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THE LOYOLA MAROON VOLUME 69, N0.24 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS. LOUISIANA 70118 May 3, 1991 Knipfing says Dugan wins By Courtney Sullivan News Editor A Student Affairs ruling allowed Jim Dugan, communications junior, to be inaugurated as president Tuesday night. Vincent Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs, decided Monday on an appeal of a Student Government Association presidential run-off. Knipfing said the April 17 and 18 run-off, in which Dugan received 12 more votes than his opponent, is valid. Knipfing overruled the SG A Court of Review's decision last week to hold another presidential run-off election between Dugan and opponent B.C. Stolberg, political science junior, after the SGA Election Board filed an appeal last Wednesday. According to a memo Knipfing sent to SGA members Monday, Knipfing said he validated the April 17 and 18 election because the SGA Elections Committee was denied the opportunity to give input into the Court of Review's decision. He said the problemsofstudent'saccessibility to voting booths "did affect some student's right to vote," but did not represent fraud. The dispute developed when Stolberg contested the first election results. The court reviewed Stolberg's objections last Tuesday and ordered a recall election. Stolberg claimed that the voting booth at the Law School closed for an hour and one-half and that the main campus booth was moved with no notice to students. He also said initial vote counts revealed a 20 vote discrepancy. Shannon Coffin, accounting and finance senior and executive assistant to the SGA president, said the board appealed the decision because the Election Board was not I THE YEAR IN REVIEW AN ANALYSIS Sun sets on an agonizing year By John Davis Managing Editor noise and few details during the 1990-91 academic year. Everyone — from students to litigants to competing bookstores to the Internal Revenue Service — was trying to get information about But in the courts, in interviews, in open meetings, in letters and in silence — university administrators refused to release information about individual crimes, university spending and other information of interest to the Loyola community. ! Loyola employees' eyes only 'hilc refusing to release arrest and incident rts, the Department of Public Safety kept : information out of students' hands and in lands of Loyola employees. In March, a al court decision indicated that campus e reports about arrests and other incidents üblic record, perhaps setting a precedent I universities. Dyolu and other universities are interpreting and federal laws concerning crime reports ;rvatively, but some lawyers say Loyola 4 must release the information. In several instances tfiMtth*. this year, the Department of Public Safety — which changed its name from Security in October—refused to release specific information about certain incidents occurring off campus. Loyola officers' incident reports concerning the A&S Assembly: No confidence in Lundy By Elizabeth Mehaffey Editor in Chief Students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences voted overwhelmingly in the College Assembly Tuesday toexpressnoconfidenceinLoyola'schiefacademicofficer, the Rev. George F. Lundy SJ. The motion, introduced last month by Dr. Marcus Smith, associate professor of English, was to vote on a resolution suiting "this body has confidence in the senior vice president and Dean of Faculties to execute the duties of chief academic officer of the university." At the assembly, 75 members voted against the resolution of confidence in Lundy, while 34 members voted for the resolution of confidence. There were 10 abstentions. The vote comes after months of debate in the college on the issue of Lundy's competence. The vote was first held last November. At that vote, there were 74.5 votes of confidence in Lundy, 58 votes of no confidence, and eight abstentions. The College Assembly comprises Arts and Sciences faculty and by students who are represented proportionally by department. Full-time professors and students have one vote each, while half-time professors have half of a vote each. Last month the assembly debated the issue lor almost an hour, but Tuesday there were about ten minutes of discussion. Smith read from a prepared statement, saying that "the vote has nothing to do with Father Lundy as a man or a priest." "The issue is whether you think Father Lundy should continue to guide Loyola as its head academic officer," he said. "No one should vote for or against the motion based on emotions," he said. "I hope we will vote according to our minds and our consciences." Denis Kalob, assistant professor of sociology, read from a prepared statement defending Lundy's performance and stating that others, whom he did not name, were to blame for budget problems. Dr. James Gaffncy, chairperson of religious studies, said that while he has "entire respect for [Lundy] as a person and a priest, in exercising the role of chief academic officer, he has been a disaster." Gaffncy said Carter asked his opinion before hiring Lundy. "I said at the time it would be a very bad idea because he had virtually no experience as a university faculty member, no experience as a scholar, and he had not finished his experience as a student, "Gaffney said. In Lundy's five years as senior vice president, "I saw nothing that would not justify an I-told-you-so," Gaffney said. Gaffney said that after last semester's assembly vote he wrote a letter to Lundy explaining the faculty's criticisms of him. "To this moment I have never received a response to that letter," he said. After the results of the vote were announced, Dr. Stanislaw Makielski Jr., professor of political science and College Assembly parliamentarian, read a later from Carter to the assembly. "Twice in one academic year, the college assembly has been asked to vote on the question of confidence," Carter's letter states. "It is very distressing to me that confidence has become an issue," the letter states. "Few organizations can operate without confidence." See President/page 7 See Year /page 5 See No Confidence/page 7 Lstudyin, South O, the Border d Sec p;i»f 10 U With this issue, The Maroon ceases publication for the^iriag»e«esiet.hiblic«tk»waiie«wneAog.23.
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