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Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was the spokesman for
justice, equality, and freedom. He envisioned an
America where all people, regardless of race, religion,
or creed, could enjoy the freedom America has to offer.
Many great women and men continue to carry the
dream of Dr. King into the '90s. The Marian Miner Cook
Athenaeum is proud to welcome Julian Bond, one of
those who has kept the dream alive.

Mr. Bond has been an active participant in the
movement for civil rights, economic justice, and peace.
During his years at Morehouse College in Atlanta,
Georgia, he was very actively involved in the fight for
civil rights through the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); at Atlanta University,
through the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights.

Mr. Bond has served four terms in the U.S. House of
Representatives and six terms in the Senate for the state
of Georgia. While in the Senate, Mr. Bond was
chairman of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and
chair of the Fulton County senate delegation. In 1968 he
was nominated for vice president of the United States
by the Loyalists, Georgia's national delegation to the
Democratic convention.

Holding honorary degrees from 14 schools, including
Wesleyan University, Howard University, and Syracuse
University, Mr. Bond is a highly respected and well-
known activist. He has served on the board of directors
of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Fund, and the
Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social
Change. Mr. Bond was honored as one of Time
magazine's "200 Leaders List" and is currently the host
of "America's Black Forum." His book of collected
speeches has been published under the title A Time to
Speak, A Time to Act

Join us for dinner with Mr. Julian Bond when he
speaks on "Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and

Open Forum Lunch

Our spring semester of Open Forum lunches begins
on Wednesday, January 23, with a visit by the
Athenaeum's own Ann Ela '90. Ann accepted a position
with Oscar Meyer after an initial interview in the Career
Development Office at Heggblade. The Oscar Meyer
Wiener Mobile
will arrive at the Athenaeum for a 12:00
lunch with wieners and all the fixings. Don't miss this
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Oscar Meyer
Wiener Mobile and talk to Ann. As usual, the first 48
people will be allowed to attend lunch. No meal card
numbers are necessary-CMC students may sign up at
the Athenaeum on Wednesday morning, if you have a faculty member or vice versa.


Celebrate the new year with Chef Robert and his
celebrated Sunday brunch. The Ath's first brunch
of spring semester takes place on January 27, beginning
at 11:00 a.m. and continuing until 1:00 p.m. This event
is extremely popular; return the enclosed coupon as
soon as possible, so you don't miss this most delectable
event. The Athenaeum welcomes all CMC students and
one of their personal guests; CMC faculty and staff are
also invited and encouraged to attend.
Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble: Mozart's Birthday Celebration
PREETHI de SILVA, fortepiano

The Athenaeum is pleased to present Con Gioia Early
Music Ensemble in a concert celebrating the 235th
birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and commemorating the bicentenary of his death. This special event
features soprano Julianne Baird and Scripps' own
fortepianist, Preethi de Silva.

Hailed as having "a voice of celestial beauty and
sparkling brilliance," Julianne Baird is known internationally for her many performances and recordings of
music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Currently a
professor at Rutgers University, Ms. Baird has appeared
as a soloist in opera and in concert with the San
Francisco Symphony, the New York and Brooklyn
philharmonic orchestras, and the Concert Royal in New
York City.

Preethi de Silva, founder and director of Con Gioia,
studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in
London, the Hochschule fur Musik in West Berlin, and
Yale University, where she earned her doctorate in
musical arts. Ms. de Silva has made numerous concert
appearances, performing on both harpsichord and

The program includes some of Mozart's most transcendent songs, performed in French, German, and
Italian; the rarely performed cantata, Ananna a Naxos,
by Mozart's contemporary, Franz Joseph Haydn; and
Mozart's Sonata in F Major K. 332 for fortepiano.

The program begins at 7:00, following a 5:30 reception
and 6:00 dinner. Chef Robert will prepare a special
Viennese dinner for the event. Spaces are sure to fill
quickly, so return the enclosed coupon as soon as

The Zapping of America: Microwaves, Their Deadly Risk, and the Coverup

We are quickly becoming aware of the importance
of protecting our enviroment, but we are often
less aware of how harmful the environment is that we
have already created around us. Paul Brodeur has
dedicated his energies to informing the public of such
dangers. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1958,
Brodeur began focusing on medical and scientific
writing, especially on the public health threat posed by
asbestos, during the 1960s. Since then he has written
numerous articles and books warning the American
public about the health hazards of microwave and
radio frequency radiation and electromagnetic fields
given off by power lines, electric blankets, and video
display terminals. In 1989 the United Nations Environment Programme named Brodeur to its Global 500 Roll of Honour for his outstanding environmental achievements.

Brodeur graduated from Harvard in 1953 with a
bachelor's degree in English, and then joined the U.S.
Army Counterintelligence Corps. While at The New
, Brodeur has also taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the Boston University School of Public Communication, and the
University of California at San Diego.

Brodeur's nonfiction publications include Asbestos and
(1972), Expendable Americans (1973), The Zapping of America: Microwaves, Their Deadly Risk, and the Coverup (1977), The Asbestos Hazard (1980), Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos
Industry on Trial
(1985), and his most recent book, Currents of
Death: Power Lines, Computer Terminals, and the Attempt to
Cover Up Their Threat to Your Health

Mr. Brodeur's lecture is the seventh in the Athenaeum series called "Saving Our Environment." Please join us for the 5:30 reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 p.m.
lecture and discussion by returning the enclosed reservation coupon.

Musical Tea: An Afternoon of Sax
EMILIO LAZARIN '94, alto saxophone
JASON MAHEN, tenor saxophone
PAMELA RINO, baritone saxophone
SCOTT RUDMANN '93, alto saxophone
HEIDI NELSON '94, piano

Come relax and take a break from the beginning
of your second semester studies at a special
afternoon tea in the Claremont McKenna
Athenaeum. The Scott Rudmann Saxophone
will perform works by Erikson, Bach,
Williams, and Mielenz-Voxman. Following the
quartet's performance, Mr. Rudmann and accompanist Heidi Nelson will also perform a
short recital, including works by Vivaldi,
Handel, and Eccles. Please drop by for this
unique tea on January 30 at 3:00 p.m.

The Way of the WASP: How It Made America, and How It Can Save It, So to Speak

Despite the increasing attention to diversity on the
nation's campuses, one minority group often gets
left out. If it is remembered at all, it is usually as the
object of derision, or worse. This minority is the
WASPs, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, once the dominant political and cultural group in America but now a
beleaguered and declining species.

To assess the rise and fall of the American WASP, the
Henry Salvatori Center and the Marian Miner Cook
Athenaeum present Richard Brookhiser, the author of
the wry and controversial new book, The Way of the
WASP: How It Made America, and How It Can Save It, So to

A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Yale,
Brookhiser became a senior editor of National Review
magazine at age 24. He quickly established himself as a
major figure in American journalism; he is a regular
essayist for Time, a contributor to The New Yorker's "Talk
of the Town," an op-ed columnist for the New York
, and a frequent contributor to The American
's Great Saloon series. His The Outside Story: How Democrats and Republicans Re-elected Reagan (1986)
won widespread praise as the best journalistic account
of the 1984 election.

Please join Mr. Brookhiser for a reception at 5:30,
dinner at 6:00, and talk at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday,
January 31.

Running, Health, and Fitness

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to
welcome one of the foremost authorities on sports
medicine and women's fitness. Dr. Joan Ullyot travels
and lectures extensively throughout the U.S., bringing
her humorous and direct speaking style to running,
health, and fitness issues.

Dr. Ullyot is a graduate of Wellesley College and
Harvard Medical School and is a member of the
American College of Sports Medicine and the American
Academy of Sports Physicians. She is the author of
several popular books, including The New Women's
and Running Free. For many years she wrote a
monthly column on sports medicine for Women's Sports
and Fitness magazine. Currently she is women's editor
and columnist for Runner's World magazine.

Dr. Ullyot took up running at the age of 30, and in
1971 quickly became one of America's top women
distance runners. She was a member of the U.S.
national marathon team from 1974 to 1979, and since the
age of 40, she has won two gold medals in the World
Veterans' Games.

Throughout her running career, with the aid of her
medical background, she has learned how to prevent
and treat all the most common overuse injuries, which
can sideline runners and other athletes.

Please join Dr. Ullyot for a very exciting and informative evening at the Athenaeum. Your dinner reservation
can be made by filling out and returning the enclosed

Barbara Clark
Gena Morgan
LaTanya Wright

Welcome to a new semester at the Marian Miner
Cook Athenaeum! This semester holds many
informative lectures for you and numerous opportunities to meet our guests in person. We encourage you to
contact us if you would like to sit at the head table with
our guest lecturers.

We will continue our timely series, "Saving Our
Environment," "Women in the 1990s," and "Risks and
Rewards," a series with CMC alumni who have taken
unusual paths in life. Also, don't forget to
get your work ready for the Student Arts Festival on
March 6!

Last semester at the Athenaeum was a success. We
started the year by welcoming returning guests Jean
Kilbourne and Suzi Landolphi. Our perspectives on the
November elections were expanded by the views of
Lynn Cutler and Jeanie Austin, the vice chairs of the
Democratic and Republican national committees. Environmentalists Helen Caldicott and Christopher Childs
inspired us to work actively for the environment. The
Gould Center brought us a host of public figures-
president Stark, Donald Henriksen, Donald McKenna,
and Edward Gould-to speak about the novels that had
most inspired their lives. The Keck Center's series,
"The United States and Europe in the 1990s," provided
us with several different views of the dramatic changes
in Europe. By far the most challenging and controversial
series, "Diversity: The History of an Idea in America,"
brought us the thoughts and ideas of Linda Chavez,
John Bunzel, Shelby Steele, and Cornel West. And let
us not forget the visit of John Kenneth Galbraith to
Claremont McKenna College.

The Athenaeum also enjoyed its fame in the Monday,
November 26, Christian Science Monitor article titled,
"'Living Room' Lures Collegians."

We encourage you to continue taking advantage of
the wonderful out-of-classroom learning that the Athenaeum provides. It is also a great place to meet and
socialize with students, professors, and community
members. Feel free to sign up for as many events as you
like with the reservation forms provided inside every
Fortnightly. We'll see you at the Ath!