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The MAROON Vol. 62, No. 13 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118 December 2,1983 Code loses SB A funds by publishing budget By Rene Sanchez Student Bar Association funds previously allotted to The Code, the law school newspaper, are being at least temporarily withheld by the SBA, according to Code editor Susan Theall. Theall said SBA President Ron Sholes decided at the Nov. 21 SBA meeting to temporarily withhold The Code's funding because the 1983-84 SBA budget was published in the Nov. 16 issue of the newspaper despite an earlier SBA decision that the budget would not be made public. The funds were suspended because the SBA passed a proposal on Nov. 7 stipulating that any organization violating SBA policies would lose their funding, according to Theall. After speaking to Vice President for Student Affairs Vincent P. Knipfing and Thomas Sponsler, law school dean, on Nov. 4, the editorial board of The Code decided to publish the budget, Theall said. She said she told Sholes of the board's decision the same day. The following Monday the SBA adopted the proposal submitted by Sholes regarding the suspension of funds. The Monday following publication Sholes made the temporary funding suspension decision. Code editorial board members were not present at either the Nov. 7 or the Nov. 21 meetings. Jane Macke, Law School representative to the Student Government Association, was in attendance at the Nov. 21 meeting and said Sholes' decision was the last order of business. "Ron said there had been a policy violation by The Code," Macke said. "He said that until a hearing took place, their funds would be suspended. I objected, he noted my objection and that was it." Macke said that not one of the 16 other members present said anything about Sholes' decision during the meeting. Both Sholes and SBA Vice President Bob Pelletier had no comment. According to Macke, the matter will not be resolved until next semester since law school examinations begin next week and it would be "foolish to do anything about it now." In response to Sholes' decision, The Code's editorial board released a statement Tuesday which criticized the action. The statement said, "We strongly disagree with the action taken by the president of the SBA for the following reasons: • The action is a breach of a prior committment to pay bills to the detriment of innocent third-party undergraduates. • The action is considered an attempt to exercise influence over the editorial policy of The Code." The editorial board said The Code currently owes $156 to undergraduates who worked on the second issue. The $1200 allocated by the SBA to The Code is used for pre-production costs. The board said the university, which funds the newspaper $3000, will give them some of that money in order to clear up their debts. "It's the [law] students' money, so they should know exactly where the money is spent," Theall said. "We felt it was our duty to publish it. We should not have the SBA dictate what we can or can't do." The board said that in past years the budget was published without any problems. "We tried to work something out [with the SBA], but no one was open for discussion," Theall said. At Tuesday's SGA meeting, Macke made a proposal for the SGA to Going underground Workers for Adams Electric, a company contracted by Physical Plant, lay pipes which will house new wiring between Marquette and Bohet Halls. —Photo by John \lc( usker Sororities will rush without alcohol By Kim Trotter Alcoholic beverages will not be served at sorority rush parties this year. The change is being made to comply with the rush rules of the National Panhellenic Conference which governs sororities. Loyola sororities have been in violation of Conference rules for several years by seving alcohol, according to the 1984 Rush Rules published by the conference. The rules, made public by the Loyola Panhellenic Council, were revised this past year by the national conference. The policy concerning the serving of alcoholic beverages was always a part of the rules, but it had not been enforced. Rush parties are designed for the members of the sororities to become acquainted with women attempting to join their sorority. The National Panhellenic Council governs 26 sororities on college campuses nationwide. Among the reasons listed in the rules for the prohibition of alcohol are that rushees may not be of legal drinking age and "beer bashes" are not an appropriate way to introduce high ideals of sorority life. Alcoholic beverages inay be served at the formal "preference party," the last round of rush parties given before bids are issued. The officers and members of the sororities must use their own discretion in determining whether or not the the alcoholic beverages are appropriate for the occasion, according to the rules. Loyola's Panhellenic Council President Birdie Sandifer said, "Preference parties are usually elegant and the advisers are welcomed. The sororities usually serve champagne or wine." Until about 10 years ago, no sorority at Loyola was able to serve any type of alcoholic beverages, but alcohol has been common at sorority functions for the last couple of years, Sandifer said. "I don't know of any sororities that throw 'beer bashes' like the Loyola sororities do, but then we haven't been abiding by the Panhellenic Council rules," she said. "There has been a great lack of communication between the National Panhellenic Council and Loyola University." According to Sandifer; the sorority parties were becoming stagnant. To change this, she said, alcohol was emphasized instead of food. Another reason for the emphasis or. alcohol in place of food was that it is cheaper, she said. The new style of rush was accepted by the sororities, according to Sandifer. "The sororities have looked at the dry rush as a challenge; besides, the girls voted on a dry rush," she said "Once the girls go out for rush, they will find out they can have a good time without the alcohol," she added. Rush should simply provide a variety of opportunities to develop new friendships and to recruit new members for the organization, according to a written copy of a presentation made by Vice President for Student Affairs Vincent P. Knipfing. Knipfing made the presentation Feb. 9 on Greek life at Loyola to sororities and fraternites at the university. See Code/page 16 See Rush/page 8 This is the last issue of The Maroon for the fall semester. Publication resumes Jan. 27, 1984. ■ ■ , . - . .
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