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Archbishop blesses Arrupe College
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, and others took part Friday in the formal blessing of Arrupe College, the University’s new two-year school for students with limited financial resources.
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Exhibit shines light on child exploitation
The Center for the Human Rights of Children is hosting a photography exhibit, “Child Soldiers: Forced to Be Cruel,” which features images of armed children from around the globe. The center hopes the exhibit will spark a larger conversation about the ways children are used and exploited—both abroad and at home.
Loyola’s nationally ranked sustainability efforts are featured in this FOX-32 segment about Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment.
Loyola breaks into the Top 100 list
Loyola University Chicago is No. 99 on the latest U.S. News & World Report college rankings—the first time ever that the University has cracked the Top 100 list. With 1,376 schools included in the latest rankings, the new list puts Loyola in elite company.
For the second time in six years, the Society of Professional Journalists has named the Phoenix the best non-daily student newspaper in the country. “To me it’s kind of like winning a national championship,” said Don Heider, dean of the School of Communication.
Students receive prestigious Schweitzer Fellowships
Three Loyola students were recently selected for the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program and will spend the next year working on health care related projects to help underserved communities in Chicago.
Tuesday, September 15, was a full day of celebration at the Schreiber Center, the innovative and sustainable new home of the Quinlan School of Business. Three major events plus an advertising blitz marked the official opening of the new building.
Grad student hits rails to inspire others
This summer, Loyola graduate student Pichleap Sok took a low-tech approach to get young women interested in high-tech careers: She traveled across the United States on a train.
Assistant professor Reuben Keller, PhD, is an expert on invasive species, and he’s taking a new approach to try to solve an age-old problem. “You’ve got to go beyond ecology,” Keller says. “I learned that pretty quickly.”
Program lets teens experience college
Dozens of local high schoolers who are in the state’s foster care system took part in Loyola’s new STAR program this summer to get a taste of college life.
See how Loyola’s innovative curriculum gets students ready to teach—right away. Thanks to a partnership with Chicago Public Schools, the School of Education is giving undergraduates the chance to learn directly from working teachers.
‘Acts of Faith’ is the 2015-16 First-Year Text
Months before they arrived on campus, incoming Loyola students received their first official assignment: Read the book Acts of Faith.
Learning Communities make students feel right at home
Since 2010, Loyola’s Learning Communities have been enhancing students’ First Year Experience by giving them the opportunity to live, connect, and study with others who share their same passions.
Aqela Rahman, a student in Loyola’s School of Social Work, works as a refugee resettlement intern at Catholic Charities. “I loved seeing my clients adjusting to their new country and enjoying life here,” Rahman says.
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Engineering program starts this fall
Loyola’s new engineering science program will kick off this fall and offer students plenty of hands-on opportunities. “I worked in the industry, so I want to make sure that the program we develop is as practical as possible,” said Gail Baura, PhD, director of the program.