The Maroon

Loyola confirms 16 active cases of COVID-19

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Rose Wagner

September 29, 2020

Loyola has 16 active cases of COVID-19, all of which are among students, as of Sept. 29, according to the university website. One of the students is isolating in a residence hall on campus, while 15 are in isolation off campus. There are no positive reported cases among Loyola employees, according to ...

International students have conflicting feelings as they return to campus

Sophomore Saskia Walker from Rome, Italy stands in her hometown. Walker is one of many international students at Loyola in a tough spot due to COVID-19. Courtesy of Saskia Walker

Sofia Mongillo

September 28, 2020

Amidst the chaos and tragedy that has swept the nation as a result of COVID-19, international students have been caught in the crossfire of the virus.At Loyola, where more than 100 students are from 40 different countries, many were faced with a difficult choice this summer of whether or not it was s...

Residence halls adjust to COVID-19 guidelines

Biever Hall looks out over the quad on Sept. 23. Rules in residence halls have had to adjust for safety and health reasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Hallie Wesley

September 27, 2020

Since coming to an abrupt halt in March, Loyola has made safety among students its number one priority, and the university has implemented protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19 in residence halls.Residential Assistants will take on bigger tasks this year than normal, according to Destiny Sanders, an RA ...

Professors struggle through online teaching

Psychology sophomore Constance Ward attends Dr. Alvaro Alcazar's Spirituality and Environment Class. Alcazar is one of many professors who has opted to teach completely online. Photo credit: Kylie Evans

Zia Sampson

September 25, 2020

Professors entered this semester teaching more online classes than ever after Loyola changed learning management systems over the summer and the change has made online learning more difficult for educators. The university announced that it was terminating its contract with Blackboard over the summer, d...

Pi Kappa Phi addresses allegation of racial slur used by fraternity associate

Screenshot from the Loyola chapter of Pi Kappa Phi's Instagram. The chapter announced a recent bias incident investigated by the University in an Instagram statement posted on Sept. 24, 2020.

Emma Ruby

September 24, 2020

The Loyola chapter of Pi Kappa Phi addressed a recent bias incident investigated by the University in an Instagram statement posted Thursday night. The incident took place when a white man affiliated with the fraternity used the N-word when speaking to a group of potential new members going through...

Work study faces change during COVID-19

Junior Mary Larson sits at the Monroe Library check-in desk as a student worker in the work study program. Due to COVID-19, the options for work study jobs have changed. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Valerie Cronenbold

September 24, 2020

Due to campus life changing to being mostly online, new students haven't had the same availability to job opportunities in Loyola's work study program as those in previous years. According to Rachel Dirmann, director of human resources, Loyola has also seen a slower response regarding work study from...

SGA Chief Justice resigns, new nomination up for confirmation

Gordon Towell, top left corner, resigned from his position as the Chief Justice of the Student Government Association. Photo credit: Loyola SGA

Gabriella Killett

September 21, 2020

SGA Chief Justice Gordon Towell resigned, effective Sept. 25, and Tyler Sanchez is his likely replacement, according to an SGA press release.Towell resigned due to a time-consuming internship, the press release said.Towell worked on college voter registration efforts and partnered with the Equity and I...

Campus operations return to normal Wednesday as Hurricane Sally shifted East

Loyola plans to open campus up to normal operations after Hurricane Sally shifted East. The latest predictions said it is no longer impacting the New Orleans area, according to a university email. Photo credit: National Hurricane Center

Rae Walberg

September 15, 2020

Loyola plans to resume some campus operations later Tuesday and all normal operations Wednesday as Hurricane Sally has shifted East. The storm is expected to make little impact to the New Orleans area, according to an email sent out to students. Students will have access to Loyola's on-demand shuttl...

Loyola suspends class Tuesday amid hurricane threat

The latest projection from the National Hurricane Center shows Tropical Storm Sally, expected to become a hurricane, heading toward Louisiana. Loyola has suspended classes Tuesday in anticipation of the storm.

Rose Wagner

September 13, 2020

Loyola will operate normally until 4 p.m. Monday and classes for Tuesday are cancelled as Tropical Storm Sally, which is predicted to become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall Monday night, barrels closer to the Louisiana coast. In a campus-wide email, University President Tania Tetlow announced...

Tanuja Singh steps up as provost during unprecedented times

Photo credit: Gabriella Killett

Rae Walberg

September 13, 2020

Pitted against a global pandemic, two potential hurricanes and racial bias scandals in her first month at the university, Loyola's newly inducted Provost Tanuja Singh said she has remained focused by not losing sight of the big picture, which she defines as impacting students' personal and professional...

COVID-19 sparks change in Sodexo operations on campus

A Sodexo employee prepares for meal time at Loyola during COVID-19. Loyola dining services have adjusted protocol due to the pandemic. Photo credit: Maria Paula Mariño

Valerie Cronenbold

September 11, 2020

Loyola's dining services are managing the Orleans Room differently due to social distancing procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Phoebe Carriere, general manager of Loyola Dining Services, said the pandemic has added concerns about health and safety on campus. "Sodexo understands these concerns,...

Loyola’s optional COVID-19 testing yields two positive cases

Members of the Louisiana National Guard sign students in for free on-campus testing in the parking lot of Mercy Hall Aug. 31. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Gabriella Killett

September 11, 2020

One student and one professor, out of 633 tested Loyola community members, tested positive for the virus during the voluntary COVID-19 testing held last week by the National Guard, according to an email from Loyola administration. The outcome of the testing led to a positive COVID-19 rate of .3%,...

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