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Iranian crisis faces mixed reactions at NAU illy Jay O'CaiJapan !!lldtnl• .t f8CIIty II NAU line rMI tile _.,-old, wniDiwed crt-. .Ia lraa with rniMd emoti0111. ''I reme-.t YrJ ..U .... Ihe ...... tloa -... • - ldlool kid ln'ealllilll 'clealllto lllalt' tel .. In the Iliad," uld " I feel Carter llu done a lot by freezinl lrllllan a.eca in tile Ua.lled SCatn and by dtportlnt tome lraa.lan1," uld Sc:ott Miller, a junior bu1i11e11 major from Plloeaix. ' "l'bere't not mucb we CaD clo viewed were divided wllen conaicltrlnc the r-. and possible ulterior motives tbat tbe lrallianl had for seizing tbe U.S. Em· busy in Tehran. " Tilt shah used Iran 's re our<"es lavilllly ." sajd Jaf.ar G Modares, a 3t-ye<~r· old electrical engtneerlnstechnology maJor from Tehran " fte Spelll 011 and copper revenues mostly on military suppltes. The United States says the shah was improvin Iranian technology and modermzing, but what lraniilns were paying back for the modernization was not worth it." Faculty memben IIIII Amer1cu .a.!eDtl IDteniewtd ruled out the United Stltel' option of mamma the lbab u • - of fnellllthe remaiDilll Americu boltqel. llekmatl. "I remember--hil brain• the lltrftt ud thlakiJic to m,.u, 'II man 10 '"I feel that tlli$ activity was a lpoDtaneous one," said Robert A. Poirier, aalstant professor of political lcirtlce. "There is a considerable am011r1t of anti-American emotion in I ran." worthJeu that lie caa wute ~ like this?"' oow." lraniall lludeats lntervl~ sajd they bada't encountered any real problems here coocerniDg the crilis, but they thought that Amrricaas were misinformed about the situation in Iran. "The shah il amuiJicly DOt an ._ ben for the United States," llid Lester G. Mules, IISisWit profeaor o1 history. "If ~ pve up the shah ~ would baft pvea in to international blac:kmail." "'Hit Majetly' il the 011e wbo mlll'dered 10,000 u.aw., broucbt J*QIIo<ivili&alion to that aation and completely ruiDed acria<ure aad nahlral reiOIII'Ces," llid Bebrooz Debdubti, a 27-year-old biolOCY student from Tebrao. " Americans are miJcuided by wroog information," said Farzaneh Jazayeri, a %8- year-old political science major from Tehran. " The shah is not sick, be is just seekinc asylum." "There is more behind the situation than getting the shah back," said Espositio. " I .'.merican students and faculty interviewed considered Kllomeim an incompe- " How IJWIY people bas the ayatollah killed in the name of religion?" MoRt said. "Are we going to esdlaDge ooe bloody tyrant for aootber?" ··n.e United States ca~~'t give up the shah even though personally I would lite to see it clone," said Darcy A. Esposltio, a junior public administration-police science major from Phoenix. " Principle is J1lOI"e important than practicality to the United States in this situation." "1 saw· films of wbat they call 'Black Friday' (Sept . •• J.m)," said Debdashti, "The military J1IDlled down 4,000 peaceful demonstrators in Zbaleh Square in Tebrao." "I think it' s a disgrace to America a.s a whole," said Hekmati, " Americans judge by what the media presents. They don't examine tbe shah and wba t be bas done to the Iranian people." While the students and faculty Interviewed discarded the idea of returning the shah, they cautlooed the u.se ol military force iD attempting to free the bostages. Iranians would be justified iD killing the shah, said Jazayeri. Iranian students interviewed, however, viewed the shah as a criminal and want to see him returned to Iran to be tried. ''The sbah k.illed or imprisooed any opposition including educated people lite doctors and students," said Ali Hetmati, a %8- year-old graduate from T· ·bran. " His death would set an example for other countries and make others aware." "We don't bave a whole lot of options,"said Michael S. Bratcher, a sophomore police science major from Glendale, Ariz. "U we pve up the shah, we submit to blackmail and if we use force we would sacrilice the bostages. We can only try to talk witb tbem." " A.c<:Ording to the Quran . (Koran), our holy book, if a person kills aoother person, then that person should be punished in a similar manner," said Jazayeri, "This provides a lesson for others." "We realize there is a natural emotion, a fired-up attitude possessed by Americans,' • said Dehdashti, " but there is no way to agree witb the shah." "The topography of Iran makes military actioo difficult,'' said Vaunt V. Merchant, associate professor of humanities. "Military action should be a last resort." Students and faculty members inter-tent leader . The ~l~.~~~! ® think they want to pressure the United States, knowing that our foreign relations are kind of shaky right now." "There bas been a gradual building of animosity toward the United States in Iran over tbe years," said John M. Ostheimer, associate professor of political science. " They're envious of our power." Iranian students were indifferent when pondering the action and leadership ability of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Kbomeini. Khomeini hasn't had control of the situation there si nee the revolution last year. said Poirier. " Khomeini is a religious leader, not a political leader," said Poiher. " He can't make thf.> distinct ion ·· " Kbomeint makes the same errors in the name of Allah as the shah did 10 the name of modernization," said Ostheimer . Ln•••berjlfCk \ 'ol. 69 le•u .. 14 o olu.nl IM'Wiplpot' ~ ~ NortiHrn Arimnol!nh·enit) rommwaily Thursday, Nov. 29, 1979 "We have to give it a little more lime to see," said Dehdashti. " I don't actually support Khomeini for this," said Hekmati, " but Iran did warn the United States by trying to settle through the United Nations." Khomeini is not thinking of the Iranian people in making these decisions. said Bratcher. ' "]ran is. just caught up in a wave of emotion; · s.aid Bratcher. "After things calm down, they'll see that Khomeim IS JUSt as bad as the shah." action line lJAILROOll- \l' ftat"s "ith the mailroom beinjr rlooed on Sundays~ lt'o not like ,..,.·re ~oinjr to jiO in there and ,..,..., .. t\·erythinl!• BILL GE\'ER. SECHRlST. That is exactly what happens, accordiug to tbe dean of university services, Joseph C. Rolle, and NAU Postmaster Edwin Talley. " Vandalism of the machines and equipment is tbe primary reason for not opening on Sunday," Rolle said. "We discovered most of the damage occurs on Ibis day." The candv machine located in the mailroom was removed because of vandalism, and the cigarette machine is usually broken into sometime during the school year, Talley said. The mail boxes ba ve been broken into and, because of vandalism, the walls have bad to be repamted. .. All of this comes out of my budget," Talley said. " II keeping the mailroom hours longer means more vandalism we would have to start charging the students, and it's my feeling they get charged enough." Talley said if it was up to him, be would have the ma1lroom closed at 5 p.m. on weekdays, and not open on the weekend. Rolle d1sa~reed a bout reducing hours for the mailroom. " Mail is important to all people and we need to give them as many hours to get it as we can ... However. Rolle said be thought the present hours were adequate. Currently, tbe mailroom is open by 6 a.m. and closed about 11:45 p.m. on weekdays. Saturday it is open by 6 a .m. untilu p.m. and it is closed on SUDday. " II somebody has something in tbe mailroom that is real. real imporWit tbey can call me at home and ru have the police come open up the mailroom ... he said. Rolle emphasized this .. pplies only to eztremely important situations. Wrttl Adlon Une, C.U. 11100, NAU, Flaglllll, NIL 18011 or clill 523-421. Budgeting aids limited funds hy K ath~ Yige~~ Friend Problems with restricted funding can be aided witb proper budgeting aDd pre-planni111 of college financing, said .'.lan Shipley, NAU ~ tor of financial aid. "Students need to sit clown and make a lilt ol all mooies available to them, !bell make a lilt ol all npenditures and debtl. If tbe latter fipre is larlft' than tbe former, tbe lbldeDt llu a problem ... be sajd_ Sllipley said the uniwnitJ attempts u.ro.p federal ISiistaace ....-• ..ell • tbe Bllic Facalional ()pport.uty Grut, to llelp liiiiDt:!e college ~tao.. "'nle federal ~ ll't deliped to 111111 with bBic: Deedl, 111C11 a blit.laa, ....... ..a meals. Bill I Cit il DGl I lillie ..., .. fOIIege."' lie Mid. "A lilt ol Ill* .. ...._..., Wlmped --ol .... l.'al' .. ....._. ,.,..at~. -S-ll.ip.lerf a .i.d. ....,......_. .....,._.. .......... .... -.. ....-.c.e.--iD tbe ... n., ... ........ wiD llaefit Ia c.- ol ..... - • .,. Ia addition. lie Aid ... le ....... .. -ned lttldenta ~ equl .......... ,.. • fllllllcial ISiist.aDce il COKerllld. See Buqetl~ P-. 10. Modern languages approved as part of university liberal studies block bv Erin Whalen Sludents have come to the department part icularly those students who plan to " Knowing no other languages is what you A new optional block of liberal studies ~anting to take a language, but could not work in the Southwes t, Guglielmo said. call a large communications barrier, .. she courses bas been added at NAU, effective 1fford tl as an elective course, Guglielmo Wendy F. Ross, Phoenix junior, said ad- sa1d. . . . irnniediately, said Delno C. West, assistant said. ding languages to the liberal studies La ur 1e A. Robtson, Flagstaff 1umor who to the academic vice president. H ·d t d ts will take advan- prol!ram was needed. has e1ght hours of Spamsh credtt, but has e sat some s u en . . . completed the liberal studies requirements Students registering for tbe spring tage of the cbange, but 1~ Will be a while "'You always can use lan~ge in ~ job .. I said. " f JUSt wish it came along at a tim• semester can receive eight hours of lower- before a lot do, because II takes tune for know from personal expenence, saJd when I could use it." division liberal studies credit by taking news about the change to spread. Ross. who worked at Plloen.il Sky Harbor Fl taff · K th R d t f .th S .sh . Ge Opening up modern language courses to A. nd . to tact 'tb manv ags semor a y owan oes no eight hours o eJ er pam • av~.·o, r- . . trporl a came m con WI ' agree with any required hours '" liberal man. French or Italian. more people Will defmJtely benefit tbem, fore1gn \'LSitors. studies. but of the optional addition of op- West said the requirement is retroactive. tiona! languages, " it 's probably a good If a senior n~eds eight lower-division idea beca use a lot of people have an credits and took a language bis freshman interest in a language and don't have the year. those credits may be applied to the time'to talte it," sbe said. liberal studies requirements. ··Basically. the change opens up a area of study because we do have quite extensive language program," said West, who chairs the Liberal Studies Council: That council, which has the oversight of the liberal studies program, made the change when it met in November, s.aid. " lt's been a concern for several years," he said. Margaret R. Morley, associate professor of political science and sil·year member of the council, s.aid the problem in adding modem language to the liberal studies program bad been in finding a place for it. With this change, modern languages be in a block of optional liberal a long with the physical education which used to be with tbe uni requirements. Modem language is in no way a ment for liberal studies, West Hector Guglielmo, chairman of languages said, "I feel that I would have students here who want to be rather than those required to be here." West s.aid. "There's probably ootbing more liberalizing on campus than language. It's lcind of ridiculous it wasn't in the program earlier." Guglielmo said the modem language department is excited about tbe change because language is naturally a part of liberal education. ••J think it should have been included the program a long time ago," be said. Morley said adding languages to Liberal studies will provide an added incentive to Orientation explains NAU student life NAU is expecting about 1,000 high school students and their parents Saturday for tts first Parent-senior Orientation Day of the current academic year. The day is. desJgned to provide visitors an opportunity to learn more about student hfe at the univer sity. A second Par ent-Senior Day is planned during the spring semester Information on courses of study, degrees offe red, ti nancial a id , schola rs hips. housing, dining, career placement. health services a nd other aspects of university life will be available. A reception at 9:30 a .m. in the Xor th Union lobby will start the day's even!! Pres ident Eugene M. Hughes and Executive Vice President V1rgil W Gillenwater will then speak at an assembly for the s tudents and their parents a t 10 am in North Union. The visit ors may then VISit NAU's colleges and schools for academic informa· tion. A noon luncheon is planned in Cent ra l Dining Hall at $2 per plate. Afterward tours of the residence balls will be conducted by NAU students. takeala~e~. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At 1:30 p.m., an assembly will be held m the CreatJve Arts Theater to pr esent info rma tion on admiss1on, financi a l a1d , residence halls and other student serv~ces 1,200 attend inauguration of NAU president by Erin Whalen that occurred waiting in line for gasoline, vulnera bility : "Our unwiUiagness as a peo- lrom the leadership of one person, .. said McGee said. ple to recognize that we are short on fueb, Babbitt. Arizona's 16th governor. "The Eucene M. Hugbel was formally m. " ~'reedom is not free. Unless it is coupled our belief we can bave eftrything without future of this institution is no better than auprated u the 12th praidellt iD l'fAU'1 witb responsibility latched to a 1ea1e ol paying a price," McGee said. tbe as.p iralions, hopes aDd efforts of It-year hiJtory on Nov. 16. perspective and the meaaing cl llllmaa " Freedom is not free and it will require students. administrators and people in the 0. ~ fifty repr8elllltms ol va111e. it Joles its real mealline,'' lle said. patienceandthegreatestarnoutofcool~ community. coHeres. lllliwnitielllllllelroed IOCietiel Tbe American way of life is lleiDJ can muster." be said. " 'llou have a bright future indeed. Pursue hun ~ tbe ~ - u ftll u NAU questioDed and yet tile -' rapoase is Babbitt charged Hugbe willl tbe respon- it vigorously,'' he said. facalty IMmilen - mardled la tile Ill- apallly. sibility o1 developilll a lbarp penpectlve Hupes agreed there is a bright future for IUIWal proeellioa dre.ed In cap1 and "'nle tyraany of a~ In a ol.iprdly for NAU. lligbeT education, despite problems of .,.._ dentlliltlllcademlc ~- iiiiOt ...-Jy as~ a tbe apatlly iDa ··Hughes 111111t oow proricle 1 rilloo of de<:lining earollmeats, austerity budfets .'.m• h GUe W. McGee and~ democracy," aid McGee, Mlo acmn- ellce.llence." Babbitt said. ud curtailment of aupport. 1Go*t.. ..a...r.-, Blbllitt .....,._. tile • paaied President Carter 1o .._f ar the CGmponents cl that .mo. are: 'l1lere will lie less pre11111n for quan- 1.-_. a.liaee a. sipiag ol tile P-.ma c.aJ treatiel. "OIIr - a stronc. dynamic faatlty; titatJve growth so quality can be concea- .,.._._ ..a ""-'• ...._..._ free IDCiety is o.tdllc itiCIIIIJW Ia ptlbiic: - a lllllleat IlDdy tMft f« tbe deptb of trated oa. Hacbes said. llkGet. a......_ ~ Ullited Stalel ~-" its coounitmeat; ··1 sbaD neilller IIRJ1Ie nor De(lect _.. .. -perm.- itji I l"'w However. there is a ray ol bape IJid it -striking deep roots IIIIo tile--ea- ~ at Northem Arizona Univerlo tile arp.iatla. of America ..._, emu iD the Iranian li.ttiatiaa, McGee aid. viromneat t11r.p stady IIIII inter1reta- sity.·· lie said. ~a lplledl titled, 'Freedom il Nat 'l1le United Stltel toot 4eliJIIte ~ by tion: " EIIcelleace will be the key word in Fret." C11ttiJ11 ol oil imports, eami1JD1 tile ii&at. - deepeniac ud esputli-a tbe commit- Nortllem A.rizooa University's fut llfe."' Tile Uet lllat America II a free IOdetJ ol Iranian lludeals aDd freaillg lnniaD ment to public !~«Vice ; Huglles said. " I hope and 1 dream that IDJIIetimel il llled by tbe perpetrator to -tl. - support for Hugbel from tbe universl- excellence will become the ballmart. of this ezr.- rialeat acts. IIUCb u --matioal America needs to sort oat its prioritift ty. university."' • • . cl tllree America1t INden ud a llllooliD« and to remember the 1011rce of ~ ••Jnstitution:11 greatness Qoestl't come ~ "'lated ro•erlljl:e J>all:" ' ·
|Creator||Northern Arizona University. Associated Students.|
|Title||The Lumberjack, November 29, 1979.|
|Collection name||Northern Arizona University: The Lumberjack|
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|Subjects||Northern Arizona University--Students--Newspapers|
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Iranian crisis faces mixed reactions at NAU
illy Jay O'CaiJapan
!!lldtnl• .t f8CIIty II NAU line rMI
tile _.,-old, wniDiwed crt-. .Ia lraa
with rniMd emoti0111.
''I reme-.t YrJ ..U .... Ihe ......
tloa -... • - ldlool kid ln'ealllilll
'clealllto lllalt' tel .. In the Iliad," uld
" I feel Carter llu done a lot by freezinl
lrllllan a.eca in tile Ua.lled SCatn and by
dtportlnt tome lraa.lan1," uld Sc:ott
Miller, a junior bu1i11e11 major from
Plloeaix. ' "l'bere't not mucb we CaD clo
viewed were divided wllen conaicltrlnc the
r-. and possible ulterior motives tbat
tbe lrallianl had for seizing tbe U.S. Em·
busy in Tehran.
" Tilt shah used Iran 's re our<"es
lavilllly ." sajd Jaf.ar G Modares, a 3t-ye<~r·
old electrical engtneerlnstechnology maJor
from Tehran " fte Spelll 011 and copper
revenues mostly on military suppltes. The
United States says the shah was improvin
Iranian technology and modermzing, but
what lraniilns were paying back for the
modernization was not worth it."
Faculty memben IIIII Amer1cu .a.!eDtl
IDteniewtd ruled out the United Stltel' option
of mamma the lbab u • - of
fnellllthe remaiDilll Americu boltqel.
llekmatl. "I remember--hil brain•
the lltrftt ud thlakiJic to m,.u, 'II man 10 '"I feel that tlli$ activity was a lpoDtaneous
one," said Robert A. Poirier, aalstant
professor of political lcirtlce. "There
is a considerable am011r1t of anti-American
emotion in I ran."
worthJeu that lie caa wute ~ like
lraniall lludeats lntervl~ sajd they
bada't encountered any real problems here
coocerniDg the crilis, but they thought that
Amrricaas were misinformed about the
situation in Iran.
"The shah il amuiJicly DOt an ._ ben
for the United States," llid Lester G.
Mules, IISisWit profeaor o1 history. "If
~ pve up the shah ~ would baft pvea in
to international blac:kmail."
"'Hit Majetly' il the 011e wbo mlll'dered
10,000 u.aw., broucbt J*QIIo