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COL&EGE'&WEEKLY SUUDENT,NEWSPAJ^ER FEBRUARY3a994
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Miami
Knights turn
up the
defense tostifle theLakers
page
8
Krayger
comes
out
page
4
Black History Month
A variety of activities and presentations will be available to theMercyhurst community duringFebruary,Black History Month.On Sunday,
Feb.
6 at lp.m., several students from Mercyhurstalong with Mr. Peter Benekos, Mercyhurst criminal justiceprofessor, will be travelling to
Albion
State Prison to do aprogram for
the
inmates entitled "A Cultural Celebration" inhonor of Black History Month.Gary Horton, Assistant to
Erie
Mayor Joyce Savocchio, willpresent "Minority Participation in to Political Process: An EriePerspective''on Thursday,
Feb. 10,
at 2:45 p.m. in the Chapel
of|
the Carolyn Herrmann Union. This is the fifth in the 1993-94Carpe Diem Discussion series sponsored by the Department ofiPhilosophy and Religious Studies and is presented in
conjunction
with
Mercyhurst's
celebration of Black History Month.BenjaminKarim,editor of" The End of
White
WorldSu-*premacy," will be speaking on the Mercyhurst College campus|on Wednesday,
Feb.
16
at 8 p.m. in
Zuni
Recital Hall. His
talk is
entitled," Remembering Malcolm: The Story of Malcolm X*From Inside the Muslim Mosque." Karim will giver personalreflection of
the
Malcolm X heknew.The event is sponsored bythe Mercyhurst Student Government and the Minority StudentUnion.For more information, call
Kris
ten Hurd, Mercyhurst Studentvice president at 824-2428, or Cass
Shimek,
MSG adviser at 824-
2433.
Extended
hoursfat
HammermillLibrary
The library will be open
special
hours during exam week andbetween^ the winter and spring terms. The hours during examweek will be: Saturday,
Feb.
19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,
Feb.
20,
fromvl
p.m. to
midnight;
Monday Feb.
21
- Wednesday,
Feb.
23
 from
 8 a.m. to
midnight;
Thursday,
Feb.
24, from 8 a.m.to 4
p.m.
and Friday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m.
The hours^between terms will be as follows: Saturday, Feb. 26, andSunday,
Feb. 27,
closed; Monday, Feb. 28 to Friday, March 4,from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m.;
Saturday, March 5, to Sunday, March
6|
closed; and Monday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to
11
p.m. On Tuesday, March 8, the library will resume normal hours.
'Strictly Ballroom'
««
Strictly Ballroom/'
a
film for discussion, will be shownTuesday,
Feb.
8 in
Zurn
Recital Hall. It is an Australian story of
compctetive
ballroom dancing, taken very seriously by charactersin the film. Bordering onsatire,characters become consumedwith elegant dancing. Discussion will center around
peacetime
concerns of another culture.
Friday:^
Variable cloudiness; highs inmid 20s; snow showers.
Saturday;
Snow or rain; low 5 to
15;
high25 to 35.
Sunday:
Cold;
snow showers; low 0
to
10;
high 5 to 15.
Students foot steeper bill
By Anne L. McNeils
Asst.
News/Copy Editor
President
William
P. Garveyaddressed MSG representativesattheMonday, Jan.
31
meeting.He reviewed the tuition increasethathasrecently been proposedby the Board of Trustees. He answered representatives' questionsabout such issues as housing,space usage and the art gallery.Garvey distributed
a
three-pagereport summarizing the
1994-95
budget forecast and the cost ofMercyhurst in relation to its 19closestcompetitors.Garvey
said
heknows there havebeen rumors about
how
much tuitionwill increasefor the 1994-95academic year and he
wanted
to "address that in terms ofreality."
f;
jKJ"Accord
ing
to
the
report,
the
proposed tuition increase is 5.8 percent or$535.This year's tuition
is
$9,275.
Under this
proposal, nextyear's would be $9810. Garvey
said
this increase
is
consistent withprevious years.The Board also proposesincreasesin room and board. According to the
report,
room
and'
board
would
'.
eachincrease by$200.The overallcostfor room andboard for the 1993-94 yearwas $3650. fo would be $4050next year under this plan.In previous years, room andboard have only been increasedby about
$100
each, Garvey said.The increases
in
room
and
board
would
be
applied to maintenanceof housing facilities, Garvey said.Senior
Rep.
Kevin Nixon asked
if
students
can
be assured the moneywill
be used
for housing purposes.Nixon
said
hehas observed a "lackof diligence" on the part of themaintenance workers. Garvey
sa
id he is
aware that
maintenance
of housing is a "big problem."The plan proposes a computerfee of
$25
per term for full-timestudents. This fee will replace thecomputer lab fee. The revenuefrom
the
fee
will
help
start a
"massive
computerization
of the college," Garvey said,
"We
wantcomputers all over the college."The total increase for next yearis
$1010
or 7.5
percent.
The totalcost at
Mercyhurst,
including tuition, room and board and fees,
will be
$14,498.
1
W
Garvey said, "This is a relatively modest increase in tuition.It is lower than Gannon." Headded the
increase*"won't
balance the budget."The Board has examined which
areas
of the college budget willincrease next year.Salaries for faculty, administration and staff
will
increase by5.5 percenteach.Garvey said thecollege wants professors
to'be
paid "in the 60th percentile" in
order.to
maintain quality of instruction. The college also plans
to
add
Gve
new
faculty members,Garvey said.The greatest increase is expectedin financial aid. The report proposes
a
$400,000 increase. Garveysaid, "We have made a decision
to
get better students... they cost
continued on
page 2
greaser,
draught
ends.
Dohe
Plowing
irks;
car
owners
By Joseph Legler
Senior
Writer
Several Mercyhurst studentswere rattled out of their beds between
1:30
and 6
a.m.
on Wednesday and asked to move their
cars
from the top section of the parking ramp to
allow
maintenance toremove snow.Director of Security, Bud Dever,
said this
has
caused
a
whore set
of
complaints
from
both faculty andstudents unfairly directed
a t
security ."It is becoming apparent thatfolks who live on campus can'thandle adversity in any way. Assoon as they're inconvenienced
in
any maimer,
they want
to
comedown on somebody-; with bothfeet," he
said.
He added
it is
not unreasonablefor faculty with reserved spots to"understand that this is an un-.
usual winter with
unusual circumstances and that there is going tobe times when their spaces aregoing to be occupied because ofthese events."They should not
call-me
upand demand that we tow cars or
* *
boot cars and really take a hardline,"
•,
%
'
Dever
said the work on top of
the ramp
usually
begins late
in theafternoon after faculty take theircars home. Then the cars on topare moved
Into
their lower-levelspaces temporarily while
snow
is
removed.
"We had "the
cars cleared by
about
six
o'clock
and maintenancestarted plowing around 8:30, butit took them most of
the
night toget the ramp cleared up," Deversaid, attributing the delay to thehorrendous
conditions
that havealready damaged two of thecollege's plows.
j|«'In
the
meantime,students wen:to bed and so, here comes theadministrators and faculty in themorning wanting to drive intotheir lovely $75 reserved spotsand all the students are there."So once again security is under
the
gun
 from
 people not realizing the unusual circumstancesthat took place."The lot was
supposed'to be
cleared on Friday
nighrduring
continued on
page 2
 
PAGE
2
THE
MERCIADFEBRUARY
3,1994
Garrelts books
McAllister in protest
By
Jule
Gardner
Editor
in
Chief
George Garrelts has arrangedfor anti-war demonstrator
Eliza
beth
McAllister to speak to theMercyhurst community because
"war
is canonized here/'
he
said.Garrelts, associate professor of
theology,
said
Mercyhurst
is
"ca
sual about war. As a Catholiccollege, we should be committedto peace, not war. If we think we
have
that disposition, it's time wedo
something
about it," he said.McAllister will talk about
"The
Vocation of
Peacemaking"
Mon
day,
Feb.
7 at
7:30
p.m.
in SullivanHall.
She and
her husband,
Philip
Bcrrigan,
are famous (or infamous) for putting their philosophy into action. They are alsofounders of the Jonah House inMaryland:
"a
community ofpeople who share
a
commitmentto non-violent resistance, with afocus on thearms'* race,nuclearweapons and militarism in general," McAllister said.She is also
involved
in Pax
Christi
Spirit of Life Plowshares.
Theirmotto,
'To
forge swordsinto plowshares. The hammermust fall," is based
on
the prophetIsaiah. In a literal
interpretation,
she and
Bcrrigan have
interruptedwargame maneuvers on military
ba
ses
to pound
nuclca
r nosecones
and
pour blood
on
military equipment
jjgfrVBerrigan
and three others in
the
group face a trial this month forstopping wargames at
the
Seymour Johnson
Air
Force Base,
from page 1
*m
more
money.
Garvey said the Board is alsolooking into how to improve on-
campu
s
resources. One of
the
toppriorities is the library. "It's themost important building on
cam-
.
pus,"
Garvey
said.
^j^
According
to Garvey, there is
a5$f "plaii to
add on to the
current
li-
-*
brary.
building.
The.-addition *
would be built in the area that iscurrently
a_garden.*
.f
V
The money for this addition
must
be raised, Garvey said. The Board hopes to raise about $6million. Garvey said over half
of
the money has already been raised.Garvey said the Board is alsolooking into expanding Zurn Recital Hall.
He
said previous plansto build a new conceit hall havebeen abandoned because of the
cost.
;*.
>
-The money to fund this projectwould also have to be raised.Junior Rep. Jeff Hutchinsonasked Garvey about plans for the
Rec
Center.
>*
The
Rec. Center is the most
und em tilized?
building on
^cam
pus,"
Garvey
said.
The facility is
.
used primarily during the winterterm for intramurals and othersports teams' practices.
Garvey
cited
plans
to expand
*
the current physical fitness center
in
the Athletic Center.
He said
the|iRec. Center
ma
y
be u
sed
for classrooms and other academic facili-ties. The activities which currently
USfLthe Rec^Cen^erJwould be,
moved to
(be expansion
in theAthletic Center.Garvey said the classrooms thatcould be created are "more
im-
iportant
than practice for
a
team."
^Hutchinson
said remodeling the
|
Rec.
Center would not just affect^athletes.* He said, "A lot of stu
dents
do
care
[but]
our say doesn't
*seem
to matter."Garvey said,
"Nobody
is moreinterested in athletics than I am,"
^but
some academic groups, suchas
Sportsmedicine
and humanecology, are in need of newer or
Abetter
facilities.
"Every
move you make, somebody is unhappy," Garvey toldrepresentatives, "We're not justgoing to
go
ahead and
do
this
in
a
dictator-like fashion
.;.
We
have
not made a decision ...We welcome your comments."
Plowin
from page
1
AJ
V
;;.;.••
f
the formal, but "the
maintenance
people didn't come when we
thought
they
were
going to come,he added."In the meantime students hadcome
back,
so nothing could bedone
then;"
He
said
he
is working
with
Deanof
Administrative
Services, Tom
Bill
ingslcy,
and
Director of Environmental Services, Bill
Kcrbusch,
on a more
organized
plan of snow removal.
>
"I
'm not
blaming maintenance,but what
we
do need is a bettercoordination of clearing the lots,
im mediately plowing and
a time*frame for
Ihe
students
to
get back
in;
We
must
work
One
of
the
students
awakened
u
in the early morning was juniorJennifer Munch. She was told tomove her car out of the facultyand into the Zurn lot by 6 a.m.Why didn't they tell
us
to
moveto Zurn in the first
place? ;!\Vc
were told to have our
cars
movedby 4 p.m., but they didn't startplowing the top until after eight.It was supposed to be done thisweekend anyway."It was
very
inconsiderate and 'totally uncalled for for them tocall at
1
a.m. I was sleeping andwhen ihe phone rings that late,
tiautomatically
think something is
wrong
only
to
have
it be
main-,
tcnancc telling mc when to move '
Elizabeth McAllister,
radical,
peace advocatewhere they poured blood on a F-15E Strike Eagle war
jet,
a typeused in the Gulf War.
"We
are called to do two things,to preach the good news and to
cast out
demons. That means deal
ing
with
the
evil that
is
around usand within us and it means confronting unjust structures,"McAllister said.
"All
the good we do does not release us from the responsibilitywe
have
to
name and unmask theevil that is around us. When wedo
that,
people don't like it"
^McAllister
said
she has
acceptedthe consequences of her protest
SheJhas
been incarcerated sixtimes since 1984.Although Garrelts said hewouldn't advise students go tojail for their beliefs, "I asked herto speak on peacemaking as avocation. We know how
to
wagewar, it's all around us. But students
are
not taught how
to
wagepeace."Look
a t
the history
cl
asses here;it is history to or since the CivilWar, as if the Civil War is central," he said. "History is thestruggle of the people, not interpreted in
terms
of war and battle."Garrelts also criticized the existence of ROTC training at aCatholic college. "At graduation,they
have this
big ceremony aboutwar. Why can't as much emphasis be given to peace?"I don't want to go to
jail
for
peace,.I
would probably choosedifferent means
(than
McAllister).I
want
to learn about peace and Iwant others to learn about it aswell," Garrelts said.During the Gulf War, Garreltsinvited Philip Berrigan
to
Mercyhurst
'There wasn't
much
Catholic
response
to
the war or atMercyhurst. He was one of theonly people saying,
'Hey,
this isnot the gospel at work.'
g"I
consider
them
prophets
in
thecontemporary
world.
We
can fightthem, destroy them or learn
from
them. I would rather learn."
'•*»'*
At
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»
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my cam
».
MSG approves
fee
hike
>
By
Anrie
L.
MeNeUsf ,
Asst,
News/CopyEditor
At the MSG meeting on Monday, Jan.24,
|Treasurer
HeatherHeid proposed raising the fee tohelp fund some of the activitiessponsored by the Student Activities Committee (SAC). PresidentGeorge Paydock said the "highsuccess rate" of SAC this yearnecessitates the increase.For
the
past four years, the student government fee
has
been $99
•"c
Junior
Rep.Tom Gierszal agreeswith the increase. He said, "A
lot
of
students ;don't
realize
what
government
does
on campus. [Theincrease] is
a
natural progression... Eventually it has to go up."Gierszal said SAC needs theadditional funding.
"Thesturnout
it"
•Vfc
v.
a*
{at
SAC events]
is
actually pretty
good."He
said
the
funds
will
provide "bigger and better activitiesnext year.
*
'
"Those who don't agree shouldcome to a meeting, see what we
do and
then they
might
agree withper year. The proposal suggestedraising the
ee
$5 per term for ayearly fee of
$114
per year. Theincrease
will
generate additionalrevenue of approximately$15,000.*
> 4$ #PaydocK said
"everything
else
has gone up" over the past
four,
years.
'HTie
increase
is
not unrealsonable
at all,? he
said.Thc|
issue was tabled hi
t*
thatmeeting.
Representatives
unanimously approved the proposal atthe January
31
meeting.^
One representative who askedto remain anonymous disagrees!with
thejfee
increase. The rep.
Voted for Ihe
increase because "Iknew it would
happen
no
matter"
how we voted ... It was alreadydecided."
i
The representative opposed theincrease because
"I
know
a
lot ofstudents don't go to SAC activities. Students
mat
don't parttcP*
pate
are
paying
for something
they
don't partake
in.
If
s not fa
it
Stu4
dents that do participate
shouldpty atlhexvent
ft
talked
to
somebofthe pcoplft
I
represent^;'Thc^
were against
hrt
make
suite I inform
peopledaslrhow*they feef
about
issucsJl
By Anne
L.
McNeils
Asst.
News/Copy Editor
President
William,^
Garveyaddressed representatives about
toitionjncrcasesaUheMSGmeet-
ing on Monday,
Jan.
3IJ
Garveyoutlined the proposed tuition in-
\
and answered representatives'
questions]
Representatives^!
so voted toIncrease the student
government
fee by $15
for nextf cailpII Vice-President Kristen Hurd
discussed impending revisions
to
the
constitution.
She
said
the
bodywill focus on a particular sectionof
the
constitution at each meeting over the next several
wecks|j
Representatives
will
discuss theproposed revision; table
if
and
vote
on it
at
the
following
week's
meeting^
Hurd
sai<£it*will tmly
take a few minutes at each meeting* 4.*|
$ II
Sophomore^Rep.
Rebecca
Wljittemore-reminded represent
tatives
that this Saturday is a
newspaper
pick-up
day. Anyone withnewspapers
tc*
be .recycled.canleave them
in
tntf
main foyer of
^cifapartmcntbuUdrng-wdorrrtfTownhouse residents can conUctWhittcmore^ibout ipicktng mpJunionRep^Paul
Roth broughtup kegs on campus. He
and
otherrepresentatives said college policies
are
inconsistent
because
kegsare used for certain functions on
campus jsuch
as
faculty*
partiesand some of the graduation festivities but
are
prohibited for
stu
dent use.Senior
Ren*
Wally
Gagric saidthe keg policy
should
be "no one
caniiave
them
or*
every one canhave them?* MSG Adviser Cass
Shimek
said the issue "needs
to
be looked into." Sbesaid there
a
regroups examining* a new approach to the alcohol policy."Representatives voted to
look into
the issue. .President George Paydock
diSH
cussed damage at
the
formal. Hosaid, "We
know
who
causcd"4hemajor
damage. Shimek
said it
willbe "handled by
thye students)
responsible."
|
W-
Shimek
said,
the entire
damage
report would be
forthcoming^
Secretary
Jessica
Cuffiay.whi)cha ircd
the formal,
sa id
shcwoul^
have
a
full report concern
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