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Loyola hosts Student Peace Conference

Jc Canicosa

April 19, 2018


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Loyola’s 10th Annual Student Peace Conference was the largest ever held. The conference, which ran from April 10 to April 17, was a week-long series of student panels to further community discussion about hope, renewal and global peace. For political science sophomore Freedom Richardson, the Student...

Student voices echo in town hall

Student voices echo in town hall

Rose Wagner

April 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

The overarching theme of a student town hall with the temporary head of Loyola is that the university is not shutting down, and talk to Amy Boyle, there’s an exterminator for that. That was the message during the April 18 town hall full of snaps of solidarity and student concerns with Paul Pastorek,...

Maria Calzada, dean of College of Arts and Sciences, named interim provost

Maria Calzada, dean of College of Arts and Sciences, named interim provost

Sidney Holmes

April 17, 2018


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Updated on April 19, 2018 Maria Calzada, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has accepted the role of interim provost, according to a university-wide email from Paul Pastorek, Loyola's acting chief operating officer, sent on Tuesday, April 17. Calzada will begin her provost responsibilities immediat...

Loyola hires new director of university police

Loyola hires new director of university police

Andrew Lang

April 16, 2018


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Loyola has hired Todd Warren as the new director of the Loyola University Police Department. Warren started his new role on April 3, replacing Patrick Bailey, former chief of university police, who retired last year. Warren views the department as a safeguard for the campus. “I see us much more...

Loyola awarded Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Grant

Loyola awarded Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Grant

Jc Canicosa

April 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Loyola’s residency halls will soon become a lot more eco-friendly. This year, Loyola became one of the 50 schools, universities, government agencies and other community organizations that Keep America Beautiful awarded the 2017 Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Grant. Keep America Beautiful, a...

Title IX issues revealed with Climate Assessment

Title IX issues revealed with Climate Assessment

Tyler Wann

April 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Worldview

Loyola’s recently released Campus Climate Assessment revealed that 16 percent of survey respondents had experienced unwanted sexual contact or conduct. These results have brought issues of sexual assault and harassment to the forefront of campus discussions. Title IX Deputy Director Diana Ward...

Fr. James Martin named 2018 commencement speaker

Fr. James Martin named 2018 commencement speaker

Sidney Holmes

April 13, 2018


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Updated on April 19, 2018 Writer and America Magazine editor the Rev. James Martin, S.J., will speak at Loyola’s commencement ceremony this year. Martin said that he is excited to return to Loyola for many reasons. "I'm honored of course. Loyola is such a wonderful place, and I've already ...

Dance Marathon sets fundraising record

Dance Marathon sets fundraising record

Catie Sanders

April 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

It only takes two to tango but raising over $27,000 for charity takes a whole school. Loyola’s third annual Dance Marathon, hosted by the Student Government Association, raised a total of $27,347.57 for Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. The event took place Saturday, April 7 through students...

Ambrose and Cassama have big plans for campus

Tyler Wann

April 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Sierra Ambrose and Joann Cassama were recently elected to the positions of President and Vice President of the Student Government Association for next year and are ready to embark on their SGA journey to better Loyola’s campus. The pair ran on a platform of transparency and diversity, promising...

Borofsky resigns as interim provost and chief operating officer

Borofsky resigns as interim provost and chief operating officer

Sidney Holmes

April 11, 2018


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David Borofsky, interim provost for the past year, has resigned from his positions as interim provost and chief operating officer at Loyola, according to email sent to faculty and staff by President Kevin Wildes, S.J. Wildes said that the Board of Trustees made the decision to accept Borofsky's resignation...

Presidential search may bring big changes

Tia Teamer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

For the first time in more than a century, a non-Jesuit may lead Loyola University New Orleans. The Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., announced his retirement earlier this year, sparking a nationwide search for his replacement. But, because of several factors, including an international shortage of qualified...

Professional fraternities join with fraternity and sorority life

Professional fraternities join with fraternity and sorority life

Emma Gilheany

April 6, 2018


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The Department of Student Involvement decided to merge professional fraternities with Fraternity and Sorority Life. The change was put into effect for the spring semester. Many students were surprised and confused about the change due to the lack of a transitional period. “The change was basically j...

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