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Four Administrators Released
Administrative Cutbacks
On Friday, April
18th,
four
Mercy
hurst
ad
ministrators were notified of the non-renewal of their
contracts
for the
1975-76
school
year.
The contracts of
^administrators,
Mr.
Raymond
Danielski,
Mrs. Jacque Mazanowski,
Mr. B.
PhilipHerring
and Mr.
John Pilewskie were
not
renewedaccording to Dean William Garvey because, "We feltthe way to keep cost down was
to let
administrators(who were otherwise doing
a
good
job)
go."*
Hefurther explained that
two-thirds off
the Collegebudget
is
tied
to
personnel costs,
.„.
The move, according
to
Dean Garvey,
"...
is a
commitment
by the
College
to
keep tuition cost
to
the student as
low
as possible."Garvey also explained that
"To
balance the budget
and
keep the tuition increase
down
as
ow
 as possible,we had to decrease
costs...We
didn't want to releasefaculty because
we
felt that teaching
and
learning
Announced
was what the College was all
about."
Some
of
those involved
in the
cutback expressedconcern over
the
future
of the
services offeredstudents by the offices. Dean Garvey explained thatthe appropriate offices
will
"absorb" these functions.He noted
in the
case
of the
Office
of
StudentActivities,
"At
this time,
the
College hopes
to
replace that position
on a
much more modest costscale
-
more
in
keeping with
the
realities
of the
College
budget
w
^T
The Voice
of
the
Mercyhurst Community
VOL. 47 NO. 23
MERCYHURST
COLLEGE
HURST OFFERS INSURANCE PROGRAM
Mercyhurst
has
taken
the
college into
the
Eriecommunity with
its
most recent step
in
career-oriented education by entering
a
venture with Elba
Systertis
Inc.
to
offer
in-service
insurance and salespersonnel
a
certificate or baccalaureate program
in
Insurance and Sales Management,
f
;
The Hurst becomes the sixth college
in
the
U.S.
to
become associated with Elba Systems. Other Elba-affiliated schools include New Hampshire College,St. Mary's
of
California, Southwest Missouri State,Florida Southern, Salem College,
and
LewisUniversity of Chicago.
i
Mercyhurst's
newest baccalaureate program,leading to a B.A. in business, will go into operation inJune under
the
direction
of Mr.
Thomas
M.
Monaghan, who leaves his post as Assistant Directorof Development
and
Alumni Relations
to
head
the
venture. Named
by
Dean William Garvey
as
EDITOR NAMED
moam
THE MERC1AD
is
pleased
to
announce
the ap
pointment of the editor for school year 1975-76. CarolQuartuccio, a sophomore English major, will assumethe editorship beginning with the last issue this term.CONGRATULATIONS, CAROL!!program director,
Monaghan's
experience includesthree years
as
head
of the
Business Dept.
and two
years of work in the Development field.All certificate
or
baccalaureate students will take30 credits
(or ten
courses
a
year)
for two
vears.Enrol lees will complete
one
course*
a
month consisting
of 24
classroom hours
and 16
hours
of in
dependent study using
Audio-Visual
equipment suchas films,tapes,and textual materials.
J
These courses
in the
area
of
insurance
and
professional sales management will
be
taught
at
Mercyhurst
and
other learning centers
To
I
be
established
in
other areas of the state.The new Mercyhurst program received approvallast week from
the
Pennsylvania Department
of
Education and the Veterans Administration.The cooperative venture is expected to enroll
at its
peak
point
1,000 students, bringing
the
total Mercyhurst enrollment
to
2.500
students.
*
'1 )
As
a
prerequisite built into
the
program
to
insurethe capability
of the
student
to
complete
the
fieldexperience, all enrol lees in the program must be fulltime employees in
the
insurance and sales profession.After completion of the two year study program
in
the concentration, students wishing
to
receive
the
baccalaureate degree will take an additional
20
courses from
the
Mercyhurst business
and
liberalarts curriculum to meet graduation requirements.Mercyhurst will
be
responsible
for the
development, administration
and
staffing
of the new
program, however, the school has appointed Elba
as
its agent to recruit students for the
new
venture.Some
IS
Elba admissions representatives havebeen accepted
by
Mercyhurst admissions directorJames
G.
Lanahan,
to act as
recruiters
in
Pennsylvania and New York. These
representatives
willbegin recruitment
in
the
area on Tuesday, April
22.
Students accepted into
the
program
will
be
required
to
meet the regular admissions standards of
the
college and as full time students
will
be
entitled
to
full veterans educational benefits payable
by the
Veterans Administration and state financial aid.Brochures outlining the Mercyhurst Insurance andSales program are available by writing the college or
en
Monatthanat.864-0681, ext. 219.
APRIL 26, 1975
Grossman:!
Who
Are
TheiPhantoms?"
j |
%
"Four
'phantom*
trustees and their chairman aremaking the decisions which will affect the future ofthis college." That's
how Dr.
Barry
Grossman,Assistant Professor
of
Political Science, summed
up
an unusual situation which
he
encountered this pastweek.
'
>
*
I
It
all began when Dr. Grossman and several
Other
faculty members became
concerned
that tuitionmight be
incr»*sed
by the Board
of
Trustees
without
any student
or'faculty
input. Told that
the
ultimatedecision on the question would rest with
the
Budgetand Finance
Committe
of
the Board of Trustees,
Dr.
Grossman prepared
to
petition
the
Committee
to
submit to a day
of
on-campus
hearings on the tuition
question, pOriginally,
Dr.
Grossman sought
to
reach
the
Budget and Finance
Committee
through the facultyrepresentative
to
the Board of Trustees. Mr. EdwardGallagher
and
his.student
counterpart,
Mr.
FrankBarry.
The matter
came
up at a
meeting
of the
College Senate,
but
what resulted was
an
invitationby Dr. Shane
to
all concerned students and faculty todiscuss the tuition question with him.Dr. Grossman
was
still determined
to
reach
the
Budget
and Finance
Committee—
a
group
of
fivetrustees
who
make
all
"final" decisions regardingtuition and finances
at
the college
(It
should be notedthat this Committee does submit its decisions
to
theBoard
of
Trustees
for
approval,
but
this
is a
mereformality). He decided to draft
a
formal letter to theBudget and Finance
Committee,
which would containthe original request— that
the
members
of the
committee
appear
on campus
for
one
or
two days,during school hours,
so
that
the
questions
of
con
cerned students
and
others regarding
the
tuitionquestion might
be
answered.
}
Ina
phone call to
Mr.
Willis Cardot, Vice-President
for
Business Affairs and the chief liason between theAdministration
and the
Budget
and
Finance Committee, Dr. Grossman learned that the names
of the
other four members of
the
committee wore classifiedas "proprietary information" and not available.Recounting
the
conversation,
Dr.
Grossman saidthat "Mr. Cardot insisted that
he
doesn't have
the
authority
to
give
out the names of the other four men,because of
possible
hostile action towards them
.
44
In
my
view",Dr.
Grossman states, "the actions
of
Mr. Cardot with regard to disclosure
of
these namesare outrageous, outlandish, and totally indefensible.All this
is
totally counter
to the
spirit
of
opennesswhich
this col
lege
professes
to
foster!"
"I've checked the dictionary
in
my search
to
findout what
'proprietary information'
can
possiblymean,
and as I
understand
the
term,
it
relates
to
ownership.
How
can the names of the members of theBudget
and
Financeship?",
says
Dr.
Grossman.relate
to
owner*
DR. BARRY GROSSMAN
\
 
PAGE
2
MERCYHURST
COLLEGE
i
APRIL 25, 1975
Senate Reform
Editor's Note:
The
following is a letter sent to Ms.
Sharon
Santia, Chairperson of
the
Senate ConstitutionReform Committee from President Shane. A copy
was
sent
to
The
Merciad
and
is being reproduced thisweek in
order
to
inform
the
community
of Dr.
Shane'sfeelings towards new proposed constitutionscheduled
to be
presented
at a
future Senate meeting.The proposed constitution and by-laws have beenreviewed by me. Pursuant
to
my discussion
with
you
on5April
7,
I would like
toistate
the following impressions: 1. The basic play of the
proposed
con
stitution seems
to
remedy many of
the
problems thatthe current Senate has faced. While moving towardthis representative style of governance posits goodfaith on the part of the constituencies represented,including that of the administration, I believe that apositive environment on campus can make the plansuccessful.
| iftA :<y
2. Concern has been expressed by some facultyabout administrators chairing Senate committees.The point has also been raised that this device willmake administrators accountable and help insureeffective committee functioning.
I
urge the Senate toconsider
both
sides of
this
question. I
i t
'Mt
is highly important that whoever chairs thecommittees that communication channels bestructured between each committee and
the
appropriate administrative office(s).
:
.
3.1
believe it important for the Senate to resolvethat the governance process will not duplicate administrative functions. Rather, governance shouldpropose
directions
and policy: it then should help tosee that directions and policies recommended andaccepted
are
implemented by the administration
and
its decisions.
\ *
For a campus governance structure to functionsuccessfully,
its
Senate members and committeesmust have access to adequate information.
If
pledgeto do everything possible to increase the flow of theinformation needed by Senate committees to evolverealistic proposals.
gk |JT |~
In a
^developing
system
of-this
kind, differencesinvariably will surface among the Senate, thePresident, and theadministration.,;Should this
dif
ference result in a Senate proposal not! being approved by me, I will make
every
effort to give for
thright reasons
for the
decision. Furthermore, should
the
proposal
require
action
by the
Board
of Trustees,I will report
the
elements of difference
to the
Board.I* wish the!
current
College Senate success inachieving a workable, efficient! governance structure.
:
A
**
Sex Council
Dear
Editor,I write to you in regard to a letter you published,written by Martha
J.
Cuddy
M
a
1956 graduate of
Mercy
hurst. In her letter Mrs. Cuddy expressedconcern
for
the sexuality Council that is on and
around
the
campus. 1She made, mention of the house services beingunrelated and unendorsing. She also insinuated thatthere was
no
place
on
campus, such as ours, for such
an
organization.Being a woman who will graduate this May, I'vespent
my
four years
around
men and
women studentssearching out information regarding referrals fortheir personal needs.
>1
have been present when underclassmen approach upperclassmen withquestions
and
concerns that they did
not
want to
take
to health services. This wasn't because the servicesthey were looking for weren't available to them
MERCMD
EditorEditorial Board:News Editor:
d
Feature Editor:
Layout
Editor:Copy Editor:Photographer:
Layout
Staff:
Colleen McManamon
Pat
Weschler
Terry Schelb
Carol
Quartuccio""* T
Olivia Longo
J.
Stark,
Jim Prei, Jeff Best
Tina ReichenbachLeigh
Kremer
Writers
and
Creators s
,.:
Darla Ma
lone.
Kathy
Turek,
Nancy Willis, PattyMullaugh.
Rocco
Riasio,
Mary Conway, Dale Mcintosh,Bob Curtis. Richard, Birmingham, Esther MarieSchreiber.
there, but, that they wanted to go elsewhere. Fromthe need to know "where" came the Council. Comprised of individuals who were concerned (facultyand students), the Council began searching outclinics, physicians and services that were needed bystudents. This information has been disseminated onand around campus in the fall and winter of 1974-75.The Council was
being
heard at the school. On occasion, seminars and speakers have been provided.There were some*
in
positions'
of
understanding wholistened and understood. It has been unpleasant for
most
of
us at
times.
I
In the
long
run, we feel that the information we'vegotten together and the students
we've
helped have
made
it
all worthwhile.
W^
f |
Mercyhurst College may have appeared astolerant and therefore: "approving." May it beproposed that some understanding be given to thosewho realize what the students* needs are and thatanother; opinion
is not
unrealistic.
K*
-
As
one
who has
been labeled
"the instigator" of thiscrew, may
I
thank those members of the faculty andadministration who have understood (some insilence, others actively)
and to the
students
who
werethe "seeds of thought and concern' a good many ofus are leaving but as an alumna, I want to look atthese still here and find that you're still listening tothose
who
need
you.
I
Gretchen Krampf
Cheat Now!
Dear
Editor,
\ '
I wholeheartedly agree with the students whocondone cheating. As a graduating senior who hasgone through several job interviews, I have but onemessage to impart to underclassmen: "Cheat while
you have
the
chance."
|
i
My
reasons for espousing this supposedly morallydegenerate view are two-fold. First of all, a
QPA
isan arbitrary number which often reflects somethingwhich, for the 'most part, is unmeasurable
-
knowledge. Some people are better testers thanothers. Some teachers are biased; some testingsituations are
a!sham.
Why not beat the
system?
Education is a system, but grades sometimes unfairly
label
a
PERSON.
» "f 5
Secondly, when a
job
interviewer
views
an interviewee's Qualifications, his eyes almost always
rivet
to
the QPA
and on
that basis alone, the studentis often judged. It doesn't matter to the interviewerthat grades are often
not
the true measure of ability.
Ooen
Letter
Tuition
The most important factor to the interviewer is thisarbitrary number.
#
It is considered immoral
to
cheat to raise a QPA.But, why has no one ever looked at another form offalse
representation—the
age old practice of
Brownies—Browning
a teacher. It's okay in thegrading system to play "Cecilia Suck Butt" butcheating is condemned. This
seemes
to be a contradiction.
I
In summation,
let me
reiterate: Mercyhurst, Cheat
While You
Can!
IEdward
Bury
Women's Sports
Dear Editor,
J[
I think the time has come for someone to publiclyask the question has been on a lot of people's mindslately: Do the female athletes on this campus reallydeserve equality? By equality, of course, I meanequal equipment, equal, funds, and above
all
equal
fan
support.
^
There has
been
a
lot of talk about the dedication
of
our women athletes and until very recently I had noreason to question it. However,
I've
been more observant lately and have come to the conclusion that
our
girls are not exactly the saints we've been led tobelieve. This
past
Saturday (April 12) night I at
tended
the
Sesler party and
was
pleasantly surprisedto see the men's crew team admirably restrictingthemselves to non-alcoholic beverages. "But where"
I
wondered,
"is
the
women's crew?
Well,
a
couple
of
them were on
'the
floor,
some
were happilystaggering among the crowd, and one brave soul wasattempting
to
relate, to her companion, the events ofher first chance
in
the boat. Needless to say I was
puzzled!;.Is
this the way women get themselves in
shape—is
the
female make-up
so different thatalcohol gives them strength and
*
builds theirstamina?
r iM
.;;Equality
and respect must be earned by a definiteshow of determined effort. Does getting drunk thenight before your
closing
season game demandrespect?
Does
a
practice
with
less than half the teamin attendance show a determined effort? And doesletting yourselves be seen drinking while your malecounterparts discipline themselves show a desire
for
equality?
|
&;
(**
f 1
I sincerely would like to hear a reply from anywomen athletes if I have been misinformed
oHif
Ihave misinterpreted
the
situation.Roger Perry
[
P.S.
If
women find it impossible to discipline
themselves perhaps
they should get out of sports andleave
athletic
endeavors
to
the "stronger sex"!
Petition
PETITION*
TO:
ROBERT J. BALDWIN, CHAIR- THE
1975-76
CALENDAR YEAR MAYMAN OF THE BUDGET AND FINANCE HAVE A CATASTROPHIC IMPACT ONCOMMITTEE, MERCYHURST THE FUTURE OF MERCYHURSTCOLLEGE
BOARD
OF
TRUSTEES. COLLEGE. THIS PETITION DOES NOT
WE,
THE UNDERSIGNED FACULTY PRESUPPOSE THAT A TUITION HIKEMEMBERSOF
ME
RCYHURST IS AVOIDABLE, BUT ONLY THAT SUCHCOLLEGE, DO HEREBY URGENTLY ^SIGNIFICANTMEASURE. HAVING ANREQUEST THAT THE BUDGET AND
IMPACT
ON ALL FACETS OF THEFINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY, SHOULD
NOT
MERCYHURST COLLEGE BOARD OF BE DECIDED
WITHOUT IMPUT
FROMTRUSTEES HOLD OPEN
HEARINGS
ON FACULTY, STUDENTS. AND OTHERSTHE MERCYHURST CAMPUS ON THE ASSOCIATED
WITH
THE
COLLEGESUBJECT
OF
THE PROPOSED TUITION THANK
YOU
VERY
MUCKFOR
YOURINCREASE. THIS REQUEST STEMS CONSIDERATION AND
WEARE
CON-FROM OUR SINCERE AND IMMINENT FIDENT THAT THIS
REQUESTSHALL
CONCERN THAT A TUITION HIKE FOR
AND
WILL BE F1JLFILLED
Faculty
Advisor:Andrew Roth
Barry
G.
GrossmanStephen
Davis
Brian J.
McHughJohn
E.Stewart
James KinnaneLudlow
J.
Brown
W.B.
Temple 1 I
Detmar
W\
Straub
Jr.
Tyrone
B.Moore
Richard
J.
Kubiak
Marvin
E.
CamburnRobert
A.
Cisek
H.
Michael
Erisman
David Palmer
PaulJurkowitz
Andrew RothJanet Price
David
K.
.-/
Paul
R.
Newcomb
Michael
J.
McQuillen
Edward
M.
LignowskiDavid
J.
Thomas
Sr.
Mary Matthew
Sr.
AnnePierottiJef
fery Sternlieb
Igor
StalskyDavid
Blanchfield
Barry
Mc
AndrewDavid Markey
Judith
WieczorekDavid Bethune
Jude
Yablonsky
Linda
Schmidt
Sr. M.
EymardJacquelyn
L.
Howey
Sr.
Patricia
Whalen
R.S.M.
Sharon
T.
Santia
George
C.
Offutt
 
APRIL25.1975MERCYHURST COLLEGE
Wa I ki
ng
For
PAGES
CEC
Joe
Pacinelli,
Mike
Carrig, and
Bob
Dubik.
"Walking
to
Meadville
andback? Are they crazy?" Whosaid that being sane
>is
aprerequisite for being a niceguy? Such a clause ispreposterous! It would
be
likehaving to take Trim
nasties
toget in Bob Blessing'sChemistry class (althoughit's true that you have to be ingreat shape to tackle it).After all, some of my bestfriends are nuts.
J
| H;You're probably wonderingwhat I am talking
about...The
CEC
Walk-a-Thon„of
course.Well,
you f
might
say
,1
withsuch a worthy
jj
cause,naturally they are not crazy.
No,
they are still crazy, butthe
Mercyhurst!
Chapter«
ofthe Council for ExceptionalChildren doesn't care. TheCEC thinks that Bob Dubik,Mike Carrig,; and JoePacinelli are
nice
guys.
#
%
Bob, Mike, and Joe aregoing to walk to
&
Meadvilleand back
on
May
9
and
10.
Thestarting
point;
will be Mer-cyhurst. (Gee,
isn't -that
^inspiring?) Dependingr upontheir mood (and the whimsical refusals of their legs totake another step), they willrun, walk and stop to rest, notnecessarily in
that*
order.
They
estimate that it will takethem twelve hours,
one way.
Ican see it now. In the housesof three Erieites,
this
con*versation will be heard:Mother,
"Where
have youbeen for the past two days?"Son,
"I
just went out
fori
awalk."
i
The three resourcefulyoung men sent a letter to theBoard of Trustees and theBoard of Associates askingtheir support in the project.Their
aim .was
to stimulatebusinesses around the college
to
pledge donations.
)
Dean Garvey has given hisfull support
and
has pledged adonation.The Mercyhurst studentsand faculty will
jget
theirchance to donate to
the
causeon April 28. Starting from 8p.m.. Bob, Mike,
and Joe
willengage^ in
a
door-to-doorcampaign
throughout:
thedorms, Sesler Apartments,and townhouses. During theday, a table will be set up
in
Zurn lobby to give the daystudents
a chance to participate in the drive. Facultymembers may give theirdonations to
Mr.
BrianMcHugh,
the
CEC
advisor.The money raised will beplaced in the treasury of theCEC to finance the manyevents that the CEC sponsorsthroughout the year, like theCerebral Palsy Halloween
Party
and the Christmasparty at St. Mary's Home forthe Aged.
T?S*
*
Bob,
Mike, and Joe are inthe cadet program
i
withdouble
majors
in elementaryeducation
and
specialeducation. Mike is a Junior;Bob
|
and
'
Joe
I
are bothsophomores.
<
M^m
W
Good luck, guys, and break
a
}
leg.
(Did I say somethingwrong?)
fMjk
i
J ara
ft
Mercytamin
And! Mice
it
andMary
Jane McWilliamBj
Dave WilliamsonApplication of classroomlearned principles has neverbeen so meaningful an experience than it has been tothree Mercyhurst seniors.For the past two years,Mary
Jane
McWilliams, DaveWilliamson, and Jack
Friedel
have participated in theresearch to develop a cancercuring compound, Mercytamin. Recently, the
compound?
has beenrecognized by the NationalCancer Institute.On
April
4th,
Mary
Jane andDave traveled to
Chester
Pa to present their
researchpapers
at the EasternColleges Science Conference.
Dave
presented the findingsof his and Jack
Friedefs
research entitled,
;J
"TheEffect of
Mercytamin
on theGrowth of Ascites and SolidTumors in Mice." Mary Janespoke on,-
"The
[Effect ofMercytamin on thePeripheral Blood of Tumor-Bearing and
Non
I Tumor-Bearing Mice.Sister
Eymard
iPoydock,under whom
the^
studentsconducted
their
\
research
explained
that when shewrites the final reports, thestudents will be named as
co
authors and commented that,
"They
made
^.significant
contributions in independentresearch."
;
The senior students allcommented on the extremevalue of the project to theireducations,
when
asked whatspecific value
(he
experiencehad to her, Mary JaneMcWilliams explained that"It's extremely valuable inthat I learned quite a bitabout research. Given thebackgrounds of bothChemistry and Biologicalresearch, I've really gotten alot from these past twoyears." Dave Williamsonagreed and stressed that "thegreatest thing I learned fromthe research was ;the application of things learned incourses
to the
research."
Presque Isle
Clean
It's springtime, the season of bikinis, beaches, and diets.All sporadic dieters are lightening their belts and trying toshrink their stomachs. It's fine and the will power lasts,until one
day...that
sweet tooth, candy craving, ice cream
cone
urge
hits,
and you blow
it.
v
* •'
Regrets and apologies the morning after never suffice. Soin order to help combat those urges and build up your willpower, this recipe guarantees to satisfy the urge whilestaying within your diet. Lime
sherbet,
it sounds impossible
to
make
but
it's
so
simple and refreshing especiallyon those hot Erie summer days. To begin place
1
envelope
low
calorie
lime-flavored gelatin
and
x
k
cup sugar in a bowl,medium size, and pour
%
cup boiling water over the mixture,! Stir
until
dissolved. Mix in
lvfe
cups buttermilk,
\
x
k
teaspoon
lemon peel
and
3
tablespoons
lemon
juice.
Chill
in
the freezer until the mixture has thickened. Remove fromthe freezer and beat until foamy. Pour
into
a refrigeratortray and freeze until firm. This recipe will make
8Vfe
cupservings and best yet is the fact that it's only 70 calorieseach.
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Oh
does it quench the
thirst!
Nice and fresh and cool. Fora change of pace try low calorie lemon gelatin and havesome variety while you lose.
*
That wasn't hard was it? Best of all though, no guiltfeelings about sneaking a snack. Don't believe me? Try it
and
see.
Happy Eating.
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Part of the National Cleanup Campaign, for Erie thisyear concerns a call forPresque Isle clean-up by allErieites and concerned peoplefor the environment Whensomeone asks "Why doesn'tsomeone do something to
clean-up
the dirty,
polluted'
water?" Environmentalists
ask "Why don't
your'
This coming Saturday, theMercyhurst community hasanother chance to participatein helping ecology. The poorturn-out for our "campusclean-up" lacked in numbers,but was filled with ent-thusiasm for those who didhelp. We thank those who
contributed
\
in time andrecycling materials for theirhelp but more is needed. And
now is
thetime!!
On
Thursday, the 24th, andFriday the
23th
a
table will
be.
in Zurn lobby for those whowish to sign up
for*Presque
Isle Clean-Up. Transportation
will
be provided by
RUS.
During the next few weeksMercyhurst will do morethings to bring in a cleanerSpring. Won't you help to
make
it
come aUve?I
Like so many people in the
news
these days,
It
seems that
Mercyhurst
College
A
has askeleton in its
closet—a story
that many people
\
wouldrather
not be
told,
m
$
Last
week,
|
as is my
custom,]
I was rummagingthrough some "top secret'ancient records stashed away
in
a
distant tower of Old Main.Quite accidentally, I
cameupon these photos and thestory that
was
connected withthem. I realized,
with
mysharp eye for a
"hot"
story,that this had to be shared withthe
Mercyhurstt
readingpublic.
I
3^
4
From 1| the beginning,someone was
* a
ware of my
find,
and determined that Iwould not publish what I hadlearned. I found ananonymous
note
pasted
on
thewindshield of
my
car, warning me not to publish thestory.
I
observed that the notewas written on Mercyhurststationery, in crayon, and thatmany words were
misspelled.
From these facta, I was ableto deduce!
that!
the threatcame from the more literatesector of the community, andseemed to originate from thecollege administration.
,\
Despite
.the
threats, Ipersisted in working on thestory. "THE PUBLIC
HAS A
RIGHT TO KNOW!" So here
ltis.Bl 3lYears
ago, these men wereinvolved in] an insidiousscheme to turn Mercyhurstinto a Christian college. Itseems that they had gotten asfar as holding secret meetingsin a small faculty
\
diningroom—all J»
sorts
p
ofrevolutionary
|ideas
weretossed
i
about ... Youngradicals were attracted to thecause, and the movementOther members of theresearch team include: Mr.
Damien
Gallina, who firstproposed the project; Ms.Doris
Riekert,
and Mr. LouisHuya.
>
*
I
grew.
J
j.
The day arrived when themovement had
\
grown
J
powerful. The man
on
the leftvested himself in a terribleblack robe and invoked theheavens, and his partnercalled forth the thunder witha voice reminiscent oflightning, and many peoplewere led to believe that theworld
was
ending.
"
r
{Fortunately for Mercyhurst, there was one man inthe crowd* who was notparalyzed by the sights thatwere going on. He screamedout the magic
* words
thatbroke the terrible spell. Loudand clear
they
rang, throughthe
hills
and vales of thecampus on the
hill—BEER
BLASSST! The crowd was
saved;
in.. a
mad *
dash, theyrose
up
and captured the twoinfidels
who
had attempted toentrap their minds. Boundand manacled, they were sentrolling in the direction ofLake
Erie,*and
never seenagain.
'
Little is known of whatbecame of these men.
Rumors have
been numerous.One
particularly
persistentone has to do with theirhaving formed a singinggroup which is threateningother campuses across thecountry, using secret songs,which though they
^appear
innocuous, carry
thatinsidious message. Anotherrumor places these men onthe Mercyhurst campus. Weall realize that this is impossible, but, if by somestrange vision, you should seethese men (remember, theymay be in disguise), keepyour distance, for it is saidthat their powers do notweaken with old
age!!

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