Facts recently released
J acomparative study | of
Pennsylvania and Ohio
uded thatfor a private institution Mer-cyhurst College
Mercyhurst is the fourth leastexpensive private institution of 13private schools in the WesternPennsylvania. and Ohio area, asdetermined by comparing thetotal cost (tuition androom/board).
lessexpensive than Mercyhurst areGrove City College, John CarrollUniversity, and Gannon Universi-ty. Other private schools such asThiel, Allegheny,^, andWestminster, are on the average,
24 percent more expensive than
public andprivate institutions one
has totake into consideration that the
same,according to Andy Roth, directorof admissions.
publicinstitutions are government fund-ed and so they can offer tuition ata lower cost.
"Price is not equal to quality(in education).... Price andquality determine value, and com-paring the quality of education tothe price, Mercyhurst is a value,"said
He said that for a small college
as j lecturers,movies, and plays.
with the tuition increase(of 8 percent) for next
will still be a value,"
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also said that there is atrade-off involved in attending apublic institution as opposed to aprivate institution.
At a publicschool, a student may be exposedto more cultural events or newerequipment, but in return the stu-dent is treated as a number andnot an individual, he commented.
a private institution,
pro-grams may not be as expansive orthe equipment
he-art,but a more personal environmentis stressed. In a small private col-lege the student has
large campus you maynever directly talk to your pro-fessor, but here there is a closer
said Roth.Overall, »• when students decideon a public or private institutionthey must choose between a per-sonal environment and
"Mercyhurst has that personalenvironment, while" it is still lessexpensive than several.- otherprivate institutions," said Roth.
For Upcoming MSG Election
f&fj By Karen
ReporterWith Mercyhurst StudentGovernment elections less than amonth away, only six letters of in-tent have been received by MSG.More importantly, the deadlinefor submitting the letters of intentis Monday, March 7 at 4 p.m.According to Sheila Delaney,elections chairperson, at presstime Wednesday, there were cur-rently two candidates for Presi-dent: Bryan
and DaveRobinson; three candidates for
and Brent Scar-
and for Treasurer, SheilaDelaney is so far running unop-posed.
All the candidates havenever held an office in govern-ment before.Delaney stressed the need formore candidates, especially forSecretary and Student ActivitiesCommittee chairperson.
encourage anyone who isreally interested to contact so-meone in MSG," she
"Wewant to get the best qualified peo-ple to run."Concerning the turnout for theMarch 30 and
elections,Delaney said, "We need people tocome out.""Once
candidates start talk-ing, we should have a good
nout," she explained.Any letters of intent are due inthe MSG office, 209'Main, byMonday afternoon, March 7.
Marion L. Shane,
presi-dent of Mercyhurst College andexecutive director of the Min-nesota Private College Council,died last Friday morning at hishome in Edina, Minnesota. Hewas bom May
"The entire college communitywas saddened to hear of the un-timely death of Dr.
Shane. His death came as a greatsurprise
he had visited the cam-pus last summer and was in goodspirits. He was anticipating hisretirement this June,? stated Dr.William^
Garvey, president ofthe college.
Dr. Shane served as dean
offaculties at American
from 1962 to
He was vice president ofacademic affairs
SouthwestState University in Marshall, Min-nesota from
Then,Dr. Shane served as president ofMercyhurst College from 1972 to
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be well-remembered at Mercyhurst for hisphysical accomplishments such asthe building of the CampusCenter,' the inauguration of thecoop education program, and thesecuring of the Title
grant thatled to the computerization of
said Dr. Garvey.
He joined the MinnesotaPrivate College Council as ex-ecutive director in 1980.
At Dr. Shane's request,
been donated to theUniversity ofMinnesota.
Dr. Marion L. Shane
rememberedas a true gentleman who con-
the office of president withthe grace and dignity that Mer-cyhurst has always
AD Staff Reporter
Mercyhurst Student Govern-ment (MSG) President Rich Lan-
explained at the meeting on
that due to "winter term
academic policies at the col-
be examined weeklyalong with other business.*
Lanzillo,- asked the represen-tatives to '
the academichonesty! policy." This
"students will not resort toplagiarism or any other form ofacademic dishonesty. Studentsfound guilty- of academicdishonesty will automaticallyreceive a grade of 0.0 in the
course," as defined in the 1982-83
have complained of theincrease of plagiarism andcheating at the college." The issuewas brought up on the floor and
The reps concludedthat the academic honesty policy,
be more clearly
A committee has
formedto find a solution and make sug-gestions" for the improvement ofthe academic honesty policy.Political Science rep Dave Robin-son volunteered to head this com-mittee. A report will be presentedat the MSG meeting on Monday,
that MSG and the college aresponsoring a debate between Dr.Barry Grossman and
Thomas,Vice-President of the Moral Ma-jority. It will take place on Thurs-day, March 24. The time andplace will be announced at a later
The topics of debate rangefrom birth control to E.R.A. andCivil Liberties.Laura Copney, SAC Chairper-son, reported that
in revenuewas generated for the "Top Hat
event and $995.59 was col-lected from the Winter Formal.Sheila Delaney, Chairperson ofthe Elections Committee, remind-ed candidates
officerpositions that letters of intent aredue Monday, March 7 by 4:00p.m. in the
Office." Ameeting for all candidates will beheld
Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00p.m.. in the MSG Officer— "