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T H E M A I L

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Student Burnout
Your cover story on burnout (COLLEGE
LIFE) is coincident with three recent sui-
cides at MIT. Many students believe that
unless they succeed here they are failures
in life. But students should know that their
intelligence and talents are gifts that
should not be wasted-they can be used in
another career or developed at another,
less pressured college.
EILEEN KROLIKOWSKI
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Mass.
* * *
Most college students put themselves un-
der tremendous stress for future rewards,
viz., a good job. But education should bring
joy, not create stress. Life has so much to
offer that it's a shame if we become slaves
of our textbooks.
ALLEN HANCOCK
University of Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
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The death of loved ones often adds to the
stress that college students must cope with.
Three of my friends have had to deal with
the death of grandparents. I myself had to
cope with the grief caused by the death of

my best friend. Attempting to work and at
the same time deal with mourning creates
its own stress. Many college students are
experiencing death for the first time, and it
is necessary to recognize this. Questions
about one's own mortality and the impor-
tance of schoolwork combine with the guilt
of continuing one's life and add to the stress
of the work itself.
ANNA W. SMITH
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vt.
In the cover story on burnout, you say:
"When everything becomes too much, a
good support system-family, friends, ad-
visers-can help a lot." Fraternities and
sororities offer the student the "support
system" they're looking for. Many students
come from single-parent families or from a
family in which they were ignored. Greek
organizations supply a sense of family,
friends and counseling to their members.
Students prefer to share their problems,
anxieties and their relationships with
other students and yearn to find a place at
college that they can call home.
RHORI D. JOHNSTON, President
Syracuse University Greek Council
Syracuse University
Syracuse, N. Y

Geography Lesson
The University of Wisconsin-Stout (MUL-
TIPLE CHOICE), founded by James Huff Stout
in 1893, is not located in Stout but in
Menomonie.
DAVID M. PRICE
Borough ofManhattan Community College
The City University of New York
New York, N. Y
TV Jobs
It's not as rough out there as "Tough
Times for TV Jobs" (CAREERS) makes it out
to be. Unfortunately, most young people
coming into the halls of TV stations looking
for work know more about putting on the
right cosmetics and clothes than they do
about who's the governor and how you find
out about consumer rights. Their prepara-
tion for this business is pathetic. They think
it's all glamour and sitcoms and soaps.
ARNIE REISMAN
Special Projects Producer
WCVB-TVBoston
Boston, Mass.
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Working as an intern in the ABC News
bureau in Atlanta, I, too, found the job was
"not always stimulating," but the opportu-

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