
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