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loyola maroon Vol. XLVII Loyola University, New Orleans, La., 70118, Friday, November 6,1970 No. 10 Rousseau appointed to assistant post Denim Rousseau was to resign aD chairman of the University Senate yesterday in order to accept a new position as executive assistant to the president. According to Rousseau, the senate would decide whether to hold a new election for the chairman or name Janet Riley. vice-chairman, to the seat. He said the senate constitution was vague on the point of succession. Rousseau, who was instrumental in establishing the senate, served as its first chairman. During the past two years, he guided it through its initial period of growth as an advisory body to the university. Perhaps his most trying test as chairman came last semester when he chaired the senate during its attacks upon the administration. The semester began with the senate's call for an investigation of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and ended with its censure ol I lie academic vice president. Rousseau was just elected to a second term as chairman tour weeks ago. Two weeks ago, he said, the Very Rev. President Michael F. Kennelly. S.J , asked him to become executive assistant. So far a job description of what Rousseau will do as executive assistant has not been worked out. Father Kennelly said that the general requirements of the job would include reading, analyzing and drafting reports lor the president. Whether or nol Rousseau will sit on the administrative council has yet to be worked out. according lo Father Kennelly. His post though will be different from that of the Rev. Francis Benedetto, S.J , who according lo Father Kennelly is a special assistant to the president. (Father Benedetto has been listed in Loyola's catalog as an "executive assistant.") According to Father Kennelly, Father Benedetto will be primarily concerned with the operation of Loyola's radio and television station, WWL. while Rousseau will be mainly concerned with internal affairs. Last October, an educational consulting firm, Cr e sap, McCor m i c k and Paget, recommended that Loyola's president have an executive assistant. The company said that Loyola has historically been too executive-centered, with many problems that could be handled at lower levels being referred to the president. Rousseau said he did not see his new job as "essentially a passive role." but neither he said would lube involved in the execution of particular policies. "We have very excellent vice presidents, and deans who have their own areas of responsibilities," he said. Rousseau's job is apparently a more fluid thing "If the president asks me to assist him in a particular area of university life," he says, "I'll get busy and do it." Faculty participates in selecting A & S dean Selection of the permanent dean of the College of Arts anil Sciences has been marked by what the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J.. vice president tor academic affairs. called '"unprecedented" facultyparticipation.The faculty voted yesterday to either confirm the appointment of the present acting dean or to set up a nominating committee for the post. The results of the balloting were unknown at press time. In a letter last week to the faculty the academic vice president, Rev. James Carter, S.J.. said he wished to permanently appoint a dean for A&S. He said he did not want to automatically appoint Rev. Joseph Tetlow, S.J., who has held the post of acting dean since last January. American Association of University Professors (AAUP) guidelines specify that the final appointment of a dean should be made only after consultation with faculty and other deans. In his letter to the faculty. Father Carter said he had met with department chairmen on the Curriculum Committee. According to Danny Hynes, A&S president in Student Council, Father Carter discussed procedures for appointing the dean with A&S council representatives. Hynes said the student representatives had suggested setting up a nominating committee rather than hold some kind of student referendum. The election procedure adopted was termed by Father Carter's letter as "unique in Loyola's history and perhaps unfqut in the history of American education." Father Carter's letter to full-time faculty included a ballot which gave the voter the option of either confirming the permanent appointment of Father Tetlow or setting up a nominating committee. Such a committee would, according to the letter, present Father Carter with a small number of names and allow the academic vice president to make a choice. A faculty member also had the option of not returning the ballot by the Thursday noon deadline, thus signifying his disapproval of the above appointment procedures. Father Carter said in the letter that the election procedures would be valid only if a majority of the faculty returned their ballots. Father Carter also noted in the letter that he hopes to soon see a College Procedures Committee set up which will recommend procedures for administration consultation with the faculty. Referendum on constitution and service fee set next week A referendum on a proposal to raise the student service fee from three to twenty dollars and on the proposed new constitution of the Student Council will be held next Monday and Tuesday, according to Dooky Chase, council president. The referendum on the proposed hike in fees and on the council's constitution is set at the same time as the Campus Court elections. At the present time, the Student Council assesses each full-time student S3; if the students approve, the council would hike the tax to $20. According to Chase, the hike would provide funds for certain basic student services, such as a yearbook, money for organizations, a legal fund, etc. Funds from the fee, initially proposed by Frank Wagar, vice president for student affairs, would be allocated thorugh a finance committee. Included in the vote on the fee is a proposal that the university's finance office collect the fee rather than the council. According to Chase, the student activity fee would provide more money than is presently allocated by the university. "'Right now, the Student Council is without the necessary operating guilds to run an effective student government." Chase wrote this week in a letter to the Maroon. Chase wrote on behalf of the council, "f ach week, the council is asked to financially assist some Loyola group. Appropriations from the council range from 523 to handle the filing of the two-hour parking /one briefs in civil district court to S2OOO to the Loyola Student Union." Chase wrote. "The council would like to help [these other organization!] but we are broke." On the question of having the finance office rather than the council collect the increased fee. Chase wrote that this would assure maximum collection and adequate funds. The present collection by council members is a "hand-to-hand basis" and he said this is obsolete. At every fall registration, council members set up a table at the end of the registration line at which they try, with varying success, to convince students to pay the present $3 fee. The second item in the referendum vote is the council's proposed new constitution. I lie council itself approved the constitution in early October: if it is ratified by students it will go into effect immediately. Ihe main leal ures ot the constitution change the name of the council to the Student Government Association and place the authority of the SCiA in the consent of the student body rather than the consent of the administration. According to the constitution, the SCiA would ha\e "legislative, administrative and judicial power over the activities of students and their organizations." The SGA is defined as a "political organization dedicated to the amelioration of student life on campus." The constitution can be approved by a simple majority of .students voting. Voting will be held from 1 I a.m. to 2 p.m. for day students and 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. for night students. Ballot boxes will be located in front of Danna Center, in Marquette Hall and in the schools of music, law and business administration. DOOKY CHASE Council tables expulsion motion Votes LiSL expenses The Student Council voted this week to appropriate $ 160 for expenses for delegates to the Louisiana Intercollegiate State Legislature (LISL). Mario Dell'Osso, treasurer of the council, explained that the council will reimburse to each representative an unount up to $20. The council also voted to table a motion made by Danny Hynes, A&.S president, to give the president of the council powers of a sargeant at arms. This motion will enable the president to expel any member of the student council at his discretion. During the discussion the motion was amended to read in two parts: A. The council president will be given the powers of a sergeant at arms to expel a council member from council meetings; B. Limit debate topics brought before the council. City College president Hal Schitfman asked that the motion be tabled until "further clear and explicit guidelines be drawn on expulsion of members and limit of debate." Ashton O'Dwyer. law school president, objected to the motion, saying that "debate is an inherent right of the council." In further business, the council voted down a motion to abolish the budget committee. The motion failed because the budget committee functions as an information source for the council and does detail work that the council would other wise have to include on its own agenda. Cyndy Littlefield, sophomore A&.S rep., announced that the Student Council would have only one more issue of the Newsletter. Miss Littlefield explained that the Newsletter was too much for one person to handle. Miss Littlefield also said that an agreement was being worked out with the Maroon for space specifically for the purpose of the Student Council, Dooky Chase, Student Council president, gave his report on the alleged discrimination of employees of Saga. Chase said thai .ill the full-time employees were being paid $1.65 an hour, which was above the $1.45 minimum wage of the government. Chase also stated that student part-time help was being paid $1.45 an hour. Chase said that as lar as he could soo ihere was no discrimination being practiced by Saga in its employment practices. The council tabled J motion made by Mario Dell'Osso, Student Council treasurer. Dell'Osso's motion was that "the SGA act strictly in a reimbursement capacity." Del Osso pointed out that many organizations have members lhat have never paid a student service fee. He also pointed out that the council received less money this year even though it had raised the fee from $2 to $3. Dell'Osso said that he thought that the Student Council should "make it tougher to get the money." This motion was tabled for the next meeting because the Student Council had to adjourn. Living as a Christian family By Ml Ml GRIFFITH Maroon Staff Reporter Shalom House Drawn together by common religious experience, severaJ members of the Loyola community now live together as a Christian family. The large, old-fashioned home which shelters this family is named Shalom House to signify the purpose of the community. Shalom is a Hebrew greeting which not only means peace, but also stands for the salvation resurrection and joy the coming of Jesus Christ gives to men. Ronnie Caruso said he and the other inhabitants of Shalom House believe their purpose in living as a community which imitates the early apostles and early church is to give glory to God and witness to other Students. Caruso, a Loyola student, explained that by giving witness, he means showing others the concrete effects the spirit of the Lord has had on their lives. Witness is one aspect of the current movement in the Christian chruch called the charismatic renewal or Pentacostal movement. Through this movement people are led to experience the presence and work of God through his spirit. The movement is characterized by a renewed emphasis on the charismatic gifts, such as speaking in tongues and prophecy, which were more widely known in the early church than today. Like the charismatic renewal which brought together the family of Shalom House, the phenomena ol Miiall Christian communities is also growing widespread nationally. Caruso said Shalom House is not unique, that similar communities have sprung up in Houston, Texas; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and South Bend. Indiana. The idea for Shalom House began this summer when a number of Loyola students considered forming a student-oriented Christian community. The new family first got started in a friend's home, renamed Covenant House as a symbol of the group's commitment to God, according to Caruso. Later in September they wore able to move into the rambling house on Calhoun Street. Selling up housekeeping has been a continuing process and each person living in the house contributes whatever he can. Caruso said friends had helped out by giving them anything from food to furniture. As part of their mission to give witness, members of the Shalom House community are involved in spiritual services on campus and in the parish. Apostolic activities include student Masses, tutoring and a Sunday morning theology class. Members of the group also speak to religion classes and other persons interested in their experiment in Christian living. Presently the main regular activity at Shalom House is Friday evening prayer meetings. These meetings draw college-aged people from many New Orleans schools to participate in the charismatic renewal. Asked about the future of the movement at Shalom House, Caruso predicted the students who come to the prayer meeting will carry the movement's spirit back to their own friends. IK' said he expects that in the next lew years adults and families, as well as students, in New Orleans will start more Christian communities like Shalom House. Shalom House residents break bread together Correction Last week, the Maroon incorrectly reported that Bob Chopin, law school representative, had been involved in a paper-wad fight with Ashton O'Dwyer, law school president, at the Student Council meeting.
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