VOL 58 NO. 18FEBRUARY
MSGOffers Cafferty $12,000To Appear At Warner Theatre
By Debbie Hison
The Warner Theater will be the sitefor the tentatively scheduled April 25concert featuring John Cafferty andthe Beaver Brown
band wasone of three being considered by theSpecial Projects Committee of theMercyhurst Student Government.
According to Bryan Doherty, one ofthe coordinators of the event, an infor-
pool of students was taken in thecafeteria, Itownhouses, and Briggsapartments to see which band the Mer-cyhurst students favored.
Although Bryan Adams was favoredin the written survey,
becameunavailable for the spring concertbecause of scheduling changes. Theinformal
consisted of suchbands as Scandal,
Goes ToHollywood, and Cafferty.
was the favoriteamong the
and many otherfactors
involved in the selection,said Doherty. Although Scandal will beon tour in the Spring, no concert dateshave been announced.fAlso,Frankie Goes To Hollywoodannounced the start
their tour in
but they are opening on th WestCoast. Since John Cafferty would be inthe New Hampshire area during thescheduled date, he was favored.According to
agent, HarrisGoldberg of Concert Ideas, a stop in
not be that far away.Since a contract has not been
ed by Cafferty,! Goldberg assuredDoherty that the band would most pro-bably be available.Eventhough the concert is set forThursday, April 25 there were manyproblems in
the WarnerTheater. Since the theater was alreadybooked for the frst two weeks, the onlyavailable dates were toward the end oftheTnonth. §
Although the theater was booked forthe
April 21st by anothergroup, they failed to confirm a a date.Mercyhurst knew specifically the daythey
therefore were chosento fill that date. "Thanks to somewheeling and dealing by Matt Whelan,co-coordinator of the event,
By Lisa Riforgiato
a recent issue of
Today ,Education Secretary William Bennettfully supported President Reagan'sproposed 25 percent cut in federal aidto college students,
By doing! this, students whoseparents make $32,000 or more wouldget little to no aid, and anyone underthat figure would have to prove greatneed to get any help at all.According to Dr. William
Garvey,the cut is not likely to happen and if itdoes it won't be
1986. Garvey alsocommented that it would also be quite"watered
About one-quarter to one-third of thestudents at
fected if the proposal were to go
effect, but Garvey stated that
measures are already in the works tooff-set the cuts
it does occur.
These include a 50 to 200 thousanddollar school oriented loan-fund and anadditional $150,000 increase in awardsfrom the
"We will take steps toaid students in any way if this proposaldoes go through. T
Sister Michele, of Financial Aid also
"I cannot see a proposal likethis being
too many studentswould be affected, especially, theneediest."
Sister Michele also pointed out that25 percent
Mercyhurst studentshave Pell Grants averaging $1215.00,
Loans(GSL's). This is the place
would have a big impactbecause of the hfgh
students that utilize them.
"N ASF A A| (National
Association ofStudent Financial Aid Administration)Hotline in Harrisburg, PA, said "hear-ings on the proposal will continue inthe House of Representatives until theend of March." Both Republican andDemocratic representatives have saidthat cuts will not be accepted*Representative William P. Ford(Mich-Dem), who is expected to chairthe House Subcommittee on PostSecondary Education this year,
siders the proposal unfair to privatecolleges and universities. It is highlyunlikely to go through.!was
in chos-ing that date, said Doherty "Is that allthe colleges in the area will be in ses-sion and the facility was available."OnFebruary!14, through WesternUnion mailgram, a telegram was sentto the agent with a firm offer by theSpecial Projects Committee. Thetelegram stated
nedy, director of Student Services, wasmaking an offer to the agent for the.performance of John Cafferty and theBeaver Brown Band for that date.Also, the telegram stated the cost of
would be paid for theirperformance, and a 10 percent com-mission fee would be paid
theagent. "They haven't acoepted it yet,"informedDoherty*The
has been set aside for the
we're waiting for is them to sayTYES,said Doherty. After the contract Is
ed by the group it cannot be broken by
•the Q u 111 mttl u u ^•^•^••pWWMWWMi^aip
Songer, president of MSG,
nedy, Whelan, and Doherty have goneover the legal terms of the agreementincluding the cancellation policy andnow they
have to wait for theresponse within the next two and onehalf weeks.
Doherty is in contact with Goldbergconsistently throughout the week.Some* of the terms outlined by theagent would be an additional $750 forthe two meals for the
membersthat travel with the group.Doherty explained
way tocut down on the
be towork with the HRM department in help-ing to prepare the meals. "This way itwould make the whole school involvedin the event," said Doherty. |
According to the chairperson, an
band will be determined by
BurgerPalace BoysStanding RickyPizzi, Wesley
Deconti, ChrisAlessi, Kenny*Knigbtlinger,(Kneeling)
Varon, MattDuska and
por-tray the HappyDays off the
"Grease'*. Direc-tor Paul hidings
production beginstonight and willcontinuethroughout the
in the lit-tle Theatre.
the members of the committee. "Rightnow were looking at a warm up act",said Doherty.
this time we have two options,we could go for
Iris or GeneralPubic which would send costs andticket prices up, said Doherty. Accor-ding
the chairman, this would bemore of a double
then an opening
To keep prices
would look at local bands to give themthe exposureneeded,r.Some of the local bands being
Friction, The Stabilizers,
will begoing to the local clubs to check outthe bands", said Doherty. 1
the event; with theSpecial Projects Committee will beK1Q4. Working with Bob Nemenz, ac-count executive of K104, they (K104)would be doing the on air promotionsand have free album and ticket giveaways. About
tickets would be givento K104 for their promotion, also, theCommittee would buy air time.
According to Doherty, K104 waschosen because of their
ship In Erie radio, but more Importantlythe audience they attract is the agegroup and type of people who will at-tend the concert.Doherty would like to "thank the stu-
office and Mr.
nedy who have been very helpful to uson this project.!
By Brian SheridanThe Special Projects Committee ofthe Mercyhurst Student
reported that a firm offer was made to
and the Beaver BrownBand for the
in April.In other MSG business, MSG VicePresident, Sue Bennett said theAcademic Honesty Policy was passedin the college Senate at their lastmeeting.,*J
teachers togive students a 0.0 for the course ifthey cheat on a paper, test or a quiz.A different policy stated in the
dent Code of Rights
another in theMercyhurst: Catalogue stated two
ferent consequences for cheating.According^ to the Code of Rights, a0.0 would be
particulartest or paper.
0.0 would be givenfor the course if a student was caughtcheating.The next MSG meeting will be heldTuesday, February 26
214 Zurn at3:30 p.m.