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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 75 NO. 15 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1997 Bond issue nets $45 million By PIERCE PRESLEY Staff writer Loyola received $45 million for improvements on Feb. 4 when a bond issue funding a range of projects was approved and put on sale. It will fund improvements and new construction projects around Loyola's two campuses. "[The bond issue] will jump-start a whole slew of things," said the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president. New projects include a residence hall and a fiber optic computer network. Installation of the network should start almost immediately. The university is expected to begin construction on the new residence hall in 1998. Funds will also be used to renovate Cabra and Biever Hall. The improvements include new fire alarms and roof repairs and should begin later this year. The issue also funds the bulk of deferred maintenance projects. These are maintenance tasks such as painting and simple repairs on university buildings, which were previously put off. Roughly $5.7 million goes to the provost's control for the network and instructional area upgrades. About $19.6 million will be used by the Division of Student Affairs, mainly for the new residence hall. Loyola will use about $16.2 million of the bond money for defeasance, or refinancing, of a bond issue from 1994. These bonds were originally used to fihghgfihghg□ $5.7 million for network and instructional area upgrades □ $19.6 million for Student Affairs, with majority going toward new residence hall and other renovations □ $16.2 million for refinancing a bond issue from 1994 DKE faces boycott for rush fliers By SARAH SPARKS Assistant News Editor Loyola's Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils added their voices to the continuing outcry against the DKE fraternity rush flier at a Jan. 30 anti-racism meeting sponsored by the department of student activities. Richard Barnett, business junior and president of the IFC, and Mary Danna Rauchle, communications junior and president of the PHC, declared the DKE's actions "reprehensible" and "repugnant" and announced a four-point plan of action against the fraternity. "A letter will be written to local establishments who conduct business with the Deke chapter, stating that as a Greek system, we are prepared to boycott said establishments if they continue to conduct business with the Dekes," Barnett said. The letter also asks businesses to display anti-racism and anti-sexism statements in the workplace in support of the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils. Another letter will be sent to Vincent Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs, stating that, "The Interfraternity council is resolved that the Dekes will never receive the support of the IFC for Parade Pout Children in their stands lined the parade route Sunday hoping to catch throws from the Krewe of Carrollton By BETH McGOVERN Robberies threaten area safety By TODD GRAVEN Contributing writer Three attempted armed robberies have been reported in the Uptown area since the spring semester began, according to Public Safety. A man was returning home in the 500 block of Audubon Street Jan. 28 when he was approached from behind by a robber armed with a semi-automatic pistol and described as about s'B", 150 pounds and in his mid-20s, wearing a blue knit cap, bluejacket and blue pants. The man ran away from his home. The suspect followed him, but soon gave up chase. In a second incident, a Loyola Marriott employee was walking in the 5600 block of Freret Street Jan. 18. A man approximately six feet tall, 170 pounds and in his late 20s, approached him. The suspect was wearing a white wool cap, white tennis shoes, green army fatigue pants and a brown jacket. The robber showed a revolver and demanded valuables. The victim stated he did not have anything on him. The man took the shoes and jacket of the victim and told him to run away. The victim later reported to the police that he had felt that something was wrong as he was approached but ignored his instincts. In another incident, two people returning to their vehicle from a Tulane basketball game fell prey to an attempted armed robbery on Calhoun Street near Robertson, one block north of Freret Street, on Jan. 14 at 8:20 p.m., Public Safety said. A vehicle occupied by four men wearing ski masks stopped on Calhoun Student's quest for beads lands him a night in the slammer By MICHAEL GIUSTI Assistant News Editor Jefferson Parish police officers caught Loyola student Rob Von Buttgereit with his pants down at the Caesar parade off Veterans Boulevard in Metairie Feb. 1. Rob Von Buttgereit, psychology senior, flashed his boxer shorts at the floats to catch the attention of the parade krewe and to get them to throw more beads. "The beads weren't getting thrown our way," Von Buttgereit said. "I decided to take matters into my own hands and draw attention to the crowd around me by showing off my boxer shorts." After two or three floats passed him, the police escorted the alleged flasher off. "They grabbed him and escorted him to a side road," said Greg Hendricks, communications sophomore and witness. "Then they threw him against the hood of the police car and cuffed him." Von Buttgereit added, 'They put my arms behind my back and took me to the cop car and threw cuffs on me. The cop asked me if [the cuffs] were tight enough. I said they were pretty good, and the cop made them a little tighter." According to Hendricks and Von Buttgereit, the officer then "drove" his elbow into Von Buttgereit's back. "They told me not to go anywhere, and I told them I wasn't going anywhere. I wasn't — they were a bunch of cops," Von Buttgereit said. "One cop decided that was rude and he put his elbow in my back. So 1 decided to be quiet. "I was charged with a felony for showing my underwear in Metairie. I don't think that is right because girls are expected to show their underwear. It's a double standard. I don't think that it is See BONDS, Pg. 5 See CRIME, Pg. 5 See BOYCOTT, Pg. 4 See EXPOSURE, Pg. 5 What About Bob? jli| Bob Thomas launches rst environmental communications class. The Maroon will not be published Feb. 14 because of the Mardi Gras holidays. We will resume publication Feb. 21. ♦ ♦ SPECIAL MARDI GRAS ISSUE ♦ ♦ E TA- ißat 'Pack #- Wolfpack gears up for , m baseball season with new starters. T H ~1 Hardy Boy *r ' Mardi Gras historian /X. Arthur Hardy spreads fifi jmHRRj, ' Carnival to the world.
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