University Pushes Back on Proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Letter

By Duane Paul Murphy  The Catholic University of America has commented its disapproval of the latest provisions of the Republicans’ proposed tax reform bill in Congress that will impact both undergraduate and graduate student in higher education nationwide. An email was sent out by the University’s Office of the President on November 16th. In the Read More …

Giving Tuesday Campaign Brings in Almost $90,000 for the University

By Katie Ward Can a country of consumers, one which spent over $11.5 billion between Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017, come together to raise money for its own communities and affect change in the world where it’s needed? The Catholic University of America and the founders of the Giving Tuesday campaign say “yes”. This Read More …

Campus Ministry Sees 100% Increase in Mission Trip Applications

By Contributor Katie Broshek On a crisp November afternoon, more than 100 Catholic University students are glued to their smartphones, anxiously refreshing their email inboxes in hopes of receiving an email confirming their spring break plans. Just like many of their peers across the country, they are hoping to spend their break somewhere exotic and Read More …

Professor Mario Hernandez Inspires an Interest in American Sign Language

By Contributor Fabian Huber With his thumb and index finger shaped like a “C”, Professor Mario Hernandez slowly leads his right hand to his upper body and taps it twice on his chest. “Police,” he stammers, barely audible, stressing every syllable of the word by moving his lips like an opera singer. Fourteen students watch Read More …

The Tower – December 8, 2017

Click here for the PDF version of our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #12 In this week’s edition: Giving Tuesday campaign brings in $90,000 for University Campus ministry mission trip applications up 100% President Garvey opposes provisions affecting higher education in proposed tax reform act Professor Mario Hernandez inspires an interest in American Sign Language Editorial: Read More …

School of Engineering Discusses Climate Change in International Workshop

By Katie Ward Catholic University held its first ever international climate change seminar on Thursday, November 16th, to discuss various topics including the impacts of global warming, prospective energy substitutes, and the Paris Climate Agreement. Over 140 people registered to attend the event held in the Great Rooms of the Pryzbyla Center which was co-hosted Read More …

Campus-wide Energy Project Now Underway

By Katie Ward If you’ve had to walk through a suspicious-looking cloud of steam coming from a ground grate, forego a shower because your residence hall’s water was shut off, or dive out of the path of a car speeding between Pangborn and Gowan, then be relieved to know that the University has planned out Read More …

The Tower – November 17, 2017

Click here for our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #11! Happy Thanksgiving CUA! In this week’s paper: Campus Ministry hosts events in conjunction with Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Program Board introduces new philanthropic arm to make a difference, “PBGivesBack” Catholic introduces new Intelligence Studies program  Federalist Society hosts discussion on upcoming controversial Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Read More …

Campus Comes Together During Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

By Jissella Urquilla “It’s Closer Than You Think” was the powerful reminder Campus Ministry made in its efforts to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness. November 12th-November 18th marked Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  The week consisted of service events, educational activities, and providing food for the less fortunate. The students of the Catholic University Read More …