The Maroon

Ambrose and Cassama win SGA election

Ambrose and Cassama win SGA election

Tyler Wann

March 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Sierra Ambrose and Joann Cassama were elected president and vice president of the Student Government Association. The pair campaigned on a platform of transparency, promising to openly and honestly address any issues that students may have on campus. They said they plan to put diversity and inclusion...

SGA candidates debate in Monroe Hall

SGA candidates debate in Monroe Hall

Tyler Wann

March 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

SGA presidential candidates squared off in Monroe Hall on Thursday, March 15, for a debate over who should lead the school. Candidates Terran Lumpkin, Sierra Ambrose and Rebekah Vensel laid out their plans for how they want to change the school if they get elected.Terran Lumpkin, psychology junior, ...

Pi Kappa Phi pedals for philanthropy

Pi Kappa Phi pedals for philanthropy

Cody Downey

March 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Pi Kappa Phi continues the cycle of philanthropy and fundraising through various events, many of which take place over the summer. This year, Pi Kappa Phi's Jared Chan, chemistry sophomore, and Bryant Istre, political science junior, are strapping on their helmets to participate in Gear Up Florida. Ever...

Project Magis makes progress on initiatives

Erin Snodgrass

March 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

Project Magis has been making headway with the initiatives to improve the Loyola community and university as a whole since being initiated in August. After years of financial hardship, enrollment problems and accumulated debt, David Borofsky, interim provost, and 153 university staff and faculty spent...

SGA Election 2018: Meet the senators

SGA Election 2018: Meet the senators

Sidney Holmes

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

The Maroon surveyed the candidates who are running for senate. Here are their answers: Kristen Williams Biology junior Senator at large What impact do you plan on making on SGA? This past year as senator, I am proud to have already been a part of such an impactful senate. I worked on my own in...

SGA Election 2018: Q&A with the executive candidates

SGA Election 2018: Q&A with the executive candidates

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

The Maroon surveyed the candidates who are running for SGA president and vice president. Here are their answers: Rebekah Vensel and Brianna Daniel-Harkins Rebekah Vensel is a music industry junior who is running for SGA president. She has previously served as an SGA senator. Her running mate is Brianna D...

Tom Benson, owner of Saints, Pelicans and Loyola A’48, dead at 90

Tom Benson, owner of Saints, Pelicans and Loyola A’48, dead at 90

Andres Fuentes

March 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Tom Benson, self-made billionaire and Loyola A’48, has died after a weeks-long battle with an illness that has had him in the Ochsner Medical Center intensive care unit. He was 90 years old. Benson was admitted to the Ochsner Medical Center on Feb. 16 and remained in the ICU until his death. He...

Final three presidential candidates are non-Jesuits

Final three presidential candidates are non-Jesuits

Erin Snodgrass

March 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Loyola's next university president will be a layperson, according to an email sent out by Dennis Cuneo, chairman of the presidential search committee. While the board has not shared the identities of the remaining candidates, the final three are all non-Jesuits. Cuneo called this decision "consistent...

Loyola top producer of Fulbright scholars

Loyola top producer of Fulbright scholars

Jillian Oddo

March 10, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Hitting the mark for one of the most selective scholarships in the country, Loyola was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students this year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Loyola and Tulane are the only two colleges to receive this recogn...

Weil and Mader fulfill six initiatives during term

Weil and Mader fulfill six initiatives during term

Tyler Wann

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

It was barely a year ago that Benjamin Weil and Blane Mader took up their roles as president and vice president of the Student Government Association. They ran with the campaign slogan “We are all Loyola”, promising to pursue six initiatives during their time in office. Their six initiatives were...

The OR gives leftover food to the homeless

The OR gives leftover food to the homeless

Payton Whittaker

March 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

No more wasting food in the Orleans Room. Sodexo workers and Loyola student volunteers will be repackaging and shipping leftovers to the homeless. Loyola has partnered up with Sodexo and initiated a food recovery program to stop the food waste in the Orleans Room. “It’s largely been a Loyola...

Monroe Library offers awards for student research

Rose Wagner

March 5, 2018


Filed under Academic, News

Monroe Library has opened applications for its annual competition, which encourages students to participate in research projects that utilize library resources. The Monroe Library Student Research Competition is offering students a prize of $200 for research projects in each of the following categories:...

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