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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...

Minor educates on complexity of the city

By ALEXANDRA DACY Contributing Writer

September 29, 2010


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Loyola is offering a new minor this semester for students interested in New Orleans. Don't get caught up in the idea that this minor is only beneficial here in New Orleans. The depth of exposure most people have when visiting New Orleans barely touches the surface of what this great city has to offer....

Library aims to conserve ink, paper

Library aims to conserve ink, paper

By CHANTEL JACKSON, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2010


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This year, in an effort to conserve paper and ink, Monroe Library librarians moved the printers from the copy room to behind the learning commons desk. The library employees said it was common for people to print pages repeatedly when they did not see their papers coming out of the machine, leading t...

Service learning offers new programs this year

By ALEXANDRA DACY, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2010


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Service Learning, conceived with the Jesuit spirit of learning while giving in mind, is a growing program at Loyola University designed to help the community and students. Service Learning is different from other service activities at Loyola because it is for an academic course. This semester there a...

Study abroad numbers “steadily increasing”

Study abroad numbers “steadily increasing”

By YVONNE CAPPEL-VICKERY, Assistant News Editor

September 29, 2010


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Studying abroad is a popular choice in college, especially at Loyola University New Orleans. Over 30 percent of Loyola students study abroad whether for summer, a semester, or a year, said Mariette Thomas, study abroad advisor. "The amount of students studying abroad after Hurricane Katrina has vari...

Benson donates money toward Jesuit Center

Benson donates money toward Jesuit Center

By SAM WINSTROM, Assistant News Editor

September 29, 2010


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An $8 million donation from Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints, kicks off the renovations on Loyola's closed library. Benson donated $8 million through the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation to renovate the closed library and transform it into the "Tom Benson Jesuit Center." The renovated buildi...

Drug offenses could lead to federal aid penalties

By David Scheuermann, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2010


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By David Scheuermann Contributing Writer Next time you think about purchasing illegal drugs, consider saving that money for your educational expenses. Federal regulation (HEA Sec. 484(r) (1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r) (1)) states that any student convicted of possession or sale of illegal drugs will have...

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