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THE LOYOLA MAROON VOLUME 66, NO. 6 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70118 OCTOBER 2,1987 Campus considers child care plan By Cathy Baroco Assistant News Editor Loyola's administration is currently considering a proposal that will create a child care center for students, faculty and staff. However, the proposal has met with opposition from residents of Fields Hall, the proposed site for the center. David J. Smith, resident assistant at Fields Hall and member of the hall's governing board, learned of the proposed location about two weeks ago from Robert Reed, director of Residential Life. Reed told Smith the proposal recently was presented to the University Space Committee, and the committee was expected to reach its decision soon. "At first I was angry," Smith said. "I fdt that it was inappropriate for [the university] to commandeer our space." Fields Hall residents operate Potential, a university program that provides academic and moral support to the Loyola community. Smith said that the program was "starting to make great strides. It's just becoming tangible with visible results. "To dislodge Potential from Fields Hall at such an early stage could possibly hurt the program," he added. Mike Taormina, Fields Hall resident and member of the governing board, agreed with Smith. "Fields Hall holds us together—we arc all in a central base," Taormina said. "Things couldn't be done otherwise." Susan Gilbert Locascio, chairperson of the Child Care Ad Hoc Committee, said the committee feels the center is necessary for the university community. Faculty, staff members and students would benefit from such a program, Locascio said. Renovations and equipment for a facility would cost approximately $75,000, Locascio said. According to the proposal, operating costs would be approximately $114,670 each year. The proposal also stipulates that necessary renovations would include convertingconverting bathrooms for child usage and adding small lockers for the children's belongings.With renovations, Fields Hall would meet all state regulations and qualifications necessary for a child care facility, Locascio said. The committee has been looking for alternate funding sources to cover opening costs instead of relying completely on university funds, Locascio said. One alternative funding source is a grant from Ronald McDonald Children's Charities. The committee will learn if the grant has been awarded by mid-October, she said. The committee is also considering two possible payment alternatives for facilty users, Locascio said. Charging the same rate for all children of the same age enrolled in the program is one way of scheduling rates, Locascio explained. Students oppose cheating By Rich Zagrzecki Staff writer CHEATING IN THE CLASSROOM According to a survey conducted by The Maroon, 25 percent of 211 undergraduates polled said they believe cheating is acceptable in some situations. Dr. Claire Paolini, associate dean of Arts and Sciences, said she thought the survey came at a time when Loyola is concerned about the cheating that is taking place. "There are a number of simple ways in which professors can cut down on the amount of cheating, such as not leaving the room during an exam, keeping an eye on the students as they take their exam and separating the students as far apart as possible if there is enough room in the classroom for it," she said. The survey was also administered to 61 law students. The poll showed only 4 percent of the undergraduates surveyed felt cheating is acceptable, while 71 percent felt that it is never acceptable. Forty-six percent said that they rarely cheated, 44 percent said they never cheated and the remaining 10 percent cheated sometimes or often. Sixty-one percent said they are aware of Loyola's cheating policy, but 74 percent said the policy did not have an effect on their decision of whether or not to cheat. Linda Petroline, business senior, was surprised at the low percentage of people who admit to cheating often. "Since I transferred from a larger school where I saw cheating running Photo by Mary Degnan Survey uncovers values Administration imposes work-study reductions Geoff Mattie Assistant News Editor New Work-Study policies have cut the number of available jobs, but financial aid and personnel officials maintain that the cuts were necessary. The number of spaces available in this year's Work-Study Program was lowered significantly to "cut out the slack," Dr. E.P. Seybold Jr., director of Financial Aid, said. Seybold said there were 808 paid Work-Study students last year (fall and spring semesters combined). This year, however, approximately 600 students are employed, according to Mary B. Jolly, director of Personnel. "In my opinion," said Seybold, "we had too many jobs last year. Some offices had too many students working to get anything accomplished, while some offices needed their workers, but the students were not willing to show up." Dr. J.W. Jacobs, chairman of the psychology department, said the cuts have caused great setbacks in the department's processes. "We have only 15 students this year as opposed to last year's 45. "Students who need to be tested are being made to wait until one of the assistants has time to come in and help them," Jacobs said. "There were some students who we expected to return this year and help tutor, but due to the cuts they were unable to receive a space." Jolly said there were problems with job distribution and students' lime schedules."The needs were not matched as well this year as last I believe that we filled the positions, but there are problems with the availability of students to work," she said. Mary Lee Sweat, university librarian, said most of the areas in the the library, except for the Microcomputer Center and the Media Center, received enough workers."We depend on the students' help [in those areas], and if we don't have it, we're severely limited," Sweat said. "I realize that many times department heads feel that they aren't getting as many students as they need," Larry Reeves, employment supervisor, said. "But we can't give them what we don't have. We can only place the number of students that are given to us." See Child Care/page 6 See Survey/page 5 See Work Study/page 7 INSIDE WIS WEEK ■pi r.».. A NIGHT OF EtIEHGEiCW! SEE LIFE AND TIMES/ PAGE 11 nzzzwam The Maroon will not publish next week due to midterm exams. Publication will resume Oct 16.
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