Men’s basketball guard Milton Doyle plays despite injury

new-athletics-logo[1]By Nader Issa

Loyola University Chicago sophomore guard Milton Doyle started in Friday’s season-opener against Rockhurst University.

Doyle, expected to miss an extended period of time with a torn labrum, scored 13 points and recorded 5 assists in the Ramblers’ 71-58 victory.

Head Coach Porter Moser had set a six-week recovery timetable for Doyle, after which he would be reevaluated and possibly recommended to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery that would keep him out of team activities for seven to nine months.

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LUC celebrates oustanding students at President’s Ball

Students danced the night away at President's Ball, held this year at Navy Pier.  Creative Commons photo from Flickr user Bart Heird.

Students danced the night away at President’s Ball, held this year at Navy Pier. Creative Commons photo from Flickr user Bart Heird.

By Sydney Cross

On Friday, in honor of the President’s Medallion Winners, Loyola held its annual President’s Ball inside Navy Pier’s Historic Grand Ballroom. From 8-10 p.m., the room was packed with students enjoying mini hot dogs, a chocolate fountain and a multitude of other mouthwatering treats while the DJ entertained the crowd with throwbacks like “Fergilicious” and “Cyclone.”

The President’s Medallion is awarded to individuals at Loyola who excel in both the real world and academics. Three words — leadership, scholarship, and service — are engraved on the medal, describing the recipients’ winning attributes. The medallion is presented to one student in each different school, duly recognized for their outstanding dedication to the world around them.

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Missing Loyola student found, ‘doing well’

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

By Madie Scott

Loyola student Chan Williams, who was reported missing by his father last week, has now been found.

The 20-year-old had stopped attending classes and responding to emails and phone calls, according to an email from Campus Safety to students last Wednesday.

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CTA bus fire affecting Loyola campus shuttle service

By Alexa Ristich

At 5:45 a.m. a CTA bus caught fire driving southbound on Lake Shore Drive near Division Street. This created significant delays for Loyola intercampus shuttle commuters heading to the Water Tower Campus.

These delays are expected to be relieved by late morning, but until then the southbound campus shuttles will be taking an alternative route to Water Tower Campus.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take the CTA Red Line to get between campuses until the delays have been alleviated.

Student-run Ireland’s Pub opens on Lake Shore Campus

Ireland's Pub opened to a VIP reception last week at the Damen Student Center. Photo from Ireland's Facebook page.

Ireland’s Pub opened to a VIP reception last week at the Damen Student Center. Photo from Ireland’s Pub’s Facebook page.

By Lauren Hames

Ireland’s Pub, Loyola’s fifth student-run business, opened Saturday beneath the Damen Student Center. This was made possible by Loyola Limited, a undergraduate student-run managed business enterprise.

“We’re excited to offer the Loyola community, especially our graduate student population, a unique gathering spot on campus,” Loyola Limited CEO Hudson Hotaling said in a press release. “We’re housed within the Damen Student Center, which was built with the student in mind and to serve as the central gathering spot on the Lake Shore Campus. We think the addition of Ireland’s really fulfills that vision.”

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Students excited about Rambler basketball as men’s team wins season-opener

Loyola mascot LU Wolf leads fans in a cheer at Midnight Madness. Photo from Loyola Ramblers Facebook page.

Loyola mascot LU Wolf leads fans in a cheer at Midnight Madness. Photo from Loyola Ramblers Facebook page.

By Matt Markowski

Loyola’s men’s basketball team swept past Rockhurst Friday, winning 71-58 at their season opener at Gentile Arena.

With 19 points and 8 rebounds, Montel James helped the Ramblers comeback from a half-time deficit, and soar past Rockhurst. The women’s team played with great effort, but Simone Law and Becca Smith’s double-figure scoring were not enough to bring Loyola back against Georgia Tech, losing 92-57.

After the games, Loyola Student Dispatch reporter Matt Markowski went to the Lake Shore Campus to ask fellow students their thoughts on the games and on the upcoming season for both the men’s and women’s teams.

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FBI representatives give lecture on new threats to the homeland

By Christian Minnie

FBI representatives were on campus Nov. 6 to give a lecture on the role the FBI plays in combating the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other new emerging threats.

Speaking at Cuneo Hall, Supervisory Special Agent Dan William, head of the bureau’s Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force, and Intelligence Analyst Kelly Carolan, a Loyola graduate, discussed the threat ISIL poses to the homeland.

“Currently the FBI is investigating individuals who have either traveled throughout, aspire to travel, or have returned from, denied areas of Syria and ISIL controlled areas,” William said. “Our priority is to head off potential terrorist attacks here in Chicago and throughout the rest of the nation by identifying and disrupting the plots of ISIL members and sympathizers, as well as those of homegrown violent extremists.”

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