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The Loyola Maroon Vol. XLI Loyola University, New Orleans, La., Friday, March 12, 1965 No. 18 Pharm. School Closed ... By GUS MELENDEZ Directors' Decision Students enrolled in Loyola's pharmacy college are being aided in their attempts to gain acceptance by other schools in time for the next semester in the fall, according to Dean Louis A. Wilson of pharmacy. This has become necessary because the university's board of directors voted to discontinue the program in pharmacy at the close of the current term. Dean Wilson said that letters and calls are being used to help clear up problems Dental Dean on the national level so that the students can transfer to accerdited schools. The very Rev. Andrew C. Smith, S.J., president of the university, said that the board of directors voted to drop the program because of declining enrollment and prohibitive costs. ONCE THE LARGEST pharmacy college in the state, the college has had enrollment problems in recent years, especially since the opening of the state pharmacy college in Monroe in 1958. From a peak of 242 students in 1947, when the G.I. Bill of Rights was at its height, enrollment declined to a low of 38 in 1957-58. "In the past 12 years our pharmacy enrollment has never risen above 81 students," said Father Smith. "The annual deficit for the past five years has averaged $1200 per student. In 1964 we incurred a deficit of $1405 for every student enrolled." DEAN WILSON said, "Increased enrollment would only add to the deficit now because WHY doesn't anyone ever write us? (See page 4) the 5-year education plan is expensive. Regardless of enrollment, a substantial budget is necessary because of the requirements of the accrediting board." A university self-study conducted by the faculty recommended last April that serious thought be given to the future of the pharmacy school in view of its continuing enrollment problem. Troubles of the college were compounded last July when the Council on Pharmaceutical Education removed it from its accredited list. At the end of the recent fall semester 44 of the 59 students enrolled transferred to other institutions, some going to the University of Houston. "AFTER MUCH deliberation and consultation with our lay advisors, including a number of pharmacists, the board decided that the cost of restoring the college to its former status and conducting it as a firstclass college would be prohibitive in the light of heavy commitmentscommitments we have made for those colleges and departments where we have many more applicants and a shortage of facilities," said Father Smith. He also said that the university is committed to raise $3.9 million in matching funds for a new dental building and more than ?1 million for a science complex. Including government grants and loans, the new buildings will total nearly $9 million in construction costs. "These buildings will allow us to accept more students but will also increase our operating costs. DEAN LOUIS M. WILSON New Plant-A Must' Dean Edmund E. Jeansonne of the school of the school of dentistry, Tuesday spoke to the Student Council about the changes that had been made to comply with the requirements set by the Council on Dental Education. Regaining full accreditation, he told the council, depends on the firm committment of the university to build a new dental school plant. The dental school has received a $3 million grant from the federal government which must be matched by Loyola.THE COUNCIL on Dental Education had complained last February of outdated and outmoded facilities, overcrowding of students and patients, and lack of good interdepartmental communication. Most of these problems will be eliminated with the construction of the dental building. Recommended changes in the curriculum have taken place and dentistry now has a professor in pedidonics. The council chairman and permanent secretary will visit the dental school April 22-23. In reply to a question from the floor, Dean Jeansonne said that the council may have been politically motivated in giving Loyola provisional accreditation. This may have been a move to nudge Loyola into building a new dental school. He told of visiting several accredited dental schools which were in worse shape than Loyola. He cited the equipment on the second floor as one of the best in dentistry. DEAN JEANSONNE said that no private school today can carry its own weight in competition with state institutions.Many dental schools found out about the provisional accreditation in the American Dental Association journal. The dental department was not informed that the ADA would publish it. There is presently a bill before Congress which would give financial aid to dental schools, perhaps $250 per student. Dean Edmond E. Jeansonne APO Picks Honoraries The Rev. William J. Junkin, S.J., Dean of Students, and Dr. Joseph R. Berrigan, chairman of the history department, have been selected honorary members of Alpha Pi Omicron service fraternity. Members were especially prateful to Father Junkin for the role he played in APO's acquisition of the sound-proofed booth and projectors for the film series. Dr. Berrigan was selected because of his continued service to Loyola and his unending efforts on behalf of the students. He was particularly cited for his guidance of the College Bowl team. In addition to being chairman of the history department, Dr. Berrigan is a member and past president of the American Association of University Professors on Loyola's campus. He is a member of the newly created faculty council, moderator of Delta Epsilon Sigma, and an honorary member of Blue Key. Director Pays Visit In Advisory Capacity The Rev. James F. Whelan, S.J., director of higher education and secondary education of the New Orleans province of the Society of Jesus, is making his annual visit to Loyola's campus this week. Fr. Tremonti Appointed Education Chairman The Rev. Joseph B. Tremonti, C.S.V., has been named chairman of the department of education at Loyola, it was announced this week by the Rev. Edward A. Doyle, S.J., dean of faculties. Father Tremonti, who will also serve as professor of education, will assume his duties in September. Dr. Hilda B. Smith, assistant professor of education, is acting chairman of the department. A MEMBER of the Viatorian Order, Father Tremonti since 1960 has been serving as visiting professor of education and director of the reading clinic at the University of Dallas. From 1952 until 1960 he was professor of education and chairman of the department of Mount St. Mary's college, Emmitsburg, Md. He has also taught at De Paul university, Chicago; St. Mary's university, Xavier, Kan.; and Immaculate Heart college, Los Angeles. THE 52-YEAR-OLD educator received his BS in mathematics from Loyola university of Chicago in 1937, his MA in education from the Catholic university of America and his Doctor of Education in secondary education from Temple university, Philadelphia. He took advanced studies at the University of Chicago and did post-doctoral work under a Danforth Foundation grant at the University of Denver. Father Tremonti is the author of four books and number of articles on education topics. He wrote the faculty handbook at the University of Dallas and served as co-chairman of the university self-study in preparation for the accreditation of that institution which was obtained in the fall of 1963. IN 1962, Father Tremonti was awarded an honorary degree from Loyola university of Chicago. The new chairman is a member of the Association of School Administrators, American Personnel and Guidance Association, National Catholic EducationEducation Association, National Reading: Conference, International Reading Association and other professional organizations.FATHER TREMONTI E. D. White Hosts Area Teenagers Thirty-eight high schools from a four-state area will take part in the 16th annual speech tournament sponsored by the Edward Douglass White debating society today and tomorrow on camups. Topic of the debate competition is "Resolved: That Nuclear Weapons Should be Placed Under the Control of an International Organization." Individual competition will be divided into five categories: original oratory, humorous interpretation, dramatic interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, and radio speaking. Trophies will be awarded, including the sweepstakes trophy for overall excellence, won last year by Jesuit high. They will be presented Saturday at 4 :30 p.m. in Marquette auditorium. Schools from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama will take part in the tournament.New Orleans schools participating are: Archbishop Rummel, St. James Major, Archbishop Chapelle, St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, St. Joseph academy, Arbishop Blenk, St. Stephens, St. Joseph's, Easton senior high, St. Mary's Dominican, Isidore Newman, Holy Name of Jesus Mercy academy, Mt. Carmel academy, Holy Cross, Academy of the Holy Angles, Jesuit, Urusuline academy and Fortier. Judges will be members of the Loyola faculty as well as faculty members from various high schools. Frank Liberto, A&S sophomore, is tournament chairman. In charge of various aspects of the program are Donald Voorhies, A&S sophomore, Louis Meyer, BA sophomore, and George Copping, A&S sophomore. ...Dean Addresses Council By NILDA GONZALES The dean of pharmacy, responding to the Student Council's request, appeared before the body Tuesday to give information concerning the school's problems. Dr. Louis A. Wilson, dean of pharmacy, voiced the lon that the college would have regained its actation when the Council of Pharmaceutical Edun returned in late I or early May. He ed this to be so because ! steady improvements in liege, such as bringing in g scientists for the first and also having outside vision at the suggestion board of visitors. The Very Rev. Andrew C. Rnith, S.J., president said that e university's board of direc- tors had voted to discontinue the pharmacy college because of its high costs and declining enrollment. This was caused in part by the five year degree program which Loyola began in the mid-19505, instead of the previous four years, he said. ENROLLMENT rose two years ago when other pharmacy colleges were forced to begin Undefeated the five year degree program. Loss of accreditation in July resulted in another student decline. Pharmacy students would have had to total 130 for the school to have had a good financial balance. Dean Yilson said. The situation rose to a climax with the board's meeting. Telegrams were sent to pharmacy faculty Saturday. Their contracts will be honored. AS FOR THE future, "the chances for the college of pharmacy going to LSU appear to be good," said Dean Wilson. "Loyola did have a reputation for quality in pharmacy," he said, "so the students were receiving a good education." He added that he thought the loss of the pharmacy college will soon be forgotten by Loyola.Dean Wilson said he has hopes that the present students will be able to transfer to other schools with their full credits. Debate Team Cops Honors Loyola walked away with top honors in the junior division debate competition at the 19th Annual Azalea Debate Tournament held at Springhill college, Mobile, February 26 and 27. The team of Louis J. Meyer, BA sophomore, and Dobert Dupont, A&S freshman, chalked up a 5-0 record in the competition, becoming the only See picture, page 6) undefeated team in the tournament. They scored big wins over Notre Dame university, which came in second, and Emory university of Atlanta, which took third place. This is the second year in a row that Loyola won the second place sweepstakes for total performance. First place in the junior division went to St. Jhon's Rivers college. Dupong and Meyer also placed in the impromptu speaking competition, taking first and fourth slots, respectively. Jocelyn Develle, BA freshman, and George Copping, A&S sophomore, made up a second Loyola team. They finished with a 3-2 record. Jocelyn also placed fourth in the oral interpretation competition. Both teams were coached by Mr. Scranton Mouton, instructor of speech. Coping said, "Last year Louis Meyer and I entered the same tournament which was then only one division. We were competing against senior teams and came out third in the two man teams. I got more out of this tournament because we defeated Notre Dame, who would have come in first otherwise."The teams were plaqued by a series of mishaps during the trip. When they reached the train station to leave for Mobile, Dupont said, "Don't yell, but I forgot all our information at hom«." Meyersaid, "All our debate notes plus our quote cards were back in New Orleans. Fortunately, the bus brought them in at 1:30 p.m. Our first debate was at 2 p.m. Even the cab we took from the train station got a speeding ticket. We also got caught in Mobile's Mardi Gras parades on the way back to catch the bus home." Jocelyn Develle said, "This was my first college debate and I was filled with anxiety when I found out that the first team I'd have to face would be an undefeated Notre Dame team. I was overjoyed when we won the debate." When the final results were announced, Dupont made this comment, "Don't show any emotion if we win." Jocelyn said that when they heard their names as winners, "There was a show of emotion!" Others among the 66 teams entered in the tournament were the University of Florida, St. Louis university, Roanoke college, Tulane university, Louisiana State university and the University of Alabama. APO MOVIE Peter Sellers is back at Marquette auditorium tonight at 8 p.m. in "The World of Henry Orient." Maroon columnist Kenn Aldinger, pre-law freshman, collaborated with Nora Johnson in writing the story for the screen. Admission for the APO film is 50 cents per person. Delta Sigma Pi Pledges 23 Delta Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, national business fraternity, announced Monday announced its 1965 pledge class. Pledges are: Jerry Boyer, sophomore; Peter Burns, freshman ; Salvadore C a r d i n a 1 e, sophomore; Nicholas Chetta, junior; Thomas De Mahy, freshman; Jeff Fields, sophomore; Donald Gennusa, freshman; Herbert Hartman, freshman; Earl Hill, junior; Rene Joaen, sophomore; Edward Lewis, junior; John Lisotta, junior; Russel Marchand, sophomore; Steve Medo, sophomore; Louis Meyer, sophomore; Rene Peterson, junior; Anthony Picone, sophomore; Kelly Reece, freshman; Mickey Sarrat, junior; Thomas Sommers, freshmna; Richard Stair, freshman; James White, freshman; and Charles Winnow, junior. Delta Sigma Pi is the world's largest professional commercial fraternity, having over 125 chapters and over 55,000 members. Delta Nu chapter was established at Loyola in 1958. Calendar Of Events FRIDAY, MARCH 12 APO movie, "The World of Henry Orient," Marquette auditorium, 8 p.m. APO dance, "Aftermath," a la carte room and snack bar of Danna Center, 9 p.m-. 1 a.m. MONDAY, MARCH 15 Interviews for seniors by the Arthur Andersen Co., Danna Center, room 2A, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. TUESDAY, MARCH 16 Interviews for seniors, Burt Shoes, 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Delta Epsilon Sigma, lecture, Danna Center, rooms 2 A, B, 8 a.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Air Force Recruiting, Danna Center lobby, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 18 ROTC coffee, luncheon, Danna Center 2 D, E, 8:30-11:30. Orleans Parish School Board interviews for seniors, Danna Center, 2A, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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