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5:26 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Two New Minors For Loyola University Students

Loyola University has launched two new minors — social media and environmental communication.
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The Loyola University School of Mass Communication has launched two new minors — social media and environmental communication.

Courses in the social media minor include social media strategies, communications writing, digital communications, photography and videography.

The environmental minor is intended for students studying hard sciences, due to an increasing demand for scientists who can clearly communicate complex issues to the public.

Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Loyola Student Travels to Mongolia, Documents Fleeting Subculture

Dimitri Staszewski documented the music of nomadic sheep herders in Mongolia, one of the final nomadic peoples on the planet.
Credit Dimitri Staszewski

Some people dream of getting off the grid, dropping out of the complications of our highly urbanized 21st century. One 21-year-old Loyola University student did just that — in Mongolia, of all places.

Sharon Litwin finds out why on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

The Reading Life With James A. Cobb, Jr. And Ramon Antonio Vargas

This week on The Reading Life: Lawyer James A. Cobb, Jr., author of Flood of Lies: The St. Rita’s Nursing Home Tragedy. We’ll also hear from Ramon Antonio Vargas, author of Fight, Grin and Squarely Play the Game: The 1945 Loyola New Orleans Basketball Championship and Legacy. And Susan has a few thoughts on the Katrina books this season.

Books featured:

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Notes from New Orleans
4:00 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Loyola Professor Studies Modern-Day Slavery In New Orleans

Laura Murphy.
Loyola University

New Orleanians have always had a relaxed attitude about many things other cities deem illegal. But what happens when such cultural acceptance is extended to really serious issues like prostitution — like Storyville back in the day — or what is now called human trafficking?

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Higher Education
7:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Four New Orleans Universities Ranked In Princeton Review

Four New Orleans universities are included in the new Princeton Review guide to American colleges. Tulane, Loyola, Xavier and the University of New Orleans got high marks.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Reports: New Orleans Fathers Hold Key To City's Future

Two reports released today track the importance of fathers not only to their own children, but the community at large. They’re the result of information gathered by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Researchers find New Orleans has a powerful tool to fight crime that it’s not using to its full potential.

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Music
3:35 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Loyola Jazz Underground Series Presents Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis, from a 2010 performance at Tulane University.
Tulane University

Ellis Marsalis, the celebrated jazz musician and patriarch of his noted musical family, will head an ensemble of Loyola University jazz students Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.

The program will feature classic jazz standards as well as original compositions, the university announced today. According to the announcement:

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Crime
11:23 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Loyola Student Sexually Assaulted in Campus Parking Garage

A Loyola university student was sexually assaulted in a campus parking garage by an acquaintance this past Friday, the university announced that evening in an e-mail sent by the campus police department.

The woman was assaulted at approximately 4:12 a.m. on Jan. 15 in the stairwell of the Freret St. garage, according to the university's statement. Loyola says the victim has identified her attacker, and the New Orleans Police Department is handling the investigation.

Loyola has released a series of safety tips to the campus community:

Safety Tips:

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Higher Education
6:33 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Taylor Foundation Pledges $1M-Plus to Loyola

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has pledged $1.26 million in scholarship support to Loyola University for first-generation college students who live in Louisiana and demonstrate financial need.

The grant will provide seven $15,000 scholarships per year over the next 12 years. The first batch will be awarded in August.

Students who receive the scholarship must carry at least 15 class hours per semester and meet a 2.3 grade-point-average after the first year, and a 2.5 GPA for each subsequent year.

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Health
8:00 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Loyola Student's Anti-Obesity Effort Wins Grant

A Loyola University student has won a grant to help teach health care providers at a New Orleans area school counseling skills aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

The $4,000 grant from the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation is going to Monica Alleman, a student in Loyola's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Alleman is teaching health care professionals at John Ehret High School in Marrero a technique called motivational interviewing. It involves speaking to patients in ways that illicit the patients' own solutions — instead of trying to command behavior.

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