Junior Fran Moavero andfreshman Naomi Romanchokhave been selected as the1984-1985 Merciad Editor andAssistant Editor, respectively.Moavero and Romanchok werechosen for their positions lastThursday, April 26, after beinginterviewed by a committee con-sisting of Academic* Dean, Dr.David Palmer, Director of Stu-dent Services E. William Ken-nedy, Communications
ment Chairman Richard Ragan,Merciad advisor and Communica-tions Instructor Richard Garcia,newly-elected Student Govern-ment President Pat
and1983-1984 Merciad Editor
three years ofMerciad experience to her newposition. A Communications ma-jor, she worked as a staff reporterbefore advancing to the positionsof News Editor, Feature Editor,and Director of
Resources.She is active in other areas ofthe college as well, being a three-year member ot the Crew Team,and serving as the News directorfor campus radio station WMCYduring the past year.The Cleveland, Ohio native isexcited about her new position,and she has many ideas she hopesto implement during the next
"I do want to make a fewchanges,'* Moavero said, addingthat some of the renovations willbe in the newspaper design
"1 think The Merciad has beenimproving over the past twoyears-first under Donna Peterson,1982-1983 Editor and then withCarla.
just like to continuethat improvement."In addition to some designchanges, Moavero lists some con-tent modifications as anotherpriority.
She said she'd like to expandthe paper from its current eight-page format to 12 pages weekly."1 think there's enough newshere to justify the expansion,"Moavero said,
if thepaper utilizes more editorials, col-umns, possibly more sports pages,features, and more national newsfrom the AP newswire. ButMoavero stresses that the
thrust of next year will be torecruit more student staffmembers."I'd like to get more studentsinvolved," she said.
want to limit it to the Com-munications Department."One idea Moavero has is toutilize students from all collegedepartments as correspondents, tokeep track of what's going on invarious areas of the campus.
The possible installation
computer terminals hooked up toBrown-Thompson Printers, willfurther add to the efficiency
The Merciad's production.
optimisticabout next year. «*
"It's going to be a young staffwho will be learning as they taketheir positions," she said. "Ithink with what they'll bring withthem and their enthusiasm, we'llhave a good
Naomi and I have worked
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THE 1984-85 MERCIAD EDITORS: Fran Moavero, Editor(seated), Naomi Romanchok, Assistant Editor (standing).
THE PROPOSED STUDENT
new; building, 2-the Campus Center,This is the view from East 38th Street.
Dorm* 5-St. Lukes
by Martha Camp"Mercyhurst College is in theprocess of acquiring four BriggsAvenue apartment,'T director ofhousing and safety, Phyllis Aielloannounced to The Merciad onWednesday.The building, numbers 3942
& 40,4008 & 10
are located next to the pre-sent townhouses on the west sideof
Avenue. Their purchase,Aiello explained,
just been ap-proved by the Board of Trustees,so details on the project have notyet been
"Until all the
(presentowners of the buildings) willsublease to us," she continued."For that reason, I have hed offresidence hall sign-ups for oneweek so that interested parties can
The 1984-85 MSG officerstook reign at last Sunday's,meeting. Selected by the MSGbody to serve two year terms asSenators were Pat Callahan,Dean Hall and Christie Smith.Two other students, TomBonello and Mike
willrepresent the student body onSenate for one year.In new business, the problemof funding for next year's elec-tion series was
Theadministration will not con-tribute funds to finance it, as inpast years. The issue will bediscussed
Maria Santangelo re-introduced the AcademicHonesty Policy question. Songerinvited any members who arewilling to form a committee torevise the policy.
Committee chairpersons werechosen to serve next
Theyare:Budget-Finance,::' SharonMurphy (as mandated by theconstitution); Government Rela-tions, Pat Reed; Public Rela-tions, Pat Callahan; Resident,Tom Bonello;
Minority Con-cerns, Dave Alexander and Elec-tions, Jean Weber. Other com-mittee chairpersons will bechosen at a later date.The body
all-in-favor response to accept theAssociation of Black Collegiansfor Organizational Status underthe revised constitution. Thestatus allows ABC voting rights.)The next student governmentmeeting will be held Sunday,May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in 114 Zurn.All students are urged to attend.form groups.""Not counting basements,there is a
apart-ments," Aiello said. "Because wehave the extra space, now therewill be singles available for men inMcAuley and singles for womenin Baldwin." It also gives peoplewho were closed out of the Mer-cyhurst Apartments anotheroption."The apartments were purchasedbecause of a great need for stu-dent housing on campus, she ex-plained. "So many students,namely those who live
Erie,want to live on campus."Building another residencehall or apartment building wouldbe totally cost prohibitive in thisday and age," Aiello said. "Also,this expands our land by leaps andbounds."Sign-up times for these
will be annouced at a laterdate,with assignment based upona point system that is presently us-ed in the Mercyhurst Apartments,Aiello said.At the present time, the collegeis taking a look at multiple usesfor the
buildings, sherevealed. These ideas, Aiello
would make these buildings
living-learning centers.""There's a lot
exciting thingsthat can be done with thosebuildings. The total college com-munity will benefit from thosethings," Aiello said. "I'm reallyenthusiastic about it," sheconcluded.