The Tower – March 23rd, 2018

Click here for our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #21 In this week’s edition: President Garvey answers student questions in presidential town hall  Media, Drama, and Art students voice concerns to Provost Abela in meeting Students compete in first-ever “Hackathon” in Rome during spring break The Tower elects 124th Editor-in-Chief, editorial staff Op-ed: A legal perspective Read More …

President Garvey Answers Student Questions at Presidential Town Hall

By Abby Anderko Catholic University President John Garvey addressed the student body in a Town Hall on Tuesday, March 20th to inform them of new projects that the university is undertaking, improvements in different academic programs, and the overall status of the university. Put on by the university’s Student Government Association (SGA), this event is Read More …

Catholic Students Participate in ‘VHacks’ Competition in Rome

By Liz Friden This past spring break, most Catholic University students spent their week off school resting, having fun with friends, or volunteering. A group of five Catholic students spent their spring break differently, participating in VHacks, the first hackathon held at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.   Emma Flanagan, a sophomore marketing major; LeQuan Read More …

Media, Drama, and Art Students Discuss Academic Renewal Proposal with Provost

By Jimmy Cassidy A snow day cancellation of classes did not stop students in the Media and Communication Studies, Drama, and Art departments from coming to meet with Provost Andrew Abela to discuss the Academic Renewal proposal. Held in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room, the meeting on Wednesday, March 20th specifically covered the ramifications involving Read More …

The Tower Elects 124th Editor-in-Chief for 2018-19 Academic Year

By Duane Paul Murphy The Tower student newspaper at the Catholic University of America held editorial elections on February 25th to select the next editor-in-chief for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Staff writer Liz Friden, a junior politics major, was announced as the 124th editor-in-chief of the student-run publication. “My initial reaction was shocked excitement,” Read More …

Editorial: The State of Higher Education

By The Tower Staff The state of higher education nationwide is deteriorating as we speak. Despite its global rankings amongst developed countries, accessible, qualitative, and affordable higher education in the United States of America is becoming more rare and scarce than ever before. While Catholic University of America is facing economic controversies with expanding exterior Read More …

Show Review: Rise – Dare to Dream

By Katarina Ivancik Coming from the producers of Parenthood and Friday Night Lights, Rise is living up to high expectations. It premiered March 13th and is airing every Tuesday 10 PM EST; the latest episodes are available online on NBC’s website. Reminiscent of TV shows like Glee and recently successful movie musicals like La La Read More …

DC Celebrates 100th Birthday of Leonard Bernstein

By Brittany Sterling Young The year 2018 marks the 100th birthday of renowned American composer Leonard Bernstein, and naturally D.C. (along with the rest of the world) has plans to celebrate! Throughout the year, the Washington area will put on jazz, theater, classical, choral, and dance performances to recognize this influential man in music. Bernstein Read More …