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Names of faculty buyouts released; Provost: “There are no more planned employee cuts”

Names of faculty buyouts released; Provost: “There are no more planned employee cuts”

Grant Dufrene
August 17, 2017
Filed under Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

Changes to Loyola, including recent buyouts, the search for a new university president and the newly instated purchasing policy were among the topics of discussion as Interim Provost David Borofsky spoke at a faculty senate meeting on Thursday.The meeting began with the release of the names of faculty mem...

Princeton Review ranks Loyola as a top university in the nation

Erin Snodgrass
August 16, 2017
Filed under Academic, News

Once again, Loyola ranks among the best colleges in the nation according to the Princeton Review.In its “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition,” which provides prospective college students with a detailed description of the country’s top universities, Loyola was singled out for particu...

Loyola sees fourth round of faculty buyouts

Loyola sees fourth round of faculty buyouts

India Yarborough
August 16, 2017
Filed under Academic, Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

After a 28-year relationship with Loyola, psychology professor Lawrence Lewis’ future with the institution is uncertain.Lewis, a Loyola alumnus and associate professor of 13 years, accepted a voluntary severance package in May of this year as part of the university’s most recent round of ...

University convocation focuses on Project Magis

University convocation focuses on Project Magis

Erin Snodgrass
August 15, 2017
Filed under Academic, Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

Faculty and staff gathered in Roussel Hall on Monday, Aug. 14, to hear university president Kevin Wildes, S.J., deliver his annual, and final, President's Convocation to start the academic year. Another key speaker, in his first Loyola convocation, was Interim Provost David Borofsky, who used the ev...

Wildes condemns Charlottesville attacks

Erin Snodgrass
August 15, 2017
Filed under Administration, News

On Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., sent out an email to the Loyola community condemning the violent attacks by Neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville over the weekend. “Our community is pained and saddened by the tragic loss of life and hate-inspired violence, and we ex...

Fr. Wildes announces retirement

Fr. Wildes announces retirement

Nick Reimann
August 4, 2017
Filed under Academic, Administration, News, Showcase

After 14 years holding the role of President of Loyola University New Orleans, the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., has told the board of trustees he intends to retire in June of 2018. Wildes will continue as usual in his role as president for the remainder of the academic year, including commencement, before he...

Loyola cutting 60 positions from workforce

Loyola cutting 60 positions from workforce

Nick Reimann
July 7, 2017
Filed under Academic, Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

Another round of cuts is coming to Loyola, Interim Provost David Borofsky announced in an email to faculty and staff on Friday. Those cuts include 12 buyouts to faculty, as well as a decision to "reduce our workforce" with 27 staff positions and 21 vacant positions being eliminated. This comes...

Loyola pledges to continue to address climate change

June 13, 2017
Filed under News

Loyola is one of 183 universities to join “We Are Still In,” a nationwide movement of higher education institutions that have pledged to continue addressing climate change despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1, 2017. According to The Times-Picayune,...

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...

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