The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, October 11, 1990, Image 3

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    Thursday, October 11, 1990
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campus is like in full swing."
Friday highlights include an a
cappella concert with "Four Guys
Standing Around Singing,"
beginning at 9 p.m. in Reed
Lecture Hall. The group has
previously appeared in a national
"McDonald's" television
commercial and on numerous
radio shows.
A bonfire and Pep Rally will
follow the concert, beginning at
10 p.m. The rally will be held in
Niagara field.
The men's varsity soccer team
hosts Washington and Jefferson
College at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
followed by a candlelight dinner
at 6:30 p.m. in the Wintergreen
Cafe. Carlucci will offer remarks
during the meal, which precedes
his lecture.
Federal deficit crisis could
put student funds in jeopardy
(CPS) College student loans
may be much harder to get next
year if Congress approves the
federal "budget summit"
compromise reached Sept. 29.
The compromise, worked out
by President George Bush and
congressional leaders over four
months of tense negotiations
over how to bring the federal
budget deficit under control,
hopes to cut $5OO billion in
spending over the next five
years. The plan includes saving
$2 billion from the
federal studem loan program,
Supplemental Loans for
Students, Parent Loans for
Undergraduate Students, Stafford
and Perkins loans would all be
"I would just expect a lot of
angry students," said Kathy
Hicks, controller at Eastern
Montana College.
Before becoming law, however,
the entire Congress must approve
the budget package. On Oct. 4,
House Democrats, upset over the
plan's cuts in Medicare spending,
threatened not to support it.
If a compromise isn't reached,
automatic cuts go into effect. It
would mean an immediate cut to
all aid payments not yet made to
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colleges and students. Funding to
the Department of Education
would be cut 35 percent,
Yet the Sept. 29 agreement
heightened chances that the
government will finally enact
some form of compromise for a
first tentative agreement between
White House and Congress
since 1979 -- to cut the federal
deficit, sources said.
Students, like all recipients of
federal dollars, would pay a price.
While the compromise did not
detail ways to cut $2
billion out of the almost $4
billion loan programs,
congressional leaders quickly
suggested doing it by imposing a
series of new limits on who can
get student loans:
• Requiring a student to have a
high school diploma or the
equivalent to receive any federal
tuition loan.
• Making students wait 30 days
after the start of school
to get their loan money.
• Eliminating or restricting
federal loans for correspondence
• Having all loan applicants who
are 21 or older undergo
a credit check to qualify for a
Swept Away
Thursday, October 11, 1990
7:30 p.m., Reed Lecture Hall
Directed by Lina Wertmuller
This famous film by veteran director Wertmuller explores the
interfaces of gender and class struggle. A wealthy woman, selfish,
greedy, and used to having people wait on her, is shipwrecked on a
desert island with only one companion: a vulgar, macho, smart laborer
on the ship who sees his change to turn the table on the world of wealth
and rescue in sight. Their relationship undergoes changes that have
both sexual and political consequences. Some critics say the film is
not about sex at all, but only about class struggle; you decide what you
Discussions immediately following, led by Mr. Stephen Buckwald,
Theater Instructor, and Penn State-Behrend student Jennifer
A Question Of Silence
Thursday, October 18,1990
7:30 p.m., Reed Lecture Hall
Directed by Marlene Gorris
A trio of women, all strangers to each other, meet in a boutique. When
one of them is caught shoplifting, they band together and kill the store
owner. A court-appointed psychiatrist is assigned to determine their
motivations and their sanity, and finds out a great deal about herself
and her own relationships in the process. Original, provocative, and
highly controversial, this was Dutch director Gorris' debut film in
Discussion immediately following, led by Dr. Diana Hume George,
Professor of English, and Penn State-Behrend student William
• Cutting students out of college
loan programs who are from
schools where loan default rates
are above a certain rate.
The provisions "are definitely
going to hurt student access to
federal loans," asserted Selena
Dong, legislative director for the
Blood drive competion
to be held on campus
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"We want to win the cup and
get as many people involved as
possible," said Leigh Stanesic,
president of Sigma Theta Chi.
"We're doing public service
announcements on WPSE to get
the community involved."
Stanesic explained that this
year a pizza party will be awarded
to the club or organization on
campus that has the largest
percentage of members donate
blood. The contest is open to all
organizations on campus and the
winner will be announced the
week following the blood drive.
To be eligible to give blood, a
donor must be between the ages
of 17 and 65, weigh at least 110
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United States Student
Association (USSA), a
Washington D.C.-based
organization that represents
student government presidents.
pounds, and be in general goon
The entire donation process
takes approximately 30 to 45
minutes. It consists of a
questionnaire, a mini-physical of
blood pressure and temperature,
the actual donation, and a
refreshment period. The actual
donation of one pint of blood
takes only 5 to 7 minutes.
A single donation can help up
to four patients because the blood
is divided into four components.
Red blood cells help surgery,
platelets help leukemia and cancer
patients, plasma helps accident
and burn victims, and
cryoprecipitate helps