The Maroon

Best Buddies to create community friendships

Vanessa Alvarado

May 7, 2018


Filed under News

Making friends in college can sometimes be a difficult task, but a new organization on campus may be able to that process easier. The new organization, Best Buddies College, is a denomination of the non-profit organization Best Buddies International that pairs each volunteer with a buddy who has an...

Samantha Conway retires from gymnastics

Samantha Conway retires from gymnastics

Andrew Lang

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Political science freshman Sam Conway is leaving the sport she has been involved in since she was two years old. Conway says her family is what got her started. “My sister was a gymnast, and my mom needed a place for me to get all of my energy out,” Conway said. Conway said she will miss th...

SGA swears in executive cabinet

SGA swears in executive cabinet

Anum Siddiqui

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Loyola’s Student Government Association swore in their newly elected executive student cabinet on May 2 in the SGA office in preparation for a new school year and new policy objectives. Freedom Richardson, political science sophomore, and Kristen Williams, biology junior, were both sworn in as sen...

Wildes reflects on his presidency

Wildes reflects on his presidency

Rose Wagner

May 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

From Hurricane Katrina to dealing with fire drills in Carrollton Hall, the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., has dealt with many obstacles during his 14 years as Loyola's president and is ready to bring his knowledge and experiences to another university.After his tenure as the 16th president of Loyola ends ...

Letter: A statement from Loyola University in New Orleans

Letter: A statement from Loyola University in New Orleans

May 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Student Government

Loyola University New Orleans is built upon a Catholic and Jesuit foundation of education that is committed to respectful civil discourse and argument. We respect others on campus, whether students, faculty, or staff, who have differing opinions. Loyola, like any university, operates in an environment wh...

Loyola “will not recognize a pro-choice campus organization”

Loyola “will not recognize a pro-choice campus
organization”

Rose Wagner

May 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Student Government

In response to a debate about political favoritism that was ignited by an April 23 anti-abortion display by the student-run organization Wolf Pack For Life, the university has issued a statement that it will not recognize nor financially support the creation or existence of a pro-abortion rights student or...

Pastorek plans to conserve Loyola’s future

Cody Downey

May 1, 2018


Filed under Academic, Administration, News

As drastic changes have occurred at Loyola, the man everyone has been looking to for answers is Paul Pastorek. Pastorek, A’76 and JD’79, replaced David Borofsky as Loyola’s chief operating officer after his resignation in early April. Prior to taking on this role, Pastorek served on...

Father Kevin Wildes to begin professorship at St. Joseph’s University

Father Kevin Wildes to begin professorship at St. Joseph’s University

Jc Canicosa

April 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

The Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., has been hired as a university professor at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia along with two other Jesuits, according to an email sent to faculty and staff by Mark Reed, president of St. Joseph's University.Wildes, the sixteenth president of Loyola, will complete his tenur...

Lambda Theta Alpha plans to bring more diversity to Loyola’s Greek Life

Lambda Theta Alpha plans to bring more diversity to Loyola’s Greek Life

Cody Downey

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola’s Greek Life could be mixing it up soon with the prospect of a new sorority, different from the other sororities offered on campus. Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Chris McQueen stated his intentions of bringing Lambda Theta Alpha to Loyola’s campus. “In my efforts in ma...

Positive updates from new blog

Madison Mcloughlin

April 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

In light of the recent town halls where students and faculty voiced concerns about communication within the Loyola community, Paul Pastorek, acting chief operating officer, and Maria Calzada, interim provost, created a blog where information about Loyola can be accessed. In the first blog post, Calzada a...

Anti-abortion display ignites debate

Anti-abortion display ignites debate

Rose Wagner and Paulina Picciano

April 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Student Government

An area of campus named after peace has become the center of a university-wide debate about abortion and political favoritism.The student organization Wolf Pack for Life created a display of 2,000 blue and pink flags titled "Memorial of the Innocents" in the Peace Quad on April 23 in order to raise ...

Pastorek: Loyola’s future is strong

Pastorek: Loyola’s future is strong

Erin Snodgrass

April 20, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Paul Pastorek, acting chief operating officer, is optimistic about the future of Loyola. “There is no risk at all that the university is going anywhere other than continuing to be the university that it is today,” Pastorek said. Pastorek said Loyola is projected not to run a deficit by next...

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