The Maroon

West Road adds 236 new spots

Two additional floors have been added to the West Road garage to offer students spacious parking. The construction was a part of an extensive project to upgrade the campus.


March 17, 2011

The Loyola Physical Plant announced that the construction of the West Road Garage has been completed and is now open for general parking. The two new floors provide an additional 236 parking spaces to the initial 1,400 found on campus. As part of phase one of Loyola's $35 million construction master plan, the...

DA declines to pursue charges against Rosevear


March 17, 2011

The Orleans Parish district attorney's office will not prosecute former Loyola student Dylan Rosevear, who was arrested and booked on charges of simple rape in October 2010. Rosevear was cleared in Monday's hearing after prosecutors refused charges. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Bowman sa...

Mardi Gras break extended to week


February 24, 2011

Loyola students will not have to come back to class in the middle of the Mardi Gras week this semester, and possibly never again for future spring semesters. According to Michael Rachal, director of Student Records and Administrative Services, Mardi Gras break will be five days long this semester, and this ...

Clubs get another chance at money


February 24, 2011

Organizations and clubs can uncross their fingers now; post allocations are finally over. The Budget Allocations Committee went back to the drawing boards for the last time to allocate money to organizations and clubs that wanted another chance to win big. "In the past, about 10 to 12 organizations...

Faculty raise pool set at 1.5 percent


February 24, 2011

A 1.5 percent increase has been dedicated to raises for the faculty and staff. The University Budget Committee recommended the increase last year, which the Board of Trustees approved at their December meeting, said the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., in his January 2011 Convocation remarks. The Salary Merit Poo...

Minor educates on complexity of the city

By ALEXANDRA DACY Contributing Writer

September 30, 2010

Loyola is offering a new minor this semester for students interested in New Orleans. Don't get caught up in the idea that this minor is only beneficial here in New Orleans. The depth of exposure most people have when visiting New Orleans barely touches the surface of what this great city has to offer....

Library aims to conserve ink, paper

In an effort to conserve paper and ink, a new policy now forces students to have to wait for library attendants to sort through print-outs before retreiving their work.

By CHANTEL JACKSON, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2010

This year, in an effort to conserve paper and ink, Monroe Library librarians moved the printers from the copy room to behind the learning commons desk. The library employees said it was common for people to print pages repeatedly when they did not see their papers coming out of the machine, leading t...

Service learning offers new programs this year

By ALEXANDRA DACY, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2010

Service Learning, conceived with the Jesuit spirit of learning while giving in mind, is a growing program at Loyola University designed to help the community and students. Service Learning is different from other service activities at Loyola because it is for an academic course. This semester there a...

Study abroad numbers “steadily increasing”

International business senior Alex Fournet, Maroon editor-in-chief poses in Marseille, France during study abroad program with traveling mate.

By YVONNE CAPPEL-VICKERY, Assistant News Editor

September 30, 2010

Studying abroad is a popular choice in college, especially at Loyola University New Orleans. Over 30 percent of Loyola students study abroad whether for summer, a semester, or a year, said Mariette Thomas, study abroad advisor. "The amount of students studying abroad after Hurricane Katrina has vari...

Benson donates money toward Jesuit Center

The Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J. holds a check for $8 million from Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints’ owner. The ceremony, Thursday Sept. 23 revealed that the donation is for renovating the old library.

By SAM WINSTROM, Assistant News Editor

September 30, 2010

An $8 million donation from Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints, kicks off the renovations on Loyola's closed library. Benson donated $8 million through the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation to renovate the closed library and transform it into the "Tom Benson Jesuit Center." The renovated buildi...

Drug offenses could lead to federal aid penalties

By David Scheuermann, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2010

By David Scheuermann Contributing Writer Next time you think about purchasing illegal drugs, consider saving that money for your educational expenses. Federal regulation (HEA Sec. 484(r) (1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r) (1)) states that any student convicted of possession or sale of illegal drugs will have...

Seniors share their opinions for graduation

Apple CEO Steve Jobs smiles in front of an iPod Shuffle poster, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in San Francisco.

By PRECIOUS ESIE, Senior Staff Writer

September 30, 2010

The university is seeking nominations for commencement speaker candidates and many seniors do not believe the speaker will be better than Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The university's Honorary Degrees Committee reviews nominations for both commencement and honorary degrees. They send their commenceme...

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