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The MAROON • A Loyola tradition since 1923 • VOL. 73 NO. 2 Loyola University New Orleans SEPTEMBER 9,1994 Board of Trustees plays major role By STEPHEN STUART and CATHY NICHOLS Staff writers Unfamiliar to some Loyola students, the Board of Trustees makes decisions directly involving members of the Loyola community. According to John Levert Jr., chairman, the purpose of the Board is to set policy and establish goals for the university, prioritize goals and objectives and delegate responsibility for these goals and objectives. The Board also represents Loyola to the public and establishes and monitors university reporting procedures. "The Board also hires the president and evaluates his performance. [It] participates actively in fund-raising activities, improves the budget and evaluates it periodically, manages the assets of the university p. xluctively, establishes personal policies, periodically reviews the university bylaws and monitors the effectiveness of the university's mission," Levert said. The Rev. Lawrence Moore, S.J., Board secretary and treasurer, said the main responsibilities of the Board are preservation and financial stability of the institution and selection of the university president. Gray Parker, Endowment Committee & Trustee Selection and Evaluation Committee member "One of the long term goals of the Board is to make decisions that will make the university look stronger 10 to 15 years from now," Moore said. Newly elected Trustee Mtumishi St. J u lien, member of the Finance Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee, said his first goal is to help the university raise money to complete the new library. "Second, I will assist in any way I can to enhance the academic reputation of Loyola. I will also do whatever I can to assure that education at Loyola will remain affordable," St. Julien said. The current concern of the Board is electing a university president. Moore said the Board's charter is "crystal clear" about the selection of a president. "It is stated that the Board shall elect a president who is a U.S. citizen, a Roman Catholic priest and a member in good standing in the Society of Jesus," Moore said. According to the bylaws, the elected Mtuishi St. Julien, Finance Committee & Buildings and Grounds Commitee member president shall also be an ex-officio members of the Board and its committees. Moore said the president then appoints the vice-president, secretary and treasurer.Another duty of the Board is to set the tuition and fees for Loyola. "In January, the Board approves tuition fees, athletic fees and rates for the residence halls," Moore said. He said that the Board does not, however, seek to raise the tuition, but rather to set it. The Board also deals with the renovations and construction of buildings, such as the upcoming library. "We want to make the new library a state-of-the-art facility. We want to enhance Loyola's academic reputation; to tell faculty and prospective students that this is the place to be," St. Julien said. The Board currently has 35 members; one third are Jesuits. According to Moore, the Jesuits are elected by the Loyola corporation and the non-Jesuits are elected by the Board itself. Nominees for the Board are selected by the Trustee Selection and Evaluation Committee, who work all year long to identify prospective trustees, including those from different countries. The committee submits a list of Jesuit and non-Jesuit nominees to the Board to make the final decision. The tenure for non-Jesuits is a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms, but Jesuits may serve an term. "Longer terms are subject to those who are elected as officers of the Board. Theoretically, the term can be up to 11 years if you're elected to an office," Moore said. Moore said the Board consists of 11 committees, such as the Executive Committee, Student Affairs Committee and Legal Affairs Committee, and several committees that visit various departments, schools and universities. Newly elected trustee Gray Parker, member of the Endowment Committee and Trustee Selection and Evaluation Committee, said he is looking forward to working with the board. "I've been on a lot of boards and I was very impressed with the way this board operates," Parker said. "It seems to operate more on the basis of a public company rather than on the basis of a private educational institution." Greeks and Non-Greeks form divided line on campus Campus Divided By PETER REICHARD Business Manager Stroll through the Peace Quad on a Friday afternoon and you may notice a distinction among students sitting on the benches, standing in the walkway or sprawled in the grass—some are wearing Greek jerseys, some are not. But to many non-Greeks, the distinction runs deeper than the jerseys Greeks wear. One complaint about Loyola's Greek system is that it fosters elitism. Gatherings held under oath of secrecy, dues averaging about $225 per semester and exclusive membership policies may serve to encourage accusations of elitism. Although Greeks acknowledge Greek life is not for everyone, they say the accusations are unfair. "We're not going to have people from [housing projects], because it does cost money. But I don't think we're trying to exclude people," said Panhellenic CouncilCouncil President Abby Lorenz, communications senior and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority member. Loyola's Panhellenic Council oversees activities for on-campus sororities.Lorenz said that, in comparison with state schools, on-campus Greek organizations pay low dues. Shannon del Corral, music senior, said she refuses to join a sorority and compared paying dues to buying friends. "I cannot rationalize paying to belong to a group, paying for my friends, paying dues to participate in different functions that are not always rational or mature or logical," del Corral said. Although a percentage of dues go to philanthropies, she doesn't see Greeks displaying "the genuineness" that should be behind philanthropic work. Lorenz called the accusation that Greeks are buying their friends "ignorant."However, Adam Miller, business senior, Phi Kappa Psi member and last year's president of the Interfraternity Council, admitted be has seen people buy friends. "I've seen it happen where people who want a group of friends throw the money around," Miller said. One Loyola student who belongs to a Tulane fraternity rushed a Loyola fraternity and was accepted, but declined membership. The student, who asked that his name be withheld, said he finds Greek elitism to be a problem particular to Loyola, and not a problem with Greek organizations in general. "Loyola's fraternities are not what it's about," he said. "It's not very open, so to speak, to anyone. They don't give a lot of people a chance. "A lot of other fraternities on other campuses aren't like that," he continued. "They get to know the person first." Nevertheless, some Loyola Greeks contend that they are open and that statements to the contrary are either unfounded or reactionary. "I believe the resentment lies in the people who are excluded from the Greek Wagner Diaz, • i a; i ■KmaDonai business junior, and Phi Kappa Psi member David Moser, managing and marketing sophomore, share a moment in the Peace Quad. Staff photo by Todd Carroll SGA tries to increase fees By MICHELLE HUDSON News Editor The Student Government Association passed a resolution Tuesday to increase student fees by $10. The resolution, written by Business President Parker Bigley, business senior, states that SGA will ask the University Budget Committee to approve the increase if students vote for the change at the freshman/transfer elections, scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6. "A raise in the student fee will allow Ways and Means to fund more community projects, speaker honorariums, club sports, educational programs and conventions," said Vice President Katy Montgomery, political science senior. "It would probably allow [them] to increase the amount that's allocated for Richard Frank Grants, which funds individual projects of an academic nature. So, it would really benefit the students because it would go back to them," Montgomery said. The resolution stated the Ways and Means Committee allocated $31,000 this semester to be distributed among 120 chartered organizations. The committee was petitioned for $100,000. A student forum will be held Sep. 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Danna Center Lounge. See GREEKS, Pg. 4 Sports: Women's volleyball loses first game to Rhodes Life & Times: Students, cars and tick_£|s.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 73 No. 2|
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