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THE LOYOLA MAROON VOLUME 68, NO. 12 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70118 NOVEMBER 17. 1989 Obscene phone calls disturb LU students By Angie Grantham Staff writer Students living in Loyola's residence halls have recently fallen prey to a barrage of obscene, insulting and sometimes threatening phone calls. At least ten students have reported receiving the calls to Security. Alan Abadie, director of Security, declined to comment on the matter because of pending investigations. One Buddig Hall resident, who asked not to be identified, said she and her roommate have received obscene phone calls for the past three weeks. The caller, they claim, has threatened them with physical violence. The primary source of contact has been their answer machine. The calls come at various times of the day, both on weekends and weekdays,weekdays, one of the residents said. "They'll say what they have to say and hang up. They don't want to hold a conversation with you," she said. "They're sexually violent and physically violent They threaten our lives sometimes." She said the caller once told her he is watching them and said "we're going to get you," and "we'll kill you." The caller, she added, has threatened to rape both her and her roommate. "They won't talk in a regular male voice. They talk in a gruff voice. They threaten our lives and our room," she said, also noting that the calls originate from on campus. She said she does not understand why the caller harasses her, but she also said that anger is the only logical reason why someone would do this. She thinks Photo by Steve Wimberg Profs: Crumbling wall signifies new Germany By Elizabeth Mehaffey Staff writer East Germany's opening of the Berlin Wall and other borders last Thursday is possibly a step toward reunification of the two countries, some Loyola professors believe. "I would say within about five years we will see a unification and a very strong Germany emerge," the Rev. Leo Nicoll, S.J., professor of history, said. "I suspect (hat the first steps of reunification will be cultural," Dr. Conrad Raabe, professor of political science, said. 'Then the next step will be economic." "Communism is desegregating," Raabe said. 'The commanding heights of industry will still be under state control in East Germany." He said recent developments in East Germany are part of a trend in Eastern Europe that began in Poland and Hungary. The trend, he said, is also currently evident in the Soviet Union under Gorbachev's pereslroika and glasnost. "The Germans got sick and tired of seeing reform going on all around them," Raabe said. 'There has been an undercurrent of anti-regime movement for some years. These groups galvanized to form New Forum, the group that became the back tone of the reform movement." SGA votes unanimously to oppose computer fees By Angie Grantham Staff writer The Student Government Association voted unanimously Tuesday to voice its opposition to the proposed student fees for use of all on-campus computer labs. Resolution 12 states that the SGA disagrees with the proposal before the university's Tuition and Fees subcommittee suggesting that students pay a fee for use of on-campus computers. David Vandersand, executive assistant .to Ihe SGA president and member of the TiAion and Fees subcommittee, informed the SGA of the proposal from Herb Nickles, director of Academic Computing Services, to implement a fee thai would charge full-time students $20 per semester for use of the labs; the proposal suggests part-time students be charged $10. Jorge Salas, College of Music representative, said he is opposed to the proposed fee and thinks that levying it would be unfair to the students. Because the university did not devise a plan that included maintenance for the computers, Salas said, the responsibility for their upkeep does not rest upon the students. "We [tne students] weren't the ones who originated the project," Salas said. "Now because they're running into a little problem because they didn't plan, they want us to pay the price for it now." Jim Dugan, Arts and Sciences representative, agreed. "The administration went and made this deal with Apple and they got the computers and everything. They should've budgetcdbudgetcd for mairitcnance for the future," Dugan said. "I don't understand the whole thing at all. There's so many other fees here at Loyola. We're given a yearbook fee and not all of the students arc in the yearbook, and we're given tuition increases. What's going to happen next? Are they going to chargc for water fountain usage?" he said. Amy Young, Arts and Sciences representative, said she thinks an across-theboard fee is unfair to students who already own computers. Young said she remembers that, while she served as an orientation leader, Apple gave presentations to groups of incoming freshmen and engaged in "putting the big sale on freshmen to buy the computers." Chris Smith, Arts and Sciences representative, said the proposal is unfair because the university sends letters to incoming freshmen each year urging them to purchase computers. Young added that she thought it would be unfair if students are both encouraged to buy their own computers and required to pay for other students' use of computers as well. Smith said that "you can't very well say, 'Here, buy a computer; it's a great investment, but we're going to charge you a $20 fee anyway.'" "It's just not fair," he said. See Berlin Wall/page 5 See Obscene Calls/page 7 Inside This Week 0 STELLA! See New Orleans I - ij flicks 4i in Life & Times, page 11!! The Maroon will not publish next week because of Thanksgiving holidays. Publication will resume Dec. 1.
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