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Vol. 01 , No. 10
THE DIRECTOR'S CORNER
Approved by the board of trustees one year ago, "A Master Plan for Claremont McKenna College" guides CMC's 1985-95 activity. It underscores the College's original commitment "to prepare its students for effective and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions." In support of that purpose, this March 31-April 2 the Athenaeum presents a symposium on leadership.
Sharing their philosophies with us, five accomplished persons will explore connections between effective and responsible leadership and a liberal arts education of the kind CMC provides. Eugene Miller, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the USG Corporation in Chicago, will deliver the keynote address. Mr. Miller received his undergraduate training at Bethany College and Georgia Tech. Then he took an M.S. from Columbia University's School of journalism and an M.B.A. from New York University. Prior to joining USG, Mr. Miller, a prolific writer, was associate managing editor of Business Week, senior vice president of the New York Stock Exchange, and vice president of McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Another outstanding Chicagoan, John P. Gould, dean and distinguished service professor at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, will be the symposium's concluding speaker. Editor of the Journal of Business, he is the author of numerous important articles and books, including Microeconomic Theory (1980), which has been translated into Japanese and Spanish and is now in its fourth edition.
Three other major participants are: Barbara Dyer, associate director of the Council of State Planning Agencies, Washington, D.C.; Jeffrey S. Klein '75, senior staff counsel and columnist for the Los Angeles Times; and Jim Meigs, formerly professor of economics at CMC and now senior vice president and chief economist for First Interstate Bank in Los Angeles. Sign up to hear these distinguished Athenaeum visitors by using the coupon in The Fortnightly's Reservation section.
THE FELLOWS' TURN
In the spirit of the most recent Profile magazine, this fortnight's edition of The Fellows' Turn is devoted to contributions made by women inside and outside the College. On Wednesday, April 9, Jacqueline Pery, resident of Paris, will speak about the experiences that led her to gain her position as commander of the Legion of Honor and grand officer of the National Order of Merit. She was a member of the French Resistance in 1942-43 and was imprisoned by the Nazis in Ravensbruck from 1943-45. She received her baccalaureate in philosophy from the Academy of Poitiers and studied psychology and pedagogy at the Academy of Paris and ethnology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, University of Paris.
The Women's Forum, coordinated by Wendy Dickstein, has been meeting every other Wednesday since last fall semester. Previous programs have focused on sexuality and relationships, women in religion, generation gaps, and sexual exploitation, while upcoming events include a program on the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, April 3. Ms. Dickstein is currently looking for an enthusiastic student to continue the series after her departure.
The newest group to meet at the Athenaeum is the"WordsWorth Society,"originated by Donald McKenna in the fall of 1983 and recently revived by Kristen Coel and Erin McKenna. Each participant discusses a word of particular interest to him or her. Amusing anecdotes, apart from the actual etymology of the word, are encouraged. The club meets every other Thursday for lunch; the next meeting is on March 27.
FEAST AND FESTIVAL
Herr Bauer meets the challenge to an unofficial "brunch off." After rave reviews of the incredible Collins brunch on Sunday, March 9 reached the Athenaeum, a seemingly nonchalant Harald Bauer retorted, "Let Collins have their moment of glory-fleeting as it may be." When asked if the great success was a matter of concern, Harald did not appear stewed. He simply observed, "Collins had their best brunch in four years; we have ours once a month." The next Athenaeum brunch is Sunday, April 6, and promises to be the best of the year.
Clam Bake. Harald prepares a hearty seafood banquet on shore. Hang up your fishing nets and show up for a culinary masterpiece on Thursday, April 3.
LEADERSHIP: A SYMPOSIUM
7:00 p.m., Monday, March 31, 1986 Eugene Miller. Reception and dinner beginning at 5:30.
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, ApriI 1, 1986 Jeffrey S. Klein '75. Lunch served at noon.
5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 1986 Wine, cheese, and discussion with the participants.
7:00 p.m., April 1, 1986 Barbara Dyer. Preceded by dinner at 6:00.
12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 1986 Jim Meigs. Lunch served at noon.
5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 1986 Wine, cheese, and discussion with the participants.
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 1986 John P. Gould. Preceded by dinner at 6:00.
Eugene Miller, executive vice president, USG Corporation. Dinner, Monday, March 31, 1986 preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception.
Jeffrey S. Klein '75, senior staff counsel Los Angeles Times. Noon lunch, Tuesday, April 1, 1986 with program following at 12:30 p.m.
Barbara Dyer, associate director, Council of State Planning Agencies. Dinner, Tuesday, April. 1, 1986 6:00 p.m. (At 5:00 p.m. there will be wine, cheese, and discussion with the symposium participants. No sign-ups are required for the 5:00 p.m. portion of the program.)
Jim Meigs, senior vice president and chief economist, First Interstate Bank, Los Angeles. Noon lunch, Wednesday, April 2, 1986 with program following at 12:30 p.m.
John P. Gould, dean of the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago., Dinner, Wednesday, April 3, 1986 6:00 p.m. (At 5:00 p.m. there will be wine, cheese, and discussion with the symposium participants. No sign-ups are required for the 5:00 p.m. portion of the program. Return the coupon to the Athenaeum no later than Friday noon, March 28.)
THE WEEKS AHEAD:
A Digest of Forthcoming Athenaeum-sponsored Events
March 25, 1986 "Japanese Debate Team," 7:00 p.m.
March 26, 1986 "The Wednesday Lunch," 12:00 noon
March 26, 1986 Women's Forum tea, 3:00 p.m.
March 26, 1986 Dr. Anthony Stevens, "Archetypal Foundations of War and Peace," Part I, reception, 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program following
March 27, 1986 WordsWorth Society, 12:00 noon
March 27, 1986 Dr. Anthony Stevens, Part II, 12:00 noon, with discussion following lunch
March 27, 1986 Dr. Anthony Stevens, "Archetypal Foundations of War and Peace," Part III, reception, 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program following
March 28, 1986 Applications for Athenaeum student fellow due in the Athenaeum Office by 5:00 p.m.
March 31-April 2, 1986 "Leadership: A Symposium"
April 2, 1986 "The Wednesday Lunch," 12:00 noon
April 3, 1986 "Harald's Clam Bake," 6:00 p.m.
April 3, 1986 Women's Forum dinner, 6:00 p.m., with discussion of the Equal Rights Amendment
April 6, 1986 Sunday Brunch, 11:00 a.m.
April 9, 1986 "The Wednesday Lunch," 12:00 noon
April 9, 1986 "An Evening with Jacqueline Pery," reception, 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program following
April 9, 1986 "Philosophy and the Disciplines," 6:00 p.m., dinner and discussion with CMC's departments of philosophy and history