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Diversity grants to be given to students, staff

Diversity grants to be given to students, staff

Samuel Kahn

September 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Loyola is living out its Jesuit mission by handing out $500 grants to student or staff projects that address issues linked to diversity and social justice through the university’s diversity committee. To apply for the grant, event organizers need to fill out a form available on the diversity committee...

Loyola names Lesli Harris as first ever chief of staff

Loyola names Lesli Harris as first ever chief of staff

Rose Wagner

September 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

To help execute President Tania Tetlow's plans as president and guide the university following Project Magis, Loyola has hired Lesli Harris as its inaugural chief of staff, according to a universitywide email from Tetlow on Sept. 10. The chief of staff position was created to efficiently plan out...

New director takes over the Whelan Children’s Center

New director takes over the Whelan Children’s Center

Emma Gilheany

September 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

For the new school year, The Whelan Children’s Center has welcomed Latisha Newman, a veteran childcare worker, as its new director. Newman started as the new director on July 25 and has over 15 years of experience in childcare, having previously been a lead teacher, education supervisor and center d...

Kenner mayor orders halt to purchasing of Nike products, met with opposition from councilman

Kenner mayor orders halt to purchasing of Nike products, met with opposition from councilman

John Casey

September 9, 2018


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Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn is facing backlash as a memo from his office emerged on social media Sunday morning ordering booster clubs at city recreational facilities to immediately end the purchasing of all Nike products. “Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any K...

Ghosted by Gordon

Ghosted by Gordon

Andres Fuentes

September 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It was all there in place for the perfect storm: the news casts were airing all throughout the night, students got out of school early to gather supplies and the blowouts were being planned at the local bars. However, the party doesn't start until the storm comes through, and Tropical Storm Gordon decided...

Condoms and pregnancy tests cause confusion with new bookstore vendor

Condoms and pregnancy tests cause confusion with new bookstore vendor

Rose Wagner

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The week before classes began, Loyola requested that Barnes & Noble College pull products off the university bookstore's shelves that were "not aligned with our Catholic values," according to Laura Frerichs, president of marketing and communications.The removed stock included condoms, according to bo...

Loyola classes and operations to resume on Wednesday, Sept. 5

Loyola classes and operations to resume on Wednesday, Sept. 5

Jc Canicosa

September 4, 2018


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Loyola is scheduled to resume class and operations on Wednesday, Sept. 5 starting at 10 a.m.Chief Todd Warren, director of public safety, sent out an email Tuesday, Sept. 4 afternoon."We will continue to monitor the storm and advise of any changes to these plans based on the impact to New Orleans and ...

Loyola still deciding Benson Center’s future

Loyola still deciding Benson Center’s future

Riley Katz

September 4, 2018


Filed under Finance, News, Religion, Showcase

After years of waiting, the pillar that stands in between Monroe Hall and the sculpture garden is one step closer to becoming the Tom Benson Jesuit Center, thanks to a matching grant of $500,000 from an anonymous donor. The donor created the matching grant for the long-awaited center’s creation and 20...

Loyola canceled classes for Gordon

Loyola canceled classes for Gordon

September 3, 2018


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UPDATE: Loyola canceled classes beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 and will resume operations Wednesday, Sept. 5.   Loyola will remain open on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and continue normal operations, despite Tropical Storm Gordon. Chief Todd Warren, director of safety, sent out an email to...

Work study renewals caused campus confusion

Work study renewals caused campus confusion

Jc Canicosa

September 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

When music education junior Hank Hendrix returned to the Whelan Children's Center for his first shift of the fall semester, the center informed Hendrix that they did not have him on file. This directed a confused Hendrix to a multitude of different Loyola offices in search for an answer to what happened...

Tulane Blue Line replaces Loyola’s shuttle service

Tulane Blue Line replaces Loyola’s shuttle service

Anum Siddiqui

September 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This fall semester, Loyola students are skipping the maroon and gold for Tulane University's Blue Line shuttle system.Loyola's van shuttle system has been discontinued and replaced by Tulane's shuttle system that will now serve Loyola students and faculty. The shuttle provides access to the West Road...

SGA cabinet brings new faces to old positions

SGA cabinet brings new faces to old positions

Cody Downey

August 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

With a new school year, there also comes a new cabinet for Loyola's Student Government Association. Elected last year, SGA President Sierra Ambrose, political science senior, and Vice President Joann Cassama, biology junior, not only bring themselves to the table but also a whole staff to help them go...

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