Loyola hosts fifth Digital Ethics Symposium


By Taylor Utzig, Editor

The International Symposium on Digital Ethics kicks off Friday, Nov. 6, on Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus.

For its fifth year, the event will host keynote speaker Hasan Elahi, an associate professor at the University of Maryland and a media artist working with issues in privacy and technology.

Elahi will speak on the topics of the “selfie” and the war on terror, according to the event program.

Program events will continue all day Friday, ending with a reception at 4:30 p.m., and will continue Saturday with a Big Boulder Initiative Workshop on using social data for social good.

Online registration for the event is available.

North Side shooting leaves one injured

By Taylor Utzig, Editor

A 27-year-old man was shot Tuesday night around 8:55 p.m. on the North Side of Rogers Park.

The shooting took place on the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace.

A report from Ashlee Rezin with the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the man was shot in the ankle and was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized, according to police.

Laptop reported missing from Loyola dorm room

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff
Loyola University Chicago is alerting students to a report of a laptop computer being taken from an unlocked dorm room at the school’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.
Image courtesy energy.gov
Image courtesy energy.gov
Here is the Campus Safety alert:

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to inform you of a burglary that occurred in San Francisco Hall yesterday, Monday, November 2. A student reported that someone entered their unlocked room and removed a laptop computer.

We are currently investigating the incident. If you have any information, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039.

Please keep the following tips in mind to keep the entire community safe:

  • Always lock your door, even when you are in the room.
  • Do not allow people to follow you into unsecured areas. If you believe someone has followed you in, immediately report it to Campus Safety.
  • If you see someone you do not recognize seemingly wandering in a building without a purpose, contact Campus Safety immediately.
  • Avoid leaving valuable items where they can be easily seen.
  • Record model and serial numbers of valuable items, and keep the numbers in a safe place.

Please immediately report any suspicious behavior or crimes to Campus Safety by calling 773.508.6039.


Thomas K. Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

Update: Loyola freshman charged in Northside robberies

By Taylor Utzig, Editor

Authorities have charged William Sims, a 23-year-old Harvey resident, for a series of Northside armed robberies earlier this fall.

Loyola student, Makiah M. Burns, 18, was charged earlier this month after her license plate was connected to the getaway car used in an Oct. 5 robbery.

Sims is being held without bail on four felony counts of armed robbery and one of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report by Mitchell Armentrout.

Train derailment at Granville

By Taylor Utzig, Editor

A southbound train derailed near the Granville Red Line stop around 2:07 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

ABC7 Chicago reported the following about the incident:

Fire trucks, ambulances and police flooded the streets around the Granville Red Line stop in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood after a southbound train coming into the station around 2:07 p.m. Saturday afternoon suddenly derailed.

“It was a little bit of a jolt,” said Salome Chebaro.

Chebaro was one of the 175 passengers stuck at a standstill for over an hour and then forced to walk along the tracks to safety. One person suffered a shoulder injury during the derailment and was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital.

A second train was also delayed and then evacuated after the derailment. Fire and rescue said things went as smoothly as they could.

Due to this derailment and ongoing construction along the red line track, Northbound trains toward Howard will not stop between Addison and Howard through 4:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

Visit CTA Customer Alerts for more information.

Shooting wounds three in Rogers Park

By Taylor Utzig, Editor

A man and two women were shot near the 1500 block of West Morse late Thursday night.

Police report all three sustained shots to the back. 

After the shooting, they attempted to drive to Presence Saint Francis Hospital, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times wire.

On the way, the vehicle struck a female pedestrian on the 400 block of Austin St.

CTA Yellow Line reopens Friday

By Taylor Utzig, Editor

After a five and a half month closure, the CTA has announced the reopening of the Yellow Line between Skokie and Howard.

The first train is scheduled to depart from Howard toward Skokie at 4:45 a.m. Friday.

To encourage ridership on the 5-mile track, the shortest stretch of L track in Chicago, the CTA will be offering free fare for riders boarding at Dempster and Oakton Street stations toward Skokie through Nov. 6.

Read the Chicago Tribune article by Jon Hilkevitch for more information.

SPJ holds Covering Diversity event

The Loyola University Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is leading a discussion on diversity in media at 7 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Panelists for the discussion will include Sheila Solomon, producer and editor at Rivet Radio, Margaret Holt, standards editor at the Chicago Tribune and Teri Arvesu, news director at Univision Chicago.

The event will focus on the topics such as the accelerated exodus of journalists of color and others from the nation’s newsrooms and its impact on the way ethnic communities and other diverse groups are covered by the media.

The event will take place in the School of Communication Convergence Studio on the Water Tower campus, 51 E. Pearson St.

See the Diversity Flyer for more information