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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, May 18, 1977

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Ms. Caucus, a late-blooming feminist in Gary Trudeau's comic strip "Donnesbury," copyright Universal Press Syndicate, has the distinction of being the first cartoon
character to successfully complete the University of California Law School. The event is the conclusion of a tongue-in-cheek conspiracy by Trudeau, the school's ad-
ministration and the students. The admissions office at the University has a half-inch thick file on Ms. Caucus.

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rises to a height of 11,327 feet
above sea level.
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capital city, Belgrade, means
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'Joanie' Caucus to graduate-really

BERKELEY, Calif. W)-"it's
time I stopped preparing for my
life and started getting on with
it!" Joanie Caucus said yester-
day. "I feel ready to accept the
responsibility of the choices I've
made, to face my future square-
And with that firm declara-
tion, Ms. Caucus prepared to be-
come the first cartoon character
ever to graduate from the Uni-
versity of California Law School.
MS. CAUCUS is the late-bloom-
ing feminist in the "Doones-

bury" comic strip by Garry
Trudeau. Her graduation from
Boalt Hall, as the law school is
known, winds up a cooperative
charade played out by Trudeau,
the school's administration and
its nearly 300 students.
It started in 1974, when Tru-
deau decided a law career would
be nice for Joanie, a 42-year-old
ex-housewife. In a spurt of inde-
pendence she already had left
her husband and children and
had become friends with mem-

hers of the "Doonesbury" com-
mune.
"She applied to Berkeley and
was sweating out the letter,
like all applicants do,"said
Boalt Assistant Dean William
Hill. "As long as Trudeau had
decided on Berkeley, we decided
to go along with the gag."
A DRAWING of the pony-tail-
ed freshman was printed in t~le
class picture book, along with
all other first-year law students,

and the admissions office start-
ed a file on her, which includes
an application form, correspond-
ence with Trudeau and news
clippings.
Trudeau filled out the applica-
tion form, listing Ms. Caucus as
a 1956 arts history graduate of
Colorado College-in New Hav-
en, Conn.
Since then, 'panel by panel,
she has struggled through lec-
tures, long hours in the library
and tortuous exams to make it
to graduation day.,
"We'll probably-call her name
out. After all, sie is graduat-
ing," said Hill,"Tut I wouldn't
be surprised if no one steps for-
ward."
Boalt's students and faculty
have shown their fondness for
Joanie by inviting Trudeau to be
their May 21 commencement
speaker. The publicity-shy car-
toonist, who began the strip as
a Yale student and has since
won a Pulitzer Prize for political
cartooning, has agreed.

An ARBOR K THRTR
May 18-22, 1977
by Marcelle Murette
at LYDIA MENDELSSOHN THEATRE
Ticketsavaiable at the League Box Office.
Phone 763-1085
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Wednesday, May 18
Eric Rohmer Festival
Eric Rhomer's films are peopled by intelligent,
often artistic, often wealthy, always unique char-
acters who philosophize wittily about love, sex,
and life in general. Tonight and next Wednes-
day, we are presenting Rohmer's best films.
LA COLLECTIONEUSE
(1967) AUD. A-7 & 10:30
The hosility between Haydee and Adrian tro-
vokes love-of a sort. Filmed against the sen-
suous background of St. Tropez, the film focuses
on the determination of a man and a woman,
each of whom wants to be admired by the other
without becoming a conquest.
MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S
(1969) AUD. A-8:45 ONLY
A Catholic engineer (Jean-Louis Trintignant)
and a divorced woman (Francoise Fabian), trap-
ped together by a snowstorm discuss their con-
flicting views of life,
Both films irs French, English subtit'es. The Eric
Rohmer Festival is just part of a series of French
films to be shown every Wednesay night in
Auditorium A, Angell Hall this summer

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