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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...

University removes 100-year-old oak

University removes 100-year-old oak

By GEENAH ACEVEDO Contributing Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under News

This article was edited with corrections on Nov. 7, 2011. The Loyola community has said its final goodbyes to "Ollie Oak," a 100-year-old live oak tree that has been a part of the university since before it received its charter. The live oak tree was located at the corner of Loyola Street alongside M...

Calhoun resident sues over Monroe renovations

Calhoun resident sues over Monroe renovations

By SAM WINSTROM The Maroon

October 25, 2011


Filed under News

This article was edited with corrections on Nov. 7, 2011. The renovation plans for Monroe Hall feature state of the art details and an environmentally friendly design, but one neighbor worries they also include a clear view into his yard. John Fenn French, owner of a house located directly across from Monroe Hall, is suing Lo...

SGA updates bylaws from late 1990s

By KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under News

Loyola's Student Government Association's bylaws have recently undergone a makeover to bring them up to date. The SGA bylaws are a set of rules that govern the legislative branch of the organization. The previous bylaws were from the late 1990s and had references to things that no longer exist or aren't...

Tulane shares shuttle service with Loyola

By ASHLEY IRVIN Contributing Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under News

Tulane University has expanded its shuttle services, and Loyola faculty, staff and students can take advantage. According to Brian Lowe, manager of Shuttles and Transportation at Tulane, this collaborative agreement between the two universities has been in effect for several years. "The purpose of the s...

Krewe Leader recruitment gets new approach

By LUCY DIECKHAUS Contributing Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under News

"Apply to be a Krewe Leader" advertisments that adorned the university—from television screens to stickers, T-shirts, buttons and flyers—have been part of a new approach to let students know about the application and its process. According to Jenna Vercillo, assistant director of Studen...

Students participate in Occupy New Orleans

Students participate in Occupy New Orleans

By ALEX DAVIS Contributing Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under News

The New Orleans Arena is normally a stop for musicians on their world tours. But Oct. 6, it became a stop for another world tour­­—Occupy Wall Street. The Occupy Wall Street movement is a campaign created by Adbusters, a non-profit anti-consumerist magazine. The organization's official ...

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...

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