Last Week at CUA: 10/28-11/3

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By Jacqueline Jedrych

Howdy, Cardinals! We are back with another edition of Last Week at CUA, a short news brief to catch you up on the highlights of last week. This edition will cover news from October 25 to November 3.

On Monday, November 2, the campus lost WiFi for a few hours, halting classes and hindering students from online work. While resolving a connectivity issue in the DuFour Athletic Center, the University’s internet provider inadvertently made changes to the campus internet, causing the outage. 

This issue was raised at Monday night’s Student Government Association meeting, during a resolution aimed to improve wireless connectivity on campus. Among other topics raised at the meeting was an appeal by the Cardinals For Life, a pro-life student organization that prays weekly outside Planned Parenthood clinics. They appealed their denied Treasury Board request for weekly free donuts. The appeal was denied. 

Catholic University celebrated Halloween this weekend, with the return of the annual Halloween on Campus and Spookapella events, which had not been celebrated since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Halloween on Campus is a service event, where students dress up and trick or treat alongside children from the Brookland neighborhood. Spookapella is an invitational a cappella event hosted by Redline A Cappella, featuring groups from other local colleges. The hosts’ jokes are under scrutiny by some members of the campus community for being too explicit, prompting a letter condemning their jokes to circulate campus. No public action has been taken at this time. 

On November 4, President Garvey announced the death of Joan Vorrasi, Director of Student Life and Special Events at the Columbus School of Law. She had been a part of the University community for over 50 years.

On October 29, President Garvey informed the University community that Dean of the Conway School of Nursing Patricia McMullen will serve as Dean Emerita until the end of the school year when she will step down to take a sabbatical. 

Temperatures took a plunge this week, dipping into the high 30s. 

That’s all for this week.

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