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The Maroon VOL. 76 NO. 8 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1997 Second time's a charm for BEG chapter charter By ELIZABETH STUART Assistant News Editor In a turnaround vote, the Student Government Association unanimously and publicly voted to charter the Beggars chapter of Pi Lambda Phi at its meeting Tuesday. Two weeks ago, SGA voted against chartering the fraternity three times. Three congress members changed their votes to yes and tried to influence the rest of congress to vote in favor of the charter. Damien Jackson, political science junior and arts and sciences representative, was adamantly against chartering Pi Lambda Phi at the Oct. 14 meeting. "As far as the blacks on this campus are concerned, it's hard for them to just forget about it (racism in 1989). I can't in good conscience just go out and let them back," he said at the time. At the meeting Tuesday, Jackson said that two weeks ago, he abstained twice and voted no once, but he said that since then he has spoken to the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president and acting Beggars adviser, and has decided to change his vote to yes. "I still have a lot of reservations and I've been bullied to not vote yes, but I'm going to follow my conscience and vote yes," Jackson said. Angi Trainor, religious education senior and City College representative, also publicly changed her vote to yes. "I also voted no, and I feel very confident about that vote. However, I did some checking up on my own, including talking to Mr. Eckholdt (vice president of Business and Finance) ... and I have changed my mind. I think we should give these guys a chance. "You can't blame a son for being like the father. Eckholdt said that any of these young men would be a fine suitor for his daughter. We should give them another chance," Trainor said. Robert Leßlanc, business junior and congress member-at-large, decided to change his vote because he said the guideline about attending the People's Institute's anti-racism seminar should be controlled by the Interfraternity Council, not by SGA. "I don't think they are racist... these Athletic scholarships discussed By MICHAEL GIUSTI News Editor To win, or not to win; that is the scholarship question, according to Craig Bogar, athletic director. "In the situation we are in now, we don't have a fair chance at winning," he said. Loyola does not give scholarships to its varsity athletes, and recently this was called into question. Last semester, the Student Government Association approved a plan for Loyola to give partial awards to its athletes amounting to what would be approximately equivalent to a room and board voucher. The Faculty Senate brought the issue up for discussion at its Sept. 17 meeting. The Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president, is considering the issue and will bring it up to the Board of Trustees in May. According to Bogar, Loyola has three options. Its first option would be to stay in the Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Within this option there are three approaches Loyola could take. Loyola could not offer scholarships. It could offer supplementary athletic awards. Or it could offer athletic scholarships. Out of the 28 Jesuit universities nation wide, Loyola. Scranton and John Caroll are the only ones which do not offer athletic scholarships. Loyola could also move to Division HI of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which does not offer scholarships. The closest one to Loyola is the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. One more possible route would be to create a new conference in NCAA Division 111. Bogar said changing conferences would be unrealistic for Loyola. Jesuits face shortage of priests around the nation By AUTUMN CAFIERO Editorial Editor Jesuit priests are a dying breed. About 70 men per year enter the Jesuit priesthood in the United States. Of those, only about 20 complete the seven to eight year training to become ordained. In 1997, 65 men entered and 22 were ordained. There is a total of about 4,000 Jesuits nationwide and 23,000 worldwide. In the New Orleans Jesuit Province, which spans from Florida to New Mexico, only one priest has been ordained so far in 1997. According to the Rev. Peter Bernardi, S.J., assistant religious studies professor, the decline is not a new trend. 'There's been decline in the number of religious vocations across the board," he said. "That decline began to show itself especially after Vatican II." The Rev. Gerald Fagin, S.J., associate Institute for Ministry professor, said this trend is affecting Loyola. "Already we're facing the reality of the declining number of Jesuits," he said. There are very few Jesuits in administrative positions. With the exception of Campus Ministry, Loyola has no Jesuit deans, and divisions such as Student Affairs arc without Jesuit representation.And Loyola is not alone. Of the 28 Jesuit universities in the United States, three are without Jesuit presidents: the University of Scranton. Rockhurst College and Gonzaga University. A fourth, the University of Detroit Mercy, has a Dominican nun for its president. "All I know is the pool of Jesuits who are available to be a college president ... is getting smaller and smaller," Fagin said. Not having a Jesuit president at Loyola would mean changing the university's charter, which says only a Jesuit priest can serve as president. According to the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president. Loyola may face this problem in the future. "I am really not sure if there are Jesuits available this round for those openings. 1 am not sure what might be available next round," he said. The Rev. Leo Nicoll, S.J., associate history professor, said the decline could bring an end to the Jesuit era. "I think we're seeing the end of 100 GREAT PUMPKIN By SARAH BARNETT Taylor Warshauer, 6, heaves one of the 3,500 pumpkins at the second annual pumpkin sale at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Metairie. New servers will protect users from major system failures By PIERCE PRESLEY Assistant Sports Editor Who in the world are Clavius, Canisius, Nadal and Bigdog, and what do they have to do with Loyola's e-mail and network? These are the names Information Technology gave the four new servers it recently installed. These servers direct network traffic in the form of e-mail and World Wide Web pages. Computers send requests for information to the server, which finds it and sends it to the requesting computer. One snag Information Technology hit in the transition was that an incompatibility between old and new e-mail servers means passwords are no longer completely secure. "We are recommending that all students, faculty and staff change their passwords once they sign into the new system," said Joseph Locascio, director of computing services. Locascio said that before semester's end, the servers will handle news group traffic and store Web pages for students and student organizations. IBM built the RS6OOQ/SP2 computers. They feature Reduced Instruction Set Chips that are like the Power PC chips that run most Macintosh computers. The SP2 has three nodes installed that handle network traffic. The nodes, which connect the computers to the network, also back each other up in case of a malfunction. "The system is redundant in that if any one node fails, there is another backup node that is on standby," Locascio said. "It will take over in less than three minutes." See BEGGARS. 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