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MAROON March 14,1980 / Lovola I Tniversitv, New Orleans, La V 01.57: N0.14 Loyola scores above average on exam By JIMMIE TREADWELL About seven percent of Loyola's accounting graduates pass the Certified Public Accountant exam the first time, according to Dr. Robert McGillivray, area coordinator and associate professor in accounting. The national average for passing the CPA exam the first time is four percent. McGillivray said the exam is just one yardstick in measuring a school's accounting program. McGillivray said there is no national school ranking system in accounting, but "Loyola is one of the best schools for accounting in the country." According to McGillivray, 400 colleges in the nation offer business degrees, but only 110 are accredited by the American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business. Both Loyola's undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the AACSB, the nations's most recognized accrediting organization. Loyola's School of Business is accredited by other organizations as well. How does the tuture in accounting lode? McGillivray said that there will be a shortage of .accountants through 1989. U.S. News & World Report describesdescribes accounting as "a career that's expanding fast." According to the magazine, there are as many as 50.000 accounting jobs opening up each year. There are 865,000 accountants nationwide. Twenty percent have CPA credentials, which qualify them to review and certify the financial records of companies. McGillivray said demand for accountants is increasing. The reasons, he ?rp increased government regu lations on business, technological progress in the business world, the growing number of large companies, and public suspicion of big business. An accounting graduate can expect to earn $17,000 a year in his first job here, McGillivray said. The salary is higher in other parts of the country. About 60 percent of all accountants do managerial work, handling the internal affairs of companies, according to U.S. News. The other 40 percent audit and prepare taxes. "We don't have any problems placing students in the job market," Mc- Gillivray said. "Our school is as competitive as any other, and may be more so since we are small." McGillivray rates Loyola's accounting majors as average. "We don't have super students, and at the same time, we don't have poor students," he said. TGIF! (FINALLY). The second TGIF of the semester sponsored by the Loyola Union happened last Friday. The band Faux Pas entertained i/eary students with country rock. (Photo by Jean Guccione) One form good for all aid By GIUSTINA LEFANTE Students will use the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant application to apply for all types of financial aid next fall. Dr. E.P. Seybold. Jr., director of scholarships and financial aid, said. "The Basic Garnt program made some changes in its application for the '80-'Bl school year," Seybold said. "There's more in it than used to be and the government thinks the application is adequate for all types of aid." Under this new system, students can apply for all types of aid with one application and be evaluated for eligibility in each program. "It's easier for the student," said Seybold. "It will produce better results and the students will qualify for more money under this arrangement." A supplement produced by the financial aid department will accompany the BEOG application. "There are a few additional questions we'll have to ask students," Seybold said, "but nothing will be duplicated with the grant application." Fifty percent of all Loyola students receive financial aid. There are two loan programs, two employment programs, four grant programs and the scholarship program. Up to now, students interested in any of these types of aid were required to fill out separate applications. Now the BEOG application will be used to apply for all types. Seybold encourages students to determine whether they're eligible for financial aid. "Students should come in and ask," Seybold said. "We tell them what is available. The worst mistake a student can make is to think he's not eligible, because the worst thing he can find out is that he's wealthy." The BEOG application is available in the financial aid office on the second floor of the Danna Center. New SGA constitution won't effect election By MARIE PRAT At a three-hour marathon meeting Tuesday night, the Student Government Association tailed to ratify a new constitution in time for its guidelines to apply to the upcoming general election. Out of eight articles, only two were discussed at the meeting. If ratified, the proposed constitution would replace the current constitution which is "redundant and scattered into too many statutes," said SGA President Frank A. Milanese. "It's a lot of paper, awkward and bulky." The new constitution would shift the responsibility of chairing meetings from the president to vice president. Another change would allow the SGA president to appoint a cabinet to act as aides. "The president will be made directly responsible for implementing SGA programs," said Milanese. "The president will have his own budget, and will be able to effectively administer the programs." The proposed constitution would create positions for two congressmenat-large. who would serve as liaisons between the student representatives and the executive branch of the SGA. The congressman receiving the most votes in the general election would serve as chairman in the absence of the vice president. The proposed constitution, coauthored by Milanese and Law Delegation President Robert V. Buras, had been submitted to the general assembly originally on March 4. Discussion of the proposed constitution will continue Tuesday. Upon ratification, requiring a two-thirds vote of the general assembly, copies of the constitution will be made available to students for review. It will then be placed on a ballot for approval by the student body. The deadline for filing for SGA office is today at 5 p.m. Interested students shouid sign-up in the SGA office in the Danna Center basement. An organizational meeting to discuss campaign practices will be held in the SGA office at 5 p.m. today. A debate will be held on March 19, at noon in the Danna Center lobby. Candidates for president and vice president will be invited to participate. Diplomas to be mailed By MICHELLE FONSECA For the first time in 13 yea. Loyola graduates will not receive their diplomas on commencement night, May 20. This decision is based on a threeyear study by the Dean's Council concerning problems with commencement processing. Previously diplomas were distributed backstage. According to Dr. James Duplass, university registrar, diplomas will not be available to the approximately 400 graduates until the Monday after commencement. The 11-member council also decided that there would be no special senior exam schedule, according to Duplass. Seniors and underclassmen will have the same exam schedule this semester (May 9-15). These two changes will provide more time for certification or processing of graduates by the dean's, registrar's and departmental offices. Frank Milanese, Student Government Association president, was invited to Wednesday's council meeting. He said he does not agree with the council's reasons for not having diplomas available commencement night. The major problems under the old procedure according to the Dean's Council are : " Because of the failure of some faculty members in the past to turn in their grades on time, and the subsequent delay in certifying grades in the other offices involved, students were not notified of their graduation status until the day before commencement."Several borderline students had invited family and friends to the cere* lies, only to find cut at the las! minute they couldn't graduate, explained Dr. Robert Preston, vice president of Academic Affairs and council chairman. Seniors living in the dorms had to stay five days after exams waiting for commencement. Some of the council members felt this was a "disruptive factor" for undergraduate students studying for exams. The council was also concerned because music students who performed at commencement also had to wait five extra days. This interfered with plans for summer jobs. The council received requests every year from students graduating in August wishing to participate in the May exercises. The Rev. James J. Pillar, 0.M.1., who teaches senior level history courses, described the deadline for turning in grades as "inconvenient, but that's part of my job." As for graduates not receiving diplomas at commencement, Pillar said it would seem like a "hollow exercise without real meaning, and therefore a farce." Duplass believes "a diploma is a decorative item and what's important is your transcript." In the past, said Duplass, about 30 percent of those students who attended the exercises did not pick up their diplomas backstage. At least 10 percent, he said, still had financial obligations so their diplomas were held. In all, 60 percent actually received diplomas commencement night, said Duplass. Dr. Walter Maestri, dean of City College, believes students do not want to wait at the auditorium until midnight, long after the ceremony is over, just to receive a diploma. "1 find the waiting illogical," he said. Milanese explained that the students he has talked with think it is "somewhat unfair" to deny diplomas to students in good standing to accommodate others. Dean of Business Administration, Dr. Joseph Bonin, voted against the new procedure one year. The following year he reversed his decision, although he is still unsure of what effect the new procedure will have. He added, "Student concern should be taken seriously." Ideally, the certification process begins when seniors file for candidacy the semester before they plan to graduate. The deadline for May '80 graduates was last October, but Kathryn Poole, assistant to the registrar, said some applications are still being processed.Although Duplass believes these deadlines will ensure "better recordkeeping for students," he said mailing out diplomas will "cost more money than before." Under the plan, the deans and registrar will begin certifying eligible candidates for graduation in April. Final certification should be completed the Friday after commencement.Students allowed to participate in the commencement exercises will be listed in the program according to their seven semester grade point average. Final grades will not be included in the average. Duplass said the final semester grades would only affect about one percent of the students. Honor students will "be given the benefit of the doubt" if they are borderline, he added. He said about 50 percent of the universities follow this procedure, including U.N.O. and Harvard. The final diploma and transcript, listing eight semester grade point averages, will be accurate, said Duplass. August candidates who participate in the May exercise must be within 12 hours of graduation, he explained. During commencement they will be called to the stage as "candidates for August graduation." Diplomas will be awarded to them as soon as the coursework is completed. Preston emphasized that all the members tried to weigh both sides of the issue. It was concluded that there "was no better way to do it," he said. Earlier in February, a petition organized by English major Dave Moynan circulated around campus protesting the council's decision. Moynan described it "a total farce." He was invited to the meeting but did not attend because of a prior class commitment.Jay Yeltatzie, junior biology major, remarked, "It's a ripoff. We paid our money and worked hard for graduation and (the university), and they should get our diplomas out in time. It's a gross injustice." CHRISTIAN RESPONSES to military registration were debated Wednesday night during a symposium sponsored by the Campus Ministry. Rev. Stephen Rowntree. S.J.. standing, cited problems many Christians encounter in deciding to fight, while military science professor Lt. Col. William Moldaschel, seated center, stated voluntary service was the best solution. The opposing view to registration came from Charles Thomas, clerk of Quaker meeting, seated foreground, who said. Quakers are traditionally opposed to "all war and weapons under any pretense." (Photo by Dennis Tymkiw) Education fights abortion Abortion is "killing" and the public must "fight until every human creature within a mile of the shores of birth is safe," according to professor John Noonan, Jr., a teacher at the University of California Law School in Berkeley. He believes education about abortion is a positive step towards that fight. Various abortion techniques and their effects on the "being in the womb" were described by Noonan to a capacity crowd in Ignatius Chapel during a lecture series sponsored by the Campus Ministry. Prevalent among this pro-abortion elite are doctors and lawyers, accordingaccording to Noonan. He noted however, the elite group is spearheaded by the media, namely The New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek and the television networks. This liberal outlook on abortion has a tremendous effect on the public, said Noonan. "Unless a sustained effort is made they (the public) come to take as true, the myths the media perpetuates on abortion," said Noonan.As an example, he cited last week's judicial decision easing Louisiana's abortion regulations as an example of "the imperial judiciary" that hands down pro-abortion rulings throughout the country. Law school hosts competition Three Loyola law students recently participated in the south-central division of the 1980 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court Board of Loyola's Law School hosted the competition.Randy Comins, Dawn Heaphy and Greg Dicharry joined students from nine other universities to argue a hypothetical case involving the international law which governs activities in outer space. Judge Robert A. Ainsworth and Judge Albert Tate of the sth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judged the event. The team from Tulane University captured first place in the competition,competition, while the team from Cumberland School of Law (Sanford University) finished in the runner-up position. The Tulane team also received the award for Best Memorial (brief), and one of the team members, Nancy Marshall, received the individual award for Best Oralist. The other teams were not ranked. The Tulane team will travel to Washington, D.C. in April to compete for the national Jessup title. Other schools participating in the competition were: Louisiana University, Loyola University, University of Missouri, University of Kansas, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, Memphis State University and Washington University (St. Louis). Part-time work offered Loyola students looking for convenient part-time employment don't need to look farther than their own backyards. The university personnel department is offering Loyola students part-time employment, primarily in secretarial or clerical positions. Students apply for the temporary part-time work at the personnel office on the first floor of Marquette Hall. Their class schedules are kept on file. Certain positions may require a typing test; but there are general clerical openings where no typing is necessary. Currently 30 Loyola students are employed on campus, with other temporary positions filled by off-campus people. Various offices around campus contact personnel to request assistance in filling temporary part-time vacancies. One such office was Graduate Studies, under director Dr. John Christman. Christman's regular secretary, on five-month maternity leave, has been replaced temporarily by Tulane graduate student Ann Sistler. Offices vary in workload and formality, and pay is determined by job responsibility, usually between $3.10 and $4 per hour. Students who apply and are kept on file are not penalized if they are unable to work at a specific job because of class pressure. "I won't scratch you off my list completely," said the personnel program's coordinator Connie Jones.
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