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The Great
Pie Lick Polity Executive
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Director Resigns
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Pac Man Fever

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Utopia's 'Utopia'
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The Fourth Estate: Editorial
Bad Reputation
In 1968, a drug raid occurred at Stony Brook Tightens Its Behavior Code". This article, which tation of the student body, could not have been
which resulted in 29 student arrests. Suffolk extensively quotes John Marburger has, in its more damaging to the communication between
County police officers came into the dorms opening paragraph, the assertion that students students and the administration. Let's hope
swiftly and silently during the night and de- want to smoke pot in public places, serve alco- that President Marburger, who was hailed as a
scended upon all residing there with such speed hol to minors, and throw parties in total dis- "grand visionary" when he first arrived, will
'and surprise that nobody could do much to stop regard of University curfews. All these state- be able to see the shortcomings of the present
them. This occurence 14 years ago made big ments could not be farther from the truth. The Residence Life policies and avoid the con-
headlines in all of the New York newspapers present student actions, including the rally in sequences of this current rash action, which
and television networks, giving Stony Brook the the Administration Building were not concerned will only result in more bad press and a worse re-
reputation of a "drug school", which it still with these elements of the Residence Life putation for Stony Brook by opening a channel
carries to today. crackdo1wn, as the Administration would like it of communicati,-
It would seem that no matter how many labs
are built or Nobel Prize winning professors are
hired, the drug stigma still remains in the minds
of the local residents and administrators, many
of whom were far away from here at the time
of the bust, and have only gathered what hap-
pened through sensationalized media coverage.
In a decade where all social morals were ques-
tioned and drug abuse was rampant on college
campuses, is it fair to single out one institution
as the violator? Had similar drug raids occurred
at any other major university, is it likely that
such a surprise raid could result in only 29
arrests?
In a country which seems to have either
accepted or forgotten many of the major events
of the psychedelic, "tune-in, drop-out" genera-
tion, it is strange that this one raid has left so
lasting a mark at Stony Brook. We have let the
draft evaders come home with full pardons, we to be believed, but with more basic questions of
have swept the Vietnam veterans under the car- privacy and personal responsibility.
pet, learned to understand the Attica uprising, In an attempt to desperately dispel the drug The
realized that Woodstock was a major cultural image of Stony Brook, the Administration is
event, and declared the Beatles musical geniuses. cracking down on the present student body,
The country has forgotten Vietnam, especially
the losing part, and has grown to accept mari-
who were between the ages of 4 and 8 at the Stony Brook
time of the drug bust. A more positive and
juana smoking, a reality of the moder Ameri- fruitful tact may be to let the present student
can lifestyle. Unfortunately, this feeling of
forgiveness and acceptance of the past does
population prove its own responsibility through Press
academic and extracurricular achievement.
not stretch to forgiving Stony Brook, not even In a May 1980 Press article, John Marburger Executive Editor ....... Paul DiLorenzo
the Stony Brook of today. stated that one of the most important needs at Managing Editor. ......... Joe Caponi
Evidence of this non-forgiving attitude was Stony Brook was communications. The present Copy Editor........... Ned Goldreyer
most recently exemplified in last Sunday's actions of the Administration in its toughening Assistant Editor ...... Gregory Scandaglia
New York Times article entitled: "College of Residence Life policies without any consul- Senior Photo Editor..... Eric A. Wessman
Arts Director ........... Blair Tuckman
Business Manager ........ Dave Morrison
- Letters I _ II'- 'r . ~d _ 'IrL =~ II 'I' I ' -' Advertising Manager .... Samir Makhlouf
Advertising Design .. Ken Copel, Rob Kurtz
She even offered to show me the Graphics. ................ Bruce Kraft
TO THE EDITOR: work orders. Kevin Jones told me
Last week, I noticed that most of that all buildings on campus would News Feature: Rose Cianchetti, Eric
the ivy on the Humanities Building have all ivy removed. The reasons Corley, John Derevlany, Eleanora.
was removed. At first, I thought it given were: problems with rodents, DiMango, Dawn DeBois, Henry Ellis,
was part of the "highway" con- with moisture, with windows, and Frank Giovinazzi, Janine Koa, Rob Kurtz,
struction project in front of the with mortar. Barry Ragin, Jane Rupert, P.A. Scully.
building. I soon forgot about this I feel that we must keep our Arts: Jackie Azua, Ron Dionne, Kathy
until the next day when I entered campus as green, friendly, and plea- Esseks, Richard Giambrone, Pat Greene,
my office and read this note on sant as possible. I believe that David Gresalfi, Mary Rogers, Jeff Zoldan.
my desk: "URGENT! They are direct damage to buildings caused Photo: Cathy Dillon, Ron Kee, Dan
cutting the ivy off the walls in G by plant life is minimal and will Mangus, Gail Matthews, Paul O'Flaherty,
and H Quad! It looks like a prison. take decades to even begin mani- John Tymczyszyn, Chris Von Ancken.
My window is covered, and I don't festing itself. Alternative solutions
want to lose it. Can we do some- must be examined. All ivy removal
thing? Now?!! " must be stopped, because while it The Stony Brook Press is published
In order to find out more, I takes only a day to remove foliage, every Thursday during the academic year
called the Physical Plant. A person it takes years to cover a wall with by the Stony Brook Press Inc., a student
there said "You better talk to Dr. it. run and student funded not-for-profit cor-
Francis 'cause we're doing it under If, in the end, it is actually neces- poration. Advertising policy does not
his order." Then I called Dr. sary to remove ivy, there should be necessarily reflect editorial policy.
Francis' office. His secretary other plants to replace them before
"interpreted" my questions about a building is defoliated. The use of The opinions expressed in letters and
the ivy to him, and she told me he replacement planting is a fair al-
said that ivy would be removed viewpoints do not necessarily reflect those
ternative only if it is done before of the staff. Please send letters and view-
from those buildings that "needed plants are removed and only if the
it". She also said that the Humani- points to our campus address:
process is properly supervised and
ties Building Manager "requested validated.
it" and suggested that I call the I urge the campus community to
Physical Plant Director, Kevin find out more and voice their opi- Phone: 246-6832
Jones. nions with Dr. Francis and Mr. Office: 020 Old Biology Building
I called the Humanities Building Jones. Now! Before it's too late! Mailing Address:
Manager, Lilian Silkworth, who David Ruderman P.O. Box 591, East Setauket, New York
told me that she only requested Project Coordinator 11733
cutting "around certain windows." Environmental Action (ENACT)
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Executive Director of Polity Resigns


"Things shouldn't have to cross would have been let go this summer man, and he wants to move on."
by Eleanora DiMango my path, but they do. I also have by the Council. "Certainly this Edwards also admitted that the
Although Lew Levy is still club members coming to me when summer because I gave the Student politics are quite frustrating.
working as Executive Director of funds are not allocated to their Council a lot of flack over stuff; if "When you have 50 people
Polity, he resigned his position clubs, and I have to tell them go I hadn't already resigned I would demanding the same five minutes
during the summer over dissatis- talk to your elected officials." have been terminated this sum- of your time, it's trying and very
faction with the political aspect of Levy said the issue that finally mer. . there's no way of knowing much of a strain, and facilitates a
the job. A replacement for Levy brought him to resign took place that, but I suspect some of the loss of patience. The Executive
has not been found. over the Christmas intersession, things that I told the Council this Director is supposed to be on the
Levy, who for the last two years when the Senate attempted to draw summer, I could not have told them outskirts and not get involved at
has worked closely with the Student him into a dispute over the Council if I had not already resigned." all, but it seems that if there's
Council, supervising and giving ad- approving stipends for themselves. This summer when the budget infighting going on in the organi-
vice on the finances, explained, Levy said that although Council was frozen, the Council asked Levy zation, he, by virtue of his title and
"I'm not tired of the job, I'm members were entitled to stipends, to sig checks, which he would not position, gets pulled in even though
tired of the politics that go with in
an obscure clause 1•- Fimancial do • .id at that point he felt he doesn't want to be, and it's
the job. It's a very political organi- trying to remain neutral and have
zation, and I knew the conse- to be in the middle when you must
quences when I took the job, but get other things done. I just can't
I'm tired of it. Also, I very much blame him for leaving. He has to
want to move on; my professional work twice as hard to get the same
growth has had it here. I feel things done because he has to deal
professionally isolated." with all the bullshit."
Primarily, it's the "small town Bill Camarda, Executive Director
politics" that have worn him down. Sin 1977-78, strongly agreed. "The
"When you have people working .year and a half that I was an E.D.,
this closely day after day, it's Sthe petty politics that infested the
really politics on a personal level, organization were the most frus-
and there's individual visciousness." trating thing."' Camarda also said
For example, early this summer that he felt Levy was doing the best
Levy prepared a key list to the possible job. "From where I am
Polity office. Most members were out here I've been very impressed."
issued keys, but according to Levy, Levy's replacement hasn't been
Chief Justice Van Brown didn't Le found yet, but according to
get a key although he should have. Policy and Procedures states that the Council would have said. Edwards, "we're in the process of
Brown, who on several occasions stipends must first be officially "Either you do it or you're out of the search." Edwards said that
asked for a key, was told by the approved by the Senate. here." they are formulating a screening
other council members that a deci- According to Levy, it was Polity Treasurer Tracy Edwards system and a list of criteria. Then
sion had not been made, according "really obscure" and missed by does not agree. "I don't believe ads will be placed in the newspapers
to Levy. Brown finally confronted himself and then-treasurer Chris that; I think the summer was a par- and possibly the local radio station.
Polity Secretary Barry Ritholz as Fairhall. "There have probably ticularly heated and sensitive period Edwards says that the committee to
to the situation. Finally, Levy said been a number of instances in the and everyone was high strung and select a new E.D. will consist of the
that he was dragged into the situ- past when the Council had probab- up, but I think the Council realizes Polity Council, Peter Burke of the
ation. "I don't want to deal with ly approved stipends for them- that Lew is our most fortunate re- Career Development Office, Lew
it anymore. I told Barry either give selves and nobody ever said source and also that's not giving Levy, and a few other students who
anything, but for weeks and weeks enough credit to the Council, have not yet been selected.
him the key or not, and the
situation went on and on. I was the Senate really raked them over which is not just a bunch of ass- Edwards said that it will be diffi-
put in the middle when I shouldn't the coals and tried to drag me into holes. I think we have more sense cult to find someone as "effective"
have even been involved, over a it." At which point he decided he than that." as Levy. "We're going to miss him,
simple routine office matter." no longer wanted the job. However, Edwards said that she he's absolutely invaluable. It's
Levy said that he is frustrated by He also stated that in his opinion fully understands Levy's reasons for going to be very, very hard to find
constantly being put in the middle. had he not already resigned, he leaving. "Lew is a very talented another Lew Levy."

Pac Man Fever


Alternatives to Private Campaign Funding
"So much for all that Republican talk Sabout free manently within our electoral system? Or better 1980,' "We could elect Mickey Mouse to the
enterprise. And so much for a Democratic Party put, will those with the gold continue to rule? House or Senate." So much for democracy.
controlled by lawyers and lobbyist,s who have Continuing our present course and with the cost In our own states, Lew Lehrman spent over
offered its soul to the company store. The two- of financing campaigns spiraling, there is no $7 million to beat Paul Curran for the Republi-
party system is not only up for grabs----it 's up for doubt to the answer to these questions. But the can gubernatorial nomination, a new record.
sale. " 'Golden Rule' need not prevail, in fact, it must Curran when questioned said that Lehrman
Bill Movers not, if democracy is to survive. bought the election but refused to support legis-
CBS News Commentary To better understand the scope of the lation that would reform the system. In the
Decem ber 8, 1981 problem, as if our current situation is not 1978 gubernatorial campaign over 50% of the
enough of an example, let's look at a few figures. campaign contributions received by Gov. Carey
"Congress is the best money can buy'
Will Rogers In 1974 there were a total of 589 PAC's. Now were over $10,000, 65% of these were from cor-
there are over 3,000. Business PAC's, by far the porations. In May of 1980, the Common Cause
by James Leotta wealthiest, gave $35 million to Congressional study, Our Indentured Servants showed Carey
and Presidential campaigns in 1980. By 1984, was still $1.3 million in debt from his 1978 cam-
this number is expected to rise to $100 million. paign.
This year's elections, still to be decided, Already NCPAC (National Conservative PAC) In the annual report of Public Citizen's
have stirred up a storm of debate b3y those con- has spent $545,607 and $406,038 respectively Congress Watcher, we see the effects of large
cerned about political reform as to whether or to discredit Sens. Edward Kennedy (D. Mass.) corporate contributions on congressional voting
not democracy will survive the onslatught of Pol- and Paul Sarbanes (D. Md.) Terry Dolan, head records. In a special section called the Hypocrisy
itical Action Committee's (PAC's) r ýcord spend- of NCPAC, the second largest independent PAC
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ing. Has the'Golden Rule' implanted 'r·itself per- in the country, told Salt Lake City's KUTV in
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FALLFEST '80
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If you missed us at FallFest


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SAB Speakers present
in front of the Union.
Only $4. Look for the truck. A Pornography Debate
with Harry Reems. star of "Deep Throat" vs
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Dolores Alexander, "Women Against Pornography"
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For more information call 246-7085
Italian Cultural Society
General Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 12:00
Library N4006
Take the elevator by the ReKerence Room Stony Brook Concerts is looking for diverse musical
to the fourth floor and follow the signs groups to play at the Thursday Jam Series. For more
information please call 246-7085
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Alternatives to Private Campaign Fundini
The answer is Public Campaign Financing. have fought repeatedly for comprehensive
(continued from page 3) In 1971 Congress enacted the first election public campaign financing measures. In 1980
reform law since 1925 called the Federal Elec- the Assembly passed a comprehensive public
Poll, Congress Watcher chose ten Representa- tion Campaign Act of 1971. Although it was
tives and nine Senators-all well known for their campaign financing bill which had the full
not a total solution, provisions requiring limita- support of Assembly Speaker Stanley Fink.
laissez faire views. They then tallied their votes tions on spending for campaign advertising and The Senate considered financing primaries and
on three of the most blatant government subsid- those requiring candidates to file reports on the
ies considered in the first session of the 97th general elections of statewide races only. Need-
money they raised and spent made this act sig- less to say, neither moved through both houses.
Congress, that would go towards corporations. nificant. During the aftermath of Watergate, In testimony presented by myself on behalf
They also gave information on how much mo- the 1971 law was amended to limit campaign
ney they received from BusinessPAC's. The of NYPIRG before the New York State Senate
contributions from individuals to $1000 for Elections Committee, chaired by Sen. James
three bills were: 1) a bill requiring consumers each primary, run-off, and general election.
pay $50 billion cost of building the Alaska Lack, an advocate of public campaign financing,
PAC's, on the other hand, could give $5000 in a I stated, "Public campaign financing would
natural gas pipe line in advance, regardless of primary and another $5000 in a general election. eliminate the dependence on special interest
whether it is finished or whether any gas is ever The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was set contributions, encourage competition in cam-
delivered. This vote provoked the above quote up to monitor these new regulations. The last paigns, and return the electoral process to the
by Bill Moyers 2) an amendment to cut funds provision was an experiment in public campaign people. Under a public campaign finance
for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor--estimated financing. A check-off system allowing tax- system, the candidate would be beholden to
to cost taxpayers $9 billion and 3) an amend- payers to contribute a dollar from their IRS the public, not wealthy interests." In addition,
ment to cut funds for the Export Import Bank returns to finance presidential campaigns. If public campaign financing would allow candi-
by $667 million.2/3 of the bank's loans have candidates accept those funds they can not dates outside the two party system to be able
gone to seven large corporations that build air- accept individual or PAC contributions in the to finance a credible campaign when a choice
craft and nuclear power plants. All 19 of these general election campaign. between the two parties does not seem to exist.
conservatives voted for government subsidies to Since primaries and congressional cam- This year the State Legislature will again
aid profitable corporations in at least 2 of the paigns were not included, what was saved in consider public campaign financing: NYPIRG
three cases. Rep. JohnLaboutillier from L.I. the presidential races was more than made up will be once again working on seeing this
voted for all three corporate subsidies, receiving for by PAC's in the primaries and congressional important reform through the maze of legis-
60% of his total PAC money from business races. This loophole gave rise to the growing lative procedure. But without the strong voices
PAC's Sen. Jesse Helms who believes free enter- wave of PAC man fever now burning the fabric of residents throughout the state we stand
prise to mandate by divine decree voted for two of our democratic system to flimsy ash. Unless little chance of seeing this bill become law. If
of these corporate welfare packages, receiving Congress expands campaign financing to include you would like further information concerning
82% of his total PAC revenue from business congressional and primary races, the fever will public campaign financing or want to know
PAC's. Helms, one of the true "leaders of the continue to rise and so far Congress has been how you can help in passing this important
PAC", received from business alone $238,000 reluctant to act. reform legislation, call the NYPIRG office at
Well by now you might be asking what can In New York State the problem and solu- 246-3632 or stop by Room 079 of the Union.
be done to prevent this abuse of the electoral tion are similar. NYPIRG, along with the (The writer is Project Coordinator for the
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The Great Pie Lick


Press Compares Top Pizzas
It's a typical night at Stony stand up to the titanic amounts of summed up the pie, very thin, and pies.
Brook. You've just gotten back cheese and dough over and under it. very oily. While the sauce tasted "Sort of," she replied.
from studying all night, your The thick crust was very doughy hot, both the cheese, of which "What does that mean?" we
roommate is planning to fail a and several people found it not as there wasn't enough, and the dough asked.
test the next morning, and the guy tasty as the Domino's. were cold. "If I feel like it," she replied in
down the hall has been partying Staffers noted that SUNY pizz is an obnoxious tone.
since noon and is as hungry as the of a year ago were much better "Well, can we have a regular
two of you are. It's time to call than now, and not nearly as oily. pie?" our patience slowly ebbing.
for a pizza. "Better not smoke near that! That "What's a regular pizza to you?
In the interests of science and pizza is seriously spent." There are all kinds of pies."
journalism, the Press undertook to Much of the SUNY pizza was "Would you just make us a regu-
order, eat, and analyze all the slammed back into the box in dis- lar cheese pizza?"
pizzas available to campus-bound gust. "That depends."
students. Press editors and writers, Then the wait began. Goodies "Depends on what?"
along with some friends (including Pizza was still to be heard from.
Polity Secretary Barry Ritholtz, The first three pizzas had all
who thought the whole thing up arrived quickly, with the longest
in the first place), gathered in the wait being less than 35 minutes for
Press offices in the basement of, delivery. We finished off the beer,
Old Biology, and at about 10:30 then finished off what was left of
last Monday night we called the Domino's soda. When Goodies
Domino's, Goodies, Station, and was called back to find out where
SUNY Pizza's and ordered pies. the pizza had gone, we were put
Later we went over to Seymour's on hold and then told that it was
in the Union and forced them to "on the road."
make us a pie. Herewith is our
report on that night. 'a
At
The girl who finally arrived with
the Goodies pizza refused to give
us her name or let us photograph
Not five minutes after we had her with the pie. Very similar, but
finished the calls, the room was in the opinion of many, not as bad
alerted to the appearance of a as the SUNY pizza, the Goodies
Domino uniform down the hall. To pizza was cold and the sauce was
the cheers of the people present, terrible. "It tastes like a Geno's
Dom, our Domino pizza deliverer, frozen pizza," one person
brought in the pie in the incredible commented. No one finished their
time of only 16 minutes. As the slices. Both SUNY and Goodies
press staff was very hungry, the 16 Press Photo by Chris VonAncken
'are $4.50.
half-slices that make up the While because of the mass of Still hungry, the Press called
Domino pie disappeared quickly. cheese, a Station pie is difficult Seymour's in the Stony Brook
The pizza was fresh, soft, and hot, to divide into clean slices, (a Union. Although they don't de-
although it leaned a bit to the Domino's pie can be quickly and liver, they are the only campus
doughy side. It was called a "good neatly divided among 1, 2, 4, 8, establishment that supplies pizza
eating pizza" and the group or 16 people) at $5.40 it is almost at night. I
admired the Domino box, far and two dollars cheaper than its main Ordering the pizza proved to be
away the best engineered pizza competitor. very difficult, though.
box available on campus. People Boredom set in between finishing We tried to call ahead to order
there compared it favorably to the Station pizza and the arrival of the pizza so it would be ready by
other Domino pizzas that they had the next. Beer appeared and was ithe time we reached the Union
had in the past and were not passed around, but then, the first from Old Bio. Lisa, the girl at
pleased with. delivery woman of the evening7 Seymour's, however, refused to be-
One editor noted that our pie Jay, from SUNY Pizza arrived. We lieve we really wanted a pie and
was "not the inflexible particle withheld comments on the pizza refused to cook it for us.
board" that he usually gets from until she left. Since it was approaching Sey-
Domino's. Although some were "It looks like an omlet from Pan- mour's closing time, we first
unimpressed, most tasters present cake Cottage," as one person asked if they were still making
found Domino's a fully acceptable "It depends on whether ; remem-
pizza, and enjoyed the four Pepsi- ber to after I hang up."
Cola's that came with it. However, After she agreed to make our pie,
for many students, the price of we left the office only to arrive at
$7.24 for a pie will quickly send the Union to find - no pie. With
them looking for a different outfit t the arrogance and unconcern of
to meet their munchy needs. most DAKA employees, Lisa told
As we waited and compared the us she didn't really believe that we
expense of our hometown pizzas would come, and waited until our
with those of here, Larry arrived arrival to begin cooking. When the
from Station Pizza with a "mar- pizza came out, it was simply poor,
blized tar pit of mozarella" as one although not as agressively bad as
of our more verbose staffers put it. some of the others. It was doughy
The Station pizza is a very thick and the cheese tasted lousy. After
pizza, with the cheese floating on we threw away what was left of
top, unattached to any discreet the pie, we sat in the Union and
pie wedge. "A real New York traded dirty jokes.
pie," one man noted, and the staff While the Press pizza survey does
was glad to see a pie that didn't not suppose to be the final state-
look factory made, and was at ment on pizza quality at Stony
least twice as thick as the Domino Brook, the feelings here are pre-
pie, in fact, a pie that could fill sented to help you from getting
you up in only three slices. stung the next night that pizza
On the down side: the pie did becomes a necessity.
not have nearly enough sauce to Dress Photo by Chris VonAncken
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Ivy Ripoff
How much green will Stony Brook lose?
by Eric Corley school had been removed. "There worth put through work orders Jones' statement that all ivy would
were squirrels going into students' requesting that this be done. be removed caused concern among
A major alteration to the physi- rooms and we had a problem with When Silkworth saw that all of some students. "There's a lack of
cal appearance of the campus has caterpillars. We were loaded with the ivy from the Humanities communication," said one student
been in progress for the past two ivy." Ivy had been on the walls Building was removed instead, she who requested anonymity, "Jones
weeks, although many still seem to of M.I.T. since the 19th century. said, "This isn't what I ordered. right now believes all of the ivy is
be unaware of it. The ivy which The spokesman could not explain They did what they felt they had to going to be removed and he has the
coats most of the red brick walls why the need to remove the ivy do. . . I was disappointed to see power to make that happen."
of Stony Brook's older buildings surfaced so suddenly. that they took down so much." Another student wondered why
is gradually being removed. In the At Stony Brook, the action has Jones, Ruderman, and Silkworth Stony Brook can't cope with its ivy
words of Kevin Jones, director of already created a controversy. 300 all say that Vice President foi after twenty years when other
the Physical Plant, "all the ivy on students from Irving College, one Campus Operations Robert Francis schools have had it for well over a
campus is going to be taken off bit of the dormitories losing its ivy, is responsible for ordering the de- century.
by bit." have signed a petition demanding struction of the ivy. Reached at his Suggestions have been made con-
Why the sudden rush to tear that the ivy be saved. David Ruder- home last night, Francis promised cerning a volunteer student force
green plants from campus walls? man, Project Coordinator for that "ivy will always adorn build- that would keep the ivy trimmed
According to Jones, "we have had ENACT, Stony Brook's environ- ings at Stony Brook" even though in various buildings, thus elimi-
a lot of complaints about [the] mental group, spoke for the he believes there are many destruc- nating the need to cut it back com-
possibility of rats getting up the ivy students, "Ivy gives the school a tive elements to it. Ivy is being pletely. Whether this will be taken
into buildings. The ivy has caused warmer feeling. It really makes "cut back" at a few locations such seriously by the Administration
problems with the brick in the this school a better place to study as Humanities and a wing of Irving remains to be seen. In the mean-
building, doing damage to the and live. It is always comforting because the University "can't time, Ruderman hopes to see more
mortar. We have had complaints to leave the lecture hall after a afford to trim ivy" when it reaches awareness on the level of the Irving
about windows that could not be long class and to see some greenery an advanced state of growth. Old residents. "ENACT is currently
closed." instead of brick walls." In Biology was listed as the next possi- telling people about the problem
Jones cited other universities addition, Ruderman pointed out, ble building slated for ivy removal, because no one is aware of i! I
that have been chopping down Stony Brook now may never as well as locations near dumpsters think resident students should talk
ivy, including Harvard and become an Ivy League school. where rodents might gain access to to their RHD's and Residence Life.
Princeton. Attention was first drawn to the the vines. In all, though, Francis I also urge staff members, as well
A spokesman for the Grounds ivy when occupants of the Humani- insisted the amount of ivy affected as students, to give the Physical
Department of the Massachusetts ties Building asked to have vines would be no more than 1% of the Plant a call or to call Robert
Institute of Technology said that removed from around their win- total amount on campus. Francis and tell them what they
nearly all of the ivy from that dows. Building Manager Lilian Silk- This direct contradiction to think."

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Negotiations
Polity and admin meet to discuss student problems problem s
3 days. more than ever students are in a the University Budget
by Barry Ritholtz -At prestigious Boston Uni- position to be heard and listened -Rewriting the Polity Con-
versity, campus police attempted to to. stitution
"pull the plug" on an outdoor This past Monday, for example, -Academic credit for non-
Students at the State University party; over 50 students were the Student Council met with Uni- traditional learning experiences
at Stony Brook are frustrated. arrested during the riot which versity President John Marburger, (i.e., WUSB, Polity, etc.)
They have historically been frus- ensued. for the first time since the summer. -Administrative outreach to
trated, and unless change is made -U.C. Santa Barbara drw AIso0 attending were the SUSB the undergraduate body
and made soon, they will con- over 1000 students r r '
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F62 --- Campus racism and what's
tinue to be needlessly provoked being done about it
to new levels of frustration. Why? -Student Activity Fee review
A brief look at history may answer panel
that question. The specific subjects that were
Stony Brook achieved its % scussed are not as important as
national reputation in the 60's and the discussion itself. Admini-
early 70's for its political acti- Sstrators are willing to listen to the
vism and radical politics. Now in > student voice. Dr. Marburger must
the 80's where campus demon- be commended for convening this
strations and draft card burnings Smeeting, for it was he who showed
are both a rarity and a memory, 'the initiative to re-open lines of
the student body politique is 0 communication. The commitment
entering a new phase of unrest. Sis now in place. The responsibility
For a while the pendulum had for making yourself heard is yours.
swung to the right, and during The opportunity exists in various
the mid seventies the politicos : departments: the Administration,
of the "me generation" were Polity Hotline, your Building Legis-
saying, "Everyone complains about lature, your Senator, your phone.
apathy but no one ever does opposing federal aid cuts. Gram Spanier, Student Life Com- Or stop over in person and com-
anything about it." Today's Other rallies have occurred across mittee Chair Elof Carlson, Vice plain.
student movement, sparked by the the country, including Columbia, President for Student Affairs Fred But that's not enough. While
insensitive and elitist policies of the Harvard, Yale, Stanford, U Wis- Preston, and Assistant to the Presi- the students have identified prob-
Reagan Administration, is alive consin, Idaho State. dent Paul Chase. While this inter- lems on our campus, it's up to the
and well. The ball is back in our What does this have to do with change between faculty, staff, and Administration to begin imple-
court again. Stony Brook? With the new poli- student leaders is not particularly menting the solutions. And it's
Example: -University of Buf- cies? Res. Life? rare on other campuses, it has been up to the students to present
falo students were arrested when A lot. at Stony Brook. Hopefully this is proposals and act on them. The
they attempted to protest the loss Because while other campuses beginning to change. The four meeting with Dr. Marburger was a
of their Student Union. are drawing 50 to 500 students at hour meeting covered many sub- positive step in the right direction,
At Wesleyan, a respected protests, we draw 5000. Other jects. Included were: but it is only one step.
"conservative" school; students campuses don't have two protests Dorm Cooking Program Will students continue to be
protested new admission policies the first month of the semester, -Improving Student-Admin frustrated?
(based on one's ability to pay) let alone even one. Communications It is up to the Administration.
by demonstrating in the Admini- That's the reason why Stony -Student-staff lobbying in Concrete actions must be taken and
stration Building and the taking Brook is unique. Albany, Washington students informed before negative
over of the President's Office for It's also the reason why now Increasing student input to moves are made.
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Players Improvisational Theater is having a


meeting tonight at 7 P.M. in Lecture Hall 107. But
why should you care? What difference would it
make to you that a dozen of the funniest people on
campus are preparing humorous works in three
major media and many minor ones? You probably
have to study for Organic Chemistry or something.
And which is more important? Failing organic will
probably destroy your G.P.A. and any pipe dreams
you had about getting into Med. School.
So Wise Up! Forget Med School and join the P.I.T.

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very important meeting this I hursday. October 14 in
the Stage XII Quad Office. Fireside Iounge at 9
P.M. Agenda includes: I) discussion on the IT
conference about the Haitian Refugee crisis to be
held on October 28. 2) African Solidarity D)ay.
November I. 3) Haitian Day. November 19 and
other upcoming events. All members are urged to
attend. New members are always welcomed. So
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Billy Idol's On Stage


by Jeff Zoldan Billy Idol enjoys considerable Apple, it was still interesting to see his limited assets as a performer.
success these days mostly due the small transformations in the His lack of stage presence is quite
to his reputation formed during his artist in three short months. It obvious as his most exciting and oft
It was Sunday night in the Union days with Generation
X and the could be the constant touring or repeated gestures onstage are com-
Building and the line waiting to see fondness most rock club DJ's form
his scaled down stage apparel that prised of punching his fist through
Billy Idol's late show was quickly towards his music. But as polished
doesn't weigh him down as much. the air and jumping to the beat of
forming. As has been the case as Idol's records sound in the dance
Either way, Idol was more relaxed. Greg Gerson's drums. Not too ex-
when other dance-rock bands have clubs and on your turntables, Idol
In a conversation with Idol in citing since a lot of people I know
played at Stony Brook, the latent still has a long way to travel before
WUSB's studio between shows, I stand around listening to music
punk rockers of this campus he can adequately reproduce them
mentioned that I saw him at the with a beer in one hand and punch-
emerged in force. Shocks of blue on a concert stage. Lesson number Ritz and he casually remarked,
and red hair, leather pants and one: recording studios do wonders. ing the air with the other, all in
"Oh, we've gotten much better perfect beat. But they don't call
skirts, and spiked heels and spiked Having seen Idol's premiere U.S. since then." Yes, Billy, you have
belts were to be seen everywhere. performance this summer at the themselves musicians and they cer-
gotten much better but you've tainly don't get onstage and do
These smartly dressed men and Ritz, I was struck by his new sub- still got a ways to go. Lesson that. There is no obvious lesson
women were present to see another dued attitude onstage. Given that number two: practice makes that I can impart from this obser-
fashion plate in the world of lea- the Stony Brook shows in no way perfect but some people need a vation so I'll refrain from being
ther and spikes, only this indivi measure up to the hoopla of a lot more of it than others. pedantic.
dual was also a rock 'n' roll star. r;Sm :"erformance in the Big Billy Idol's biggest problems are Another problem Idol faces of
gargantuan proportions is his taste
for music. "I like simple songs,"
Idol said, and it's all too obvious
after hearing the same 4/4 beat in
the course of a 50 minute set.
Steve Stevens relinquishes his role
as lead guitarist to sustaining a lot
of power chords and occasional
leads that most decent guitar
players can improvise.
But even though Idol's taste for
simplicity prevails, he does have a
fine ear for pop melodies with a
coarse edge. "Hot in the City" is
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a good example of this genre and
though Idol's delivery was stale,
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0L all the sheen of a finely crafted pop
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tune. Keyboardist Judy Dozier
combined with Gerson to layer the
song with embellished harmonies.
U1, A soft touch for a smash-'em-up
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rocker like Idol.
DiIIy s Uaili Near the end of .the st. which
flew by quicker than an SST in

The ABC's midflight, Idol launched into


"White Wedding", the song that has
given his career the biggest boost to
date. It was at this point that Idol's
advancement was apparent. Unlike
the summer's performance wihere
by Bob Goldsmith never dreamed of. sing, stupendously perfect pop n
ABC was born under a critical The record is an achievement song. The subject of such a song
barrage more venomous than any from head to toe, so let's start with must naturally be that topic which
new group should have to face. It Mr. Fry, the head and the heart. is at the heart of pop music ro- 0.
all started before the group ever re- Although not the possessor of an mance and it is that theme alone
leased a record. In an interview in especially golden set of pipes, that ABC deals with. The Lexicon .0

one of the British music weeklies, Martin sings with such subtlety, of Love catapults Martin Fry into 15
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lead singer Martin Fry said the conviction, and understanding that the hall of fame of romantic song-
group's ultimate ambition was "to it makes my cynical critical facul- writers next to Cole Porter, Smo- .0
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write the perfect pop single." Well, ties melt with admiration. key Robinson. . . you fill in the .o
why not? But the British music Even nicer is the way the voice other names. Juist one sample, gg,

journalists (who wield about 1000x is blended in with the tremendously you'll have to hear the rest for r
the power of those in this country) complex arrangements. Imagine a yourself: "If you gave me a pound ag
sought to use that somewhat inno- dance record boasting guitar, two for all the moments I missed, and Billy Idol
cuous remark as the rope with basses, synthesizer, back-up vocals, I got dancing lessons for all the record time, the band took time to
which to hang poor Martin before, drums, and all manner of percus- lips I shoulda kissed, I'd be a adorn the song with all the synthe-
during, and after what they were sion plus a 30 piece orchestra. millionaire/ I'd be a Fred Astaire" sizer parts that can be heard on its
sure would be the group's failure Such an amalgamation could barely from "Valentine's Day". It's 12 inch version. Unfortunately, it
to deliver. stand on its own two feet without revealing that when asked which was also the point where one could
Their first single didn't help collapsing from the weight of the pop personalities he'd most like also detect Idol's glaring vocal
matters much. "Tears Are Not monstrous structure, much less to meet, Martin Fry was the first weakness out of the studio.
Enough" pidgeonholed ABC move and breathe, you probably name Elvis Costello mentioned. Nevertheless, Idol is an ener-
squarely into the "New British think. Just slide in between the As for that perfect pop single, getic if not melodious performer.
Funk" category most of whose oboe and the castanets and groove, if there is such a creature, "Poison His sets, though limited in length
members were detested on prin- you snigger. But it works! It all Arrow" or "The Look of Love" and versatility, are packed with a
ciple alone by those same writers. fits! could be it. ABC's The Lexicon power that can get you up off your
But don't look now boys and To attempt such an ambitious of Love is a work graced with un- seat. Idol sounds better on record
girls. The Lexicon of Love is a project and pull it off so deftly is surpassed clarity.of vision, polish of but if he doesn't perform live, how
triumph which makes good on half the magic of ABC. The other production, and quality of song- can anyone get an opportunity to
every promise ABC bravely made as half is in the lyrics. ABC have ob- writing. How else can I spell it show off their new leathers?
well as on some they probably viously aimed for the all-encompas- out? -s I
October 14, 1982 page 1 1
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Utopia's Utopia
Less than the Ideal
by Kathy Esseks and the Beach Boys--everything is who captivates Sulton at a party and Utopia's 1980 album, Adven-
very controlled and crystal clear. (premise here: singer is composer). tures in Utopia, the group seems
The lyrics are perfectly intelligible She gets him all worked up and capable of creating songs with more
Utopia is probably not one of and possess clever internal rhymes. then leaves with her husband: "She impact.
the groups that comes to mind Three songs, "You're a Prince made me drunk with her charms. . Rundgren was a musical won-
when someone grabs you and of the Universe," "Hammer in My I got the shaft from Libertine." The der boy back in the late 60's and
shouts, "Name ten big rock 'n" roll Heart," and perhaps "Feet Don't "Bad Little Actress" used to be a
early 70's. He began his profession-
bands," but it is, nonetheless, a Fail Me Now," are catchy enough friend, but a chance at sucess has
al career playing in Woody's Truck-
steady producer of likeable rock to sink in on the first hearing. Un- gone to her head and now she's a
stop, and in '69 joined the short
tunes. Utopia, sometimes Todd fortunately, the remainder of the fake. In "Feet Don't Fail Me Now"
lived Nazz, a band popular among
Rundgren and Utopia, is Rundgren songs are perfectly adequate and Powell implores the little guys to
on guitar, keyboardist Koger Fowell likeable, but not particularly grip- function normally after the woman East Coast teens. In 1970 Rundgren
left the Nazz and went into the
bassist Kasim Sulton, and Willie ping. The overall impression is that has told him "she don't want you a-
studio to produce Runt, an album
Wilcox on drum. Utopia's first al- Utopia's four constituents know round no more. . . her hand's point-
of minor sensation for which he
bum came out in 1974, and a suc- how to write songs about familiar ing to the door." Utopia would
wrote the songs, sang vocals, and
cession of competent discs has fol- nterpersonal encounters (e.g. be- seem to be made up of four unhap-
lowed, containing "an ear-catching ing in love) and can compose mus- py social misfits. played guitar and drums on the sev-
bouquet of pop melodies," as c to set them off quite nicely. en backup tracks. This prodigious
"Hammer in My Heart" is a display of technical virtuosity was a
Rundgren puts it. Ilowever, the material is not the re a l rocker about infatuation with a
Utopia is the group's second sAtuff of which legendary rock terrific, almost melodic drumbeat terrific resume to present to the
album, following music industry. As a result of the
Swing to the s;ongs are made. Something, perhaps that makes it stand out of the un-
Right which was released in March. Ihumor, is missing which would familiar "noise" of anew, previous- talents used on Runt, Rundgren be-
Utopia is a collection of fifteen transform Utopia from a pleasant ly un-listened-to album. Another came a sought-after producer/engin-
tunes (ten plus, for-a-limited-time- c:ollection of unspectacular tunes notable tune is "Princess of the eer for other up-coming groups
only, an extra five) which can be into a really great album. such as: The Band, the Tubes, the
Universe"--I want to dance with New York Dolls, and Patti Smith.
compared to semi-precious gems--- The songs are about being in you all night long but you don't
pretty, polished, but not priceless. love and all the problems associated notice me lyrics with a sing-along With these credentials and the
The musical delivery is excellent--- vvith that condition. These four chorus. The songs are all technically experience as a group Utopia seems
a generally good treatment of the gruys apparently have innumerable to have all the intellectual equip-
polished specimens, but never break ment to make albums of conse-
tight little melodies. Utopia has ob- e ncounters with the opposite sex out
of the unsmiling seriousness quence. The music is enjoyable
viously studied the sub-compact and can't deal with social interac- that
keeps them earthbound. On enough as it is, but the final impres-
style (not the sound) of the Beatles t:ion. "Liberties" is a heartless tease the basis
Rundgren's credentials sion is that it could be better.
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