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Dollars And Sense MARCH 1989

In the classroom No pay, no play Homeless help Savvy Senior d
Find out about the latest Failure to pay student A student hunger relief A Dartmouth College
classes, from oceanography loans has far-reaching team is feeding the senior is a little busier than
to test taking. effects. homeless in Philadelphia. most students.
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Car contest challenges colege students *
15 colleges submit winning proposas, will enter road rally

By Carol Vinzant
The Daily Pennsylvanian
U. of Pennsylvania
She wore long hair, funky
leather boots and peace symbol
earrings. When she saw the cool
guy with ripped jeans and a tie-
dyed shirt across the room, she
wanted to, like, get to know him
better, wanted some insight into
his soul, wanted to see if they
would be compatible.
"What's your sign?"
That's what she would have
asked a decade ago. But now we're
too far grown up and sophisti-
cated for that. Now there's a new
opening line.
"What's your major?"
Replacing the astrological
label, the major gives more in-
sight but is still shrouded with su-
perstition and stereotypes. It also
can be used to tell a student's for-
tune. Some of the fortunes and
general traits might read as fol-
Major traits - Perceptive,
wise, laid-back, well-read. Have
contempt, deliberate ignorance,
fear and loathing of all things sci-
entific and mathematical. Sexy.
Compatible majors - History,
philosophy, psychology (history
and philosophy are on the cusps of
the English major).
Incompatible majors - Any-
thing business-related and the
natural sciences.
Fortune - Although you will
probably have no serious money,
your personal depth will make
you happy at whatever you do.
Major traits - Well-dressed
and extremely social. Irrepressi-
ble desire to speak in class.
Compatible majors - Foreign
languages, urban studies.
Incompatible majors - Any-
thing definite.
Fortune - Shut up.
International relations
Major traits - Business fringe.
This is a catch-all group. Saying
you want to be an I.R. major as a
student is like saying you want to
be a firefighter when you are five
- everyone wants to do it.
See VINZANT, Page 16

By Janell Good
University Daily Kansan
U. of Kansas
bile many
are into buying and
driving cars, there
are a few who take a
different interest.
Last fall, college
students partici-
pated in The Metha-
nol Marathon fuel
competition, spon-
sored by the Society
of Automotive En-
gineers (SAE) and
General Motors
(GM). The contest
challenged students
to redesign a car's
engine by creating
an alternative fuel
system that runs
primarily on


Six mechanical engineering students at the U. of Kansas redesigned a car's engine to run on methanol.

Winning proposals were submitted
by the following colleges and universi-
ties: California State U., Northridge;
Colorado State U.; Concordia U., Mon-
treal; Florida State U.; U. of Maryland;
U. of Michigan; Michigan Tech U.; New
York Institute of Technology; Pennsyl-
vania State U.; U. of Rochester, N.Y.; U.
of Tennessee; Texas Tech U.; Washing-
ton U., St. Louis; West Virginia and
Wichita State U., Kan.
The people submitting winning prop-
osals drove to Detroit to pick up their
car in November. They have until April
28 to complete engine modification and
to drive the car back to Detroit, where a
road rally will take place April 29.
The rally, sponsored by the Sports
Car Club of America, will begin in De-
troit and, after a series of check points,
finish in Washington, D.C. The cars will

be tested on a variety ofsubjects, includ-
ing how well they start in cold weather.
Six U. of Kansas (KU) mechanical en-
gineering students - Mark Egner,
Chris Harper, Doug Queen, Randy
Spector, Ron Moody and Jeff Pretz -
submitted one of the proposals. And
even though his team didn't win, Moody
said he benefited from the project by
learning how to turn in a proposal that
was going to be reviewed by a panel of
"As an engineering student, you have
to turn in a lot of proposals, but this
proposal (wasn't) just another home-
work assignment," Moody said. "We
(had) a chance to work on a project that
will have an impact on the transporta-
tion of the future."
Donald A. Gyorog, KU professor of

mechanical engineering, supervised the
project. He said about "50 or 60" projects
were entered.
The biggest problem, Gyorog said,
was finding time to organize the project
and obtain class credit for the project.
Donald Postman, General Motors
Corp. public relations director, said last
summer SAE asked GM to help sponsor
the fuel competition.
"We were delighted to have the oppor-
tunity," Postman said. "The competi-
tion fit in with our ongoing test prog-
rams to develop methanol as an alterna-
tive fuel source.
"Methanol is a replenishable fuel
source, a by-product of oil and gas pro-
ducts. Right now, there is little use for
methanol, because there is no engine
using this fuel," Postman said.


Golfers hack away to raise money
for university's extension campus

By Darla Carter
College Heights Herald
Western Kentucky U.
Amateur golfers raised $8,100 for
Western Kentucky U.'s (WKU) exten-
sion campus in Glasgow, Ky. last fall
when they took to the links for the first
WKU Scholarship Golf Tournamant.
The money will go to a scholarship
fund for students who will attend WKU,
Students at the Glasgow campus are
eligible for the same scholarships avail-
able for students at the main campus in
Bowling Green, Ky., but this is the first

scholarship set up specifically for them.
"The College Heights Foundation has
been doing this for 10 years for the main
campus," said Lee Robertson, coordina-
tor for the event. "This is something the
community wanted to do to let them
know we're here for them."
About 80 participants donated $100
each to play in the tournament, Robert-
son said. Glasgow businesses paid for
the tournament's expenses.
From the money generated, one scho-
larship will be awarded to a senior at
each of the 13 high schools located in the
eight-county Glasgow region.



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