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Donelley Center invites new Diversity Officer

Donelley Center invites new Diversity Officer

Zia Sampson

November 19, 2019

In an effort to foster an ever-growing discussion of diversity in the workplace, the Donnelley Center has announced a new Diversity and Inclusion officer position, which will begin in the spring semester. Political science senior Rana Thabata served in the position this fall in an inaugural trial...

Students face single sign on frustration

Students face single sign on frustration

Emma Ruby

November 17, 2019

Students looking to sign up for spring classes this week faced the notoriously slow LORA logins, but also complained about the addition of the single sign on login block. Emma Trunkle, psychology sophomore, her status in the Honor's college guarenteed her an early registration time. But while she...

Incoming classes won’t take a math placement test

Incoming classes won’t take a math placement test

Jc Canicosa

November 14, 2019

Loyola's mathematics department has discontinued using the Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces test to determine whether students test out of their Math T-122 credit requirement. Before last summer, if incoming students did not score above a certain level on their ACT or SAT, then they could...

Blood drive encourages student donations

Blood drive encourages student donations

Gabriella Killett

November 13, 2019

When Alaina Bryan began researching blood donation opportunities in Louisiana in 2017, she was shocked to find a lack of opportunities. Her research found that the Red Cross does not count on Louisiana as a donor state, something she immediately believed to be a waste. "I was walking around campus...

Commercial filming project on campus sparks strong reaction after reports of simulated gunshots

Commercial filming project on campus sparks strong reaction after reports of simulated gunshots

Erin Snodgrass

November 8, 2019

The filming of an outside production on Loyola's campus has left some students and faculty feeling frustrated.A commercial filming project using Loyola as its set sparked controversy Friday after some students and faculty reported hearing what they described as gunshots, even though university officials...

Students explore faith, new religious perspectives

Students explore faith, new religious perspectives

Emma Ruby

November 8, 2019

When Osama Ayyad walked onto Loyola’s campus for the first time, he saw the Catholic identity of the university as an opportunity to learn. While the political science senior is a Muslim man, a Jesuit education was a chance to gain an understanding of Christianity and faith in a way he never had before. “I...

Who will be the No. 2 in command at Loyola? Final three candidates for provost announced

Who will be the No. 2 in command at Loyola? Final three candidates for provost announced

Gabriella Killett

November 7, 2019

After more than a year without a permanent employee in the position, Loyola announced the top three finalists for provost, the chief officer of academic affairs and number two authority at the university. The three finalists will visit Loyola over the next three weeks for interviews and to give pres...

Phishing scams plague student emails

Phishing scams plague student emails

Raegan Walberg

November 7, 2019

Two weeks before school, incoming political science freshman Caroline Budd was baited by a promising email delivered straight to her new university email inbox. The message advertised an internship with an alleged Loyola history professor, and offered considerable sums of money in exchange for simple...

The Boot Bar Welcomes New Neighbors

The Boot Bar Welcomes New Neighbors

Lucy Foreman

November 4, 2019

The Boot Bar & Grill has been serving college partiers since the 1970s and, for the first time ever, students visiting the bar will have to welcome new neighbors across the street who may create some waves in the party scene. Tulane Police Department is planning to open a new substation on the...

Take back the night shows solidarity for victims

Take back the night shows solidarity for victims

Rose Wagner

October 31, 2019

St. Charles Avenue was shut down. Nearly one hundred students held flickering candles and told personal stories of sexual assault and violence before linking arms and marching down the closed street on Oct. 24. It was the 28th Annual Take Back the Night March, a yearly tradition between students from...

University gets rid of New Orleans Studies

University gets rid of New Orleans Studies

Zia Sampson

October 28, 2019

Students who previously declared a New Orleans Studies minor returned to campus this fall to find the minor was no more.Due to a perceived lack of interest, the minor began transitioning into the American Studies minor, according to Justin Nystrom, director of the Center for the Study of New Orleans.T...

Police chief offers updates on assaults

Police chief offers updates on assaults

Emma Ruby

October 24, 2019

Students and university police alike are still waiting for answers nearly a month after the arrest of a Loyola exchange student jailed in connection with a sexual battery that took place at the Boot Bar & Grill in late September. Carlos Pena Cifuentes, 21, was arrested Sept. 21. Chief of Loyola...

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