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loyola maroon Vol. XLVII Loyola University, New Orleans, La., 70118, Friday, December 4,1970 No. 13 Search committee for BA dean named By GARY ATKINS Maroon Editor To conduct nationwide search A nine-man search committee to nominate a new dean for the College of Business Administration was named this week by the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., vice president for academic affairs. The selection of the committee follows a recent announcement that Dr. G. Ralph Smith, present dean, has, according to Father Carter, "graciously consented to step down from his present position." Dr. Smith and the BA college have long been centers of controversy over the quality of education in and improvement of the school. Dr. Smith is to continue as dean until next August at which time the search committee should have completed its work, according to Father Carter. Dr. Smith would say only that he was "reserving all options" concerning the change. The search committee will not only conduct a nationwide search for a new dean but will also develop policy guidelines to "lead the college in its planned growth," Father Carter said. The members of the committee will be : Edgar "Dooky" Chase, Student Government Association president, and Barry Hall, BA student president, student representatives: Harry Charbonnet and Harold Dey, members of the Board of Regents, alumni representatives; John Eckholdt, vice president for business and finance. Marcel Garsaud, dean of the School of Law, and Father Carter, administration representatives. The BA faculty elected Irving Fosberg, professor of management, to serve as their representative. A runoff election is scheduled between Dr. John Conner, professor of economics, and F. Kelleher Riess, assistant professor of acounting, for the second faculty post. Father Carter also said that the functions of the dean and assistant dean of the college are being made to conform with the faculty handbook. A considerable amount of controversy has centered around the assistant deanship since Father Carter's predecessor, the Rev. Thomas H. Clancy, S.J., placed Dr. Rudolf Coper in the position and gave him charge of the undergraduate BA college. Dr. Smith was left in charge of the graduate school. According to the handbook, the assistant dean performs the functions assigned to him by the dean. Drs. Smith and Coper have often been at odds over the running of the college-Smith said that the creation of the assistant deanship had been sprung on him by Father Clancy last May "with 20 minutes advance notice." Lines in the college have been fairly well drawn in controversies over the school's academic quality. Some have charged that the school was in danger of losing its accreditation, a charge that Smith said earlier this year was false and based on a misunderstanding of the requirements of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Earlier this year, visitors from the AACSB came to Loyola at Father Carter's request and discussed the problems of business education with students and faculty in the school. Though their visit was not an official one, they reported to Father Carter their findings. He said that the search for a new dean was "in harmony with their recommendations."On the question of BA's accreditation, Father Carter said only that he and the AACSB visitors "spoke about it." Many of the problem areas in BA were focused on by the recent study of the Council for Academic Planning. A task force of the CAP reported that the college did "not appear to be moving toward a goal of excellence," and cited the two main problems as being the need to acquire a "superior full-time teaching faculty" and the "lack of spirited and directed leadership." Figures compiled by the CAP reveal a number of deficiencies in the school: The number of faculty having terminal degrees (Ph.D.'s or its equivalent) in the college is "critically low." At the time of the study last spring, there were only nine doctorates on the 30-member faculty. —The college lacks a large number of associate professors, what the CAP study group termed "the backbone of a well-balanced college faculty." Instead the college had an inordinate amount of full professors, 11 as compared with 2 associate professors. -lhe median age of the faculty in BA is considerably higher than that of Loyola's chief local competitor, LSUNO. The median age of the Ph.D.'s is 64, of the entire faculty 41. LSUNO's faculty, 72% per cent of which hold terminal degrees, has a median age of 36. - lhe number of students enrolled in BA has declined steadily from an all-time high of 539 in 1966-67 to 465 in 1969-70. Mean verbal scores on the scholastic aptitude test for entering freshmen have also declined, from 480 in 1965 to 465 in 1968. (However, the most recent profile of this year's entering freshmen indicates about a 30 point jump in mean SAT scores from last year.) —Business has served as something of a "colony," according to the task force, "providing a large surplus of money above its operating expenses." The money, the group said, has not been reinvested to improve the business school. -The task force said that there has been a "lack of progressive inspirational leadership in the college" and that both the faculty and the dean were to blame. The dean's office is overburdened, the group said, but the dean has "not made much of an attempt to alleviate this condition." "It appears that the dean has not been able to move the business school forward," the group said. The CAP task force also said the BA faculty had been "derelict in not working together to set up the administrative machinery and chains-of-command needed to keep business running smoothly and planning for its future." Father Carter, in announcing that Dr. Smith is to be replaced, pledged that the administration would seek to increase the budget alloted for BA faculty salaries and would institute organizational changes. Dean Smith has 'graciously consented to step down' DR. G. RALPH SMITH REV. JAMES C. CARTER, S.J Miss Lehon named Homecoming queen Danielle Lehon, A&S senior was elected Loyola's 1970 Homecoming queen last week and is reigning over Homecoming festivities this week. The queen and six other coeds were chosen by vote of the student body in balloting last week. An elementary education major from New Orleans, Miss Lehon is a member of Tri Phi social sorority. She is treasurerer of the Women's Panhellenic Council and secretary of the dance and entertainment committee of the Student Union. She served on the court as a maid last year. Members of her court include Misses Diane Carrier, Peggy Lecorgne, and Deborah Levy, all of New Orleans; Miss Julie Devlin, from Washington, D.C., and Miss Sidney Hall from Orlando, Fla. Representing City College on the court is Miss Denise Cass from New Orleans. Miss Carriere, BA junior, is a member of the Student Council and Tri Phi social sorority. Miss Lecorgne, A&S sophomore majoring in Med Tech, is social chairman of Theta Phi Alpha sorority. She also belongs to Alpha Delta Theta med tech sorority and Beta Epsilon honor sorority. She also is an ROTC sponsor. Miss Levy, A&S sophomore, is a member of the Student Council, the Student Union hospitality committee, Women's Residence Council, Women's Recreational Association, LSL service sorority, Pershing Rifles, and the Wolfpack cheerleading squad. Miss Devlin, A&S freshman is a member of Tri Phi social sorority, serves on the hospitality committee of the Student Union, and is an ROTC sponsor. Miss Hall, A&S freshman is a member of Tri Sig sorority. Miss Cass, City College junior, is a member of the Student Council and is recording secretary for the City College Student Union. The queen and her court will be formally presented at the homecoming ball tonight at 9 p.m. in Danna Center, and during the half-time activities at the Loyola-TCU basketball game tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Field House. The girls will also be honored guests at the Fairgrounds next Wednesday where the campus queen will present the winner of the race a trophy. Liberal arts importance stressed by Father Tetlow Stressing the need for a refurbishing of liberal arts college education, the Rev. Joseph Tetlow, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered his "State of the College" address to he A&S faculty last Monday afternoon in Nunemaker Hall. Tetlow, who was appointed permanent dean earlier last month after holding the post as interim dean for almost a year, urged the university to continue to move toward closer contact and cooperation between students and faculty. "The great development possible here at Loyola now- and it will grow more and more possible-is the development into the closest kind of cooperation between student body and faculty in he process of education. I believe we are coming to realize here that the commitments and value systems of the professor are not of small interest to the student, and that the commitments and value systems of the student are not of small interest to the professor." Tetlow went on to comment on the need for experimentation in education by the students and professors. Father Tetlow's address also included statistics on the college and discussed problems of student academic rights. Exerpts from the speech appear on page 4 of the Maroon. Hearings set for Blouirt case The Tom Blouin case is apparently headed for full adversary proceedings following a refusal by the university Board of Directors to meet privately with Blouin and his academic counsel. According to the Rev. Forrest Ingram, S.J., associate professor of Enlgish and academic counsel for Blouin, the hearings and calling of witnesses should begin either next February or March. Blouin, a popular English instructor, was fired by the university last year, ostensibly because he lacked a Ph.D. However, a faculty committee that investigated the case this past summer raised questions about whether Blouin may have been fired for anti-Catholic remarks he allegedly made in class. Because of the questions of academic freedom, the Board of Directors, which originally ordered Blouin to be fired in Spring, 1968 and has since twice affirmed its order, agreed at its last meeting to permit adversary hearings on the case. Each side will apparently present its case and call witnesses before a committee yet to be determined. The burden of proof for the violation of academic freedom charge will be upon Blouin, according to the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., vice president for academic affairs. According to Father Ingram, it is also up to the Blouin side to determine whether the committee wil be an ad hoc judicial board composed of three persons (one selected by the administration, one by Blouin, and one mutually agreed upon) or the university Rank and Tenure Committee, yet to be elected by the faculty. In what he said was an attempt to head off the confrontation of adversary hearing, Father Ingram several weeks ago proposed that members of the Board of Directors should meet both individually and jointly with Blouin and him to discuss their differing viewpoints. Father Ingram said he hoped this would provide a "more peaceful" solution to the case. However, the board, at its November meeting, rejected the proposal. According to Father Carter, S.J., vice president for academic affairs, the board had been advised legally that such a procedure would be bad policy to follow. "If the board is to be one of last appeal, it cannot also play the role of a conciliation committee." Father Carter said. Father Carter also said there would have been a question of which board and which board members Blouin was to meet with-the one that originally issued the order to terminate him in 1968, the one that affirmed the decision last Spring, or the one that reaffirmed the decision during the summer. There have been several changes in the Board of Directors since 1968. The administration has now referred handling of the preparation of its case to a lawyer, according to Father Carter, since he said, such preparation required too much time for an administrator to take. Also he said, "Our experience with such things is that anything we prepare will be treated as a legal brief so we feel it should be prepared as a legal brief." However, the attorney will not present the administration case to whatever committee is eventually named to hear it. Presentation, Father Carter, will be made by a faculty member. Granger named university professor By MIMI GRIFFITH Maroon Staff Reporter Long-time civil rights champion, Lester B. Granger, will provide first-hand knowledge for the two contemporary sociology courses he will teach during his stay at Loyola next semester as a Visiting University Professor. Topics for the courses will be the roots of minority disadvantages and the problems of urban living, according to Rev. James C. Carter, academic vice president. Besides teaching, Granger plans to continue writing the memoirs of his distinguished career with the national Urban League. The league which operates in 64 American communities, pioneered in the fight for civil rights for black Americans. Granger, who first joined the New Jersey Urban League 1919, was appointed executive director of the National Urban League in 1941. During his years with the league, Granger furthered civil rights through contacts with the U.S. government as well as through innovative programs followed by the league. As special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy during WW 11, Granger advised the federal government how to best bring blacks into the war effort. On his recommendations, the Navy ended all segretation and discrimination policies and the other branches of the armed forces followed suit. For this work Granger was awarded the Navy's highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 1945. He also received the President's Medal of Merit for helping to integrate the armed forces. Also during the war the league was an instrument in integrating blacks into the states-side war-production effort. According to league statistics, some 150,000 blacks were placed in assembly and other jobs in plants which had never hired blacks before. When Granger was visiting the campus this week, he said he wanted to write his memoirs in the quiet, stable atmosphere of a university. He decided to come to Loyola when Miss Barbara Steinberg, a faculty member in the English department, "sold me on the idea," he said. LESTER CRANGER Union budget—one plus one equals... By DEBBIE BOURQUE Maroon Desk Kditor One plus one equals two under normal circumstances. In the case of Loyola's Student Union this year, however, one plus one seems to equal negative two. Though the Union's budget and membership has increased over last year's, finances and lack of student participation have hampered the union's programs like never before. This year, the Student Union's budget was only $7525, which was $800 over last year's appropriations, but only 54 per cent ot what the Student Union requested from the university. "Though on first glance $15,000 seems to be a huge request," said William Weaver, president of the Student Union, "the budget was in acutality very streamlined and not padded in any way." Weaver cited instances where the cutback on budget affected the union's acitivity plan. The union was appropriated $270 for the Boat Dance, though they originally asked for $500. The Boat Dance cost the Union $2700. As a result, more money had to be charged for the tickets. (Even so, only $1400 was made from ticket sales, so the union is still $1000 short.) Fewer TGIF's were held this semester because, according to Weaver, Edwin Dunn, manager of SAGA Food Service, said that he will let the union have only one TGIF per month. "Dunn claims", said Weaver, "that the union must pay him $50 for every TGIF we have over the limit of nine." Weaver said that the union usually loses about $40 on each TGIF, and cannot afford to have any more than the limit due to lack of funds. Even though membership in the union is at an all time high of 75, student participation has forced the union to limit or abandon some of its functions this year. This year, for instance, the union was forced to abandon the Coffee House Circuit. "It just was not worth it to pay $1500 for the program when only about 100 people show up for aperformance," Weaver said. Weaver said that the Union will only be able to sponsor a certain nur~ber and type of speakers this year. They sponsored Jane Fonda Nov. 23 because she is a controversial figure and they thought there would be a good turnout, according to Weaver. Last year the union sponsored Mike Wallace, a television newsman, for S3OOO, but only about 250 people showed up, according to Weaver. "We just don't have enough money this year to keep having something for nothing", he said. "In a case like this we are forced to cater to the majority rather than the minority of students." Weaver also explained why the union is not sponsoring any cultural exhibits this year. "Last year when we put on an .exhibit, approximately one third of the things were stolen." He said the union did not have enough money to buy cases in which to lock the exhibit to prevent the thefts. Weaver stated that activities such as the Trivia Bowl, College Bowl, and the Dating Game were not held this semester mainly because of fraternity and sorority rush. "The union cannot compete with other organizations for time space," he said. "But", he added, "These and other activities will be held next semester instead."
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