Christmas Carols and Cookies Light Candles tor Yuletide A new type of festivity will replace the traditional formal candlelighting ceremony. Dec. 11 In past years only club presi dents participated in the program. This year the four class presi dents and the Mundelein Student Congress president will light the Christmas candle, symbolizing the entry of the Mundelein College community into the Christmas season. SKYSCRAPER pllOf.ll ti gt;, KulltlcVK ftlins DESPITE A TREE to remind her of the approaching holidays. Sue Bunce appears to be more engrossed in studying for finals than in dreaming of a white Christmas. FIRST on the agenda is an open house in McCormick Lounge from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for f a c u t y. administration, staff, and students. Refresh ments will be served. The candlelighting ceremony will follow in the tea room. Lighting the candle will be senior president Barb Dahlder: junior president Nancy Doll: sophomore Mary Ann Ander son; freshman president Liz Gamble, and MSC president Marge Sklencar. Then, while proceeding to the main en trance, for the hanging of the Yuletide wreath, Mundelein ) 3 Vol. XXXVIII Mundelein College, Chicago, 111., 60626, December 7, 1967 Chicago area colleges vary in consideration of key policy by Marti McGregor and Leslie Kerwin Whether or not to permit seniors to have keys to their dorms Is a persistent problem puzzling Chicago area colleges today. Students and faculty at Northwestern. St. Xavier. Barat and Rosary have weighed the advantages and disadvantages of adopt- ing a key policy and arrived at various answers. A key allows an upper- classman having parental per mission or any person who is 21 years of age to possess a front door key to his residence hall. Students have no nightly curfew and may or may not be required to sign in and out of their dorm for extended ab sences. This key policy Ls ex clusive, i.e., the student hav ing this privilege may not lend out or duplicate the key for the use of unauthorized per sons. Northwestern University Evanston, has operated under a system of keys for two years. The policy permits sen iors to sign out and return to the dorm as late as 6:30 the following evening. The sign out must include destination, es cort's name, phone number, address and tune of expected return. In order to qualify for a key here. explained Frances Yearly, dean of women's hous ing at Northwestern, a stu dent must be 21 and show proof of having completed 84 credit hours. She must pre sent these credentials, along with her parents' written con sent, to the key chairman. She then is required to attend an orientation session which dia grams key procedure and out lines penalties for abuse of the privilege. Finally, the student must pay a required lock and key replacement fee. Northwestern students per manently forfeit their keys if they allow any resident not participating in the official program to use their keys, if they have duplicate keys made, if they tamper with the sign-out sheets, or if they fall to report any irregularity In the key policy with other stu dents. Temporary forfeiture of the key occurs if the student's key Is lost or stolen, if the stu dent has not signed in upon return, or if the student fails to sign out when leaving the dorm. Trudy Porter, student presi dent of the associated women students at Northwestern, ex pressed student satisfaction with the present key policy. So far, the greatest infrac tion has simply been forgetting to sign in. If things keep go ing as well as they are now. we will consider extending the privilege to sophomores. Another Chicago area college which ls receptive to an even tual key policy is St. Xavier College. At the moment, the resident association is conduct ing a re-evaluation of their hours policy. The present hours for seniors are 11:30 on weeknights, 1:30 on Friday, and 2:30 on Saturday. Janet Weigel. treasurer of the St. Xavier resident associ ation, explained that the con sideration of keys had been in troduced, but had been quickly dismissed because the opposi tion contended that adoption might facilitate unlawful entry to the dorm. However. Miss Weigel felt that re-introduction of the issue was inevitable. One college which seems to be strongly opposed to the adoption of a key policy Is Barat. Lake Forest. Mother Madden, dean of women, re-- ports that Barat considered the idea of a key policy but decided against it. Barat would wa.nt to extend the privilege only to seniors. These seniors, however, might be tempted to abuse the privilege. Rosary College, River For est, shares this viewpoint. A key policy will not be adopted there because of fear of abuses. Sister Jerome Aemil- ian, director of residence, said that in order to implement a key policy the administration would have to hire extra watchmen and this would be impossible because of the added expense. A student poll at Rosary re vealed that 20 per cent of the students were in favor of adop tion of a key policy. 20 per cent were against it. and 60 per cent were indifferent. Exam Schedule Final exams for the first term will be administered Dec. 13-15. The 8:30 and 12:40 period finals will be held Dec. 13 at 12:40 and 2:30 respectively. Likewise. Dec. 14. the 9:50 and 2:00 class exams will be given at 12:30 and 2:30 respec tively. The 11:10 and 3:20 period finals will be held at 8:45 and 10:45 respectively. Dec. 15. The examinations for the 4:30 classes will be administered during the usual class time. seniors will lead the assembly in singing of carols. CHAIRMEN of the program are seniors Judy Ratio and Barb Dahlder. and junior Nancy Doll. Resident halls will also be affected by the Christmas spir it. At midnight, seniors to their caps and gowns will start from the top floor of both resi dent halls and walk through the halls singing carols. A midnight Christmas Mass in McCormick Lounge will follow. Five MSC officers submit resignations by Kathy KUey. Mary Kate Cooney and Mary Beth Mundt The Mundelein Student Congress during the past month has received the resignations of five of its mem bers, Including two executive board members. At the Dec. 6 MSC meeting the resignations of Jane Wil- zack. vice-president. Nona Set ter, treasurer, and Mary Ann Barragry, delegate - at - large, were considered. At previous meetings Mary Louise Lyden, NSA coordinator, and Carol Olivlerl. Rules Committee chairman, submitted letters of resignation. MSC president Marge Sklen car also announced yesterday her tentative plans to take a year-long leave of absence be ginning winter term. Marge will announce her final de cision at an open meeting Dec. 11. 5:45, in Northland 105. IN A WRITTEN statement to the Congress. Jane gave fi nancial and personal reasons for leaving the Congress and the college to attend Mt. St. Agnes College in Baltimore. The Congress accepted her res- lngatlon by a 16-2 vole. Transferring from Mundelein next term, Nona submitted her sons and for a desire to puruse her major field at Central State University in Ohio. Nona's resignation was ac cepted by a vote of 17-1. Mary Ann cited conflicting responsibilities as her grounds tor officially leaving MSC. al though she expressed a desire to continue working for the Congress when time permits. Her resignation was rejected by a vote of 10-7. MARY LOUISE decided to re linquish her post because she had not attended the summer NSA convention. In addition she cited tension, pressure and a negative attitude within the Congress as reasons for her resignation, which was re jected by the MSC. Carol wrote in her resigna tion letter that she felt unable to fulfill the duties Congress wished the Rules Committee to undertake. Her resignation was accepted. BECAUSE OF THESE res ignations and the apparent lack of communciation on the Con gress, the MSC voted yester day to hold a Leadership Weekend Jan. 5-7 at the Yel low House. Primarily, Con gress hopes that the weekend will achieve better understand ing and cooperation among members. Paramount issues on the agenda to be considered are resignation policy, the philosophy of student govern ment, roles of officers and moderators, amendments to the MSC constitution and stu dent power. Class officers and moderators, dorm council ex ecutive board members and Skyscraper representatives will also be invited to partici pate In the weekend. The MSC voted yesterday to fill vacant executive board of fices with present Congress members. These appointments will be made at the Leadership Weekend. Itemaining vacan cies and offices vacated in this process will be filled in an all- school election. Any class office vacancies will be filled by class election or class coun cil appointment. Distributes Review Today the Skyscraper Is distributing the Chicago Lit erary Review on a trial ba sis. The Review, published six times a year under the auspices of the University of Chicago, Is a cooperative venture among students of I ten midwest colleges and j universities. This issue contains re- i views of several Russian works, in keeping with the 50th anniversary of the Rus sian Revolution. The publl- i cation also features cri- I tiques of short story collec tions and poetry. The Skyscraper would like to receive student re actions to this periodical be fore continuing with It on a permanent basis. Mundelein sings out Concert heralds Christmas THE MUNDELEIN COLLEGE Women's Chorus, under the direction of Sister Julie Ann Treacy. will present its annual Christmas Choral Concert. Dec. 10. 8 p.m. in the College Theater. Folk music provides the theme for the opening section of the program. Featured will be O My Deir Hert sung in middle English by Sandra Gudgeon. Chamber Singer soloists Sister Catherine Hendel and Alice Griffin will perform I Wonder as I Wander and Sweet Little Jesus Boy. The Chamber Ensemble will close the section with Heinrich Spitta's Prom Heaven Above Ye Angels All. THE MAGNIFICAT by Ralph Vaughan Williams constitutes the second part of the concert. Maria Palella will present the solo, while Barbara Ludwig of Roosevelt Univer sity will provide flute accompaniment. The final section of the program is Benja min Britten's Ceremony of Carols, which will feature soloists Cecelia O'Reilly. Lynn Hatz. Linda Troxel and Sandra Gudgeon. Accom panists for the program will be Maureen Tu- man and Ruth Moroney. Tickets may be pur chased from chorus members or at the door. Student price is Si.
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