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Naomi Yavneh resigns after seven years as honors director

Naomi Yavneh resigns after seven years as honors director

Andres Fuentes

July 25, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Naomi Yavneh intends to step down from her position as the director of the honors program at Loyola, effective August 1st, 2018, according to an email sent to faculty by Maria Calzada, interim provost. Yavneh will be on sabbatical for the 2018-2019 academic year and will then return to Loyola as a...

Loyola lays off staff to complete Project Magis

Loyola lays off staff to complete Project Magis

Rose Wagner

July 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

While Loyola students were awaiting the return of the school year, eager to design their dorm rooms and reunite with their friends on the Peace Quad, some university employees were forced to confront a different reality, they would not all be returning to Loyola in the fall. In order to achieve financial...

Loyola unveils Pan-American Life Student Success Center

Loyola unveils Pan-American Life Student Success Center

Andres Fuentes

July 13, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

In the midst of summer vacation, Loyola University New Orleans unveiled the Pan-American Life Student Success Center for the upcoming Fall 2018 semester.According to a press release sent out by Patricia Murret, Associate Director of Public Affairs, the donor-funded $1.25 million program will house "st...

Kenner donut shop fights to stay in business

Kenner donut shop fights to stay in business

Andres Fuentes

July 12, 2018


Filed under City, Food, Multimedia, Showcase, Worldview

  Typically speaking, with construction crews and machinery, there would be a sense of hope for growth and business but for Cop A Donut in Kenner, Louisiana, a large decline in profits is their reality. Butch Geis, owner of Cop A Donut and Jefferson Parish Sherif's Officer, remembered w...

Construction slows business on Magazine Street

Construction slows business on Magazine Street

Alexandria Whitten

July 10, 2018


Filed under City, News, Showcase, Worldview

Since July 5, a portion of Magazine St. from Delachaise St. to Louisiana Ave. has been closed to through traffic as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works on the drainage and canal system through the intersection of Louisiana and Magazine for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SE...

Salsa Bachata fest puts NOLA on its feet

Salsa Bachata fest puts NOLA on its feet

Anderson Leal

July 6, 2018


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Music, Showcase

This August the New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival is back for its second annual event that aims to bring Hispanic recognition for the city. It all started with the passion that festival founder, Rubia Garcia, had for dancing and giving back to the community. She began dancing in high school, and...

Column: For a Greater Loyola

Column: For a Greater Loyola

Andres Fuentes

July 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Op/Ed, Showcase

My Thursday started at 6 A.M. I woke up, rushed to grab coffee and doughnuts, and went to The Maroon office. I got there earlier than everyone, hours earlier, as I was excited to help with the coverage of a protest on Loyola's campus. And as my fellow staff members started trickling into the office,...

Opinion: Don’t let bigots get what they want

Opinion: Don’t let bigots get what they want

Tyler Wann

July 1, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

I spent my Thursday morning outside of Loyola at the counter protest. I was angry and, like many others, felt an obligation to stand up for my values against people who were so aggressively opposed to them. I stood there on St. Charles Ave. surrounded by all of my friends and allies until the protesters...

Voices are heard at the Families Belong Together March

Voices are heard at the Families Belong Together March

Trevor Scott and Alyssa Barrett

July 1, 2018


Filed under Loyola News Service, Multimedia, News, Showcase

The Families Belong Together March was held at Congo Square on June 30, 2018. The march was organized to protest the current US administration's family separation policy. Marchers started from Congo Square and walked down all the way to Jackson Square for the event.

Gallery: Coverage from the Westboro Baptist protest

Gallery: Coverage from the Westboro Baptist protest

June 28, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Photography, Showcase

Loyola students, alums, and neighboring community members gathered in a counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist Church on Loyola's campus. Watch the live stream by RoSha'e Gibson.    ...

Westboro Baptist Church met with counter-protesters at Loyola

Westboro Baptist Church met with counter-protesters at Loyola

Rhon Ridgeway

June 28, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Photography, Showcase

  Earlier today the Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of Loyola University gaining a significant crowd of counter-protesters for the event. Westboro Baptist Church is known for their hate speeches and protests against the LGBTQ community, Catholics, Orthodox Christians and ot...

Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Loyola

Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Loyola

Andres Fuentes

June 26, 2018


Filed under News, Religion, Showcase

According to the Westboro Baptist Church, a number of protesters will picket at Loyola University New Orleans on Thursday, June 28. The Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group of fewer than 100 members based out of Topeka, Kansas that regularly stages protests throughout the country, according to...

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