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OPENING

1-11

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

12-47

THEN & NOW

48-57

SPECIAL FEATURES

58-67

SPORTS

68-109

NORTHEASTERN EVENTS
110-117

GRADUATES

118-248

SENIOR CELEBRATION

257-304



Heading off in new directions
. . . that is what characterized
our five years at Northeast-
ern.

In September, 1985 we sat to-
gether to hear President Ry-
der welcome us to the school.
From that time on, the di-
rections each of us took var-
ied from student to student.
We all were moving toward a
common end, graduation, but
each of us chose a different
path to follow.

Some members of the class of
1990 chose to become active
in extracurricular activities,
others stuck to their studies
alone. Student activities were
important to some and others
were active in athletics. Many
also held down part-time jobs
during school.

As the way we spent our lei-
sure time varied, our academ-
ic and co-op experiences dif-
fered as well. The choices we
made determined the direc-
tions we headed in. These di-
rections differing from stu-
dent to student.

As we sat together in the Bos-
ton Garden in June, 1990, we
were preparing to head off in
different directions still . . .
out into the "real" world, to
make a name for ourselves, to
find a place for ourselves . . .



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/ive all you can; it's
a mistake not to. It
doesn't so much
matter what you do in
particular, so long as
you have had your life.
If you haven 't had that
what have you had?. . .
What one loses one
loses; make no
mistake about that. . .
The right time is any
time that one is still so
lucky as to have. . .
Live!

- Henry James



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If anyone advances
confidently in the
direction of his
dreams, and
endeavors to live the
life which he has
imagined, he will
meet with a success
unexpected in
common hours.

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continents and
worlds within you,
opening channels,
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education is an
admirable thing, but
it is well to
remember from time
to time that nothing
that is worth
knowing can be
taught.

- Oscar Wilde




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IVl ay you live all
the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift



Opening 9



President's Message



As members of the first class to graduate from Northeastern
during my presidency, you will always hold a special place in my
memory. I have watched you struggle with difficult tasks, learn
from the experience, mature through persistence, and triumph
• over the obstacles set before you;

As you Continue on the personal and career paths that your
undergraduate : years have begun, yon will become citizens of the
global village and you will confront issues of unprecedented
complexity; Our world's future depends on your generation's
willingness to respond to the challenges and opportunities ahead
with tenacity > ingenuity; arid integrity.

Reviewing -your accomplishments and your potential, I am
confident that ypu will answer that call. Whether as diplomats or
military officers, doctors orsocial workers, engineers or
entrepreneurs, educators or public servants, or any of the myriad
professions you ^ choose to enter, you will help maintain the
Uniteo; States as the land of freedom and opportunity. It will be
-with the greatest of pleasure and, satisfaction that?! watch you
Succeed in your; lives and your vocations as you have succeeded
here. ^ ' • , . ,-• . , , *

■ . My wafm congratulations jori; your past achievements and my best
wishes for your future prosperity go with you, c -



John A.. Curry;

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'resitipjit's Message



r resident's Interview



John A. Curry can boast a
relationship with Northeastern
University that spans
almost four decades. As a former
student, an educator, an
administrator, and a community
leader, John Curry has solidified
his commitment to Northeastern
and to academic
excellence by becoming its fifth
president this past year. The
Cauldron interviewed the new
president last fall shortly before
his inauguration. Below are
edited excerpts from our
discussion.

NU was once a "working
man's" school, where education
was affordable. Rising tuition
costs no longer make this true.
What steps are you taking to




make Northeastern a "working
man's" school again?
Northeastern is no longer a
working man 's school, because
we do compete with the other
notable educational institutions
of Boston, in terms of
comparable tuition and quality of
education. Tuition will certainly
increase in the coming years, but
education is an investment, and
it's worth must be evaluated in
terms of long-term salaries.

What improvements are being
made to make NU more
academically competitive? Curry
has a three part answer: 1. The
new library will be the largest
academic library in Boston. It
clearly demonstrates the
seriousness of purpose of the
administration. 2. Drawing in
new faculty "stars". 3. Erecting
new centers of research
excellence, such as the Center for
Digital Signal Processing.

Do you feel that dependence
of daytime, part-time faculty is
damaging to the student body? /
would like to see more
dependence on full-time faculty.
In order to accomplish this,
greater rewards and respect must
be given to faculty who can
perform in a superior teaching
and advisory capacity, rather
than to those who just do
research.

Should Northeastern continue
to adopt the quarter system? Is it
in the best interests of the
student? More investigation must
be undertaken, but I feel that the
trimester is the educational ideal.
I question the financial feasibility
of any other system at
Northeastern, as the Government
has made it clear that during
certain quarters, students would
be considered part-time, so that
they would not receive full
financial aid. In addition, there
would be fewer co-ops, which



endangers the value of that
program. I have an open mind on
this issue, but I still feel that the
trimester system is ideal.

Do you have plans, to
improve research facilities?
We're in the planning stages of
erecting a new engineering
research science complex that
will cost approximately $30 to
$40 million. I'm also trying to
convince the Board of Trustees to
tap into current reserves to
purchase much needed
equipment to keep up with the
corporations, and other facilities
in terms of modern equipment. I
would also like to allocate a
percentage of overhead funds,
received by the federal
government for pursuing
research, back to the faculty, so
that they may pursue other
research proposals.

What is the single most
important task facing your
administration? The challenge of
integrating quality education
with access (i.e. affordability), co-
op, and academic excellence in a
time where costs are soaring,
funds are lacking, and
enrollment population is
decreasing is the most important
task.

Have you found it difficult to
follow in Chancellor Ryder's
footsteps? Ryder was indeed a
tough act to follow, but I have
been trained well under his and
Dr. Knowles' administration.



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Xlie nunierpus student activities on
campus were an opportunity for our
classmates to Head Off in varying
directions, depending on their own
personalities/ .

Some members, of tine tlass .of 19?0 ,
chose to become very involved in spirit-
raising through involvement with Husky
Key, the Eep Band or the Cheerleadittg /
Squads; Others chose to join the Greek

: cdmmuhity and became sisters and

^brothers; at one of the various chapters;
There/ were: also some that were on the
*'dub" athletic teams. Still Othersjoined

•': the/ "awareness"groups such as ; SEA, .
SAND and STAR.
Our choices of which groups to become

• inyplyed^th we^ individual^ just as our

Choices of mafOTS, .andconcentrations ; ; .

: with^own^
inVSTyed to; a different iextent" i , ;
v Some members of our class were active

; : in more than one group. Some became
very involved in just one. For each of us

■■ student activities served a different ". ^
purpose and led :u$in;adifferentr
direction
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Norlheastern organ ized "leadership
'-■■';■■ retreats" for ali of the Student" - "... ;;

Qigahizatipns oft campus. These retreats :
: were run once: per quarter and open to all

student groupsv The purpose of the , J
■ rejreats was to help the leaders in areas ,.'•...;

such" as running .meetings, utilizing
.•'-<'• tesjoucies oft campus and organizing

fundraisers;. The retreat ;group$ were •". ■
; usually limited to 30 students and lasted
.. 'frorn Saturday mbrfting ioSuftday - ; i

afternoon. Retreatswere held at off-
'■■:•"' campus: retreat jocatidnsv-stteh as the ;;
. - Warren Center in Ashland and •
• "'. • Thorn^son'$. Island.rlrhese weekends, were

M v eosp^nsbrship i toong^groupsv s J -: ' -
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■ 'S^retreat/Cjrdups represented inciude .'.=
•'• the Husfey Key Society, Zeta Seta Tau^ . »
; . The Fenway Prbjectv.SEA, SAND, STAR,
%0 Polish Clu^^mhejst^ TB^ernaiional, Tan ;
*• Kappa EpsitonrModef UN -Club, Haitian
' • ;;Studeft$ Uaity, -and Cultural. Club and the'
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Pictured: Cathleen
Callaghan, Peter Dupre, Bob
Escowitz, Will Brown,
Nathan Rollins, Monica
Keiser, Robert Hopp,
Jennifer Leach, Aga Kokar,
Britt Kleiman, Christine
Leah, Andrew Fintzel, Ewa
Machal, Tom Kane, Brooks
Singer, Marc Maxi, Jean
Lucien, Mustapha Hout, Jill
Butler, Lisa Morris, Lisa
Fiore, Lisa Kozlowski,
Sherry Norman and
Maureen Houghton.
Photo: Cathy Callaghan



Below: Student leaders at
the Spring '89 retreat take a
break for volleyball.
Photo: Cathy Callaghan





14 Student Activities





Left: Members of the National
Black Student Association and
Northeastern University
Alternative Lifestyles group
participated in talks.

Lower left corner: Deborah
Edwards, President SGA, led the
open discussions at the retreat.

Lower right: Other leaders from
Students toward Animal Rights
and the Downhill Ski Club were
also involved in the retreat.
Photos: John Hamacher



Top left: Student
leaders gathered at the
Warren Center to
promote unity.

Lower left: The retreat
wrapped up with the
leaders exchanging
farewell wishes.
Photos: John Hamacher



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ji the Summer of '89,, the Student

• Government $ssbciation organized a . • >

leadership retreat for all the student groups

on campus. This Was a one-day retreat: held
'> ^OlfeWarrert Center in Ashland beginning

eat ly! in thS nibrnihg and wrapping up in .

,'the late after^b^h. The. purpose was to have
' open discussion among student leaders on
, topics such as cfospbnsorship,, programming;
: tand Advertising. The hope. Was. to .;■■■■

strengthen the student activities at ••■'

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' JT TSstvrftan Orientation week included '-an- :
'.;■■'. Evening atthe Ell" coordinated by John ;■
Hamacher and. Sandra Major; The rooms
oh the second, third arid fourth floors of :
the Ell Student' Center were assigned to
.numerous student .groups: who were
registered to attend: The purpose was to
give fresh men.the •opportunity: to meet
na^bers^f#fe ; different organizations:^;
The night also included a Hawaiian Pance,';
'$b;the groups decorated their-ropms and :
dressed up in Hawaiian attire. Groups in
a&ehdahce. ranged froro the Greek ■ *

; eomjnunity tO;aw;a^r^$s groups and the : T ,:
-spirit' organrzation s<'.;-.



ARTH DAY




Top corner: The women
from the NU Woman's
Center dawned their
Hawaiian best to recruit new
members.

Above: Representatives
from Students for
Environmental Awareness
and Students Against
Nuclear Destruction smiling
at freshmen passing by.

Top right: Sailing Club
members ready to sign up
freshmen interested in
joining.

Right: Mark, a member of
SGA, busy on the phone.
Photos: Annette Velotto




1 6 Student Activities




Left: Sarah, Tina, Cathy,
Steph, Beth and Lisa,
members of Husky Key and
Peers Reaching Out, prepare
for visitors.



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Left: Chess Club members
invite freshmen to join them
in a game.

Lower corner: Dan Joyce
and Vikki Fonseca of CUP
tell interested freshmen
about what their
organization does.

Lower right:
Photos: Annette Velotto




Student Activities 1 7



Below: Kwame Ndizbah,
Tom Misage, Diane Rita
and Ricky Schroeder, RA's
at Burstein/Rubenstein, put



on a skit for the Residential

Life staff.

Photo: Janet Mackie




Below: Sara Twyman,
Rasha Ghadialy, Jennifer
Amabile and Raquel
Rosenblatt, the 1989-90
executive board of the
Woman's Center.

Lower left: Sara Twyman
and Rasha Ghadialy at the
"elegant" opening of the NU
Woman's Center.
Photos: Max Estoque



Upper right: Adam
Brackman, Stan Dube,
Deana Cronin and Phil
Zanghi, RA's celebrate at a
Residential Life gathering.

Right: Deana Cronin, Josh
Tevekelian, John Adamson,
Susan Licciardi, Cathy
Callaghan and Melissa
Perry, RA's at 115-119
Hemenway, man the move-
in registration table.
Photos: Janet Mackie



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J. he Resident Assistant Advisory Board
and the Woman's Center are support
groups for the JRA's and women at NUk
respectively. RA^B was formed to
discuss issues that directly affect RA's
and residents in the residence halls. The
board also exists to bring RA's together;
in a social setting to relieve stress and
promote unity.

The Women's Center, is a resource . for
the female students at NtJ, Ft serves to.
instill pride in being a woman^ The
group's goal is to reach out to the women
Of Northeastern and learn who. they ate .
and what their heeds are. Referrals for
educational and career opportunities, are ;
also provided by the center. • ;•":'..'



1 8 Student Activities



.1. be GpUntil . for University Programs and
the Student Orientation Staff are
organisations which conduct campus- Wide
programs.: ClJ|P has three cdrnmitees,:
Lecture,, Special Events, and Concert,
which wdrk all year rpund on campus-wide
progirarris. They sponsor concerts such as
Joan Jettj .and debates on topics such as
abortion. The Special Events committee .
' sponsors Fall vFest,. Winter Carmvalvahd <
spring- Flingv '. - ~ - > '•

t l*he Student Orientation Staff provides
activities for •Tre$h^e'ft'duri.n^>ihe.ffeshin;en''.
drien|ation week. Events such as concerts.
in the Quad/The '^Evening at the EH",
"'The Arena Of; Risk '% and other parties are
organized Jay the staff: Members of Other
Student gfotips make up the SOS staff.;



Below: Chris ,Sue, Laurie
and Tracy prepare for the
CUP sponsored "Win-Lose-
or-Draw".
Photo: Annette Velotto




Above: Members of CUP Right: Sue Bascetta, Chair

pose for a picture in Club of SOS, oversees as her staff

Ell. set up for the concert.

Photo: Annette Velotto Photo: Annette Velotto




Above: SOS members man
the "Info Booth".

Right: John Hamacher
helps set up the stage for the
SOS concert in the Quad.
Photos: Annette Velotto



Student Activites 19



Below: Members of the
Senior Week Committee
toasting to a successful
party.
Photo: Cathy Callaghan





1 he class of 1990's Senior Week
Committee was very active during 1989
and 1990 celebrating. Numerous
committees were formed to organize
parties at local night clubs and bars, as
well as to promote class spirit. These
committees were in addition to the
traditional committees formed to
organize the "senior week'* events.

One of the activities sponsored by the
spirit committee was a float. The "spirit
committee entered a float in the
homecoming parade Which won. second
honorable mention; The winning theme
Was "The Class of 1990 and the Jetson ?C
Family take the World by Storm-"



Above: Seniors at the
first countdown party at
Who's on First.
Photo: Cathy Callaghan



Left: Ricky Schroeder
works on the senior float.

Below: Tom Misage
and Stan Dube hard at
work building the
"world".
Photos: Bill Borst




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Below: Members of the
Lebanese Social and
Cultural Club at a get-
together during the
International Festival.
Photo: Dalid Thamoum



:■: a: he Ihternatioh&l Student Forum and ••;.

'. the Lebanese Social and Culturair Cliib
• are two of the international clubs on
campus. The ISrJ's objective is to
enhance the image of the, international ;
community on campus and to unite
s|ud£hts of varied cultural and ethnic ; ;/.
backgrounds. -. ' -

' . 'The \Lebariese-S.ocjal and Cultural Club
exists as a resource for the Lebanese

• students. It is a plage for the Lebanese \
.students to: meet other Lebanese sluderttsy

■ It is- also > open to other students who y/arit;
to learn about the Lebanese culture and :■■'■'-
•society; ■'■■ ; y' : %- : 'y '"/,"■- . * ■ ; - '



Top Left: Hoda Aou-
Jamra, Ahmad Sbra and
Mustapha Hout at the
International Festival.

Below: Irfan Hasan
(president of ISF), Reena
Gupta, Shruti Shah and ISF).

Khaled Daouk (treasurer of Photos: Dalid Thamoum





Student Activities 21



Every year the Student Activities Office
at Northeastern organizes a Student _ .
Activities Fair during the first week of
school in the fall. The fair; is run during
activities period, when there are no •
classes meeting. All of the student groups
are invited to have tables in the Quad to
advertise for their group. This is; an
opportunity for the incoming freshmen to
talk with the members of the different '•'./.
groups to find out about what exists.

Groups represented at the fair included
CUP, SEA, SAND; STAR, Husky Key,:
Cheerleaders, NUBandsfthe various ,
Greek organizations; NB News, vVRBB;

Investment Club, ISF, Haitian Students .-=

■:' Group, SAA, Siver Masque, Peer .. -
Reaching Out, Spectrum, Dance Theater,

; NUAL' SGAi arid many more; :- : .V



Below: Charlie Hopp,
president of SEA, distributes
literature on Earth Day to
passers-by.
Photo: Annette Velotto



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Above: Michelle Benoit,
Neil Cantor and Linda
Pasquale invite seniors to
join the Senior Week
Committee.

Middle right: Brooks
Singer, president of SAND
discusses the purpose of his
group with an interested
freshman.

Lower right: Members of
Dance Theater persuade
potential dancers to come
learn about their group.
Photos: Annette Velotto



22 Student Activites





Above: Jon Barkan, sports
editor for the News.

Right: Ms Husky makes
her rounds through the
Quad.
Photos: Annette Velotto



Left: Tina Cruz, ticket
manager and Cathy
Callaghan, co-president,
encourage people to join the
Husky Key Society.

Below: Adam Brackman
president of NUAL, actively
recruits new members.
Photos: Annette Velotto




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Upper right: Tony Mai,
chair of the CUP lecture
committee, sits with Katie,
the grad assistant from the
Student Activities Office at
the Information Table.
Photo: Annette Velotto



Below: The cheerleaders
practice on Mt. Ryder.
Photo: Annette Velotto






Above: Irfan Hasan,
president of ISF, signs up a
potential new member.

Lower left: Members of
the Spectrum staff wait for
interested writers to appear.
Photo: Annette Velotto



24 Student Activities



Upper right: Members of
the NU News try to
convince an undergraduate
to join.

Below: Adam Brackman,
co-president of RAAB.
Photos: Annette Velotto




Above: The Silver Masque
display at the Student
Activities Fair.

Lower left: Ski movies are
shown by the Downhillers
Ski Club.



Student Activities 25



Below: Two members
of the Chess Club
concentrating hard on the
game.
Photo: John Hamacher




1. be Chess Club and the Investment Out)
each serve a specific student population. '
The ;Chess Club is comprised ;6f students
whd like to play chess. The hope of the
group is to compete in tournaments with,
the local schools, such as Harvard and
MiTv- The' club has approximately thirty
rnembers who meet twice a week to play. '
. The investment Club rs a group of v
-students . i n te rested, in the stock exchange .
The group travels to $ ; ew York once per
^quarter to visit the stock exchanges. Guest
speakers are. featured. at the weekly
meetings. The group also manages their ■'■.
own investinerit portfolio. The fifty-five .
active rhembers also have /the /opportunity
to try their hand at investing by competing
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Above: Members of the
Chess Club play against one
another at a weekly meeting.
Photo: John Hamacher



Middle right: Members
of the Investment Club
outside of the American
Stock Exchange in New
York.

Lower right: The
Investment Club on Wall
Street with Walter Stone,
a technical analyst and
honored guest speaker.
Photos: Demetra Ludakos




26 Student Activities



Below: The membership
ofNUHOCatoneoftheir
general meetings.



Middle left: Members of
NUHOC on one of then-
hiking trips.

Below: NUHOC members
at the lodge enjoying a home



cooked meal.

Photo: Michael Goulston








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JL he Nu Huskiers and Quting Club and
the Sailing Club are clubs geared toward
those individuals who enjoy outdoor i : ~
activities, NUHOC owns; a lodge ; where
members go hiking and camping, The
group also; owns hiking and camping
equipment for the use by its members.
The group can be seen camping out oh
Mt. Ryder periodically. .

The Sailing Club, likewise, takes'
. excursions to enjoy the ou.fdQprs- They
meet periodically to go sailing on the .
Charles and other nearby waterways.




Above: The Sailing Club
at Le Beau Park.
Photo: Maureen Kehoe



Student Activities 27




Left: The brothers of Phi
Gamma Pi -
PaulDoroshevich, Brian
Dominiquez, John
Hamacher, Herb Harvey,
Dean Economu, Greg
Kelleher, Bill Carney,
Robert Hansman, J.R.
Warren, Kyle Van Winkle,
Josh Rappaport, Sean
Mcleod, Gene Carruzza,


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