t ante m VOL. 21 NO. 9 ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE FRIDAY. MARCH 11. 1983 S. A. Students Gain A World Of Experience By DW^AYNE SNOWDEN The land of the famous Alps, the world’s finest .chocolate and authentic Swiss watches was the site of a winter term trip attended by a group of St. Andrews students and College pastor Bob Martin and his wife Billie. The entourage, which in cluded Pam Donaldson. Lisa Phillips, Beth Thomas. Chuck Booker, Withers An drews, Laura Durfee and Jennie Wilhelm, attended the World Council of Churches at the Ecumenical Institute and stayed at the Chateau de Bossey at Celigny. Switzerland. The St. Andrews group at tended various lectures given by religious speakers, par ticipated in discussions con cerning pertinent social and religious issues, shared the American culture to the various groups and sects and in return learned about their cultures and customs. “I wanted to go to Switzerland and learn more about world churches.” said Phillips, a junior from Laurinburg. “I wanted to see what it was all about.” The trip was a perfect op portunity for international law major Jennie Wilhelm to test the waters and see how she could interact in an inter national environment. “We traveled a lot. We reflected on things we learn ed. On a personal level, the trip proved that I could func tion well in an international community,” said Wilhelm. Wilhelm further com mented that although the trip was an enjoyable one, the group had to overcome a variety of tensions. “We (various countries) didn’t speak a common language. Everything had to be translated simultaneously.” said Wilhelm. “Also, one of the graduate students (a 40 year old man from Brazil) died.” According to Wilhelm each religious group stressed something different. Also, the issue of women’s rights became a hot topic of debate. “The women took the issue seriously. Three- fourths of the men found it trivial. The East European delegates were adamant. Per sonally, this was frustrating,” said Wilhelm. When entering any new country a language barrier is encountered. Also, tourists from the United States must deal with the image of the “ugly American.” Freshman Laura Durfee felt a certain level of hostility from people from other countries. “It was fun seeing how America is perceived. Pepole view Americans as wealthy snobs. Some Geramns weren’t very welcome towards us. You almost felt The group of S.A. students who traveled to Switzerland during the winter term Global Glance In what was a surprise to many fans around the ACC, Virginia’s center Ralph Sampson was named player of the year over North Carolina’s Michael Jordan. The 7-foot-4 center averaged '8.5 points and 12.3 re bounds per game and had a pecent field goal accuracy while leading the CavaUers a 25-3 record. Pope John Paul II asked thousand of onlookers to pray for peace'in his first trip to the war torn country of El Salvador. Amid death threats from the leftist' and rightest factions in El Salvador the Pontiff told the estimated crowd of 1 milhon people to end the war in Cen tral America that has “sown the land with gi^ ■ The Persian Gulf oil pro ducers, in an effort to achieve soUdarity and avoid an all-out price war. agreed Sunday to lower the price of a barrel of oil from $34 to $28.50. The price drop was also made to compete with African and North Sea ex porters. who had earlier lowered the price of their oil to $30 a barrel. The only country in the 13 member OPEC cartel that refused to drop their oil prices was Iran, who wanted their quota of barrels produced per day in creased. like you had to apologize for being American,” said Durfee. Durfee noted that one of the best this about the trip was the exposure which the students received to other parts of the world. “The trip opened up a whole new sense about what other parts of the world are like,” said Durfee. “There are some subtle differences between Americans and the Swiss. For example, in Switzerland men told hands and people are generally more prone to touch.” One St. Andrews student who had ample time to learn more about the countrv of Nigeria was Chuck Bboker who was stranded in a Geneva train station with a Nigerian refugee named Mohammed. Fortunately, Booker bare ly had enough money to return safely to the Chateau de Bossy the following morn ing. “The atmosphere of the symposium was ; adverse. At first we weren’t welcome or well prepared. The graduates had been earring on the sym posium since November.” said Booker. “Overall, it was very pleasant. We went ski ing in the Alps and had the option of further traveUng to Venice or Paris.” The new Scotland memorial Hospital Colleges Use Innovative Ways To Raise Funds '»"i_ _ lrir»rlc rtf \1 The campus of Park College in rural Missouri happens to cover over 800 acres of rich limestone deposits. Soon, of ficials plan to mine and sell the limestone, and then lease out the excavated caverns as underground warehouse and office space. The scheme may sound odd or even far-fetched, but administrators at Park don’t have much choice. They say it’s the best way they have to make up for federal and state funding cuts the school has suffered over the last few years. Colleges everywhere are resorting to schemes and somewhat-eccentric strategies in this, the third year of a prolonged depres sion in college revenues. St. Andrews Presbyterian College, for example, leased out 10 acres of land to a shopping center, sold 40 to a hospital, and is readying more land for sale to private residential developers. To some, particularly in the Reagan administration, all this is great news. “Colleges are coming up with all kinds of ways to replace money they have lost from funding decreases,” ex ults U.S. Dept, of Education spokesman Duncan Helmrich. Such creativity in getting money is “proving that a lot can be done, as President Reagan said, when you put your mind to it.” he asserts. The president, of course, has argued that colleges have been too dependent on federal support, and that once cut off, they’d find some new ways to support themselves. “I don’t share the view of some that the cuts being made in higher education will bring about disaster, agrees David McKinney, financial affairs vice president at the University of Idaho. “We’ve got to get the federal deficit down, and we’ve all got to tighten our belts a little. A lot of people in higher education are blow ing smoke,” he adds, “but there’s still no fire.” With nowhere to turn for help, then, the schools have been feverishly trying to turn necessity into invention in fundraising.

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