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Loyola MAROON LOYOLA UNIVERSITY / NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA / VOLUME LVI, NUMBER 7 / OCTOBER 20, 1978 New Pope brings new hope Compiled from AP and staff reports Catholic scholars and acquaintances of the newly-elected Pope John Paul II are calling the choice a historic and boldly far-reaching move. As the number of non-Italian cardinals increased over the years, the expectation grew that a successor to Pope John Paul I could be non-Italian—particularly considering the universal nature of the Catholic Church. Going into last Sunday's conclave, non-European cardinals had the voting edge for the first time ever. Still, leading cardinals and Vatican experts had predicted that another Italian would be elected John Paul's successor. When the 111 cardinals went into the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, it was expected that a new pope would be elected fairly quickly. More than 150,000 Romans crowded St. Peter's Square that first day in hopes of hearing the announcement of the 263 rd successor to the Thone ot Peter. After four ballots, the college of cardinals had not yet chosen a pope. The following evening, white smoke billowed from the smoke stack in the Vatican signifying that a new pope had been selected. Again, throngs of Romans rushed to St. Peter's Square for the announcement of the Catholic world's new leader. The election of 58-year-old Polish Cardinal Karol VVojtyla came as a surprise to many of the Catholic community. He is the first non-Italian to be elected pope in more than 450 years, he is from a communist nation, and he is one of the youngest popes in history. The little-known Archbishop of Krakow took the name John Paul II in honor of his predecessor. Born the son of a factory worker in Wadowice, Poland in 1920, Wojtyla was elevated to cardinal eleven years ago. He is known to be a strong advocate of human rights. On his first day as pope, John Paul II told the world that his chief duty will be to carry out the reforms introduced by the Second Vatican Council along the guidelines laid down by the two previous popes. The new pope also indicated he would maintain the Church's bans on artificial contraception and married priests. "I am delighted that the new Pope is non-Italian," said the Very Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., president of the university. "I think that the true catholic character of the Church will become apparent to the world more easily if the papacy does not remain the preserve of any one nationality." Said Fr. Carter concerning the nationality of John Paul 11, "I am particularly delighted that the new pope comes from a crucified Church. The Church is truest to the gospel when it lives in imitation of Christ who suffered." Rev. Henry R. Montecino, S.J. of Loyola expressed his views on the new pope. "I was pleased to hear the pope say the cardinals' choice amazed and delighted the Catholic world that his work would be done with the help of God and men, that God works through the instrumentality of human beings," he said. "I thought the time had come to break away from that monopoly the Italians had on popes." Archbishop Philip Hannan of New Orleans says the election will be a tremendous boost to the morale of Catholics in communist countries. The Polish government—in deference to the country's millions of Roman Cathplics—will allow a large number of Poles to travel to Rome for the installation of history s first Polish pope. This relaxing of travel restrictions was said to be due to the high emotion and national pride of Poland. St. Peter s Square in the Vatican will be packed with people this Sunday when the new pope is formally installed. Inside A proposal by the Student Government Association (SGA) to make public the results of teacher evaluations was met with mixed reactions at a recent faculty senate meeting. Some progress has been made, however, because the faculty senate has agreed to appoint a committee to work with the SGA on the proposal. Page 2 A group of Arab journalists, who visited Loyola last week, said the American press has been unfair in its coverage of the Middle East by presenting only the Israeli viewpoint and ignoring the Arab viewpoint. Page 12 A play that was once considered "calculated to destroy the Catholic religion" is being performed at Loyola this weekefid and next week. Tartuffe, presently considered to be one of French playwright Moiiere's masterpieces, was chosen by director Brother Alexis Gonzales, F.S.C., because of its educational value. Page 6 New credit-by-examination policy approved By Cathleen Compton A new policy concerning credit by examination at Loyola was revised and approved by the university Courses and Curriculum Committee. The committee consists of the deans of the four colleges , Dr. Richard Johnson, director of common curriculum, Dr. Robert Preston, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. James Duplass, registrar, who acts as an advisor. The new policy will appear in next year's bulletin. The Rev. Leo A. Nicoll, S.J., assistant dean of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Duplass drew up the policy. "I needed the deans to define exactly what they wanted to do (about credit by examination)", said Duplass. According to the policy, credit by examination is divided between departmental examinations (those administered by a department within the university) and external examinations (those administered by national testing organizations). "The most important change is that we will now publish a chart of all standardized tests and what credit can be given, and how that will be given .. . We're trying to get more information out to students about what are their options," said Duplass. According to Dr. Joseph M. Bonin, dean of the College of Business Administration, "This list that he's (Duplass) going to provide will give us some insight as to national standards." The new policy also clearly defines the regulations of credit by examination. According to Duplass, most of the regulations are not new but were never previously written in policy form. The following are the regulations.1. Only registered students are eligible to receive credits. 2. The maximum number of credit hours a student may earn is 30. 3. A student may not receive credit or a waiver of a requirement in a course which the student has attended or enrolled, except in those cases during a student's first semester when a student is allowed to drop a course because of inaccurate placement. Students who have enrolled in a course as an auditing student may petition for credit by examination. 4. A student may not receive credit by examination for a course that is at a level more elementary than one in which he/she is currently or previously enrolled. 5. Credits earned by examination do not qualify for veterans benefits nor are they used in determining registered hours. Originally, an additional regulation prohibited students from receiving credit or waivers after his first year of enrollment at Loyola but the regulation was omitted.
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