A Clarkson Mosaic - page 459

Students have turned away from social issues. There is more in life than going out and pursuing trivia,
General Hospital
, and throwing up on your sweatshirt after the big hockey game. ... Politics is how you
live your life. How you strike that balance between your individual needs, your career, your education, and the
needs of the community.
Rubin responded by saying that the Yuppie generation had changed the country as no other
generation had changed it, and that a Yuppie would become president in 1988 or 1992.
Those institutions which didn't "provide Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) or
computer literacy programs for their students soon would find themselves out of step with
education." Those were the conclusions of the people attending the second annual Conference
on Microcomputers and the Learning Process hosted by Clarkson's Liberal Studies Center with
financial support provided by Zenith Radio Corporation and the Zenith Data Systems.
Participants included college and university professors in humanities, social sciences, sciences,
management, and computer science from across the country.
Its main focus was on how microcomputers are changing college teaching. Clarkson's
Technical Communications professor Dennis Horn described a survey he conducted among 603
Clarkson freshmen. His findings showed that the majority adapted easily to using Galahad, a
Clarkson-designed word processing system, and that it proved helpful in preparing homework
assignments and papers. Eight other discussions focussed on a variety of issues ranging from
computer literacy to computer music and graphics.
This work,
A Clarkson Mosaic
, was written with and published from camera-ready
pages prepared with Clarkson's own Galahad word processing program.
AIAA on Campus.
With the help of Ahmed Busnaina, professor in the mechanical and
industrial engineering department, Clarkson began a chapter of the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dedicated to advancing the technology of aeronautics,
astronautics, and hydronautics, as well as the arts and sciences, this organization was founded
in 1963. Fifty Clarkson students joined the organization, and in this first year wrote papers for
the AIAAs regional meeting in Buffalo; the chapter submitted three undergraduate and two
graduate papers to a competition at the regional meeting in Buffalo.
Clarkson's league record of 15-6-0 clinched third place for the ECAC quarterfinals in
March. Facing St. Lawrence on home ice, the Knights defeated the Larries 6-2 on Friday
evening and tied them 4-4 on Saturday, giving Clarkson the ticket to play Harvard in the
semifinals in Boston. There, the Knights lost 2-1 on a goal scored by Scott Fusco, the nation's
leading scorer with just 54 seconds left to play in the game. That gave them a season record of
15-6 in ECAC games, and 20-11-3 overall.
Dave Fretz: All-American.
Clarkson's all-star defenseman, Dave Fretz, capped his brilliant
hockey career with two more honors: he was named to the NCAA All-American team, and the
National Division I All-American team. By these honors, he became the ninth two-time All-
American, and the 29th All-Star player at Clarkson.
An alternate captain in his senior year, Fretz had been honored earlier as a first-team
ECAC defenseman. He also was one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award
as collegiate hockey's top player. He finished his career with 102 points on 31 goals and 41
assists. He was an MIE major carrying a 3.34 GPA.
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