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Unauthorized person gains entry to Loyola dorm

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 2, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz

Two Loyola University Chicago students reported that an unauthorized person entered their locked Regis room and repositioned belongings while they were out.

Loyola’s Campus Safety sent a reminder email to students reminding them to keep their doors locked, but is the reminder enough?

Earlier this week, a University of Illinois at Chicago student was assaulted when an unauthorized man entered the dorm.

UIC has stepped up their safety patrols, requiring guests to sign-in during daytime hours, but Loyola has not made any announcement about upping their police patrols.

In this case, the Loyola students’ door was locked, so students are looking to the unversity to increase security measures beyond a reminder email.

Here is the full email from Campus Safety:

Loyola Community,
Campus Safety is writing to inform you of an unauthorized entry to a residence hall room that was reported to Residence Life and Campus Safety staff. Two students reported they returned to their locked room in Regis and it was obvious that belongings in the room had been repositioned while they were out of their room.
Please follow these safety tips for the residence halls:
  • Always lock your door whenever you leave your room.
  • Do not lend your room key or ID to any other person.
  • Always escort your guests and only check-in people you know.
  • Everyone must swipe their ID to gain access to residence halls. Do not hold gates/doors for others to gain access.
  • Report all suspicious persons and activities to Campus Safety and Residence Life staff immediately.
Sincerely,
Tom Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

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College applications for Loyola rise over the last year

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on February 25, 2014

by Mariah Evely

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Loyola University Chicago saw a 22 percent increase in college applications over the past year, according to ChicagoBusiness.com. The university has invested over $500 million in recent years on new or renovated facilities and continues to spend money to improve campus life.

The following is from ChicagoBusiness.com:

“Students are coming here and having a great experience,” said Paul Roberts, Loyola’s associate provost. “There’s been a tremendous focus on the student experience and making sure they complete their degree in four years.”

To read the rest of the article from ChicagoBusiness.com click here.

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$350,000 in pot plants reportedly found in Edgewater apartment

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on February 11, 2014

By Mariah Evely

Brian Mayhall, 39, faces a felony drug charge after Chicago police said they found 49 marijuana plants worth more than $350,000 in his Edgewater apartment.

Brian Mayhall, 39, faces a felony drug charge after Chicago police said they found 49 marijuana plants worth more than $350,000 in his Edgewater apartment.

Brian Mayhall, 39, faces a felony drug charge after Chicago police said they found 49 marijuana plants worth more than $350,000 in his Edgewater apartment.

CPD officers were called to Mayhall’s apartment in the 5700 block of North Winthrop Ave on February 9, 2014 at 4 p.m. Mayhall allowed officers to search his apartment after officers observed many plants, when Mayhall opened the door, and the strong scent of cannabis. Police seized 49 plants, various lights, and grow tents, according to ABC 7 News.

Mayhall was charged with one felony count of Production of Cannabis-Plants and one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, according to ABC 7 News.

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Loyola hosts Jesuit Jam 2014

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on January 28, 2014

by Mariah Evely

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The Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community’s annual Jesuit Jam will be held on February 6, 2014. The Loyola Ramblers will face the Bradley Braves at 7 p.m. at the Gentile Arena. The first 500 students to arrive at the game will receive free Jesuit Jam 2014 t-shirts.

Free pizza and a chance to meet members of the Jesuit community will be held on the second floor of Norville after the game.

Video uploaded on YouTube by Martin Ngo

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Loyola expert believes E-Cigarettes Encourage Youth to try Nicotine

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on January 24, 2014

by Mariah Evely

E Cigarettes Become Popular Alternative

Philip McAndrew, MD, is a physician and smoking cessation expert at Loyola University Health System as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

“As physicians we have seen progress in getting kids not to smoke, but with e-cigarettes we are seeing the numbers rise. In 2011-2012 twice as many middle and high school students tried e-cigarettes. They are new, they are techy and seem fun. E-cigarettes are a real danger because not only can they lead to addiction to nicotine, with no FDA regulation we don’t now all the other chemicals in e-cigarettes that could cause harm. And, they are most easily accessible to kids,” said McAndrew in a Newswise article.

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Ramblers to attend first Arch Madness

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on January 17, 2014

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by Mariah Evely

This March the Loyola Men’s Basketball team will participate in its first ever Missouri Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament since joining in April 2013. The tournament, Arch Madness, will take place March 6-9, 2014 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Missouri.

Loyola is offering the following options to Loyola students and alumni, for the Arch Madness event in St. Louis, which can be purchased here now through February 12, 2014.

Rambler Package ($40)

  • Roundtrip transportation to St. Louis
  • Admission to all Loyola tournament games
  • Pep Rally in St. Louis
  • A student designed t-shirt
  • Mystery event in St. Louis
  • A hotel subsidy at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel

St. Louis Package ($30)

  • Admission to all Loyola tournament games
  • Pep Rally in St. Louis
  • A student designed t-shirt
  • Mystery event in St. Louis
  • A hotel subsidy at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel

For questions or concerns about Arch Madness e-mail archmadness@luc.edu

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Loyola Men’s Volleyball makes NCAA Final Four

Posted by Anna SK Buchanan on April 29, 2013

Loyola's Joe Smalzer

Loyola’s Joe Smalzer

By Anna Buchanan

Loyola University Chicago’s Men’s Volleyball has advanced to the Final Four.

This is the Rambler’s first appearance at the NCAA Championship. The Ramblers feature a balanced offensive attack led by 2013 MIVA Player of the Year, Joe Smalzer.

They team will face IC Irvine in the National Semifinals on Thursday night.

Here is more on the story sent from Loyola Rambler Athletics:

On the heels of a stirring, five-set win over Lewis in last night’s Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) final, Loyola will face UC Irvine in a national semifinal on Thursday night. Top-ranked Brigham Young will take on Penn State in the other semi. Order of play has yet to be determined with the matches scheduled to start at 8 and 10 p.m. CT from Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Both semifinals will be streamed live on NCAA.com with Saturday night’s championship match airing live on ESPNU.

“UC Irvine has established itself as one of the best programs in the country and have had another great season this year,” said head coach Shane Davis. “Our team has really come together over the last two months, is playing at a high level right now and are looking forward to the challenge.”

This marks Loyola’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Championship and the Ramblers feature a balanced offensive attack led by 2013 MIVA Player of the Year Joe Smalzer. Smalzer ripped a match-high 20 kills in last night’s championship match and he enters the NCAA Championship as the nation’s leader in service aces. Outside hitters Thomas Jaeschke, the MIVA Freshman of the Year, and California native Cody Caldwell provide ample support and each racked up double-doubles against Lewis.

In addition to Caldwell, who grew up in Newport Beach, Loyola features four other Southern California products in Peter Jasaitis (Manhattan Beach), Jeff Patton (Auburn), Torey Darin (Huntington Beach) and Ryan Baine (Landera Ranch).

The teams have met five times previously with Loyola holding a 3-2 edge in the series. However, the Anteaters have won the two most recent meetings, including a 3-0 win in Irvine during the 2009 season.

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Search on to relace Loyola Women’s Basketball coach

Posted by egrande2013 on March 18, 2013

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Loyola Athletic Department

By Elizabeth Grande

The search is on to replace Loyola University Chicago’s head women’s basketball coach who resigned from his post this week.

Eric Simpson stepped down from his position as head coach, marking an end to four seasons under his leadership.

During his tenure at Loyola, in which the Ramblers finished higher than fifth place just once, Simpson compiled a 57-66 (.463) record. In 2012-13, Simpson guided the Ramblers to a 17-15 finish and their first-ever appearance in the title game of the Horizon League Championship, which they dropped to No. 20 Green Bay, 54-38, on Sunday.

Loyola’s athletic department has already begun to search for a replacement that will shape the team into a strong contender for conference championships.

Here is more of the story from The Official Athletics Site Of Loyola University Chicago:

Eric Simpson, who has spent the last four seasons as the head women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago, has resigned from his post it was announced today. A national search for a new coach will begin immediately.

“I want to thank Coach Simpson for his hard work and contributions to the program,” Loyola Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. M. Grace Calhoun said. “The program has taken some important steps forward under Coach Simpson’s leadership. We now turn our sights to recruiting a high-caliber coach capable of building this program into a perennial contender for conference championships and post-season play, while affording our student-athletes the high-quality experience they expect from a Jesuit institution.”

During his tenure at Loyola, in which the Ramblers finished higher than fifth place just once, Simpson compiled a 57-66 (.463) record. In 2012-13, Simpson guided the Ramblers to a 17-15 finish and their first-ever appearance in the title game of the Horizon League Championship, which they dropped to No. 20 Green Bay, 54-38, on Sunday.

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Loyola to host area children for Christmas event

Posted by gjohnson7 on December 2, 2012

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Loyola University Chicago will once again host Christmas on Campus this Sunday to spread the Christmas spirit to less fortunate children in the area.

The event, at Gentile Center at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, will pair up children from local elementary schools with Loyola students for a day, during which they will be visiting several Christmas-themed activity tables.

The activity tables will be hosted by a variety of student groups and organizations from around campus, and will include food, drinks,  games, as well as arts and crafts.

Here’s the full announcement:

We are so excited to tell you that Christmas on Campus is back at Loyola! We were thrilled with the success of last year’s event, and we appreciate all the support from the Loyola community.

For those of you who are interested in partaking in Christmas on Campus, here is some basic information:

Date: December 2, 2012

Time: *10:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Christmas on Campus is a way for Loyola to spread the Christmas spirit to those less fortunate. We will be serving children from elementary schools in the area. As members of a Jesuit community that strives to serve the greater community, we hope to make a positive impact on the lives of these children. For one day, these children will be the center of our world. They will be paired with individual Rambler volunteers on the day of the event, and they will be taken around Gentile to various activity tables. We are looking to Loyola’s organizations and student groups to sponsor these tables.

Organizations are responsible for coming up with a Christmas-themed game or activity for their table. Their donation is in the form of the materials and workers needed to run the table on the day of the event. Last year, we had 150+ children come to the event, so organizations sponsoring a table should plan to bring enough materials to provide for all the children. In the past, groups have done activities such as musical chairs, ornament making, and a hot chocolate station. But feel free to think outside the box! We want to encourage you to be as creative as possible, so go nuts! As soon as your organization decides on an activity, please let me know. We do not want two organizations with the same activity, so if yours is already taken I may ask you to choose another one. I am more than happy to provide a list of suggestions if you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, so do not hesitate to contact me.

The deadline for table ideas is NOVEMBER 14, 2012. This way we can plan where to place all the tables for the day of the event. Please let us know if your event needs any special arrangements made (e.g. power outlets, extra space, etc.). The sooner you contact me the better to ensure that another organization does not have the same idea. We can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

Please feel free to contact me at mmason6@luc.edu with any questions or concerns that may arise. Thanks again for all your support and we hope to see you December 2!

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Loyola shuttles rerouted by standing water on road

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on October 31, 2012

Loyola University Chicago shuttle buses were temporarily diverted this morning because of standing water on Sheridan Road and Hollywood Avenue.

Chicago police were urging drivers to stay clear of the intersection of Hollywood and Sheridan as city water crews had to repair a 12 inch water main break, ABC-7 News reports.

By noon, the water flow issue had been resolved at the intersection of Hollywood and Sheridan, and all water had receded, according to the city Water Department.

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