16 U. THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
Dollars And Sense NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1988
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1988 Dollars And Sense
U. THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPI
Walking for books
Sororities sponsor a
walk-a-thon to help their
Driven to success
design and build a car from
There are plenty of things
to do with a liberal arts
One student says don't
write a letter, let him
i for loan
By Matt Burgard
a The Voice
Georgetown U., DC
"Okay, Mr. Burgard, just go to
Station 17 and tell the man you're
GSL Status 2 and that you just
went, electronic today."
"Huh? I'm Status 2 and I just
went electronic today?"
"That's it. Next!"
I reach Station 17. I repeat the
"Well, that's just fine, son. Now,
do you have copies of the applica-
tion, signed, typed and, ofacourse,
Of course I don't. My mission
aborted, I slink in shame from
Station 17 while the man gives me
his best you-poor-dumb-slob look.
My resolve is firm, though. I
will not be daunted. I dig up the
required forms via Federal Ex-
press from my parents, who ex-
press reservations about my abil-
I must admit an
position does sound
as well as a little kinky.
ity to succeed bureaucratically.
But I will show them all. Especial-
ly the man at Station 17.
"Here are the forms," I say as I
return, smiling triumphantly. "I
believe you'll find them signed,
typed and, of course, in triplicate."
"So they are, my friend," he says
in a cheerful voice. Not a good
"So I can go home now, right? I
am free of you, right?"
His grin widens; I grow frantic.
"What more do you need? When
will this madness end?"
He folds his hands, mocking
sympathy, concern: "My dear fel-
low, these forms merely provide
clearance for you to receive more
forms, which must be filled out
before we can confirm your GSL 2
status. And I think you'd agree
that it is in everybody's best in-
terest that your electronic posi-
tion is approved, am I right?"
I am unsure, but I must admit
an unapproved electronic position
does sound rather uncomfortable,
See BURGARD, Page 23
When money, fun and stocks meet
Investment Club offers
students chance to learn
while making money
By Dina Alcure
The Brown and White
Lehigh U., PA
For those who have ever had a dream
of playing the stock market, and who
want just for a moment to be on the
corporate circuit of Wall Street, the
Lehigh Investment Club is for you.
The club offers students first-hand
experience in buying and trading stocks
within markets such as the American
Stock Exchange, the New York Stock
Exchange and Over the Counter stocks.
Members are armed with a $65,000
portfolio and a broker from Prudential
The membership, comprised of appro-
ximately 120 students, is divided into
groups of three or four. Each group is
given a set of money and has autonomy
to buy or to sell stock. Before a group
makes a trade, it must get approval
from the club's officers or from the club's
adviser, assistant finance professor
David Leahigh. The group which makes
the most money from the original port-
folio wins a cash prize.
"This way, people will feel closer to
their own investment," club treasurer
Karl Thunberg said. "They will have
more control over their money."
In addition to stock trading, the club
offers tips on how to look for a good stock
investment and about the investment
"Students actively participate and
take this information into the classroom
and into the future. The ... club had
greater appeal for students," club presi-
dent Jeff Gendel said.
"Our goal is not so much for students
to make money, but for them to learn,"
National contest gives
to win cash, prizes, trips
By Stacy Sweazy
Kansas State Collegian
Kansas State U.
While Wall Street tycoonssare con-
cerned with the buying and selling of
stocks, a national corporation has come
up with a similar diversion for college
The First Annual AT&T Collegiate
Investment Challenge is a competition
open to college students across the
Contending for the $200,000 in cash
and prizes are thousands of students
who began play in the stock market
challenge game this month. For an en-
try fee of $49.95, students take control
See CHALLENGE, Page 23
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By Hector Herrera
Georgia State U.
Highly publicized accounts of white-
collar crime have reached an alarming
level during the 1980s. To combat the
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ica are now attempting to educate peo-
ple about the importance of ethical be-
havior in the modern world.
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