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Editorial: We need to save tenure

Daniel Schwalm April 22, 2021

While most students don’t know what tenure is, whether or not a professor has it can define a student's classroom experience. Positions for tenured professors at Loyola are looking increasingly bleak,...

The Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., sits in his office in the Department of Mission and Ministry on March 26, 2018. Former staff members accuse Dziak of abusing his power. Photo credit: Jawdat Tinawi

Loyola grapples with abuse allegations against former university priest

Gabriella Killett April 22, 2021

Editor's note: This article has been modified from its original published version. Tim Ballard, a previous employee of Jesuit Volunteers International, who came forward with rape accusations against...

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Tenure at Loyola declines as tenure-track hires decrease

Gabriela Carballo April 21, 2021

Tenure is often an inaccessible dream for many professors at Loyola where the majority of faculty are not on the tenure-track. Over the past decade, Loyola has increasingly hired professors who have...

Lee Baker, a descendant of enslaved people owned by the Jesuits, stands on Loyola's campus. The Jesuits have recently promised to pay $100 million in reparations to descendants of enslaved people owned by the order. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Jesuits’ plan for reparations met with mixed reactions

Domonique Tolliver April 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was changed to correct a paraphrase from Richard Cellini. The article previously read "He believes that the charity's spendings should be approved by a board..." and now reads...

Braddock Lord begins his sprint on the track at Harell Park April 2. As a member of Loyola's track & field team, Lord had to adjust to a new conference and a new season of competition due to COVID-19. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Loyola runners enter the home stretch of 2021

Gabrielle Korein April 10, 2021

The 2021 school year has been a strange one for the members of Loyola’s track & field and cross country teams. The cross country team had to adjust to a new conference and a new season of competition,...

An LUPD police car drives down Calhoun St, Wednesday, Mar. 17. LUPD's suspect descriptions bring controversy as many argue they bring racial profiling. Photo credit: Madeline Taliancich

LUPD’s use of suspect descriptions brings controversy

Jacqueline Galli April 10, 2021

Sex: Male Race: Black Height/Weight: Approximately 6 feet tall, slim build Clothing: Grey tank top shirt and grey shorts This is a suspect description released by the Loyola University...

Nathan Henne teaches class in Monroe Hall on March 30, 2021. Henne said that tenure helps him to enrich his students' experiences in his classes. Photo credit: Gabrielle Korein

Opinion: Tenure directly benefits students

Nathan Henne, Latin American Studies Professor April 9, 2021

The tenure system at Loyola directly benefits students. Here’s how: the classes that tenured professors teach incorporate the most current knowledge in their fields — because those professors are expected...

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Editorial: We need to talk about gun violence

Daniel Schwalm April 7, 2021

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing mass shootings in the news almost constantly. Often, the news coverage of one can’t even wrap up before the next one happens. Just in recent weeks, there have been...

Bobby Peters receives a vaccine at Oschner's 24-hour, drive through Vaccine Fest on March 29. All individuals over the age of 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway at Loyola

Baley Champagne April 7, 2021

All members of the Loyola community are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations thanks to recent regulations that have opened up vaccine eligibility for everyone in Louisiana 16 years old or older. Louisiana...

Recycling bins sit outside the Danna Center on Loyola's campus. With Loyola's renewed recycling initiative, Loyola students will once again be able to recycle plastics. Photo credit: Gabrielle Korein

Loyola resumes recycling after year-long hiatus

Rae Walberg April 7, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was changed to reflect that most, not all, campus recycling was being sent to the landfill by former recycling provider Republic Services Inc., for a year. A previous version...

Newly-elected SGA President Deon Wilson and Vice President Tyler Sanchez pose for a photo days after their win was announced. The pair said that they are ready to get to work. Photo credit: Gabrielle Korein

Wilson and Sanchez plan for next year’s SGA

Oliver Bennett April 7, 2021

After a competitive election season, sociology and Latin American studies junior Deon Wilson and political science junior Tyler Sanchez have been elected as the next SGA president and vice president for...

A graduation tassel lays across a gown decked out in Loyola's emblem. Loyola has announced its official graduation plans for the class of 2021.

Graduation moves to UNO arena after student complaints

Rose Wagner April 6, 2021

Loyola's commencement is moving to the UNO arena, after the university's initial plans for a drive-through ceremony sparked frustration and anger among many graduating seniors. Instead of hosting a...

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