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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 V0L.76 NO. 16 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1998 Loyola University New Orleans Faculty addresses salary goals New faculty members hurt by small salary increases, Gaffney says By STEPHEN STUART Copy Editor Loyola's annual salary raises do not adequately reward faculty members, especially new members, and Loyola must re-examine the fairness of the low increases, the University Faculty Senate asserted in a motion approved at its Feb. 5 meeting. Increases in the salary pool have declined in recent years as Loyola has approached the median salary range for similar-sized schools. Three years ago, the increase was 5 percent and this year, 2.5 percent. Next year, Loyola expects a 2 percent increase and projects another 2 percent increase the following year. Earl Richard, religious studies professor and the motion's author, asked if a median salary should be the goal of a "comprehensive university," which Loyola wishes to be. "A comprehensive university is not a median university — that we aim to be in the middle. ... Why are we not aiming at a higher percentage for faculty salaries? We seem to be doing this for a lot of other areas." Richard said. James Gaffney, religious studies professor, supported the motion in a statement saying that Loyola has awarded faculty salaries on the basis of merit to improve the quality of education through "significant rewards for achievement and significant incentives for improvement." The present low increases work against this, he said. "I do not envy newer, younger faculty who must resist cynicism while observing on the one hand ambitious construction, expansive technological development, costly campus beautification and a torrent of glossy, self-congratulatory propaganda, and, on the other hand, minimal and stagnating salaries," Gaffney said. The low increases also come at a time when the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president, has called on the faculty for more scholarship, assistance with retention and donations, Gaffney said. "No one in recent memory has made a stronger case for rewards and incentives than Father Knoth, who thereupon proceeds to make significant rewards and incentives impossible by so restricting the faculty salary budget that the best one can hope for is only slightly better than the worst," he said. Daniel Sheridan, associate provost, said SGA says five's a club, passes vote By ELIZABETH STUART Editorial Editor The Student Government Association passed a resolution Tuesday recommending all student organizations have at least five active members to gain rechartenng. The resolution is a recommendation to the Student Affairs Policy Advisory Committee, which will ultimately decide the number of active members an organization needs to maintain a charter. Jake Bauman, congressman-at-large and international business senior, co-authored the resolution with J.T, Hannan, Arts and Sciences president and political science junior. The resolution was written to respond to concerns that some organizations exist "on paper only" and because there are more student organizations at Loyola than at any other time in the past. "I think it's reasonable to say that if you (organizations) want SGA funding, you should at least have five members." Bauman said. Hannan said the concerns arose in Ways and Means Committee meetings and from Loyola alumni questioning the funding of Carnival Time Staff photo by PIERCE PRESLEY A member of the McDonogh No. 35 Senior High School band performs in the Peace Quad as part of a University Programming Board pre-Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday. Auto accident seriously injures student By NEAL FALGOUST Editor in Chief An accident near Meridian, Miss., has left one Loyola student fighting for his life and another thankful he walked away alive. Toney Lawson, communications junior, was seriously injured when the car he was riding in veered off the road near Meridian and struck a tree. The driver of the car, Cyrus Castillo, general studies sophomore, sustained no injuries and was able to walk away from the accident According to Lawson's mother, Brenda Williams, the two were returning to Loyola after visiting Castillo's parents in Russellville, Ala., when their car hit a puddle of water. hydroplaned off the road and hit a tree. Lawson's injuries included two broken legs, a broken arm, four broken ribs and numerous internal injuries, including head trauma. He was wearing his seatbelL Lawson was rushed to Raleigh Hospital in Mississippi and was air-lifted to University Hospital in Jackson, Miss. Doctors performed surgery Feb. 6, and If it wasn't for prayer, I don't know where I'd be. I put it in God's hands. I know he'll take care of him. — Brenda Williams according to Williams, Lawson was still in critical but stable condition as of Monday evening. He was also still in a semiconscious state. Williams said her faith has helped her through the last two weeks. "If it wasn't for prayer, I don't know where I'd be," she said. "I put it in God's hands. I know he'll take care of him," she said. Williams said Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, of which Lawson is a member, has been supportive of her family. She said the family has received some money to help cover the costs of lodging while Lawson recovers. Joe Danbom, communications junior and Phi Psi president, said the fraternity is setting up a special account at Hibemia National Bank to collect money to cover Lawson's medical bills. There will also be an all-male date auction to raise money. Williams said her son will eventually overcome his injuries. "Torrey's strong," she said. "He's a fighter." LAWSON Injured in accident. Knoth to step down as Beggars' adviser, no successor in sight now By SARAH SPARKS Managing Editor With the Beggars colony of Pi Lambda Phi past its first rush season and beginning to settle into life on campus, the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president, is ready to hand over the job of adviser. Renny Simno, communications senior and former Beggars president, said Knoth originally worked as faculty adviser for the fraternity because he was so involved in its return to campus. "At the end of last semester we knew he (Knoth) wanted someone else in place by the end of spring," Simno said. "He's been waiting for volunteers." Knoth and Steve Flores, Beggars president, were unavailable for comment. Many Beggars alumni, like John Eckholdt, vice president for Business and Finance, William Hammel, communications chairman, and Raymond Garofalo, director for the Loyola Express Card Office, still work at Loyola. Simno said none of them have come forward to take the position. "Most of those (alumni) just don't have time to moderate with a frat," Simno said. "Besides, Father (Knoth) wanted a teacher, someone we interact with a lot and are comfortable with." Simno said the Beggars will discuss but not vote on who will take the position. Knoth should select his replacement by the end of February though he will remain the Beggars' spiritual adviser, according to Simno. He said the new adviser will work with the fraternity's alumni adviser, Mike Daly, to bring the Beggars back into the mainstream of the Loyola community. "I don't see how we can go wrong once we have a faculty adviser," Simno said. See SGA. Pg. 5 See SENATE, Pg. 5 Smoothie King opens "For a Greater Loyola SPORTS KSpj LIFE & TIMES Brass put fight back into New Orleans sports.
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