Athenaeum Location

Print Newsletter
Athenaeum Fortnightly Header Image
Musical Tea: Octapella
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1991 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy some sweet harmony along
with your tea at the Athenaeum on Monday
afternoon, April 15th. "Octapella," a new
vocal ensemble on campus, consists of eight
young men from CMC, HMC, and Pitzer. They
describe themselves as a barbershop type group
and will perform a mixed program of barbershop
harmony and popular songs. Having spent the
semester rehearsing, they are in fine form for this
event. Please come for tea and linger awhile for
this special musical treat.

Each Person Makes a Difference

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to
welcome back Michael Graber '74, one of America's
leading alpinists. Graber has pioneered numerous first
ascents, including two in Antarctica, and is a two-time
veteran of Mt. Everest. In 1987 he climbed to 28,000 feet,
1,000 feet short of Everest's summit, before he was
forced to turn back by 100 m.p.h. winds and frostbite. In
addition to his climbing record, Graber is a seasoned
Antarctic explorer and filmmaker. Award-winning films
such as "Ski to Forbidden Plateau" (ABC Sports),
"Antarctic Odyssey" (ABC Sports) (1988), and "Trans-
Antarctic Expedition" (an ABC series) demonstrate his
skills in filming under extreme conditions.

During 1983 he filmed the war in Afghanistan for
"CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and his "Battle
for Afghanistan," an hour-long CBS News special,
received an Emmy Award in 1988.

Graber graduated in 1974 with a B.A. in philosophy. He
received the Most Valuable Player Award during his
senior year for his achievements as a Stag running back
and is rumored to have scaled the outside of a tower
dorm without a rope. The personal philosophy that has
motivated Graber's adventures is that the road one
wants to travel in life is attainable through hard work
and careful planning. Please join us for what promises
to be an inspirational dinner and discussion by filling
out the enclosed reservation coupon.

The Need for an Arab Marshall Plan

The end of the war in the Persian Gulf has brought
renewed attention to the prospects of Middle East
recovery and development. What form should U.S.
participation take in the rebuilding of Iraq and Kuwait?
Can future conflict in the Middle East be avoided
through a long-term plan to aid the economic development of the entire region? The Athenaeum is proud to
present a most qualified speaker, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh,
to help us answer these questions. He will talk on "The
Need for an Arab Marshall Plan." Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh
was born in Jaffa, Palestine, and is a citizen of Jordan.
He received his BBA degree from the American University of Beirut and has gone on to become an
international leader in the consulting and accounting

Abu-Ghazaleh is the founder and present chairman of
the board of directors of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International (TAGI), U.K., the largest holding company for
professional firms in the Arab world, operating in 30
offices throughout the Middle East. Between 1974 and
1980, Abu-Ghazaleh was the chairman of the joint firm
Price Waterhouse Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. and a partner in
Price Waterhouse International. In addition, he is the
recipient of numerous awards, including an honorary
PhD of Humane Letters from Canisius College in New
York, decoration from the Republic of Tunisia, and
knighthood from the French Legion of Honor.

Please join us for this timely event by filling out the
enclosed reservation coupon. The talk will begin at 7:00,
preceded by a 5:30 reception and a 6:00 dinner.

Global Ethics

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and the Salvatori Center are very proud to once again welcome
Rushworth Kidder to Claremont McKenna College. Mr.
Kidder first visited the Ath in October 1989 as part of the
Soviet Union series. Currently, he is on leave of absence
from The Christian Science Monitor, where as a senior
columnist he writes the paper's weekly "perspective"
column on social issues and trends. In June 1990 he set
up an ethics think-tank. The Institute for Global Ethics,
a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of
ethics in an international context.

Mr. Kidder and a network of journalists and academicians from around the world are tracking shifts in values
on an international scale. Some of the value-centered
issues the institute will be focusing upon are corruption
in Mexico, Japanese attitudes towards the work ethic,
and the changing role of women in the Islamic world.

Mr. Kidder spent time as a professor of English at
Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, before
joining The Monitor. He is also the author of two books
on literature: Dylan Thomas: The Country of the Spirit (1973) and
E.E. Cummings: An Introduction to the Poetry (1979). His latest
book, An Agenda for the 21st Century (1987), grew out of a
Monitor series for which he interviewed 22 leading
thinkers around the world.

In conjunction with his research with The Institute for
Global Ethics, he is writing a book titled Global Ethics:
Common Values for a Shrinking World
. Mr. Kidder's
address is the last in a series entitled, "Ethics in the
1990s" which has been sponsored during the spring
semester by the Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna
College. Please use the reservation form to sign up for
the reception and dinner prior to the 7:00 address.

Europe and the Americas

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for
Humanistic Studies proudly welcomes Enrico Mario
to CMC. Professor Santi's Athenaeum address
will deal with the question of the largely imaginary
relationship of Europe (understood in the broader
cultural sense that includes the U.S.) with Latin
America, the stereotypes and fixed ideas attendant to
that imaginative body, and its impact on the teaching of
Latin American culture and literature in the American
academy today.

Dr. Santi is professor of Spanish and Latin American
Literatures and associate director for Humanities Development in the Latin American Studies Program at
Georgetown University. A renowned authority on
modern Hispanic poetry, Cuban culture and literature,
and Latin American narrative, he has authored, among
other books, Pablo Neruda: The Poetics of Prophecy (1982); The
Emergence of Cuban National Identity
(1986); and Escritura y
tradicion: texto, critica y poetica en la literatura hispano-
(1988). He is currently at work on Rights of Poetry: An
Intellectual Biography of Octavio Paz
and Por una politeratura, essays on the relations between literature and
politics in Latin America.

A past Guggenheim and Woodrow Wilson fellow, Dr.
Santi has lectured at many colleges and universities in
North, South, and Central America and Europe. He is
also a winner of the Clark Distinguished Teaching
Award, the highest honor conferred at Cornell University's Arts College.

The Gould Center is pleased to invite to Dr. Santi's
lecture any students, faculty, or other members of the
community interested in hearing a talk that promises to
provide much food for thought on some very timely
literary, intellectual, and political issues. Please use the
enclosed coupon if you wish to attend the 5:30 reception
and 6:00 dinner. Dr. Santi's address begins at 7:00.

Creativity in the Next 100 Years
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1991 3:00 p.m. McKenna Auditorium

Ray Bradbury began writing at the age of 12,
influenced by Edgar Allen Poe, Wilikie Collins, The
Wizard of Oz
(1939), and Buck Rogers. He made a promise to
himself that if he did not sell anything by the time he
was 21, he would quit. Fortunately for us, he had a story
published in Weird Tales on his 21st birthday in 1941.
Since then Mr. Bradbury has published more than 400
short stories, 23 novels, and numerous collections of
stories and poetry. He is often dubbed "the world's
greatest science fiction writer."

His books include The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Machines
Of Joy
(1988), Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and The Illustrated Man (1990). In
addition, he has written several screenplays, including
It Came from Outer Space (1953), The Picasso Summe (1957), I Sing the
Body Electric
(1969), and Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983). His
articles have appeared in numerous magazines, such as
The New Yorker, LIFE, Mademoiselle, Harper's, The New
, and Shenandoah, as well as Super Science Stories
and Weird Tales.

In addition to his literary accomplishments, Mr.
Bradbury founded the Pandemonium Theater and was
the creative force behind Spaceship Earth at Disney
World's EPCOT Center in Florida. He has also been
asked to help design a 21st century city to be built near

Mr. Bradbury's speech is titled "Creativity in the Next
100 Years." Please note that this address is at 3:00 p.m.
in McKenna Auditorium
and is open to everyone.

The Great Years Ahead

As a renowned author and futurist, Mr. Bradbury
has very appropriately been named the senior class
dinner speaker. His positive and enthusiastic outlook
on life and the future is sure to be a delight and
inspiration to us all. His address is titled "The Great
Years Ahead."

Seniors who would like to attend the dinner preceding Mr. Bradbury's speech are encouraged to fill out
and return the enclosed coupon. There will be a 5:30
reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 presentation. Please
note that this is a special event for CMC seniors.

An Evening with Susan Butcher

Dogsled racer Susan Butcher is one of the most
adventurous, enthusiastic, tenacious, and successful women in America today. Ms. Butcher is the
four-time winner of Alaska's grueling Iditarod dogsled
race, a 1,158-mile trek across snow-covered central
Alaska. The race record is 11 days, 1 hour, and 53
minutes, and it belongs to Susan Butcher.

In her thirteen Iditarod races since 1978, Ms. Butcher
has placed in the top 10 eleven times, with three 2nd
place and four 1st place finishes (two of which were
record-breaking). In addition to being the first person to
win three consecutive Iditarods, Ms. Butcher holds
many other records for shorter races such as the
Beargrease, the Coldfoot, and the Kusko. In all of her 18
long-distance races since 1984, she placed 1st ten times,
2nd seven times, and 3rd once. In addition, she and a
fellow musher were the first and only people to take a
dog team to the summit of Mt. McKinley, North
America's highest peak, at 20,320 feet.

Recently, Ms. Butcher was named one of the Ten
Outstanding Young Americans by the United States
Junior Chamber of Commerce for her personal
accomplishments and civic contributions. Her achievements have also been recognized by both former
President Reagan and President Bush.

As a professional "musher," dog breeder and trainer,
and veterinary technician, Ms. Butcher lives with her
husband, a lawyer and musher, 140 miles northwest of
Fairbanks with their 150 Alaskan huskies. Susan will be
accompanied on her visit to CMC by her lead dog,

Please join us at the Athenaeum for what is sure to be
an evening filled with adventure. As a special tribute to
Ms. Butcher, dinner will include Alaskan delicacies
including King Crab, salmon, and strawberry rhubarb
pie. To reserve your space for the 6:00 dinner, please fill
out and return the enclosed coupon. This special dinner
is reserved for CMC students, faculty, and staff;
however, the 7:00 presentation is open to all.

Musical Tea: The Scott Rudmann Saxophone Quartet
EMILIO LAZARIN '94, alto saxophone
JASON MAHEN, tenor saxophone
PAMELA RINO, baritone saxophone
SCOTT RUDMANN '93, alto saxophone

Take a break from your studies and drop
by for tea on Thursday, April 25. The Scott
Rudmann Saxophone Quartet will be performing from 3 p.m. to 4:30 to provide
Athenaeum tea-goers with an especially
relaxing atmosphere. Works by many famous composers will be performed, in
both classical and jazz styles. Please join
us for this special tea.

Bringing Together Separate Peaces

The Athenaeum is proud to present Anne Marie
D'Agostino's senior show. Anne Marie is currently
a studio-art major readying herself for the world of
exhibitions. She will be presenting works she has
completed during the last four years in painting,
sculpture, mixed media, and the book arts. As an extra
surprise, the Athenaeum Dessert Cookbook will be on
sale for a price of $20.00. The Cookbook is a collaboration between Anne Marie and our own wonderful
dessert artist, Jackie Hawkins. Anne Marie will also be
making some of her unique work available for purchase.
The show begins at 7:00 p.m., with live music and hors
d'oeuvres until 10:00 p.m. See You There!

Director's Report

This is our final Fortnightly of the 1990-91 college
year. The Athenaeum has hosted a rich variety of
speakers, beginning in September with the noted
economist John Kenneth Galbraith, and ending in April
with the accomplished athlete Susan Butcher and her
Iditarod lead dog, Granite.

We have hosted nine series. The Athenaeum
sponsored "Women in the 1990s," "Saving our Environment," and "Risks and Rewards." "The Gould
Center sponsored "Diversity: The History of an Idea in
America" and "Public Figures and the Humanities," as
well as a number of individual speakers. The Keck
Center organized "The United States and Europe in the
1990s" and "Changing Power in the Global Economy."
(The latter was sponsored by the Keck Institute and the
Lowe Institute and will continue in 1991-92.) The
Salvatori Center sponsored "Ethics in the 1990s" and
the Dean of Students Office sponsored "Asian American Perspectives." We all appreciate the generosity and
time commitment of these sponsoring groups. The John
Brown Cook Association hosted Lyn Nofziger, Ed
Rollins, and Pat Cadell who presented a panel discussion on February 27, the day Desert Storm ended.

During the year our 72 speakers have included
Homeric scholar Donald McKenna, Christopher Childs
of Greenpeace, safer sex advocate Suzanne Landolphi,
scientist Helen Caldicott, photographer Galen Rowell,
author and professor Shelby Steele and his twin brother
psychologist Claude Steele, philosopher Cornel West,
jazz musician Ray Drummond '68, activist Julian Bond,
New Yorker writer Paul Brodeur, ethicist Michael Josephson, entrepreneur Henry Kravis '67, Ambassador
Ronald Lehman '68, water expert Marc Reisner, political
philosopher Francis Fukuyama, EPA leader Hugh
Kaufman, and author Ray Bradbury.

I hope you have taken advantage of the opportunity
to hear and question our guests. I hope you have
attended a few of our musical events, Madrigal,
Mozart's Bi-Centennial, Americana Festival, Celtic
Twilight, and Evening in Vienna. Were you able to see
your fellow students direct, produce, and act in The
(1952) or attend the student art show?

To our three senior fellows, Barbara Clark, Gena
Morgan, and LaTanya Wright, I say many thank yous
for your marvelous Fortnightly articles, your organizational skills, and your dedicated spirit. As you know,
many students help prepare our meals, serve these
meals, and clean up after the meals. This group of more
than 70 CMC students is managed by Tiffany Nemer,
and we thank her and all our student employees. This
has been a wonderful year thanks to each of you and to
all the other students, faculty, and staff of CMC who
have suggested speakers and who have attended our
Athenaeum events, class dinners, open forum lunches,
and our daily teas.

Next year's programs will begin on September 12.
Our series so far will include "Southern California: The
State of the State," and "The Middle East After the Gulf
War." Please join me with your suggestions for another
intellectually stimulating and delicious year at the
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.