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Fulbright honors five Loyola students

Fulbright honors five Loyola students

Cristian Orellana
May 10, 2017
Filed under Academic, News

The 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards honored five Loyola students with scholarships. Three of the recipients accepted the award, while two of them chose to pursue other opportunities. Natalie Jones, A’14, Mathew Holloway, A’16, and Lauren Stroh, A’17, all accepted their Fulbright...

Dziak prepares to return to Mission and Ministry

Erin Snodgrass
May 4, 2017
Filed under Administration, Religion

Loyola’s Mission and Ministry is seeing a familiar face in the vice president position starting next semester. The Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., will be stepping in as interim vice president of Mission and Ministry after the current vice president, John Sebastian, leaves to fill a similar position at Loyola...

Seniors, don’t forget to pick up your graduation regalia

Jessica Molina
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Undergraduates participating in this year's commencement ceremony will be able to pick up their regalia starting Tuesday, May 9.The Claiborne room, located in the first floor of the Danna Center, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day between May 9 and May 11 for undergraduates.For law students, re...

Loyola hires new chief diversity officer

Erin Snodgrass
May 1, 2017
Filed under Academic, News

On Monday afternoon, May 1, Fr. Kevin Wildes, S.J. sent out an email announcing that Loyola has hired Sybol Cook Anderson, Ph.D., as the new chief diversity officer. According to the email, her job duties will include reporting directly to Fr. Wildes and leading the development and implementation of...

Interim provost joins the Wolf Pack

Interim provost joins the Wolf Pack

Lily Cummings
April 29, 2017
Filed under Administration, News

After a lengthy search and weeks of preparation, David Borofsky began his new job as interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs on April 10. The Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., university president, announced on March 28 that Borofsky was named interim provost. According to Borofsky, Loyola...

Loyola hosts second President’s Open House

Loyola hosts second President’s Open House

Natalie Hatton
April 28, 2017
Filed under News

Loyola unexpectedly hosted a second President’s Open House with little more than a week left until National Decision Day. According to Emily Bomersback, associate director for marketing and communications in the office of admissions, the second open house was an added opportunity for students who...

Modern Slavery Research Project comes out with new data about human trafficking

Modern Slavery Research Project comes out with new data about human trafficking

Colleen Dulle and Haley Pegg
April 28, 2017
Filed under Crime, Loyola News Service, Multimedia, National, News, Showcase, State, Worldview

UPDATED: April 29, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. Nearly one in five homeless youths are victims of human trafficking. This statistic was among the new findings from Loyola University New Orleans’ Modern Slavery Research Project. Between February 2014 and June 2016, members of the project conducted a full study on ...

Loyola adds Braille signs to buildings on campus

Loyola adds Braille signs to buildings on campus

Dannielle Garcia
April 27, 2017
Filed under Loyola News Service, News, Showcase

Pointing her cane from side to side, Sophie Trist, English writing freshman, uses it to guide her around campus. “I was born with a condition called Frazier syndrome and basically what it is, is I was born with literally no eyes,” Trist said. However, she does not let her disability prohibit...

Free books offered future freshmen

Lily Cummings
April 21, 2017
Filed under News

Next fall, incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to receive free textbooks. The first 400 students who sign up for a “college readiness conversation” with a member of Loyola’s student success department and submit their deposit will be enrolled in the First-Year Ignition Program a...

Fourth wave feminism marks new chapter in equality

Fourth wave feminism marks new chapter in equality

Jc Canicosa
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

As fourth wave feminism picks up speed, Loyola makes strides toward promoting awareness and support for equality.According to Patricia Boyett, director of the Women’s Research Center, the emphasis on intersectionality separates fourth wave feminism from other waves in U.S. history. The first wave began...

Loyola gets green for Earth Week

Loyola gets green for Earth Week

John Casey
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola kicked off Earth Week celebrations on Tuesday with live music and science at the greenhouse atop Monroe Hall. The “Greenhouse Party” was the first event planned for the week leading up to Earth Day on Saturday. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. Spurred by United States politicia...

Loyola alumnus reaches for Pulitzer prize

Loyola alumnus reaches for Pulitzer prize

Jessica Molina
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Two Loyola alumni made history in the journalism world: Eric Eyre, A’87, won the Pulitzer Prize, and Jonathan Bachman, A’12, was a finalist.The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition and only has 13 rec...

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