DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 136, No. 13, February 03, 1999
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Did you know... Today is the last day students can return textbooks to Pertusati University Bookstore for a full refund. A receipt is required. The road begins: The USC baseball team began its quest for a second straight national with a 11-1 win over Dominguez Hills EvtryoM it watcktag: The DT goes backstage at the TV Guide Awards and gets the scoop. <ttrojantu«c.odu http://www.MK.Mlu/itt 4 Catendar 2 4U Off Mm Win 2 Hum (Ml ftladklm 2 DattyTrolin (tutorial 4 m } Claaaffladi 14 CroMwofd Puzzle 15 NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Mr February 3,1999 Vol. CXXXVI, No. 13 Senate raises fees $7, questions use of funds t Members vote on long-awaited decision; senators upset at delay of spending disclosure By JENNIFER MEDINA . Student Senate Writer After a three-hour long meeting where an overflowing crowd of 30-plus students watched members of Student Senate display tense emotions and hostility toward each other regarding the depleted development fund, Senate finally passed a resolution to increase the programming fee by $7, for a total of $53 per semester. Of the increase, $5 per student w ill go to Program Board, which funds all on-campus activities. Fifty cents will go to leadership programs, which fund the Emerging Leadership Program, and an additional $1.50 will go to the Volunteer Center. The vote on the programming fee was 8-4; the other votes were unanimous. Although Senate President Kyetay Beckner refrained to comment about a possible veto of this resolution during the meeting, he told the Daily Trojan after the meeting adjourned that he is “really leaning toward veto.’ He said, “It’s a tough decision and there’s a lot of factors to consider." If Beckner decides not to veto the resolution, the decision is supposed to be passed on to Michael L Jackson, vice president of Student Affairs, this morning. The motion then would be given to the Board of Trustees, who votes to approve Senate’s proposal. Becky Vargas, University Residential Student Community president and a senior majoring in business administration, announced during her report Tuesday night that she was upset by the announcements from last week’s meeting regarding the alleged misuse of funds by Beckner, a senior majoring in music. Vargas distributed receipts from the Faculty Center, along with information from the 1997-98 Senate retreat and other expense information. “This was brought to my attention last week,” said Vargas, who said she was not aware of the details of the spending until last week’s report. “Many students have been asking me about it. I wanted to take this opportunity to educate students. I have no ulterior motive, but I do not feel like the money was used in a cost- effective way.* Vargas was asked by many members of Senate why she felt it was her responsibility to bring up the receipts, and why she had waited until now to criticize the use of funds. After Vargas' report, Senate Treasurer Hye Young 1 ark said she did not bring up many of her concerns prior to last week’s meeting because she was unsure what the reaction of Senate would be. “I never knew what to say,” said I see Sonata, page 2 I " I do not feel like the money was used In a cost-effective way.” Becky Vargas URSC president Skate or die Flyh« high. Ed Vtoiseh, a professional skater from the Panasonic Freestyle Team, performs for the Sports Illustrated Campus Fest Tuesday afternoon. The performances, sponsored by Program Board, continue today in Alumni Park. Sample appoints USC’s general counsel Position: Todd R. Dickey promoted from interim spot; administrators say he has fine legal mind’ By MELANIE SCOTT Staff Writer Todd R. Dickey was appointed general counsel at the end of January by President Steven B. Sample after serving 11 months as the interim general counsel. Dickey, who graduated from USC Law School in 1993, took over the position after the previous general counsel, Robert G. Lane, died of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home a year ago. “Dickey was the unanimous and enthusiastic choice of the search committee," Sample said in a written statement. ‘Because of Todd’s brilliant legal acumen and his bedrock integrity, Bob Lane relied on him to assist with some of the most sensitive and complex legal situations confronting the university.* Others agree that Dickey is a man with great abilities. ‘He has a fine legal mind, extraordinary leadership skiUs...and is a Trojan through and through,’ said Dennis Dougherty, the senior vice president for administration. As general counsel, Dickey handles university-related legal issues and serves as head of the university’s legal staff. He also advises Sample, the board of trustees and the senior administrators. Dickey came to USC in February of ' 1996, when he supervised and managed legal work for the general counsel. Before joining the university staff, Dickey was an associate at the Los Angeles law firm of Latham & Watkins, where his areas of practice included real estate, corporate transactions and litigation. He graduated with hono/s from UC Irvine in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. ‘It is certainly an honor to be back at my alma mater,’ Dickey said. ‘1 think there is no place I would rather be.” * New director chosen for Career Center Sttft Eileen Kohan plans to reach out to more students and help them with their individual needs By KIM GRANT Staff Writer After more than a year without a director, the Career Planning and Placement Center has appointed Eileen Kohan, who made Columbia University’s Career Center the highest-ranked student service at that university during her five years there as executive director. Kohan took over the job of director of the Career Center on Jan. 4 and has started implementing plans to improve it. “We are in the process of a two-part renovation,” Kohan said, as the center will be refurbished and expand the number of its services. “My goal is to make this the best Career Center in the country.” The Career Center has already begun to increasing its services and will begin remodeling during the summer. The main floor will be more like a coffeehouse, with the walls pushed back, the ceilings raised and couches added. Kohan said she is extremely excited about the opportunity to provide more diverse programs and services to help reach out to a larger variety of students. ‘I think we have a perception of being a Career Center for business students only," she said. ‘I am really interested in working with the athletes because I think that is a population that is really overlooked in terms of their needs." Kohan also plans on utilizing USCs strong alumni base to help students provide opportunities for employment opportunities. ‘One of the most important parts of coming to USC is the alumni relations," Kohan said. She has already hired a new director of employer and alumni relations. Kohan encourages students to take advantage of the many services the Career Center offers, liks job and internship placement and help with resum* writing and interview skills. "The Career Center helps people discover their dreams and helps them implement them," Kohan said. The Career Center has advisement by appointment as well as walk-in hours every day from 1 to 5 p m. Tl*e center’s number is (213) 740-5627. "We manage the whole job search process from the time students come in until the time they graduate,* I see Mroater. pace 10 I
|Title||DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 136, No. 13, February 03, 1999|
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Did you know... Today is the last day students can return textbooks to Pertusati University Bookstore for a full refund. A receipt is required. The road begins: The USC baseball team began its quest for a second straight national with a 11-1 win over Dominguez Hills EvtryoM it watcktag: The DT goes backstage at the TV Guide Awards and gets the scoop.