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MAROON Oct.Hl. 1980 I.ovola InivcrsUv, New Orleans \iJ.5B. Xo.B Mystery memo baffles Loyola By STEVE SCHULKENS University officials are puzzled and concerned about what appears to be an anti-Jesuit movement which allegedly misused university stationery and Loyola's alumni mailing list. The campaign sent anonymous newsletters, called "Moving Up," enclosed in engraved "Office of the President" envelopes or interdepartmental envelopes to Loyola faculty and staff members. The two-page memo reads, "We are a movement of faculty and staff members of the Jesuit controlled Loyola University whose purpose is to attain social justice in employment and personnel policies and practices. Many of us are hurt emotionally by the insulting and demeaning treatment that we receive in our daily work routine." Loyola's president, the Rev. James C. Carter, S. J., believes the newsletter is the work of a single individual. "It happened once before, but not this well done. We've never seen one that is such a high class job as this," Carter said. The unsigned newsletter says the movement is in its first step, Twilight. This is "the organizational phase." The memo then details several events "not published elsewhere that we think you should know, to give you a different slant on some news items." The newsletter says that "an abortionist" was named to Loyola's Board of Trustees, Carter was recruited by the CIA, and the Jesuit Fathers urged the Business College to adopt a more socialistic viewpoint in their teachings. "The facts are thrown together with some very vivid imaginations," Carter said. The newsletter also mentions "inadequate salaries for faculty and staff members." Carter said, "It's true we had to play catchup, but why would someone do this after a three-year, 12 percent annual step-up program?" He noted that Loyola's faculty salaries are now up to par with other private universities in the country. Carter defended the university against allegations made in the newsletter, saying that Federal District Judge Robert Collins was appointed to the Board of Trustees before his ruling which declared Louisiana's anti-abortion law unconstitutional. Collins was re-appointed in March 1980. "The U.S. State Department called me prior to mv trin to Fl Salvador in November 1977 and asked me to do whatever I could to get Archbishop Romero and the country's president to speak," Carter said. His El Salvador visit came after that country's consul general in New Orleans met with Carter in June 1977. Carter was disturbed by a threat in El Salvador to execute about 50 Jesuits living there. On adopting a more socialistic standpoint in Jesuit teaching, Carter admits that Jesuits, schooled in philosophy and theology, recommended a less stringent free enterprise education in the College of Business. "There's a grain of truth in every one of these stories, but there are internal contradictions," Carter said. Loyola Security Chief John Ghio started an investigation when the newsletter was distributed Oct. 22. The head of the university post office didn't recall any bulk mail containing presidential envelopes. It's not known where the movement's organizers obtained the engraved stationery. Carter's secretary, Jane Buie, says the president's office hasn't used engraved enveloDes since last summer. ELECTION YEAR brings the usual proliferation of buttons and bumper stickers. For presidential platforms, see pages 6 and 7. (Photo by Mark Botello) Reagan is winner of recent post-debate poll By TOM HARMEYER Ronald Reagan was the choice for president of 50 percent of the students polled by the Maroon following the presidential debate last Tuesday. Of 258 students polled, 86 percent said they would vote in the election. Of those voting, 50 percent chose Reagan while President Carter drew 28.4 percent. John Anderson received 9.5 percent. Less than 1 percent of the voters chose another candidate, while 11.7 percent remained undecided.More than two-thirds of those polled said they had watched the debate. Thirty-three percent of those said the debate affected their choice of candidates. The complete results are as follows: Statue's defect unnoticed and unexplained By ERIC HESS Jesus may sit at the right hand of God, but part of his own left hand is broken. The Jesus statue on Loyola's front lawn bares this defect, but only nine out of 100 students recognized the flaw. Some say it was a fault in the plaster. Others say vandalism, but no one is sure how the statue was damaged. According to a faculty member, the statue has been in this condition for almost five years. The origin of the statue is a mystery. No one knows when or why the statue was placed in front of Marquette. Many Loyola students call this monument "touchdown Jesus," because the position of the statue's arms reminds them of a referee signaling for a touchdown Other students remarked that the raised arms remind them of a goal-post. Maintenance supervisor Robert Cahill stated that he had never noticed the flaw. He also said that if the statue is to be fixed, the university will have to bring in a specialist 1.) Did you watch the presidential debate? Yes - 68.6% No - 31.4% 2.) Whom are you planning to vote for? Anderson Carter Reagan Other Undecided 9.5% 28.4% 50.0% 0.4% 11.7% 3.) Did the debate affect your choice? Yes - 33.3% No - 66.7% The Maroon would like to correct an error in last week's issue. Tonight's law school dance is not open to the public. It is open only to law students.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 58 No. 8|
|Publisher||Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)|
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