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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 74 NO. 8 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1995 Banners fly for Knoth's inauguration By NICK VACCARO Staff writer The maroon and gold chrysanthemums have been planted. The banners have been raised. The inaugural lecture has been delivered. And, tomorrow, Loyola University will inaugurate its 15th president, the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J. All of this pomp commemorates the university's embarking on a new era. According to Daniel Sheridan, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, the inauguration committee, which he chairs, met twice to discuss the particulars of the Inaugural events. He said it is an important time for the university, because it is a celebration of the Knoth as leader of this university. "It is held when the community can be together," Sheridan said. "October is a likely time." Sheridan said the inauguration symbolizes a new era. "It's a time of Loyola's development and enhancement," Sheridan said. According to Sheridan, presidents of the other 28 Jesuit universities will attend the inauguration ceremony. If a president cannot attend, then usually a representative of that particular Marty advises university to keep its soul By CAJA KELLY Staff writer A soulless university is like a corpse, said Martin E. Marty, a professor in three faculties at the University of Chicago, in his inaugural lecture. He said that medical students confronted with a cadaver on the first day of class must imagine the power that the hand of the corpse had yesterday. They also have to look at the genitals, "where life comes from through the generations." It is a body without a soul, much the same way it's possible for a university to exist without a soul, Marty said. By bringing God into all the facets of a university, there is a chance for a soul to thrive, he added. He remarked that the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president, like a captain steering a ship through the storms, will be able to steer Loyola into a university with a soul, where people live full and complete lives. The lecture, entitled "The Christian Connection, the Public Conversation" was given Monday to a crowd of roughly 300 to 400 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. It focused on the role of Christianity and the art of conversation in higher education. Marty addressed several issues through a quote from Pope John Paul 11, which stated that the Catholic church has a "special interiority and a specific openness." INAUGURAL EVENTS Friday, Oct 27,2:30 p.m. — Inaugural Liturgy to be celebrated at the Jesuit Church on Baronne Street. Archbishop Francis B. Schulte will preside. Saturday, Oct. 28,10:30 a.m. — Inaugural Ceremony in front of Marquette Hall in the horseshoe (to be held in Most Holy Name of Jesus Chapel in the event of rain). Saturday, Oct. 28,12 p.m. — Inaugural Reception in Academic Quad. SOURCE: UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Former editor reflects on Knoth's personality By FRANCINE FRIEDMAN I first came in contact with Father Knoth the summer before my freshman year at Georgetown University. He was the Dean of Freshmen, and it was from him that the letter stating my class schedule as an incoming math major was sent. At the end of the letter, it said if you had any questions regarding the schedule, call Father Knoth; leave a message and he'll be sure to call you back. So there I was, 18, and certain that I did not want to spend the next four years of my life, my so-called glory days, studying computer and calculus. "Not a problem," Father Knoth told me when he returned my panic stricken call in which I told him, "I just don't know if math is really what I want to do for the rest of my life." "That's all right," he assured me. "You can wait to decide that in your sophomore year." Four years later (only one math, and no computer classes, later), I am glad to say that I have gotten to know Father Knoth as much more than the dean assigned to help freshmen through the transition from high school to college. Father Knoth was my dean, professor and, most of all, friend. I also worked with him through The HOYA, Georgetown's student-run newspaper. As a "source" for the paper, he was always conscientious By DAN OBARSKI Drink your milk The Rev. Bernard Knoth.S.J., entertains the pre-schoolers in the Children's Center. Racist fliers target SGA representative By STEPHEN STUART News Editor A newly-elected Student Government Association representative became the target of racist fliers posted in Buddig Hall last week. The target, Inger Harris, pre-med/ biology freshman, who recently became an Arts and Sciences representative, said that the fliers were found on the 1 st, 7th and 9th floors of Buddig Hall on Oct. 19 at 10:30 p.m. "From reading the flier it is a racial attack against me and the African- American race I am a part of," she said. The flier, which Harris describes as a "puzzle you have to put together," features a set of numbers and characteristics and a copy of an approved notice Harris had originally posted thanking students for their support during the election. The middle of the page displays a sentence that reads, "The moral to the story is, I'm black, in the corner, dark with a perm. And the nigga still getting paid." Harris attributes some parts of the flier to topics discussed at a recent forum on interracial relations among African- Americans organized by the Nu Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. The event was held in the Audubon Room of the Danna Center roughly a day or so before the fliers appeared, according to Harris. Delta Sigma Theta could not be reached for comment. Upon finding the flier, Harris reported the incident to Resident Assistant Tina Collins on duty. She then called Robert Reed, director of Residential Life, about the "Approved for Posting" stamp on the flier. After he explained that Residential Life did not authorize the flier and that the stamp was part of Harris's notice, he instructed her to file a report with Public Safety. Roger Pinac, Public Safety investigator, said that an investigation is in progress, but hasn't "had a lot of success without a witness" to the incident. In response to the flier, both Reed and Vincent Knipfing, vice president of Student Affairs, posted letters on the doors of Buddig expressing concern about the incident. Pinac said that there are no suspects in the incident. Reed's letter calls the incident "totally unacceptable within the context of a Catholic and Jesuit University." See PRESIDENT, Pg. 8 See MARTY, Pg. 6 See HOYA, Pg. 8 Students take to the women. ♦ ♦ ♦ SPECIAL INAUGURAL ISSUE ♦ ♦ ♦ nWM New recruits ■ Basketball team gets a from freshmen. An inside look at the man behind the Mgpresidency.
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