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T he P rospector CATHOLIC POLITICS continued from page 3 Notre Dame is currently shrouded in controversy over both its gay and lesbian film series and annual production of \The Vagina Monologues.\ Georgetown University, Boston College, Villanova University, LaSalle University and Seattle University, along with numerous other Catholic institutions have been attacked by Church leaders and hard-line Catholic organiza tions for their public discussion of pro choice issues. The Cardinal Newman Society -a self-proclaimed \movement to save Catholic higher education\ - is running a smear campaign aimed at discrediting all Catholic professors in violation of Ex Corde Ecclesia. Publishing names and detailed violations on its Web Site in an attempt to have the professors discredited or removed from their jobs. And here at Carroll College, a representative of Planned Parenthood was pulled from a discussion on life issues. The col lege president's given explanation was that bringing this person onto campus \contradicts Carroll's mission as a Catholic diocesan college.\ Yet in th at explanation are we not practicing a sort of radical, exclusionary orthodoxy? One in which we act as if the very men tion or representation of a view contrary to our own cannot be tolerated? I suppose a Planned Parenthood speaker is contradic tory if in fact our mission as a college is to consider only those viewpoints in agreement with STDS continued from page 1 the Lewis & Clark County,\ said Wakefield. In a three m onth time period, the number of STDs is already almost half of w hat it was reported in the previous 12-month period. Keep in mind th at these numbers represent Lewis & Clark County, but are representations of the increasing rise of STDs on campus and in the surrounding area. \Students need to realize the importance of coming to get help, or going somewhere to get help,\ said Trudnowski. \Getting help is what is most important because of the lifelong effects th at STDs can cause.\ \All information regarding the individual is kept confidential,\ said Trudnowski. Carroll does not promote the use of birth control or condoms, but it is important to be safe if you should choose to be sexually active. The increasing number of students on this campus with STDs shows a lack of knowledge, awareness, and concern for personal, as well as community health. The lack of concern seen in this issue is extremely disturbing. Students our age who are sexually active should be old enough, informed, and smart enough to make wise choices regarding their sexual practices. Obviously some are not. Your body is a temple, treat it th at way. Value yourself enough to protect your body. Value yourself enough to go get checked out if you so much as suspect you have an STD. If you cannot handle adult responsibilities, do not make or take adult actions. CHAN GE S continued from page 15 Beyond professors leaving, Pratt said three more Carroll professors will be leaving the fac ulty temporarily. Professors Phil Wittman, Donna Greenwood, and Ron Stottlemyer will be tak ing sabbaticals. Greenwood, a professor of nursing, will be spending her time studying public health. Specifically, Greenwood said she will be studying the application of public health in rural areas. Her study will involve traveling across M ontana and even to Alaska, said Greenwood. She added that she is looking for ward to seeing former students involved in public health, indi viduals she refers to as her \heroes.\ Greenwood hopes to write about w hat she learns and to build relationships between pub lic health units and the Carroll nursing department. Stottlemyer, a professor of English, plans to continue his research on Anglo - Saxon spiri tuality. Stottlemyer said th at he began the project two years ago during a six week seminar on Anglo - Saxon Literature and Culture at Cambridge University. \I'm looking forward to having the time to think and write about I've learned,\ said Stottlemyer. Wittman, a professor of politi cal science, will also be taking a sabbatical but was unavailable to comment on his plans. Shield said th at the decision to hire replacements during a sab batical is left to the department. At this time, none of the depart ments have made plans to replace professors taking a sab batical. the Church. But I seem to remember attending a college whose mis sion statement emphasized some thing about \free deliberation and decision making regarding values and personal commit ment.\ I seem to remember attending a college th at had no need to form an oversight committee for public speakers, because it trust ed its faculty members to make intelligent decisions. And, I seem to remember hav ing a professor at this college who once told me th at \Some people just don't get th at looking into the truth requires looking into w hat we firmly believe is its opposite.\ PATRICK continued from page 14 alcohol consumption. Rooms have been searched. Police pres ence is common. \Listening at the doors is something we've never con doned,\ said Shiloh Sullivan, assistant director of community living. If students are loud enough to be heard down the hall and are obviously drinking there will be consequences. Comparably, police are regularly called to off- campus parties because of noise complaints. This all makes sense as there are consequences to every action. However, there has been talk of security and C.A.s listening outside the doors of a students' room for suspicious sounds when they are not being disruptive. \Listening at the doors of stu dents isn't productive. It's not benefiting anyone. The students who drink are still going to drink,\ said Mike Hoistad, a sophomore of undeclared major. Continuing on a similar note, C.A.s were instructed to call the police after the slightest hint of underage drinking. \As a C.A., it puts us in a real ly awkward position. We're pret ty much directly responsible for handing out M IP's to students,\ said Dalisha Phillips, a commu nity advisor in St. Charles and a junior psychology major. Harris acknowledged th at past measures have done little to encourage community and trust on campus. \Students feel their rights and freedoms have been infringed upon while living in the dorms. Room searches and listening out side doors have made students generally uncomfortable,\ said Harris. \It's also led to students W ednesday , A pril 26, 2006 WWW.CARROLL.EDU CREDITS continued from page 1 \I am excited just to hang out and reminisce with lots of old friends from freshmen year,\ said education major, Rory Simpson. \We all have busy lives and schedules and don't always find the time to spend with one another. It will be interesting to discover how much we all have changed since our first year at Carroll.\ This is a time to recognize your many achievements and be proud as you enter into to the next stage of life. Take a moment to contemplate the life- lessons learned and remember the people who have supported you along your journey. moving off campus or greatly considering it.\ A change of attitude and expectations could do wonders for Carroll. However, some ques tion whether this new assortment of C.A.s will manage to create a safe and caring environment if the administration remains stag nant. \The C.A.s next year are in for a rude awakening. They may have the greatest intentions, but the administration is not chang ing,\ said a current C.A. who asked to remain anonymous. \The administration is far from consistent in their enforcement of rules and their expectations of community advisors.\ \It's not just a general problem with the administration,\ said Abby Roark, former C.A. and senior psychology major. \There's constant change within the administration. Not only that, but you get so many differ ent messages from different parts of the administration th at you're never sure of what's expected of you.\ The challenge seems to lie in creating unity among all the involved parties and considerable maintenance once the system is in place. Harris has long been involved with students and is aware of the many difficulties th at lie ahead. He is also inspirational and enthusiastic about his vision of a loving Carroll environment. His enthusiasm may be strong enough to change Carroll for the better. VOLUME 89, NO. 7