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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 V0L.73 NO. 16 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1995 Loyola University New Orleans Marriott restructures service, lays off employees By EMILY DREW Managing Editor Amid the changes in cashier placement, self-service and food court operation hours, some less noticeable changes affect Loyola Dining services this semester. Marriott Management Service began restructuring, which included laying off two employees, losing several others, including management, and filling the remaining hours with student employees. An internal consulting group evaluated Loyola Dining to determine where to cut costs and better meet students' needs. It made the suggestion to cut employee hours by 400 and combine the duties of six managers into the work of four. Steve Swan, former retail manager, was one of the two managers cut from Loyola's team. "Their idea is to take a student's dollar and make it more valuable," he said. "It's a waste of students' money to say that we need more management and workers when we don't." Two of the other Marriott employees were let go, and, according to John Perkinson, director of Dining Services, several others did not return after the break because they "heard a rumor that they would be laid off." The hours left by their absences have been filled by moving other employees into the vacant slots and then filling those remaining hours with student employees. Perkinson acknowledged that it would not be legal to lay off employees and hire students in their place. He said that the former employees were offered options such as split shifts, weekend hours and other odd hours as an alternative to being laid off and opted not to accept the offer. "I'm sure Loyola doesn't want to see people treated unfairly," Swan said. "But they are not concerned about who they have to lay off for restructuring; they are concerned about the students." However, critics say that at a Jesuit institution concerned with social justice, Loyola should also be concerned with employees. According to the Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., president of Catholic Charities USA, traditional Catholic social teaching has often talked about the priority workers should have to maintain their current positions. "Every employer has to make balanced, economic decisions which are moral," he said. "There is no absolute right to a job; you don't have the obligation to maintain the employment of everyone. But you do have the obligation to help them transition into other work." Perkinson believes that students are not willing to pay the price for operation and employee hours as they stood last semester. "I can't continue to operate at a deficit," he said. "Our primary obligation is to our students," said Tim Barnett, director of the Danna Center and Student Activities. 'They should be able to find jobs if they need them on our campus." One of the students hired, Tyna Cichewicz, marketing freshman, agreed. 'This job is convenient because 1 live on campus and I don't have a car; and since I need a job, this is easier to get to." By DORLENE DUNNE New cashier's island is part of Marriott's restructuring Different chancellor duties suggest options for Carter By DOMINIC MASSA Staff writer As Loyola plans to expand its administrative structure with the addition of the position of chancellor, a look at other Jesuit universities shows some variation in the responsibilities of chancellors. The Rev. James Carter. S.J., university president, retires Aug. 1 and will become the university's first chancellor. The Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J. will replace Carter as president. At most Jesuit institutions, retiring presidents who are named chancellor assist with development, fundraising and public relations efforts. At public universities, however, the title "chancellor" has a different meaning. Norb Tlachac, assistant to the president of Marquette University, a Jesuit school, emphasized the inconsistency throughout higher education in terms of what the title "chancellor" means. "At many state universities, the chancellor is head or CEO of one of the university campuses and reports to the president of the university system," Tlachac said. "In our system, the chancellor reports to the president, is a major staff officer and maintains a staff to assist with development, public relations and fundraising," he added. Carter said his main responsibilites as chancellor will be assisting with fundraising and development, though Knoth will decide the areas Carter will specialize in. The Rev. James Loughran, S.J., Fordham University academic vice president, said the benefits of a former president serving as chancellor are numerous. "He can maintain contacts with many benefactors and friends he has made throughout the years and, like Fr. Carter, the chancellors often have a very strong presence in the city and the state that is invaluable," he said. Loughran said he wishes he would have utilized the benefit of his chancellor's experience more during his term as president of Loyola Marymount University. "The two previous presidents were both alive and kicking when I became president of Loyola Marymount. with one serving as chancellor and the other as chancellor emeritus," Loughran said. Some Jesuit universities, like Loyola Marymount, have established the position of chancellor emeritus to honor retiring presidents. "At St. Louis University, we have a chancellor and chancellor emeritus. Both are former presidents with full-time staffs and report to the president," said Matthew Hathaway, St. Louis' University News editor. "Their roles are somewhat symbolic, though they do assist with fundraising since their name is known throughout the community," Hathaway said, "though it does depend on their age to what extent they are involved." At St. Peter's College in New Jersey, the retiring president Fr. Daniel Degnan has little desire to become chancellor because of other interests. "He plans to go on sabbatical and continue his research on St. Thomas Aquinas and just pursue other interests," said Jim Morgan, St. Peter's vice president for advancement. Carter said his position as chancellor will be fulltime, with a possible office in Greenville Hall on the Broadway campus. He will remain on campus throughout the transition period but hopes to pursue other interests as his schedule changes. "I'm hoping to reserve some time for myself for scholarly activities," he said, "but I will certainly be around to see that Fr. Knoth's transition is smooth." Hands-on Experience Public Safety made identification cards for neighborhood children on Saturday. The cards with the child's picture and finger prints are used to prevent them from getting lost during Carnival. By DORLENE DUNNE Organizations plead for funding By NICK VACCARO Staff writer Student organizations made one last attempt to justify funding at the Student Government Association Board of Appeals Hearing on Feb. 13. The Board completed its suggestions for funding and passed them on to SGA Congress the next day. Congress, which is allowed one week to make the final decision, posted its results on Feb. 15. According to Congress member Aucoin, secondyear law student. Congress agreed to pass the Ways and Means Committee's suggestions without review. "Congress has a duty to review the Ways and Means allocations and it simply was not done this semester," Aucoin said. SGA Vice President Katy Montgomery, political science junior, presides as Chairwoman of Congress. Aucoin said that if Montgomery would have insisted that Congress take more time to review, then they would have. "She didn't do her job," Aucoin said. "She is supposed to advise Congress. When it became obvious that Congress had not done its job, she should've insisted that they take another week to review the allocations." See SGA, Pg. 3 dgdgsadg dgdsgsd P M " Photography exhibit ■UK takes a realistic look at the human body.
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