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THE MAROON ESTABLISHED 1923 VOL. 76 NO. 4 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1997 Harassing calls alarm residents By JULIE LaRUE Staff writer Kelly Smith received a call from a man who asked her if she wanted oral sex. "1 thought it was pretty juvenile, but it doesn't exactly offend me personally. I don't know what could be done," said Smith, a biology sophomore and Buddig Hall resident. Smith was one of several students targeted by recent harassing phone calls. However, one Buddig resident said her -harassment included more than phone calls. Two men knocked on her door Saturday around 2 a.m., she said. At first, she thought it was just a neighbor from across the hall. She was confused because she had been asleep and asked the strangers why they were there. She had pictures of herself and her roommate on the door, and the men saw them. "They told me, 'We saw your pretty pictures on the door,'" she said. The strangers then asked for her phone number, but she refused to give it to them. "I told them I had to go to bed. Then I shut the door and locked it," she said. She noticed one of the pictures on her door was missing the next morning. Andrea, a Buddig resident, also has received some disturbing phone calls. "It's really nerve-wracking because he wakes me up in the morning," she said. Andrea said the caller First talks in a normal voice, then starts to whisper. "When he whispers is when the nasty stuff comes out," she said. "He calls back an hour or a half hour later," she added. 'To' me it seems to be the same guy. He must be pretty bored at 5:30 in the morning." Andrea said she feels threatened because the caller knows what room he is calling so he could be watching her. "It's scary. He knows everything," she said. Robert Reed, director of Residential Life, advised residents not to play along. "Immediately hang up. Do not entertain the caller in any way," he said. Reed also advised students to keep track of the calls and report them to Public Safety. If a caller seems to know personal information, it is probably just because he has picked up on something that was mentioned during the conversation, Reed said. Beggars, IFC agree on Pi Lambda Phi By SARAH SPARKS News Editor Sometimes Beggars can be choosers. By Tuesday, the Interfraternity Council unanimously approved the Beggars' decision to return to campus as the Beta Epsilon Gamma colony of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, though it will still be known as Beggars on campus. Pi Lambda Phi national headquarters has given members permission to retain their local name unofficially, wear Beggars jerseys and keep any traditions which don't clash with Pi Lambda Phi's values. According to Renny,Simno, Beggars president, the national fraternity's willingness to work with the Beggars' was a deciding factor in its selection. "I'm excited ... especially about this process of affiliating with a national (fraternity) that could incorporate a lot of the Beggars history and traditions," Simno said. "I liked Pi Lambda Phi the best, because I thought Jeff Buhler (Pi Lambda Phi representative) was on a really personal level," he said. "When he came down here, he spent three days with us, and before that he had been calling me for three or four weeks on the phone. Theta Xi came down for about three hours, and they were in and out of here." The administration readily accepted the local fraternity's choice. "I was exceptionally impressed by Pi Lambda Phi," said Chris Cameron, associate director of Student Activities and IFC advisor. The Beggars fraternity was kicked off campus for hazing violations eight years ago. According to Cameron, Pi Lambda Phi's long tradition of diversity and activism will offset these negative aspects of the local fraternity's history. Simno said the Beggars members are working to learn that history now. "Within the next two weeks a representative from Pi Lambda Phi will come down and train us on Pi Lambda Phi material," he said. "We need to get all the paperwork done — get a copy of their constitution and bylaws — because we really don't know much of their history or traditions yet. That's the first step." Simno said the present members could become the founders of the new colony by mid-November. Cameron agreed that the local fraternity should adapt quickly to the Pi Lambda Phi structure. "Initially the learning curve will be pretty steep. My sense is they are aware that the eye of the university will be on them. They know people will be watching them closely and they're walking a fine line," Cameron said. "I don't foresee them falling off that line, and I certainly don't think they will By PATRICK CONDON Rhyme Time A student from New York reads a poem at a poetry reading Tuesday. Students from Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities participated in the poetry reading Tuesday sponsored by the Loyola Black Student Union. Four rapes committed in Uptown area since June By MATT MISTRETTA Contributing writer When a Tulane student returned to her home on Jeannette Street at 1:45 p.m. Friday, a man confronted her with a blue steel handgun. He forced her to walk to the end of the street where he raped her in broad daylight. It was the fourth rape in the Uptown area since June. The New Orleans Police Department said Friday's perpetrator was not the same person who committed the first three rapes, the so-called Uptown Rapist. This latest attacker was described as 6 feet tall and in his 20s. According to The Times-Picayune, he was wearing a white Polo shirt with a design on the front and dark denim shorts. The Uptown Rapist is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall and about 175 pounds. The threat of attack was brought even closer to home Sept. 22 when a man was reported stalking a Loyola student. According to Public Safety, the suspect followed the student through Audubon Park across from Marquette Hall. The suspect jumped behind a tree every time the student turned to look at him. The stalker wore a bright red shirt and dark blue SGA to propose student honor code for university approval By ELIZABETH STUART Staff writer A proposed honor code created by the Student Government Association might soon find its way into the Student Handbook. According to Kevin Casey, SGA president, SGA congress memberas will propose a resolution to recommend the honor code in the coming weeks. "It still has to go through a lot of channels," Casey said. If approved, the code might appear in the Student Handbook, the Undergraduate Bulletin, on the Loyola Web site and possibly on the admission applications, Casey said. "I don't know how soon it will happen ... hopefully by next fall." According to an unapproved draft, the code's purpose will be to "create a community of mutual respect and trust." The purpose is to develop students' "personal potential" and will require every student to "refrain from cheating, stealing and lying in all matters." Any infraction will warrant "immediate disciplinary action." The honor code draft says, "Students, faculty, administrators and staff will all benefit from its privileges." The code also says, "Each student pledges to make known to the Honor Council any cases of dishonesty he or she observes or becomes aware of at Loyola." Failure to report dishonesty will be considered a violation. See BEGGARS, Pg. 4 See RAPE, Pg. 5 See PHONE Pg. S See CODE, Pg. 4 dfg rm Soccer Time • I Loyola's new men's I I soccer coach kicks off IUPQT fl the new season. " '• ■ Pg.7 find their lives again.
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