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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 75 NO. 10 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1996 Three face criminal charges for scuffle By STEPHEN STUART Editor in Chief A scuffle last weekend among Public Safety officers and three Biever Hall residents resulted in the students' arrests and conflicting stories on what happened. The three arrested students, all freshmen, were Ray Ingram, 23; Alejandro Cento, 19;andKeenanGrote, 18. All three were charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace. Ingram was also charged with criminal damage to property. After the students were arrested, the New Orleans Police Department formally booked them on the charges and locked them in jail until they were released on bail. The events leading to the scuffle apparently began early Saturday morning at a local lounge. Ingram and Grote had argued there and continued after returning to Loyola at about 4:15 a.m. Daniel Velazquez, history junior and the Biever Hall desk assistant on duly at the time, saw them arguing on the Buddig Hall porch and called Public Safety. Another witness, Eric Delgado, international business sophomore, returned to Loyola at the time they were arguing and noticed them yelling at each other. "It seemed to me that Ray was really frustrated," said Delgado, a Biever DA not on duty that night who knew Ingram and Grote. Minutes after Public Safety received the call, a female officer responded to the incident from the inside of Buddig Hall, according to Velazquez. Public Safety investigator Roger Pinac said she stepped between Ingram and Grote to separate them. "The individuals appeared to have been drinking excessively," Pinac said. As Ingram grew angrier, the officer tried to restrain him. Grote grabbed her arm, saying that the situation was "not a big deal," Pinac said. Another Public Safety officer arrived on the scene and stepped into the situation. A struggle ensued in which an officer's glasses were knocked off and badge was torn from his shirt. One officer was hit in the mouth and ended up with a bloody lip, said Patrick Bailey, director of Public Safety. During the scuffle. Cento approached and hooked one of the officers around the neck with his arm. Bailey said. But Delgado told a different story. He said the first officer on the scene saw the two arguing and grabbed Ingram from behind, pulled him away and pushed him against the wall. The officer failed to identify herself, Delgado said, causing Ingram to react with surprise and swing his arm back, striking the officer. None of the arrested students commented on the case. Ingram did not answer his phone, and Cento did not return repeated calls. Grote was contacted but declined comment on the advice of his lawyer. Loyola discusses changing financial aid packaging By ROSE FRENCH News Editor The process known as "leveraging," or net revenue-based financial aid packaging, was presented and discussed at the university faculty senate meeting Nov. 7. The new practice has been implemented in an effort to achieve university enrollment and revenue goals/ . Trumpeted to help administrators as well as admissions and financial aid counselors, leveraging was outlined in a presentation by Nan Massingill, director of admissions, and Daniel Sheridan, vice president for Academic Affairs, during the meeting. Simply put, this complex process gears financial aid packages toward the individual in order to attract more qualifed and able-to-pay students. Last week, Sheridan said leveraging involves giving "preferential or specific financial aid packages to target specific groups of students," rather than grouping students according to their academic profiles. "Basically what they do is line students on a grid and say if you've got this score and this amount of need you get $3,500. What this is doing is going in and looking at each individual in that box," Sheridan said. Close study and analysis will also focus on the profiles of current and previous students — as well as those who apply to Loyola but do not come — in order to find out the type of students Loyola should be targeting. "By carefully analyzing previous students, you can almost figure out, at hghg Average High School GPA 3.5 or above 52.4% 3.0 or above 78.9% 2.5 or above 95.3% Average Test Scores SAT Verbal 599 SAT Math 562 SAT Combined 1161 ACT Composite 25.4 • Statistics from Loyola's preliminary profile of 1996 freshman class. National lest scores are now easily accessible for admissions officers through predictive modeling. least in a statistical probablility, what kind of financial aid award it is that tips the balance in favor of the student applying and coming to the university," Sheridan said. According to a Sept. 13 article in The Allegations of hazing investigated By JENNIFER LEVASSEUR Life and Times Editor An alleged hazing incident involving Gamma Phi Beta sorority has prompted an investigation by Student Affairs and the sorority. At least two members have quit the organization in the past few weeks: Melissa Ritchie, political science senior, and Karamia Grant, psychology senior. Up to 10 more members are considering resignation, Ritchie said. Ritchie and Grant were not involved in the incident. Grant declined to comment on her resignation. Ritchie claimed she did not quit solely because of the alleged hazing incident, but called it "the last straw." Ritchie, the former membership vice president of the sorority, said this year's president, Margarita Perez, has handled many aspects of the sorority improperly. "Margarita has only her vision of how the sorority should run. She doesn't take into account others' opinions," Ritchie said. Perez, history/education senior, continued to do things members advised her against, Ritchie said. She did not believe that Perez handled sorority business correctly. Perez refused to comment. Several other members were also contacted for comment but declined. By SARAH BARNETT Slip and Slide Jeremy Grant, music senior, plays his trombone for former conductor of the President's Own Marine Band, Colonel John Bourgeois. Drunken Loyola student hits Tulane campus officer with car By ROSE FRENCH News Editor Twenty-year-old Loyola student Jayme Naquin, English junior, was accused of hitting a Tulane campus officer while driving drunk last Saturday morning around 8 a.m. According to a Nov. 10 Times- Picayune article, Naquin was allegedly seen swerving in the 6400 block of Freret Street where she hit the officer. When reached for comment, Naquin, a Buddig Hall resident, declined to respond citing legal reasons. Edwin Riley Jr., the bike officer hit by Naquin's gray Toyota Corolla, suffered no permanent damages from the accident, said New Orleans Police Department Spokesman Lt. Marlon Defillo. Riley was giving directions early Saturday morning to someone when Naquin's car appeared and swerved to the right, hitting and propelling Riley from his bike. Naquin then sped from the scene. A witness followed Naquin's dented car to a I\ilane parking garage where she was later apprehended by authorities and arrested 10 minutes following the accident. Charged with reckless driving, hitand-run and driving while intoxicated, Naquin was released on a $1,080 bond Saturday. Loyola students who were asked to comment on the accident agreed the act elicited memories of TUlane student Josh Gimelstob, who was also accused of See ARREST, Pg. 5 See HAZE, Pg. 4 See HIT, Pg. 5 See AID, Pg. 3 HT| Dreamy Dean m| the state's administrator hgh A Few Good Tunes Colonel Bourgeois returns to s roots to teach ant'
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