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VOL.
50
#
NO, 22MERCYHURST COLLEGE
MAY
5,1978
More than
500
students went tothe polls on
April
28 and elected
Mike:Heller,
Linda Ravenstahl,SteveFrisina,and DarleneWawrejko as
MS6 officers for
the1978-79 academic school year.Heller easily defeated JimDeffner for president of
MSG, 350
to 170 votes. Heller, who duringthe campaign stressed the importance of student involvement
in
campus and community activities, said he was going to "putpressure
on
his
reps
to make hismain objective a reality
*"I'm
going to
.make
sure thereps get out to their departmentsand find out what the studentswant," he said in a post-electioninterview.
"It'sfimportant
thatwe talk to people and get all theinput we can. Personally, I'mgoing to set aside one day a weekand go to the dorms to inform thepeople who complain that theydon't know what's happening."What does he feel contributedto his
victory?
"I think it was me
all-around,
he said. "I'm veryresponsible and dependable. Ilike people and I talk to them
well
I'm
a very straight andhonest guy?,
who
doesn't try tomislead anybody
or
B
make
themany false promises.
I
"I work
really
hard and mostoften accomplish what I set out to
do.
I have a lot of motivation andknow how I can go about doingthis
job.
It's going to be through alot of hard work. But I'm aworker, not much of a "partier",as maybe my opponent was. JimDeffner
was a
good choice
too.
Hewould have made a goodpresident. But I
felfel
was morequalified,
.maybe
because I'mmore motivated and moreresponsible. And I think that'swhere it's at."
* 1M |
In the race for MSG vicepresident, newcomer
Linda
Ravenstahl pulled
231
votes to 183votes for
incumbent!
JoAnnAlexander and 107 for
\
thirdcandidate Pierre Priestley."My main reason
for frunning
for this office and the reason I'mglad I won is because I want to
work,",
said Ms. Ravenstahl."Anybody can sit behind a deskand work out their job as to whatis written in the job description."I want to do more than just sitin these meetings and agree withthis or disagree with that. I wantto get
^involved
on committeesand be a handy-man and help outthe other officers. I want to be a
doer I
"f^
| *
She said The Merciad's endorsement helped her win. "Inreality endorsements must swaysome elections," she said. "In
this
election it had a lot to
do
with
my winning because of thesituation, a first-timer runningagainst the incumbent."Steve Frisina, who defeatedBob Dell for
MSG-Treasurer
inthe closest of the four races (256to 245), said the paper's endorsement of his candidacy hadno effect on hisvictory/In fact,Frisina^ said that had the endorsement come earlier in
the
week, it may have cost him theelection.
1
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"By the time the paper cameout I had enough time to campaign; more or less establishmyself as a candidate," he said."People had pretty much made
up
their mind
as
to
who
they weregoing to support. f"There was a lot of pictorialmedia around campus with me. Ithink I might have
been*over-
publicized with the endorsement."Concerning his office
Frisina
plans to keep students involvedthrough open forums."I plan to use
the
size of thecampus
to {my
advantage," hesaid. "I'd make it a point to
keep
the
students involvea. They don'tlike to get printed information intheir mail boxes, so I'm thinking
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INTRODUCTION
TO
WALL CLIMBING
101?No,
not
wall
climbing, but pointing. Workers of the
C.W.
Beal
Company were hired by Mercyhurst todig out the old mortar behind the bricks of
Old
Main and replace it with new. According to
Bob
Sheehyand Frank Schroeck of Operations, frost gets behind the mortar and pushes it out. Pointing is done tocorrect
the
problem.
More
pointing
is
planned for
the
future of
Old
Main.
Woman
Hurled
i
Hurst
Van
Rounds
It happened without warning,and when it was over, LindaMcKinley of room
30
Eagan Hall,found herself hurled from aMercyhurst van as it rounded thecomer of 18th and State.McKinley was fortunate,sustaining only minor injuries tothe back.
$
Amy McNicholas, one of 19girls in
the
van, was the first oneon the scene. According toMcNicholas, the incident
oc
curred at about 5:30
a.m.:as
thegirls were on their way to thecollege's boat house located atthe bottom of Peninsula Drive.[ The van was said to betraveling at a speed of 35-40
m.p.h.
at the time, as it wentthrough a yellow light.When it rounded the bend, thedoor (which had been secured bya rope) opened between one andhalf
to-
two
feet. McKinley whohad been sitting near the door,was immediately hurled from thevan to the pavement.Other details of the accidentwere unavailable at press time.of going from dorm-to-dorm andtalking
to
them very personally. Ithink it's a new approach. It'sbeen talked about for a long time,going directly
to
the people, but Ifeel I will actually do it."The
r?ce
for MSG secretaryalso involved three candidates.Darlene Wawrejko (pronouncedWah-REE-ko) came out on topwith
223
votes
for Jocelyn Piccutaand
81
for Anita Bonaminio.
Ms.
Wawrejko campaigned ona platform that called for "effective and open communicationamong and between students,faculty, and administration." Shesaid her plan could work
I
if
students were "forced to attendinformal mixers on a
regular
basis."
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"If we had very casual socialgatherings held in the
faculty
dining lounge or
some
suchneutral grounds around here,many ideas would be exchanged," she
said.
"It would beto the benefit of the students to
have
an
increase of activities thatalso involve administrators and
faculty."]
>*And what does she attribute toher victory?"Perhaps it was because I tookthe time to go door-to-door andpeople saw that I was interestedinthetjob,"
she ?added.j
"I'mgoing to try my best to see thatthese activities the students toldme they wanted will become areality."
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Action PlanTo SubtractMath
Major
College President Dr. MarionL. Shane told the MercyhurstStudent Government on May 1that his proposed
"A'.tion
Plan"includes provisions
to
drop
major
degree programs in departmentsthat have not had "growth* in
enrollment."}
Dr.
Shane, repeated what hefirst announced
in
January, that"we should determine thenumber of major students that amajor field of study should havein order for it to continue as amajor."
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The
proposal requires a total
of
15 declared majors for the 1978-79 academic year for a majordegree program to continue. Thefigure will then have to increaseby five in each of the
next;two
years.
*
Dr. Shane said the onlyprogram now considered forelimination next September ismathematics, which presentlyhas six majors. Although nodecision has been made, it
ap
pears the college will not acceptany freshmen into that majornext year.The president, however, alsoassured that the college will takecare of sophomores,
juniors
andseniors
already
enrolled.
"We're* committed," he said,
"to anyone
who
is already here tofinish their major field of study."He also named four other
majors
with less than
15
declaredstudent majors—geology,history, theater and chemistry.But he added, "We haveprospects that all these will bebuilt up in the coming year," andsaid that no student now enrolledin any major will be in jeopardynext
September.'
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THE
OFFICERS
of next year'sMercyhurst Student Government, elected last Friday are,from
top
to bottom: PresidentMike Heller,
Vice
President Linda Ravenstahl, Treasurer SteveFrisina and Secretary DarleneWawrejko.
 
..
.In
an
editorial
printed
in the
Merclad
during intersession,Richard Birmingham cited that
"the
school vans are unsafe" and
"will
it take a tradgedy before the administrationrealizes." ?
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Well Richard,
you
couldn't have
been more
correct
in
yourstatements.
The
fact
is,
tradgedy almost
did
strike
on May 2,1978.
* V
To get straight to the point, Linda McKinley, a senior lawenforcement major at Mercyhurst and a member of thecrew team, was hurled from a
'Hurst
van as it rounded a
bend at 18th and State
St.
-
;.
Fortunately Linda suffered only minor injuriesphysically, but the fact is she could have been very easilykilled. Yes killed!
1
Why
did it happen? Linda didn't fall out because the
door
was open or because someone opened
the
door. Linda fell
out
because the
door
was TIED
SHUT WITH
A
ROPE! Yes,
tiedshut with
a
rope!
*
I was both shocked and mad about the incident. First off,everyone that's involved in sports or other social activities
who
use
the
vans,
also stood
the
same chance of falling
out ofone. And
secondly, this is not
the
first incident with
the
vans.As a member of the crew team during my freshmen agroup of us were coming back from a meet
in
Buffalo, whenone of the windows just blew out, landing on the highwaysurface
behind
us.
Fortunately, there were no other vehicles
behind
us
at
the
time.I'm sure there have been other incidents which involvedthevans,and
I'm
sure
that others feel
the way
I do.CAN YOU
IMAGINE
what
might have happened to Lindahad the van been coming back from practice say at 4:00 or5:00 p.m. during rush hour traffic? If this had happened,Linda might
not
nave
escaped injury
so
easily."Sure Chris",
you
say. "but that didn't nappen." No itdidn't happen,
but it
could!
Stop
to
think
for a
second..
.what
If
she had
been
killed?
m
I
don't need
excuses, the facts speak for themselves. If thestory bothers you as much as it bothers me, think of how itmust have been for Linda, or for the girls who were in the
van
with
her, and
who witnessed
it.
ilam
thankful to
God
that Linda was not injured,
but
whatnow! You can bet that the van in question is being fully inspected, and you can bet also that people are wonderingwhat plans are install in forms of safer traveling for ourcommunity.I don't propose that the college should go out and buy anew set of vans,
but why
can't we try leasing some.
I
am notvery sure at this moment if Mercyhurst vans are indeedleased,
but
if
they
are,
it's
time
to
lease some
new
ones.
|
When an incident such as this takes place, it's no longer
lust
the concern of the administration, but of the student
body
as
well.I have confidence in our administration to come
up
with asafe and logical solution to this problem. I'm not sayingthey're not concerned, but maybe this issue hasn't beenpressed as
far
as students
would like
to
see it.In any case, I hope that an incident of this nature
will
never
again occur
at
the
'Hurst.
PAGE
2
VI
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THEMERCIADMAY
5,1978
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LETTERS
TO THE
EDITOR
From...
''I
Environmental Concerned
Dear Editor,
\
r
Well
once
again summer returns.
To
us and everyone elsethis means a lot more activities outdoors. Thank God! It'salso a time when one does more drinking, smoking, eating
and
consequently more littering.
This
year, unlike any of
the
past years, why
not
show
some
concern
Pick up everything you've finished
withstand
properlv dispose of it.Neglecting to take care of our own trash has resulted inlarge amounts of litter around the Briggs Ave. Apartmentsana behind the Townhouse
a
rea.
j
This not only affects the students living there, but is anuisance to other Briggs Ave. residents. Make the
dif
ference, pick it
up,
throw
it
away,
and
feel better
about
it!Environmentally Yours,Marianne DrakeJim KellyPaul
Szela
the
merciad
JoAnn DeSantis
Dear
Editor
B
I would like to publicly thank all those people who helped
make
Father-Daughter Weekend a huge success. It wasthrough your cooperation that made the event
run
smoothlyfrom beginning to end. I need not mention names
you
knowwho you are. My only wish is that you will again lend yourcooperation to Vicki Martinago, next year's chairman ofFather-Daughter Weekend. Thanks Again!
Jo Ann
DeSantisChairman
F.D.W.
1978
Admissions
Dear EditorApplications
are now
being accepted for
the
position
of
Ad
missions Counselor. The duties will include extensivetraveling, counseling, interviewing
and
office
work.
Applicants must
have
effective Interpersonal skills
as
wellas the ability to clearly communicate the Mercyhurstphilosophy
to
prospective
students
and
their parents.
Salarv
-
negotiableSubmit Placement
office form
or resume
to:
| Karen
E.Schultz
in care of Admissions
Office
Mercyhurst
College
I
Erie, Pa.
Attention Freshmen Elementary Education Majors
Interviews for admission into the ElementaryEducation will be held on Tuesday May 9,
1978,
Please see Mrs. Kaliszak, Education secretary
room 306
M,
for information.
StudentAssistant
Applications!
datehasbeen extendedto
Monday,
May 8 at 4p.m.
/
Congratulations To Resident AssistantsFor The
1978-79
Year
*
Egon
HallFirst Floor .
t
:
Holly BoothSecond
Floors
Chris FilippiMcAuley HallFirst Floor
*
.. Amy McNichlasSecond Floor
Al
Lonczak
Bob
TobinThird Floor
Richard Sethman
i
James
WardBaldwin Hell
FirstFloor.
,. ;
Kim
AmonSecond
Floor
, Beth Beal
Third Floor JoAnn DeSantis
Editor
Chris
Van
Wagenen
News Editor John BrunoFeature Editor....
*
Darlene KeithSports Editor. Terry KellyGraphics and Layout .DarleneKeith, Terry KellyWriters and Creators: Vicki• Martinago, Bob
Derda
Jr.Mark Cipriani, Chris Tomczak,
Alda
Walker, Judy Anania,Colleen Hottel, Amy Chizmadia, Lisa Manendo, Sue Fuss,Mary Beth Barrett
Nadine
Belovaric and Gary
Wesman
Photographers Mary
Ann
Drake
and
Randy
Mink
Business Manager
Uariene Keitn
and Lisa Manendo
Art
Editor
*....,, •*...
ti
,
,,;..;..
Patrick Dunn
Faculty
Consultant William ShelleyThe Merciad accepts, in fact encourages, the submissionof articles, letters,
and
stories
from any and all members
of
the Mercyhurst College community: students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and friends of the school. However,as responsible Journalists we must reserve the followingrights:I 1. The right to revise
copy Into
standard English;
2. The
right to revise
copy into
correct Journalistic form;
3.
And, finally, the right to revise copy (but not change
meaning) to
fit
layout
design.
VIn
addition. Letters to the Editor must be signed, must befactually verifiable, and must be written
In
good taste.
Names will
be withheld upon request, but false names will
not
be
used.
Low Enforcement Majors...
Law Enforcement majors are cordially invitedto attend a banquet in honor of the Law Enforcement Faculty. It
will
be held on Tuesday,May
16/at
the Holiday Inn
South
v
The
cost is
$6.00.
Contact
Cindy
Casali,
Baldwin
233,
formore information.
Part-Time Student Meeting
t
A meeting for part-time Weekend
College
Students will be held Saturday, May 13 from
12-1:00
in the
faculty
dining lounge. *Admissions, advising, scheduling andanything else will bediscussed.
*.
For
info,
call Kathy Skerlong or Linda Tat-
sch,
ext.291/292.
its still true
Grandma knew the value ofconservation and recycling. Weneed these practices now morethan
ever.
For some modern ideasabout how to reduce watte, sendfor our free booklet, "The
Case
forMaterials Conservation."
environmental
action!
;
foundation
724 Dupont Circle BuildingWashington, DC, 20036
 
MAY
5,1978
THE
MERCIADPAGE
3
by Gary
Wesman
This week the Mercyhurst faculty faced the possiblity offorming a union even as it dealt with the immediate and apparently formidable fact of disunity within.As the college waited for an eligibility ruling by theNational Labor
Relations Boards—the
NLRB will decideperhaps by the end of the term, who may
vote
on forming a
PSEA
union chapter
here—a
meeting of the full faculty wasscheduled
for
Wednesday, after presstime.Several faculty told The Merciad before hand that a majorissue Wednesday would be the handling of the unionizationeffort itself
over-the
past several months. They said a largenumber of their colleagues'
felt
"left
out"
of the
process—that
too many steps had been taken after too littleconsultation with the faculty at
large.
"I would not buy into this union because of the way thingshave been handled up to this point," said Brian McHugh,chairman of the education division.
"Openness
has not beenpresent.
..The
behavior of (the organizers) seems to havebeen exactly what they're fighting against."Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Alan Lewis, a leader inthe unionization effort, said earlier this week he anticipatedsuch questions."It's difficult to keep 80-some individuals aware of theprocess, and involved," he said. "The thing to do is bring itout in the open, then deal with the real issue, which is todecide if a collective bargaining situation
will
be a benefit ora detriment..
.that's
the real essence."]J-
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The Origins
h
Wednesday's meeting was called by a group which hasbeen operating since early March under the title of the"Mercyhurst College Faculty Association." Much controversy centers
on
the actions of the Association.Tracing its origins and precise membership is difficult fora number of reasons,
not
r
the least of which is that theunionization effort has been shuttling in and out of officialchannels under
different
titles since late December.
* -
Another is that until Monday, April 24, the Associationhad, besides the working title, little? in the way oforganizational
structure—no
officers, no
staff,
no membership
rolls,
x
It consisted of a small, fluctuating number of faculty whodid the early legwork of contacting various teachers' unionsand drumming up support
on
campus.
"Right-from
the*
beginning it was rather loose," saidAssociate Mathematics Professor Dr. Donald Platte, nowvice president of the Association. "It's hard to say who thefounders
were,
if that is the right word to use.""Our association has..
.been
formed in the hallways andclassrooms of this institution," reads
i
a March 31 memo,although some faculty like the connotations of thatstatement rather less than the Association does.
FPCRole
I
The
founder
Jin a sense, was the faculty policies committee.
: J
*,
It set up a subcommittee (Dr. Lewis, Assistant PhysicsProfessor Dr. Wolfgang Christian and Sociology LecturerJoy
Kolb)
to look into the possibility of unionization at one
of
its first meetings of the academic year.
\
Later, on December 22, faculty policies votedunanimously (one member abstained and one was absent)to endorse the subcommittee's request to invite on campusrepresentatives from several
unions.
These included theAmerican Association of University Professors
(AAUP);
the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an affiliate
of
the
AFL-CIO;
as well as PSEA and its parent organization,the National Education Association (NEA).It was even jokingly suggested to inquire into the Teamsters Union.All this was noted in the official faculty policies minutesavailable to all faculty and distributed
to
most."It was a continuing agenda item through Term One,"said committee member Robert
Hoff.
"Attendence
at themeetings'
—which
are open to all
faculty—"was
typicallysparse." -At that point, however, faculty policies temporarily withdrew from any offical role in unionization. Other matters,most notably contract negotiations with the administration,took precedence. And the contract negotiations made it anindelicate time to talk of unions.
k
"In the midst of the negotiating. .
.it
become clear that itwas appropriate to leave the unionization question
to
a number of individuals, who could then work independently," saidFPC Chairman Bud Brown.Crossed WiresBy the time faculty policies reentered the picture
on
Thursday, April 6,
* with
-a- ringing 10-0 endorsement ofunionization procedures, a number of major developmentshad occurred.For one, unionization backers had decided to cast their lotwith the PSEA and assumed the title, "Mercyhurst CollegeFaculty Association."
j . >
The Association, under the guidance of veteran PSEAorganizer Marc Kornfeld, also had completed a complicatedseries of legal steps which brought about what had been thegoal all along: a virtual guarantee that at least a part of thefaculty would have a chance
to
vote
on
whether or not it wanted
to
unionize.
?
On the other hand, two scheduled meetings of the fullfaculty had taken place without any mention being made ofunion issues. The meetings
called by faculty policies
were held Monday, Jan,
2,
and Friday, Feb.
3,
dealt with thecontract negotiations and drew a combined audience of 82faculty.
'
v
y. During the crucial months of March and April, support forunionization grew. But so, conversely,
did
complaints thatsome segments of the faculty were being ignored.
A
reading of the facts indicates that, while the Associationsometimes was lax in advertising its moves, there wereother occasions when the faculty at large had a wide openchance to find out what was going on, participate, or injectan
opinion—and
virtually ignored it.Example: Kornfeld appeared on campus Wednesday,March 1, an event publicized in two fliers sent through thecampus mails well in advance; one on Feb.
24
and anotheron Feb. 28, announcing a second meeting scheduled later inthe day for those who could not attend the first. Audiencesfor
Kornfeld's
two
talks]
numbered barely more than adozen, according to Association President Dr. PaulJurkowitz.BreakthroughKornfeld's campus visit was followed by final exam weekof winter term and then by the spring and Easter breaks.But during the final week of March the Association made itsmost important breakthrough.
k;
Fulfilling a necessary technical step, Dr. Lewis, goingdoor-to-door in the faculty offices, passed out three-by-five"authorization and designation cards" granting bargainingrights
to
the Association and PSEA-NEA.By law the Association needed to obtain
and did
thesignatures of
30
per cent of
the
faculty
to
petition the
NLRB.
Association members contacted by The Merciad werereluctant to talk about "the cards," which were passed outprivately, all identities kept confidential, and then collectedand sent to the
NLRB
regional
office
in Pittsburgh. Both Dr.Lewis and Ms. Kolb said that more signatures than the 30per cent minimum were obtained, but refused to givespecific figures.
.
-
B
4
We're
just saying
we
got the minimum,"
he
said."People are scared to death about those cards,"
she
said.Dr. Jurkowitz, however, told The Merciad he "thinks" theAssociation kept collecting signatures to establish a comfortable margin of support, cleared 50 per cent and thenstopped handing them
out.
u
On March
17
the administration received and turned downa PSEA request for union recognition; on March 30 it was
notified
that a petition had been filed with the
NLRB.,
The PSEA proposal asked that all
full
time and regularpart-time (defined as those teaching three or more coursesper year) be eligible to vote in a unionization election. Theproposal exluded only the offices of the dean, the assistantdean and the assistant to the president, all of which carryfaculty as
well
as administrative
status.
Excluding the assistant dean produced a bizarre sidelight.Edward Gallagher, who now holds that office, is a lifetimemember of both PSEA and
NEA.-Gallagher
thus would notbe eligible
to
join the local chapter of
the
union of
which
he isalready a member.The administration
countered
with a proposal to excludepart-time faculty, division and department chairpersonsand librarians. The difference between the two proposalsamounts to about
51
prospective union members, about halfthe maximum the PSEA proposal would allow even able to
attend.
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§£
The election probably hurt the Association's image morethan it
helped.
'
"If we have to have these
officers
so we don't look likefools in the hearing, okay. That's our strategy, tactics, whathave you," said McHugh. "But not telling people about itthat's an insult. I don't want
to be
part of an organization runby an elite group that calls all the shots."The second hearing was held last Tuesday, April 25;
the
testimony and legal briefs prepared by both sides will befiled with the NLRB Pittsburgh regional office, where
an
eligibility ruling will be made, according to Jurkowitz, bythe end of
May
or
the
first week in
June.
Afterward, those judged eligible will vote on forming aMercyhurst chapter ofPSEA-NEA,and in
the
meantime thefaculty will try to reach some sort of consensus among its
own
ranks.
INQUIRING REPORTER ASKS;
Did
The Merciad
Endorsements Have An Effect On The;
M.S.6.
Elections?
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Mike
O'Kecfe
"Yes,
indubitably. I think itwas a communist plot."
I#%
' Bill
Link"I didn't read the endorsements. I think everyonehad their minds made
up
before The Merciad cameout." i I
Mike
Phillips
"Yes,
I think so. Six hundred people turned out to
vote.
Not too many peoplecared, but when they read theMerciad it appeared to influence them."
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Sandy Andelmo
1
"No,
I think it's the waythey ran their campaigns."
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Marianne
Drake
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Betsy Herzog"I think they helped a lot. Ifyou didn't hear the speeches,you could read what they had
to
say in The Merciad."
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Deserii Lucchetti
"No,
I think they voted onwhat they heard from thespeeches that were made."
What others
said:
JOHN
SCHMITT, Senior,
Social
Science"A lot of
people would vote
based
on
what TheMerciad
recommended,
although I don't knowwhether
we
can really say that is an informedopinion."^
JOYCE
SPARROW,Sophomore, English"The endorsements
didn
t sway my opinion. Ivoted on what I know of the person, how activethey are
in
the government, and
now'respon
sible theyare."MARIANNE BROWN, FreshmanFoods .. Nutrition"I really didn't know
either
of
the candidates
for-president.
The endorsements more or lesshelped
me
decide
to
vote
for
Mike
Heller."JERRY SHEWAN, Sophomore,Elementary Education
"Lmade
my decision after reading what eachcandidate had
to
say
in The
Merciad. I think theendorsements influenced
some
voters."
JOANIE
STEVENSON,Senior,
Com munica t on
s
"I
didn't
-think ^anybody
took the endorsements seriously. They
were
just names.
If
reasons were given for the
endorsements#heywould have been
more credible."
CATHY
BETCHER,
Freshman,English Education
, .
"Some
people
don't
have
strong feelings aboutgovernment. They may not know the people sothey need a
reason,to
vote for a certain can*didate in particular. The Merciad gave them areason."

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