Vouchers Proposed By New York Mayor

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 5—New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has stepped us his campaign for publicly financed voucher program for his city.

A New York Daily News report noted that school Chancellor Rudy Crew is opposed to the idea and, at first, threatened to resign over it — but that he later backed away from his promise to quit. The chancellor and the mayor hope to meet soon.

Giuliani is proposing a pilot program that would allow some parents to use tax dollars for parochial or private school tuitions. The program would be tested for three years on a trial basis in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods.

Artist is Casualty Of Liturgical Zeal

SPOKESMAN-REVIEW, Feb. 21—The Spokane-based newspaper reports a movement at Gonzaga University to recover the paintings of a Jesuit artist whose works in the campus chapel were painted over in misguided zeal to modernize following Vatican II. The 22 realistic-style religious paintings were done in the late 19th century by Brother Joseph Carignano, “a cook whose art work has become famous in the Society of Jesus,” reports staff writer Grayden Jones.

“The stuff Carignano did was miraculous. He painted it right on the wall,” John Griffith, Gonzaga's acting director of campus ministry, is quoted saying. However, some applaud the 1960s students for covering Carignano's traditional rendering of Jesuit heroes and such saints as Margaret Mary Alacoque.

Campus architect Mac McCandless says students and the art world would benefit from a return of Carignano's images. “There's a movement afoot to bring back the old architecture,” McCandless told the paper. “Today's Catholics are not intimidated by the church and its history.”

Students Demanding More Supervision

NEW YORK TIMES, March 3— In a page one article, The Times' Ethan Bronner reported that “Colleges are offering and students are often demanding greater supervision of their lives.”

They seem to be seeking a tamer campus and an updated and subtler version of in loco parentis, the concept that school faculty and administration are stand-in parents.

Schools have been implementing programs with greater interaction with professors and adult staff in extra-curricular activities such as theater outings, even chaperoning off-campus parties, said the paper.

There is also a consensus that modern college students are not adults. “There needs to be an assimilative process in the crucial years of 18 to 21,” David Ward, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, told the paper.

In an op-ed page opinion piece the next day, author Katie Roiphe recalled how her college experience in the early 1990s was disappointing for its lack of adult involvement.