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LOYOLA MAROON VOL. XLV Loyola University, New Orleans, La., Friday, February 7, 1969 No. 14 Council charters student groups By GARY ATKINS (Maroon Desk Editor) The Student Union and Expression were given their final charters this week at the Student Council meeting. The action came when the council moved into a Committee of the Whole to take the matter out of the hands of the charter committee where it had been pending since last semester. The final charter of the union separates it from the council and allows it to operate as an autonomous organization. It had been operating as a committee of the council. There was some feeling that separating the union from the council would create conflict between the two organizations. Dave Segal, law school representative said that separating the two would mean "you're going to have two bodies fighting against themselves." Charlie Magarahan, A&S junior representative, said that "to keep the union as part of the council not only conflicts with the purpose of the council but also detracts from the Student Union's ability to perform. The Student Council is supposed to govern; the union is supposed to handle entertainment and cultural events." The charter for the union passed 27-2. There was also discussion on the final draft of the Expression charter, centering around a provision that Expression would strive to insure non-discrimination in campus organizations. Some council members felt that insuring non-discrimination was the job of the Committee on Student Rights and Freedoms, the Student Council and the Office of Student affairs and not the job of some other organization. However, the charter * passed 27-3. In other action, Edgar Chase, chairman of the committee, announced that six girls had been nominated for Freshman Sweetheart. Though the court usually includes five coeds—four maids and the queen—it was expanded to include six because of a tie for fifth place. The coeds nominated are: Diane Carriere, BA freshman; and Alice Fellows, Missie Mirrans, Linda Ory, Barbara Scanlon and Kathy Sollee, all A&S freshmen. Finals will be held next Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 and 11. Chase also announced that filing for candidates for president and vice-president of the Student Council would be held Feb. 24 and 25. The primary elections will be held March 3 and 4 and the finals on March 10 and 11. Filing for Student Council representatives will be held on March 6 and 7. Primary elections will be held March 20 and 21 and finals will be the following week. The council also passed motions setting up committees to: 1. look into the possibility of having pay telephones in the library, Stallings Hall and the Science Complex and campus phones in the library, Stallings Hall, Bobet Hall and Marquette Hall; 2. look into the possibility of alloting classroom space to students who want to have a quiet place to study during final exams; 3. look into the possibility of having a tree suitable for decoration at Christmastime planted or bought; and 4. see if there is some way to have Student Council representatives come and stay at the council business meetings, so that a quorum is not lost before the business is completed. (For related story, see page 5) Father O'Neill to teach in Rome this semester The Rev. Charles E. O'Neill, S.J., associate professor of history at Loyola University, will serve as a visiting professor at the Gregorian University in Rome for the spring semester beginning this month. He will teach a course entitle "History of the Catholic Church in the U.S.A." in the graduate school of history of the 418-year-old institution, under an agreement reached in May, 1967. In addition, Father O'Neill received his Ph.D. degree in history at the Gregorian with summa cum laude honors in 1963. His special field of study is the Colonial Mississippi Valley, and his long-term research project is the IT'S LIKE THIS-Dennis Rousseau, chairman of the University Senate, discusses the procedure for electing two faculty members to the University gathering of Mississippi Valley mission documents. He recently co-edited a 900-page catalogue as a guide to a section of Spanish documents on colonial Louisiana in the Seville archives in Spain. He is also author of "Church and State in French Colonial Louisiana," published in 1966 by the Yale University Press. Father O'Neill has just returned from a symposium on "Continuity and Change in the South" at Duke University where he read a paper on Catholicism in the South. He will return for the fall semester at Loyola after two months of research in the Paris archives. Board of Appeals. Peter Cangelosi, vice-chairman and Anthony Lala, secretary also presided at the Senate's first meeting of the semester. Consortium begins spring program Urban family seminar featured The New Orleans Consortium's first interdisciplinary team-teaching course, "Seminar: The Urban Family," got under way Tuesday at Xavier University, Helen Mervis, coordinator of the consortium, has announced. The course, a series of five-week seminars also to be given at Loyola and Dominican later this semester, is "designed to explore how we can best combine our professional talents to provide an academic and social experience for black and white students and faculty to work and learn together to understand the people and environmental problems with which they will be confronted," said Mrs. Mervis. Dr. Earl Larre, social psychologist from Dominican, Walter Maestri S.J., demographer-ecologist from Loyola, and George McKenna, sociologist from Xavier are teaching the seminar. Each lecturer will present a paper on his particular specialty and students and faculty will then discuss the lecture, explained Mrs. Mervis. The seminar, she said, is limited to five students from each campus who have had some preparatory work in the social sciences, know the language of the discipline and are highly motivated toward a vocation dealing with Urban problems. There will be no formal exams but each student will be required to present a paper related to the course, she added. Mrs. Mervis said that already there is an "interesting exchange between faculty and faculty, students and faculty, and students and students" participating in the seminar. This can be used as a "barometer of what will take place as classes continue," she explained. The consortium, Mrs. Mervis noted, is also embarking on its first teacher exchange this semester. The response to Miss Patricia Thorton's (Xavier) class on black literature at Loyola has been "quite large," according to Mrs. Mervis. Miss Thorton has found the students very interested in the course and is looking forward to a successful semester, she said. The consortium also inaugurated a four week interim academic period between semesters this year, said Mrs. Mervis. Dominican used this so called "Winterim" for students to "catch-up and make-up" as well as for Father Nadeau's annual ski trip to Colorado, she said. HELEN MERVIS Sets spring program for consortium Jan Plan program for Loyola being studied—Rev. Clancy The creation of a work-study-travel program for credit during the semester break is presently being studied by the Rev. Thomas H. Clancy, SJ., vice-president for academic affairs. The program, which has been called a Jan Plan or Winterims (winter interim) at other universities, would allow groups of students to travel, engage in intensive language study, make up courses they may have failed or conduct individual research for credit. The idea of the program, Father Clancy said, was to give students an "opportunity to break out of regular classroom routine." Students would be charged about $100 tuition to participate in the program, he said. Father Clancy also said the New Orleans Consortium was interested in creating the program and putting it into effect next year. The creation of the program was proposed in a newsletter to faculty members issued by the academic vice-president's office. Father Clancy said that so far he had had a "good faculty response" to the Jan plan. He said he had had no negative responses. Father Clancy's newsletter, which has been issued twice so far, also contained other suggestions for faculty consideration. Among them was a proposal to administer a standard test which would measure a student's foreign language ability. Once the student passed the test, he would no longer be required to enroll in language courses. Presently, degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences require 12 hours of a foreign language. Students who passed the test before completing their 12 hours would have the remainder waived. Those who still could not pass the test after 12 hours would be required to do extra work in the language laboratory or take extra courses. Fort Lauderdale clarifies Easter vacation policies The City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has sent a letter to Dean of Men Robert Sabolyk in order "to clarify its policies regarding visiting collegians during the annual spring vacation period." City policies and some suggestions are listed in the letter and it is stated that these policies "will be adhered to unequivocally." The letter, which is signed by City Manager R. H. Bubier, states that prospective visitors should not come to the city unless they have definite confirmed housing reservations. Sleeping in automobiles and/or in the open is prohibited as well as parking campers or trailers on the beach. Such vehicles must be parked in trailer parks "specifically licensed for this purpose." City ordinances concerning drinking set 21 as the minimum age for purchasing or consuming alcohol. Drinking is not permitted in the open, and anyone found guilty of "intoxication, narcotics, use of false identification, creating unnecessary noise or any other form of disorderly conduct (including traffic violations) will be arrested and prosecuted." It is noted that parents and school officials of all students arrested will be officially notified. Sabolyk said he plans to take no action against any Loyola student who gets arrested. He said students will have their share of trouble if they get arrested without having to worry about action by the university. Rather, he said if any Loyola student does get arrested and has trouble posting bail, he could contact Sabolyk for help. The Dean of Men said he has helped students in similar situations before. The letter, addressed "Dear Dean," was very probably sent to all universities and colleges in the Southeastern area. It closes by saying that all of the city departments feel "that if your conduct while in Fort Lauderdale is governed by the aforementioned guidelines, then your vacation will indeed be a pleasant one." Sabolyk said he wanted the letter to be printed in the Maroon in order that students may know what to expect if they are going to Fort Lauderdale over the Easter holidays. Adamo to run for SC office By FERREL GUILLORY (Maroon Special Reporter) Ralph Adamo, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, has announced that he intends to run for president of the Student Council in this spring's election. In announcing his candidacy in an article written for this week's Maroon, Adamo declared that he will work to reorganize student government at Loyola by replacing the Student Council with a new organization called a House of Representatives, in which representatives would be chosen from individual departments. Adamo also said he would try to divest student government of having to provide entertainment and direct its efforts towards problems affecting academic affairs. The first candidate to declare his candidacy publicly, Adamo has chosen for his running-mate Joe Duggan, an A&S junior. The first primary for the race for Student Council president has been set for March 3 and 4, with a runoff, if , necessary, on March 10 and 11. Filing dates are Feb. 24 and 25. Adamo and Duggan are certain to have competition, contrary to last year's presidential election in which only one ticket filed for candidacy. Among possible contenders for Student Council president are Billy Guste, A&S junior; John Farley, A&S junior and Charles Magarahan, A&S junior. There may be others. In an interview this week, Adamo said that the organization of the Student Council is such that it necessarily cannot tackle the important problems on campus. 'The leadership is not the issue," said Adamo. "I don't think it's a broad enough body." A Student Council election, he said, "is necessarily a popularity contest." "The Student Council is a junior league thing," he added. Adamo said he hopes to make student government better by renovating its structure—by getting rid of the Student Council and replacing it with a House of Representatives, which, according to Adamo's plans, will have more members than the council and elections will be held in a different manner. Adamo said he would have representatives to this new body be elected from individual departments rather than on a school-wide basis. He said too many "fraternity-types" who are only interested in popularity are elected now and that a new system of elections would result in more competent representatives. "They (student council members) mean well," said Adamo, "but the structure just isn't right." According to Adamo's statements, the chief student executive, called the Speaker of the House, would be elected by the representatives and not by the entire student body. Adamo and Duggan said they hope to get student government working more closely with the faculty and to involve itself more in matters of student rights and disciplinary procedures. Adamo and Duggan have already begun laying political groundwork for their campaign. They have a meeting with their supporters scheduled Sunday. Adamo is an English major and has had some poetry published. This will be his first race for a student government post. Duggan is a psychology major and lost a bid for Student Council representative last year. RALPH ADAMO and JOE DUGGAN Discussing their candidacy Nominations being accepted for Miss Wolf Nominations for Miss Wolf of 1969 have been opened by the yearbook editorial staff. All nominations must be typed and submitted to the Wolf staff no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Nominations must be accompanied by twenty-five signatures of full-time Loyola students. No student may endorse more than one candidate. Nominations of candidates should include ail honors, awards, citations and organization that the candidate has received, or is a member of, since coming to Loyola. Lists should contain all activities that the candidate has participated in and any chairmanships held. The title of Miss Wolf is open to graduating seniors only. Miss Wolf is the ideal coed whose involvement in campus activities, willingness to accept responsibility, diligence in her studies, and amiability with her fellow students are an example to all coeds. Nominations will be reviewed by the Wolf staff. Five finalists will be chosen and announced in the Maroons,. Miss Wolf will then be chosen by secret ballot by a committee of faculty members and the members of the yearbook staff. Identity of the faculty members will be kept secret to all but the editor of the Wolf.
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