Past News + Events

New Beginnings

Let me begin by addressing the elephant in the room. I got the news from yesterday’s University Senate meeting. Personally, I am disappointed. But life is filled with disappointments and people are defined by how they respond to their challenges and disappointments.

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Sustainability and Resilience

In the last several years, the term “sustainable” has become part of the political, cultural, economic, scientific discourse in the United States. Those of us, who live in New Orleans, ten years after Katrina, are acutely aware of the importance of sustainability as a lived reality.

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A Sustainable Future

If one follows the news on higher education, you know that all aspects of higher education are addressing enrollment challenges. The issues around enrollment stem from three factors: a smaller population of traditional college bound students; technology; and the economic climate for families.

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Loyola launches new strategic plan

Loyola University New Orleans

The plan focuses on building stronger learning connections with the cultures and traditions of New Orleans as well as focusing on students' career opportunities, and emphasizing experiential, hands-on learning.

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Loyola pumps $170 million into area economy

Loyola University New Orleans continues to have a major impact on the New Orleans economy, pumping more than $170.2 million into the area during the 2013-14 fiscal year through its employment and expenditures, according to a report prepared by Loyola's College of Business.

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Creating Our Future

Last year when we gathered for this convocation we knew that we were facing several serious challenges because of our enrollment shortfall.

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Composition of Place

In the Spiritual Exercises, and his writings on prayer, St. Ignatius Loyola invited people to engage in a practice known as a “composition of place.” He invited people to engage themselves and their imaginations fully in what they were contemplating.

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Creating Our Future

We begin each new semester with the convocation of the members of the faculty and staff. This year, as we begin the second century of the University, we are facing some serious challenges.

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Enrollment Update

It has been a little over a month since my last message about the enrollment projections for our incoming class. Since that time, the University has been working diligently to increase enrollment.

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Planning for the Future: Loyola University New Orleans and the Context of the American Higher Education

In past convocation remarks, I have talked about the Examen, a spiritual practice.1 The Examen is a short, simple method of prayer that can be used in the midst of the activities and busyness of daily life to stay centered and, hopefully, find God in the details of the day.

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