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loyola maroon September 22, 1972 vol. XLIX no. 3 Blouin after four years... still waiting By LEATRICE STEVENSON Maroon Analysis Four long years have passed since the name Tom Blouin was really familiar to students on this campus. Four long years bringing changes in priorities and attitudes-since the firing of one of the most popular English teachers at Loyola was the most hotly contested issue on the campus. Four long years since the wheels of due process started turning at Loyola-wheels that started to turn largely because of Tom Blouin. Every major committee that has been established to facilitate communication between the administration and faculty at Loyola has been established since and in some cases because of Tom Blouin. And, after four years the issue has not been decided because the administration has consistently rejected the results of these committees. This week the issue of whether the university according to the standards of the academic profession-can legitimately terminate Blouin went to a committee of the Borad of Dieectors to begin the final phase of litigation on the university level. During the years which proceeded the final University Rank and Tenure Committee (URTC) decision on the Blouin case-the administration, students and 1 faculty have had to do some rather deep thinking about the relationship between the various factions (and just three years ago they were factions) in the university community. But the results of Blouin's impact on the university are still with us today. Even before the case went to the first rank and tenure committee in July 1970, Loyola found itself with a new president (the Very Rev. President Michael F. Kennelly, S J.); a new academic vice president, now known as the Provost (the Rev. James C. Carter, SJ.); a new dean of A&S (the Rev. Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J.) all as a direct result of the Blouin case and the conflicts in the university which the case brought to light. The ideology Blouin symbolized and his conflict with Jesuit power were really at the heart of the issue. What Blouin accomplished he did because students and .Tiost faculty recognized in him and in his situation someone with whom they could empathize. Here was someone at odds with the administration and, in the beginning at least, had no where to turn. The same thing could happen to them. At the time the Blouin case first became a bone of contention (in February 1968), this university had: --no Faculty Senate, that body that is equivalent to the Student Government Association for the faculty (established in the fall of 1968); --no college or university conciliation committee (1971-72); continued on page 5 Tubing down the Tangipahoa p. 8 Crisis center open p. 3 Credit for projects p. 6 Reviews: new Kinks, "Candidate "p. 11 •» Wm IF ib'JW' W%£ ' -*"^%i,*tafc.
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