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    Where does your tuition dollar go?
And wheaeivin the thousand mote oftfaon go next yeai?
by Suzyn Smith
The recent rise in tuition has
caused many students to ask where tu
ition money goes. The chart at left
shows this year’s budget, broken down
as if it were a
other 7 cents
Riysical Hant,
Residence hals and
dining services
18 cents
hstructional and
Educational Services
22 cents
hstitutional Support
18 cents
Rnancial Aid
16 cents
Student Services
19 cents
New Cafe opens on
Main Street
by Christine Alexis Aubain
Simply Baskets cafe, opened on March 11, 1998,
provides Laurinburg go-ers with nightly entertainment.
The cafe is located at 2215 Main Street. Simply
Baskets cafe is a coffee house that will offer live enter
tainment by local artists every Thursday night, varieties
of coffees, books and a cozy environment.
Performing at the opening was our very own St.
Andrews Presbyterian College professor/artist David Lee
Fish. Professor Fish will be a regular performer at the cafe
on Thursday nights.
Betty Toussaint, a senior at St. Andrews, said “I
like the cafe’s cozy atmosphere and friendly service.
Frankly, I would come again.”
Prior to becoming a cafe, Simply Baskets was a store
that made and sold gift baskets. According to Linda
Manning, co-owner of Simply Baskets, customers came
® and asked for coffee. After a length of time, the de
mand for coffee grew, so both Linda and her husband,
^ymond Manning, decided to expand the business and
it into a cafe.
chart, however,
does not reflect
the thousand
dollar tuition in
crease that will
come next year.
The money
from this in
crease was an
nounced in a
letter from
Board put into
student mail
Gearhart, Vice
President of Fi
nance, says the tuition hike will bring
us closer to the day when St. An
drews is more financially
independant, relying less on dona
tions, so that these donations can
go for more scholarships, a better en
dowment and other extras.
“We need to reduce our reli
ance on gift income for operating ex
penses, ” Gearhart said.
Students may complain about
the high tuition costs, but Gearhart
says these costs are far less than
what the school spends on each stu
dent. ECRC and the fimd-raising ef
forts of the Institutional Advance
ment Office lower costs for everyone.
Gearhart said that without the help
of these outside sources of income,
tuition would be $30,000 a student.
“The cost of an education here
to the student is significantly less
than what it costs to provide that
education,” Gearhart said.
A few
other income:
Endowment income, student store,
ECRC, miscellaneous
Instructional and educational
Academic departments, library, au
dio-visual, dean’s office.
Student Services:
Student Affairs, Admissions, Reg
istrar, Burris center, Bookstore.
Institutional support:
President’s Office, Business Office,
Institutional Advancement Office,
Computer Services, Administrative
Support Center, Financial Aid Of
ECRC, student payroll, fimd trans
fers and net surplus
McGee, Prust to speak at commencement
by Suzyn Smith
Environmental studies
and Religious studies major
Sammy McGee, Philosophy
Professor Dick Prust and
Sandhills student Judi Arnold,
an education major, have been
selected as the speakers at this
year’s commencement.
Commencement will be
held at 9:30am this Saturday on
the DeTamble Library Terrace,
or in Harris Court if it rains. On
Friday, Baccalaureate will be
heldat4;00pminAvinger. That
will be followed by a reception
for the seniors and their fami
lies Aat will be held in Belk Main
Prust has already re
vealed that his speech will be
“It was hard to write
because I had to sum up
four of the most trans
forming years of our
lives into seven min
-Sammy McGee
entitled “Looking for Orange
Courtyard,” but McGee is be
ing a little more mysterious.
“It’s a secret.” she says.
But she does admit that vmting
the speech that will represent
her class has been somewhat
difficult. “It was hard to write
because I had to
sum up four of
the most trans
forming years of
our lives into
seven minutes.”
McGee said.
isn’t revealing the
exact topic of her
speech, but she
has explained
that she plans to structure her
speech with thanks at the be
ginning, a reminder of how far
her class has come and a charge
to go forth.
“I am stoked and honored
to be my classes’ graduation
speaker.” McGee said

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