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Tuesday, Sept. 10FraudBookstoreReferred for discipline Tuesday, Sept. 10Liquor Law ViolationWarde HallReferred for discipline Tuesday, Sept. 10Controlled Substance ViolationWarde HallReferred for discipline
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Mercyhurst community gathers for annual Mass
As a new year begins at MercyhurstUniversity, our community united inprayer this past Thursday, Sept. 12,celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit at Christ the King Chapel. The Mass was presided by the Rev.Dan Horan, O.F.M., and concele-brated by Msgr. David Rubino andthe Rev. James Piszker.Later that day, the guest celebrantgave a lecture at Taylor Little The-atre: “The Saint and the Pope: TheSigniﬁcance of Two Men NamedFrancis for the Church and World.”Christ the King Chapel Choir,directed by Daniel Cabanillas along with the D’Angelo School of Musicconcert choir, directed by RebeccaRyan, delighted the attendees withtheir interpretations throughout theMass.During the Preparation of Gifts,the Mercyhurst Liturgical DanceEnsemble, directed by KatherineBoatright, performed a special pieceto the choir’s interpretation of “OldHundredth.”Faculty members interpreted thePentecost Sequence in Spanish,French, German, Bengali, Chineseand Nepali. As part of the tradition, follow-ing the Mass, a picnic was held onthe front lawn of the Chapel, wherestudents, faculty and other attend-ees gathered to share a moment and
meet new members joining our uni- versity. This Jesuit tradition was imple-mented at our university in the mid1990s and since then it has been atradition at the beginning of every academic year at Mercyhurst, accord-ing to Piszker. The Mass of the Holy Spirit bringsthe Mercyhurst community togetherin prayer every year where studentsand faculty receive a blessing for asuccessful year at Mercyhurst Uni- versity.For more information, visit theCampus Ministry ofﬁce on the mainlevel of the Student Union.
By Marcela Delgado
Students, faculty, and other members of the Mercyhurst community gathered at the Mass of the HolySpirit to celebrate and pray for a successful 2013-14 academic year.
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Bookstore suffers security breach
Last week, the Mercyhurst Book-store was victim of a security breachinvolving credit cards used at thestore, which resulted in the theft of some customers’ information andcases of online fraud.Immediately after the breach wasdiscovered, the credit card system was shut down for some time to pre- vent the hackers from retrieving any more credit card information. According to Bookstore Man-ager Daniel Cullen, the issue is notexclusive to Mercyhurst. “It has beengoing on all over the country, peoplemaliciously hacking into systems toretrieve credit card information,” hesaid.Staff advised students to check their account statements to makesure no unauthorized transactions were made. Common locations forthese include but are not limited toCalifornia and countries in Africa.On top of that, management sug-gests that students take measuresthemselves, such as replacing thecards that were used at the bookstoreduring the timeframe this happened,just in case the hackers try to usethem again.“Parents have been very under-standing of the situation,” saidCullen. “It’s something that couldhappen to anyone.”Student response has been mixed,although the distaste for the situa-tion is general.“I think it’s really crazy to think it could happen to you. Credit cardsneed more security. Getting reim-bursed is not enough, preventing these people from the act all togethershould be the goal,” one student said. Another student did not noticethat his account had been tampered with until his card was declined at agas station for lack of funds.“It’s very upsetting to know some-one took the money out of my account, but it was worse to only ﬁndout after my credit card declined, which was worse than ﬁnding outsomeone had stolen my informa-tion,” he said. The bookstore management guar-anteed that no money was lost during the incident and the banks wereproceeding to take the appropriatesecurity measures to protect the cus-tomers affected by the breach. Although the issue has beenresolved on the bookstore’s behalf,university ofﬁcials encourage stu-dents to proceed with precaution andtake the safety measures necessary tomake sure their money is not com-promised.For more information, as well asany questions or concerns, pleasecontact Daniel Cullen at 814-824-2229.
By Juan Mendez