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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 75 NO. 11 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1996 Loyola to break ground on site for new library By PIERCE PRESLEY Staff writer Loyola plans to break ground today at 10 a.m. to signal the construction of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library and launch the public phase of its capital campaign. The library is expected to cost more than $20 million. The ceremony will take place on the main campus at the site of the future library. A brunch in the Peace Quad will follow. All faculty, staff, students and guests are invited. Expected attendees also include major benefactors, board of trustee members, Robert Monroe and members of the Monroe Foundation and former U.S. Rep. Lindy Boggs. Today's groundbreaking is expected to culminate in the 550,000 volume, 150,000 square foot library's completion in October 1998. Among the technological features of the new library will be computer network access at every table and carrel, over 100 computer work stations, three microcomputer labs, two multimedia classrooms and the Lindy Boggs Literacy Center. The literacy center will be dedicated to combating literacy and will serve as a national model for promoting literacy. Before his death, J. Edgar Monroe saw the need for a new library and provided the initial $7.5 million to begin the project. □ Capital Campaign Enters Public Phase The capital campaign has just completed its internal phase, which focused on faculty contributions. Currently 77 percent of faculty and staff have contributed to the campaign, according to Sherri Smith, director of capital campaigns. As of Nov. 1, the campaign has raised $31.3 million, or 63 percent, of the $50 million directors hope to achieve. In the public phase, alumni, parents, corporations and foundations will be asked for donations. Major commitments from the New Orleans area include: the Booth-Bricker Foundation, The Times-Picayune and Whitney National Bank. The campaign will start in New Orleans and then move outward in a series of smaller campaigns targeted at major cities with large numbers of alumni. The funds raised during the campaign will be divided into $30 million for the Live on Tour Mark Santaromita, drama/communications sophomore, gives tours of Loyola's campus to a prospective student. By ERINN JOYCE Roussell departs before formal retirement date By ROSE FRENCH News Editor Norman Roussell, vice president for Administration, had planned to formally retire from his position on July 31,1997, but instead requested a leave of absence that became effective Nov. 18. Apart from his position, Roussell has served the university for 20 years in promoting student education, Jesuit values and racial equalities, the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president, said in a Nov. 14 memo announcing Roussell's premature retirement. "When you sit down with the files and look at the course of somebody's 20-year career at the university and then to see all the things he accomplished ... it's really stellar the contribution Dr. Roussell has made here," Knoth stated. Barbara Ewell, City College professor and Affirmative Action committee member, agreed but also expressed some concern overßoussell's early retirement. "The abruptness of Dr. Roussell's departure certainly suggests that his point of view may no longer be welcome," Ewell said. "He's not going to another job. He planned to leave in July. I have to wonder why he is leaving." An Affirmative Action committee Reported rape in Biever under investigation by authorities By ALLISON TEMPLET News Editor An 18-year-old female student has reported she was raped in Biever Hall on Nov. 7. According to Lt. Marlon Defillo of the New Orleans Police Department, the victim reportedly went to a lounge on the night of the incident where she met a man who returned to campus with her. The two "socialized" in her dorm room. where the crime allegedly took place, the report said. The victim filed a formal complaint to the police department on Nov. 11, four day slater. The incident was classified on the Public Safety summary report as "simple rape." Roger Pinac, Public Safety investigator, described simple rape as forced sexual intercourse where the victim is incapable of resisting or understanding. "Basically, the difference between aggravated rape and simple rape is that simple rape is a rape where there is no use of force," said Pinac. Defillo and Pinac said that the incident is under investigation by the NOPD and Public Safety. Pinac said he is waiting for test results on evidence that was sent to a crime lab for analysis. After more investigation, a decision will be made as to whether or not to make an arrest and present the case to the District Attorney's office, he said. According to Pinac, there is a suspect, but he would not identify him. Reports have been filed with the university's disciplinary system, and Pinac said the university itself may bring some kind of charges against the suspect. Vincent Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs, said the case is presently under adjudication, but would not provide any additional information. Robert Reed, director of Residential Life, declined to comment. Student arrested at protest By ALLISON TEMPLET News Editor Dave Capasso, a senior Loyola law student, was one of 60 demonstrators arrested last Saturday protesting against the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Ga. The 60 people, aged 27 to 77, were arrested after trespassing on the grounds of the fort to plant crosses in memory of those killed by graduates of the School of the Americas. The demonstrators walked towards the actual school, but police were waiting to arrest them a quarter of a mile from the gate, according to Capasso. The demonstrators peacefully boarded a bus the police had brought to take them to an army detention center where they were charged. Capasso said the police treated them kindly, giving them coffee and cookies during the two and a half hours they spent at the detention center. A meeting was held the night before the incident for those willing to take part in the "civil disobedience," knowing they would be arrested, Capasso said. At first, he was wary of participating, but was inspired by the number of people who showed up at the meeting. "I saw 70 people ready to get arrested, and it was a powerful, moving feeling," he said. Altogether, five Loyola students travelled to Georgia to call for the closure of the School of the Americas. The group included Thad Crouch, religious studies senior; Stephen Meyers, English senior; Daniel Velazquez, history junior; and Luis Cintado, religious studies graduate student, all of whom did not participate in the trespassing. The trip was organized by Tom Egan, part-time City College instructor and member of the New Orleans chapter of Pax Christi, a Catholic humanitarian organization. Each of those arrested was issued a citation for criminal trespassing and was See GROUND, Pg. 4 See PROTEST, Pg. 3 See ROUSSELL, Pg 4 Feeding Frenzy Marriott food service to complete contract. ■ill ■■ Pg.3 Still Spikin' regi°nal championship. Shot Photojournalist Alex t Brandon searches for the r i * perfect shots. Pg.B The Maroon will not appear next week because of the Thanksgiving holidays. We will resume publication on Dec. 6.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 75 No. 11|
|Publisher||Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)|
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