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Mass Media (Newspaper) - June 24, 1986, Boston, Massachusetts THE MASS MEDIA Volume 21 Issue 1 Glass of salutes a Place to le by Barbara M Clancy When they came on stage to get their degrees they were carrying everything from a 28dayold baby boy to a glass of champagne And as Richard A Freeland dean of the College of Arts and Sciences said as he presented CASs share of the graduates they have strug gled they have persevered they have suc and today they come before you in triumph The members of the class of 1986 graduated Saturday May 31 in a ceremony at the Harbor Campus Atten ding were more than friends and family members who filled the plaza and lined the catwalks and stairways for an elevated view What 18th commence ment lacked in pomp and circumstance speakers were occasionally drowned out by the roar of jets coming in to Logan In Airport or by cheers from the audience it made up in exuberance and gratitude as not only students but ty athletes and the school itself received Two of graduates team up for a mortarboard message ovations at the 18th commencement More than family members There were cheers for nine retiring faculty and friends were on hand to celebrate with the Class of 1986 in a faculty members seven of whom were pre held onthe Harbor Campus plaza Saturday May 31 sent at the ceremony and for the faculty itself many of whom were on stage in showy academic regalia The womens track team which this year became the American track history to win both indoor and outdoor national championships a stan ding ovation Founded only years ago the Division III team produced ten this year said Corrigan itself noted David C Knapp president of the University of Massachusetts is young but growing fast and still represents democracy and pro mise to the cities and towns it serves Knapp said he flew from New York to Boston last winter Taking off he saw the Statue of Liberty and as his plane came in over Dorchester he saw the Harbor Campus I was struck by the he said Here in Boston stood a symbol of opportunity for another group in another society You who receive degrees today are a human expression of a social ideal a demonstration that the American dream lives on as it did in the Commencement speaker Rep John Joseph Moakley recalled from his South Boston boyhood that what is now the Harbor Campus used to be a city dump But from the waste and he said has sprung an educational tion that has clearly become superior and nationally renowned for its innova tion its accessibility and its diverse cur Nevertheless there was more to the to page 6 Senate is seated The 198687 Student Senate was seated by Chancellor Robert A Corrigan on June 2 The seating which took place in the Chancellors conference room was ac with a minimum of ceremony with Corrigan merely declaring the Senate officially seated and then departed ABbut threefourths of the senates 40 voting members were there for at least some part of this first meeting of the 198687 session The Senate immediately set about electing its officials Speaker Associate Speaker and chairpersons of its committees Nominated for Speaker of the Senate were Billy Taylor David Cummings Barry Mark and former Speaker Thomas who declined the nomina ion McGonagle then introduced a mo tion stipulating a runoff between the two top in case no one candidate obtained a majority of the votes The mo tion was passed Mark won the Speakers seat in the first vote and received a thundering ovation from all in the room A motion was then passed to applaud McGonagle After his ovation remarked Its been a gruel ing do my utmost to help the Nominated for Associate Speaker were Billy Taylor Robert Means Jeff and Katerina J Hyatt who declined the nomination Means was elected and immediately asked that his fellow senators let him know if he becomes remiss in any it goes too Several of the chairpersons of yews Senate did not hold regular committee meetings or con attend fwU meetings of V I I WS The undergraduate Student Senate formally seated by Chancellor Robert A Corrigan gets down to business at its first meeting of the 198687 academic year Running for Chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee were Wayne Miller and Jeff Krumrine Miller who as a member of last years Budget and Finance Committee earned a reputation competence and hard work was elected at its new chairperson As head of the committee which controls funding for much of the programs and activities on campus the Budget and Finance Chair it as the most powerful position in the Senate next to the Speaker In a runoff election far the Chair of the Student Organisations Com Anthony Imperioso waj elected in favor of Formerly the nominal Chair of that Taylor had made several roing decisions in his position as the head of Student Events the inclu sion of the film in the UMB Spr ing Film Swies A runoff was held for the Chair of the Community Action Programs Committee between Dolan the former son of and Colleen Lopes Dolan was formally removed from his position at the head of the Community Action Committee by last years Senate at the request of members of the tee who complained that he was often unavailable to chair meetings Never Dolan tied with Lopes in the first runoff vote A former member of Dolans commit tee now no longer a Senator requested the Senates permission to address the Senate in order to give her assessment of to page 6 Graduates Day in the Day Across
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