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The MAROON Vol. 65, No. 24 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 April 10,1987 Beggars forbid blacks, sources say By Rene Sanchez and Raul X. Resales Staff writers © 1987 The Loyola Maroon The Beggars fraternity, caught seven years ago with a racist constitution, continues to harass, mock and exclude black students, according to sources interviewed by The Maroon. The sources include four former Beggars pledges, who agreed to be interviewed only if their names were not printed. All four were interviewed separately. None of the four were told the names of the other former pledges. Each former pledge said his reason for leaving Beggars largely was caused by the racist attitudes and incidents witnessed while belonging to the fraternity. Their comments, along with allegations by black student leaders, share the same conclusion: the Beggars organization, through hostile remarks and subtle actions, prohibits black students from pledging. "They told us "We would never take a black person in this fraternity,' and they told us this outright," one former pledge said. Said another: "The major reason I left was because of some of their attitudes about blacks. I couldn't honestly say I wanted those kind of people to be my 'brothers.' " Beggars president David Trepagnier said the fraternity will not comment on the statements made by former pledges. "We refuse to respond to ridiculous allegations," said Steve Roppolo, director of university relations for the fraternity. John Glas, a Beggars alumnus who works closely with the fraternity, also refused to comment. Peter Cangelosi, associate professor of history who serves as Beggars' adviser, could not be reached for comment. Byron Davis, a communications junior who is chairman of the Black Student Union's cultural awareness committee, said he is convinced the Beggars are a racist organization. "That's from their actions; it's not just something I heard," Davis said. "When you're a black student at Loyola, one of the things you understand sooner or later is that you're going to have a run-in with the Beggars, "but just try to blow if off, and keep clear from them.' "You can ask any black student walking on this campus, "What organization do you feel is the most anti-black?' And they all tell you, 'The Beggars.'" Dartanian Thomas, a black freshman majoring in political science, said he attended the Beggars Bahama Mama rush party this semester. Rumors from his first semester, Thomas said, were confirmed."I was talking to some guys wearing Beggars' jerseys," he said. "As I turned away, I heard one of them say, "What's a nigger doing here? Then I heard: 'Shh.'" According to the four former Beggars pledges, racial prejudice in the fraternity is created by two strong influences: the African energy A dancer with the Kambuka African Dance and Drum Collective performs Monday in the Danna Center as part of International Week. Photo by MaiyDegnan Administration plans financial aid cutbacks By Chuck Lee and Mary Caffrey Staff writers About 100 College Work-Study jobs will be cut and Presidential Scholarships will be reduced to 75 percent tuition to curb financial aid's runaway growth, said Dr. Norman Roussell, vice president for Administration. The Work-Study jobs will disappear next year, but the changes in the Presidential Scholars program will not be made until the 1988-89 school year, said Dr. E.P. Seybold, Jr., director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. "We cannot meet 100 percent of students' need," Roussell said. Roussell said that Loyola can no longer help students meet personal expenses and transportation, but educational costs will be met. He estimated that Loyola will still meet about 90 percent of students' need. The amount of the Presidential award will be reduced, but the number of scholarships will be raised, Roussell said. Previously, 120 students were in the program, but that limit has been raised to 140, Roussell said. Loyola will now recruit 50 students each year for the honors program instead of 30, said Dr. F. Conrad Raabe, Honors Program director. The new regulations came as a result of a $5.8 million limit on financial aid set by the Rev. James C. Carter , S.J., university president, and the University Budget Committee in December, Roussell said. Roussell then organized an extensive analysis of potential aid cuts. Recommendations were approved by Brechtel quits admissions By Mary Caffrey and Chuck Lee Staff writers Dr. Rebecca U. Brechtel, dean of Admissions, is resigning from the university, according to Dr. Norman Roussell, vice president for Administration. Roussell made the announcement Friday after receiving Brechtel's letter of resignation. She will remain at Loyola until July 31. Brechtel, who began working at Loyola in 1979, said that she did not wish to comment on her resignation at this time. Roussell's memo did not contain any reasons for the resignation. Four students who have worked with the admissions office said they were angryangry about Brechtel's resignation. They said that they cannot speak for Brechtel, but suspected she was leaving because her philosophy on admissions standards and scholarships differs sharply with the philosophy of Roussell and the Rev. George F. Lundy, S J., senior vice president and dean of Faculties. Before this year, Brechtel reported to the vice president for Academic Affairs, then Dr. Robert Preston. She now reports to Roussell. "There's been a major shift in the administrationSee Beggars/ page 5 See Scholarships/ page 4 See Brechtel/ page 4 The Maroon, will not publish next week due to the Easter Holidays. Publication will resume April 24.
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