SHORT TAKES : Koppel to Interview Berendzen

<i> From Times wire services</i>

Former American University President Richard E. Berendzen has agreed to appear on ABC News’s “Nightline.”

Anchor Ted Koppel on Wednesday said, “I hope it will be next week sometime. It will depend on the legal disposition of his case. Once the legal scene is clear, he’s agreed to come on the program.”

Berendzen resigned abruptly last month after officials traced obscene phone calls to his office.