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Sybol Anderson to leave diversity position, Loyola at end of semester

Sybol Anderson will leave Loyola and her position as Chief Diversity Officer at the end of the month.

Erin Snodgrass

December 5, 2019

Sybol Anderson, chief diversity officer, will leave Loyola at the end of the semester, according to an email from University President Tania Tetlow. Anderson will return to her home in Maryland to take a position as chief diversity officer at the College of Southern Maryland beginning in January. She...

Loyola announces new honors program director

Loyola announces new honors program director

Cristo Dulom

December 4, 2019

Jonathan Peterson, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the faculty senate has been selected to serve as the next director of the university honor program, according to an email from Maria Calzada, interim provost. The program has been without a permanent director since Naomi Yavneh's resignation...

Donelley Center invites new Diversity Officer

Political Science Senior Rana Thabata gives a talk to the  Donnelley Center staff about the truth about Thankgiving during their meeting on Nov. 13, 2019. Thabata was reelected as Diversity and Inclusion officer this semester. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

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

The single sign on log in screen.

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

Photo credit: Rose Wagner

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

Music Industry Studies Senior Alaina Bryan holds a sign promoting blood donations. Bryan has been organizing blood donation drives on Loyola's campus since 2017. Photo credit: Gabriella Killett

Gabriella Killett

November 13, 2019

When Alaina Bryan began researching blood drives 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 and in between...

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

A commercial production filming on campus redesigns a Loyola sign for their set on Nov. 8 2019. The production sparked controversy when students and faculty reported hearing simulated gunshots. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

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

A student wears a cross necklace on Nov. 6. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

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

Three finalists have been announced for the position of university provost. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

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


Rae 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

Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

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

Sophomore psychology majors Melissa Berner and Ivy Fitzgerald light candles during the Take Back the Night march on Oct. 24. The march took place down St Charles Avenue and Broadway Street. to stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and victims of gender violence.

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...

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