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Loyola’s active COVID-19 cases hit all-time high

Reported active COVID-19 cases as documented by Loyola University New Orleans. The university defines an active case as someone who has tested positive for the virus and has reported it to the university.
November 20, 2020

Loyola has hit an all-time high of 31 active COVID-19 cases ahead of Thanksgiving break, when many students will be traveling out of state to finish their semester online. Loyola has 31 confirmed active...

Students in Carrollton Hall angry over elevator damage fines

A student calls the elevator in Carrollton Hall. Residential Life plans to fine students living in Carrollton Hall $5 for elevator damage that they believe to be caused by students living there. Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino
November 18, 2020

Earlier this month, students living in Carrollton Hall received an email from Blake Lewis, the Carrollton community director, that the university had decided to charge residents $5 each to pay for damages...

Students upset over anti-abortion display

Students upset over anti-abortion display
November 18, 2020

A Nov. 17 anti-abortion display set up by students in conjunction with Louisiana Right to Life has resulted in backlash from students and reignited a years-long campus debate about abortion. Wolf Pack...

COVID-19 affects students’ mental health

November 17, 2020

As the United States approaches month eight of the COVID-19 pandemic, Loyola students are struggling to make ends meet and care for their mental health as the virus continues to loom over them. Abigail...

Indigenous students celebrate heritage month, look to establish student union

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed American Indian Heritage month into effect earlier this month. Native American students at Loyola continue this celebration of their heritage by establishing the Indigenous Student Union.
November 17, 2020

American Indians of Loyola, it is time to "Rock your Moccasins," wear turquoise ribbons, celebrate resiliency and invite the Wolf Pack to explore the land of the Chapitoulas, or "river people." Native...

New January term offers free classes on race, diversity

Loyola's statue of St. Ignatius stands outside of the Danna Center wearing a mask at the beginning of the fall semester. Loyola will be offering a January term of classes in 2021, focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives. Photo credit: Alexandria Whitten
November 15, 2020

In 2021, Loyola will be launching its first January term, a two-week period where students can take free three-credit classes that can count toward their spring transcripts.Classes this January term will...

SGA administration reflects on the semester

Despite the challenges faced due to the coronavirus pandemic, SGA was able to center their efforts this semester in community building initiatives for more diversity and inclusion on campus. One of the biggest internal changes is the addition of the Equity and Inclusion Committee and the establishment of a new scholarship for multicultural students, the Grace of Ignatius Award. Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino
November 15, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, SGA's current administration has achieved many of the goals they set out to, including establishing diversity and inclusion initiatives and establishing a student seat on...

Why does Loyola’s hand sanitizer smell like that?

November 14, 2020

Whether it reminds you of a bad night on Bourbon Street or leaves your hands feeling like you just came from a crawfish boil, many students are reluctant to use the Loyola-provided sanitizer because of...

Student contact tracers struggle to keep up with workload

Student contact tracers struggle to keep up with workload
November 12, 2020

As the two week mark following Halloween draws to a close, so does the 14-day incubation period for any COVID-19 infections that may have resulted from the holiday weekend. Since the holiday, the number...

University campaign spotlights why we mask up

A Loyola student shows off a sequin face mask during the COVID-19 pandmic. Loyola has started a photo and video campaign called
November 12, 2020

At Loyola, face masks aren’t just a mandatory practice or a fashion statement; they’re also symbols of kindness and concern for others in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Marketing...

Students react to Biden victory

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, which former President Barack Obama also attended. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 8, 2020

After four days spent on edge wondering who the next president would be, the nation finally received answers Saturday morning as the Associated Press declared Joe Biden the new president-elect of the United...

Loyola study abroad grapples with the pandemic

Junior Robert Prasso poses by the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. Passo was one student abroad sent home due to the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Robert Passo.
November 6, 2020

In a normal year, Loyola's Study Abroad Program would send approved students anywhere from Spain to East Africa using its rich network of partner universities and abroad programs. This year, however, not...

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