Government Loses Money
Fran Moavero /*
It has been calculated that the
hurst Student Governmentcould have accumulated about
in interest if MSG was notdependent
con-trol MSG finances.Senior
Steen, MSG accoun-ting representative, realized thegovernment was not receiving in-terest from last year's budget
Steen consulted PrudentialBache, a stock exchange* firm,concerning last year's interestrates.
broke said MSGcould have received an interestrate of 15 percent based on theMSG account of $60,000.
Steen computed the loss in in-terest at about $5,000.
Steen has submitted a report tothe budget and finance committeewhich*approved the capital
disbursements from July
The balance for each monthwas multiplied by
the interest rate
which revealed a monthly interestMSG could have received.
interest lost was$4,784.65.
frAccording to the Interest RateCalculation Report, Steen said theamount of interest does notjiin-
the compounding interestwhich would add more interest tothe $4,784.65.
Gina Frisina, MSG treasureradded, "$5,000 could bring aboutmore activities for students/''$£!According to Frisina, MSGcould receive interest, providedthere was a separate bankaccount.
we had our own account,MSG could collect interest insteadof the
terest," said Frisina.
"It would be advantageous tohave; our own
* E £
Currently, Sally Schrader, stu-
development secretary, isresponsible for making sure there
funds in the accountbefore issuing a check to Frisina.If funds
not available to
a check, Schrader must waitfor allotments from the
account, explained Frisina.A separate MSG bank accountwould alleviate the problems ofusing a mediator to writer checks,stated Frisina.
Convenience is another advan-tage of having a separate account,she added.Frisina must notify Schrader bya specific day of
week when acheck is needed.A separate account cannot be
Hill ClubChanges Operation Policy
By Karen MerkleThe recently opened Top of theHill Club has made a significantchange in policy after only fournights of operation.Because the club doesn't have aliquor license, alcoholic beverageswill no longer be served to thefaculty administration, and staffmembers who patronize it, accor-ding to Frank Pauze, advisor ofthe program.
'We have no problem with thePLCB (Pennsylvania Liquor Con-trol Board)," Pauze said, referr-ing to rumors of trouble betweenthe club and the Board.The club is in the process of
plying for a liquor license, butbecause of Pennsylvania's quotasystem, the prospects are notgood.Under the quota system, thereare a prescribed number oflicenses allowed in the area. Thequota for this area has alreadybeen filled.
said the club's best hopeis to buy a license from anotherbusiness. This could costanywhere from $25,000 to$30,000.The Board of Directors alsodicussed the possiblity of
club could run under the
Managementcharter, but the board decided toapply for their own.Pauze
discussed thepossiblity of the club getting atourism license if Mercyhurst canbe shown as a. major center oftourism.
not optimisticabout this.
Although liquor will
beserved, the club will continue tooperate offering food andbeverages prepared by
students. Patrons may bring theirown liquor if they desire."We would like the club to be agathering center for the Mer-cyhurst community," Pauze said.Beginning in January,
said the club will be open threenights a week, with an expansionto four nights a week ia March.established this year, but Steenwould like to see the idea initiatednext year.
At* a recent Academic Policiescommittee meeting held on Mon-day,
a proposalsubmitted by Linda Williams andDonna Wood to begin a Dental
Dental Hygiene pro-gram at Mercyhurst was defeated.
Williams, an assistant professorof biology, explained that the ad-ministration
lege decided not to
afreshman dental assisting
decisionwas based on declining
severalyears, and evidence that the costto students for the program wasexceeded at only one other institu-tion in the nation," addedWilliams. But, students currentlyenrolled in the Mercyhurst dentalprogram will be able to completethe program and graduate.The submitted proposaldescribed
Hygiene Pro-gram with the following entry andexit levels: the first calendar yearconsists' of a CertificationEligibility in Dental Assisting, thesecond academic year consists ofan Associate of Science in DentalHygiene, and lastly, in the fourthacademic year a Bachelor ofScience in Allied Health would begiven to students.
Williams cited why she felt theprogram would
growth potential for thefield is high, and it is a flexibleprogram that would attract goodstudents." Williams
another good point of
propos-ed program is that $60,000 worthof equipment already owned bythe college could be utilized, andone half of the equipment is in-stalled and ready for use."The most controversial issueand my major objection about theproposal is that the Dean submit-ted the recommendation to thePresident before the committee,and the President
a deci-sion of no before
committeevoted on the proposal," stated'Williams. •David D. Palmer,
Decking the Halls. Students Jennifer Eck and Sue Prenatt bring
college Campus Ministry.
Criminal Justice Guidelines
The Mercyhurst StudentsGovernment accepted* theguidelines of the Judicial Boardproceedings to the
Justice proposal which wasrecently accepted at a previousMSG meeting.Various changes and clarifica-tions were made within theguidelines so stements could notbe interpreted inaccurately.The function of the JudicialBoard is to adjudicate allegedviolations of rights of individualstudents and
bydean went to a meeting of the ErieDental Society and his conclusion
there were too manyrisks associated with the proposalfor it to warrant
Dr.William P. Garvey, president ofthe college accepted the dean'srecommendation. The vote at thecommittee meeting was: 5 voted
3 abstentions, and 0 yes.Therefore, the motion wasdefeated.
Williams explained that furtherinvestigation and research will bepresented in the near future aboutdeveloping a Dental
Hygiene majorat the college.
;ollege officials.The guidelines state, "the
shall consist of
members and- a chairpersonselected
the full time studentroster and two full time facultymembers." $
byMSG stipulates that at least onestudent member must be selectedfrom the Association of BlackCollegians and/or the ForeignStudent Organization.
Judicial Boardis to ensure procedural fairnessfor the accused student.
The members of the board willbe appointed by the president ofMSG and approved by a 2/3 voteof the MSG