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The Maroon ESTABLISHED 1923 V0L.77 NO. 18 Loyola University New Orleans FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1999 AAr, LCDE FACE FINES Loyola/Tulane Baptist Student Center joins residents in petition for punishment By ROBERT TREADWAY Editorial Editor Since the beginning of the school year, residents at the Tulane/Loyola Baptist Student Center say they have been stuck between a rock and a hard place. They say Alpha Delta Gamma and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities, their next-door neighbors, are the cause. According to Chris Cameron, adviser of the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils, AAr and MDE could face fines or be forced to take an educational seminar for violations of rules set forth by the fraternity insurance companies. During Mardi Gras, Marc and Dawn Bingham, Louisiana State University medical students and BSC resident associates, noted that the AAr and I4DE fraternity houses violated several rules in the Loyola University Greek Handbook. With Dawn Bingham pregnant, the ongoing problem of noise coming from the houses late at night and consequently waking her is the biggest grievance the couple had with the fraternities. The Binghams said that noise was coming from the fraternity houses after midnight on the weekends and 10 p.m. on the weekdays — clear violations of the New Orleans noise ordinance laws The Binghams said that the fraternities also violated fraternity rules by having beer kegs in the front yard, graffiti not removed from the property within five working days, indoor furniture left in the yards, unapproved banners placed on the houses throughout the holidays and leaving rotting crawfish shells and trash strewn in the yards. "It is clear that Loyola has not been PHOTO COURTESY MARC AND DAWN BINGHAM A junked car, trash and other unpleasant items litter the AAr house's lawn during Carnival season. Conditions like these caused neighbors to petition the Interfraternity Council for action. Candidates debate, espouse positions By ELIZABETH STUART Life and Times Editor Apalhy, unity, participation. Candidates for the biggest positions in the Student Government Association spoke on these issues as well as their platforms at the debate Tuesday. SGA president J.T. Hannan, political science senior, and Christopher Schouest, international businessjunior and commissioner of elections, led the debate and asked the candidates predetermined questions. Students can ask candidates their own questions at the next debate on March 16. In his opening remarks, Joe Bellows, accounting junior, proposed moving the Father Carter Lecture Series to the fall semester to give organizations $ 10,(XX) more for spring budget allocations. Bellows also supported more teacher evaluations. Nathan Hodges, finance junior, pushed for an advising complaints committee to improve problems. Hodges also supported a public record binder with up-to-date documents. Tech infiltrates college courses By JIM GUNTER Staff writer Picture the following: "All right -class, open your notebooks," the teacher instructs. The students respond not by handling dogeared collections of torn loose-leaf paper bound by flimsy wire, but by booting up state-of-the-art laptop computers. The class continues as the students work on the day's lesson as dictated by the voice, which comes not from a person standing at a podium but from a video monitor suspended from the classroom ceiling. "When you are finished, you may email me your assignment," says the voice. The above scenario, long touted by computer industry dreamers and hackers as the future of education in America, is far from the norm in today's schools. But such an age is nearly upon us, and as new advances are constantly introduced into educational fields, computer-centered learning is no longer limited to the domain of science fiction. There is no doubt .that higher education today offers and demands more work via computer technology than ever before, whether in terms of in-class projects or term papers. Loyola is no exception, and stands out as a leader in many areas. Labs aid student work Writing Across the Curriculum, the student writing aid center, recently opened a second location on campus ; in the new library while maintaining and continuing to upgrade its main lab on the first floor of Bobct Hall. Since 1987, the center has offered free tutoring and writing assistance to Loyola students and faculty. According to Melanie McKay, WAC director, the Internet and computer technology that has developed over the years allows the center to reach out to more people in more ways than were Residents' grade points vary; reflect lifestyles, study habits By ASYA JOHNSON Staff writer You may think thai Biever Hall's fifth floor is at the top of the building. Actually, it is at the bottom — according to the residents' GPAs. Residential Life has posted the vandalism fines and grade point averages for each floor in the residence halls. According to information provided by Res Life, the highest GPA on a unrestricted floor was 3.43, earned by Buddig's eighth floor. LaToya Andrus, English writing freshman and Buddig Hall resident, thinks that Buddig's achievement is related to the building's women-only policy. "Female students are more focused on academics." she said. The upperclassmen of Cabra Hall's fifth floor earned the lowest GPA in the residence halls with a total average of 2.33. Biever Hall's fifth floor North earned the second-lowest GPA, with 2.57. Biev£r Hall also incurred the largest amount of fines, according to Res Life. See FINES, PjD. 5 See DEBATE, PjD. 5 See COMPUTERS Pg. 3 See GRADES. Pg 5 ■ LIFE & TIMES CrTinM CCrTiriM .j Photographs give a tour of CLEwllwN sti/ I IvN the new library. Everything in one place: Candidates, nxXX Page 17 issues, platforms, referenda. Interviews Ps ; with the candidates vying for president E SPORTS K J v'ce president. A survey of the Iy S MKA VJt 1 aspirants for representative. u ' D Baseball team sweeps I T 2 E doubleheader. gWg ■ l: Between pages 10 and 11. Page 5 || Tf f V; - 1 "For a Greater \ Loyola"
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