MONDAY, MAY 3, 1971
The Evolution Of The Cinema:
by T o m Quigley
explain t h e " h o m o s e x u a l " o v e r
t o n e s in t h e friendship b e t w e e n
t h e m e n a n d especially t h e chara c t e r o f H a r r y . N o d o u b t these
e l e m e n t s are p r e s e n t b u t u n f o r t u n a t e l y w h a t these critics fail t o see
is t h a t t h e r e is an affinity and
comradeship between men that
t r a n s c e n d s viscious
and can only be called genuine,
h u m a n w a r m t h . I t is time t h a t this
criticsim is d e b u n k e d for w h a t it
is: a n t i - h u m a n .
T h i s brings us to the s u p e r b
acting by Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk
and Cassavetes. Peter Falk as
Archie gives the m o s t h u m o r o u s
p o r t r a i t of a s i m p l e , b l u n t m a n
whose sense of h u m o r could mercurially change t o violence or dispair d e p e n d i n g on his m o o d of the
m o m e n t . Cassavetes as G u s is a
t r u c u l e n t , overbearing c y n i c w h o
has b e t t e r luck with w o m e n than
his b u d d i e s but h e seeks ego inflation r a t h e r than h u m a n c o n t a c t .
Ben Gazzara as Harry, h o w e v e r ,
gives o n e of t h e greatest perform a n c e s of his career. Harry is a
man w h o s e married life is a shambles of n o n - c o m m u n i c a t i o n and
out-right h a t e . His a t t e m p t s t o be
sensitive and sensible m a k e him a
wet b l a n k e t for the o t h e r s b u t
w h e n h e finally breaks loose, it
appears as though he is no m o r e
free from ambivalent guilt than he
was in the beginning. It is a
perform a n c e by a fine d r a m a t i c actor.
Cassavetes direction is s p a r s e
in the sense that he is basically
setting up scenes and letting his
actors (with semi-improvised dialogue) create their o w n characterizations. If he can be f a u l t e d at
all it is clue t o a n u m b e r I'o
overlong scenes for e x a m p l e the
hilarious, violent bar r o o m section
that could be tightened. Director
of P h o t o g r a p h y Victor K e m p e r
c o n c e n t r a t e s on m e d i u m and exare hardly any c o m p e n s a t i o n for treme close-up s h o t s of the people
what they finally gain in h u m a n and situations which are never
H U S B A N D S has been criticized
Cassavetes has fashioned a sad,
for its m o r b i d fascination with s o m e t i m e s rambling, frequently
h u m a n foibles b u t the criticism brilliant film a b o u t h u m a n being
seems a bit u n f o u n d e d . Cassavetes living the h u m a n c o m e d y and
has fashioned a fascinating, episo- acting o u t all the various rolls of
dic script with ironic and gross wise-men and fools. A l t h o u g h the
h u m o r , p a t h e t i c and intense dra- fate of Harry is undisclosed and
ma and m o m e n t s of melancholic Gus and Archie are still confused
absurdity that link all h u m a n and guilty for their indiscression
beings in times of e m o t i o n a l at the e n d of the m o v i e , HUSstress.
BANDS c o n t i n u e s to d e m o n s t r a t e
U n d o u b t e d l y the a n t i - s e n t i m e n t the persistent integrity of J o h n
critics have dug Into their textCassavetes as a d i r e c t o r of intenseb o o k s on F r e u d i a n psychology t o
ly interpersonal t h e m e s .
T h e c o n t r i b u t i o n of t h e a c t o r t o
t h e art of film has b e e n long
ignored b y t h e recent m y s t i q u e
t h a t has grown u p a r o u n d the
a u t e u r t h e o r y of film m a k i n g (i.e.
t h e d i r e c t o r as the a u t h o r of a
b o d y of film w o r k ) .
J o h n Cassavetes c o u l d easily b e
classified as an a u t e u r film m a k e r
b u t because of his n o t o r i e t y as an
a c t o r and his u n d e r s t a n d i n g of t h e
film a c t o r ' s problems, Cassavetes
b e c o m e s a u n i q u e blend of auteur,
a c t o r a n d writer. His latest film
HUSBANDS continues to explore
the n a t u r e of t h e a c t o r as a
s p o n t a n e o u s c r e a t o r as did his
o t h e r t w o e x p e r i m e n t a l films; t h e
well received F A C E S ( 1 9 6 8 ) a n d
the more
obscure SHADOWS
explorations m a y seem narrow, banal,
and Infuriatingly dull t o m a n y
y o u n g e r moviegoers b u t his fascination with h u m a n reaction and
i n t e r a c t i o n is a universal t h e m e
t h a t c o n c e r n s those of all age
levels. H U S B A N D S , n o t unlike
F A C E S , follows the e x p l o i t s of
middle-aged, middle class people
as they a t t e m p t to resolve the
m y t h ' s of their y o u t h with the
reality of fleeting e x c i t e m e n t and
consistent dullness in m i d d l e age.
Harry, Archie, and Gus, three
long time c o n f e d e r a t e s , are shattered by the d e a t h of their o t h e r
friend S t u a r t . After t h e s o m b e r
funeral t h e y decide t o go on
an extended b o o z e binge to forget
their loss and if possible their own
r o u t i n e existence. In the course of
their j u n k e t , which takes them
from New York to L o n d o n , they
find t h a t the past is every m i n u t e
that goes by, the present is the
only persistent reality, t h e ' m y t h
of their suave masculinity is only
-false b r a v a d o and the dry heaves
Summer, 1971
State Unioeriity of New York at Albany
Vol. LVIII No. 37
The Year Reviewed
II was a quiet year. F r o m the roar of Spring 1 9 7 0 , came a different
reaction in the academic year
1 9 7 0 - 7 1 . While discontent
b e n e a t h the surface of Albany e v e n t s , the mass m o v e m e n t of " t h e
s t r i k e " did not present
themselves, w h e t h e r from fear, discourage-
m e n t , or d e p o l i t i z a t i o n .
" T h e Bald S o p r a n o " a n d ' T h e Measures T a k e n " were the double bill that climaxed the 1970-71
Album Reviews In Brief...
by Jeff Burger
L I V E C A T F I S H (Epic E 3 0 3 6 1 )
is typically D e t r o i t ; the s o u n d and
effect is s o m e w h e r e b e t w e e n Catm o t h e r and MCB; this is p u r e
rock & roll with great h o o k y tonk
p i a n o ; there is a fine version of
" W h o l e Lot of Shakin* ( l o i n ' O n "
and lots of good original material,
C r o s b y , Stills, Nash & Young (All.
SD-2 9 0 2 ) is o n e of the finest live
a l b u m s to c o m e along in a long
t i m e ; it's a t w o record set, o n e LP
m o s t l y acoustic and p i a n o work,
the s e c o n d h a r d r o c k ; the material
draws from botli previous CSN&Y
LP's, plus Buffalo Springfield, the
Stills & Y o u n g s o l o LP's and the
single " O h i o " plus s o m e new
m a t e r i a l ; the a l b u m drives h o m e
just w h a t great lyricists and musicians they are'
C 3 0 5 7 1 ) ; You may remember htm
For " E l P a s o , " his only pop hit
years ago, b u t he's been having
hits in c o u n t r y for years since; he
writes much of his o w n material
and his voice is as versatile and
expressive as a n y o n e s ; he s o u n d s a
lot like Light foot, there's even a
Light foot
t u n e included h e r e '
W O O D S T O C K II (Cotillion SD-2
100) is a I wo record se I th a I
begins with a full side of previously u n h e a r d llendrix (ll be-
S t u d e n t activities primarily directed themselves on local issues. T h e
year began with a d e m o n s t r a t i o n led by W o m e n ' s Liberation m e m b e r s
S U N Y A T h e a t e r season.
gins with Jimi saying " I see we
m e e t again..." Very w e i r d ! ) ; m o r e
time is d e v o t e d t o each artist than
o n the first W O O D S T O C K , the
only d i s a p p o i n t m e n t here being
the third side w h e r e Baez &
CSN&Y s o u n d like s t u d i o cuts
already heard & Melanie s o u n d
badly r e c o r d e d & very nervous;
t h e rest is groat
' A M M A . Bread
( E l e k . EKS-7-I0H6) is p r e t t y medio c r e : no e x p e r i m e n t s or innovations, just an e x p a n s i o n on their
latest t o p 10 singles; it is often
q u i t e imitative, even o n Creed e n c e , if you can imagine thai
H A R D & H E A V Y , Sam S a m u d i o
(All. SD H271 ) is by the same
S a m w h o gave us S a m the S h a m ,
but he has evolved into a serious
blues performer, backed by Dunne
All m a n , e t c . ; the a l b u m is consistently w h a t its title promises
B A N D / L I V E ( 7 E - 2 0 0 1 ) is a well
p r o d u c e d 2 record s h o w c a s e of
live Buflerl'ield, long o n e of our
finest bands [& least acclaimed, at
least by record sales); lots of
c h a n g e d personnel, but Butterfield is as good at finding the best
as Mayall so d o n ' t worry a b o u t
fallen q u a l i t y ; . U I G B R O T H E R &
H O L D I N G CO. (Col. C 3 0 6 3 1 ) ;
D o n ' t be confused when you see
this advertised: it is the inevitable
reissue of tin- old Mainstream LP
now on C o l u m b i a ; it has long
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been criticized as a p o o r recording; certainly it d o e s n ' t live u p to
J o p l i n & BB's talents, but it features J o p l i n ' s " D o w n On M e " and
s o m e o t h e r classics
D O N N Y H A T A W A Y ( A t c o SD
3 3 - 3 6 0 ) is the first release of a
brilliant y o u n g soul singer receiving much industry acclaim; definitely w o r t h a listen
( E K S - 7 5 0 1 0),
J u d y Collins; t w o interesting releases from J u d y ( t h e first is her
latest, the second has been a r o u n d
for quite s o m e t i m e ) ; b o t h are
absolutely beautiful
(Col. C 3 0 2 2 0 ) is the backing
group for J o h n n y Cash doing
mostly his material, but w i t h o u t
his vocal, which places t h e focus
on their m u s i c i a n s h i p ; well, at
least t w o of t h e m look like
George FUimney A I'm sun 1 a lot
of people will never even sec this
album, m u c h less but it, but it's
t o o bad beacuse J o h n Sebastian
'"Nashville C a t s " . . . . W I L D L I F E ,
M u t t the Hoople (All. SD H2H1)
includes a ten mitt to live Little
Richard n u m b e r t h a t is an absolute gas and may be w o r t h the
price of the album (play it l o u d ! ) ;
S T R A N G E LOC O M O T I O N , Siren (EKS-7IOH7)
is rock & roll from a British group
whose first release Inst year d i d n ' t
gel the a t t e n t i o n it s h o u l d ' v u ;
excellent guitar work & n brilliant
vocalisl that might he t e r m e d a
(! 305fi5) is oft. n a put on the
same way Becl'heaii put us
o n ; it would've m a d e a good single
record, b u t it goes on t o o long Hi
becomes repetitious & occasion
ally it just falls apart
( E m b r y o SD 7 3 0 ) is p r o d u c e d by
llerbie Mann and if you turn it
loud and follow with the lyrics
you'll find that this is o n e of the
best albums, both lyrically and
musically, by a new g r o u p in q u i t e
some time; it's really w o r t h getting
YES (All. SI) H2H3) is ano
tiler w o r t h w h i l e p u r c h a s e ; besides
their fine musicianship, their vocal
improvisations are as good as
many groups accomplish
Iheir iiistruiuenls
A R K A N S A S ( A t c o SI) 33=35-1)
really reminds me of Beefhearl's
firsl a l b u m ; this record l o o is
occasionally a put on, but as with
Beefhearl ( Z a p p a , etc.), even t h e
put -ons are good m u s i c , and
I hi're's a great version of Guv
Mlthc«u"s voice
s u m m e r everyone, and sorry these
reviews were so s k e t c h y , there was
a lol to cover this lime a r o u n d !
and c o n c e r n e d parents for a S U N Y A Day Care C e n t e r . Their success,
however, now seems jeopardized by financial problems t h r e a t e n i n g
the c e n t e r ' s existence. O t h e r s w o r k e d for an E n v i r o n m e n t a l Studies
a Puerto
Rican Studies Project, and even
Stale. Concern
a School
facilities, most n o t a b l e , the Library, manifested itself frequently at
Louis Benezet's biweekly
forum and in the pages of the
However, b r o a d e r concerns were not wholly lacking on c a m p u s .
Many s t u d e n t s look a very active role in the elections of the fall;
ideals w e i e
volunteer campaign w o i k . A march and all-night vigil at the S t a t e
Capitol lor Soviel J e w r y , however, drew sharp c o m m e n t s from its
organizers, w h o chastized the a p a t h y ol Albany's response.
Violence flared fin the first lime in lire streets of Albany in a huge
l e m o n s l r a l i o n aimed at an area b a n k . Stiidenls marched lo " S e t t l e
A c c o u n t s " with hirst Trust, a hank claimed to have actively invested
in the V i e t n a m war. A c o n f r o n t a t i o n with Albany police o c c u r r e d in
T h e Albany c a m p u s by night.
which some d e m o n s t r a t o r s were beaten and four arrested.
for the April 2 4 t h march on
A smaller
militant May Day aclions in the Capitol.
S t u d e n t s faced m a n y different obstacles to airing their views this
year. Increased academic pressures due to an abridged calendar, placed
SUNYA Building Curtailed
By Legislative Budget Cuts
by Roy Lewis
s t u d y i n g for exams at the same time as the national Spring anti-war
activities, prohibiting m a n y from participating. T h e year also began in
the midst of a suit against the S t u d e n t Association which q u e s t i o n e d
the allotment of student monies for such things as l i c e S c h o o l . Buses
included a freeze on all s t u d e n t group e x p e n d i t u r e s with the final
o u t c o m e of a SUNY Board of Trustees decision to have all m o n e y
spent from a m a n d a t o r y s t u d e n t lax overseen by the President ol each
state school (or his designee).
However, steps increasing s t u d e n t participation in university governance were obvious in the representation on search c o m m i t t e e s foi
key a p p o i n t m e n t s , work
on L n v i r o n m e n t a l Studies and
C o m m i t t e e (and o t h e r s ) , and in the ratification of a new, m o r e widely
d e m o c r a t i c S t u d e n t Association C o n s t i t u t i o n .
" T h e lies! laid plans of mice and men often go
The envisioned d r e a m of Albany S l a t e ,
Building and llie present superstructure a p p r o x i m ate each
in theory
o n l y . The fact of
is that SUNY Albany is quite i n c o m p l e t e .
H e n c e , a l a d of life here has been the p e r m a n e n t
crews, noise, and
However, due lo budget c u t s , c o n s l r u c l i o n activity
Indian Quadrangle has been the biggest source
running a year or so behind schedule. T h e
low-rise d o r m s , including a dining hall, are
slated for c o m p l e t i o n by August I, 1 9 7 1 . Mohawk
"lower, according
the President
be finished
to Waller
Tisdale, assistant
for Management and Planning, will
by December.
1 9 7 1 . Already the In-
covenience of c o n s t r u c t i o n on Indian Quad has led
in the near future will he seriously curtailed.
of c o n s t r u c t i o n
c o m p l e t i o n by contract in J u l y , 1 9 7 0 , the quad is
resulted in a 15%
A student
by a
of Indian Quad residents this past year
reduction of r o o m and b o a r d
participating in this strike withheld their r o o m and
board p a y m e n t s l o the Bursar and instead deposited these funds in a special trust a c c o u n t . When an
was reached, and
the rebate con-
Last spring, a sizable tract of land was cleared
on the eastern portion of Perimeter R o a d for the
of c o n s t r u c t i n g a field
this building has been
The academic facilities on this c a m p u s are also
scheduled for e x p a n s i o n . Ideally, the P o d i u m will
President Benezet's office, when
students demanded
day care center.
be e x p a n d e d by adding three additional buildings
to either e n d . The Easl
End e x t e n s i o n
has not
been formalized as of yet. The West End extension
funds for planning this project were a p p r o p r i a t e d
However, due
academic year. The actual
the elimination of capital con-
funds, this project has been
p o s t p o n e d . T h e r e is a possibility of building only a
p o r t i o n of litis extension is also being investigated
if full funds are not available.
The lack of c o n s t r u c t i o n
funds has also cur-
tailed plans for married student housing, scheduled
t o be
on Puller
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A l b a n y State's famed tunnels. T h e
b e s t way t o find o u t the t r u t h is
t o e x p l o r e , b u t the University
d o e s n ' t like t h a t very m u c h .
Actually there are three t y p e s
of tunnels. Those under the podiu m are large and unofficially o p e n
t o the public ( 9 t o 5) All buildings e x c e p t the Library and Performing Arts C e n t e r are accessible
t h r o u g h t h e m and during the cold
season (or when it rains) t h e y ' r e
nice t o have a r o u n d . C o n n e c t i o n s
also exist b e t w e e n the tunnels a n d
the Lecture C e n t e r ; these c o m e in
h a n d y when they close the outside staircases in December.
T h e second t y p e of tunnel
c o n n e c t s three of the four quadrangles with the p o d i u m and heating plant. Indian Quad does n o t
have a tunnel of this type—it
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useful for keeping warm in the winter,
providing convenient shortcuts to class, exploring, and joy-riding on
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accessible. T h e r e are good reasons
for this: the heating pipes m a k e
the c o n s t a n t t e m p e r a t u r e a b o u t
125 degrees F a h r e n h e i t ; space is
limited ( t u n n e l s are a b o u t 4 feet
wide); and they d o n o t really
c o n n e c t to the p o d i u m ( t h e pipes
run through a crawlway at the
podium end of the tunnel).
T h e last t y p e of tunnel runs
under the residence quadrangles.
Each u p t o w n quad has one, and
Welcome t o the
world of S U N Y A r t s . When it
c o m e s t o t h e a t e r , Albany S t a t e
isn't the vast wasteland you might
expect from a s t a t e school.
T h e theater program at Albany
is twofold. Besides the normally
(there are five), there is a weekly
Experimental T h e a t e r program.
T h e E x p e r i m e n t a l shows are directed, p r o d u c e d and run by the
s t u d e n t s themselves. This past
year, shows d o n e in this series
included " A F u n n y Thing Happened on t h e Way t o the F o r u m , "
" C e l e b r a t i o n , " and " R o s e n c r a n t z
and Guildenstern are D e a d . "
T h e m a j o r p r o d u c t i o n s are directed by t h e faculty, but the
s t u d e n t s d o a major part of the
work involved in production. The
y e a r ' s offerings
" C a m i n o R e a l , " " H a r r y , Noon,
and N i g h t " (a finalist in the National T h e a t e r Competition held
in Washington, D.C.), "A Scent of
F l o w e r s . " " P e t e r P a n . " and a
d o u b l e bill featuring "The Bald
S o p r a n o " and " T h e Measures Taken."
O p e n a u d i t i o n s are held for
every t h e a t e r p r o d u c t i o n and everyone
is encouraged to participate. Notices for auditions are
generally p o s t e d during the first
week of school.
It's Tomorrow's Fashions Today
Meet People
Have Fun!
Uptown Operation
For WSUA Radio
r u n from
from the
the loading
loading rind
thev run
near the k i t c h e n , around under all
the lowrisers, a n d back toward the
dining hall. T h e r e are connections
t o t h e t o w e r and to the heating
tunnel. S t u d e n t s are not allowed
use of these t u n n e l s . Now used for
moving, storage, and garbage collection, they were originally designed during the heat of the cold
war for access t o fallout shelters,
T h e shelters themselves are now
used for storage.
Theater Program
Still Alive and Well
by Linda Waters
Featuring the best of LEVI'S, H.I.S., MALE. LANDLUBBER and
countless more. Choose from 67 waist sizes and leg lengths. Upper
b y Joel Lustig
F o r the first t i m e in its nine year h i s t o r y , W S U A , S U N Y A ' s radio
s t a t i o n , will b r o a d c a s t t o all d o r m i t o r y buildings on b o t h c a m p u s e s .
This feat will b e c o m e possible with t h e addition of I n d i a n Q u a d t o t h e
carrier c u r r e n t system. After eight years of o p e r a t i n g from t h e
d o w n t o w n c a m p u s , t h e entire o p e r a t i o n will b e l o c a t e d in t h e C a m p u s
The Albany Student Press, the twice weekly campus newspaper, pastes up the paper in its Campus
Center offices.
Albany Student Press;
Reading the Albany S t u d e n t
Press may be the only way you'll
k n o w w h a t ' s going o n at A l b a n y
S t a t e . Published twice weekly and
funded by m a n d a t o r y s t u d e n t tax,
the ASP covers all areas of c a m p u s
activity as well as m a n y off campus events.
T h e news d e p a r t m e n t of the
paper covers c a m p u s events ranging from an A r t h u r Schlesinger
lecture to a s t u d e n t sit-in. While
the d e p a r t m e n t ' s first responsibility is U) r e p o r t c a m p u s events, it
does cover off-campus activities,
a u g m e n t e d by the growing city
news d e p a r t m e n t . Legislative decisions that effect the SUNY
system, the draft laws, the voting
laws, and a n y t h i n g else effecting
the Albany s t u d e n t is included in
the paper's news coverage. T h e
ASP adds to its own staff reporting through its m e m b e r s h i p in the
Associated Press and t h e College
Press Service.
Human interest
stories and articles requiring research and in-depth work fall in
the area of features. Articles
about work being d o n e within the
university on geriatrics t o the
many facets of the university library have been included within
the features pages. O p p o r t u n i t i e s
for the publication of personal
studies of i m p o r t a n t events often
fall into the features s p h e r e , especially in regard to investigative
work d o n e by i n d e p e n d e n t report-
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Albany S l a t e has no courses in
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the Albany Student Press and
WSUA, this could prove t o he
quite a p r o b l e m . For the Albany
s t u d e n t who is interested in j o u r
iiiilisin this could also prove to lie
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C o m p l e t e l y s t u d e n t o w n e d and o p e r a t e d , WSUA has given h u n d r e d s
of Albany s t u d e n t s an o p p o r t u n i t y t o learn of all facets of
b r o a d c a s t i n g ; news reporting, engineering, a n n o u n c i n g , advertising,
and radio station o p e r a t i o n s . N u m e r o u s alumni and c u r r e n t m e m b e r s
have gone on to professional e m p l o y m e n t in the Albany area a n d
WSUA ( l o c a t e d at 6 4 0 AM) programs " p r o g r e s s i v e " or " u n d e r g r o u n d " m u s i c , with a heavy emphasis on c a m p u s and s t u d e n t related
news. T h e station has also exclusively b r o a d c a s t e d all h o m e and a w a y
G r e a t D a n e Basketball a n d F o o t b a l l games and covers m o s t o t h e r
university s p o r t s . Over tlic years WSUA has b r o a d c a s t speeches b y
William Kunstler, A b b i e Hoffman, J e r r y R u b i n , Michael H a r r i n g t o n ,
and o t h e r n o t e d p e o p l e t o s t u d e n t s unable to a t t e n d t h e events in
Information to the Community
Area newspaper and radio personnel are being recruited to eon
duel the sessions that hopefully
will be given this fall. A t t e n d a n c e
nl the sessions will he voluntary
for all those on c a m p u s interested
in the facets of journalism. Topics
lo be covered will range from
pointers on news writing lo advertising and the actual physical
m a k e u p of a newspaper. S t u d e n t s
interested in working on the ASP
and WSUA are particularly urged
to a t t e n d .
M e m b e r s of t h e A l b a n y faculty
unci staff, and m e m b e r s of local
media, including the Associated
Press Bureau in Albany, have
evinced an interest to help structure and c o n d u c t the sessions that
might prove to be a precursor to
an actuaJ accredited course series
in journalism in the neur future.
ers on c a m p u s . A relatively y o u n g
d e p a r t m e n t w i t h i n the paper, its
T o deal with t h e city of Albany,
the ASP recently began its city
d e p a r t m e n t . L o c a t e d so close to
the state capital and having dormitories and g r a d u a t e classes within
the city plus the growth of numbers of off-campus s t u d e n t s m o r e
than necessitates the coverage of
city news. While the d e p a r t m e n t is
presently a small one, it has und e r t a k e n some large assignments
including a three-page special on
the now infamous Albany S o u t h
Mall Project. Hopefully, more articles on this and o t h e r cityrelated topics will come this year
with a larger staff.
T h e sports d e p a r t m e n t covers all
the major university sports events
including football, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, tennis,
s w i m m i n g , track, cross c o u n t r y ,
wresting, and just about all else.
Coverage is also allotted t o the
growing w o m e n ' s athletic aclivities.
Arts on c a m p u s are rapidly
growing and well-handled by the
arts staff. T h e university art gallery's features frequently are publicized by the staff, as are the
university's m a n y fine theater and
musical p r o d u c t i o n s and m a n y
area arts events. Regular features
are record and movie reviews
which are particularly aimed at
interesting m a n y different preferences. Large universiy p r o d u c t i o n s
are often previewed by the arts
A new and p o p u l a r feature of
last year's p a p e r were c o l u m n s ,
m a n y different perspectives) and
the p r o b l e m of Soviet Jewry. This
d e p a r t m e n t provided space for
those on the left, the right, the
middle, (hose with an ax* to grind
or a point to m a k e , t o present
their cases.
Of course advertising is t h e
b a c k b o n e of the paper, and on
and off c a m p u s businesses place
ads in the ASP. Classifieds for
those looking for housing or simply a k i t t e n , are also available.
Since the paper is a public service,
a grafitti
meetings, lectures, etc., provides
space w i t h o u t charge for groups.
These are all often great aids to
readers in finding needed services
in this area.
In o r d e r lo m a k e the papervisually interesting and creative, a variety of art work is used. T h e
graphics d e p a r t m e n t is often called u p o n to enliven a page with its
talent. C a r t o o n s are also a regular
feature of the paper.
All papers have an o p i n i o n , and
the Albany S t u d e n t Press has an
editorial s e c t i o n , c o m p l e t e with
" c o m m u n i c a t i o n s " (letters t o the
A n y o n e may have his ideas p u b lished in this section. Since every
paper also has a function t o entertain and to reveal through comedy, the ASP has c a r t o o n s dealing
with on c a m p u s a n d national
Behind the whole p r o d u c t i o n
is the technical d e p a r t m e n t which
makes the paper a reality. This
d e p a r t m e n t does the actual physical m a k e u p of the newspaper. T h e
stories are t y p e d , proofread, corrected, pasted up on the pages and
straightened in o u r Campus Center offices by the technical staff.
T h e entire paper needs interested people for writing, research,
selling advertising, pasting u p , etc.
Just d r o p by the ASP offices in
the C a m p u s C e n t e r !(26 or fill o u t
our c o u p o n .
Put this all together in a 12, 1(1
or 20 page tabloid size paper
coming o u t twice a week, label it
the Albany S t u d e n t Press, read it,
and m a y b e even work for it, and
how could you n o t know w h a t ' s
happening at Albany State?
Election Day is always hectic at the s t a t i o n . WSUA has covered
h e a d q u a r t e r s in Albany a n d New York City with an emphasis on races
not given coverage by o t h e r media in t h e Capital District. M e m b e r s of
WSUA are looking forward to the 1972 Presidential election. Despite
Ihi' e n o r m o u s a m o u n t of planning and hard work the experience is
most rewarding and also a lot of fun.
WSUA broadcasts 21 h o u r s a day, everyday the d o r m s are open. T h e
record collection consists of over fi.'IOO albums and o n e of the b e s t
'oldies' collection in the c o u n t r y . . . o v e r 1 1,r>00 titles. Musically,
WSUA a t t e m p t s i o reflect the taste of the majority of listeners, b u t
with a t t e n t i o n in o t h e r areas...jazz, folk, r h y t h m and blues, and the
all—request " S a t u r d a y Night of G o l d . "
Radio has gained in p o p u l a r i t y over tile last few years especially
among Ihe sixteen to twenty-five year age bracket. Most colleges n o w
have s l u d e n l radio s t a t i o n s . T h o u s a n d s m o r e s t u d e n t s are b e c o m i n g
involved in radio as a h o b b y , as a v o c a t i o n , and as a science. R a d i o
provides i n s t a n t a n e o u s c o m m u n i c a t i o n and can be an influence for
social change in this c o u n t r y . T h r o u g h WSUA and hopefully a greatly
needed School of Mass C o m m u n i c a t i o n at this University, a s t u d e n t
will he able to d e v e l o p his talents in this valuable and powerful
Although there isn't at this time such a school, t h e r e are n u m e r o u s
which lend themselves t o this area of social science. Various
d e p a r t m e n t s have courses which are applicable lo any interested
s t u d e n t . As far as technical e x p e r i e n c e is c o n c e r n e d , you can learn a
lot about engineering at WSUA with little previous experience. All t h a t
is needed is the willingness to learn. As a service t o the s t u d e n t s of
Albany S t a t e , WSUA has k e p t resident listeners informed quickly
especially when the o t h e r radio and television s t a t i o n s were ignoring
them. T h e s t a t i o n a t t e m p t s l o be a professional operation with a
direct appeal to Albany S t a t e s t u d e n t s .
Also in the near future hopefully is W S U A - F M . This has been a goal
for both station m e m b e r s and listeners for m a n y years. With hard
working responsible people involved this can b e c o m e a reality.
During y o u r s u m m e r planning conference, feel free to d r o p by the
WSUA s t u d i o s (on t h e third floor of the C a m p u s Center).
If you think you may he interested in joining WSUA w h e n you
return this fall, the station would be very interested in having y o u .
T h e staff is very large, b u t there is always a need Tor new people with
talent and the willingness to w o r k .
l o r more info, fill out & send lo WSUA, CC 316, 1400 Washington
Ave, Albany, NY. I220.V
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31st. The hours will be posted,
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and all business is conducted in
2nd to September 7th. Books
the Assembly Hall, which is on
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to be sold will be collected
from August 29th until August
Center — right off the Fireside
This book sale is run by students for the benefit of students. Sponsored by Campus
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CommunicationYour Right
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T h e value of a s t u d e n t newspaper lies largely in that
it is a student
Arab Students Club
v e n t u r e . M a n d a t o r y tax s u p p o r t s the
Social Political Cultural Group
and since only s t u d e n t s pay
this assessment, o u r responsibility is solely t o the
s t u d e n t s . We are not hindered by publisher control,
nor by c o n t r o l of University a d m i n i s t r a t o r s . We are
o u r own editors.
N o one censors any A SI' article; o u r main limitation
is space. However, we d o aim for integrity, h o n e s t y ,
and fairness in reporting. A real c o m m i t t m e n t has
been made by the staff in presenting an objective
reporting of the news to the university c o m m u m i t y ,
and of informing the c o m m u n i t y of all the facts.
All our writing is d o n e by s t u d e n t s . O u r technical
staff and even o u r secretary are s t u d e n t
Members of the S t u d e n t Association are, in s h o r t ,
everything. Without them, there would be no.-l.S7'. If
writing t o tech
help, in any
t o selling advertising space,
come on up to the C a m p u s Center and make yourself
k n o w n . It is your
paper, and only w h a t von make it.
The Right to C o m m u n i c a t e is no privilege; it is a
rffj/kuty Student Pieto,
The Albany Student Press is published twice
during the academic year (except during recesses) by
the Student
of the State University
New York at Albany.
The Student
located in Campus Center 34h at 140(1
York I22IU.
price is $ 7. till per year or $4.0(1 per semester.
class mailing permit
The ASP assumes no responsibility
expressed in its columns or communications
as such
opinions do not necessurilv reflect the views of the
Staff for this special issue:
Carol Hughes
Jon Guttman
Jeff Rodgers
Linda Waters
T o m Clingan
Bob Warner
Vicki Zeldin
Anita T h a y e r
Aralynn Abare
J . S . Flavin
Tom Rhodes
Mike Lamport
Roy Lewis
Joel Lustig
The Albany
Press is heated
Center Room 326 of the State University
of New
York at Albany. Our phones are 45 7 2190-2194.
were founded
in I'JItt by the Class of 1'llH and are
through the mandatory
student activities
of the Student
is determined
by the
Editor-InChief Communications
are limited to 3(1(1 words and
are subject to editing.
'Non-Student View of Albany'
by Jack L S c h w a r t z
An ASP Column
Welcome to Vanilla U. I was asked to write this
because the ASP wants to show that it can tolerate a
few uncensored opinions, once in a while.
During o r i e n t a t i o n , new s t u d e n t s are toid t h a t
here at State o n e learns how to
" t h i n k for
himself," "find the t r u t h , " and "learn how to deal
with the great p r o b l e m s facing s o c i e t y . " Y o u
probably d o n ' t believe it either; if you do, you
w o n ' t by the end of the year. T h e university is here
t o m a k e all of you ; n t o passive, ignorant, conforming cogs in America's death machines. Look at the
courses offered; very few will give a critical view of
this c o u n t r y , and none will be geared to teaching
you h o w t o act o n t h e power s t r u c t u r e of America
in any meaningful way. T h e Board of Trustees are
bankers and real estate people— they certainly
a r e n ' t going to allow free and critical t h o u g h t that
will lead to attacks on the real causes of pollution,
poverty, war, and repression, because t h e y ' r e t h e
cause! T h e Administration even pulled the date of
finals back a few weeks, so t h a t you have t o m a k e
the choice b e t w e e n joining the annual Spring
antiwar offensive or s t u d y i n g for finals.
In the past few years, I found a handful of d e c e n t
courses and faculty t o study with, so I chose the
d e p a r t m e n t with the fewest required courses, and I
take a lot of " i n d e p e n d e n t s t u d y . " Ask y o u r advisor
a b o u t that, o t h e r w i s e they w o n ' t tell you.
So m u c h for the b u m m e r end of things. We have a
s t u d e n t g o v e r n m e n t t o provide things like t h e a t r e
and music programs, which are usually good. T h e
$•100,000.00 revenue from s t u d e n t activity fees is
spent by t h e Central Council, which meets every
week in t h e C a m p u s Center, and this year the group
looks like t h e m o s t responsive b u n c h of n u t s t h e
school ever elected. In c o m m u n i c a t i o n s , the c a m p u s
has this thing, which usually gives the m o d e r a t e ,
bullshit political edge to its news and c u l t u r e
articles, both local and national. And t h e r e is
WSUA-AM, which you w o n ' t listen t o if you have
an FM radio so you can hear WRPI from T r o y . T h e
news on b o t h s t a t i o n s is t h e usual right-wing
newswire, and neither station, as y e t , h a s been
responsive to the w a n t s of the c o m m u n i t y . On T V ,
we get Channel 17 for some good non-commercial
You will find that t h e finest people on c a m p u s are
the custodial staff, the mailroom people, and the
bus drivers; get to k n o w these p e o p l e , you may
learn h o w m u c h we have in c o m m o n with nonstudents.
T h e last thing that I have to say a b o u t the c a m p u s
is p r e t t y obvious. In fact, if I wasn't paid by the
inch, I p r o b a b l y w o u l d n ' t write a b o u t it. This place
in a prison. Look a r o u n d y o u ; it all looks the same.
right? It actually looks worse than real prisons. You
c a n ' t walk from o n e place to a n o t h e r by way of u
straight line— they built it t o screw up our minds,
T h e y build frustration into it— if you want to walk
on the grass, or even see a tree thai isn't in a
ridiculous c o n c r e t e p o t , y o u have to walk off the
p o d i u m . Even t h e g o d d a m n grass is planted symme
trically. Last year we h a d the highest rale of
flunk-outs and d r o p - o u t s in the school's history, and
t h a t ' s good. Because the q u i c k e r you vnn free
yourself from t h e m e n t a l straight jack el that this
place p u t s you i n t o , the b e t t e r il is for all of us
Besides, after four years you won't get .1 joti
a n y h o w ; and you can get a real-live diploma from
• the Yippies in New York City.Big deal.
T h e City of A l b a n y , at first sight, is pretl>
nauseating. S o m e of the prettiest architecture in tinc o u n t r y has been allowed t o rot. T h e government is
run by a bi-partisan m a c h i n e t h a t has kept power hy
such tactics as paying $ 5 . 0 0 a vote. The ruling
clique is c o m p r i s e d of Rockefeller, Mayor Corning,
and D e m o c r a t i c C o u n t y C h a i r m a n Dan O'Connell,
and is p r o t e c t e d by a judge n a m e d T e p p e d i n o and a
large, ignorant, and viscious police force. Fur
i n t i m i d a t i o n p u r p o s e s , t h e large building next to tinc a m p u s on the S t a t e Quad side is the new State
Police barracks and training center. C o over and ivsk
for a t o u r of t h e place.
F o r recreation in t h e area, y o u can split up to tin1
M o h a w k c a m p u s . C a m p Dippikill, or Thatcher State
In d o w n t o w n Albany, Washington Park is :i good
place to relax, e x c e p t t h a t q u i t e a few of the
" f r e a k s " t h e r e are n a r c o t i c s agents. T h e park is the
c e n t e r of t h e y o u t h g h e t t o , a n d further downtown
are t h e black and p o o r w h i l e g h e t t o areas Those
n e i g h b o r h o o d s serve m a base for a number uf
c o m m u n i t y service, new left, a n d self-determination
projects and activities. T h e r e are a number of
c o m m u n i t y n e w s p a p e r s , a m o n g t h e m T h e Liberator,
a bluck c o m m u n i t y n e w s - a n d - c o m m e n t a r y paper, and
S w e e t Fire, a p a p e r m y friends p u t out, which is ;i
nifty u n d e r g r o u n d p a p e r t h a t provides all kinds uf
useful i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t no o n e else will print. There
are t w o food co-ops which sell non-profit, mm
plastic food, a n d the Dove Street co-op holds
" p e o p l e ' s f e a s t s " every t w o weeks. Pete Jones' "Our
P l a c e " serves free breakfasts t o t h e kids in the South
End g h e t t o . F o r aid in p r o b l e m s like lousy drugs,
medical needs, and nice p e o p l e to talk you nul <>]
being depressed, Refer S w i t c h b o a r d is at .-KM-1202,
T h e P u e r t o Rican r e v o l u t i o n a r y group PROLE has
an office o n Dutch Q u a d , a n d in the Unitarian
Church o n Washington Avenue the Cay Liberation
F r o n t holds weekly meetings and plans attacks on
the sexist i n s t i t u t i o n s of t h e city. T h e People's
R e c o r d Co-op will be in o p e r a t i o n again in I he fall.
selling non-profit a l b u m s ; t h e S U N Y A Day Care
Center is o p e r a t i n g o n A l u m n i Q u a d ; and there is .1
strong High School S t u d e n t Union organizing in the
Tri-Cities area.
T h e r e is also a varied a s s o r t m e n t of radicals,
organizers, Yippies, and freaks w h o plan events like
strikes, p r o t e s t m a r c h e s , leach-ins, sit-ins, and major
assaults like last year's W o m e n ' s Liherahon Front
protest at t h e S U N Y A infirmary, demanding birth
control and a b o r t i o n aid, the attack on the Firs!
Trust bank in d o w n t o w n A l b a n y , a major eunlrae
tor and financer of t h e S o u t h Mall fiasco, and the
Tri-Citk's c o n t i n g e n t to Washington
D.C on
All of the above activities and projects need
volunteer help, and a n y o n e w h o would like to
organize s o m e t h i n g is w e l c o m e to discuss ideas with
the people in the political groups working in the
area. F o r i n f o r m a t i o n o n a n y t h i n g , call Kt'fi'i
S w i t c h b o a r d or d r o p a n o t e to Sweet Fire at Box
:U1-EE, S U N Y A p o s t office. All Power 10 the
People. Life Power to the C o u n t e r Culture
Mr. Schwartz in a nonior at State, a Central Council
reporter, and pant resident of the Albany
Prison, Anything
anyone I fit:, y o n about him is "
nlanderoun lie and probably true.
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groups on campus.
at informing
leading us to
these are not to be considered
and social thought
to our request,
of ideals, beliefs, and
here at Albany.
did not respond
They are aimed
of the variety
For this
the whole
Am Yisrael
Jewish Awareness
by David S u r o w i t z
Am Yisrael was formed because of disillusionm e n t , n o t only with liberal institutions and an
America plagued by violence, b u t also with the
social m o v e m e n t s in which y o u n g Jews once invested their energies, including Black Nationalism and a
New Left that has t u r n e d anti-Semitic.
T h e Arab S t u d e n t s C l u b (ASC) is a v o l u n t a r y
organization which is formed by the s t u d e n t s from
all countries of t h e A r a b World. A l t h o u g h the c l u b ' s
constitution does not restrict m e m b e r s h i p to those
w h o speak Arabic, the present m e m b e r s h i p h a p p e n s
to be so. T h e c l u b is n o t c o m m i t t e d t o certain
political ideology; and, although its m e m b e r s participate in many political debates, the club conceives
of itself as a social-cultural organization.
c l u b ' s major c o n c e r n with this l a t t e r aspect t h a t
c r e a t e d a m i s c o n c e p t i o n in the m i n d s of s o m e
p e o p l e on c a m p u s t h a t t h e c l u b is a " p o l i t i c a l "
organization. Recognizing t h a t being political is b y
no m e a n s a curse, it is to be n o t e d t h a t the m a i n
reason for such m i s c o n c e p t i o n , a m o n g o t h e r s , is t h e
p r o m i n e n c e of t h e Palestinian—Israeli p r o b l e m in
world affairs and the c o n s e q u e n t obligation on t h e
club t o clarify the Palestinian A r a b p o i n t of view.
T h e aims a n d p u r p o s e s of the ( A S C ) r e l a t e t o its
members, the A r a b c o m m u n i t y in the area, fellow
students, and the American c o m m u n i t y at large. T o
the Arab s t u d e n t s , the club serves as a framework
for cooperation and cultural e x c h a n g e with the h o s t
c o u n t r y as well as a means of personal a d a p t a t i o n .
To the Arab c o m m u n i t y in the area, the c l u b serves
as a channel of recreation and as an aid in preserving
the elements of Arab culture a m o n g the Arab
c o m m u n i t y . T o fellow s t u d e n t s and the h o s t comm u n i t y , the club serves as a bridge b e t w e e n the
Arab peoples on the o n e hand and the s t u d e n t s and
the c o m m u n i t y on the other. In this latter aspect
the club aims at the honest portrayal of Arab
civilization in general \w\f\ the d y n a m i c s a n d p r o b lems of m o d e m Arab society in particular. It is the
Ail this is t o say t h a t t h e activities of t h e c l u b are
n o t mainly " p o l i t i c a l " such as t h e lectures and
d e b a t e s o n the Palestinian question b u t also they
include such social and cultural activities as t h e
annual r e c e p t i o n , the Arabian dinner, and t h e
Arabian night, in addition t o participation in s o m e
social and cultural activities with t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l
C e n t e r a n d the International S t u d e n t Association,
e.g., as in the cases of the I n t e r n a t i o n a l dinner and
the International d a n c e .
Finally, the ASC is o n e of the m a n y Arab clubs all
over the U.S., and il c o o p e r a t e s with t h e m as well as
with the Organization for Arab S t u d e n t s in the U.S.
and C a n a d a t o achieve m o r e c o o p e r a t i o n a n d
" T h e N i x o n years have been all that they promised t o be, years of intolerance, fear, hatred, a n d
d f i n o g o g u e r y , " says M. J. Rosenberg, founder of
Am Yisrael two years ago.
" S o now we y o u n g J e w s will look only t o
ourselves and to o u r o w n p e o p l e . "
Our activities include dissemination of pro -Israel
p r o p a g a n d a both within mid without the organiza
lion and bringing an awareness of iMiieli cull tire on
c a m p u s , for e x a m p l e , Israeli dancing
Young, People's Socialist League
Through Socialism
by David Kopilow
The Young People's Socialist League is the y o u t h
section ol I he Socialist Party; the d e m o c r a t i c
socialist party of Eugene Debs, N o r m a n T h o m a s ,
Bayard Kuslin, and Michael Harrington, We are the
Albany c h a p t e r of a national organization dedicated
to building a society at the service of h u m a n needs.
We believe that a great step toward the realization
of h u m a n p o t e n t i a l can be m a d e through the social
ownership of the means of p r o d u c t i o n and dislri
bulion. C o n s e q u e n t l y the YPKL rejects all concept
ions of minority rule such as capitalism and com
munism, and believes that the voluntary, conscious
participation of the people is the only way to the
society it seeks
We st and;
For a new, broadly based, d e m o c r a t i c American
radicalism a d y n a m i c coalition of labor, minority
groups, liberals, and y o u n g people, united in a
c o m m o n struggle for basic e c o n o m i c and political
change This coalition, by effectively transforming
the Democratic Party through the elimination of its
Dixiecrat e l e m e n t s , can provide the mass base for a
m o v e m e n t of the d e m o c r a t i c left.
For d e m o c r a t i c control or the means of pro
d u c t i o n and distribution
fully d e m o c r a t i c and
rational social planning, based 011 need rather than
In opposition to all forms ol discrimination on
the basis of race, religion, and sex. T h e YPSL
believes that the struggle to r o o t o u t bigotry in our
social life must go hand in hand with the struggle
against e c o n o m i c inequality.
- In support of militant, d e m o c r a t i c trade unionism. We believe t h a t Ihe millions of workers
constituting the American labor m o v e m e n t represent a progressive social force of unequaled strength,
- In opposition to capitalism and c o m m u n i s m , and
in s u p p o r t of all those struggling for d e m o c r a c y and
self-determination, We work to radically transform
American foreign policy, making principled antiC o m m u n i s m compatible with s u p p o r t of d e m o c r a t i c
forces snuggling lor freedom against right wing and
left-wing oppression.
In support of the International Socialist movement best exemplified by the mass, labor based
Social • Democratic
part ies of
( i e r m a n y , and Great Britain.
T h e YPSL works to build a majority m o v e m e n t of
the d e m o c r a t i c left in which y o u n g people join with
trade unionists, minority group m e m b e r s , and liberals
in building a new America, in c h a p t e r s t h r o u g h o u t
the c o u n t r y , YPSLs are working t o build t h a t
T h r o u g h activities such as F r o n t l a s b , a n o n - p a r t
isan voter registration project which registered over
I ()(),()()() people in California alone, in the Y o u t h
C o m m i t t e e for Peace and Democracy in the Middle
East, and organization that is mobilizing s t u d e n t
s u p p o r t for a Mideast peace s e t t l e m e n t t h a t will
preserve Israel's sovereignty and provide a foundation for the social and e c o n o m i c t r a n s f o r m a t i o n of
the entire region. In organizing s u p p o r t for union
struggles for economic ans social justice. In the
Moratorium C o m m i t t e e and Negotiation
where YPSLs have worked to maximize chances for
a s p e e d y end t o the war in S o u t h e a s t A sis. In
d e m o n s t r a t i o n s against the Soviet U n i o n ' s invasion
of Czechoslovakia and the brutal oppression of
Soviet J e w r y .
As we e n t e r the seventies, a decade of e n o r m o u s
challenges and o p p o r t u n i t i e s , we urge all y o u n g
people c o m m i t t e d to social justice t o join the YPSL.
Choose Socialism.
New Democratic
Reform In System
by Hob Warner
T h e New Democratic Coalition (NDC) is an
extension of the 1968 Coalition for a D e m o c r a t i c
Alternative, now defunct, which was Eugene McC a r t h y ' s campaign base for the Presidency. T h e
organization, which is nominally within the Democratic parly though n o t officially, formed because
of the Vietnam War, t h e u n r e s p o n s i v e n e s s of either
major political p a r t y and because America is in need
of radical reform.
NDC believes t h a t the electoral process including
primaries and c o n v e s n l i o n s m u s t be entirely o p e n
and d e m o c r a t i c . T h o u g h such a d e m o c r a t i c process,
NDC hopes to s t o p American greed, waste and
e x p l o i t a t i o n at h o m e . T h e p o o r m u s t be housed,
c l o t h e d and e d u c a t e d to give thorn the dignity of
life; t h e blacks m u s t be given n o t o n l y equal
o p p o r t u n i t y b u t e x t r a help where they have been
disadvantaged for decades; the urban areas such us
New York City m u s t be made livable, i.e. mass
transit and natural resources.
NDC believes, t h o u g h , t h a t ut this stage In
A m e r i c a n history the best way to effect these
reforms is t h r o u g h the Democratic party. We feol
t h u l significant change can only come from the
party system b u t for the m o s t part, we give up any
h o p e t h a t the Republican party will ever be responsive to those w h o perhaps need m o r e g o v e r n m e n t
assistance and p r o t e c t i o n than others. T h u s , we
bunk our h o p e s in renovating the purty of Jefferson,
Wilson, a n d F r a n k l i n Roosevelt.
A S P p h o t o s by JOHN C H O W
Cla** of 1975
by Tony Haul
Admissions View
Summer Ploce To Shop
con venien tly loca ted
western avenue and fuller road
The State University of New
York at Albany received between
nine and ten thousand freshman
applications, and admitted into
the class of 1975 some 1500
students. This year's freshman
admissions were up over 11%
from last year.
Although an exact profile of
this year's freshman class was not
available at press time, Thomas
Flemming, Assistant Director of
Freshman Admissions, stated that
this year's class would probably
be academically comparable to
last year's entering class.
Resident students in the class
of 1974 had a high school average of 90.6. and were in the top
7% of their graduating class.
These students had a 91.2 Regents average and scored on the
average, about 226 on the Regents Scholarship Examination.
There will be fewer commuting students in this year's freshman class, about 200, which is a
decrease of close to 100 students. Commuters in last year's
entering class had a high school
average of 85 and were in the
top 14% of their high school
graduating class. These students
had a 84.5 Regents average and
Usually scored 201 out of a pos-
sible 300 on the Regents Scholarship Exam.
At press time, admission to
special programs like the Educational O p p o r t u n i t y
(EOP) were still uncertain due to
the budgetary situation of the
State University system. Applications for EOP were closed in
March after the university had
received more than one thousand
applications for the tentative
quota °f 300 students.
More than 4,000 students
applied for transfer admission to
Albany. Applications from students attending other SUNY institutions rose by 52% this year,
The transfer class will contain
800 students with the majority
of those admitted coming from
two year community colleges
within the state. The mean cumulative average of the admitted
transfers was about 3.0.
Due to a lack of staff and the
present large enrollments in the
Psychology and Sociology departments, no transfer students were
admitted to either of them this
Overall, the number of applications to Albany State reflects
an increase of 14.3 % over last
Co-op Offers Low Price Albums
Editor's Note: The following article was originally published in
the March 26, 1971 edition of the
Albany Student Press, and has
been changed only to update the
original information.
Have you ever wondered why
culty-Student Association forbidding the licensing of those
selling items sold in the
bookstore, the future of the co-op
seems set for the year.
It may be noted here that the
Bookstore makes slightly under a
dollar on each record they sell.
record albums
are so expensive?
It seems many
s t u d e n t s have
and some are getting together to
try and get a
non-profit record
co-op going on
campus. Think
it's impossible?
Well it might be,
but arrangements
have been made
and the "People's
Record Store"
has emerged in
the basement of
Anthony Hall on
State Quad.
Although there
many problems
"Conspiracy for
the People" is
selling many albums for a mere
$1.55. All " D "
Albums that would normally sell
for $3.57 in the bookstore will go
for $3.00 and "E's" for $3.50.
Stores similar to this one have
been set up on the Stony Brook
and Buffalo campuses and are
thriving. Despite initial problems
dealing with a Student Association contract with the Fa-
(Because of the absurd pricing in
tht' Bookstore it's probable that
more records are stolen than
bought there anyway.)
The Co-op people stressed that
although they still had to deal
with Capitalist companies and
Living cheaply and ""
enhancing community relation*
by J. Stephen Flavin
Eggs—grade A large, $.38 per dozen
distributers they were starting at
Bananas—$,04 each
Tomatoes—$.25 per pound
the lowest level to cut out profits
Strawberries—$.50 per quart
and serve the people.
Watermelon—$2 for a 27-35 lb. melon
"If students would get together
Potatoes—$.05 per pound
and organize their resources and
Oranges—$.04 each
potential they would realize that
Apples—$.04 each
... r
without that much effort they
people with better quality food
back to
could cut prices on all items they
blindly buy from stores making prices paid by members of the the people. The Co-Op is a way
Albany Community to the Food for people to get together and say
absurd profits." Co-Op, organized and operated by "NO!" to the stores that make a
The Food Co-op the members of the community profit from them.
Though the Co-Op is work odowntown was for their mutual benefit.
The Co-Op belongs to everyone riented, members of the comsighted as a
are invited to partake on
definite example
bility for keeping it going. Food Fridays evenings at the Presbytaof this.
Co-Ops make possible a savings of rian Church, 820 Madison AveThe students up to 50% in many produce items nue, 6:30 pm, in a "People's
also implied that by eliminating non-essential costs Feast." This social event allows
they felt FSA incurred between harvesting and everyone to sample the culinary
art of their neighbor. Each person
had entirely too marketing of produce.
The Food Co-Op, located at 111 brings a dish of food to feed 6-8
much power in
Donations are asked of
dec id ing what Dove Street, Albany, operates this
those not able to cook. However,
students do on way:
Itemized lists are dittoed off and "You can't eat the government's
this campus and
that if "We're picked up at the Co-Op storp
The Dove Street Food Co-Op, in
going to accept front, filled out and returned
that kind of shit either on Friday between pm, • its sixth month of operation, is
w i t h o u t or Saturday & Sunday between presently filling over 150 orders
1-6 pm. All orders are paid for in Iper week. Households are enestablishing our
advance. There is a 10% charge on Icouraged to order together to save
se1 f •
all orders to cover heat, light,
controlled in- electricity and rent for the store. time filling and bagging orders.
Food Co-Ops, because of the ecostitutions
The food is picked up on Tues- nomic advantages and community
combat our own
days between 1 1 am unci 8 pm.
'involvement, herald a new trend
exploitation we
All work done at the Co-Op is in consumer marketing. Withing a
were doomed to
colfew years and with the aid of
com plote dolet! the order forms, hag the computers, all marketing will be
mination from
orders, or pick up the produce done in this fashion. On campus
o r gan ifrom wholesalers. Since all orders residents are encouraged to inveszations."
are paid for in advance, the exact tigate means of procurring food
quantity is procurred from the through their own cooperative
So help support the record wholesalers. Thus, there is no
efforts; help and advice may be
co-op and gel yourself some good wastage, no spoilage. If all the
obtained from the existing food
music. The Co-op has a stock and members share in thw work by co-ops in Albany. As more people
can get the album of your choice volunteering a couple of hours a contribute their time, the list of
within two weeks by order. The week, the savings go directly to items available may be increased
store is open in the basement of themselves. Paid chasiers, deli- from the present 30 to approach
Anthony Hall.
veries, advertising, clerks, stock- those of a retail market.
boys, warehousemen, spoilage,
Many things are possible. More
and profit have been eliminated,
things are possible to more
thus, decreasing costs.
people, especially those with full
The Food Co-Op serves the bellies.
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Sports at Albany State
by Bob Zaremba
Albany State University prides itself in an excellent inter-collegiate and intra-collegiate sports program. The Albany sportsmen bear the nickname,
"Great Danes," and represent the school in colors of
purple and gold. The athletic affiliations of Albany
State include NCAA, ECAC, and IC4A.
As far as athletic facilities are concerned, the
physical education building provides seating for
2,800 in the main gymnasium and also houses an
enormous indoor swimming pool, with 240
mounted chairs in the balcony. Other facilities
include handball and squash courts, auxilliary gyms,
a dance studio, exercise rooms, class rooms, office
space, and locker areas.
Surrounding the building are 24 tennis courts, an
all-weather quarter-mile track, a football field, two
baseball diamonds, and several fields for soccer,
Albany State's basketball team has enjoyed a string of very good
seasons and hopes to continue them this year.
lacrosse, field hockey and Softball.
During this past academic year, State University at
Albany's 10 varsity teams posted a cumulative
1970-71 record of 84-39-2, by far the best in the
school's athletic history. Previously, the most wins
had been 65, acheived in each of the past two years.
Only two teums suffered losing seasons, while
wrestling (9-2), track and field (10-0), and lacrosse
(9-2) had their best records ever. Cross-country
(10-3) had its ninth straight winning campaign and
basketball (17-5) stretched its .500 or better string
to 16 years. Track, with its second successive
unbeaten spring, now has won 24 in a row, while
tennis finished 8-1 for a three-year mark of 28-2.
The five spring teams lost just 10 contests while
winning 43 and tying one.
Of course the big sports attraction of the 1970-71
season at Albany State was the inauguration of a
football club last fall. The Dane gridders, coached
by Robert Ford, chalked up a 2-4 record in their
maiden season, and will soon be in
preparation for their sophomore
campaign. An eight game schedule
has been announced for the 1971
squad who will open at home this
year against Utica college on
September 25th.
Home is where
the heart is.
\ Sometimes.
But what do you do when
that special place (or face)
is miles and miles away?
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Car discounts in Europe. On renting, buying or
Travelers Check discounts—Vz off on Thos. Cook
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In addition to the highly .successful Varsity sports program, the
University boasts a vast and highly
successful intramural program,
involving 22 activities, and close to
4,000 active participants.
The sports world at Albany is an
exciting and ever expanding one.
The ASP SPORTS urges you to
become a part of it. Lei's go
t h e Saratoga
arts c e n t e r
Peter Nero & Trio***
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B.J. Thomas**
Johnny Cash Show**
Tom Jones Show***
Tom Jones Show*
Mary Travels Show*
The Temptations*
David C'asskly Show****
Blood, Sweat & Tears*
Duke Ellington Show*
Burt Bacharach Show*
Laura Nyro*
Peggy Lee*
Pelula Clark Show*
Pres. Hall Jazz Band*
The Who*
Doc Seveiinsen Show*
The Carpenters*
Neil Diamond Show*
Judy Collins Show*
Lngelhert llumperdinck
l-'il'lh Dimension*
8/ .10
Pot'o & loin I'axlon*
8 Ml
I'llOII John'1
BUI Cosby Show*
Kiis Kiisiol'leison*
Bee Gee's**
Hobby Sherman Show** ** o/l 1
John Sebastian***
Show sturts at:
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The Saratoga Performing Arts
Center is located off Northway
Exit U N . In addition 0 the conc e r t s listed above. numerous
theater productions, fil 11 festivals.
and chamber music concerts are
offered throughout the summer.
Tickets may be obtained at the
Campus Center Information Desk
Ticketron outlet, or by calling
Student Government
The lecture center illustrates a problem apt to worsen this year, that of crowded classes. young
Off—Campus Recreation
Contrary to popular belief, not ing, softball and swimming in
all of SUNY at Albany is white, warm weather; plus tobaggoning,
nor is it all concrete, nor, as a sleigh riding and skating in winter.
matter of fact, is it all at Albany.
Swimming at Mohawk pool, oAbout ten miles north, just off pen during June, July and August,
route 87, sits Mohawk Campus, costs $.50 per day for a person
284 acres of SUNYA with not a with University ID. This fee entipillar in sight.
tles that person to bring one guest
The tract, purchased in 1965, at no additional cost. For any
guests, the cost is $.60
includes three homes, four barns,
an Olympic size pool, and a 40 per person. Season tickets are
acre lagoon. Charette House, the available to members of the Unicentral structure, includes a snack versity Community.
bar, dining area for 45 people, and
The charge for horseback riding
a fireplace lounge.
is $3.00 per hour per person with
Mohawk Campus provides for ID. The cost is the same for each
canoeing, boating, volleyball, guest. An hour of group instrucfootball, hayrides, horseback rid- tion costs$4.00 per person and
individual instruction costs $5.00
per hour. All horseback riding is
by reservation only.
Boats and canoes are available at
$.75 per hour per craft, and $2.00
per day to take a craft off the
property (by reservation only).
Sailboats and toboggans are available at $.75 per hour. During the
school year, however, sailboats are
available only to Sailing Club
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the school year, Mohawk Campus is open during the
day for general use. At night,
groups may book the facility for
social functions.
All reservations for Mohawk facilities and equipment are handled
by Fred Cook, Campus Center
137, 457-7600.
Conference Picnics
Three-day freshman conferences
will have a picnic at Mohawk on
the second day of the conference. This function will serve
to acquaint students more fully
with the facility. At press time,
busses were to be scheduled to
leave for Mohawk at 3:15, 3:30,
4:15 and sometime shortly after
5. They are scheduled to return a
9:30 and 10 p.m.
Faculty will attend the picnics
and group discussions will form
one part of the event.
Other Off-Campus Facilities
Other off campus facilities include Camp Dippikill, a 748 acre
tract of land with a 24 acre lake,
located 75 miles north of Albany,
and Goodman Place, a large resort
home adjacent to Dippikill. For
more details, refer to Viewpoint
or contact Fred Cook, 4457-7600.
by Mike Lampert
President of Student Association
This year marks the adoption
of a new
Student Association Constitution. For the first
time, the President, Vice President, and all of the
Central Council members were directly elected.
Under the new Constitution, the President is
responsible for all executive and administrative
functions, the Council for all legislative. Both
branches will be setting up subordinate groups in
the fall, and any student is eligible for appointment
to these groups.
These groups will have to deal with a variety of
matters: with financial matters; with controlling
solicitations on campus; with coordinating academic
programming, communications, living area and religious groups; with the conduct of the athletic
program; with running elections and many other
In addition to this Student Association structure^
which is responsible for supervising over 60 clubs
and the expenditure of $400,000, students play an
important part in the governance of the university.
Each spring twenty-two undergraduates are elected members of the University Senate, a body of one
hundred people charged with making broad policy
decisions on educational policy and advising the
university administration on a number of other
The Senate is organized into nine subordinate
Councils, which do most of the work. These nine
Councils are: Undergraduate Academic, Student
Affairs, Research, Personnel Policies, Promotions
and Continuing Appointments, Education and Improvement, Library, University Evaluation and Improvement, and Graduate Academic. All of these
councils (except Graduate Academic) and all of the
Senate and Council committees have undergraduate
student members. These members are appointed
through the President of the Student Association.
Thus, if you are at all interested in student groups,
or in participating in determining the policies of the
university, Student Association is an avenue to
achieve these goals.
Tradition Present at
Changing University
by Tom Clingan
Any school founded 177 years
ago has tradition. The important
question is, how much has persisted until the present? Surprisingly
much has, though not as much as
at private schools, Albany State in
the last decade has grown tenfold,
which lessens any sense of tradition among both students and
faculty, most of whom are new to
the school. Alumni, who are normally the backbone of college
tradition, are generally inactive on
this campus. Though the Administration contains many long residents of Albany State, the men
generally running things are not
old SUNYA graduates, and as
such are not familiar with the
schools traditions. Nor are they
going to force tradition on
anyone. The average student dis-
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plays the attitude that he couldn't
care less about tradition, anyway.
Tradition survives in peculiar
ways. One is through institutions,
such as MYSKANIA, a group of
about 13 members of the Junior
class elected by the students. Now
only an honorary, it started in
1917 as the student government.
This traditional group now has
official functions only in other
traditions, such as Torch Night.
Torch Night is a ceremony at
Graduation in which the graduating senior leaves his/her candle to
an underclassman. It's the logical
conclusion of the candlelight ceremony that the freshmen go
through soon after their arrival at
Albany State.
There are objects of tradition,
like Minerva, the plaster statue,
who is supposed to stand in the
Campus Center Lobby. Minerva
has Been around since at least
1888, and until recently was regarded as a meeting place ("meet
you at Minerva"). Another object
of tradition was Fraternity Rock
at Camp Dippikill, which has been
covered by undergrowth and lost
to posterity.
Events have perished in the
march of time, or have been transformed. Thus "Moving Up Day,"
when Juniors became Seniors for
a day, has evolved into Gentle
Thursday, a day of peace, and
There are new traditions, such as
Fountain Swimming, which have
become as strongly ingrained as
any traditional annual event. The
past ten years have wiped away
many of the old traditions, and
made others unpracticeable. But
the passing of these traditions
does not mean the end of tradition at Albany State; for new
traditions are replacing the old
day by day. Tradition is not what
it used to be, but then, Albany
State is not what it used to be.
The Stale Capitol Huilding. home of the New York Legislature, in
the heart of downtown Albany.
Despite recent controversy (including Grand Jury investigation),
the South Mall Project is still under construction, with an anticipated
completion now set for 1975 (S years late). It is the largest- and most
expensive construction project in the world.
The area between the Capitol and Washington Park houses many
people attempting to keep up these houses as private homes rather
than as apartments.
A tranquil winter spot in
Albany's Washington Park, near
Draper Hall. The park is used
primarily by college students
living in nearby apartments,
older people, and some children. The snow is also a constant
Busses are the major method of transportation to and from
Albany. Every student rides them at one stage or another in his or her
college career; in Albany, the worst part of the journey is the hike
from the bus station to the dormitories.
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