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Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

John Casey
March 24
Filed under News, Showcase, Worldview

The national council of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega has announced that it will begin to accept transgender women effective immediately.A video announcement was released via the national organization’s Facebook on Feb. 17. The video, starring Angela Costley Harris, national council president, a...

Alisa Jackson, assistant director for Study Abroad, resigns

Jessica Molina
March 24
Filed under Academic, News

On March 13, Alisa Jackson, assistant director for Study Abroad, sent out an email announcing that she is leaving her position. Jackson worked in the Center for International Education for five years, helping students from start to finish with study abroad plans and planning events to help students ...

Registration deadlines are approaching

Lily Cummings
March 22
Filed under Academic, News

Half-way through the spring semester, Loyola students are set to be advised and register for next semester. Advising for the summer and fall 2017 semesters begins Monday, March 20. Students can meet with their advisors to discuss their upcoming coursework to prepare for registration which will begin...

Parasitology class fights Chagas disease abroad

Parasitology class fights Chagas disease abroad

Paulina Picciano
March 17
Filed under Academic, News, Showcase, Worldview

Patricia Dorn and her parasitology students partnered with an ecohealth initiative to combat Chagas disease, which affects about six million people in Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala. A service learning option for students in the class, the purpose of the trip was to utilize an ecohealth approach to...

A case of mumps discovered on campus

A case of mumps discovered on campus

Jessica Molina
March 15
Filed under News, Showcase

While Louisiana has had several confirmed mumps cases, there has only been one on Loyola’s campus. A student who attended the noon mass on Ash Wednesday at the Ignatious Chapel later discovered that they had mumps and immediately began trying to contact other mass-goers.  Loyola’s Office of Emergency Man...

Second annual Feminist Festival promotes positivity

Second annual Feminist Festival promotes positivity

JC Canicosa
March 14
Filed under News

Patricia Boyett, director of the Women’s Resource Center, said  hopes to promote a deeper understanding of feminism at the Women’s Resource Center's second annual Feminist Festival. “To me, it’s important to celebrate feminism and advance it forward, because I see feminism as inclusive for...

Donnelley Center celebrates 20 years of helping nonprofits in New Orleans

Donnelley Center celebrates 20 years of helping nonprofits in New Orleans

Alena Cover
March 14
Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

The Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications was able to use its own event planning skills to host the center's 20th anniversary last night. From past center faculty directors, current and previous staff workers and local professionals to Shawn M. Donnelley, herself, people from all...

One case of mumps confirmed

One case of mumps confirmed

March 10
Filed under Briefs, Lifestyle, News, Showcase

As of Friday, March 10 there has been one confirmed case of the mumps on campus. According to an email sent by the Office of Emergency Management, mumps is a mild disease but has the ability to spread quickly. Student with possible symptoms are advised to go to the Student Health Center. The email...

Loyola’s Bateman Team tackles mental health with competition campaign

Loyola’s Bateman Team tackles mental health with competition campaign

Lily Cummings
March 7
Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola’s Bateman team is on a mission to “unmask the stigma” surrounding mental health in the New Orleans community. Across the country, schools with a Public Relations Student Society of America chapter and Bateman team are working with the client  The Campaign to Change Direction — a national...

The search for a new provost continues

The search for a new provost continues

Akilah Morris
March 7
Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

The process of finding an interim provost has come down to three candidates: James Woolever, Stephan Fitz and Denise Wilbur. According to the chairman of the University Senate, Joe Levendis, within a few weeks, the provost will step down a day before the interim is to take his position so that there...

Loyola College of Law Students Condemn Trump’s Refugee Ban

Loyola College of Law Students Condemn Trump’s Refugee Ban

Jessica Molina
March 7
Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Within hours of President Trump's re-drafted travel ban, released March 6, 2017, a group of Loyola Law students wrote a letter to Trump, explaining that the ban on refugees is in direct violation of binding international law. Trump’s recently re-drafted executive order sought to address the controversy...

New Dean of Law announced

New Dean of Law announced

Jessica Molina
February 22
Filed under Administration, Showcase

Provost Marc Manganero sent out a campus-wide email the morning of Feb. 22 to announce the new dean of the law school. Judge Madeline Landrieu will succeed the interim dean who has led the law school since 2015. According to the email, Landrieu has previous experience as a judge on the Louisiana...

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