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LOYOLA MAROON VOL. XLVI Loyola University, New Orleans, La., Friday, September 26, 1969 No. 4 Council postpones voting By STEVE VAKAS (Maroon Staff Reporter) Boards to be investigated Action was halted on a proposed Student Council motion to elect student representatives to serve on the Board of Directors and the Board of Regents during Tuesday's regular meeting- After four members of the student body were nominated to serve on the Board of Regents an objection was called and the voting was postponed for the second week in a row. Council members who objected expressed opinions ranging from a fear of perhaps making the SC appear foolish for sending students to Board meetings without enough knowledge, to a fear of putting such representatives in jeopardy with the university. The council did come up with an alternative, however. It was decided that a five-man "fact finding" committee be established in order to present the council with more information concerning the Board of Regents and the Board of Directors. Lawrence McGarrell, S.J., Music junior, was appointed chairman of the committee. The committee is "indissoluble," according to Pat O'Keefe, a committee member. He said in a private interview that the committee is a standing committee of the council whose first order of business is to deal with the Board of Directors and Board of Regents problem. In other action, the council postponed action on a motion to donate profits realized from Homecoming activities to the Hurricane Camille Fund. Relating to Homecoming itself, the council passed a motion to eliminate the three-dollar fee stipulation for this year's dance. The motion was formulated because the Student Union "wasn't at all pleased" with the council's stipulation, according to Dooky Chase, BA junior. Last week the SC allocated $3,000 to the Student Union for the purpose of conducting Homecoming activities. The new motion allows for the SU to use its "discretion" in fixing a price for dance tickets. However, the council placed another stipulation on this new motion: the SU will not be permitted to charge more than three dollars a couple for the dance. SC vice-president Charles T. Magarahan noted that the Student Union had only intended to charge two dollars a couple before the original stipulation was made. The council failed to conduct any new business during the meeting. President Billy Guste was forced to close the meeting after he discovered that a quorum was not present. A quorum was present at the start of the meeting which began at 5:15 p.m. After one and one-half hours of what one member called "confusion," the meeting closed because twelve council members had taken their leave. This reduced the number of members present to eighteen, thus making it impossible to go on with the meeting. COUNCIL DISCUSSION-Student Council President Billy Guste, left, discusses a point with a council member as parliamentarian Ronn Legendrc listens. SU presents Union Week Chugging, ugly legs, speakers Listening, drinking, painting, looking and debating are a few of the things that will be offered Loyola students next week as the Student Union presents Union Week. Union Week is an annual event during which the Student Union, Loyola's largest student organization, recruits new members for the coming year of activities. "In the past there have been complaints that Union Week was not publicized enough," said Mattingly. "We hope this year to make students aware of Union Week and the union itself, and that this awareness will lead to participation and interest in the university." Each one of the union's eight committees, which handle everything from recreation to hospitality, provides some sort of representative activity during the week to attract members. City Councilman John Petre will open the week with a speech in the A la Carte room at 12:15. Petre is the fourth major candidate for the office of New Orleans' mayor to speak at Loyola. This series is being conducted by the Current Events committee of the union. The Mayorial Speakers series will continue Tuesday with David Gertler, the final scheduled candidate appearing. He is also set for 12:15 in the A la Carte. The Fine Arts Committee will sponsor a Paint-in Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. on the front porch of Danna Center. For a nominal fee, students may express themselves in paint on a canvas that will be provided. The Hospitality Committee makes its first appearance of the week Wednesday when its members will be serving free cheese and crackers during noon time in Danna Center. That night, the Dance and Entertainment Committee presents a folk-rock group headed by Joe Duggan in the Wolfpub. The group will perform at 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. Admission will be free. The popular Ride-and-Chug contest highlights Thursday's agenda. This activity, which matches man against machine and booze, is being staged by the Recreation Committee. The Rev. Thomas Clancy, vice president for academic affairs will be in the lounge of Danna Center Friday to answer questions on the Current Events Committee's Free Speech Mike. All students are invited to question Father Clancy on any matter of university interest. The final event of the week will be a TGIF Friday at 3 p.m. in the A la Carte room The Glory Rhodes are scheduled to play. There will also be a Contemporary Italian Drawings exhibit all week long in the lounge of Danna Center and an Ugly Legs contest sponsored by the Recreation Committee. The winner of the Ugly Legs contest will be announced at the TGIF. The finished painted canvas will be raffled off at the TGIF also. A table, staffed by members of the Hospitality Committee, will be set up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday for any student who wishes to make an appointment for an interview to join the union. Interviews will take place Saturday, Oct. 4, in the union office in the basement of Danna Center. Union president George Mattingly will be in charge of the interviews. He said new members will be notified if they are accepted into the union. There will be a general union meeting sometime next week, according to Mattingly. UNION AT WORK-Members of the governing board of the Student Union go over plans for Union Week which is scheduled for next week. Father Cronin recuperating The Rev. John A. Cronin, S.J. is recuperating at Touro Infirmary after suffering a heart attack while delivering a sermon Sunday, September 14, during Mass. Father Cronin, the superior of the Jesuit community at Loyola, was reported to be in fair condition by a hospital spokesman Tuesday night, though still partially paralyzed. According to Leo Zinser, who was broadcasting the Mass at the time, Father Cronin began to sound "thick tongued," and began repeating himself. He then slumped against the pulpit and a doctor from the congregation helped him to the hospital. Rev. Clancy denies claim of student The Rev. Thomas Clancy, S.J., vice president for academic affairs, denied in an interview Wednesday that he had told Mike Lange that Lange would be prevented from graduating on stage as a penalty for missing the Mass of the Holy Spirit. In addition, he stated that an unspecified number of other seniors who had missed the Mass had been called into his office and that more would be summoned in the future. Lange, a Blue Key member and editor of the Maroon, stated that week that during the course of a private meeting called by Father Clancy to discuss Lange's "personal status as a graduating senior," Father Clancy told him that he would be barred from attending commencement ceremonies. "I never told Lange that he wasn't going to graduate on stage," said Father Clancy, "that's a deduction he made on his own. I did tell him that just because he is editor of the Maroon he isn't going to be considered a privileged character and I still stand by that." "What I did do," said Father Clancy, "was ask him if he any reason as to why he shouldn't be (punished)." In a statement late Wednesday night, Lange maintained that the original account of the meeting as it appeared in the Maroon last week was accurate. "If he chooses to deny it," said Lange, "that's up to him There's nothing I can do." In addition, Father Clancy said that he intends to get in contact with most of the Law School seniors. "Only two Law seniors were at the Mass, and I know them," he said, "so that leaves everybody else." He added, however, that no firm decision had been made to prevent anybody from graduating on stage and that resolution of the case "certainly doesn't have a top priority." "I'm sure that before graduation I can go either way," he said. Although he refused to divulge their names, Father Clancy said that besides Lange, he had summoned several other seniors to his office to have them explain their absence from Mass. "Some of them had reasonable explanations," he said, "and some of them didn't." When asked why attendance at the Mass of the Holy Spirit was not listed in the University Bulletin as a requirement for graduation, Father Clancy said, "there are a lot of things that aren't listed in there." As an example, he pointed out that the catalogue contains no prohibition against having alcohol in the men's dorm. "If you say that you can't enforce anything unless it is impinged on every senior's consciousness," he said, "then it's just impossible." Student trio given votes on committee By MIKE LANGE (Maroon Kditor) Three students have been named as full voting members of the ad hoc committee to study the core curriculum by Dr. Frank Crabtree, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the college's core curriculum committee. The A&S students chosen were junior Gary Atkins and seniors Lisa Specht and Warren Browning. The names were taken from a list consisting of two suggestions by each department chairman in A&S. Dr. Crabtree met with A&S Student Council representatives Wednesday night to choose the three. Dr. Crabtree, who called for student representation on the seven man ad hoc committee in Tuesday's core curriculum committee meeting, was to have met with the A&S representatives from the Student Council Wednesday night and selected the three students. The four faculty members on the ad hoc committee are Dr. Anthony DiMaggio, representing general sciences; The Rev. James Pillar, 0.M.1., social sciences; Calvin Harlan, fine arts, and Dr. John Corrington, humanities. Dr. Corrington was chosen in Tuesday's meeting to replace Dr. Thomas Preston who is no longer with the university. Dr. Crabtree commissioned the ad hoc committee "to take a long, hard look at the core curriculum" and emphasized the importance of the committee's task because of the recent change concerning the equalization of hours on the core curriculum. The core curriculum consists of the courses which are required of all students who wish to get a degree from any program in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is the task of the ad hoc committee to study the core curriculum and make specific suggestions to the entire A&S committee about the curriculum. RANK AND TENURE Mr. Conrad Raabe, chairman of the Department of Political Science, opened discussion concerning a rank and tenure committee for A&S by making a proposal which dealt with the makeup and method of selection of the committee. Mr. Raabe, who had contacted Dr. Crabtree before the meeting to ask for permission to speak first at the meeting, proposed that the committee be a nine-man body. His three-point proposal was: 1) The committee would consist of seven associate or full professor and two junior rank faculty members. The chairman of a faculty member's department would sit as an ex officio. non-voting member of the committee. 2) Direct primary voting, with the top 18 vote-getters in the running for the committee. Candidates must have one or more years of service. Four untenured members would be among the final 18 with two being elected to the final committee. 3) The term of office would be three years, with one-third renewable every year. The term of the initial members would be determined by lot. He added after the meeting that for elections after the initial one, six members would be nominated, four upper and two lower. Dr. Crabtree. who originally said he would like a five-man R&T committee, said he would support a nine-man body as workable. Mr. Raabe said he took the nine-man model from the Supreme Court. Dr. Crabtree took a roll-call appraisal of Mr. Raabe's proposal to see what the individual department chairmen thought and to find out what ideas they had come up with within their own departments. The first major objection was raised by Dr. Comngton of English who thought voting privileges should be given to all faculty members with more than one year of work with the university. The Rev. John Mullahy, S.J., said he thought the R&T committee should be equally divided among members from the different disciplines and that one area, such as general science, should not be given a preponderance of votes. Other suggestions, such as voting privileges for all faculty members, the percentage of the committee which should have tenure, the number of votes needed within the committee to pass a decision, student representation and what determined a quorum of the committee, were raised. After hearing the opinion of each department, Dr. Crabtree appointed Dr. Comngton, Father Mullahy and Mr. Raabe to get together to draft a proposal to be presented at the next meeting which will be Oct. 7. RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM Dr. Crabtree presented each member of the core curriculum committee with a copy of course suggestions and descriptions for a religious studies program. The schedule was prepared by the Rev. Patrick Phillips, S.J., who had addressed the A&S committee previously concerning the program. Many members of the committee had asked Father Phillips to present a more complete outlay of his course ideas before they could vote on the program. The committee will decide whether to accept the program, and, if so, the theology department will decide whether or not to incorporate the program within theology or to let it exist on its own. The theology department is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the religious studies program. "Things look awfully good for the program to be accepted within the theology department right now," said Dr. Crabtree. He said by the next meeting, a definite decision should be reached. He added, in answer to a question by librarian James Volney, that he hoped the program would be installed by the Spring semester of 1970. CONRAD RAABE Campaign reaches half-way plateau The half way mark in funds for the Campaign for Excellence has been reached according to John Eckholdt, vice president for business. To date, the campaign is running behind schedule and it is anticipated that the fund raising drive will be pushed back some months in order to meet the anticipated goal of $11.9 million. The campaign was initially scheduled to terminate sometime after January 1,1970. Eckholdt said that CFE officials are now trying to focus on corporate industries pledging donations which, according to him, is where the bulk of the donations will be coming from. In the construction stage of the CFE, the demolition and clearing of the houses that presently occupy the future site of the $2.6 million School of Law along Calhoun St. is under way. The departments that once occupied these houses have now been relocated in the Science Complex with the exception of the History department which is scheduled to move into the complex in a very short time. After demolition has been completed of these houses, architects will begin making bids on the proposed Law School at the end of October according to Eckholdt. Final construction will not begin on the building until certain federal grants have been approved by the present administration in Washington, D.C. Actual construction time of the building will take approximately eighteen months Eckholdt said. In other CFE news, Eckholdt said that former vice president for Public Relations and Development, Donald Ross resigned from that position during the summer. Yearbooks available Yearbooks may be picked up in the Wolf office starting this Monday, Sept. 29, through Oct. 11 from 11:00 to 1:00. Extra copies will be sold at a time and date to be announced on a first come first served basis. Cost of the book will be $10.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 46 No. 4|
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