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University Senate endorses idea for online associate degree program

University Senate endorses idea for online associate degree program

Rose Wagner

January 18, 2019


Filed under Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

The University Senate approved a motion yesterday to endorse the concept of City College and the possible development of online associate degree programs. City College was a program abolished post-Katrina that aimed at adult and continuing education. The new concept, presented to the senate by Maria...

New online class attendance policy goes into effect

New online class attendance policy goes into effect

Alexandria Whitten

January 18, 2019


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Loyola students enrolled in online classes this semester must adhere to a new attendance policy instituted by the Office of Academic Affairs. The new policy requires online students to participate in at least one assigned Blackboard activity no later than 11:59 p.m. on the seventh calendar day of...

Greek Life confusion results in organization probations

Greek Life confusion results in organization probations

Cody Downey

January 18, 2019


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

A "paperwork" issue has thrown Loyola's Greek organizations into turmoil — with some questioning what the future will hold. Eight Greek organizations on Loyola's campus are on temporary social probation due to their failure to meet the Standards of Excellence set up by the university, according to Pa...

SGA fails to fulfill diversity initiative, senate plans for inaugural homecoming

India Yarborough

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Before parting for winter break, Student Government Association President Sierra Ambrose asked cabinet members to reflect on her campaign initiatives. Their verdict? At least one objective had not been met. “From what I looked at and from what everyone else said, we did a great job at attacking...

Some RAs ‘caught off guard’ by anonymous email demanding change

Some RAs ‘caught off guard’ by anonymous email demanding change

Rose Wagner

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Residential Life, Showcase

It was a Saturday evening and, while many students prepared for a night out, Kris Bradley, Carrollton Hall's senior resident assistant, found herself confined to her dormitory. Her job required she remain in the building for 24 hours — from 5 p.m. that night to 5 p.m. the next day. Bradley, a music...

Donnelly Center wins public relations award

Donnelly Center wins public relations award

Rose Wagner

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Shawn M. Donnelly Center for Nonprofit Communications, Loyola's student-run public relations organization, has been awarded a 2018 Flambeaux Award for excellency in public relations by the Public Relations Association of Louisiana, according to a press release from the center.Students who participa...

Students lose university-sponsored medical coverage

Students lose university-sponsored medical coverage

Cristian Orellana

January 15, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Students at Loyola currently receiving healthcare from the university's partnership with the Student Educational Benefit Trust are now without medical coverage, as the trust filed for bankruptcy, according to a Jan. 15 email sent to affected students by the university. Loyola started offering the...

BREAKING: Most of Greek life placed under social probation

BREAKING: Most of Greek life placed under social probation

Riley Katz, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2019


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

(Updated: Jan. 15, 2019 at 11:54 a.m.) Loyola's Greek life is facing social probation on most of their fraternities and sororities. With this probation, Loyola's Greek life organizations are losing their social standing. This means that they are no longer allowed to hold alcohol-related events, fo...

BREAKING: SGA Chief-of-Staff Resigns

BREAKING: SGA Chief-of-Staff Resigns

Riley Katz

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Student Government Association's Chief-of-Staff Fallon Chiasson resigned yesterday.In an interview, Chiasson said the current working environment and atmosphere in SGA prevented her from doing her job effectively."I didn't feel proud to be part of the organization anymore," Chiasson said. "The leade...

BREAKING: Loyola hires new Senior VP for Enrollment and Student Affairs

BREAKING: Loyola hires new Senior VP for Enrollment and Student Affairs

Riley Katz

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In an email addressed to the Loyola community, President Tania Tetlow announced Sarah Kelly has been hired as the university's new senior vice president for enrollment management. Tetlow said Kelly was chosen for her experience in multiple areas, including success in admissions and financial aid strategy...

BREAKING: Loyola put under financial probation for fiscal year 2019

BREAKING: Loyola put under financial probation for fiscal year 2019

Emma Ruby

December 11, 2018


Filed under Academic, Administration, Finance, News, Showcase

After a review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Loyola will begin 2019 under financial probation, according to a Dec. 11 email from university president Tania Tetlow. The financial probation will last for the next year and is part of the ongoing monitoring ...

Loyola student organization raises AIDS awareness

Loyola student organization raises AIDS awareness

Hannah Renton

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Dancing and a cappella aren’t typically associated with a cocktail hour, but for PLUS+ president David-Michael Collins, that is the only way to put on a fun, yet informative event about AIDS awareness. The second World AIDS Day Cocktail Party at Loyola was held on Dec. 1, but it was the first y...

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