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Waldrop takes final vows at Mass of the Holy Spirit

Waldrop takes final vows at Mass of the Holy Spirit

Andres Fuentes

September 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Christianity, Faith, News, Religion, Showcase

For almost 500 years, the Society of Jesus has been ordaining men as Jesuits through the tradition of first vows, but only after years of dedication to the order is a Jesuit invited to enter the order through their final vows. During Loyola's 114th Mass of the Holy Spirit, Gregory Waldrop, S.J....

Mass of Healing addresses abuse in the Church

Mass of Healing addresses abuse in the Church

Charlie Seiter

September 22, 2018


Filed under Christianity, News, Religion, Showcase

In response to recent revelations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, Loyola hosted a Mass of Healing on Sept. 15 to bring the community together in prayer for those who suffered abuse at the hands of ministers of the church.The Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Billy Huete, S.J., who began by ...

New lecture series addresses microaggressions

New lecture series addresses microaggressions

Talya Hammond

September 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In an effort to reach students that are, "in the margins," the University Planning Board held an event titled "#Being In the Margins." on Sept. 13. The board hoped to address how microaggressions, derogatory words and actions that people commit with intent and without, affect marginalized groups.This new series focus...

Commuter life gets a fresh coat of paint

Commuter life gets a fresh coat of paint

Gracie Wise

September 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Driving to and from school can take a toll on the typical Loyola commuter, but the Office of Student Affairs has added a new commuter assistant program and renovated Satchmo's lounge to help make campus a better home away from home. The commuter association recently received office space where five...

SGA town hall brings attention to student issues

SGA town hall brings attention to student issues

Madison Mcloughlin

September 20, 2018


Filed under Academic, Finance, News, Showcase, Student Government

After a year of budget cuts and student-service rollbacks, SGA hosted a town hall on Sept. 18 to address student grievances about how the university’s financial situation has affected the student experience. The town hall was centered on the topics of food insecurity, work study, library hours and...

Loyola students exercise free speech through giant graffitied beach ball

Loyola students exercise free speech through giant graffitied beach ball

Emma Ruby

September 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola students found themselves bemused by a giant beach ball of free speech that bounced around the Peace Quad throughout the afternoon on Sept. 19. The ball came to campus two days after the nationally recognized Constitution day on Sept. 17. Jazz studies sophomore Joey Laborde was immediately...

Loyola Center for Entrepreneurship receives a $1.5 million donation

Loyola Center for Entrepreneurship receives a $1.5 million donation

Jc Canicosa

September 19, 2018


Filed under Finance, News, Showcase

Loyola received a $1.5 million donation on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from an anonymous donor that will go toward the Loyola Center for Entrepreneurship, according to a press release from Loyola University New Orleans. The money will pay to expand the Loyola Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Developme...

Tetlow announces balanced budget for fiscal year 2019

Tetlow announces balanced budget for fiscal year 2019

India Yarborough

September 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

Loyola University's budget for the current fiscal year, Aug. 1 through July 1, 2019, is now balanced, according to an email sent Monday to faculty and staff by Tania Tetlow, university president. The budget was balanced through a process that included 62 percent new revenue and a 38 percent reduction...

Loyola lowers hurricane evacuation threshold

Loyola lowers hurricane evacuation threshold

Henry Bean

September 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

While many college students celebrate hurricane season with survival parties, Loyola is reminding students to keep a go-bag packed as the university has lowered its campus evacuation threshold from Category 3 to Category 2 hurricanes. The university decided to change its policy out of concern that...

Diversity grants to be given to students, staff

Diversity grants to be given to students, staff

Samuel Kahn

September 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Loyola is living out its Jesuit mission by handing out $500 grants to student or staff projects that address issues linked to diversity and social justice through the university’s diversity committee. To apply for the grant, event organizers need to fill out a form available on the diversity committee...

Loyola names Lesli Harris as first ever chief of staff

Loyola names Lesli Harris as first ever chief of staff

Rose Wagner

September 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

To help execute President Tania Tetlow's plans as president and guide the university following Project Magis, Loyola has hired Lesli Harris as its inaugural chief of staff, according to a universitywide email from Tetlow on Sept. 10. The chief of staff position was created to efficiently plan out...

New director takes over the Whelan Children’s Center

New director takes over the Whelan Children’s Center

Emma Gilheany

September 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

For the new school year, The Whelan Children’s Center has welcomed Latisha Newman, a veteran childcare worker, as its new director. Newman started as the new director on July 25 and has over 15 years of experience in childcare, having previously been a lead teacher, education supervisor and center d...

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