Ethics in Journalism
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1991
The Athenaeum, the Salvatori Center, and the
Philosophy Colloquium are pleased to present an
address by Sergio Munoz as part of the continuing
series, "Ethics in the 1990s."
Mr. Munoz, the executive editor of La Opinion, was
born and raised in Mexico City. He was a philosophy
major at the National Autonomous University of
Mexico. Following graduation, Mr. Munoz studied at
the London School of Film Technique and became a
director in the film advertising business. Mr. Munoz has
an MA from the University of Southern California and is
a doctoral candidate there. This creative journalist has
also taught, from kindergarten to college classes, both in
Mexico and in the United States.
Since 1979 Sergio Munoz has been associated with La
Opinion, an American newspaper written in Spanish
and published in Los Angeles. The aim of this paper is
to inform a community that in large measure has been
ignored by the press, or has been seen as a problem
community. La Opinion does not deny the dilemmas
faced by Hispanics, but the paper aims to reflect the
numerous dimensions of this diverse community.
In addition to his duties at La Opinion, Mr. Munoz is a
commentator on a weekly television program and is a
Please join us for a timely address on the ethical role
of the journalist. If you wish to attend the reception and
dinner, please fill out the reservation form.
Our Current Economic Climate
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to
present Dr. Robert Heilbroner. Dr. Heilbroner has
been studying the great economists ever since he was
introduced to them at Harvard University. He graduated summa cum laude in 1940, and went on to practice
economics in government and business. During World
War II Dr. Heilbroner was awarded the Bronze Star for
his service in the U.S. Army. In 1963 he received his
PhD from the New School for Social Research. Later Dr.
Heilbroner returned there as the Norman Thomas
Professor of Economics.
An extremely prolific writer. Dr. Heilbroner's most
widely known book was written when he was a
graduate student; The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers (1953) has been
published in more than 30 nations and was revised for
the sixth edition in 1987. Included among his other
books are The Future as History: The Historic Currents of Our Time and the Direction in Which They are Taking America (1960), The Great Ascent: The Struggle for Economic Development in Our Time (1963), An
Inquiry into the Human Prospect (1974), The Nature and Logic of
Capitalism (1985), and his most recent book, Behind the Veil of
Economics: Essays in the Worldly Philosophy (1988).
Dr. Heilbroner continues to teach and lecture, and his
essays and reviews appear frequently in The New Yorker
and The New York Review of Books.
During his presentation Dr. Heilbroner will share
with us his thoughts about the current economic climate
and his expectations about the coming age. Please join
us for what is sure to be an insightful and informative
evening. Dr. Heilbroner's presentation begins at 7:00,
and will be preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00
dinner. To reserve your space at dinner, return the
enclosed coupon to the Athenaeum.
California Water Wars
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to
welcome one of the foremost researchers on water
resources in America's West. Marc Reisner is the author
of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing
Water (1986), which chronicles the history of the West's water,
land, and the people who populated it. He is also
coauthor, with Sarah Bates, of Overtapped Oasis: Reform
or Revolution in Western Water Policy (1989).
Cadillac Desert was listed by Library Journal and
Publisher's Weekly as one of the 12 best nonfiction books
published in 1986. Mr. Reisner was nominated for the
National Book Critics' Circle Award and Bay Area Book
Reviewers' Award for his work; many national magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times,
Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, have
featured articles by him.
Mr. Reisner received his BA in history and politics
from Earlham College in Indiana. In his first year after
graduation, he was a dairy and sweet corn farmer in
Massachusetts. From 1973-1979, he served as the staff
writer for the Natural Resources Defense Council and
was special projects coordinator for the Council on
Population and Environment in Washington in 1971
His current work-in-progress includes a profile of an
undercover wildlife agent and a history of North
American wildlife. If you would like to join Mr. Reisner
to share his insights on the "California Water Wars",
please fill out and return the enclosed coupon.
The Importance of an International Perspective
STUART HO '57
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1991
CMC has many prominent and influential alumni
around the world effecting change, making a
difference. Stuart Ho '57 is one of those alums. He has
been actively involved in government, law, and
After Mr. Ho graduated from CMC, he served in the
U.S. Army for two years, and then enrolled in law
school at the University of Michigan. He first practiced
law in New York City; in 1965 he went to Hawaii to
practice, but soon became involved in politics. In 1966
Mr. Ho was elected to Hawaii's House of Representatives. He held office for two terms, through 1970.
Mr. Ho's father, Chinn Ho, was one of the first
Asian-Americans to break through the white missionary
establishment in Hawaii, and, as a result, formed
Capital Investment of Hawaii, Inc. in 1947. The company sparked much development in Hawaii, and under
Stuart Ho's leadership has grown from an office
building in Guam, to a community called Peacock Gap
in Marin County, California, to the Great Wall Hotel in
Beijing. Mr. Ho, as chairman of the board, president,
and CEO, has dynamically led Capital Investment.
Mr. Ho also spends much time outside the business
world, as a trustee of The Asia Foundation and the
Chinn Ho Foundation. His involvement in education
includes service on CMC's board of trustees. Mr. Ho is a
recipient of the CMC Alumni Association's Distinguished
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Ho back to CMC by
filling out the enclosed reservation form and returning it
to the Athenaeum.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 1991
The Ath's second brunch of the spring semester takes
place on March 17, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and
continuing until 12:30 p.m. This event is extremely
popular; please return the enclosed coupon as soon as
possible, so you don't miss this 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.
The Celtic Twilight
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1991 7:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1991 7:00 p.m.
Join us at the Athenaeum after dinner for an exclusive
engagement of The Celtic Twilight (1893, 1902), a presentation of
dramatic readings from some of the giants of Irish
literature. The readings will be accompanied by live
traditional Irish music. The evening's entertainment
begins at seven o'clock in a pub-like setting.
This critically acclaimed show is the creation of Eileen
Kearney, visiting assistant professor of theater at
Pomona College. It has played annually to sold-out
audiences around the country since 1984.
Ms. Kearney will present a number of dramatic
readings. She will be joined by Steve Young, professor
of English at Pomona College (this is his third year
performing in The Celtic Twilight), Lee Orchard, professor of theater at Christ College, Irvine, and Los Angeles
actress, Nora Masterson. Irish ballads and traditional
jigs, reels, and airs will be performed by a talented
group of instrumentalists from the Los Angeles area.
Masterson will also perform traditional Irish step-
Kearney, who joined the Pomona theater faculty for
the five Claremont Colleges in 1988, holds graduate
degrees from Catholic University and the University of
Oregon. She has spent seven summers in Ireland
Researching her specialty in the Irish theater, and she is
currently coediting An Anthology of Plays by Irish Women.
In addition to directing a number of plays (most recently
Moliere's Tartuffe (1664), cited by the American College Theatre Festival in 1991 for directorial excellence), she has
also acted in productions from coast to coast.
Seating for The Celtic Twilight is limited, so be sure to
return the enclosed reservation form as soon as possible. Pub-like Irish delicacies will be served.
The Celtic Twilight
March 18 & 19, 1991 7:00 p.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Claremont McKenna Colleqe
A musically accompanied evening of readings from
Irish poetry, prose and drama. Since 1985
The Celtic Twilight, directed by Eileen Kearney of
Pomona College Theatre Department for
The Claremont Colleges, has annually played to
sold out audiences across the country. Join us at
this wonderfully Irish event; delicous
refreshments will be served.
Prices: $5.00 Students, faculty and staff of the Claremont Colleges
(Limit 2 tickets at this price)
$10.00 General Admission
Tickets: May be picked up at the Athenaeum office as soon as you pay.
Will be mailed if you enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope,
May be picked up at the door on March 18 or 19 but will only be held
For you if you pay in advance
Take your chances and pay at the door on March 18 or 19.
Seating: Open seating is on a first-come, first served basis.
Postponing Sexual Involvement
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1991
Professor Marion Howard is the author of Only
Human: Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood (1979). She
speaks at 7:00 p.m.; no sign-ups are necessary as
there will not be a dinner. Her write-up appears
in the April 1 Fortnightly.
End of History Reconsidered
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1991
Francis Fukuyama is the author of "The End of
History," which appeared in the summer 1989
issue of The National Interest. Mr. Fukuyama's
write-up appears in the April 1 Fortnightly, but if
you wish to sign up for dinner you must do so by
ATHENAEUM FELLOW APPLICATIONS
Applications for Athenaeum student fellow are now
being accepted. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic, creative, and have strong writing and
communication skills. Most importantly, the fellow must
have a sincere interest in the Athenaeum activities.
The fellow's greatest responsibilities include planning
Athenaeum events and producing and distributing The
Fortnightly. Other duties include attending Athenaeum
Advisory Committee meetings and weekly staff meetings.
Also, the student fellow should expect to attend as many
events as possible, to help in hosting guests and arranging
seating at the head table. A commitment of at least ten
hours per week is required for this position. In addition to
a stipend, this position has numerous rewards. The
opportunity to meet fascinating people and to handle
managerial decisions provides pleasure and challenge
unmatched by other campus jobs.
Please pick up your application from the Athenaeum
office as soon as possible to allow ample time to
thoroughly complete it before the April 1 deadline. (This is
the first school day after our return from spring break). We
will contact applicants shortly thereafter to arrange interviews. For further information, please contact Barbara
Clark, Gena Morgan, or LaTanya Wright at the
Athenaeum at x8244.