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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 73 NO. 10 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1994 College of Business offers alternative for new library plan By STEPHEN STUART Staff writer The College of Business Administration issued a document which states that the plans for the new library will affect the college's operation.According to Michael Saliba, associate professor of business, five members of the business faculty organized the Jan. 24 document, titled "Concerns of Business Faculty Regarding New Library Plans," because it "reflects the feelings of the entire business faculty." The document, which has been submitted to the University Senate, states that the library plan places a larger than necessary portion of the costs on business students, faculty and staff. It also lists concerns about access to Miller Hall's computer lab and space usage. Jerry Dauterive, interim dean of the Business College, said that the college is not trying to disrupt plans for the new library, but is concerned about the library's impact on the college."The College of Business is not trying to halt the library plans, because we are very supportive of the library project," he said. "These are concerns that we saw because it [the library] would have a much larger impact on us physically than it would if you were over in Communications, Bobet or Marquette," Dauterive said. Another issue the Business College is concerned about is the necessary relocation of the Small Business Development Cenifcr, presently located on the first floor of Miller Hall. The center must be relocated when the wall closing the north entrance to Miller Hall and the corridor leading to the Center would be built. Since the document was first publicized, architects have redrawn the wall so that access to the Center is still available, Saliba said. Another concern the document focused on is loss of access to the computer lab on the fourth floor of Miller Hall. The current library plan will connect the library, which will surround Miller Hall on the north and west sides, to the section containing the Media Center, Miller Hall library and the computer lab and separate them from the rest of Miller Hall. David Danahar, academic vice president and dean of faculties, said that there is a lot of concern about the lack of access from Miller Hall to the library. "From the library's point of view, this is for security reasons. Modern libraries have only one entrance and exit to control theft," Danahar said. The business faculty's document states that "the absence of such a lab in our building would be detrimental to our programs, as it will significantly reduce our educational productivity and service to students." Allen Sparks, interim director of Academic Computing Services, said that the computer lab will be relocatedrelocated to the first floor of the new library. Also, all of the equipment, including equipment donated by various businesses, will be moved there. According to Sparks, the new computer labs will be accessable through not only the main entrance By TODD CARROLL The parking lot between Gaudin Hall and the Danna Center will be a thing of the past when the new library plans are carried out. Faculty in the Business College contend that the plans will hinder their classes. A&S College changes Common Curriculum requirements By MICHELLE HUDSON News Editor Currently students are to take either History 122 or 124 to fulfill part of their Common Curriculum requirements. But incoming Fall 1995 Arts and Sciences students will have to take both courses to fulfill Loyola's Common Curriculum requirements.Last year David Moore, associate professor and History Department chairman, sent a letter dated Sept. 30,1993, to Robert Rowland, dean of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the Common Curriculum Committee, in which he stated that history professors did not think that the university was giving students a complete academic experience by requiring them to take only one history class. Rowland reviewed the letter and presented it to the Common Curriculum | Committee and the Council of Chairs. The two groups examined the letter's proposal and bought it to the Arts and Sciences College Assembly, which has student representatives. They voted Dec. 9, 1993, to change the curriculum. "The main motion that it be a two semester requirement passed nearly unanimously by a voice vote," Rowland said. "[The College Assembly voted on May 3] 88 for, 28 against, 5 invalid." The letter also outlined a structure for the courses and an average number of seats, sections and credit hours. It asked that the Common Curriculum Committee go back to the curriculum of 1970 when students had to take both history courses. Moore noted in the letter that the College of Business revived the concept in 1992. The letter stated: "The appropriate remedy is to reinstate the Common Curriculum requirement that students take the entire two-semester history survey of humanity. Loyola's College of Business Administration drew this conclusion two years ago. It found its own Common Curriculum deficient and restructured it to require both World Civilization I and 11. Their reasoning was that only these two courses presume to cover the total history of humanity and instill in our students a universal perspective of the forces that have shaped our world." Moore included tfie business college's vote distribution information in footnotes of the letter. It was derived from a telephone conversation with the college's interim dean, Jerry Dauterive. It reads, "[Dauterive] reported that the [business college] strongly supported the World Civilizations I and II requirement, about which there was little debate, and that when the college voted in Spring, 1992, on that total curriculum package, the vote-was two-thirds to one-third in favor." Moore addressed seating section arrangements as well. In the letter he requested that the university hire one fulltime professor to help teach History 122 and 124. However, the request was denied. Rowland said that the several departments in Arts and Sciences have asked for additional faculty, but there are not enough funds to finance everyone's requests."Well, lots of departments are requesting faculty," Rowland said. "The prioritized list of requests has a new chemistry faculty and new psychology faculty. And the two seriously need to be addressed and there are others in various other departments that are pending before the Salaries Scales and New Positions subcommittee of the University Budget Committee."There are some departments [where] requests for faculty were endorsed and transmitted to that committee under requests,requests, but were not endorsed at the college level." "It didn't make pedagogical sense to give students half of world history or a choice to take either. It-must be done in its totality and not in some arbitrary half," he said. History 122 will discuss St. Ignatius of Loyola's role in history towards the end of the section. History 124 will pick up at that point and discuss Loyola's mission. This will, according to Moore, will link the courses together. Rowland said that using St. Ignatius to incorporate the two courses is a good idea, but it will not be the main focus of the courses. "Well, I think it's a nice way to combine Loyola's Jesuit traditions with world civilizations, and it makes a nice break," Rowland said. "It won't be, obviously, the major focus of course and [shows] how the course [meets] the mission." See LIBRARY Pg. 4 University Relations helps put community spotlight on Loyola. Wolfpack basketball team strikes gold against Xavier. R Amputated Arms and the Man challenges student actors.
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