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MAROON LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA APRIL 59 1376 VOL. Lit NO. SC4 Common Currriculum receives NEH grant by Jim Fadden The National Endowment for Humanities awarded Loyola a gift of 5573,432 on April 14 for the five year development of the Common Curriculum program. They awarded Loyola an additional 5200,000 in gifts and matching funds for the same period of time with the stipulation that Loyola must raise SIOO,OOO of it from third party sources over the next year and a half to be eligible for a SIOO,OOO gift from NEH. Loyola is matching the grant from NEH with a sum of $512,352, which gives the CC program a total of $1,085,784 for a five year period. With the addition of the 5200.000 gilts and matching funds, the program would gain a total of $1,285,784. The CC courses won't be affected until next spring when classroom instruction will be enhanced by the benefits of the grant. The money will afford instructors release time to plan courses, secretarial help, a larger selection of films to choose from and consultant help when needed. The students will have at their disposal a librarian who will be involved exclusively in Common Curriculum reading material. There are also plans to have the Xerox corporation compile materials into textbooks, making it easier for students to have one source of course material rather than many as there exist now. "I believe this is a very high level of funding," said Dr. Richard Johnson, director of Common Curriculum. "The grant will give Loyola increased visibility locally and over a five year period will extend Loyola's national reputation. "Tremendous amounts of effort went into the CC by a very dedicated faculty which has been rewarded as it justly should have been. It is always my hope that this program is the best liberal arts program which we can supply our students," he said. "This award is the clear evidence that people who are in the position to judge the merits of Loyola's education come away from here saying that it is among the best," he added. Ethnic purity: Loyola style by Kurt Coins 'Human error' On Monday morning, like many Loyola students, I preregistered for summer and fall courses. After filling out the necessary forms and obtaining my adviser's signature, I set out to return the forms. I checked the forms for accuracy before handing them back to the registrar. On doing so, I received a tremendous jolt. The new fall schedule card made a humorous error-the minority identification block had converted me from black to white! Instead of being coded as a "Black/Negro, not of Hispanic Origin" I was labeled as being "Caucasian/White, not of Hispanic Origin." I've heard of ethnic purity, but this is ridiculous! When asked about the mishap, Earl Retif, the university Registrar, laughed and quipped, "We've all become Jimmy Carter supporters." He attributed the error to a change made in the minority identification section by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). Kenneth Beasley, director of Loyola's computer center, described the faux pas as a "human error, not a computer error." A student can correct the error on his registration form by inserting the correct number. "If this isn't done," Retif said, "we can catch it because we have the correct information in the students' files." Students' reactions to the error ranged from the sinister to the humorous. One student viewed it as "an attempt to make the school white." Another student felt differently. "If all the economic benefits went along with the mistakes I wouldn't be gravely insulted," deadpanned BA sophomore Tony Tollerson. He added, "But since things don't work out that way I shall continue in my normal, visible minority 1.D." All bids welcome at WRC auction by Cathy Foley The Women's Residence Council will sponsor an auction on Saturday, May 8. All unclaimed articles from the Buddig Hall trunk room will be sold by autioneer Manuel R. Cunard, director of Student Activities. Among the things being sold are trunks, suitcases, clock radios and books. According to Loida Noriega, chairman of the sale, everything will be very inexpensive. All the clothes left in the trunk room will be donated to Goodwill Industries. Everything left over from the auction will be offered at a rummage sale. The trunk room, on the first floor of Buddig, is used as a storage area for Buddig Hall residents. Noriega said, "We are finding a lot of interesting things like books written in German from 1938." While cleaning out the trunk room Noriega found items that had been there for three to four years. All those people who still have labeled articles in the trunk room have been called to claim them. Dorm residents have been warned for almost a month to remove their belongings from the room. Profits from the auction will go to the WRC for dormitory functions. Two years ago, the WRC sponsored a sale of unclaimed trunk room articles and made between fifty and sixty dollars. The auction promises to be very interesting. Just think: you may be able to bid on something you once owned. Don't say No It's hard to say no to a telephone request. At least that's what Phonerama workers will be hoping as they telephone Loyola alumni to ask for contributions. Volunteer alumni, students and faculty members will use the facilities of South Central Bell's Gretna office on May 3, 4 and 5, hoping to top last year's collection. Rene Toups, assistant director of development, who is heading the Phonerama, said that $8400 was raised by phone in 1975. Each volunteer will call 25-30 alumni every night. Dr. Lee Gary, director of development, explained that use of the telephone is a tremendous psychological influence. "It serves as a personalized reminder to someone that Loyola needs him for financial assistance," he said. The persons who are to receive the calls are mainly those who contributed to the university in 1974 or 1975, but who have not yet done so this year. Toups will also solicit funds from persons who have never before contributed. New Security director named by Gretchen Hock A new director of security has been hired to replace Jack Kellogg, former security director who resigned his position as of March 26. Francis B. Oschmann received a 8.8.A. degree in marketing and management from Loyola in 1971 and was involved in Loyola's ROTC program. Oschmann had four years experience as a military police officer in the army. "I enjoyed my work as an MP and I wanted to continue in a law enforcement career," he said. As an MP, Oschmann dealt primarily with couseling and managerial duties. He feels his new position is a "dream come true" because the two jobs are so closely related. "There is an ever changing atmosphere and constant dealing with people both in normal, everyday routines and crises and emergency routines," he said. "No two days are the same. There is an idea of the unknown and you've always got to be ready to accept that." Oschmann is interested in furthering his education at Loyola, concentrating his studies in criminology. "It would enhance my job field educational level," he added. Eight men applied for the position of director of security. The candidates were interviewed by a search committee composed of three faculty members, three students, three administrators and one security staff member. The committee made its report and recommendation to Vincent Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs, on March 30, 1976. Knipfing made the final decision. c JO I I o o £ FRANCIS B. OSCHMANN New grading system employs B+, C+, D+ by Janelle Naccari You just missed getting an "A"? Don't worry. If that happens next semester you can relax because a new grading system will be in effect. With the new system, grades of B+, C+ and D+ will be given in addition to regular grades. Minuses will not be recorded, nor will grades of A+ or F+. In other words, a student who just missed an A will receive a B+ of 3.5 quality points instead of a B of 3.0 quality points. Each teacher is free to decide whether or not he will use the new system. This grading system has been working in Loyola's School of Law since the beginning of this semester. The Dean's Council and faculty voted recently to accept the system for the fall semester, 1976. "I've always favored a C+ grading system, said Dr. Robert Preston, Vice President of Academic Affairs. "You have a C+ simply because there is a gray area where you grade papers. A, B, and C are a great distance apart." All seniors graduating in May who have not received a letter concerning commencement should contact the Office of Public Relations at ext. 341. Those seniors who have received a letter should follow the procedures stated in order to clear all financial obligations before graduation.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 52 No. 24|
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