In the old days, Dissent ran a column, written by Red Emma, called "Ask Miss Fortune." It was among our more popular features. I thought I'd reissue some of it.
This one (on three pages, from August 1999) features lots of graphics. (If you click on the image, it should become LARGER.)
The first letter concerns Spencer Covert (yes, "Covert"), the district's "Brown Act" lawyer.
The first letter below concerns Mr. Wagner's obsession with Jane Fonda.
In the second letter, Red alludes to the rise of Mr. Armando Ruiz to the ranks of administration. (Raghu desperately sought faculty who would play ball with him. Armando is all that he could scrape up.)
As you know, the Ruiz saga ultimately flamed out in disgruntlement and infamy (see news stories about his "double dipping").
Below, Red alludes to Dean Howie's highly peculiar action of commanding that a painting be removed from the walls of A200 owing to its alleged potential for upsetting people. Judge for yourself.
Nobody was ever upset by the painting--except, of course, for Howard. (A closeup follows.)