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Beau helps students through ruff times

Beau helps students through ruff times

Henry Bean

October 27, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, News, Showcase

Between moving away from home and learning to tackle exams, college can be a stressful time, but Loyola students have access a four-legged friend to help them survive.Beau is a purebred golden retriever who is specially trained to help people with PTSD and extreme anxiety. He came to Loyola because ...

Reclaiming bodies, reclaiming the night at Take Back the Night

Reclaiming bodies, reclaiming the night at Take Back the Night

Olivia Ledet

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Photography, Showcase

Most nights on St. Charles Avenue are defined by revving cars and the hum of the streetcar line, but on Oct. 24 flickering candles and chants punctuated the streets with one purpose: to take back the night. Take Back the Night is an event held on Loyola’s campus every October for the past 27...

New snake species named after Loyola professor

New snake species named after Loyola professor

Andres Fuentes

October 25, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

"Pseudalsophis thomasi," Robert Thomas said with the biggest grin on his face. The reason being, it's the name of a Galapagos snake that was named after him.Devoting nearly 40 years of his life to snakes, Thomas, director of the center for environmental communication, has named countless species after peo...

Loyola revisits climate survey results

Loyola revisits climate survey results

Anum Siddiqui and Cristo Dulom

October 20, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

In response to the 2017 Campus Climate Assessment, the university held the first in a series of climate update meetings on Oct. 17. Last year’s Campus Climate Assessment brought attention to issues such as food insecurity on campus, workload stress, community exclusion and worries about institut...

Cheryl Conway wins first Staff of the Month Award

Cheryl Conway wins first Staff of the Month Award

Riley Katz

October 20, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Following years of tight budgets and staff reductions, the Executive Staff Committee of the Staff Senate made the choice to recognize a staff member who goes above and beyond each month, starting in October.The initial idea for the award arose in the Organizational Health committee earlier this year...

Priority registration no longer guaranteed for students with disabilities

Priority registration no longer guaranteed for students with disabilities

Emma Ruby

October 18, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Students registered with the Office of Accessible Education for testing and academic accommodations will no longer be provided automatic priority registration for classes, an email sent from the office informed students last month. In the past, all students registered with the office received automatic...

Berendzen announces registration changes at Honors Town Hall

Berendzen announces registration changes at Honors Town Hall

Andres Fuentes and India Yarborough

October 18, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

With spring registration approaching, students are stressed with selecting courses, meeting with advisers and hoping the school's WiFi signal doesn't go out during registration. But for students in the University Honors Program, registration is coming with it's own set of changes. At the Honors Town...

Loyola hosts conversations regarding immigrant families

Loyola hosts conversations regarding immigrant families

Anderson Leal

October 5, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

With immigration being a widely discussed topic across the nation, Loyola hosted an event to bring awareness to the struggles that numerous immigrant families face in New Orleans and the United States as a whole.The Ignatian teach-in on immigration was held Sept. 20 and offered students a face-to-face experienc...

Purchasing specialists hired to maintain financial stability

Purchasing specialists hired to maintain financial stability

Jamal Melancon

October 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

To maintain financial stability after Fiscal Year 2018, Loyola has added new members to its Purchasing Department.Two purchasing specialists and a travel coordinator have been brought on to make sure all spending requests, anywhere from new computers to shirts for organizations, are reviewed and appro...

Staff survey met with low response rate

Staff survey met with low response rate

Rose Wagner

October 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

In order to assess the current faculty and staff's outlook on Loyola, Tania Tetlow, university president, reissued last year's organizational health survey to university employees on Sept. 18.As of Sept. 26, the survey had a response rate of 23 percent which is, "lower than we would hope at this time...

BSU celebrates 50 years at Loyola

BSU celebrates 50 years at Loyola

Maia Moses

October 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Not everyone is excited to celebrate being half a century old, but Loyola's Black Student Union is ringing in its 50th birthday with pride. Over the past few decades, BSU has aimed to “assess and meet the needs of Loyola’s African American population” by providing “social, cultural, educa...

TapRide mobile transportation app expands services

TapRide mobile transportation app expands services

Andrew Callaghan

October 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Tulane’s TapRide service has recently expanded its mobile transportation access to include a weekend Wolf Pack line that will take students back and forth between Loyola’s Broadway and main campuses between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. TapRide is a free, on-demand shuttle service that transports...

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