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Loyola plans to hold in-person 2020 Commencement in August

Loyola plans to hold in-person 2020 Commencement in August

Erin Snodgrass

April 8, 2020

Loyola will hold an in-person commencement ceremony for graduating seniors the weekend of August 7-8 at Loyola University, according to an email from University President Tania Tetlow. "We know how important it is for you and your families to hear your name and see you walk across the stage, so we...

Asia Wong: “Mental health should not be sacrificed to fit the new reality”

Asia Wong: “Mental health should not be sacrificed to fit the new reality”

Erin Haynes

April 7, 2020

COVID-19’s global takeover has shoved Loyola students into their homes in hopes of stopping the invisible enemy from spreading. But since the campus has cleared, anxiety, depression and mental illnesses have cluttered some students’ minds during self-isolation. “Being at home has definitely...

Loyola’s pass-fail option to open Monday

Loyola’s pass-fail option to open Monday

Cristo Dulom

April 3, 2020

Interim Provost Maria Calzada announced that the portal to change classes to the Pass/Fail grading system for undergraduate students will open on Monday, April 6. This follows the announcement that the university will allow students to opt-in to the Pass/Fail grading system away from a letter grading...

University to offer prorated refunds, credits for housing, meal plans

University to offer prorated refunds, credits for housing, meal plans

Erin Snodgrass

April 3, 2020

Students who lived on-campus or had meal plans will be eligible for prorated refunds and credits, according to an email sent to students by Sarah Kelly, senior vice president for enrollment management and student affairs. Kelly said the university is in the process of posting prorated room credits...

Breaking: Loyola to hold virtual commencement on May 9

Breaking: Loyola to hold virtual commencement on May 9

Jc Canicosa

April 3, 2020

Loyola plans to have a virtual commencement event on May 9, the original date of graduation, for the Class of 2020. President Tania Tetlow sent out an email to the student body updating the class about their future plans for commencement. "After incredible amounts of hard work, and now utter heroics...

Immunocompromised students react to the school year ending

Immunocompromised students react to the school year ending

Amy Ngo, Pack News

April 2, 2020

Loyola University New Orleans made the announcement that classes for the rest of the spring semester would move online on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This announcement didn’t come as a big surprise to students, as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus started to grow in the country and in t...

Food service workers face reduced hours, layoffs

Food service workers face reduced hours, layoffs

Daniel Schwalm and Shadera Moore

March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to layoffs and reduced hours for Sodexo food service employees at Loyola, according to General Manager Andy Gaudiano. Gaudiano did not say exactly how many employees have been laid off, but he did say that the majority of Sodexo’s staff was affected by these changes. “Approximately...

President Tetlow answers questions after online transition

President Tetlow answers questions after online transition

Zia Sampson

March 19, 2020

President Tania Tetlow held a virtual town hall on Youtube to address some common questions in the wake of the transition to online classes because of the coronavirus on March 19. Tetlow opened the meeting with a prayer and expressed her gratitude for the Loyola community and all of the hard work...

College of Music and Media adjunct diagnosed with COVID-19

College of Music and Media adjunct diagnosed with COVID-19

Erin Snodgrass

March 18, 2020

An adjunct in the College of Music and Media has officially been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to an email from University President Tania Tetlow. Federal health privacy laws prohibit the publishing of the adjunct's name, but Tetlow said the individual is feeling okay and is in good spirits while...

Students will have option to make Spring semester courses pass/fail

Students will have option to make Spring semester courses pass/fail

Jc Canicosa

March 18, 2020

Undergraduate students, with the exception of registered nurse students, now have the option to switch some or all of their Spring 2020 courses to pass/fail courses. Maria Calzada, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, sent out an email to the faculty and students on March 18 detailing...

University will allow preferred names and pronouns on LORA

University will allow preferred names and pronouns on LORA

Rose Wagner

March 18, 2020

Loyola will enforce a new policy this summer that hopes to prevent professors from misgendering and misnaming students.Students’ preferred names and pronouns from LORA will now automatically show up on Blackboard starting this summer. While students have been able to list their pronouns and pr...

Loyola law professor dies after contracting COVID-19

Loyola law professor dies after contracting COVID-19

Rae Walberg

March 17, 2020

A volunteer adjunct professor at Loyola's College of Law and former federal magistrate judge James Carriere has died after contracting COVID-19, according to an email from University President Tania Tetlow. In the email sent out to students, Tetlow commemorated Carriere as a volunteer professor wh...

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