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The Merciad, Feb. 24, 1984

The Merciad, Feb. 24, 1984

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Phonathon
Proceeds Expected To Surpass $25,000 Goal
by Naond RomanchokAs
'the
Fourth! AnnualPhonathon comes
to*
a
conclu-sion,
\
the totals
are
still beingtallied.
As of
press time
on
Wednesday, $22,500
was
raisedthrough the efforts
of
Mercy hurststudent participants.Gary Bukowski, director
of
alumni and annual giving and thecoordinator
of the
Phonathon,extended the Phonathon until lastnight,
and may
even continuemaking some calls early nextweek. V
*
"There's about
1,000
people weweren't able
to
get
in
touch withduring the- Phonathon," con-cludes Bukowski. "We'll keep
on
calling!"
;. ;
Bukowski
is
pleased with thisyear's current total, which toppedlast year's final total
of
$20,000.
Even
'before
the Phonatohn
started, more donors were attain-ed through
the
Class AgentSystem.
The
Phonathon
is
justone
pat of the
Alumni FundDrive."This year,
the
amount
of the
first-time givers increased," com-ments Bukowski. "More alumniare saying 'yes' than
'no,'
and theamount
of
undecided donors
is
way down."
Focus On Aid
J"There were
a few
more pro-blems this year that slowed
our
start. The GTE phone strike madesome
of
the calls more difficult
to
put through.
But the
beautifulweather really hurt
us,
especiallythe first day, Sunday,
the
12th."Sarcastically, Bukowski claims'the he "prays for
a
blizzard."Nextyear,<Gary Bukowskifon
"After
the ninthnight of
callings
I
was
quite
enthusiastic
wecould
reach
the
goal,
or even surpass
it.
Thestudents
have
done agreat
job,
"said Gary
Bukowski.
asking alumni
to
help with
the
telephoning. Alumni may be moreresponsive to fellow alumni. "It'stougher
to say
'no'
to
someoneyou went
to
class with," analyzesBukowski. However, the student-alumni rapport is a basic principlefor the Phonathon. "It develops
a
good feeling
of
what people thinkout there.
It
gives the students
an
opinion
of
what the alumni think,and also gives the alumni a chanceto talk with
the
students
in an
unguarded way. That interplay
is
very important."
,
It
alsoHjgive respect,
as
Bukowski puts
it. "The
par-ticipants
of
the Phonathon, whenthey are alums on the other side ofthe phone, can appreciate
it
morewhen they remember
how
frustrating it was to talk
to
a less-than-agreeableperson."This year's; Phonathon alsoserved
as a
recruiting effort."Four
or
five alumni requestedmore information
for
their sonsor daughters."
%
The current team standings,
as
of press time
on
Wednesday,reveal that
the
Crew
\
team
is
leading withjauotal
of
$5,000,Hotel i Restaurant Management(HRM) raised $3,000, Egan
is in
third with
a
total
of
$2,600,
the
Merciad was able to raise $1,500,radio station WMCY came supwith
a
total
of
$1,500, also,
and
the Council J for ExceptionalChildren (CEC) team raised about$600.
i 8$
3a
Teams
and
individual prizeswill
be
awarded
to the 80 or 90
Phonathon workers
at the
celebration party this Sundaynight
at 9 p.m.,
in^the FacultyDining Room.
President Reagan Reveals
1984-851 Education
Budget
By Martha CampPresident Reagan this monthunveiled
his
proposed educationbudget
for the
1984-85 academicyear, a plan which the administra-tion called "a return to traditionalemphasis
on
parents'
and
students* responsibility
for
finan-cing college costs.*'
*
College lobbyists
in
Washington estimate
the
propos-ed budget changes could result
in
a loss
of
more than
a
milliongrants and loans during 1984-85,according
to the
College
]
Press
Service.
%
 
The budget,
in
essence, raisesthe funding
for
serveral
aid
pro-grams,
but
imposes more str-ingent restrictions on students
for
obtaining this money.For example,
the
GuaranteedStudent Loan
(GSL)
program,which allows students
to
borrowmoney
at low
interest rates
for
educational costs,
is
supposed
to
receive $586 million more federalfunding. However, in order to ap-ply
for a
GSL, students would
be
submitted
to a
"needs test'*
to
determine how much money theycan get. Now, only students fromfamilies earning more than$30,000 had
to
take this test.Obtaining a Pell Grant will alsobe more difficult
for
somestudents, with
the new
proposedregulations which require studentsto pay their schools up
to
$500 or40 percent
of
their college costs inorder
to
qualify for
a
Pell Grant.On the other hand, the limit for
a
maximum grant
to
a (single stu-dent will
be
raised from
the
cur-rent ceiling
of
$1900
to
$3000.
U.S.
Student AssociationRepresentative Kathy Ozer saidthat these changes
in the
Pell re-quirements would eliminate300,000 grants.
In
addition,
she
said, the larger individual awardswill push some students out
of
theprogram
all
together.Other recommendations wouldeliminate new funding
of
the Na-tional Direct Student Loan(NDSL) program and would raiseits interest rate from
the
currentfive
to
eight percent.tlfthe budget
is
passed as is,
all
federal funding
of
the Supplemen-tal Education Opportunity Grant(SEOG) program
and the
StateStudents Incentive Grant programwould be eliminated. This fundingnow helps pay for those two stateneed-based aid programs.In addition,
the
proposalswould create an individual educa-tion account, similar
to an IRA.
Here, families could deposit up
to
$1000 a year, tax-free, and receiveinterest.In
its
entirety,
the
new budgetwill
be
debated
and
possiblyreformed
in
Congress before
go-
ing back
to the
President's desk,who will either sign
the
com-promise budget into law or veto it.What will these new restrictionsand proposals
do to the
averageMercyhurst student's
aid
package? Financial Aid DirectorCathy Crawford will answer thatquestion
in
next week's issue
of
The Merciad, after
she
attends
a
conference on the subject today.AmyArrowsmithenjoying a phonathonevening
iWMi
ISi
mm
mi
HRMA
MSG Rep ProposesRepresentation policy
by
Jack R. HollandConstitutional revision pro-posals, committee updates, and
a
proportional representation pro-posal highlighted Sunday night'sweekly Mercyhurst StudentGovernment meeting*
J
The
MSG
constitutional revi-sions pertain
to
electionpro-cedures and regulations. Most
of
the changes deal with
-
working,but there
is one
significantmodification. From now on, Mer-cyhurst students
may
only votefor
one
major representative.Prior
to
this, students with morethan one major were not forced tochoose
one
representative overanother. Now,: students
are
prevented from voting
for
twocandidates.
\
Other news about elections
in-
cluded an elections committee up-date
to
inform students
of
letterof intent due dates. Lettersot
in-
tent for officers are due Monday,March 5, and letters for represen-tatives
are
due Monday, April
9.
Letters
can be
submitted
to the
MSG office
no
later than
3 p.m.
on these days. The election for
of-
ficers
is
scheduled for Wednesdayand Thursday, March
28
and 29.The election
of
representativeswill
be
April
17 and 18,
tentatively. fi The lecture series committee an-nounced that after
two
cancella-tions Vladimir Pozner will speakon Tuesday, April
17, in
ZurnRecital Hall.Lastly,
the
resident committeeheld
a
meeting this past Tuesdayin the Back Porch Cafe, to discussthe problem with the walkway go-ing from
the
Townhouses
to the
campus. There have been lanumber
of
complaints that
the
area is unsafe because
of
the
mud-dy passageway. $Also, President Dave Robinsonannounced that pending
the
number of interested students, theholiday transport service will
be
available
to
provide rides
to
Buf-
falo
for
connecting flights withPeople's Express or just
to
travelhome.
I
,Near
the
close
of
the meeting,new business involved BryanDoherty, Criminal JusticeRepresentative, proposing
a
pro-portional representation policy
to
provide a more equal voice amongthe students.
The
proposal pro-vides for more than one represen-tative for every fifty contituents inany given major.
 
From the ]
Editors
Desk
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Take The Challenge:Be A Campus Leader
An opportunity to be a Mercyhurst Student Governmentcampus leader has
arrived!
I
The
1984-85
MSG officer and the departmental represen-tative elections are fast approaching. Letters of intent for of-ficer candidacy are due by Monday, March
5,
with electionsbeing held on March 28 and 29. All Mercyhurst students arepermitted to vote in the election.To qualify for a department
rep,'letters
of intent must besubmitted by April 9. Elections will; take place on April
17
and 18. Students are only permitted to run for a positionwithin their major, and students only vote for a representativewithin their department.To become a government officer or representative, can-didates are elected by college peers as a whole and departmen-tal^, respectively. Those elected then help to
manage
the ac-tivities and concerns of the student body.In the March 23 issue of The Merciad, the officer can-didates letters
and
platforms will be presented to explain theirindividual views and opinions in relation to the
office
they are
p*
seeking.Leadership, organization, motivation, experience, dedica-tion, talent, and interpersonal communication skills are allqualities that
^officers
and representatives as well shouldpossess.The officer core elected will represent the Mercyhurst stu-dent body in many facets. Student government officers andrepresentatives in the past have made decisions concerning thevideo room, remodeling of the Student Union, constitutionalrevisions, and the decision; to discontinue the MercyhurstPraeterita yearbook. The list of MSG responsibilities anddecisions are numerous.Being a leader figure on any college campus
provides;'a
valuable and testing
experience'for
any student. A leader isdefined as, "a person who has commanding authority or in-fluence". Does it sound intriguing? If
so,
run for office in theupcoming election.
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The MircUi
is the student-edited newspaper of MercyhurstCollege,501 East 38 Street,Erie, Pennsylvania 16546.
The Merciad
office
is
located in the basement
of
BaldwinDormitory, Phone 8250376.
The HerelaS
Is printed by Brown-Thompson newspapers inUnion City, Pennsylvania.
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Letter
Townhouse Walkway...To Be Or Not To
Be?'
Dear Editor,We would like to call your at-tention to
the
townhouse walkway
... however, we cannot because it
does
not
exist.
What
we can
call
toyour attention is the townhouseSWAMP.
\
The
residents
of
the
townhousesas well as the students and facultywho pass through this section willall agree that the stroll can hardlybe likened to a "Tiptoe Throughthe Tulips." It's more like walk-ing through a multi-purpose fieldafter a pick-up football game. ,All kidding aside, this situation
has
existed for
far
too
long
a
time.All we are asking for is the samemeticulous attention which is af-forded the more visible parts ofthe campus.
jj
Not being Water
Inf ltrationists
or Geomorphologists we wouldnot presume to offer any expertremedies. However,
we
do believethat it is within the scope of theschool's expressed committmentto excellence to
move
swiftly andeffectively, thereby Seizing theOpportunity to
improve
the
quali-ty and appearance of campus lifefor all East side residents.
^Barring
such action,
we
can on-ly propose that the entire area beturned over to the
J
BiologyDepartment and designated as awild lite preserve. Submitted withgreat concern, J
l
F
Maria Santangelo, TomBuckley, Beth Dow, PauTCasali,Kevin Armstrong, Tim Ruth, DonOibbon, Colleen Farley, KwangChang, Dean Hall, Paul Mack,Bryan Doherty, Matt Whelan, ArtSommer, Bret Fredrick, Dave Ar-cher, and David Robinson.*
addressTHE
^MERCIAD
welcomes the expres-sions of its
readersl
in
"Your
Opinion."
Allletters must be signedand should contain an
^^ tor
telephonenumber to be used for
verification^
purposesonly. Contributionswill be edited for gram-matical or spelling er-rors. Letters
musfr
besubmitted by noon onTuesdays precedingpublication.
THE MERCIAD
 
i
Culture
Shock
By Laura Ruby
With all the tensions of a nineweek term building up, my room-
mate
and I decided we
needed
h
a
mental health break. And whatbetter place to take a break thanMadison, Wisconsin? WhyMadison you ask? Well, neitherof us had been out West before
and
we had friends there whichmeant a place to stay.It was a long
12
hour stretch tothe Capitol of Wisconsin. We ex-perienced the smog in Cleveland,Ohio, the farmlands of Indiana,the skyline of Chicago, and anaimless drive through Milwaukeeafter taking a wrong exit. After
pis,
all went well as we enteredthe last 2 hour stretch. At approx-imately 1:00 a.m. (12:00 our time)we landed in the booming town ofMadison, Wisconsin. Headingtowards one of the largest capitolbuildings in the nation, we com-pleted our destination and parkedthe car at 420 Russell Walk. A
Combination
of over-exhaustionand a spooky neighborhood caus-ed us to skip the welcomingpranks we had planned to play onour friends.We obnoxiously entered thehome of 7 male University ofWisconsin students and wentthrough the introductions andusual chit-chat. Tired as we were,we
fcit
little guilt after kicking afew of them out of their beds,leaving one to sleep on the pooltable (that must have been a"racking"experience). Wealmost received adequate rest
for
the next
dayAour "BIG
TOUR",
which turned out to be CultureShock!
;
*
Compared to Mercyhurst Col-lege, the University of Wisconsinseemed
comparable
to New YorkCity. Overwhelmed by everythingfrom dress to campus size, wecontinued our tour.
"Because
wecouldn't decide which of the 45libraries we wanted to see, weskipped the idea completely. Wedropped in on a human sexualityclass for five minutes and quicklydropped out when we realizedthere was standing room only inthe lecture hall.
Then our tourguide, being the kind person he is,took
us
for
a
long walk aroung thecampus in frost-biting conditions.
I
We by-passed a campus cow-pasture, a miniature 3-riversstadium, and a million peoplewho we referred to as "jean-jacket clones.
*'
Being a communications major,I was interested in seeing theircommunications department. Wefound and entered the nine storybuilding and were guided on atour by a friendly student. It wasin one word, astounding. I had anuncontrollable urge to makemyself at home when I saw themassive studios, the enormous
3-gun
cameras, the elaborate con-trol rooms, and the intricatedesign and editing rooms. I felt as
though
I
just
re-entered the worldfrom my mother's womb.Our tour quickly ended whenwe
^realized
our skin was
numb
from the cold and we had very lit-tle bodily functions left. We thenheaded towards oor home awayfrom home. I guess every place ofdwelling has
its
little* rules
that
have to be followed in order tosurvive. This house was no excep-tion.After fighting our waythrough little water pressure, ashower that
shuts
off periodically,and a house concerned with sav-ing money on the heating bills, weprepared ourselves for a night onthe
town/first
stop, The
FIOI
Fraternity.
']
This particular Frat had morethan enough room to house 70Fraternity Brothers without runn-ing into each other. We partied tothe sounds of
"The
Rebels"
and
the only way to fit
in
was to
"slam
dance," so we did. Heat exhaus-tion drove us out of
the;FIOI
hoose and after experiencing acouple more parties of the samesort, we headed home.The next night of entertainmentproved to be very interesting. Weunderwent
whatj
was called a"CO-OP." To explain it from mypoint of view, this particular Co-Op seemed like a commune whosemembers had a cause of somesort. The cause I'm not quite sureof, but the inhabitants weredefinitely
on
another level of com-munication than
I
was. They werevery down to earth natural peoplewho seemed to live only for thenext day. They were very friendlyand accepting people, yet at thesame time very different fromanyone I have ever come in con-tact. My
conversation'with
themconsisted of inquiring where thebathroom was located.Experiencing another lifestylelike this was very enjoyable andeducational. When you live
in*a
certain area long enough, goingthrough the same routine (dayafter day, you forget that suchdiversity exists. Being thein-decisive females that my room-mate
and I
are,
we
overpacked
for
this trip. However, after experien-cing Madison Wisconsin, iwerealized
that
\
there were a
few
things we forgot. The next timewe head out west, we'll know to
bring
f
our jean jackets, lots ofchange for the never-ending
toll
booths, an electric blanket, and alot of objectivity.< And so our hedonistic weekendcame to an end. As we drove intoErie on 90 East, we heard the oldfamiliar sounds of
K104/the
firstand only time it was "music toour ears.
ti
The "Op-Ed" page
1$
designed
to be a
catch-allfor
any
opinion content thatdid: not make
the/editorial
page.
It can
also
be the
page representing
a
varietyof viewpoints
Mother
thanthose
of the
newspaper'seditors and staff.
Sugar Ray:
I
Worth Losing
An
Eye?
by
Antoinne
ThompsonThere are
manys
people whobelieve that boxing championSugar Ray Leonard should re-enter
the
boxing
worlds
Theirreasons for such a move includesuch ideas as he was once one ofthe greatest fighters to box profes-sionally, and he is still relativelyyoung,
(us
youth enables him tofight, without having to spendlong periods of time getting backinto shape.In addition, the televisionmedia has suffered greatly fromLeonard's retirement, and withhim entering the ring once again,he brings back to television notonly a large, audience, but alsohigh ratings.Though there are people whobelieve that Leonard
should
.re-enter the ring, there are also thosewho believe he should stay inretirement. I am one of thosebelievers and have many reasonsto justify my position.The
strongest-reason
why heshould not re-enter the
boxing
world is due to the condition ofthe retina in his eye, During oneof his previous fights, Leonard'sretina detached from his eye andhad to be be surgically repaired.
If
he began boxing again, thechances of Leonard's
injuring--it
are very high, the result
being
blindness.Another reason why he shouldstay retired is due to
his
public im-
age.
When Leonard retired, hewas world champion in his weightdivision
with
three belt titles. If
he
fights again
and
loses, his publicimage would be one of disap-
pointment ,,rather
thanchampionship.
* In
addition, his image would beshattered due to the fact that
he
is
.
Antoinne Thompsongoing back on his word. Leonardsaid he would never return to theboxing world again. If he doesreturn, many fans will view him asbeing a liar.Overall, there are many reasonsfor both arguments, but it is mypersonal opinion that the
reasons
tor him to stay retired outweighthose for him to return.The
big $
question: Is it worthlosing an eye?
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