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The European Communities' Contribution Toward Global Harmonization of Accounting Standards

The Athenaeum joins the CMC
Accounting Program in welcoming Prof. Karel Van Hulle to the
campus to present a discussion of
"The European Communities' Contribution Toward Global Harmonization
of Accounting Standards." Professor
Van Hulle will also speak on the
general theme of a united Europe in
1992 and the various accounting issues
involved in this momentous event.

Professor Van Hulle is an expert in
international accounting. He has been
a member since 1984 of the Commission of the European Communities, where he works today in the directorate-general
with special responsibilities for the harmonization of accounting standards within the European Communities. He is also
a member of the Executive Committee of the European Accounting Association. Professor Van Hulle has served as guest
lecturer at many universities in Europe and the U.S., and he has written several books and articles concerning
accounting law and company law in Belgium and the European Communities.

Please return the enclosed reservation form, if you wish to attend the reception and dinner before the 7:00 address.

Musical Tea: Framework

Framework, a vocal jazz ensemble consisting of
students from CMC, HMC, and Scripps, will be
performing at tea on Wednesday, April 11, at
3:00 p.m.

Join your friends in the Athenaeum courtyard
for a pleasant interlude, with good music and
Jackie's famous homemade goodies.

Philosophy in Claremont: Past, Present, and Future

The Claremont Philosophy Colloquium and the
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to
sponsor a panel discussion on the topic "Philosophy in
Claremont: Past, Present, and Future." A number of
Claremont's best-known philosophers from a wide
variety of backgrounds will be discussing the role
Claremont has played, is playing, and will play in the
development and evolution of philosophical ideas.

The panel includes Claremont McKenna professors
Steve Davis, who received his doctorate from the
Claremont Graduate School, and Myra Moss, who
received her B.A. from Pomona College. Pomona
College professors Frederick Sontag, who has been
teaching at Pomona since 1952, and Paul Hurley, who is a relatively new member of the Claremont community, will also be participating. From Scripps College we
welcome Prof. Dion Scott-Kakures, who graduated
from CMC in 1979. Finally Kimberly McDonald, a
senior at CMC who will be attending graduate school
next year, will present her ideas regarding philosophy
in Claremont.

The reception at 5:30 will be followed by a 6:00 dinner.
The evening's discussion begins at 6:45. Each participant will make a five- to eight-minute presentation. The presentations will be followed by comments and
questions from the audience.

This promises to be an interesting and exciting
evening, so be sure to return the enclosed reservation
form to the Athenaeum as soon as possible.

Current Controversies

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to
present the 1990 commencement speaker, William
F. Buckley, Jr.
, at a special senior class discussion and
dinner. Following the dinner, Mr. Buckley will address
the college community on "Current Controversies." Mr.
Buckley's appearance prior to graduation is made
possible by the generosity of a parent of a CMC senior.

A Yale graduate, Mr. Buckley founded the conservative journal National Review in 1955, and now serves as
its editor-in-chief. The syndicated column, "On the
Right," has earned Mr. Buckley the Best Columnist of
the Year and Distinguished Achievement in Journalism
awards. Mr. Buckley has perhaps gained the most
notoriety as the host of his Emmy Award-winning
television show, "Firing Line," where he has hosted
virtually every world leader during the past 20 years.
Mr. Buckley has also gained recognition for his role as
supporter of such presidential candidates as Sen. Barry
Goldwater, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. In 1960
Mr. Buckley helped to establish Young Americans for

The author of numerous political texts, such as Up
from Liberalism
(1959), Four Reforms: A Guide for the Seventies (1973),
and The Jeweler's Eye: A Book of Irresistable Political
(1968), Mr. Buckley has also penned several novels.
Airborne: A Sentimental Journey (1976) is Mr. Buckley's critically
acclaimed account of his crossing the Atlantic in his
sailboat in 1975.

Charles Lam Markmann once described Mr. Buckley
as "brash..., tricky, skillfully savage, capable of great
tenderness, a lover of language and music and color and
form and mountains and the sea, a scintillating performer with that precise blend of the aristocratic and the
faintly vulgar that virtually no one can resist."

Please join us at McKenna Auditorium at 7:00 for a
lecture that will certainly prove interesting.

Seniors are invited to an informal discussion with Mr.
Buckley which begins at 4:45 in the Security Pacific
Dining Room; this will be followed by a 6:00 dinner.
Sign-ups by CMC seniors are required for the meal;
please use the enclosed coupon.

Tiananmen Square

The Cultural Affairs Committee, Asian Students of
CMC, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are
pleased to sponsor Gail Butler, who witnessed the
events that occurred during spring 1989 in Beijing,
China. Taking time off as president of Houston Foods,
Ms. Butler, on a scholarship from the Chinese government, studied at Beijing University. During her trip from April 7 through June 8, 1989, she observed how
the movement started, developed, and tragically ended.
During this time Ms. Butler photographed the major
demonstrations in detail, made numerous trips to
Tiananmen, and spoke with many people. Through her
experiences she has received a keen understanding of
these events. She writes, "My goal is to reach as many
people as possible, because that is the commitment I
made while in China." On this evening she will share
her perceptions and her work with us.

To join us for this photographic journey, please return
the attached coupon to the Athenaeum. The 7:00 lecture
will be preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner.

Campus Health Guide: The College Student's Handbook for Healthy Living

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to
present Carol L. Otis, M.D., and Roger Goldingay,
authors of Campus Health Guide: The College Student's
Handbook for Healthy Living
(1989). This new book offers
non-judgmental and clearly presented information
about a range of health issues that affect young adults,
including: nutrition, exercise, common medical problems, dental health, emergencies, sexual health, alcohol
and other drugs, and environmental health hazards.
The authors' goal is to give students both the information and motivation they need to develop and maintain good health habits. It is only when students know the
risk factors they face, say the authors, that they can
make choices and changes in their lifestyles early
enough to minimize problems and ensure a healthy

Dr. Otis graduated from Scripps College in 1971.
Presently she is staff physician of the Student Health
Service at UCLA and medical director of its Fitness
Inventory Testing Program. A graduate of the University of Southern California Medical School, she did her internship and residency at Harvard's Beth Israel
Hospital. She has taught at the UCLA Medical School.
During the 1984 Olympic Games, Dr. Otis was floor
physician for gymnastics.

Roger Goldingay was formerly a professional soccer
player for the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers.
Presently he is a freelance writer, specializing in medical
and sports subjects, and a professional photographer.
His travels have taken him around the world. He met
Dr. Otis in 1980 in the Galapagos Islands. His articles
and photographs have appeared in Runner's World,
Inside Sports
, and many other publications. He and Dr.
Otis are married to one another.

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum invites you to
attend the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner preceding the
7:00 lecture. Please fill out and return the enclosed
reservation coupon to the Athenaeum.

California in the 1990s

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to
open the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Conference
with a speech by one of California's leading female
politicians, Dianne Feinstein. Her speech, "California
in the 1990s," addresses the complex issues facing the
state as we enter the coming decade.

Currently a candidate for governor, Ms. Feinstein
served as the mayor of San Francisco for ten years, from
1978 to 1988. Swept into office after the death of Mayor
George Moscone, Feinstein was re-elected twice.
During those years Feinstein launched new programs to
retain and attract businesses, rejuvenated the Port of
San Francisco, and implemented strict controls on
commercial development. During her tenure Feinstein
confronted the growing AIDS crisis, the homeless, toxic
clean-up, affordable housing, and crime. By adding 350
officers to the city's police force, response time was
reduced from eight minutes to about two minutes, and
serious crime fell by 21 percent in San Francisco.

In her campaign for governor, Feinstein has focused
on education, drug abuse, and ethics reform. As the
first woman to seriously seek the Democratic nomination for governor, she has stressed her pro-choice stand
and her support for the death penalty.

Feinstein graduated from Stanford University.

There will be a reception at 5:30 followed by dinner at
6:00 (this part of the program is open to CMC only), and
the public speech is at 7:00 in Bridges Auditorium. If
you would like to attend dinner, please return the
attached coupon to the Athenaeum. Everyone is welcome to attend the speech.

CMC Student Musical Performances

Come to the Athenaeum as we continue
the tradition of celebrating the musical
and theatrical talents of CMC students.
For the third year in a row, students will
play musical instruments, perform Shakespearean soliloquies, and sing for a full
hour of entertainment. Don't miss this
unique opportunity to celebrate the arts,
discover your friends' hidden talents, and
enjoy the fine dining that the Athenaeum
has to offer.

The celebration was very well received
in past years, so be sure to return the
attached coupon as soon as possible to
save your space for this event. The performances begin at 7:00 p.m., following a
5:30 reception and a dinner at 6:00.

The French Revolution: 200 Years Later

As peaceful revolution continues to sweep through
Europe and Latin America, we ought to remember
that even the most just and well-intentioned political
movements can take sudden and irrational-and sometimes very violent-swings.

In the second installment of its lecture series on the
bicentennial of the French Revolution, the Henry
Salvatori Center, in cooperation with the Marian Miner
Cook Athenaeum, turns to consider this darker side of
the greatest of all European revolutions.

On Thursday, April 26, Keith Baker, professor of
history at Stanford University and one of the country's
foremost scholars of 18th century French intellectual
and political life, discusses the significance of the
Revolution's descent into totalitarianism and terror. A
PhD from University College, London, Professor Baker
taught for many years at the University of Chicago
before recently moving to Stanford. He is the author of,
among other important works, Condorcet: From Natural
Philosophy to Social Mathematics
(1975) and The Political Culture
of the Old Regime

Professor Baker's lecture begins at 7:00, following a
reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00. Please use the
enclosed coupon to reserve your place.

Director's Report

It is hard to believe that this is the last Fortnightly of the
1989-90 college year. Thanks to many of you, it has
been a very exciting year at the Marian Miner Cook

During the first semester we hosted the highly
successful "The Myths and Realities of the Vietnam
War" series. The eight speakers-Le Ly Hayslip, Stanley Karnow, Frances FitzGerald, Seymour Hersh, Tim O'Brien, Ted Post, Ron Kovic, Neil Sheehan, and
Robert Scalapino-gave us a vivid picture of this conflict
that has affected so many for so long.

Throughout the year we heard from ten speakers who
addressed "The Soviet Union Today and Tomorrow: A
Time for New Thinking." When this series began in
September, few would have predicted what we are
witnessing in April. Our guests in this series were: John
K. Roth, Lily Golden, Rushworth Kidder, Arthur Macy
Cox, James Joseph, Malcolm Toon, Robert O'Neill,
Frederick Starr, David Shipler, and James Billington.

Ellen Gilchrist, Ray Bradbury, Carlos Fuentes, Riane
Eisler, Jack Miles, and Czeslaw Milosz discussed the
author's role in society today.

We studied the future of Communism in Europe and
Asia. We viewed the slides of a Himalayan climber, the
first woman to reach the South Pole overland, and the
first woman to reach the North Pole overland. James
Farmer was our Martin Luther King birthday speaker.
Eleanor Smeal and Rachel MacNair discussed the
abortion issue. Franklin Chang-Diaz vividly told us
about his voyage aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Jean
Kilbourne explored advertising's image of women. We
have learned about the French Revolution 200 years
ago. Susan Estrich told us about the Dukakis campaign.
Jack Weatherford discussed the influences of the American Indians. We have hosted conferences on China and on diversity. Suzanne Landolphi discussed AIDS and
sex, and what a discussion it was! Yoishi Funabashi
spoke on the U.S.-Japan economic entanglement.
Dianne Feinstein will be the keynote speaker for the
Henry R. Kravis Leadership Conference. William F.
Buckley, Jr., our graduation speaker, is coming to the
Athenaeum this month for a dinner with seniors and a
speech open to all.

The Madrigal dinners, the Evenings in Vienna, the
Celebration of the Arts, and the musical teas have
brought special meals and music to our lives. The
dinner theater, featuring the all-CMC production of You
Can't Take It with You
, showed us another side of our
talented students, as did the wonderfully successful
student art show.

This year has indeed been an enlightening one-
students, faculty, and the institutes have brought
exciting speakers. Our four student fellows-Ann Ela,
Robert Goff, Kimberly Lutz, and Michael Shear-have
been very busy writing about and introducing more
than 60 guests. Our daily teas have brought many of
you over for Rice Krispie treats. Numerous classes have
hosted their own guests in our smaller dining room.

Each of you reading this Fortnightly can be involved in
1990-91. The ideas for guests can be your ideas, and will
help make the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum a special
part of Claremont McKenna College.