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Governor Casey presents Behrend $7.7 million for new library complex [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Governor Casey presents Behrend $7.7 million for new library complex by Mark Owens Collegian News Editor Governor Robert P. Casey presented Behrend with a 7.7 million dollar check last Thursday for a new library/academic complex, scheduled to be under construction later this year. On hand for the ceremony were Erie mayor Joyce Savocchio and state representatives Tom Scrimenti and Ben Dombrowski, who is retiring from the state assembly at the end of this year. Dombrowski has been credited by many government officials for spearheading the 14-year old project over it's final hurdle. Casey, in his remarks to the audience, said Pennsylvania is committed to higher education. "We're providing over $1 billion a year in the state operating budget for our colleges and universities. At the same time, I've also placed an increased emphasis on providing capital funding for our state-owned and state-related universities.'' The governor added along with more money set aside for capital imp...
Chief administrative officer of NAACP to speak at Behrend [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Chief administrative officer of NAACP to speak at Behrend by Christie Luden Collegian Staff Writer Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks will speak this Thursday at 8 pm in the Reed Lecture Hall on "A Civil Rights Agenda for the 1990's." Hooks is the chief administrative officer for the NAACP, the oldest civil rights organization in the world. He has a diverse background spanning politics, law, business and religion. Hooks received his law degree from DePaul University and is co-founder and Vice President of Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1972 he became the first Black in the history of the United States to serve on the Federal Communications Commission. Later in Memphis, Tennessee, Hooks was the first Black to serve in the Shelby County Criminal Court Dr. Hooks is also associated with political causes. In 1979 he led the Prayer Vigil in Benjamin Hooks Washington D.C. against the anti-busing amendment and was a key figure in helping to gather votes o...
Tentative start-up date for new library scheduled for June [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Tentative start-up date for new library scheduled for June Construction is expected to take two years by Jennifer Flanagan Collegian Staff Writer "Right now, I'd say the best case scenario is probably four months," said Associate Provost Jack Burke on beginning construction for the library and academic complex. The June start-up is tentative and based on factors such as the architects preparatory planning, bidding processes, preparation contracts and the arrival of the construction company. "It is hard to tell - we just don't have any experience with this," said Burke. Governor Robert Casey presented Behrend with the necessary funding last Thursday However, there has been some confusion as to the difference in the amount expected and the $7.7 million presented by Casey. Burke explained, "This has always been a bid project.." in which the money is given out in segments as needed. The check issued last Thursday by the governor was for the construction portion of the project,...
Driver cited for hitting patrol car [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Driver cited for hitting patrol car Police Report: by Carol Mandera Collegian Staff Writer A student was cited after he ran his vehicle into the back of the campus police cruiser on January!). . The accident happened at 9:46 pm while the cruiser was stopped at the stop sign on Aquarius Drive at Jordan Road, according to Randy Hoffman, Manager of Police and Safety. Hoffman stated that the suspect, a 23-year-old resident student, was given a field sobriety test and subsequently arrested for driving under the influence. The suspect was transported to Metro Health Center for a voluntary blood-alcohol- content analysis. DUI charges were withdrawn based on a low BAC reading of .056, and the student was cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed. Damage to the vehicles was minor, and there were no injuries reported in the accident A false fire alarm forced the evacuation of Lawrence Hall shortly after noon Sunday. Hoffman reported that a smoke alarm was triggered at the Eas...
Company donates lab equipment to engineering department [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Company donates lab equipment to engineering department by Cristin Hayes Collegian Staff Writer A California-based computer firm has donated $104,000 in computer equipment to Behrend's engineering graphics lab. Silicon Graphics, of Mt. View, Califonia, has donated three computer workstations to the computer center's engineering graphics lab. The Silicon Graphics workstations provide engineering, science and technology students with a chance to work with Computer Aided Design (C.A.D.). "Silicon Graphics are faster than anything they have at state college and they represent state of the art technology," boasts Paul Koch, assistant professor of Engineering. The C.A.D. equipment allows students to design projects in full-color, three-dimentional images and test engineering theories without building cosily mock-ups. "This gift rounds out what we feel is the most sophisticated computer engineering graphics lab in the tri-state region," said Dr. John M. Lilley, Provost and Dean. ...
Provost eager for Behrend's future [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Provost eager for Behrend's future Lilley gives insight on upcoming campus projects by Daniele Sadres Collegian Staff Writer Dean and Provost John M. Lilley expressed great expectations for the future of Behrend College at a recent session of Coffee With the Provost Over twenty students attended the meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at 3:30 pm. Much of the group's discussion was focused on the many improvements scheduled to begin this summer. These include the construction of a $10 million library and three new residence halls. Also in the works are the million dollar revamping of Erie Hall this summer, repairs to Behrend's parking lots and the possible addition of three new lots. Dean Lilley seemed confident these projects constitute only the beginning of what will be an ongoing program to enrich the educational environment at Behrend. Lilley is looking toward future improvements in the quantity and quality of Behrend' s faculty. Addressing an inquiry concerning the colleg...
Untitled Ad [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
The Collegian Published weekly by the students of Behrend College, Erie, (814) 898-6488 Member of College Press Service Edrtor^Todd J. lrwin Op/Ed Page Editor...Rob Prindle News Editors-Tony Ollvlto News Editor....Mark Owens Entertainment Editor~.Robb Frederick Sports Editor-John Musser Layout Editor—Chris Kocott Photo Coordinator^RIck Brooks Business Manager....Christle Redmond Advisor....Dr. Mike Simmons The Collegian is a student-edited newspaper Pa
Behrend briefs [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Behrend briefs The AIDS Council of Eric County will be presenting a program at Behrend on Tuesday, February 13 and will provide free literature, speakers and condoms in Lawrence. The Health Center is assisting the AIDS Council of Erie County by selling "special" greeting cards in the Reed building for $1.50. The cards are on display in Reed and the Health Center. Orders for Valentine's Day are due in by February 6 and the all occasion cards can be ordered until February 28. All profits go to the Council. Pocket Billiards Club meeting today at 5 pm in Reed 117. 8-ball and 9-ball leagues are now forming. Track Club meetings will be held Monday, February 5, at 3 pm and 5 pm in the Reed Lobby in front of the Bookstore. The Newman Association will be holding another organizational meeting on Tuesday, February 6 in Reed 116. Election of officers for the Christianbased organization will begin at this meeting. A book drive for Eastern Europe countries is being sponsored by KDR. Beca...
IEditorial Policy [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
IEditorial Policy The Collegian's editorial opinion is determined by the editor, with the editor holding final responsibility. Opinions expressed in The Collegian are not necessarily those of The Collegian or the Pennsylvania State University. Letter Policy: The Collegian encourages letters on news coverage, editorial content and university affairs. Letters should be typewritten, double-spaced and signed by no more than two persons. Letters should be no longer than 400 words. Letters should include the semester and major of the writer. All tetters should provide the address and phone number of the writer for verification of the letter. The Collegian reserves the right to edit letters for length and to reject letters if they are libelous or do not conform to standards of good taste. Postal Information: The Collegian (898-6488) is published weekly by the students of the Behrend College; The Reed Union Building, Station Road. Erie. Pa 16S63.
Reader finds Spanos article controversial but flawed [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Reader finds Spanos article controversial but flawed Opinion Iaa s ^ saa = s ^=B ====:==J Letter to the Editor: 1 Dear Editor, I suppose you are doing the college community a service by printing opinion pieces like Christine Spanos' "Aid For The Unworthy," (Wednesday, January 24, 1990), in which she grouses about drug-using students getting financial aid. Her contentions that no one should have a problem with taking a test for illegal drugs, that "it would be only the drug users themselves who claim that their constitutional rights are being violated," and that students who use drugs "have already forfeited their constitutional rights" should stimulate discussion. I can see the bags of mail from right (or should I say lcft)-thinking students piling up on your desk, all verbally pummeling this form of latter day McCarthyism. My problem with your running that piece is the atrocious writing and muddled thinking exhibited by Ms. Spanos and foisted on us by your lack of editori...
Rob admits to financial aid abuse [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Rob admits to financial aid abuse LOVE ROB byRobPrindle I'm really in financial trouble, and yet, I cannot help feeling that it is all my fault. I need to feed my addiction. I'll tell you what happened, but as always, I must warn you that this will not be pretty. Not pretty at all. You see it all started when the government gave me some money. You all know about the state and federal governments' dedication to higher education. That dedication has somehow led to Pennsylvania rating at the very bottom in terms of money for students. Hell, in a lot of states, the public colleges are virtually free. And the federal government headed by Reagan...ah, I mean Bush wants to cut back student aid to the tune of several billion dollars. So anyway, the powers-that-be invited me to fill out a few hundred questions on a financial aid request form. When that was done they sent Penn State a check. It wasn't as much as I had hoped for, and when I totaled up the lime I'd spent on the applicat...
Governor Casey presents 7.7 million to Behrend [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Governor Casey presents 7.7 million to Behrend (continued from page 1) the financial situation of the student. It ought to be open to everyone willing to make the sacrifice to reach that milestone." The building will open new challenges for Pennsylvania's youth, said the governor. Casey said he wants facilities to be the backbone of a new hightechnology Pennsylvania. "We're on the cutting edge," according to the governor. "Over 1,700 high-tech companies are in business across Pennsylvania." He added the state is one of the leading technology states in the nation, having twice the national average of growth in such firms over the last three years. Dean and Provost John M. Lilley said the check was an indication of educational and economic support for northwestern Pennsylvania. "The new library and academic complex will help to improve the climate for first-rate scholarship and superb research, fulfilling the needs of our students and faculty." Lilley said the original appropr...
Untitled Ad [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
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Non-Behrend student charged with underaged drinking [Newspaper Article] — Collegian — 25 January 1990
Non-Behrend student charged with underaged drinking One hundred dollars stolen from mailbox (continued from page 2) Police charged a 19-year-old female with underaged drinking following a dsiturbance in Perry Circle shortly after midnight Saturday. According to Hoffman, the suspect, who admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages at an off-campus location, was not a Behrend student The theft of $100 from an envelope addressed to a resident student was reported on January 26. According to Hoffman, the student reported that when he received the envelope in his campus mailbox, he found it had been opened, the cash had been removed, and the envelope had been resealed with tape. The money, along with a credit card which was not taken, had been sent to the student by his mother. Twenty dollars was reported stolen from the Rub Desk on January 22. The theft occurred between the evening of January 19 and the afternoon of January 22. Hoffman reported that both theft cases arc currentl...