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The Loyola MAROON Volume 70 No. 14 Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 Uanuary3l,l992 Two more Academic VP candidates face scrutiny By Kevin Patton Staff writer blies of Loyola faculty and staff in the last two On Jan. 23, Dr. Elizabeth Baer, Provost of Washington College, and on Jan. 27, Dr. Fredrick Dobney, Vice Provost for extended university serv- I ices for Washington State University and former Dean of Loyola City College [82- 87], delivered speeches on what they perceived as the most pressing trends in academia for the next decade and beyond. Common issues included multiculturalism, the future of the honors and Presidential Scholars programs, and faculty relations concerning, but not exclusively, the proposed 12 hour class Multiculturalism "Multiculturalism is going to be an important force in the coming decade, and that includes internationalization of curriculum, ethnic diversity, and gender diversity. All of these issues have unfortunately been trivialized to the pointof becoming buzz words almost" Dobney Baer said that she would like to see a multi- The Search cultural pluralism and ethnocentricity, Dobney's response was, "I wouldn't presume to say which of those [pluralism or ethnocentricity] is the correct interpretation... I don't have any of the answers to that, but the examination of the issues is critical." In response to a similar faculty question concerning free speech rights, Baei stated, "I "I don't see the role of the AVP as a censor... Politically Correctness is a red herring produced by the far right wing." Honors Program "It's an apple pie and motherhood thing. I think everyone's in favorof having bright students and providing them with opportunities." Dobney said. Baer said that we(the university) need to enhance the current honors program, which is a very important aspect of the university. Both candidates appeared to be in favor of continuing the Presidential Scholars program, which is currently under reconsideration after being cut on November 19, 1991. Faculty Relations The candidates agreed that a proposed 12 hour course load is too much. "If [the administration]The beat goes on— Former Doors drummer John Densmore signs a fan's drum in Nunemaker Hall last Tuesday night. /See page 4. Photo by Greer Gattuso University drivers angered by parking problems By Heather Bruno Staff writer Many Loyola students are upset by campus parking policies, and blame the administration for problems such as parking lot overcrowding, high prices, and weekend and evening ticketing. One major problem is the lack of space. Approximately 1300 parking spaces are available on Loyola's campus for students, faculty, staff members, and visitors to the university. Raymond Garofalo, Directorof Express Card/ Parking Services, said that locating a parking spot during peak class times can be a problem. He cited Monday and Wednesday mornings as the trouble times, but said there is little that can be done to alleviate the problem. The Parking Committee surveyed students to decide if they wanted to change the times classes were scheduled to help minimize the overcrowding problem. Garofalo said students answered the survey with a resounding "no." Garofalo said the Parking Committee responded by reducing the number of parking contracts sold to Tulane students. Last year, 150 contracts were sold to Tulane students. Now that the overcrowding problem has become an issue, Garofalo said he limited the number of parking contracts sold to Tulane students to 100. Tulane students purchasing the contracts pay a premium price of $500 to park on Loyola's campus, he said. But to some Loyola students, the cap on non- Loyola student parking contracts is unacceptable. Students maintain that overcrowding is a problem that needs to be addressed by the administration. "I think all they're after is your money," Cyd Cherie, Communications alumna, said. Other students are also finding it harder to accept what they call an "outrageously expensive" parking fee because of the inconvenience overcrowded lots cause. After the new parking garage was built, parking fees immediately jumped from $40 a year to $300 for residents and $240 for commuters, the highest university parking fee in Louisiana.Loyola's administration and its Parking Committee both justify this price by pointing to the new Freret St. parking garage. The Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president, said the parking garage cost Loyola six million dollars, a debt that should be paid off in 10-15 years. The students and faculty , whose parking fees generate approximately $312,000-s39o,oooper year, pay for this debt. He said he would rather see the students who are using the parking garage pay for it, rather than increase tuition. "Those who don't bring cars to school shouldn't have to pay," Carter said. Loyola maintains a strict parking policy. Tickets are issued 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year to violators of parking regulations. Many students believe Loyola's policy for issuing tickets should be relaxed during evening hours, weekends, and holidays. Garofalo said Loyola goes through 5000 parking tickets per year. Fines range from $20 to $75. Garofalo said no more than 50percent of issued tickets are paid, and Carter assured stu- Caught in the act -Loyola security officer Susan Wilson issues a ticket for a parking violation in the Freret St. garage./ Photo by Shannon White See Search /page 3 See Parking /page 4 Inside this week... Homegrown artists show in Danna Center Gallery. See page 11.
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