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Haas NewsWire, January 11, 1999

**Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Haas NewsWire will come out on Tuesday, January 19th.**

Dean's State of the School Rescheduled to February 2nd
Alarm Bells Peel for Flaming Banana in Faculty Lounge
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Dean Tyson's State of the School Address has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd at 12:30 p.m. in the Bank of America Forum. The Dean has been called to attend an urgent meeting of President Clinton's National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, of which she is a member, on January 26th, the previous date set for her address. The State of the School Address is open to all students, staff and faculty. Dean Tyson will discuss her goals and plans for the Haas School, as well as answer questions from the audience.

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Could it have been a sign from above, or just a late afternoon snack-flambe gone seriously awry? Fire trucks were dispatched to the Haas School Faculty building at about 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 for what emergency dispatch logs record as a "burning banana" in the faculty lounge. Fire alarms sounded throughout the building. What exactly happened is still unclear, pending word from a liaison officer at the police dept. What is known is that no one was injured, and the lounge sustained no damage. However, the lounge's microwave seems to have been a casualty; it will be repaired or replaced. No word on the banana, or why it may have been in the microwave in the first place.

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Dean Laura Tyson's January 11th column in Business Week magazine has spun off a number of stories in the local and national news. Tyson's column argues that an impeachment trial would punish the US and world economies. She is one of the first economists to share her opinion publicly since President Clinton was impeached by Congress late last year. Two CNN news segments, Money Talk and Newstand, had Tyson share her economic views on the air as did Bay Area TV station KTVU during a lengthy interview with Brian Banmiller.

Dean Tyson was in the news again last week because of a newly published novel written by her husband, Eric Tarloff. Entitled Face-Time, the book is a fictional account of a White House female employee involved in an adulterous affair with the President. Conceived and written before the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the book has been receiving attention in national publications, including the Los Angeles Times and web-based Salon magazine. A Salon review of the novel drew a quick response from Dean Tyson in the form of a letter to the editor, in which she declares that the book is a total work of fiction.

Accounting professor Reuven Lehavy was quoted about the financial reporting standards involved in the upcoming IPO of CBS Marketwatch.com in a December 21st issue of The Street.com.

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