Maine ManNot bad Mercyhurst. Landing
Edmund Muskie for thisyear's commencement address ispretty good fishing.Muskie was an interestingpolitical figure a while back.When he ran for president in 72in the Democratic primary,* hewas built - strictly for mediapurposes - as an
Lincolntype." Not a sure-fire image tolive up to, as he soon found out.The senator from Maine maywell be the Charlie Brown ofpolitics. He's a likeable personwith an interesting personalitynot dynamic, mind you, butrather mildly amusing -who wasunable to win the
one."He was an ideal choice for thelate Hubert Humphrey in 1968 asa running mate. The two politicalfigures complemented each otherwell in terms of their genuineliberal labels.
team lost to
infamous Nixon-Agnew, whorose
power only because of the
PresidentLyndon Johnson, a Democrat,handled the war in Vietnam.Unfortunately Humphrey andMuskie were of Johnson's partyand suffered politically. It's safe
say that they would have beenthe
of the two evils" tohave voted into the White Houseover a decade ago.But again • nice going Mer-cyhurst. The class of
gets tohear a one-time heavyweightpolitical figure who was the first
contender forthe presidency. He is not acharismatic speaker, but hebeats having to listen to a Boardof trustee
Lou TullioArts Need HelpJoe Pizzat would like a $10
tothe bills of
students. Is itjustifiable? Yes, when youconsider that we have to pay $10for a sticker to park "legally" oncampus
even more absurd -dish out an extra $15 for thatmiscellaneous fee. Why notanother ten spot... ?Personally I don't get intoballet and orchestras, but I knowpeople! who do. And if thoseevents elude college life, anothervoid will be created - and moretime will be left for people "withnothing to do - no place to go."When a department seeks oursupport we should respond it'snot easy to respond immediately
terms of dollars, but the
art department is worth it. Theyhave always maintained an
of respect for the type ofentertainment they offered to notonly the college community, butto area residents as well.
week's MSG meeting aquorum wasn't reached on whataction, if any, to take on Pizzat'sproposal. He has my vote.Phasing
Little hints tell me that it's thattime of the academic year whenseniors are. slowly, but surely,beginning to be phased out.Consider all the excitement ofcommencement, MSG an-nouncing the date for electingnext year's student governmentofficers,
Merciad sear-ching every nook and cranny fora new editor (no one has appliedyet - but we all knew that wasgoing to happen, didn't we?)Certainly the administrationdoesn't have
need forseniors anymore. They realize wewon't
getstuck with that mammothcombination fall and
past -like hula hoops and Koehler beer.
we" 11 propose a toast togetting out of here come June 3.
Had I known ...If I had known about
sooner, I wouldn't have come toMercyhurst right away. First Iwould have gone to a cheap statecollege and received a degree
theHurst.According to the AdultEducation Office, if you alreadyhave a degree, you only pay halfof the
basketweavingfrom the State University of NewYork (where it would have costme peanuts) and then come hereto get my "real" degree. Then,instead of spending over $11thousand,
cost me alittle over five.
each time thetuition went up - while those
imers''. would be facedwith a $100 increase - I'd onlyhave to pay $50.It would have been really neat.A good part of my tuition wouldhave been covered by all theother students. It all goes into the
fund" anyway so who
I could have received a reallycheap education.Had I known ...
Editor John Bruno
FussFeature Editor Vieki
Delia Rocca, Chris
Alexander, Gary 1
Contributing Artists ...... Jamie Borowicz, SuzanneRieker, Gene Weber
Design John Bruno, Gary
Faculty Consultant William Shelley
Jofii> oofe ikmt
It used to be, in days of oldProfanity was seldom told
presence of the younger set
Such innocense ne'er foul wordmet.But
caseTo spout and curse - as if inraceTo try
and string the longestchainOf simple words with soiledrefrain.
child of a mere two yearsArticulates, for he has ears.Intelligence within his boundIs all it takes to repeat soundAnd understand
repeatThe tone of anger or defeat.Therefore, no special brainsrequired
To execrate, an accent siredThrough culture in a youngerday... J
Butler knew the properway
To use such slang for em-phasis ;His own lexicon would sufficeFor common discourse andparole
few now even
role.Why then his eloquenceresound?
His "damns" no longer areprofoundFor life designs facility/Even in knowledge - a pityTo have such vital arterased...Society should be disgraced.[:- Bonnie James
Muskie has receivedwidespread bi-partisan supportlately as
of a billwhich calls for passage of the so-called Sunset Law, which wouldcause congressional bills andprograms to lapse after a periodof years if they are shown to beineffective.
Graduating students will begiven seven tickets to theceremonies, which will
bedistributed through the bookstorewhen the students pick up theircaps and gowns.
Support The A rts.
Dear Editor:May I summarize the bases ofmy request to our StudentGovernment for artistic eventsassessment.It is my understanding that theStudent Government
con-sidering an increase to thestudent activity fee. If this isdone, my request for artisticevent funds
come from theadditional monies the StudentGovernment obtains.Briefly, the reasons for thisrequest include:
States evaluationreport of 1975 was critical' ofMercyhurst College in the area ofour cultural climate and eventsofferings.
The Division has grown anddeveloped to the point whereMercyhurst is considered "TheCollege for the Arts" in our area.We
curricula, and the physicalfacilities to make this statement.
Research indicates that the
will be the decade for theArts." For example:
The Federal Governmenthas appointed Dr. Gene Wenner
the national level. Dr. Wennerwas formerly with the Penn-sylvania State Arts Council.
A recently releasedRockefeller Report entitled
to Our Senses" hasgreat arts implications: on anational scope.c. A 1975 Harris
89 per cent of the nation'spopulation felt that "the arts areimportant
of life."Despite this evidence many,many college students in theUnited States can get an un-dergraduate degree without evertaking an arts course or par-taking of artistic events such asseeing
liveorchestra, or attending a theatreperformance or attending an artexhibit, etc.Also, Carnegie CommissionReport on Higher Educationstates "A
of collegestudents surveyed (100,000)expressed the opinion that theircampuses did not have sufficient
for their creativeexpression or growth.."
Many scholars and leaders inthe higher education fields feelthat the small liberal artscolleges, such as Mercyhurst,can play a
role ininvolving students in the artsexperience. I'd say we have anobligation to do this.There has been a great need atour college for the developmentof
systematic, rational and fairapproach to securing». and ap-propriating funds for the ArtsEvents here at MercyhurstCollege. There is a need for aninterested
of individuals togive continuity, order andorganization to what appears tohave been a haphazard approachto our cultural events and ac-tivities. . The proposal presentedto our Student Government at-tempts to do this.SincerelyJoseph Pizzat, ChairmanCreative Arts Division
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