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TOP OFTEWE

Writing to Us, and Writing for Us

Over the years, our business
and advertising staffs have
conducted a great deal of re-
search. It establishes, they tell
us, that among magazines for a
college audience, NEWSWEEK
ON CAMPUS is the "most re-
spected" and "best read" by stu-
dents. That's fine, but we would
rather hear it from you. And
we do, notably in the many
thoughtful letters you send us
about every issue. (Despite
what parents think, college stu-
dents do write letters.)
We pay attention to what
you say, because that is one of

the best ways to judge the im-
pact we're having. We appreci-
ate that people take the trou-
ble to communicate with us in
this way, some to criticize,
some to correct, some to praise.
Examples of each appear in
this month's letters column on
page 5. Note, particularly, the
serious responses to the fake-
ID story that ran in our Sep-
tember issue.
And speaking of writing, we
publish a MY TURN column in
every issue, always written by a
student. The MY TURN for Octo-
ber described one student's re-

action to noticing, suddenly,
that her parents were growing
older. Months ago she had sent
us a note asking whether we
would be interested in such an
essay. We encouraged her, and
we were extremely pleased
with the result. We think our
readers were, too. In response
to frequent inquiries, we de-
scribe a MY TURN this way: a
personal statement on a subject
of interest to many students.
The essays should be between
1,200 and 1,500 words. We wel-
come your contributions and
your thinking.

Entertainment
Television: Writer / Producer /
Director Jay Tarses blends
comedy and drama Page 8
Dabney Coleman and Blair
Brown: familiar faces in
bigger roles age 12
The lasting allure of old
TV shows Page 14
Education
* Gallaudet: A pioneering
college for educating the
world's deaf Page 16
Rat funerals as Gallaudet's rite
of passage Page 17
* With more strings attached to
donations, educators resist
assaults on academic
independence Page 19
College Life
Fashion: The fall's favorite
fripperies Page 22
Sports: Getting kicks
from soccer Page 24
Careers
* Meteorologists are a lot more
than TV showmen Page 28
West Point's first black
commandant of cadets Page 30
Resumes: Greeting-card
writers and artists; an
interview video; a
veterinarian Page 32
The Arts
Music: A guide to classic
jazz recordings Page 34
Theater: Monologuist Spalding
Gray; the Flying Karamazov
Brothers's brand of staged
juggling Page 38
Books: A paperback series on
contemporary artists; a
sojourn through Tibet Page 45
Departments
Multiple Choice: Columbia "wins"
a record streak;
Colorado's official fool;
a penny-pinching
freshman at Illinois collects
$20,000; shrimp and ham
provoke a controversy over
* keeping kosher at Brandeis;
Laser Palace at Lawrence
University; Georgia Tech
wrecks WREK Page 26
My Turn Page 46
The Mail Page 5
Cover: Photo by Art Streiber
© 1987 NEWSWEEK, INC.: 444 MADISON
AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022. ALL RIGHTS.
RESERVED.
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