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The Vietnam War officially ended in 1975. However, more than a decade later, the rightful place of the war in American history is just beginning to unfold. Says Dr. Michael McQuillen, professor of history, "Vietnam has truly become history. Because more than a decade hastpassed, we have been able to reflect back on the war. Now we can attempt to answer its questions." The Mercy hurst History and Politica Science Public Affairs Forum, "The Vietnam War Reconsidered: A Reap1 praisal ' will try to answer such controversial questions as why the United States became involved in the Southeast Asian conflict and why American sentiment was opposed to involvement. The forum, set for Thur., April 24 in Zurn Halt will, according to McQuillen, "share with the audience feelings and insights that have developed since." t r McQuillen is part of the Advisory [Planning Committee which developed the forum. Also on the committee are Mercyhurst faculty Dr. David Cooper (program chair), Dr. Allan Belovarac,; Dr. Ludlow Brown, Edward Gallagher, library director Joan Cooper, and director of the business department of the Soldiers and Sailors Home, Mark Leslie H. Gelb, New York Times NaRounsley. Cooper points out that MSG tional Security Correspondent officers Dave Armstrong and Matt Whelan have also provided great help It gives a sense of the atmosphere in to the committee. ,;* | the U.S. during the conflict. This atThe committee began developing mosphere was one of protest crystallized by war." The documentary the program during the fall. They focuses on such rock legends as the shaped the purpose, direction and Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, choice of program personnel through Jefferson Airplane, and the Rolling meetings and discussion. Cooper expressed the committee's Stones, The Mercyhurst College History & Political Science Public Affairs Forum "The Vietnam War Reconsidered: A Reappraisal"
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hope that the forum will be "one step In leading to reconciliation with veterans," Empathy seems to be a key feature of the forum. /* One event that Cooper feels may be of particular interest to students is a videotape produced by Akron University in which music and visual illustration show how rock music shaped opinion of& the war.^v'Rock Music and Malaise in America, 1966-1972" shows, jjj according to Cooper, "an attempt made by peace groups during the war.

Participants in the forum include Mercyhurst administration and faculty, members of various organizations In the Erie area and Congressman Tom Ridge. Because of various roles played during and after the time of the con« flict, participants will be able to express various opinions; eight fare veterans of the war, somefwere students at ^ the height of {America's campus unrest, and a number have studied extensively on the causes and outcomes of the Vietnam War. I l l Principal guest f lecturer will be Leslie H. Gelb, New York Times National Security Correspondent. Gelb served during the war as Executive Assistant to Senator Jacob K. Javits and Director of Policy Planning and Arms Control of International Security Affairs for the Department of Defense before becoming Diplomatic Cor-

respondent of.the Times in 1973. He has also served as Senior Advocate of the Carnegiepndowment forllnternational Peace and received the A PSA Woodrow Wilson Award in 1980 for coauthoring The Irony of Vietnam: ;The System Worked, j Gelb wilh lecture at {the forum ton "The Vietnam War Syndrome andjlts Impact on the United States." t The forum, which is jointly funded by ithe Mercyhurst Student Government'f Association, It he I Mercyhurst Academic {Enrichment Grant, and a grant f r o m ! the P e n n s y l v a n i a Humanities Council, is open to the general public*. Says McQuillen, "The college should play a role in bringing such topics of interest to the public. If the
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Reps*react to curricu!um* changes, housing awards
By Susan Marcy The curriculum change proposal! issue is stirring up a lot of concern among Mercyhurst students. The sixth revision of the proposal Includes 17 core classes as opposed to the current 14 core classfrequlrement. A proposal was made ami passed concerning the way - MSG representatives felt about the sixth revision ofc the curriculum change, students present at Sunday's meeting felt that the Mercyhurst cur^ riculum Is fine the way it is but there should be more of a diversity within the foundation core, £'more classes" are needed, many felt. MSG's opinion of the proposed curriculum was expressed at yesterday's Senate meeting. % --*? * J The curriculum change, which will v not be effective until the 1987-88 academic year, has a lot of problems, students felt, mcludlng|the fact that the curriculum would almost eliminate double majors and would pose a problem with accredited majors at the college such as nursing and dietetics. A proposal to send a letter, signed by MSG, to Housing Director Phyllis Aiello which asked that the process of awarding housing be changed, was unanimously^ agreed upon. Many students are dissatisfied with the way the point system is being,'used for determination of housing and also the fact that -some students were *not aware of write-ups which were given to them throughout the year, * > A public affairs forum entitled "The Vietnam War Reconsidered: A Reppraisal" wilhtake place on April 24, beginning at 3 p.m. MSG is sponsoring speaker Leslie H. Gelb, national security correspondent from the New York Times. Representative Tom Ridge of the United States Congress will also be at the event which will Include lectures moderated by various panelists. Tenative plans f o r Activities Weekend are being made. MSG is planning to give away a bicycle in a raffle which has the theme of "Recreation." A ping-pong drop is tenatlvely^et for Sunday, May 11 on the all-purpose field with five prizes being awarded. Pat Callahan will be running from Presque Isle to Garvey Park on Saturday, May I0. Various clubs will be holding different types of booths on Saturday afternoon. Senior Week plans have been finalized. Chairperson Christie Smith requests that any senior who would like to help get the invitations ready for mailing to come to Baldwin Hall lobby tonioht at 8:30. The nex$ MSG meeting will take place on Sunday. The meeting will be held in 1 4 Zurn at 7:30. 1 2

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by Brian Sheridan The D'Angelo'1School of Music Competition will celebrate its tenth anniversary this summer with a new location for Its final competition and the most illustrious group of judges ever convened for the event,The date of the competition has also been changed from the spring to July 10, 11 and 12. » SI

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was d i f f i c u l t t o house Bonaventura, a Judge from everyone with school being in three yearstage, Susan Starr, full session. I think there was a who plays with ' the Erie preference to going back and Philharmonic {and Rotman doing it in the summer," Rot- himself. _. t man explained. "Also a lot of As of the Mar. 31 deadline, students who were competing the D'Angelo School has were still in school and for received 91 formal applicathem to get away, the summer tions and over 300'inquires. was better especially for those Some of the participants hail students that come from Europe." -, k The change to the Strand Theater from St. Mark's was the result of the competition's growing crowds for the finals. "It's a larger hall," says Rotman. "For last years competition, it was just packed here at St. Mark's. We will still have the preliminaries here on the 10th and 11th." \ § Rotman Is excited about the group of world renowned pianists that have agreed to come and to act as judges. "I am very pleased with them Some are giants in the piano world," stated Rotman. Judging will be Oxana Yablonskaya, who came from the Soviet Union in 1977 and is on the faculty of Julliard School of Music. "In some ways she's the most illustrious judge we've ever! (had," said Rotman. Augustine Anlevas, whom Rotman also considers one of the greatest living pianists, Anthony Di from as far as Austria, West "This year will be the best Germany and South America. piano playing that has ever It is the largest number of en- come to Erie," Rotman states tries and they will competing confidently. "I encourage for the largest prize money everyone to not only to come ever offered, $10,000. Now the to the finals but to the process of listening to the preliminaries at St. Mark's as audition tapes sent in will well. The playing there is just begin concluding with only 35 as outstanding as in the to 45 performers being invited. finals." B

Soviet Pianist Oxana Yablonskaya. "In some ways she's the most illustrious judge we've ever had,** says Rotman. ! 1 Sam Rotman, professor of' music at the D'Angelo School and director of the competition, says the date change jcame about because of conflicts with the housing for the pianists on this campus. "Last year, when we had it In April, it

Phi Eta Sigma set for induction
By Margaret Forsell An organizational meeting of the Phi Eta Sigma was held Thur., Apr. 10,1980. A total of 75 students are currently! enrolled in the honorary society. * , I 2 r l Under the guidance of faculty advisor Dr. Ludlow Brown, officers were elected. Peggy Hirsch received the presidency and Meianie Dehart, the vice-presidency. Heidi Beezub was chosen treasurer and Naomi Romanchok was voted secretary. Jo-Ann Israel was chosen the group's for senior advisor. k * An induction ceremony for all members Is to be held on Mon., Apr. 28 at 5:30 In the lobby of Old Main. Along with student members, ten honorary members chosen! from the faculty and administration will Inducted. The ten honorary faculty included: Dr. William P. Garvey, Dr. David Palmer, Dr. D a v i d A l l e n , Dr. ' A l l a n Belovarac, Mr. Peter Benekos, Sr. Eustace, Dr. Marilyn Jewell, Dr. A. Jean Lavin, Fr. Charles Schmitt and Dr. Jack Williams. * A dinner in the cafeteria will f o l l o w the i n d u c t i o n ceremonies at 7 p.m. with several speakers appearing, including grand secretarytreasurer, Dr. James E. Poy. Hirsch is looking forward to the opportunity to bring the new chapter to the Mercy hurst College' community. She hopes the enthusiastic exhibited so far in membership will carry over to next year, the first full year of the organization's establishment. i 'She k also commends Ithe groundwork done by Bob Pagni and Elaine Ruggerio is helping to establish the honor society here on campus, and also the leadership provided by Dr. Brown. Phi Eta Sigma Is a freshmen honor society open -to all students who receives a 3.5 Q.P.A. during at least one term of their freshmen year. It was noted that even alumni may apply for membership along as they meet the requirements. The goal for the society Is to e n c o u r a g e and r e w a r d academic achievement among freshmen In colleges «and universities. It provides an incentive for continuing excellence and an opportunity for students to associate with other scholars. CjThe groups hopes to be active «on the Mercyhurst campus and In the Erie community. They plan to participate through volunteer and charity organizations. # ™

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Security systems studied by former police chief
By Julie Cherico Merrill Deever, former Chief of P o l i c e of M i l l c r e e k Township, has accepted the position in the Housing and Safety Department. On Tue., Apr. 1, Deever began working part-time In order to prepare a study of the college, St. Mark's, the Motherhouse, and Mercyhurst Prep's security system.. *J? T " "v f The study will assess the needs of these institutions. Deever will be concentrating on the training needs and the possibility of updating some equipment in security, and also, he would like to get the cooperation In security among these four institutions. National statistics have made Deeveri aware that j, 70 percent of campus crimes occur between students. These crimes usually involve damage to the students' personal property. Through his study, he hopes to reduce theft and other damages that occur on campus. "The campus is a small city that continues to grow," explained Deever. "Therefore," he continued, "there has to be security for protection against ii criminal a c t i o n s . * ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Deever's main goal during this five year period is to make sure that the security force Is an advocate for the students. "Mercyhurst is an open cam-j pus," he stated. "Anyone can drive in and, possibly cause damage to the college," he said. Therefore, Deever wants the Mercyhurst community, especially the students, to know that security will be strong. This will serve as a deterrent against crimes that may be c o m m i t t e d by students and non-students. Deever has bee involved with the college since 1975. He served on the Advisory Board of the Criminal Justice Department and is well known to the staff and President Garvey.

Phonatllon tops! goal
for $200 for their efforts and th HRM Department received a $100 check. 3. til Barfr Sayers and Matt Robaskiewlcz were first place student callers for the amount of money raised. Phil Guth and Karen Komarisarski were called the most amount of alumni for the annual event 1 t The Phonathon began Feb. 16, and ended on Wednesday evening, Feb, 26, At this point, approximately $17,000 of the $42,000 pledged has been received.! i

The Mercyhurst Phonathon was a huge success this year. in the criminal justice system. The initial goal that was set He has attended the FBI Na- was $40,000. After 1,124 alumtional Academy, U.S. Secret ni pledges, the total reached * fU Service Protective course, $42,000. I There were over 11 different Pennsylvania Police Academy at Hershey, Indiana Univesity teams from the college that at Bloomington ^ and Penn- volunteered to make the calls. sylvania State University. $ He The alumni team themselves has also attended courses raised $15,672. The other two dealing with drugs, ex- teams that raised a substantia;}! plosives, arson and white col- amount were, The MBA - with! lar crime. Also, he has served $4,390,and HRM- with $3,4?5J as an officer and a member of The Mercyhurst Business Association received a check several organizations and programs. Deever had been Chief

Judith Maxham, reference/bibliographic instruction librarian, of the Mercyhurst College Library*will hold* a workshop entitled,^Searching and Selecting; A Term Paper Workshop" on Monday, April 21, 1986.2 ' '* S j Topics to be covered; in the workshop include: Individual consultation, search strategy and bibliographic questions. * 4 *

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Merrill Dever, former Chief of Police of Millcreek Township. He was thrilled about being of Police in Millcreek for Jhe offered this position and he past four years and prior to likes working with the staff that, he held the position of members. He feels that Phyllis Deputy Chief for five years. £ Aiello, Housing Director, has He has been welcomed to been doing an excellent job in the college by staff members. this department. {The college Aiello stated, "Mercyhurst is is very fortunate to have proud to have him as the Phyllis," he stated. newest member to the Deever has been very active community." * i

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For the past week and a half, the campus rumor mill has been full .of tidbits regarding the "raid" of the Stag Party at Pap's on Sun., Apr. 6, 1986. -.. At first, it seemed like another one of the casualties of a typical college weekend. But there was more to it. When the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board entered the premises and confiscated the alcohol being served, the matter became public,.record. Because of the inherent interest of efforts to combat student alcoholism, the item made the local newspaper. * } f > Thursday's Erie Daily Times carried a front page article on the incident. Front page coverage! The article was bumped to the lower half of the front page only because the U.S. Navy had sent aircraft carriers to Libya. This little Sunday afternoon fiasco embarrassed the col lege in the Erie community. Mercyhurst College is wellrespected is the Erie area for its dedication to liberal studies and the arts. Perhaps those two areas have lost esteem in the eyes of the some of Erie community because of this one incident. ;• -. ^ ^ | From accounts in the paper, a total of $161 was raised form the charity event, after expenses. There are some people on this campus who would have gladly contributed more than that not to have the stag party and embarrass the college. That day's article quotes some of those involved as alleging someone has it " i n " for the Mercyhurst football program, j That's probably not the case. The college just got caught doling something that could have cost them more than a few hundred dollars - namely the drinking involved, f * There has recently been a nationwide focus on the liability and risk public institutions take when they "sponsor" or "host" an event. If, and this is a big if, something more drastic should have happened that Sunday afternoon, the college would have been liable, and could have been sued. That could have been anything from something tripping over a chair at Pap's and breaking their leg to an accident resulting from an intoxicated patron. Ultimately, the college, by putting their name to that event, could have had to pay a large settlement. Thankfully, that wasn't the case. The PLCB was the only legal headache of the afternoon. . It wasn't worth it. Itjust wasn't worth itto risk the college's name and standing in the community for $161. Maybe the football team will consider other, less dangerous, fundraisers in the future. Chocolate bar sates do well. How about a car wash? !f ?' * It wasn't worth it. Well, maybe it was worth it as long as a lesson was learned from the whole episode. Maybe more jcareful consderation will be given to those events "hosted" by Mercyhurst College. After all, a legal suit could cost the college millions if it came to that.

Letter

Student '\ government proposes 1 change
Dear Editor, The following is a copy of t h e . let ter a p p r o v e d unanimously Sunday night (4-14-86) by MSG directed to the Housing Director with copies sent to|the President and the Director of Student Services: Statutes that impose a greater punishment for a crime than when committed are examples of ex post facto legislation and have been held to be unconstitutional. The new housing policyjs similar to ex post facto legislation because it Is being retrospectively applied. The policy was announced March 6, 1986, but students/are being penalized for write-ups* that occurred -months— before. -We oontend that write-ups before March 6, 1986 should not be considered in awarding housing. * > The Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities states "If a resident is found to be guilty of an infraction of the regulation, he must be notified immediately of any penalties placed upon him." Due process demands that at least this minimum requirement be met, so that the individual is given reasonable notice and opportunity to be heard and to present any claim or defense. The Housing Office is penalizing 'individuals for write-ups they were never given notice of. Therefore, we contend that write-ups where the student was never previously notified should not be considered when awarding housing. In addition, security reports are not write-ups and should not be considered* when awarding housing. £ -; j | We respectfully submit that the process of awarding Briggs Apartments temporarily be postponed until such time as the Townhouses and Mercyhurst Apartments can be re-awarded to the original groups in a manner consistent with the guidelines in this statement. We would like to see the whole procedure reevaluated with opportunities for student input. Sincerely, t Mercyhurst Student Government 'David Armstrong,; MSG President ? i

A look at (he Berlin Wall (from a postcard seni by John Wolper.)

Letter to the Editor?

Faculty shares impressions of the Berlin Wall
EDITOR'S NOTE: This letter Is being reprinted this week because of a printer's error. The letter was received within the last three weeks, it Is dated 3-13-86 and postmarked Berlin,-|W^|ifc m^^^^u continental Hotel in Berlin, Germany) and I jSwalked the Brandenburg Tour - directly up to the furthest point facing the wail. k i I felt nothing but hate and disgust for the symbolism the wall has come t€*etarwt-U>i1 can say only this, that for the Dear Editor, first time in my entire life, I felt I have travelled from the asnhough my? freedom was Great Wall of China and now I challenged. I can also say sit-in view of another wall. A now, without hesitation, that if wall, that for many different freedom was aver threatened, I reasons, carries a ^constant would be worth ten soldiers to feeling of fear, a total feeling the surppressor's one. Hard to fathom? Not really, of separation and above all, an absence of what America is all a visit to Berlin and the "wall" will quickly clear up any quesabout - freedom. * I have never, until now, seen tions or doubts one might or felt a threat to that freedom have regarding the true meanuntil I arrived in Berlin. I can sit ing of freedom and all its } . i in my friends' apartment and liberties. God Bless America! see this barrier from the west, f j u s t yesterday, Bruce Rubino* (junior-HRM), Pam John M. Wolper Theuerkauf (1985 grad working Department of HRM as a pastry chef at the Interi •••••!

The M e r c i a d
N a o m i A. Romanchok, Editor-in-Chief Robert J . Zonna, M a n a g i n g Editor T Betsy L. Lantz, Assistant Editor ' . J a c k i e Rzomp, News Editor V Susan M a r c y , Perspectives Editor Jennifer C o n m y , Sports Editor Rena Zlcarelll, Photography Editor Gary Laurnoff t Graphic Artist Paula Bruno. Calendar Editor. THURSDAY7APRIL 17.1986 Reporters Jennifer Laird Julie Cherico Chris Alessi Jean Kellick Cindy Ferraro Pat Callahan Chris Cardinal! Wendy Kaufman l Brian Sheridan Matt Dusko, Editorial Cartoonist Keren PouIter, Asst. Business Manager H. L Beezub, Business Manager t Dennis McCarthy, Faculty Advisor Photographers Tonl Fleet, Cindy Lochner Distribution Manager Typists P* Matt dark * Rena Zicarelli, Chris Cardinali The Merciad is the student-edited newspaper of Mercyhurst College, 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546. The Merciad office Is located in the basement of Baldwin Hall, phone 825-0376.

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Students upseiovir new houMg awardlprocess Dear Editor,
H We would like to address the issue of college housing. In previous years housing has been awarded Itipon seniority basis,||rhis year^ as ?we ail know, poiicies^ave changed. S*s no longer based on seniorit y but, as Mr; E, William Kennedy put It " a pristine individual" f T * Under! the policy sent to residents| o n | March 6, only those residents that have had write-ups would-be penalized by assigning minus points for each write-up ^However, on April 3, two poi nts were awarded to those individuals who demonstrated exemplarary conductf by having no|*||jte~ ups.1 |: ||| I gWe believe that? write-up^ should bei upheld! Under this new^ policy I f the Individual is notified of the write-up. On the other |handy| security reports should not be used against an individual because p e l individual is neverfiotifJed of the report. This violates It he Student jCode? of||ptgMs and continued W page 8

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M S G president urges students to b e c o m e
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second and final installment of his assessment of the 1985-86 year fas Mercyhurst Student Government President by David Armstrong. Jk3 tion The "Check Cashing Room" is what the MSG office is called. And numerous times we're the "Mercyhurst Bank." "Do you have money orders?" I was shocked. I mean, if these people don't know about their If seems that government own country, they should at has taken a more active role least know about their own on the campus, how, would school. But I don't know. I you go about making recom- guess t h a t ' s a fault of mendations for next year's everybody. J | ''£ t officers? §j S If you don't go looking for it, I guess you won't find out I think it has always been, about it. I guess that's a job of very active and it still is and (Student government too, to go always will be. Hopefully, any out and search for these peofuture governments will stay ple. I think The Merciad helped active, especially in policy us out in that. The people who issues that are facing the col- didn't go to meetings $and lege. We had the supposedly didn't see the posters, they at all-female townhouses, that least, hopefully picked up The was taken care of in a week. Merciad to look for fa pizza The h o u s i ng issue, the coupon and they could see fraternity-sorority issue, even "MSG-Off the Record".! though it was voted on in the senate, Mercyhurst Student Do you foresee any issues Government faced it and did a for next year that.the governfine job, from what people ment will have to face? have told us. And before the year is out, we hope to have a Project 90. That's going to forum on Project 90. So, my be a big one. f * advice to future governments is to stay invloved with MerWhat role should MSG take cyhurst policy issues. - ^ in it?« This is the first year that MSG has had a weekly column in The Merciad, how do you think that worked? - ? I thought that was fantastic. The work this year with The Merciad was great. We really appreciate all The Merciad's efforts. I think It helped us out being able to, once a week, tell the students what was going on in MSG. Don't you think that the meetings offered that opportunity? Who goes to meetings? If they can't go to a lecture, whose going to go to a meeting? The reps come to jthe meetings, like I said, mentally.the meetings were fantastic this year - challenging, argumentative, and things like that. We rarely have a studenta t - l a r g e c o m i n g t p the meetings. That's sad, especially when we get to t h o s e t i g h t issues like fraternity-sorority, housing, [changing the grade system. Any student -coming to the meeting should be involved in that, I mean, thars^student government. It's selfexplanatory, student government. When I wrote that one article In The Merciad entitled, 1 "Check Cashing Stinks' , they associate one little activity that student government provides with the whole instituA very important role in my mind. The students are going to have to live with this curriculum. I think they should decide what they want, or at least tell someone what they want. Dr. Garvey asked me, he said he wanted student government's opinion on this.j Student government, and he means a collaboration of all the student opinion, that's what student government is. Advising that to the administration and hopefully student government will take a very large role. We hope to at least get into it before the year is over. The Merciad did a big article on it, editorial and front page coverage, and people still don't know about It. We made 20 copies of It and had them'in the MSG office and they're gone. So someone is reading it. We're going to make more copies. Project 90 will very much change the curriculm of this campus. Short of hitting people over the head with it, how can you get them involved? A This is what I plan on doing before the year is oven If we have an open forum at MSG, I plan to go to each classroom, everyday, every classroom and I'm going to send a memo out to the teachers telling them I'm going to be there. I'm going to come in and take two minutes of their-class time and I'm going to say, "Be at this forum. The curriculum is going to change and you should have a voice in this." I definitely plan on doing that if we have an open forum and hopefully we will before the year is out. To me, that's the closest I can come to clubbing people over the head. I'm sure teachers will be upset about it, they don't want me to be involved in their class time or whatever, they don't want to lose their class time, well, that's too bad. If they say no, then I'll stand outside the door and yell into the room. This is something that students better have an opinion on this. If they don't, then they don't know what the heck they're doing with their money, T What are your goals for the remainder of the year? •&' To make a smooth transition for Mike Kelly and John Widecan and the new administration, to have a very successful Vietnam symposium on April 24 and the best Senior*Week ever, I'm positive right now that it will be, and the best; Activities Weekend in two years. Those are my main goals. What advice would you give to future officers?

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The same piece of advice that Pat Songer (last year's MSG president) told me, especially because I'm the opposite kind of person, he said, "sometimes it's better to use a little honey than vinegar." Meaning it's better to come off as someone who wants to work within the system and be gracious about it than coming on very abrasive and harsh and alieninating people. I had some Ideological problems with that, but that's one thing I remember. Did It help you this year, to keep things In perspective? \ Oh, definitely. Well, that was one thing I was starting to acquire anyway, being at Mercyhurst, learning how.to accept other people's views and not to be so forward and imposing. In high school, in an all-boys high school, it's real easy to do that h * £ ^8

I saw more of myself in how to work with other people. That was important. I think all of student government, not just the officers, but every position in student government,' offers that reward - to learn how to associate with people. Being MSG president has certainly helped in my law school applications, I'm sure. It: gave me a chance to do something or to achieve something at my future alma mater. •

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reaction to this forum is positive, we hope to make it a yearly event. Because various social science departments are involved, it has the potential to become a Social Sciences Annual Forum that would each year have a dif When you look back on this ferent topic of focus. A topic year, what are some of the, of consideration for next year things that you, personally, m i g h t be t h e ' U . S . are going to remember most Constitution." ^ ^ as MSG president?* i * Certainly meeting with the lecturers that we've had. That has had a great Impact on me. Working with the,administration and beingJa part of the Board of Trustees, that was all very exciting. m :# *

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Compiled by the CommunicaStudents contacted extions class "Public Affairs pressed support for the Reporting" t military response as well. Kevin Lagos, a freshman from Reaction by the Mercy hurst St. Paul, Minnesota, fears the community, based upon an in- terrorism would continue if formal survey conducted something wasn't done. Kim Tuesday, was primarily in sup- Meabon, a sophomore from port of the United States' at- Erie, believes the attack may tack o r Libyan targets 'late have prevented Libya from Monday evening. sending terrorists into the Students in Stephen Cur- United States. J cio's .class, "Public Affairs Not all students agree. Alan Reporting", randomly con- Carpenter, a sophomore from tacted f 19 persons, including Waterford, feels the attack will students, administration, and promote more terrorism rather faculty. Fourteen said they than prevent it. Lisa Veshecco supported the attack, which and Brad Washburn both exU.S. off icais said was an act of pressed opposition to the "self defense" against ter- attack. rorist activity. Director of Admissions AnTwo of three history pro- drew Roth expressed support fessors said the attack was f o r the a t t a c k because Justified. College President Dr. something had to be done. He William P. Garvey said the ac- added that it is unclear tion was "long overdue" and whether the action will stop "fully justified." Garvey added any terrorism. • ? that he hopes that future acOther members of the Mertion will be diplomatic in cy hurst community agreed nature, rather than an escala- that the problem of terrorism tion of violence. is one that the United States £ Also in support ot the action has 4o4 deal* with. Almost, is Dr. Allan Belovarac, who universiai is the hope that the noted that nearly^30 planned bombing that took place Is the attacks by terrorists con- last one of it's kind, and that It nected to Libya were stopped doesn't lead to a full-scale before they oould take place in war. the past few weeks. * Like Nationwide, opinion exGarvey, « Belovarac hopes pressed Tuesday was primarifuture developments do not in- ly In favor of the attack. As of clude violence. noon Tuesday, White House L Richard Kubiak disagrees spokesman Larry Speakes strongly With the attack, say- says they have been flooded ing there are other ways to with phone calls, with about deal with terrorists. Kubiak 80 pecent in support of the says the entire situation is a bombing. Speakes added the "disaster", and that It will "on- air raids on Tripoli and ly get worse, out of control." Benghazi were a success.

'Hurst community reacts in Too many medical doctors support of Libyan crisis by the turn of the century?
By Matthew J. Clark Although the federal Department of Health and Human Services has warned that medical schools may have to limit enrollments to avoid creating an oversupply of doctors or a "doctor glut",?Mercyhurst biology Instructor and pre-medical advisor Dr. Lew Lutton is not convinced that such a glut will occur.3^ "From a doctor's point of ( view, I'd say, Yes, there probably will be too many doc1 tors , but from a consumer's point of view, I really doubt It," he said. S ? I r* "Speaking as a consumer, I really have trouble understanding how we can have too many doctors. Until doctors s t a r t l i v i n g i n my neighborhood again, I really don't see how there can be a doctor glut, and even if there were, doctors would just lower prices and get more patients that way," explained Lutton. k glut can «only mean good things for the consumer," he continued. "It would mean more reasonable health care rates because doctors would, at last, be in competition with one another," he said. * ^ Lutton also added that consumers could also get some better medical care because a doctor glut would cause many doctors to be concerned about their own welfare and that type of situation would *cause "more attentive and better physician care." Lutton stated that a doctor glut would eventually have an effect on medical school enrollment. "I'm sure medical schools would start cutting back on enrollments acceptance and make-it harder for people to'become doctors," he explained. However, Lutton stressed that such enrollment restrictions could actually be helpful by eliminating prospective students interested In money only. %"MaybeJ. there will be a higher percentage of people applying who are truly interested in humanity," he offered. f "• He suggested.that the big cities »and high population areas would be most prominently affected by a doctor glut and that "rural people will continue to have inadequate medical care" because the glut won't affect their area and prices will remain high, scaring consumers away from getting proper health care. But Lutton emphasized that a doctor glut might never occur. "I believe in the free market system enough to assume that people in medical training w i l l decide for themselves what they want to do with that training and that the level of doctors will sek or find its own balance in a free market system," he stated. "People go to medical school for a wide variety of reasons and often they're not even sure exactly why. Medicine does offer security, and has the possibility of respect, if you're good enough," he continued. "It certainly Is a marvelous way to reach humanity," said Lutton. He pointed out that a career in medicine can be very demanding. "It can be an exciting, mentally challenging job. My primary concern, as pre-medical advisor is that my students realize how stressful the medical profession is and that, they be confident that they can handle the stress and be aware of that stress Before going to medical school. These stresses, Lutton suggested, are what can cause doctors to become chemically abusive. "Drug and alcohol abuse and suicide rates are very high in the medical profession and It's a tragedy to be so overtly successful and yet so unhappy," he said. Among the things that can cause* chemical dependence and suicide are "People that you really care about who die on you, lawsuits, the morosity of the environment you live in. You can get very frustrated because your time is not your own - you can be called in at any time," he suggested. Lutton felt that a $30,000 debt would not present much of a problem for new doctors coming out of medical school. "I always tell my students to live like a college professor when they get out of school and they shall have their debts paid off in a matter of time," he said. In regard to becoming a doctor, Lutton said he'd never do it again. "I don't begrudge doctors for the money they make, because if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't go to medical school because A I would not want that Job, and I deeply respect the people who are willing to fake that j o b j ' l\e stated" Lutton did, however, offer a very positive conclusion to this story. "Because of an oversupply of doctors in the big cities, many doctors may be forced into rural areas and that would be a very wonderful resulUof a 'so called' doctor glut.'" ** 1

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Campus Improvements Interested in improving classrooms, visual aids or h o u s i n g ? T h e A d -j ministrative Policy and Operations Committee is forming a sub-committee to make recommendations as to ways in which the classroom environment, audio-visual media and campus housing might be improved over the next five years. Areas of concern include such things as purchase of new i t e m s , repairs, basic improvements, asthetics and health considerations. Any faculty, staff of member of the student -body who would be willing to serve oil such a committee are asked to contact Dr.*Norman Raasch (128 Preston,, ex. 330),'William Kennedy (201 Main, ex. 421) or Catherine Crawford (Financial Aid Offlee, ex. 287). *•*

D'Angelo Concert

The D'Angelo School of Music will present the Concord ^String Quartet on Mon., Apr. 21 at 8 p.m. in St. Mark's Auditorium. The cost of the concert will be Dance Department $2 to? the; public, free of 1 charge to the Mercyhurst Lecture Community. A meet the artist reception will follow Pat Downey, physical the performance. For more therapist for the Pittsburgh information call 825-0394. Ballet, will guest lecture for the dance department Fri., Parents Weekend '86 Apr. 18 at 1 p.m. She will discuss her experiences with dancers and lead an Attention sophomores open discussion of inand juniors: anyone interested in working as co- dividual problems and dance injuries. The dance chairperson for Parents department would like to Weekend '86 or just helping invite anyone interested to out, please contact* Chris Riazzi at 866-0237. ff. come to the lecture. Mercyhurst Honors Junior Harp Ensemble The t Cleveland Junior Harp Ensemble will be performing at St. 'Marks Auditorium on Sat., Apr. 26 at 1:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public. For more information call 825-0513 or 825-0394. *% Residence Hall Residence hall sign ups will be held Wed., Apr. 23 in the Blue Room. Juniors will s i g n up at 1 - p . m . , sophomores 1:30 p.m. and f r e s h m e n \ 2 ?p.m. A l l students must have a deposit receipt before they can sign up.

directed by Francis Vebei The discussion following will be led by Sr. Peter Clauss of the French Dept. of Mercyhurst College. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Apr. • 23 in Zurn Recital Hall. ^ t

The Concord String Quartet will perform at Si. Mark's Auditorium on Mon., April 21 at 8 p.m.. Admission is $2.00. %

Fri.,Apr. 18 Chicago City Limits in the Zurn Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Cost $1. gj* ™ SAC Interviews.for officers, Wednesday and Thursday. » Sun., Apr. 20 the movie "The Big Chill" will be shown in the Zum Recital Hall. The cost will be $1 and the show begins at 9 p.m. .2 r Musical " A Chorus Line" will be showing April 18 & 19 and 25 & 26. For Information call 864-3923.

Mlllcreek Mall will be showing the following movies; "Lucas", "Sleeping Beauty", "Off Beat", i'The Money Pit*'. For times and additional information call 868-5151. f Cinema World will be showing the following movies; "April Fools Day", "Gung Ho", Police Academy III: Back in Training", "Nightmare on Elm Street-Part 2". For times and information call 454-2881. Plaza Cinema will be showing the following movies; "Band; of the Hand", -'Just Between * Friends", "Hannah and Her Sisters", "NOMADS". For times and Information call

Anyone interested in joining the Mercyhurst Art Show Honors Program, please contact Lew Lutton for details at 825-0372 or Zurn Mercyhurst College's 112. * I Cummings Gallery will feature the husband and Sexual Harassment wife team of Ernest and Mary Etta'Mauthe beginning Sun., Apr. 20 from 3-5 A forum on Sexual p.m. An unusual pairing of Harassment will be given at talent with Ernest Mauthe's Gannon University on Apr. new impressionistic style 17 at 7 p.m. in ZurmHall. and Mary Etta's rare Insight The forum will be hosted by into the common, everyday Senator^ Buzz Andrezeski I m a g e t h r o u g h and Attorney Chris Chase.* photography. The public is invited to attend the openSenate Meeting ing day reception, Sun., Apr. 20 from 3-5 p.m. The exhibit will continue The next meeting of the through May 5. For more in- Mercyhurst College Senate formation call 825-0200. will be on Tue., May 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Zurn 114. It will Outlook involve any proposals coming from the -Academic Policies; Committee regarThe Mercyhurst Literary ding Proposal 90. There will Magazine is organizing a be a meeting on Thur. May staff for the 1986-87 school 15 for the final vote. year. Most of the present staff will graduate in May. Film For Discussion We are on the LOOK OUT for new; editors, typists, artists- for new talent and This* week's film for new submissions. For more discussion will be; "Les information, please contact Comperes" jan amusing Sr. Usa Mary, Preston 224, farce about two men who or mail your submissions to search for^there son by Mercyhurst .College, Egan their former mistress. The f i l m was w r i t t e n and Box 118, Erie, Pa. 16546.

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By Jim Whitley and John McKenna Mercyhurst hosted their first: regatta of the Spring season on Sat., Apr.-6 against Ithaca and Marietta. The crews faced some tpugh competition as well as Mother Nature!The lack of water time was evident jas the crews did not win a single race, although they were not outclassed in any of them. The coaching staff were not pleased with the results but they were optimistic about training at Find ley Lake all week for what would prove to be the Lakers most successful showing for the 1986 season. On Apr.12, the Lakers hosted University of Cincinnati and Canisius. Out of five

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boat of novice girls outclassed Cincinnati In the novice girls four early In the day. In the mens varsity eight, Mercyhurst, Canisius, and Cincinnati exploded off the start with Canisius dropping off, leaving the 'Hurst to eventually outdistance Cincinnati by a considerable margin *r '^ The coaching staff is very pleased with the much improved results of this Jpast weekend. The crews are now concentrating on traveling to Charleston, WV to defend their crown at the Governors Cup. * The crew team would like to thank the fans who endured the hazardous weather conditions at last weekend's event.

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Currently standing at 11-6, the Lakers nationally ranked Mercyhurst 8 Division II mens tennis team, 1 split a pair of matches last Lafayette JASHLANDJ 1* weekend on the campus at GANNON Penn State University. Though *at Fredonia State last year the Laker netter Try 'n Stop Us 59 defeated Penn State 7-2, this *at Pitt-Johnstown decision was reversed this BEHREND [ Top Gun 51 weekend, jj fj, atThiel ^ Following the Penn State EDINBORO loss, Mercyhurst bounced coftliniwtl frtHH pstiitL* 4 .'Wright M back to dispose of Layfette by Secondly, a friend we rea score of 8-1. Senior Phil' R e s p o n s i b l l i t ! e s , w h i c h Estate i Nykyforuk was 4-0 on the states: "if a resident is found quested to assist us in the apTournament weekend, the only Laker to go to be guilty of an infraction of peal process was denied atFREDONIA 1:00 P.M. It he regulations, - he must be tendance before j t h e appeal unbeaten. at Grove City 1:00 P.M. T h e * t r i a n g u l a r w a s notified immediately of any board by the Housing Director. at Allegheny 1:00 P.M. f Thurs., May 8 highlighted by the Number 1 penalties placed upon hlnV\| The Student Goo" e of Rights doubles victory of Nyknforuk Under the new housing and Responsibilities under policies, any security report| procedures and right of a stuand Mikael Jonsson over Sponaugle and Huitquist, lean and will be used against dent in relation to appeal hearyou, clearly violating a stu- ings, states "the person apChampionship decided 6-3,6-3. I i i I dent's rights. The second pearing befpre the board shall The 'Hurst plays critical reason these reports should have the right to be assisted regional matches against not be valid. Is that the reports by anyone of his or her choice Edinboro, West Chester and are written against an entire [from the college community,'* B l o o m s b u r g away t h i s apartment, or townhouse, and Thirdly, we found # very inTry *N Stop Us used its close with 10 markers, while weekend. not the specific individual guil- appropriate for tne Ofrector of Bob Tirpak netted seven in the heights and depth to overty of the alleged infraction.| Student Services to give his come Top Gun's hustle to win first half. Security reports are incidents word to the women who were the Intramural basketball I Top Gun remained close in ted 9 points, 7 In the second which occur, but are not awarded our apartment that it -: ~ * ^ the second half, cutting the half. championship last week at the necessarily a violation of was theirs, before our appeal I n t ra m u ral D i rector, Dave Campus Center, 59-51. y lead to 5249 with just under school policies. was heard, especially si nee he two minutes remaining. Try 'N Cherico congratulated both Playing full-court and with is on the appeal board. i | Stop Us used an effective teams for their outstanding two twenty-minute halves, Top In addition we agree [ In essence, the housing spread offense to stretch its play and thanked ail those who Gun simplyCran out of gas in the recent student govern- policy has failed to uphold its the final minutes.. Top Gun lead and close out the contest. helped out this season, Try 'N Stop us had four especially WMCY, who broad- ment letter which states thai stated purpose lor awarding suited only five players, com1 players in double figures, led cast the championship game write-ups issued before March housing on seniority basis! pared to Try 'N Stop Us nine J 6, should not be used when this leaves us as seniors, seekTry *N Stop Us moved out to by John Hogue's 13. Morehead live. BothiTry 'N Stop Us and awarding housing. | % -••; ing housing for next year. a 29-25 halftime lead, behind and Bensink both ended with Top Gun will recieve T-shirts, fe We would also like to ad- Could the answer be a tent in Mike Morehead's eight points. 12. Mike Scierka finished with while Tiy *N Stop Us will have dress the inadequacy of the <3arvey Gardens? its team name placed on the Mike Scierka and Scott Ben- 10. $ appeal process. We first quesThe Unhappy Campers Intramural Championship plasink each had six points in the Top Gun's Lewis led all tion the fairness of the comAndrew A. Luce h mo que on permanent display in opening stanza. j, > scorers with 17 points. Tirpak position of the board, I Michael Peters the Campus Center. 1. Chip Lewis j kept Top Gun had 11, while R.J. Zonna net-

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