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The Loyola MAROON _ . , . . „,, Volume 70 N0.6 Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 - October 4,1991Tt 1 '' a, - ' Freshmen women barred from parties By Dave Miss Staff writer According to a letter mailed and delivered to all first semester freshmen women, Loyola's Panhellenic Council has adopted a rush rule that states all fall semester sorority parties will be closed to freshmen women admitted as of May 1991. Freshmen women will not be allowed to attend any National Panhellenic Conference sorority parties, whether open or closed, where alcohol is made available, and where men are present. The included sororities are Alpha Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Gamma, and Theta Phi Alpha. Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta are part of National Pan-Hellenic Council (a separate organization), and are not bound by these rush rules. "It might be taken negatively at first, but once girls see the reason behind the rule, it should be accepted," Susan Sweeney, rush chairman of Panhellenic Council, said. "A lot of universities have had this rule in effect for a while, and basically it is to give these potential rushees a look at how these sororities really operate without the alcohol or guys around," she said. "It is essentially giving these sororities all equal representation when formal rush comes around in the spring," Ingrid Coco, Panhellenic President, said. 'This is a national direction, in order to avoid problems of the past." "I don' t know if I like it," Priscilla Cano, an international business freshman, said. "At these parties you get to see how everyone really is. We should be allowed to go so we have time to decide," she said, referring to fall semester sorority parties. Sharon Epstein, psychology sophomore, agreed. "Dirty rushing is going to happen regardless of whether it's at a sorority party, in class, or in the Wolf Pub. Rush can be misleading. These parties show you a whole side of a sorority that you just don't see during spring rush. One sorority was rush- "The Panhellinic Council should give us the benefit of the doubt on whether or not we are mature enough to objectively look at a sorority at their party." —Sharon Epstein Psychology sophomore ing hard last semester, and I think I would have joined if I didn't already know about them." "The Panhellenic Council should give us the benefit of the doubt on whether or not we are mature enough to objectively look at a sorority at their party," Epstein said. All of the national chapters of the sororities involved were independently contacted A kinder, gentler protest? — George Bush's visit to New Orleans sparks criticism from local dissidents. /Photo by Alan Choate. See Photo Essay, pg. 5 WLDC to hit new airwaves on Cox channel 8 By Randy Laumann Assistant Life & Times Editor After 25 years of relative inaudibility, the sounds of WLDC can now reach Loyola's main campus residence halls with unclogged clarity. Loyola University's student-operated radio station began broadcasting Thursday over a cable linkup to Biever and Buddig Halls. The cable will allow WLDC's signal to be heard on Cox television channel 8, which brings Campus Vision, Loyola's department of Student Activities' university bulletin program, to the residence halls. The cable linkup was made possible by the installation of an electronic limiter in Campus Vision's computer control unit, which receives WLDC's signal via telephone line. The limiter balances a "hot" signal — one that is excessively strong — to deliver a clean, undistorted sound. WLDC acquired the $280 limiter last spring, but various hurdles delayed implementationimplementation of the device until Thursday. "Last semester's staff dragged their feet a bit with the limiter, but mostly it was red tape that set us back," James Maumus, communications junior and general manager of WLDC, said. Mike Douglass, communications senior and former disc jockey at WLDC, conceived the idea to broadcast the station on "We are essentially a virgin staftioln. In 25 years, this is the first time anybody can hear us." —Bill Tatar Communications sophomore Cox channel 8. He also got Cox to donate some equipment to ease the cost of the project. Sel Warren, director of engineering for Loyola's department of communications, and Bill Hydrick, engineer for the departmentdepartment of communications, advised and acted as an interface between Douglass and Cox. Warren, like the rest of WLDC's personnel , sees the cable linkup as a significant step forward for WLDC as a radio station, and Loyola as a communications college. "It will open some areas that they never had before," Warren said. 'They now have possibilities that didn't exist before." "I'm more than enthused," Bill Tatar, operations director of WLDC, said "We are essentially a virgin station. In 25 years, this is the first time anybody can hear us. I felt bad when I first came here; we couldn't reach anyone. We now have the chance of becoming a great radio station." The new cable system will supplement— if not render obsolete—the station's current medium, a carrier current, with which WLDC has operated since its inception. The carrier current is fed into the university's electrical system, but the residence halls and the Danna Center require additional equipment to interpret the signal.signal. It has typically delivered an erratic, inefficient, and often weak impulse to those trying to pick up the station on their AM dial. "Environmentally it is really weird," Maumus said. "You can hear us on a walkman almost anywhere on campus. The signal radiates from the buildings." "On a clear day, a student living in the residence halls can pick it up on his or her refrigerator," Tatar said. The signal often bleeds out onto Freret Street's electrical lines, which allows motorists on the street to pick up WLDC on their car stereo, Maumus said. Now that WLDC flows through Cox's cable system, Maumus wants his station's impulse to reach all possible outlets. His first goal is to re-implement their broadcast in the Wolf pub, which agreed to do so once the station installed the limiter. Maumus also wants to extend a cable to Cabra Hall, Loyola's residence hall on the See Sorority /page 4 See WLDC /page 5 See page 11 Gpillcpv i !
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