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The Merciad, March 4, 1983

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Cost Study
Reveals ]
"Mercyhurst
lis
A
Value
9
By
Chris
Ch miele
wski
3flNMERDIAD Staff
Reporter
£9
£
Facts recently released
in
J acomparative study | of
IWestern
Pennsylvania and Ohio
public
and
private
institutions
concl
uded thatfor a private institution Mer-cyhurst College
i
is reasonably
priced,
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Mercyhurst is the fourth leastexpensive private institution of 13private schools in the WesternPennsylvania. and Ohio area, asdetermined by comparing thetotal cost (tuition androom/board).
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feThe institutions
which-are
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
Mercyhurst.
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When comparing
the
public andprivate institutions one
also
has totake into consideration that the
basic
operating
costs
are the
same,according to Andy Roth, directorof admissions.
.However,:
publicinstitutions are government fund-ed and so they can offer tuition ata lower cost.
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"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
Roth.kc4
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He said that for a small college
there'are
many
|
cultural
 fi
 eventsprovided,
suchj
as j lecturers,movies, and plays.
H^HBge&iS
3"Even
with the tuition increase(of 8 percent) for next
yearSMer-
cyhurst
will still be a value,"
said
Roth
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HjHe
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.
Bin
a private institution,
the
pro-grams may not be as expansive orthe equipment
asystate*of-t
he-art,but a more personal environmentis stressed. In a small private col-lege the student has
an/identity
with"
oiher!~
suidertls ^Jandywitir
faculty."On
a*
large campus you maynever directly talk to your pro-fessor, but here there is a closer
student/faculty
ratio,''
said Roth.Overall, »when students decideon a public or private institutionthey must choose between a per-sonal environment and
less
expen-sive educational
costs.*
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"Mercyhurst has that personalenvironment, while" it is still lessexpensive than several.- otherprivate institutions," said Roth.
Candidates Needed
For Upcoming MSG Election
f&fj By Karen
Merkle
MERCIAD Staff
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
Doherty
and DaveRobinson; three candidates for
Vice-President:
Dave Alexander,Kathy
O'Connor
and Brent Scar-
po;
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.
"We
encourage anyone who isreally interested to contact so-meone in MSG," she
said?
"Wewant to get the best qualified peo-ple to run."Concerning the turnout for theMarch 30 and
31*
elections,Delaney said, "We need people tocome out.""Once
the
candidates start talk-ing, we should have a good
tur-
nout," she explained.Any letters of intent are due inthe MSG office, 209'Main, byMonday afternoon, March 7.
Marion
L
Shane
Dies;
Former College
President
Marion L. Shane,
former
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
23,1918,
in Colon,Michigan.
«
"The entire college communitywas saddened to hear of the un-timely death of Dr.
-Marion
Shane. His death came as a greatsurprise
as
he had visited the cam-pus last summer and was in goodspirits. He was anticipating hisretirement this June,? stated Dr.William^
P.
Garvey, president ofthe college.
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Dr. Shane served as dean
r
offaculties at American
1
Universityin Cairo,
\
Egypt
from 1962 to
1966.
He was vice president ofacademic affairs
Sat
8
SouthwestState University in Marshall, Min-nesota from
1966 to
1972.
Then,Dr. Shane served as president ofMercyhurst College from 1972 to
1980.
| j $J
"Dr. Shane
f will
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
III
grant thatled to the computerization of
Mercyhurst,''
said Dr. Garvey.
^
He joined the MinnesotaPrivate College Council as ex-ecutive director in 1980.
^
At Dr. Shane's request,
bis
body
has i
been donated to theUniversity ofMinnesota.
7*.
Dr. Marion L. Shane
%
"Dr. Shane
will
be
rememberedas a true gentleman who con-
ducted
the office of president withthe grace and dignity that Mer-cyhurst has always
prized,"
com-mented Garvey.
AcademicPolicies
j
Examined
R&I
By
Darlene
Nolan
|n|£j MERCI
AD Staff Reporter
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B-
Mercyhurst Student Govern-ment (MSG) President Rich Lan-
zillo
explained at the meeting on
Monday
that due to "winter term
lag,"
academic policies at the col-
lege^
will
be examined weeklyalong with other business.*
££>
Lanzillo,- asked the represen-tatives to '
examine
the academichonesty! policy." This
I
policy
states,
"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
Mercyhurst
Cataio2.
* ^.
^According
to Lanzillo,
"students
have complained of theincrease of plagiarism andcheating at the college." The issuewas brought up on the floor and
discussed.;
The reps concludedthat the academic honesty policy,
"should
be more clearly
defined/*
r
A committee has
been
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,
March
7.
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President Lanzillo
announced
that MSG and the college aresponsoring a debate between Dr.Barry Grossman and
Cal
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
date.
The topics of debate rangefrom birth control to E.R.A. andCivil Liberties.Laura Copney, SAC Chairper-son, reported that
$228
in revenuewas generated for the "Top Hat
Club"
event and $995.59 was col-lected from the Winter Formal.Sheila Delaney, Chairperson ofthe Elections Committee, remind-ed candidates
for
^MSCr*
officerpositions that letters of intent aredue Monday, March 7 by 4:00p.m. in the
MSG
Office." Ameeting for all candidates will beheld
on
Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00p.m.. in the MSG Officer— "
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Marketing
Strategy:
Selling Yourself
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Not only will finals face seniors next week, but so will thestart of spring break: the time either devoted to vacationing,possibly in
the
sand-box down South; relaxing at home orwith friends; or spent arduously and practically searching
for
jobs.
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If seniors haven't begun their career-pursuit, they ought toat this point. Grads here must remember that the majority ofcolleges and universities hold commencement earlier thanMercyhurst. Yes, it's
more
than just a little scary leaving thecomfort and security which lies within the gates and facingunpaid loans and new responsibilities.The job-search must be mature, professional, and finely-tuned in 1983. The scarcity of jobs demands this. Applicantsmust hunt with a well-defined career aim sharply in focus.They must be confident and prepared. They must have'in-
dividuals
behind them who will be solid, supportivereferences and mentors.This editorial is not communicating as a tool of the CareerServices Office. It's message originates from students and isdesigned to be heard by students. Each week, press releases,magazines, national college press newsletters, and other stu-dent newspapers arrive at The Merciad. The economy, jobs,"hot" majors, "cold" majors, and tips for the
'83
graduate.These themes are expounded, expanded, and exploded. Theymake it impossible
for
seniors to not
k now
the miserable stateof affairs.
1.
But the mad search for jobs need not be in vain if doneright. Everyone has heard the advice: dress properly, prepare
a.good
9
resume,
gear.your^cover
letter specifically for the
employer/ have letters of ^recommendation, make contacts,
attend interviews on campus, don't ask questions during in-terviews, do ask questions during interviews, the list goes onand on and on. rDon't go into the career-hunt alone. Ask friends, relatives,advisors, instructors, and administrators for help. Let othersknow of your goals
-
who you know and what they hear mayprove invaluable as graduation nears. -
J£Jobs^are
there, somewhere. Starting now and looking theright way will help to open
the
door and get students inside
and
r
face
to face with the future.
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Reporters:
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Mary Jo AllenTeresa
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Darlene NolanAmy
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Chuck
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Khalid
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Karen
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The
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the
Studentodttsd nevspapsr
of
Mutyhuril
(kHteg«,
501
East 38th Strut. Irte, Penn-sylvania, 16546.
Offices of The Merciad are located at 307 OkS
Main, phon* &2SO406.
Oplnkms expreseed In this newoaper
are not
oecesserlly the vtews
of the student body or the coJifroe. Con-
tent
and editorial
policy are determined by the editor In coocurrence with the
editorial board.Advertising rates
ere
available
upon
request.The
Marclsd Is a
weekly publication,
printed
at
Brown-Thompson Mswipspsrs
n
Union
City, Pennsylvania.
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ENVIRONMENTALDE$T*UCAGENCY
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3/1
Letter
Students
Thanked
For Phonathon Success
Dear Editor:I just wanted to drop a note tothank all of
the
students
who
par-ticipated in the.
1983
Phonathonand thank the Merciad
as
well for
the tremendous
support that theyhave given in support of this ef-fort. This year we had over 140students involved, which sayssomething very positive about thestudent involvement on the Mer-cyhurst campus. 1pressive figure is that all of thesestudents volunteered to take timeout of their busy schedules to callalumni. It was due to this studenteffort that we went over our goalof $20,000.00 by $2,566.00 which
was a dollar increase over last year
of
38
percent
and a donor increase
of 23 percent which is quite im-pressive in light of the recessionwe are presently experiencing.In closing, I cannot say enoughabout the professionalism thatwas exhibited by
these students
who did an
Impressive
job.Thanks for a job well done!Sincerely,Gary L. Bukowski
:f
Director of Alumni
Relations
POSITION NOTICE
Seeking aggressive individual
position
Advertising Manager for
The Merciad
during the1983-84 academic
yearJThe
individual will
beg..
training this Spring Term to become familiar withclients and the general format of the jobThe only requirements are self-motivation and
aggressive
pproachwhich;you
at
20%
commission on ad sales. Letters ofwill be received until Wednesday, March 23Deliver to
The!Merciad
office.
Room307 Main, or Egan Box 57
THE MERCIAD
 
From Sesame StreetTo
(By
Joy
Kolb
£
Because the intellectual contentof many children's television pro-grams parallels (and, in some
cases,|exceeds)
the mindless papthat passes for
adult
.programm-
ing, I assumed that the transitionfrom Sesame Street to more adultfare would be a
relatively^simple
step
for-
my daughter. Never-theless, I was somewhat takenaback when, at the age of four-
and-a-half,
Grover, Oscar,
Maria,
and Cookie Monster
were
sudden-ly replaced in her affections byHawkeye,
B.
J., Margaret, and Kl-inger. Somehow
I-
thought therewould be an intermediate step.Now, having watched the finalepisode of MASH on Monday, Irealize that the switch wasn't real-ly abrupt.For a seasoned
3
veteran ofSesame Street, the characters of
M*A*S*H|
should have been
vaguely!
familiar. For example,take Mr. Hooper. He's the grand-fatherly storekeeper who passesout egg creams
and I
advice
to
L
a
multi-racial and multi-ethnicgroups of assorted humans andMuppets who have been known todrive
him fto
the outer limits of
self
control. Who would unders-tand better than Col. Potter, who,after a day of dealing with Kl-
Jjag £
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Tvlargaret,
often found
relief
talk-ing to a horse?
/^The County
constantlydemonstrating his ability by coun-ting everything in sight, has arecognizable parallel in Charles,the pompous^ aging preppie.
Respite
the fact that their one-track
minds
are exasperating, oneis left with the
mildly5unsettling
realization that someday theirspecial skills
 needed, atwhich time their personalitieswould become irrelevant. Klingeris Oscar the Grouch, both super-Joy Kolbficially against the norms of socie-ty but in reality
very
much logical,even expected, products of thatsociety. Hawkeye and B.J. (orTrapper) have as their counter-parts
Bert
i
and Ernie, the closefriends who manage to stay thatway through
countless
adven-tures. Radar and
?Big
Bird alsohave a lot in
common.*Both
arechild-like innocents
»who
makemistakes but never
stop J
tryingdespite moments of self-doubt.
They Jind solace^in
their: privateplaces, Big Bird
in? his'-nest
andRadar with his teddy bear.Margaret Houlihan's evolutionfrom Hot Lips surely reflects theoutspoken
*
feminism of Alan
Alda.
As Margaret (as opposed toHot Lips), her parallel is Linda,the young deaf
woman.
Both
face
very special
problems-as
a womanin a man's army and
as
a deaf per-son in a world of hearing people. Ipersonally would have liked
"to
have seen more feminist women in
M*A*S*H
but I think the pointmight have been lost if Margarethad to
come
to grips with a femaleadversary. In the same vein,
?1
regret the dropping of Spear-chucker, the black surgeon, afterthe first
season.i
What is my daughter learningfrom
M*A*S*H?
Thefhardest
thing to explain
was
the reason forthe hospital unit - war. My at-tempts only
evoked;
an in-credulous stare which developedinto the face which usually greetsa particularly
"yukky"
medicine.After two years of watching
M*A*S*H,
her understanding ofwarfare is vaguely equivalent tothat which I reached in the fall of1967. She has learned that menand women who are very in-telligent do very dumb things, thatbeing in
[authority!
is
«not
synonymous with
being
right, thatheroism and despair can be validresponses to seemingly unreal cir-cumstances,
that*
the only cons-tant enemy in
war fare
6
is death,and that one should never judge aman by the color of his dress! Infact my most disquieting momentoccurred in the middle of dinnerone night when
she
asked, "Mom-my,
3
is
Klinger a
trans vest
ite?" I
hade
hoped to postpone thatdiscussion for several years,
ggcijg•2So
I
Hawkeye £
has returned toCrabappleCove,
:
Charles is atBoston Mercy Hospital, and B.J.has
been^reunited
with Peg, andErin in San Francisco. InWashington, Reagan wants tosend more advisers to
El
Salvador. Ed Meese is probablyout looking for Frank Burns andCol. Flagg. Have adults learnedanything from
M*A*S*H?
JoyKolb is an Assistant Professor ofSociology st Mercyhurst.
LASTMercyhurst Student GovernmentOfficers
9
Election
Notice
What: Letter of Intent
§0
Who:Students interested in running for:PresidentV.
President
Secretary
| |
Treasurer J I
J
Student Activities ChairpersonWhen: (by) March
7,1983
until 4:00 p
Where:fMSG
office209Main
J
f
If more information is needed about the positions,contact the officers or the election committee.
Election will be held
Marchj30&
31.
M*A*S*H
Concludes
m
WL'>*S
''Goodbye,
j
.
Farewell,
And
Amen"
By
Chuck
Straub |8
MERCIAD Staff
ReporterThe war has finallycome,to anend. The battlefields
are
silent,and the former
campsites ?lie
inmute testimony to what has hap-pened there. Yes, after over tenyears, the ongoing war on Mon-day nighti" television has ceased.
M*A*S*H
ran it's final episodeon Monday, February
28,
1983.So far this year, our entertain-ment has suffered two majorlosses, with Gary Trudeau takinghis sabbatical from
writing;the
"Doonesbury"
comic strip, and
now |M * A * S *
H*
has come to ahalt. "Doonesbury" will even-tually return,
4but what
about
M*A*S*H?
Itfis rumored
thatthere is a sequel in the works, tofollow the exploits of ColonelPotter
and
Max Klinger after theyreturn home from the
war,
but asI stated, it is only a rumor.The people in the television in-dustry have already noted that thefinal two and a half hour episodewas the highest rated show in thehistory of American TV, but thisis no consolation to the
fact
thatM*A*S*H is gone. Sure, we canwatch reruns,but.itstill isn't thesame. Most of the people of ourgeneration have grown up wat-ching the weekly antics of the4007th, and it seems that we havelost an old and dear friend. It ispossible that some
time fin
thefuture there may be another showto replace it, but will it give us thesame emotion, the same feelingthat
twe ..developed
with
M*A*S*H?
;
I
j
Perhaps there is some comfortto be found in
re-reading
my well-worn copy of
.the
original novelthat started it all, or watching there-runs, but it still won't seem thesame to The,
because
the feeling isgone.
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