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The MAROON Vol. 64, No. 7 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 October 4,1985 Not so Hot-Seat Recreation Center Director Craig Bogar responds to a student's question during the Loyola Union's "Hot-Seat" Wednesday. Seated next to Bogar are Byron Arthur, Student Government Association president, and Vincent P. Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs. The "Hot-Seat" topic was the SGA's Oct. 14-15 referendum election to fund a proposed parking garage /recreation center. Discussion in the forum was at best lukewarm. —Photo by John McCusker Francis says equity needed in education By Jeannie Marendt Staff writer Academic institutions must commit more time and money to ensure equity in education, Dr. Norman C. Francis, Xavier University president, said Monday. Speaking at the third Loyola Day university convocation, Francis also emphasized the need to solve teaching problems and improve curricular moral messages. Francis, who received a law degree from Loyola's law school, co-authored the national report "A Nation at Risk." He said there is an unequal distribution of quality educational opportunity. For "the poor in general . . . and minorities in particular," the system is not working, he said. The solution is not equality but equity, he said. To illustrate his point, he used an analogy of two glasses of water. He said if glasses of water are unequal, and equal amounts of water are added to each, the water level in the glasses remain unequal. If it is agreed that each of us should have a full glass of water, then equity means more must be added to some than to others. "That's not unfair," he said. "We can assist students to avoid moral bankruptcy." —Francis Lack of instruction in human relations is a crucial problem, Francis said. He said educators must address the academic treatment of moral issues and include "value dimensions" in education. "The gap between . . . what we put in our catalogs and what we practice remains uncomfortably wide," he said. Through curriculum, teachers and the university, "we can assist students to avoid moral bankruptcy," he said. Francis stressed the necessity of strong pre-college education, saying that high school curricula, academic climate and teachers are not preparing students for college adequately. This problem is widespread in New Orleans, Francis said. "It is totally unwise," he said, "to believe that only the public schools are in trouble." Francis called the current situation Small pledge class concerns IFC By Jeannie Marendl Staff writer Fraternity rush may need a new approach, Joseph K. Kavanaugh, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, said following the conclusion of fall rush activities last week. The Interfraternity Council's rush council is beginning to evaluate this year's rush season and will study Loyola's entire rush system, said David Kramer, IFC vice president for rush and chairman of the rush council. Both academic and social aspects of rush will be assessed, Kramer said. "There are a lot of ideas to toss out," he said. Forty-nine students were offered bids by the three Interfraternity Council organizations — Alpha Delta Gamma, Beggars and Sigma Phi Epsilon. This total is five less than the 1984 rush season, and 52 less than the 1983 rush season. The declining number of pledges concerns many fraternity members. Mostly freshmen are attracted to rush, Kramer said, adding that he was disappointed that so many people said they were not ready to join the greek community at Loyola. Many who expressed interest, then decided not to rush, did so because they felt their grades and getting acclimated to the university were more important, Kramer said. "I think that's good," Kramer said, "but it challenges the greek system to re-evaluate rush to see if the needs of rushees are being met." Dan Allen, Sigma Phi Epsilon president, said, "If you use numbers as a measure, 1 don't think rush overall was an outstanding success. I believe this was due to the bad press on fraternities." Kramer said he thought another reason the number of pledges declined was because fraternities have become more selective. "Each fraternity here is unique," Kramer said. "They are trying to attract people who are going to best complement their organizations. In order to do that, they have to be selective." The fraternity jersey is "a public symbol of certain ideals and values," he said. "You don't want just anybody to wear it." Most freshmen wait to pledge in order to learn more about each of the fraternities and to get their grades up, Alpha Delta Gamma President Terry Dunn said. Some believe a change to a spring rush season would be a solution. Allen said that both he and Sigma Phi Epsilon's national organization strongly support a spring rush. He said spring rush is beneficial to the new student who needs time to decide if he wants to join a fraternity and which one he wants to join. "Spring rush would allow this individual enough time to make an informed decision without having to wait a whole year to join," he said. Tim Babin, Beggars president, disagreed. Babin said he is against changing rush to spring. "It would make the fall dead," he said. Kavanaugh said he thinks fraternities should concentrate on getting to know prospective members, rather than emphasizing large, expensive rush parties. The cost of rush "just completely astounds me," Kavanaugh said. The total cost of rush per chapter, according to the Report of the Commission on the Quality of Greek Life at Loyola released in fall 1984, was between $1,500 and $2,000. For fraternities, roughly 50 percent of that cost was spent on alcohol. Though the amount of alcohol in rush has been cut down considerably since the survey was taken, at $50 per keg of beer, "it's not hard to see where it [the money] goes," Kavanaugh said. Statistics for the report were gathered in the 1983-84 school year. "The question is: 'Why spend this much money entertaining the campus?' " Kavanaugh said. As an example, he mentioned the Beggars Bahama Mama rush party. The fraternity used 20 cubic yards of Final expansion added to city parking plan By Michelle Slocum Assistant News Editor Residential Permit Parking Plan signs are now going up on the river side of St. Charles Avenue, a city spokeswoman said. This extension of the parking program will be the final change this year, she said. The new zone extends from the river side of St. Charles Avenue to Prytania Street and from Exposition Boulevard to Nashville Avenue. Courtesy tickets will be issued in the zone Oct. 7-11. Actual enforcement will begin Oct. 14. According to Deborah Reid Bryant, director of Commuter Services, the expansion of the restricted zones has helped increase the total number of decals sold. As of Wednesday, 345 decals had been sold. Bryant said Mercy Academy on Calhoun Street and the Uptown Shepherd's Center on St. Charles Avenue asked to use the university's shuttle, but so far no one from either place has purchased a decal. Tulane University will also soon be offered an opportunity to use the shuttle, Bryant said. The only additional stop for the shuttle may be at Tulane, she said. When the shuttle service was See Loyola Day/page 5 See Rush/page 6 See Parking /page 6 'The Maroon * will not publish next week because of mid-terms. Publication will resume Oct. 18.
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