The Tower – March 16th, 2018

Click here for our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #20 In this week’s edition: “Academic Renewal” proposal to consolidate multiple academic departments, eliminate faculty University officials answer questions at SGA Student Safety Panel Admissions Office shows support for applicants amid protests Students participate in National School Walkout Day with Prayer for Parkland Op-ed: Thoughts on female Read More …

“Academic Renewal” Proposal to Consolidate Departments, Eliminate Faculty

By Jimmy Cassidy  The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Departments of Art, Drama, and Media and Communication Studies will be consolidated into a new School of Music, Visual, and Performing Arts in the fall of 2018, according to a pending academic proposal submitted by the Office of the Provost. The proposal, titled “Academic Read More …

University Officials Answer Questions at SGA Student Safety Panel

By Abby Anderko On Wednesday March 14th, a panel of university officials that deal with safety on a daily basis sat down to speak to students about safety on campus. The seven panelists included Dr. Loretta Staudt of the Student Health Services; Sarah Williamson, Associate Dean of Student Conduct and Ethical Development; Amy Kerr, Associate Read More …

Admissions Office Shows Support for Applicants Amid Protests

By Katie Ward The Catholic University of America has joined the nearly 300 other universities that have pledged to not hold the disciplinary records of prospective students, who have been penalized for peacefully protesting gun violence, against their application status. Student protests across the country have developed in an unprecedented magnitude since the February 14th Read More …

Students Participate in National School Walkout Day with Prayer for Parkland

By Jimmy Cassidy Catholic University students met out on the Pryzbyla Center Lawn to pray for the victims of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14th, one month after the tragic event that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The event, hosted by the CUA College Democrats organization, was Read More …

Editorial: Departing Departments

By The Tower Staff Recent announcements have been made that the university will decide in June whether or not to merge several departments and layoff many staff members in an effort to save several million dollars. While this is not the first time The Catholic University of America has raised proposals to save the institution Read More …

The Shift in Hollywood for Women

By Katarina Ivancik March is National Women’s History Month, and right now in Hollywood, female directors, producers, and actors are making history.  For decades the movie industry has been a male dominated field, but within the last several years women have come forward to revolutionize the way Hollywood makes movies.   Most recently this shift Read More …

NCAA Tournament Opinion: Federal Investigation Looms Over the Fun of March Madness

By Jared Prenda This. Is. March. For your average sports fan, this is the most wonderful time of the year and for one month underdogs take the national spotlight, big name programs fall under the national eye to see how legit they are, and players become legends and leave their mark on the game forever. Read More …