found myself writing thisarticle'* about
flagrantdisregard the administrationholds for the students at thiscollege. There are many points Ican cover in this article and thismakes my task very difficult.The task
writing this articlehas met
with the mostprofound disgust, but
astand must be taken.Don't
with the deanof this school, all you will get is
and a loud, harsh voice. Itmeans one thing, he cares littlefor
case: Last year I went totalk with this man about the so-called 12 to one students toteacher ration at this college. Iasked him why the smallest classI had, had over 20 students. Hetold me there
ratioat Mercy hurst College and that Ijust didn't find it yet. And withthat he asked me to leave hisoffice, (and may I add, it wasn't
a very gentle
tone.) ? £
Well, Mr. Dean, I am sick andtired of being lied to,
isnot strong enough, I am damn
of it.I now call on the studentgovernment of this college
toform a student grievance committee with power to callmembers of the administrationand faculty before the committee. Also, students, throughthis committee,
may call ateacher before the committee ifthey
students willchair the committee, and only thestudents. We, the students shouldkeep in mind that this college
only survive with our money. Itseems only logical
shouldshare in the power of this college,I mean
power.Many* people have asked mewhy I should put my collegecareer on the line.
true that Iam a third term senior, and I amsure the administration could askme to leave the college because Iam an undesirable element, well,
them, it will only prove meright and also show that the truthreally hurts.
If I am still here next week, Ihope to write more truths aboutthis college, some things
freshmen don't know. Freshmen,youiare the only hope for thiscollege. You can save this collegeor
you can destroy
Mercyhurst is worth savingonly if it serves the students, ifnot, it will only destroy
Sothe question is: Are the studentshere to serve the administrationor is the administration there
serve the students? Think about itfreshmen, the torch has
Merely a letter ofcongratulations
of last week.With the possible exception of the
page layout, the sheet was a100 per cent improvement overprevious! issues. Bravo on youreditorial on The Beacon (a muchmis-understood
andSpelling out of the Editorial policyfor us laymen.
on the D.C.lobby info and the "Movement"write-up by Gretchen
Glad to see another letter wassent in; even though it did notwarrant a reply, it brought apoint across. Your response to myadvice and suggestions
handled well, and in good taste(even though you failed to printmy whole name).
dynamite. TheFruit Farm was great as usual.Looks like
roll. Keep it moving.
Respectfully yours,' BsTuna^
keeps popping up.
Corporation will be on campus
Tuesday,February 19, 1974 from 9:00
12:00 noon, to discuss employment opportunities with the
Please contact the Placement Office as soon as possible if youare interested
making an appointment for an interview.
Years of Service
Published weekly during the college
except Thanksgiving, in-
and Easter vacations, and examination
by the students of Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.,
Mailing address: Mercyhurst Mailroom,
Editor:Assistant Editor:Editorial BoardFeature: 1
Assistant SportsBusiness Manager:Faculty Advisor:Cathy Stevenson
WeinerSharon WarnerDario CiprianiJack RileyAnne
Pickens, Cathy McCarthy, Dennis Coan,John Sullivan, Candy Yanker, Martin Migliorefti, Tod Allen, EleanoreGrelewicz.
Erie Postmaster Stanley
announced theopening of an examination forClerk and Carrier positions at theErie Post Office. Applicants whopass this examination will beplaced
a register of eligibles tofill future vacancies at the EriePost Office. Appointments tosummer casual postal positionswill be made from this register
also.? I * I
accepteduntil February 28 and can be
up at Room
or thepersonnel Section at the
postoffice. Announcements arc
in all post office
givingdetailed information.Postmaster Dombroski alsostated that
all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
without regard to race, religion,
national origin, sex,political affiliations, or any
factor.The third program in the"Entropy"series finds thedisorder in our daily living, theentropy of our lives, increasingrapidly. Just as work in thescientific sense must be done torestore order
chemicalsystems, so we must do somework as citizens in the civic andpolitical sphere to
of distributionand communication. This
focuses on one form ofenergy that we
take forgranted unless something iswrong, much in the manner
or our heartbeat untilwe lose our breath or our heartstarts
The discussion group includesfour representatives from thePennsylvania Electric Company:Mr. Andy Tardlin, superintendentof the Front Street Station; Mr.Ralph
System Supervisor of Division Operations; andMr. Earl Leidel, AssistantDivision Manager of the North*western Division. Ml
. RoySmith made it
thespeakers to participate in thepanel..
On Sunday, February
at 5p.m., the fourth program in theEntropy series will present somemodes of conservation and somepossible new sources of energy.This program will be presentedby Sister Anne Pierotti,
Professor of Physics and somestudents from a course entitled,
which was offered during! theIntercession before Christmas of
Formed As Advisor
by Candy Yanker
wasable to sit in on a Creative ArtsConference.
was. then asked toexpress a brief description of myimpression of the meeting.
exchange of ideas. Thoughts
still moresuggestions. Art and theatre anddance and music.
the key to understanding.
Ofdesires. Of hopes.
andanswers and questions. About
it is. Whereis it going? Expression of sincereconcern and interest. A means toan end.
our own college community, butthe entire Erie area. The meansto
munication. Communication.That is my impression of theassembly which, by the way,consisted of both facult> andstudents, from the various finearts departments.|
was an ef
meeting, in my opinion,showing
again that, at times,"Two Heads Are Better Than
None.'* ] 1
May is the month to keepyour eyes open for some veryexciting
keep you in
Residence Hall Council which
serve in an advisory
to Miriam Mashank, Director
recently beenestablished and is composed of
Sue'Yockey, PatMullaugh, Sue
MegSchiavone, Karen Benson, LindaSimpson,
DeVore, DavePike, StevefHenderson,
a * |
t i i
The resident students will maketheir needs known to Councilmembers who in turn will meettwice monthly with Sr. Miriam.As a group, they
can our Residence
environments best contribute to thegrowth and development? ofstudents?*'
tI see the group as very vital inproviding feedback to
meregarding life in the Halls,
ving as a channel of
munication between the Halls,and initiating activities
better integrate our j threeResidence Halls. 1
IPresently the group is studyingthe Residence Hall Contract sothat student
can be used insetting up
February 12 in the cafeteria andare in the process of
Congratulations to Janetand Barry Grossman on
birth of their baby girl.Rebecca.Nutrition: Organic Foods
Cost $15.00 Couples $20.00Mercy Motherhouseft
to E. s.
4 Sundays beginning
E.Children as Teachers
Tuesday ays beginning
I ns true
Br y a
vs St. Bona venture (A)
i8p.m. Little TheatreLakers
Movie: "Comedy Festival"
Recital HallWomen's Basketball
Lock Haven (A)Women's Basketball