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THE MAROON A LOYOLA TRADITION SINCE 1 923 . "FOR A GREATER LOYOLA" VOL. 85, NO. 6 WWW.LOYOLAMAROON.COM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006 Other colleges confident By LAUREN LaBORDE CHIEF COPY EDITOR But administration may not yet be free of negative feedback Dissatisfaction with Loyola's current administration is obvious within the faculty of College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, who recendy voiced their overwhelming lack of confidence in Loyola's two top administrators. Uncertainty still remains, however, in how Loyola's other schools plan to react in the face of such a vote. The no confidence vote was a culmination of the frustrations resulting in last semester's "Pathways" proposal, specifically in how the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., university president, and Provost Walter Harris executed the plan. Sue Mennino, assistant professor of sociology, said that the College of Social Sciences may eventually follow suit and allow faculty to formally express their confidence, or lack thereof, in university administration. "We did not have (a vote) yet," she said. "But people are talking about it." Mennino claimed that tension is mounting over confusion within the College of Social Sciences in the post- Pathways fallout. Ambivalence remains over the decision to cut certain majors, as well as psychology's shift to the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and more generally, the decision to split Arts and Sciences to begin with, she said. "There's some questions still," she said. "And explanations are just not forthcoming. "Things are tough everywhere (after Katrina), but when you have to make tough decisions — just do it. Be honest and forthright and steer the ship forward." On her confidence in Wildes and Harris, Mennino is uncertain. "I'm honestly not sure how I would vote," she said "I'd have to be open-minded and collect my data." While a vote of no confidence may or may not be in the future of the College of Social Sciences, faculty members in other schools feel confident in the administration. STILL FIGHTING By KELLY ROTH THE MAROON Photographer condemns School of the Americas in Nunemaker speech As "Georgia on My Mind" played, photojournalist Linda Panetta showed a slideshow of protests filled with disturbing images to students and faculty at Nunemaker Hall. Panetta, best known for her work in poor and war-torn countries and her dedication to the School of Americas Watch, was asked to speak last Monday about her role in the independent organization dedicated to the monitoring and closing of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of Americas. The WHINSEC is a U.S. military reservation, located in Fort Benning, Ga., that trains foreign soldiers in matters of warfare. The images displayed by Panetta were taken at an annual protest outside the institute. Black-clad protesters with their faces painted white carried crosses bearing the names of WHINSEC graduates' victims and signs with slogans like, "Ain't Gonna Study War No More" and "Terrorists 'R U.S-" Other pictures showed protesters being arrested for crossing onto Fort Benning property, while others displayed images of children and tearful mothers. "I'm at a Catholic school so I can say this," laughed Panetta, scanning the audience before becoming more serious. "God calls us to care for our brothers and sisters in need." The 28 Jesuit universities across the country have responded to this call to brotherhood by forming the Ignatian Solidarity Network, which attends the annual WHINSEC protest in hopes of stopping the violence."Loyola has participated in the protests, along with the other Jesuit universities, for several years," said sociology senior Kathleen Fanone, chairwoman for Students of Solidarity, a LUCAP committee. "We usually celebrate mass together and have speakers while we are in Fort Benning. The first year I went, I had never seen anything like it. It was more than a protest — it was a time for healing for so many people. 1 went not knowing anything and came back wanting to get involved." The WHINSEC has been a source of debate for years, as subjects are taught military intelligence, interrogation tactics, sniper tactics and psychological warfare. The institution was founded in 1946 in Panama, but has been located in Fort Benning, Ga„ since 1984 after the president of Panama forced it to leave, citing the institution as the nation's "biggest destabilization factor." The institution was renamed in 2001. Graduates of the institution include top leaders under Augusto Pinochet, Chile's president from 1973-1981, soldiers responsible for violent coups throughout Latin America and the worst human rights violators south of the border, said Panetta during the lecture. These soldiers are also U.S. supported and responsible for thousands of rapes, tortures, pillages and deaths in Central and South America, she said. After the slideshow, Panetta turned her attention from the WHINSEC to post- Katrina New Orleans and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She also expressed her disfavor for President George W. Bush's ALETHIA PICCIOLA / THE MAROON Linda Panetta speaks in Nunemaker Hall about her photography career and protesting the School of the Americas at the LUCAP-sponsored event. Scooter sales revving up By ALISON SICKLE CONTRIBUTING WRITER Students pursue transportation alternatives Today's motor scooters are far more advanced and economical than the one Lloyd traded for his pooch van in "Dumb and Dumber." And in New Orleans and at Loyola, they're becoming more than a movie prop. Mia Borders, English literature freshman, owns a Twist N' Go Venice 50. Borders has a motorcycle endorsement, and she uses her scooter to travel from home to school. She said that gas mileage was a decisive factor in purchasing a scooter. Her scooter gets approximately 100 miles a gallon. But although Borders gets good mileage, she said her TN'G Venice is "pretty much a lemon." She said she's repaired the scooter five times since its purchase in April, and has to check for repairs on a bi-monthly basis. Though the performance of Borders' scooter has been disappointing, other Loyola students aspire to use scooters as their primary sources of transportation. Many said cost was a motivating factor. Zac Demmond, music composition sophomore, said that he would consider purchasing one because he can't afford to buy a new car. ICR, a marketing research firm, conducted a U.S. study in May 2006 for Piaggio Group, an Italian company that began manufacturing Vespas shortly after World War 11. The study showed that 30 percent of Americans said they would be very or somewhat likely to drive a motor scooter for their daily transportation. Those surveyed also said they were willing to convert 35 percent of the miles traveled per week to scooter transportation. THOMAS MACOM / THE MAROON Sally Tunmer, mass communication sophomore, rides a Vespa scooter to get around the city. Gas mileage is a pro for many. see FACULTY, page 3 see TALK, page 2 see SCOOTERS, page 2 . LIFE & TIMES fwa YDo Lookin' for Love: Part 3 I This week: Sex in the dorms rt]^^n L-"""" "" Page 5 loyolamaboon.com MAROON DIRECTORY: CALENDAR, page 2 | LIFE & TIMES, page 5 | SPORTS, page 8 | EDITORIAL, page 10 | NEWS TIPS: 865 3535 CORRECTIONS: Lynne Koplitz is a professor in the chemistry department. Her rank was misstated in the Oct. 6 issue of The Maroon. The Rev. David Boileau is not a Jesuit, as was printed in the same issue. We at The Maroon regret this mistake.
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