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Streaming This Week: July 3

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Ver Lumod

July 3, 2020

We are now on the first Friday of the month, and streaming services have got exciting new content. Here are the films and TV shows streaming this week. July 3 Hanna: Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video) The Amazon Original action drama is back with a second season. The titular protagonist, played by Esme Creed-Miles, takes on a secret government program train...

Streaming This Week: July 1

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Ver Lumod

July 1, 2020

We are now halfway through 2020. While it hasn't always been pleasant for everyone, streaming services have got you covered. Here are the films and TV shows streaming for the next two days. July 1 - Netflix Schindler's List The 1993 American historical drama is one of director Steven Spielberg's f...

The Maroon launches mobile news app

Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Rae Walberg

July 1, 2020

After a year of development, The Maroon is launching an app to make Loyola coverage available on handheld Android and Apple devices. Maroon advisor Michael Giusti said the intention of the app is to expand the Maroon’s mediums of coverage. “The app is just one more tool to let us do what we...

Loyola students protest following death of George Floyd

Sunderland Shands, Political science and spanish sophomore, protests on the streets of Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.  Floyd died May 25 after Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, an action that has prompted nationwide protests against police brutality. Photo courtesy of Sunderland Shands.

Rae Walberg

June 29, 2020

The narrative of police brutality was nothing new to Sunderland Shands, political science and Spanish sophomore. On Jul. 6, 2016, when Shands was in high school in Minneapolis, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer at a traffic stop a few miles outside the city. Shands wanted to...

Online, hybrid fall classes spark student calls for a tuition reduction

Computers sit in an empty lab in the Loyola School of Communication and design in 2019. Loyola's decision to open campus but hold many online and hybrid classes in the fall has sparked calls by students for the university to reduce tuition.

Zia Sampson

June 25, 2020

Although campus will be re-opening in August, Loyola has adjusted classes so that most instruction is partially or entirely online in order to follow social distancing guidelines, a decision that has left many students frustrated. Out of the over 1,000 classes being offered this semester, 20% of those...

2020 graduation ceremony cancelled, sparks petition to refund fees

The class of 2020 stands in front of the Loyola sign outside Marquette Hall. The 2020 graduating class had their senior year cut short and honored with a virtual graduation party due to COVID-19. Photo credit: Loyola University New Orleans

Gabriela Carballo and Shadera Moore

June 20, 2020

Postponed commencement ceremonies that were set to take place this August have officially been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to an email from University President Tania Tetlow, prompting some students to demand that Loyola refund their graduation fees. “Our plans to h...

Clashing petitions call for Walter Block to be fired, given a raise over academic work

Walter Block, professor of economics at Loyola's headshot. Block's academic work has been criticized for what some students have said is an ideology that perpetuates racist and sexist beliefs.

Emma Ruby and Rose Wagner

June 17, 2020

A student petition urging Loyola to fire Walter Block, professor and chairperson of the economics department, on the basis of “racist and sexist beliefs” has received more than 500 signatures, sparking a counter-petition in defense of Block and university-wide conversations about the professor’s controv...

Letter: If Loyola’s student body is so diverse, why isn’t the faculty?

Palm Court sits outside the Music/Communications Complex below a cloudy sky in late March 2020. The School of Mass Communication and design has received criticism for hailing a diverse student body but not a diverse faculty.

Lauren Saizan

June 17, 2020

Dear Editor, As a journalist, blogger, copywriter and communicator of information to the public, I use writing as a tool daily in my professional life. I mostly tell the stories of others, as I did in the fall of 2015 when I was news editor of The Maroon. That semester, I chose to focus the lengthiest...

Accrediting visit reported mass communication program “free of harassment,” discrimination

The Communications/Music Complex at Loyola sits under a sunny sky May 17, 2020. During an October 2019 accrediting analysis of Loyola's mass communication program, visiting accreditors reported that Loyola’s school benefited from strong leadership and a diverse student body.

Shadera Moore and Emma Ruby

June 15, 2020

During an October 2019 site visit evaluating Loyola's mass communication program, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication reported that Loyola’s school benefited from strong leadership and a diverse student body. “The unit has a climate that is free of harassment...

Loyola faces a budget deficit, staff furloughs due to COVID-19

Loyola faces a budget deficit, staff furloughs due to COVID-19

Khayla Gaston

June 14, 2020

Loyola is starting to grapple with the initial financial impacts of COVID-19, which University President Tania Tetlow predicts will leave the university with a budget deficit for this fiscal year, forcing administrative salary cuts and staff furloughs, at least temporarily. In statements sent to both...

President Tetlow addresses community on racism, bias at Loyola

The Communications/Music Complex at Loyola sits under a sunny sky May 17, 2020. During an October 2019 accrediting analysis of Loyola's mass communication program, visiting accreditors reported that Loyola’s school benefited from strong leadership and a diverse student body.

Andrew Lang

June 12, 2020

University President Tania Tetlow spoke at a virtual town hall June 11 with over 50 members of the Loyola community about racism and bias at Loyola. The meeting was held in the wake of allegations of racism and insensitivity made by more than a dozen students against former Director of the School...

New ASU dean led Loyola’s journalism school accreditation visit

New ASU dean led Loyola's journalism school accreditation visit

Shadera Moore

June 11, 2020

Arizona State University’s journalism school has named Kristin Gilger, business journalism professor, as its interim dean, after Sonya Duhé was removed as the school's incoming dean due to allegations of racism and insensitivity. Gilger was also the chairperson of the three-person team from the...

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