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Part of The Circle: Vol. 34 No. 19 - April 28, 1988


The best of Marist -
a special insert
Class of '87: A year later -
Volume 34, Number 19
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
April 28, 1988
Fiberglass firm
still awaits
Marist inquiry
Amato hopes
for future
river fests
Tim Besser
The success of last Friday's
college-sanccioned River Day has
led Peter Amato, assistant dean for
student affairs, to say he hopes it
will become an annual event to
celebrate graduation.
by Cheryl Sobeski
Nearly a month after college of-
ficials said they would seek safety
assurances from the makers of the
recently installed fiberglass insula-
tion in the Lowell Thomas Com-
munications Center, the firm says
it -has yet to be contacted.
Fiberglass insulation, which has
been linked in some tentative
research to lung cancer and other
diseases, was installed in three
classroom walls of the Thomas
center the first week of March
Mark Sullivan, executive vice
president, told the Circle last
month that the college would con-
tact the CertainTeed Co ..
~f Valley

written statement
concerning the

before the insulation is placed iri
the· rest of the Thomas center.
According to a CertainTeed
spokesman contacted last week-by-
The Circle, Marist has neither
telephoned nor written to the com-
pany for more health and safety
in tuition
by Bill Johnson
Students will pay more to at-
tend Marist next year, probably
about 7 percent more than this
year, according· to Anthony
Campilii, chief finance officer.
The board • of trustees will
decide next year's college costs
meets May 7.
"There's no question in my
mind that tuition, room and
board will be on the increase,"
Campilii said.
Although this year's inflation
rate is under 4 percent, students
will pay more to offset higher

costs not reflected by inflation;
particularly next year's salaries
for faculty and administration,
Campilii said.
"I don't think it's the only
certainly, it's
factor," said John Ritschdorff,
chairperson of the Faculty Ex-
ecutive Committee.
Faculty members will earn 6
percent more next year, said
Ritschdorff. By an agreement
between the faculty and ad-
staff will receive about the same
increase, he said~
Campilii said salary increases
are the biggest reason for the
tuition hike. Salaries and fringe
benefits for college employees
represent more than 40 percent
Continued on page
The insulation was· installed as
an experimental measure to reduce
noise levels in classroom 207, and
officials had planned on installing
throughout the Thomas center.
At the time the fiberglass was in-
stalled, college officials were aware
that questions had been -raised
about its safety, but had assurances
from pamphlets from Certainteed
that the insulation was safe,
Sullivan said last month.
The insulation has been found
effective in soundproofing the
room;· but insulation of other
classrooms has been delayed until
the college receives more informa-
tion about the product's safety,
said Sullivan.
. _

• _,v8:s
was very good,"
said Amato. "l was very pleased
with the way the seniors and
juniors handled themselves. I hope
it will continue and become part of
an annual festival."
There were no injuries or in-
cidents resulting from the party,
said Joseph Waters, director of
safety and security. He said it was
active Friday night, but there was
no vandalism like in past years.
Waters said it was a definite plus
that the college chose to sponsor
the event.
The event was held on the
athletic field behind the Gartland·
. .:,b-J?,
to peopfe
• and older. Twenty security guards
the field in an effort to
keep minors out of the field, said
Sullivart' told

discuss the safe~y of fiberglass with
sources" and would
come to a decision whether:to con-
tinue insulating the building by the
end of the semester.
A front page article of the Feb.
Continued on page 2
Will Masi Odt), Chris Brown and Bob Cowie were among
the students who
last Friday's fil•st annual River
Matt Croke)
-Waters. A group of six minors, not
Marist students, tried to enter the.
field but were told to leave the cam-
pus by security.
Show brings fashionable year to a close
by Joseph O'Brien
associated withc--cdesigner Ralph
The "Silver Needle Awards and
Lauren, said-, "l was at Parsons
Fashion Show" _ the showcase
(SchooLof Design) last night and
the, Marist students have just as
for the Marist fashionprograin-
much too offer. Carmine (Porcelli)
played to a fuUhouse last Thurs-' has.broughfNew York up here."
day at the Wyndham Hotel_jn
Porcelli has been the
- .
ajrector'of the fashion program for
A crowd of approx}rriately:4Sff the._pas.
t year:

people -
made up· of students,_
parents and industry professionals
Designers: Mary • McFadden,

- gave an enthusiastic r(:$ponse to
!\,fare Jacobs, Bill Blass and Oscar
the 58 outfits
and con-
dela Renta have been working with
structed by. the fashion
students this year and selected the
"I was happy I could work with

recipients of the Silver Needle
Most of the work
here tonight could have been· on
One award was given by· each
runwayanywhere in the world,"
judge. The winners were Debi
said designer Marc Jacobs; 'Yho Finch (from McFadden), Doreen
• Bonci
throughout the year.
Stephanie Rose, (from both Blass
who is
and de la Renta). Rose also won a
Silver Needle Award last year.
Bonci said she has already receiv-
ed an offer for her winning outfit,
which· offset
the cost of the
garments. "l made five outfits and
they cost more than $2S0 each,"
she added.

J.R; Morrissey, a senior fashion
major, said,"It was an honor
have some of the top names in the
business come up and iook at.our
President Dennis Murray attend-
ed the show and said he was pleas-
ed with the student work.
"I thought it was great. I was sit-
ting next to the designers and other
industry professionals and they
raved about the work," he said.
impressed with the work.
was worth the investment to
see what they have accomplished.
Both the clothes and the show were
outstanding," said James Mor-
rissey, father of J.R. Morrissey.
This year was the first year the
show was held in the Wyndham
Hotel, rather than the Theater. The
show also employed professionals
With all the work complete,
there are some regrets about the
show and the year being almost
"The show was fabulous. 1 was
overwhelmed with how it all came
together," said Susan DeSanna a
"However, therewill never be class
Parents, who often give emo-
tional support as well as financial
support to the students, were also
like this one for me."
New system trims add/ drop lines
by Ellen Ballou
Procedural changes coupled with
the addition of more staff person-
nel resulted in fewer lines and less
waiting time when students attemp-
ted to obtain classes at add/drop
last week, according to Judy
lvankovic, registrar.
A pre-registration process, which
places students in classes based on
prerequisites and class year, along
with designating a separate day for
students of each class year replac-
ed the old add/drop system which
worked on a first come first serve
The first two days, set aside for
juniors and sophomores, went
smoothly with few long lines, ac-
cording to Ivankovic. She also said
that the lines were moving quickly.
A change in tfle number of staff
members helping in the add/drop
process also helped the situation,
according to lvankovic,
Two people manned the desk at
the entrance to Donnelly Hall room
248-and five people processed stu-
dent add/drop requests -
in the
past, two people processed the
While the new process was
hoped to eliminate the traditional
on the night before
add/drop, some freshmen - who
receive the least priority in class
selection -
made Donnelly their
home for one night.
"l was on line at midnight," said
freshman Kristin Jones, of Plain-
ville, Conn. "The line was as far
back as the business office but it
wasn't bad once the line started
According to lvankovic, the
original line of freshmen who
camped out were all through the
process within a half hour.
There have been very few com-
plaints about the system change,
said lvankovic.
"I think the system is fair in rhe
long run," said sophomore Brigid
Duffy, of Oneonta, N.Y._ "We'll
have priority next year."
In the future, lvankovic hopes to
cut back even more on freshmen
frustration by providing a different
form for registration and add/drop
which will have a separate area for
alternative courses.
Last week a mentor and two
registrar staff members were on
hand to help freshmen find alter-
native courses if the one they
wanted had already been closed.
"The students were patient and
said lvankovic.
The registrar's office will being
making lists of the students who
went through the process and con-
tacting those who have not
registered for next semester or have
not signed up for enough credits.

Page 2- THE·CIRCLE-Aprll
After Class
Art seminar
"Group material," a New York artists col-
iective will be held tonight in Lowell
at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open
to the public.

Stelglltz Photography
Sarah Greenough, research ,curator of
the National Gallery of Art, will discuss the
photographs of Georgia O'~eefe taken by
Steiglitz at 8:30 p.m. tonight at Vassar Col-
lege. The lecture will take place in Taylor
Cla" "ill
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lt111,e11,_ Sl-1HI 111l,H111atnl!11,, \li,hat·I
The (m.:k.
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held on April 29. Anyone interested in
volunteering can contact Dr. Linda Dunlap
or Dr. Joseph Can~le in 0103.

Nursing Seminar
The Dutchess County chapter of the
American Heart Association is sponsoring
an eight-hour nursing seminar entitled
"Heart Attack: a Personal and Professional
Challenge" on Wednesday, April 27 at 1
p.m. in the Wyndham Hotel in Poughkeep-
sie. For registration_ forms, contact t~e
association at 31 Haight Avenue m
Experimental Theater·

the· performances of_ a
number•of short plays-created-by Marist.
students, will be held tonight and tomorrow
night in the Theater at
p.m. The perfor-
mances are sponsored by the Marist Col-
lege Council on Theater Arts and Dean
Gerard Cox's experimental theater class.
48 Hours
The CBS' News program
Hours" will

have an in-depth examination of the war on
cocaine tonight at 8 p.m. on WCBS-TV.
Simon Says
- Dual Guitarists
_. Flatpicking guitarists Norman a_nd
cy Blake will perform tomorrow night at the
Towne Crier Cafe in Millbrook. For further
information, call the Towne Crier at
Mount Up
The College Union Board is sponsoring
a show featuring comedian Charles Mount
on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. in the River
Spring WIidfiowers
. Living Design .
Northlight Photographic Workshops is
Author Eh~abet~, Gayno~ will_
~res~~t a offering a seminar for photogra~hers who
lecture entitled
Scandinavia. Living
wish to develop advanced techniques and
Design''. today at 1 :15 p.m. at the ~atonah a more sensitive eye for working with
Gallery m Katonah, N. Y

For more mforma-
For inore information about
Comedian Sam Simon will perform
tomorrow night at 9 p.m. in the River Room.
The show is being sponsored by the Col-
lege Activities Office.
CUB is sponsoring a showing of "Rox-
anne" starring Steve Martin and Daryl Han-
na this week. On Sunday, the film will be
shown at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. On Wednes-
day, the film will begin at 9:30 p.m. All
showings will take place in the Theater.
Hall,Hall Rock and Roll
the gallery at 232-9555.
this April 30 workshop, contact Northlight
Hot Tuna
Tomorrow night, the rock 'n' roll mu.sic
of Hot Tuna will be the feature attraction
at The Chance in Poughkeepsie. For more
information, call The Chance at 452-1233.
Rock 'n' Roll legend Chuck Berry will
bring his duck-walk to Poughkeepsie for an
8 p.m. performance on Friday, May 6 at the
Mid-Hudson Civic Center. For ticket infor-
mation, call the Civic Center at 454-5800.
Photographic Workshops at RD 2, Box
472, Montgomery N.Y. 12549.
One to One Day
Marist's annual One to One Day will be
• Entertainment
Continued from page
26,1988, issue of The Wall Street
Journal -
which appeared one

week before Marist installed its
fiberglass insulation - stated that
fiberglass insulation is undergoing
extensive research as a possible
cancer-causing agent.
The synthetic fibers, already in
wide use as building materials and
insulation, are being employed as
subs1itutes for asbestos, a known
cause of cancer and other serious
Since 1977, research by the Na-
tional Cancer Institute has led some
scientists to suspect that because
fiberglass fibers are the same size
and shape as those of asbes10s, they
too could penetrate deeply into
issue and remain there caus-
ing lung cancer and illnesses, accor-
ding .to _a frq11t pa&e _ar.~icle
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'of workers
fiberglass, as well as tests on
laboratory animals, suggest that
fiberglass may pose a health threat
through the inhalation of airborne
fibers, according to The Times.
However, scientists have stress-
ed that more research still needs to
be done, and the final verdict on
the effects of fiberglass insulation
is not in· yet. ;:,.
the CertainTeed
spokesman, research has been done
on fiberglass since the 1930s and
has not yet proven that the fibers
are cancer-causing agents.
Laboratory tests indicate that
under certain conditions fiberglass
causes cancer in animals but there
is no conclusive proof it causes
cancer in humans, according to
Dec. 23, 1987, article in The Wall
Street Journal.
WoFkers dealing with fiberglass
have shown a higher rate of lung
cancer than normal; however, it is
just as likely other causes, such as
history or smoking were
blame, according to The Times.
Continued from page 1
of the annual operating budget.
The college is also paying more
for utilities, maintenance and
medical insurance, Campilii
Eighty percent of Marist's
revenue comes from tuition,
room and board, Campilii said,
students must pick up the
tra costs.
A 7 percent tuition increase
would coincide with the na-
tional average for private
schools, the American Council
on Education predicts .. Public
school tuition is expected to go
up 6 percent.
Tuition, room and board at
Marist cost
this year, up
percent from last year. In
with the national
average, Marist costs have in-
ISS percent in the past
ten years .
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Let us do the searching
For Information
Write or ~all:
Dutchess Teachers Agency
P .0. Box 2986
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(914) 4S4-6841
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Highland, NY 12528
(914) 691-2525
Exiting Procedures
For Spring 1988 Semester
Please be advised that the residence halls will
close at 10:00 pm on Thursday, Mayl2, 1988, for
summer vacation. Dinner
be the last meal serv-
May 12th.

EXAM. You must make an appointment with
your RA/UC to indicate your time of departure
to_ have your. room inspected prior to• that
time. Prior to inspection, each student
be pro-
vided with a key envelope which will include their
name and room number on the front. You must
return your key(s) to the RA/UC or Residence
Director of your area before leaving campus.
Failure to return your room key(s) will result in
a $15.00 per key charge and
loss of priority
points which will effect your housing for the Fall
1. The room must be swept clean with all assign-
ed furniture present.
2. All personal garbage and trash must
out to the dumpster in your area~ DO NOT leave
trash in your room or the common areas of the
Windows should be closed and lights turned
Room and Common Area damage·inspections
are conducted by residence hall staff after clos-
ing. Any
or fine assignments
be mail-
ed directly to your home address at the end of
AUGUST 1, 1988.

Marist set to double
housing at Canterbury
by Cheryl Sobeski and
Michael Hayes
The college's continuing pro-
blem with available on-campus
dormitory space will force the
housing of 330 students at the
Canterbury Garden Apartments
next year, more than doubling the
number of students living there
now, according to Anthony Cam-
pilli, chief finance officer.
It will cost Marist more than $1
million to house and accommodate
the students at the complex, which
is located five miles off of campus.
For every student housed at
Canterbury it costs Marist an ad-
ditional $1,500 over the $2,260
charged for on-campus housing.
The excess is paid for by money
collected from tuition, according to
"We want to eliminate this hous-
ing arrangement as soon as we can
because it is not financially effi-
cient," said Campilii, who expects
the college to build another doi:m
by September 199,0.
The Canterbury arrangement
cost Marist a total of $700,280 this
year. Campilii lists rental rates,
utilities, the van service and staff
salaries as added expenses incurred
by the college.
management, it costs $495 per
month for a one-bedroom apart-
ment and at most
per month
for a two-bedroom apartment.
Marist currently rents 83 of the 204
apartments at the complex.
Resident students are being ask-
ed by Housing to volunteer to live
at Canterbury for next year.
Students who volunteer to be
tripled in a one bedroom apartment
• will have $200 a semester.deducted
from their housing bills. Students
will not be tripled without their
consent, according to Sansola.
So far about 100 students have
volunteered to live at Canterbury
next year, according to Jim Raimo,
assistant director of housing.
Students who request Canter-
bury housing next year will receive
one extra priority point to be used
the following year. Priority poirits
are the college's system of ranking
students by points given for cam-
pus involvement, . grade point
average, class year, and the lack of
housing or discipline problems; ac-
cording to Sansola.
Last semester the Housing Office
had complaints from Canterbury
students about tenant noise, petty
theft, a tenant gunshot incident in
which no one was injured, poor
room conditions, the frequency of
van service, maintenance, poor
laundry facilities and security.
"It's been quieter there this
semester," said Raimo. "We've
received a lot less complaints from
the students."
is a
privately-owned complex, there is
little the college can do about com-
plaints. But the college has per-
suaded the complex to make some
necessary improvements. Sansola
listed new boilers, new roofs, ii:n-
proved heating controls and the
maintenance of hallways and
apartment exteriors as priorities.
The college cannot provide
security at the complex because it
is not college property. And
Canterbury management provides
no security service for tenants.
Next year Raimo, four student
residence directors and five Marist
faculty members will be living at
Canterbury to look after the Marist
students, according to Sansola.
Canterbury was the only com-
plex in the area that would rent to
the college, said Sansola.
The most common complaint by
Canterbury residents is that the van
service does not run on schedule.
Th·e van service costs. Marist
The college has rented three
12-passenger vans and hired 11
drivers to run the service between
Canterbury and Marist. Only one
van runs at 20-minute intervals
from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily,
according to Joe Waters, director
of safety and security.
Some students said, however,
they could put up with the security
and maintenance problems because
of the freedom from college rules,
the privacy and spaciousness of the
"The sink is beat up, tiles in the
bathroom are missing, when it
rains the ceiling leaks, and I often
wake up from the drips of water on
my face," said Allen Deas, a senior
from Brooklyn, •
"But I like
the freedom and distance from the
One incident that remains clear
in student's minds is that of a te-
nant cleaning his gun when it ac-
cidentally fired. The bullet came
through the hallway floor of a stu-
dent's apartment and lodgedin the
bedroom wall where two students •
were sleeping. This occurred late in
December 1987, and the tenant was
• by
"There's the little things, like
some beat-up cars with no tires that
sit in the parkirig lot for months,
that annoy you," said Roger Car-
mien, a senior and a two-year resi-
dent of Canterbury. "But it's not
bad being in a big apartment."
"I have a car, so it's
there. I like the privacy," said
Lynn Lariviere, a junior transfer
student who plans on living at
Canterbury next year.
After visiting Canterbury on a
tour with parents a week before the
semester started in September 1987,
Harry Wood, vice president for ad-
missions and enrollment, said he
was embarrassed and horrified by
the condition of the apartment
complex. "We had a number•. of
parents who were completely turn-
• ed off," said Wood.
"The college knows it is not the
perfect living arrangement and we
want the students back on cam-
pus," said Campilii.
April 28, 1988 - THE CIRCLE - Page 3
Year after deletion, "
nursing fades away
by Beth-Kathleen McCauley
Come this May, Katie Bradley will be Marist's only graduate from
the nursing program. Bradley will also be the first graduate and the
The board of trustees unanimous decision 11 months ago to delete
the nursing program from the Marist curriculum forced Bradley, along
with 27 other students in the program, to reconsider the course of
her college career.
Bradley, a registered nurse in her mid-thirties, was the only stu-
dent who decided to finish the program.
"Nobody else was in my situation," said Bradley. "I wasn't sur-
prised they left."
Bradley has finished her on-campus course work and is doing clinical
work two days a week for the Dutchess County Public Health Depart-
ment. Her instructor, Patricia Stumf, meets with her at the depart-
ment where Bradley reports on her home-care visits.
"A lot of people who would have liked to have stayed felt pressure
to leave," said Bradley. "They made it very unattractive to stay."
Margaret Killeen chose to transfer to Mount Saint Mary's College
in Newburg, N.Y.
"I didn't really have a choice," said Killeen. "A program that is
being deleted can't be accredited.
This would make it
very tough for me to get into a master's program somewhere down
the line."
Maura Donahue and Marianne Policastro, juniors, decided to stay
at Marist and changed their majors to social work.
- "I would have lost a lot of credits ifl transferred," said Donahue.
"I took a·second looJc at ·nursing, and with the AIDS problem and
• the poor working conditions due to the nursing shortage, I decided
to get out."
• "I didn't want to leave the school and my friends," said Policastro.
"I don't think I would have made it through the program anyway.
It is not so much I think that I wanted to be a nurse, but that I wanted
to help people."
Killeen said Marist didn't give the nurseing students enough op-
tions when they decided to delete the program.
"They were giving us options of schools that weren't really open
to us," said Donahue. "They didn't know what they were talking

"When we learned we couldn't fight the system, we decided to take
the most we could get," said Donahue.
What each student could "get" from Marist varied.
depended on what you did and how hard you fought," said
Policastro. "Some p~ople got a lot, some got nothing."
"I learned that money is this schools primary concern," said
Donahue. "Not the people/'
Even though she is no longer considered a Marist student, Killeen,
·senior, would like to be involv¢. in senio~ weekan.d grad_uation ac-
tivites this May.
• , _
spent th_ree
years at .Mc:Uist;~•
said Ki1leen. "l'm· very attached .
I'm not happy here, buf what can I do."
When asked of her feelings toward Marist now, Killeen said: "I
love my friends, but I'm afraid if I talked with Dr. vanderHeyden
now, he would slam the door on my face."
Who gets what? Study shows average grade is 2.634
by Chris Landry
If you had a B- grade point
average last semester, consider
yourself better than average - .066
better, in fact.
A study by Marist of grades
given in fall 1987 shows that the
average grade was 2.634, which
falls between a C + (2.3) and a B-

The highest average - 2. 743 -
was recorded in courses under the
Science/Mathematics. The lowest
· was in Humanities at 2.492.
Falling between the two were,
from top to bottom, Social and
• Behavioral Sciences (2.72), Science
(2.676), Arts and Letters (2.658)
and Management Studies (2.5J.7).
• By comparison, a similiar study
five years ago at Marist showed a
collegewide average of 2.686,
which was slightly higher than a
C + under the college's old grading
system. The national average is
around 2.5, according to Marilyn
Poris, Marist's director of institu-
tional research.
To graduate from Marist, a stu-
dent must earn a grade of C (2.0).
While at first glance a "higher
average may seem to indicate easier
courses, academic administrators
point out that the higher numbers
may be caused by other factor"s, in-
cluding a better quality of students.
Courses under computer science
and math produce higher grades
because they are taken primarily by
majors, who are better prepared
for the work and more motivated,
to the diyision's
chairperson, Onkar Sharma.
Richard. Atkins,
chairperson of the Division of
Humanities, said tlie low grades in
his division resulted from its high
number of Core/Liberal Studies
motivated nonmajors.
. Sharma also said computer and
math students at Marist tended to
· have higher Scholastic Aptitude
.. Test scores.
"For computer science/math the
, admissions program tries to get
students with better SAT scores,"
• Sharma said.

The division's objective material
also helps, Sharma said.
"It's difficult to get (grades of)
90 or JOO in subjective areas like
English but the nature of (com-
puter science/math) courses are
such that if students are prepared
Continued on page 5
Students get closer look at life of disabled
by Molly Ward
Freshman Bob Kanish goes to classes, par-
ties on weekends, plays in a band and likes
hanging out with friends. He is a typical col-
lege student in every way, except he can't .see.
Last week's Disability Awareness Week
was aimed at getting Marist students in touch
with the special needs of disabled students,
like Kanish.
Kanish, of High Bridge, N.J., said
although he was born blind, he has been able
to cope well with his disability. He said his
parents have always encouraged him to be
independent. "You have to remember the
world is sighted," he said. "The world is not
blind." .
Helping disabled students cope with the
chal~enges of college is • the purpose of
Manst's Special Services. It is this office that
sponsored Disability Awareness Week.
"We·. are tI,:ying_
to increase campus
awareness about different types of disabilities
and the diverse group of needs of disabled
st.udents/' said. Diane· Perreira, director'of
special services.
"Many times people get halted by another
person's disability," said Perreira. "They see
it as a barrier and don't look any furthe·r."
Sophomore Laura Price, who is hearing
impaired and has cerebral palsy, agreed.
"There is a certain amount of fear of a deep
friendship with a physically challenged per-
son," she said. "I
understand why
because there can sometimes be a lot of
responsibility involved. But it would be nice
if we could cut down on the fear."
Price said she was disappointed in the tur-
nout for last week's obstacle course, where
students were invited to maneuver between
objects while in a wheelchair. "The only peo-
ple who did it were the people who knew so-
meone involved with it," she said.
Sophomore Jay Cullum, from Glens Falls,
N.Y ., has cerebral palsy. He said he was also
disappointed in the student showing but says
Marist students are understanding. "l think
the students are very receptive. It helps to be
open with your disability because it
demonstrates you have the confidence
with it," he said.
Events during the week included a Cer-
tificate of Recognition ceremony, infor-
mative films on disabilities and a panel
discussion titled "Honest Talk About
Disabilities." Five Marist students explain-
ed their individual disabilities and how they
were coping with life in college.
Freshman Kindra Predmore said after
years of denial, she has finally accepted her
dyslexia, a reading disorder. "Its been easier
now that l admit I'm dyslexic because peo-
ple understand," she said. Before she ac-
cepted it, she said she tried to fool people
into thinking she didn't have a problem.
Tom McGill, a junior from Wappingers
Falls,.said his blindness gave him more en-
couragement than hesistation when consider-
ing attending college. "I can't picture a blind
garbage man," he said. "I have to have a
job where I use my mind."
Mike Ronca of Garrison,
N. Y., has been paralyzed on his left side
from the neck down since he had a stroke
at age seven. Yet he plays intramural soft-
ball, bowls and rides his bicycle 20 miles a
• day in the summer.
Ronca prefers to be called physically
challenged, rath_er than the more frequently
used terms, disabled and handicapped.
"Disabled implies you can't do things. Han-
dicapped sounds like you're in a stereotyped
group of people who lack determination "
he said. "And I don't."
• '

Page 4 - THE CIRCLE - April 28, 198B
The Real World
A look at the class of 1987 one year.·later
Some past
screen gems
by Ken Hommel
by Chris Landry and
Steven Murray
After sending out 50 resumes to
television networks and public rela-
tions companies, she was still fit.
ing. She turned to employment
,Fresh out of Marist College with agencies. They said she would
degree in hand Jean-Marie Strobel never get a public relations job and
was on an interview for the
urged her to become a secretary.
and Entertainment cable network
"I wasn't thrilled about looking
Since my reviews have been
in New York City. It was one of her for a job," Murphy said. "But I
bordering on the negative late-
first job interviews.
I'd be able to get one."
ly, let's give some exposure to
She had heard job-hunting hor-
Murphy's struggle ended three
some lesser-known favorites of
ror stories. She hoped she would months ago when she became a cir-
be-part of one.
culation assistant at World Press
As Rob Reiner's
Strobel was gripped by a twinge -Review magazine.
After graduation he started
working full-time -
never taking
a break.
Durso, a former computer
science major, has since become a
programmer trainee at the Loews
Corp. in Manhattan, a job he took
in February 1988 after leaving
Bowery earlier that month.
"You have to look for jobs ear-
ly," Durso said. "There are not a
lot of jobs around. You should
start looking while you're in
Princess Bride" reache!i new au-
of nervousness __
bul as the inter-
dicnces while on videocassette,
viewer scanned her resume he ask- ---------------------------
look back at his second direc-
ed "You went to Marisl?' -
torial effort which got my atten-
you know Rik Smits?" Her mood
tion, "The Sure Thing." (For
lightened. Once again Rik came
'I wasn't thrilled about looking for a job,
but I thought I'd get one.'
that matter,
Reiner's first,
through in the clutch.
"This is Spinal Tap" is also a.
Strobel, a January 1987 graduate ------------•••-•--•-•••••-
cult favorite.)
of Maris!, got the job one month
takes jabs at the
after graduation and was later pro-
fickleness of college romance as
mored to personnel assistant. She
two unlikely companions (John
now works for Time Manager In-
Cusack and Daphne Zuniga) gel
ternational dealing with training
stuck with each other while
programs and seminars.
travelling cross-country The ob•
Strobel had entered the working
vious result is done hilariously
world easier than expected. But
and cleverly as Cusack begins to
others were
so lucky.

melt the meticulous and icy
Its been almost a year since 599
undergraduate students left Marist
Before aiming for the anchor
and although finding work has
spot in "Broadcast
been more difficult for some, most
Alben Brooks
his brand of
have grown
enjoy the working
film making from those "Satur-
world. Some of their experiences
day Night Live" home movies
stress certain aspects of life after
the big screen. In l985's
"Lost in America," he and his
In telephone interviews last week
film wife (Julie Hagerty) quit
eight graduates gave their story.
their jobs, liquify their assets
This is what happened
some of
and hi1 the road in a Win-
the members of the class of 1987:
nebago. The problems arise

after Hagerty loses their "nest
Kathy Murphy struggled for six
egg" of savings al a Vegas
months, filing research reports as
casino and Brooks goes off the
a corporate librarian at a market
deep end. He even concocts an
research company in New York
idea._in which. the casino could
. •
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does_n't :.....
ti~n ar:ts:.maj~~''i·b~d
.. h~~d
go over- weI! w1tfi tJfe casmo

a ·Job m
Like Strobel, Julie Sveda did not
have lo job hunt. But she said she
wishes the transition was not so
Sveda, who was a communica-
tion arts major at Marist, had an
internship her senior year al Hud-
son Valley magazine.

She continued to work through
finals week, quickly becoming
associate editor and is now edi"torial
at the
"I went straight from school to
the job.
worked during finals
week and
even worked the morn-
ing after the s~nior

formal, it was
hell," Sveda said.
Sveda advises future graduates
to take some time off
enjoy the
Conversely, Rob Durso said it is
to get a job as soon as possible.
al Bowery:Savirigs
ware specialist in Aoril of his senior
Todd Wysocki did not start ear-
ly and, as a result, he did not get
the job he want~d until last
December. After taking the sum-
mer off, the only work he could
find was as an expeditor at a
General Electric plant in Rotter-
dam, N.Y.
• Wysocki said that fonunately he
had experience as a public relations
intern for Marist and that made the
difference in getting his current job
he beat out seventy other ap-
plicants last November.
was actually doing stuff that
I had learned in college and on my
said Wysocki, the
director of public relations at the
Doane Stuart prep school in
Albany, N.Y.
Tim Mellitt, a computer science
graduate, also learned
value of·
an internship experience.
didn'.t have
in col-

s!) \

Mel\itt said.
"That bun me a
because on
interviews they don't
look at your grades as much as the
experience you have."
Mellitt took some time off after
After filing many·
resumes, he became a supervisor
for Allstate insurance in the data
processing department in August.

a former
business major, advises students io
be open to the entire job market.
Because of her major, she felt

that she had to work in
business type.of atmosphere. Now,
as the co-manager of The Limited
in Milford, Conn., she realized that
a large corporation would make
her feel uncomfortable.
"Sometimes people pick a major
because they feel they have to,"
Cook said. "Don't worry about be-
ing in the exact position you
graduated -
don't feel like
you're failing because you're not in
your field."
Doris David said that Marist
prepared her well for the business
David, a former computer
science major, had an internship
with )BM. After graduation, she
took a job in management for In-
formation Builders, where she
worked for three months.
When IBM reviewed her resume,
she got an interview - then she got
a job in the Wappingers Falls divi-
sion of the corporation.
David said that at IBM her
grades at Marist made a difference
and that students from Marist can
compete with students from any
other schools.
"IBM hires a lot of people from
Marist," David said. "My manager
told me that he would just as soon
hire a person from Marist as he
a person
frorn MIT
owner (TV and movie producer

Garry Marshall),
Here's -a switch . -
movies that are intentionally
funny: "Student Bodies" (1981)
and "House"
(1986). The
former is more of a '.'teen-
complete with
body count totals to keep you
up to date. "t{ouse" is a hor-
ror comedy benefitting from
supporting characters played by
George Wendt of "Cheers" and
Moll of "Night
Court." There are also plenty of
twists as a horror
(William Katt) moves into a
haunted house after his wife
leaves and his child is allducted.
Speaking of horror, leCs not
forget "An American Werewolf
in London''. (1981) featuring
Oscar-winning make-up, wise
of the
undead and more versions than
you'd ever want to hear of the.
song "Blue Moon."
A psychological thriller large-
ly unheard of is "The Naked
Face" (1985) starring Roger
Moore. Moore is hardly 007
here as he plays a vulnerable
psychiatrist whose patient is
Steiger and Elliot Gould don'.t
make things easy for him either·
since Steiger holds a grudge
against Moore, whose testimony
once freed the murderer of his··
par:ner. There's also a· pre-·.
"Fatal Attraction" appearance
by Anne Archer.
Reynolds was a number one box
office draw'? Well, it ended not
too long after
(1981): Reynolds
plays a vice cop long before.>
Don Johnson came around as
he and his force take on the
mob and corrupt politicians.
During this, Reynolds· falls for
a high-priced hooker

wa·rd in her film. debut).
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(Formerly Beverage
Proprietor - John Urban Class of '82

'double up'·
Shelley Smith
For Roxann Phaneuf, the
decision to go an extra year to
college was a matter
"In order to do anything in
psychology, you need a master's
degree. So if you are going to
"get one, why not get it in five
stead of six years and save all
that time and money?" said
Phaneuf, 21, of Coventry, R.I.
Phaneuf is one of a small
group of Marist students in a
special progr:am that allows
students to receive a bachelor's
degree and the master's in five
To qualify for the program,
the student must have a grade
point average of at least 3.0 and
a recommendation based on a
review by the psychology facul-
ty. The students are not eligible
for the program until the com-
pletion of their sophomore year
and they begin the program
their junior year.
"In order to be accepted in-
to the program they really have
to be outstanding students,"
said Dr. Midge Schratz, direc-
tor of the psychology graduate
there are five
juniors and one fifth-year stu-
dent in the program, which has
existed for about eight years.
The students are required to
take graduate courses their
junior and senior years in place
of undergraduate electives. In
the fifth year they take all
graduate courses. This saves.
them one year of school and 22

t~e pro-
gram, the students will have'a'
master's degree with six less

graduate credits than if they had
• completed another graduate
"It's not easy," said Lisa
Burgbacher, 20, a junior from
Syosset, N. Y. "Going into
graduate courses they expect

more. It's a little hard for us be-
ing undergraduates because we
haven't had the experience of all
junior year and
senior year
behind us and you might have
learned something that could
heip you with the graduate
classes," she said.
There is a potential problem
of having the graduate w.9rk a
little over the undergraduates'
heads, according to Schratz, but
she doesn't see a problem this

"The research projects they
did, they wrote up better than

the other students,"
"The graduate courses are
like accelerated undergraduate
courses," said Kristen Pierson,
20, a junior from Pine Bush,

Chris O'Handley, the pro-
gram's fifth-year student, said
he doesn't study more for the
graduate courses but spends a
lot of time in the library. "You
gc;tresearch projects for certain
courses and that takes a lot of
your time," said the 24-year-old
from Dallas, Texas.

you want to be a com-
muility psychologist, it's a good
program. If you want to go in-
to straight clinical work or ex-
perimental, it's not so good,"
said O'Handley. The graduate
program has an emphasi~ in
The program doesn't qualify
you for school psychology,
human factors or a doctorate
program in clinical psychology.
If the students wanted to go in-
to these fields, they would pro-
bably have to repeat a lot of
April 28, 1988- THE CIRCLE - Page 5
'82 alum wins achievement award
Ilse Martin
Marist College will present the
1988 CommunicationArts Intern-
ship Award to Janet J. Huber, a
1982 graduate, at the Helmsley
Palace in New York City today.
• The award is presented each year
demonstrated professional mobility
through promotions, recognition
by professional peers, awards in
his/her field and has earned 12
credit hours at a Marist intern site,
according to the Intern Award
Selection Committee.
Huber, a producer for the mid-
western bureau of ABC News, had
an internship as a video producer
at IBM during her senior year.
Since then, she has worked as an
assistant assignment editor for
ABC News in Los Angeles, Calif,
and a producer/reporter
in Morgantown,
In 1985, Huber received an Em-
my from the National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences for
"Corwin at 75," a documentary
she produced about the CBS Radio
playwright, dramatist and author
Norman Corwin.
Anthony Cernera, vice president
for college advancement, said the
award presentation is a great op-
portunity for someone to gain
regional and national recognition
in the communications field.
"The Lowell Thomas event has
become very prestigious and we
wanted to add the (intern) award
to that to show that Marist is a
place where its alumni are doing
something," he said.
Today Marist will also present
the 1988 Lowell Thomas Award to
Harry Reasoner, CBS News cor-
respondent and co-editor of "60
In a recent telephone interview,
Huber said she is excited about

receiving the award. "It's hearten-
ing that so many years out of
school I'm being remembered and
honored," she said.
think going through the in-
ternship gave me the confidence to
go out and do what I'm doing now.
It's being pushed out of the total
academic environment that really
makes you face reality," she. said.
Huber said she enjoys writing
and producing documentaries and
is currently working to get a grant
Push for changes
by Mary Stricker
serious problem.
"Nobody wants them in their
Greenpeace USA and Clearwater,
backyard," said Bahouth.
environmental organizations,
Currently, wastes arc being
joined Marist students in a panel dumped into oceans and rivers,
discussion last Friday, made possi-
contaminating drinking water and
ble by the Marist Political Science killing marine life.
Club and a National Endowment
for the Humanities grant awarded biphenyls) are still being discharg-
to the philosophy program.
ed into the water although it's il-
Desyite the ongoings of River legal," said John Mylod, director
and other student activities.on oCClearwater,
Fri~ay, it was standing room·o.rily
which focuses its
at the discussion which touched attention o~ th~ Hudson .River ••

subjects from toxic waste to saving
As ~-a~y

the whales.
striped bass may be contaminated
Greenpeace USA, founded

in with. PCBs; yet fishermen in the
1979 and headquartered
area are allowed to catch one
Washington, D.C., is the United striped bass a day because of
States-based offshoot
of the
pressure from the Long Island
Greenpeace International organiza-
Recreational Fish Industry, accor-
tion founded in 1971, which is best ding to Mylod.
known for its saving the whales
The fishing industries have caus-
crusade, acts against nuclear and ed
toxic waste dumping by putting environmentalists.
direct pressure on governments and
corporations and through public
Many individuals are unaware
that everyday products such as bat-
teries and disposable diapers can
result in toxic contamination if not
properly disposed of.
"In California, you have some
landfills that are 70 percent
disposable diapers," said Peter
Greenpeace USA. "We didn't even
have disposable diapers 20 years
Finding a safe way to dispose of
toxic and nuclear wastes, is a
Although the harpooning and

clubbing of. whales an<!, dolphins
has greatly decreased, whaling in
Iceland is still prominent and
150,000 dolphins are killed each
year by fishermen catching white
tuna, which often lie underneath
the dolphins,
While Greenpeace
water fight to stop these atrocities,
they plead for more public support.
"You have to put pressure on
your local representatives," said
Mylod. "Individuals really have to
do the work."
Continued from page 3
they will get better grades," Shar-
ma said.
Almost 40 percent of the divi-
sion's grades wer:e Bs or
Higher average grades given under
individual programs were
(3.530), music (3.208) and german
(3.179).0ver 30 percent of the
grades given were A. Lower
average grades were in economics
(2.198), biology (2.250) and
counting (2.294).
percent of the Division of
Humanities' grades were A.
In addition to student apathy,
freshman inexperience may con-
tribute to Humanities' low mean.
"We (Humanities) have a high
percentage of fresh~en, ':"ho ~re
adjusting to college, Atkins said.
"There grades are going to be
Atkins also pointed out that
courses under Humanities do not
coincide with most students' strong
skills. Most students in recent years
have shown better math skills than
verbal. The average SAT math
score among this year's freshmen
was 490 while only 451 in verbal.
Both Atkins and Sharma said
they did not believe there was a
problem with grade inflation or
deflation in overall grades or within
the divisions.
In f~ll 1982, when the average of
all grades was 2.686, the Division
of Arts and Letters had the highest
mean of 2.84, while Management

Studies was lowest, with 2.51. At
the time, the college gave no minus
grades, and a C' was figured at 2.5.
(It is now worth 2.3.)
Averages for other divisions
were: Science, Math and Computer
Behavioral Studies (2.71) and
Humanities (2.66).
The division chairpersons receive
reports each semester on the grades
given by individual professors and
in each course.
for an independent documentary
project. "I like the time to tell a
story," she said. "But one of the
things I've learned doing documen-
taries is that you really have to beat
the bushes to get money to do
Robert Norman, an associate
professor of communication arts
and a member of the Intern Award
documentaries are unfortunately
not as popular as they were twenty
years ago.
"Jan is very good at what she
does and 1 respect her a lot. If she
came along when documentaries
were a popular thing back in the
sixties, I'm sure that she would
would be at the top." Norman
said. "It's unfortunate that they
are not as big now and the larger
networks don',t pick them up, but
she is just wonderful at what she
Huber recently completed a one
hour documentary about adoles-
cent sexuality and teenage pregnan-
cy titled "Some Girls."
was one
of those stories you start out with
going in one direction and it starts
dragging you in another," she said.
began as a story about sex
education, but when we found
these really incredible kids, we
decided that the best way to tell the
story was to let the people affected
tell it."
Norman said that Huber was an
exceptional student at Marist. "She
is a very gracious woman and very
dedicated. She is an artistic and
documentarian," he said.

Out· with the old
in with the new
No injuries, no damages and no arrests. That's the way it should
be and that's the way it was.
Though ridiculed by many for being "untraditional," River Day
1988 was a success in many ways. Yes, the students were pacified
given their one day of drunken fun in.the sun. And the ad-
ministration remained assured of our safety and legality. But,
what's more important is that a few lessons were learned last
Lesson one is that students can cooperate with and be trusted
by the administration. Treat us like adults and agreements can
be reached. Sometimes, cooperating with the administration isn't
such a bad thing - thanks to the efforts of a handful of seniors,
a River Day resulted which satisfied the majority.
We also learned some traditions must change to keep up with
the times. Sure, ten years ago the free-for-all River Day was the
way to go. But the campus population has grown since then, mak-
ing a traditional River Day more dangerous and uncontrollable.
And obviously State laws prohibit people under 21 from drink-
ing - It's doubtful that thousands of people can simultaneously
break the law and not get caught. By simply opening our minds
to change we avoided unnecessary conflict and at the same time
kept our Senior Week.
So, it seems as though for the first time a happy medium was
reached. Hopefully, the administration has no regrets and
graduating classes for years to come will benefit from our new
perspective on River Day.
. Er~9r in story
To the Editor:
I was unhappy to find myself
misquoted twice in your April 14
• issue ("NoJ!.typists Find the Going
Rough.") First, I did not say that
the Curriculum Committee would
look into the feasibility of a typing
course if one were to be proposed.
On the contrary, I stated that a
college like Marist could
not possibly offer a credit-bearing
course in a technical subject such
as typing. (The college might elect
to provide instruction on a.non-
credit basis, but that would not be
the business of the Curriculum
·second, I never said that the
ability to type should be ail en-
trance requirement at Marist -
ridiculous. Rather, in discussing the
importance of keyboarding in com-
puting and in· wordprocessing,
well as in the typing of papers, I
stated that ideally college-bound
students would take advantage of
available in high schools to learn
this essential skill. That way,
everyone would begin college able
to meet the demands which courses
all across the disciplines will exact.
Judith Saunders
Chair, Curriculum Committee
To the Editor:
I feel an explanation is due to the
College Union· Board and the
whole student body on why the
School Newspaper, The Circle,
wasn't present at the John Caffer-
ty and the Beaver Brown Band con-
cert. Especially when special ar-
rangem~nts were made for inter-
views with the band and com-
plimentary passes put aside. It
seems to me that a school
newspaper funded by the Student
To the Editor:
On behalf of the College Union
Board, we would like to thank
everyone who donated their time
and effort in making the John Caf-
ferty and the Beaver Brown Band
Activity Fee should at least be pre-
sent • at student events especially
since this was the first. big named
band concert in the schools his_(ory:
Frank A. Doldo
CUB President
··. Editor's Note: Neither Frank
Doldo nor any memlJer of the CUB
contacted The Circle editors to
form them of the special interview
arrangement or complimentary
concert a success! Special thanks go
out to the whole student body for
all their cooperation and support
this whole year!
Frank A. Doldo
CUB President
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.. -8iver
·- ~~j:;r~(~F~ti~~~-i- ·~. ~- - •••• ·_ --c~~~le;;iy·~h~k~n by this ex~
yet -t~ ;ee the daw; ~f their
perience, I did what any self-
first River Day? When it comes
As a three-year veteran of River
Day, I anticipated this year's go-
ings on with baited breath. This,
my senior year, would mark my
final, and best (or so I hoped),
River Day. Such was not the case,
and I have been left more than a
bit disappointed.
For the first time, Marist College
sanctioned River Day. The college
actually approved of and had a
hand in the planning of the event.
Our founding River Day fathers
would, no doubt, be repulsed by
the very mention of faculty involve-
ment in River Day. I must admit
that rubbing elbows with faculty
members at my final River Day was
quite unnerving.
My heart does go out to those
freshmen, sophomores and juniors •
who could not attend this year's
bash due to age restrictions. As a
21-year-old senior, l was allowed to
roam freely-throughout the fenced-
in section of the North End, the
sight of this year's River Day,
which was surrounded by security
guards. I thought it was good of
respecting Marist student would time for them to plan River Day,
have done. I made a beeline for the how will they know what to do?
beer truck.
It's really not my problem, because
Much to my shock and dismay,
I will be long gone. Hey, it's a dog-
there was no more beer left.
was eat-dog world and they're going to
not yet five o'clock, I 4ad not yet have to learn
to fend for
had my fill of beer, and River Day. themselves.
was over. It all seemed like a real-
But the senior class did not have
ly bad dream. Sadly, it was all true.
to fend for itself in River Days past
I'm not complaining solely
because the upperclassmen includ-
because there was not enough beer, ed .all underclassmen in the days'
that in itself is a
events. Not so this year because
reasonable gripe. River Day, '.88, River Day was, in part, taken out
was simply too short. Four hours
of the students' hands.
of fun in the sun was nice, but it
Do not misunderstand that I feel
wasn't River Day, or it wasn't
I could have planned the day bet-
River Day as I've come to know it.
ter by any means. Many people had
I'm _not saying that property has
a fabulous time and I'm as happy
to be damaged or people have to
as their parents would be proud
be· injured in order to conjure the
had they witnessed the behavior of
true meaning of River Day. I don't
their offspring.
mean that at all and am happy no
l guess the moral to this series of
incidents occurred.
ramblings should be addressed to
River Day was a day the seniors
future seniors: When planning
planned and carried out for the
River Day, sanctioned or~no, make
students - all the students. I know sure there is ample beverage for all.
this because I have attended the
This will make for a happier
past four River Days. But what of
gathering and a better day, all
the underage underclassmen who
the school to provide such a strong.---------------------------
showing of security for our gala
until l started to feel like one of the
inmate-football players being wat-
ched by the guards in the stands in
"The Longest Yard."
To make matters worse, I saw
President Murray at River Day and
he actually told me to have a nice
time. I wanted to scream. At this
juncture irt the "year, this man is
sllpposed to be furious with the
senior class, myself included, and
here he was wishing me well.

• .
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I could get
cousin's blue tuxedo ...
. by Joseph O'Brien
. It was a last minute date, the day
before the prom actually. Wearing
a tuxedo I had borrowed from my
cousin, who bought it a fire sale a
few years earlier, I went to pick up
my date.

My date was sort of impressed I
was able to get a hold of a tuxedo
on such short notice and I thought
I looked great.
• However, it wasn't until a pre•
prom cocktail party on a warm
May evening in 1983, when I saw
all the other guys in their
fashionable rented tuxedos, that I
realized my cousin's baby blue,
wide-lapeled, bell-bottomed tuxedo
complete with ruffles and a huge
velvet bow tie was no longer in
I would have come to this con•
clusion earlier in the evening, but
the other guy in the limo had the
same thing on in brown.
These and other thoughts come
to mind with the Senior Formal
rapidly approaching. It's not exact-
ly a deja vu experience of a high
school prom, seniors seem more
• relaxed about the whole affair, but
there is a buzz of anticipation
developing. The age old questions
are raised: "Who are you going
with? " "What table are you sit•
ting at? "·"What dress are you go-
wear? " and "How
I go-
ing to pay for all of this?"
And despite the opinion of Nora
Miller, a senior from Clark, N.J.,
who said: "I'm not thinking about
the Senior Fo_rmal right now. It's
not a top priority, because when
you think of that you have to think
about graduation." All these ques-
tions and more have to be answered
before the big night.
Dates are important, but finding
one is not always easy. Chris
Gagliano, a senior from Oceanside,
said, "I don't want to go with
somebody just for the sake of hav-
ing a date."
Fortunately, this year their is a
viable solution for anyone looking
for the perfect date, The Party
Line. By calling you can talk up to
ten "really great" people at once
for only 99 cents per minute. Ac-
cording to the commercials it has
been working well for a lot of
In the end, however, dates and
table arrangements aren't all that
pressing. For the most part people
are walking around and mingling
too much to notice who they came
with. Well, that's always been the
case with me anyway.
Attire is important.
"I'm looking forward to the for-
mal because I'm sick and tired of
seeing everybody walking around
:?~ /((~
in sweats, myself included," said
Dawn Murphy, a senior from
"And I would
like to see the entire class showered
at one time."

Looking right is an expensive
proposition. Denise Shea, a senior
from Brooklyn,
said she'll
probably spend between $100 and
$200 for a dress she may only wear
. once. For a guy, tuxedos rentals
run from $55 to $100, but shop
around, some places offer dis-
counts to Marist students.
So far, the Senior Formal in
general looks like it may be an
entertaining and expensive evening,
especially when you consider its at
the end of Senior Week. Not hav-
ing been to a Senior Formal, I can
only compare expenses to my high
school senior prom. With tuxedo
rental (somebody had beaten me to
my cousin's baby blue tux),
flowers, tickets, Winnebago rental
(limousines are so cliche), damage
fees for the Winnebago, and a
night out in the city afterwards the
evening ran about $450.
At the end of the night I receiv-
ed a kiss, friendly not passionate,
from my date Racheal for my ef-
forts. To this my friends made the
analogy that I had just had a "$450 .
However this must be kept in
perspective. At $450 a kiss, seco~d
or third base would have cost a for-
tune. And the proverbial "home
run," most male prom dates hope
for, would have run into the
thousands. So, I guess I made out
Joseph O'Brien is a senior ma•
joring in communication arts.
Controversy key
to full education
by Gilbert
Koch, or Gary Hart, or Robert
Chambers, or any of those world
Ignorance never ceases to amaze class mafia thugs (pizza connec-
me. Though I did feel that here at tion) that are allowed and accepted
there was a spirit, in our 'society' no less.
testimony, for a commitment to
I submit the idea that college is
higher education. No I am left a forum for ideas and that there
aghast after reading the recent ar- ought not be a narrowing of focus,
ticle in The Circle titled "Sharp- just to entertain the egos or small
ton's visit diminishes Marist."
horizons of a few. And if that few
I think those who feel that the grow into a constituency that com-
presence of the Rev. Al Sharpton prises a majority, then that institu-
here at Marist diminished the col- tion, if it is democratic, might
lege in anyway are naive or simply entertain the majority opinion. But
ignorant. Do not take offense. For this will disallow any institution the
is not ignorance merely a side- pursuit of knowledge.
effect of dogmatism? Are not we
all, in the beginning, subjected to
this dogmatism? So fear not, it is
just all a part of learning and
I ask whether or not former
President Richard Nixon would be
a suitable candidate to speak: at
Marist. Or if not him how about
Ivan Boesky, or Ed Meese, or Ed
I am of the opinion that much
could be learned from the study of
any phenomena; and simply put,
Al Sharpton is a phenomena. And
as far as the criminal justice
system, in regards to its treatment
of people of African decent goes,
I would like to think that given vast
resources at our disposal we might
all agree that the justice system has
failed us.
As for Marist and its social
morals, I would invite the im-
mature to talk with those who were
in attendance when Sharpton spoke
at Vassar College on April 19.
There was a highly mature au-
dience in -attendance to receive
Sharpton with alJ honors due any·
As for Sharpton's visit here, I
would inform the uninformed that
Sharpton did not say one public
word! So, if one is worried about
that, fear no more. And I would
suppose that modern day witch
hunting is in, for any that might
further object.
Lastly I would subm;r. •hat
Rev. Al Sharpton were to 1.01,1e
participate in an open discussion at
Marist it would take the shape of
the "Morton Downey Show." And
the true crassness that many ex-
emplify covertly and operational-
ly would surface. I am devastated
to realize that I go to a college that
might disallow me the opportuni-
ty to experience the different opi-
nions that exist. I only hope that
Marist (the college) continues to
openly accept all comers, so that we
might know much of what might
not be known.
Gilbert Thomas is a junior com-
puter science major.
River Day awards hurt instead of humor
it makes them feel better to put
including being a resident assistant.
down someone, momentarily, who
I. was lucky, I was only
hate stupid people. What's
has contributed so much to the·
nominated for one award and
more, I hate when smart people school through clubs and sports.
good, decent people kept my name
by Allison Hughes
follow what stupid people say.
For example, I was involved in
from being announced. But what
Last Friday I had the privilege of
about the people who were given
participating in River Day. I should -------------•••~------•-•
have had a good time. Upstanding
ame·s and faces
members of the senior class work-
ed extremely hard so that the rest

of the class of 1988 could have a
come and go
ut enemies
fun memorable, River Day. They
started a new tradition because the
are never forgotten•
old one just wouldn't do any
longer. Unfortunately, an old and
extremely damaging custom tagg-
along, the River Day_
As a senior, I was nommated for
one of those awards. I could say
that it was undeserved and unjust
and I could back it up. However,
people will continue to believe what
they want. Perhaps this is because
three Marist College Council of
Theatre Arts productions, two ex-
perimental theatre produ~ons, !he
orientation program for m~omi~g
freshmen, folk group, Gaelic SOC1e•
ty and the crew
~ w~ll as
working numerous part-time Jobs,
one or more awards? Does
anybody have solid proof that .the
awards were deserved? Can
anybody understand the shame,
anger and hurt the parents and
"winners" feel? You may have
"nominees" covering their pain but not the faces of those standing
with laughter by day, but what you above. Names and faces come and
didn't see were their tears as they go, but enemies are never
went to
that night.
Something I will remember for
I feel the few who managed to
years to come is what other people degrade and disgrace the senior
were saying to me as the awards spirit and the reputatiol) of the
were being given out, "These are
class of 1988 owe an apology to the
stupid awards Allison. No one will majority of the senior class, Their
remember them next week." They actions were unjust.
were partially right. Those who
more thing, how is it possi-
hadn't won an award will forget,
ble that someone can
elected by
but the "nominees" and "win-
the majority of the class as the reci-
ners" will remember for a long pient of the 1988 class community
time. Something like that doesn't
service award, and then less than
just go away.
two semesters later be nominated
Ironically, I feel sorry for the
by the minority for an award that
people who chose to be in charge
represents nothing more than the
of giving out the awards, the River deflated ignorant egos of a few
who did just a little too little, much
"nominees" and "winners" of pre-
too late.
sent and past awards have already
Allison Hughes
a senior ma-
forgotten the faces in the crowds,
joring in communication arts.

Page 8 - THE CIRCLE - April 28, 1988
Students set to
'one on one'
Karen Gorman
The Psychology Club will be
sponsoring One to One Day on Fri-
_10 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
outside Campus Center.
Every year Marist invites han-
dicapped children from variouli.
local schools and agencies to spend
a day participating in planned
events with the students.

The name .One to One Day has
significant meaning. Dr. Joseph
Canale, a psychology professor and
advisor of One to One Day said
e name One to One Day means
at least one student pairs.up with
a child and spends 3 or 4 hours with
This is the seventh One to One
Day sponsored by Marist.
Lisa Meo, a junior from Catskill
has particip~ted in two One
to One Days and is signed up to
participate in this year's also. She
says she enjoys doing it. "It gives
the kids the opportunity to have a
fun day participating in the events
and they get to make new friends."
The planned events include
horseback rides, lawn games and
arts and crafts.
The day on the whole brings a
good feeling to Marist students,
and tne children, Canale said. "It's
a good day for the handicapped
kids and for Marist students who
want to contribute to the communi-
The event is open to all Marist
students and volunteers will be
greatly welcome by.the organizers
and the children.
"You·. don't
have to be • a
psychology major to participate. .
You can just show up at the Cam- ••
pus Center at 9:45 on Friday. lfwe
have Two· to One it's even better,"
Canale said.

There will be approximately 40
to 50 children attending, according
to Canale. "The kids· really ap-
preciate this, they respond well and :
are well behaved."
Meo said, "At the end of the day
when the kids give you a hug you
know you've done something
good_. It makes me feel good that's
why I've done it the past two
Marist TV students help spread
the word for nonprofit groups·
by Nancy Bloom
Joe Podesta spends his weekends
in the TV production studio while
his friends are out. Anne Marie
Gaynor gets up early on weekends
to go to the studio while her friends
sleep in.
These are only two of the
students involved in a class that
combines education with real life
experience ..
Douglas Cole, instructor of com-
munication arts, is the facilitator of
this group of students working on
public service announcements on
their own or as an independent
"By doing this the students
represent me and the school. If
feel they will take the work serious-
ly I will give them the opportuni-
ty," Cole said. "This gives the stu-
dent and the school recognition."
Anne Marie Gaynor, a junior
communication arts major, was
asked by Cole because he knew she
had the interest.
class," she said. "But if you really
want to learn and-develop skills you
need practice and have experience.
You need to do it on your own. If
you really want to be good at it you
have to take the extra time to do
a project. Everything is hands-on
experie·nce. You use the equipment
and terms learned in class. That's
how the learning is done."
Gaynor does this as her indepen-
Gaynor said she spends most of
her extra time -
weekends and
dent study.
Joe Podesta, a senior com-
nights well past midnight - work-
munication arts major, works for ing on the production of these
Cole, running public relations bet-
"These are a reflection of the
ween non-profit organizations and
assists Cole with his basic Televi-
work I can do. Somehow the com-
sion Production class. Podesta
mercial has a little bit of me in it,''
does both as his independent study. she said. "It's worth it to put in all
Cole said he likes to do real
Podesta said these types of pro-
this time to reach people. I'm very
things with the students so they can
jects happen in many• schools.
proud of the work I do. Anyone
learn, experience and get involved
"When people find out there is a can get a degree in communication
~n the production ~f actual p~o~ new studio and _students training,. arts, but how good will it be if you
Jects, as~well as d_omg_
they hire the studerits"to work on
have no experience on your resume'.
good for-: the community. • . .
fQr thein ;~
.J • _
saying you actually worked in the
"The students pay niore atteri-
'j -~ ,
~-"' : : "'•
• ;:
C, :
·''.fiel9?' ·~
r •. :~ -· •
tion to
project· they know'•the ' • Podesta and Gaynor·have been • Po-desta, who·has 12 years past
community will see or hear. Work-
involved in the production of local experience in producing
ing·on these announcements adds
and national
for the
Phoenix Communication Groups,
an element of the world to their
American Cancer Society. Other
also spends much of his time work-
knowledge," Cole said. "The
announcements they have done in-
ing on the projects. "We do it all
students have a certain sense of
elude ones for New Horizons, a on our own time. We're hot allow-
satisfaction. They feel they are do-
. home for self-sufficient retar~ed
ed to skip class to do it," he said.
ing something good for the
adults, the Board of Co-operative
Podesta feels these projects are
(BOCES) and Cary Ar-
a major accomplishment for him
. These are not commercials, ac-
boretum, an educational program.
and he enjoys it.
cording to Cole they are public ser-
Currently, they are working on one
"You get to work with a group
vice announce~ents for non-profit
for the Mid-Hudson
and do a project from start to
finish. The more you get into the
Cole learned of these organiza-
~aynor said they w~rk on t_he field the more -you realize how
tions through other instructors and
proJect from start to fimsh, begm-
much you're improving. If you're
his involvement with the Mid-
ning ~vith the basic idea until the ac-
going to get anything above the
basics you have to put the extra-
time into it." he said. "You get to
Cole said this is not a formally
~aynor s~id y_ou
learn fro~ wat-
take an idea, make it tangible and
thing. He chooses
chmg, expe_nencmg
and workmg on communicate it to people.
students from his classes who have
actual proJects.
project is effective it will reach
excelled and shown interest in the
"Anyone can learn to use the them. Even if it only reaches one
equiptment from the basics in person, then it was worth it."
Week off ets insight into other cultures
by Paul R. Eidle
Organizers of the first Cultural
Heritage Week at Marist said that
they were pleased with the outcome
of the event but wished more peo-
ple had participated.
"Basically things went well,"
said Michael Seider, residence
director of Sheahan Hall, and an
organizer of the event. "The tur-
nout could have been better. The
Marist students lost out."
Cultural Heritage Week was an
attempt to make the people of
Marist aware of the different
ethnicities and cultures that make
up a part of the Marist community.
Residence director of Marian
Hall, Audrey Rodrigue, another
organizer, agreed with Seider about
the turnout at the event and add-
ed: "Marist students could learn a
lot from the cultural diversity here
at Marist."
Seider and Rodrigue coordinated
the event with lots of cooperation
from the various campus clubs, the
Activities Office and Seiler's.
• The week began with Flag Day.
Twenty different flags were hung
and information tables of the
clubs and
organizations at Marist were set up
in the Campus Center
One of the bigger information
tables was set up by the Hispanic
Club whose president is Martin
a freshman
Camacho, who is originally from
El Salvador said that since he came
the U.S. he has learned a lot
about the American culture and
that Cultural Heritage Week was a
good way for him to teach the
Marist community about his
"The idea is to give students a
feeling for the different cultures,"
said Camacho. "We just want to
be understood, for people to know
The rest of the week was filled
with a workshop, discussions,
visual displays, travel information,
a concert and African dancers.
One of the better attended ac-
tivities was the Pepe Santana con-
cert, sponsored by the Hispanic
the renowned
Hispanic historian and musician
spoke and played Hispanic music.
About 90 people attended, accor-
ding to Camacho.
To add to the cultural ex-
periences of the week, Seiler's pro-
vided cultural meals and music at
dinner in the cafeteria.
"We like to tie into the activities
on campus," said Phil Mason,
director of dining services.
Mason said that the students
seemed to enjoy Jhe dinners and
that, although some were easy pro-
vide, others were a challenge.
"Italian night was easy.
make Italian dinners a lot", said
Mason. "The Hispanic dinners
were the most interesting to cook."
The organizers are working now
to make Cultural Heritage Week an
annual event that would take place
over a month rather than a week.
''.There is a lot more out there
that could have been entered if
there was more time,"
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Annie Breslin


10 - THE ·CIRCLE --April 28, 1988
Dr. J·ulianne Maher
Though Dr. Julianne Maher has spent just six years at Marist,
her achievements here reflect the dedication of a lifetime.
Currently dean of adult education, Maher plans
leave Marist
at the end of this semester to become dean of City College at
Loyola University in New Orleans. While here, Maher assumed
an entrepreneurial role and her insight has resulted in un-
precedented growth in·the adult education program -:-..
a change
thafwiJl befelt'~o'ng-after•Maher
nas'taken!up r~~J~r:i:p~.-
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- During Maher's stay at. Marist, enrollment of adult students
doubled. She is r~ponsible for the development of the IBM train-
ing program, which, along with her other programs, have increas-
ed Marist's noncredit earnings from $25,000 to $150,000.
Last summer, through a grant from the National Science Foun-
dation, Maher journied to the Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy,
to study a French creole which had never before been studied.
Maher's has done extensive research involving the french language
and did her doctoral dissertation on the French creole spoken in
t-1aher has been involved in adult education for
years, hav-
ing served in related positions at Ladycliffe College and
Manhattanville .
Mike Buckley
and Tony Capozzolo
Capping the
season with a fifth-place national ranking,
the team of Buckley-Capozzolo has driven Marist's 17-member
_squad straight into the forensic fast lane.
Thanks to their contributions, Marist is now America's ninth-
. best varsity team and holds its own against the likes of Har-
vard, Cornell-and William and Mary. Capozzolo, still only a
freshman, has won tournaments on the novice, junior varsity·
and varsity levels. Partner Buckley, a political science major,
is· in his second year of competition. The two took their op-
ponents by storm this year, and with youth on their side, they
will head for two more seasons as Marist's premier debating
team. "I just love to show the other teams in the country that
Marist can really compete," said Buckley. And that's an issue
not many will debate.
John Seiler
It hasn't taken John Seiler
long to be placed among
Marist's most noteworthy
scholars. Though he arrived
on campus only last fall,
Seiler has quickly become
one of only three Ma.rist
faculty members ever to be
Seiler plans to teach
philosophy, politics and
business in Nigeria. And he
hopes to to teach Nigerians
about the Aparteid situation
in South Africa, and make a
-to • improving
the racial conflicts there. ·
Seiler h~s contributed to
several books arid articles
-• about the Aparteid situation
~nd. has taught • a Rhodes
• University in South Africa.
Though he hasn't been told
what university· he'll be
teaching at, Seiler told The
Circle he would be pleased to
teach at any university but
would prefer one with ethnic
diversity. Nigeria has a
population of 100 million
and at least six languages ar~
svoken there.

I .
(Photo by
Matt Croke)
Dr. Anthony Cernera
If anybody is busy keeping the faith,
Anthony Cernera. To most, Cernera is
Marist's vice president for college ad-
vancement -
no small task. In addition to
his traditional veep duties, Cernera busies
himself with projects aiding people around
the world and around the corner.
Through the Catholic Relief
GlobaL Education. Program, Cer:ner, ...
. .
spends his time educating people in:thEf/'. • •
United States about causes and cures

world hunger. Though the Catholic Relief
Services have been providing shelter and
food_ worldwide for 40 years, it wasn't un-
1985 that the global education program
began, with Cernera playing a key role.
Closer to home, Cernera holds weekly
meetings with student members of the
Young Christian Students group • and
the student
retreat each
semester. This is enouth to keep most
ple. tied up. . _
But Cernera finds time to serve. on the
board of directors of the Vassar-Warner
Home for Senior Citizens, the Astor Home
for Children, the Cunneen-Hackett Cultural
Center, Mt. St. Michael's High School in
the Bronx and the Association of Catholic
Colleges and _Universities. Most recently,
he has been appointed to the Dutchess
Council Vicariate Council. Oh wait -
there's one more key role Cernera plays
father, to three sons.
Matt Ooke)
April 281 1988- THE CIRCLE - Page 11
(Photo by Matt Croke)
Eleanor Charwat
It looks like Marist finally has
little pull in local government. After more than
20 years of involvement in politics, Eleanor Charwat was elected to the town board
in the Town of Poughkeepsie last November. A Poughkeepsie native, Charwat
experienced American politics up close and personal-
in Washington, D.C., while
working under Robert Kennedy soon after graduating from Cornell. She also got
a taste of a military dictatorship during her two years in Brazil while her husband,
Martin, worked at the U.S. embassay there. Despite her lengthy involvement with
politics, this is the first time Charwat has held public office.
(Photo by Matt Croke)
Ken Foye
Brian Colleary
Rik Smits
Though seperated by almost 15 inches in
height, both Brian Colleary and Rik Smits
stand tall at Marist College.
The two have done more for Marist than
any two personalities in the history of
Marist Athletics.
Together Colleary and Smits have
brought national notoriety to Marists
men's basketball team -
and to Marist's
.. entireath\etic pi;ogram ::-: ,and a degree
growth and success never before acheived.
Smits' role is an obvious one. The 7-4
center from Eindhoven, HoJJand, wiJJ go
down in history as the greatest player ever
to grace the McCann Center court. Smits,
the ECAC Metro Conference Player-of-
the-Year and holder of 24 Division One
basketball records at Marist, is expected by
many experts to go high in the National
Basketball Association draft. A possible
NBA lottery pick (first seven chosen),
Smits ended his collegiate career in a blaze
of glory, scoring a career-high and school-
record 45 points.
Colleary played the unsung hero -
skil1ful scheduling greatly enhancing the
image and exposure of the team. During
his three-year stint at Marist, Colleary has
scheduled such nationally prominent teams
as the University of Miami, 1987 Final
Four participant Providence and 1985
NCAA tournament champion Villanova.
Colleary secured Marist an invitation to
the 1987 ECAC Holiday Festival at
Madison Square Garden, which featured
St. John's, Kansas and Memphis State,
possibly the finest scheduling-coup of his
Though Colleary and Smits do have their
differences, it is undeniable that marist has
• two
big men on campus.
A three-year active member of Campus Ministry, Foye spends
much of his time improving the lives of those less fortunate than
himself. Currently serving as a liaison between Marist and The
Christ Church homeless shelter in Poughkeepsie,
Foye continues
to gather volunteers to join him at work in the shelter. In his travels
with Campus Ministry, Foye has experienced the life of the under-
privileged and, in 1986 and 1987, worked with other Marist
students, building and improving conditions in the impoverished
region of Appalachia.
In his free time, foye spends time with his brothers at Sigma
Phi Epsilon, writes for The Circle and is a resident assistant in
Leo Hall. Foye remains undecided about his future. Having once
considered journalism his future field, he now seeks a more
charitable vocation. "People need each other and I just think you
have to help them," said Foye.

Page 12 - THE CIRCLE • April 28, 1988
Richard Lewis
, ;'
(Photo by Matt Croke)
Richard Lewis has come a long way since his first painting of a Kellogg's Corn Flakes
box, back when he was eight. The assistant professor of art now has his paintings
featured In several shows a year.
From nearby Vassar College, all the way to Hombeek, Belgium - lewis' brightly
colored, figurative paintings have graced the walls of some pretty prestigious juried
Lewis, who teaches courses in all levels of drawing and painting, as well as a course
In Arts and Values, came to Marist four years ago and was a little disheartened. "I was
surprised to see how little people knew about art," he said.
So he went to work - teaching, painting and - oh yes - writing. Currently Lewis
and his wife Susan are co-authoring a textbook tentatively titled Arts and Values. Design-
ed to go along with Marlst's course, the book is based on the understanding that art
should be an Integral part of a liberal arts education. Though the anticipated publishing
date isn't until 1990, Lewis said it is generating interest from publishers and reviewers
alike. Lewis organizes trips each semester to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New
York, in his effort to bring art to the students.
"It became my missionary work because art can be one of life's great pleasures and
there's no reason everyone can't share in it," Lewis said. Who knows - Maybe we'll
paintings in the Met some day.
Lisa Burgbacher has been making waves at
Marlst for nearly three years now. The Marlst
women's premier diver has been rewriting the
record books every season since her arrival in
1985. Most recently, Burgbacher set a new
Metropolitan Collegiate Conference record in
the 3-meter diving event at the championships
of the same name. She also finished first in the
1.meter event.
A psychology major from Syosset,• N.Y.,
Burgbacher has achieved a perfect mixture of
academic and athletic success. A participant
on the 5-year master'sprogram, Burgbacher
began taking graduate-level courses this year
and maintains a B
Though she admits it is sometimes difficult
to balance her time between school and the
pool, she wouldn't have it any other way. "I've
been diving so long I just couldn't imagine not
doing it," she said.
Burgbacher said Marist has had the reputa-
tion of being a "basketball school" long
enough. The recent success of the women's
Lee Miringoff
(Photo by Malt Croke)
swim tea.n, which finished first in the
Metropol:can Conference this year, may soon
change that. "It's getting better," she said.
"It's beginning to open some eyes -
there really is another good team at Marist."
If anyone knows who will be the next president - Lee Miringoff does. In fact,
he might be able to tell you more about the election than the candidates!
Miringoff has not only become the last word in political science on the Marist
campus, but the proficient pollster has become a national figure. Miringoff's
"Marist Poll" has put Marist College on every New Yorker's breakfast table-
at least during election time.
The ''Marist Poll" has become
respected and sought-after source of infor-
mation for journalists, politicians and other pollsters throughout the United States,
and it isn't unusual to open the local newspaper and see the Marist Poll results.
You can count on the Marist Poll for accuracy-
and uniqueness. Only Tern-
-pie University in Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina also do in-
dependent polling~


(Photo by Matt Croke)

Matt Croke,
Sharon Gardiner
and Bob Davis
28, 1988- THE CIRCLE - Page 13
It wasn't like past, but it was a good time
by Joseph O'Brien
Well, it happened. It may not have been
considerep by all traditional, but River Day
did happen this year.
Despite being sanctioned, it had all the ear-
marks of a real River Day: there was lots of
beer, lots of people, good weather, at least
a view of the river and it seemed like
everybody involved had a good time.

Sanctioned or unsanctioned, the event was
inevitably going to happen. What class
would want to be the first not to have a River
Day? At alumni events we would have to lie
about the year we graduated, to avoid being
ostracized by members of other classes.
I have even contemplated this conversa-
tion at a Marist Homecoming 15 years from
"Hey Joe, remember the day we didn't
have River Day," Bob Palermo, class of '88,
commercial realtor, will recall.
. "Yea, that nice day in April, we were go-
mg to have it but we didn't because of threats
of harsh reprimands in letters sent home to
our parents," I'd say.
"And instead we went to all our classes,
didn't play Frisbee, and watched the Oprah
Winfrey Show." he'd add.
"Yea, what crazy college kids we were.
But, didn't we watch Donahue that after-
noon?" I'd ask and fondly reflect.
Days without River Day are not what
memories are made of.
According to legend, River Day began in
the late 1960s when
group of seniors skip-
ped class, went to the River, drank beer,
played frisbee and listened to music. Con-
sidering this, Friday's event was not too far
off base.
Still, some cynics will object to the lack
of tradition. This weekend, visiting alumni
from the class of 1987 commented about
how much better their River Day was because
it wasn't sanctioned.
Well, take their River Day, add some more
kegs, music, food, a tent, and portable
bathrooms and you've got our River Day.
Our's was missing the element of drunken
underclassmen. After all, River Day is· a
good way
bring the classes together, as
well as give seniors a chancJ to say goodbye
to the rest of the school. A trip to a few local
bars could fill this void.
The idea of taking a local landmark like
the river, and basing a day around it is not
unique to Marist students. And if the ad-
ministration here thinks safety at the river
is a problem, think of what other schools
have to deal with. At the University of
Alaska, students have been known to slip on
ice and slide for miles on Glacier Day.
The administrators at the University of
Hawaii dread the day when a senior will say,
"Hey, dude, it's erupting!"
Another replies: "All right! It's Molten
Lava Volcano Day. Let's grab some brews
and head down to the volcano!"
It's fun, but someone always goes 100
close to the hot ash and gets burned.
On the other hand, safety-conscious ad-
ministrators at the University of Arizona
have nothing to worry about when seniors
call Flat Barren Land Covered With Nothing
Of course, half the fun of doing something
like River Day is because you're not suppos-
ed to be doing it. Having the administrators'
approval does hinder this rebellious feeling.
It's like when I was in high school and my
friends and
would sneak into bars with fake
ID. Half the fun was we were not supposed
to be there. Now were all legal drinking age
so we no longer hang out in bars ... wait, bad
. Anyway, senior
Morrissey summed
11 up b~~t when he _said, "We're not ending
a trad1tton, were JUSt changing it a little.
Classes in the p;ist didn't have to deal with
the raised drinking age and the problems
with liability insurance. We're really preser-
ving the day."
. For dass_es. to come, I
you think
a~ot!I foltowmg in our footsteps, except
ehmmate some of the unnecessary awards.
_To _the administration, which cooperated
studen!s ~o put the event together, I sug-
gest you ehmma1e the insulting concept of
sendin~ "1hr:a1" leuers home to the parents
of seniors. It you want students
act like
adults, trca!
like adults. At least that's
what my high school did.

14 - THE CIRCLE-April
28, 1988
by Jeff Nicosia
"So Jeff, what are you going
do after you graduate?"
harmless enough. I mean, after
all, here was a a relative I hadn't
seen since my high school
graduation party and I had
changed quite a lot in the last
four years.
Her hands clutched a sinall
white envelope which more then
likely held a large amount of
money - a congratulatory of-
fering being given to the first
Nicosia to graduate college in 4
years. So an answer of some in-
telligence and foresight was ex-
pected. I pondered my future.
With the charisma of a man
who knows exactly where he's
going and how he's going to get
there, I answered: "Well, I'm·
going to a Yankee game next
Tuesday." Aunt Ida stared at
me blankly -
this was not the
career decision she was hoping
for. She pressed the small white
envelope into my hand. It con-
tained funds which she hoped I
would use towards the down
payment on an apartment but
which would more then likely be
used to kill some of the brain
cells I had enriched with
knowledge in the past four
"Good luck kid, you'll need
it," she said. And then she left,
shaking her head and arguing
with Uncle Herman about the
onion dip ("Was it real or was
it canned?").
Why is graduating from col-
lege, something you've looked
forward to • for so long, so
scary? This is worse then losing
'jOUt vitsinit'j. At \east then you
knew if you did it wrong you
could always try again (Maybe
not in the immediate future or
with the same person, but
sooner or later you would get
another chance).
Graduating is not much fun.
Don't get me wrong. I am
looking forward to many of the
exciting perks that come with
graduating from Marist College
Senior Week (better known
as a week of River Days), scor-
ing some serious cash from the
family, and yes, knowing in my
heart that I survived 4 years at
Harvard-by- the-Hudson.
But what about the future?
Ah, there's the rub. Do I rush
right out on Monday, May 23,
and plunge right in the vicious
jaws of the corporate world, or·
spend the summer • loafing
around in some menial labor
job making $3.35 an hour but
having a basically stress-free ex-
istence? This is but one of the
questions facing our hero. Un• •
Mustered said;
have no
By now you've probably
figured out that this column is
not my normal Top Ten. But I •
don't want to upset my loyal
list-lovers so I will conclude my
column with a list of the top ten
career choices which I am cur-
rently contemplating.
My top ten career choices:
I. Bob Vivona impersonator
2. Club Med bartender
3. bachelor party director
4. ball bearings counter •
5. gynecologist
6. counter of money
7. nose. hair braider
pornography critic
9. ramones roadie
of Marist

Lameness: Typing tests (I
failed), 6-day-old chicken, fall-
ing asleep when you want to
stay awake and staying awake
when you want to fall asleep,
volleyball at River Day. • 'Nuff
said .. .later.
Society to focus on big business
by Shelley Smith
and how they handle them.
membership fee
is $30 and cover~
The organization was establish-
" It gives the students the oppor-
froni Sep1ember to May.
ed in 1948 and has about 36,000
The American Society for Per-
tunity to see the relationship bet-
Sponsoring lectures will be the. professional me~bers with about
sonnel Administration will have a
ween what they are learning here at
main task of the group although
200 student chapters, 12 in New
student chapter at Marist open to
Marist and reality,tt said Ismay
members are also invited to the
York state.
all students next semester.
Force, professor of management
professional chapter meetings
"Marist will gain a form of ria-
This nationally recognized pro-
studies at Marist. "Your career
where they can make contacts and
tional recognition through ASPA's
fessional organization enables the. begins the first day of freshman
listen to guest speakers. They also
directory and representation at the
·students to gain practical ex-
year at college and the chapter will have the opportunity to distribute
annual and national convention,"
perienc~ in the field of personnel
enable students to add profes-
their resumes when looking for. a
said Ron Hicks, 21, a junior ma-
management by receiving the ·sionalism into it at an early stage."
joring in business who organi;ed
p'ublications and 'newsletters the
The organization is expected to
"It's away of getting credibili-
the Marist chapter.
professionals receive; It also in-
attract about 30 students who are
ty," said Caridy Rypczyk, an

forms students about current issues business majors but all students are
ASPA member and employee rela-
'' ASP A will also increase
the professionals are dealing with welcome. The annual student
tions manager for Hercules Inc., a students knowledge of the person-
fragrance and food ingredients nel field and assist them in getting
toward wis es
group. "IftheybelongtoanASPA
a job through networking and
know the
ASPA's directory," said Hicks,
individual, there is an assumption
who said he plans to attend the
that they are serious about the group's national ,convention 'in
by Shelley Smith
Brian, a 7-year-old inflicted with
leukemia, loved to swim but he
didn't own·a pool and he couldn't
swim in public pools because he
was susceptible to infection. His
last wish was to have a pool of his

The Make-a-Wish Foundation,
an organization that grants wishes
to .seriously-ill children, made
Brian's dream come true. With the
help of a local pool company,
Brian had a pool with a deck and
diving board within a few days.
That made the chemotherapy,
radiation, bone marrow transplants
and isolation a little more bearable.
A few weeks later Brian died.
A group of . Marist • graduate
psychology students have decided
to help this well-wishing organiza-
tion by organizing a fund drive.
The money raised at Marist,
because the organization is • a
volunteer one, will go directly to
the Mount Kisco chapter and will
help local children like Brian. •
To date, the fund raiser has col-
lected $205 in its first four· days,
with individual donations ranging
from $1 to $50, according to.Maria
Ray, who organized the fund drive.
• Donations are being accepted in
Donn'elly Hall room 105 until the
end of the school
field," said Rypczuk.

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Is it time
our name?
by Chris Barry
It is important for a team to
have a good name. It helps the
team's spirit, the team's psyche.
It helps establish pride among
players. It also makes it easier
for the team's fans to rally
behind the team.
With a good enough name, a
team can sound intimidating.
The Los Angelas Raiders, the
Michigan State Spartans, the
Chicago Bulls -
these are all
tough names_._
7 • ••.
On the other hand, some
names have just the opposite ef-
fect. The San Diego Padres, the
Chicago Cubs -
these names
don't exactly
make· people
quiver when mentioned.
Of course some names do ab-
. ·nothing
.. The Los
Angelas· Clippers, the lyfontreal
Expos, the Philadelphia Phillies
these names do nothing.
The ultimate team name
should identify the school or
area it represents. It can be
either a physical identification
or a symbolic one. The Min-
nesota Twins are so named
because they represent the twin
cities of Minneapolis and St.
Paul. The New York Mets
the New
Metropolitan area. The former
New Orleans Jazz were so nam-
ed because New Orleans is
famous for jazz music (although
since the organization moved to
Utah they kept the name Jazz.~
guess that was done because
there isn't anything in Utah).
ls "the Red Foxes" the best
name for teams·
representing Marist College?
I don't see too many of the
little creatures roaming around
the campus. And I don't get an
image of a Red Fox in my mirid
Marist, the people here or the
surrounding area.
What possibly could be a bet-
ter name for the teams of
Something that represents the
Marist campus. The Marist Col-
lege over-budget
schedule buildings.
No, I don't think so.
Something that represents
something in the surrounding
area. The Marist. College not-

No, that's-not it either.
Something that represents the
people here.
about the
Marist College predominatelya

Catholic middle-class· Long
Island- or New Eng1and
mostly Computer Science or
Communication Arts·majors?
Oh, what the hell. The Red
Foxes. The name has lasted this
long, is it really all that had?

Continued from page
Marist assistant coach, Bogdan

recruiti~g. Bower said thatthishas
had some effects on the program,
especially on coach Ma~arity.

With Magarity forced to go on
e road to see recruits, as well as
ke care of his regular business at
arist, the coach's workload has

ome intense; Bower said.
ower said. the team will con-
~e recruiting until May IS, but
estimates things should be wrap-
P in two to three weeks.
April 28, 1988- THE CIRCLE- Page 15
Voice of Mccann is heard by many
by Wes Zahnke
For Rich Stevens, it has always
been a case of bei~g at the right
place at the right. time.
Back in 1968, when he first
started teaching and coaching cross
country at Roosevelt High School
in Hyde Park, he always did his
best because he never knew who
might be watching.
Howard Goldman, the men's
soccer coach at Marist, was.
"After the game a man came
down and started to ask me a lot
of questions,". said the 41-year-old
Hyde Park resident.
was ready
to tell him off because l thought he
was going to complain."
t..Uckily for Stevens, he didn't
say a word to the man - who hap-
pened to be the general manager of
WP AT, a radio station in the New
York area. The man asked Stevens
if he wanted to do some other
"I thought it was going to be
some CYO games," said Stevens.
"He asked me
I woul'.'. like to
work with the New Jersey Nets. Of
been nervous, he said he has had
his share or blunders.
"I remember a Marist game
back before Dr. Fletcher started
singing the national anthem,"
Stevens said, "and we had a tape
recorder. For whatever reason the
machine was not working. I asked
the people to rise for the singing
and I then hit the play button.
"The tape didn't play and ob-
viously I was embarrassed as
everyone was looking at me
then announced there
would be no national anthem


time is· not something
Stevens finds much or - he is cur-
Goldman had.children involved
in the athletic
Roosevelt, and in 1972, he ap-
proached Stevens and asked him if
he might be interested in
cross country at Marist. Stevens
said yes!"
The man a·pparantly knew some
Nets executives and arranged for
Stevens to get a tryout.
rently juggling six different paying
It was around this time that
Stevens began doing public address
announcing for the Roosevelt
basketball games.
In 1975, he was approached by

Goldman again and asked if he was
interested in announcing Marist's
With the James. J. Mccann
Center not yet built, Marist's
games were played at places such
as Dutchess Community College
and various locat high school
Back then, a high shcool game
would precede the Marist game.
Stevens said that while it would
have been very· easy for him to
slack off during the preliminary
game, his work ethic wouldn't let

One game in particular sticks out
in his memory. It was a game that
served as a major breakthrough in
his career.

"Duririg the game, the sound
system was really loud," said
Stevens. "From where I sit I have
no control over the volume, but
some people still came down to
Robert Sweeney

More than 600 students on 42
intramural softball teams are in-
volved in games every other day
on both the McCann intramural
field and the field located near
the Gartland Commons apart-
ment complex on the north end
of campus, according to Bob
Lynch, assistant director of col-·
lege activities.
Stevens' surprise, his
tryout held during a pro-
fessional game.

"l couldn't believe it," Stevens
said. "I.figured that I'd just speak
on the PA system with no one in
the stands.
"The key thing this told me,"
Stevens said, "is that no matter
where you
always do your
best. Because I <lid.
a good job, I

. Stevens
his first taste of
broadcasting during., his college
days at Albany State University,
where he was in the teaching pro-
gram majoring in mathematics. He
worked at.the campus radio station.
where he learned to adapt his voice
to different situations.
Stevens labels his style as "en-
thusiastic with formality," mean-
ing he knows when to be energetic
and when to lay back and slow it

He said he developed his own
style by utilizing rhymes, such as,
"Once again scorin, that's Mike
. T,houg_h
he claims to have never
O'it's something
do, it
beats Yahtzee," said Andy
•Baird, a freshman from Patter-
son, N.J.
"Baseball is my favorite sport
and softball is the closest to it,"
said Herman
'It's a real
social sport.
It's all in the
spirit of fun.'
He is still a math teacher at
Roosevelt,. as well as being in
charge of the weightlifting club
there. He ;tlso coaches cross coun-
try and does the PA announcing
for Marist, the PA for the Nets and
works at radio station WKIP,
where he does shows on the first
two Saturdays of each month.
"I have do to things or else I'll
be bored,"
said Stevens, a
even get bored in the
summer sitting in the sun."
Stevens is currently the second
highest paid PA announcer in the
NBA, behind Mike Sheppard
the Knicks. He said he is not sur-
prised by this as he works in the
New York market.
An average day working for the
Nets begins around 3 p.m., when
he leaves for the Brendan Byrne
Arena, in East Rutherford, N.J.
He is generally home by midnight
unless the game goes into overtime.
The drive takes two hours and
Stevens said that he makes it twice
during the week and once on
With all the work he already has,
he very nearly landed the.PA job
enthusiasm despite captaining a
co-ed team which was winless
after four games.
"It's competitive in a fun sort
of way," said Sheila Stowell a
senior from Johnstown, N.Y.,
also in a co-ed league.
"We always play seriously,''
said Jack Papirio, a freshman
from Rivervale, N.J ., during
competition in a men's league
.A total of eight new teams
were added this year between
the four intramural leagues.
was not expecting that many•
teams," Lynch said of the in- ------------•
crease. The high total has

sophmore from the Bronx.
brings back the glory days
of my youth in little league,''
said Tim Murphy, a graduate
student from Cromwell, Conn.
Whatever the reason is for the
popularity of • the intramural
softball leagues, Lynch said the
program will probably continue
to grow. He said he plans to
publish a brochure next year
which would help simplify and
the i:egistration
resulted in ten or eleven games
The importance· placed on
being scheduled daily, Lynch
competition depends on in-
dividual preference.

Many different reasons were
a real social sport, it's
to why teams were in-
all in the spirit of fun," said Joe
volved in the intramural
a. freshman
Cressk1U, N.J., explaining his
Continued from page 16
men's varsity heavyweight-
four also bounced back strong.
They won by 18 seconds and it was
their best race of the year, said Paul
Dottinger, captain.of men's crew
and member of heavyweight-four.
"We had our best week of prac-
tice," said Dottinger. "We've been
working hard at getting our stroke-
rate higher. We had a low stroke
rating against Ithaca."
The heavyweight-four
through a mid-season change when
Jeff Hunter left the team and was
replaced by Ed Fludd.
heavyweight-four is inexperinced
due to the change it went through
a few weeks ago. It takes time for
the personnel to get used to each
other and they're rowing better
everyday, he said.
Positive attitudes and hard work
during the week helped the women
greatly, Davis said. Varsity-four
and freshmen novice-eight won
races for the first time this year.
The women's varsity lightweight-
eight did not attend the regatta last
week due to illness of some of its
members. Davis said they probably
would have won. They won the
previous week against Ithaca.
Marist's other win over Ithaca
was the men's junior varsity
The crews' focus will now be on
winning the President's Cup Regat-
ta, which Marist will host this
Saturday. Davis said Marist should

closest com..,.tition.
weekend. They include: Dowling,
Manhattan, Sarah Lawrence, Skid-
more, SUNY Maritime, Universi-
ty of Connecticut, U.S. Merchant
Marine Academy and Vassar.
Marist should fair
in the
varsity races, according to Davis.

Much of the competition t~is
weekend will be in the novice
category, he said.
Marist has seen some of the
"We will have a close race," said
other teams in action, such as For-
Paul Dollinger, captain of the crew
dham, Manhattan and SUNY
and member of the men's varsity
Maritime, Davis said. In addition,
heavyweight-four. "But our boat
Marist has raced teams which have
should win."
raced against Iona, Skidmore, U.S.
Davis seemed confident about
Merchant Marine Academy
Marisr's chances
winning the
regatta. "If we row up to our
Because they
on the same capabilities, then we should win the
course, Vassar may be Marist's
President's Cup," he said.
Mccann Center Public Ad-
dress Announcer Rich Stevens
with the New York Mets this year.
, "l applied for the opening along
with 50 other applicants," Stevens
said, "and I made
to the final
four. I'm usually pessimistic about
tryouts, but I really thought I had
the inside edge. However
get it."
Stevens said his future goal is to
announce baseball, the sport which
is his true love.
He would also like to receive
some long-term recognition, like
Dave Zinkoff, the long time an-
nouncer for the Philadelphia 76ers,
who is the only PA announcer to
have been inducted into the Basket-
ball Hall
you get involved with
something like announcing or show
business, you either are at the right
place al the right time or you know
someone," Stevens said.
was at the right place at the
right time."
rate courses
by Ed
Young or old, retired or work-
ing, most players agree golf is a
relaxing yet challenging way to get
exercise and fresh air.
Mccann Golf Center of Wilbur
Ave., in Poughkeepsie, was rated
the most challenging and well-kept
public course by area residents and
"Our course offers eighteen
holes of the most challenging golf
in the valley," said one McCann
employee. "We take pride in the
maintainence ofour course."
"Mccann is my favorite course,
it's a challenging and well-kept
course," said Glenn Marinelli,
head athletic trainer at Marist.
Marinelli said he thought a golf
team would be popular at Marist.
"There would be alot of interest,
and the budget would probably
allow for it· because it's
paritively inexpensive," he said.
Another popular course was
Staatsburg State Golf Course in
Staatsburg, about eight miles north
of Marist on Route 9.
"Staatsburg is a nice course but
not as challenging as Mccann,"
said Mark Sadote, a senior at Dut-
chess Community College. "The
waiting line is usually alot shorter
than.that of Mccann, so I oflen
end up there."
enjoy golfing where I can
relax and take my time, that's why
I golf at-Staatsburg,'' said Barbara
Klein, a student at the Culinary In-
stitute of America in Hyde Park.
The lower-rated golf courses in
the Hudson Valley were Vassar
College's nine-hole course and Col-
lege Hill, another nine-hole course
located in· Poughkeepsie.
Carl Borelli, of Poughkeepsie,
said Vassar does have one advan-
tage. "Vassar is a very flat course
and is not very challenging to the
advanced golfer, but it is a good
course to learn on," he said.

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Crews enj~y

eyes· are
strong surge
on weather
at Lowell
once again
by David Blondin
The Marist College crew had one
of its best performances ever
against Lowell University, as the
Red Foxes captured five of eight
races last week at Lowell, ·Mass.
Men's victories were in the var-
sity lightweight-eight,
heavyweight-four and freshmen
races. The
women's victories came in varsity-
four and freshmen novice-eight
Marist's strong showing came
after a poor performance against
Ithaca College two weeks ago -
where the Red Foxes won only two
of nine races -
which helped
motivate the crews, said Larry
Davis, head crew coach.
"By losing to them (Ithaca) it
made us work a lot harder," said
Marion McBride, coxswain of the
men's varsity lightweight-eight.
the men's varsity
lightweight-eight won its first race,
the race it lost to Lowell's
heavyweight-eight meant much
more to them. They compete in two
races because Marist does not have
a varsity heavyweight-eight.
Their time in _the second race was
. Rob Casey, Bob DelGrande, Mike Vukobratovich, Chris Ariotti, Tom McGraff, Tom Aru-
Jo, Jerry McGuire, and Mike Coco
to r) work out recently in preparation for Saturday's
President's Cup Regatta.
photo by Allison Robbins
20 seconds faster yet they still lost.
The positive aspect of the second
race was that they saw the poten-
tial needed to win a medal at the
Dad Vail Regatta, said McBride.
The Dad Vail Regatta is the ma-
jor event Marist crew works
toward. It is held May 12-14, in
Philadelphia, Pa., and is similar in
importance to a small college na-
tional championship.
The reason the lightweight-eight
rows against
other schools'
is more
preparation for the Dad Vail, Davis
said. The lightweight-eight is a
much deeper competition and
they'll have three difficult races'to
row in two days there, he said.
Continued on page 15
Jay Reynolds
The Marist College President's
Cup Regatta is scheduled to take
place on Saturday at 8 a.m., for
only the second time in four years.
In I 985 and again in I 987, the
regatta was cancelled because of
bad weather. Marist won the cup
in-1986, the last time the race was
This year, the threat of another
has forced some
schools to stay home.
"The Hudson River has a bad
reputation for having high winds
• and rough waters,'.' said Larry
Davis, head crew coach. "Most
schools don't want to spend the
money to come and then not be
able to race."
As a result, Davis said that this
year's field will not b~ as large or
as strong as in previous years.
"Last year we had teams here
from up and down the East
Coast;" Davis said. "This year we
have no one from Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island or farther."
D11vis said that there are 11
teams planning
race this
Continued on page
Laxmeri make it 4 in a row
Tennis team falls
to cross-:town rival
by Joe Madden
The Maris! College lacrosse team
ran it's winning streak to four
games last week, smashing Dowl-
ing College ,12>2, in a Knicker-
bocker Conference
game in
Oakdale, N. Y.
The Red Foxes, 4-2 in Knicker-
bocker Conference· play and 6-3
overall, played at Southampton
College in a conference game on
Tuesday. Results were not available
at press time. On Saturday, the Red
Foxes travel to the US Merchant
Marine Academy for al:30 p.m.,
faceoff in theif final · conference
and regular season· game'.
While Kean College and Mont-
clair State are the only teams re-
maining with a chance to win the
Southampton and the USMMA
would like to lock up third place,
according to Mike Malet, head
lacrosse coach. Southampton's
recor~ wa~ 7-3 going into Tues-
day's match and the USMMA's
record stands at 6-4.
"These guys always seem to give
us trouble," said Malet. "Plus the
fact that they're both away games
makes it tharmuch harder."
Against Dowling, Tom Don-
nellan and Bill Drolet led the way
with four goals each while Pete
deary chipped in three assists and
a goal.

The Red Foxes jumped out to an
early 1-0 lead as Brian Hannifan
scored off an assist from Donnellan
at 14:37 of the first quarter. The
Red Foxes never looked back as
they led 5-0 after one period.
Dowling tried to fight back in the
second period,. netting two goals.
However, the· Red Foxes were
equal to the task scoring two of
their own on an unassisted goal by
Donnellan and a. goal. by Dan Ar-
nold with· an assist from Pete
Cleary. The Rj!d Foxes led

Malet credited goalie Jon Blake
as being a key factor in the victory.
"When Dowling scored those
two second period goals Jon really
tightened up and he just shut them
down for the rest of the game,"
said Malet.
Blake, who finished with nine
saves, teamed with goalies Chris
_Gagliano and. Bob Novotny in
blanking Dowling in the second
Donnellan scored three of his
four goals in the second half while
Drolet scored two and assisted on
another as the Red Foxes outscored -
Dowling 4-0 in the final period to
seal the victory.

Drolet and Donnellan, who have
been consistent all year, according
to Malet, lead the team in scoring
with 38 and 29 points respectively.
by Ken Foye
Junior Max Sandmeier won
two matches -
one each in
singles and in doubles - but his
efforts weren't enough as the
Marist College men's tennis
team fell to Vassar College, 5-4.
The Red Foxes, 4-3 in dual
match play, will play at home
today against New York
University and Saturday against.
Manhattan College. Results of
two earlier matches this week - •
against Pace on • Monday . and
Quinnipiac on Tuesday - were
unavailable at press time.
Against cross-town rival
Vassar, the deciding ninth
match featured the freshman
doubles team of Stan Phelps
and Chris Trieste, who were 5-1
as a doubles pair entering the
The Phelps-Trieste team took
the match into a 4-4 deadlock in
the third and deciding set before
being edged for only their se-
cond loss as a doubles team.
Sandmeier, who has struggl-
ed while playing in the tough
No. l
position for the. second
straight season, had his best day
of the year so far. Against
Vassar, he won both in singles
and in doubles for the first time
this· season. Freshman Jim
Cagney, Marist's number-two .•
doubles partner against Vassar.
Phelps and junior Rich Spina
also won in singles competition
for Marist.
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