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The Loyola Maroon Volume 70 No. 19 Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 March 13,1992 Bookstore to proceed with renovations By Katie Caillouet Staff writer Amid the normal hustle and bustle of the Danna Center, Loyola employees were busy this week transporting bookshelves, books and other supplies to a temporary home in the Wolf Den making way for a long-awaited event: the renovation of the Loyola University Bookstore. The bookstore was closed this week due to the move, and will reopen Monday, March 16 in the lower level of the Danna Center in the Wolf Den. While it may not supply items such as clothing or general books in its temporary location, all textbooks and other essentials will be available. Mary Grey Hardwick, bookstore manager, said the employees are thrilled with the renovation. "I think the fact that everyone was willing to work long hours during the last two weeks and do it in good spirit is an indication of how excited they are," she said. Along with the decision of the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president, to go ahead with the renovation, the question of funding is raised. Vincent Knipfing, vice president of Student Affairs, supports a bookstore renovation, but only if the bookstore is leased to Follett College Stores, who would foot the bill. Follett was chosen out of several national companies to manage Loyola's bookstore if the university decides to lease it. In a March 5 memorandum announcing the renovation, Knipfing said the bookstore would continue to operate under university management pending "the completion of the current review by the University Senate and the administration of the decision whether to lease the Bookstore operation or remain self-operated." The administration is still considering leasing the bookstore. Carter will, among other things, consider the recommendation made by the University Senate yesterday. Knipfing had recommended to the University Setting up shop — Mitch Tucker and Joe Sousa prepare the storeroom under the bookstore: for upcoming renovations./ Photo by Shannon White Carter selects new AVP, ends five-month search By Michael Wilson Editor in Chief The five month search for a new Academic Vice President ended last week, with Dr. David C. Danahar chosen to fill Loyola University's number two position. "I hope I can measure up to the expectations," DanaharsaidTuesday from Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he currently serves as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. University President James C. Carter, S.J., announced his decision in a faculty memorandum Monday, praising Danahar's "many qualities needed by the institution at this critical time in its history." Danahar will assume his new position July 1, replacing the Rev. George F. Lundy, S.J., who announced his resignation as senior vice president and dean of Faculties las t May, effective at the end of this semester. As AVP, Danahar will be responsible for faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, as well as the maintenance of university curricular and academic standards. A widely traveled scholar of modem European history, he will also teach within the history department. In the course of Tuesday's phone interview, Danahar expounded upon various issues raised during his Jan. 21 presentation to the faculty forum. He kept his answers fairly general, since he is not entirely familiar with the university's issues and community members. He described what he feels is his main strength, saying "when I'm with people, we're able to communicate effectively and be very direct," a skill which he feels translates into a high level of confidence in him. On the university's recent decline in admissions, he cited the similar national trend that offers no simple solutions, but stressed Loyola's need to "let people know who we are in the most effective way we can, to the broadest audience." Responding to the Feb. 28 Maroon editorial that pointed out several issues the new AVP should address, Danahar showed enthusiasm toward regular teacher evaluations, a four-year scholarship program and a maximum nine hour faculty teaching load. Danahar was selected from a pool of about 110 applicants, which the AVP Search Committee narrowed gradually over the course of the past two months through extensive interviews and candidate visitation sessions. Dr. David C. Danahar New 'compromise' puts scholarship dispute to rest By Tina Bergeron Associate News editor University President James C. Carter, S.J., approved arecommendationof the Scholarships and Financial Aid Policy Committee to discontinue the Presidential Scholarships program and implement a new scholarship plan. The new scholarship program will provide 10 academic awards, each consisting of a full tuition scholarship and free room in Loyola's residence halls for four years, beginning in the fall of 1993. The scholarships will be called "The Ignatian Scholarships for Academic Excellence." The Presidential Scholarship program offers 25 full scholarships. The money saved from the IS eliminated scholarships will be available for merit scholarships, Dr. Vernon Gregson, professor of religious studies and member of the Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee, said. The committee's recommendation for the new program came after an earlier committee proposal to eliminate the PS program brought protests by members of both the Standing Council of Academic Planning and the University Senate. Carter approved the recommended elimination of Presidential Scholarships at first, but later he asked the Financial Aid Policy Committee to reconvene and further discuss the matter. Dr. Norman Roussell, vice president for Administration, withdrew the proposal during a forum Feb. 5. Roussell based the proposed elimination of the Presidential Scholarship program on what he called in the forum LoyolaV'scrious financial situation." The earlier proposal would have replaced full scholarships with an increase in partial-tuition merit scholarships. Gregson called the new Ignatian Scholarships an "intelligent compromise solution" to the argument over whether or not to eliminate the PS program. In addition, Gregson feels the new scholarship will help better utilize the university's limited funds to bring in better students. Gradually, the PS recipients' SAT scores have lowered, getting closer to the scores of Merit scholars, he said. The new program will make Loyola more competitive in attracting top high school students, he added. See Bookstore/ page 3 See Scholars / page 3 Inside this week... I J\ // ss // % I | Low-rent housing or economic Lprison? / I /See page 11. | The Maroon will not publish next week due to midterms. Publication will resume March 27.
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