As previously reported, the Presidential Search Committee has been hard at work narrowing down the number of applicants for the position; of president. Marilynn Jewell, the committee's Director of Services, has informed ThejMerciad that the committee has! now agreed-on four applicants as offering the most outstanding credentials. Sister Christian Koontz * Sister ^presently serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Department of English and Chairman,! | Division |j|of Humanities of Mercyhurst College. |g Sister received her bachelor of Arts degree from Mercyhurst in 1963 and her M.A. and PhD. *from ^Catholic University in 1967 and 1971 respectively. Prior to joining the Mercyhurst faculty, Sister served as a Teaching Fellow in English at Oatholic University, as a member of the faculty of Mt. Aloysius Junior* College, and on the faculties of a number of high ;; schools.

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S. Wt Francis J. Mertz yjLgk S The vice-President for Finance and Development of St. Peter*s College of Jersey City, New Jersey, Mr. Mertz was graduated from St. Peter's in 1958. Ioi961, he|received nisi J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He joined the administrative staffoof St. Peter's College in 1962 as the registrar and has since served as Assistant to | the ie President for Special Projects and vice-President for Development. I He assumed his present position in October, 1970. Mr. Mertzthas served as a consultant for the United States Office of Education and is affiliated with -many business, professional,HjH; a n d ! civic organizations, t <&*$*&>** | h William T. O'Hara £ Mr. O'Hara, Director of the Southeastern Branch of the University of Connecticut, joined the staff of that institution in 1963 as Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law. Prior to that time, he served as a lecturer in the School of* Government* and Public Administration I at American University and as Public Defender in the District of Columbia.,^ Mr. O'Hara received his B.A. from Trinity College In 1955; | Doctor of Jurisprudence from Georgetown University Law ^Center, 1958; Master of Laws .also from Georgetown, 1960; and Master of Laws (Legal Education) from the^New York University School of- Law, 1966. Mr. O'Hara has also served as a consultant on Federal Education Legislation and lists many publications in the fields of law and education. I K Robert Strickler ^ 8 Mr. Strickler's professional vitae includes faculty j and adf ministrative positions^ at£ the University of Detroit and the University of Notre Dame. He is also l a fformer president of Mary mount College in Salina, Kansas. Presently the Director for Continuing Education at Indiana Univeristy, Mr. Strickler was graduated from Grove City College: received his M.A. from St. Bonaventure; andthislPhD. from Cornell University. -


Campus News Line Begins Operation
The news line number is 864- changes; and £ the Lakers game 3009. The line must be dialed schedule and-sports results. It will also Serve as a check and direct as the number cannot be reached through an extension of balance! to the "This Week at Mercyhurst" column found in the college phone. The campus news line will be in the Community Newsletter.1 M, Students?will be able to have operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its purpose as a rumors answered in capsule vehicle of communication is to form ^opi thefi&ne and when keep the Mercyhurst;community warranted, inquiries will be informed of \-the activities on the given4o the college dean forjfin^Hill" on a day-by-day basis.^ . depth answering in the gazette or in the Merciad. The unit will be manned Forms for thef broadcast of through the public relations of- news or rumor response are fice byf Mary Daly, four PR available for the convenience of director, and Jim Casillo who faculty members 1 and Mercyheads our audio-visual depart- hurst students^ in the Egan ment. | information office, in the lobby of fc Mary will gather the news and Zurn Hall, at the residence hall write the scripts, while Jim-—a desks, and in the public relations 1 « former broadcast? man—will be office. (he Voice of the news line. These forms should'be comEach evening by 9 p.m. the pleted and returned to the PR team will have cut a tape listing office by ?3 p.m. of the fday the activities of the following day. preceding the requested Messages | will vary from 30 broadcast. A drop slot has been seconds to 60 seconds tot iso made in the door of the PR office seconds in time depending on the for the news forms. (For the amount of campus activity to be benefit of our new faculty, the reported. public relations office is located - The news line will calendar by in Room 11 of Egan Hall.) .; day, time, and place such events It is hoped that a before- long, as theatre productions; coffee "ring down" phones can be inhouse ^performances; campus stalled in the Zurn Union and in movies; t, cultural programs; the dormitories for use by $ our departmental news; grants resident students. These phones received; convention travel; would eliminate the? need for registration details; Senate, using floor pay phones or the academic c o m m i t t e e , college's main telephone arteries organization, and RUS meetings, with calls to the ! news line with a follow up commentary number. Instead, students would when possible ion the business be able to pick up the receiver of conducted; faculty lectures; a "dedicated" phone and ihave trustee and advisory £ board immediate access to the day's meetings; administrative policy message .i |
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When Mercyhurst opened its doors to the 1971-72 student body, it did so in record-breaking fashion.^ At a time when many colleges all over the country experienced; a decline" in enrollment; Mercyhursl-Teached" an alltime ?high, including the admission of the largest freshman class in the College's history. Statistics released by the Registrar's office break the enrollment down as follows: *r | Female Male Total Freshmen 202? 156 358 Sophomores 123 61 184 Juniors; 130 l 36 166 Seniors 117 16 133 Total 572 269 841 Special 33 57 90 Gannon f'17 J6 |23 Total 622 |332 954 Includes all students who have completed less than ho courses. Only 288 of this total were freshmen entering college for the first time. £.. *?: s ENROLLMENT (full-time students only) • maximum enrollment to be reached In 2 years v 87.5% increase in 10 years student-faculty ratio|ll:l

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By Brenda Brewer In the midst of rejoice over the new academic system which has been designed ^to give students 4 'more electives", serious dilemmas have arisen for those students whoJhave been at the Hurst during I the transition period. Indeed, even thosegwho have only recently come here and are not caught as such between systems have conflicts to be resolved. Under our new ^academic system a student must complete 40 courses (120) credits in order to graduate, including 3 Intersessions, ten liberal studies, (2 in five areas), !)• two Interdisciplinaries,Jten electives (for non-education |majors), and * up to k fifteen major courses.' A student taking three courses for three' terms for four years plus three Intersessions, (3x3) 4+3-39 courses, comes out with thirtynine courses (1174 credits). Provided that these thirty-nine courses can be fitted into the proper slots on the graduation requirement sheet a noneducation major had only?one course to make up before graduation. ? How and whenjthis fortieth course is to be taken is open to question. Some possible answers are: taking physical education courses, taking San overload dhe' term,^&ttending summer school, or participation in a'fourth Intersession. Let us examine each of these possibilities for ramifications * To pick up an additional course (3 § credits) to fulfill grad requirements you |may take physical education! courses (at additional cost). For those who choose not to take Phys. Ed. there is the possibility of an overload (4 courses in one term). Previous policy regarding i overloads was as follows: "Students who have maintained an average*of 3.0 or better for three regular terms are usually permitted to take fan additional or fourth course in any one term. All other students may take such an overload only with the permission of their major advisor. Physical education is not considered an | overload. |(1971 College Catalog) Those majoring in education, however, already have a built in overload to take because of the loss of three credits during student teaching. It is possible that an education major may end up (taking two overloads. /For those students who could not afford the additional cost of an overload there is still other alternatives; summer school?is one. However, for those who could not afford jjPhys. Ed. courses or an overload it is unlikely thatfeyou could afford summer school as it * not only entails the tuition costs of the course but room and board as well. There is also the consideration'that summer school takes up to sixJweeks of the summer interim. Some students undoubtedly need this time for summer employment | to 5 supplement their financial resources for the academic year proper. As jobs are** presently scarce it is unlikely that a fob 'will await anyone^ upon.^cotnpletion of summer school at the endof^uly^ •Your last alternative,: for completing grad requirements if none of the above seem desirable is Intersession. As stated in the 1971 Intersession handbook three Intercessions are! required* but more can be'.selected.'< Providing that you have participated in the Intersession ^program in your Freshman, |Sopho,more, and Junior years an additional;. one could be taken in the Senior year. However, One must ask whether or not frfe worth the investment of time, effort and cost to take a fourth I Intersession? ? ? According Sg the 1971 Intersession handbook, the answer would seem to be negative. The handbook states the "Intersession may not be substituted for liberal studies, f.electives, A or ^inter disciplinary courses courses." The only other slots on the graduation requirement sheet that Intersession could fulfill With fhe exclusion of those previously stated are as major courses. Neither the handbook nor the latest catalog clarify whether or not an additional Intersession would fulfill* a jmajor requirement; simply no mention is made of it. lit should be noted that a few days prior to Intersession registration memos were put up announcing that Seniors would be allowed to count their fourth Intersession as a possible elective only, otherwise some of them would doubtedly I be in jeopardy of not graduating. (Continued on Page 4) T

Chartreuse Knickers BASKETBALL FASHION
by David Blanchfield Item: The athletic department Is buying blazers for the men on the basketball team. The money reportedly Is not coming from the student activities fee. but from the proceeds gained by selling programs at the games. 1P * November 6,1971 Dear Mom and Dad: WYou know, never in my life have I felt resentful towards you two until this year nat Merchyhurst. The resentment makes me feel guilty, especially when I realize how much it costs you to send me here each year—to be specific io,000|bagles a year. (Didn'LjI tell you back in 1972 when the U.S. dollar caved in that can't help it that you're only 4 ft. 10 inches tyll and that you, mom, have always regretted what your being 4 ft. 6 inches did to me. (Hot It was only this year that I felt the pain of being 4 ft. 7 Inches tall. I resent it because it means I can't be on the Merchyhurst basketball team.) They are|so£good this year. They've beaten everybody in sight, teams from New York CHy. teams from the big ten why just last week they beat U.C.L.A. So good are they that j| the Ladies Home Journal has asked them to go on an international tour. You shirt.;, chartreuse knickers with! yellow tights, spats land a 9 shoulder bag with "Carpe Diem"! written on it. That Just seems t o l wow everybody* ffrff 9 fnl They say an idea whose time has 3 come can't] be stopped and theC Mereyhurst athletic department? certainly proved that. Back inl 1971 the school had gotten t h e ! boys blazers. The coats looked so 2 good the idea caught on and soonfl other schools started outfitting! their teams. Following the logic! inherent in the whole process,! schools soon started using the" luxury of their sports clothes to^ attract athletes. As the outfitsfl became more sophisticated! somebody suggested half time! modeling competition* between! the teams and so there we were.] To aid the a theletic department in I recruiting the college instituted a jj new 'interdisciplinary majorfi called "Modeling." To graduate! you had to have courses in home 9 economics, art, ballet and- law! enforcement. The courses in law enforcement were there so that if ^ anyone "ripped-off" your sport! clothes (no pun intended) you* could track themSdown on yourfj own. Leading the double life of a basketball player and model was not easy for the players and ^it often led to conflicts and low basketball scores. Thef only reason Notre Dame beat us so badly was that before the game the rumor went out that a scout for the *JMr» America'' contest, was in the audience. Whenever one of our players goi the bail*^ half way downJcourtfhe'd hand the ball to his opponent, go into ballet position three and flex his muscles. It was one of the fun-*-? niest £ basketball games I ever saw. ;We did^however, win the half-time competition and two of the guys got a bid from the "Mr. America j 1 scout so it was another great day jj for Mereyhurst. Also* the score could have been a lot worse than 144-8, just think if we had been playing the basketball team instead of their water polo squad! .. Well I have to go now, Jeanne Dixon just predicted another mass murder on campus (she's got a hang-up about it—this is the 14th wekend in a row she's predicted it—each week she gets more insistent—I think she's so mad it hasn't come off she's ready to put out a contract for the Mafia on all of McAuley^Hall). Me and my buddies? on the . basketball team are going to dress up like nuns and visit McAuley tonight. Your loving son, Sporty

it was a great idea of vicepresident Connally's to suggest going on the bagle standard. Now ifjAmericans are overseas and the bagle is devalued they can still eat. Overnight the move turned all} the bagle dealers in New York City into millionaires and it was even a brilliant move politically. To this day Henry : Kissinger bemoans his j not thinking of it, secretly he had always wanted to be the first American to be made a honorary Prime -Minister of Israel.) Anyway, I'm really sorry about being resentful.-I know, dad, you

are probably wondering why the Ladies Home Journal wants our basketball team to go on a tour. It's because they?beat U.C.L.A. and all those other teams-not in basketball though.; In fact U.C.L.A. beat us 182-16 (and we set a new high scoring record that day). What we've been winning game after game is the half time modeling competition. Consistently our team has the best pre and post game sports clothes outfits. Our most winning outfit is a I green and blue paisleyibody


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Symposium n Aesthetics And Ecology
• Mereyhurst College will i sponsor its second symposium on ecology Saturday, November*; 13, in the Zurn Hall Coffeehouse from 1-4p.m. , | . J$ . I , • Thejsymposium—under the auspices of«J Project | NOW, an ecological awareness program of the Institute on Human Ecology of Northwestern Pennsylvanianea i s ! being ded by Sister Christian Koontz, chairman of the Mereyhurst division of humanities. I• ^.. | Through a montagelof talks, audio-visual experiences, role playing, and discussion, participants in the Saturday/; afternoon program twill address themselves % to the relationship between aesthetics and ecology/ Following a brief orientation at 1 p.m., Sister Christine Staynoff, director of the Mercy Montessori School, and Ann O'Loughlin of the Martin Luther King Care Center, will discuss thek importance of beauty in the early development of children. Other speakers include Mr. Thomas W. Graney, Director of Erie f City* Planning,|;who will discuss the problems of urban planning, while Sister Joachim Stabler art instructor at Mereyhurst Preparatory School will pose ;a * possible plan for the aesthetic development of Summit Plaza. ^ |p* Also on|the program will be Mereyhurst students Cari Colangelo, Sharon Kestler, Mary Gail Ambron, Bonnie LaDuca and Jane Scura. The coeds will feature an "Aero-Envieon" intended to provide an factual experience of how environment affect art. The afternoon will close with a role-playing session on conflictmgpnterests in land use. The public is invited to attend and participate. g

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Gradi System Und er Review
The Academic 5 Policies committee met Tuesday October 2^at 4:00p.m. The main order of business was to set up the agenda for the year's work assigning priorities and deadlines for sub-committee work. The Committee is studying possible guidelines for teacher certification procedures for persons already possessing a B.A. or B.S. from other institutions. Requests are being made to Mercyhurst in a greater number since the College exercises the certification power in the name of the state. < ' Another item under ptudy will be an evaluation of the student profile, especially |that? of the freshman class, to ascertain if there need be offerings of a remedial or auxiliary nature, or perhaps a College Study Orientation Program, to maintain academic standards in the course work. An attempt will be made to find out if those who drop out of Mercyhurst do so because of-lack of background for college level worki .? Jf>$ The major thrust of the committee's work for the 1971-72 year will be the study and evaluation of the Grade System and Distribution of Grades here at MercyhursU Using the statistics for the spring of 1971 we; find that 18.90 per cent of the student body received A's and 37.68 per cent received B's which placed 56.58 per cent in the socalled 'superior' classification.* These particular numbers become significant if we consider that according to national tests and transcripts our student body is composed of students of average ability and in the letter grade system this is usually represented by a C grade. Along with the study of the Letter Grade system at Mercyhurst, examination I will be made in the uses of Pass-Fail and the policy used in Independent Study courses to see if there be a need for more legislation in these areas to insure high academic standards. & h

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Future Shock, the sociologists then f P ^ y ^ t f y ^ : - ^ yi r & 4 tell us. Future Shock? Never. .«I lived love. *?v'. "^.""i ^ > 3*yj$ig$ * We're suffering from Schlock now, with you " . ~ :~ 7' ;^*jr T• Schlock Shock. And it all revolves ^ I j u s t ..,'-.•';;?• ' • \g '-j£.'* $ , around one word: Love. wto love! • &rYv-- ^ 'L*i'J\> W What used to be s o | personal, •Two dollars please, i ^ a - * I S private and intimate has turned But their books .read ; like into a merchandising formula for Walgreen greeting cards comwealthy would-be poets and pared to the works of the fathers capitalistic couldn't be writers of them all: Erich Segal and Rod who never have to say they're McKuen. '^SBj sorry. % L H Love I Story: [ a bout * a I male Mass-produced love, -like hula student who plays hockey instead hoops and Barbie Dolls, is a new •of hookey. About a coed who gets vogue. "Love is universal and imarried and then buried. $5.95 in love isgan easy thing to mer- hard-back, 95 cents in paper-back chandise," says the mer- please. 1 5 $ f chandising I director ^ of v And Maestro McKuen: "If they Paramount records. And not only could overlook my acne /and the are there bountiful banal books inch I lacked / t o carry them to and multitudinous maudlin heaven,/ I tool could deal in movies about the subject,? but charity." $4.50 please. I we're buying those books and "Rod puts into words all J the seeing those movies. We're not tings I feel," said one girl I know being taken by it. We're taking it who doesn't even have acne.. She considers McKuen's prose-poetry in. j p & H | We're allowing today's to be good literature because it millionaire mod prophets to puts her feelings into works. But perpetuate old romantic myths good literature takes wouds and that dictate the Cmeaning and transforms them into feelings. greening and, worse yet, how we Bl McKuen J and Segal deal Jin greeting card kitsch, but on a can find Love. i -; In order to find The Meaning of different level than the others. Love, you have to play hockey at They manipulate us into wanting Yale, break away from your rich to believe that love is easy. Their father and find a poor girlfriend works are read quickly, cried and who has leukemia. k ite* sighed over quickly. They lead us | You'll find it if you get rid of into a fantasy world, where life is your bad breath. Or the frizzies. foa love story, where loneliness is a Or psoriasis. Or your mild case of national pastime, exceeded only by leukemia and acne. And they terminal acne. £ ™ ? .. You'll find it If you buy the laugh all the ^way through the bunk a nd to the ba nk. * world a Coke. .. You'll find it if you live aloneLove Story has sold more than alone—alone— with a cat named five million copies and was made Sloopy. c into a successful (financially, ..Cardboard .'Love is en- .anyway) moyie. McKuen's books v e l o p i n g — r a t h e r | than and records have earned The developing—us. In poetry, in Bard more than $5 million a year. movies, on television, in alleged Not bad for a little love. literature. § And what does it all mean? It means that we're desperate "i used to be in love with my enough to find out the meaning of teddy bear, but klove you lots love that jwe'II go through onemore..." proclaims a book called night stands with McKuen and "i love you" that's guaranteed to Segal, who have become Dr. be so impersonal you can give it Ruebens in romantic drag, to anyone—your lover, your everything you / i I ways wanted mother or your teddy bear. One /to know... dollar please. § Or Peter McWilliams who has So what does it all mean? The written a slew of sappy books ("Come Love with me and by my answer is probably best put in one of McKuen's own poems: "If Life," I love therefore I Am " not you had listened hard enough to mention 'The Hard I Stuff: Love.") His books contain such Aou might have heard /what I meant to say: Nothing." ** hard stuff as :j* But whatever they meant^ to say, they say it over and over and first over again; SLF ^ .. I lived for love. Maybe love means you never then $5 have to say, I .. I lived in love.
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My what our policy has been towards Nixon's announcement of his visit main concern is:^ Mao's crimes, the most populous country in the to China. By this visit, it was, so in fact, so different than those world. the message tells us, "the final which have been committed right The fact of this matter is that betrayal of the Chinese people." here in the land of the free ? Are peace in the world, can never be The message started by saying they so much greater than the achieved through the method that "the first stab in the back Kent State; or Jackson^ State proposed by the Committee for came from£ the Truman killings? Or are they greater in Let Freedom Ring. If we should Administration, which disarmed scope than the persecutions ignore China? because of its Chiang-Kai-Chek, which then suffered by civil rights activists communism,! why shouldn't the allowed the 'criminal' gangs led in the South. Are they worse than United States be ignored for its by Mao-Tse-Tsung toSenslave the the treatment of the Black people imperialistic attitude in foreign Chinese people. '* The fact of the since 1619 when slavery was affairs. Take for instance matter is that the Chinese people-, introduced into this:"land of the Vietnam, our army bases in V f | as well as the South Vietnamese, f r e e . " ^ ; | Eurppe with out missile sites Thai's, and others in Southeast The message goes on to say pointed to Russia, our economic Asia, feel that they should be free that "Hitler was a humanitarian domination in South America, of American, intervention. compared to Mao." Whether or our support of tIsrael with war Southeast'Asia is not our sphere not 6 million or 60 million people materials. Why is Germany of interest. The message also were killed is not the point, if in recognized in the U.N.? They" had refers to Mao's "criminal fact Mao has committed these committed crimes in W.W. II of gangs." But nothing is?said of crimes to such an extent. Clearly, great magnitude also. To ignore m Chiang-Kai-Chek's rigged the fact is that since Mao killed 60 China, we would only polarize the election and unprovoked attacks million people and Hitler killed two countries and intensify the only 6 million, Mao Is supposedly Cold War. It would start a new on Communist sympathizers. Secondly, the message stated a worse monster (he had sup- McCarthy era In which there will "this creature (which refers to posedly killed a larger number of be little "gooks" peeking out Sw Mao), who was "helped by people).I" Mao. is worse than from under the rug. Truman to get into power, and to James Earl Ray and the people i The way to peace is through SB whom Nixon will now bow down who killed two students at| understanding, not polarization.j«j m to is the worst criminal|in all Jackson and Kent State. This I commend (President Nixon on history." Is Mao, in fact/fworse comparison is absurd. Here, men his decision to go to China as a than any other person who tried to kill ideas as well as men. J realization of tins fact. Maybe it condones violence and fascism as They are just as evil In intent as can draw the two civilizations Jv.*. OT closer together and open the door SSS those in this country. The United Mao, Hitler or Stalin. * The final point I would like to for | more v | meaningful States, from W.W. I onward, has persecuted individuals for their make is a general comment. The?; negotiations. The only thing we political, philosophical, \ and message concludes by ^saying can achieve through polarization religious beliefs. Maybe they that "it is hard to believe that is* a nuclear war or an inhaven't been persecuted in as President Nixon would stoop so creasingly touchy Cold War great a magnitude as in China, low as to embrace these monsters situation. I know which method I •My but a lesser* wrong is still im- and would propose recognition of would choose. Do you? 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Note: To all those new faculty members ? not "included *in the following article I wish to extend a welcome to Mercyhurst College and offer "apologies for your exclusion from this article. Due to limited time and space it was impossible to interview all of our new faculty and therefore only a representative few could be interviewed for this issue of the Merciad.* $ (Mercyhurst College has been honored this year by the addition of some twenty or so new faculty members.) Nearly all deaprtments have made substantial gains in faculty resources. Among the newest faculty is J a former Mercyhurst graduate, Miss Rosemary Blieszner. Upon graduation from Mercyhurst, Miss Blieszner * attended Ohio State University to attain her masters degree. ? The courses which she will be offering are all new ^additions I to the Home Economics curriculum. Among them are: Individual Growth and Development, an intersession in Human Sexuality, A Child in the Family, Organization of Children's Activities, and Family Dynamics. Miss Blieszner, who says she feels "comfortable" here, has returned to Mercyhurst because she believes in the philosophy of the college and feels that Mercyhurst is on the brink of some critical changes which can strengthen the institution academically. Teaching on the upper mathematics level, Dr. Marvin Camburn, comes to Mercyhurst's math department with/ a Bachelor's degree from Albion r College, an M.A. from * the University of Detroit, and a P.H.D. from the University of Michigan. His course offerings include: Number Theory, Topology, M a t h e m a t i c a l Insights, Basic Math,Structure of Arithmetic, and an intersession in Set. Theory. Dr. Camburn has yet to mingle with many of the students and faculty due to his physical location in Zurn most of the time. However, of the student body and faculty which he has had contact with, he has been favorably impressed* Mr. Barry? Grossman, a |new comer to the Political | Science Department, was responsible for the presentation given by Mr. Don Luce a few weeks ago on the Vietnam situation. In the interview with Mr. Gossman he expressed his pleasure at the turn out shown fby Mercyhurst students. As yet, however, Mr. Grossman has formulated no permanent impressions of Mercyhurst. He is a native Erieite. Mr. Grossman holds *a B.A. degree from Cornell,, a Masters from Gannon, and'has completed two 'years a of law school.. With these credentials, he will be teaching American Presidency, Civil Liberties, Legal /Systems, and Political Geography.



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A former teacher at Edinboro, Mr. Philip Herring, comes to Mercyhurst as a graduate of Morris Harvey College H B.A.) and* West^Virginia**University (M.A.). Mr. Herring is* the director of student activities and teaches courses in Speech. He sees this department as one with a lot of potential for advancement.

Mr. Higgins The Mercyhurst Art depart-" ment has made the greatest gains numerically in new faculty. Dr. Joseph Pizzat presently heads the department and two of his more talented colleagues are Mr. and Mrs. Higgins. The Higgins come to Mercyhurst from Milwaukee and find both Erie and the college quite agreeable. Living practically on campus, the Higgins find this physical set up very good fori the courses which they teach in Zurn. Their offerings include: Art History, Creative Arts for Children, an intersession in Fiber Fabrics, Freshman Fundamentals, and Ceramics (Mrs. Higgins) | and Photography, Sculpture, Graphics, Ceramics, and Jewelry (Mr. Higgins). | Mr. Michael McQuillen, a new member offthe History * department brings to Mercyhurst his expertise in European History. A graduate of Ca nisi us College, Mr. McQuillen is presently working on his I graduate dissertation from the University of Virginia. He is

f WASHINGTON (WCNS) — The environment ? is I getting v rough going in the 92nd Congress in terms of the progress of the 25bill package! proposed &Jjg President Nixon last February. The! House has passed three measures the I Senate four. 1 Nothing J more than two international treaties and a minor communications^' bill Shave become law. |S Looked at from the viewpoint of environmental analyst [ Dan Beard of the Library of Congress, this slow pace illustrates how the country is beginning to realize the size of the environmental problem. "About 3,000 bills, one-fifth the total introduced in Congress each year, concern the environment, and the same proportion is enactediinto law," says Beard, who works Jin the Library's Environmental Policy Division of the Congressional Research Service. "The| 91st Congress (1909-70) had it easier, because it started ? almost at point zero. Enacting |the National Environmental Policy Act Mr. Palmer standing, Mr. Tolan (NEPA), re-writing air j standards, controlling oil pollutionsitting. Congress was riding the enLastly, Mr. Robert Tolan, will vironmental wave." Now, Beard says, Congress be holding classes in Ethics, History of Philosophy, Marxism, and the public must begin tc Philosophy Introduction, and a make the f "really difficult f Marxism intersession for the decisions."^ "No longer can the typical Philosophy department. | M r . Congressman get by with general Tolan comes to Mercyhurst with rhetoric," Beard says. "He must an M.A. from Notre Dame where face the choice of ending strip he is presently working on His mining to preserve scenic areas P.H.D. He finds ^Mercyhurst • or continue it to meet the nation's "pleasing" inmany ways.

most 'impressed with both} his colleagues and the department and likes the close relationships between the faculty and student body.I As a European historian, Mr. McQuillen will goffer j the following courses: H Imperial Russia, Early Modern Europe, Frenchw Revolution,! Soviet Russia, I Twentieth i Century Europe, European Social 1 and Intellectual History,|g and Dynamics of Modernization,^^ | In the English department, Mr. David Palmer has recently joined ranks. He has formerly taught at Gannon and received his B.A. and PH.D. from Penn State along with a iM.A. fromjfc Expository Writing, American Poetry, American Realism, Senior Seminar. Mass Media Communications, and. an jlintersession on Walt Whitman constitutes. , Dr. Palmer's courses for the 71-'72 year. Another Erie native, Miss Sharon Santia has joined the staff at Mercyhurst and finds! the school, the students, and faculty to be "terrific". Miss^-Santia attended Gannon for her undergraduate studies and received her Masters from the University of Rochester. She is enrolled as a member of | the Language department and will give ' instruction! in these courses: Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Spanish, and Spanish Cultures • g

I T h e U. S. Civil Service Commission today announced three test dates for 1972 summer jobs in Federal agencies. Jfe Candidates whose applications' are received by December 3, 1971, will be tested on January 8, 1972; those whose* applications are received by January 7 will be tested February^ 12; and those whose applications are received by February 2 will be tested by March 11. Applications postmarked after February 2 will not be accepted, witalfrc S V V Complete instructions for filing, and * information on opportunities available, are contained in CSC Announcement No. 414, Summer Jobs in Federal Agencies, which may be obtained from any area , office of the Commission, many \ major •; post offices, most college placement offices, or from the II. S. Civil Service! Commission, Washington, D.C. 20415. Applicants rated eligible in 1971

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energy needs." Mt§ E g j* 5 Beard sees several significant trends ^ developing in i environmental awareness fl in Congress thfc year: p §ffi $ An *end*' to hysteria;*»;"The prophets of ecological doom have gone out of fashion," he says., "The stop-start f debate on phosphates is one example of how anfissue *got away from cleaithinking people." • fig $&& 1 National standards: g We are seeing * a greater tendency to impose nationali standards, but sometimes this strategy! is unwarranted. "Take I the requirement for retaining tanks on all boats. Human waste accounts for one-half of one per cent of all water pollution. A closed-in lake in the Midwest needs this sort*of control, but not Puget Sound. This is an easy law to make, but highly inappropriate." What is an environmental issue?: "People agree I that building parks and saving wl and controlling smog are environmental issues. But what about sewage treatment plants? Who can get excited over getting rid of a city's waste ?' Beard admits that the public attitude toward ecological issues has undergone a massive change M in the last two years. ? The public furorlhas died down a bit," he says. "But things? are?; looking better. What is surprising is the quick reaction in government.t Who would ever have thought that a Republican President would ever get into land use policy; that's totally subverting (Continued on Page 5)

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JULIAN BOND was born in Nashville, u Tennessee, - on January 14, 1940. ? He attended . primary J school J at Lincoln Universityr Pennsylvania, !and was graduated from the George School, a co-educational Quaker preparatory j school J in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in June of 1957. He entered i Morehouse College in Atlanta in September of 1957, fj£g J * BOND was a founder of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights? (COAHR), the Atlanta University I Center \ student organization I that co-ordinated three* years of student antisegregationr. protests in Atlanta beginning in 1*960. ffie served for three months as Executive Secreatry of the COAHR. & In April 1960,3*OND Helped to found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). That summer, he joined the staff of a newly formed Atlanta weekly Negro newspaper, the ATLANTA INQUIRER, as a reporter and feature writer. He later became Managing Editor, i In January, 1961,"BOND left Morehouse to join the staff of the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating ComjniUee* (SNCC) as Communications Director, a position he held until September, 1966. While with SNCC, BOND directed the organization's photography, printing and publicity depart-S ments. His work with SNCC took him to civil rights drives and voter registration campaigns in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. He was first elected to a seat created by J reapportionment in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965, but was prevented from taking office in January, 1966, by members of the legislature who objected to his statements about the war in Viet Nam.! After winning a second election in February 1966— to fill

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From Hysteria. . . . (Continued from Page 4) local zoning laws. Yet President Nixon has far outshone any of his predecessors — on ocean dumping legislation, international awareness, government organization.'* The J latest 'innovation undertaken by (the President is* a program announced last week to give high school students "environmental * merits awards.** " Like ^ the '"President's Physical Fitness Awards, these ecological honors carry no £ monetary reward, but recognize {students' contributions to local projects. Thei Environmental Protection Agency I and HEW Office of Education will administer the program jointly, buy local citizens* committees will ^decide the criteria for recipients. * WASHINGTON (WCNS) President Nixon last week dedicated aanew national Center for Cancer Research at Fort Detrick, Md., where once more than 1,400 scientists worked on highly toxic chemicals and potent bacterial agents for possible use in total war situations. | The changeover results from a November 1969 announcement by the President that the U.S. would no longer conduct research into such weapons and would destroy all existing stockpiles. The Fort Detrick plant of seven buildings and equipment, valued at more than $235 .million, will be converted into a major center for the Administration's "war on cancer** that was announced in the President's State of the Union address last January. "This specificjfeonversion will help Illustrate the general potential for| using defense related facilities to meet pressing domestic* challenges," the President said in his prepared statement. "Cutbacks in certain defense needs have ,provided a considerable supply of expertise and equipment which can now be used for non-defense purposes — if only we take kadvantage of them," he si ad. I > * This facility, which two years ago was "one of the most highly classified 'Top Secret* facilities in the whole United States" will now be open to scientists ..and doctors from all over the world,*' the Presidents said. It will be operated by a private firm, not yet selected under contract to the National Institutes of Health.

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by Gary Dudenhofer If any assemblage of musicians in the current folk music business can be truly called unique, it is the Pentangle. No other group has so successfully knocked down musical! barriers and incorporated folk, classical, jazz, and blues idioms into their musical whole. Unfortunately, Pentangle remains virtually unknown on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. In early 1967, John-Renbourn and Bert Jansch, two guitarists who | had already established themsleves as two offthe most competent modern guitarists, joined company with three other individuals to form The Pentangle. Jacqui' McShee, whose crystal-clear voice Jean handle anything from an unaccompanied folksong to modern blues and jazz provided unity for the group's vocals. Underpinning the band on acoustic bass and drums, were respectively, Danny Thompson and Terry Cox. Both Cox and Thompson came to the group with reputations of first-rate session From* this diversity of individual talent arose the coherent whole, f Their first album, , released plater the same year, shaped the course their music would take for the next few years. Their strongest * asset was the treatment they gave to Medieval English ballads, with McShee or Jansch singing lead. Renbourn and Jansch prove their virtuosity on nearly every song: their ability to set down a melody in unison and then eachf take a different path in a sensitive solo is without equal. Two spectacular bass solos brought Thompson out of the background and into the spotlight with the rest of the group. Finally, Cox's skillful handling of his drums provided a solid background for the antics of the rest of The Pentangle. m Progressively, the band moved in the direction of using traditional ballads for their material. Topping, this journey was their fourth album Cruel Sister. Included in this album is a particularly memorable rendition of i "When |I was in my Prime", sung a capella, by McShee. ..The Pentangle's latest album REFLECTIONS, 'marks a departure from this movement toward the traditional ballad. This is not to say that hey have completely abondoned this art form; these traditional ballads provide the basis for most of the music on REFLECTIONS.^What is significant is the incorporation J of :' modern jazz in their arrangements, especially ton. •'Helping Hand". An American folksong of ripe vintage, " Will the Circle Be Unbroken," is also included on the album. This album also marks new beginnings for John Renbourn: previously a strict adherent to his acoustic guitar, he turns 1 to electric guitar on most of the songs on [REFLECTIONS. His skillful handling of distortion devices provide a solid jazz background, expecially on "Helping Hand." Multiinstrumentation is also evident here: beside the!basic five instruments, si tar, f glockenspiel, bells, and other numerous instruments are used. Ify * The album has already caused quite a stir among Pentangle fans; like myself, see the album as a tasteful synthesis of the new with the old. Others, | mostly purists, say the group has "sold out" in departing from the traditional English ballad as the source for their material. However, while the debate continues, thef album represents ah opportunity for those unfamilar with the Pentangle to experience the best of both worlds. McShee's voice is till pure and clear, especially tender on "Wedding Dress" and "Rain and Snow", with traditional ballads. Renbourn? and Jansch remain their § always tasteful guitar interplay ^throughout the album. Thompson and Cox provide some interesting variations on the traditional roles of bass and drums—instead of simply "backing up" the group, the move to the foreground and take active parts in the musical whole.; ^ Wr |f In short, trying to describe the Pentangle's music, especially REFLECTIONS, is rather like trying to describe a sunset. One can talk of the colors, but it must be seen to appreciate the overall effect. To appreciate the Pentangle, you just have to listen. It is an experience not soon forgotten.

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by Mark Zine Drama Editor ERIE PLAYHOUSE Here we are again, another the wi ^running horses, soaring sugary sweet movie. This is a birds, and beautiful sunsets, but story of young love—1071 style. 90 minutes of this can lead you to Rich boy meetsfpoor unwanted believe you are watching a orphan girl, thev run away and National ? Geographic film play house for a year. They live special. ' as man and wife for 365 days* The title song, "Friends" by .For quite a while now, it has doing all the things big people do, Elton John, which is good in its been 'In" to complain about the including having sex and| own right, is the entire film rolled trend in entertainment. There is producing a baby! IT * into three and some odd minutes. more and more nudity, violence .{This film is extremely? unThe most exciting moments of and street language and almost believable. Paul and Michele the film are in the first scene none of what is referred to as (ages 14 and 15) do not face the where you fear you just spent a 'family entertainment". >! major problems/ of maturing buck and a quarter on a movie in Producers say that they just youth, instead they are viewed sub-titles. Lucky for us, Paul and provide what sells and?viewers dealing with adult-1 ike situations Michele do speak in English. If complain that they don't getja in Southern < France. They the director gave us a short story, choice. To make it worse, when* communicate as if they had their it would have been outstanding in something in the "family" veinl Ph. D*s. Thete are some very its own right. Instead, we viewed does come along often it is pretty S humorous portions, however a drawn out overworked story innocuous and loses out to the after sitting through a majority which gives you nothing but|a more pungent offerings on the^' of 'A dragging, ^unbelievable, a nd thinner wallet. not so funny parts these en- 3 Although rated "R" it is the basis of production quality. joyable moments lose their ef- nearest thing to family-fare this For the past three years there fect. Symbolism is on every has been a notable exception to frame of film. At first, one enjoys side of Love Bug. What else can I say...? $£ *S5 this trend in the Erie Playhouse professional Children's Theatre. This series brings to Erie fine professional Children's Theatre. This series! brings to Erie fine professional talent from New York City in umounted productions . .-j Over one hundred student body Republican candidate. > j .. Saturday, December 4th, will presidents from * colleges and "It is? imperative that the mark the opening of * the fourth Jjuniversities across America twenty-five million ^18-24 years season of this remarkable series. joined with the! Association of old in this country are aware of The first presentation will be a Student Governments this week the mockery! that both historical play with music, "One in J calling for? an jEmergency Democratic and Republican Life: The Dilemma of Nathan^ Conference for New Voters to party officials are making of the Hale". "Nathan Hale" is organize students as voting reform movements in the parproduced by the same company delegates to J the national party ties," continued Draper. "Young people must sense the that created last season's nominating conventions>in 1972. delightful musical farce, The? Emergency Conference is urgency of .this meeting of the slated for December 3, 4 and 5 at student community and the "Gabriel Ghost". j> • absolute necessity of mobilizing |ln February, The Playhouse Loyola University in Chicago. "The events of the past month very quickly to combat those Professional 'Children's "Theatre that neither of would seek to will!present two internationally| clearly indicate political parties forces who the regular isolate the two major" us from party known mime artist, Jack andl welcome}the young, left-leaning procedures. We must remember Graciela in their show, "Yours^ voters as fully-enfranchised that there are great numbers of Mime and Ours". This will be participants in the parties," said people in both parties who would followed by {Mark Twain's im- Duane Draper, President of ASG prefer to wind up at;their conmortal ^Masterpiece, "TomJj and Chairman of the steering ventions with 3,000 students Sawyer", which will close tfie| committee for? the Energency outside chanting instead- of 300 season on April 1st. i Conference. "These events students inside voting. We do not As in past seasons, the entire create a crisis situation for the intend to give them that season is being sold on a sub- millions of young people who satisfaction," he concluded. scription basis with' the three- wish to effect constructive The Emergency Conference for show ticket priced at only $3. change through existing in- New Voters is the last national Each show will be presented for stitutions. Unless we begin the gathering of students before the three performances, 11:00 a.m.; task immediately of organizing delegates selection process students within the party begins, which in some states is as l:00and 3:00p.m. | J processes, we will find ourselves early as I February. The conTickets may be ordered by totally excluded from the ference at Loyola!?will include a either *phone or mail. The delegate selections and the number of workshops, seminars, Playhouse Box-Office phone Presidential nominating and panels to discuss speakers, to number is 899-7008. Mail orders procedures, thus effectively be announced at a later date, will should be addressed | to Erie disenfranchised despite the 26th address the students at the Playhouse, Professional^ amendment." Chicago conference concerning Children's Theatre, |Box 2042, The events Draper referred to the issues confronting^ them in Erie, Pa. 16512. When ordering by were the* Democratic Com- this elec tion yea r. W, ^ mail include check -or money mittee's selection of Patricia order or indicate a charge to Harris as temporary chairman of either: Carlisle's Master Charge the credentials committee over or Sears Revolving Charge. liberal Senator Harold fHughes When mailing by mail include* (D-Iowa), who had been viewed the. When mailing by mail in- by many as the key? to enclude the charge account num- | forcement of the '<* Mc Govern ber. Be sure also to indicate both Commission reforms at the a I first and second choice of %Democratic convention in Miami. performance time. On the Republican side, pressure from higher Jechelon Republican officials to thwart 14 Sunday — Julian Bond Congressman PetefMcCloskey's Gannon College — 8:00 (R-Cal) J challenge to President Nixon in the primaries has Gannon p.m. — caused serious financial Auditorium - (G) *$ 19, 20 — Thursday, problems for McCloskey's Friday, I Saturday campaign, and could essentially respectively — Second — eliminate him as an alternative Production A— Readers Theatre — .- Gannon College Theatre -(G) — Sunday § through December 17 - Friday — 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 423 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa. Ph. 453-5111 — Mercyhurst Student Art Exhibit 1. A display Service: Prompt & of paintings, * drawings, brings the URGENT CASES, calligraphy, sculpture — world of J* SAME DAY. Mercyhurst — Gallery, style & fashion Style: New mod ZurnHall — (M) •


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Mr. Lowther and Miss Brodie Candy Yanker played Monica, the dramatic one. She made her ability known from the very beginning with her crying jag. People who saw the show will remember the humorous scene where she mimics the passionate kiss between Brodie and Lloyd, When it ca me to comedy-she had everyone in the palm of her hand*j . Chris Federici as Sandy did one of the most beautiful acting jobs on the 'Hurst stage. She was never without the look of hope that Miss Brodie would single her out. She wanted to be loved. |Wheir Sandy realizes that because of Brodie she would never reign on top she becomes the colossal woman that, possibly out of spite, entered the convent. She was as biting as could be, and although rash in her decisions you had pity for her. Chris had every detail of the character. She not only acted the part, but she lived it. A job exceptionally well done.

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jKew |York,!October 29—The were either afraid or they acnation's Roman Catholic colleges tually knew that their parish, or a nd universities, despite * their convent, / or * archdiocese, was total net worth of $2.3 billion, are heading for trouble." ; V* •; "on the 1 edge of a financial Wide Range of Facts i f ^ ^ M ^ ; disaster/ according to James Five years'of questioning took Collin, who-spent five years Gollip from Los Angeles to Rome, researching and writing Worldly talking with computer opera tots Goods, a book about church in Louisiana?chanceries and to wealth just published by Random seasoned investors at the highest House. T ] 1 level' wi (hi n \ the Vatican. His "Although these 'institutions research has produced':a'«wide have plants * worth nearly j $2 range of facts, most of them billion and another $295 million of never before published. A few l .alji jto ? .i endowment? capital, many of highlights: , them are doomed," Gollin said. . Wealth of the U.S. Catholic "Not even the laicization of their Church is projected as $26 billion governing bodies and the end of excluding wealth i of religious control byf Catholic religious orders. The *bulk of this is orders can save them and their represented by brick-and-mortar students for * more ] than fa j f e w holdings. Three billion dollars is years." , > * ^ | $i estimated to be in cash, notes and Prior to publication of Worldy commercial investments, fes^ t Goods, Gollinl commented, . As the national level, proceeds 44 When I began working on this I fromI Catholic I Charities fcamthought I knew where the story paigns average over $100 million was. What I discovered was that annually $1.6billion a year. . • the truth about ^church wealth . As a reference point, Worldly was infinitely more fascinating Goods notes that the combined then the myths about it. *Mt f assets of Standard Oil, A T & T "To really understand; the and U.S. Steel is over $60 billion* inner| workings of any massive |SfcWith a student enrollment of financial operation, you almost nearly 140,000 the Jesuits are the have tofbe a trained specialist. largest* purveyors p,of private Yet thel facts about the church education in the U.S.jg. *gu f and its money pretty well touch £j. Nationality, perpetual, care everybody, Protestant* or jt Jew, and maintenance I endowments Wall Streeter or ^average tax for Catholic Cemeteries comes to payer. Makings the basic facts about $350 million. S J K - | i xfS clear is what took ,time. Plus . Enrollments? in seminaries learning the questions to ask and declined 50 per cent between 1965 the right guys to question. And, of and 1970—from 23,000 to 10,723, S course, looking at things as they a . TotaIf worth lof [Catholic are, not at how they're supposed religious orders may be as much to be. "| -M ' '4, *?' f|v as $8.2 billion, jgj "^» frjfiSral Legend has it that the church is .Catholic schools employ some secretive about its wealth. sNot 65,000 lay teachers; their annual really, saysg'Gollin. "I've asked totay payroll comes? to t$430 questions from the parish level to million. T K "$Hj St. |Peter's and I got answers. . The cifrrent investment Speaking very generally, I'd say portfolio of tiie Vatican is split, that the church is just as unin- with $30000 million in Italy, $200 formed about its own finances as million elsewhere. $& the?general public is? Men and ..<. The U.S. church, with assets women of the?? church gave me of $34.2 billion, represents betanswers for two reasons. No one ween 50 and 60 per cent of all the had ever asked them ^ some of church's worldwide assets. these questions before, not even . %, The Pope's private telephone h the church itself, and people were number is (Rome) 698-3101. £ willing to answer because they To "report on the financial sensed that by answering j they'd dynamics of the Catholic Church somehow be helping*the church Gollin, a graduate of Yale, drew inform itself, i { pp. ^ ORLV15 years* experience on inAnd secondly, ^people were surance, corporate financing, •villing to talk to me because they fund raising and businessr journalism. His first book, Pay Now, Die Later, was a detailed study of the American Life insurance Brodie . . . industry. Even before it appeared, Gollin had begun the five And Chris ti War nick as Jean years of travel, interviewing and Brodie (they save the best for research that producedTwordly last)-Christie,-as Brodie, lit up Goods. I the stage like j a sky rocket. Every movement, ?every detail was so perfect. Even her voice took on a new dimension. SHE WAS BRODIE !| Because of such an* outstanding performance, reactions like: "the best play Tve£ seen,"."Excellent!" and THE STORE WITH MORE PANTS "the most professional...," we know is he had command pf her audience. Professional she was. It's the first time I can say I honestly worked f with a real actress. Ail involved should be very happy and we hope Director Iddings is as proud as we are.

Published in October of 1968 by Random House, Crisis at Columbia reveals the issues which combined with student unrest spawned a stimalteneous • exploition of the college's academic and surrounding civil: communities. In the Investigation of * the April. and May disturbances the commission members unearthed a rich store house of knowledge concerning l) the Uni versi ty 's Student-Administration credibility gap and obvious distrust of the Administration by the students, 2) Faculty concern over their exclusion from the,* University's policy making and developmental decisions and 3) the Academic rating decline of Col umbia 's departments. Under the chapter heading "Conditions special to Columbia" the Commission deals with the problem of morale. But perhaps the Commission was unaware of other "academic" institutions, for this is not an isolated malady peculiar to Columbia. Morale* at the University was at an all time low and the following were cited as "evidence and sources of the loss of institutional confidence" 1) The faculty was openly upset over the institutional conditions under which they had to work." This included ^inadequate facilities and funds. " /r*v £i'S) There was "a significant and widespread decline at Columbia in all areas of study". Tiie excellent caliber of tiie professors in x the declining departments invalidates the argument that the departments and : academic activities must be excellent if the instructors are of excellent ranking. jgg &»& 2 ? S I 3) -Tuition ^increases? and financial \ transactionslgwere carried on without ^consulting financial aid directors, faculty and student body. | IggSaMfp 4) The. University | was tflttwilling to reveal long range plans for development or community Jnvolvement. i iWhat remains significant about the report three years after its release is this: die commission strikes at the center of student discontent with what was to be primarily its overinvolvement with the government and the surrounding community with narrow non-academic objectives*^ The report's truth stands as both appeal and warning* to other academic institutions who risk the trust of their Faculty and Student body **with Policy and develop me nta 1 decisions made without their knowledge or consultation.™ Celeste Legas

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Mercyhurst College, busy in its preparations J for its first intercollegiate basketball' season, received a setback when Freshman Cliff Root suffered a foot injury in a intra-squad scrimmage this past week. « "At first we thought Cliff's foot was broken," said head coach Dick Fox, "butjltis only badly bruised. However, muchj blood has gathered around the heel and he'll be on crutches for several weeks." j Fox is hopeful that the 6-3 former Strong Vincent star jwill be ready when the season begins December 2 against Lock Haven. Root, who spent the past several years in the army, had been improving steadily since practice began and was ready to step into the starting lineup. On a brighter note is the play of another Freshman, Mike Emick. Emick, who hails from Oil City, should be a starter for the Lakers when the 'season begins. He has used his 6-5 frame to advantage in working under the' boards and has adjusted very well to Fox's system. )© Also shooting for starting positions underneath are Steve Albert' a* 6-6 Freshman from Pittsburgh, Jeff McConnel, the biggest Laker at 6-7, and J.C. Carter, another former Colonel. Carter could also get a shot at a back court spot, if the other big man come through. Here he would be pressed by Rick Passler aiuPDave Wieczorak, who both played for Fox at Cathedral Prep, and Cari Jones from Long Island. Dan Bukowski. another former Rambler, and Dan Fetko from Kingston Central Catholic could also move into the starting lineup before the Lakers campaign begins. ' ' " fAlso working out for the Lakers are Bill Vernal of McKees Rocks, Pa., Steve "Siscaretti of New York City, John Ball of Ebensburg, Pa., and Jim Ma honey from North East and Steve Brandon of Erie and McDowell High.

by John Wojdyla Before the weekend of October rushed. And when the slides are 31,1971, no one on the Crew Team rushed, it tends to slow the boat. knew much of a school called This is what'happened to the Morris Harvey. The coaches told Hurst, this is why we lost. us that they had a good team . In the second race, John Daley, which placed second in the Mid- Bob ["Fitty" Jancula, Bob f American Finals in the spring of "North" Beck, ? "Chester" JEd 1971. thats alb But by 2:00 p.m. Mylett, Ron Meyer, Al Belovaric, Sunday afternoon, October 31, we Sal Gallo, and John Wajdyla went would remember a team called out with coxswain Bill Longeran Morris Harvey for a long time to to try to salvage a race for the come. Hurst. I i ^ The site of the 2.000 meter race £ Again, we had them at the was the Ranawhka River, which start. But at the 1,000 meter mark cut through the capital city of we started to tire. As with the West Virginia, Charleston, and varsity 8, the J V's were rushing which passed directly in front of the slides; It was all the worse the State Capitol building. k* when Morris Harvey called for a The first race was the varsity power* 10 and started coming eight. Coach Pintea had coxle BUI closer and closer. 1 Everyone in Longeran take out Bob Dartnell, our boat saw them coming and Jim Zielinski. Tony Murphy, and did the one thing a crew shouldn't Hugh- Durkin to row against the do—parifc! Well, we did, and this varsity of Morris Harvey. gave Morris Harvey ,.the break Mercyhursts jumped to a quick they needed. Rowing at a steady lead half way through the race. stroke, they pulled out ahead with Morris v Harvey started 500 meters lfeft. They finished 2 "creeping" up. In the terms of boat lengths ahead of us. The the trade—the slides were better team had'won. Tz. K



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by John Havrilla (Yonkers) My first impression of our team admission. While our team was was one of uncertainity! I playing Behrend, I was overcome thought that if we won half our with pride when the Behrend fans games we would be lucky." But were cheering J.C. when we ] after seeing them in action scored. against our neighbors Behrend Rick Fessler is the hand of and Gannon (who is led by»Glen experience on the court; He has Summers, one time ail- played a year of college ball at St. Rick € is truly |a American), I'll be disappointed if Vincent's. we don't win them all. We thinking ballplayer as well as a "creamed" Behrend and we held fine shot. His presence seems to Gannon to a near draw. make the team click.? %J Steve Albert is our big man at Our team is led byjJ.C. Carter the best all round player I've ever 6*5". He has? already proveh seen in a small college ball. To himself when jhe grabbed watch J.C. go one on one or even rebounds off the? rafters from one on three is worth the price of Gannon's Glen Summers who is 6'8".|He is another player who arouses cthe opponents' fans applause, especially when he jumps |to block a shot and his shoulder is even with the rim. by Laverne Dabney * Mike Emick is (jour other big $ The Mercyhurst Girls'l man at 6'5". He is a freal efVolleyball team are winners. On fensive threat, as well as a good November 2nd the team beat rebounder. At Gannon, I guess no Villa Maria at Mercyhurst Prep. one informed him that^you don't This hardworking team also took second place at a quadrangular score on Glen Summers, because tournament played at Thiel he literally scored all over him. College. Although losing first Imagine a mere freshman having place to Allegheny College, the audacity to challenge an All Mercyhurst ^overtook Thiel and American and score no less. > Carl (Smoker) Jones is the ball Westminster on the fourth of November for a second place handler *of the team. He is fa freshman and can dribble as well finish.! S } as any guard I've seen. He shoots The team wishes to thank all of well too! So well that they named those who came to theigames, him Smoker. K , cheering them on to these vic- M Dan (Boo) Bukowski is another tories . ~f of our fine guards. He can shoot and is tremendously agressive on defense. He also can grab a few rebounds. When he is in the game, watch close-some of the The games of November 1-2 shots that he throws in will amaze j showed the Raiders gaining a you. 2&JM I ^pS J forfeit win over the Dukes, who Dave (Wiz) Wieczorek is failed to show up. Thus, the |Rebels clinched the Cham- another fine ball handler. He has pionship! by defeatingj the a fine outside shot, but is known Alcoholics on November 2. % best for his passes. The other $ In the only game played, the team could have ten men on the Rebels sped by the Alcoholics 19- court and Wiz could still hit the i 2f 6. The Rebel defense, sparked by open man. Cliff (Q) Root is another of our the great line play of Roy Fienberg | and Bill Guy ton? and fine big men. He is a tough man defensive backs, Pat Murphy and under the basket both offensively Ralph Sortino, held the Alcoholics and defensively. Cliff and the scoreless until the last play of the ball underneath can mean but game. With 5 seconds left, the one thing-a score for our side. Mj The rest of the team is also Alcoholics pulled off a beautiful 52 yard screen play. But, it was excellent. There's Dan Fetko our number one outside shooter too late. I I | i .. The Rebels, plaving a well whenever the defense is playing balanced offensive* game, scored zone. You'll see a lot buckets by on three long passes. The first Fet. Steve (Buz) Brandon could came on a 32 yard scoring pass steal the ball off Marcus Haynes and run play from Harry and pass it through Haynes' legs McPoland to Jack Riley. to an open man. Jeff McConnel is McPoland dove in forf the extra our substitute big man at 67". point. In the second half it was Whenever he is in, the other team again McPoland to Riley for 6, will feel it. J Steve Siscaretti is a this one fa 56 yard play* A beautifully executed halfbackpass by? Part Murphy The Erie Book Store covering 38 yards with Jack Riley again'on* the receiving end 717 French Street rounded out} the scoring for the Rebels. The Rebels j are '.now undefeated wtthione game to go Erie, Pa. fi v against the Dukes. .-•







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junior in his first year of organized bail. He is learning fast. He dunks at 6 T \ John Bap a 6*2" forward sounds small, but you wouldn't think so if you saw him dunk two hands. Bill Vernal is another of our fine forwards at 6'4". You- can count on a few points rebounds and assists when he is in the game. Jim Mahoney is a guard. He has a truly superb jump shot. | * f
pos 3 lue White N a m e ! - Ht. Wt. Class Hometown JlO 11 Dan Fetko G 6-0 160 Fr. Kingston, Pa. 12 13 Dave Wieczorek G 5-9 160 Soph. Erie, PaU ' 15 RickFessler « G 6-0 175 Sr. Erie, Pa.' 20 21 CarlJones ^ G 5-10 160 Fr, Bay Shore, N Y * 22 23 Steve Siscare*ti F 6-1 175 Jr. Mew York, N.Y. 24 25 Jim Carter G-F 6-2 190 Soph. Erie, Pa. 30 31 Jim Mahoney G 6-2 160 Fr. North East, Pa. 32 33 Dan Bukowski F 62 175 Fr. Erie, Pa. 34 35 Cliff Root F 6 3 195 Fr. Erie, Pa. 40 41 ' John Ball j F 6-2 185 Fr. Ebensburg, Pa. 42 43 Steve Albert C 6 6 210 Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 44 45 Mike Emick F 6-5 205 Fr. Oil City, Pa. «50 51 Steve Brandon j . G 6-0 185 Fr. ... Erie, Pa. 52 53 Bill Vernal C 6-0 205 Fr. McKees Rocks, Pa. J54 55 Jeff McConnel I C-]6-7 215 Soph. Wilmington, Del. | Head Coach -jDick Fox Assistant Coach - Bill Weborg . Manager - John Havrii I a



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." Godspeed" is a concert-version rock Mass composed by Bill Neely, a former Mercyhurst College student, and conducted by George Hughes* a graduate of the Mercyhurst College Music Department. The Godspeed Troupe, consisting of both amateur and professional musicians includes chorus and orchestra is an interesting blend of Instruments and voice arrangements. The concert will be held in the Zurn Recital Hall at Mercyhurst College November 12,1971 at 8:15 p. m. Admission to the concert is free, under the sponsorship of the Ca mpus Ministry of the College

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