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THE MAROOM VOL. 79, NO. 22 FRIDAY, APRII. 12, 2002 MAROON.LOYNO.EDU Loyola University New Orleans Provost search to continue Professionals joining second hunt for second in command By Mary Chauvin News Editor and Joe Kutner Staff writer The search for a candidate for the position of provost and academic vice president has come to an end, for now. Last Friday, the Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., university president, announced that the search committee recommended neither James Anderson nor Gerald Rati iff for further consideration for the position. Knoth said the search would begin anew in the future with the help of an executive search team. Both Anderson and Rati iff visited Loyola this semester. In an e-mail announcing his descision to students, faculty and staff, Knoth said he decided to uphold the provost search committee's suggestion and offer the job to neither of the candidates. This year's search was led strictly by the provost search committee, which was comprised of nine faculty members. During a forum about the candidates last week, Dian Tooley, Chairwoman of the Provost Search Committee, said that when "I hope to finish the Law School dean search first and then get right to the provost matter." -THE REV. BERNARD KNOTH, S.J., UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT, about the timetable of the new search for Loyola's provost the committee was unhappy with the pool of candidates the search had produced, it considered hiring a professional search company. Tooley said the committee decided not to go ahead with the professional service because it was too late in the search. Knoth said he asked Lydia Voigt, director of Academic Affairs, to consider filling the position of interim provost next year and she has agreed. Voigt has spent this year acting as interim provost. Voigt applied for the permanent position but took herself out of the running around Mardi Gras, Tooley, during last week's forum. Knoth said he would meet with this year's committee members to discuss the possibility of their participating in the search again. "I appreciate all the work the committee did," Knoth said. "I don't think most people realize the time involved, reading 35 to 40 applications and supporting material." Knoth said he wasn't sure of the exact time frame of the new search. He said he would rely on the suggestions of the professional firm. He said that a lot of his time has been taken up lately with his work as cochairman of Mayor-elect Ray Nagin's committee searching for a new police superintendent. Knoth said Nagin has that committee on a short time frame. "I hope to finish the Law School dean search first and then get right to the provost matter," Knoth said. POOCH SMOOCH STAFF PHOTO BY MICHELLE CORNEJO Gizmo, left, gives Mr. Big a birthday kiss at TGIFido on Friday in the Residential Quad. Laurie Eichelberger, psychology junior and Mr. Big's owner, brought the pug to Loyola for some birthday fun. Mr. Big met up with Gizmo, owned by Charles Schwab. A&S to vote on grade system By Erin Williamson Assistant News Editor Students, teachers disagree on merits ofprogram A vote at the College Assembly scheduled for April 18 will determine whether Loyola adopts the proposed grading system that would incorporate a minus scale. According to Frank Scully, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the new scale would assign pluses and minuses a respective value of positive and negative .30 decimal points. The current scale carries a .50 decimal value. The new system would give a B+ 3.30 points, a B 3 points and a B-2.70 points. With the current scale, a B+ receives 3.50 points, and a B gets 3 points. According to Bobby Hjortsberg, A&S president and psychology premed sophomore, students and teachers don't appear to see eye-toeye on the issue. "An overwhelming number of students are against the plus/minus system," Hjortsberg said. He said he doesn't agree with the faculty's reasons because he doesn't see how the new scale would help students. Teachers say it will make the school more competitive with other universities that use minus grades and will reward students for higher performances, it will make the school less competitive with universities without the system, including law schools, graduate schools and medical schools, he said. BUSINESS ATTIRE STAFF PHOTO BY lAN SPIARSKY Flipping one's tie over his shoulder while eating soup, is not good etiquette. Randy Reid, management and marketing sophomore, and Brandon Thibodeaux, economics and finance sophomore, explain what not to do at a business dinner. The American Marketing Assicatioon sponsored the dinner in the St. Charles Room. Green Club can't pay performer By Jeremy Cook Staff writer Organization was counting on money from. SGA The Loyola Green Club sponsored a performance by folk singer David Robics three months ago and has yet to be able to pay the artist for his appearance. The club brought Robics to the university on Jan. 24 and agreed to pay him $500. "He just said to try to get him the money and provide a crowd," Rosina Roibal, Green Club president and music education senior said. During the recent round of SGA allocations, the club requested the money to pay Robics. When SGA dished out the money, however, the Green Club didn't receive any. 'They usually aren't very generous to our organization," Roibal said of SGA. The president and treasurer of an organization both must go to one of the allocations meeting for a club to be eligible for SGA money. Green Club treasurer Teresa Hernandez didn't make it to either of the meetings. Though that was enough to disqualify the club from getting the money to pay Robics, SGA also does not back allocate, or pay for events that already have taken place, an SGA member said. The club was asking SGA to finance an event that happened before the fiscal year had begun, the SGA member said. Roibal said Robics performed with the understanding that the club had not yet received money from the Student Government Association to pay for his performance. On Jan. 24, a crowd gathered for the show in the Danna Center's Underground. Roibal said the performance was amazing. "What they were doing was wrong. If they hadn't received funding from SGA, they shouldn't have promised to (pay Robics) in the first place," said the same member. Since the performance, Roibal has paid Robics $250 from her own pocket. The club is trying to raise the rest of the $500. Robics had performed last year at Loyola as part of the Turning Point Road Show. 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