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St. Regian (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 19??-????, January 01, 1991, Image 14

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We made it! Our two years at Paul Smith's are coming to a close and they were two years that chanqed the course of the world and Paul Smith's as well a s our own lives. We entered PSC, 354 strong, in the fall of 1989, a time of great change for the College. Patricia Flath, the Director of the LRC, became Dean of Academic Affairs; Susan Kinnes- ton, the Director of Personnel, be­ came the Dean of Administrative Affairs; and Joel Wincowski arrived from Utica College to take the job of Dean of Admissions. Two new department heads in Student Af­ fairs arrived with us (virtually on our registration day): Chuck Ty- phair came from Utica to be the Di­ rector of Residence Life and Jenni­ fer Carlo arrived from Princeton to take over Student Activities from Dominic Szambowski, who moved over to be the new Career Counsel­ or. Jon Dallas and Kathleen Hall (soon to become Qrimard) also came at this time and soon became two of our best-loved professors. We quickly settled down to room­ mates, group bathrooms, Marriott food, and classes that were very, very different from what we were used to. The world around us changed dras­ tically that first semester. The Ber­ lin Wall collapsed on riovemberlO, 1989, and with its fall went the en­ tire Iron Curtain and the way that international relations had been or­ ganized. The Communist govern­ ment of Romania collapsed during our first Christmas break with the overthrow of Nicolai Ceaucescu, and the world media proclaimed the death of the Cold War. Lech Walesa and the Solidarity move­ ment won the first free elections in Poland since World War II. Manuel Noriega was also overthrown by a United States military invasion dur­ ing that first Christmas, hid in the Vatican embassy, and was finally captured to stand trial in the US. Leona Helmsley, the \Queen\, was convicted of tax evasion after a long trial and Jim Bakker went to jail, finally. We followed the story of

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