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The Stony Brook Press - Volume 20, Issue 12

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W om en
w riters,
s c h o la r s ,
s tu d e n ts ,
a n d
a c tiv is ts
fro m
th eu n iv e rs ity
c o m m u n itya n d
a ro u n d
th ew o rld
cam e
to g e th e rS a tu rd a y , M arch
1 3t od is -
c u s sth es ta te
o fw o m e n 's
rig h ts
a ro u n d
th e
g lo b e .
T he
c o n fe re n c e ,
"C iv il
R ig h ts ,
W o m e n 's
R ig h ts ,
H um anR ig h ts " ,c o - s p o n s o r e db yav a rie tyo fcam pus
g ro u p s
in c lu d in g
th eW o m e n 's
S tu d ie sd e p a rtm e n t,
fe a tu re d
p a n e l
d is c u s s io n s
o n
w o m e n 's
le a d e rs h ip
is s u e s ,
in c lu d in g
th e
ro le s
p la y e d
b y
w om en
in
a d v a n c in gth e c a u s eo fhum anrig h tso nin te rn a tio n a l
a n dlo c a lle v e ls .
T he
c o n fe re n c e
fe a tu re d
a
p re m ie r
o fth e
sh o rt film ,H id d e n H eroes,w h ic hto ldth esto ryo fs tu -
d e n t a c tiv is ts
w ho w erefig h tin g
h a rdfo r w hatth e y
b e lie v e d
in ,b ei t A ID Se d u c a tio n ,ac le a n e re n v iro n -
m e n t,
o r
m u ltic u ltu ra l
s c h o o l
c u rric u la .
C a ro ly n
G oodm an, th efilm 'sp ro d u c e r, d e d ic a te d
th ef i l m
t o
h e r son, A ndrew ,w ho
w as
k ille d
a lo n gw ith
th re e
o th e rm en
i n
M ississippi
i n
1 9 6 4 .
T he
m en
w ere
w o rk in g
o nF r e e d o m
Sum m er,ap ro g ra m
to register
b la c k si nth eru ra lS o u tht ov o te . G o o d m a n
s a idsh e
h o p e d
th e
f i l m
w o u ld
in s p ire ,m o tiv a te ,
a n d
m ove
y o u tht oa c tio n .
A
p a n e l
o f "Y oung W om en
o n
th e
M o v e ,"
w h ic hfo llo w e dth e film , fe a tu re d
y o u n g fem alele a d -
e rs w ho
ta lk e d
a b o u t th e irin te re s ti nhum an
rig h ts ,
th e irro le si nle a d e rs h ipp o s itio n s ,a n dth e ir v is io nfo r
am oree g a lita ria n
fu tu re .
T h isp a n e l in c lu d e dth re e
o f
S to n y
B r o o k 's
ow n
s tu d e n t
le a d e rs :
F a u s tin e
T n
h 1 1 a
n f
tfh o
n a r ilia n
S tu d e n tO rg a n iz a tio n , J o d ie
L a w s to n
o f
th e
C e n te r
fo r
W o m y n 's
C oncerns,
a n d
qu
P a u la
G u a d e lo u p e ,
a
S
W o m e n 'sS tu d ie s in te rna n d
m em ber
o fS ig m a
L am bda
G am m aS o ro rity , In c .
W om enle a d e r so n
th is
p a n e l
s p o k e
o n
to p ic s
in c lu d in g
th ea c tso fe n v iro n m e n ta l
g e n o c id e
b e in g
co m m itted
a g a in s tA frican-A m ericans,
th e
p lig h to f
e x p lo ite dw om enw o rk e rsa ro u n d
th ew o rld ,a n dth e
s e x is m
w h ic h w asth o u g h tt op e rm e a tere a lis t" g a n g s -
ta "ra p - m usicp r o d u c e d
fo rw hato n ep a n e lis tc a lle d
th e "w h itec a p ita lis t pow er s tru c tu re ."
J u lie tC h in , th e
f ir s tw om anp r e s i d e n to f th e
S tu d e n t U n io no fth e U n iv ersityo fS in g a p o re ,a n da n
a c tiv is t w ho
h a db e e n
im p ris o n e d
fo ray e a rb y
th e
M a la y s ia n
governm ent
u n d e r
th eIn te rn a l
S e c u rity
A ct,
s p o k e
o fh e r
l i f e
a s
a
p o litic a lp r i s o n e r
a n d
re fu g e e . H erd i s c u s s i o n , how ever,w asn o tin te n d e d
t of o c u so n h e rs e lf.
In s te a d ,sh e m ade
th ep o in tth a t w h ilesh e
w as
p ro te c te d
a s
a
re fu g e e
u n d e r
th e
G eneva
C o n v e n tio n ,
m any
w om en
w ere
n o t
s o
fo rtu n a te .
C h ina ttrib u te dth eg lo b a lc a m p a ig nfo rh e rr e l e a s et o
th e
fa c t
th a t
sh e
w as
b o th
e d u c a te d ,
a n d
s p o k e
E n g lis h .S h e ,th e re fo re ,h a dala rg ea n dp o w e rfu lc o n -
s titu e n c y .T he
re a lw om eno n th e m ove,sh ec o n te n d -
e d ,w ere"w orkerw om en
ta k e n
fro m
C h in at ow ork
i nfa c to rie s ,"o rs e xw o rk e rsa llo v e rth ew o rld , w ho
h a v en oc o n s titu e n c y ,sh es a id .
S to n yB ro o ks tu d e n ts ,lik eL a w s to n ,p ro v id -
e de x a m p le so fh o w

th e yu s e dth e irc o n s titu e n c y ,th e s tu d e n tb o d y ,t oa d v a n c e th e irc a u s ea n dth ec a u s eo f hum anrig h tso n cam pusa n di nab ro a d e rs o c ia lc o n -

te x t.
A s
th e
p re s id e n t
o fth e
C e n te r
fo rW o m y n 's
C oncerns,L a w s to n
h a sb e e n
in v o lv e d
i no rg a n iz in g
v a rio u s
ra llie s
fo r
w o m e n 's
s a fe ty ,
in c lu d in g
th e

a n n u a l" T a k e B ackth eN ig h t" m arch,a n di nle a d in g d is c u s s io n so ni s s u e s p rim arilyo fc o n c e rnt o w om en, s u c ha s d a ter a p e .

D esp iteth ep r e s e n c e
o f a c tiv es tu d e n tle a d -
e r s ,s tu d e n ts
a n d
s ta f fa lik e
a c k n o w le d g e d
th a t
o n
S to n y
B ro o k
cam pus
s tu d e n ts
n e e d
th e
h e lp
a n d
c o o p e ra tio n
o fth ea d m in is tra tio nt oa idi nfu rth e rin g
th e ir
g o a ls .
P am
B u rris
o f
th e
P h y s ic s
d e p a rtm e n t
s a id ," S tu d e n ts
n e e d
a n
o ffic ia l
b o d y
o n
cam pus
t o
d e a l
w ith
e v e ry d a y
p ro b le m s ,"
a n d
s tu d e n t
le a d e r
P a u laG u a d e lo u p ea c c u s e da d m in is tra tio n
o ffic ia lso f
n o tp ro v id in g e n o u g hin fo rm a tio no ni s s u e sth a tc o n -
c e rna n din v o lv es tu d e n ts , c itin gla s tsem ester'sth re e
re p o rte d cam pusr a p e s as ane x a m p le .
P e rh a p sth e m ostg rip p in ge v e n to f th ed a y
w as
th e
d iscu ssio n
e n title d ,
" F ig h tin g
fo r
H um an
R ig h ts
A g a in s tA u th o rita ria n
G overnm ents"
w h ic h
d is c u s s e d ,o fte n
i np a in fu ld e ta il,h o w
w om enh a v e
n o t
o n ly
b e e n
a ffe c te d
b y
o p p re s s iv e
p o litic a l
re g im e s
th a te x is te di n C h ilea n dS o u th
A frica,
b u t
a ls o
h o w
w om en
h a v eb e e n
o n
th e
fo re fro n t
o f
o p p o s itio n
a g a in s t
s u c h
regim es.
N ie v e s
A yress,
a
C h ile a n
w om an,
h a d
b e e n
a r r e s te d
a n dim p ris o n e d
u n d e r
th eP in o c h e td ic ta to rs h ip
i nth e
e a rly1 9 7 0 'sb e c a u s esh e w as
" a
w om an, re b e l,s tu d e n t
a c tiv is t,
[a n d
w as]
o u ts p o k e n
a g a in s t
th eP in o c h e t d ic ta to rs h ip ."
S h e d e ta ile dth e alm ostu n b e lie v a b lea c tso f
to rtu rew h ic h w ereco m m itteda g a in s th e ra n do th e r
w om ena n d m en w h ilein p ris o n .H er v iv idre c o lle c -
tio n
o f
th e s e
a tro c itie s
in c lu d e d
su ffe rin g
th ro u g h
b ru ta lr a p e s
a n d
fo rc e d
s e x
w ith
fam ily
m em bers,
e n d iu r in r th e
n a in
o f
alco-
h o la n d s a lt p o u re din to
w ounds
c a rv e d
w ith
m ilitary
k n iv e s ,
w it-
n e s s in g
th e
to rtu re
o f
fam ily
m em bers,
a n d
b e in g
subm erged
in to
p o o lso fe x c re m e n t.
D esp iteth e h a rd -
s h ip s
e n d u re d
b y
A yress,
sh e
h a s
n o tg iv e n
u p
o n
h e r
fig h t
a g a in s t
o p p re s s io n
a n d
b e lie v e sth a t w om en
a rein te g ra l
t o
th efig h tfo r e q u a lity . "W e w om en
n e v e rk e e p
q u ie t,"
sh es a id .
" W ith o u t s o lid a rityw ec a nn o td o a b s o lu te -
l ya n y th in g .W ith o u ts o lid a rityw ec a nn o t s tru g g le ."
J o s e tte
C o le
a n d
R e g in a
B u la n i,
a n ti-
a p a rth e ida n d la n drig h tsa c tiv is tsfro m
S o u th A frica,
d e ta ile d
th es tru g g le s
o f b la c k s
i n
th a tc o u n try
fo r
b a s ic hum ann e c e s s itie s ,s u c ha s h o u s in g . D u rin gth e
p e rio do f a p a rth e id 'sg r e a t e s th o ld ,b la c k s w erere lo -
c a te d
b y
th e
governm ent
t o
ad e s e rte d
a re a
c a lle d

C ro ssro ad s. T h e re w eren o n eo f th e prom isedh o u s e s , a n dth ea r e a w asin fe s te dw iths n a k e s .B u la n ia ttrib - u te dC ro ssro ad s's u rv iv a l,a n d u ltim atep ro s p e rity ,t o th e w om en

o f th ec o m m u n ityw ho
b a n d e d
to g e th e r
a n db u iltato w n
o u to f n o th in g .T he w om en
fo u g h t
fo r
governm ent
re p re s e n ta tio n ,
a n d
t o
s p re a d
th e
w ordg lo b a llya b o u tw hatw as h a p p e n in g
t oth ep e o -
p leo fS o u th A frica.
" W o m e n 'sR ig h ts
a re
H um an
R ig h ts ,"
th e
la s tp a n e lo fth e
d a y , in c lu d e d
s e v e ra l w om en
w ho
w ere
w o rk in g
i n
th e ir
c o m m u n itie s
i n
th e
U .S .t o
e n s u re
th a tn o to n ep e r s o ni sle ft w ith o u ta na d v o c a -
c ya n dsu p p o rt system ,e v e ni fh eo r sh ei sm a rg in a l-
iz e db y s o c ie ty .
" I t 's
n o t
e a s y
d o in g
ju s tic e
w o rk ,"

D o llie B u rw ellin fo rm e dth e a u d ie n c e ,b u t th a t's w hat s h e 's b e e n

d o in gfo ro v e rtw e n ty
y e a rs . B u rw e ll,a ne n v i-
ro n m e n ta l
ju s tic e
a d v o c a te
a n d
A id
t o
C ongressw om an
E va
C la y to n
(D -N o rth
C a ro lin a )
s a idth a ti nth eru ra lS o u thrig h tn o w
th e rea reo v e r
5 0 0c o u n tie sw ith
w om ena n dc h ild re n

liv in gb e lo w
th ep o v e rtyle v e l.T w o -th ird so f a llp e o p leo f c o lo ri n
th eU .S .,r e g a r d l e s so fc l a s s , liv ew ith in5 0 m iles

o fa
to x icw aste dum p.
B u rw ell
m ade
i t
c le a r
e x a c tly
w ho
sh e
h e ld
re s p o n s ib leb y
s a y in g" I ti sju s ta sv io le n tfo r
agovernm entt ok n o w
th a ti fy o uliv einth e s e c o n -
d itio n s y o u rb a b y
w illd ieb e fo rei t ' sth re em o n th s
i ny o u r w om b
[ a s ]i t isfo r som eone
t o
ta k e
ag u n
a n d
s h o o t y o u ."
A nannyaB h a tta c h a rje e , th efo u n d e ro fS a k h i
fo rS o u thA sian W om en, th ef i r s tS o u th A s ia ng ro u p
t oa d d r e s s
th e
is s u e
o f d o m e s tic
v io le n c e ,s a id
th a t
o n e th in gth a tk e e p sth ec y c leo f d o m e s ticv io le n c ei n
th isc o u n tryg o in g
i s th a t m ena r e n 'tta k e nt o ta s kfo r
th e ir a c tio n s . H e re , th ee m p h a s isi s m o re o n re m o v in g
th es p e c ificv ic tim
fro mth ea b u s iv es itu a tio na n d g e t-
tin g
h e r
a
w elfare
c h e c k ,
in s te a d
o f
s to p p in g
th e
p ro b -
le m
a t
i t s
s o u rc e -th ea b u s e r .
T he
C o m m itte e
A g a in s t A n ti-A sian
V io le n c e
,
B h a tta c h a rje e 's
n e x tp ro je c t,fig h ts
ra c ia lly
m o tiv a te d
v io le n c ea n d p o lic e
b ru ta lity .
T he
.
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1
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g ro u p
works
o n
m anyi s s u e s , fro m
fig h tin g harassm ento fv e n d o rsi n
C h in a to w nb y p o lic e ,t oo u tre a c ht o A sian im m ig ran t
s e xw o rk e rsa llo v e rN ew
Y ork C ity .
T he p lig h to fu n d e rp a idd o m e s ticw o rk e rsi s

a n o th e ri s s u eB h a tta c h a rje eh a sb e g u nw orko n .T hese w o rk e rs liv ei n e x tre m eis o la tio na n d ,s in c e m anyliv e i nth e ir em ployers'hom es, th e ya rea lw a y so nc a llfo r

s a la rie sa slo w
a s$ 1 0 0am o n th . Ille g a lw o rk e rsw ill
n o t
re p o rtth e ir
e m p lo y e rs
fo r
fe a r
o fd e p o rta tio n .
U ndereducated

im m ig ran ts w ho w orki n th e s ec o n d i- tio n su s u a llyh a v e fam iliesb a c k hom e w hoth e yw ill p ro b a b lyn e v e rb e a b let ob rin gt oth e U .S .

T he N ew
Y o rkA sianW o m e n 'sC e n te ra ls o
p ro v id e sa d v o c a c ya n dsu p p o rtt or e c e n t im m ig ran ts
w hoh a v e
le ft m uch b e h in d . Y ukariY a n a g in os p o k e
a b o u t th e em ergencys h e lte r, c o u n s e lin gfo rd o m e s tic
v io le n c e
a n d
s e x u a l
a s s a u lt,
c h ild
s e r v ic e s ,
a n d
2 4
h o u r h o tlin eo ffe re db yth eC e n te r.T heh o tlin ei sru n
b ys t a f f m em bers
a n d
v o lu n te e rs ,a n d
h e lp
i sa v a il-
a b lei no v e r1 0 0 la n g u a g e s .
M anyr e c e n t fem ale
im m ig ran tsa red e p e n -
d e n to n th e irh u s b a n d sa n dc a n becom eth eta rg e tso f
th e ir
fru s tra tio n s .
T hese
w om en
la c k
e d u c a tio n a l
o p p o rtu n itie sa n ds o c i a l su p p o rta n dth e re fo reta k ea
b igr i s k
i fth e y
le a v e
a n
a b u s iv ep a rtn e r.D ifficu lty
w iths p e a k in g
E n g lis hi sab igs e tb a c k
w hena s k in g
p o lic e
fo ra s s i s t a n c e ,
o rfo r
s p a c e
i n
a

s h e lte r. T he C e n te rh e lp sre m o v eth ela n g u a g eb a rrie rb y accom - p a n y in gth e s ew om en

a sa d v o c a te s
a n d
t r a n s l a t o r s ,
m a k in gi t p o s s ib lefo rth e m
t ole a v ea n a b u s iv es itu a -
tio na n ds t a r ta n e wl i f e .

T hes t o r i e sto ldb yth e w om ena t th ec o n fe r- e n c e w erem oreth a nju s td e s c rip tio n so f th e irp a s t s . T hey w ere

d e s c rip tio n so f th ep r e s e n t . T hey
w ere
a
c a llfo ra c tio nin th e fu tu re .
E ven w ithth etra n s itio n
t o
D em ocracy,o v e r
1 5 0
n e w
p o litic a lp riso n e rsa re
in c a rc e ra te d
e a c h
y e a ri nC h ile .A ro u n d
th ew o rld ,
hum anrig h tsa b u s e sp e r s i s t . T heyo c c u ra tth eh a n d s
o fg o v e rn m e n ts
a n d
c o rp o ra tio n s
w hen
p e o p le
a re
im p ris o n e dfo r s p e a k in gth e irm in d ,a n dw hen w o rk -
e rsa refo rc e d
in tola b o r. T hey
o c c u ro nc o lle g ecam -
p u s e s w hens tu d e n tg ro u p s
a re s ile n c e d ,a n d
w hen
m ena n d w om ena rer a p e d .
G lo b a lly ,w om en
h a v e
b e e n
re s p o n s ib le
fo r
m a k in g
m a jo r
im p ro v e m e n ts
i n
th e
f i e l d
o f hum an
rig h ts .
T h o u g hu n i v e r s a l v ictim so fo p p re s s io nth e m -
s e lv e s , w om enr e f u s et ob es ile n c e d .
A n g e la
B ro w n ,
fo u n d in gd ire c to ro f th e
Y o u thT askF o r c e
m ayh a v e
c a p tu re d
th e
s p irito fth e
c o n fe re n c e
a n d
o fa ll
th e
w om en th e re w hensh es ta te d ,"T he re v o lu tio nw ith o u t
w om eno n th efro n t lin e sa in 't h a p p e n in g -p e rio d ."
P h o toc o u r t e s yo fS to n yB r o o k S ta te s m a n .
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C O K E
W H O R E 'S
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A fter m any
m o n th so fs ile n c e ,a d m in is -
tra tio n
o ffic ia ls
fin a lly
u n v e ile d
a
p o rtio n
o fa
te n -y e a r
c o n tra c t
b e tw e e n
th e
u n iv e rs ity
a n d
th eC o c a -C o la
C om pany, c a u s in gs tu d e n t
le a d -
e rs
t o
q u e s tio n
w hy
th e y
w ere
le fto u t
o fth e
n e g o tia tio n
p r o c e s s .
D r.
R ic h a rd
M ann,
v ic e
p re s id e n t
o f
a d m in is tra tio n ,e x p la in e d
th eterm so f th e
a g re e -
m ent
b e fo reth eP o lityS e n a tela s t W ednesday.
T hec o n tra c tg ra n tsC o c a -C o la
th ee x c lu -
s iv e
rig h t
t o
m arket
i t s
p ro d u c ts
a t
th e
S ta te
U n iv ersity
o f N ew
Y ork
a tS to n y
B ro o k ,a n d
t o
a s s o c ia teth e com pany nam e w ithth es c h o o l'sa th -
le tic
te a m s .I nre tu rn
fo rc lo s in gth e cam pusb e v -
e ra g e
m arket
t o
c o m p e tito rs ,
C o c a -C o la
w ill
c o u g hu p
a n u n d is c lo s e d
sp o n so rsh ip
fe e
a s w ell
a sacom m issionfro m
th ec o m p a n y 'sp ro fits .
A d m in istratio n
o ffic ia ls
c la im
th a t
c u t-
b a c k si ns ta tefu n d in gp u tp r e s s u r e
o n th e
s c h o o l
t obecom e m orec o z y w ithth ep riv a tes e c t o r .
"T he
in te re s tfo ru s
i s
t o
fin d
w ays
t o
p ro v id e
m oney
w e
n e e d
o n
c a m p u s ,"
M ann
s a id .
"T he
u n iv e rs ity
n e e d s
a s
m uch
p riv a te
m oney
a si tc a ng e tfo rs c h o l a r s h i p s . Y ou
d o n 't
g e te n o u g h
fro m
T A P ."
B ut d e s p ite
a s s u r a n c e s
fro m
ad m in istra-
to rs
th a tth e
c o n tra c t
w as
s ig n e d
w ith
th e
s tu -
d e n ts '
b e s t
in te re s ts
i n
m in d ,
th e
s e c r e c y
su r-
ro u n d in gth en e g o tia tio np r o c e s sa n da tte m p tst o
w ith h o ld
d is c lo s u re
o fc e rta in
term s
o fth e
c o n -
tra c th a v e
r a is e ds u s p ic io n s
i nth e
cam pus com -
m u n itya b o u t th er e a l m o tiv e sb e h in d
th ed e a l.
" S tu d e n tsd id
n o tk n o w
a b o u tth is ,a n d
th e y w erep re ttyu p s e tw henth e yfo u n do u t,"s a id
G in aF io re ,ac o m m u te rs tu d e n tre p re s e n ta tiv e .
U n iv ersityo ffic ia lsa g r e e dt ok e e pc e rta in
p a rts
o fth e
agreem ent
c o n fid e n tia l
i n
o rd e r
to
p ro te c t
C o c a -C o la 's
a b ility
t o
n e g o tia te
sim ilar
d e a ls
i n
th e
fu tu re ."B ecause
o fth e
term so fth e
a g re e m e n t,w e c a n 't m akei t p u b lic ," M anns a id .A
c o p y
o fth e
c o n tra c t
o b ta in e d
b y
T h e
P ressh a d
n in e
p a g e s
o f
th e
2 8 -p a g e
docum ent
b la n k e do u t.
M
i
k
e
H ie s ta n d ,
a n
a tto r-
n e y
a t
th e
S tu d e n t
P ress L aw
C e n te ri n
W a s h in g to n ,D C ,
s a id
th a t
a lth o u g h
tra d e
s e c r e ts
a re
e x e m p te d
fro m
s ta te
o p e n
re c o rd
law s,th eb u rd e n
i so n
th e
u n iv e rs ity
t o
p ro v eth a tth eh id d e n
in fo rm a -
tio nq u a lifie sa ss u c h .
"B usiness stu ffi sth e m eata n dp o ta to e so f
p u b licin fo rm a tio n ,a n du n le s sth e yc a nfin das p e -
c i f i ce x e m p tio no n w h ic ht oh a n g th e irh a t, th ec o n -
tra c tn e e d st orem aino p e nt oth ep u b lic ,"h es a id .
T he
c o n tra c tw ass u p p o s e d
t o
h a v eb e e n
s ig n e dla s t A u g u s t, a fte ralo n gn e g o tia tio np r o c e s s
th a t
b e g a n
i n
th e
S p rin g
o f
1 9 9 7 .
T he
p a rtie s
in v o lv e d
w ere
th e
C o c a -C o la
n a tio n a l
o ffic e ,th e
lo c a l b o ttlin g com panyo nL o n gI s l a n d , th eu n iv e r-
s ity ,a n d th eF a c u ltyS tu d e n tA s s o c ia tio n
(F S A ).
S tu d e n tre p re s e n ta tiv e s
s a yth ea d m in is -
tra tio n
n e g le c te d
t o
in fo rm
s tu d e n ts
a b o u t
th e
d e a l,e v e nth o u g h
s e v e r a l s tu d e n tss e r v e d
o n th e
F S Ab o a rdth a t w asr e s p o n s i b l e
fo rre v ie w in gth e
term s
o fth e
c o n tra c t
la s t
y e a r.T he
n e g o tia tio n
w asu n d e r
fu ll sw in g
d u rin g
th esum m er,w hen
m ost s tu d e n tsw eren o tp re s e n t
o n cam pus.
" I
a m
a
s tu d e n t
re p re s e n ta tiv e
o n
FSA ,
a n d
I
n e v e r
re c e iv e d
th e
in fo rm a tio n ,"
s a id
A n d re z
C a rb e rrv , w h o
n o w
s e r v e s
a s
th e
ju n io r
c la s s
re p re s e n ta tiv e
t oP o lity .
" Ia ls ol e f tm y
c o n -
ta c t num bera n d
a d d re s s
o v e rth esum m er."
M a tth e w
Johnston, w ho w as a p p o in te d
to
th e
b o a rd
la s tS e p te m b e r,a ls o
c la im sth a th e w as
n e v e r b rie fe d
o nth ei s s u e ." I nth ep a s t, w e 'v es p o -
k e n w ithv e n d o r s ,b u tn oo n e cam et os p e a kt o
u s
a b o u t C o k e ,"h e s a id . "W hatw e're
l e f t w ith
i sso rt
o f
a
s u r p r is e .
I tb u ild s
d is tru s t,a n d
n o
w onder
p e o p lea res u s p ic io u s ."
M ann
m ade
th e
f ir s tp u b lic
a n n o u n c e -
m ent
o fth e
c o n tra c t
w l
th e
P o lity
S e n a te
o n
alm ost
tw o
m o n th s
s c h e d u le d
s ig n in g
d a
c la im e d
th a t the process
b e in gd e la y e d
b yth e" 1
p r o c e s s ,"
a n d
r e f u s e d
m e n tio n
s p e c ific
te rr
u n til
th e
c o n tra c t
w z
s e c u re d .
"W e
w a n te d
t
b esu reth a tth e
c o n tra
w as
b a la n c e d
a n d
t ]
u n iv e rs ity
w as
p ro te c te
h es a id .
F reshm anre p re !
tiv eH e a th e rW ilb u r
c o r
th is
a n
a tte m p t
t o
k e e f
o u t
o f
th e
d e c is io n -m a
"A fterth e
c o n tra c t
i s
s
v o ic ew illn olo n g e rh a v ea ne ffe c t,"sh es a id .
D e s p ite th e
a b s e n c eo fas ig n e dc o n tra c t,
a ll
so ft
d 'in k s
n o t
m a n u fa c tu re d
b y
C o c a -C o la
w ere
rem oved
fro m
th e
cam pus
i n
e a rly
S e p te m b e r.I n
a d d itio n ,
s o d a
v e n d in g
m a c h in e s
o p e ra te db yF S A w ereh a n d e do v e rt oC o c a -C o la .
G o d fre yP a la ia , w ho m anages T he S p o t,a
b a r
a n d
g rill
i n
R oosevelt
Q uad,
w as
a s k e d
t o
s to c k
o n ly
C o c a -C o la
so ft
d rin k s
la s t
A u g u s t.
"F ro m
ab u s i n e s s
p e rs p e c tiv e ,i tp ro b a b ly
d o e s n 't
im p a c t
u s th a tm u c h ,"h es a id . "H ow ever,w e to o k
p rid e
i n
o ffe rin g
a n
e x te n s iv e
s e le c tio n
o f
n o n -
U
II -
f %
I-% 1(.
;
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ohnoiicb e v e r -
a g e s ."
T h e
c o n tra c t
w as
fin a lly
s ig n e d
o n
N ovem ber
1 7 ,1 9 9 8 . A sid e
fro m
th o s e
in v o lv e d
i nth e
s tu d e n t
g o v -
e rn m e n t,h a rd -
l y
a n y
s tu -
d e n tsn o tc e a .
T he
e x a c t
fa te
o f
th e
m oney
s h a ll
b e
d e c id e d
b y
u n iv e rs ity
p re s id e n t
S h irle y
S tru m
K enny,w hofa v o rs th ec re a tio no fn e w
u n d e rg ra d -
u a te
s c h o la rs h ip s . A lth o u g h
th e re
a ren o
d e fin ite
p la n s
t o
d a te ,th e
u n iv e rs ity
i se x p e c te d
t o
s p lit
th e
m oney
b e tw e e n
a c a d e m ic
s c h o la rs h ip s
a n d
a th le ticp ro g ra m s.
" W e 'r eta lk in ga b o u tara n g eo f$ 5 m illio n
p lu s ,m aybe
$ 6
m illio n ,"
M ann
s a id ,re fe rrin g
t o
th e
am ounto f m oney
th e
u n iv e rs ity
i se x p e c tin g
t ora k e
in .
T he
D ean
o f
E n ro llm e n t
M a n a g e m e n t,
M anuelL o n d o n ,e s tim a te s
th a t$ 2 0 0 ,0 0 0
p e ry e a r
w o u ld
g o
t o
g e n e ra l m erits c h o l a r s h i p s . O ne
p ro -
p o s a l in v o lv e sd iv id in g
th is m oney
in to
fo u r-y e a r
s c h o la rs h ip s ,
i n
w h ic h
s tu d e n ts
re c e iv e
$ 5 ,0 0 0
e v e ryy e a r .I fth ep r o p o s a li sa c c e p te d ,th isw o u ld
b eth el a r g e s ts c h o l a r s h i pfu n d e db yth eu n iv e rs ity .
"W eh o p eth ep ro g ra m
w ills t a r t th is com -
in g
f a l l ,"
L o n d o n
s a id .Y eti ti sn o tc e rta in
i f4 0
re c ip ie n tsw o u ldb ec h o s e nth isy e a r ,o ri fte nn e w
s tu d e n tsw o u ld
b ec h o s e n
e a c h
y e a r.
A n o th e r
p ro p o s a l
in v o lv e s
th ee s ta b lis h -
m ent
o f
d e p a rtm e n ta l
s c h o la rs h ip s ,
w h ic h
in d i-
v id u a l
a c a d e m ic
d e p a rtm e n ts
c a n
u se
t o
lu re
p o te n tia l
s tu d e n ts
t o
S to n y
B ro o k ." I f
th e re
i s
a
s tu d e n tth e y
re a lly
w ant
w ho
i s
h ig h -a c h ie v in g ,
th e y
c a n
g ra n t
th e m
w ith
s c h o la rs h ip s ,"
L o n d o n
s a id .
" F o r
e x a m p le ,
th e
m usic
d e p a rtm e n t
c a n
a u d itio n
a n d
re c ru it
s tu d e n ts
fro m
h ig h
s c h o o l."
A lth o u g hs tu d e n ts
w illb es e le c te d
b y
th e irm a jo r
d e p a rtm e n ts ,
th e y
re ta in
th e
rig h t
t o
c h a n g e
s ta n c e .
in d e ro f th em oney
w ill
t o
th e
a th le tic
d e p a rt-
fo r
sp o rts
s c h o la rs h ip s
)th e r m easures
t ob o o s t
u n iv e rs ity 's
m ove
t o
v is io n
I .A s
as ta teu n i-
? r s i t y ,
S to n y
B ro o k
is
ro h ib ite d
fro m
u s in g
u b lic
fu n d s
fo ra th le tic
:h o la rs h ip s .
I n
re tu rn ,
ie
C oke
lo g o
w ill
b e
s p la y e d
o n
b illb o a rd s ,
v e rtis e m e n ts ,
a n d
a
fo o tb a ll
s ta d iu m
th a t
b e
b u ilt
o n
cam pus.
sa ls on od o u b t th a t th e
n so rsh ip
w ill
b e
m en-
e le v is e dgam es.
s feelth a tth e e m p h a s is
o nre c ru itm e n ta n d
sp o rtsi s
u n fa irt oth o s ew ho
a lre a d ya tte n d
th eu n iv e rs ity .
" I d o n 'th a v e
a n y th in g
a g a in s ta th le tic s ,
b u t w hen
[M ann]o rig in a lly
cam e, he
s a id
i t w as

g o in g to bea5 0 -5 0s p litb e tw e e na th le tic a n da c a - d e m ics c h o l a r s h i p s , "W ilb u rs a id .B ut re c e n tly ,h e s u g g e s te d

th a t5 5 %
o f th es c h o l a r s h i p
m oney w ill
b es e ta s id e
fo ra th le te s /, le \\i n
4 5 .
o fth Ie
oln
y c '\
fo rre w a rd in g
a c tu a ls c h o l a r s h i p .
" I t seem s
lik eth e
freshm en
a reg e ttin g
a ll
th es c h o l a r s h i p s ,a n d
th e re 'sn o th in g
fo r
u s w h ile
w e
h a v e
t os ith e re
fo rfo u ry e a r sd rin k in g
C o k e ,"
s a idG ersh w in
C o lle g es e n a to rD e n is eR u ts k y .
P o lity
v ic e -p re s id e n t
S a y e d
Ali
a g re e d .
"W eh a v et oc a rry
th eb u rd e n
o f d rin k in gC okefo r
o th e rp e o p le ,"h es a id ." 1 Ife e l c h e a te d ."
M ann
a n d
o th e r
a d m in is tra to rs
s e e
th e
re d u c tio n
i nc h o ic e sd u e
t oth e
e x c lu s io n
o fcom -
p e tito rsa sam in o rin c o n v e n ie n c e .
"W eh a v e som e
fle x ib ility
i n
o u r
agreem ent
t o
h a v e
non-C oca-
C o la
p ro d u c ts ,s u c h
a s
D r.P e p p e ra n d
m ilk ,"
h e
s a id ." W e 'r eta lk in ga b o u tag o o d
c h u n ko fm oney
h e re ,a n d
th is w as w o rth
th ere d u c tio n
o f c h o ic e ."
H e a ls odism issed
c o n c e rn sth a tth e com -
p a n y 's
m o n o p o ly
w o u ld
g iv e
th e m
a
lic e n s e
t o
c o n tro lb e v e r a g ep r i c e s . "A nyp ric ei n c r e a s e s m ust
b ere v ie w e d
b yth e
u n iv e rs ity
a d m in is tra tio n ,"h e
s a id .
"A rb itrary
c o s ti n c r e a s e s
th a tc a u s e
p e o p le
n o tt ob u yp ro d u c tsa ren o ti no u rb e s tin te re s t."
M ann
c o n c e d e d
th a ta s
a
y o u n g
in s titu -
tio n ,
th e
u n iv e rs ity
fa c e s m any
c h a lle n g e s
i n
i t s
a tte m p tst os e c u r ep riv a tefu n d in g ." T h isi s sim p ly
a nin te rim
e ffo rtt og e t th efu n d ra is in gu pw herei t
b e lo n g s ,"h es a id .
B uto th e ra d m in is tra to rs
b e lie v eth a tth e
u n iv e rs ity
s h o u ld
c o n tin u et o
s e e kth e s ed e a ls
in
th efu tu re . "W eh o p e
th a ti n
th efu tu re ,th e rew ill
b e
a
c o n tin u a tio n
o f
th e
C o c a -C o la
c o n tra c t
o r
o th e r sim ilarc o n tra c ts ,"L o n d o ns a id .
T e m p o ra ry
o r
n o t,o n e
th in g
i sc e rta in
a b o u t
th e
d e a l:
th e
C o c a -C o la
nam e
w ill
b e
in s e p a ra b le
fro m
th eS to n yB ro o kS e a w o lv e s
fo r
th en e x td e c a d e .
J o h n G iu ffoc o n tr ib u te dt oth iss t o r y .
.M A R C
2 4 ,1 9 9 9
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