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Changes coming to the College of Music and Fine Arts

Changes coming to the College of Music and Fine Arts

Erin Snodgrass

January 29, 2019

While the university works to balance the budget and maintain retention, the College of Music and Fine Arts is on the brink of some major changes. Increased Major Fees At a university budget committee Oct. 1, the committee unanimously passed a motion made by Kern Maass, dean of the College of Mus...

New SGA chief-of-staff hopes to take “behind-the-scenes” approach to position

New SGA chief-of-staff hopes to take “behind-the-scenes” approach to position

India Yarborough

January 24, 2019

The hole left in SGA’s cabinet after an unexpected resignation last semester has been filled, according to Sierra Ambrose, Student Government Association president. Ambrose has chosen Derrick Ransom II, history sophomore, to serve as the chief-of-staff, following the Dec. 11 resignation of former...

64 students lose university-sponsored medical coverage

64 students lose university-sponsored medical coverage

Cristian Orellana

January 24, 2019

Just weeks into a new semester, mass communication junior Christian Wilburn opened her email Jan. 14 to find, among spam and mass emails, a notification that she no longer had health insurance. Sixty-three other Loyola students read the same email. They all had received health care from a Loyola partnership...

University Senate endorses idea for associate degree program

University Senate endorses idea for associate degree program

January 24, 2019

The University Senate approved a motion Jan. 17 to endorse the concept of City College and the possible development of online associate degree programs. City College was an adult and continuing education program that was abolished post-Katrina. The new concept, presented to the senate by Maria Calzada,...

Permanent director of student affairs named, interim provost’s term is extended

Permanent director of student affairs named, interim provost’s term is extended

Rose Wagner

January 23, 2019

Maria Calzada, interim provost, will remain in her position for another year and Alicia Bourque, former interim executive director of student affairs, has accepted her position permanently, according to a Jan. 23 email from Tania Tetlow, university president.Tetlow said that Calzada will not accept th...

Spring ballet class canceled

Spring ballet class canceled

Anum Siddiqui

January 23, 2019

Students excited to pirouette and sashay their way through the school year were barred from the barre when Loyola cancelled its only ballet class for the spring semester. The class had no students enrolled who needed to take ballet to receive their degree, according to Margaret Frazier, director of...

Students to be fined for not showing IDs in residential halls

Students to be fined for not showing IDs in residential halls

Cristo Dulom

January 22, 2019

The university is implementing a new policy in residential halls that will mandate students to show their IDs upon entering the building or face a fine, according to an email sent to students by Amy Boyle, director of residential life. As of Jan. 22, the university will monitor students who do not...

Human trafficking forum fights social misconceptions

Human trafficking forum fights social misconceptions

Andrew Lang

January 19, 2019

Though SGA President Sierra Ambrose is often involved in promotion of on-campus events, a Jan. 11 forum on human trafficking felt a little more personal than most. “Growing up, I know that my mom told me a story about how she was almost raped and kidnapped, so that kind of fed into the reasons why...

Law professor wins award and Tetlow addresses Loyola’s finances

Law professor wins award and Tetlow addresses Loyola’s finances

Lily Cummings

January 18, 2019

President Tania Tetlow awarded law professor Isabel Medina the Dux Academicus award and spoke about the financial future of the university for her second convocation on Jan. 18The Dux Academicus is one of the highest awards to be given in Loyola’s academia. Medina joined the law school faculty i...

University Senate endorses idea for online associate degree program

University Senate endorses idea for online associate degree program

Rose Wagner

January 18, 2019

The University Senate approved a motion yesterday to endorse the concept of City College and the possible development of online associate degree programs. City College was a program abolished post-Katrina that aimed at adult and continuing education. The new concept, presented to the senate by Maria...

New online class attendance policy goes into effect

New online class attendance policy goes into effect

Alexandria Whitten

January 18, 2019

Loyola students enrolled in online classes this semester must adhere to a new attendance policy instituted by the Office of Academic Affairs. The new policy requires online students to participate in at least one assigned Blackboard activity no later than 11:59 p.m. on the seventh calendar day of...

Greek Life confusion results in organization probations

Greek Life confusion results in organization probations

Cody Downey

January 18, 2019

A "paperwork" issue has thrown Loyola's Greek organizations into turmoil — with some questioning what the future will hold. Eight Greek organizations on Loyola's campus are on temporary social probation due to their failure to meet the Standards of Excellence set up by the university, according to Pa...

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