The Press, Politicians, and Privacy
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1991
Historically, tension has always existed between the
media and politicians. Recently these tensions
culminated in the Gulf War where press coverage was
highly regulated and, in the Clarence Thomas hearings,
where the press seemed to abuse the right to privacy, reminding us of the media's involvement in the Bork
Supreme Court nomination hearings. What should the
press report? What standards, with respect to privacy,
should they use? These and other questions will be the
focus of Alvin Sanoff's speech, "The Press, Politicians,
Mr. Sanoff is presently the senior editor at U.S. News
and World Report, where he writes about ideas, culture,
the media, and literature. A graduate of Harvard
College and the Columbia School of Journalism, he has
written a number of cover stories for the magazine including "Who Will Control TV?" and "College Sports
vs. Education: The Price of Victory." During his fourteen years at U.S. News and World Report, Mr. Sanoff has interviewed many of the leading literary figures of our
time, including Saul Bellow, Robert Penn Warren, Isaac
Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth, for the magazine's
Mr. Sanoff has been an adjunct professor of journalism at the American University in Washington, D.C. He
has received a National Endowment for the Humanities
Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan
and an Ohio Associated Press Award for best editorial
Join us at the Athenaeum as Mr. Sanoff presents his
views on the continually controversial topic of "The
Press, Politicians, and Privacy." The reception begins at
5:30, followed by dinner at 6:00, and the lecture at 7:00.
MUSICAL TEA: Broadway Musical Duets
ELIZABETH MARLIES '91
ANDREW LISOSKI '93
GABRIELA TEODORESCU '94, piano
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1991 3:15 p.m.
You are cordially invited to this afternoon's tea
which features popular duets from Broadway
musicals. Elizabeth Marlies and Andrew Lisoski,
both veteran members of the Concert and Chamber Choirs, will be assisted by pianist Gabriela
Teodorescu, a freshman.
Elizabeth, a senior geology major, has studied
voice at the opera school in Reykjavik, Iceland,
and sang the role of Lucy in CMC's production of
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967) in spring '90.
Andrew, who is from Olympia, Washington, is
in his third year of a management-engineering
major and studies voice at Scripps.
Gabriela studied piano and violin for 14 years prior to entering CMC, and in addition,
received a scholarship to study
music in Budapest, Hungary.
While pursuing a major in
international relations, she
also finds time for chamber music, playing both violin
Come and linger awhile over
your tea, and enjoy the music.
America After the Fall of the Evil Empire
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1991
The Henry Salvatori Center and the Gould Center are
delighted to welcome one of America's premiere
political analysts and historians to the Athenaeum.
Michael Barone, co-editor of The Almanac of American
Politics (1972) and author of Our Country: The Shaping of America
from Roosevelt to Reagan (1990), will speak as the second
participant in the centers' series on "The Common
Good: Unifying Elements in the American Experience."
Formerly an editorial writer and columnist at The
Washington Post and currently a senior writer at U.S.
News and World Report, Barone has been a close observer
of American political life in and out of Washington.
Indeed, he is expert at relating goings-on within the
Beltway to the broader political culture of American
hometowns and local communities. His vast appreciation of this link is displayed biannually in editions of The
Almanac of American Politics, perhaps the best-selling and
most useful guide to who's who in our national
Barone's new book, Our Country, argues that ethnicity-not class or other factors-has been the key to
the course of American politics from Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal to the Reagan Revolution. The book is a
mine of political information, telling anecdotes, and
acute interpretations. Please take this chance to become
better acquainted with "our country" by joining us for
what is sure to be a masterly talk at 7:00 p.m., preceded
by a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.
Southern California in World War II: The Manzanar Experience
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1991
"The Manzanar story should be shared by all...
but experienced by none." These are the words
of George Kiriyama who spent two years in Japanese
relocation camps during World War II. It is difficult to
believe that a country as supposedly advanced as
America would intern nearly 112,000 of its own citizens.
But only 50 short years ago, that is exactly what
Mr. Kiriyama was one of those 112,000. When he was
ten years old, he and his family were interned at
Manzanar, a relocation camp at the base of the Sierra
Nevada. Now he tells others about his experience in
hopes that nothing like it will happen again. "People
should know the history-that American citizens were
deprived of all that's American."
Currently, Mr. Kiriyama is the principal at Gardena
Community Adult School. In addition, he works to
develop multicultural workshops and Asian and Pacific
-American education programs. He has been president
and historian of the Japanese American Historical
Society of Southern California and chairman of the
Advisory Council for Friends of Coastal Asian Pacific
Mental Health Services.
Please join us for a look into a piece of the past that
ought not be forgotten. Mr. Kiriyama's speech,
"Southern California in World War II: The Manzanar
Experience," will begin at 7:00. Join us for a reception at
5:30 and dinner at 6:00 by returning the enclosed
Night of the Macabre
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1991
In the days of the Druids in ancient Celtic England it
was known that on the last day of October the doors
to the spirit world opened. Demons and ghouls prowled
the Earth and haunted the skies, while mortal men lit
fires to keep them at bay. All Hallow's Eve was the
name of the day.
In the modern world, the civilized profess to disbelieve in ghosts and spirits. However, one evening
stands alone among the hundreds of sane others, to frighten us with the unknown and fill our hearts with
dread of the unholy.
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum invites you to
join us, if you dare, at our first Night of the Macabre, to hear stories of the frightening and communicate with
the Other World.
The evening's festivities begin with a special spooky
dinner in Security Pacific, and three seances held in a dark back room-the spirits are wary of large crowds.
The seances will begin at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:00. Please
indicate your preference on the reservation form. The
seances will be conducted by the famous medium Leo
Kostka, Master of the Unbelievable. Pregnant women
and the weak hearted are advised not to attend.
At 7:30, various professors and students will deliver
readings of the macabre including works by such
masters as Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. The
evening will close in time for lesser Halloween celebrations to be attended.
Fill out your reservation slip, indicating which sťance
session you prefer. Then, when the evening comes, put
on your costume and join us for an experience so hair
raising it will give your goosebumps goosebumps.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1991 11:00 a.m.
The Sunday brunch extravaganza is here! Another Sunday brunch takes place November 3
at 11:00 a.m. Sunday brunch only comes once a
month, is expremely popular, and fills up quickly.
Return the enclosed coupon as early as possible, so
you don't miss this delectable event. Sunday
brunch is limited to CMC students and one guest
per student. CMC faculty and staff are invited, of
course, and encouraged to attend.
Desert Storm-Desert Peace: The Journalist's View
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1991
Our fourth speaker in the "Desert Storm-Desert
Peace" series is uniquely qualified to discuss the
role of the press during the Gulf Crisis; he won the 1991
Pulitzer Prize for "distinguished criticism" of media
coverage. The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud
to welcome David Shaw, award-winning media critic
for the Los Angeles Times. Former Times editor William
Thomas calls Mr. Shaw "a unique figure on the
Mr. Shaw describes himself as "cocky, outspoken,
aggressive, abrasive, confrontational." He has been
characterized by the portrayal of the abrasive reporter,
Joe Rossi, on Lou Grant. Mr. Shaw is not afraid to tell it
like it is, even if it means alienating other reporters. In
college he served as sports editor for UCLA's Daily
Tribune, and in his first column he proclaimed himself a
USC fan. The antagonized Student Legislative Council
tried to take away his appointment; some students got a
fund together to send him to USC.
Mr. Shaw has contributed to several national publications, including Rolling Stone, Psychology Today, and GQ.
His books include Press Watch: A Provocative Look at How Newspapers Report the News (1984) and WILT: Just Like Any
Other 7-Foot, Black Millionaire Who Lives Next Door (1973).
Please join us for an honest and insightful look at the
American press by turning in the enclosed reservation
slip. The reception will begin at 5:30, followed by dinner
at 6:00 and Mr. Shaw's talk at 7:00.
New Ways to Reproduce
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1991
Annually the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa joins
the Athenaeum in hosting a noted academic
speaker. This year we are pleased to present Clifford
Grobstein, professor emeritus of biological science and
public policy at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Grobstein was appointed professor and chairman
of the UCSD biology department in 1966. Two years
later he became dean of the developing UCSD Medical
School, serving in that capacity until 1973 when he was
appointed vice-chancellor for university relations. He
returned to teaching and research in 1976 as professor of
biological science and public policy, focusing on analysis of public policy issues arising in connection with
rapidly advancing biomedical science.
Prior to teaching. Dr. Grobstein was an experimental
embryologist at the National Cancer Institute and at
Stanford University. He has served as president of the
American Association of Zoologists and the Society for
Developmental Biology. In addition, he was elected to
the National Academy of Sciences, the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of
Medicine. He is the author of The Strategy of Life (1965), The
Double Image of the Double Helix: The Recombinant-DNA Debate (1979), From Chance to Purpose: An Appraisal of External Human Fertilization (1981),
and, most recently, Science and the Unborn: Choosing Human Futures (1990). He is
currently completing a book to be entitled The Cosmic
Please join us for Dr. Grobstein's speech, "New Ways
to Reproduce," discussing how technological advances
in reproductive biology and medicine will affect our
future. Return the enclosed reservation form to join us
for dinner at 6:00. His presentation will follow at 7:00.
The Most Successful Social Revolution No One Ever Heard Of
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1991
Five years ago Edward Uhl-Tessier began his career
as a disability activist by "hijacking" a Los Angeles
bus which was illegally equipped without a wheelchair
lift. Once the lift was installed, he moved on to become
a national figure in the Disability Rights Movement, a
socio-political struggle to end the oppression of people
with disabilities. He now serves on the board of
directors of half a dozen organizations, including the
radical American Disabled for Access Power Today.
Mr. Uhl-Tessier's work include lobbying Congress to
eliminate marriage disincentives for people with disabilities and organizing support for landmark civil rights
legislation, such as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities
Act. While a student at Pomona College (Class of '91),
he spearheaded efforts to desegregate the Claremont
Colleges campuses, as well as sponsoring Pomona's
Disability Rights Initiative, a civil rights bill for student
government now being considered across the country.
As a junior he was awarded Time Magazine's College Achievement Award, given to only twenty students
nationwide. Currently he is director of a non-profit access consulting firm, Designs for Independence,
which he founded in 1989.
Mr. Uhl-Tessier's writings have been widely published and he has spoken on politics, empowerment,
and liberation throughout the U.S.A. and Mexico.
Please join us for his presentation entitled, "The Most
Successful Social Revolution No One Ever Heard Of,"
an exploration of the civil rights struggle for the
differently abled individual. Return the enclosed reservation form if you wish to join us for the reception at
5:30 and dinner at 6:00, followed by his presentation
TYSON ROBERTS '92
ELIZABETH PONTEFRACT '93
SCOTT PALMER '93
We have been having the time of our lives attending the Ath and helping to enhance your Ath
experience as well. We hope you have been taking
advantage of all the opportunities the Ath has to offer,
and will continue to do so in the future. The Madrigal
Feast tables are going fast, so get a group together and
sign up now. The first annual Night of the Macabre promises to be popular as well, so get those reservations
The head table conversations have been particularly
tantalizing this year. If you wish to sit at the head table,
or to introduce a speaker, drop a note in our box in the
Athenaeum office. Be sure not to miss out on the more
obscure speakers. Many of the lesser known names
have been unexpected treasures. If we didn't think they
were fascinating, we wouldn't let them in the door.
Trust us. And be sure to take advantage of Wednesday
lunches; invite a favorite prof. It's a great chance to
loosen the collar (or leave the collar at home), socialize,
and eat some great food for a price that matches Collins. Once again, any questions or suggestions, just drop a
note in the box. See you at the Ath.
CMC Growth Debate: Should We Grow or Should We Stay?
JACK STARK '57
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1991
CMC's campus has been abuzz with rumors about expansion for months
now, yet many students are unsure as to what the real issues are. Will
enlarging the size of the student body affect student quality? Will the
mission of the College change? Will new dorms be built on Parent's Field?
The ASCMC Executive Board and the ASCMC Senate are proud to present a
debate on the topic of enrollment growth that will answer these questions
and raise many more. CMC Professor of Government Ward Elliott and
CMC President Jack Stark '57 will argue the negative and affirmative
respectively, and respond to your questions as well, in a debate that will
surely be talked about for years to come. Whether you have followed the
issue closely, or have no opinion about growth at all but want to learn
more, please fill out the reservation form below and return it to the
Athenaeum. Dinner will begin at 6:00, followed by the debate at 7:00.