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I ^^ggBi^OL. <S NO. 11 MERCIfTlURST COLLEGE, GLEmVQOD HELLS," ERtE, PA. 16546 -JANUARY l^H»3i^^^^MM
Mercyhurst seeks reaccreditation
By Angela M.
CampMerciad News Editor
The
Middle States
Steering
Commit-tee will
be
observing
the
Mercyhurstcommunity from April 5 through 8. Thepurpose for the visit is to
approve
accredi-tation
of
Mercyhurst College.
In
other
^
words,
the
approvals of the
Middle States
Steering Committee
is
needed
to
givevalue
to
a
Mercyhurst
degree.
* *
There is
no
question
about our
being
accredited/'
said
MichaelMcQuillen,
Academic
Dean.McQuillen attended
a
Mercyhurst
Student
Government (MSG) meeting on
-
Tuesday, Jan. 14
in
order
to
distributerough copies of the report being prepared
for
the Middle States Steering Committee.He
is
requesting that members
of the
CHECKOUT
Thursday,
Jan.
16^9
p.m.-l
2
a.m. Union. SACCoffeehouse.Saturday,
Jan.
18Townhouses. VolleyballTournament.^
I
Sunday,
Jan.
191 p.m. JV Hockey vs Pitts-burgh Jr. Stars.71p.m. Government Cham-bers.Student GovernmentMeeting.Tuesday,
Jan.
214:30
p.m.
Campus Ministry.Raps on
Religion JPrince
ofPeace
Chapel.[
Reconcili-ation.6:30
p.m.
Campus
Ministry.Ecumenical Prayer Group.
8:15
p.m.
GovernmentChambers.
SAC
Meeting.Wednesday,
Jan. 22
.
12:20-2:10
p.m.
CampusMinistry. Second HarvestFood Bank.Thursday,
Jan.
23
3
p.m.D'Angelo#l.
ChapelChoir Rehearsal.9
p.m.-12
a.m. Union. SACCoffeehouse.Mercyhurst community review the pre-
sented
information
and
recommendations,and respond with suggestions
of
theirown. In order to finalize completion of thereport
in
time, the recommendations need
to be
submitted
by
Friday,
Jan.
31.
The report prepared for the MiddleStates Steering Committee
is
compiledfrom surveys of
members
of
the
faculty,students, alumni, administration
and
staff.
The subject matter
discussed?in
the
report affects every
member
of
the
Mer-cyhurst community. Topics covered in-clude student housing, library, teaching/
learning
enviionment,
intellectual/cultural
climate, extracurricular
and
social
activi-ties, counseling services, career services
and a
variety of
other
subjects.A majority
of
the alumni respondedpositively
about their
Mercyhurst experi-ence.
* 'It
is
heartening
to
see that a major-ity of our students
are
now in
jobs
that aresatisfying and fulfilling.
And
that is one
ofour primary goals
-
to aid and educate
students
so
that they
can
have rewarding
careers," said McQuillen.
I
After
ten
years,
when
the Middle States,Steering Committee returns, they review
the
report made
by the
previouspommit-
tee.
They re-examine recommendationsmade,
and
ensure
that
they
were
applied.In 1982, the Middle States SteeringCommittee made a strong recommenda-tion that we improve our
library
facility,''said McQuillen. According to
the
previ-
ous
report, the
Hammermill
Library wasfunctioning
at 80
percent
McQuillen's
current evaluation judges that figure
to
have riseno
a
96
percent
* 'We are
muchstronger
now
than
in
1982,"saidMcQuillen.
jThe
Middle States Steering Commit-tee's visit
is
twofold. They also
try to
evaluate the
school's
deficiencies
in
order
to make recommendations for^improve-
ment
.!•]•.
DR.
MICHAEL MCQUILLEN
There are various recommendations
that McQuillen
expects to
receive
rom
 the
committee.
"They will
say
that we
need
agreater number
of
minority faculty. Weknow that,
9
' said McQuillen. He explainedthat very few
minority ^instructors
even>ly,
but he will not
hire anyone unquali-fied simply for
the
sake
of hiring them.Members
of
the committee will
be
participating in almost all aspects
of
theMercyhurst community. They will
be
sit-ting in on classes, visiting our facilities,talking with students in leadership posi-tions, members of thefaculty, administra-tion and
staff,
as
well
as randomly selectedstudents.The members
of
the Middle States
Steering Committee are
from
a
variety
ofcolleges
and
universities
 from
 New
York,
New Jersey and Maryland. They carry arange of
job
titles varying
 from
 collegepresident
to
professors
of
various pro-grams, and they come from diversifiedbackgrounds.All
members
of
MSG
have copies ofthe report, and students
are
encouraged
tosee
their
representative
and to
review
thereport
in
order
to
make recommendations.
Copies
of
the
report
are
also
on
reserve
inthe
library.
An
open
forum will be held
onTuesday,
Jan.
21
at
2:30
p.m. in the
gov-ernment chambers. MSG
is
planning
to
review
the
report on Sunday,
Jan.
26.
Professors face questions
of
ethics
By
Joseph LeglerMerciad Staff
Reporter
In today's troubled
;
economy,manypeople
work two or more jobs to make
endsmeet Several
Mercyhurst
teachers do other
things besides educating students
on
cam-
pus.
Some
do consulting
work,
some
givespeeches, some
run
small businesses, andsome teach part-time at other colleges oruniversities.
*
Teaching at more
than
one
school
may
be questioned
by
some people.
Does
fitcause a conflict of
interests? Is it
an
insult toMercyhurst
students?
Does
it
show
a
signof betrayal
on the
part
of
the
professor? Ahandful of Mercyhurst college instructors
and
students
answered
these
questions
and
others.
*
Bud Brown,
a
philosophy professor,said
that
it is not
an
"us" versus "them"scenario
when
it
comes
to teaching. "Thecalling
of a
philosopher
is to
practice
philosophy.„wherever
it
may
be,"
he
stated,
"We
(the instructors) are driven
by the
students. The fact that they're at
another
institution makes no difference.'' He addedthat
it is
a bad idea only
if
it negativelyaffects
your
performance
at
your
full-time
job.
* * | | *
Can it be
a
hindrance to
the
|
ability to
teach
full-time
at
Merc,._
^"You
have
to
look at the individualprofessor,''
said
Dr.
Mary
Snyder, a theol-ogy professor, "Some people are strong,committed,
know their work
well
and
they
can handle teaching
a
course at anotherinstitution. However,
you may
have somepeople who are not doing
their
job
thor-oughly
at
our institution and only
do a
poorer
job
by
taking
on
the added commit-ments."John Leisering,
a
communicationsprofessor and manager
of
WMCE
radio,said
that
as
long as the proper authoritiesare notified (the president
of
the college,the academic dean,
and
the division chair)
and
have given their approval, there should
not be any
trouble in
most
circumstances.
4
'
You may
fall into
the danger of spreadingyourself too thin," he added,
'*It
wouldprobably be easier
for
a single person ratherthan
a
married
person...particularlyjonewith
children."
i
Dr.
Robert
Cisek,
head
of
the
businessdepartment, taught
a
course at the PennState downtown campus last term
as a
I
favor
to a
friend. He said,'
'Of
the variety
'V-
of things people
can
do
to
enhance their
|income.i.teaching
is
probably
the
leastdangerous
to
Mercyhurst?
College.
The
alfrg'ancft
is always to this place and
I
'
t think any person would do anythingto
harm
Mercyhurst College or the stu-dents."
p£f M
Cisek
added,$
"I would never do
it
again
as
a
division
director. If
I
were justa faculty
member.J
can't
say
that
I
wouldn't"
M t
I Mfa
\
Dick Rag
an,
the head
of the communi-cations department, taught part-time
at
theVilla Maria
campus when
he
 first
 arrived
at
Mercyhurst
years
ago.
He
said
that
he
didn't have
any
problem with
it,
althoughhe wasn't sure whether the college liked itHe said that professors from Edinborohave helped him
in
the past, before hestartedteaching,
by
recommending
read-examples. "I would rather see that than
trill
ing material and showing him syllabuspetty rivalries,"
he
replied.
f
The students seem to agree with theprofessors.
'" *
Mike McClorey, a junior, said,' 'It's
not
a contest I don't think they're hurtingthe college
in
any way."
He continued bysaying
that
it might
be
more
difficult forthe
head .of
a department to teach else-where over
a
regular faculty member."He
(the
department
head) would
proba-bly be
too
busy,
but
if
he
could keep
hisschedule here,
it
wouldn't
matter."
'
'It
could
cause a
problem with
officehours,
but
their
 first
 priority should
be to
where they teach
full-time,
and
their
sec-ond
priority
should
be
to where they teachpart-time," said Andrea Myers, a junior,
'
'I wouldn't feel
betrayed at
all.
We're allmature enough to realize that they needmoney ..especially if they
have
a family."Mike Odstrchel, a senior, said, "It'snot
an
insult at
alL.Jt's
hard times, and
you have to
do
what you have to do to
earn
some extra
cash."
i
The faculty and students all seem toagree that there is
nothing
unethical aboutteaching at more
than
one institute, pro-
vided
that it doesn't reduce the professorspractice at Mercyhurst According to thesepeople,
it is not like
a
football
game where
it's
one team versus
the other...it*s not
likeCoke versus Pepsi
when
in
comes to
an
education.
** The schools aren't competing in terms
of academics.
I
would
do it if I felt
I
could
handle it,"
said Joe
Hohman, a mathemat-
ics
teacher, "You're
considered a
peer no
matter where
you
teach."
 
PAGE
2THE MERCIADJANUARY
16,1992
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Editors Note: This column is designed to
lei
the Mercyhurst
munity
know what is happening in the international, nationallocal arenas. The news is gathered from a variety of sources.By Angela
M.
CampMerciad News EditorINTERNATIONAL:Russia - Citizens of the infant Commonwealth of IndependentStates
are
protesting
due to the soaring prices
of food, clothing andother goods. Boris Yeltsin says the increases will encourage
pro-
ducers
to
get
more
goods to stores, but results may not
be seen
forsix months. Rallies organized by
pro-Communist
groups
have
beenheld across the former Soviet Union.rica - Paul Simon played to a nearly empty house
ica on
Sunday,
Jan.
12. The concert tour was backedAfrican government and leading black groups, after
he cultural
boycott Several
militant
black
organizatk
ting the tour, because they believed the cultural boyc
vc
held until a black government
was
in place.Russia
~
Mikhail
S;
Gorbachev, former Soviet president, encour-
aged
Russia
to
give Boris Yeltsin
*
s economic reforms a chance, ashe
began
his first
day
of work as
a private
citizen. Gorbachev saidthat it was too early to judge Yeltsin's reforms. He also said hebelieved that further reforms would be necessary.
'm&.
NATIONAL:
«
Washington
D.C.
-
President Bush will be delivering the newfederal budget later
this
month,
and
will attempt to
resolve
the bitterbattle over health care reforms.
Leading Democrats want to
force allbusinesses to offer health care to their employees. Small businessowners are protesting that they cannot afford it Members of theWhite House believe they can solve
the
problem more cheaply bytaxing the affluent Americans and elderly who already have goodcoverage.'
* i ?
California
-
William Lester
Suff,
41, was charged on Tuesdaywith two of 19 murders police believe were committed by a serial
IdllSr or
killers. A countyworker,Suff was paroled after nearly 10years in prison for the death of his infant daughter. Suff is underinvestigation for
the
other 17 killings.
4
Ohio - In downtown Cincinnati, beggars have been targeted bybusinesses
and
residents,
and are now
getting
hassled by
churches.The churches are afraid that panhandlers will affect their atten-dance. One church
has an off-duty
police
officer stand guard
while
others just urge
parishioners hot to hand outmoney.North Dakota
-
John Thompson,*
18,
underwent surgery inMinneapolis to reattach his arms, which were torn off in
(farm
accident
Following the
accident, Thompson
used
a pencil clenched
lp.
The doctors are hoping he will
regain the use of his
arms,
but they don't believe that his hands
will
be
of use.LOCAL
The
Erie School District
has been awarded a
$248,000 state grant to
help
out
teen-age
parents*
The program
is designed
to keep
teen-ageparents in school so they graduate, and to help them to get jobs.More employees will
be
added to the program. These employeeswill work
with the students
to help them get their children
into day
care, and to provide transportation for the students
$and
theirchildren.
?
Veronica Jones, accused of stabbing her wheelchair-bound boy-friend to death, was found guilty. Jones, 20, was convicted ofvoluntary manslaughter for
the crime occurring on
April
10,1991.
Michelle Hawk Kelley, Jones' defense lawyer, said
that the
guide-line sentence is 18 to 24 months in prison.
-
S
tudents!
obj
ect
toj handbook
By Todd PalmerMerciad Staff
Rei
Reaction to the new studenthandbook is mixed, according todifferent
members
of
the
Mercyhurstcommunity.
Most
people, however,are satisfied at the moment that itsimply exists.William Kennedy, vice presi-dent of Student Services, feels
that
the overall reaction has not beennegative. He believes that mostpeople are happy to have a set ofminimum sanction guid
"
writing rather than nothing at all.He does admit, however, thatthe document is far from perfectDave Murphy, president ofMercyhurst Student Government(MSG),
agrees that things have
beengoing smoothly so far with the
handbook.
He also admits that
since
this
is only the first draft,
there are
bound to be discrepancies and in-consistencies.major complaints
with the
handbook
have to
do withthe issues of alcohol and visitinghours
in the
dormitories.
The
lattertopic is the biggest among fresh-men, according
to Chip
Dolce
and
Kelly Jones,
reshmen
 representa-tives of the Mercyhurst StudentLife Committee. They cite
the
dif-
ferences
Jn
policy between the
Mc Auley
and Baldwin
dorms as
amajor inconsistency.They claim that when a malevisits a resident of
Bald
win,
the
girlmust accompany
her guest
through-out the building, at
no
time
leaving
him alone. However, when a fe-the first offense of public drunk-
eness is a
$25 fine,
and the
personmust write a
three-page
paper on
an alcohol-related topic
Dolce saysthat some students are punished
with
the
 fine,
 while
others are
onlytold
to pour out their
beer.
He thinksthis
is unfair
to
those
who are
mademale goes
to
MCAuiey,sne
is ircc
to walk the hallways by
herself.
Dolce
believes the same rules
shouldbe applied to both dorms
thatgirls should definitely be escorted
in
the men's dorm. Kennedy agrees."The same rules should apply toboth halls," he said.Another complaint amongstudents with the handbook deals
with the
opic
 of quiet
hours. Murphybelieves that instead of having theadministration decide
on
the hours,
they J
should be voted on by thestudents
the ones who have tolive with them.One issue to receive a lot ofattention has been that of
alcohol
on campus. The punishment forto pay the
$25.
"I'm not sayingthis is the right policy, but I'msaying that it
should be
enforced
(ifit is in
thebook).
99
I
Dolce and Jones would alsolike to
see;a
lighter punishmenthanded down for the first offense.
"I'm
not pushing for abstinence
or
temperance, even though
I
chooseto abstain
myself.
In fact, the pol-icy that I am pushing for will
be
students
who
choose to
drink,*
*
said Dolce.Kennedy
said that he will
meetwith the Campus
life
Committeeon Thursday to get their reaction,and to begin reviewing the hand-book for possible changes. While
the
process
may
foe
difficult
at first,Kennedy believes it will get
easier
with time. "I think we'll get
betterat
it" he said.
1
Internships pay off
with
cash
Hanrisburg, PA
Today's jobmarket is
Competitive
with a capi-tal C. When they hire, employerslook not only for good grades, butalso job experience.
i
But, how
do you
get experience
if
no one will give you a chance?State'
Work-Study
Program(SWSP) is a good way to get ca-reer-related? experience and earnmoney to help pay for school costs
at
the same time.The program
has
a job bank ofemployers looking for talented
stu-
dents who want to work in theirfields of study. Last year,
8,000
SWSP jobs were available;
2,200
students worked
and earned
nearly$4 million.SWSP students, employers andcolleges praise the program. Robert
B.
Interfeld,
a senior
at the Univer-sity of Pennsylvania,
was an SWSPstudent
employee
at
Shoprider. He
says,
"SWSP provided me with
experience that I otherwise wouldn'thave
had.
When I had
a job before,someone was always telling me
0
exactly how to do the
work.
]At
Shoprider, the marketing assign-ment was 'my' project and myemployer gave me the
opportunity
to develop my own ideas
 from
heground floor through the finishedproduct"
L |SWSP
employer, Mrs. Patricia
R.
Schaufler,
Vice-president
of Infra-Red Scanning Services, Inc. said,"Students are provided with anopportunity
to obtain
hands-on fieldexperience which complements
and
enhances their academic classroomparticipation."
%
JL
Application for the State Work-Study Program is easy. For eligi-bility requirements, applications
and
more information about SWSP,contact PHEAA
State
Work-StudyProgram staff at
(717)
257-2550or contact the Financial AidAdministrator
at vour
school.By Angela M.
Camp
Merciad News EditorThere is no longer a Writing
Center in the basement
of
Old
Main.
But
now, students have access tothe Academic Success Center.Students now are capable of ac-quiring
tutors
in a
matter
of hours,rather than days or weeks due tothe recent overhaul of the formerWriting Center Program.
"The
best
Pro-life cause marches on
The
"PeopleForLife,"
an
Erie
pro-life
group, is sponsoring a
pro-
life march on Saturday,
Jan.
18 at
11:30
a.m.The
march
will start
at
CauleyHall, which is located at 217 East4th
SL,
and will proceed throughdowntown Erie and end in PerrySquare. Everyone will
join
outside
the
hall
foitthe
March and Motor-cade for life.There will be an
Ecumenical
Prayer Breakfast starting
at
9
ajn.
at the Cauley Auditorium.
Break-
fast will
be
followed by a speaker,and the price for the
breakfast
is
$5.
;
The speaker, Steve Friend, will
be speaking on a pro-life issue and
will explain what average citizens
can do
to
further the pro-life
cause.Friend will
be$
opposing
Arlan
Spector in
tha
upcoming Senaterace.
Pro-life marches have been
donesince
the
1973 case of Roe vs.Wade.It was
this.case
in
which
abortion was first legalized. Theannual
march
in Washington
D.C.
will
take
place
on Wednesday,
Jan!
22 this
year.
The Erie march
tradi-
tionally
is
scheduled one week prior
to the march in Washington D.C.
For more
information,
call
Mary
Falk
at
825-4M9
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.
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mi
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.2
thing
about this is that a
student canget immediate
help,
\
'
said
John
D.
Coleman, director of the AcademicSuccess Center.Signing up for a
tutor
consistsof looking at the bulletin boardoutside of
the
center
and
selecting
an
open time slot
in
whatever
sub-
ject you choose, including
writing
and math. To acquire a
tutor
inbiology, oreign
anguages and other
courses, a list of available
tutors
isprovided,
and is also posted on
thebulletin board.If
students are
seeking
tutors in
subjects that are not listed on thebulletin board, a sheet is
postedwhere they may
sign
up
for 'StudySkills Tutoring.' This type of tu-toring is more effective in helpingstudents
to ^
improve grades,
not
only for
the
present
but in tha
long
run.
"The main thing
that I want to
convey is that making
use
of
these
services can start a student
on
re-
ally getting things straight," saidColeman. "It will
help a good
stu|
dent get better, and help a strug-gling student on the road to sue*
cess."
-
On Thursday afternoons, Aca-
demic Success forums are held
from3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a variety ofsubjects.
j *
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JANUARY
16,1992
THE MERCIAD
PAGE
3
Basketball fan praises
aver
Dear Editor:I am,
and
have been an avidbasketball
fan for the last
four yearsat Mercy hurst
I have
seen coachescome
and
go from the
men's
bas-ketball team
J
have
seen good
things,yet I have seen many injustices,too.
I
have kept these observations
to
myself;
however,
I
feel it is
my
time
to
speak
outzI
would like
to
speak out aboutan observation
I have
made about aparticular basketball player. He
started
out
his freshman year
scor-ing over 300 points, which madehim leading scorer for that year.The following two years he
had
atrue test in humility. The leadingscorer of the year
before
took a
backseat,
hardly playing at all.
Through
it all,
he fought
hard,
neversaying
a word.
I
n
the
end, he scoredalmost
as
many points
as
he
did
hisfreshman year, even though he
played
half
as
much.
He also madea school
record,
making eight
three-pointers in one game. Somehowthis record has been forgotten. Inthe last issue of
the
Merciad, it said
a
new school record
had been made
recently by
a
men's
basketball playerwho had
made eight three-pointersin a game. Correction.
*It"!should
have
said
he tied
a
school record!Now in his senior year, thisbasketball player is close
to a
goal-a goal he was able to achieve in
high school and has made for himselfin college. However,
no one
on this
The Merciad
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College's First Class newspaperas rated by the Associated Collegiate PressVol. 65No.11January
16,1992
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Jrhe
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I otters myqt
be signed,
hut
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be
wlthheM hy
request under certain conditions,The
Merciad's
editorial opinion is determinedby the Editorial Board with the Editor holdingfinal responsibility.
The
opinions expressed inThe Merciad
are not
necessarily
those
ofThe Merciad, its staff
or
Mercyhurst College.
)
campus
realizes just how close thissenior is
to his
goal.
Many
people
would like to
sec this senior
be
able
to
achieve
this
goal; however, justlike
the past
years,he
has to suffermore humility on
the sidelines.
How
many
more times
does he have toprove
himself?-By
pushing him-self in the past, he
was)able
toachieve the points he has. I
just
feel
it would
be
a
real shame for Mer-
cyhurst to
see
a talented
basketballplayer not
achieve his goal-to break
1000 points. This senior is onlyaround 130 points away fromachieving his goal. One thousandpoints is a goal not many players
have the chance to obtain in a
bas-ketball career.
The
real
question
is,
will
he have the
chance
to do it?
I
truly hope
he will
haVe
the chance
to prove
himself,
yet once again!
Signed,Kim Kaputa
Professorscommend
effort!
i
Dear Editor:
We are writing to
congratulateCass
Shimek
and the MercyhurstCommunity for
stheir
work onChristmas on Campus. So oftenyoung people are seen as uncon-cerned with the world outside oftheir lives. However, after witness-ing
the students as
they shared theday
with
the children,
we
are proud
to be
associated
with them and theMercyhurst
Community.
'Signed,
^ ?
Alice
Edwards and Penny
Hancs
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The Editor's Edge:
By Karen McGuire
Editor-in-Chief
JHow much is your diplomaworth
to you?
The Middle States
Steering
Committee, directed bythe Commission
on
HigherEdu-cation,
could
decide whether or
not your
diploma is worth any-thing
at
all
|
The college is up for reac-
creditation
rom
he
Middle
States
->
Steering Committee.
What does
it mean? Well, Mercyhurst
is in theprocess
of a comprehensive self-study
to
identify
the needs
of thecollege. The results of this study will be sent in the form of adocument
to
Middle States where the committee will evaluate
it
andthen
make an
on-campus visit
in
the Spring,
t
What happens if Mercyhurst doesn't receive accreditation?The institution would
not be
nationally recognized
as a college of
liberalarts.'Therefore, students attending school here would notreceive federalaid. Also,
credits earned here would not
transfer
to
an accredited college or university. Perhaps, the most importanteffect (at least to me, anyway) is that the diploma that we're allstriving so hard to earn would not be worth a whole Hot So,receiving accreditation
is
pretty
.importantAre we going to be
reaccredited
this Spring?
Yes,
most
likely.
Then why all the hype?
Well, the whole self-study that
is
goingon will
effect the
future
of this
institution. It
will be used to
identifywhat needs
the
college
has and
how
those needs can be
metThe
information
for
the study
was based on alumni and studentsurveys,
and
faculty input
The study covers items such as
studentlife,
academic
life, athletics,
and
the library facilities.
Each area
is
divided
into three basic areas: historical perspective (where we wereten
years
ago);
where we are
now;
and
plans and recommendationsfix
1
the
future,
t ^The document is very
lengthy.
When
I first
took a
look
at
it, Ithought,
"There's no way
I'm
gonna be able to
get
through all
ofthis."But, once
I got
going,! found some
pretty
interesting
stuff.
From
the alumni
survey, 77
percent
of
die graduates
indicateda
high
level of satisfaction with
their
education. Only
two percentrated
it below
average or
poor.
f
I
F
The new liberal studies curriculum was also reviewed. As aresult,
a
list of eight recommendations
woe
made.
From this
list,
I
found
three
of
the
suggestions to be particularly interesting. Onesuggested that a new requirement be added to the liberal studiescore, making all students complete a minimum of two writing
intensive courses each
year.
v
A review of
syllabi revealed that in
about half of the courses, noformal writing assignments are made. Those courses
that
do requirewriting assignments, rarely exceed
a
total of
ten
pages. And, less
than ten percent
of
the courses require extensive research
papers.
* Another
suggestion
was to
strengthen the
math
proficiency ofstudents.
The
recommendation is
that students be required to
take
math
courses through mandatory placement based on
SAT Math
scores
and high
school courses
and
grades.
The
next recommendation that interested me
was
to increase therequired number of courses for
graduation to
43.
That
would mean
that students would have
to have
four courses in
two
of
the three
terms
each
year,
up to
the senior year.
Two additional
core require-ments would be added: Science and Technology and a secondWorld Cultures requirement The additional courses would beincluded
as
part of
the regular
tuition.Boy
am I
glad
I'm
graduating!
f
I
think
most
of those
are good
ideas, but
it's
going
to
make
it tough on students to meet requirements to
graduate.
Will the newrequirements go into effect any time soon?
WeU,
according to
DeanMcQuillen, they many
go
into
effect in
a couple of years. However,the new requirements will not effect
the-present
students. The
change will come with an
incoming
freshmen
class,
t i *The results
of
this
survey will probably
not
affect
the junior
or
senior
class
at
all. So, why should students
care?
It's not
very
oftenthat students have
the
opportunity to express
their opinion
about
Mercyhurst and have a chance to
influence
the future direction
ofthe school. After all, the college only goes through accreditation
once every ten
years.
£t
£
|Your MSG representative has a
 roughdraft of
the
study.Also,
there
are
copies
of
the study on
reserve
in
the library.
I
recommendthat each student take
 time
 to
cheek it out, and give
your
represen-tative suggestions
or additions to the
study.
f
i
Anyone
who
has questions
or
concerns is invited to the
Senatemeeting
on
Tuesday,
Jan.
21 at
2:30
in
the Government Chambersof
the
Student Union.
MSO will also
be discussing
it
at its
Sundays
Jan. 26 meeting.

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