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THE MAROON ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 75 NO. 18 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1997 NEWS vj Doctor, Doctor Dr. Brown Mason in Student Health helps students fight the flu. J Pg.4 SPORTS Golden Girl Guard Brooke Surrette picks up Wolfpack and Freshman of the Year. Pg.B LIFE & TIMES I La Dolce Vita Dean Robert Rowland finds history and knighthood in Sardinia. Pg. 13 CBA needs to publish, review says By PIERCE PRESLEY Staff writer A lack of faculty research publications has led the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business to recommend a continuing review for the College of Business, according to Dean J. Patrick O'Brien. Though unofficial at press time, a continuing review could last up to three years. The official report is expected in mid-April. The college retains accreditation during the review period provided it makes progress in eliminating the deficiencies. The continual review process consists of annual reports filed with the AACSB for up to three years. After the three years another peer review would occur. O'Brien said it isn't clear whether that review would focus on the research and publishing or on the entire college. During the recent peer review by the AACSB, the school was found to be deficient in research publications by faculty. Currently, 19 of 31 full-time professors have met the AACSB's requirements for research publication. The AACSB requires publication or presentation of papers based on research every five years. "The team was very complimentary of everything else we were doing," O'Brien said. The college has already started the process of correcting the problem. "One hundred percent of the faculty is researching now," O'Brien said. The rapid turnover of deans contributed to the lack of research, according to O'Brien. "[Since 1991] we've had two or three deans before I got here," he said. Some faculty members say these publishing and research requirements are contrary to the current direction of teaching business, according to Caroline Fisher, associate marketing professor. "We feel it is out of step with the current trends," said Fisher. SGA passes budget after more debate By ALLISON PANTER Staff writer Student Government Association congress members approved budget allocations for Loyola student organizations after an hour-long debate Tuesday night. Congress members proposed eight motions to amend the budget that was tabled last week after heated discussion that ended in a stalemate. Alexis Molina, psychology and English senior and SGA congress member, authored four of the eight amendments proposed at the meeting. He left the allocation of the money open to congress to disperse. Molina looked to cut organizations that exceeded the average $1,300 given to other organizations. He did not want to cut money from three areas: sports clubs. City College and the business school. Molina said these organizations represent a large number of students and need the money allocated to them. "I am not pretending I did it perfectly, but I looked for organizations that really stuck out above the $1,300 range," he said. Congress members tried to allocate more money to the Student Alumni Association, which sponsors Senior Week. Most of the proposed amendments failed, and SAA received $1,814. Congress members Jakob Bauman, international business junior, and Richard Barnett, finance junior, opposed giving more money to any law school organization. The Student Bar Association also had representatives at the meeting. SBA now has letters out to alumni to help raise the money to offset the money cut in its SG A funding. Barnett spoke out about allocating more funds to SBA because it did not spend the $2,400 allocated to it last year. Bauman did not think that the law school needed any more money because it represents 17 percent of the entire university, but ends up with approximately 25 percent of the university's budget. "I am opposed to giving any law school organization any more than the 25 percent allocated, and 1 think they could have been cut an additional $1,500," he said. Barnett proposed to cut $890 across the board from the Student Bar Association and to allocate it to the SAA for Senior Week. He said the money would reach more students through an allocation to SAA. The motion failed. By BETH McGOVERN Kevin Casey, biokDgy/|pre-med junior, runs the SGA congress meeting March 4 in which congress members debated this semester's budget. Old tests, test files: study aids or easy grades? By ALLISON TEMPLET NewsEdtor Tests often mean everything (oa college student. Test scores make up the bulk of what determines grade point avenges, those tiny decimal numbers on which scholarships, future opportunities and an overall peace of mind often depend. Bleed with this kind of stress, students may feel pressured to use any kind of resource they can get their hands on. including their professors' old tests. If the professor makes up different tests each year, students can use them to familiarize themselves with the general format which he will be examined. However, if students obtain copies of tests that are used year after year, they can give them the opportunity to see exactly what questions will be asked and what information will be covered, and the old tests will allow them to prepare accordingly. Controversy exists over whether old tests simply provide helpful studying aids or if using them constitutes a form of cheating. Daniel Sheridan, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, said that if a teacher uses a test year after year, instead of taking the time to make up a new one, then a student can look at these old tests without being considered a cheater. Lynn Koplitz, associate chemistry professor, agreed and said students should not be blamed for cheating if a teacher is not creative enough to give them a new test. "If a professor can't come up with a new test every year, they're just lazy," she said. Koplitz allows her students to keep their tests, and she puts tests from years past on Architects for new dorm recommended, but not disclosed By THERESA RYAN Staff writer A committee of 10 has recommended two arehitrrtial firms to build the planned dormitory aid lo renovate existing dorms. The names of the firms wiD be announced next week, acconfing lo Vincent Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs. The recommendation will be presented to the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S J., university president, around the. second week of Match, and negotiations will then be held with the chosen firm tojwork out the final details. "We expect the n£w dorm and the renovations to Cabra and Biever to be between $19 million and $20 million," Knoth said. The funding for this project came from the selling of bonds earlier in the year. A Student Affairs committee drew up the standards being presented to the architectural firm that entail the numerous standards with which they would like to see the dorms renovated. Some of the proposed standards call for more natural lighting arid shared facilities between the residence halls such as seminar rooms and guest suites. The new hall will be built to match the style of the existing buildings on campus. It will act as compensation for the bed space that will be lost during renovations of the existing halls. "Economics, in the end, will be a huge part of the decision making," Knoth said. The estimated starting date for the construction of the new residence hall is December 1997, and the construction should end sometime in December of the following year. The renovations of Cabra See TESTS, Pg. 5 See BUSINESS. Pg. 6 See ARCHITECTS, Pg. 6 The Maroon will not appear next week because of mid-term exams. We will resume publication March 21.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 75 No. 18|
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