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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
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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
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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
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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...

Lack of funding causes Loup Garou to be canceled

Lack of funding causes Loup Garou to be canceled

Jessica Molina
April 20, 2017
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Loup Garou, Loyola’s annual Spring concert, has been canceled this year.Loup Garou began in 1998 and ran annually until 2014. The name comes from the mythical French werewolf, and was meant to mirror Loyola’s mascot. According to a previous Maroon article, the 2014 cancellation was due to overs...

Eric Eyre, Loyola Alumnus, receives Pulitzer Prize

Eric Eyre, Loyola Alumnus, receives  Pulitzer Prize

Jessica Molina
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola University New Orleans journalism alumnus Eric Eyre, A‘87, Loyola alumnus wins the Pulitzer Prize. Eyre won the prize for his investigative reporting of the opioid epidemic that was taking place in West Virginia.The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and...

Loyola Community mourns the loss of longtime journalism professor

Loyola Community mourns the loss of longtime journalism professor

Dannielle Garcia
April 7, 2017
Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

The New Orleans community is mourning the loss of Larry Lorenz, a dedicated journalism professor and former host of the WYES show “Informed Sources.” He died at the age of 79 at Touro Infirmary, just one day shy of his 80th birthday. The retired Loyola professor was best known for his high exp...

SGA Election results announced

SGA Election results announced

Haley Pegg
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

The Student Government Association at Loyola University New Orleans has announced its new representatives for the next academic year. Ben Weil, music industry junior, was elected SGA president, with Blane Mader, philosophy pre-law junior, as vice president. “I had the best running mate and I...

University faculty gives Manganaro a vote of confidence

University faculty gives Manganaro a vote of confidence

Akilah Morris
April 5, 2017
Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Several faculty and staff members have joined together to thank Marc Manganaro for his years of leadership as provost at Loyola.Early in the semester, former provost Marc Manganaro resigned from his position. Shortly after, many faculty members voted to show their gratitude and continued support for Manga...

Van Jones announced as 2017 Commencement speaker

Van Jones announced as 2017 Commencement speaker

Haley Pegg
April 4, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News, Showcase

Van Jones, American activist, social justice expert and CNN contributor, will be this year’s graduation commencement speaker, according to a press release from Loyola University New Orleans’ department of Public Affairs. The press release noted Jones has an educational background from Yale Univ...

Work of Art: a new type of job fair debuts on campus

Jessica Molina
March 31, 2017
Filed under News

Clayton Shelvin, career coach for the College of Music and Fine Arts, has been working to create a new type of job fair for Loyola students.The Work of Art Expo will focus on jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities that are related to the art industry. In past years. typical job fairs on campus ...

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