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NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA

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VOL. Lll

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Merger of Loyola and Tulane imminent by Cathy Foley

Loyola and Tulane University will be merging sometime within the next week according to the Very Reverend James C.

Carter,

S.J. The new name for the

University will be Toyola University.

The Business School as well as the Art, Communications and Religious Studies departments will be moved to Tulane's campus. The Anthropology and Sociology departments of Tulane will be moved onto the Loyola Campus. The Quad and University Center at Tulane will also be moved onto the Loyola Campus.

Residence halls of Tulane and Loyola will merge moving Biever and Buddig Halls to the Tulane Campus, replacing the Quad there. The dormitories will all be co-ed with the Jesuit residents of Loyola's Thomas Hall serving as Resident Assistants. In all, the residence halls will house 67,000 students, 63 soda machines, 47 candy machines, 476 Jesuits and 7,133

toilets. Names of the dormitories will remain the same. Also on the agenda is a new sports program. A new coaching staff will be hired to take over the present program. Peter Maravich, star of the New Orleans Jazz basketball team will coach the football team. A basketball coach has not been hired. Applications are being accepted at the Tulane Rathskeller for anyone interested; students are welcome to apply. The Loyola library will become the new Field House and Bobet Hall will be made into a bomb shelter. Gibson Hall will be remodeled into a Student Health Center with 6,000 beds. Added to this health center will be a ward for mentally disturbed students. Saga and the Tulane food service will also merge and will house their service in the Tulane library. The Tulane HULLABALOO and Loyola's MORON will combine under "THE MORABALOOJ"

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Presidential candidates respond candidly

by Kurt Coins

Already, 1976 has proven to be one of the most intriguing election years. In a time in which America faces crises both at home and abroad, the nation yearns for forceful, prudent leadership. At one time the Democratic Party had 13 candidates seeking its Presidential nomination. Now the contest centers on four turkeys, uh, contenders. They are: Jimmy Carter, the former governor of Georgia; Alabama Gov. George Wallace; Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington, and Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona. The Republican side features a duel between the incumbent President, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, former governor of California. In the interest of keeping the Loyola student body informed of the campaign's developments as it unfolds, the MORON obtained exclusive interviews with each of the candidates. Can a $45,000 a year peanut farmer find happiness in the White House? This is the crucial question confronting the voters as they assess the candidacy of Jimmy Carter. Conducting a superbly organized campaign, he has triumphed in five of the six primaries he has entered and has compiled a formidable delegates lead. The former Georgia chief executive has been accused of trying to please everyone. "I don't have to choose a position," said Carter of his own tactics, "so I won't." Carter commented that he represents "a

New South" and is strongly committed to the cause of civil rights and the black community. He is a staunch opponent of forced busing to achieve racial integration.

"I'm a redneck!" said Carter, violates the rights of my people!"

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Although he has professed to be a "non-Washington" candidate, Carter was recently seen at a party in the nation's capital. When asked about his discrepancy, Carter replied, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do!" "Rome, Italy?" I asked.

"No, Rome, GEORGIA!" With the country badly in need of honesty in government, Carter is sure to provide as much candor as Janus.

"Ah'm in this campaign to stay!" bellowed George Wallace. Wallace wants to return the Presidency to the "people" and remove it from the "pointy-head intellectuals." The self-styled populist has changed from the days when he stood in front of schoolhouse doors. "Why, Ah don't have nuthin against Nee-grows. In fact every family should own one!" he said. Many have questioned his health, but his feelings are best expressed in the following excerpt:

Q: Governor, do you feel that your health is a legitimate liability in this campaign? A: Of course not. You'll find other men that were paralyzed as I am, but have been great nonetheless.

Q: You mean Franklin Delano Roosevelt? A: Hell, no! I mean Ironside!

It appears that Governor Wallace is paralyzed in more than his legs. A member of the Senate for the 23 years, Henry Jackson is pro-labor, pro-civil rights and an ardent conservationist. In an interview conducted in the middle of a redwood forest, he revealed his feelings on the matters of defense and foreign policy. "I am opposed to defense spending cuts." he stated emphatically. Clad in a "Smokey the Bear" uniform the Senator described detente as a lop-sided policy favoring the Soviet Union. "I think we would take a giant step in the

right direction by removing Henry Kissinger as Secretary of State. We need a man of tact and firmness who knows the Soviets well enough to cope with them," he said. "Accordingly, I would select Alexander Solzhenitsyn for the job."

With ideas such as this Jackson may have to become accustomed to living in the redwood forest. Morris Udall (that's UdALL not UdDER), represents the sole hope of the left-wing Democrats of capturing the nomination. Boasting that his campaign would generate momentum as it progressed, Udall has lost every primary he's entered and has drawn miniscule delegate support. The Arizona Congressman sees the upcoming New York primary as an opportunity to propel his

candidacy into the limelight. "I'll campaign in a cowboy suit a la McCloud in order to relate to the typical New Yorker.'" declared

Udall. Gerald Ford has staged a strong bid to capture a term in the White House in his own right. The incumbent President was

peeved at

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interview, however,

because he was interrupted while watching the Michigan-Indiana championship game. The President is running the campaign on his record. "I have proven my mettle in pressure-packed situations, such as the Nixon pardon, the Mayaguez incident and the New York City fiscal crisis." he commented. "I have acted deftly each time without losing my poise." With that the

President stumbled back to the Oval Office and dribbled back to the basketball game. Ronald Reagan has conducted his campaign by the so-called eleventh commandment. "Thou shalt not talk evil about thine fellow Republicans." Defeats by Ford in five consecutive primaries have caused the former California governor to change his strategy. "Jerry said once that he's a Ford, not a Lincoln. I think he's turned out to be an Edsel." "I feel that my chance for the nomination is strong," Reagan said as he peered at the cue card indicating his reply. "I've had consistently at least 40 per cent of the vote in every primary, which represents a substantial force in the Republican party." Reagan has declared, "I'd rather be right than President." He'll be neither.

LU sports die, Finney resigns In a press release yesterday the Very Rev. James Carter, S.J. called for the immediate termination of Intramural Sports, bringing the history of sports at Loyola to a sudden end. Father Carter cited the high cost of officials and the lack of coverage on the part of the MAROON as deterrents to any continuation of sports at Loyola.

MORON sports editor, Pete Finney, Jr., announced Ms resignation following Father Carter's statement. Finney was immediately picked up by the States-Item to work in an editorial capacity on the sports desk. Sources close to that publication say they hope Finney can bring about the same sort of coup with the New Orleans Saints.

In 1972 Loyola dropped out of participation in intercollegiate football due lack of interest and high costs. The intercollegiate basketball program was terminated. The demise of intramurals brings to a complete halt any sporting events at Loyola except roller skating in the Field House.

In a press conference this morning Finney said that he does not deserve all the credit. "Jimmy Smith deserved some of the credit, too," Finney magnanimously explained.

Smith served as sports editor last

semester before Finney took over. Smith is alleged to have used no more than three column inches for intramural coverage in the entire semester. He has been employed at the Times-Picayune since leaving his post at the MORON.

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MORON April 1, 1976

Hip Gladi: 'Speaks as he pleases' (This is an excerpt from the radio program Mr. Gladi delivered last night on WLL radio.) A fisherman from Gretna once said, and I quote, "There is probably no greater sin than that of inactivity."

Ever since Loyola University decided to give up sports this campus has never been the same. There just isn't that school spirit

which is found on so many other campuses around America.

Why, one of the most exciting basketball games I've ever seen was played in the Loyola Field House. It was a humdinger all right. Loyola won with a 25-foot jump shot at the gun. What I'm saying is that there used to be a great deal more enthusiasm on campus when there was a sports program.

Now all that exist are a few insignificant intramural games which don't even whet the sports lover's appetite. Let me tell you, there's nothing like the thrill of having

your own team to support. Since you don't have a sports program here at school, and because I can't write about a program which you don't have, I will write about the kinds of programs you could have. Horseshoes has always been one of my favorite backyard activities (and I think the main reason for this is that horseshoes is the only physical sport which recognizes an almost winner. Giving points to those shoes thrown too close to the pointed stake and giving points for leavers are two points that I make in pointing out why horseshoes is

fun).

And besides, horseshoes is an easy game to gamble on; odds are not at all difficult to establish once you have a feel for the game. (By the way, while we're on it-Feel For The Game showed three weeks ago in the 7th and paid 513.13. Coincidentally my friend Fudder "Crawdaddy" Broussard held his thirteenth wedding anniversary in

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(it would look something like-Dolphin Au Jour on the cuisine

menu). The movie's actual story line should be considered nothing short of conveniently salty and enormously fishy. 1 regard this film as a piece of fantastic

plastic

fantasy; just a pandemic preposterous prelude to the paragon of all fish-the shark and its mighty-JAWS. It

serves in that case as just an appetizer. (In future Fish Film Festivals this film will probably be the first one shown.) It's unfortunate for Mike Nichols that he wasn't equipped with a visionary's crystal ball when he directed this aqua disaster. (If he had, he might have capitalized on his ultra popular subject matter, fish, and been able to land a larger net audience by leaving out the pertinacious political plot. Indeed, he would have been able to boast the biggest fish story of all time.)

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grotesque Garrisonesque masquarade (replete with the stereotyped epic heroics which somehow always halt the mean bad guys right in the nick of time), owes its true origins to but another animal—Lassie. What this inscrutable script is then, is essentially nothing more than an

immutable reversal

of the old shallow

Lassie plots. Scott is sending the fish out in the same spirit that Lassie was sent on all those brave, bold missions, except here the fish is sent out to do harm. This movie proves as well as any pedestrian Yugoslavian 19th century novel proves, that literature buffs are correct when they inform us that yes indeed, innocence is truly lost, an immoral dolphin in a corruptible society. Films such as this one make it difficult for men to emphathize with the vast number of women who complain about the way in which females are mistreated in films. I ask you, what the hell are we doing to animals! (Wait and see, Jack Nicholson will turn down the Oscar this year due to the industry's long history of unfair treatment of animals. After all, that would be chic.)

CC courses revised by Trish Ernst

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Several Common Curriculum courses now available have been updated for the fall semester and one new course, Marine Biology, has been added. The following courses have been revised to better meet the needs of students: Economics and Society The course is designed to introduce the non-business major to the tools available •

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an awful lot of fun. And besides, a badminton tournament is much easier to organize than a tennis tournament. Badminton is a different story altogether. You can play it anywhere, whereas with tennis you more or less need a court. And last but not least, a sport which we used to play often at Jesuit High School (which incidentally will hold their spring bazaar outside this year and not inside as I said last week on T.V. Remember, outside!) and that is penny pitching. What a fascinating game to watch. Of course you

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'Day of the Dolphin' The title of this film sounds suspiciously similar to that of an inventive French

Chalmette bowling alley last Tuesday. His daughter, Elvira, is an adorable girl.) Another good and fun game is badminton. Though not always as fast as tennis or as demanding as basketball, (you know, 1 don't think the Jazz will sell over 11,243 tickets for tonight's game!) it still is a

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Overground Gourmet rates Le Danna Centre Le Danna Centre—Loyola University Sunday thru Saturday at various times of the day.

Telephone: 866-5471, ext. 420. -The Le Danna Centre houses a number of dining areas, all of which should be handled separately. Saga Food Services

hold an exclusive contract for food served in Danna Center. We'll first regard the strengths and weaknesses of the St. Charles Room, the largest of the Danna's offerings. ST. CHARLES ROOM-If one had to choose the most appetizing dish at this relatively new New Orleans eatery one should look at the female diners as I did, instead of at the poor selection of psuedo cafeteria cuisine. In particular, I'm referring to a young dental hygienist (Platonic) whose angel food cake (spongy and tough) I autographed. The cuisine was a complete disappointment. I doubt that there was any part of my meal which didn't come out of a can. The runny, over cooked and starchy marcaroni, if given a blind fold test, would have tasted exactly like the runny, overcooked and bland spinach which curiously tasted very much like the over tossed, bland and limp lettuce salad. Platonic is a term I apply to a perfect dish. Eating at Saga inspired me to initiate a brand new rating term for the dishes one should avoid, or the least perfect dish. This term best applied to the cold beef liver and dumplings (Nixonian) and the roasted chicken necks (Nixonian). According to reliable sources, Saga's menu pricing policies changed with the season. You are advised to skip all Bicentennial and Mardi Grad holiday meals. They're apt to be more expensive.

BON APPETIT-Next I approached the cafeteria, where I was immediately displeased with the limited menu and the

extremely nonchalant counter help. I a quarter pounder with cheese twice until I was told there were no more quarter pounders and no more cheese. They weren't specific. Then as I passed by the ketchup counter I saw the mayonnaise (crusty) sitting out in above 50 degree temperature. All

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ofa a sudden I was stricken with relief and was particularly glad I didn't get a quarter pounder with cheese. I'm certainly no afficianado of staph cultures. ORLEANS ROOM-For breakfast, this establishment can be a sublime delight or a complete travesty. The biscuits (Platonic) are made in the old down-home-on-theplantation tradition, flaky and light. On the other hand, the sausage was soaked with grease; I kept fearing that it would slide off my plate and fall into my lap at any moment. There is an oft repeated rhetorical question in the restaurant business which has now become cliche -'Who in the world can mess up an egg?* I think the Orleans Room is living proof that the egg question should

no longer be considered a rhetorical one. They can mess up an egg. The bacon (highly recommended) appeared crisp and warm but was tossed on the plate with utter disregard and hence it

shattered into many slivers which were difficult for the fork to find. The fruit juices were fresh but were not chilled properly. This factor drastically affects the flavor of juices and is a symptom of careless planning. One unusual esoteric item on their lunch menu must be considered before we continue. It's a casserole entitled "Chili Fritos" (recommended). It is a subtle blend of imported Mexican border chili, freshly blended cole slaw and of course the ingredient which gives it just the right amount of zest-the Fritos. This Orleans room secret recipe brings many culinary influ-

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##WOLF PUB-Next I went downstairs to the Wolf Pub for the widely acclaimed WP special. The Pub is an attractive den for

both your drinking and eating pleasure. It is an attractive, comfortable place and the special food line is never very long. I must admit I filled my plate with all of the choices available. Unfortunately there were no more black olives and no more lime Jello two of my yummy favor-

Ah, the platonic rush of a truly great brown bagged sandwich.

There's no burden on the palette here in the Pub. The nutrition's special is a light, balanced combination of protein sources: cottage cheese, jello and green roughage. It offers enough of a selection to please the most demanding critic.

#*LOCKERS—FinaIIy, through a recombearded philosophy major whom I had the good fortune to meet in the Pub, I slipped into the corridor which houses a number of student lockers. I was told that on a good day one might find a few lockers which could be jimmied open for the purposes of examining some brown bag lunches. Well, it must have been my lucky day because in locker No. 43 there was a roast beef po'boy au jus (highly recommended) on a fresh loaf of french bread (platonic) and a King Don (recommended). After I finished at No. 43, I went to No. 31. There I found a health food freak's delight. A

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April

1, 1976

Como added to Saints staff; Gumbo replaced by Peter Finney

There was a standing joke around the city a few years ago that the New Orleans Saints were just three players away from

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the NFL championship-the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. While that may still be true today, the MORON has learned whom the Saints will pick in next week's college draft—a draft which could go a long way in determining the type of team Hank Stram fields in the fall. The basis for this story is a secret contingency document kept on file in the life-size model of Lunar II in Dick Gordon's office at Lee Circle. The document which goes way beyond the draft, outlines a number of major trades and front office shake-ups, which have been in the planning stages for a long time. Our source in the Saints office, known only as Deep Well to the MORON staff, says he is highly placed in the Saints organization. Since our integrity is at stake, we believe him. The major shake-up is the reorganizing of Stram's coaching staff. Perry Como, King of Bacchus this past year, has been named Offensive Coordinator in Charge of Getting the Team to an Emotional Peak. Although his football knowledge is in the realm of six points for a touchdown, three for a field goal, Deep Well doesn't see this as a

everyone around him. Can you imagine what the players will do on the field on Sunday after being subjected to six straight days of It's Impossible? They'll go beserk. It's reverse psychology at its best. John Jr. liked Perry right off. He caught eight doubloons off the king's float. John sent

the astronaut over to the Rivergate after the parade with instructions not to let Perry get to the bathroom before he signed a contract. It worked like a charm." The college draft has been a sore spot in the Saints' efforts to gain respectability. The first player the Saints ever picked was the immortal LesKelley, who lasted all of two years in the NFL. Since Kelley in 1967, the Saints draft hasn't been much better. But the document Deep Well has produced shows that 1976 will be the year the Saints finally hit on the right players. Drafting third after Tampa and Seattle, the Saints will choose a 6-5, 190-pound guard from LSU, captain of the Jazz, Pistol Pete Maravich. Deep Well beamed. "The Pistol can't miss. We've been looking for a player of his caliber for many, many years. We don't expect any one player to turn it around for us, but if Pete could score just half as many points as he usually does, he would outscore last

year's team. There's only one thing wrong. He's got this fetish for running around in

his underwear, but Coach Como will take care of that." After their first round pick, the Saints plan to trade Archie Manning, Bob Pollard, Tommy Myers, and Mike Strachan to Green Bay for the rights to Zeke Bratkowski and five sixteenth round picks. "Even if we don't sign Bratkowski," Deep Well said, "we'll still wind up with five players to their four. John Jr. doesn't believe in keeping players vho look like they're content. It's better to ship them off before they become complacent and drag down the entire program. Anyway, we're getting a steal. Zeke never had the chance to blossom into the first-rate player we know he is because they had a few coaching problems up there in the 60's." After the first few rounds, the Saints will go for players commonly known as sleepers. Here's a rundown on a few rounds with comments from Deep Well: 7th Round: JHarry Sternitski, quarterback from UCLA . "He can throw running to his left or his right. His only problem is knowing his left from his right." 11th Round: Ed "Hambone" Williams, defensive end from Syracuse. "The real sleeper in the draft. In fact, he's in Guiness

for the longest nap. He's got good size, good speed, and he eats three square meals a day." 13th Round: Joe Namath, running back from Alabama A&M. "He probably won't make it, but John Jr. doesn't want to be accused of passing up big-name talent. If he doesn't make the 47-man squad, he'll be kept on as the players' hairdresser." 16th Round: Dick Gordon, astronaut from Houston. "Dick is our vice-president right now, but he wants to see if getting drafted is more exciting than going to the moon." 17th Round: Ted 'Too Small" Holmes, midget from Barnum and Bailey. "He'll replace Gumbo as the one in the wagon before the game. The fans will love him. He makes Howard Stevens look like a Sequioa."

It all adds up to a banner season for the Saints, and Deep Well is pleased. "You can just feel the excitement in the air, he said. "John Jr. spends his nights walking around the terrace level in the Superdome, singing. Last year he was thinking of jumping. Now he's singing songs that echo through an empty stadium, and he actually says he hears people clapping for him." Coach Como has made it in the NFL.

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"Who has to know anything about football when it comes to a dealing with emotions?" Deep Well gushed. "Perry has the ability to exude confidence to

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Comprehensive Marine Biology An extensive study of such phenomena as how to eat a clam without chewing the grit and sand; that which is least painful for a shrimp—being smothered in cocktail sauce or being fried; how to effectively clean a fish without becoming self-conscious about its eyeballs staring at you, and other fascinating details of sea

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run-off election, however, either candidate could win by a one vote margin. The ratio

of male to female

won the Student Government Association presidential election run-off against Michael Furlong Tuesday night by 107 votes. Total votes in the run-off elections were 1059. Bienfang will be the first female SGA Anne

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votes

were closely

divided.

"I'd like to see the things I believe in materialize," said Bienfang, celebrating in the Pub Tuesday night with her campaign crew after election returns were announced. "I had a dedicated staff of campaign workers," she added. Sipping a beer in the Pub with Bienfang remarked, "I've done WRC (Women's Residence Council) and dorm activities for so long, I wanted to spread

out." The installation of the new officers will take place Thursday afternoon at 4:00

p.m.

Panels shift toward right at 'Directions' symposium by Jim Fadden Peg Hannan Susan O'Malley Humor is hostility. The press is seeking a new target to replace Richard Nixon. Americans distrust the CIA. These topics were discussed by noted Americans in "Directions '76," Tulane University's annual symposium. The panelists discussed the future of American institutions and posited ideas,

been expectedfrom the guests-columnist Art Buchwald, comedian Dick oregory, author Jimmy Breslin and feminist comedienne

Robin Tyler. Tyler intermittently spouted oneliners

from her stage act as if she were being recorded on tape repeating the same cracks in the press conference and in the discussion. Buchwald spoke with the demeanor of a man who can walk, uninvited, into any rather than solutions, for them. Capitol Hill office,cut the chief occupant Most of the participants seemed down to size and be loved for it. restrained, and most of them seemed to "Humor is hostility," he said. "A lot of restrain themselves from sparkling debates and biting arguments. Conservatism was it comes from childhood. The longer the the hallmark of this year's Direction childhood you have, the more money you can make." He said satire is an effective program. The participants in "The Media" way to make people more aware of social segment of the symposium had different issues, although it usually does not change their attitudes. "Our greatest enemy is ideas on what target the media will go after since Watergate is no longer a major issue. Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of the Washington Post, said, "The place I feel there's more hanky-panky, to the detriment of the country, is the stock market." Norman Cousins, editor of Saturday Review, felt the CIA would be media's next target. A third view was given by former Federal Communications Commission director Nicholas Johnson. "The major uncovered story will go on being the impact of the big 500 corporations," he said. "The Loyal Opposition: Social Satire in America" lacked the bite that would have

apathy,

and humor might make them listen," he explained. Buchwald believed satirists serve not their country but themselves. "I think of myself before I think of my country. I was one of the few who didn't want Nixon to be impeached," he said. "As a humor columnist I wanted him to stay in office. I loved Watergate- it was Camelot" "The Law: The Individual and the State" was the topic of discussion for Alger Hiss, a State Department employee convicted of perjury during the McCarthy era; the Rev. Jesse Jackson, president of Operation PUSH (People United To Save Humanity); former CIA director William Colby and Robert McKay, former dean of the New York University Law School. Jackson said he distrusted the CIA and added, "the CIA is not believable. We can't see it, and can't believe it when we hear

it." He also contended that lack of and competence is the fundamental crisis in America. The decaying family structure in American life was also cited as a current problem by Jackson. leadership

Hiss was relatively quiet, a symptomof what appears to be introverted and painful thought after a prison sentence. He believed that the ClA's problem is the public's lack of faith in it. Throughout the four panel discussions, so-called liberals were surprisingly middle-of-the-road in their approach to problems. If Direction '76 is any indication of the direction this country will be taking the

in the future it seems that attitudes are shifting away from the left toward the middle and the right.

Third bomb scare 'waste of time' by Gretchen Hock The third bomb scare was phoned into the switchboard Wednesday afternoon. All buildings on campus were evacuated. The call was made by the same female who placed the last two threats said Walter Maestri, assistant dean of A&S. Students and faculty gathered outside while security and maintenance personnel checked the buildings. Resident assistants in both dorms checked each dorm room with its residents looking for "anything foreign to their room." Law students seemed perturbed at the delay of classes because of the possibility of having to reschedule them. "If need be, classes will be made up," said Marcel Garsaud, Jr., dean of the Law School. According to one law student, "they leave it up to the discretion of the teachers." "What a waste of time. Well, I hope it's a waste of time," said Dr. James L. Tungate, chairman of Communications.

THE FUTURE OF THE MEDIA-was the topic of editors at the Tulane-sponsored "Directions 76." From Left to right are: Norman Cousins of the Saturday Review, Bill Rusher of the ,

National Review, moderator, Nicholas Johnson, former director of the Federal Communications Commission, and Ben Bredlee, executive editor of the Washington Post.


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A&S purchases minicams Two portable television cameras have been purchased by the College of Arts and Sciences for use within its departments. The minicams were bought with funds from a federal grant awarded to the College of Arts and Sciences to purchase equipment. Norman Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Communications, explained some reasons for buying the cameras. "It is a relatively new tool used by people in TV. We're eager to get our people involved. This is another extension of a person's ability to communicate," he said. "Since people in

the broadcasting and education professions are using that equipment, we were eager to have our students know how to use it." One of the two minicams has arrived. Both are under the supervision of the audio-visual department. The camera now on campus is being kept in the

communications department

due

to

an

earlier agreement between the former dean of A&S, the Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., and the comunications department. The cameras are being used in communications

THURSDAY, April 1 Movie, "Trouble in Paradise." Sponsored by the Communications Department. Nunemaker Hall, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Octavia I and 11, 5 p.m. Call ext. 439 for further SGA Meeting information.

special projects

of that department. Stein said, "Students are trained as part of their classroom instruction in TV Production Workshop and Production Process. WLDC-TV News also uses the minicam, but they have either been trained in class or take trained people with them." The cameras use videotape rather than film, and because they are used to shoot on location, give a semi-live report. Stein added, "The minicams allow us to extend our abilities beyond the boundaries of the studio. It is the melting of two techniques, as I see it: the portability of film and the classes

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FRIDAY, April 2 Lecture, "Does the Constitution Really Require a Secular Society?" by David W. Louisell. Sponosred by the Loyola University Committee for the Bicentennial and Loyola's School of Law. Nunemaker Hall, 3 p.m. "Las Vegas Night" sponsored by ADG Fraternity. Bon Appetit and St. Charles Rooms, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Jerry Jeff Walker Concert "Cosmic Cowboy." Sponsored by Student Union. Loyola Field House, General Public S5; $6 at the door. Loyola students with I.D. S4; S5 at the door. -

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already existing playback videotape. There is no processing." Russ Myerson of WLDC said, "For communications, they'll be used more and more. In WLDC they will take over the majority of film because it is cheaper to

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SUNDAY, April 4 Russian Club Meeting- Audubon Room, 1-2:30 p.m. Chess Club Meeting Main Lounge, 1 -5 p.m. Mass Ignatius Chapel, 10:30 a.m., 5 and 9 p.m. Senior Recital: Brett Duggan, Pianist. Nunemaker Hall 8 p.m.

use."

Tony Bodine, a freshman in communications said, "I think they should have them (the minicams). It gives the people working with TV a chance to gain experience outside of the studio."

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TUESDAY, April 6 Movie, "The Fortune." Sponsored by Student Union. Nunemaker Hall 8

Eight LU students sing in Como special Eight vocal music students from the College of Music at Loyola will sing the background music for the television special "Perry Como's Spring in New Orleans."

of Ray aired at

Under the musical direction Charles, the April 7 special will be 8 p.m. on channel 6. The eight students are Kathryn Barnes, New Orleans, Wanda Brister, Houma; Brett Duggan, Palm Bay, Fla.; Marian Hall, Metairie; Keith Harmeyer, River Ridge, La.; Randy Higginbotham, Bastrop; Albert LeDoux, Lake Arthur; and Margaret Pereira, Harahan.

and 10 p.m. Art Exhibit by Mark Stock

the selections that they will sing are "Take Me to the Mardi Gras," "It's Spring Again," and "Who Will Buy?" (from

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Art Cage in Danna Center.

Among

WEDNESDAY, April 7 Water Balloon Fight sponsored by Student Union. Resident Quad, Afternoon. Festival '76 activities on campus. For more information call ext. 202.

Oliver.) Larry Wyatt,

choral director at said the Ray Charles Singers contacted the Loyola College of Music in an effort to use local talent instead of transporting singers from New York or California. The quality of the auditions impressed Charles and he selected the Loyola students as the eight singers from among many local persons who showed for

Dr.

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CORRECTIONS The incorrect statement that Michael

an SGA presidential candidate, was endorsed by a college dean was the city editor's mistake and not that of the

Furlong,

reporters.

mail theft article Neil In Clemmons was incorrectly quoted. It should have read that only the Buddig Hall mailroom had been left open, and that the misplaced mail sack contained third class' mail. the

audition.

Noteworthy "DOES THE CONSTITUTION Really Require a Secular Society?" will be the topic of a lecture by David W. Louisell, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley on Friday, April 2 at 3 p.m. in Nunemaker Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the Loyola University Committee for the Bicentennial and Loyola's School of Law, is free and open to the public. NOMINATIONS are now being accepted by the Pi Chi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society. Nominees must have at least 12 hours of history with a 3.0 average and at least a 3.0 average in 2/3 of the remainder of their courses. Interested? Leave your name in the history department office, Bobet Hall, room 449. Deadline for applications is Monday. The initiation of new members will take place Wednesday evening.

A SEMINAR ON POVERTY in New Orleans will be held on Tuesday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Science Complex, room 156. Sr. Lory Schaff, the director of Hope House in the Irish Channel, will be the

guest speaker.

ARE YOU REGISTERED to vote? If not, the voter registration drive on April 7 and 8 is a great time to do so. The drive will be held in the Danna Center lobby all day on Wednesday and Thursday and is sponsored by the Social Action Program of LUCAP. "DON'T GIVE ME THAT," an original play by Joseph Parente, will be performed in the Drama Barrack this Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. After each performance by the Experimental Theatre, free wine and cheese will be served. Admission is free.

"CREATIVE WRITING FOR PUBLICATION" is another informal course being offered by the Women's Center this spring. The course, open to both women and men, is non-credit and does not involve formal enrollment at the University.

will teach participants to manuscripts for current markets, query publishers, develop ideas for specific publications and prepare manuscripts properly. The class will also cover copyright laws, publishing contracts and writers' pitfalls.

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Sr. Carol Reuss, S.P., associate professor of journalism, will be the course leader. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of participant's manuscripts and finding suitable markets. The course will begin on April 6 and will meet on Tuesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. For more information contact the Women's Center at ext. 272.

Law school mourns professor's death "He was a nice old gentleman, though he tried to make us think he was tough," a senior law student said of Loyola professor

Clarence East, Jr. who died on March 24 after a long illness. East, a professor in the School of Law was unable to complete the fall semester due to his illness. A native of New Orleans, he joined the Loyola law faculty in 1948 and was assistant dean in admissions from 1966-1969. He played a major role in organizing the civil service system for Jefferson Parish, serving as chairman of the Jefferson Parish Personnel Board from 1958-1960. East is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and five children.

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Changes in store for Bon Appetit? by Kay Argus A bank, a television room and a music listening room are proposed to take the place of the Bon Appetit room. Manuel Cunard, director of Student

Activities and the Danna Center, authored the proposal. "We have only made initial contact with the banks, there is nothing official yet," Cunard said. He added that the nearest bank was a branch of the ICB and that a bank at Loyola would be useful

Tulane students also. Cunard described the music listening room as a quiet place where students

to

would be able to listen to music and read newspapers. To use the music room, a student would present his identification to the person in charge, possibly a work-study student. After choosing which music he

wanted, the student would be given a set of headphones and told which channel his music would be played on. There would be plugs in the furniture to plug in the headphones and dial the correct channel. Cunard also plans to have out-of-town newspapers in the music room. A closed T.V. room is planned for the back corner of the music listening room.

Task force questions validity of tests by Kurt Coins Inability to predict the academic performance of black college students is the chief obstacle in determining educational opportunities open to them and admissions policies, according to a consultant for the task force on educational opportunities for black

students.

According to George Lundy, S.J., criteria such as standardized tests (SAT and ACT) are of questionable validity. "We must break out of this bind," he said.

Lundy said the American educational system is patterned in the image of an industrial model, which tends to dehumanize education. This, in turn, causes stratification of students which is

reinforced by current testing methods. "However," he added, "it has been shown that low test scores don't necessarily indicate failure. Among the prime factors which have kept students in school are the availability of a campus job, membership in some social or other organization, and a professor who is concerned."

City College dean resigns The Rev. John J. Burns, S.J., dean of City College at Loyola, has resigned his post effective June 1. Father Burns was named dean of City College in 1972 after serving as dean of the evening college and graduate division at Loyola College in Baltimore from

1959-1970. He received his BS and BA degrees from St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia and took his advanced studies at St. Louis Uni-

versity.

Of his stay at Loyola, Father Burns commented, "It has been extremely re-

warding personally and professionally. I have found both the City College students and faculty sincere, warm, friendly, eager and well-motivated. It is with great reluctance that I am leaving the position." "I have been offered three or four positions. I haven't decided anything yet," he added.

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The kitchen equipment from Bon would be consolidated into the St. Charles Room to increase efficiency. Ont. side of the food service area will be a quick lunch service section, the other a full meal Appetit

section.

Cunard also wants to build permanent kitchen equipment in the Wolf Pub to enable it to serve food better. The wall dividing the Bon Appetit from the St. Charles Room would be made permanent, and a long aisle would divide the Bon Appetit area in two. The food service offices would be relocated to the

St. Charles room side of the aisle; the bank, TV room and music listening room would be located across the corridor. Cunard hopes to see the proposals implemented by fall, 1976. "It's exciting," he said, "and if it goes through it will be nice." Cunard said that Saga is looking forward to the renovation. The feel that it will provide them withbetter operations for food service. To pay for the changes, Cunard plans to

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editorial Bombing out?

MAROON April 1, 1976

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There is a mad she-bomber on campus and she has an 11:30 philosophy class. One of these days she is going to blow the bottom out of Bobet Hall if her professor keeps lecturing on Kierkegaard. This is probably not the situation at Loyola relating to three near identical bomb threat calls placed to security on Mar. 19 at 10:31 a.m., Mar. 29 at 11:20 a.m. and Mar. 31 at 1:28 p.m. "I think the people making bomb threats (at Loyola) are the students taking tests," said Dr. Paddy Doll, associate professor of psychology, when asked about the psychological make-up of people who place threatening calls. The three situations here seem to confirm that assessment.

If one day the glass shatters out of the gothic windows of Bobet Hall, the man riding that blast will be Walter Maestri, the assistant dean of A&5. On several occasions during the last two weeks Maestri has come from behind his desk to take charge in implementing Loyola's bomb tlireat procedure. Maestri first cleared the buildings of students and faculty and along with janitors and security officers was the first to enter and begin search procedures. The New Orleans Police Department bomb squad will not search an area unfamiliar to them until a suspicious object is detected by those who are familiar with the building. .Nothing was detected by Maestri's crew, and he then requested that faculty members maintaining offices in the buildings enter and make a thorough check of their areas. .Ml seemed normal and the buildings were then opened to students with the warning to enter at their own risk, which is not a denial of liability but has been interpreted to the MAROON to mean "keep your eyes

open." The MAROON commends Walter Maestri for his know-how and applauds his bravado in the face of this

duty. The MAROON hopes the young female caller will refrain from her tactics. Drop the course if it's that bad! And should a bomb go off on campus the \L\ROON will put its best Woodward and Bernstein on the story and find vou if the phone companv doesn't get you first.

DAN BENNETT

Letters To the Editor: A few weeks ago I was informed that Loyola may transfer its foreign languages. But 1 was hoping that it would not surface and become a reality. But after reading last week's issue of the MAROON, I find that it is becoming a major issue. I am a junior at Loyola with hopes of working toward a double major in French and Journalism. But if the department is transferred, I may not be able to accomplish this goal. I do not think that it is very considerate of the College of Arts and Sciences to make such a decision as this, without getting some response from the students. It has been confusing enough getting used to the

Common Curriculum fiasco and the "Jourcommenart" without making matters worse. What is it? Is this university trying to decrease its enrollment, or go to the other extreme by functioning like the state universities? Isn't our tuition enough for us to get what we came here for? In the article, "Loyola may lose languages," it was stated that one of the language professors is affected by the move. Well what about the others, and the students? Shouldn't we have some say, other than what the "rank and tenure committee" has to decide? In the same article, Reverend Ratchford referred to Dr. Wells as "the man." I thought we were taught to respect others' names and positions. A

Confused Loyolian,

Karen A. Nabonne According to Walter Maestri, assistant dean of Arts and Sciences, the possibility of a language consortium program will not affect course scheduling for the 1976-77 school year. If the program is instituted, said Maestri, it will be designed similar to the social welfare program in which required courses are divided among the consortium campuses. Maestri said the program would probably be discussed with students before any decision is made, but the final decision will be in the hands of Loyola's President and Academic Vice President.—Ed. Letters to the Editor are welcome. AU letters must be typed and sent to the MAROON office by Monday before publication. Send all letters to Box 64, Loyola MAROON or leave them at the MAROON office, Danna Center basement. Names must be submitted but will be withheld on request.

MAROON Loyola University Editor City Editor Assistant City Editor Layout Editor Copy Editor Entertainment Editor Sports Editor Photo Editor Business Manager Production Manager Faculty Advisor Law Faculty Advisor

BOBET HALL AGAINI-Walter Maestri (right), assistant dean of the college of Arts and Sciences, moves quickly to implement bomb scare procedures for the third time in two weeks. photo: Tiger Frawr

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FBI plans French fest The Film Buffs Institute, in conjunction with the Energy Theatre and The Consul General of France has announced Semaines Universitaires, a festival of ten new French feature films. The screening of these films in New Orleans will allow local audiences to see the work of some of France's newest and most promising directors at the same time as their work is being seen in Paris and New York. All films in Semaines Universitaires were chosen by the Association of French Film Directors. Grants from the French government will enable two of the ten directors represented to come to New Orleans and speak on their films. The series is made possible through the cooperation of the French Cultural Service. All of the films will be screened at the Energy Theatre, 5339 Prytania. Tickets for the entire series will be SIO.OO and may be obtained from Energy Theatre. General admission at the door will be 52.50 a night, entitling the patron to see two films. The festival runs April 19-23. Cousin Cousine, directed by Jean Charles Tacchella, received the Prix Louis Delluc for 1975, and is currently a Parisian hit; it is a bitter comedy about family rituals. Monsieur Tacchella is scheduled to appear in New Orleans during the festival. Veronique in the Summer of Her 13th Year is currently being featured in New York as a part of the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors series. It is a serious but amusing story of a young girl growing up, and is directed by Claudine Guilman. Michelle Piccoli stars in Michelle Deville's La Femme in Bleu, or Lady in Blue. The title role is played by Lea Massari. Pascal Aubier, regarded as one of the most promising new French directors, will be represented by Le Chant Du Depart, The

young woman's relationship with her son as she awaits the news of her husband's

death.

Maurice Dugowson's Lily, Love Me, featuring Rufus and Juliette Greco, is a film in

direct traditions of Truffaut and Godard. Monsieur Dugowson 'is also scheduled to be in New Orleans. The Tilted Garden and Those Who Know Morgan, currently playing in New York, will also be shown. For further information contact Dr. John Mosier, associate director of Loyola's Film Buffs Institute, at 866-5471, ext. 432. the

"Would you want your sister to marry one of these men?" The Cinema Committee will present The Fortune starring recent Oscar winner Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty. The film will be shown Tuesday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in Nunemaker Hall. Admission is Sl.

Goodbye Singing. The Empty Chair (la Chaise Vide) of Pierre Jallaud is a tender protrait of a

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The next major step was when Rev. William J. Byron S.J., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in the fall of 1973 appointed an Ad Hock Committee to evaluate the CC. The evaluatiors compiled two questionnaires, one for the faculty (36 questions) and the other for

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follows:

(1) The Council of Chairmen and faculty supported the Dean "in requesting the Board of Directors a four year period to preserve the intent but modify the requirements and improve the content" of Common Curriculum courses. (2) They supported the Dean's intention to "appoint a faculty-student task force for the purpose of advising the Council of Chairmen on 'what knowledge, values, skills, and great ideas' this university should impart to its student body as a whole. The task force will also recommend appropriate course formats and curriculum blocks for the transmission of this content." The content concerns of the NEH visiting team gave the major impetus to the formation of this task force by Byron. (3) They agreed to the appointment for 1974-1975 of a coordinator whose job description included design work, supervision and development of the curriculum, conducting workships for participating faculty, evaluat-

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liefs and sommitmenrts. Sforjjover, it is designed to help one see whether these beliefs and commitmentsincludijlg -the faith-commitment or non-commitment— can stan4 up under ra-fioualndiscourse. The further purpose pf theyCbmm\pn Curricnfyrn is to guarantee a liberalising e|lacation ahd to refl&'t Loyola's status as a Catholic institution. Tq achieve xfys objective, the curriculum nftttt'tconvey a grasp of religious thought and philosophical discourse which frees from mindless conviction; and *\\ -v y What merged from this long range plan to restructure the curriculum were two new teaching formats called Mode of Thought and Dialog Courses. The specific *yf what they consist ofJoUajkt. x> "This Matje of Thought Course is intended to pwvide different-disciplinary approaches' to a single problem area. This type of course is intended to give a Student a wider exposure to bo,th method and coritent than would be available in a conventional course. Bach MT faculty member s expected to present a 'prenSssskuwl,' 'academ- ic' and 'personal' perspective'or position on a particular normally involves two or three\ issue. The MT meetings of 75 minutes in professors^wo* and appropriate j€ijdin#and writing assignments. Each/ membe< pf a Jiv?h MT faculty team is expected \fi his particular discipline's demonstrate 0r approach, a question common to many disciplines. . .Tyfriqally/ one member of the faculty'team gives a fQirna*' ppwentation followed by a critiqne, comment the other the approach taken in presentation to that ordinarily ta|»p by the Qther disciplkries represented on the team and the panel. Thehilj;e«e.is a ,: with *

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(4) They agreed, moreover, to revised scheduling of DC courses, substitutions of Introductory courses in Philosophy and Theology for Common Curriculum requirements, inclusion of DC and MT courses in the Summer Session and other matters relating to exams and faculty attendance in Common Curriculum courses. Byron then appointed a coordinator of the Common a professor in Curriculum, Richard E. Johnson, Loyola's Department of English. The appointment was a result of a NEH planning grant which Loyola received. Loyola had originally applied for a development grant, which would have provided more money than the planning grant. NEH, though their CC evaluation, claimed that Loyola wasn't prepared for a development grant. Johnson's first task was to head the student facul„jv task force "to preserve the intent but modify the ,*con)tent" of the CC. The task force provided Byron with a proposed Policy Statement on the CC in the fall of 4924. It recommended that introductory courses in theology, composition skills and Math/ skills be required in the freshman year and that *»tfi6y''be\£alled the lower division. It further recomT«tet»d*d Mat the rest of the CC, or the upper division, be jmo three "studies areas;" Aesthetic Studies, Studies and Speculative Studies. The studies areas ate molded loosely on the concept of American studies, Medieval Studies or other studies programs with suitable modifications for a general education program. The task determined to define the kinds of knowledge LoyoU should impart and that such definitions should guid* instructors and departments in the selection of value*, skills and ideas. The three are briefly defined: Aesthetic Studies: FeeMHj&/%e experience of aesthetic pleasure and the beaytrtAfe%<ne ability to learn and feel a great symphonyf/ttpwlr sculpture, painting, building. Deciquestions of moment, moral sional andpra'grnSydecisions on critical issues. The ability to evaluate represent in light of the pjtsJLjn^aa^lerj^jjaig; knowledge.

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received the tasp force report in December, 1974 and formed its rnaufr suggestions into resolutions which were broughtbefwe the Arts and Sciences College meetings stretching over January .and,E*b«*arjrT9Tsy The college assembly voted the fol-

grant

would provide for full-time directorship, a

central office, an executive assistant and 148 "release time" awards to be made to faculty members who may, under a reduced teaching load, prepare appropriate classroom materials. If this grant is approved, it would substantially broaden the entire Common Curriculum program. Richard E. Johnson, Director of Common Curriculum recalls the early days when interest was growing to establish a new curriculum. "Meetings were held in the Science Complex where the topic was debated. I was astonished to see Dean Joseph Tetlow leading the way instead of the students." Johnson saw the CC as a joint venture on the part of many administrators who were sympathetic with a curriculum change, a large number of students dissatisfied with the old core and "healthy number" of professors who wanted to formulate new courses. Johnson said the three stages in the development of the CC were old core, growth of Mode of Thought and Dialog courses and the Aesthetic, Decisional and Speculative studies. These last three study areas were the result of defining the contents of the CC program. "The vote to have it approved was a narrow margin. This was in the fall of '72. It was a rocky beginning. lot of students were in the new program and a lot were in the old program. It took at least three years before it was a permanent fixture and a few more years to firm

ing the DC and MT course and preparing another NEH Development Grant Proposal.

PURPOSE: "The Commfin Curriculum is designed to enable the young adult to come td grips with the thing he believes in. cares about and has commuted himself to. It intends to encourage the young adult to grapple with the ideas and ttit present and ink past to see where his of hferbafifcfjs jand fit among

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recommended by the task force). Finally, Loyola is currently awaiting word from NEH on the status of their grant proposal. The proposal, written by Johnson, calls for $762,633 in NEH support of the CC program over a five year period, 1976-1981. If the grant is approved Loyola will contribute 5513,775 to the NEH grant, bringing the total to $1,276,408.

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up," Johnson said.

He elaborated how the CC was accepted by the school in general. "The faculty viewed the CC as a new and experimental program. Some of the faculty was uncomfortable teaching in new formats. Some of them felt the subjects were too ephemeral. Of course many felt more comfortable with traditional modes of teaching," he explained.

...a value system which is caught not taught..." Johnson isn't certain if students are well informed about the Common Curriculum. "It's hard for me to get

a full picture. The CC was installed due to the dissatisfaction with traditional subject matter. However students a few years later were somewhat split between the traditional and experimental. There was a breed of cynicism that will almost unthinkably prefer old line Jesuit education over more contemporary education," Johnson said. As a part of the NEH evaluation, a survey of 800 students was attempted but only about 300 of them responded. This was not as comprehensive as Johnson would have liked. He was quick to point out what other institutions feel about the CC. "They are uniformally impressed with the educational system here. It is an eye opener. Any number of schools would drool to have the courses we have," he said. Johnson claimed that the advantages to teaching the <CC are numerous. "Many schools are still locked into :kirvey courses, for instance, literature, science, history arid the whole run of academics which can't vary. With in mind, the CC program becomes enormously attractive. There is no school in the U.S. which has this three point program," he said. He feels as if the program is a valuable educational tool and at Loyola, is a necessity. "Students come to us with three faculties, feeling, choosing md thinking.

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students (41 questions). The results showed that most students didn't understand the purpose of the program, that they felt courses were not "useful", that the program intruded upon their interest in a major and that they felt most of the courses failed to supply the information of the traditional courses, that DC and MT courses should be restricted to upper classmen, and that prerequisite introductory courses should be devised for the program. Byron then prepared a referendum in response to both the committee's recommendations and to a professional critique by a three-member National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) visiting team. The proposals in the referendum were approved by both the Council of Chairmen and by the faculty as a whole. The most significant results of the referendum are as

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lowing actions which were formed into a Common Curriculum Policy Statement. (1) The Common Curriculum was divided into lower and upper divisions. (2) MT and DC formats will remain as the usual Common Curriculum course formats, while others will be admitted with approval of the offering department, Coordinator, Dean and Curriculum Committee. (3) The lower division courses would be in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Compostion, Mathematics, Science (Chemistry, Biology or Physics) and World History. Students may "test-out" of all but the first two. (4) Upper division courses will be "generalist" (as opposed to specialist) courses arranged under the headings of Aesthetic, Decisional and Speculative. Furthermore, the studies areas will be divided into pre-modern (i.e., pre-1650) and modern. (5) Since the lower division requirements increased, by will of the College Assembly, from 12 to 18 hours the upper division was reduced to 24 hours (from the 30


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a basic problem intrinsic the way in which Dialog courses are taught. In other words, it is much easier to deal with one teacher than with three instructors who might have different expectations of student involveto

ment.

Because of the pioneering nature of the CC "guidelines had been written by people who weren't aware of the problem of team teaching," Mosier said. This fact specifically points to the problem students sometimes have when meeting the demands of three separate instructors. Mosier points out that the teacher's exposure to fellow teachers and experience in the CC will in time alleviate this problem. How and why do teachers get involved in CC? "There's a quota system," Mosier explains. There is a certain obligation for teachers to teach CC courses. Other than an obligatory motivation, Mosier points to the fact that the largest incentive to teach these courses is an intellectual one. It's a "general self motivation to propel," he said What does teaching these 'invented' courses look like on a resume? "When the day comes that teachers are hired for teaching experience, Loyola teachers will benefit, but right now teachers are primarily hired for their research. In the next 15 years there could be a demand for experienced teachers, especially from those who receive recommendation from teachers in other fields," Mosier said.

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...serious attempt to drag us out from the instructional Dark Ages of the past..." John Mosier, associate professor of English, is emphatically in favor of the Common Curriculum. "I saw it as a serious attempt to drag us out from the instructional Dark Ages of the past. The old core curriculum was a travesty," he said about the curriculum's history. He felt that the dissatisfaction which the teachers who were hired in the late 60's had with the old core program was an instrumental influence in having the common curriculum voted in. He thinks that students had very little to do with the change in programs. "There were some students and faculty who wanted curricular reform but also there were as many opposed to reform, I'd say they were evenly split," he said. "The formulation of the CC was not spontaneous. It was due

to administrative action. In particular Father Tetlow had a great deal to do with it. He put his prestige on the line

when he voted it in," Mosier said.

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"Although the English department is possibly the least affected by the change, I think that it's the greatesl / thing in the world," he said.

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teaching. Here is how these courses are formed. Teachers informally get together to arrange and formulate courses over a period of time. How teachers intellectually feel about their subject matter is generally not discussed. Mosier, as well as a number of students, recognize this as

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Teachers essentially choose the course titles and subject matter they want. In this respect, most of the CC's

list of courses are invented ones and quite possibly are not taught anywhere else in the world. Enrollment and student interest determine the success or failure of CC courses. If enrollment is high, students show interest in the course and it is applicable to most students' needs then the course will be considered one that should be taught again. In this regard a teacher begins to accumulate a menu of sorts. The problem here that Mosier points out is to "prevent recycled junk." He explains, "One faculty member used to teach the same course over and over again." No course is taught twice in the same fashion, Mosier said. This factor is an important one to understand. Teaching CC courses is more of an evolutionary process than teaching regular courses. A teacher who plans to teach a course again will probably modify the course so that the course will better suit the needs of both teacher and student. Mosier explains how his current "Marxism Into Film" course began. "A few years ago I put together a proposal for a package of courses that I would teach. The package was entitled Futuristics. A part of that course was for students to plot various programs needed for the future by a number of countries. Marxism was a factor which had to be considered in plotting the future of these countries yet students were relatively unaware of Marxism. I then became more involved in Latin American film and decided on that medium to Marxism," he explained. "Then I talked with Dr. Johnson, Chairman of/the Department of English, about a course in seemed enthused. I then wrote a proposal for the nKmjjy I would need during the summer to emerge with'Lcons\ plete outline of what the course would do," Until Loyola receives word on whether off no£U>*y have received the NEH grant two choices offered to all teachers on how to implementVoj*rSesT One is to apply for money to set the course up during a period of free time, usually during the summer. The other way is to apply for free time in wfiich case a teacher would be hired to teach the cmrfses normally taught by the teacher who is developing-d'CC course. Mosier answered one last questionKpo you think by 1985-86 we will have developed of CC courses? "I hope by then that weJg&NpAyeloped a new by opening curriculum," he said, closing and that up a topic too complex to be is the future of CC. It seems that no4MW«S where it is headed. Once Loyola has received woSpJromXhe NEH .people on the status of Dr. Johnson's gfialU,,the\future established. \Vv. \ tiMAsrvbJillk the suffers? Ttre studentsNTlhf students are the guinea pi»£r said the JohnSTL Mullahy, S.J., ChainfcaiSpf, 4h#—©epailii'rent of Bidraical Sciences refernrartjC Common Curriculum. "I'm not against CommcVjXCurriculum for most of the departments. I think it iw, helped some of the majors; however, for our demand much more than Common Curriculum," he sanf* '"7""""""

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subjects." In replying to whom he felt had much to do with the CC he said this, "Dick Johnson was the guiding light."

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"Some of the Common Curriculum courses have displaced more valuable courses and as a/coosequence, students are not getting the solid foundatKwfTllhey need. "How can a course on the Great Dppressron be as important as world history?" asked Mullahy, explaining that because some Common Curriculum koqjses are too specific they deprive of a broad, irV d«>th. solid education. V"\\ II

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stretch and expand these so that the student emerges as a better, more well-rounded human being," he said. He admitted that the program doesn't always succeed along these lines. "This is something we are evolving towards. The concept chaged from traditionalist old core to student-oriented courses. The concept is student oriented. In educational terms the old core is 'cognitive', and ideally the CC is 'effective'. We're not there yet. It all takes time," Johnson explained. Next semester's CC courses already have been approved by f he Curriculum Committee. Johnson was responsible f approving or disapproving proposed CC courses before the committee was formed. "But who the hell am I with my parochial background to make that sort of decision? We needed this committee," Johnson said. He pointed to the need for the committee, stating that he felt it provides a much sharper view of CC courses than ever existed before. Because of this view, teachers must insure that they firm up their courses to impress the review committee. If the committee doesn't approve of a teacher's proposed course, it will submit specific recommendations and suggestions to that teacher. This procedure allows the teacher to modify a course to meet the approval of the committee. In fact Dr. Johnson has had a course plan handed back to him by the committee. "As a result, 1 was given a clearer view of the course and I was much more pleased with the revised ediction than I was about the original one," he said. Right now Johnson is attempting to issue a pamphlet on the CC so that students will be provided with a greater understanding of the CC. "I'm in a 100% sympathy with the students," he said. One concern students have with the CC is whether or not CC credits are transferable. "No, not all courses will be transferable, just as not all the old core courses were transferable. But most of them are as far as I am aware," Johnson explained. Another problem seems to be the quota of CC courses students must take. This quota established by the college dean who details exactly how many CC courses are manditory for each student. Advisers are also aware of the number of CC credits needed for graduation. Finally, one point is important to understand for those students who wonder why their teachers depart from the MT or DC format. A teacher may file an exemption form with Johnson so that he is permitted to significantly alter the format of a CC course. The rationale for this procedure is that the CC format wouldn.t allow the exempted teacher to adequately present his course. Walter F. Maestri, assistant dean of A&.S said, "What we have to offer is this: a value system which is caught, not taught, by the exposure to a wide arrangement of We're here

"...no functional purpose ...a waste of money and time..." Mullahy explained that certain /equipments made of biology majors exempt therrfe-fm jsome bourses. "Thank God they gave us an eXeiiptioji," he Mullahy said, Joseph Tetlow a formej.deaoof Arts and Sciences, brought the CC pfogfiun from Brown University (where it is no*w defunctl tiding W*3t he voted for Common Curfieulufci himself\ to b<y used experimentally, but not permanently. "All through the ejUftrimentVwe'xe sciences department) thx..«sMj^.Jgpu call look back at our catalog ten y*a)f agp, haven't changed," said Mullahy. He said has a> solid core which has been accepted by the University, has been turning out good, strong students and has maintained a high acceptance rate into schools. "We make our students competitive wiOf the best schools in the country," he saidfiT "Eloquence has always beifs the halln*ritvx>f a Jesuit >

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12 MAROON

April 1, 1976

Pro track: a shortage of lumber? I If professional track is ever going to make it on television, tragedies such as the one which took place last weekend in Dallas will have to be avoided. The professional meet, called the Vitalis Pro Track Classic, was billed as a meet ot

champions,

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athletes were supposedly superior to the ones who will compete in the Olympics in Montreal later this year. For all anyone knows, they probably were. But no one could come to any judgement on their abilities because the makeshift facilities at Texas Stadium where the meet was held should have been condemned as unsafe. Texas Stadium is the place where the Dallas Cowboys play football on a nice, clean-looking green carpet. What most people don't know, and what some people found out over the weekend, is that beneath that artificial turf is a bottomless pit of mud and dirt which would make

only true cowboys happy. Over this pigpen, carpenters constructed a board track with enough peaks and valleys in it that z camera shot from the Goodyear blimp could not have made it look flat. The television commentators

throw by his standards: 67 feet. Oldfield was interviewed immediately afterwards, and straight-forwardly blamed his mediocre effort on the shot-putting circle. '"It was so slippery," Oldfield said, "I couldn't get any kind of balance. With my style of putting the shot (he turns around in a discus-type motion) good balance is essential. It was just too slippery." It was a shame that professional athletes had to be subjected to such incredible conditions, and professional track as a whole was probably hurt in the long run. This television fiasco could have been averted by putting the meet in some good

track facility, whether indoors or outdoors. The athletes could have had at least a chance to perform as they usually do, and the track fan, whose interest is peaking right now because of the Olympics, would have been treated to a good contest. But the fans in Dallas stayed away in droves. They should have warned the rest of us.

"•""•""v 18,000 fans six times, and has the top three NBA single-game crowds with a high of 26,511.

The Jazz' hopes of landing Moses Malone appear to be diminishing. St. Louis, Malone's team in the ABA, has been playing better and drawing better down the stretch. Everything depends on whether the ABA can get the NBA to accept a JAZZ NOTES-It's hard to believe, but when the Jazz breaks the half-million merger this summer. Should a merger take attendance mark in 41 home games, it will place, though, St. Louis would probably have drawn more fans than the San not be one of the teams admitted into the Francisco Giants drew in 81 home games NBA. The Jazz front office is holding its last season. The Jazz has drawn over breath.

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tried not to draw attention to the irack, which would have given Goodyear tires a tougher test then the Baja Peninsula, but they couldn't ignore the obvious. One of the highlights of the entire meet was a relay race between members of the Houston Oilers and the Dallas Cowboys.

By an unofficial count, at least four runners fell flat on their faces after relaying the baton to their teammates. The track was that bad.

The track wasn't the only thing wrong. The carpenters, no doubt in an attempt to save lumber, made the runways for the pole vault and the long jump so narrow that the competitors had to worry about their equilibrium. First things first. The pole vault was won by Bob Seagren with an embarassing vault of 16 feet, six inches, which is a foot and a half below his best. If the meet was supposed to showcase great professional talent, it fell way short of its goal. Take the case of shot-putter Brian Oldfield. Oldfield won the shot event with a poor

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