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Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on October 31, 2013
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Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on October 18, 2013
Loyola updates its drug and alcohol use policy for students, faculty and staff.
Suspected gunshots are heard outside a Loyola dorm in Rogers Park.
These are among the top stories this week on Loyola Student Dispatch.
And Rianne Coale, our News Anchor, examines these and other stories in her weekly video round-up.
Click here to view Rianne’s video report: ROUND-UP.
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Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on October 9, 2013
You think the Sheridan Road construction project is bad?
It’s about to get worse.
The Sheridan Road repairs from Hollywood Avenue north to Loyola University Chicago have snarled traffic for weeks.
Now Edgewater alderman Harry Osterman is sending out this notification that road crews will be “milling”, or grinding away the old road surface, the next three days.
The good news is that paving should begin next week, bringing the project closer to completion.
Here is the message from Osterman:
My office was notified this afternoon that construction crews will begin milling Sheridan Road tomorrow Wednesday, October 9 as part of the Sheridan Road resurfacing project. The contractor (Bigane) will begin milling at Hollywood and work on the outside lanes first, then put traffic on the outside lanes and work on the inside lanes. It should take about three days to complete milling. Paving is scheduled to start next Tuesday and should also take about three days to complete. Traffic will be reduced to three lanes during the construction.
Please plan accordingly if you plan to travel on or around Sheridan Road. If you have any questions, please contact my office at 773-784-5277 or Harry@48thward.org.
Alderman, 48th Ward
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Posted by jestelleirizarry on May 6, 2013
By Jestelle Irizarry
As Loyola University Chicago‘s spring semester comes to end, students are facing the harsh reality of having to pack up a year’s worth of memories and go back home.
“It was both nostalgic but exciting,” said Franchesca Rodgers, 18, a freshman French major who has been living in Regis Hall
During the past week, as students have been finishing up their finals, they have been slowly moving out, leaving Loyola feeling a lot emptier.
For some students the moving out process was really easy and fast.
“I would say that the moving out experience was really efficient and fast. I was even able to check out before my assigned time.” said Julianne Santo, 20, a sophomore early childhood development major who has been living in Bellarmine Hall.
“The moving out process is a lot easier earlier in the day,” said Danielle Ludkey, 20, a sophomore social work major who has been living in Spring Hill Hall. ”I moved out this morning (Sunday) and it was pretty easy and seamless.”
But other students have not been so lucky.
“It was stressful and it took forever to get an elevator,” said Sydney Richards, 18, a freshman, biology major who has been living in Mertz Hall. ”Everyone seemed to be moving out at the same time and it was very unorganized.”
No matter how students felt about their moving out process they all seemed to agree about being excited for the end of the semester and the beginning of summer.
“It was the only thing standing between me and summer, I was ready to be done with it and be done with school,” Rodgers said.
Posted by jestelleirizarry on April 17, 2013
By Jestelle Irizarry
Loyola University Chicago‘s Alpha Chi Omega held its first annual Nacho Average Ping Pong Tournament to raise money fro victims of domestic violence.
A buffet of unlimited nachos and refreshments were served while everyone watched the tournament.
The competition was divided in women’s and men’s divisions with everyone receiving a ribbon or handcrafted trophy for their effort.
Many members of the Greek community came to show their support.
“It was nice seeming people with different letters walking around having fun.” said Shabnam Daneshgar, 19, health systems management major.
Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy is domestic violence awareness and all the proceeds from the event went to a local non-profit organization called Between Friends.
“We had a really good turn out and raised a lot of money for our philanthropy during our final event of the semester.” Esther Moon, 20, biology major.
Posted by Anna SK Buchanan on March 29, 2013
By Anna Buchanan
That’s what students in Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Hall dorm were asking when they were forced to evacuate because of a kitchen fire.
Some students are still locked out of their rooms because of water damage caused by the sprinkler system. They’ve been relocated to vacant Conference Services units in the same building.
The fire started at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday inside the Water Tower Campus dorm. A small grease fire was set off inside a student’s apartment, causing the evacuation of the building, officials said.
“I don’t know what was being cooked or if it was being properly cooked, but my main focus has been on the fire setting off the sprinklers, that nobody got hurt, and on trying to relocate everyone” said Andrew Naylor, the Associate Director for Housing Operations.
While many students were frustrated and angry that they had to abandon their rooms early in the morning, some were glad that the fire alarm alerted them to the dangerous situation.
“I was in bed reading a book when I heard the alarm. It took me a few seconds to realize it was the fire alarm,” said Courtney Griffin, 20, a sophomore journalism major. “It was an inconvenient time but I’m still glad that the alarm went off for a real fire.”
Other students were understanding of the situation when they noticed fire trucks lined up on the street.
“I was unsure at first with what was happening. I assumed that it wasn’t a big deal. Now I know not to take the fire alarm lightly,” said Mary-Michael Lindsey, 20, a sophomore advertising and PR major.
Students headed to Corboy Law Center across the street, where the wait lasted for nearly two hours.
“We stood outside for up to two hours. My friend and I went to Corboy to wait. Around eight firetrucks were lined up so we knew it was a real fire,” said Audrey Bailey, 20, a sophomore journalism major with a double minor in dance and psychology.
The fire also caused water damage from the sprinkler system. The primary floors that were heavily impacted were 10-13 with water even dripping all the way down to floor seven. As a result, rooms have been emptied of all possessions and some students have been relocated to vacant Conference Services units. Students are frustrated about this new turn of events.
“I was super frustrated,” said Jessica Rhyan, 20, a sophomore criminal justice major. “I had to clear out really quickly in super short notice. I skipped all my classes to pack and my mom skipped work to help. We were waiting for the elevators for 25 minutes because they were running slow.”
While many remain frustrated, there are other students who are trying to remain optimistic about their new living arrangements.
“It was back luck on my relocation but I can’t be to upset because no one got hurt. I have friends to help me but it is frustrating because it is near the end of the week and I am busy but it is only for two weeks,” said Bailey.
Posted by Kristen N. Kaczynski on March 26, 2013
By Kristen Kaczynski
In 1979, two female artists began collaborating together at the Institute of Design in Chicago and are now currently examining psychology through photography, experimenting with the concepts of food, love and the human body.
Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman created a new art exhibit, currently on display at Loyola University Chicago, called “Ponder Food as Love” as they explore the pleasures, tensions and urgency of nourishment.
Ciurej and Lochman produced a series of photographs featuring the human body as the serving palate for various types of food, investigating the nature of nurturing and the lasting beauty of the aging female body.
Ciurej said cooking was her inspiration with Lochman for this project.
“The project began at an artist’s residency where we had a studio next to the kitchen. While the cook prepared meals each night for the artists, we noticed the energy and sense of nurturing that flowed throughout the kitchen,” Ciurej said.
Ciurej further explained the process they went through while developing this project.
“We became more deliberate about the relationship of the food to the body to express various aspects of how we felt about nurturing, from tenderness and humor to even oppression,” Ciurej said.
Students who have observed the artwork gave their own reaction to this unique form of art.
“When you look around this room almost all of the photography is of fruit and vegetables. The skin on the bodies photographed is so light and transparent, it’s almost as if it’s not there. These pictures provide me with a different way of looking at food which is both erotic and beautiful in its own way,” said Camille Cedeno, 36, a senior biology major.
Another student focused on the nurturing aspect of this exhibit.
“It’s interesting that all of the photographs picture female body parts concentrating on mothers, which makes sense because they are known for giving nutrients to their children, just as food gives nutrients to all people,” said Alexa Vander Hye, 22, a senior social work major.
Ciurej also gave advice to students who are studying the visual arts.
“Leave your computer and keep your smart phone in your pocket. Get out and go to the many art venues within the city and look at real artwork,” Ciurej said.
The exhibit unveiled Thursday and is now open to the public, free of charge for viewing, until Saturday, April 13 in the Fine Arts Annex, located at Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus.
Posted by jestelleirizarry on March 18, 2013
By Jestelle Irizarry
Loyola University Chicago’s Muslim Student Association’s annual Islam Awareness Week begins Monday, consisting of a series of lectures and activities to raise awareness about Islam and the Muslim community on campus.
Loyola’s MSA is a non-profit student organization striving to spread tolerance and build a stronger community by educating all students, staff, and faculty about Islam and its teachings.
The MSA provides Loyola with a better understanding of Islam and sheds light on misconceptions that have been accepted as truth in society by organizing lectures, exhibitions, social gatherings and picnics to promote friendship and understanding.
Join the MSA for a week full of informative and entertaining events:
MONDAY MARCH 18
Taste of Faith | 3-5PM | McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall)
Experience the diversity of Muslims through food from across the world.
In Search of Peace | 4PM | McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall)
A diverse panel of speakers share their journeys and experiences in Islam.
Hijab Workshop | 6PM | Mundelein 616
Stop by for a quick hijab (headscarf) tutorial in preparation for Wednesday’s event, Walk a Mile in Her Hijab!
Muhammad | 7:30PM | McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall) | Speaker: Professor Omer Mozaffar, Faculty at Loyola University Chicago
An arbiter, diplomat, father, judge, merchant, philosopher, orator, leader, legislator, reformer, military general, and the messenger of God. Who was this man?
TUESDAY MARCH 19
Exploring Islamic Art | 3-5PM | Simpson MPR
An exhibit displaying different forms of Islamic art and architecture inspired by Islam and the Quran.
Understanding Jihad | 7PM | Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center) | Speaker: Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
A struggle for peace or a threat to the west?
WEDNESDAY MARCH 20
Walk a Mile in Her Hijab | All Day | Loyola University Chicago
Try out the Hijab (veil) to experience a day in the life of a Muslim Woman. All are encouraged to wear a pink headscarf as a sign of unity with those participating.
Rethinking Feminism | 4:15PM | Bremner Lounge (CFSU) | Speaker: Tahera Ahmad, Associate University Chaplain at Northwestern University
How does Islam liberate the Muslim woman?
Hijabi Monologues| 8PM | Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center)
A journey into the soul of the American Muslim Hijabi.
THURSDAY MARCH 21
Sharing a Meal with Our Neighbors | 12-2PM | Bremner Lounge (CFSU)
Help make a difference, bag a lunch for the underserved through Inspiration Corporation.
Our Shared Lineage: An Interconnection between Abrahamic Faiths | 6 PM | Cuneo 210 | Speaker: Professor Zubeyir Nisanci
Join us as we discuss the ties between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
Entertainment Night | 8PM | Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center)
A night of entertainment where MSA members showcase their talents.
FRIDAY MARCH 22
Jummuah| 1:40PM & 2:40PM | Mundelein 14th Floor
Observe a sermon and prayer attended weekly by billions of Muslims around the world.
IAW Culmination Dinner | 7PM | Mundelein Auditorium | Speaker: Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, Darul Qasim Institute
Enjoy a complimentary dinner and a glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad, the effects he had on the world, and the progress made in the past 1400 years.
All week the MSA will have an information booth in the Centennial Forum Student Union or check out its Facebook page for more information.
Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on March 12, 2013
Loyola University Chicago Campus Safety is looking for information about a suspect who apparently used a cigarette lighter to cause damage to several ceilings of stairwells in a residence hall.
The suspect caused damage to several ceilings of stairwells in the Simpson Living Learning Center at the university’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.
Campus Safety is concerned about the potential fire hazard of such an act, and released the following email to students:
The Department of Campus Safety is writing to alert you about recent incidents where an unknown person apparently used a cigarette lighter to cause damage to several ceilings of stairwells in the Simpson Living Learning Center.
Despite the minimal damage, the danger associated with such an act cannot be ignored. Any action that threatens the safety of anyone in the Loyola community will be addressed promptly and justly.
Anyone with information on these acts should contact Campus Safety immediately at 773.508.6039. Please remember that we must all remain vigilant and report any unusual circumstances around campus to Campus Safety.
Robert Fine Director, Campus Safety
Posted by gjohnson7 on January 1, 2013
By Gabe Johnson
Although the majority of students at Loyola University Chicago are supportive of the switch from the Groupwise email system to Microsoft Exchange, many students say they will continue to use Gmail.
The decision for the University-wide switch was made by an advisory committee composed of Loyola students, faculty and staff and is set to occur in May 2013.
The new service will provide students with streamlined access from any device, expanded calendar features, increased storage capacity, and several other features that Groupwise does not currently offer.
While most students are happy with the move away from Groupwise, it seems as though many will continue to use Gmail accounts including Angela Ramiro, 20, a sophomore biology major.
“Groupwise was pretty bad so I would definitely call it an improvement,” Ramiro said “However, I already use Gmail, and I don’t really see Exchange ever replacing that.”
Gerald Guevarra, 23, a junior international studies major seemed to feel the same way.
“Groupwise is awful so I don’t even use it. I have my emails being forwarded to my Gmail right now,” Guevarra said “I’ve used Exchange before in the past, and it’s definitely a better system, but I’ll be continuing to use Gmail because it’s so streamlined.”
Many students who currently use groupwise, however, are excited about the switch.
“I’m definitely looking forward to a more efficient program. Groupwise is really outdated, and a hassle to use. ” said Olivia Colborn, 19, a freshman philosophy major.
But not all students are happy about the switch.
“I’ve always been able to use groupwise on my phone and never really had a problem with it. I prefer Microsoft Exchange’s interface, but it doesn’t work on my phone so I’m a little worried about that” said Joanna Morawa, 21, a senior biology major.
However, Ryan Bedell, 21, a junior sports management and marketing major, seems to represent the majority of students’ feelings about the switch.
“Groupwise is really inconvenient for several reasons. For starters you can’t stay logged in, it reformats attachments in emails, and the user interface is really confusing to navigate. I’ve never used Outlook before, but I trust the committees decision, especially ince there were students making the decision,” Bedell said. “However, with that being said, I will probably continue to use my Gmail account.”
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