Volume XIII, No. 16
Thursday, Febraary 12, 1987
There have been several
changes made in the 1987 Spring
Semester of which students need
to be aware.
First, commencement, which
was originally scheduled for Sun
day, May 24, is now going to be
held on Saturday, May 23.
Students should inform their
families of this change so that
lodging arrangements can be
Secondly, due to the change in
the commencement date, the final
exam schedule has also been
The last day of classes for
students will be on Wednesday,
May 13. Exams will begin on
Thursday at 1 p.m. and end on
Tuesday at 10:30 p.m.
Also, first term of Summer
School 1987 will begin on June
8 and run until July 10. Second
term of Summer School 1987 will
begin July 14 and end August 14.
A final exam schedule will ap
pear in The Pendulum in May.
ART HISTORY: Dr. David Crowe, Elon College history professor,
and Pat Sullivan of the fine arts department participate in Sunday
night’s “An Evening of Russian Fine Arts” in Whitley Auditorium
at 7:30 p.m.
Crowe discusses the role of art in Russian culture and Sullivan plays
a traditional Russian instrument, the balalaika.
Photos by Denese DeJerf
Russian symposium discusses culture, foreign policy
By Michele Lashley
“Fear comes from a lack of understanding,” said Dr, Jim Pace.
“We seek understanding through this symposium,” he added. The
Russian Symposium, which began on Sunday and will continue
through Monday, seeks to provide us all with a better knowledge and
understanding of our communist neighbors.
On Tuesday night, David Funderburk, former ambassador to
Romania (1981-85), spoke in Whitley Auditorium on Soviet influence
in Eastern Europe. Funderburk, now a professor at Campbell Univer
sity, said that Americans will never understand the Soviet Union unless
we find out first hand what life in an Eastern Bloc country is like
and discover that there is indeed an immediate problem.
One of the problems Funderburk pointed out was that most of the
trade in these countries, including Romania, Bulgaria and
Czechoslovakia, is with the Soviet Union. He said that even though
trade with Russia is greater in these countries, “very few people in
Eastern Europe like the Soviets because their influence rests in military
Funderburk said that another one of the many problems of Soviet
influence in Eastern Europe is that the people are oppressed and con
tinue to long for the American way of life.
After spending six years in Romania, Funderburke feels that U.S.
foreign policy is extremely ineffective in dealing with the problems
in the Eastern Bloc countries. He feels that the State Department’s
foreign policies are inadequate because the bureaucratic “elite” in
the organization are making policies without having visited these coun
tries. Funderburke’s opinion is that foreign policy should reflect what
the people want rather than what the “elite” want.
Funderburke suggested that in order for us to change U.S. foreign
policy we must make our feelings known to the government, even
by means of demonstration.
Direct aid to these countries, according to Funderburke, is possi
ble perhaps only through religious and humanitarian groups. He said
that aid sent by the government goes straight to the leaders of these
countries, allowing them to live the life of “emperors.”
Also as part of the symposium. Dr. David Crowe, Elon College
history professor, spoke on “The CMistants of Russian History” Mon-
See Symposium, page 3
Leagues A&B participate in basketball