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by Shannon Rose Miekka
Welcome back to campus, Cardinals! To kick off the first edition of the school year, The Tower has started a new segment: This Week at CUA, a short news brief catching you up on the highlights. This week, we’ll cover August 30th to September 7th.
The first week of classes was marked by the blistering D.C. heat, tornado warnings in the middle of the night, and Hurricane Ida passing through the city. However, the unexpected weather couldn’t take away from the community’s energy, as many students walked the campus for the first time since March 2020.
To protect students, faculty, and staff from the COVID-19 pandemic, the school has implemented the “Keep Catholic Safe” strategy. The plan includes a mask mandate in indoor spaces, mandatory testing of residential students, and encouraged vaccinations. A survey given over the summer showed that 86% of the CUA community is vaccinated.
In their first home game in 672 days, CUA football dominated McDaniel College last Saturday with a 40-7 victory. Check out the athletics calendar to stay up to date on upcoming games and root for the Cards at home.
On Sunday, September 5, 2021, the Department of History announced the passing of Dr. Thomas N. Tentler. Professor Tentler and his wife Professor Leslie Woodcock Tentler have been members of the CUA community and History Department for over two decades.
The Pryz Lawn was bustling for Fall Festival on Tuesday, September 7th, when clubs and organizations celebrated with free food, old friends, and clubs to join. Program Board revealed the much-anticipated headliner for Capital Fest 2021: lovelytheband. CapFest will take place on Friday, September 17th at 7pm.
That’s all for this week.