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Disaster hits home for some students

CARL HARRISON

March 16, 2011


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Justin Scheutz, a music performance sophomore from Japan, was asleep Friday in his dorm when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked his homeland. The fifth strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan caused a devastating tsunami along the eastern edge of the country, killing thousands in the city of Sendai...

Battle of the Bands is cut short

Battle of the Bands is cut short

JASMINE BARNES

March 16, 2011


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Musicians gathered to duke it out in SGA Presents: Battle of the Bands in the Peace Quad. The bands battled each other, and the Loyola University Police Department's John Smutny. Musicians participating in this event were Cute Machines, City Lark, Erika Flowers, Mississippi Rail Company, and Naughty P...

Faculty and staff campaign participation on rise

KAMARIA MONMOUTH

March 16, 2011


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The 2011 Faculty and Staff Campaign raised $69,728 and increased from a 43 percent employee participation rate to 55 percent in funding for the Loyola Fund. According to the Office of Student Affairs, the Loyola Fund contributes 55 percent of all donations to student aid, services and instructional support f...

Loyola gets plant fund

ERIN CLEMENTS

March 16, 2011


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Loyola has issues, maintenance issues to be precise, and the university is budgeting approximately $560,000 to take care of them. Starting next semester, Loyola will have an official plant fund, which will be solely dedicated to the campus' repair and maintenance needs. A plant fund is created as a part...

Summer sessions can be cheaper

JASMINE BARNES

March 16, 2011


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Loyola offers summer sessions to students to give them the chance to receive credit for classes that are taken either online or on campus during the summer break. Students who decide to stay on campus must pay for housing and will have dining options available to them on campus. "We encourage studen...

Workshop for interns available

CHANEL GUADA

March 16, 2011


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Now that half of the semester has come and gone, reality is beginning to sink in. With summer around the corner, this is the time students usually begin to search for internships and jobs. Loyola offers its students the Career Development Center to lead them in the right direction, according to its co...

Wi-Fi signals get a boost

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG

March 16, 2011


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After receiving complaints about campus Wi-Fi fall 2010 semester, Loyola's Information Technology service has started working to bring the Wi-fi back up to par. In December 2010, Wi-Fi was brought to the attention of IT Services. They began devising a plan to deal with and fix the problems, which inv...

Promoting commuter program

MALLORY ASP

March 16, 2011


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Connecting with the Loyola community can be tricky with a 45-minute drive ahead of you and the chance of getting stuck in traffic for an unknown period of time. Loyola is trying to address this issue by promoting the newly-instated Commuter Connections program. Through this program, the Office of Co...

Package room working to improve

KRISTEN FRANCIS

March 16, 2011


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Students get packages mailed to campus year round, whether it is shopping online or receiving gifts from friends and family. Students are notified with either a blue slip from the post office or a pink slip from Residential Life. The slips are often the source of difficulty for students when trying to c...

Faculty raise pool set at 1.5 percent

YVONNE CAPPEL-VICKERY

February 23, 2011


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A 1.5 percent increase has been dedicated to raises for the faculty and staff. The University Budget Committee recommended the increase last year, which the Board of Trustees approved at their December meeting, said the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., in his January 2011 Convocation remarks. The Salary Merit Poo...

Mardi Gras break extended to week

VANNIA ZELAYA

February 23, 2011


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Loyola students will not have to come back to class in the middle of the Mardi Gras week this semester, and possibly never again for future spring semesters. According to Michael Rachal, director of Student Records and Administrative Services, Mardi Gras break will be five days long this semester, and this ...

Clubs get another chance at money

SABLE LEFRERE and SABLE LEFRERE

February 23, 2011


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Organizations and clubs can uncross their fingers now; post allocations are finally over. The Budget Allocations Committee went back to the drawing boards for the last time to allocate money to organizations and clubs that wanted another chance to win big. "In the past, about 10 to 12 organizations...

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