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Criteria established for centers, institutes

By JAMIE FUTRAL Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2011


Filed under Academic, News

The demand for proper review of the university's centers and institutes led to an established evaluation criteria for these organizations by an academic affairs committee. The Standing Council for Academic Planning, a committee that oversees the university's academic decisions, established and appro...

Freshman retention rate decreases five percent

By KRISTEN DIAZ Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under News

Fewer sophomores have come back to Loyola this semester, resulting in a decrease in the retention rate, which was released earlier this month. According to the Office of Enrollment Management, 77 percent of last year's freshman class returned this year as sophomores. The previous year, 82 percent o...

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

LORA GHAWALY

October 24, 2011


Filed under Features, Finance

    Party rock is in the house tonight, but you might be stuck in your dorm wishing you were shuffling. Being broke in college can be tough. It is challenging to rustle up enough money for a weekly round of going to clubs, going out to eat and having the appropriate wardrobe for dancing th...

Using ‘Molly’ gains college popularity

Using ‘Molly’ gains college popularity

By LESLIE GAMBONI and By LESLIE GAMBONI Assistant Life and Times Editor

October 5, 2011


Filed under Features, News

Feelings of euphoria and wanting to dance the night away might seem like a great night out. For some people, these are the effects of an illegal drug that is quickly gaining popularity among college students. Commonly called "Molly," the drug is known among the scientific community as MDMA, or methyl...

University implements strategies for retention

By J. KARIN CURLEY Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under News

Loyola's admissions office has pursued several strategies to improve student retention rates, but questions remain on how the success of these strategies can be accurately measured. Improving retention rates was one of the main goals of Loyola 2012, the university's strategic plan. Three years into the p...

Take Back the Night turns 20

By HANNAH IANNAZZO Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under News

Loyola and Tulane will join forces with Xavier and Dillard to host the 20th annual Take Back the Night later this month. This event is held to promote awareness of sexual violence in the New Orleans community. Attendees will gather in the Horseshoe outside Marquette Hall, where speakers will share the...

FULL HOUSE: Residential halls reach 97 percent capacity

FULL HOUSE: Residential halls reach 97 percent capacity

By KELSI ALLENBACH Staff Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under News

Residential Life officials consider the nearly full residence halls as a positive sign of growth, but some students don't share their enthusiasm. This semester, Loyola's residence halls are at 97 percent capacity. The university has 1,481 total beds on campus in its four residence halls, and has about...

University updates conflict of interest policy

By J.C. ROMERO Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under News

The Conflict of Interest Policy was transformed from vague guidelines consisting of about half a page of information to a more detailed, four-page policy. According to former Vice Provost George Capowich, grant auditors conducted a preliminary audit of the university in late 2009before grants they were...

University ranks in various college guides

By SANTIAGO CAICEDO Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under News

According to the Princeton Review, Loyola has "Lots of Race/Class Interaction." The university was ranked first in the nation in this category in the 2012 Princeton Review, a college admissions consulting guide. Other guides recognized Loyola, including the Fiske Guide, which labeled the university as a "Bes...

LORA allows students to upload photos for instructors, advisers

By JUDITH CORRO Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under News

Student Records has made it possible for students to upload their photos to their Loyola Online Records Access accounts. Once uploaded, these photos will appear on the instructors' class rosters and advisers' student lists. "We wanted to make it easier for professors and advisers to identify and rem...

Community members gave money to the Jesuits to build the university

Community members gave money to the Jesuits to build the university

By BERNARD COOK and By BERNARD COOK

September 29, 2011


Filed under Features, News

    The men and women of the Marquette Association raised the funds for Loyola's Marquette Hall, which was completed in 1911.  The charter of the Marquette Society referred to the Jesuits' "splendid scheme for the conquest of ignorance and Valley." The initial contribution came from Patrick O'Kell...

Student government approves fall budget

By KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Staff Writer

September 28, 2011


Filed under News

The Student Government Association has passed their fall 2011 budget and this semester, there are several changes that SGA believes will benefit the student body. At the Sept. 14 SGA Senate meeting, this semester's budget of $211,383 was agreed on and passed. The budget, which comes from student fees, fun...

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