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    Pennsylvania State University at Capitol Campus 10 C
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Volume 13 No. 4
Fund-amental Chan . e
Will Student Aid Be Cut?
By Susan M. Snell
Are you receiving financial assist
ance from the federal or state govern
ment? If you are, current legislation now
being considered on both levels could
affect you. Both President Reagan and
Governor Thornburgh are now respond
ing to budget proposals which may
either directly or indirectly affect the
amount of aid you could receive for the
1981-82 academic year.
Restriction of student aid on the
federal level, according to the latest
edition of the Chronicle of Higher Edu
cation, could result from examples of the
following proposals in President Rea
gan's federal budget:
1) Limiting availability of guaranteed
student loans by consideration of family
2) Reducing federal contributions to
National Direct Student Loans (NDSL)
over the next four years.
3) Reducing the maximum income
level that may be eligible for the basic
grant (BEOG).
It has not yet been concluded exactly
how PkIZAA grants and loans will be
affected. A PHEAA Information Officer
said recently that he felt there was a
possibility of an effect on students.
The information officer said that
PHEAA requested $81.6 million to keep
pace with the country's economic situa
tion. However, the governor's budget
request for PHEAA for the 1981-82
academic year is $76.2 million. Although
this is $2 million more than PHEAA
received last year, its administration
still estimates a $5 or $6 million ad
ditional need to maintain existing grants
and loans.
Although the officerfelt that if there
were a cut it would cause hardships for
the students, he quickly added that the
agency would not make any firm state-
News Briefs
Temporary Handicapped Problems
Currently there are 20 registered
temporary handicapped students and
faculty that need to park in the tem
porary handicapped spaces in front of
the Main Building. These people have
heart conditions, asmatic problems, and
athletic injuries. Please respect the
signs for temporary handicapped park
ing, especially at night after 5 p.m.
Also, Friends who drive handicapped
students on campus may not park in the
"handicapped" spaces unless the vehicle
is registered in the handicapped stu
dent's name & has permis on to park
from Health Services in a temporary
handicapped zone.
INISIDK THIS ISSUE is a four-page
insert of the SGA Constitution that will
ments at this time. He said that they
were currently preparing their propo
sals for the budget hearings next Thurs
day with the state legislature. No other
concrete information would be available
until late March or early April according
to the officer.
Mr. Wayne Nelson, Capitol Campus
Financial Aid Director, said Wednesday,
"Students should be watching the whole
situation closely to see how it will
concern them. They then should notify
their congressman or legislator on pro
posals that are going to affect them."
Although Mr. Nelson is himself un
sure of exactly how financial aid stu
dents will be affected next year, he said
that he did not feel students should
Making Waves Again
By John G. Harvey
It's been a long wait, but Capitol
Campus' radio station, WNDR, is finally
putting things together and the future
looks bright.
Due to the renovation of the station,
Capitol Campus was without a radio
station during the Fall term. Many feel,
however, that the wait was well worth
WNDR (630 and 1520 on your dial) is
a five watt AM station. It is run by a
staff of students and is an organization
under the S.G.A.
Bill Bertolet, the station manager at
WNDR, sees the primary responsibility
of the station as "serving the
interests of the Capitol Campus com
be voted on by the student body by
plebiscite early next term. Please save
the insert for future reference.
Heindel Library will be providing
additional hours of reference service on
Sunday evenings. A reference librarian
will now be available for consultation
and assistance between 3:30 and 10:00
p.m. each Sunday in the normal term. It
is hoped that these additional hours will
be especially helpful to the many grad
uate students who use the library on
STUDENTS-Last Chance
The Winter Term Meeting of the
Provost's Advisory Committee on Stu
dent Welfare will take place at 3:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, February 25, in the
Gallery Lounge. The meeting is open to
all members of the Campus community.
Middletown, PA. 17057
Say Hello To WNDR
become unduly concerned. He also said
that a large percentage of Capitol Cam
pus students is presently receiving some
type of financial aid.
Commomwealth Association of Stu
dents (C.A.S.), a student lobbying body
for Pennsylvania's 14 state colleges and
Indiana University, is presently con
ducting in-depth studies of the current
proposed state and federal budgets.
Mr. Joseph Archut, C.A.S. lobbyist
from Harrisburg, expressed consider
able worry over the $1 billion shortfall
for the basic grants in former president
Carter's original federal budget for the
new year. Mr. Archut said that there is a
proposal to drop the maximum amount
of the BEOG per student from $1750 a
A member of WNDR since the Fall
term of 1979. Bill loves to discuss the
station's past, present, and future, par
ticularly the changes in the station over
the years and the birth of WNDR. "At
the time I started with the station, we
just started doing only a few shows,
basically providing music for Vendor
vile. There were only four of us in the
very beginning: Greg Austin (Station
Manager), Ron Freed (Program Direct
or), Renwick Jackson, and myself. Then
people like John Reutter, Jill Hart, Gary
Pellett, and Ruth Yost joined. These are
some of the key people responsible for
building up the foundation of WNDR."
The station began in the early 70's
under the call letters WZAP. After
building good business relationships
with many notable record companies,
WNDR Chief Engineer Gary Pellett at the controls of Capitol Campus' Radio
Station WNDR.
19 February 1981
year to $l2OO a year. This, he explained.,
would affect all college students due to
the fact that most additional assess
ments for students' financial needs are
prorated according to the allocation from
BEOG. He said his source for this
information was a report from the
National Student Education Fund in
Washington, D.C.
The Commonwealth Association of
Students is now in the process of
planning a "Funeral March for Higher
Education in response to the governor's
budget and student financial aid cuts,"
according to Mr. Archut. He said C.A.S.
intends to invite all colleges in Pennsyl
vania to participate.
the credibility of WZAP dropped due to
poor management and the use of the
station's records for personal use rather
than for station purposes. According to
Bill,"They weren't cooperating with the
record companies, and as a result service
was discontinued at Wt AP."
Realizing their inability to function
under the negative reputation of WZAP,
this new station management solicited
the help of the student body in order to
adopt new call letters for the station.
The result? WNDR!
Bill's outlook for the station is very
positive. "The ultimate would be to go
FM. It would improve the quality of the
broadcasting. However, the FCC (Fed
eral Communication Commission) is
really cracking down on college stations.
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READER photo by Mark W. Clouser
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