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63 NO. 10MERCYHURST COLLEGE, GLENWOOD HILLS,
ERIE,
PA 16546THURSDAY, JANUARY
11,1990
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For the Students by the Students
A
look back
at
1980:
much has happened here...
By Sue ViveralliMerciad staff reporter1980 GARVEY CHOSEN
TO BE
NEXTPRESIDENT
I|In
February of 1980, Dr. William P.Garvey became the
ninth
president of Mer-cy hurst College.
j 'It
is certainly a great hpnorand challenge to accept the presidency ofMercyhurst and to assist in furthering thetradition of
academic
excellence establishedby
the Sisters
of
Mercy,'
*
President Dr.
Wil-
liam
P.Garvey said.!
! * *
f^^^f
1981 TRUSTEES
APPROVE IMPLEM-ENTATION
!
OF FOOTBALL PRO-GRAM
t
Approval for
the
initiation of
a
DivisionIII football program was supported unani-mously by the college
board
of trustees.*
'The
importance of football is to add to the totalcollegiate atmosphere of
Mercyhurst,''
Presi-
dent
Dr.
William
P. Garvey said.1982! POSSIBLE CANCER CURETESTED AT HURST 1 |Sister Mary
Eymard
Poydock, director ofcancer research at Mercyhurst College, be-lieved
she had a cure
for cancer. Her
combi-
nation of
vitamin C and B12 was sent to
theNational Cancer Institute, but failed to pro-
duce
positive results.1983 MERCYHURST'S FIRST QUEENAND KING CROWNEDBarb Hanley and Antoinne Thompsonwere crowned
as the
irsthomecoming queen
and king
at the Laker football game.'' Votingshould be more available to students- itshould not be limited to those who eat incafe'," Hanley
said.?
I f
19841
STUDENTS TO PAY
$7|MORE
FOR REGISTRATION
J
In November of 1984, registration forMercyhurst students went from $10 to$17.50. William P. Garvey said,
"Registra-
ly higher
next
year -
it may
idjusted
this year.1985 ALCOHOL POLICIES MORE
SEVERE AT OTHER PENNSYLVANIA
COLLEGES
1
I
In 1985,
the Merciad
found Mercyhursttoo liberal
in terms
of punishing its studentsfor drinking on campus compared to othercolleges. At this time, students found withalcohol in dorms,
found in
a drunken state, ordamaging
property due
 to
 alcohol were faced
with being written up by
a
resident assistant
1986
DONNIE
IRIS AND THE CRUIS-ERS ROCK CAMPUS CENTER
?A18
p.m.
Saturday February 22,1986, thecrowd in the campus center had becomerestless.
MSG's
special projects committee
puton
a conceit which featured Friction as theopening
band for Dpnnie Iris and
the Cruisers
with Iris in
trademark
black-rimmed
glasses.1987 MERCYHURST CREATES
ERIE'S
FIRST
JEWISH?
HISTORYCENTER
*
h I
One of the highlights of Mercyhurst's60th anniversary Academic
Celebration
wasthe
development
of the Jewish History Center
which was
the first of
its Kind in
the Erie area.1988 NURSE CALLS FOR EDUCA-TION
OF COLLEGE
YOUTH
ON
AIDS"You are
 flirting
 with death when youdon't know your sex partner- education isour only weapon against the spread
ok
the
AIDS
virus," according to
AletaTrambley,
apublic health nurse with the Erie County
Department
of Health.
^
1989 THE KEG LAW §
The keg law prohibits keg
beer
anywhere!
on
campus.
This applies to all students
over
and under the age
of 21
and it also
prohibitslarge
or
noisy
parties where kegs are knownto
attract large gatherings of students andfriends.
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PAGE
2The
Merciad
JANUARY
11,1990
News
One year
ago
this week
the
big story was the addition
an
FM transmitting tower on
the
side of Baldwin Hall. Withinone month
WMC Y
nowWMCE FM 88.5 went on
the
air.This is the story as
it
ap-peared
in
the
Jan
12 1989
Merciad.
By Karen SampsonMerciad staff editorAfter
almost
 five
 years of prob-lems, planning,
and
disappoint-ment,
Mercyhurst's
WMCY
has
finally been granted their
FM li-
cense
and
broadcasts
are
plannedfor sometime this month, accord-ing
to
Brian McAndrew,
a
seniorCommunications major
and the
WMCY Station Manager.
fin
order
to
accommodate
the
new station, several changes havebeen made
to the
WMCY studio.Over the Christmas break,
a
90 footStudio Transmitter Link
was
erected atop Baldwin Hall.
The
Link tower has
a
microwave
dishattached which
allows
signals
to
be
sent-to
the
transmitting antenna.The
antenna
shares
it'si
transmit-ting
tower
with Erie's Classy 100.Physical changes
in-
clude the addition of Compact Disk(CD) players, cassette decks,
and
turn tables.
A
newj"board,"
or
command center
allows the
stationto improve
the
production studio(for
the
creation
of
commercialsand promotions)
by
using the
old
board.
The
second studio
is
alsoused
for
training new DJs.
|*'We've
got
three CD playersall
together;
two brand new cassettedecks, which we utilize
a
ot,
 and
two brand new turn tables, whichwere much, much needed,"
McAndrew
said.
The station is stillkeeping their
old
I AM frequencyand using that
for
campus broad-casts. This
gives the
station a totalof
three
studios.
"
For
up to the
minute informationon
Arts Events
in the
Erie Areacall
the
ArtsLine.
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OF THE
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what
I'
ve heard,
we
havemain
benefit
the best facilities (as compared
to
other college radio stations
in the
area). This
will be
high tech
stuff,'
\
McAndrew said. He added,
"We
station
community
and
showcase
the
college's involvement within
the
community.
For
example,
the
Sunday before the
AcademicCele-the community, with
a
clear
and
concise brochure of
the
station andcanindeed
ited
have just as much (equipment)
as,
Sunday
I
any commercial
station
would have bration,except
for
harmonizers
and the
guests w
special sound effect things
that they
the Celebration
to
give
a
previewhave." Station
of
theirparticipatingchanges also include
a
new format.
WMCY is switching
from the typi-cal hodgepodge of
music
normallyassociated with college radio
to
classic
rock.
According
to
McAn-drew, the classic rock format willcomprise
75
percent
of the
air-
waves,
while the
other
25%
of
thetime current hits will
be
played.The format on Sunday
will be
madeup
of
easy listening music
and
of their programs,
xagan
saia.This will serve
as
a way
to
encour-age the community to join
in the
Academic Celebration,
and
allowthe school
to
"give somethingback'' to its neighbors.The forming
of a
new stationtakes
a
lot of work
both on the
partof
students and
faculty.
To
accom-modate, WMCY's staff has beenincreased
to
almost
30
people,
McAndrew
said.
It
also
takes a lot
community related news. Broad- [of funding.
Bill
Hogan, WMCY'sway| music, classical music
per-
formed
by the
students from
the
D'Angelo
School
of
Music.tand
ethnic music will
all
be played.Unfortunately, this leaves cer-tain types
of
music
out
of
the
pro-gram. "We've tried
new
music.Everyone who has called
up
says
4
What
is
this?
We
don't want
to
hear
this?*If
we're going
to be a
classic rock station,
we
have
to
stick
to
that There's more peoplewho
wand
to hear classic rock,"McAndrew said.
"As far as the
new wave, we've
had a bad
re-
sponse,"
he
added. "Gannon,
I
think,
has
recently switched
to
newwave,
or
underground.
I
thinkthey're doing
ok, but
why wouldwe then want
to
start playing newwaveplaying
the
same thing.We'd sound
just like
Gannon.
We
have
a
market
for
classic rock,people want
to
hear
it"
The
"new'*
WMCY
has gener-ated much interest
and
could serveas
a
catalyst'for
attracting
new
Communication majors. Accord-ing
to
Richard Ragan, Communi-Program
Director,
is in the
processof creating
a
brochure about
the
station
to
be
a presented
to
localbusinesses. The students hope
to
attract community businesses
to
advertise
as
a way to fund the sta-tion. "We hope by going out intoworth backing
and
that WMCYwill
be
a
very
good investment forthem," Hogan said.Though
the new
frequency
will
reach most
of the
Erie area
and
even into parts of Canada,
the
sta-
tion
relies primarily
on
listeners forwithin the Mercy hurst community.The new frequency will make thestation more accessible to radios oncampus. WMCY
is also
planningcontests
and
"give aways".to
at-
tract listeners."For
five
years
now,
we'vebeen
trying (to
get an
FM
license),because who just wants
to
be heardaround the campus?
I
have troublegetting
it
in
my
office and it's righthere," McAndrew said.
"We
think
we
have the right
staff,
andthe desire,
and we
think that webest Hogan
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JANUARY
11,1990
The Merciad
News
PAGE
3
NewsGlance
Germany through student's
eyes
i
J
Editor's note:
This
column
is a new
feature of
the
Merciad.
It is[designed
to
let the students know what
is
happening in
the
international,national and local arenas.
The news items
are gathered from a varietyof
news
sources.By Theresa KloeckerMerciad
News
Editor
INTERNATIONAL
"*~
U.S.
troops early Tuesday ringed the Peruvian Embassy, wheregovernment officials said
two
of Manuel Antonio Noriega's top asso-ciates- one of
them
an alleged torturer had taken refuge.Noriega was brought to Miami, Fla. from asylum in the Papalnunciate in Panama City, Panama. He is being charged with drugtrafficking. Noriega
has
refused to recognize the jurisdiction of
a
U.S.
court in Miami.Romania overthrew its communist government run by NicolaeCeausescu.
f
Romanians staged a march for the victims of the anti-Ceausescurevolt The battles were against the hard-line leader occurred last month.Gorbachev met with Lithuania's communist leaders but failed to[sway them from their decision
to
split
with the
Soviet Communist Party
id
pursue
local
independence.Gorbachev
has
been named
man
of
the
decade by Time magazine.
A
passenger train in Pakistan crashed into a standing freight train
ling 210
people in what officials called
die
worst
rail
accident
in
the[country's history.NATIONAL
.
s
Cape CanaveralJFla., the space shuttle Colombia
was
launched onTuesday morning to chase
down
and bring
back
a satellite
as
big
as a
bus.
New York— A young, female physician is suing a hospital overgetting AIDS on duty.Rochester,NY—
Eastman
Kodak
Co.
has
agreed
to
pay
in excess of$ 1
million in
civil
 fines
 for the con tarn ination
of Kodak Park.
This is the
biggest penalty ever
imposed
under
the New
York
State
conservationlaw, a newspaper reported.Washington D.C.— Money for space exploration of Mars will bepushed in
the
budget, but Congress is skeptical.LOCALFuneral services were held Tuesday for retired
Erie
Bishop AlfredM. Watson. The
funeral
mass
was concelebrated by
a number of priestswith Cardinal John Krol, retired archbishop of Philadelphia presiding.
I A
new
anti-drug
program for
the
Ene
school
district
was unveiled[Tuesday
at a press conference. The program is called DARE
.(DrugAbuse
Resistance Education)Former Erie Mayor Lou Tullio and Mercyhurst College President
Dr.
William
P.
Garvey are being taking to court in a
wrongful dismissalcase.
The case is being
 filed
 by the
former
Erie chief plumbing
inspectorwho was
 fired
 because he refused inspect the plumbing in Mercy hurst'snew football building a second time.
M
On
November
9,1989
the
bor-ders of East Germany were opened.These borders still remain
open
andthis means that people within theSoviet Union are
able
to
travel
into
and out
of
the
Soviet bloc
with less
restrictions than they have had forover 40years.JSince that time changes havehappened almost daily within theSoviet bloc.
The
Czechoslovakiangovernment
is
now being run by aCzech playwright The Commu-nist leader of
the
Czechoslovakian
government
was ousted on Decem-ber 3.The Romanian people lastweek overthrew their own commu-nist Ceausescu regime that
had led
their country
for
a number of years.As of Tuesday a new government
has not yet
rep aced the
overthrown
Ceausescu regime.Solidarity has basically takenover the reins of the communistgovernment that existed previ-ously in Poland, according
to R
ich-ard Kubiak, professor of history.
The
Solidarity movement
in 1
Po-
land was strong and organizedenough to take over
the (Polish
government, Kubiak
explained.
A
long
history of rebellions in Poland
has
better prepared them to have anon-communist government incontrol of the state, according toKubiak.Lithuania, one of the Balticcountries in
die
Soviet bloc hasvoted to separate from the SovietUnion's communist governmentdespite urging
 from
 Gorbachev not
to do
so.
There
is
speculation thatLithuania in
die
future may breakcompletely with! the USSR andform its own independent country.The situation in Lithuania may alsoprovide an impetus for the otherBaltic countries in the Soviet Unionto form their own independentgovernments.
-
4
American
^reaction
to thechanges in Eastern Europe hasbeen cautious, Kubiak said. Hefurther
added,
that
there is a
mutedenthusiasm.
"Most!
Americanpoliticians like the Americanpeople and other foreign politicianswere
takenfby
surprise," Kubiaksaid.When the border of East Ger-many was opened it came as a
surprise iu auiiosi
everyone
in
theUnited States.
This
included
small
border towns and villages.
"EastGermans were
lined
up like ants
on
the small
road and West Germanswere lined up to greet them with
bags
of food within a small bordervillages
near
Gottingen, Germany,everyone was singing
the
Germannationai| anthem,"
f
Michael
Fuhrman,said.
Fuhrman is
a Mer-cyhurst senior who
traveled
toGermany over Thanksgivingbreak.The East
Germans
were walk-ing through a fence where a week
^before
they would have been shotor electrocuted.
"You*walked
through
the
 first
ence and about 20yards beyond the second fencethere
was
a guard shack where theEast Germans took their break,according
to
Fuhrman, an English
major.
||
The fences were
opened *
but
you
could see hundreds of coils andwires
where
i
they were electro-cuted, '' Fuhrman said.Fuhrman, who returned from
Germany
on November
27,
was
notable
to make it
to Berlin because theautobahn was lined with so many|cars close
to
the city.
However,
hewas the only American in a smallborder
|
village near Gottingen,West Germany when the borders
were
opened."The looks on the faces of theEast Germans was elation orbliss," Fuhrman said. "I couldn'tfeel
what
they were feeling because
I was an
American
not
a German,"he explained.The
Berlin IWaU
which hadseparated East and
West Berlin
for27 years
has
been open since Satur-day, November
11,
This act andthe opening of
the borders
of East
W-:
Germany are part of a series ofreforms being made by MikhailGorbachev, the Soviet Premier.
' 'The tearing
down of
the wallis
more
symptomatic
than anythingelse," Dr. Philip Supina, a Mer-cyhurst political
science professor
said. The reforms made by Gor-bachev are bringing an end to thecold war between the United Statesand
the
USSR,
Supina added.

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